The John Batchelor Show

Thursday 16 August 2018

Photo: In Ghazni, Afghanistan, bloodied children peer through a hole in concrete blown by a bomb in the current fighting. "‘Ghazni City remains under Afghan government control,’ Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for Operation Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, told Military.com on...

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Photo: Flag of the First East Turkestan Republic.The First East Turkistan Republic (ETR), officially the Islamic Republic of East Turkistan (Шәрқий Түркистан Ислам Җумхурийити, Sherqiy Türkistan Islam Jumhuriyiti), was a short-lived, breakaway, would-be Islamic republic founded on 12 November, 1933...

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Photo:  Truck carrying the bodies of Afghan army troops killed in the massive attack on Ghazni. Reliable reports say that between 1,000 and 1,500 Taliban stormed the city last nght.

Battle for Ghazni leaves 100 Afghan troops, police dead

Monday 13 August 2018

THE CENTER OF GHAZNI IS BURNED TO THE GROUND    Artwork of a battle between Mahmud of Ghazni and Abu 'Ali Simjuri; from before 1318.  Today, Ghazni is controlled by Taliban, despite mendacious counterclaims by NATO and US forces. Unless enormous aid is provided immediately, the death toll is likely...

Thursday 9 August 2018

Photo: On 9 August 1945, the US dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, effectively ending the Second World War.JOHN BATCHELOR SHOWCo-host: Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal  Hour OneThursday 9 August 2018 / Hour 1, Block A: Mary Kissel, WSJ, in re:  Tariffs.  American mfr uses [grange] fabric from...

Wednesday 8 August 2018

On 8 August 1576, the cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory is laid on the island of Hven. Engraving: Schloss Uraniborg, aus Joan Blaeu: Der große Atlas, 1663JOHN BATCHELOR SHOWCo-host: Gordon Chang, Forbes.com   Hour OneWednesday 8 August 2018/ Hour 1, Block A:  Charles Burton,...