Nikki Haley’s Big Lies About Iran, Russia and Israel
Haley’s announced resignation as Trump’s UN envoy effective yearend was welcomed by all peace-loving people everywhere.
She and John Bolton were the most deplorable choices for the position since establishment of the UN post-WW II, using “diplomacy” as a political weapon against US enemies.
Bolton now serves as the most extremist US national security advisor since Henry Kissinger. Haley will likely resurface in a new political capacity ahead, perhaps as a presidential aspirant in 2020 or 2024 – an ominous prospect.
She’s a recklessly dangerous ideological extremist, an unapologetic supporter of endless imperial wars of aggression, militantly opposed to sovereign independent states – notably ones Washington wages war against, along with Iran and Russia.
Her hate-mongering disinformation and Big Lies are notorious, never letting facts interfere with her imperial worldview.
She supports virtually everything just societies abhor, an anti-diplomat masquerading as one in her UN post.
Last year, she lied calling the JCPOA a threat to US national security. It’s an international treaty supported by the world community – other than the Trump regime, Israel, the Saudis, and a few US colonized Pacific island states.
Haley lied accusing Iran of cheating on its nuclear obligations. The IAEA repeatedly explained otherwise, saying Iran fully complies with all JCPOA provisions.
She lied saying Iran “was born in an act of international lawbreaking.” The 1979 Islamic Revolution ended a decade of US-installed fascist tyranny.
She lied claiming Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) founded Hezbollah “to spread Iran’s influence and its revolution abroad.”
Following Israel’s lawless 1982 aggression against Lebanon, the organization was founded as a national liberation movement.
It’s a legitimate political and social organization. Its military wing is for self-defense, given the threat of Israeli aggression.
Haley lied saying Hezbollah “is doing (Iran’s) dirty work, supporting the war crimes of Syria’s Assad. And it is building an arsenal of weapons and battle-hardened fighters in Lebanon in preparation for war.”
Hezbollah fighters allied with Syrian forces to combat US-support ISIS, al-Nusra, and other terrorist groups. Its defense forces are for peace, not war – unlike how Washington and Israel operate, partnering in each other’s aggression against nations and people threatening no one.
Haley lied saying Iran aims “to overturn the international order.” It’s “unaccountable to” its people. “It’s hard to find a conflict or a suffering people in the Middle East that the Iranian regime, the IRGC, or its proxies do not touch.”
In discussing Middle East geopolitics, Haley resembles Netanyahu with a gender difference – consistent Big Lies substituting for truth-telling.
She’s an unapologetic Russophobe, the face of US imperial rage at the UN, using the Security Council as a hate-mongering/war-mongering platform.
She turned truth on its head, roaring. “As we have long suspected, Russia does not now and has never had any intention of making this time productive for this council and the international community.”
“Russia’s veto…shows us that Russia has no interest in finding common ground with the rest of this council” on major issues.”
“Russia will not agree to any mechanism that might shine a spotlight on the use of chemical weapons by its” Syrian ally.
All of the above is utter rubbish. Why other SC members put up with her is hard to explain. Britain and France ally with all destructive US policies, including its wars of aggression.
Days after Putin/Trump summit talks in Helsinki, Haley roared: “We don’t trust Russia. We don’t trust Putin. We never will. They’re never going to be our friend. That’s just a fact.”
No matter what high crimes Israel commits against Palestinians, Syria, or elsewhere, Haley unapologetically supports the Netanyahu regime.
During an earlier Security Council session, she lied claiming “Israel has been forced to live under constant security threats like virtually no other country in the world.”
Its only threats are invented ones. Real ones don’t exist. She lied saying the UN “spends half its time on” Israel, the remainder on the rest of the world.
She lied claiming Israel “stands up for the ideals of freedom and human dignity” – notions it abhors.
She lied calling Israel “the one true democracy in the Middle East.” Most Jews in the country are oppressed by neoliberal harshness – occupied Palestinians and Israeli Arab citizens by apartheid fascist tyranny.
She lied claiming the world body is biased against Israel, telling AIPAC conference participants last year that “(t)he days of Israel bashing are over.”
Hopefully, they’ve just begun. The world community should hold Israel and other rogue states fully accountable for their high crimes of war, against humanity, and other abuses.
The UN has 193 member-states. Haley displayed geopolitical ignorance, referring to “a world body of 198 countries…”
She considers all historic Palestinian territory part of Israel, including all of Jerusalem, a UN-designated international city belonging to no single country.
Haley is an international embarrassment to the position she holds, the worst of what diplomacy is supposed to be all about, against virtually everything just societies cherish.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."