Nikki Haley Is Making a List…

 

In the spirit of the season, and I mean Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Day, our Ambassador to the UN warned every other nation’s delegation that…

She’s making a list.

She’s checking it twice.

She’s already found out who’s naughty and nice (final list at 1:57:55). [Thanks to @arahant for screen capture.]

Santa Claus will no longer hand out American taxpayers’ cash to UNgrateful nations that disrespect US.

It is a refreshing change to have our most public diplomat represent the will of the American people to the UN and not the other way around. There are a number of nations who either are in denial or who are blinded to their own peoples’ interests because of deeply embedded Jew-hatred at the core of their foreign offices. They are now finding American elections have consequences. So…

Happy New Year: President Trump will really put US interests over the UN and his choice of Ambassador Nikki Haley ensures his intent is supported, not opposed, by our diplomatic mission. Scott Johnson of PowerLine favorably compares Nikki Haley in this moment to Daniel Patrick Moynahan denouncing the infamous “Resolution 3379, declaring Zionism a form of racism.”

Happy Hanukkah: President Trump’s move to fulfill US law and the repeated promises of multiple presidents to recognize the Jewish people’s ancient and abiding connection to Jerusalem.

Merry Christmas: President Trump brought presents of promises fulfilled. He is also clearly stating there is a naughty list his chief UN elf has prepared for him. President Trump announced moving our embassy both as a matter of honor and in the hope it might disabuse the Palestinians of their eliminationist fantasy, creating the possibility of real negotiations in search of peace on Earth, or at least in that little sliver of land where Christ was born so long ago.

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  1. Zafar Member
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    And money can’t buy you love. Or respect.

    Bummer.

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  2. TheRightNurse Member
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    Ultimately, the US does not get to decide what other sovereign nations decide is their capital.  Period.  Anything more would be usurping their authority.

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  3. Arahant Member
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    TheRightNurse (View Comment):
    Ultimately, the US does not get to decide what other sovereign nations decide is their capital. Period. Anything more would be usurping their authority.

    Exactly. Israel decided its capital at independence nearly seventy years ago. Yet, 128 other countries just said, “Nope! You can’t do that! And anyone who dares agree with you, such as the United States, is wrong, too.”

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  4. Arahant Member
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    I think we should move the embassies for all 128 of those countries into their most podunk backwater towns. (Not really, because it would be expensive.) Then we declare those towns as their capitals, and when they object, we laugh in their faces.

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  5. Zafar Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    TheRightNurse (View Comment):
    Ultimately, the US does not get to decide what other sovereign nations decide is their capital. Period. Anything more would be usurping their authority.

    Exactly. Israel decided its capital at independence nearly seventy years ago. Yet, 128 other countries just said, “Nope! You can’t do that! And anyone who dares agree with you, such as the United States, is wrong, too.”

    It’s almost as if they thought that there were actual human beings who were not Israelis but who were already in Jerusalem and who might have a legitimate say in what happened there.

    Amazing how deluded these countries are.  Actual human beings who were not Israelis? Imagine!!

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  6. Arahant Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):
    It’s almost as if they thought that there were actual human beings who were not Israelis but who were already in Jerusalem and who might have a legitimate say in what happened there.

    Amazing how deluded these countries are. Actual human beings who were not Israelis? Imagine!!

    Let’s see, Australia has Aborigines. Aborigines owned all of Australia. Canberra is in Australia, therefore is on land belonging to the Aborigines. Therefore, it cannot be the capital of the invading Colonialists, such as Indian Muslims. We no longer recognize Australia as having any capital or as being a country at all.

    See how the game is played? Don’t agree? Neither do I, nor does the basis of international law.

     

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  7. Zafar Member
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    Canberra is on Aboriginal land.  And if Australia excluded as many Aboriginals as it could from citizenship (say, after pushing them across the Torres Strait to be refugees in Papua New Guinea) I hope you wouldn’t accept that as absolutely okay.

