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David Ray Griffin's Response to UN Watch's Article: “NGO Says Richard Falk Has “Zero Credibility,” Urges UN Chief to Fire Him”

Yes, Richard Falk’s comments are “preposterous” – except for the enormous amount of evidence supporting those comments. It is unfortunate that the Secretary-General chose simply to “condemn” Falk’s comments instead of using the UN’s resources to investigate the relevant evidence. Surely such an investigation is justified by the fact that the official account of 9/11 has been rejected by more than a dozen professional organizations, including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (with over 1,400 professional members), Scientists for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Military Officers for 9/11 Truth, and Intelligence Officers for 9/11 Truth. Given the fact that the official account of 9/11 is now rejected by virtually all professionals who are independent (of the US government) and have studied the evidence, it is this official account that is “preposterous,” not Mr. Falk’s comments.

David Ray Griffin
January 26, 2011

U.N. chief condemns rights expert's 9/11 comments

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned "preposterous" comments by a U.N.-appointed expert on Palestinian rights that there was a cover-up over the September 11 attacks, Ban's chief of staff said on Monday.

The official, Vijay Nambiar, said however that it was not up to Ban to fire the expert, U.S. academic Richard Falk, as demanded by UN Watch, a Geneva-based advocacy group.

Falk wrote in a blog this month that there had been an "apparent cover-up" by U.S. authorities over the September 11, 2001 attacks, in which hijackers flew airliners into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon near Washington.

He said mainstream media had been "unwilling to acknowledge the well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials."

In a letter to Ban last Thursday, UN Watch director Hillel Neuer called on the U.N. chief to "strongly condemn Mr. Falk's offensive remarks -- and ... immediately remove him from his post."

Ahmadinejad urges UN Head Ban Ki-Moon to probe 9/11 attacks

"AFP - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, asking him to launch an investigation into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, news reports said on Monday.

"The minimum expectation from your excellency is to set up an independent and trusted fact-finding group to comprehensively investigate the real factors behind September 11," Ahmadinejad said in the text of the letter carried by official news agencies.

They did not say when the letter was sent.

The hardliner, who in March dismissed 9/11 as a "big lie," said in the letter that the attacks "were the main pretext for attacks" by NATO on Afghanistan and Iraq."

http://www.france24.com/en/20100412-ahmadinejad-urges-ban-probe-911-attacks

Why Bush folded on Iran by Juan Cole

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2008/07/31/iran/

July 31, 2008 | Pundits and diplomats nearly got whiplash from the double take they did when George W. Bush sent the No. 3 man in the State Department to sit at a table on July 19 across from an Iranian negotiator, without any preconditions. When Bush had addressed the Israeli Knesset in May, he made headlines by denouncing any negotiation with "terrorists and radicals" as "the false comfort of appeasement." What drove W. to undermine John McCain by suddenly adopting Barack Obama's foreign policy prescription on Iran?

Would The United Nations Be Able To Do A Real Investigation Into The Attacks?

I know a lot of people have an opinion about the United Nations, and that we tried LONG AGO to get it to investigate the attacks, and they ignored us, but would this be a viable option for us to focus our efforts? I saw that Pakistan recently asked the United Nations to investigate the Bhutto Assassination.

ANTI-WAR RALLY JAMS MIDTOWN

Source: http://www.nypost.com/seven/03192007/news/regionalnews/anti_war_rally_jams_midtown_regionalnews_daniel_friedman.htm

ANTI-WAR RALLY JAMS MIDTOWN

By DANIEL FRIEDMAN

March 19, 2007 -- Thousands of protestors marched through Midtown yesterday to call for the immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

A hodgepodge of organizations and individuals - ranging from local unions to 9/11 conspiracy theorists - joined members of United for Peace and Justice to walk from Bryant Park to the United Nations, two days before the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion.

They took an indirect route that included portions of Second and Third avenues.

"If there hadn't been a strong anti-war movement, where else would we be right now? Syria? Iran?" said actor-activist Tim Robbins, who participated in the march.

"This isn't a fringe lefty movement. This is the voice of the people."

The march was peaceful and there were no arrests.