20 June 2008

Richard Falk - an inmate running the asylum?

It is Fox News turn now to come down as a ton of bricks on my favorite frui professor Richard Falk.

Richard Falk, the special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, investigates alleged Israeli violations of human rights law for the U.N.’s Human Rights Council. But the former Princeton professor would also like to investigate whether “some sort of controlled explosion from within” destroyed the Twin Towers, he told FOXNews.com.
And of course, many people consider him to be, how to say it gently - a bit balmy. A few tacos short of a whole enchilada. Unhinged, in short.
“I think [his beliefs are] fruitcake city, but among many delegations to the U.N. it’s probably the conventional wisdom,” said John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. known for his straight talk on U.N. hypocrisy.
But so what, I want to ask you? Even if Mr Bolton is right (and he is, I assure you) when he says:
"It’s just an example of the inmates running the asylum. It’s a particularly graphic example for Americans, but this is not an aberration — this is, unfortunately, typical of much of what goes on at the U.N."
I still claim lots of sympathy to the man, as I have stated before. Just look at that schnozzle, I beg you! Could a man with such a prominent beak of a drink connoisseur be all bad? So what if:
Falk — prior to his appointment as an unbiased human rights investigator — compared Israeli actions in Gaza to the Nazi treatment of Jews. This may have led to his appointment as the rapporteur for the Palestinian territories, Bolton said.
So what, I ask again? This is UN, the asylum, and in an asylum you expect just that kind of people and that kind of decision making. Following the same logic, I expect - no, I demand - that professor be immediately assigned for another task - a UN rapporteur on controlled explosion of WTC. Nothing less will do for my man. And from here - the road to a thorough investigation of that Lunar landing should be clear.

And my invitation for him to have a few when on the job in Israel still stands. We still have a lot of fat to chew together...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com.