Sunday, October 10, 2010

Robert Fisk Speaks On On TV

Despite his fame in press , Robert Fisk is rarely seen on TV in the Arab world and so it was great opportunity if not an achievement to see him speaking on an Egyptian TV channel, not only an Arab TV Channel. Yousri Fouda made a wonderful interview with him in his weekly TV show “The Last Word” from two weeks ago.
Here is the interview in English , you can watch it and enjoy it after the break

I think that Fouda recorded that interview for 9/11 anniversary because he gave too much time to 9/11 that we did not need actually , we needed to hear our guest speak more about Egypt and the Middle East.
I love what he said about Al Hariri :
Lebanon killed Al Hariri
Now what he said about Egypt was brief but we know what this man thinks about Mubarak and his son , he also knows that the show would not be aired if he elaborated and expressed his views more openly. After all this is a man who loves to remind the world with what Egyptians call Mubarak from nicknames.
Still I do not know what he meant by young man , hopefully he does not mean Gamal Mubarak , well Gamal is no longer a young man as we all know , I understood his words that we need new young man , new blood to put an end for this old rotten regime and that old system from 1952 but the question is from where this young man will come.


  1. Fouda is making a living by promoting the nonsense of accrediting 9/11 to Bin Laden. Fisk’s political position is generally respected with the exception of his position on 9/11. His argument is really absurd; to say US couldn’t have done it because they screw up everything else.

    If the US, spending trillion of dollars on intelligence, couldn’t have done it, so how in earth 19 Arabs with mediocre resources did manage to make it so spectacular.

  2. Mr. Fisk is an excellent reporter who's analysis of world affairs are concise, correct & thorough.
    I admire him as a reporter.
    The Canadian.

  3. Another liar apologist of the US involvement in the 9/11 - they couldn't doit because they screw up. The fact of the matter is that they did, comon sense indicates it, logic indicates it and the proofs indicate it. They may have used some brain washed morons, but they were instrumental in realizing the joint US/Israeli coup....
    That is just beyond discussion and there is nothing worse than a disinformation agent, the one that infiltrates the ranks of a group of people seeking the truth and passes himself as objective on irrelevant details in order to gain credibility but dilutes the truth when it comes to relevant issues. Their role is to take the edge away from a rise in awareness before it reaches a critical mass necessary to bring the changes.

  4. Crazy pearls! You know who you are.

  5. I can explain Fisk's position. It is one of interpolation between a rock and a hard place. Since he's not stupid, he knows that Al Qaida/Bin Laden did 9/11. Unfortunately he has appearances to keep up, and he cannot come out and say that without alienating his reader base of fringe left-wing kooks and Islamist terrorist sympathisers. On the other hand he can't tell the lie he'd like best to tell, i.e., that the CIA and Mossad did it; because, like Helen Thomas, he'd be fired for embarrassing his employer with inflammatory stupidity. So he compromises, hoping that calling America "incompetent" will be enough of a bone to throw to his America-hating base. You can gauge the success of Fisk's gambit from the reader comments above:

    10/11/2010 05:07:00 AM - partial success
    10/11/2010 01:27:00 PM - success
    10/11/2010 08:30:00 PM - failure


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