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Flynn Pressured UN on Israel vote a month before new administration took office. Options
Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:05:21 PM

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Michael Flynn and other members of the current administration's transition team tried to pressure U.N. to kill Israel vote a month before the current administration took office. This means they were interfering with the work of the Obama administration while Obama was still president.
The effort represented a fitful first foray into global diplomacy by Trump’s transition team, bearing hallmarks that have become familiar in the weeks since he took office. Their efforts were marked by a brusque disregard for diplomatic protocol and a hasty pressure campaign that changed few, if any, minds.

In the end, the president-elect’s team was unable to persuade a single country to change their vote, including Britain, Egypt, and Russia, three countries that have gone out of their way to cultivate better ties with the new American leader.

Reminiscent of the Reagan transition that delayed the release of the Iran hostages so it would not happen while Carter was still president (so the public would not equate the hostage release with Carter). The major difference is that the current administration is noticeably less competent and more ham handed than was the Reagan administration.

If this is any indication of the effectiveness of the current administration in foreign affairs, then the world is in for one heck of a ride these next 4 years.

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum
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