The John Batchelor Show

Schedules

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Photo, above: Karakorum highway; see: Hour 2, Block B, Nitin Gokhale, anchor at New Delhi Television, on Chinese and Pakistani friendship – "higher than the Himalaya and deeper than the ocean" – that is, linkages to rail and road networks in Pakistan so China can connect to energy supplies in...

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Photo, above: Diplomat says US special forces team stopped from going to Benghazi after embassy attack.  A team of U.S. special forces ready to head to Benghazi, Libya, after the assault on the American diplomatic mission had ended was told to stand down, according to a former top diplomat. Gregory...

Monday 20 May 2013

Picture, above: Al Nusrah Front black flag. Sheikh Abu Muhammad al Julani, the emir of al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, swore allegiance to al Qaeda's leader just over one month ago. See: Hour 1, Block A, Bill Roggio, Long War Journal & FDD, and Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal senior editor...

Sunday 19 May 2013

Map, above:  South Stream (Russian: Южный Поток) is a proposed gas pipeline to transport Russian natural gas through the Black Sea to Bulgaria and further to Greece, Italy and Austria. The project is seen as rival to the planned Nabucco pipeline Signed in November 2012, the investment agreement...

Saturday 18 May 2013

Photo, above:  Amistad revolt, where Africans emphatically decided never to be slaves. In January 1839, 53 African natives were kidnapped from eastern Africa and sold into the Spanish slave trade. They were then placed aboard a Spanish slave ship bound for Havana, Cuba.  Once in Havana, the...

Friday 17 May 2013

  Photo, above:  Father Daniel Berrigan is arrested for civil disobedience outside the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in 2006. See: Hour 3, Block D,  Jake Olzen of The Catholic Worker, concerning The Catonsville Nine's May 17, 1968, burning of draft files in Catonsville, Md., “. . . arguably the single...

Thursday 16 May 2013

Photo, above:The P-800 Oniks (Russian: П-800 Оникс; English: Onyx), also known in export markets as Yakhont (Russian: Яхонт; English: ruby or sapphire), is aRussian/Soviet supersonic anti-ship cruise missile developed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya as a ramjet version of P-80 Zubr. Its GRAU designation...

Wednesday 15 May 2013

  Photo, above:  Rohingya people banished from their homes by violent Buddhists. See Hour 2, Block C, Jason Szep, SE Asian bureau chief for Reuters, in Bangkok, on the Buddhist Rakhine state in Burma, mass killings of Rohingya people, an impoverished Muslim people in Western Burma, the poorest of...

Tuesday 14 May 2013

  Photo, above:  Paraphernalia said to belong to Ryan Fogle, an American diplomat arrested on Monday night or Tuesday morning by the FSB, who allege he's a CIA spy trying to recruit Russian citizens.  Confiscated during his arrest were a dagger, a karaoke-style microphone, a hand compass, a map of...

Monday 13 May 2013

Photo, above:  Concerning Benghazi, Adm Mike Mullen and Thomas Pickering pinned the blame on the Secretary for Diplomatic Security – who was under Patrick Kennedy, who reported directly to Clinton. See: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia.  See also: Hour 2, Block C: Larry Johnson,...

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