Anything happen this past Thursday? Nothing big…except that the United Nations discredited itself from now till doomsday, along with the entire news media.
At the General Assembly, 128 nations voted whoopee against the United States for its part in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Yes, they stabbed us in the back…even Germany. I mention Germany because when it comes to the United States, let alone Israel, you’d think they’d still be in a mood to atone.
Not when the chips are down.
We know where they live, all 128 of them, so when they come panhandling and schnorring for more money, Nikki Haley already said, don’t hold your breath.
President Trump said, azoy, Yiddish for, aha, so that’s how it is. In that case, don’t get too cozy over there on 1st Avenue. We pay the upkeep at 22 percent per year, far more than any other country. In other words, we are the landlords. You are the tenants. We own you, so watch out.
This prompted various tinhorn delegates to puff out their chests to squeal that their nations won’t be intimidated by such threats. No, sir.
Afghanistan voted against the United States on Thursday. Every other day, including Thursdays, they gladly take our money. Billions? No – TRILLIONS over the decades when you add it all up. Not counting the blood we’ve shed over there, more than 2,000 US military fatalities, to help prevent this group of Muslims from devouring that group of Muslims.
Not counting the more than 4,400 American servicemen and women who fought and died, 32,000 wounded, so that Iraq may live another day…to stab us in the back.
All 128 of them positioned themselves as resentful…resentful of American power…as if we are the most powerful nation on earth.
Guess what? We are…we are the most powerful nation on earth. We are the elephant in a roomful of grasshoppers.
Nine countries…actually seven when you subtract the Unites States and Israel…voted no, which means they voted to stick with us.
Thus we will always have Togo, but we will not always have Paris. France voted with the dirty rotten scoundrels.
You do remember Paris. That’s where, together with the Gestapo, they sent more than 75,000 Jews to the extermination camps.
Thirty five countries ABSTAINED. What does this mean – abstained? Some editorialists argue that this is a good sign; proof that not everybody is jealous of us or hates us, at least not with a vengeance. But I repeat – what does it mean to abstain? Is it like taking the Fifth?
Trudeau abstained for Canada. Back during World War II the Mackenzie King Government was asked how many Jewish refugees Canada would accept. The answer?
“None is too many.”
I guess that’s what it means to ABSTAIN. Or maybe it means, “We are too cowardly to voice an opinion.”
Or, “We have so many Muslim refugees taking over our country that we dare not do anything that would stir them up.”
The media, led by The New York Times, did voice an opinion, all of it favorable to the UN against the United States. They cheered the UN. They mocked President Trump, saying that he’s been given his comeuppance -- and that because of him, the United States has been “isolated” against the rest of the world.
The rest of the world is Turkey. I’ll take the United States and Israel by way of President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the ground-breaking inside-journalism thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His latest is Megyn Kelly unzipped in “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com