The John Batchelor Show

Thursday 14 October 2021

Air Date: 
October 14, 2021


9-930  (1 & 2)  The pursuit and neutralizing of Al Qaeda's Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines; lessons learned.  David Maxwell @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD

930-1000  (1 & 2)    The dangers inside all software; & What is to be done?
Georgianna Shea @_GeorgiannaShea   @FDD
 @_GeorgiannaShea  FDD; Chief Technologist for FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation (CCTI) and Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab (TCIL).



10-1015    Celebrating Re-enactors of the Battle of Ligonier,1758.
Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito @DCExaminer
1015-1030   Friday Night Football, 1965-2021.   @SalenaZito @DCExaminer
Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito @DCExaminer

1030-1045   Cuban baseball escapes to freedom and the Major Leagues. Mary O'Grady  @MaryAnastasiaOG  @WSJOpinion
Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Wall Street Journal editorial board and “The Americas” columnist.  @MaryAnastasiaOG  @WSJOpinion  

Inflation talk transforms into stagflation talk. Veronique de Rugy  @Mercatus Center,  @veroderugy, @GeorgeMasonU , George Mason University & NRO Online
Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow,  @Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online. @veroderugy,  @GeorgeMasonU @Mercatus Center

THIRD HOUR ((9-12))

1100-1115    Mookie Sadr of Baghdad rises again.  Bilal Wahab @BilalWahab , @WashInstitute.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
Bilal Wahab is the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on governance in the Iraqi Kurdish region and in Iraq as a whole. He has taught at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani, where he established the Center for Development and Natural Resources, a research program on oil and development.
1115-1130   Why does Hizballah want the port explosion investigation stopped? Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Sarit Zehavi, @ZehaviAlma, @Israel_Alma_org CEO and Founder · Alma Research and Education Center.  Malcolm Hoenlein@Conf_of_Pres  @mhoenlein1
Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Sarit Zehavi is the CEO and founder of Alma, a nonprofit and an independent research and education center specialized in Israel’s security challenges on its northern border, and served for 15 years in the Israeli Defense Forces, specializing in military intelligence. Sarit was recently named in The Jerusalem Post's list of top 50 most influential Jews of 2021.

1130-1145   The fresh lethality of Iranian drones. Seth Frantzman  @sfrantzman  @MidEast_Center Founder @GulfIsrael.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_Pres  @mhoenlein1
Seth J. Frantzman is Senior Middle East Correspondent and Middle East affairs analyst at The Jerusalem Post. He has covered the war against Islamic State, three Gaza wars, the conflict in Ukraine, the refugee crises in Eastern Europe and also reported from Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Senegal, the UAE, Ukraine and Russia. Seth is author of Drone Wars Pioneers, Killing Machines, Artificial Intelligence, and the Battle for the Future, Simon and Schuster.  Frantzman  @sfrantzman  @MidEast_Center Founder @GulfIsrael
1145-1200   Escape from the Farhud, 1941-1948.  Joseph Samuel, and Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_Pres  @mhoenlein1
Joseph Samuel, the author of a memoir, Beyond the Rivers of Babylon: My journey of optimism and resilience in a turbulent century, is a Baghdad-born Holocaust survivor who escaped the ravages of the Farhud, a Nazi-instigated Islamist pogrom from 1–2 June 1941. In May of this year, Joseph wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled “When the Mob Came for the Jews of Baghdad.” He will be speaking at an American Sephardi Federation event with other Holocaust survivors next week


12-1230   ((1 & 2)) The UK food, fuel and Christmas shortages coming our way.
Simon Constable @RealConstable, Edinburgh
Simon Constable, economist, journalist, currently based in Scotland; and author, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zombie Banks," the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Beat the Market.   @RealConstable

1230-1245   Why is Iran trying to intimidate the South Caucasus?  Khazar Ibrahim, @hazar_khazar , @azembassyus
 Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America
Khazar Ibrahim, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America , @azembassyus  @hazar_khazar 

1245-100 AM   Arms control and the unknowns of the PRC nuke arsenal. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton