Mike McCormick invited me on his Saturday morning KEXP foreign affairs radio show to discuss the upcoming event I’m organizing with Rita Zawaideh on the Syrian crisis. We ranged over a wide array of subjects including the ethnic conflict in Syria, western intervention, proxy escalation of the violence, and Iran’s recent presidential election. We also discussed the prospect of U.S. intervention, which I opposed.
I hope you’ll give a listen to the half-hour interview and join us this Friday at 7PM at University Temple Methodist Church on 43rd Street and 15th Avenue. Rita will have just returned from an aid trip in which she brought humanitarian supplies to Syrian refugees camps in Jordan. She will report on the conditions there and taking the pulse of Syrians about their views on where things stand in Syria.
The event, Syria: a Nation and Region in Crisis is co-sponsored by the Salaam Cultural Center, United Nations Association of Greater Seattle, Arab-American Community Coalition, Episcopal Bishop’s Committee for Israel-Palestine, Mideast Focus Ministry at St. Mark’s Cathedral.