The John Batchelor Show is a hard news-analysis radio program on current events, world history, global politics and natural sciences. Based in New York City for two decades, the show has travelled widely to report, from the Middle East to the South Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula and East Asia.
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Photo: King Mirian III established Christianity in Georgia as the official state religion in 324. "George W. Bush advocated bringing Ukraine and Georgia into NATO in 2008." @AmbJohnBolton https://nypost.com/2022/01/23/putins-playing-chess-in-ukraine-and-biden-steps-in-as-pawn/
Photo: Azov-Don Bank. Putin's party in the Duma calls for arming Luhansk and Donetsk. @Felix_Light @CBSNews https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/01/26/russia-ruling-party-urges-the-kremlin-to-arm-ukraine-separatists-a76161
Photo: Waverley; Jacobite Rebellion Scotland prepares for a 1745 replay. Simon Constable @RealConstable @Forbes Edinburgh; @BarronsOnline.@Forbes. Edinburgh https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/01/23/nicola-sturgeon-vows-start-process-second-independence-referendum/ The Jacobite rising of 1745, also known as the Forty-five Rebellion or simply the '45, was an attempt by Charles Edward Stuart to regain the British throne for his father, James Francis Edward Stuart. Simon Constable @RealConstable @Forbes Edinburgh; @BarronsOnline.@Forbes economist, journalist, currently based in Scotland; and author, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zombie Banks," the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Beat the Market. .. .. ..
Photo: Part of an ancient map of Perpignan Occitanie France and the pandemic living is easy. Simon Constable @RealConstable @Forbes Edinburgh; @BarronsOnline.@Forbes. Edinburgh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occitanie Simon Constable @RealConstable @Forbes Edinburgh; @BarronsOnline.@Forbes economist, journalist, currently based in Scotland; and author, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zombie Banks," the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Beat the Market.
Photo: Sand and Water, 2001 NASA Mars Odyssey images Does. Doesn't Water. Mars. Does. Doesn't. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/another-study-says-mars-does-not-have-liquid-water-under-its-south-pole/
Photo: Falcon 9 first stage lands on LZ-1 2015 Falcon 9 stage targets the Moon. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/falcon-9-upper-stage-to-impact-moon/
Photo: EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM High school football prayer: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/908249449821338209/ High school football prayers at the Supreme Court. Salenazito.com https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/community-family/does-a-seattle-area-coach-have-a-prayer-in-his-supreme-court-case
Photo: Milch cow, 1879-1923. Art Institute of Chicago Keystone dairy and the price of fossil fuels. Salenazito.com https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/insight/2022/01/23/From-the-Pa-Farm-Show-Energy-costs-are-top-concern/stories/202201230024
Photo: Himalayan standoff. Cleo Paskal @CleoPaskal, non-resident Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-strategic-significance-of-bridge-china-is-building-on-pangong-tso-7736021/lite/ Cleo Paskal @CleoPaskal, associate Fellow at Chatham House; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India; adjunct professor of Global Change, School of Communication and Management Studies, Kochi, India. Non-resident senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Photo: (The real) Venice) The PRC Faux Venice called the PRC Faux Florence. Anne Stevenson-Yang . @doumenzi, co-founder of J Capital Research Ltd, and author of China Alone: The Emergence From, and Pending Return To, Isolation. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-common-prosperity-to-squeeze-cash-strapped-local-governments-11643115843
Photo: Postcard of Trebizond (Trabzon) Turkey. Trabzon long was a major interstice of spies from the entire region. #Ukraine: Turkey in between. George Friedman, @George_Friedman @GeopoliticalFutures. https://geopoliticalfutures.com/daily-memo-turkish-power-cuts-russia-cuba-talks/?tpa=YTE1ODdjZDA0OGRmMjRiZWIzZjliZTE2NDM5MDI0ODUwZDVkZGI&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https://geopoliticalfutures.com/daily-memo-turkish-power-cuts-russia-cuba-talks/?tpa=YTE1ODdjZDA0OGRmMjRiZWIzZjliZTE2NDM5MDI0ODUwZDVkZGI&utm_content&utm_campaign=PAID%20-%20Everything%20as%20it%27s%20published George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures. @George_Friedman @GPFutures
