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Richard Falk Says France Liable for Dexia, Where UNclear, FauxGressives

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, October 30 -- For financial involvement in settlements in Palestine, outgoing UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk says liability may attach not only to the bank Dexia, but also the governments of France and Belgium, which own post-bailout stakes in Dexia.

  Inner City Press asked Falk where they, and banks like Bank Hapoalim and Bank Leumi, might be sued, and if bank regulators which have allowed these activities might also be liable. Video here and embedded below.

Falk said he is not an expert in this, but that they might be "accessories" to the settlements, and that there is also an "ethical dimension."

Some doubt this, after the predatory lending meltdown, for which still no one has gone to jail.

As had to happen, Falk was asked about his comments (or essay) after the Boston bombing. As the question was being asked, a self-described Wall Street Journal reporter said loudly, "And do you beat your wife?" A word was coined: FauxGressive.

Falk answered, among other things, that there's a reason things like the Boston bombing happen here, meaning the US. But what about the Kenya mall attack?

In the press conference as run by the UN, the first question was automatically handed to the UN Correspondents Association, some of whose Executive Board members not only have tried to get other media thrown out of the UN, which which held a faux UN briefing for Saudi-sponsored Syria rebel Ahmad al Jarba. Its president Pamela Falk made sure to say, as to Richard, "No relation." But why does the UN automatically give out the first question to what has become its UN Censorship Alliance? Watch this site.


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