[Marxism] Fwd: Aleppo siege: Robert Fisk won't tell truth on Syria because he fears it

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 11 10:56:41 MDT 2016

By Sam Charles Hamad

As many celebrated the Syrian rebels' extraordinary victory in breaking 
the siege of Aleppo last week, thus averting the potential starvation of 
hundreds of thousands, one person who won't be so enthusiastic is The 
Independent's Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk. As he stated in an 
article published on 4 August, during the height of the rebel 
counter-offensive against pro-Assad forces, "there are no good guys 
among the Syrian warlords".

Fisk is, of course, one of the most experienced Middle East 
correspondents in the West, with a career in the region spanning back as 
far as the and the Iranian revolution and the Soviet invasion of 
Afghanistan. Fisk is widely respected in his journalistic field and is 
regarded as a safe source for many people across the political spectrum 
when it comes for Middle Eastern affairs. It's for this reason that one 
can only lament the fact that Fisk has, since the beginning of the 
Syrian revolution, become more of a peddler of propaganda than a serious 


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