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Robert Fisk: Shadow of Syrian conflict stretching into Lebanon

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

FROM THE INDEPENDENT:

One of the bodies — of a young officer in his twenties — has had his eyes gouged out. Knives appear to have been used on the soldiers, the commentary tells us. There seems no doubt that the bodies are real and little doubt that they are indeed members of the Syrian security” forces — nor that the weeping, distraught parents in the background are indeed their Syrian families READ.MORE>>>>>>

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Robert Fisk: ‘The Arab awakening began not in Tunisia this year, but in Lebanon in 2005’

April 21, 2011 Leave a comment

First, to reports from the revolutionary front lines in Syria, in the same imperfect, but brave, English in which they were written less than 24 hours ago…    “Yesterday morning I went to the square to demonstrate, I arranged it with guys on Facebook, I don’t know them, but we share the same ambition of freedom, that night I was awake until 6am watching the news, it was horrible what’s happening in Syria, the security forces slaughter people as if aniamals !!!…   READ MORE>>>>>>

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SEE ROBERT FISK VIDEO ON SYRIAN UPRISING: BASHAR IN TROUBLE AT VIDEOS109BC

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Robert Fisk: Palestinians understand Gadhafi better than we do

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

A meeting with a close friend of a son of Gaddafi. “He wants a battle, habibi, he wants a battle. He wants to be the big guerrilla hero, the big man who fights the Americans. He wants to be the Libyan hero who takes on the colonialists. Mr Cameron, Mr Obama, they will do it for him. They will give him the hero title. They will do what he wants.” READ MORE>>>>

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Tripoli – a city in the shadow of death

March 1, 2011 Leave a comment

ROBERT FISK – The Independent of UK

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 Muammar Gaddafi’s rump state, paying Libyan police bribe after bribe to reach the ticket desks in a rain-soaked mob of hungry, desperate families. Many were trampled as Libyan security men savagely beat those who pushed their way to the front…… READ MORE>>>>>

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Robert Fisk: Blood and fear in Cairo’s streets

February 3, 2011 Leave a comment

The fighting around me in the square called Tahrir was so terrible that we could smell the blood. The men and women who are demanding the end of Mubarak’s 30-year dictatorship – and I saw young women in scarves and long skirts on their knees, breaking up the paving stones as rocks fell around them – fought back with an immense courage which later turned into a kind of terrible cruelty.  READ MORE>>>>>>

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