Scott Horton Interviews Eric Margolis

Scott Horton, August 24, 2010

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Eric Margolis, foreign correspondent and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses the devastation caused by Pakistan’s flood, U.S. monetary aid that props up Pakistan’s economy and government, a likely return to military rule in Pakistan, Islamic aid groups providing care and scoring public relations points, longstanding pre-9/11 grievances against U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia and why anti-Islam bigotry appears to be rising to the pogrom level.

MP3 here. (19:27)

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 contributor to The Huffington Post and has appeared 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.

5 Responses to “Eric Margolis”

  1. Saw an article, but can't find the link, that an important U.S. base in Pak was threatened by the floods, so they diverted equipment to make sure they cordoned off the base, at the expense of the local town, which was consequently swept away.

  2. Is the flood affecting Pashtun areas more than others. That might explain the lack of interest in relief.

    Bringing out the darkest and ugliest … ? Not even close. The Mosque thing is more like America at its stupidest, except the real estate bubble was stupider. What is called the war party is composed of factions one of which is an extreme anti Muslim faction.

  3. dear sir,
    GHQ PAK ARMY is the most reliable or Imran Khan
    BE SURE THT EACH & EVERY MILIGRAM /DIME/PENNY WILL REACH THE DEVASTED CITIZENS OF MY LOVELY COUNTRY
    THANK YOU & god bless you
    WARM REGARDS

  4. The thing about Margolis is that while he always criticizes and points out problems he never offers any solutions.

  5. give to the red cross or red crescent in pakistan…dont give it to the pakistani army they are a bunch of shameless thieves…nothing but thieves and scoundrels in that government.

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