Reconciliations and amnesties are a postponement of justice in the hope that the victims’ relatives will die off and their descendants will lose all interest in the outrages of the past. Unlikely. Who now remembers … Continue reading Quote of the Day: Robert Fisk
Please note that no tribunals have called for the princes and emirs of the Gulf, or the Plucky Little King of Jordan, or the weird President Bouteflika of Algeria and his henchmen, or the much … Continue reading Quote of the Day: Robert Fisk
The Libya War Argument — Glenn Greenwald [Gaddafi’s] demise [tells] us very little about the key questions surrounding the war: how many civilians…died and [will] die in the future? What [will] be required to stabilize … Continue reading What to Read on the Fall of Muammar al-Gaddafi
I don’t give Robert Fisk enough praise. No other Western reporter even comes close to him in covering the Middle East.
The fact that Fisk interviewed Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions should be evidence enough that his is a voice to be listened to in the wake of the mass murderer’s death. As usual, he says what we need to hear, though not necessarily what we want to*:
A middle-aged nonentity, a political failure outstripped by history — by the millions of Arabs demanding freedom and democracy in the Middle East — died in Pakistan yesterday. And then the world went mad. Read more “We Do Not Excuse, But We Must Understand”
We don’t have many options, do we, unless we want to see another Srebrenica? But hold on. Didn’t that happen long after we had imposed our “no-fly” zone over Bosnia? — Robert Fisk (The Independent)