Scott Horton Interviews Eric Margolis

Scott Horton, July 16, 2011

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Eric Margolis, foreign correspondent and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses why France and the US are working in tandem against the Assad regime in Syria; how Syria’s dissolution would cause massive regional upheaval, and should cause the West and Israel to rethink regime change plans; the public relations trappings that disguise naked imperialism by the US/NATO; the “low IQ” hawks in Congress who shout “send in the troops!” but don’t know Syria from Senegal; and why Gadhafi’s days in Libya (and on earth) are numbered.

MP3 here. (22:47)

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.

5 Responses to “Eric Margolis”

  1. Look up the Arab Kingdom of Syria that existed from 8 march 1920 to 24 july 1920 that was destroyed by the French. The king of Syria was prince Faisal known from the movie Lawrence of Arabia and later king of Iraq. The French and especially the British stabbed the Arabs in the back after WWI. What they did in the Middle East after WWI is not much different from what the Soviet Union did in eastern Europe after WWII.

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  4. Eric Margolis shows why he's a loony. Assad is killing and having anyone who opposes his murderous dictatorship arrested. This is who Margolis supports.
    Margolis has argued that the American government may have been behind the 9/11 attacks.
    He's also a supporter of Hamas who straps bombs on their children for 72 virgins.
    This is the sicko that Margolis is.

  5. If you decide your best shot is to do an ad hominem then make sure of two things: 1. be factually accurate and 2. make sure your personal attacks, to discredit him or her, do bear on the arguments made. Sadly you didn't make an attempt to do either. You need to focus on providing reasons why the arguments the person makes are invalid and not make the main point of your response to advertise your hate for this or that person.

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