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bigblock46 73M
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4/15/2018 2:29 pm
Trump Gets Handed a Big Win at the UN, Russia Gets Slapped Down

A Russian draft resolution to condemn the United States and its allies over the Syria airstrike on Saturday failed in the United Nations Security Council after just two countries voted in favor of it.

The resolution, which would have condemned America along with France and the United Kingdom for striking alleged chemical weapons facilities one week after the Assad regime allegedly perpetrated a chemical attack against its own citizens, failed in spectacular fashion when only China and Bolivia expressed support for it, Reuters reported.

Meeting hours after 105 missiles were fired at the facilities from naval vessels and airplanes, the 15-member Security Council dealt a resounding defeat to Russia’s diplomatic efforts to condemn the United States and its allies for the attack.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, meanwhile, warned both the Syrians and the Russians that further chemical attacks by the Assad regime would meet with a similar response.

“We are confident that we have crippled Syria’s chemical weapons program. We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will,” Haley said. “If the Syrian regime uses this poison gas again, the United States is locked and loaded,” she continued.

During Haley’s speech, she also took a jab at the former administration: “When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line.”

Russia’s performance before the Security Council seemed particularly pathetic, especially given the fact that Russia seemed to cast doubt upon the fact that Assad had even perpetrated the attack and that the West merely fabricated the incident because they really wanted to fire a bunch of missiles at Syrian targets or something — a typically Infowars-y move from the Kremlin’s apparatchik to the United Nations.

Haley dismissed this kind of talk out of hand.

“A large body of information indicates that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons,” Haley said. “The pictures of dead children are not fake news.”

Article by Cillian Zeal

bigblock46 73M
8464 posts
4/15/2018 2:30 pm

Dealing with Russia has always been to take a hard line stance and calling their bluff. We now have a President in the White House with the fortitude to do what is necessary with a country that has existed by being a bully in the school yard of the world. Many examples of how to deal with Russia successfully have been shown by Kennedy and Reagan.

MrsJoe 71F
10260 posts
4/15/2018 3:38 pm

I don't think of it so much as a win for Trump, but a win for our country. For too long, we have been weakened and now we are regaining our strength.

For me to be upset by your criticism, I must first value your opinion.

bigblock46 73M
8464 posts
4/15/2018 5:55 pm

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    I don't think of it so much as a win for Trump, but a win for our country. For too long, we have been weakened and now we are regaining our strength.

A win for Trump is a win for the Country.

dusty117 68M
779 posts
4/16/2018 2:46 pm

The United States of America seriously needs to thank Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron for their alliance in the strike on Syria.

Without their assistance it would have been seen by the world as, complete idiot Donald Trump, mentally ill and unfit to be President yet still allowed to play with bombs.