Wednesday 7 June 2017
Photo: SpaceX berthing
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Co-hosts: Thaddeus McCotter, WJR, the Great Voice of the Great Lakes. Gordon Chang, Forbes.com
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 1, Block A: Andrew McCarthy, NRO, in re: Mr Comey’s personal notes in his meeting with the president read like a whodunnit without a point. . . . Are his notes classified? Probably not; personal memoranda for himself. Counterintell investigation, not criminal; isn’t that classified? Subject matter is a foreign power. Comey thrice assured Pres Trump that he was not the subject of a criminal investigation. Also, Comey has told Congress members the same.
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 1, Block B: Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, in re: Why oughtn’t Germany pay its own defense costs? Does the widespread dislike of Pres Trump by editorialists explain why some are suddenly so fond of the nontransparent China? . . . China is the leader in global climate mitigation efforts?? The most desperately polluted country on the planet— is the greatest ecological disaster in human history. While speaking of the Law of the Sea, China has just made the biggest land grab in history. . . . Recall that the Harvard Crimson was rooting for the Vietcong during the Vietnam war. Since Jefferson there’s been a self-hatred because we’re not perfect. Sydney Schanberg.
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 1, Block C: James Holmes, professor of strategy at the Naval War College and a former surface warfare officer, in re: Battle of Midway. Secy Mattis at Shangri-la meeting http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-asia-security-china-idUKKBN18W00L http://nationalinterest.org/blog, /the-buzz/why-japan-lost-the-battle-midway-20996
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 1, Block D: Michael Auslin, AEI, in re: The liberal international order.
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 2, Block A: Charles Burton, professor at Brock University, in re: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/labor-ivanka-06052017144216.html
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 2, Block B: Joshua Stanton of the OneFreeKorea blog (http://freekorea.us/#sthash.wuYhaKJG.dpbs), in re: https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0099.aspx
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 2, Block C: Gregory R Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, in re: Xi wants the Fourth Communique: agreement from US never to sell arms to nor defend Taiwan. Taiwan is esp useful to China because it’s the top of the defensible area of Chinese maritime interests. Henry Kissinger endorses this! What could China offer to the US in exchange? . . . Carter began to abandon US interests to China in 1979. Trade. Pipelines, incl with Russia (Vladivostok, Kuriles).
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 2, Block D: Gregory R Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, in re: Kim Jong-eun wants what we all want: respect and affection. Trump and Kim are communicating by sign language right now; China is out of the loop. Endgame: tunnel from Japan to North Korea to Russia, leading to enormous increase of trade from Europe. Taiwan then will be integrated into the North Asia trading (and thereby political) bloc.
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 3, Block A: Thaddeus McCotter, in re: Hydra-headed beast; James Clapper looking for a smoking gun?
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 3, Block B: Lara Brown, George Washington, re Gallup Poll on party affiliations.
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 3, Block C: Tunku Varadaraja, Hoover Institution, in re: Sadiq Khan has a verbal fight with the American president.
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 3, Block D: Paul Gregory, Hoover, and Forbes.comm in re: Who’s in close contact with Kremlin personages and reps? The Podesta family and a bunch of Democratic lobbyists registered as foreign agents (see Internet govt list), lobbying to have sanctions lifted from some major Russian banks and enterprises. “Does the Kremlin have a sense of humor?”
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 4, Block A: Jerome Preisler, First to Jump: How the Band of Brothers was Aided by the Brave Paratroopers of Pathfinders Company Normandy 1945
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 4, Block B: Jerome Preisler, First to Jump: How the Band of Brothers was Aided by the Brave Paratroopers of Pathfinders Company Normandy 1945
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 4, Block C: Andrew Nagorski, The Nazi Hunters
Wednesday 7 June 2017 / Hour 4, Block D: Andrew Nagorski, The Nazi Hunters
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