Falk didn’t touch on the controversy until the end of the lecture. One man professed his disbelief at the accepted 9/11 story and asked Falk if he believed the official version of events. Falk chuckled. “I was waiting for the question,” he said. Falk responded by explaining he didn’t have the necessary knowledge to answer the question but said he felt there was enough “existential doubt” to re-examine the incident. “It can’t be dismissed by calling anyone who says there are some unanswered questions a conspiracy theorist,” Falk said.
A UN expert on Palestinian human rights who suggested there was a cover-up over the September 11 attacks should be fired, US Ambassador Susan Rice said on Tuesday. US academic Richard Falk wrote in a blog this month that there had been an “apparent cover-up” over 9/11. In her statement, Rice called Falk’s comments “despicable” and “noxious” and called for his removal.
Falk wrote in a blog this month that there had been an “apparent cover-up” by US authorities over the September 11, 2001 attacks, in which hijackers flew airliners into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon near Washington. He said mainstream media had been “unwilling to acknowledge the well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials.”
He was greeted by applause when he walked into the United Nations General Assembly, and applauded again, even after questioning 9/11 and claiming that the American government may have been behind the attack. That’s right, applauded after questioning the motivation for the terrorist attacks, who was responsible for them, and essentially suggesting they were a U.S. plot. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made a variety of claims over the years during his appearances here, but he never has ...