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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday November 09, 2019 - 18:08 by Robert Fisk
That wars end very differently to our own expectations – or our plans – was established long ago. That “we” won the Second World War did not mean the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet the moment we decide who the good guys are, and who the evil monsters whom we must destroy, we relapse again into our old mistakes. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Monday July 30, 2012 - 03:32 by Robert Fisk
¿Se habrá visto en Medio Oriente una guerra en la que impere semejante hipocresía? ¿Una guerra de tal cobardía, moralidad malvada, con tan falsa retórica y vergüenza pública? No hablo de las víctimas físicas de la tragedia en Siria. Me refiero a las mentiras y mendacidad de nuestros gobernantes y nuestra opinión pública –tanto en Oriente como en Occidente– en ambos casos, dignas de risotadas: no son sino una horrible pantomima más propia de una sátira de Swift que de Tolstoi o Shakespeare. ... read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 04, 2011 - 23:57 by Robert Fisk
So why are we in Afghanistan? Didn't the Americans and the British go there in 2001 to fight Osama bin Laden? Wasn't he killed on Monday? There was painful symbolism in the Nato airstrike yesterday – scarcely 24 hours after Bin Laden's death – that killed yet more Afghan security guards. For the truth is that we long ago lost the plot in the graveyard of empires, turning a hunt for a now largely irrelevant inventor of global jihad into a war against tens of thousands of Taliban insurgents who have little interest in al-Qa'ida, but much enthusiasm to drive Western armies out of their country. ... read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday May 04, 2011 - 22:57 by Robert Fisk
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 full story / add a comment
Protestors in India against Hussein's 'martyrdom'
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Sunday December 31, 2006 - 23:46 by Robert Fisk   text 1 comment (last - monday january 01, 2007 - 13:43)   image 1 image
How the West armed Saddam, fed him intelligence on his 'enemies', equipped him for atrocities - and then made sure he wouldn't squeal ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Sunday December 31, 2006 - 22:59 by Robert Fisk   image 2 images
Saddam to the gallows. It was an easy equation. Who could be more deserving of that last walk to the scaffold - that crack of the neck at the end of a rope - than the Beast of Baghdad, the Hitler of the Tigris, the man who murdered untold hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis while spraying chemical weapons over his enemies? Our masters will tell us in a few hours that it is a "great day" for Iraqis and will hope that the Muslim world will forget that his death sentence was signed - by the Iraqi "government", but on behalf of the Americans - on the very eve of the Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, the moment of greatest forgiveness in the Arab world. ... read full story / add a comment
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