Last Wednesday, during a U.N. meeting about the attack in Syria, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a moving speech in which she boldly confronted Russia and Syria about devastating chemical weapons attacks carried out on its own civilians. Not long after she wrapped up her speech Haley said she received a text from inside the U.N. praising the U.S. for taking leadership. It seems that her speech moved another U.N. Ambassador.
Haley directed her questions to the Russian ambassador during her speech. “How many more children have to die before Russia cares?”
After the U.N. meeting ended Haley attended the ‘Women in the World Summit’ in New York City. While there she received the alleged text message. This is what it said: “Thank you for what you said today. It’s so good to see America lead,” Haley claimed it read. Haley said the text was from a U.N. Security Council member, but did not give the person’s name.
Haley insinuated that the message was meaningful to her because leading is exactly “what we’re trying to do.”
“The way you lead is to make sure they know what you’re for, they know what you’re against, and they never question where you are,” Haley added.
President Donald Trump ordered a military strike on one of Syria’s airfields on Thursday, signaling a dramatic shift in foreign policy compared to former President Barack Obama’s so-called “lead from behind” approach.
Obama was harshly criticized for his lack of action after Syria defiantly crossed his “red line” by using chemical weapons in 2013.”
While some are praising the U.S. for stepping up and showing leadership, many others are voicing their concern over Trump’s swiftness of action without seeking congressional authorization first or waiting for an investigation to find out who actually deployed the chemical weapons attack on the Syrian civilians.
Depending on who you ask, Trump’s move could be seen as a bit of a problem. Obama’s ‘red line’ was a massive failure in leadership, but Trump may be overcompensating for Obama’s let down as holding the United States as a world leader.
The United Nations as an organization is full of anti-Semitism. Supposed leaders that sit on their hands and do nothing in the face of real problems. They ignore their responsibilities, hoping someone else will step up. Some of them may be happy to watch U.S. jump in and become the world’s police once again. But not all Americans are sharing the same viewpoint of America becoming the ‘Big brother’ again.
Even though most Americans feel proud of our military being used for saving innocent people some are also concerned with how much attention President Trump is giving problems that have nothing to do with the U.S. Some are worried that Trump is not focused on serving his ‘America First’ policy and are becoming more concerned with righting the wrongs in the world or drag us into more globalist conflicts.
The fallout from Trump’s decision will be felt soon enough. But a high five for Nikki’s speech from a member of the U.N. is a nice gesture. In this big world, someone needs to step up and show the rest of the world what morals and values are. Why not the U.S.? Why not now, with a President who is not afraid to revamp the United States image to the world?
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