Pepe Escobar interviewed by mediabite
Pepe Escobar is a Brazilian born journalist and writer. He has reported from many different countries and conflicts over his career so far, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Central Asia, the US and China. He is a contributor to The Real News Network, a non-profit news and documentary network financed by its members; leaving it free from the pressures imposed by advertising, government and corporate funding. In his current role as the ‘Roving Eye’ of Asia Times Online, he is well placed to discuss world events and the ways in which they are interpreted and reported by international media.  
Escobar has written in detail on the continuing conflict in Iraq and has been a continued source of unsanitised reality on the subject. In 2005, while many in the Irish media worshiped at the feet of US imposed ‘democracy’ in Iraq - 'Poll success eclipses past blunders for US' [Conor O'Clery, The Irish Times, February 1 2005] - Escobar pointed out the absurdity of what was happening: ‘History will salute it in kind: the US administration of George W Bush, parts 1 and 2, has introduced to the world the concept of election at gunpoint.’  
Pepe Escobar is also author of the highly recommended 'Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving Into Liquid War', and most recently, 'Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge'.  ....."