Cold War Radio #80

Posted: August 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Show Notes:
IRAQ: ISIS bombs Kirkuk, thousands of Christians forced to flee (clip)
Iraqi Christians Throwing Their Children From Mountaintop to Keep Them From Islamic State Terrorists
Ukraine crisis: Russia bans food imports from West in response to sanctions
Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct More Than 16 Incursions of U.S. Air Defense Zones
Today in Cold War History for August 8
1953 – Russia’s Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb
1953 – The U.S. and South Korea initiated a mutual security pact.
1956 – Japan launched an oil tanker that was 780 feet long and weighed 84,730 tons. It was the largest oil tanker in the world.
1967 – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
1974 – President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.
1978 – The U.S. launched Pioneer Venus II, which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.
1979 – Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents
1983 – Military coup in Guatemala, Pres Rios Montt flees
1985 – Japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley’s comet
1988 – Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
1989 – Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission – Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.
1990 – Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
1991 – The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
Feds Bend CDC Rules for Sick Illegal Immigrants

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