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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on April 28th, 2013
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

 

Boston suspects’ mother in terrorism database since 2011

Russia expressed concern Zubeidat Tsarnaeva and son Tamerlan were religious militants; FBI searches landfill near bomber’s university

April 27, 2013.

 

This April 25, 2013 file photo shows Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, left, the mother of the two Boston bombing suspects, speaking at a news conference in Makhachkala, the capital of the southern Russian province of Dagestan. At right is her sister-in-law Maryam. (photo credit: AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File)

This April 25, 2013 file photo shows Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, left, the mother of the two Boston bombing suspects, speaking at a news conference in Makhachkala, the capital of the southern Russian province of Dagestan. At right is her sister-in-law Maryam. (photo credit: AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center, while FBI agents searched for evidence Friday in a landfill near the college he was attending.

Tsarnaev, 19, was taken from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was recovering from a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries suffered during a getaway attempt, and transferred to the Federal Medical Center Devens, about 40 miles from Boston, the US Marshals Service said. The facility at a former Army base treats federal prisoners.

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and CNN writes about the statement by an unnamed US official:

Russian authorities intercepted a communication in 2011 between the mother of the accused Boston Marathon bombers and someone who may have been one of her sons “discussing jihad,” a U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation told CNN’s Susan Candiotti.

 

The Russians turned over their intercept of the conversation — which the official described as vague — to the FBI only in the past few days, the official said.

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and a Canadian Professor reviewing the stand at the UN of an American who has been seriously discredited in the past but continues to be employed by the UN:

 

April 22, 2013 Contact: info@humanrightsvoices.org
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UN Human Rights Official Says Boston Got What It Deserved

 


This article by Anne Bayefsky originally appeared today on Breitbart.com.

 

UN Human Rights Council “expert” Richard Falk has published a statement saying Bostonians got what they deserved in last week’s terror attack. He quotes W.H. Auden to make his point: “to whom evil is done/do evil in return.”

Richard Falk is the UN’s “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” He has held the post since 2008, despite exposure as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.

In his latest rant, published online on April 21, 2013 by foreignpolicyjournal.com. Falk repeats the libel that prior to 9/11 President George W. Bush was seeking a “pretext” for war, and that anything Israel is the opposite of “justice and peace.”

And then he attacks Bostonians head-on. The police action in Boston was a “hysterical dragnet.” Boston’s dead were “canaries” that “have to die” because of America’s “fantasy of global domination.”

Falk explains the attacks as justifiable “resistance.” In his words: “The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world.”

He minimizes the crime and predicts worse if America doesn’t change its ways to better accommodate the demands of “the Islamic world.” As he puts it: “In some respects, the United States has been fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks, and these may yet happen…”.

For years, Falk has been espousing the worst forms of antisemitism from his UN perch, and for his efforts has been rewarded with repeated opportunities by the Council to lecture others on his world view.

That world view is shared by the 56 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), who only a week ago at UN Headquarters refused to define terrorism unless an exception clause was created for “legitimate struggle.”

The OIC controls the balance of power at the UN’s top human rights body, by holding majorities in both the African and Asian regional groups. Africa and Asia, in turn, control 26 of the 47 seats on the Council. With the backing of the OIC, therefore, Falk has been encouraged and protected.

The Obama administration has long championed the UN Human Rights Council, which it decided to join as one of its first foreign policy moves in 2009. Thanks to the Obama administration, U.S. began a second three-year term on the Council this past January. At the opening of the Council’s most recent session in March, Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer traveled to Geneva to address what she called “this esteemed body.”

There is nothing about a “human rights” body that countenances the likes of Richard Falk that is “esteemed,” and the United States should resign–effective immediately.

Anne Bayefsky is director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. Follow her @AnneBayefsky.

 

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