THE JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW NOW AIRS FROM 9 P TO 1 A, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, IN NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C.
Thursday 30 April 2015 / Hour 2, Block A: Danielle Pletka, AEI, in re: Assad and Syria. A complete change of weather in the Middle East: leadership in Riyadh. Prince Muqrin, a sturdy ally of the US, replaced by Prince Mohammed of the Sudari clan, associated with Wahhabism and fervent Saudi nationalism and vs. Iran. In Syria, the Saudis will double down, push hard; some rebel forces not associated with ISIS have been gaining ground in recent months.