Robert Fisk Archive

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week – by Robert Fisk: OK, so by this afternoon (8 July 2014), the exchange rate of death in two days was 40-0 in favour of Israel. But now for the Gaza story you won’t be hearing from anyone else in the next few
Moderate Syrian Rebel Application Form – The New Yorker: WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — After announcing, on Thursday 26 June 2014, that it would seek $500 million to help “train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the moderate Syrian armed opposition,” the White House today posted the following
Now we see how his doctrine turns enemies into ‘allies’ – by Robert Fisk:     How do they get away with these lies? Now Tony Blair tells us that Western “inaction” in Syria has produced the Iraq crisis. But since bombing Syria would have brought to power in Damascus the very Islamists
Saudi-backed Salafi-Wahhabi terrorists of ISIS establishing Caliphate in Iraq and Syria – by Robert Fisk: So after the grotesquerie of the Deobandi terror outfit Taliban and the Salafi war-lord Osama bin Laden and 15 of the 19 suicide killers of 9/11, meet Saudi Arabia’s latest monstrous contribution to world history: the Islamist Salafi/Wahhabi caliphate
Assad is already counting on soldiers still at school to fill the gaps left by 30,000 casualties – by Robert Fisk: We were driving down the main road from Homs – fast, of course, as the Syrian war now requires – when, just outside the Damascus suburb of Harasta, a government soldier asked for a ride into town. I have
Sunni and Shia are united in Bashar Al Assad’s army – by Robert Fisk:   General Yussef Swaidan was doing the Syrian army version of hearts and minds, standing behind a fruit stall surrounded by a couple of dozen shopkeepers on the very edge of Daraya. See how well the army treats you.
How the Salafi-Wahhabi agenda is dividing the Muslim world – by Robert Fisk: LUBP Editor’s note: We are cross-posting a valuable analysis of the current geopolitical situation in the Middle East by veteran journalist Robert Fisk. We have made some minor changes in the cross-posted article to reflect the fact that Saudi
When is a military coup not a military coup? – by Robert Fisk:   For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup. The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations
The destiny of this pageant lies in the Kingdom of Oil, Holy Places and Corruption – by Robert Fisk: Related articles: LUBP Archive on Saudi Arabia LUBP Archive on Bahrain The Middle East earthquake of the past five weeks has been the most tumultuous, shattering, mind-numbing experience in the history of the region since the fall of the
Pakistan: a nation under attack – by Robert Fisk: Thanks: The Independent American drones overhead, Taliban troops on the offensive, and the horrifying rise of child kidnapping – Pakistan is in pieces, writes Robert Fisk, in a devastating portrait of a country thwarted by violence and corruption Pakistan
As things get worse in Pakistan, the optimism continues to soar – by Robert Fisk: Thanks: The Independent As things get worse in Pakistan, the optimism continues to soar Civilians have paid the price in revenge attacks that usually target the army A few days ago, I was driving around Lahore, its population still
The mysterious case of the grey lady of Bagram – by Robert Fisk: Why didn’t Aafia Siddiqui’s family report her missing in 2003, asks Robert Fisk. ISLAMABAD: Dr Shams Hassan Faruqi sits amid his rocks and geological records, shakes his bearded head and stares at me. “I strongly doubt if the children
The never-ending exodus of Christians from the Middle East – by Robert Fisk: I have usually found that the closer a religious Christian, Jew or Muslim comes to the Middle East, the madder they become. The most avuncular Shropshire vicar, the kindest Jewish moderate, the most secular Muslim – dump them within
Robert Fisk: Posturing and laughter as victims rot: Mahmoud Abbas stepped further into humiliation by saying the only option for Arabs isto make peace with Israel Tuesday, 20 January The front page of the Beirut daily As-Safir said it all yesterday. Across the top was a
Robert Fisk: When it comes to Gaza, leave the Second World War out of it: How do Holocaust survivors in Israel feel about being called Nazis? Exaggeration always gets my goat. I started to hate it back in the 1970s when the Provisional IRA claimed that Long Kesh internment camp was “worse than Belsen”.
Robert Fisk’s Theory on the War on Ghaza…the real story of the war in a less than 4 minutes video clip…:
Robert Fisk: Tin-pot rockets won’t open a second front: Thursday, 15 January 2009 The “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command” – the quotation marks are necessary since this outfit controls at most 500 cadres – is responsible for all the tin-pot rockets fired into Israel from
Robert Fisk: Wherever I go, I hear the same tired Middle East comparisons: On both sides of the Atlantic the experience has been weirdly repetitive Saturday, 10 January 2009 (The Independent) It all depends where you live. That was the geography of Israel’s propaganda, designed to demonstrate that we softies – we
Robert Fisk: Bring in the peacekeepers? It’s not as easy as it sounds: Tuesday, 6 January 2009 (The Independent) UN peacekeepers in Lebanon, where they have had mixed success Do I hear the braying of the UN donkey in Gaza? On his Middle East tour, the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, may well
Robert Fisk: Gaza…. The rotten state of Egypt is too powerless and corrupt to act: The rotten state of Egypt is too powerless and corrupt to actThursday, 1 January 2009 (The Independent) President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt a country where ‘the idea of service has simply ceased to exist’ There was a day when
Robert Fisk: Leaders lie, civilians die, and lessons of history are ignored: Monday, 29 December 2008 (The Independent) We’ve got so used to the carnage of the Middle East that we don’t care any more – providing we don’t offend the Israelis. It’s not clear how many of the Gaza dead
Robert Fisk: Six years in Guantanamo: Sami al-Haj, an Al Jazeera cameraman, was beaten, abused and humiliated in the name of the war on terror. He tells our correspondent about his struggle to rebuild a shattered life Sami al-Haj walks with pain on his steel