12/20/17 Eric Margolis on the history of NATO expansion towards Russia

Eric Margolis joins Scott to discuss his latest article, “Sorry, Chump, You Didn’t Have It In Writing” in which Margolis recalls the history of broken promises and lies made to Russia by NATO and the United States, and the subsequent increase in tension and near misses in Eastern Europe. Scott then asks Margolis: just how evil—and how ambitious—is Vladimir Putin? Margolis describes his visit in 1990 to the KGB headquarters and Putin-as-Russian-Pinochet, how U.S. corporate interests pillaged Russia after the fall of the wall, and how Vladimir Putin helped rebuild the country in the aftermath. Scott then transitions to Palestine and asks Margolis how he explains the Israel-Palestine conflict to people.

Eric Margolis is a foreign affairs correspondent and author of “War at the Top of the World” and “American Raj.” Follow him on Twitter @EricMargolis and visit his website, ericmargolis.com.

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  1. On a very minor point, I think Margolis is wrong. He suggests that the Philistines were in the Palestine before the Israelites. Archaeolgical evidence for when both groups arrived in the area is very limited, and does not help much – but most evidence, and certainly what the Old Testament says, suggests that the Philistines probably arrived about the same time in in Palestine, or possibly a little later. But we just can’t be certain.