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  8. TheRightNurse Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    I think we should move the embassies for all 128 of those countries into their most podunk backwater towns. (Not really, because it would be expensive.) Then we declare those towns as their capitals, and when they exist, we laugh in their faces.

    Seriously.

    Canada!  Your new capital is….Yarmouth!

    Because why not?  Apparently countries don’t decide their capitals.  So what other capitals do Americans think are really real?  Let’s just go for it and MOAB anyone who disagrees.

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  9. Arahant Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):
    Canberra is on Aboriginal land. And if Australia excluded as many Aboriginals as it could from citizenship (say, after pushing them across the Torres Strait to be refugees in Papua New Guinea) I hope you wouldn’t accept that as absolutely okay.

    I would be okay with that. Look throughout human history. Northern India was invaded by Aryans and they pushed the original Indians out and down into South India. Should we tell the Aryans to go back to northern Asia in Siberia? Not gonna happen, big boy!

    But let’s take a slightly different example. Let’s say that most of the Aborigines disperse into the world due to harsh conditions for them in Australia due to the Indians living there. Say that in every part of the world they go to, they are blamed for everything bad. In about 2,000 years, the dispersed people say, “Enough is enough,” and they decide to go back to Australia. Somehow, they have enough people that they can create a new Australia. Now, they don’t kick the Indians out, since they and their families have been living there for thousands of years now.

    But, all the neighboring countries, which after 2,000 years of expansion all have large Indian populations, decide that Australia has been Indian land, so it should always be Indian land. Now, the Aborigines defend their new country. Many of the Indians living there flee to neighboring countries. The Aborigines win and declare that those who left and joined the forces attacking them are no longer welcome.

    Meanwhile. the Aborigines allow people of Indian descent to become citizens of their republic. They allow Indians to be on their supreme court and in their parliament. This, even though the Indians living there use maps of Australia where no Aboriginal influence is acknowledged. This, even though the Indians hide and destroy evidence that the Aborigines came from Australia originally.

    In the neighboring countries now controlled by Indians, though, the Aboriginal families who had dispersed and lived in those countries for 2,000 years are hounded, discriminated against, and chased out of their homes. They are not even necessarily acknowledged as citizens, or given a second-class status where they have to pay a special tax because they are Aborigines.

    That would be a much more parallel situation.

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  10. Zafar Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):
    Canberra is on Aboriginal land. And if Australia excluded as many Aboriginals as it could from citizenship (say, after pushing them across the Torres Strait to be refugees in Papua New Guinea) I hope you wouldn’t accept that as absolutely okay.

    I would be okay with that. Look throughout human history. Northern India was invaded by Aryans and they pushed the original Indians out and down into South India. Should we tell the Aryans to go back to northern Asia in Siberia?

    No my friend, but they have to share India with everybody else.  They don’t get to kick us out because we’re not Aryan.  They don’t get to define India to exclude non-Aryans.  They don’t get to make the rest of us second class citizens  – or even non-citizens – because we aren’t Aryans

    They can try, but I not okay with that.  Most Aryans of good morality aren’t okay with it either.

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  11. Arahant Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):
    No my friend, but they have to share India with everybody else. They don’t get to kick us out because we’re not Aryan. They don’t get to define India to exclude non-Aryans. They don’t get to make the rest of us second class citizens – or even non-citizens – because we aren’t Aryans

    I think you are confusing Israel with the Arab countries around her. Arabs can be Israeli citizens. How many of Israel’s neighbors have Jews on their supreme court?

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  12. Chris Campion Coolidge
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    Kate Braestrup (View Comment):
    This Jerusalem moment does remind me of “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Even in my self-proclaimed “radical” youth I was capable of recognizing that a country that needed a wall to keep it’s people in was not a good, just, decent place. (I remember arguing with a “socialist” boyfriend about this, in fact…no necking for him that night!) So Reagan said what was clear and evident to any organism with even rudimentary light-sensing organs attached to the front of its face.

