Friday, 11 April 2008

U.N. Official Calls for Study Of Neocons' Role in 9/11

A new U.N. Human Rights Council official assigned to monitor Israel is calling for an official commission to study the role neoconservatives may have played in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

On March 26, Richard Falk, Milbank professor of international law emeritus at Princeton University, was named by unanimous vote to a newly created position to report on human rights in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. While Mr. Falk's specialty is human rights and international law, since the attacks in 2001, he has devoted some of his time to challenging what he calls the "9-11 official version."

Professor Falk wrote the forward to David Ray Griffin's The New Pearl Harbour- a book that concludes the 911 attacks were "an inside job."

There will be a lot of unhappy neocons running around trying to remove Falk from his UN position- especially as he is an expert at international Law and has had no problem in pointing out instances of War Crimes in the past. In previous interviews Falk has described the invasion of Iraq as a war of aggression and questioned the legality of the Vietnam war (see here).

Lets hope he doesn't suffer from any unfortunate "accidents".

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 11th, 2008.]

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