B’nai B’rith International is appalled to learn that the U.N. Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Relations section (DPI/NGO) and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations will be hosting 9/11 “truther” Annie Machon at its panel discussion on June 6 on “[saving] succeeding generations from the scourge of war.”
Machon, a former MI5 intelligence officer, has publically insisted that the 9/11 terror attacks were an inside job carried out by the U.S. government and that they were “designed as a pretext for war and designed as a pretext to erode our freedom,” as she’s quoted as saying in a 2007 interview.
“It is unimaginably inappropriate for Machon to be speaking at U.N. headquarters given her worldview,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said. “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.”
Machon has also claimed that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was behind the 1994 bombing of the Israeli embassy in London, saying that a staged terror attack would paint Palestinians in a negative light throughout the United Kingdom and shatter any public support for them.
“These claims are reprehensible and don’t deserve to be given a platform at the U.N.,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “The Swiss Mission to the U.N. should immediately rescind the invitation for her to speak.”