Monday, June 18, 2018

NIKKI


There is much to be admired about Nikki Haley, but her blind excusing of Israel is not one of them. It seems that in her mind, Israel, no matter what it does, is innocent and deserving to be given a pass. Israel can do no wrong. If anybody says otherwise, she will not listen.

Last month at the United Nations Security Council meeting, she described Israel’s forces at the Gaza border. ”No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.”  When the Palestinian Ambassador tried to explain some context to her remarks, that the conflict at the border is a one sided massacre which has already killed hundreds of  Palestinians and wounded thousands more, including women and children, Nikki Haley got up and walked out. So much for the truth, the whole truth and nothing but. Just forget it.

Another story that Haley refuses to remember is that of Arnon Sofer of Haifa University’s advise to 
Ariel Sharon in 2004:

Withdraw Israeli forces from within Gaza, seal the territory off from the outside world, and simply shoot anyone who tries to break put. “When 2.5 million people live in a closed-off Gaza, it is going to be a human catastrophe.” Those people will become even bigger animals than they are today… So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill, all day, every day.”[i]

The facts that Haley currently refuses to hear include a report that on one day, May 14th:

The Israeli army shot and killed 60 Palestinians in Gaza – including 6 children – and injured 3,000 others amid scenes of smoke, fire, teargas, dust, agony and blood.[ii]

The “brave soldiers operating with restraint” to whom she refers are of course snipers hiding behind barricades shooting unarmed civilians from a safe distance of 1,000 yards or more.

No problem for Nikki Haley. If Israel does it, and it seems harsh, just forget it.

Some wise soul has pointed out:

Erase memory and you wash away the blood from the perpetrator’s hands, you undo the done deed, make it disappear from history. Erase memories of atrocities and you tempt future perpetrators with immunity.[iii]

Nikki Haley is supposed to be our U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. To use one of Donald Trump’s favorite words, it is “unfair.” Actually, we have no ambassador to the U.N.  Israel has two.

Thomas Are
June 18, 2018



1 and 2 - Saree Makdisi, Kill and Kill and Kill,  Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, June 2018, p. 8

[iii] Miraslov Volf, cited in Justin Schwegel, The Greenhouse Propaganda – How Gazan History is Being Rewritten to dehumanize Palestinians. Mondoweiss.net, August 10. 2014

7 comments:

  1. It takes someone who is devoid of any humanity to defend the barbarity of Israel no matter what! Nikki Haley demonstrated she is such a person. She even begged reps of other countries to vote against humanitarian resolutions where Israel stands accused of being the perpetrator of crimes against humanity.

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  2. Thanks - great post; How do we respond to such violence perpetrated by our country in tandem with Israel against innocent Palestinians, Syrians, and others? How do we tolerate representatives like Haley? Time to demand positive changes and stop supporting apartheid.

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  3. Karuna. Good question. I find that supporting groups like the American Friends service committee (AFSC) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a good way to oppose USA policy as well as Israeli Govt. Actions. I also bring this concern to my elected politicians.

    If each of us does something we can change who we have as our leaders.

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  4. Americans have got to finally WAKE UP to the fact that their Government is working more for the good of Israel than for them. The whole disgusting mess in the Middle East, and the U.S. involvement there, is for Israel. Thanks for another great post. Only one thing I don't agree with: "There is much to be admired about Nikki Haley". I can't find ANYTHING...

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  5. Exactly what is there to be admired in Nikki Hayley? Only ignorant fools could possibly admire the woman. Psychopathi Israili bootlicker.

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  6. Your UN ambassador is more Israeli than American. How about your president? Why does he get a pass?

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  7. I see nothing within Hailey to be admired, there are no actions of hers to commend.
    She is one deadly bitch, a poisonous viper, and the perfect choice of U. S. A "representative" to the once August world body now turned into a frog pond of toadies, United Nations.
    Every cold emotionless atrocity perpetrated by the U. S elected and appointed leaders,with endorcement of millions of citizens, we do not deny, she just says shut up and eat US sh.t or else.
    Too damn many apologist for "individuals that continualy violate the rights of humanity by killing and impoverishing hundreds of millions, that through some twisted mind functions caused by misplaced nationalism,( Not me doing it , it is my government) the catch is in My, is it yours, or are you lying to self when common sence says that viper can and will strike you, if you get in way.
    Hide Behind your admiration of word "BUT",

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