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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pigs fly: Ban Ki Moon condemns Falk's 9/11 trootherism

It's been a while since I've been able to bring this one out.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has has a letter written to UN Watch director Hillel Neuer in which he condemns the 9/11 trootherism of the 'Human Rights Council's Special Middle East Rapporteur, Richard Falk.
Dear Mr. Neuer,

In response to your letter to the Secretary-General dated 20 January 2011 on the subject of a recent biog post by Mr. Richard Falk, the Human Rights Council's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967:

You are aware, no doubt, that the Special Rapporteurs and other independent experts who represent the Human Rights Council are appointed by the Council, not by the Secretary-General. Their continuance in their jobs is thus for the Council to decide.

That said, I feel very strongly that these representatives, however eminent they may be in their fields, have a clear responsibility to uphold the high standards of the United Nations and the Council.

You specifically refer to Mr. Falk's allegations of an "apparent cover-up" related to the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The Secretary-General condemns these remarks. He has repeatedly stated his view that any such suggestion is preposterous- and an affront to the memory of the more than 3,000 people who died in the attack.
I don't suppose there would be any point in pointing out to Ban that Falk regularly compares Israel to Nazis. Ban may well agree with that comparison.

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At 10:44 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Don't hold your breath waiting for the UN to show Falk the door.

What could go wrong indeed


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