Scott Horton Interviews Pepe Escobar

Scott Horton, October 03, 2011

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Pepe Escobar, journalist and author of Obama Does Globalistan, discusses the Syrian rebellion’s near-triumph in Damascus and Aleppo; the large presence of Gulf Cooperation Council members eager to help a like-minded regime come to power should Assad be deposed; what murdered journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad had to say about al Qaeda’s strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan; how the corrupt and incompetent Karzai regime fails to lure ordinary Afghans away from the Taliban’s influence; and the opportunity for China, Pakistan and Russia to broker an Afghanistan peace deal while the US and NATO remain preoccupied in their pursuit of total victory.

MP3 here. (19:57)

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.

7 Responses to “Pepe Escobar”

  1. Wasn't this obvious when Hillary Clinton hade a meeting with Saudis and rest of the neo Maffia in Middle East few months ago.., yet the Swedis King.., few days ago..,been visitting Saudi Arabia where he have honored the Saudi King with a medal… which indicats the fact that even Sweden recognizing the formation of international Mafiosi from Chicago (gang of five with Obama) to Saudi Arabia and Muslims brotherhood and their affiliated terrorists gropus whom are behind what is happening in Libya and Syria.

  2. Tragedy now approaches the transformation to farce in Afghanistan. It took long enough.

  3. Thanks for this. Love Escobar. Glad to hear that no one knows what is/will happening in Syria. That squares with my unedumacated observation.

  4. Think farms, where farms are driven by locals in a cooperative. Now if one farm does not produce ENOUGH or the chickens start pecking at each other whereby making a lot of mess and infections and on top of that do not lay eggs, and dogs start shaging sheep and donkeys start reciting poetry what do you think the coop will do? They CHANGE the farmer of course, and some times throw some HOPE in to it as well. Now, I love the poetic writings of Pepe and its fun to read. But his level of analysis is around …., ehhh.., junior-high. Wish he could rise above that to report the biger picture. Then, of course he would not be selling much articles, cause most people love to stay at that level of understanding.
    “Heil Csar(president)”
    “Heil Homland”

  5. By the way Pepe, what’s up with your colleague at atimes, M K (ultra) Bhadrakumar. Dude he’s way off isn’t he?
    c u in Buenos

  6. Can you give the name of the Pakistani reporter Pepe gave such praise to? He wanted you to get him on your show.

  7. [...] Podcast 2: Pepe Escobar: Who’s Pulling the Strings in Syria? [...]

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