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April 23, 2013 - 8:57 am

Let’s see what the United Nations does with this. Prediction: As little as it can get away with.

GENEVA, April 22, 2013 –  In a letter sent today to UN chief Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice (see below), UN Watch demanded the condemnation of top UN Human Rights Council official Richard Falk over his latest remarks blaming the Boston terrorist attacks on U.S. foreign policy and “Tel Aviv.”

For more on Falk, who was recently expelled by the Human Rights Watch organization yet retains his UN position, click here.

Here is Falk’s column, which includes such charming lines as:

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. Some of us naively hoped that Obama’s Cairo speech of 2009 was to be the beginning of such a process of renewal, and although timid in many ways, it was yet possessed of a tonality candidly acknowledged that relations with the Islamic world needed fundamental moves by the US Government for the sake of reconciliation, including the adoption of a far more balanced approach to the Palestine/Israel impasse. But as the months passed, what became evident, especially given the strong pushback by Israel and its belligerent leader, Bibi Netanyahu, were a series of disappointing reactions by Obama, which could be described as an accelerating backpedaling in relation to opening political space in the Middle East.

Now at the start of his second presidential term, it seems that Obama has given up altogether, succumbing to the Beltway ethos of Israel First.

The tone of the piece: You had this coming, America. Or in the words of Barack Obama’s mentor Jeremiah Wright, our chickens came home to roost.

So many in the UN agree with Falk, though, that it’s hard to see that body doing anything other than laugh up its sleeve.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Seeing this sort of drivel from time to time is a good thing. Why? If for no other reason than to remind us of the unhinged on the Left who have nothing but contempt for the idea and ethos of the United States of America, and her people. I suspect that if Pew/Gallup/etc would conduct a poll and ask whether or not the U.S. "deserved" the Boston bombing, and then recast the question using less "loaded" language we might discover that perhaps 25% of the U.S. population would agree. Those represent the left of the left in the U.S. body politic.
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So, if an American guns Falk down, he'll die knowing it was his own fault.
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another reason to cut off the funds and give the U.N. 30 days to vacate our shores. Move it someplace more accommodating like Cairo, or Tehran.
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This is why the US should have developed a rational energy policy after the OPEC embargo under Carter. If we had put the money into domestic oil production, oil from parts other than the Middle East, nuclear plants, fuel cell research, etc., that we have wasted propping up the House of Saud and other unreliable ME powers, we could easily walk away from the region and cut off foreign aid. Let the Chinese have them and see how they like have the Chicoms as protectors.
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Once again you see several things that tie together all progressive liberals and their insane, race-based and provincial political correctness.

Their views are indistinguishable from a jihadist or bigoted cultural supremacist.

Their views of history are basically an episode of "Glee" smushed onto The Night of the Sicilian Vespers. There is no context, no proportion, no comparisons, no understanding of naked conquest and empire-building. King Faisal's "welcome home Jews" becomes "what are Jews doing here?" without asking what King Faisal's doing in Iraq.

For Falk to use the word "naively" in the context of his 3rd grade education in history which once again seems to forget to put the Crusades below the least successful forays of Islam in the Mediterranean is laughable.

The problem with men like Falk is that Abbasids, Fatimids, Mughals, Incas, Aztecs, Zulus, Timurlanes, Mongols, Ottomans, Mamluks, simply never existed.
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OK, BUT - -I do think our global presence, while not springing from any "domination project", will inevitably attract resentment and hatred in some quarters. It isn't our fault, but that won't make it go away.

As the Brits learned in a similar context, even though they were a true colonial power, it's better to be feared and respected internationally than loved.
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But we should keep sending Foreign Aid dollars. Or buying the products - they like the money our "society" makes, just not us. Ok. Don't want us there? We'll go home. US dollars and all. We need 'em here anyway.

That is the philosophy behind the Food Aid change right? Don't send em the food just send the money and let (fill in the blank) buy it from "more local sources".
Does ANYBODY see anything stupid in that idea? Guess it's just me. Well, good. All those farmers can retire, or plant corn for ethenol, another good Government idea.
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And we send millions to prop up this WPOS orginazation??? Let this august orginization of psychopaths and kleptomaniacs relocate to Moscow. And pull the plug. Our $$$$$$$$$$$$ can be spent more fruitfully at home.
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Moscow wouldn't want them. No one wants them. We're just too stupid to get rid of them.
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Isn't it strange that the bombs of the islamic terrorists never kill any liberal intellectual ?
I mean, it has never happened, and there are tens of thousands of liberal "intellectuals".
Are they told where NOT to go ?


PS
Yes, I am being sarcastic.
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Richard Falk is a lunatic and a fool, and he has been for a long time. For example, see his 1979 NYT article "Trusting Khomeini" in which Falk attempted to reassure the world that Khomeini was not the religious fanatic that the press had made him out to be.

Falk (1979): "To suppose that Ayatollah Khomeini is dissembling seems almost beyond belief. His political style is to express his real views defiantly and without apology, regardless of consequences. He has little incentive suddenly to become devious for the sake of American public opinion. Thus the depiction of him as fanatical, reactionary and the bearer of crude prejudices seems certainly and happily false. What is also encouraging is that his entourage of close advisers is uniformly composed of moderate progressive individuals...[T]hey are widely respected in Iran outside religious circles, share a notable record of concern for human rights and seem eager to achieve economic development that results in a modern society oriented on satisfying the whole population's basic needs."

See Andrew Bostom's 2011 article "The 'Trusting Khomeini' Syndrome, Redux?"

Falk has ZERO CREDIBILITY. He is part of that crowd of insane leftists that blames the United States and Israel for all problems in the world, while he regards all non-Western nations and peoples as blameless.
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I'd never heard of this joker before today. He sounds like Noam Chomsky....
1 year ago
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Seeing this sort of drivel from time to time is a good thing. Why? If for no other reason than to remind us of the unhinged on the Left who have nothing but contempt for the idea and ethos of the United States of America, and her people. I suspect that if Pew/Gallup/etc would conduct a poll and ask whether or not the U.S. "deserved" the Boston bombing, and then recast the question using less "loaded" language we might discover that perhaps 25% of the U.S. population would agree. Those represent the left of the left in the U.S. body politic.
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Retribution for what exactly? We didn't bomb Russia before they quelled a Chechen terrorist overthrow of a school?

We truly are governed by the stupid.
1 year ago
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The historically astute Chechens are still angry at America for Russia beating back the Ottomans during our War of 1812.

And 17 different clouds passing over the sun.
1 year ago
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Falk's comments could not agree more with President Buckwheat, who will probably offer Falk a cabinet position.
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I have heard this mantra before. I think it went, "America's chickens have come home to roost." Or maybe it was, "God, damn America!"
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Krystle Campbell, 29, Arlington, Massachusetts
Martin Richard, 8, Dorchester, Massachusetts
A 5-year-old boy grievously injured in Monday’s Marathon bombings is getting better, according to Boston Medical Center Chief of Trauma Services Peter Burke, and is no longer listed in critical condition.
Five patients had seven limbs amputated
and all the other's wounded and traumatized.

Does this professor feel these people deserved getting bombed?
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If Mr. Falk has the guts,
let him travel to Boston and tell those amputees and grieving family members that they had it coming.

I would even pay for his plane ticket and hotel room--as long as I got to video it for YouTube.
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Exactly. I'd like to know what evils that 8 year old boy did against those Chechen Muslim thugs other than deciding to be near one of them.
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Or the Chinese grad student who was the other fatality from the bombings themselves. Or the MIT security officer who was shot dead later. Or any of the nearly 200 people injured/maimed by these b**stards.
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