Scott Horton Interviews Eric Margolis

Scott Horton, September 25, 2011

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Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses accusations by US government officials that Pakistan’s ISI is using the Haqqani network as a proxy to conduct terrorist attacks against US targets; how a combination of heated rhetoric and excessive faith in US special forces could lead to a raid of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons facilities; and why the US/Pakistan alliance has always been tenuous, since Pakistan must act against its own national interests to placate the US.

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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.

10 Responses to “Eric Margolis”

  1. Is it conceivable our pols have suddenly gone insane. That we will fix some intel to launch a new full scale war on the eve of a double dip recession.

    The US will impose gratuitous devastation on a bankrupt nation reeling from $68b spent fighting terra, where child nutrition stats are dire, where a new 2011 flood has made 8 m homeless, on top of the 2010 floods which made 20m homeless. No mention of these horrendous climactic extremes, no mention of nuclear hot spots in Tokyo and the risk of evacuation of a metropolis of 35m. Who will save us from the buffoons in DC & Wall street who cant see priorities beyond the next october surprise. Is this Rome and who is the new Calligula

  2. Short version of U.S. foreign policy: Our friends become our enemies, our enemies become our friends. (Well except for Israel.)

    "Friends" of the U.S. would be better off by learning that earlier instead of being a U.S. tool and then getting trashed for it.

  3. No on can "make" O look like a fool & a weakling. He does that all by himself.

  4. OBL has been sighted with Elvis. Pass the word.

  5. Eric Margolis is a journalist in the old tradition. Excellent, if not brilliant investigation, analysis and articulation. I have both his books, books which should be training manuals for the administration's foreign policy gurus. This guy really get's it!

  6. Yes Bruce, Dr Mogolis is stuck in 1940s and really gets what was then. I wonder if still uses tie?!

  7. This is simply blaming others for there own failure. Blaming Pakistan for Afghanistan, blaming Iran for Iraq, blaming China for the economic crisis and blaming Mexicans for crime. And the foreign, social, economic, monetary, defence and industrial policies of the US over the past 60 year's has nothing to do with the US's current predicaments ?

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  9. great, I like it.

  10. Eric Margolis is a world famous author who has achieved enormous heights at this small age. He was a prominent writer when dealing with US air force issues. The share was a readable one and good form me. Keep sharing thank you.

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