Robert Fisk is Middle East correspondent for The Independent.
The last time I saw Osama bin Laden was in a tent on a mountaintop camp in Afghanistan last year.
First, the Arab League summit here in Beirut was chaos. Then it was the nearest to Arab unity that the Middle East has seen since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. The chaos, of course, was predictable.
The final confrontation between Hezbollah and Israeli troops will stand
alongside Anwar Sadat’s 1977 arrival in Jerusalem and the extraordinary
handshake (fatal for Yitzhak Rabin and perhaps fo