U.N. Human Rights Council Palestine monitor Richard Falk is arguing that the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out in “retribution” for U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, “American global dominion,” and supposed Israeli influence of American foreign policy.
Concerning America, Falk wrote: “The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world… In some respects, the U.S. has been fortunate not to receive worse blowbacks, and these may yet happen.”
He also fell back on the tired conspiracy of Israeli influence directing U.S. foreign policy, writing, “As long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should not rest easy.”
Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Trent Franks (R-AZ) have sent a letter dated April 24 to the Secretary General of the U.N. condemning Falk and his comments.
According to Lamborn, Engel, and Franks:
These malicious and mendacious claims not only justify these heinous terrorist acts on innocent civilians, but belie the most basic human right–the right to live. They make a mockery of the founding principles of the United Nations and are a deep affront to the American people.