U.N. Security Council Shows True Colors Yet Again – Nikki Haley Gives Them An Earful

Full text of speech below video.

Thank you, Mr. President.

I have been the proud Representative of the United States at the United Nations for nearly a year now. This is the first time I have exercised the American right to veto a resolution in the Security Council. The exercise of the veto is not something the United States does often. We have not done it in more than six years. We do it with no joy, but we do it with no reluctance.

The fact that this veto is being done in defense of American sovereignty and in defense of America’s role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us; it should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the Security Council.

As I pointed out when we discussed this topic 10 days ago, I will once again note the features of the President’s announcement on Jerusalem that are most relevant here. The President took great care not to prejudge final status negotiations in any way, including the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. That remains a subject to be negotiated only by the parties. That position is fully in line with the previous Security Council resolutions.

The President was also careful to state that we support the status quo regarding Jerusalem’s holy sites, and we support a two-state solution if that’s what the parties agree to. Again, these positions are fully consistent with the previous Security Council resolutions.

It is highly regrettable that some are trying to distort the President’s position to serve their own agendas.

What is troublesome to some people is not that the United States has harmed the peace process – we have, in fact, done no such thing. Rather, what is troublesome to some people is that the United States had the courage and honesty to recognize a fundamental reality. Jerusalem has been the political, cultural, and spiritual homeland of the Jewish people for thousands of years. They have had no other capital city. But the United States’ recognition of the obvious – that Jerusalem is the capital and seat of the modern Israeli government – is too much for some.

First, some have threatened violence on the street, as if violence would somehow improve the prospects of peace.

Now today, buried in diplomatic jargon, some presume to tell America where to put our embassy. The United States’ has a sovereign right to determine where and whether we establish an embassy. I suspect very few Member States would welcome Security Council pronouncements about their sovereign decisions. And I think of some who should fear it.

It’s worth noting that this is not a new American position. Back in 1980, when Jimmy Carter was the American President, the Security Council voted on Resolution 478, which called upon diplomatic missions to relocate from Jerusalem. The United States did not support Resolution 478.

In his remarks, then-Secretary of State Ed Muskie said the following: “The draft resolution before us today is illustrative of a preoccupation which has produced this series of unbalanced and unrealistic texts on Middle East issues.”

Specifically, regarding the provision on diplomatic missions in Jerusalem, Secretary Muskie said this: “In our judgment, this provision is not binding. It is without force. And we reject it as a disruptive attempt to dictate to other nations. It does nothing to promote a resolution of the difficult problems facing Israel and its neighbors. It does nothing to advance the cause of peace.”

That was in 1980. It is equally true today. The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy.

Buried even deeper in the jargon of this resolution is the accusation that the United States is setting back the prospects of peace in the Middle East. That is a scandalous charge. Those who are making it should consider that it only harms the very Palestinian people they claim to speak for. What does it gain the Palestinian people for their leaders to throw up roadblocks to negotiations?

A “peace process” that is damaged by the simple recognition that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is not a peace process; it is a justification for an endless stalemate. What does it gain the Palestinian people for some of their leaders to accuse the United States of being hostile to the cause of peace? It gains them nothing, but it risks costing them a great deal.

The United States has done more than any other country to assist the Palestinian people. By far. Since 1994, we have given over $5 billion to the Palestinians in bilateral economic assistance, security assistance, and humanitarian assistance.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees operates schools and medical facilities throughout the region. It is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. Last year, the United States voluntarily funded almost 30 percent of UNRWA’s budget. That’s more than the next two largest donors combined. And it’s vastly more than some of the members of this Council that have considerable financial resources of their own.

I’ll be blunt: When the American people see a group of countries whose total contributions to the Palestinian people is less than one percent of UNRWA’s budget – when they see these countries accuse the United States of being insufficiently committed to peace – the American people lose their patience.

I have been to the Palestinian refugee camps the United States supports with their contributions. I have met with men, women, and children. I have advocated on their behalf. I can tell you that their leaders do them no favors by being more open to abandoning peace negotiations than to doing the hard work of seeing them to completion.

The United States has never been more committed to peace in the Middle East. We were committed to it before the President announced our recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and we’re committed to it today.

