Scott Horton Interviews Eric Margolis

Scott Horton, June 06, 2012

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Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of American Raj, discusses Pakistan’s potential for dissolution; the Lebanonization of Syria; why Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is urging India to get more involved in Afghanistan; India’s big-spending on Afghanistan’s ethnic minorities; and what a foreign military “trainer” really is.

MP3 here. (19:58)

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.

5 Responses to “Eric Margolis”

  1. Very nice interview.

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  3. trainer (noun) – neo-colonial euphemism for the white man in charge of local troops [See also: Vietnamization]

    Examples of usage:

    Afghan pilot kills 9 U.S. trainers (Apr 2011)
    4 French military trainers killed in Afghanistan (Feb 2012)
    South African security trainer killed in Somalia (Apr 2012)
    U.S. trainer shot in Yemen, army advances on militants (May 2012)
    NATO head urges Canada to keep military trainers in Afghanistan (May 2012)
    U.S. military trainers trickle back into Pakistan (May 2012)

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