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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Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) meet chinese tenagers at the Ocean Children's Camp after the plenary of the Eastern Economic Forum, in Vadivostok, Russia, September 12, 2018 Views
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Trump's Restless Hostility Unites China and Russia
Good work Mr. President! You have now managed to lay the groundwork for a grand Chinese-Russian alliance. The objective of intelligent diplomacy is to divide one’s foes, not to unite them. This epic blunder comes at a time when the US appears to be getting ready for overt military action in Syria...
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Sunday, August 26, 2018
The Lion of Judah's Last Roar
“If you don’t get my weekly column, it means I am dead,” wrote Israeli writer Uri Avnery to a friend. As I eagerly awaited Uri’s column each week, I feared that each new column might be his last. And so it finally came to be. The renowned 94-year old writer and peace advocate finally succumbed to...
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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Afghanistan: The War That Shames America
After 17 bloody years, the longest war in U.S. history continues without relent or purpose in Afghanistan. There, a valiant, fiercely-independent people, the Pashtun (Pathan) mountain tribes, have battled the full might of the U.S. Empire to a stalemate that has so far cost American taxpayers $4...
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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Trump's Sanctions on Iran and Violation of the Nuclear Deal Defy His Vows to Create US Jobs
President Trump keeps vowing to create more jobs in America. But his actions often speak differently. The most egregious example was Trump’s cancellation of the multi-national Iran nuclear treaty that had been welcomed by the world as a major step to Mideast denuclearization. In abrogating the...
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Trump's Iran tweet may trap US in another war Views
Saturday, July 28, 2018
The Looming War Against Iran
President Donald Trump and his neocon advisors have been trying to provoke a war with Iran and Syria for many months. The neocons are echoing Cato the Elder’s cry, ‘delenda est Carthago!’. Iran must be destroyed. So far, Tehran and its ally Damascus have refused to respond to US naval and air...
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Saturday, July 14, 2018
Europe Cringes Before Emperor Trump
President Donald Trump says most summit meetings are a waste of time. He’s so right. Most meetings of every kind are a waste of time and energy. The president was certainly right about last week’s NATO summit in Brussels. At least, he livened it up by openly blasting his NATO allies once again for...
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Members of the Palestinian community and their supporters march toward the Israeli consulate to protest President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 15, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Views
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Palestinians: 70 Years of Suffering
To date, 62 Palestinians have been shot dead in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army and over 5,500 wounded by gunfire. Their crime: protesting the loss of their ancestral homes in the West Bank. Here was an example of Gandhi-style passive resistance that failed. Israeli sniper teams just fired at...
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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Trump's War Against Iran
Israel launched waves of air attacks and ground shelling on a score of alleged Iranian military positions in Syria this week. Was this a big step forward in the plan by Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his ally Donald Trump to provoke a major war with Iran? It certainly looks so. The US,...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during his address last week from the Israel Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv. (Screengrab: CNN) Views
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Nuclear Chutzpah
‘Chutzpah’ is a wonderful Yiddish word that means outrageous nerve, or unmitigated gall. This week’s Chutzpah Award goes to Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Standing in front of props of data files and cd’s, Netanyahu claimed Israel’s renowned Mossad spy agency had stolen a small...
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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Doctor Death From Damascus?
Butcher of Damascus. Gasser of children. Baby Killer of Syria. Tool of Moscow. Cruel despot. Monster. These are all names the western media and politicians routinely heap on Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. He has now become the top Mideast villain, the man we love to hate. As a veteran Mideast...
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