Photo: "War! Or no war" #Ukraine: War-war unknowns. George Friedman @George_Friedman @GeopoliticalFutures. https://geopoliticalfutures.com/the-russian-mystery/?tpa=YTE1ODdjZDA0OGRmMjRiZWIzZjliZTE2NDM5MDI0ODUwZDVkZGI&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https://geopoliticalfutures.com/the-russian-mystery/?tpa=YTE1ODdjZDA0OGRmMjRiZWIzZjliZTE2NDM5MDI0ODUwZDVkZGI&utm_content&utm_campaign=PAID%20-%20Everything%20as%20it%27s%20published George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures. @George_Friedman @GPFutures
Photo: The East German border guard Conrad Schumann jumping the border in 1961. Cold war defector. Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1554695/China-rocket-scientist-defects-West-MI6-global-tensions
Photo: Brooklyn Museum - "Non madame je ne quitterai pas..." - Honoré Daumier ("No, Madame; I will not stop.") PRC bullies and romances Europe. Theresa Fallon @TheresaAFallon, @ChicagoCouncil, director of the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill A bully: "harasser of the weak" https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/lithuania-considers-modifying-taiwan-representation-name-defuse-row-with-china-2022-01-25/ Theresa Fallon. @TheresaAFallon, @ChicagoCouncil Director, Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS) NR Snr Fellow
Photo: The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program #Ukraine: Diplomacy inside NATO. Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-delivers-response-to-russian-demands-amid-ukraine-crisis-11643220014
Photo: The 501st Combat Support Wing celebrates The 2019 Air Force Ball at Whittlebury Hall in Towcester, England, Sept. 20, 2019. #Ukraine: NATO "standby." Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/where-nato-forces-are-deployed-2022-01-24/ "You break it, you bought it"
Photo No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #ClassicJohnBolton: Broken Pottery Rule. @AmbJohnBolton. @Telegraph (Originally aired July 7, 2021): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/07/03/donald-rumsfeld-right-middle-east/
Photo: King George of Tonga, 1884(?) #Tonga: Australia, PRC, Zero-Covid. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.ft.com/content/e43a2328-48cb-474e-9ac1-5fac78ad0c55 Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.
Photo: Abyssinian soldiers, 1936.The Second Italo-Ethiopian War, also referred to as the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, was a colonial war that started in October 1935 and ended in May 1936. The war was fought between the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy and the armed forces of the Ethiopian Empire (also known at the time as Abyssinia). The war resulted in the military occupation of Ethiopia. #Ethiopia: War Pause. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs https://zehabesha.com/abiy-has-said-there-will-be-negotiations-between-his-government-and-tplf-terrorists-forces/ Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.
Photo: Tsar Nicholas II and the King of Italy, Victor Emmanule III #Russia: Putin romances Italy. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs https://www.ft.com/content/e43a2328-48cb-474e-9ac1-5fac78ad0c55 Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.
Photo: Russian peasant girl. Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon. #Ukraine: Only the State Department. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs. https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-considers-potent-export-controls-against-russia-11643122300 Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.
Photo: Weary of masks. #LondonCalling: Colder without masking. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/do-we-still-have-to-wear-masks-in-england-and-what-are-the-rules-on-london-public-transport-and-schools/ar-AASWKdt
Photo: Karl Ferdinand Braun developed the crystal detector, the first semiconductor device, in 1874. #LondonCalling: IMF cuts growth prospects @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/imf-cuts-its-global-growth-forecast-as-china-us-stumble/ar-AAT7WlH. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/01/25/semiconductor-shortage-inventory-2022-chips/?
