Scott Horton Interviews Eric Margolis

Scott Horton, September 16, 2009

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Internationally syndicated columnist Eric Margolis discusses the terrorist safe-haven and failed state of Somalia, U.S. mission creep on the African continent, the questionable legal authority of assassination via airstrike, Afghanistan’s fraudulent election and popular discontent in Pakistan against U.S. influence.

MP3 here. (33:56)

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.

6 Responses to “Eric Margolis”

  1. This creep toward China is so transparent if I can see it then surely the Chinese can. Why is US in Africa? Because it is concerned about the amount of support China receives in the UN from treating Africans like human beings and not dogs. China has good relations with more countries in Africa than the US does in the world. The trouble for the US is that its powerbase thinks the world’s population are as stupid as their own.

  2. Abdullah Abdullah was in army fatigues before the invasion of Afghanistan. Since Karzai motioned toward Moscow for help Abdullah all of a sudden is now well groomed and all over my television screen – what a surprise. I smell a Khalilzad.

  3. Osama Bin Laden is responsible for 9/11 as much as Madeline Albright is for hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqi children – who by the way suffered a slow and undignifying death. I think that Bin Laden will need to carry out many more attacks to even come close to the criminal behaviour of both sides of American politics.

  4. I alwayd dread and look forward to listening to what Eric Margolis has to say and it is always interesting.
    I hope that in the next interview with Eric Margolis Scott will ask him in detail about the underground workings of Jean Negroponte and Khalilzad.who always appear on the scene when there is some abominable intervention in preparation or underway.

  5. When Mr. Margolis speaks of Somalia as a safehaven for anti-American terrorists and a training ground for violent extremists along with the U.S. Military's increasing involvement over the past four years, I can't help but conclude that it is the U.S. Government that satisifies all three descriptions.

    When will it end?

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