Posted: May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Obama no longer considers al-Qaeda a direct threat to America. Intelligence community stunned.

Taliban Goes on Beheading Spree in Afghanistan

UKIP Deliver a Heavy Blow to the Political Establishment

Thai military detains politicians and activists

US court sentences former president of Guatemala to prison for taking bribes

Ecuador signs permits for oil drilling in Amazon’s Yasuni national park

Today in Cold War History for may 23
1948 – Thomas C. Wasson, the US Consul-General, is assassinated in Jerusalem, Israel.
1949 – The Federal Republic of Germany is established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is proclaimed.
1951 – Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with China.
1958 – The satellite Explorer 1 ceases transmission.
1967 – Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran and blockades the port of Eilat at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping.
1958-Mao Zedong starts “Great leap forward” movement in China
1960 – Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
1962 – Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7
1966 : The British government declares a state of emergency following the start of the nationwide seamen’s strike one week ago. The state of emergency will allow the Royal Navy to take control and clear the ports and lift restrictions on driving vehicles to allow for the free movement of goods.
1977 : South Moluccan militants armed with machine guns hold 105 children and six teachers hostage in a primary school in northern Holland. A second band of gunmen held about 50 persons on a train about 10 miles from the school in Bovensmilde.
1982 – BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina
1983 – Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
1985 – Thomas Patrick Cavanagh was sentenced to life in prison for trying to sell Stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
1986 – US & West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa
1991 – Last Cubans troops leave Angola

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