Stories by Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk writes for the Independent, where this column originally appeared.  subscribe to Robert Fisk's feed

Posted on: Sep 8, 2017, Source: The Independent

While we’re all waiting for Trump to start World War Three, we’ve not spotted that the military map of the Middle East has substantially, bloodily changed. It will be years before Syria and Iraq (and Yemen) are rebuilt – and the Israelis may have to go to Putin to clear up the mess they’re now in.

Posted on: May 19, 2017, Source: CounterPunch

Here comes the first test of Trump's "diplomacy" in the Middle East.

Posted on: May 16, 2017, Source: The Independent

Trump will be able to ask Netanyahu for help against Isis without—presumably—realizing that Israel has never—ever—bombed Isis in Syria.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2017, Source: The Independent

When Shia babies of equal humanity were blasted to pieces this weekend, Trump could not care less.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2017, Source: The Independent

Americans may dream of fleeing to Canada, but they too are infected with the contagion of racism.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2017, Source: CounterPunch

They're both huge fans of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”

Posted on: Jul 17, 2016, Source: CounterPunch

What do you expect when Western nations prefer stability to freedom and dignity?

Posted on: Mar 8, 2016, Source: The Independent

A history of failed interventions from Napoleon to Obama.

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.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: The Independent

It isn't ISIS that radicalizes Muslims before they head off to Syria, but the Internet.

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?

Posted on: Jun 15, 2014, Source: The Independent

Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: Independent UK

The mystery is how a Jordanian 'mole' could be of use in Afghanistan

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.