Thursday, April 10, 2008

UN Troofer Makes the News

This is a bit of a follow up to Pat's post on Richard Falk. Falk was on Kevin Barrett's radio show a couple of weeks ago, I listened to about 10 minutes of it, that was all I could stand, but apparently someone at the NY Sun actually bothered to listen to it, approximately doubling his audience:

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.”

On March 24 in an interview with a radio host and former University of Wisconsin instructor, Kevin Barrett, Mr. Falk said, “It is possibly true that especially the neoconservatives thought there was a situation in the country and in the world where something had to happen to wake up the American people. Whether they are innocent about the contention that they made that something happen or not, I don’t think we can answer definitively at this point. All we can say is there is
a lot of grounds for suspicion, there should be an official investigation of the sort the 9/11 commission did not engage in and that the failure to do these things is cheating the American people and in some sense the people of the world of a greater confidence in what really happened than they presently possess.”

This is no big surprise of course, Falk is a longtime nutjob who wrote the foreword, and blurbs for David Ray Griffin's books.