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With Robert Fisk and Osama bin Laden on the road to peace

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012

Back on 6 December 1993, the UK’s Independent newspaper greeted its readers with the headline: “Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace”. The story was by the notorious Robert Fisk and it declared that “The Saudi businessman who recruited mujahedin now uses them for large-scale building projects in Sudan.” The peace monger was none other than Osama bin Laden.

The term “fisking” was coined in 2001 to unmask the old codger’s fantasies, but despite all this he still writes for the Independent and remains the go-to guy on the Middle East for Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE. Incredible, appalling but true.

Fisking Fisk


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