Scott Horton Interviews Pepe Escobar

Scott Horton, August 27, 2011

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This interview was broadcast on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles on August 26th.

Pepe Escobar, journalist and author of Obama Does Globalistan, discusses his article “R2P is now Right 2 Plunder” about the great fortunes to be made rebuilding Libya and extracting its natural resources; how al-Qaeda operative Abdelhakim Belhadj led the rebel onslaught on Tripoli; concern in Washington about the outcome of NATO regime change – helping install a Taliban-like regime in N. Africa won’t help Obama’s reelection chances; why the Saudi monarchy would prefer a friendly emirate, hard core Sunni government; and the huge stockpile of gold and money available to whatever new government takes hold.

MP3 here. (29:12)

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

An extreme traveler, Pepe’s nose for news has taken him to all parts of the globe. He was in Afghanistan and interviewed the military leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, Ahmad Shah Masoud, a couple of weeks before his assassination. Two weeks before September 11, 2001, while Pepe was in the tribal areas of Pakistan, Asia Times Online published his prophetic piece, “Get Osama! Now! Or else …” Pepe was one of the first journalists to reach Kabul after the Taliban’s retreat, and more recently he has explored and reported from Iraq, Iran, Central Asia, US and China.

8 Responses to “Pepe Escobar”

  1. Yet more evidence for my short version of U.S. Foreign policy: our friends become our enemies and our enemies become our friends.

  2. @eCAHNomics
    That’s cause you believe in the dualism of friend and woes. Watch the movie The Revolver, that may help open you eye.

  3. Great interview,gotta love Pepe Escobar~

  4. [...] and bring to power a rag-tag group of rebel militias and neighborhood gangs with at least some direct ties to al Qaeda and who have committed serious war crimes, all to culminate in massive benefits to oil [...]

  5. NATO is a useful idiot for Saudi interest.

  6. http://atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MH30Ak01.htm
    Pepe Escobar, "How al-Qaeda got to rule in Tripoli "

  7. their reward for doing 911….????

  8. transcript? I can barely hear him

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