What we witnessed here today in the Security Council is an insult. It won’t be forgotten. It’s one more example of the United Nations doing more harm than good in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Today, for the simple act of deciding where to put our embassy, the United States was forced to defend its sovereignty. The record will reflect that we did so proudly. Today, for acknowledging a basic truth about the capital city of Israel, we are accused of harming peace. The record will reflect that we reject that outrageous claim.

For these reasons, and with the best interests of both the Israeli and the Palestinian people firmly in mind, the United States votes no on this resolution.

Thank you.

Another Homophobic Democrat: Which One Of You A**holes Is THE GAY?

Democrat Party Vice-Chair Jeff LeTourneau of Orange County, California was caught on video attacking a gay volunteer who disagreed with him politically.  It’s hard to watch, but kudos to the victim for standing up to yet another Leftist bully.  The Left has always been quick to anger, but it has really come out lately.  Thankfully it is being exposed in new media so that the willful lack of coverage by the Leftist press is less consequential.

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Steve Scalise Shot By Leftist – A Look at the VIOLENT HATE Incited By Leftist Media and Academia

Given the attack on the Congressional GOP baseball practice yesterday, many have asked why the leftist media including CNN and MSNBC don’t focus on the widespread violence of the left.  Quite simply, the Left promotes the violence with their hateful rhetoric, so why would we expect significant reporting on the fruits of their labor?

It is important to understand that it is not hard to find similar footage as it is widely available on YouTube.  The example below is just one of many you will find, and does not even cover the most recent explosion of the violent “antifa” movement.  The Leftist press simply chooses to minimize the coverage, and ignore as much of the violence as possible.

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Tom Cotton Destroys Dems On Russia Investigation: “Greatest Caper in the History of Espionage”

With a bit of humor, Senator Cotton managed to illustrate what a complete joke this Russia collusion story has become.  Perhaps the bigger story is why it has taken so long for the rest of the GOP to call the Dems and the leftist media out for the absolute fantasy narrative they have created.

Be certain that Cotton’s stock has risen substantially after this high profile trolling of the Dems and, by association, the leftist fake news media.

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UK PM Theresa May Statement on London Bridge Terrorist Attack

“Enough is enough.”   This is third attack in the UK in less the three months.  Full text below the video.

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Full text:

Last night, our country fell victim to a brutal terrorist attack once again. As a result I have just chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee and I want to update you with the latest information about the attack.

Shortly before 10 past 10 yesterday evening, the Metropolitan Police received reports that a white van had struck pedestrians on London Bridge. It continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market, where three terrorists left the van and attacked innocent and unarmed civilians with blades and knives.

All three were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, but the police have established that this clothing was fake and worn only to spread panic and fear.

As so often in such serious situations, the police responded with great courage and great speed. Armed offices from the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police arrived at Borough Market within moments and shot and killed the three suspects.

The terrorists were confronted and shot by armed officers within eight minutes of the police receiving the first emergency call.

Seven people have died as a result of the attack, in addition to the three suspects shot dead by the police. Forty-eight people are being treated in several hospitals across London. Many have life-threatening conditions.

On behalf of the people of London and on behalf of the whole country, I want to thank and pay tribute to the professionalism and bravery of the police and the emergency services, and the courage of members of the public who defended themselves and others from the attackers. And our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and with their friends, families and loved ones.

This is, as we all know, the third terrorist attack Britain has experienced in the last three months. In March a similar attack took place just around the corner on Westminster Bridge.

Two weeks ago the Manchester Arena was attacked by a suicide bomber and now London has been struck once more.

And at the same time the security and intelligence agencies and police have disrupted five credible plots since the Westminster attack in March.

In terms of their planning and execution, the recent attacks are not connected but we believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face.

As terrorism breeds terrorism and perpetrators are inspired to attack, not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots after years of planning and training, and not even as lone attackers radicalised online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack.

We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are. Things need to change and they need to change in four important ways.

First, while the recent attacks are not connected by common networks, they are connected in one important sense. They are bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism that preaches hatred, sows division and promotes sectarianism.

It is an ideology that claims our Western values of freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam. It is an ideology that is a perversion of Islam and a perversion of the truth.

Defeating this ideology is one of the great challenges of our time, but it cannot be defeated by military intervention alone. It will not be defeated by the maintenance of a permanent defensive counter-terrorism operation, however skillful its leaders and practitioners.

It will only be defeated when we turn people’s minds away from this violence and make them understand that our values – pluralistic British values – are superior to anything offered by the preachers and supporters of hate.

