Scott Horton Interviews Eric Margolis

Scott Horton, November 15, 2011

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Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses his article “Nuclear Pots Call Iranian Kettle Black;” why Iran hasn’t developed nuclear weapons despite having incentives to do so; the US-sourced chemical and biological warfare agents used by Saddam Hussein against Iran in the 1980s; why Iran is far more likely to be “wiped off the map” by Israel than the other way around; and how Syria – as the last Arab state not subservient to the US – is being torn apart by genuine popular discontent as well as Western and Israeli interference.

MP3 here. (29:52)

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.

13 Responses to “Eric Margolis”

  1. When Eric Margolis says something, you LISTEN! He has an ocean of knowledge. He's been right on everything thus far!

  2. Bandar Bush is in cahoots with al-Qaeda? you're joking, right, since they're arch-enemies?

    Oh, OK, I read Alastair Crooke's piece, and he didn't say anything about al-Qaeda; he said that Bandar said "the solution was to harness Islamic forces". Big difference, Scott…

  3. I used to think Eric Margolis had an ocean of knowledge, but lately haven't been so impressed. I think his knowledge and his contacts are outdated.

  4. "Syria sharing a border with a Saudi Arabia"

    Eric Margolis is full of knowledge until he had a Charles Heston moment.

  5. Intervening in Syria is not in America's interest but…
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  7. Scot, Eric, Why don´t you guys name the company in Maryland supplying chemical weapons to Iraq? They deserve the publicity, don´t you think?

  8. MARGOLIS
    “One missile from Iran and Israel would blow them right off the map.”

    Quite the reverse, for when the Western world created Israel in 1948, to protect their oil rights and generate the terror needed to trade war materials for oil, surely Israel was severely restricted from having nukes or doing anything else that would start World War Three.

  9. BLOW THE MINDS

    Eric Margolis was most adamant in his proclamation that the Middle-East is ripe for a nuclear war. I see it different.

    For only once could this world stomach such a nuclear holocaust, and our High Society ordered Truman to nuke Japan not once but twice, as they knew it was a one time madness and wanted to blow the minds of anyone who had a mind.

  10. The findings of a 600-million-year-old metal vase and a 400-million-year-old gold chain among other things-the Piri Reis Map-suggest that we´ve blown it up before, maybe several times. My surgeon in Tuluá, Colombia had the theory that very long ago an all-out war had happened Moon-Mars and the few survivors from both places settled here. That´s the theory of my surgeon in Bosques de Maracaibo in Tuluá in Colombia. But we don´t really know, do we ? Maybe 3+ billion years ago ? The 12th Hidden Iman and Mesias and Jesus Christ can wait some 4 billion years before the Sun eats the Planets and becomes a Black Hole, the grave of the Sun System. Why not wait some billion years before blowing it all up again ? However, according to Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-the Pentagon aims to achieve the necessary component for an unanswerable first strike capability with the missiles in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland by 2015. This leads to Launch On Warning by 2014. For that reason Brigadier Harbottle stated, "They are bloody fools in the Pentagon."

  11. What your trying to do is transport our minds from a relative unknown to a relative unknown, with the probability that we will end up in unknown fiction.

    Is it possible that you could first anchor our minds with two things that we know to be true, then when you spring on us your conclusion we can see the relationship and know for a fact that it is true?

  12. What we do know is that mentioned age old artefacts have indeed been found. And we do know-from Bob Aldridge´s books-that the Pentagon aims to achieve Nuclear Supremacy-a Disarming First Strike Capability. Logically, this leads to Launch On Warning (probably by 2014) and suicide by mistake. MAD is not enough for the bloody fools in the Pentagon. For that reason GPS (earlier called NAVSTAR) was developed. Why a CEP of 30 meters or less ? You don´t need that to hit a city !!!

  13. ANTI-LOGIC

    Claus Eric Hamle, reasons,

    “What we do know is (fiction)…

    And we do know from (fiction)…

    Logically, this leads to (fantasy, fairy tale and fiction)…”

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