- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice took to Twitter Tuesday night to express her disdain for comments made by a U.N. human rights official, who suggested the Boston Marathon bombings were a result of U.S. foreign policy.

“[T]he American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world,” Richard Falk — who was appointed in 2008 as the U.N. “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967” — wrote in an online journal Sunday.

“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, starting with the Middle East,” he continued.

But an “outraged” Ambassador Rice made no effort in keeping her opinions to herself, tweeting Tuesday that it’s time for Mr. Falk to go.

“Outraged by Richard Falk’s highly offensive Boston comments. Someone who spews such vitriol has no place at the U.N. Past time for him to go,” she said.

Mr. Falk suggested that the U.S. will continue to be a target mostly because of its ties to Israel.

“The war drums are beating at this moment in relation to both North Korea and Iran, and 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,” he wrote.



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