Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, claimed that Russia committed “warfare” against the US by interfering in the 2016 Presidential elections, Washington Examiner reports.
She made those remarks during a panel hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, flanked by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.
“When a country can come interfere in another country’s elections, that is warfare,” Haley said October 19. “It really is, because you’re making sure that the democracy shifts from what the people want to giving out that misinformation.”
Haley emphasized Russia conducts such operations around the world, not just against the United States. “They are doing this everywhere,” she said. “This is their new weapon of choice.”
So, if we consider that Russia is apparently at war with with every single country in the world, as it was said that Russia interferes “everywhere”, what does that make the US? Does the White House declare war on every state it interferes with?
Haley also put the blame for the current tension between the United States and Russia on the Kremlin.
“I find it fascinating because the Russians, God bless them, they’re saying, ‘Why are Americans anti-Russian?'” she said. “And why have we done the sanctions? Well, don’t interfere in our elections and we won’t be anti-Russian.”
We remind you that the first set of US sanctions on Russia was approved roughly two and a half years before the 2016 US Presidential elections, in March of 2014.