The biggest defeat Isis has suffered is that refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and Iraq have come to Europe instead of migrating to the territories controlled by the jihadist militant group, according to journalist and author Robert Fisk.
Fisk gave a public lecture, entitled ‘Life After Isis’, to a capacity audience of 1,100 at O’Reilly Hall in University College Dublin. The lecture was organised jointly by the UCD Law and Philosophy societies.
President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina, and the Palestinian ambassador to Ireland, Mr Ahmad Abdelrazek, attended the lecture.
An excerpt from an interview with distinguished campaigning journalist John Pilger, for the forthcoming Media Workers Against the War Conference ‘THE FIRST CASUALTY? War, Truth & the Media Today’, at the London School of Economics on November 17th, 2007.
Mr. Kiriakou was the first U.S. government official to confirm that waterboarding was official policy. He spent 23 months in prison after being convicted of passing classified information to a reporter. He speaks to Paul Jay while still under house arrest. Mr. Kiriakou tells Paul Jay about being recruited to join the CIA in university
A weekly review of world politics by one of the world’s sharpest and most outspoken political analysts. Tariq Ali is the author of numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as a filmmaker. In the program, The ISIS Factor, Ali interviews veteran journalist Patrick Cockburn, author of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising”. The discussion between the two Middle East specialists centers on an analysis of the birth of the Islamic State forces, their links to the Sunni population in Iraq, and the consequences for region. teleSUR
Journalist Max Blumenthal says the Clint Eastwood’s film American Sniper promotes lies falsehoods about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle along with the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, which killed an untold amount of Iraqi civilians, left the country in ruins and paved the wave for the rise of ISIS