Robert Fisk is a journalist based in the Middle East, and not one to mince his words when reporting on conflict. He is a stern critic of those who predict quick and easy military victories ln the lottery of war. His major book, “The Great War for Civilisation” (2007) gived many examples to illustrate this folly.
In an article just published in the Independent/UK Fisk gives an acute analysis of the “war on terror”, now in state of deadlock and still claiming more victims in more places. He sees no end to this without a major change in Western policy, and spells out what that change should be.
Prophetic writing, I would call it. An abridged version appears below this.