Second, we cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed. Yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide.

We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning. And we need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risks of extremism online.

Third, while we need to deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online, we must not forget about the safe spaces that continue to exist in the real world. Yes, that means taking military action to destroy Isis in Iraq and Syria. But it also means taking action here at home.

While we have made significant progress in recent years, there is – to be frank – far too much tolerance of extremism in our country. So we need to become far more robust in identifying it and stamping it out across the public sector and across society. That will require some difficult, and often embarrassing, conversations.

But the whole of our country needs to come together to take on this extremism, and we need to live our lives not in a series of separated, segregated communities, but as one truly United Kingdom.

Fourth, we have a robust counter-terrorism strategy, that has proved successful over many years. But as the nature of the threat we face becomes more complex, more fragmented, more hidden, especially online, the strategy needs to keep up.

So in light of what we are learning about the changing threat, we need to review Britain’s counter-terrorism strategy to make sure the police and security services have all the powers they need.

And if we need to increase the length of custodial sentences for terrorist-related offences – even apparently less serious offences – that is what we will do.

Since the emergence of the threat from Islamist-inspired terrorism, our country has made significant progress in disrupting plots and protecting the public. But it is time to say `Enough is enough’.

Everybody needs to go about their lives as they normally would. Our society should continue to function in accordance with our values. But when it comes to taking on extremism and terrorism, things need to change.

As a mark of respect, two political parties have suspended our national campaigns for today. But violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process, so those campaigns will resume in full tomorrow and the General Election will go ahead as planned on Thursday.

As a country, our response must be as it has always been when we have been confronted by violence. We must come together, we must pull together, and united we will take on and defeat our enemies.

Bill Whittle Takes On Bill Nye And Other Climate Flat Earthers

This video is no less than brilliant.  Bill Whittle takes on Bill Nye’s lack of fashion sense, then more effectively exposes Nye and other leftist’s dishonest climate change agenda.  He gives specific examples of data that the left cherry picks to match their hypotheses, and shares data from the same sources to debunk the arguments that we’re told are non-debatable.

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Science – real science, not science guy science – is the process of using any and all data available to destroy a theory.  The theories that cannot be experimentally destroyed are probably true.  That’s science.  And not just saying the atmosphere doesn’t match the computer models I have so the atmosphere must be wrong.  That’s why we have to have reproducible experiments, control groups, and all of the rest.

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UK PM Theresa May Statement On Manchester Terrorist Attack

Prime Minister Theresa May gave an extended, somber statement today about the latest terrorist attack to strike England, just two months after the attack at Westminster.  Full video below.

I have just chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee, Cobra, where we discussed the details of, and the response to, the appalling events in Manchester last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families and friends of all those affected.

It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack.  An attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation. This was among the worst terrorist incidents we have ever experienced in the United Kingdom. And although it is not the first time Manchester has suffered in this way, it is the worst attack the city has experienced and the worst ever to hit the north of England.

The police and security services are working at speed to establish the complete picture. But I want to tell you what I can at this stage.

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Murdered DNC Staffer – Seth Rich – Confirmed As Transferring Hillary Emails To Wikileaks

Two weeks before Wikileaks exposed the Hillary emails, a 27 year old DNC staffer named Seth Rich was murdered.  It is now being widely reported that evidence from his computer show that Rich had been in contact with reporter Gavin MacFadyen, who served as a conduit to Wikileaks. MacFadyen has since died of lung cancer, at the age of 76.

There are numerous questions to be answered in this exploding story, and a lot of serious smoke, including claims that DNC emails were in fact sent by Rich to MacFadyen during the first five months of 2016.

Politically, it’s not difficult to predict how Democrats will respond to this story.  That said, since Dems are consistently demanding investigation into Trump’s possible ties to Russia – with no evidence – should they not demand investigations into Seth Rich’s murder given the extremely concerning evidence?  Could the true source of the DNC email leaks be Seth Rich, and not Russia?  Could Rich have been trying to expose the DNC’s railroading of the nomination process against Bernie Sanders and in favor of Clinton?

Dems also question the TIMING of Trump’s firing of James Comey.  Well then, what about the TIMING of Rich’s murder – days before Wikileaks started publishing the emails?  And why was the murder ruled a botched robbery when both Rich’s wallet and his cell phone were not taken?

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