By Randy Deabay
“We’re calling (Russia and Iran) out,” Nikki Haley, former Governor of South Carolina told “State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper. “But I don’t think anything is off the table at this point. I think what you’re going to see is strong leadership. You’re going to continue to see the United States act when we need to act.” As U.N. Ambassador, Nikki has held strong in the wake of less than consistent leadership from the U.S. White House.
Nikki Haley, who was few among many that stood out with strong convictions and real leadership as Governor, now brings that tenacious leadership to, if exact in a description, weak UN. Nikki called the resolute terrorist regimes of Russia and Iran out and told them there would be no secret meetings concerning this rogue attack by a non-valiant POTUS Trump that Bolivia had demanded. On Washington (CNN) US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said nothing “is off the table” when it comes to imposing tougher sanctions on Russia and Iran in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN.
Nikki gives Americans reason to be proud of international negotiating and strength coupled with strong leadership and a principled decorum.
But the Russians are denying that Assad had anything to do with the chemical attack. A spokesman for the Russian defense ministry said the US had no proof of chemical weapons at the air base. Haley disagreed, telling Tapper that the US government has evidence. “What we’ve seen is, you know, in our meetings this week, we were told of the evidence,” she said. “We saw the evidence. The President saw the evidence. All of that is naturally classified. And I’m sure when they can declassify that, they will.” Haley also reiterated her warning at the UN the day after the US strike. “I was trying to give a warning and notice to the members of the Security Council and the international community that (Trump) won’t stop here,” she said Sunday, adding. “If he needs to do more, he will do more.” This from a very strong leader and one who gives brightness to a weak lackluster Presidency.
While the terrorist regimes of Russia and Iran draw the “red Lines” with comments like “We will respond strongly to any aggression on Syria,” the two Syrian allies said in a joint statement that flashed in a banner on Syrian state television. “Russia and Iran will not allow America to dominate the world.” The Kremlin also issued a statement Sunday on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s discussion of the situation in Syria by phone. They said the US actions against a sovereign state violated international law and called for an objective, unbiased investigation of all the circumstances of the chemical weapons incident, the statement said. Syria has resumed operations from the base since the attack, CNN has reported.
Speaking on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham didn’t mince words about the message Assad might be sending. “Here’s what I think Assad’s telling Trump by flying from this base: ‘FU,'” Graham said. Graham called that a “serious mistake.” In the public persona given, Graham had no qualms with stating FU back at Syria, Russia, and Iran. His further statements solidified his position. Graham called that a “serious mistake.” “If you’re an adversary of the United States, and you don’t worry about what Trump may do on any given day, then you’re crazy,” he said.
For the words that Nikki shared, you can go to Watch the full interview here: http://nbcnews.to/2nQMAGw. More comments of the UN Ambassador can be found at https://twitter.com/nikkihaley The Refreshing item is that honesty, wisdom, and strength were portrayed in all interviews as well as Nikki’s own personal tweets. America needs Nikki Haley in a strong role.
The current President, Donald J. Trump opens a chasm larger than the San Andreas Fault, but America sees a strong powerful voice with Nikki Haley and can bridge the gap between Trump and the #nontrump Americans. No longer does America only see division, but they see unification in an honest, moral, ethical leader at the United Nations as Nikki takes up the Gavel of UN Ambassador, and places strength in integrity and battles against tyranny. America, for the moment in time in a very reckless, obtuse WhiteHouse can find solace in the leadership of Haley, the ex-governor of South Carolina, where she had shown the same tenacity.