#1 Nikki Haley's New Best Friends at the UN by ThirstyMan 23.12.2017 03:59

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By Matt Peterson, Dec 22, 2017

Seven countries voted with the U.S. and Israel over the status of Jerusalem, getting an invite to a “friendship” party from the UN ambassador. So who gets to go?


Nikki Haley vetos a resolution concerning the status of Jerusalem during the United Nations Security Council meeting at U.N. Headquarters on December 18, 2017.

After the UN General Assembly Thursday voted to reject America’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, invited everyone who sided with the U.S., by voting “no” or by abstaining, to a reception to thank them for their “friendship to the United States.” So who gets to come to the party as official friends of America?

The invite list includes seven countries, mainly on Pacific islands and in Central America, plus one in Africa, that joined the U.S. and Israel in voting “no.” That’s not necessarily the set of guests one would expect at an American influence party, since America’s main treaty allies in Europe and Asia didn’t vote with Washington.

(Also invited were the 35 countries that abstained, even though some, like Canada, reportedly abstained as a snub to the U.S. One hundred and twenty-eight countries voted “yes” and will not be invited.)

But the friends list may not be so much a reflection of American influence as Haley’s invitation would suggest. In most of the cases, Israeli diplomacy has been softening the ground for this decision for years, even as President Donald Trump’s America First policy alienates world leaders. The vote, in other words, may say more about Israel’s global standing than America’s.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/internationa...nations/549119/

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FYI, here's the list of Countries that stood with the US and Israel on this vote:

Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, and Togo. Haley tweeted after the vote that “65 countries refused to condemn the United States” — totaling the no votes, the abstentions and the no-shows.

I agree with Bryan Hinnen's comments under the article:

Bryan Hinnen 57goldtop
America was universally reviled in the Muslim world and in North Korea during the Clinton years, the Bush years, and the Obama years. This is not a new thing.

We are loved in Western Europe. We are loved in Eastern Europe. And Latin America shows its love with each and every illegal immigrant it sends our way. Asia, from Japan to India, shows its love with tens of thousands of H1B visa holders.

For everybody except the Muslims, moving our embassy to Jerusalem is a non-event. Most of them voted against it because OPEC would have cut off their oil if they didn't. Not because they actually care one way or the other.

Nothing has really changed.

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#2 RE: Nikki Haley's New Best Friends at the UN by algernonpj 23.12.2017 12:10

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What a snide article posing as analysis.

[quote ...past presidents had signed waivers delaying the recognition of Jerusalem and the relocation of the embassy “under the belief that delaying the recognition of Jerusalem would advance the cause of peace.”

While some said they “lacked courage,” he said, they made their decisions based on facts as understood at the time. But after two decades of waivers, it was clear that delaying the recognition of Jerusalem had no benefit for peace, Trump argued.

Instead, Trump said, acknowledging that Israel has the right to determine the location of its own capital was a “necessary condition for achieving peace.”...
http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/...mp-white-house/ [/quote]


How kind of Trump. He is the first president in decades to have the jewels to do this.

As regards having the world love us, eh ...... the rest of the world needs to respect us and even fear us. Caving to bullies does not result in peace.

#3 RE: Nikki Haley's New Best Friends at the UN by ThirstyMan 23.12.2017 14:50

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Quote: algernonpj wrote in post #2
What a snide article posing as analysis.

[quote ...past presidents had signed waivers delaying the recognition of Jerusalem and the relocation of the embassy “under the belief that delaying the recognition of Jerusalem would advance the cause of peace.”

While some said they “lacked courage,” he said, they made their decisions based on facts as understood at the time. But after two decades of waivers, it was clear that delaying the recognition of Jerusalem had no benefit for peace, Trump argued.

Instead, Trump said, acknowledging that Israel has the right to determine the location of its own capital was a “necessary condition for achieving peace.”...
http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/...mp-white-house/



How kind of Trump. He is the first president in decades to have the jewels to do this.

As regards having the world love us, eh ...... the rest of the world needs to respect us and even fear us. Caving to bullies does not result in peace. [/quote]

Well said! I agree completely!

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