The John Batchelor Show

Friday 28 April 2017

Air Date: 
April 28, 2017

Photo left: Signing the Outer Space Treaty, 1967
Hour One: Sebastia Gorka, Deputy Assistant the President. Gordon Chang, @TheDailyBeast. Jim McTague, Barrons. Henry Miller, Hoover.
Trump vs the Axis of Evil after 100 Days. @SebGorka, Deputy Assistant to the President.


North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

Trump says North Korea 'disrespected the wishes of China'

Reports Pyongyang saying war 'imminent'

North Korea: attempts to get rid of nuclear weapons 'wild dream'

North Korea could develop a missile capable of reaching the US warns Homeland Security Secretary



North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile in the early hours of Saturday morning, reports in South Korea said, amid rising military tensions with the US.


The missile, launched from a region north of the capital, Pyongyang, appeared to have blown up a few seconds into flight, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. ..."

Hour Two: Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins. Richard Epstein, Hoover.
Can the New Triple Entente of US, Russia and PRC manage the DPRK rogues? Michael  Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis.

"The Triple Entente (from French entente [ɑ̃tɑ̃t] "friendship, understanding, agreement") was the understanding linking the Russian Empire, the French Third Republic, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the signing of the Anglo-Russian Entente on 31 August 1907. The understanding between the three powers, supplemented by agreements with Japan and Portugal, constituted a powerful counterweight to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy, though Italy did not side with Germany and Austria during World War I and joined the Entente Powers instead, in the 1915 Treaty of London.


Historians continue to debate the importance of the alliance system in igniting the Great War. At the start of World War I in 1914, all three Triple Entente members entered it as Allies of World War I against the Central Powers, Germany and Austria-Hungary.[1] However, it is important to note that the Triple Entente, in contrast to the Triple Alliance or the Franco-Russian Alliance, was not an alliance of mutual defence and Britain therefore felt free to make its own foreign policy decisions in the July crisis in 1914."

Hour Three: Thaddeus McCotter, WJR.Francis Rose, WJLA. Hotel Mars: David Livingston,; Laura Montgomery,
House Intelligence Schiff's Russian investigation in search of a villain and a crime. @ThadMcCotter


"...The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says it's not fair for the Trump administration to blame the Obama administration for vetting retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, and said President Trump still bears some responsibility for letting Flynn become his national security adviser.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said on MSNBC that the administration's spin is faulty because of Flynn's dismissal from the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014. The Obama administration did give Flynn a security clearance, and the Trump administration says it accepted that decision, but Schiff said that overlooks too much of Flynn's past...."

Hour Four: Steve Warner, Tyler Rogoway,
New people in an old-fashioned scam in the Bahamas.  Steve Warner DarkCity.FM @Darkcityfm


"...Promoted by Instagram influencers including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski as a never-before-seen V.I.P. event, the gathering — with weekend ticket packages starting around $1,200 and topping six-figures with extras — was supposed to compete in an increasingly elaborate landscape of boutique music festivals that have sprung up in the wake of Coachella.


But when guests arrived on the island of Great Exuma for the inaugural weekend, they found something closer to “Survivor”: grounds that were woefully lacking in the promised amenities, replaced instead by dirt fields, soggy tents and folding chairs.


On social media, where Fyre Festival had been sold as a selfie-taker’s paradise, accounts showed none of the aspirational A-lister excesses, with only sad sandwiches and free alcohol to placate the restless crowds. General disappointment soon turned to near-panic as the festival was canceled and attendees attempted to flee back to the mainland of Florida..."