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Robert Fisk



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Behold the battle to be the biggest hypocrite

There was Western condemnation aplenty during the two conflicts, which lasted from the early 1990s to 2002 — the aftermath much longer — including threats of sanctions and international isolation...

Our behaviour is enough to push them towards violence

Beyond this field of blood there is a history of massive injustice which must be recognised, and a vital need for good people to speak out about the iniquities we have unleashed...

Time to sink divides to fight Isis militants

Syria's army cannot hold all the ground it takes from IS or other extremist groups. Hence the existence of the NDF...

Life goes on amid death notices pasted on walls

But drive north from Damascus and you cannot shrug off the Syrian war just because the first rains have washed the desert and the wind blows cold across the scrub. ...

It is the Internet, and not Isis, that is radicalising

Over and over, we have the evidence that it is not Isis that “radicalises” Muslims before they head off to Syria — and how I wish David Cameron would stop using that word — but the internet...

There isn't any moderate opposition in Syria now

Like McGonagall's verse, Kerry's attempts to explain America's crusade against its latest evil enemy are so awful...

Assad lures President Obama into his web

It's an offer that President Barack Obama will have to refuse — but not without some embarrassment. ...

Syria and Iraq crises come as no surprise

US planes bombed Isis, which calls itself Islamic State, American leaders spoke of 'apocalypse' and 'end-of-the-world theology'...

Israel's 'land for lives' is a theft. Pure and simple

There will never be a 'Palestine' and the latest territorial robbery is merely another small punctuation mark in the book of sorrow which the Palestinians must read as their dreams of statehood wither...

No victory for Israel despite devastation

Strategically, the Palestinians have won. They are still in Gaza, Hamas is still in Gaza, and the coalition government of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas appears still to be a reality...

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