[The eruption of popular revolts across in the Arab world in recent months not only threw the imperialist alignments and arrangements with reactionary regimes into serious crisis and into frenetic scrambles to reassert reactionary power. But the revolts also threw “traditional” opposition parties and movements (both secular and religious) into question as well. And in this interview, Robert Fisk (Middle East correspondent of UK’s The Independent) recounts that these movements also politically defeated groups like al Qaeda off the map, as they proved irrelevant–and opposed–to the people’s revolutionary and democratic aspirations. — Frontlines ed.]
AlJazeeraEnglish on May 2, 2011
Robert Fisk, British author and journalist for the Independent, speaks on al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s death during a US raid on his mansion in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Fisk has interviewed Bin Laden three times in person.