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    New Sheriff in Town

    Few weeks ago I was reminded here by Harry that I know nothing (to say it politely) how it's going at UN, or was it at Security Council? (all the same).

    He might be right, I am still learning (not only the English). Just come across this:

    (but not sure whether it is real or from Saturday Night Live?)


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    Spare me the pain of watching another one of your fucking youtube reposts and make your point, dickhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Spare me the pain of watching another one of your fucking youtube reposts and make your point, dickhead.
    Harry, please help and teach poor "dickhead" how to recognize what is "fucking" and what is "unfucking" repost...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
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    Spare me the pain of watching another one of your fucking youtube reposts and make your point, dickhead.
    Harry, please help and teach poor "dickhead" how to recognize what is "fucking" and what is "unfucking" repost...
    Let's try again: What is the point you are trying to make when posting your latest Youtube find?

    That she's got nice tits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
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    Spare me the pain of watching another one of your fucking youtube reposts and make your point, dickhead.
    Harry, please help and teach poor "dickhead" how to recognize what is "fucking" and what is "unfucking" repost...
    Let's try again: What is the point you are trying to make when posting your latest Youtube find?

    That she's got nice tits?
    Sorry to disturb you and forget the point. You better look on something more understandable to you (w/2 points)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
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    Spare me the pain of watching another one of your fucking youtube reposts and make your point, dickhead.
    Harry, please help and teach poor "dickhead" how to recognize what is "fucking" and what is "unfucking" repost...
    Let's try again: What is the point you are trying to make when posting your latest Youtube find?

    That she's got nice tits?
    Sorry to disturb you and forget the point. You better look on something more understandable to you (w/2 points)...
    You dopey fucking twat.

    This is Speakers Corner not Gibbering Wankers Soapbox.

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    Is the "new sheriff" (Nikki Haley) the United States' Ambassador to the UN or Israel's Ambassador to the UN?

    That's the problem I see in your video Klondyke. But consider who she's speaking to...

    edit: Makes me agree with Pyongyang's assessment of her as a "political prostitute."

    http://www.oananews.org/content/news...cna-commentary
    Last edited by SKkin; 09-09-2017 at 05:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Is the "new sheriff" (Nikki Haley) the United States' Ambassador to the UN or Israel's Ambassador to the UN?

    That's the problem I see in your video Klondyke. But consider who she's speaking to...

    edit: Makes me agree with Pyongyang's assessment of her as a "political prostitute."

    http://www.oananews.org/content/news...cna-commentary
    It is interesting (despite Harry's confusions) how easy it is possible in UN.

    Wondering whether the dangerous Mr. Putin knows either how to do it, I think he does not. Otherwise he could ask the UN general to take off the UN report on Assad's chemical weapon attack, couldn't he?

    However, on the second thought, sorry, the parallel is not the same: Mr. Assad is not Mr. Putin's boss, is he?

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    Scrubs up kinda OK for an ambassador.

    That sheriff can flash her rusty badge at me any day o't'week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Is the "new sheriff" (Nikki Haley) the United States' Ambassador to the UN or Israel's Ambassador to the UN?

    That's the problem I see in your video Klondyke. But consider who she's speaking to...

    edit: Makes me agree with Pyongyang's assessment of her as a "political prostitute."

    http://www.oananews.org/content/news...cna-commentary
    It is interesting (despite Harry's confusions) how easy it is possible in UN.

    Wondering whether the dangerous Mr. Putin knows either how to do it, I think he does not. Otherwise he could ask the UN general to take off the UN report on Assad's chemical weapon attack, couldn't he?

    However, on the second thought, sorry, the parallel is not the same: Mr. Assad is not Mr. Putin's boss, is he?
    Who the fuck is the "UN general" and what does "take off the UN report" mean?

    You're a babbling idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Scrubs up kinda OK for an ambassador.

    That sheriff can flash her rusty badge at me any day o't'week!
    Be wary of long distance cameras....


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Who the fuck is the "UN general" and what does "take off the UN report" mean?

    You're a babbling idiot.
    Harry, no need to always disclose what you do not understand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Who the fuck is the "UN general" and what does "take off the UN report" mean?

    You're a babbling idiot.
    Harry, no need to always disclose what you do not understand...
    Translation: "Yes, Harry, you're right".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin
    United States' Ambassador to the UN or Israel's Ambassador to the UN?
    Quite right, it's one and the same. Always has been.
    There's the Israeli ambassador to the UN, and then there's The US and Israel's ambassador to the UN.

