Don't get me wrong; I think Robert Fisk is one of the the absolute go-to guys when it comes to news from the Middle East.
As near as I can tell he's got a pretty sweet gig going on, what with those papers who pay the rent on his waterfront flat in Beirut, and I've always thought he's a pretty credible guy.
In fact, he may have become too credible for his own good. And too honest.
Check this out;
There are still honourable Israelis who demand a state for the Palestinians; there are well-educated Saudis who object to the crazed Wahhabism upon which their kingdom is founded; there are millions of Americans, from sea to shining sea, who do not believe that Iran is their enemy nor Saudi Arabia their friend. But the problem today in both East and West is that our governments are not our friends. They are our oppressors or masters, suppressors of the truth and allies of the unjust.
Our governments are not our friends?
They are our oppressors?
Oh Robert! You must be fully convinced that your pension is sound if you risk your job like that!
But good on you!