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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President Donald Trump participates in the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Trump's Loopy Kool-Aid
Take an injection of a strong disinfectant like Dettol or Listerine and call me in the morning. President Donald Trump has clearly gone off the rails with his crazy suggestion that the public might try injecting potent disinfectants to combat COVID-19. He sounds increasingly like the late Rev. Jim...
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President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar the Oval Office at the White House on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Views
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Lies Won't Stop COVID-19
Washington-based military think tanks constantly warn of possible attacks by the wicked North Koreans who have a large arsenal of chemical and biological weapons and missiles to deliver to North America. At first, President Donald Trump dismissed COVID-19 as a simple cold or flu and, in the best...
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In his usual regal style, Trump has been taking responsibility for every aspect of the virus epidemic. That's dangerous. Views
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Our Shameless ‘War President’ Goes to Battle
'He who seeks to defend everything, defends nothing.'—King Frederick the Great of Prussia. This is one of the most important maxims of military history. Every young officer should have it drilled into his head. Yet the confused administration of President Donald Trump has been doing just this as it...
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A U.S. soldier fires an anti-tank rocket during a live-fire exercise in Zabul province, Afghanistan, in July 2010. Views
Sunday, March 08, 2020
End Bush's Stupid War Today
After 19 years of war, over $1 trillion in spending, 2,400 dead and a torrent of lies, the U.S. may now be facing an end to its longest war.
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US soldier Views
Saturday, January 11, 2020
How the US Runs Iraq
What ever happened to Iraq? Is it not an independent country with a democratic government thanks to the 2003 US invasion? So says Washington.
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Major General Qasem Soleimani, pictured here on April 11, 2016, was reportedly assassinated Friday, January 3, 2020 in Iraq. Views
Saturday, January 04, 2020
Soleimani's Assassination: The Mafia Would Have Been Proud
The US drone strike at Baghdad airport that killed Iran’s top commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and a senior leader of Iraq’s Shia militia, has set the Mideast on fire. The Trump administration, which authorized the assassination, called it a ’pre-emptive’ strike. Iran branded it ‘outright murder...
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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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afghanistan Views
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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