Political Cesspool Joins RBN!

Political Cesspool debuts on the Republic Broadcasting Network Saturday, September 6, 9:00pm CST

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. We’re officially part of the Republic Broadcast Network, and scheduled to begin broadcasting at our new time starting on Saturday, September 6th. After four years of delivering this award-winning show locally in Memphis and via the internet, we’re poised to make a giant leap forward.

Yes, we’ll be moving to Saturdays after this weeks (August 31) regular Sunday broadcast. Our new time slot, beginning September 6, is 9pm to midnight, Central time. Memphis area listeners, don’t fret. We’ll still be carried live on AM 1380 WLRM during the new time. We don’t want to forget our loyal local audience.

In fact, the transition should be pretty smooth for everyone who tunes in via the internet, too. We’ll still be doing a three hour live show each week, only now we’ll be airing on Saturday nights from 9pm – midnight Central, rather than on Sunday afternoons. As mentioned, you’ll still be able to listen via our website (as you always have) and the local (WLRM) flagship station. Our broadcast archive of each program will still be available on demand.

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Regions back Medvedev over Caucasus

President Medvedev says the country had no option but to intervene militarily after Georgian forces killed hundreds of civilians and some Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia. He made the statement at a meeting of the heads of Russia’s regions in the Kremlin.

Medvedev told the State Council meeting that his government had acted responsibly.

“There isn’t a single country in the world that would tolerate its citizens and peacekeepers being killed. Russia was obliged to save these people”.

At the Moscow meeting, the government’s position was backed by regional leaders.

The Republic of Tatarstan’s President, Mentimir Shaimiyev, said recent events showed that ethnic conflicts cannot be solved by force.

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Georgia started the war – Pat Buchanan

Georgian troops fire at refugees

Georgia calls for international help after provoking Russia

Ron Paul Fears Staged Iran Pretext Could Bring National Draft

Congressman Ron Paul fears that a staged incident exploited as a pretext to attack Iran may be the precursor to a national draft, as he responded to Sy Hersh’s astounding report that Dick Cheney proposed faking a Gulf of Tonkin style incident by killing Americans in the Straits of Hormuz and blaming it on Iran.

“The influence is still there that they want it to happen, they probably themselves don’t have a day set to do it but they’re waiting for an opportunity and something will come along,” Paul told the Alex Jones Show.

“They’re capable of doing anything,” said Paul, refering to the consideration unveiled in the Downing Street Memo, where Bush and Blair discussed painting a U2 spy plane in UN colors and goading Saddam to have it shot down as a pretext to invade Iraq.

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Americans Say No to War with Iran

Despite what you may have read, this issue is not about nuclear proliferation—in fact an attack would increase the likelihood that Iran would acquire a nuclear weapon, says Sarah van Gelder.

Will Washington Listen?

Two weeks ago, I was alarmed to learn that congressional Democrats were sponsoring Resolution 362, which encourages what amounts to an act of war against Iran.

Today, there are more than 230 co-sponsors of the House resolution, but there is also growing mobilization to stop passage of Res. 362. What is especially stirring opposition is the provision that calls for:

“Prohibiting the export to Iran of all refined petroleum products; imposing stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and cargo entering or departing Iran; and prohibiting the international movement of all Iranian officials not involved in negotiating the suspension of Iran’s nuclear program.”

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