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Robert Fisk writes for the Independent, where this column originally appeared.
Why Arab Autocrats Haven't Confronted Trump
Posted on: Feb 16, 2017, Source: CounterPunch
They're both huge fans of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”
Erdogan Had It Coming: But the Turkish Coup Failed
Posted on: Jul 17, 2016, Source: CounterPunch
What do you expect when Western nations prefer stability to freedom and dignity?
The West’s Flawed Desire to “Liberate” the Middle East
Posted on: Mar 8, 2016, Source: The Independent
A history of failed interventions from Napoleon to Obama.
Who Is Bombing Whom in the Middle East?
Posted on: May 5, 2015, Source: The Independent
It is amazing that all these warriors of the air don’t regularly crash into each other.
How Seeing the Internet as Reality Fuels Murderous ISIL Success and Recruitment
Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: The Independent
It isn't ISIS that radicalizes Muslims before they head off to Syria, but the Internet.
Why Bombing ISIS Is Futile
Posted on: Oct 6, 2014, Source: The Independent
If we had not supported so many brutal men in the Middle East, would things have turned out differently?
Iraq Crisis: Created by Bush & Blair and Bankrolled by Saudi Arabia
Posted on: Jun 15, 2014, Source: The Independent
Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost.
Does Obama Know He’s Fighting on al-Qa’ida’s Side in Syria?
Posted on: Aug 28, 2013, Source: The Independent
‘All for one and one for all’ should be the battle cry if the West goes to war against Assad’s Syrian regime
For Ten Years We've Avoided Asking the Real Question About 9/11
Posted on: Sep 4, 2011, Source: The Independent UK
Why, in all the explanations and stories we've heard about 9/11, do we never discuss the role of US support for Israel?
How Much Longer Can Autocrat Mubarak Cling on to Power?
Posted on: Jan 30, 2011, Source: Independent UK
Reports from Cairo on the growing confidence of the country's citizens who want an end to Mubarak's despotic rule.
Egypt's Day of Reckoning: Mubarak Regime Could Collapse in the Face of Massive Protests
Posted on: Jan 28, 2011, Source: Independent UK
The corruption of government officials, the bulging prisons, the laughable elections, the whole vast, sclerotic edifice of power has at last brought Egyptians on to their streets.
Oceans of Blood and Profits for the Masters of War
Posted on: Nov 29, 2010, Source: Independent UK
With three wars raging in the greater Mid-east and a fourth perhaps on its way, the toll of blood and treasure is an abomination.
Does Israel Seriously Think It Can Convince the World That It's the Underdog?
Posted on: Feb 16, 2010, Source: Independent UK
Israel wants the world to recognize its democracy, but it will not join the world when asked to account for its behavior in Gaza.
The American Desire to Be Loved as Well as Feared Has Long Misled the CIA
Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: Independent UK
The mystery is how a Jordanian 'mole' could be of use in Afghanistan
Secret Plan to Ditch the U.S. Dollar's Dominance Uncovered
Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: Independent UK
Arab states have launched a secret plan with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading.
Fisk on Iran's 'Democrator': 'A Smash in the Face, a Kick in the Balls'
Posted on: Jun 14, 2009, Source: Independent UK
That's how police deal with protesters after Iran's poll kept the hardliners in power.
No Victory for Hezbollah in Lebanon Elections; But No Pro-Western Win Either
Posted on: Jun 8, 2009, Source: Independent UK
Lebanon's new government of "national salvation" will be run by an ex-army general-president with ever-increasing powers.
The British Withdrawal Is Only Our Latest Shameful Exit Following an Unjust Invasion Of Iraq
Posted on: May 1, 2009, Source: Independent UK
179,000 dead Iraqis? Or closer to a million? The British never cared about the Iraqis. That's why we don't know the figure. That's why we left Basra.
Journalists Made Fun of Tom Hurndall: In the End, He Was More Principled Than Any of Them Could Dream to Be
Posted on: Apr 1, 2009, Source: Independent UK
Tom Hurndall was a "human shield," the kind we journalists made fun of in Iraq. Instead of mocking him we should have listened to him.
Did Nouri al-Maliki's Government Disappear an Iraqi MP for Exposing Human Rights Abuses?
Posted on: Mar 20, 2009, Source: Independent UK
Authorities say Mohamed al-Dainy planned a deadly suicide bombing. His allies say he's a fighter for human rights. But nobody knows where he is.
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