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The Scott Horton Show 9/12/12

Today on The Scott Horton ShowListen Live  -Acclaimed journalist Eric Margolis will be on to talk about the two big stories of the last 24 hours: the revelation that FDR administration helped cover up Soviet war crimes during WWII; and the murder of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya. Libertarian author Anthony Gregory will be on to talk about the drug war, both from the left perspective and the right perspective.

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8/24/12 Eric Margolis

American Raj author Eric Margolis discusses what Ethiopian Prime Minister/Dictator Meles Zenawi’s death means for the country’s future; the US’s “mission creep” of fighting terrorism in Africa; why third world revolutionaries would benefit from studying Western public relations strategies; and how US intervention in Syria risks serious conflict with Russia, and should be avoided.

7/30/12 Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis discusses his article “Has the US Given Israel a Green Light to Attack Syria;” the cooperation between Western intelligence services, special forces, and Syria’s rebels; and the many excuses for intervention, including humanitarian corridors, no-fly zones and seizing Syria’s chemical weapons.

7/9/12 Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis discusses why Yasser Arafat’s unexplained death in 2004 was probably caused by Polonium 210 poisoning; Israel’s penchant for using rather exotic poisons for assassinating enemies; and the 2006 murder of Russian FSB agent Alexander Litivenko.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of American Raj, discusses his article Egypt Headed for an Explosion; the vote-rigging funny business that enabled a Mubarak retread to get in the presidential runoff election; why Egypt wont remain a US client state, 2 billion a year in military aid notwithstanding; how the US Navy came to be both tremendously expensive and strategically useless; the USAFs critical role in US foreign policy; and the Pentagons promotion of China as the next big threat to justify their enormous budget.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of American Raj, discusses the fundamentally flawed Middle East countries created after the Ottoman Empires dissolution; the USs first attempt at regime change in Syria in 1948, as told in The Game of Nations: The Amorality of Power Politics; a history of the Baath Party; the chance for regional autonomy in Syria instead of a bloody civil war; why the US insists on picking fights with Russia in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Syria; and why Georgias inclusion in NATO would be as ridiculous as Puerto Rico joining the Warsaw pact.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

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

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses his article Cuba Starts to Come Alive; hanging out with Ernest Hemingway in pre-revolutionary Cuba; why meaningful reform will be delayed until the old fossil hardliners die off; how to liberalize the Cuban economy and property rights while preventing US domination; Midwest agricultural exports not subject to the embargo; how Venezuela filled the Soviet void and saved Cuba from regressing to the pre-industrial age; the outsized political influence of Floridas anti-Castro lobby; and Cubas institutionalized police state.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses his article The Dangerous Mess in Syria Grows Murkier; the foreign forces instigating regime change by supporting Syrias rebellion; why fractured Arab nations which are mostly colonial relics cant be made whole again; how Republican warmongering has finally gone too far, alienating the electorate and damaging the party; and the USs waning international influence, evidenced by Indias refusal to abide by sanctions on Irans oil exports.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses the many countries covertly and overtly supporting Syrias armed resistance; the Western medias one-sided anti-Assad coverage; how the US is hijacking the Arab Spring, toppling unfriendly dictators (while protecting compliant ones) and subverting genuine grassroots democratic revolutions; the near-total elimination of al-Qaeda, so that it exists mostly as a catchall name for anti-American groups; and the danger of Russian intervention in Syria.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses the conflict in Syria, where Western-backed instigators and a legitimate domestic opposition face off against the Assad regime which still enjoys widespread popular support; the consequences of Syrian regime change for Palestinians, Iran and Hezbollah; how Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states are exporting homegrown Islamic radicals to fight in Syria (shades of 1980s Afghanistan what could possibly go wrong?); what a truly democratic Middle East would look like; whether Egyptian sympathy for Palestinians will be tempered by continued US bribe money; and why the US needs to accept the Muslim Brotherhood as a legitimate political force or deal with something far more radical later on.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses the mid-1980s declaration of Osama bin Ladens mentor Abdullah Azzam that the mujahideen would go after US forces in Saudi Arabia after the Soviets were expelled from Afghanistan; taking a closer look at the they hate us for our freedom explanation of Islamic extremism; the angry know-nothing Republican presidential candidates (with two exceptions); and how the convergence of regional and world powers in Syria could lead to war with Iran.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses his article Nuclear Pots Call Iranian Kettle Black; why Iran hasnt developed nuclear weapons despite having incentives to do so; the US-sourced chemical and biological warfare agents used by Saddam Hussein against Iran in the 1980s; why Iran is far more likely to be wiped off the map by Israel than the other way around; and how Syria as the last Arab state not subservient to the US is being torn apart by genuine popular discontent as well as Western and Israeli interference.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses how a Libyan-style regime change in Syria could give the neoconservatives a backdoor-to-war with Iran; talk of securing Netanyahus legacy through a Churchill-like moment of greatness where he attacks Iran and saves Israel from another holocaust; behind-the-scenes fighting by British and French special forces in Libya; why Turkey is harboring an anti-Syrian army of deserters; why Iraq will fall apart (even more) when the US completely withdraws; the former Pakistani cricket player leading protests against US influence; and why the Haqqani network is just the latest excuse for the failing war in Afghanistan.

Antiwar Radio: Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses his healthy skepticism of all FBI sting operations, especially this latest Iranian assassination plot; the curious targeting of Saudi Arabias ambassador hardly a powerhouse political figure; cooperation between the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia on getting rid of the Assad government in Syria; the long term neoconservative plan to break up Arab countries into stateless warring tribes, leaving Israel as the unchallenged regional hegemon; how Indias increasing involvement in Afghanistan provokes Pakistan and serves as a foil to Chinese influence; rumors that Israel is working with India in restive Islamic tribal areas; cowardly Congressional Reps who still wont speak out against the Afghan War even after a decade of futility; and the planeloads of western businessmen flying to Libya, exemplifying what colonialism looks like in the 21st century.