Of every single member of the Trump administration, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has proved to be one of the most interesting because of her strong rhetoric and intellectual sharpness. Fortunately, in a time where many Democrats and Republicans are pushing for changing the hardline position against the communist regime of Cuba, she hasn’t knelt before these powerful pressures. In fact, Haley recently doubled down on her stance as she apologized to the Cuban people for the Obama administration’s tolerance to the Castro regime.
This moment occurred on Thursday in the General Assembly of the United Nations. This represented two major moves in a single speech: to criticize Obama for his complicity with the communist regime and to condemn the Cuban tyranny for its abuses.
Believe it or not, Haley’s remarks came along with the announcement that the United States decided to return to a policy of opposing a U.N. resolution. Naturally, we’re talking about the resolution that condemns the American embargo on Cuba.
Last year, Obama’s U.N. ambassador Samantha Powers abstained on the U.N. resolution, voted on each year. This was a controversial moment considering that it was the first time the United States abstained in 25 years. Clearly, while every single administration has been characterized for having a strong stance against the communist regime that constantly violates human rights, Obama had a different point of view.
Given this situation, Haley brutally criticized the 2016 decision before the General Assembly. The ambassador highlighted the “continued repression” of the Cuban people and apologized for how the Obama administration downplayed their situation. Basically, it was a brutal salvo in front of the world, where Haley exposed Obama’s complicity with the Castro regime.
In her aggressive speech, Haley explained that when the United States decided to abstain on this resolution last year, its decision was explained by a terrible message. This message was the recognition that the future of Cuba was “in the hands” of the Cuban people. According to the ambassador, there’s a “casual cruelty” to that remark for which she assured she feels profoundly sorry. Naturally, she explained that her feeling is only because of the fact that as of today, the future of the island is not in the hands of its people, but in the hands of the communist dictators.
Lamentably, reality shows that Haley’s remarks are extremely accurate. Since Fidel Castro‘s rise in the 60s, Cuba has become the most tyrannical dictatorship in Latin America. However, the left has always endorsed this regime and has blamed the U.S. embargo for the economic tragedy that Cubans suffer. Of course, while these claims have proved to be wrong, the left never buried this particular narrative.
In her speech, Haley referred back to the Obama stance that this embargo only “isolated” America, and explained that this new administration holds the opposite. Haley assured that the reason for the change in policy is nothing more than the democratic nature of the U.S. government.
Haley strongly said that to those who are confused as to where America stands, she had a clear message. She said that as is their right under the U.S. Constitution, the people have spoken, and have chosen a new president who has chosen a new ambassador to the U.N.
Also, the ambassador excoriated those in the U.N. General Assembly that endorse and tolerate the Cuban communist tyranny. She explained that for more than five decades this regime has used this debate as nothing more than a shiny object to distract the world’s attention from what they’ve done to their own people. In addition, she told this action has also been made to distract everyone from what this regime has done to others in the western hemisphere.
Haley pointed out that every single year this assembly’s time is wasted considering this resolution. Also, she claimed that America is subjected to all manner of “ridiculous claims.” She explained that these claims do nothing more than deflecting attention from the tyranny that is actually responsible for what the Cuban people is suffering.
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The U.S. ambassador declared the vote to be a despicable waste of time. She was referring to the fact that, ultimately, the U.S. Congress is the only entity that can lift the full embargo. Furthermore, Haley said that America does not fear being isolated over the U.N. resolution.
She assured America does not fear this measure as long as the Cuban people continue to be deprived of their fundamental freedoms.