Blame the Jews, one way or another. It's a story that's as tiresome and hackneyed as the small minds that keep coming up with these canards, so we weren't surprised — although we were completely angered — when a U.N. official blamed the Boston Marathon bombings on the Jews.
Richard Falk, appointed as special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories by the United Nations Human Rights Council, wrote online (foreignpolicyjournal.com): "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." The additional implication being that the Boston terror attack, which is alleged to have been carried out by a pair of Chechen Muslims, was a justified response to U.S. policies in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, all majority Muslim countries.
"It is outrageous that the U.N. Human Rights Council continues to support such a wildly conspiratorial and highly biased extremist as a reliable 'expert,' " said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director. "Richard Falk has given the Human Rights Council yet another black eye and his continued affiliation with the international body only serves to undermine its credibility. His outrageous assertion that the Boston terror attack can be traced to U.S. and Israeli policy is not surprising, given his notorious record of anti-Israel and anti-American propaganda."
The ADL points out that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned Falk previously, but under the arcane system of the United Nations has no power to remove such a clearly prejudiced official. This is a body that is supposed to make peace, but it can't even appoint officials who maintain the appearance of neutrality.
Woe to anyone who thinks that's a vehicle toward peace.