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    The Falk Report...actually a report on the report.

    UN report: Israel has established an 'apartheid regime' | | Al Jazeera

    And the Jews got it retracted, of course. A pity the UN person responsible caved in to Israeli demands. It's way past time the situation was tackled seriously without the Jewish lobby in the Whitehouse and Senate

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post

    That she's got nice tits?
    does she..? Google didn't turn anything up... maybe you've got the inside scoop harry

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    (CNN)Memo to critics of Israel inside the UN system: Prepare to pay a price.
    March 18, 2017

    New UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres already has a tough road ahead because the United States, the UN's biggest financial contributor, wants to dramatically slash funding to the global organization and humanitarian programs. Guterres acted relatively quickly to distance the UN from the report -- which was compiled by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia at the request of 18 Arab countries.

    On Friday, the UN said Guterres accepted the resignation of UN under-secretary general and the executive secretary of the commission that authored the report, Rima Khalaf.

    "The Secretary-General cannot accept that an undersecretary general or any other senior UN official that reports to him would authorize the publication, under UN name, under the UN logo, without consulting the competent departments and even himself," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

    As of Friday, the report appeared to have been taken down from the ESCWA website.
    Khalaf said in a news conference in Beirut that Guterres told her to renounce the report, and she refused, then submitted her resignation. She argued that the pressure that led to Guterres' response came from the US and Israel.

    "It was to be expected that Israel and its allies would put enormous pressure on the United Nations Secretary General to renounce the report," Khalaf said.

    UN report on Israeli 'apartheid' - CNNPolitics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
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    That she's got nice tits?
    does she..? Google didn't turn anything up... maybe you've got the inside scoop harry
    I bet they're flopping near her navel. You did notice it was a question, not a statement, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke
    Why is it OK for Israel to influence US elections but not for Russia to do so?
    Well, yes why is it. But to be fair, one is an ally and the other an adversary.

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    I notice the Russian planted story was sussed.
    What a laugh that was.

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    Wondering whether the new sheriff in town will act again?

    UN slams Israel for 'de-development' of Palestine

    Sept 13, 2017

    A new UN report has strongly condemned Israel for the "de-development" and "deteriorating humanitarian conditions" of the Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, brought about by Israel's 50-year occupation. The report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), published on Tuesday, said the performance of the Palestinian economy is "far below potential", while unemployment has persisted at levels rarely seen worldwide since the Great Depression. "2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem; the longest occupation in recent history

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/8d976033-eca8-328d-823a-4f6542f84ce3/ss_un-slams-israel-for.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Wondering whether the new sheriff in town will act again?

    UN slams Israel for 'de-development' of Palestine

    Sept 13, 2017

    . "2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem; the longest occupation in recent history

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/8d976033-eca8-328d-823a-4f6542f84ce3/ss_un-slams-israel-for.html
    Yep, with full support, aside from occasional disingenuous lip-service, from the US.

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    If Nikki Haley doesn't drop her nonsensical pro-Israeli propaganda line at the UN, she could cause real problems for Lebanon

    Under sane leadership, the US usually managed to broker ceasefires in past Lebanon wars. But the current problem is that the US President is mad. Nikki Haley is thus reduced to using a string of clichés in the UN worthy of Theresa May – it’s getting embarrassing and dangerous

    • Robert Fisk


    Under a broiling hot midday sun on the south Lebanese-Israeli border this summer, an extraordinary and very angry meeting took place between two major generals: the 60-year-old Irish UN force commander in Lebanon and the 54-year-old deputy chief of staff of the Israeli army. Listening to them was the ambitious, pro-Israeli – but very inexperienced – US ambassador to the United Nations. The row between the two men appears to have been pre-planned by the Israelis to impress the highly impressionable Nikki Haley. It worked.

    Haley had been helicoptered up to the border from Jerusalem on 8 June by Israeli General Aviv Kochavi for a tour regularly laid on for visiting – and gullible – US officials: a walk to the Lebanese frontier wire with many a fearful warning from the Israelis about Hezbollah “terrorists”, “secret” Hezbollah missile bunkers in UN-controlled territory and the failure of UN troops to “disarm” the “terrorists” in Lebanon. This is a familiar horror story, trotted out for American and other Western diplomats and politicians over more than 30 years.