Photo: British military—Handbook of the 10-pr. jointed B.L. gun: mule equipment, 1914 #LondonCalling: "Four square," says PM. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/01/25/britain-will-deploy-army-defend-europe-russia-invades-ukraine/
Photo: Peking scene (Beijing of long ago) #StateThinking: Just another PRC city, @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/hong-kongs-financial-sector-faces-talent-crunch-expats-head-exit-2022-01-23/
Photo: Portraits of Periodical Offering, a 6th-century Chinese painting portraying various emissaries; ambassadors depicted in the painting ranging from those of Hephthalites, Persia to Langkasuka, Baekje (part of the modern Korea), Qiuci, and Wo (Japan). #StateThinking: Successful diplomacy is the answer. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc. https://www.ft.com/content/475d6954-ea9b-4ad4-a884-a4afb38cfc14
Photo: The island and volcano of Krakatoa, Strait of Sunda, submerged during the late eruption Thera, Vesuvius, Krakatoa, Tonga. Charlie Pellegrino @CharlesPellegri, author, The Ghost of Vesuvius. https://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-science/tonga-eruption-was-so-powerful-that-scientists-propose-a-new-ultra-classification/article Charles R. Pellegrino @CharlesPellegri, author of books related to science and archaeology, including Return to Sodom and Gomorrah, Ghosts of the Titanic, Unearthing Atlantis, Ghosts of Vesuvius, and The Last Train from Hiroshima. A main collaborator with James Cameron, director of the hit movie Titanic.
Photo: Nicholas Samokish. Drawing from the album "Maneuvers in the South-Western Territory in 1890". Edition of the cartographic institution A. Ilyin #Ukraine: Russian troops have occupied since 2014. @PaulR_Gregory @HooverInst https://thehill.com/opinion/international/591150-negotiating-with-a-liar-putins-dog-is-a-cat?rl=1
Photo: Two policemen leading woman off followed by crowd Police power unknowns. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/analysis-eric-adams-has-been-mayor-of-nyc-for-24-days-he-s-already-at-a-crossroads/ar-AAT6xzE
Photo: Iranian vessels Shahbaz and Karkas Challenging Iran's war technology, cybercrime and disinformation. David R. Shedd @Heritage, Former Acting Director DIA; Heritage. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-america-can-support-iran%E2%80%99s-democratic-voices-199617
Photo: Emblem of Ministry of National Defense Republic of Lithuania Lithuania under twin assault by Beijing and Moscow. Judy Dempsey @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Carnegie Europe. https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/86208 Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.
Photo: Joan of Arc during the siege of Orleans Europe divided by crisis. Judy Dempsey @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. , Carnegie Europe. https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/86187 Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.
Photo: Tyrannosaurus on Romanian stamp @Batchelorshow #ClassicCharliePellegrino: Raptors remembered Charles Pellegrino . The 25h Anniversary of Jurassic Park asks, Can it be done? Charles Pellegrino https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/elon-musk-e2-80-99s-business-partner-claims-brain-implant-startup-could-build-real-life-e2-80-98jurassic-park-e2-80-99/ar-BB1fxuR4
Photo: "Off to War" - Canadian Expeditionary Force recruits in Alberta, Canada. #Ukraine: Stumbling. Katrina Vanden Heuvel, @TheNation @WashingtonPost https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/01/18/stumbling-toward-war-over-ukraine-is-nuts/
Photo: The military situation in the Syrian city of Al-Hasakah following the takeover of a prison by ISIS terrorists. ISIS Prison Break. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/isis-islamic-state-syria-jail-break-extremists-terrorists-rcna13295 .. Permissions: The military situation in the Syrian city of Al-Hasakah following the takeover of a prison by ISIS terrorists. Date | 22 January 2022 Source | Own work Author | ThePaganUK I, the copyright holder of this work, ThePaganUK, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. | You are free:to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix – to adapt the workUnder the following conditions: attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
Photo: Cover of a document stamped with the name of Harkat ul-Ansar. Part of a document collection found in training camps in Afghanistan after the US invasion, this document is not in Arabic. It has a quotation at the top from the Qur'an, written in Urdu. Lady Al Qaeda; & What is to be done? @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/texas-synagogue-hostage-situation-just-the-latest-in-jihadist-obsession-with-aafia-siddiqui
