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  • Congress Takes On U.N.’s Richard Falk over Boston Comments

    Keiko Hiromi/Polaris/Newscom

    Keiko Hiromi/Polaris/Newscom

    Outraged Members of Congress are circulating a letter demanding that the Obama Administration take action against U.N. Special Ambassador Richard Falk, the man who had the unmitigated gall to write that Americans brought the Boston bombings on themselves.

    Falk made similarly appalling statements after September 11, 2001, and it sadly speaks volumes about the U.N. that he has managed to keep his position as “U.N. Special Rapporteur” and “human rights expert” in New York. For his anti-American and deeply insensitive statements, Falk must be dismissed from his post—the sooner the better.

    In an April 21 commentary in Foreign Policy Journal, Falk stated that “the American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world.” He calls the innocent Bostonians “canaries” in the coalmine.

    Falk’s comments got a rise out of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. On April 23, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice tweeted: “Outraged by Richard Falk’s highly offensive Boston comments. Someone who spews such vitriol has no place at the UN. Past time for him to go.” Both the Bush and Obama Administrations have complained bitterly about Falk’s rampant anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism since he saw fit to blame September 11, 2001, on the United States itself to little effect.

    Members of Congress are now also demanding Falk’s firing in uncertain terms. The letter, authored by Representative Mike Kelly (R–PA), makes five points:

    1)      It rejects his claim that the United States is seeking global domination;

    2)      It rejects Falk’s allegation that the U.S.–Israeli relationship is responsible for provoking violence and affirms the U.S. friendship with Israel;

    3)      It asserts that Falk’s website, featuring anti-American and anti-Semitic cartoons, discredits the U.N. Human Rights Council;

    4)      It condemns Falk’s endorsement of crazy conspiracy theories that the World Trade Center bombing was perpetrated and covered up by the U.S. government; and

    5)      It states that Falk has violated the code of conduct of the U.S. Human Rights Council with his “offensive statements, irresponsible conduct, and poor judgment.”

    Falk represents the anti-colonial agenda in all its twisted glory, rampant as it is at the United Nations. Good for Congress for taking on Falk’s outrageous arguments and for speaking up for their dead and wounded fellow countrymen.

    READ: Congress’ Letter to the U.N.
    READ: Congress’ Letter to Obama

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