Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis is a columnist, author and 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. His latest book is American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017
No One Man Should Be Able to Trigger Nuclear War
Amidst the rising clamor in the US over groping and goosing, America’s Congress is beginning to fret about President Donald Trump’s shaky finger being on the nation’s nuclear button. The air force officer that dutifully trails the president carries the electronic launch codes in a black satchel...
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Mohammed bin Salman Views
Saturday, November 11, 2017
What Craziness Is Going On in Saudi Arabia?
Over 200 bigwigs have been detained and billions of 'illegal profits' of some $800 billion confiscated. Is this the beginning of the collapse of the House of Saud? Or a Saudi renaissance led by Prince Mohammed as he claims?
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Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. (Photo: Haim Zach/ GPO) Views
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Trump Shoots the US in the Foot Over Iran
President Donald Trump has put the United States on the course for war with Iran. That was clearly his objective last Friday when he refused to certify the international nuclear accord with Iran and proclaimed heavy sanctions against Tehran’s powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guards Corps. Trump’...
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Afghanistan Views
Saturday, September 30, 2017
The Vietnam Nightmare—Again
Much of America, including yours truly, has been watching the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series, "Vietnam." Instead of clarifying that confusing conflict, the series has ignited fiery controversy and a lot of long-repressed anger by soft-soaping Washington's motives. This march to folly in...
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
My Threats Are Bigger Than Your Threats
Not since Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev banged his fists and waved his shoe at the UN in 1960 has a world leader made such a spectacle of himself as President Donald Trump did this past week at the world organization. Trump vowed to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, a nation of 25 million, if it...
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at her house in Rangoon, Burma, on December 2, 2011. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] Views
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Deep Shame on Suu Kyi and Myanmar
Few people have ever heard of Myanmar’s Rohingya people. Not many more could find Myanmar on a map – particularly after its name was changed some years ago from Burma to Myanmar. The exception is Burma’s sainted lady leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who became a worldwide celebrity and Nobel Prize winner...
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Sunday, August 27, 2017
Get Trump's Finger Off the Nuke Trigger
President Trump's ability to trigger a nuclear war is "pretty damn scary" said former U.S. intelligence director James Clapper this week. Remember when Trump vowed to "bomb the shit" out of his enemies? I don't have much respect for Clapper, who brazenly lied to Congress and is a ringleader of the...
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High in the mountains east of Gardez, a dehydrated American infantryman receives trail-side intravenous therapy from U.S. Army field medics. Views
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Time to End the Lost Afghan War
Media reports claim President Donald Trump let loose on his generals behind closed doors, blasting them royally for their startling failures in Afghanistan, America’s longest war. The president has many faults and is a lousy judge of character. But he was absolutely right to read the riot act to...
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Sunday, June 25, 2017
A Very Scary Week in the Middle East
What a scary week in the Mideast. The epicenter of the world’s energy resources and the land-bridge between Asia and Africa is spinning out of control as the danger of a shooting war between the US and Russia grows daily. A US F-18 warplane shot down a Syrian Air Force SU-22 ground attack aircraft...
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Prez Trump: You Can't Fight the Whole World
Maybe the president believes he’s won a great victory over the wicked Syrians by lobbing cruise missiles at one of their underused air bases. Maybe Trump believes that he’s scared the evil Russians and the too big for their sampans Chinese into obedience. His 22,000-lb MOAB terror bomb on...
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