Dr. Richard Falk, a citizen of the Excited States of America, is Professor Emeritus of international law at Princeton University. He is also the Disunited Nations' special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, reporting to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
And what does the good doctor think of the state of human rights in America's dear ally, Israel? Not much. He has compared Israel's treatment of Palestinians with the horrors of Nazi Germany. Expressing this sentiment earned Dr. Falk the distinction of being one of the few American Jews permanently banned from setting foot in the Zionist entity.
This week Dr. Falk garnered a huge round of Bronx cheers from the usual suspects for having the temerity to suggest that the Boston Marathon bombings were the result of the United States "global domination project" and Washington's policy on Israel.
He made these controversial remarks in a commentary published in Foreign Policy Journal on April 21st. You will note that there is no link to his article. The Journal's website -- www.foreignpolicyjournal.com -- seems to be unavailable this evening. Of course we know there's no censorship in America, so it must be some kind of technical glitch. However, Ed. was able to locate a critical article in The Jewish Daily Forward, from which he pulled these quotes from Dr. Falk's commentary.
"The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world....
"In some respects, the United States has been fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks, and these may yet happen, especially if there is no disposition to rethink U.S. relations to others in the world," Dr. Falk wrote.
[Hold the presses! Ed. -- I've always wanted to say that...]
Ed. has just located an earlier version of Dr. Falk's commentary, posted on his own blog on April 19th.
Readers of WWW may want to compare his comments with Walt's post "'We don't know who did it or why...'", published on April 16th. Perhaps Dr. Falk is another of Walt's regular readers?