The U.S. is burning a perilous path in the Middle East. The empire builders in Washington want control of the region’s oil and command of its strategic position. Two key countries are Lebanon and Iraq. And on the edge is Afghanistan. What’s really going on there? You won’t know much if you’re feeding at the corporate media trough with its drive-by journalism.
Interview by David Barsamian.
Robert Fisk, based in Beirut, was the renowned Middle East correspondent for The Independent. He was winner of the Amnesty International UK Press Award and the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. The Financial Times called him “one of the outstanding reporters of his generation.” He was the author of Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon, The Great War for Civilization, and The Age of the Warrior. He died in October 2020.