    All seemed bright sunshine and optimism when the UN force commander, General Mick Beary – one of Ireland’s most experienced UN peacekeepers with three tours of duty in Lebanon and postings to Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan behind him – explained to Haley that the situation on the Lebanese-Israeli border was stable, did not require further intervention and that the frontier was currently experiencing one of the most peaceful periods in its modern history. All true.

    But not according to Kochavi – former Gaza divisional commander and Israeli ex-military intelligence director – who angrily told Beary that the UN was not doing its job and was frightened of entering Shiite villages in southern Lebanon for fear of confronting the pro-Iranian Hezbollah. Kochavi, say the Israelis, told Haley that the UN’s mandate should be changed to ensure its soldiers “disarmed” Hezbollah.

    Beary stood his ground. He had heard this kind of stuff before. The UN is supposed to operate alongside the sovereign Lebanese army to ensure Lebanese government control (and peace) in a narrow sector along the Lebanese border – not battle with Hezbollah on behalf of the Israelis as part of their proxy war against Iran.

    A wiser person might have checked all this out. Haley might have reminded herself, for example, how often the Israelis have cried wolf before, how frequently their claims of hidden rockets had turned out to be untrue – not many years ago, they showed drone-taken photo images of “missiles” being taken from a bombed garage in southern Lebanon under the eyes of the UN. One of the UN soldiers, however, had taken a snapshot of the “missiles” from a few feet away – in which the “rockets” were clearly no more than the damaged roll-up corrugated front doors of the bombed garages. Haley might even have read a few books about Lebanon – in which every Israeli incursion has ended in utter disaster.

    But no. Within 11 weeks, Haley was sounding off in the UN about Major General Beary’s “embarrassing lack of understanding about what is going on” in southern Lebanon, of how “blind” he was to the spread of illegal arms. Beary responded to this attack on his competence as an officer – which, needless to say, went down very badly in the general’s native Ireland – by repeating that there was no evidence of any increase in weaponry. “If there was a large cache of weapons,” he said, “we would know about it.”


    Now for the Department of Home Truths. Beary is right. But he also knows – as we all do who reside in Lebanon – that Hezbollah fighters live in the Shiite villages inside the UN zone. Of course they do. They are Shiites. These are their homes. And we also know that they have weapons. Hezbollah made this embarrassingly clear last April when they bussed a bunch of journalists down to the border – where reporters saw around a dozen Hezbollah men armed with rifles, machine guns and rocket launchers not far from the UN headquarters.

    The UN were apparently unaware of the trip in advance and the Lebanese government was outraged afterwards, while Hezbollah preened themselves for showing to the reporters some new Israeli frontline listening devices on the other side of the border.
    This was farce. But there are other, more disturbing elements to the story. There are indeed certain Shiite villages in southern Lebanon in which UN soldiers do not linger. And there is a small hilltop plateau – known locally as “the Iranian gardens” – inside which the UN do not stray. But it lies within their area of operations.

    UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force in Southern Lebanon, has been around for almost 40 years, its 250 fatalities killed by an assortment of armed groups including Hezbollah, the Israelis and Palestinians. Its 15,000-strong force now monitors a ceasefire drawn up after the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah war; their mandate also tasks them to ensure “the immediate cessation of all offensive military operations” by Israel. Israel’s constant overflights of Lebanon, going on for nigh on 40 years, are themselves in contravention of UN resolutions.

    None of this, however, justified Haley’s ignorance of southern Lebanon. Beary, she said, “seems to be the only person in south Lebanon who is blind to what Hezbollah is doing”. Alas, Haley seems to be the only diplomat in the UN who is blind to just how dangerous the situation in south Lebanon would be if it wasn’t for older fellers like Beary.
    Kochavi, a shrewd lad if ever there was one in the Israeli higher command, is the one man who does not want another war along the border. Which is why, every time there is the remotest sniff of violence on the frontier, the Israelis are on to UN headquarters in Naqqoura to ask for help.

    The Lebanese still fear that – having failed to engineer the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and thus Iran’s Arab ally in the Middle East – the Israelis will kick off another war in Lebanon to get rid of Hezbollah, something they hopelessly failed to do in 2006 during a war which Hezbollah may not have won but which Israel certainly lost.