    On NPR tonight, the story about the U.N. perfidy was introduced as “the United States “declaring” Jerusalem Israel’s capital.” As if Trump was indulging in some reckless novelty rather than recognizing a fact on the ground.

    I admire NPR’s consistency.  It takes real, concentrated effort.

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  13. Zafar Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):
    No my friend, but they have to share India with everybody else. They don’t get to kick us out because we’re not Aryan. They don’t get to define India to exclude non-Aryans. They don’t get to make the rest of us second class citizens – or even non-citizens – because we aren’t Aryans

    I think you are confusing Israel with the Arab countries around her.

    No, really I’m not.

    Arabs can be Israeli citizens.

    All Palestinian Arabs cannot  currently be Israeli citizens.  Even all Palestinian Arabs under Israeli rule can’t be Israeli citizens.  If they could I think you’d find a lot less conflict – it’s unsurprising that the Palestinians that Israel has the most peaceful relations with are the Palestinians who are equal Israeli citizens.

    How many of Israel’s neighbors have Jews on their supreme court?

    Not enough.  This is true.  But having some token Jews on their supreme courts while passing laws that discriminated against Jews, or stopped local Jews from returning to their homes after conflict, would not really cut it imho.  They would need to do better.

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  14. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    Danny Alexander (View Comment):
    Amen to the OP, and indeed — G-d bless Donald Trump and Nikki Haley!

    Please, President Trump, given your colossally effective branding talents in the political arena — treating us to “Crooked Hillary,” and a cast of many more pithily-labeled miscreants — help us all by Tweeting not about the UN, but instead about the Reincarnated League of Nations…

    Or something like that…

    Heck, there’s no doubt that a majority of proud Americans would recognize and heartily endorse your labeling the UN as Mos Eisley Spaceport…

    The parallels of the UN to the Imperial Senate of Star Wars are uncanny ….

    @columbo, Isn’t that the EU, not the UN?

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  15. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Hayley inspecting a UN project:

    http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Intelligence-Underground-warfare-519733

    • #45
  16. ctlaw Coolidge
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    This really has nothing to do with the territory Israel recaptured in 1967.

    From 1948 to 67 we did not have our embassy in West Jerusalem. Part of that may have been logistical due to the proximity to a military front.

    Even now, it is not as if Israel is asking us to put the embassy in East Jerusalem or the Old City.

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  17. Manny Member
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    Thank you for the list. The next thing we need to do is stop providing for Europe’s defense. I’m really appalled at how all the major European countries voted against us.

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  18. Steve C. Member
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    Mr. Chairman, I’d like to be recognized to make a statement.

    The chair recognizes the Delegate from the United States.

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Before we begin today’s agenda, I wanted to let the assembly know, I’m out of gum…

     

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  19. Arahant Member
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    Steve C. (View Comment):
    Mr. Chairman, I’d like to be recognized to make a statement.

    The chair recognizes the Delegate from the United States.

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Before we begin today’s agenda, I wanted to let the assembly know, I’m out of gum…

    Beautiful.

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  20. Topher Inactive
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    I love it. I was a skeptic, but Trump gets better every day.

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  21. Percival Thatcher
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    I think we should move the embassies for all 128 of those countries into their most podunk backwater towns. (Not really, because it would be expensive.) Then we declare those towns as their capitals, and when they exist, we laugh in their faces.

    Hey Germany. A lot of things have happened with you having your capital in Berlin, and most of them were bad. Back to Bonn.

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  22. Robert McReynolds Inactive
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    Zafar (View Comment):
    Canberra is on Aboriginal land. And if Australia excluded as many Aboriginals as it could from citizenship (say, after pushing them across the Torres Strait to be refugees in Papua New Guinea) I hope you wouldn’t accept that as absolutely okay.

    Depends. Are the Aboriginals suicide bombing pizzarias, buses, etc. and then blaming it on the Australians?

