UN expert to be sacked for 9/11 remark

The United States has
demanded the sacking of a UN special expert on human rights for
suggesting that Washington has played a role in the September 11

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian
territories, Richard Falk, wrote in his personal blog that there are
“awkward gaps and contradictions in the official explanations” provided
by the US government for the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in
New York and the Pentagon.

Falk suggested there was “an apparent cover-up” by the United States
over its knowledge of the attacks which were allegedly masterminded by
Saudi-born al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the Associated Press

The UN official went on to criticize mainstream media in his January
11 blog for being “unwilling to acknowledge the well-evidenced doubts
about the official version of the events: an al-Qaeda operation with no
foreknowledge by government officials.”

The US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice flatly rejected
the claims as conspiracy theory and said that Falk should “no longer
continue in his position on behalf of the UN.”

Rice described the comments by the UN human rights expert as
“despicable and deeply offensive,” adding that she had “registered a
strong protest with the UN on behal…

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