Author and journalist Eric Margolis returns to the show to discuss the slow motion war escalating between China and India that Margolis has long believed is an inevitability. The conflict between the two nuclear powers centers on their desire to control the Himalayan region between the two countries, which gives whichever country controls it significant leverage over the rest of the region. Margolis recaps the modern history of Chinese-Indian tensions and the history of how the British created a militarized conflict between the Indians and Pakistanis in Kashmir. Finally, Margolis discusses the escalation in Myanmar and its historical roots in Buddhist fearmongering in Sri Lanka.
Discussed on the show:
- “8/23/17 Eric Margolis on his heroic rescue of starving zoo animals in Aleppo” (The Scott Horton Show)
- Sino-Indian War
- Mao Zedong
- People’s Liberation Army
- “China and India: War of the Worlds,” by Eric Margolis (Unz.com)
- Aksai Chin
- Kashmir Valley
- “India’s Secret Army in Kashmir” (Human Rights Watch)
- Narendra Modi
- Sri Lanka Tamils
- Tatmadaw (Burmese army)
- Aung San Suu Kyi
- Tamil Tigers
- By Way of Deception: The Making of a Mossad officer by Victor Ostrovsky
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