UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital
After Donald Trump has decided to move the US embassy to Jerusalem in some sort of point of issue, the members of the UN decided to rebuke any possible support for this move.
So we live in a world where the UN is now being blackmailed by the US for support on an issue so many can see is a very bad decision.
The vote came after a redoubling of threats by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, who said that Washington would remember which countries “disrespected” America by voting against it.
This is actually the name of the game……. ‘Assist’ countries with finance to the point of dependence in order that they become so reliant they have no choice but to support your action…… even by threats.
Haley added: “If our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our investment in other ways … The United States will remember this day.”
Could it ever have been imagined a UN ambassador from the US would publicly threaten member states? In a poor effort to justify a outrageous move, the USA attempts to blackmail the whole of the UN.
There were countries that had to give under the pressure…. so small ineffectual or poor that they had no choice.
The other countries which supported Washington were Togo, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Guatemala and Honduras.
The reliance these countries have on the US made it inevitable what their vote would be. The remaining countries voted against with some 35 abstentions.
But the vote and indeed the US comments show exactly what the problems are for this world and why so many hate the US dominance.
Now several countries actually support the Palestinian stance actively going against the US stance.
The threatening tone continued with Haley making the US position absolute……
“I must also say today: when we make generous contributions to the UN, we also have expectation that we will be respected,” she said. “What’s more, we are being asked to pay for the dubious privileges of being disrespected.”
Its a sad day for peace…. democracy and fair play………. The US and Trump in particular are at this moment playing with fire.