FNs spesialrapportør for Palestina, Richard Falk, har nok en gang hevdet at 9/11 ikke ble begått av al-Qaida, men trolig var en inside job. Han forsvarer en konspirativ bok om 9/11. Det hele minner om David Irvings Holocaust-fornektelse.
At disse teoriene brer om seg har samme effekt som Holocaust-revisjonisme. De er en type ny blood-libel. Der man før hevdet at jødene sto bak og brukte kristne barns blod til å lage matzoh-brød, hevder man nå at den amerikanske regjering ofret sine egne og andres borgere, for å kunne starte en ny krig, denne gang mot muslimene. Det er en blood libel av monstrøs karakter, men løgnen er så stor og dristig at flere lar seg besnære.
At en FN-utsending kan få lov til å fremsette slikt uten reprimande er sterkt kritikkverdig mener UN Watch. Generalsekretær Ban Ki-moon irettesatte president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for å si det samme. Han burde også reagere mot Richard Falk.
9/11-revisjonisme har samme korroderende effekt som Holocaust-revisjonisme. Det ødelegger tilliten mellom mennesker, og tilliten til historiske fakta. Alt kan bevises.
We trust that you will show the same vigilance, if not more, regarding virtually identical comments made by the U.N.’s own officials. Richard Falk, the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on Palestine, has just called into question the cause of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We urge you to strongly condemn Mr. Falk’s offensive remarks—and, given that he has done this numerous times before—to immediately remove him from his post.
In a recent posting on his blog concerning the 9/11 attacks, Mr. Falk wrote of an “apparent cover up.” He said that the mainstream media was “unwilling to acknowledge the well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials.”
Falk praised the books of David Ray Griffin, whom he called a “devoted scholar of high integrity.” He described Griffin’s book, The New Pearl Harbor, as “authoritative.” In fact, this is a leading conspiracy tract which argues that the World Trade Center was not attacked by terrorists or by airplanes—but rather destroyed in “an inside job” and by a “controlled demolition.” Falk actually wrote the forward to this book, and played a key role in its publication.
The effect of Mr. Falk’s conspiracy-mongering is to deny and excuse the terrorist acts committed by Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. It insults the memories of those who perished on 9/11, and deeply offends their families and loved ones — as well as all decent men and women worldwide. Mr. Falk’s repulsive comments violate UNHRC Resolution 5/2, which require U.N. experts to uphold the highest standards of integrity, probity, and good faith. Indeed, they shame the United Nations.
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