UN Human Rights Official Calls Boston Bombing “Blowback” and “Resistance”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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This story might be a little more shocking if the official in question wasn’t Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council’s “Special Rapporteur”, who accused Israel of creating a new Holocaust and is a 9/11 Truther who claims the US government was complicit in the September 11 attacks.

How bad is Richard Falk? So bad that Human Rights Watch gave him the boot and the Palestinian Authority wanted him gone as a “partisan” of Hamas. To top off everything else he endorsed a Gilad Atzmon book. To put that into perspective, Gilad Atzmon has been shunned by most Palestinian groups because he hates Jews too much.

With a pedigree like that, it’s not surprising that when Falk put pen to paper to write about the Boston Marathon Massacre, this came out.

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.

The difference between Richard Falk and a terrorist spokesman has yet to be determined. There was a rant about the Iraq war. A certain amount of obligatory sneering…

the somewhat hysterical Boston dragnet for the remaining at large and alive suspect does suggest that the wounds of 9/11 are far from healed.

Auden is dug up again and dragged out to recite the same tired lines.

Can we not expect one among our politicians, other than the Tea Party darling Rand Paul, to have the courage to connect some of these dots? Should we not all be meditating on W.H. Auden’s haunting line: “Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return”?

And there are more ominous, how many bombs will it take until America stops defending itself, type musings.

Aside from the tensions of the moment, self-scrutiny and mid-course reflections on America’s global role is long overdue. Such a process is crucial both for the sake of the country’s own future security and also in consideration of the wellbeing of others. Such adjustments will eventually come about either as a result of a voluntary process of self-reflection or through the force of unpleasant events. How and when this process of reassessment occurs remains a mystery.

Until it does, America’s military prowess and the abiding confidence of its leaders in hard power diplomacy makes the United States a menace to the world and to itself.

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s “Special Rapporteur”, ladies and gentlemen. Just another way the UN is making the world a better place.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    How is it possible for this kind of and idiot not to be identified as a security risk and
    banned from American soil permanently, no UN travel bag and permanent persona
    nongrata status. He belongs in a lunatic rat hole, Iran, Pakistan…………or a sand dune
    that is on another planet……………not that I have any disrespect for other planets,
    lets just send him to the Sun………………………..William

    • JacksonPearson

      How about banning the entire United Nations from American soil, as a security risk?
      Why?…Because many Arab nations are friendly to, and fund al Qaeda!

      • WilliamJamesWard

        UN? I wonder if the Un-leader in North Korea thinks it is named after him or is a sign
        he is going to take over the World, his face should be put prominently on it's wall,
        (dark humor). The UN should have been torn down years ago but it is headquarters
        for dominion and subjugation of al the World and America is the heart of freedom
        that must be taken away………………………….Your point it is a funding center for
        terrorism and revolution is spot on………………………….William

    • catherineinpvb

      He is really attributing the 'global domination' MO to America? Richard Falk and his like-minded ilk are; Pigs Flying! It is not America; but a Leftist/communist collective; that so toils on behalf of 'World Government. Another force at work; albeit by the bloodiest of tyranical MO's so they may cast their own 'image' upon our entire planet and so 'rule the world'. A religious, totalitarian – Imperialistic – Will, at work; and in Allah's name.

      And 'oh yes' that 'post Colonial' thing. The only thing that America exports is Freedom. It's debased antithesis; is the consummate goal of a 'totalitarian' Left; and those similar; per their nazi-like hatreds and required subjugations; whereby 'individual Freedom' simply is cancelled and entire populations are no more than a 'Master Government's 'thumbprint' – or Allah's.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Philosophically he (Richard Falk) is a clone of Chomsky.

    • Ex-saint

      You mean Noam Chomsky, the pseudo -intellectual who hates America yet won't just leave? Perfect comparison.

    • Toni_Pereira

      Philosophically the two are clones of a donkey.

      • Ex-saint

        Ah, don't insult that poor donkey! :)

        • Toni_Pereira

          Ok! for the sake of rigour they are two jackasses…

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Can we not expect one among our politicians, other than the Tea Party darling Rand Paul, to have the courage to connect some of these dots? Should we not all be meditating on W.H. Auden’s haunting line: “Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return”?"

    That's why Falk doesn't have a lot to look forward to when he answers for his life.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      In fact, here is additional immoral rot regarding Falk, if one can stand it – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/04/richard-falks

      Falk should understand the following: the jihad in Boston may very well have been a game changer, but not in the way he hopes, or it better be – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/23/the-incalcula

      He is evil personified. His Muslim wife is very proud.

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "He is evil personified. His Muslim wife is very proud. "

        I didn't know about the wife. I revise what I said: He might be a clone, but this guy is worse than Chomsky.

  • tagalog

    Well yeah, the wounds of 9/11 are still not healed. Hell, we still say "Remember the Alamo," and know what it means.

    "Blowback." Well, if we're going to talk about blowback, there hasn't been any American blowback over the U.S.S. Cole. Maybe if we can't catch a break from these U.N. phonies who wouldn't have anything if they didn't have the U.S.A., it's time for us to get some.

  • Toni_Pereira

    Resistance? Really??!! Ah! Definitely Noble Peace Prize material…

  • JacksonPearson

    Was Adolph Hitler invasion of neighbors, and Japan's rape of the Pacific Islands, and South East Asia blow-back and resistance too? If the Boston massacre was some sort of payback, let's hear from who?

  • Texas Patriot

    We need to "reset" the tone with the U.N.

  • TorJohn

    Falk has really scraped the bottom of the barrel. He posted on Foreign Policy Journal

    "Support FPJ

    Foreign Policy Journal needs to raise $480 for the costs of web hosting for the first half of 2013. Please consider making a donation to help sustain the effort."

    They have raised a whole $270.

  • Mary Sue

    wow, even Palestinian groups have standards on how much Jew-hate is too much? That's surprising.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "wow, even Palestinian groups have standards on how much Jew-hate is too much? That's surprising."

      It can't have too much of it leaking out in English-speaking media. If Falk spoke Arabic only, he might be PM of "Palestine" or the "Palestinian Authority."

    • Daniel Greenfield

      There's hate and there's really crazy insane demented levels of hate that you only find in raving mental patients and that kind is bad for business.

  • BS77

    UN Human Rights Official. That is pure Orwellian Newspeak. The UN is a sick joke. When hundreds of thousands were being killed in Rwanda, or Sudan, the UN did nothing, as usual. Tens of thousands are dying in Syria…the UN does nothing. The UN is a ship of fools.

  • Ar'nun

    Well since we are so evil and violent I think for the UN's own good they should go find somewhere else to put their building. I reccomend Mecca.

  • thomas_h

    Richard Falk:
    "Should we not all be meditating on W.H. Auden’s haunting line: “Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return”?

    Absolutely!!!
    I have been meditating on that "W.H. Auden’s haunting line" and it made me pray that evil be returned to the EVIL PIG Richard Falk abundantly and before long.