Samantha Power's uniquely cynical and hypocritical stunt replete with moralism and grandstanding

... We halted the attack when we were informed by Russia that it was possible that we were attacking Syrian regime military personnel and vehicles. We are investigating the incident, if we determine that we did indeed strike Syrian military personnel, that was not our intention. And we regret, of course, the loss of life.

This said, even by Russia's standards, tonight's stunt - a stunt replete with moralism and grandstanding - is uniquely cynical and hypocritical.

Since 2011, the Assad regime has been intentionally striking civilian targets with horrifying, predictable regularity.

And yet, in the face of none of these atrocities has Russia expressed outrage. Nor has it demanded investigations. Nor has it ever called for a Saturday night emergency consultation in the Security Council ... or [on] a Monday day, or a Tuesday day ... Sunday - you name it. If its a day of the week, they have never called an emergency consultation ...