Nikki Haley’s Fearmongering Jeopardizes U.S-Russia Relations

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley recently spoke during a Security Council meeting and directed many alarmist comments toward Russia.

“If we don’t take immediate concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used,” Haley said to the United Nations Security Council. “They could be used here in New York, or in cities of any country that sits on this Council. This is a defining moment.”

Haley was referring to the poisoning of a former spy in the United Kingdom, a crime that has been widely pinned upon Russia and their president Vladimir Putin although they deny any culpability. Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in critical condition recovering from the attack. Britain has already ejected 23 Russian diplomats as payback for what they believe happened.

“I’ve been heartened by the strength of support from around the world,” U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said last Thursday. “There’s a global disgust at what has happened and that’s very important. We will continue to make the case to our friends and allies that as a comity of nations we need to stand up to Russia.”

Right now, President Donald Trump is being hounded by his political opposition over supposed collusion with the Russians. This witch hunt has caused the strain of diplomatic relations between the countries, whose collaboration in Syria caused the near total destruction of ISIS.

“Russia is ready to cooperate in accordance with the convention to ban chemical weapons if the United Kingdom will deign to fulfill its obligations according to the same convention,” Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Regardless of how this conflict is hashed out between Russia and the United Kingdom, Haley and other American bureaucrats in the Trump administration would be wise to remember the ‘America First’ mandate that their boss was elected to enact. Trump ran on getting America out of foreign entanglements and conflicts, not butting their nose in them needlessly.

Originally Published at Populist Brief.

1 Comment

  1. It is extremely disappointing to read an opinion piece, on a site with “Conservative” on the masthead, which labels long overdue strident rhetoric addressed towards a Nation which specializes in threats and actual deeds (i.e. poisoning in UK) as “Fear mongering”.
    Our leadership (?) since the Reagan administration has practiced a Foreign Policy which was not only flaccid but in the case of the Obama administration openly passive in responding to threats and challenges (i.e Iran/NK).
    If the author of this column can’t differentiate between standing up for Principles versus acquiescing to going along to get along, perhaps he should have his spine examined….to see if he has one.
    The attitudes expressed by this column are reminiscent of the vitriol hurled at the President during his tirades directed towards the “Rocket Man”……and now his actions seem to be baring fruit. Nikki Haley, whose competence, and experience in matters geopolitical, was questioned throughout the media world prior to her appointment has set the 3rd world body back on their collective heels and is the best representative this Nation has had since John Bolton

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