    But Israel’s own threats against Lebanon long ago lost their sting. In my own files, I have repeated warnings from Israel that civilian villages would be attacked in the “next” war, that Lebanon will be smashed back 400 years with the utter destruction of its infrastructure. But the Israelis destroyed much of Lebanon’s civilian infrastructure in 1982 and 1996 and again in 2006. And Lebanon simply rebuilt itself with Saudi, Qatari and Kuwaiti money.

    Israel has spent millions of dollars bombing Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah forces inside Syria over the past five years. Throughout the entire Syrian war, it hasn’t fired a shot at Isis and has even allowed Islamist fighters to go to Haifa hospitals for medical treatment. But the folk Israel didn’t shoot at appear to be losing and the Shiite forces it did bomb appear to be winning. Which is why Israel is wondering just what Hezbollah now has in store for them.

    Unfortunately – as Kochavi is well aware – Hezbollah keeps its missiles well north of the UN lines. After all, with a range stretching as far as the Negev desert in southern Israel, why should Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader – who admittedly sometimes talks as if he’s the President of Lebanon – bunker his rockets inside the UN zone which is right on the border?

    n Washington, Donald Trump, who knows even less about Lebanon than Nikki Haley, talked to the Lebanese Prime Minister recently about the latter’s battle with Hezbollah – apparently unaware that Hezbollah has ministers in the Lebanese government and that Michel Aoun (the real President of Lebanon) supports the militia.

    Under sane leadership, the US usually managed to broker ceasefires in past Lebanon wars. But the current problem is that the US President is mad. Nikki Haley is thus reduced to using a string of clichés in the UN worthy of Theresa May.

    “Enough is enough,” she said of North Korea’s missile pirouetting. North Korea is “begging for war”. America would not go on “kicking the can down the road”. This kind of codswallop may have gone down well when she was governor of South Carolina, but it’s pretty sorry stuff to hear from a UN ambassador who tells a senior UN officer in Lebanon that he’s “blind” to his duties.

    The French, with around 1,000 UN troops in Lebanon, have quietly told the UN they are more than happy with Beary’s leadership. The UN says the same. But how do you persuade Haley to do her homework, drop the pro-Israeli propaganda line and keep her mouth shut unless she knows what she’s talking about? Words, words, words…


    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/nikki-haley-donald-trump-united-nations-un-lebanon-hezbollah-islamist-fighters-war-a7946226.html



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    Nikki Haley at the UN: Agree With Us or We Go It Alone
    Haley’s actions and attitudes in the UN begin to seem more and more like efforts to undermine the organization rather than reform it.
    By Barbara Crossette SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

    When Nikki Haley, now the United States ambassador to the United Nations, was questioned by senators at her confirmation hearing in January about how she would deal with Donald Trump’s dismissive view of internationalism, she said confidently, “I will show him that the UN matters.”

    She also said that she would show the world that “when we say something, we’re going to follow through and do that.” And UN reform? She dipped into folksiness, saying, “I love to fix things, and I see a UN that can absolutely be fixed.” She vowed, however, to stay true to her principles, occasionally tempering or breaking with pronouncements by Trump, whom she had freely criticized during the 2016 presidential campaign.

    On September 19, Donald Trump is due to make his first speech to the UN General Assembly as president of the United States. It appears that he and Haley are now a seamless team of modern-day America-firsters, haranguing allies and enemies alike. At the UN, this kind of American policy is neither popular nor always productive. Haley’s actions and attitudes in the UN begin to seem more and more like efforts to undermine the organization and its credibility rather than reform it.

    A little-noticed factor in the Trump-Haley relationship may be her ability at the UN to conduct diplomatic negotiations, which may be turn out to be her greatest strength in the job. The Security Council discussions over the last week on increasing sanctions on North Korea, after a powerful nuclear-weapons test and continuing missile launches, demonstrated how well she, as a former state governor, understands “the art of the deal,” with all the give and take involved. The United States came into the debate with a much stronger proposed resolution than the one that was ultimately adopted on September 11, after China succeeded in getting it watered down because of its own concerns about the potential reactions of Kim Jong-un. But that made it possible for both China and Russia to join the consensus, and Haley got a unanimous 15-0 “yes” vote against North Korea, an outcome that sent a message of unity to Kim.

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    https://www.thenation.com/article/ni...e-go-it-alone/

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