The ever-shifting borders in the Middle East

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A lot of Lebanese, born into the Ottoman Empire, therefore woke up one morning and found they were no longer Lebanese — but Palestinian. And when the Israelis arrived in Galilee and did a spot of ethnic cleansing some of these former Lebanese — but now Palestinian — folk were murdered By Robert Fisk - … [Read more...]

How the West lost respect for international law

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An obsessive's documenting of Israeli war crimes in Lebanon can show us how the West lost respect for international law One Norwegian officer left Lebanon with a typed report on torture taped to his chest Odd Karsten Tveit was always a very obsessional chap. Every story he covered, he always wanted … [Read more...]

At least Mr Palestine is in good company

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So they have dug up the old boy at last. Irony of ironies. All his life Yasser Arafat feared assassination, and with good reason. The Israelis tried to bomb him from the air in Beirut in 1982 – but someone tipped 'Mr Palestine' off, and the Israeli bomb merely killed all the civilians in the building. Many … [Read more...]

The Provocateurs Know Politics And Religion Don’t Mix

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So another internet clever-clogs sets the Middle East on fire: Prophet cartoons, then Koranic book-burning, now a video of robed "terrorists" and a fake desert. The Western-Christian perpetrators then go into hiding (an essential requisite for publicity) while the innocent are asphyxiated, beheaded and … [Read more...]

Tripoli – A City in the Shadow of Death

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Gunfire in the suburbs – and hunger and rumour in the capital as thousands race for last tickets out of a city sinking into anarchy Up to 15,000 men, women and children besieged Tripoli's international airport last night, shouting and screaming for seats on the few airliners still prepared to fly to … [Read more...]

Robert Fisk: Even I question the truth about 9/11

Robert Fisk - Published: 25 August 2007 [...] But - here we go. I am increasingly troubled at the inconsistencies in the official narrative of 9/11. It's not just the obvious non sequiturs: where are the aircraft parts (engines, etc) from the attack on the Pentagon? Why have the officials involved in the … [Read more...]