Eric Margolis


Eric Margolis, foreign correspondent and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses Yemen’s unique geography and history, increased US interest in Yemen following the discovery of oil there, how numerous government-opposition groups with disparate agendas get lumped together as Al Qaeda, why Saudi Arabia feels threatened by Yemen’s large population and militant groups and why the expanded US search for Al Qaeda in West Africa could eventually lead to the Central Asian “Stans” and points beyond.

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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 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 thoughts on “Eric Margolis”

  1. The Zionist media will be a key player in convincing the American public that "Al-Qaeda" is planning attacks against the US, which is obviously a pile of crap, and there will be a consistent barrage of fear tactics to scare more sheeple not only from the news but from groups like the CFR. The US knows that if they can get boots on the ground in "Arabia", then they will completely be the gate keepers to not only Iraq's black gold, but now the greatest gold mine of oil on earth which is on the Arabian penninsula, so while we try to convince the world of Zionist involvement on 9/11, they are working on another plan to make Muslims the bad guy so we can get our Military in Arabia.

  2. The airbase seems to be PAF Shahbaz Airbase, there are some news stories about the flood on the net. You can help Wikipedia by expanding their article on PAF Shahbaz.

  3. Americans are using the war on trrorism as a pretext to expand their hegemoney over the oil rich countries.Unfortunatlly,most of these countries are either arebas or muslems, which explains why American Academia invented Islamophobia to fill the vacuum caused by the demise of the Soviet Union.Its no secret that Yemen's strategic location has always been the envy of all powers seeking to dominate oil routs to Europe.With American reputation running low among Arabs, Yemen began to attract more attention from rival powers seeking to establish a foothold in a country overlooking the strategic Bab Almundab, linking the oil commodity with its European market.Its for thses reasons, that US will waist no time to put boots on the Yemeni soil to defend its poor citizens from the wrath of the vigilante Yemenis.

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