US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley presented what she called “irrefutable” evidence that a Yemen-fired missile was of Iranian origin on Thursday, but there remains substantial speculation about what, if anything, she actually proved in the presentation.
Haley pushed the idea that the missile shown, apparently the one fired at the Riyadh airport by Yemeni forces, was provided by Iran, saying the UN had said this was the case. The UN, however, never made any such finding.
France was very clear about how skeptical they are of the Haley comments, noting that the UN has not drawn any conclusions themselves, and French officials are still working with very limited data regarding the allegations.
Haley’s presentation was very light on specifics, and appeared to just echo Saudi Arabia’s own allegations of the missile being from Iran. That the US finds the Saudi narrative convenient is unsurprising, as they’re eager to move against Iran on any pretext. With Yemen insisting they made the missile themselves, however, the lack of evidence to the contrary is going to raise a lot of doubts.
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I watched this Nikki show on CNN and it was hard to watch without feeling ashamed for her and the administration she represents.
I can’t believe that Americans believe this trash but I suppose many are basically brainwashed from all the propaganda.
poor girl Nikki is stuck just like Madeline Albright saying this bombing was fired by Serbia Who else would do it Just like in Syria Assad has to be guilty of the gas attack .. He is the only one that would do it .
It is known as “doing a Powell”.
The US burnt the bridges with the Iraq and Libya stories at the UN. Absolutely nobody believes anything the US says or gives any credibility to “US intelligence sources”. Haley, Powers and Bolton are stunning examples of what diplomacy isn’t. The US has lost the ability to persuade or to lead. All that is left is brute force. Even reliable poodles like the UK won’t be joining in the next adventure.
Go ahead, attack Iran. The only cure for what ails the US is a stunning, costly and undeniable defeat. Might as well get it over with.
…only cure for what ails the US is a[nother] stunning, costly and undeniable defeat. Fixed that for you…
Trouble is the American people don’t trust their government much any more either , Not the intelligence agencies , department of justice , the mainstream media or even the FBI . This loss of credibility is going to be serious problems for our leadership
The government has learned and improved over the years since Iraq. Powell was a soldier and there was a chance that he might have remembered his oath to “honour and duty”. Realising he had disgraced himself, he might have asked for a rifle and a one way ride to the front, or taken the hemlock. Luckily for Bush and Co., they were right about him and he retired to plant daises and write his memoir.
Not wanting to take the risk again, the USG has carefully avoided anyone who might possess even a hint of integrity. A waffle house waitress is not encumbered by any miss-placed sense of honour or duty.
I see the Waffle House waitress put-down is spreading.
It says more about those who use it than those at whom it is aimed.
You are correct. I apologize. I was wrong to sully the good reputation of waffle house waitresses most of whom, I am sure, are both honourable and dutiful. I should have just said “shameless liar”.
Sometimes I wonder if being a first-generation American makes a difference in her views. Her parents, Indian Sikhs, came to the US just a few years before she was born.
What on earth does that matter? She is quite American enough to be ignorant, conceited, and a dyed in the wool Zionist.
Yemen had quite a few of these missiles before the present war, and the rebels control the former government’s arsenal. That seems the simpler explanation, applying Occam’s Razor to this.
I thought Haley was just a gift for the neocons? Shouldn’t the orange moron be replacing her by now?
He would if he could find anyone worse, but that may be impossible even among US Republicans.
I’ll give Nikki an A for effort but why is it that every time I see her speak she has this look of desperation like she really Really REALLY wants you to believe her? I hope- for her sake- she’s not taking a correspondence course in the Colin Powell Method Of Career Suicide.
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