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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koalas Views
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Show Mercy for Animals
Two tragedies just happened in Romania and Australia that have left this hardened war correspondent shaken and horrified. At least 14,000 of the terrified sheep drowned in the icy waters and darkness of the overturned death ship. An old tub of a cargo ship named the Queen Hind (likely Indian-owned...
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(From left) Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney. "My investigation into the causes of the war," writes Professor Butt, "finds that it had little to do with fear of WMDs - or other purported goals, such as a desire to "spread democracy" or satisfy the oil or Israel lobbies. Rather, the Bush administration invaded Iraq for its demonstration effect." (Photo: via PRI) Views
Sunday, November 17, 2019
The Forgotten Plunder of Iraq
Victor Hugo said of the devastated Balkans in the 19th century: ‘The Turks have passed by here. All is in ruins or mourning.’ Welcome to modern Iraq. The British were always masters of efficient imperialism. In the 19th century, they managed to rule a quarter of the Earth’s surface with only a...
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Sunday, September 01, 2019
It's Time to Liberate Afghanistan
After 18 years of war in Afghanistan—America's longest—U.S. and Taliban negotiators are said to be close to an agreement that may see the withdrawal of many of the 14,000 U.S. soldiers in that remote nation.
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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, writes Margolis, is a Hindu nationalist hardliner who has proved willing to dangerously antagonize Pakistan and India's 200 million Muslims, who make up over 14% of the population. Views
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Hair-Trigger Nuclear Alert Over Kashmir
Two of the world’s most important powers, India and Pakistan, are locked into an extremely dangerous confrontation over the bitterly disputed Himalayan mountain state of Kashmir. Both are nuclear armed. Kashmir has been a flashpoint since Imperial Britain divided India in 1947. India and Pakistan...
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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, aka Boris Johnson, is now the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party. (cc/DonkeyHotey) Views
Sunday, July 28, 2019
New Captain for a Sinking Britain
Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, is being called by many ‘the British Trump.’ It’s an easy comparison, given their quirky, confrontational styles, prominent blond hair, tribal politics and xenophobic policies. But they are not alike. Johnson is a literate, witty product of Britain’s...
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the High-Level Cooperation Council meeting between the Russian Federation and Turkey on April 8, 2019. Views
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Turkey Calls Trump's Bluff
Turkey has just called Donald Trump's bluff by going ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. The outrage in Washington is volcanic. Trump is vowing to rain fire and brimstone sanctions down on the disobedient Turks. The S-400 is Russia's premier anti-air missile. It is...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. Views
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Will the Real Bombers Please Stand Up
Who is attacking oil tankers in the Gulf between Oman and Iran? So far, the answer is still a mystery. The US, of course, accuses Iran. Iran says it’s the US or its local allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Magnetic mines are blamed for the damage, though there have been claims of...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the BRICS Conference, 2017. Views
Sunday, June 02, 2019
India's "Trump" Wins Big
How fleeting is glory! Back in 1998, the South Asian Journalists Association proclaimed me "Journalist of the Year" for a newspaper article I had written about India. But the next year the award was angrily rescinded after I wrote that India should compromise with Pakistan over the festering...
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Monday, May 20, 2019
Fire the Nutcases Leading Us to War
President Donald Trump claimed last week that he does not want war with Iran. If he really believes this, the president ought to look into what his subordinates are doing. Among their bellicose actions are deployment of the ‘Abraham Lincoln CVN-72’ carrier task force to the coast of Iran, massing a...
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Saturday, May 04, 2019
Sure. Let's Invade Venezuela. Another Jolly Little War.
Sure. Let’s invade Venezuela. Another jolly little war. It’s full of commies and has a sea of oil. The only thing those Cuban-loving Venezuelans lack are weapons of mass destruction. This week, leading US neocons openly threatened that if the CIA’s latest attempts to stage a coup to overthrow...
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