The Boston Marathon Bombings were a byproduct of America’s “global domination” and its support for the state of Israel, United Nations official Richard Falk has claimed, and the victims of this “blowback” were equivalent to canaries in a coal mine.
Richard Falk, a former long-time Princeton University professor, is an investigator with the UN’s Humans Rights Council and is yet another academic to come out of the woodwork to opine outrageously about the horrific incident on April 15.
As The Inquisitr has previously reported, Falk is also a 9/11 Truther, and he has been reprimanded by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on several occasions for his anti-Semitic comments and for accusing the US of responsibility for blowing up the World Trade Center. As far as Falk’s latest outburst, Ban Ki-moon through a spokesman lamely said that he did not appoint Falk to the council but that his editorial could “undermine the credibility and the work of the United Nations.” The US ambassador to the UN has, however, strongly condemned Falk’s comments at least via a Twitter post (see below)
Falk’s world-class reputation as an anti-Semite is quite well known: “Falk has called Israel’s leaders Nazis, accused them of genocide and suggested former President George W. Bush ordered the destruction of the twin towers. He has posted a cartoon of a dog wearing a yarmulke with a Star of David, eating a human carcass and urinating on Lady Justice.”
The US taxpayer makes the largest contribution to UN funding of any country in the world. It pays 22 percent of the UN’s regular budget and 27 percent of the so-called peacekeeping budget, totaling a massive $6 billion.
In a commentary for the Foreign Policy Journal that is also posted to his blog, Falk described the police manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, the suspects in the terrorist bombing, as “somewhat hysterical.” Insofar as blaming America for the bombings that occurred at the race finish line which took the lives of three and injured about 200 innocent bystanders and runners, Falk wrote in part:
“The war drums are beating at this moment in relation to both North Korea and Iran, and as long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should not rest easy …
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.
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) April 24, 2013
Added Falk: “Should we not all be meditating on W.H. Auden’s haunting line: ‘Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return’? The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world. In some respects, the United States has been fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks, and these may yet happen, especially if there is no disposition to rethink US relations to others in the world, starting with the Middle East…
“We should be asking ourselves at this moment, ‘How many canaries will have to die before we awaken from our geopolitical fantasy of global domination?'”
Given the blame America-first-views of Falk and the general anti-American atmosphere of the UN, do you think it’s time for the US to pull its funding from the organization or substantially reduce it?
[Image via Aaron “tango” Tang]