Taking names

On December 19th Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador the the United Nations, gave notice – and not for the first time – that the United States is paying attention to who is naughty or nice.  I must say that she has been able and effective in representing American interests to that pack of foreign jackals.  This is very much in keeping with the President’s America First policies.

The President’s decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem has been needlessly controversial.  That controversy started out as a matter between the State of Israel and the Arab population present there at Israel’s re-creation in 1948, and was later leveraged by the USSR as a propaganda tool.  What the Evil Empire (R.I.P.) began the Left has faithfully continued all these years.  Maybe if they didn’t want Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel they shouldn’t have started and lost a war or four.  Just sayin’.

Following the American victory at Yorktown the US capital was in New York, by 1792 it had been shifted to Philadelphia were it remained for a decade before moving to the new city of Washington in time for Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration in March of 1801.  It is of interest to note that the decision to locate and relocate the capital was made by the government of the United States, not by any foreign power, still less by an avowed enemy.

Every nation has the right to declare its own capital.  Israel has declared its capital to be Jerusalem, a city they hold by right of conquest.  They chose that particular city precisely because it was the ancient capital centuries before Israel was a vassal of Rome.  Ambassadors representing foreign powers are expected to exercise their duties wherever the government that accepts their credentials is located.  That the United States among others has till now refused to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and locate its embassy there is an insult to the nation of Israel.  By officially moving the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem where it belongs he corrects a long standing mistake.

The argument that the Muslim street will rise in violence in protest is absurd.  From what I can see, as far as the Muslim street is concerned, every day is a day of self igniting rage, no spark necessary.  The Muslims are proclaiming today’s rage du jour in honor of the US embassy moving to Jerusalem.  Ho, hum.  In other news, water is wet.  What would be big news if the Muslim street proclaimed a day of peace and reconciliation.  I won’t hold my breath.

Two things are important here.  First, consistent with Trump’s America first vision, the US policy going forward will be not allow the self proclaimed international community and their duplicitous ‘higher standards’ (read, “anti American neo Marxist propaganda) to guide American policy.  A logical corollary is that this principle applies to every other nation in the world as well.

The second point is that Trump’s vision is a vision of peace and mutual cooperation.  But if anybody is going to go out of their way to mess initiate or incite violence against America, America will take note, and there will be unpleasant consequences.

Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead.