‘Samantha Power is the face of American diplomacy at the UN, where she gives ardent voice to American hypocrisy, deceit, intellectual dishonesty, and mockery of the rest of the world. Appalling as her performance has been, her portrayal is accurate, right down to her denial-laden confidence in American exceptionalism. Power’s comment above came in the…
Russian Envoy Storms Out of Meeting, Condemns ‘Heavy-Handed’ US
September 17, 2016 by Jason Ditz
The calamitous fallout from today’s US airstrikes in Deir Ezzor, a blunder which killed at least 83 Syrian troops, continues to mount, as not only did it amount to a major US violation of the ceasefire, not only may it end up handing the entire oil-rich Deir Ezzor Province to ISIS, but it is also creating a major diplomatic blowup with Russia.
Power continued to rave against Russia, insisting the Russians were trying to score “cheap points” by making so much of the US killing scores of Syrian soldiers who were defending the Deir Ezzor airport from ISIS, and saying that the only way forward was for Russia to stop criticizing the US and instead start demanding the Syrian government participate in the ceasefire. This was in spite of Syria’s government not being accused of a ceasefire violation here, and again, the US already having admitted to directly, albeit mistakenly, attacking and killing scores of Syrian troops on a Syrian military base.