Friday, July 8, 2011

UN Envoy Posts Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Richard Falk, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, was recently caught posting an obviously anti-semitic cartoon of a dog wearing a yarmulke, chewing on what appears to be a bloody skeleton and pissing on Lady Justice.  First, he denied posting it.  Then he said he didn't realize it was anti-semitic.  I'm sure next he will say he was "only following orders".  Anyway, check out the link above to the folks at Commentary who have full details of the fiasco.

Anyway, so I decided to check out exactly who this Richard Falk guy is.  He almost seems like a villian in an Ayn Rand novel, he is that obviously misguided or just plain evil.  Anyway, here are the highlights (from Wikipedia):

  • In 1973, he defended a domestic terrorist who murdered a math researcher at an Army research center, saying Americans had 'a right, and perhaps a duty' to oppose the Vietnam War.  So somehow in his looney tunes world, peace activists could resort to violence for the sake of peace.  I don't think there is enough LSD in the world to make that make sense.
  • In 1979, he defended Khomeini, saying he "created a new model of popular revolution based, for the most part, on nonviolent tactics, Iran may yet provide us with a desperately-needed model of humane governance for a third-world country."  How long after that meeting did Khomeini create a violent dictatorial theocracy?  You really can't make this up.
  • Falk is a truther who believes that neocons and/or the US government had something to do with 9/11.  In other words, a complete paranoid lunatic.
  • He has compared Israeli actions to those of the Nazis.
  • He was on the advisory boards of the World Federalist Society and American Movement for World Government, which basically believes he wants the UN to rule the world.
So how did a nutbag like this get appointed for any job whatsoever?  Or does the UN actually believe that the garbage this guy believes in is normal?  We are talking about the organization that got North Korea to chair a conference on disarmament after all.

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