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December 9, 1990 | Augustus Richard Norton, Norton's "Amal and the Shi'a: Struggle for the Soul of Lebanon" was published in 1987
With the world transfixed by the Gulf crisis, wretched and wrecked Lebanon is enjoying a small taste of peace. For the first time since 1975, Beirut's streets are empty of sectarian militias, and the central government--with heavy Syrian support--is finding its feet. Robert Fisk's timely book is a compendium of the calamities which have been inflicted upon the Lebanese by others, and by themselves.
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August 7, 1994 | PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS, Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant treasury secretary, is chairman of the Institute for Political Economy in Washington
Someone's lying big time about the death of White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster. Is it original Whitewater special prosecutor Robert Fiske, the FBI or the star witness? A discrepancy of this magnitude cannot be swept under the rug. It is of far more consequence than the conflicting testimony of Treasury officials about their White House meetings that is occupying the attention of Congress and the media.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1994
Appointing Robert Fiske as special counsel for the Whitewater affair (Jan. 21) is an outrageous waste of the taxpayer's money and an egregious disservice to the American public. What will be accomplished by this investigation? How can this effort possibly help reduce our debt, pass a comprehensive health care program or in any way facilitate the solution of the very serious problems we have? We have a new, vigorous President who is working hard to bring about change in our country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1994
Appointing Robert Fiske as special counsel for the Whitewater affair (Jan. 21) is an outrageous waste of the taxpayer's money and an egregious disservice to the American public. What will be accomplished by this investigation? How can this effort possibly help reduce our debt, pass a comprehensive health care program or in any way facilitate the solution of the very serious problems we have? We have a new, vigorous President who is working hard to bring about change in our country.
OPINION
August 7, 1994 | PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS, Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant treasury secretary, is chairman of the Institute for Political Economy in Washington
Someone's lying big time about the death of White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster. Is it original Whitewater special prosecutor Robert Fiske, the FBI or the star witness? A discrepancy of this magnitude cannot be swept under the rug. It is of far more consequence than the conflicting testimony of Treasury officials about their White House meetings that is occupying the attention of Congress and the media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1991
It may be, as Robert Fisk says ("Marching Orders for the Media," Commentary, Feb. 11), that the military has been too strict with the press, and that the press has been too compliant toward the military, but there is another side. A great many, if not most, reporters know little or nothing about military matters. Their interests lie elsewhere, as do most citizens' during peacetime. Fisk, for example, mentions Air Force pilots who fly from the USS Saratoga, an aircraft carrier, when in fact only Navy or Marine pilots fly from ships.
NEWS
June 4, 1986 | United Press International
The gravely ill brother of an American reporter held hostage in Lebanon issued a videotaped appeal from his hospital bed for one last reunion between the two, pleading, "I don't know how long I can hang on." Glenn Richard Anderson Jr., 46, who is suffering from cancer, recorded the tearful, 60-second message to the kidnapers Tuesday, recalling that his brother, Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson, 38, was also a captive when their father died of lung cancer three months ago.
NEWS
April 23, 1986 | Associated Press
Col. Moammar Kadafi is no longer in sole charge of Libya but is a member of a five-man junta of military officers governing the country after last week's U.S. air raids, the London Times reported today. The report by Robert Fisk from Tripoli said, "Col. Kadafi now performs the tasks of a figurehead rather than the sole political and military leader." Fisk said the four other members of the junta are Kadafi's deputy, Maj.
OPINION
December 29, 2005
Re "Telling it like it isn't," Opinion, Dec. 27 Robert Fisk bandies about terms such as "colonial" and "wall" with such certainty, while ignoring terms such as "terrorist," "suicide bomber" and "security imperative." The concrete portions of Israel's security barrier represent about 3% of the total route; the rest is chain-link fence. So, yes, calling it a security fence or security barrier is indeed accurate. Moreover, this barrier is in response to a campaign of Palestinian terrorism that has left more than 1,000 Israeli civilians dead since 2000, and the number of successful attacks has plummeted in areas protected by this barrier.
BOOKS
December 9, 1990 | Augustus Richard Norton, Norton's "Amal and the Shi'a: Struggle for the Soul of Lebanon" was published in 1987
With the world transfixed by the Gulf crisis, wretched and wrecked Lebanon is enjoying a small taste of peace. For the first time since 1975, Beirut's streets are empty of sectarian militias, and the central government--with heavy Syrian support--is finding its feet. Robert Fisk's timely book is a compendium of the calamities which have been inflicted upon the Lebanese by others, and by themselves.
OPINION
December 31, 2005
Re "Telling it like it isn't," Opinion, Dec. 27 Robert Fisk's shtick hasn't changed since his 2002 soliloquy at Beyond Baroque in Venice: America is wrong; Israel is wrong; everyone else is right. For Fisk, no Palestinian's actions are worthy of opprobrium, and no Israeli does the right thing. Instead of advocating for the tens of millions who have suffered under corrupt regimes in the Islamic world, Fisk attacks democracies and democratic institutions, including a free press' choice of language.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1994 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
British correspondent Robert Fisk's territory is a world of laptops and notebooks, suicide truck bombs and sniper attacks. His 18 years of dispatches for the Times of London and the Independent make him a genuine survivor among Beirut-based reporters. Words, Fisk suggests, aren't enough to convey the pain, frustration and terror of the people who live with war in the region.
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