2. Mitchell Prothero from McClatchy News, the Islamic State
“It started off as a flat denial… They just started parsing everything so completely that even French journalists were calling me up laughing, saying, ‘we’re trying to beat your story, and all the French government is doing is convincing us you’re right.’ It had become somewhat black comedy.”
Prothero has sources within the Syrian rebel forces and explains the difference between the varying factions. US airstrikes in Syria targeted a French agent who defected to al Qaeda.
Scott asks, “Was there any indication of an imminent threat that these guys were going to leapfrog over Turkey and end up in Western Europe?”
Plus, we hear why Turkey and Saudi Arabia aren’t helping to fight the Islamic State.