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.
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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 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.