A pair of Russian comedians appear to have successfully prank-called U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley by posing as a Polish government official. The two comedians, Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, posted a video over the weekend in which a woman identified as Haley believes she is speaking to Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. ... The man posing as Morawiecki then asks Haley about the fictional island of Binomo in the South China Sea. "You know Binomo?" the man said, to which Haley replied "yes, yes." "They had elections and we suppose Russians had its intervention," the man said. "Yes, of course they did, absolutely," Haley replies. "We've been watching that very closely, and I think we will continue to watch that as we deal with the issues that keep coming up about the South China Sea."
Nikki Haley lit up the UN.
You can watch it here:
It was great.
#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-21 02:49 PM | Reply | Flag:
Seems unsure if it's legit.
Wouldn't surprise me, though. I couldn't help but notice that she sounded like a semi-literate yokel in her UN speech.
And so end the aspirations of a person recently touted by Fox Noise as 'perhaps' our country's first female resident...
#5 | Posted by J_Tremain
I thought it was Nimrata Randhawa... Regardless - had to go with Nikki to gain the yokels votes.
You are correct. "Nirmala" is a Hindu name... which she isn't. Born to a Sikh family.
The error is regretted.
How come the headline is "Nikki Haley looks foolish" and not "Nikki Haley caught in a lie"
She said right out in the interview that the US was well aware of what was going on in Bimono and was watching it closely. This was a bald faced lie.
This is the problem with Trump and his cabinet and staff: when they don't know whats going on, they pretend and refuse to ask questions.
#10, The US is in fact aware of what is going on in the South China Sea and is watching it closely. The Ambassador isn't aware of every detail like obscure island names and she assumed the person she was talking with was legit. Hacks like the one who started this thread would no doubt call her a dumb ass for not knowing about the existence of a tiny island nation that had just popped into existence if it had been true.
Being dumber than a bag of Palins is seen as a positive for the child-raping piss queen's administration.
And it needs a stupid flag for dopes like you.
Posted by Angrydad at 2017-12-29 04:59 PM | Reply
The Boaz flag???
#15, the point is most ambassadors wouldn't know minutiae like that until they become relevant. It's funny how some people go on about Russian trolls, but they can't spot this is obviously one of them.
The US is in fact aware of what is going on in the South China Sea and is watching it closely. The Ambassador isn't aware of every detail like obscure island names and she assumed the person she was talking with was legit.
Oh look at you trying to explain away incompetence. Aren't you cute?
If someone called my office and told me that one of my systems was being hacked by the Russians and gave me a false info I would know in seconds. I have several computers on my desk and when I get a call and someone asks something I have only cursory knowledge of then my fingers automatically type it into google.
I know how to be smart on the phone and I am not close to being an ambassador to the UN.
And I cannot understand how that phone call was not properly vetted. That is so unprofessional... amateurish even. Seems this administration is so desperate for friends they don't even bother to check if someone just says nice things about Trump.
And Trump thinks Mueller is embarrassing America?
ambassadors wouldn't know minutiae like that until they become relevant.
It became relevant in the phone call.
#20 | Posted by sentinel
Jesus effin christ!
How effin stupid can one person be???
THERE ARE NO "OBSCURE" ISLAND NATIONS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, YOU IGNORANT TWIT!
And I cannot understand how that phone call was not properly vetted.
I completely agree, and I'm sure someone's head will roll over this. But if this happened under a Dem appointed ambassador and it got to this point then I would defend the way they handled it as reasonable, as I'm sure you would too. However, since Russians trolls have decided to prank America under this administration, you've decided You're With Them.
The Ambassador isn't aware of every detail like obscure island names and she assumed the person she was talking with was legit.
#14 | POSTED BY SENTINEL
You seem to know so much about what the ambassador knows. Why did she lie?
#24 | Posted by Rightocenter
And none of those places are in the South China Sea, you ignorant twit.
LOL, Palau is on the border of the South China and Philippine Seas but they are, nonetheless, obscure island nations in the Pacific Ocean.
#29 | Posted by Rightocenter
But what's even more disconcerting is that a half-wit like you appears to be more qualified to hold Haley's job.
Typical disingenuous rightwing BS.
Posted by Angrydad at 2017-12-29 07:13 PM | Reply
It's ROC/LCL so.
"You seem to know so much about what the ambassador knows. Why did she lie?"
Diplomats bluff all the time to save face. What was she supposed to do, go "dur, I never heard of that place!" or insinuate a person she believed to be a foreign dignitary to be a liar by making him wait until she looked it up to verify it?
This is really no different the barking chihuahuas who attacked Obama over damned-if-he-did-damned-if-he-didn't situations.
"#15, the point is most ambassadors wouldn't know minutiae like that until they become relevant."
Really, most ambassadors don't know which countries exist, and which are made up?
What's your opinion on the situation in UzbekiBekiStanStanStan, Mr. Cain?
"Hacks like the one who started this thread would no doubt call her a dumb ass for not knowing about the existence of a tiny island nation that had just popped into existence if it had been true."
while you applaud James O'keefe. You're hilarious.
This kind of crap is what happens when the government is run by incompetent, corrupt amateurs.
Sooo much winning; eh, Trumpvoters©?
your obvious stupidity and shilling is showing.
The USA hasn't done anything in the South China Sea except sail one destroyer there in August! Ohhhh! So different from Obama, right? And has he said one word about China's abuse of human rights?
*chirping of crickets*
But let's remember The Short-fingered Vulgarian's militay oopsy moment, when he claimed ships were gathering in North Korea, only they weren't? Let me remind you:
Trump has no idea what is really going on in the Pacific, and doesn't seem to care. What he DOES care about is revenge on his perceived enemies. And golfing. Lots and lots of golfing...at his properties...where he makes a profit every time he stays there.
"while you applaud James O'keefe. You're hilarious."
You're either confusing me with someone else or being a complete ------- here. Or both.
"Really, most ambassadors don't know which countries exist, and which are made up?"
A country which has just come into existence through declaring independence by definition did not exist previously. Idiot troll.
your obvious stupidity and shilling is showing.
Wow. The fact that I'm applying the exact same standard if this happened under any other administration makes me a shill? LOL.
You seem to think I'm pro Trump and anti Obama, which couldn't be further from the truth.
"The fact that I'm applying the exact same standard if this happened under any other administration makes me a shill?"
No, just an idiot.
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