There is an old adage that says, if I remember correctly, “You can judge a man not by his friends, but by the caliber of his enemies.” And I think much the same can be said of countries. And why I choose to mention this is the reaction from many countries regarding President Trump’s recent decision, and very appropriate one, to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. And it was countries with appalling human rights records, relishing their moments in the spotlight last Thursday, who chose to lambast the U.S. for daring to make such a move.
Here are but a few of the countries who were allowed to take a swing at the U.S. during the debate on the U.N. General Assembly motion condemning the U.S. move, or who chose to vote against the U.S.:
Venezuela, whose government this month banned opposition parties from its 2018 elections, was particularly vocal in its condemnation of the U.S. decision. Despite the country’s dilapidated socialist economy forcing Venezuelans to scavenge food from garbage bags, Venezuela’s representative launched into a tirade against the U.S., declaring itself “alarmed” by Israel’s alleged violations of international law in Palestinian territories. Samuel Moncada, Venezuela’s deputy foreign minister until June 2017, said, “Our message to the current admin of U.S. of A is the following: The world is not for sale. The world is not for sale and your threats imperil global piece.”
North Korea, a country known for starving its people to death, North Korea is also one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world while also causing international outrage and instability by aggressively ramping up missile tests as it seeks out a nuclear weapon. But despite itself being both a human rights pariah and under ever-tightening sanctions, North Korea also voted Thursday to censure the U.S. Delegate Ja Song Nam said the U.S. move was deserving of “global condemnation.” He added that the U.S. and Israel bear “full responsibility” for the consequences of the decision for its “reckless and high-handed” actions. He also called on Israel and the U.S. to listen to the international community, something North Korea has itself failed to do in regards to its weapons programs despite multiple rounds of international sanctions.
Syria, a country involved in a years-long civil war, during which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own civilians. It is also a country where ISIS took hold and secured their de facto capital in Raqqa. Yet despite its appalling human rights state and its wartorn conditions, Syria was another country to line up and take a shot at the U.S. Syrian Deputy Ambassador Mounzer Mounzer said the move “unmasks their unlimited support for the racist, colonialist, Zionist entity which undermines the rights of the Palestinian people.”
Yemen, a country currently involved in a bloody civil war as Saudi and Iran-backed militias face-off for control of the country. It has been plagued by airstrikes, famine, and a severe outbreak of cholera. Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed this month by Houthi rebels. Yet, the country’s government found time to sponsor the resolution condemning the U.S. Yemen’s representative condemned Trump’s decision, declaring it “null and void” and a “blatant violation of the rights of the Palestinian people.” He also called it a “serious threat” to stability and peace in the world.
Cuba, the government of which routinely commits such flagrant abuses of human rights that its people are often found risking their lives on homemade rafts trying to cross the waters to the United States of America in search of freedom. The Castro regime, via Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, condemned the alleged “serious and flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter, of international law and of the relevant UN resolutions” by the U.S. and Israel.
Iran, a country that has been working extremely hard in its continuing effort to destabilize the Middle East in its push for nuclear weapons, support for Islamic terrorists, and its use of Yemen as a proxy war against Saudi Arabia. But Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo tore into the U.S. and Israel. He accused Israel of “criminal” practices, and accused the U.S. of having “acted against the will of the international community.”
Yet despite the protests of the above countries, as well as others such as China and the Palestinian leadership, the U.S. remained defiant. It was our stellar Ambassador Nikki Haley who said, “America will put our embassy in Jerusalem, that is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do.” She added, “No vote at the United Nations will make any difference on that, but this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the U.N. and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the U.N. and this vote will be remembered.”
I’ve lost count of the number of times I have said that the U.S. should remove itself from this corrupt organization and remove it from our soil. It is to our shame that this country remains a member of this brood of vipers. President Trump should seriously consider taking such action. Imagine how it would make the liberal heads catch on fire and how fun that would be to watch. And for as long as I can remember, and probably for much longer, American Liberals be they in politics, academia, the media types or Hollyweird, ALWAYS take the side of our enemies.
Because it would seem that Liberals, Commies, Islamists, and Murdering despots all across the globe are united in three things. One is their desire for autocratic power and wealth and a willingness to do absolutely anything to get that which it is that they seek. Two is their hatred of Israel, perhaps the purest form of hate imaginable, and yet, three, it is a hate that is dwarfed only by their hatred of America. These brothers-in-arms are, quite literally, consumed by their hate, and they are driven by it. And it is their shared goal to being an end to America,
It is way beyond time for America to take all of our money out of the U.N. and evict the tenants and take possession of OUR, the taxpayer, valuable real estate. Then expel all of these “illegal” immigrants that were occupying said building(s). If America chooses to takes a hard stance and follow through with the power of withholding billions in aid and defense funds, for these treasonous countries/hypocrites that voted against the USA/Israel on this matter, I would bet you they would become a bit more willing to around to our way of thinking, or simply self-vacate!
Look, when countries like Venezuela and North Korea start telling us what to do, it’s time to get out of the United Nations. Over the years this organization has increasingly become little more than a joke. We MUST cut off 100 percent of the financial aid to any and every country that refuses to side with us. It’s time to quit being stupid about trying to get other countries to like us. Who cares what these deviants say? The United States has always placed its embassies in the capital cities of each country with which we have diplomatic missions. Why stop now?