Monday 23 December2019
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Co-host: Thaddeus McCotter, WJR, the Great Voice of the Great Lakes
Monday 23 December 2019/ Hour 1, Block A: Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re: Afghanistan, Kunduz Province.
Monday 23 December 2019/ Hour 1, Block B: Irina Tsukerman, international human rights lawyer; in re: Ahwazi Arabs in Iran being abused by the mullahs. Called Arabistan in days of yore; Ahwazis were recognized by the shah, but obliged to convert to Shi’a by the mullahs after 1979, and forbidden to speak their own language. Subverting identity and “ethnic cleansing” in Khuzistan province – that is, killings. Current persecution has got worse with more pressure and more attacks. Deliberate political assassinations, murders by poison while under arrest in prison. Now, protests against other conditions. Sepadar prison, where women are kept, tortured.
Monday 23 December 2019/ Hour 1, Block C: Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, @GordonGChang , in re: “We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai forced to work; contact Peter Humphrey.” The Chinese Foreign Ministry denies that China is forcing slave labor. In the US, nether inspectors nor any authority catches this villainy. Only solution we can think of is a certification process. . . . China is burning so much lignite—the lowest grade of coal, and the only coal mined domestically—that its carbon e missions [read: pollution] surpass these of India and the whole rest of the world, combined. . . . Europeans are back to appeasing: this time, not the Hitlerites but the unelected tyrants of Beijing.
Monday 23 December 2019/ Hour 1, Block D: Michael Yon, Hong Kong reporter; in re: The 2024 Olympic Games are scheduled for China, a dreadful idea since Hong Kong is up in arms and Uyghurs are being evilly tortured in Xinjang [= New Territories]. No way should Olympics be held there in view of criminality against Uyghurs and Tibetans, among others. We should prohibit NBC from televising the games, then go to the Olympic Committee and demand that it move the games. Used against South Africa under Apartheid. We cannot allow a re-play of he 1936 Olympics in Germany. In HK, about 6,000 people have been arrested; not clear how many have been disappeared or killed by Mainland. A week ago, a corpse was fished out f ___, similar to the one fished out of Victoria Harbour, We need an accounting! And he three disappeared at the MTR Victoria station on 31 August. Mr Carrie Lam was next to Mrs Carrie Lam in Beijing next to Xi Jinping; everyone was laughing and singing except Mr Lam, who sat stone-faced.
Monday 23 December 2019/ Hour 2, Block A: David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, & John Fund, NRO, in re: Impeachment? Laurence Tribe. An odd limbo.
Monday 23 December 2019/ Hour 2, Block B: John Fund, NRO, & David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, in re: Rosemary Collier, chief judge of the FISA court, demanded that the FBI send explanations to her by 10 Jan–and suddenly resigned as of this first of the year, how very odd; and then there’s Mr Kleinsmith, who quite illegally changed the critical datum in a FISA submission. Military-intell complex has long known of intrinsic problems with the FISA court. We need a new paradigm.
Secretive Surveillance Court Rebukes FBI Over Handling of Wiretapping of Trump Aide / Presiding judge describes recent Inspector General report as ‘troubling’
Monday 23 December 2019/ Hour 2, Block C: Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: The International Criminal Court will move to the West Bank to hear Palestinian complaints. Why Ramallah— better hotels than in Hong Kong or Nagorno-Karabakh?
The party actually committing war crimes is not a party to the ICC because it’s not a state. This is weaponizing the ICC. It's not that Israel is perfect, which it isn’t; but generals from eight countries investigated and said that Israel has been [unusually scrupulous] in avoiding war crimes and [treating Palestinians correctly]. How about the massive war crimes committed in Iran? Mullahs acknowledged that 1,500 citizens have been killed recently, including 400 women. Iran is getting ever closer to having a nuclear weapon, but the Europeans say naught.
Awazi women are being tortured horrendously in Iran. Rouhani ordered the crushing of all dissent. Economy down 11.5% this year, oil down 90%. . . . Ethnic cleansing in Syria. . . . UNIFIL needs to be empowered [anent the Golan]. Israel and Greece will sign a new agreement on Jan 2, provide 10% of the gas needed by Europe.
Monday 23 December 2019 / Hour 2, Block D: Indiana Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: Hanukkah from outer space. The International Space Station where a scientist, Jessica Meir, sent Hanukkah greeting; they see a new sunrise every small number of hours. Discovery related to the Ark of the Covenant: a temple just west of Jerusalem, in the Twelfth Century, it was destroyed? Animals put there by Philistines as an act of desecration. In the Book of Samuel it says that the Ark was taken there, and the Philistines took it but were overcome by illness so returned it. Off the coast of Haifa, as the seawater kept rising inhabitants built a big sea wall. Boulders came from a distance.
Monday 23 December 2019 / Hour 3, Block A: Thomas Modly, Acting United States Secretary of the Navy, in re: repairs and successes for the Gerald Ford & John Kennedy supercarriers; and 355-ship Navy within ten years. (1 of 2)
Monday 23 December 2019 / Hour 3, Block B: Thomas Modly, Acting United States Secretary of the Navy, in re: repairs and successes for the Gerald Ford & John Kennedy supercarriers; and 355-ship Navy within ten years. (2 of 2)
Monday 23 December 2019 / Hour 3, Block C: Chris Riegel, Scala Report, in re:
Monday 23 December 2019 / Hour 3, Block D: Chris Riegel, Scala Report, in re:
Monday 23 December 2019 / Hour 4, Block A: Steve Auth, Sophia Institute Press, Regnum Christi, Lumen Institute; in re: Regnum Christi missionary at Old St Patrick’s Church in lower Manhattan (Little Italy).
Monday 23 December 2019 / Hour 4, Block B: Richard Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, Hoover Institution, in re: Debt. FISA court.
Monday 23 December 2019 / Hour 4, Block C: Andrew C McCarthy, author, Ball of Collusion, in re: Schiff and Pelosi (1 of 2).
Monday 23 December 2019 / Hour 4, Block D: Andrew C McCarthy, author, Ball of Collusion, in re: Schiff and Pelosi (2 of 2).