Thoughts On The Resignation Of Nikki Haley

Last week, former South Carolina Governor and current UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced that as of the end of this year, she would be resigning as UN Ambassador.

The thing that strikes me about Ms. Haley is that unlike other former members of you know whose administration, she was not picked because of business connections or partisan politics. She appears to be mature, thoughtful, professional and honestly working for the American people.

She has also supported Israel in a way that feels authentic and non-partisan. When Israel has been accused of defending herself against hostile neighbors and the UN has blamed Israel for human rights violations, Ms. Haley stood up for Israel.  She understands that America and Israel have a lot in common and must use that common ground to secure Democracy and security for future generations.

Only time will tell who replaces Ms. Haley and how that relationship changes with the rest of the world But I hope that you know who will choose someone as wisely as he did when he chose Ms. Haley to represent the United States in the UN.



It’s Genocide, Stupid

The definition of genocide is as follows:

the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations has declared that that Armenian genocide 100 years ago was not a genocide. He labels it an “atrocity”.

This is just another example of why the UN has become more and more irrelevant.

If a particular ethic group or culture is singled out for murder simply because of who they are or what they believe, that is genocide. Plain and simple.

By denying or downgrading the facts, the UN is going against the very reason it was created. In it’s charter, the following is stated:

To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;

Today, as many of you may know or not know, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. I stand with my Armenian brothers and sisters, who 100 years ago, faced the same fate that my own family faced 70 years ago.

Perhaps it’s time to clean house at the UN, or better yet, dismantle an organization that has become nothing more than a mouth piece for despots and murderers.

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