Scott Horton Interviews Pepe Escobar

Scott Horton, October 22, 2010

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Asia Times columnist Pepe Escobar discusses his article “And the winner is … Muqtada,” whether an Iraqi civil war will commence if and when a coalition government excluding Sunnis is formed, hopes that national identity can trump factional and religious schisms and the pie-in-the-sky neoconservative dreams of winning hearts and minds throughout the Middle East.

MP3 here. (20:02)

Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving Into Liquid War and Obama Does Globalistan.

4 Responses to “Pepe Escobar”

  1. The US mindset is of course dominance in the region, including controlling Iran as a nuclear threat which must be taken care of. If Muqtada somehow pulled together an alliance it would not be acceptable to the US military-industrial complex due to the potential strengthening of Iraq-Iran against the US. Whether or not more civil war in Iraq, obviously we're headed toward more war in the region, spearheaded against Iran. The US mindset is kindred with McCarthyism against the communists from the 1950's.

  2. But america has lost Iraq already it is mainly because of shame they will not leave they have to be run out as was the case of vietnam and good riddance.

  3. I just looked at a map of the world, and Iran is hedged by Iraq in the East, and Afghanistan in the West. No wonder Iraq and Afghanistan are so important to the USA!

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