Scott Horton Interviews Pepe Escobar

Scott Horton, September 22, 2011

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Pepe Escobar, journalist and author of Obama Does Globalistan, discusses his article “Libya: to King Sarkozy, the spoils” about how France helped instigate the uprising in Libya and stands ready to profit from regime change; the lack of a “plan B” for Libya’s conquerors since Gaddafi slipped away (apparently in a hi-tech stealth SUV); why Libya’s (relative) wealth and high living standards may be undermined by a tribalistic and fundamentalist Islamic government; and why Libya may soon get an Iraq-style Coalition Provisional Authority and a cape-wearing puppet president.

MP3 here. (24:29)

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. So does Libyan war enhance Sark's reelection?

  2. If Libya is a long-term war, what does that mean for France's chances of usurping Libya's oil & water resources? Will the insurgency be disruptive enough to prevent the intended takeover?

  3. The bit about the Gaddafi's steal SUV is priceless.

  4. Make that stealth. Though 'steal' is a nice Freudian typo.

  5. Pepe is such an awesome dude.

  6. It reminds chauvinists that he too is an Arab hater, distracts them from his Hungarian father.

  7. [...] Horton interviewed Pepe Escobar about western imperial games in Libya. Charles Goyette discussed the crumbling economy of Pax [...]

  8. You have to love Pepe's demeanor, the worlds going to hell in a handbasket but there is always something so ubsurd about it that you have to giggle. Keep smilin Pepe your the man!

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