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Robert Fisk



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Efforts on to wash off Japan's war crimes

When the US hears that Palestinian textbooks include Israel as part of 'Palestine', American officials roar like bears. But when the Japanese do far worse, the Americans turn into mice ...

Western leaders cannot face the 'looming' war

President Bashar Al Assad of Syria, who will have been much relieved to see Putin leap to the rescue of Russian Ukraine as firmly as he did for Syria...

The ever-shifting borders in the Middle East

A lot of Lebanese, born into the Ottoman Empire, therefore woke up one morning and found they were no longer Lebanese — but Palestinian...

World can't turn a blind eye to the drone attacks

It's not as if Al Qaeda or the innocent victims are firing back with drones of their own — started under George W Bush, but most of the attacks, 384 of them since 2008, have been authorised by Obama...

If Blair knew the truth about Sisi

Sure, Sisi's comrades killed hundreds of Egyptian protesters — but the Field Marshal doesn't have the blood of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on his hands. Besides, the Egyptian people love Sisi....

Generic illustrations may not always tell us the truth

A picture taken recently of an armed Syrian fighter with a rifle in his hand contained an unexplained video-camera in the bottom left hand corner. ...

How different is justice in Iraq today from the era of Saddam?

Last year alone, 1,200 men and women were on death row, most of them sentenced after the usual pre-trial confessions under torture. ...

The greatest fear Britain and Britons had in 1914

Pearse and his brother Willie, and Connolly and McBride and the other 10 men put to death in Dublin on the orders of General John Maxwell, were deemed worthy of capital punishment in the 1914-18 war....

Ariel Sharon: Profile of a butcher

Quite a peacemaker! When an Israeli pilot bombed an apartment block in Gaza, killing nine small children as well as his Hamas target, Sharon described the “operation” as “a great success”...

Fight against Al Qaeda could not be murkier

And so, for the first time in recent history, it seems that the “war against terror” — and specifically against Al Qaeda — is being fought by Middle East regimes rather than their foreign investors....

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