Scott Horton Interviews Eric Margolis

Scott Horton, August 20, 2009

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Internationally syndicated columnist Eric Margolis discusses Mike Huckabee’s opinion that there are no Palestinians, the financial-military-industrial complex, the exclusion of occupation opponents from the Afghan elections and how the U.S. is pushing for independent Kurdish and South Sudanese states.

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Eric S. Margolis is an award-winning, internationally syndicated columnist. His articles appear in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Times of London, the Gulf Times, the Khaleej Times and Dawn. He is a regular columnist with the Quebecor Media Company and a contributor to The Huffington Post. He appears as an expert on foreign affairs on CNN, BBC, France 2, France 24, Fox News, CTV and CBC.

As a war correspondent Margolis has covered conflicts in Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Sinai, Afghanistan, Kashmir, India, Pakistan, El Salvador and Nicaragua. He was among the first journalists to ever interview Libya’s Muammar Khadaffi and was among the first to be allowed access to KGB headquarters in Moscow. A veteran of many conflicts in the Middle East, Margolis recently was featured in a special appearance on Britain’s Sky News TV as “the man who got it right” in his predictions about the dangerous risks and entanglements the US would face in Iraq.

Margolis is the author of War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet and American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World.

14 Responses to “Eric Margolis”

  1. Basic message given here: everything is FUBAR… No doubt, most people already know this. One does not need to be a genius to figure that out. EM and Horton sound like broken records, constantly repeating all of the idiotic actions and policies of the USG. Will it
    change anything? No.

    It will take a new revolution in America to make any significant changes in US foreign and domestic policy. The American people are already slaves but most have yet to realize it and the ones who do are willing to go along to catch the crumbs that fall off the government table. By the time enough of the rest of them wake up to that fact it will be far too late to do much about it.

  2. We now witness the rediculous farce of the so called "democratic" election taking place in Afghanistan. I mean, look at the candidates…..war lords, drug lords, crime lords and ALL of them misogynists. As a parallel, consider being asked to vote in a US presidential election where the candidates are (1) Al Capone (2) Bugsy Siegal (3) Albert Anastasia (4) John Dillinger (5) Lucky Luiano……. CROOKS …all of them. Personally I would vote for John Dillinger beause he robbed banks.

    Mary

  3. and where do you suppose this revolution will come from?

    by the way south Sudan is pretty big news to me

  4. It is becoming clear to me that the US PTB do not care that many of us are awake. All they care about is that they keep 35 percent asleep to be slave police and McDonalds slave cooks.

  5. Damn straight. The U.S.-rigged "election" is a joke.

    Mike Huckabee's an Israel-first idiot.

  6. God, I pray that we be relieved of the oppression exerted by the religious multitudes.

    P.S. Making them suffer would be nice, too.

  7. Perhaps Crom will grant you revenge on the swine.

  8. Mike Huckabee has proved for all time that there really is such a person as the Ugly American, a shallow, ignorant do-gooder so overloaded with his provincial outlook and biases that he can propose dispossessing an entire people with a big smile on his face. Can there be anything more vacuous than the assertion that an occupied country becomes the property of the invader by default and the conquered inhabitants, insofar as they are not physically eliminated, are counted in the invader's population, but with no advantage of any kind? Well, one day some new version of Mike Huckabee will come along and explain to us why there is no such thing as an American.

  9. Historically, eight ball, revolutions give rise to dictators and tyrants.

  10. “Our only hope is complete, total, and utter financial devastation.” Thanks Scott, what a beautiful grain of truth to toss in at the end. I couldn’t agree more. The time has come, whether by choice or by necessity, for all of us in the spoiled and gluttonous west to refocus our energies on a more efficient and localized style of life that doesn’t insist on superficial distractions via overconsumption. Either we learn or we suffer. In the end, FUBAR or not (which by the way doesn’t seem so bad, considering that the recognizable is based on some very destructive principles), the revolution is a personal and community-based one where in rather than opposing, we simply make the current system irrelevant, or rather of minimized influence on our lives by asserting influence into our local realm. Change the parameters of the discussion and the approach. Peace out people…

  11. America is one result… and that is a historical fact.

  12. When the "Hukster" was running his abortive campaign I received an email from the founder of an organization, who shall… guilty as they are will remain nameless, that I was paying membership dues to. They had the audacity to claim they supported this buffoon even though by reading through his mission statement I realized he essentially stood for everything that was anathema to freedom and contrary to the spirit of this group. Well, needless to say I shot off an angry letter in response with points taken from Hucks web site to show the hypocrisy and complete disconnect with reality. I never did get a reply but I did vote with my wallet and ceased being a member. Seems the only language they understand is the language of money.

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