Sep 11, 2010


"Indeed, on this grim ninth anniversary - and heaven spare us next year from the 10th - 9/11 appears to have produced not peace or justice or democracy or human rights, but monsters. They have prowled Iraq - both the Western and the local variety - and slaughtered 100,000 souls, or 500,000, or a million; and who cares? They have killed tens of thousands in Afghanistan; and who cares? And as the sickness has spread across the Middle East and then the globe, they - the air force pilots and the insurgents, the Marines and the suicide bombers, the al-Qa'idas of the Maghreb and of the Khalij and of the Caliphate of Iraq and the special forces and the close air support boys and the throat-cutters - have torn the heads off women and children and the old and the sick and the young and healthy, from the Indus to the Mediterranean, from Bali to the London Tube; quite a memorial to the 2,966 innocents who were killed nine years ago." — Robert Fisk, The Independent


  1. While we prowl Iraq and stalk Afghanistan, ‘We have killed far, far more human beings than Bin Laden and the Taliban and al-Qa'ida,’ Fisk remarks, as he tallies up the score.

    Amazingly, for someone who's memory must be Intel-driven, Fisk somehow forgets who started all this Post-9/11 book-burning malarkey – young Pakistanis in Bradford, north England, who were whipped into a fury on the command of an Iranian despot back in 1989.

    No doubt Fisk believes that the Rushdie fatwa was all ‘our’ fault, too.

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