At an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on April 9, 2018, the Syrian Arab Republic Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, H.E. Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari, responded to the aggressive, hostile accusations and bellicose threats over the dubious alleged “chemical attack” in Douma from the US, UK, and French emissaries with an eloquent, scathing invective remonstrating the permanent UNSC members for their international thuggery and past deception in waging illegal wars of aggression. Al-Ja’afari’s sharp criticisms were unheard by their intended targets, however, as the delegations from the US and UK are seen leaving the meeting as the Syrian envoy began his statement.
Punctuated with a quote by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the nature of lies, Al-Ja’afari denounced the US, UK, and France as “professional liars”:
“Mr. President, some [UN Security Council] permanent members have become professional liars and this in itself has become a weapon of mass destruction.
Through lying …Palestine was occupied. Through lying, they fueled the war in the Korean peninsula. Through lying, they invaded Vietnam. Through lying, they invaded Grenada. Through lying, they occupied Iraq. Through lying, they’ve destroyed Lybia. Through lying, they established Takfiri terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS, Al Nusra Front, Jaish al-Islam, and the list goes on. And through lying, these countries are trying to defeat Syria and prepare the ground for an aggression.“
He took aim at US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley‘s constant threats and histrionic accusations, calling out the hypocrisy of Western states pushing for wars under the pretext of “humanitarian intervention,” moralizing about human rights while consistently allowing Israel to commit atrocities and violate international law with impunity.
“What about the United States? The United States is spending its resources in Syria on what? To provide food and milk to Syrian children? Or to provide armed groups with weapons, armed groups that have committed the most heinous crimes against the Syrian people? Or is it spending resources on your planes and fighter jets that have been so active in Syria?
My American colleague has been threatening my country in most Security Council sessions. Does she acknowledge then that her administration does not give this Security Council any weight? It does not respect the principles of international law or the United Nations as a whole.”
The Syrian diplomat reminded the council of the infamous false “WMD” allegations against Iraq used to launch an illegal invasion and occupation leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths, cheekily noting, “They didn’t find any chemical weapons; they didn’t find Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola.”
Al-Ja’afari directly singled out the governments of the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey by name, denouncing them for waging and prolonging a brutal and illegal proxy war that has stretched on over seven years, completely decimating entire cities to smoldering heaps of rubble. He accused these countries of financing and arming various Salafi jihadist terrorist groups in Syria (affectionately branded as “moderate rebels” by a subservient Western corporate press), who have been terrorizing and committing horrific atrocities against the Syrian population (thousands of whom were abducted then placed in cages and used as human shields by the Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam) in their relentless, myopic campaign to topple the democratically-elected government of President Assad.
Throughout this and in other colorful statements delivered to the UNSC, the Syrian delegate displays a cultural and historical fluency with references from American civil rights leaders to classic German literature to enhance his points. The terrorist-linked White Helmets are mentioned several times, whom he mocked for their frequent staging of emotionally-manipulative “Hollywood movies” intended as propaganda towards the West, even poking fun at White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier (“he’s British but his name’s French”).
He concludes by addressing the “exporters” of “genetically-modified” Salafi jihadist fighters such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar offering to return the unwanted terrorists to their senders, with a hilarious declaration submitting them for adoption. He announced they were ready to be picked up in the northern region with their “long beards, black flags, and white helmets,” even suggesting Europe could take them in as refugees.
The UN Security Council’s emergency meeting on Syria was urgently called for by nine members of the international body in the wake of the alleged April 7 “chemical attack” in Douma, which the Western dominant powers immediately blamed on the Syrian “regime” of President Bashar al-Assad, though an independent investigation of the attack had not been conducted yet.