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Last updated on August 10th, 2017 at 12:47 pm
During his recent war-profiteering book tour, did anyone think to ask Robert Fisk how he might go about combatting terrorism and achieving peace in the Middle East? Fisk is, after all, a Middle East expert; surely he has some notion of what must be done, especially given his criticism of the coalition approach.
I haven’t found any examples (and haven’t searched much, admittedly). But there is this, from October 2001, when the New Statesman asked Fisk (among others): What would you do? Fisk’s reply:
It is impossible to declare war on terrorism without eliminating its causes. I believe injustice in the Middle East is at the root of the international terrorism problem. The west should produce a new foreign policy in relation to the Middle East and fully engage with it.
Not exactly big on detail, is he? What would this new foreign policy be, Robert? It’d be useful to know, before we, like, fully engaged with it.