EDITORIAL Kabuki Play v Verifiable Truth. While a Kabuki Play is welcome in art, and politics to maintain peace and stability, or to engage in regime change by “other means,” the latter having come into vogue in capitals of too many Great Powers, it is repugnant when dealing with the onset of deliberate Nuclear War that curses our planet into oblivion. Hence, it’s comforting to know that our, inter alia, NSA Jake Sullivan has been in regular contact with his counterpart in President Putin’s Russia, speaking a language of verifiable truth, to ward off both accidental or purposeful onset of Nuclear War. It is with this contextual background, that The America Times welcomes the Statement released by Russia’s Foreign Ministry defining what Russia will view as our “first strike” and her right-of-reply “defensive” strike. Ultimately, our President Biden, aided by incoming Speaker Kevin McCarthy & Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Leaders Chuck Schumer & Mitch McConnell, need to redefine the global security structure that secures our allies and clearly define actual “red lines” for our current adversaries to avoid. It’s worth noting the remarkable event on September 15th in Samarkand – remarkable unison of PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in dealing with President Putin about the Unjust War (a proxy WW3) – and the revelation of a real life Count of Monte Cristo – President Xi Jinping – at the 20th Congress of Mr. Xi’s CCP with the ouster of Hu Jintao (then-confirmed directly in plain sight).
November 10, 2022
Ravi Batra, Co-Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Ravi Batra, starting September 11, 2021, is a publisher of The America Times Company Ltd., and since January 2022, is the Editor-in-Chief. He is a member of the National Press Club, in Washington D.C., and a member of its "Freedom of the Press" and "International Correspondents" Teams/Committees.
A member of the bar since 1981, he is the head of a boutique law firm in Manhattan, The Law Firm of Ravi Batra, P.C., that handles complex constitutional, sovereignty, torture, civil and criminal cases, representing governments, corporates and individuals, with landmark legal victories, including, libel in fiction, in “Batra v. Dick Wolf.” He is Chairman & CEO, Greenstar Global Energy Corp., King Danylo of Galicia International Ltd., Mars & Pax Advisors, Ltd., Chairman of National Advisory Council on South Asian Affairs, and since September 2021, Advisor for Legal and Humanitarian Affairs to the Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations. He is invited by various governments to address High Level Ministerial events, including, on Counter-Terrorism, including, Astana (Nur-Sultan), Dushanbe, Minsk and Delhi. He has testified in Congress as an invitee of the Chair, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, and interacted with U.S. Department of State from 1984 -1990, and then again, from 2006, during the tenures of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Rex Tillerson, Mike Pompeo and Antony Blinken.
He has served as Commissioner of New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), Trustee on New York State IOLA Board, New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the Second Judicial Department, City Bar’s Judicial Committee, Vice-Chair of Kings County Democratic County Committee’s Independent Judicial Screening Committee for the then-2nd Judicial Department of Brooklyn and Staten Island, Chair of NYSTLA’ Judicial Independence Committee, with many more bar leadership roles, including, NYSBA’s House of Delegates for four years. He has served as Advisor for Legal & Human Rights Affairs to the Permanent Mission of Ukraine post-annexation of Crimea till 2021, and Legal Advisor to numerous nations’ permanent missions to the U. N. since 2009, including, India, Pakistan, Honduras and Malta. He has served: as Global Special Counsel to The Antonov Company in Ukraine, a state-owned company, and was registered with the Justice Dept pursuant to FARA; and as Special Global Advisor to Rector/President of both - National Aviation University of Ukraine and National Technical University of Ukraine/KPI. He remains involved in geopolitics and public policy since the mid-1980's, starting with being on House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s Speaker’s Club and appointed member of NACSAA during President Ronald Reagan’s tenure. In 1988, he was part of U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese’s Delegation to Japan to resolve bilateral trade imbalance. He regularly interacts with the multilateral diplomatic community, and during the High Level UNGA Debate, with heads of State/Government. He is sought for his views as a speaker and writer.