Veteran journalist Eric Margolis returns to the show to discuss his latest article, “The Syrian Madhouse Gets Even Crazier.” Margolis explains why Rex Tillerson’s recent decision to maintain a long-term presence in eastern Syria has created an even bigger mess and how the Turkish-Kurdish conflict has come to a head. Scott then details the long history of U.S. support for and betrayal of the Kurds.
Discussed on the show:
- “US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says” (The Guardian)
- Afrin, Syria
- “America, the Kurds, and History: Only a Pawn in Their Game,” by Ted Snider (Antiwar.com)
- “Plan B,” by Seymour Hersh (The New Yorker)
- “How Ahmed Chalabi conned the neocons” (Salon)
- “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm by David Wurmser 1996” (ScottHorton.org)
- “The Redirection,” by Seymour Hersh (The New Yorker)
- March 1949 Syrian coup d’état
- The Game of Nations: The Amorality of Power Politics, by Miles Copeland
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