This week: International pressure for regime change in Syria mounted last week, as a majority in the UN General Assembly voted in support of the Arab League’s call that president Bashar al-Assad step down on “humanitarian grounds.”
It was essentially the same motion stymied by Russian and Chinese vetoes in the UN’s Security Council the week before. The move is seen by some as a stepping-stone to military intervention by NATO and the West a la Libya. Since that vote, Iran has sent two warships into port in Syria, even as rhetoric from the US and its allies heightens against both Syria and Iran.
Last week too, I hosted on-line journalist and Infowars.com associate editor, Patrick Henningsen to talk about his recent articles on the unfolding situation in Syria.
Communication complications unfortunately shortened our interview, so I will remedy that this week in the first half with journalist, editor, and founder of the web news site, 21st Century Wire, Patrick Henningsen.
And; the office of British Columbia’s Auditor-General last week released a withering report on the BC Liberal’s handling of the province’s forest resource and wildlife management. In its audit, three fundamental questions were put to test the government’s performance: 1. are timber objectives clearly defined. 2. are appropriate management practices being adhered to. And, 3. are “timber results” being properly monitored and reported.
Tria Donaldson is Pacific Coast Campaigner with the Wilderness Committee, billed as the largest membership-based wilderness preservation organization in B.C. Tria Donaldson and how Christy Clark’s BC Liberal’s scored with their Auditor-General in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with the goings on going on on Victoria’s streets and beyond. But first, Patrick Henningsen and a humanitarian intervention too far in Syria?
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com