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Tue May 15, 2018, 09:42 PM

Haleys Embarrassing Defense of the Gaza Massacre

By DANIEL LARISON • May 15, 2018, 6:15 PM

Nikki Haley’s response to yesterday’s massacre in Gaza is to engage in whataboutism:




The Trump administration’s Iran obsession would almost be comical if it didn’t have such a dangerous distorting effect on our foreign policy. Iran’s actions in the region were not the subject of the meeting where Haley said this, and talking incessantly about Iran to avoid addressing the issue at hand has become a typical maneuver for Haley whenever U.S. clients commit some outrage that she would rather ignore. Whether she is busy whitewashing Saudi coalition crimes in Yemen or running interference for Israel after it massacres over 60 people, Haley’s m.o. is to change the subject.

Haley also risibly claimed that Israel was acting with restraint yesterday:

“No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has. In fact, the records of several countries here today suggest they would be much less restrained,” she said.

The ambassador’s claim is absurd on its face, and it is an insult to the dozens of democratic states around the world that do not behave this way. Haley also ignores that there are no other states in the world that keep millions of people trapped in a blockaded enclave as Israel does with the inhabitants of Gaza. Not only would the vast majority of democratic governments not act as Israel’s government has acted over the last few weeks, but none would have any need to confront massive protests from a population that has been deliberately starved and impoverished for more than a decade. The excessively violent response to the Gaza protests calls attention to the cruel policy of collective punishment imposed on all of the people living in Gaza, and there is no excuse for either of them.

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Reply Haleys Embarrassing Defense of the Gaza Massacre (Original post)
RCW2014 May 2018 OP
TheyLostTheirForums May 2018 #1
cologeek May 2018 #2
TheyLostTheirForums May 2018 #3
Nostrings May 2018 #4
oldenuff35 May 2018 #5
quad489 May 2018 #6
pavulon-lives May 2018 #7
downside7752 May 2018 #8
nolidad May 2018 #9
TendiesForBreakfast May 2018 #10
MeatSandwich May 2018 #11
Muddling Through May 2018 #12
Horsefeathers May 2018 #13
Muddling Through May 2018 #14
Horsefeathers May 2018 #16
FreeWheelBurning May 2018 #15
bfox74 May 2018 #17
RCW2014 May 2018 #18
bfox74 May 2018 #19
shogun May 2018 #20

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:43 PM

1. Massacre, lol

Pobricito*

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Response to TheyLostTheirForums (Reply #1)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:48 PM

2. One mans failed invasion is another mans massacre.

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Response to cologeek (Reply #2)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:52 PM

3. The Palestinians are dumber than deadbolts.

The great Bibi toys with them.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:26 PM

4. "Whataboutism".

What a leftist asserts when the subject turns to standards applicable and applied equally to everyone, as opposed to just the right.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:35 PM

5. What we have learned about Muslim/Islamic terrorists.

They only way to stop an islamic terrorist is to kill that islamic terrorist.

It works each and every time and nothing else does.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:37 PM

6. ''Gaza Massacre''...LOL!!!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 11:15 PM

7. No mg fire, no 105's 155's, mortars, GBU's nothing fun

just a couple dozen morons getting clipped with rifle fire doing stupid shit. not even a liveleak worthy death..sad.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:14 AM

8. Massacre my ass

Hamas picked a fight and got their ass kicked.
Now they want to whine about it .Tuff shit.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:46 AM

9. blah blah blah blah!

There would have already been a palestine nation if the murderous thugs who have held their own people captive for decades had just said yes to over 95% of what they wanted decades ago!

this was Hamas, al-aqsa, the PLO and the rest in all their glory. mingle their thugs in with civilians so they can get good optics. They are cowards and were warned and chose to ignore the warnings and lie to their own people!

Love Nikki Haley!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:49 AM

10. Poor Pally dindu nuffin man, he was a good boy

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:12 AM

11. Massacre in name only. Meaning if CNN says it, you buy into it.

This is all about Hamas doing what they do best. Sending young people, children, and women to die.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:14 AM

12. What a load of horseshit.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #12)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:16 AM

13. Yes*

🐎... .. .

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Response to Horsefeathers (Reply #13)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:20 AM

14. I yield to the Subject Matter Expert........

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #14)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:43 PM

16. I know it without my blinders on!

🐎

Mid term

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:33 AM

15. The ony emabarrassment is your attempt to charactirize Haley's comments as embarassing. NT

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:48 PM

17. Here are the only appropriate responses to your post

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Response to bfox74 (Reply #17)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:54 PM

18. Par for this course, indeed. nt

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #18)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:58 PM

19. I love posts from the lunatic fringe.

So entertaining.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:08 AM

20. Oh man

?noredirect

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