Monday 13 July 2020
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Colleague: Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 1, Block A: Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; & Senior Editor for FDD's Long War Journal; and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re: Are the Taliban active in Afghtanistan? Taliban trying to say the al Q has no presence in the country [inaccurate]. The so-called peace deal is really a withdrawal deal. The US has never taken a holistic view of the matter or he region. US processes only material in Arabic, pretending that Urdu is irrelevant. Uzbek group with fighter embedded in Afghanistan alongside Taliban.
Taliban again denies Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan This time, the Taliban denied a Department of Defense report that Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent cooperates with the Taliban by claiming AQIS isn't inside the country.
Uzbek jihadist group claims capture of Afghan militiamen Katibat Imam al-Bukhari, a Taliban-loyal Uzbek group that operates in both Afghanistan and Syria, again promotes its Afghanistan operations. This comes as the Taliban has attempted to deny the presence of foreign fighters inside the country.
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 1, Block B: Tom Joscelyn, Long War Journal and FDD; and Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re: Generation Jihad Ep. 17 – The CIA in Libya
Former CIA Officer Sarah Carlson discusses her career as a counterterrorism analyst, the jihadist scene in Libya and the U.S. evacuation from Tripoli in 2014. Senate Intell Committee (Democratic –controlled) issued a report on Benghazi.
Monday 13 July 2020 / 1, Block C: Michal Yon, Far East reporter, and Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, in re: Six hundred thousand [610,000] vote in Hong Kong despite fears under the new law: a stunning turnout; shows Beijing that Hong Kongers will not be intimidated. About 110,00 were expected. The Great Firewall is closing down HK. Feisty populace. This is a true insurgency, and will not go away. Legco [pron: ledge-co] elections in September.
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 1, Block D: Sean Lin, former lab director of the viral disease branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, in re: Li-Meng Yan: A whistleblower virologist from Hong Kong reports on PRC virus cover-up . She personifies the cover-up: speaks of her own experience. She first found the virus in December; in January, was told to be silent and threatened and followed. She expected to be “disappeared.” Apparently was given a drug two days before she fled, which she did at the end of April. Her charges are extraordinary; she’s distinctly credible. . . . The cover-up shamefully extended to health professionals in Hong Kong. They concealed information. China keeps changing its story about the timeline of the virus. https://www.foxnews.com/world/chinese-virologist-coronavirus-cover-up-flee-hong-kong-whistleblower
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 2, Block A: David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, & John Fund, NRO, in re: Vice-president Pence spoke with David Drucker. “The difference between President Trump and Joe Biden is that Trump will do something about it, whereas Biden will not.” The debate at Harper’s magazine. The castigation of J K Rowling. The defenestration [metaphorically] of an editor. Cancel culture and unrest won't help the president in the November election unless . . . Public confidence and comfort [or lack of it] at re-entering the society and economy . . .
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 2, Block B: John Fund, NRO, & David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, in re: Roger Stone, a Republican prankster; the flap over the commutation of his sentence. Democrats say, “corrupt”; Republicans say, “hoax.” Trump would have fared better had he commuted the sentence after the election. Many Republicans like Trump’s policies but ask why he’s surrounded himself with people having questionable ethics. The Trump base has shrunk to the low forties.
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 2, Block C: Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: Multiple damaging evens in Iran; explosions. Total destruction of Natanz advanced centrifuges. Major Hamas defector. Hagia Sophia. Erdogan and the disaffection of the populace.
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 2, Block D: Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: [History]
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 3, Block A: Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion, and Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness, in re: How can a district judge delay/gainsay an execution approved by a president? It’s worse than that . . . Commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence.
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 3, Block B: Andrew C McCarthy, Ball of Collusion, and Thaddeus McCotter, American Greatness, in re:
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 3, Block C: Dr Jerry Hendrix, Center for a New American Security, in re:
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 3, Block D: Prof Brenda Shaffer, Georgetown, and Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States; in re:
[Azerbaijan says one of its generals and five other officers have been killed in a third day of fighting with Armenian forces on the countries' border.
[An Azeri private also died, bringing the Azeri death toll so far to 11. Armenia says two Armenian officers were killed. Both countries were part of the Soviet Union until its collapse in the 1990s.
[They fought a bloody war over a disputed territory, which remains unresolved. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic Armenians.]
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 4, Block A: Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor, by Richard Beeman (5 of 8)
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 4, Block B: Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor, by Richard Beeman (6 of 8)
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 4, Block C: Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor, by Richard Beeman (7 of 8)
Monday 13 July 2020 / Hour 4, Block D: Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor, by Richard Beeman (8 of 8)
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