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Falk: Boston Marathon Victims ‘Have To Die’ Because Of American-Israeli Relations

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File photo of Richard Falk. (Photo by CEM TURKEL/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of Richard Falk. (Photo by CEM TURKEL/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – An expert with the United Nations’ Human Rights council said that Bostonians who were injured or killed in the Boston Marathon bombing were deserving of their collective fate.

Richard Falk, who is an appointee to two UN positions on the Palestinian territories, made the comments in a statement published to the Foreign Policy Journal, according to the Global Dispatch.

“The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world,” he was quoted as saying. “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.”

Falk reportedly referred to those who lost their lives as “canaries” who “have to die” because of what he described as the United States’ “fantasy of global domination.”

His missive, posted yesterday and entitled “A Commentary on the Marathon Murders,” focused on American relations with Israel as a source of blame for the terrorist attack.

“[A]s long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should not rest easy,” he stated, according to the Forward.

The Princeton University professor emeritus reportedly went on to describe America as “Islamaphobic,” and singled out the administration of former President George W. Bush as part of the problem, asserting that the past POTUS manipulated people into supporting a war in Iraq.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were wounded when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in a Boston hospital, where he has been since he was captured Friday. On Tuesday, the U.S. attorney’s office said his condition had been upgraded to fair.

The 19-year-old was wounded in a shootout with police and suffered gunshot wounds in the head, neck, legs and hand.

Tsarnaev was charged Monday in the twin bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260. His older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed during the shootout.

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