Scott Horton Interviews Eric Margolis

Scott Horton, May 12, 2008

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Eric Margolis, foreign correspondent for Canada’s Sun National Media and author of War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet, discusses the new hype about Israel’s bombing of the supposed Syrian/North Korean nuclear facility in September 2007, the North Korean uranium enrichment program which still does not exist and which they still won’t fess up to, Israeli peace negotiations with Syria over the Golan Heights on the eve of further war, the two countries’ relative strength, the insane neocon “the Iranians want to be bombed and taken over by the MEK” theory, new war plans being drawn up, various ways that Iran could strike back, the bogus threat of the “Shi’ite Crescent,” the very real willingness of the Iranians to negotiate and do business with the U.S., the motivations which drive the al Qaeda movement, pro-Americanism in France and the NATO/EU Army question.

MP3 here. (42:17)

Award winning author, columnist, and broadcaster Eric S. Margolis has covered 14 wars and is a leading authority on military affairs, the Middle East, South Asia, and Islamic movements. He is the author of War at the Top of the World. See his website.

10 Responses to “Eric Margolis”

  1. seems to be out of action.

  2. OK now

  3. No sound?

  4. Works for me…

    Anyone else having problems?

  5. the server wasn’t found by the DNS when I first posted above about it, but it’s fine now.

    I notice that Eric mentions that Laura Rozen still maintains the Syrian reactor was real. I might as well say that this isn’t the first time I have had occasion to reflect to myself that Laura Rozen tends to act as an uncritical conduit for scuttlebutt deliberately sent her way from Langley and Foggy Bottom. In fact, I find Mother Jones pretty unimpressive as a whole, but when I first discovered Laura’s own site I was impressed by her air of insider connectedness. I now think that that was precisely the intention, and I seem to detect a bit of a “gosh golly” element in her style, which endevours to arouse excitement in the reader at having found someone with such insider connectedness. In other words, it’s a pose.

  6. Got the same impression Rowan…Philip Giraldi, Chalmers Johnson, Paul Craig Roberts, Raimondo-they’re worth listening to….The media is once again acting as a conduit for bogus intelligence to justify more war for Israel, war profiteering, permanent military bases, occupation and control of the region…But we’re the USA, Inc. so if you don’t agree w/that program then ” you’re with the terrorists “. By that definition GW Washington ( read his Farewell Address ) would be “against us.”

  7. Did I really put GW instead of Geo.? A thousand apologies..

  8. I’ve got the three youtube segments of Eric Margolis talking to Paul Jay of ‘Real News’ about Obama, Clinton, and McCain, all in one place, here:

    These only appear as embeddable youtube files a few days after they appear on Real News’ own site.

  9. Scott i like this interview but when are you gonna post the christopher ketcham last roundup interview? I think i read on your blog you were gonna have him on and i was stoked! I even made a special trip to Borders to read Radar magazine there–didn’t buy it of course! can’t wait to hear ketcham again.

  10. It was postponed. He’ll be on tomorrow … I think.

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