Find the best quotes by Robert Fisk.
When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say,…
It’s a journalist’s job to be a witness to history. We’re not there to worry about ourselves. We’re there to try and get as near…
Clinton impressed Assad: a young man who appeared to want to be neutral in the Arab-Israeli dispute – an illusion of course, but that’s what…
It is always an eerie experience to sit among Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers.
In one way, I fear all Damascus is a dungeon. Or do you have to live here to appreciate that?
I do not make stories up, full stop.
I don’t know what happens if they get bin Laden. I’m much more interested in what happens if they don’t get bin Laden.
And it’s true, you hear things in Damascus and, after a few hours, the human double-take stops operating.
U.S. journalists I don’t think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government’s policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as…
Israel lost its war. Will Assad’s enemies lose, too?
A businessman admits that he ‘let go’ an employee because he was a Sunni Muslim. You simply have to look after yourself, he explains. I…
The Syrian army is tired of corruption. It is tired of party nepotism. It is becoming very angry with those it blames for the war.
Colleagues will malign you if you’re a moderately successful journalist.
Tanks come in two forms: the dangerous, deadly kind and the ‘liberating’ kind.
The dead cannot speak. But hitherto unknown information has emerged from the confidential archives of the Syrian presidency and foreign ministry, published in a new…
Wasn’t Saddam destroyed? Wasn’t Gaddafi liquidated? Didn’t Milosevic go to the Hague? All true. But Stalin survived. Kim Jong-un isn’t doing too badly, either –…
The Americans may think they have ‘liberated’ Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves – they came in families and cruised the city in…
President Bush will come here and there will be new ‘friends’ of America to open a new relationship with the world, new economic fortunes for…
The word ‘democracy’ and the name of Assad do not blend very well in much of Syria.
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