An ambassador tried to make a poignant point about Karl Marx following the suspected chemical attacks in Syria. Instead, she ended up receiving a history lesson.

The UK ambassador to the United Nations, Karen Pierce, made an interesting analogy on Tuesday following the deadlock of an United Nations Security Council vote to establish an investigation into the alleged attacks

Inexplicably turning to Marx for inspiration to criticise Russia, which vetoed the United States text calling for an investigation, Pierce said:

In respect of Karl Marx, I think he must be turning in his grave to see what the country that was founded on many of his precepts is doing in the name of supporting Syria by condoning the use of chemical weapons on Syrian territory.

Unfortunately for her, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and, though Karl Marx was many things, he was not Russian and never even visited Russia in his lifetime.

The people of Twitter were quick to point out her mistake.

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