Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses his article “Americans Need the Truth About 9/11;” the Likud-dominated Israel lobby and how it works tirelessly to control the Congress and drag the US into war with Iran; the underwhelming group of countries against Palestinian statehood, composed of Israel, the US, Canada and… Micronesia; why Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may settle for a toothless non-state compromise half-measure, sure to please the US; how America’s religious right provides much-needed domestic political support for the Republican Party’s love affair with Israel; and why we can thank Dick Cheney for the results of a decade-long War on Terrorism: bankruptcy at home and diminished power and influence abroad.
MP3 here. (28:46)
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.