UK's Rycroft Avoids Eye Contact as Russia Shreds More Syria Lies at UN Security Council Meeting

Safronkov cricket-paddles Rycroft

Wed, Apr 12, 2017
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Vladimir Safronkov
Vladimir Safronkov

Russia's deputy United Nations ambassador Vladimir Safronkov just gave an amazing speech at the UN Security Council — and as usual, the media has ignored it. "So it goes."

Safronkov tore into UK ambassador Matthew Rycroft for his appalling lack of basic human decency during the meeting:

You're afraid. You're losing sleep that we might be working together with the United States, cooperating with the United States — that is what you fear. You're doing everything to make sure this kind of cooperation is undermined.

Look at me when I'm talking to you. Why are you looking away?

This is precisely why you didn't say anything today about the political process. You didn't even listen to Mr. De Mistura's briefing on purpose. You make insulting demands of the guarantor of the Astana process. Well what have you done to advance a cease-fire?

You welcome various opposition groups in London and Paris, illegal armed groups. You certainly seemed afraid things were moving towards peace and a political solution. Basically you support the interests of armed groups.

Many of them have been murdering Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. They have been committing terrorist acts in churches, on palm Sunday. That's whose interests you are advancing. What are you doing?


We're assuming Rycroft attended an obnoxious English boarding school. So this is nothing new for him — he's used to getting violently paddled.




It's hard to imagine, but Rycroft is even worse than Nikki Haley:


Last week, Safronkov said that the West's "obsession with regime change is what hinders this Security Council."

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