Cold War Radio #82

Posted: August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Guest : Luqman Barwari, President of the Kurdish National Congress of North America

 

SHOW NOTES:
Putin vows to boost arms sales to Egypt’s Sisi
Russia convoy rolls towards Ukraine despite Kiev warning
Iraq militants changing tactics, complicating US airstrike mission
Syrian forces reportedly close to encircling key rebel city of Aleppo
Today in Cold War History for August 13
1951 – Great Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
1953 – US General Omar Bradley becomes US chief of staff
1959 – US Military satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
1960 – The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
1960 – USSR withdraws advisors from China
1961 – East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West. Two days later work on the Berlin Wall began.
1968 – Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York, New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, California, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
1977 – Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
1978 – One hundred fifty Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
1990 – Iraq transferred $3-4 billion in bullion, currency, and other goods seized from Kuwait to Baghdad.
Exclusive–Sessions: Melt Down Senate’s Phone Lines, Force Reid to Allow Vote on Executive Amnesty

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