[Marxism] Ex-journalist Robert Fisk: One is reminded of Goebbels

Clay Claiborne clayclai at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 15:04:46 MST 2014

      Ex-journalist Robert Fisk: One is reminded of Goebbels

> As it is only a few days after the third anniversary of the 25 January
> uprising in Egypt that ousted Hosni Mubarak from power, this would be
> a good time to remember one of the important contributions that Robert
> Fisk made to the Arab Revolt while he was still a journalist. On the
> night of 30 January 2011 Mubarak ordered the Egyptian army to open
> fire on protesters. Reporting from Tahrir Square, Robert Fisk told us
> <http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-as-mubarak-clings-on-what-now-for-egypt-2211287.html>:
>     Many of the senior tank commanders could be seen tearing off their
>     headsets -- over which they had received the fatal orders -- to
>     use their mobile phones. They were, it now transpires, calling
>     their own military families for advice. Fathers who had spent
>     their lives serving the Egyptian army told their sons to disobey,
>     that they must never kill their own people.
> I concluded from Fisk's report that if senior Egyptian army officers
> had refused Mubarak's order, it never would have been heard over those
> headsets, and posted *Senior Egyptian Army Officers Ordered Massacre!
> <http://claysbeach.blogspot.com/2011/02/senior-egyptian-army-officers-ordered_7358.html>*
> to WL Central <http://wlcentral.org/node/1298> and my then DailyKos
> blog
> <http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/14/944359/-Senior-Egyptian-Army-Officers-Ordered-Massacre>.
> My prophetic news of the treachery of the Egyptian Supreme Military
> Council made its way back to Tahrir Square where it was greeted by
> this response from Mona Knoieif
> <http://claysbeach.blogspot.com/2011/02/are-officers-are-being-executed-in_8714.html>
> one of the revolution's leaders:
>     Could this be true? This is contrary to what I heard from people
>     who assured me that the army was initially refusing to even deploy
>     on the streets let alone fire at demonstrators...
>     However, I do not trust the military one bit and this report is
>     very, very worrying. The revolution still has a long way to go. We
>     must all be very alert, very aware and not drop our guard for one
>     minute. Please post this on *April 6th*, *We are all Khalid Said,*
>     etc. as I do not have access to facebook right now, and distribute
>     as widely as possible.
> That was three years ago when Robert Fisk was still a journalist, not
> a mouthpiece for a dictator, and still did work that was useful to the
> people. Now things as different, as his latest defence
> <http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/syria-report-one-is-reminded-of-nazi-germany-9075743.html>
> of Bashar al-Assad upon the release of the Syrian death camp pictures
> clearly shows:
>     Syria report: One is reminded of Nazi Germany
>     Robert Fisk
>     21 January 2014
>     The pictures are horrific, the torture details revolting, the
>     numbers terrifying. And the integrity of the three former
>     prosecutors who have effectively accused the Syrian government of
>     war crimes, are without blemish. Shrivelled, blood-spattered
>     corpses provide unstoppable evidence of regime cruelty -- just as
>     the videotapes of Syrian rebel executions tell us what kind of
>     Syria may soon exist if the insurrection against Bashar al-Assad
>     succeeds.

Clay Claiborne, Director
Vietnam: American Holocaust <http://VietnamAmericanHolocaust.com>
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