Michael Posner

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(lawyer, deep state operative)
Michael Posner at September 28 Press Conference in Geneva.jpg
BornNovember 19, 1950
Chicago
Alma materUniversity of Michigan, UC Berkeley School of Law
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Members 3, DisinfoPortal
US spook promoting deep state agendas using the human rights angle

Michael H. Posner is an American lawyer furthering deep state agendas using the human rights angle. Going in and out of government, he is Founding Executive Director and later the President of Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights), the former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) of the United States, currently director for the Center of Business and Human Rights at NYU Stern School of Business, as well as Professor of Business and Society at New York University Stern School of Business, and a Board member of the International Service for Human Rights.[1]

In 2011, Posner was charged with overseeing the State Department’s review of the impact from the Wikileaks cable leaks.[2]

Coaching Israeli war criminals

Wikileaks documents revealed that Michael Posner traveled to Israel after the Israeli attack on Gaza between Dec. 2008 and Jan. 2009, to provide counsel to a group of seven Israeli generals accused by the United Nations of war crimes following Operation Cast Lead. [3][4]

Kathleen Christison, a former CIA-analyst and writer, commented that Posner's visit was mainly with coordinating a means with the Israelis of undermining the Goldstone Report.[5] Christison goes on to write:

Perhaps the most striking aspect of the several cables reporting on Posner's visit is the utter lack of concern shown for the awful human devastation caused by Cast Lead. Although countless commentators have written about Gaza in the aftermath of the Israeli assault, Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss.net best described what had happened there in a posting the day after the release of Goldstone's report. Weiss believed Goldstone had captured not just the bare facts of the assault and its effects on Gaza's 1.5 million people, but the nearly apocalyptic horrors that Cast Lead had visited upon Gazans. [...]
It cannot be possible to direct the firepower Israel launched against Gaza for over three weeks on an "urban area" without knowing in advance that civilians would be killed in huge numbers. All estimates are that well over half of the 1,400-plus Gazans killed were civilians. At least 25 per cent of the dead were children - a conservative number in a population of which more than half are minors. Howard Zinn wrote in 2006, referring to both U.S. and Israeli military operations, that if one deliberately drops a bomb on a civilian target, the deaths of innocent people are "inevitable" and "if a military action will inevitably kill innocent people, then that action is as immoral as any 'deliberate' attack on civilians" [emphasis in original]. This is clearly a moral truth that escaped Michael Posner who, it's worth noting, spent a career in the field of human rights before becoming an assistant secretary of state.



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