FISK BEING FISK: This guy
just doesn't "get it", does he? Robert Fisk is now insulting
all Arabs who didn't attend the anti-war protests. Now surely there are many Arabs who are against the war, but does Fisk even consider why so many Arabs were not
at the protests?
Could anything be more pathetic than the Arab demonstration against war? A million Britons marched in London, more than half a million Spaniards in Madrid; 200,000 in Paris and New York. And Cairo? Well, just 600 Egyptians turned up in their capital to protest at America's forthcoming invasion of brotherly Iraq – surrounded by 3,000 security police. By way of contrast – brave contrast – 2,000 Israelis protested in Tel Aviv against the war.
What on earth is it with the Arabs? Of all people, they – and they alone – are likely to suffer in this American invasion of their homeland. They – and they alone – have the will and the ability to understand that this US military adventure is intended – as Colin Powell, the Secretary of State, frankly declared last week – to change the map of the Middle East.
Oh. My. Fucking. God. Hey Robert, did you ever consider that perhaps many of the Arabs absent from the protests, particularly Iraqi exiles who didn't even bother to show up at all, are not protesting the war because they want the United States and a "coalition of the willing" to bomb the shit out of Iraq as you would say? Maybe, just maybe, they want Saddam to go? Did that even cross your god-damned head? You are quite frankly the stupidest man alive and make Michael Moore look like a Rhodes scholar by comparison. And yes, I hope you're reading this.