    • #52
  23. Skyler Coolidge
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    Next, we stop pretending that Taiwan belongs to China.

     

    • #53
  24. Roberto the Weary Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Kate Braestrup (View Comment):

    Can Nikki Haley be our president next?

    Yes, please, or Sec of State.

    Look for her to move to State after 2018 elections, earliest, or in time for 2020 reelection team roster, setting her up for possible 2024 endorsement. (I don’t think Pence will want to run.)

    She has already indicated that she wouldn’t be interested. Do you see her changing her mind?

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Friday she would not take the position of secretary of state if she were offered it by President Donald Trump.

    “I would not take it,” Haley told CNN during an interview in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. “I want to be where I’m most effective.”

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  25. Pony Convertible Inactive
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    Hugh (View Comment):
    Go Nikki! Go Nikki! Go Nikki!

    I like “Run Nikki! Run Nikki! Run Nikki” better. For President that is.

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  26. Jager Coolidge
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    Zafar (View Comment):
    And money can’t buy you love. Or respect.

    Bummer.

    Lesson learned. I guess we can stop spending all the money.

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  27. Arahant Member
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    Roberto the Weary (View Comment):
    “I would not take it,” Haley told CNN during an interview in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. “I want to be where I’m most effective.”

    She is certainly effective where she is.

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  28. Kay of MT Inactive
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    Zafar (View Comment):
    All Palestinian Arabs cannot currently be Israeli citizens. Even all Palestinian Arabs under Israeli rule can’t be Israeli citizens. If they could I think you’d find a lot less conflict – it’s unsurprising that the Palestinians that Israel has the most peaceful relations with are the Palestinians who are equal Israeli citizens.

    You seem to be confused about Israeli history. First of all, not all Jews were dispersed by the Romans. If you look at a map of the time, Jerusalem was divided into different quarters for the different groups. Then in the late 1800, Jews stated buying land from the Ottomans so quite a few owned large segments of land they had turned into orchards, farms, villages, etc. The Arabs at the time, according to Mark Twain:
    Mark Twain visited Israel in 1867, and published his impressions:.

    https://zionismandisrael.wordpress.com/2008/08/28/mark-twain-in-th

    “Mark Twain visited Israel in 1867, and published his impressions in Innocents Abroad.  He described a desolate country – devoid of both vegetation and human population:“….. A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds… a silent mournful expanse…. a desolation…. we never saw a human being on the whole route…. hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.”

    He was amazed by the smallness of the city of Jerusalem:

    “A fast walker could go outside the walls of Jerusalem and walk entirely around the city in an hour. I do not know how else to make one understand how small it is.”

    And he described the Temple Mount thus:

    “The mighty Mosque of Omar, and the paved court around it, occupy a fourth part of Jerusalem. They are upon Mount Moriah, where King Solomon’s Temple stood. This Mosque is the holiest place the Mohammedan knows, outside of Mecca. Up to within a year or two past, no christian could gain admission to it or its court for love or money. But the prohibition has been removed, and we entered freely for bucksheesh.”

    The above description of the land is what the Jews who didn’t already live there were buying. The Jews turned this into a land of Milk & Honey. The Arabs decided they wanted it. They wanted the orange groves, they wanted the olive groves that they did nothing during all the centuries they live there to make happen. They lived in squaller. The Arabs have been invited to become Israeli citizens, they just have to agree to abide by Jewish Law. And quit trying to kill off the Jewish population.

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  29. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Arahant (View Comment):
    How many of Israel’s neighbors have Jews on their supreme court?

    How many of Israel’s neighbors have Jews?

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  30. Arahant Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    How many of Israel’s neighbors have Jews on their supreme court?

    How many of Israel’s neighbors have Jews?

    A few still do, although not many and not a lot. I seem to remember that in Baghdad, they had gotten down a few years ago to where they could no longer have enough for a minyan.

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