03/14/11 – Pepe Escobar – The Scott Horton Show

by | Mar 14, 2011 | Interviews

Asia Times columnist Pepe Escobar discusses the Mideast uprisings in terms of rebellion against neoliberal economic policy; Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on Bahrain protesters and steadfast support for the minority Sunni monarchy; why Turkey stands to win considerably more regional influence than does Iran, following successful revolutions; the hypocrisy of US foreign policy laid bare; why it’s time to end the empire and put the money to a more constructive use, as the US has lost the “beacon of democracy” role anyhow; the unavailability of Al Jazeera on American television broadcasts; and how Central Asia’s pipeline politics may change political realities but not the availability of oil in the marketplace.


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