Call off the search. The Root Causes have been found.
And you can thank the often maligned UN, ably represented by Richard Falk, an official with the United Nations Human Rights Council, for digging deep and coming up with these root causes for the recent Boston terrorist attack.
Recall Justin Trudeau, in his now famous CBC interview, post Boston bombing, suggested that we have to look for the root causes. You know.
As Trudeau stated, “Now we don’t know now whether it was, you know, terrorism or a single crazy or, you know, a domestic issue or a foreign issue, I mean, all of those questions. But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded, completely at war with innocents, at war with a society. And our approach has to be, okay, where do those tensions come from?”
In my above Huffington Post article, I objected to Trudeau’s comments, which seemed to blame American society for the Boston bombing.
Well, this was apparently akin to accusing Justin Bieber of lip synching “Believe.”
Justin Trudeau’s cult followers attacked me mercilessly. They attacked my character, my education, my Lionsgate connection. And they accused me of being a Harper neo-con, and Ezra Levant’s evil twin. I was pilloried. Tarred and feathered.
But I emerged unbowed, and am back to report that according to Professor Richard Falk, Justin Trudeau was on the right track. Apparently American foreign policy is to blame for the Boston bombings.
Wow! I didn’t see that coming.
In an online Foreign Policy piece that no longer seems to be accessible, Professor Falk supports the view that the Boston bombings were a direct result of American drone attacks on innocent women and children in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and of Americans torturing Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib. And of course, the old standby — Falk also blames the U.S.’s one-sided support of Israel, at the expense of the Palestinians.
Falk argues, quoting W. H. Auden, “Those to whom evil is done/do evil in return.”
According to Falk, the Americans brought these Boston terrorist acts upon themselves. The Americans have only themselves to blame. Falk also suggests that the United States has created international tensions which led to these terrorist attacks on its soil.
This is similar to Trudeau’s conclusion, as above noted, that tensions in American society and intentional tensions created by American society may be root causes of the attacks. In other words, the killing and maiming of all those innocent people at the Boston marathon can be rationally explained as a by-product of America’s many geopolitical acts of attempted global domination.
This sounds a lot like Liberal Prime Minister Chretien explaining the root causes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In a CBC interview, post 9/11, Chrietien opined, “And I do think that the Western world is getting too rich in relation to the poor world and necessarily will be looked upon as being arrogant and self-satisfied, greedy and with no limits. The 11th of September is an occasion for me to realize it even more.”
Justin Trudeau appears to be following in the footsteps of his Liberal elders. And such perceptive professors and UN representatives as Richard Falk.