The United Nations has invited a 9/11 truther and outspoken critic of Israel to speak on a conference panel about the perils of war. The Washington Free Beacon has the details:
Annie Machon, a former British intelligence officer who has said the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were “an inside job” in order to spur war in the Middle East, is scheduled to address a June 6 briefing jointly organized by the U.N. Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Relations (DPI-NGO) and the Swiss government’s permanent U.N. mission.
The briefing, “Determined to Save Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War,” will be held at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
Machon’s presence at the briefing prompted Jewish humanitarian organization B’nai B’rith International (BBI) to condemn her conspiratorial views.
“It is unimaginably inappropriate for Machon to be speaking at U.N. headquarters given her worldview,” BBI president Allan J. Jacobs said in a statement. “To blame 9/11 on a massive conspiracy is vile and outrageously disrespectful to the victims of the attacks in the city she’s speaking in.”
The group petitioned U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Swiss Ambassador to the U.N. Paul Seger about her conspiracist and anti-Israel statements.
“We are writing to express our outrage over the choice of Ms. Annie Machon as a panelist,” BBI wrote last week to Ki-Moon and Seger, according to a copy of its letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
“In videos easily accessible and widely viewed on YouTube, she espouses the view that 9/11 was, ‘an inside job designed as a pretext for war,’” BBI wrote in their letter. “In another video, she claims that the Israeli Mossad security agency carried out a 1994 bombing at the Israeli Embassy in London to shatter support for Palestinians in the United Kingdom.”
Read the whole thing, nowhere did I find mention of Secretary of State John Kerry, or anyone else from the Obama administration, calling for this woman’s invitation to speak to be rescinded.