04/01/11 – Eric Margolis – The Scott Horton Show

by | Apr 1, 2011 | Interviews

This recording is from the KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles broadcast of April 1st. The KPFK archive is here.

Eric Margolis, foreign correspondent and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses why the Libyan War could mark the beginning of a counterrevolutionary response to the “Arab Spring;” why Syria’s uprising – though based on legitimate grievances – may have been instigated by the US and Israel; the spectacle of watching Libya’s rag-tag rebels drive patchwork vehicles across the desert, somewhat resembling characters in a Mad Max movie; the even greater spectacle of watching NATO forces kill Libyan civilians in a campaign to prevent the killing of Libyan civilians; why Arabian Peninsula-based Al Qaeda franchises are bit players in global terrorism; and the large number of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain who potentially threaten the stability of their despotic hosts.


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