August 10, 2016

Program Notes
  • Segment 1:

    Is Putin About to Start Another War With Ukraine?

    We begin with a massive Russian military buildup in Crimea on its border with Ukraine and assess the growing possibility that Russia is preparing to go to war with President Putin vowing “further security measures” in response to an alleged Ukrainian incursion in which an FSB officer and a Russian soldier were killed in what Putin angrily denounced as a “stupid and criminal act”. A former Swedish diplomat who served in Moscow, Anders Aslund, a professor at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, joins us to discuss Putin’s likely intention to attack Ukraine on two fronts to open up a land corridor to Crimea following the failure by a corrupt crony of Putin’s to build a bridge from Russia to Crimea after billions were embezzled. We also look into how a nice little war will help Putin at home ahead of the September elections and also help Donald Trump who has staked a claim that Obama is too weak to handle Putin, assuming Obama does not make a stand soon to deter Putin from what appears to be preparation to resume his war with Ukraine.

  • Segment 2:

    "Is Trump Guilty of Inciting Violence Against Clinton?"

    Then we speak with Garrett Epps, a contributing writer for The Atlantic and a Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law about his latest article at The Atlantic, “Is Trump Guilty of Inciting Violence Against Clinton?” We will analyze what Trump said yesterday which many are interpreting as an invitation to 2nd Amendment people as Trump calls them, to stop Hillary Clinton from appointing Supreme Court justices once she becomes president, by assassinating her.

  • Segment 3:

    2nd Amendment People and "Rooftop Voting"

    Then finally, with four U.S. Presidents having been assassinated, with two more having been shot and attempts on others, we look into the way gun rights fanatics and right wing militia members interpret what they call “second amendment measures”. Tom Diaz, a former senior policy analyst at the Violence Policy Center and author of “The Last Gun: How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans and What it Will Take to Stop It”, joins us to discuss what second amendment people who wear T-shirts with snipers on rooftops mean by “rooftop voting”.