Statement by Professor Francis A. Boyle

Before the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization on
Behalf of the National Sovereign State of Borinken

June 19, 2017

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Puerto Rico had what was called a
“plebiscite.” But of course we all know it was a sick joke and a demented
fraud. We most respectfully request that this Committee officially
condemn this Yankee “plebiscite” in the strongest terms possible as a
gross violation of the sacred right of the Puerto Rican People to self-
determination and also declare that this Yankee “plebiscite” was illegal,
null, void, and devoid of any significance whatsoever.

If there were to be a genuine plebiscite in Puerto Rico, four conditions
are required: First, it would have to be supervised by the United Nations
Organization in order to guarantee a free, fair, impartial, objective
electoral process in accordance with historically recognized international
standards and procedures. That has never occurred in Puerto Rico.

Second, prior to the beginning of the plebiscite process, the Yankees
must withdraw their numerous military forces, security agencies,
intelligence services (F.B.I., C.I.A., D.E.A., D.I.A., N.S.A., B.A.T.F., D.H.
S., I.R.S., etc.) to their military bases and offices where they would be
confined for the duration of the electoral process in Puerto Rico, so that
the Yankees do not intimidate the Puerto Rican People by their mere
presence. Their confinement and neutralization should be supervised and
ensured by the United Nations while the plebiscite process goes forward.

Third, after all Yankee military forces and security agencies and
intelligence services have been confined to their bases and offices, the
Puerto Rican People would need a substantial period of time in which
they could engage freely and without fear of Yankee threat and
intimidation during the process of educating themselves and publicly
debating among themselves the various options available, together with
free and fair and meaningful access to the mainstream news media for
this purpose, so that a genuine debate could transpire.

Fourth, it must be guaranteed before the process begins that the Will of
the Puerto Rican People is determinative and will be honored and
respected whatever the results of such a plebiscite might be, including
and especially independence. We most respectfully request that this
Committee determine and proclaim that all four of these conditions must
be satisfied for there to be a valid plebiscite in Puerto Rico.

Finally, the National Sovereign State of Borinken has complied with all
the requirements for admission to the United Nations Organization as a
full-fledged U.N. Member State for the reasons set forth in our
Application to the U.N. Secretary General dated July 8, 2014. We most
respectfully request that this Committee recognize the National Sovereign
State of Borinken and then forward your recognition to the U.N. General
Assembly and the U.N. Security Council at your earliest convenience for
their consideration and action.

Thank you.