Top UN Officials Have Public Meltdown over Call for New 9/11 Investigation Print
Monday, 07 February 2011 04:22

Secretary-General and US Ambassador Call Law Professor’s Measured Remarks “Preposterous”

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” - Attributed to Mahatma Gandhi

Editor’s Note: After two recent articles published by AE911Truth and a pointed response by Richard Falk and Elizabeth Woodworth, we review the flap over Falk’s comments and offer resources to help our readers keep the pressure on by expressing themselves directly to UN officials.

Appointed by the UN to the Human Rights Council, Richard Falk’s 9/11 views are under fire from the UN Secretary General

Richard Falk, retired Princeton University professor of international law and a United Nations-appointed human rights expert on the Human Rights Council, was blasted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for suggesting in his January 11 blog entry that there was a cover-up regarding some aspects of the official account of 9/11. Falk mentioned “the reluctance to address the sort of awkward gaps and contradictions in the official explanations” that David Ray Griffin documents in his books. Falk also wrote, “What may be more distressing than the apparent cover-up is the eerie silence of the mainstream media … What must we learn from all this? Don’t connect dots without evidence.”


Sec.-Gen. Ki-Moon condemned these remarks as “preposterous”.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon apparently cares not to see the evidence

UN Watch, a pressure group that monitors the U.N., is calling for Prof. Falk to be removed from his post on the Human Rights Council.

This incident is attracting more attention because the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs is considering problems with US payments of UN dues. US Committee Chair Lleana Ros-Lehtinen wants President Obama to pull the US out of the Human Rights Council.

US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice also attacked Falk


The high profile of the Sec.General’s ridicule of Falk’s remarks could bring some media attention to the 9/11 Truth movement. Flooding the UN with comments supportive of Falk could help make that happen. Carefully fact-checked comments pointing out the scientific evidence uncovered in recent years and how it conflicts with the official account should be faxed to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at (212) 963-3301 or emailed to pga65[at] Copies should also be sent to US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice at (212) 415-4053 or emailed to We will soon post updated versions of open letters we have written to other officials, such as

In a more recent blog post Falk said: “It is always more tempting to shoot the messenger than to heed the message.”