Haig’s Bloody Hands
Excellent interview with Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent for some London papers, who’s met with Bin Laden.
“Let’s forget Sabra and Shatila for the moment and remember that on a green light from Secretary of State Alexander Haig, as he then was, Israel invaded Lebanon and in the bloody months of July and August, around 17,500 people, almost all of them civilians — this is almost three times the number killed in the World Trade Center — were killed. And there were no candlelight vigils in the United States, no outspoken grief, all that happened was a State Department call to both sides to exercise restraint.
That does not excuse what happened in the United States. It doesn’t justify by a tiny millimetre anything that happened there but we’ve got to see history, even the recent history of this region if we are going to look seriously at what happened in the United States.”