Thursday 2 May 2019
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Co-hosts: Sebastian Gorka, Fox; and Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 1, Block A: Steve Moore, Heritage Foundation, in re: Had to withdraw my candidacy for the Fed because the press went after me ad hominem, researching my writings from 25 years ago and somehow unsealing he records of my divorce. Why? Perhaps because they all predicted that if Trump one the economy would tank, and not it's the best it’s been in decades, incl the 3.2 growth of Q1; so the Harvard professors and major media, et al., are all embarrassed. Fallacy of the Phillips Curve. The current US economy: spectacularly good.
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 1, Block B: Steve Moore, Heritage Foundation, in re: Italy is coming out of its recession. Chinese consumers returning to the iPhone. All translate into more US growth? Hard for us to grow while carrying the test of the world on its shoulders. . . . Ohio and Pennsylvania together are producing almost more natural gas than is any other country in totality. Guess what county has the lowest energy prices? The US.
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 1, Block C: Dr Sebastian Gorka, America First radio program on Salem network; FOX Business Network; & author of Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies—with No Apologies (Regnery) and Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War (Regnery); in re: Ad hominem attack on AG Bill Barr by Sen Maizie Horono. This specific sort of character assassination is a new model in the US Senate. The Mueller report showed no evidence of collusion, but we're in bizarre universe where the attacks are [stronger]. Fear that this Attorney General is a strong person and is serious about pursuing corruption; scares the Democrats. “He’s a verbal surgeon.” He replies, “Why should I give you my notes?” . . . I was with the president last Tuesday, on my next book; he interrupts: Have you seen the most recent data on the US economy?” We've never had so many people employed in the history of the country, esp including minority workers, women, the disabled. Dem Caucus run by Nadler, Schiff. Today, Cohen walked around the halls of Congress with buckets of friend chicken, sat down to eat it in front of cameras to show that [opponents] are chicken. The louder they scream about impeachment, the better the economy. Outside of the bubble, impeachment resonates with no one. Not even Wall Street is listening. . . . Al Baghdadi on a vid: dishevelled, a man on the run. The clock is ticking for al Baghdadi. Claiming responsibility for Sri Lanka, the softest target?
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 1, Block D: Jean-Marc Lacoste, , in re: Monarch Gold [MRQRF]. Huge gold underground in Quebec. Cadillac Falls produced 125 million-plus ounces in the last century. Now projecting $250 million per year the year to come. Going 800 meters deep and more; cost of $500 US while we’re trading at $1350. Roller coaster: 60 wagons in which we put the oar, goes back the surface electrically (no pollution); we send 5 units of 60 wagons, positioned right next to the minter. We intend to build the mill right next to the mine, but we're also on the Trans-Canada Railroad so can easily ship to another mill. Valuation of $14/oz underground; as we get closer to production, value goes to $75/oz underground. Penny stock about to grow. Camp Flow was the first owned by Barrick. We process gold bars every week so have cash flow. We pour bricks for other firms. We have 100 employees now; expect a few hundred more. Squeezegold.com
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 2, Block A: Mark Dubowitz, in r: Iran sanctions. Iranian economy dropped 6% or more in the last year; housewives scouring the neighborhoods for food as everyone hoards. Daily strikes and demonstrations: Why are we spending money on Hamas and the Palestinians when we need it for us? Iranian oil production falling massively eke forex reserves. Plan B is to wait out Trump’s presidency. . . .
Mark Dubowitz is the chief executive of FDD, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan policy institute, where he leads projects on Iran, sanctions and nonproliferation. He is an expert on Iran’s nuclear program and global threat network, and is widely recognized as one of the key influencers in shaping sanctions policies to counter the threats from the Iranian regime.
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 2, Block B: Ilan Berman, in re: Strait of Hormuz, Iranian oil inventory. Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz? Twenty per cent of world oil sails through the Strait (and thus this also affects the price of oil). Lots of US mil officials say: if the Iranians close the Strait, the US would see that as a casus belli. Even if the Iranian regime is exporting less oil, if the price is higher that’d make up the cash for Iran. Russia knows that if the mkts are too volatile, it’s bad for Russia. Recall that the Russians also are under US sanctions. . . . The US has plans for everything, incl keeping the Strait open. This is not a regional conflict, although it’d be Iran positioning itself as a regional hegemon, but it benefits its neighbors. . . . The billion dollars’ worth of oil sitting in [Dalian?] port?
Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has consulted for both the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense, and provided assistance on foreign policy and national security issues to a range of governmental agencies and congressional offices. He has been called one of America's "leading experts on the Middle East and Iran" by CNN
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 2, Block C: Joseph Humire, in re: Venezuela. A coup announced by the challengers to the Maduro regime; nontransparent if anything changed other than the NSC charge that Cuba will be sanctioned for its interference in the Venezuelan regime. Cuba has propped up the regime, provided info, intell, security, are embedded in carious Ministries is a major reason why the regime continues – but also Iran, China, and Russia are deeply involved. B-Ric (__, Russia, Iran, China). About $12 bil of Russian armaments have gone in in the last years; also spy tracking stations; and Iranian mil presence now ever-more established. Iran has blt proxy states in Venezuela, Nicaragua . . . Behind Maduro, the sinister VP of Economy and Minister of National Production, of Lebanese descent; ruthless. The main power player in Venezuela and close to Russia, moved 23.6 tons of gold to Turkey, and [many] to Russia this year. “Narcostate” is too limited; shd be “parallel state” – substate structure of paramilitary that’s divided Venezuela into geographic regions with multiple mafias that distribute power throughout the country. The soldiers did not turn out to defect. The mil officials almost have a gun to their head: if they defect, their families are at risk. Mistake to depend too much on the Venezuelan military as the armed forces are too debilitated. We’re dealing with five other nations, including Turkey. Uncharted territory.
Joseph M. Humire is the Center for a Secure Free Society Executive Director. A global security expert specializing on transnational threats in the Western Hemisphere, he provides regular briefings on international terrorism, transnational organized crime, Islamism and Iran’s influence Latin America to various entities within the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence community, as well as prominent think tanks and universities around the world. He testifies frequently before the U.S. Congress on national security issues and has also testified before the European, Canadian, and Andean Parliament, as well as the Argentine and Peruvian Congress. In 2016, Mr. Humire served as an expert witness in an important terrorism trial in Lima, Peru.
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 2, Block D: Malcolm Hoenlein, in re: Too many villains, too little time. The astoundingly evil cartoons that the New York Times published. Once common factor: anti-Jewish crimes, and a sharp increase in specifically anti-Jewish hatred crimes. From Jan to April, 145 this year. In Canada this year: for the third straight year an increase in hatred crimes (2,041 from social media) . . . In Germany, a 70% increase; and worldwide . . . And the number of anti-Christian deeds is double those against Jews. Neo-Nazi marches in Germany.
The two astoundingly evil cartoons that the New York Times published: the Times is in its third round of apologies; cartoonist works for a Portuguese paper. Also said that Jesus was a Palestinian born in Bethlehem. Abbas with his hat out in Russia. He cuts staff salaries but continues lavish payments to terrorists and their families. US and some Euro countries have cut their funding. Jordan: the king sacked his intell minister and others in rumors of a coup plot. Israel: . . .
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 3, Block A: Ambassador Zalman Shoval, in re: US-Israeli relations. Seems to be good, concrete. Netanyahu: ”Yes we’ll entertain negotiations; the requisite is _________.”
Zalman Shoval is an Israeli politician and diplomat. He is also active in Israel's economic life. He was Israeli ambassador to the United States in the years 1990–1993 and 1998–2000, and an active member of the Knesset in the Rafi party of Ben Gurion, the State List, and the Likud party.
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 3, Block B: Dan Diker, in re: anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism. PACBI and BDS: based in Ramallah. Run by individuals who site together with five designated (by the US and EU) terrorist organizations. Motivated by Arafat, continued by Abbas: one goal, to dismantle the state of Israel. NGO Monitor: European countries have been funding a lot of the political warfare organizations. Also, Iran and Qatar are funding PACBI; Hadar Id [sp?] is their Gazan senior activist. Lots of money coming from Qatar. These are not criticism of Israeli policy; they’re blatantly anti-Jewish. Bots revealed today: used to create the notion worldwide with false data to cause a boycott of Eurovision.
The author is project director for the Program to Counter Political Warfare and BDS at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He is also a research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter Terrorism.
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 3, Block C: Andrew C McCarthy, Fox News, in re: Pelosi and Mueller.
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 3, Block D: Andrew C McCarthy, Fox News, in re: Pelosi and Mueller.
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 4, Block A: The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers Paperback, by Gillian Tett
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 4, Block B: The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers Paperback, by Gillian Tett
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 4, Block C: The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers Paperback, by Gillian Tett
Thursday 2 May 2019/ Hour 4, Block D: The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers Paperback, by Gillian Tett
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