Photo: European war map, Black Sea #Ukraine: How does the Navy secure the Baltic and Black Sea basins? Jerry Hendrix @JerryHendrixII, Sagamore Institute. National Review Online https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/01/is-the-u-s-ready-for-a-russian-invasion-of-eastern-europe/#slide-1
Photo: Soldiers wave from the back of a truck towing a Howitzer from a drop zone during NATO Exercise ARDENT GROUND '87. Members of the Allied Command Europe Mobile Force from Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the United States are participated in the live artillery/air exercise staged on Salisbury Plain Training Area in Wiltshire #Ukraine: Reinforcing NATO Ground Forces. Jerry Hendrix @JerryHendrixII , Sagamore Institute. National Review Online https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/01/is-the-u-s-ready-for-a-russian-invasion-of-eastern-europe/#slide-1
Photo: Part-donkey, part-wild ass, the kunga is the oldest known hybrid bred by humans The mysterious equines were bred in Syria 4,500 years ago, likely for use in warfare: equid-drawn four-wheeled war wagons on the battlefield for centuries, as evidenced by the famous "Standard of Ur," a 4,500-year-old Sumerian mosaic "Indiana" Hoenlein and the 4500 year-old Lost Kunga Warhorse of Mesopotamia. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1@ ; ThadMcCotter @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://www.sciencenews.org/article/kunga-donkey-wild-ass-hybrid-biology
Photo: Small animal, "Trotsky," advising bear, "Russia," about peace offer from Germany. #Iran: The Russian JCPOA. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1; @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://news.yahoo.com/russia-proposed-interim-nuclear-deal-020305398.html Thaddeus McCotter, WJR, the Great Voice of the Great Lakes; formerly U.S. Representative from Michigan's 11th Congressional District. @ThadMcCotter .
Photo: Dutch team at the 1928 Winter Olympics Genocide Olympics. Charles Burton @cburton001, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/22/world/asia/winter-olympics-china-beijing-xi-jinping.html Charles Burton @cburton001 Senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute; associate professor of Political Science at Brock University. Charles Burton and Associates consults to governments, educational institutions and businesses to support their programs in China.
Photo: Bank of China Hong Kong #HongKong: Exiting and the end. Mark Clifford @MarkLClifford, former editor of the South China Morning Post and author of upcoming book, Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World: What China's Crackdown Reveals about Its Plans to End Freedom Everywhere. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/hong-kongs-financial-sector-faces-talent-crunch-expats-head-exit-2022-01-23/ Mark L. Clifford. @MarkLClifford. former editor of the South China Morning Post; author, Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World @stmartinspress
Photo: A sign explains how Iranian Qiam ballistic missile remnants are identifiable by their markings Target UAE. Dr. Andrew Peek @AndrewLPeek, former US State Department, former NSC. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/yemens-houthi-militants-launch-new-attack-on-uae-as-conflict-widens/ar-AAT4Y8o
Photo: Corvette Captain Paul Ebert on board the light cruiser SMS CORMORAN on August 3, 1912. #Ukraine: Germany dissents. Dr. Andrew Peek @AndrewLPeek, former US State Department, former NSC. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/german-navy-chief-resigns-over-ill-considered-ukraine-russia-remarks/ar-AAT3ct5
Photo: Large number of iguanas on Galapagos Islands, 1902 #NewWorldReport: Growing Galapagos. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2022/01/22/ecuadors-president-is-expanding-the-galapagos-islands-reserve
Photo: Bird's-eye view of Mexico City #NewWorldReport: AMLO's healthcare fail. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2022/01/22/bills-be-damned-mexicos-president-decrees-better-health-care
Photo: Araucanians. Here: Mapuches in Chile. ca 1890-1900. #NewWorldReport: Does Colombia talk about Russia on the Arauca border? Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://youtu.be/offZJ8o_vG0
Photo: Sumapaz Páramo. Sumapaz Páramo is a large páramo ecosystem located in the Altiplano Cundiboyacense mountain range, considered the largest páramo ecosystem in the world. A source of the Arauca River. #NewWorldReport: Russia and China in the Arauca River Warfield. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://youtu.be/offZJ8o_vG0
Photo: Ichthyosaurs attending a lecture on fossilised human remains. Wellcome Hominim: a primate of a taxonomic tribe (Hominini), which comprises those species regarded as human, directly ancestral to humans, or very closely related to humans. . @Batchelorshow @ClassicCharliePellegrino: Hominin Park. Charles Pellegrino. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety What about a Hominin Park? -- asking can we recreate Neanderthal Man from ancient DNA? Charles Pellegrino