Friday, May 17, 2013

Nice Work If You Can Get It, and You Can Get It If You're Falk

Did you know that egregious Zion-loather Richard Falk has held his so-called "human rights" position since 1967? And because there's no provision to toss him out on his sorry behind, he'll be there at least until 2014 or until he croaks, whichever comes first:
Many mandate holders conduct themselves professionally and strive to fulfill their responsibilities with independence, impartiality, personal integrity, and objectivity, which, along with expertise and experience, are identified by the HRC as being of “paramount importance” in the selection of mandate holders.[2] Although Falk, the “Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967,” is not the only mandate holder to fall short of these standards, he is unique in his recidivism among current HRC human rights experts.
Falk has demonstrated a pattern of anti-Semitic prejudice, endorsement of 9/11 conspiracy theories, and offensive statements for which he has been repeatedly condemned by the U.S. and senior U.N. officials.[3] Most recently, Falk implied that U.S. actions and America’s support for Israel were to blame for the bombings in Boston:
Should we not all be meditating on W.H. Auden’s haunting line: “Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return”? The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world. In some respects, the United States has been fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks, and these may yet happen, especially if there is no disposition to rethink US relations to others in the world, starting with the Middle East. Some of us naively hoped that Obama’s Cairo speech of 2009 was to be the beginning of such a process of renewal…. Now at the start of his second presidential term, it seems that Obama has given up altogether, succumbing to the Beltway ethos of Israel First.[4]
U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N., Ambassador Susan Rice, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon both rightly condemned Falk’s comments. However, multiple condemnations over the years have had little effect. Falk’s anti-Semitism and unprofessionalism contravene the HRC’s stated “paramount considerations” for mandate holders. His statements also flout the Code of Conduct for Mandate Holders, which requires them to “[u]phold the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, meaning, in particular, though not exclusively, probity, impartiality, equity, honesty and good faith,” to adopt “a conduct that is consistent with their status at all times,” and to behave “in such a way as to maintain and reinforce the trust they enjoy of all stakeholders.”[5]
As noted by the U.S. Mission to the U.N. last month, “The United States has previously called for Mr. Falk’s resignation for his numerous outrageous statements, and these comments underscore once more the absurdity of his service as a UN Special Rapporteur.”[6] However, according to a State Department official, Falk must be tolerated until his term expires in 2014 because “Human Rights Council rules contain no provision for removing or firing a special rapporteur once he or she has been appointed.”[7]
Well, why the hell don't the rules allow for the cashiering of a rapporteur, especially one as odious as Falk?

Scratch that. The better question is: Why the hell can't we fire the entire "Human Rights" Council, the international body that more than any other has turned the concept of human rights into a laughingstock and a dog's breakfast.

Update: Here's the song:

Trashing Jooos at all hours
With your venomous talk.
Oh, that's nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you're Falk.
Hanging 'round for decades
Tho' your words make 'em balk.
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you're Falk.

Just imagine someone
With his cushy sinecure.

When Jew-hate's undone one
How much Falk must we endure?

Zionhass his M.O.

Adamant as a rock.
Nice work if you can get it
And if you get it
You can be like Falk!

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