Tuesday, April 21
War Escalation Russia NATO Now UPDATED 3X
Update: Here is the podcast. It's the entire 2nd hr of the show, which runs about 39 minutes.
John also read excerpts from a bombshell report by Graham Allison and Dimitri K. Simes, two American heavyweight defense/geopolitical advisors (for decades), "Russia and America: Stumbling to War." April 20, published at The American Interest. Batchelor led off with a discussion of the report.
He also spoke about statements made by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO Secretary-General. (see below for link).
Keep in mind that John and Steve were the only people in the entire global media who began warning as early as a year ago that the situation now evident today was building. They were considered alarmist at the time.
update 10:31 PM
here is link to Rasmussen interview Newsweek April 15. (Rasmussen is former NATO Secretary-General; his replacment is very recently installed so Rasmussen's statements still have great weight)
update 1:00 AM
As you will learn from their report Simes and Allison didn't phone it in; they took themselves to Moscow to speak in person with a wide range of high-level sources.
Here is the link to the April 21 Deutsche Welle report about the series of assassinations in Kiev that John discussed. But as background here's a report from April 17 I saw while I was looking for the DW link. It's from a Russian news site called Sputnik. Headline and lede:
Extraordinary Double Standard: West Silent Over Murders of Kiev's Opponents
"The silence of the West over the deaths of Kiev's opponents - in contrast to the outcry following Russian politician Nemtsov’s death - yet again shows extraordinary double standard and its complicity in the destruction in Ukraine of the very standards of law and morality it claims to believe in."
update 1:42 AM
Oops. This was the Sputnik report (4/20) I meant to reference when I speculated above that DW was stung by 4/17 Sputnik report:
Heh. Tell us what you really think, Sputnik; don't hold back. Sigh.