The controversy continues to grow at Rutgers University after the school hired Mazen Adi as a lecturer in its Political Science Department. Adi’s former position was a spokesman for the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Despite his work for this bloodsoaked mass violator of international law and human rights, Rutgers insisted that Adi’s expertise was in the areas of “international law and diplomacy.”
Adi spent his years working against human rights and denying gross violations of international law, including the gassing of civilian populations. He performed this role for 16 years in speaking for one of the most brutal dictatorships on the Earth. At the same time, he accused Israel of burning people alive and selling the organs of children.
Yet Rutgers insists that he is precisely the man that it wants teaching students with “his expertise in international law and diplomacy, and other fields.”
I fail to see how 16 years of being an apologist for a genocidal regime makes one a “diplomat” or, more importantly, an expert on international law. Adi is about as expert on international law as a Harvey Weinstein is an expert on sexual harassment.
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I wonder if there’s an opening or Baghdad Bob in the Communications Department.
Can someone please tell me why parents spend so much $ to send their kids to “ivy league colleges”, aka dumbed down indoctrination centers for PC harpies?
Extreme vetting has been lost on this guy..
Has Rutgers lost its way.
Adi is about as expert on international law as a Harvey Weinstein is an expert on sexual harassment.
For Adi to have done what you’ve stated he has done for so many years, then why is this man free to enter the United States to take such a position? For Harvey Weinstein to do what he has done for so many years, then why has he not been prosecuted? You could have said, as Barack Obama is an expert on constitutional law, Clinton’s on non-profit law or Hillary herself on Information Security.
All of these people are experts but not in the way we would like. The law is their playground. They know the limitations of law enforcement. They operate beyond it’s reach and they know just what to say or do to convince people what they are doing is just.
Let the experts speak and then challenge them on the law. Maybe their ego will provide what law enforcement has been limited at getting.
“Adi is about as expert on international law as a Harvey Weinstein is an expert on sexual harassment.”
Well then, I guess that makes him a really good expert.
How many millionaires go to H&R Block to do their taxes?
Werner Von Braun worked Jews and other prisoners to death by the thousands to advance his work producing rockets that killed thousands in Antwerp and London. Then he was embraced by the US and advanced America’s race to the moon. Von Braun made the cover of Time Magazine.
Kissinger routinely lectures and teaches the brightest of America’s brightest and he is wanted as the war criminal he is in various countries. Our Bush and his handlers slaughtered hundreds of thousands of innocents by mistake and bumbling all the way. American leaders are responsible for the slaughter of over three million Vietnamese, in much the same way as this mutt took part in the regime that gassed, blew up, and otherwise slaughtered.
Perhaps it’s not whether or not the expertise comes from evil or good but the value of the expertise that is important. Understand the enemy, in order to defeat it. We routinely meet the enemy and find that the enemy is us.
What will really make this a positive experience is to be able to hear this mutt’s arguments for what he did.
issac – the Vietnamese are responsible for their own deaths, American Presidents are not. We cannot help that they are not as well trained as even Canadian troops. You need to read more history instead of listening to NPR.
This guy probably knows his way in and out of international law.
If we truly believe in the freedom of speech, and if we believe in weighing all sides of an argument or issue, then let the man speak and then make up your mind. Particularly now, in this propaganda fog of the MSM, it is important to hear the other side, since the stakes are so high and the fog so thick. Seems to me that the university – ANY university – would welcome such unique learning experience. It would be akin professor Turley screening our comments to fit his arguments.
“Adi’s former position was a spokesman for the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Despite his work for this bloodsoaked mass violator of international law and human rights,”
Huh??? bloodsoaked mass violator of international law and human rights
The guy is president of a country going thru a civil war. That makes him the equivalent of Abraham Lincoln, who also violated civil rights, committed war crimes, and “killed his own people.” The other side, the side that is trying to overthrow Assad, is even worse. They burn people alive, and behead Christians, and tear down ancient artifacts. You think anyone can fight them without a breaking a few eggs?
Well, that was simplistic. There are many different groups opposed to the Assad regime and often one another.
You flunk. Start over.
Flunky, huh? How about, “it takes one to know one.”
What’s the difference, Saudi guy, Syrian, whatever. All nice guys. I wonder if HRC lost her Saudi allowance after the new maniac went to work over there.
Come on now, Prof. It’s about academic freedom and the diversity of voices, right? Even the musings of genocidal maniacs and their shills are entitled to reach our young minds for consideration. Gotta communist? Bring em to campus and lavish them with tax dollars. AntiFa needs a recruiter, You gotta admit that Goebbels had a unique perspective on racial inclusion. All ideas are welcome in the classroom, even those that are likely to destroy it in the land of no standards where self-loathing is a considered virtue.
Speaking of international law, the U.S. / Israeli war on Afghanistan is a Crime of Aggression. This is the same crime the Nazis committed.
Millions of men, women and children have been murdered / maimed due to the U.S. / Israeli invasions.
Washington, DC = Nazi Berlin
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Calls For Afghanistan War Crimes Investigation
The War on Afghanistan is Illegal
“The invasion of Afghanistan has been illegal from its inception”
The ICC has legal grounds for an investigation of Afghanistan War Crimes to proceed.
Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, “Following a meticulous preliminary examination of the situation, I have come to the conclusion that all legal criteria required under the Rome Statute to commence an investigation have been met.”
US Military and CIA Leaders May Be Investigated for War Crimes
by Marjorie Cohn
Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Trump has yet to nominate an IRS Commissioner. If the Rutgers gig doesn’t work out, this guy may be an excellent choice!
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Excellent article Sir, I always enjoy reading your articles simply because you always make logical, intelligent arguments. I am going to reblog this article for you. I know that personally if I were considering Rutgers as a location to study this hiring would absolutely make me change my mind about giving them my money or my time.
Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, a.k.a. Baghdad Bob and Comical Ali, would have been a much better choice.
“He’s my man!”
President George W. Bush, 2003
Sounds like the perfect teacher for their students. The Q & A could be very interesting.
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