Cold War Radio #87

Posted: August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Islamic State Captures Major Air Base in Syria From Government
Libyan capital under Islamist control after Tripoli airport seized
CIA intelligence on Islam heavily-influenced by Saudis and Wahhabis
Russian tanks, armored vehicles enter southeast Ukraine
Today in Cold War History
1950 – President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.
1952 – Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
1955 – Last Soviet forces leave Austria
1956: President Nasser has come up with an alternative plan for the Suez canal offering guaranteed unimpeded shipping through the Suez canal
1967 : George Lincoln Rockwell, the leader of the American Nazi party has been shot and killed by a sniper at a shopping centre in Arlington, Virginia. George Lincoln Rockwell founded the American Nazi Party in 1959 which was originally known as the World Union of Free Enterprise and National Socialists.
1980 – Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
1981 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
1983 – The U.S. and the Soviet Union signed a $10 billion grain pact.
1988 – Iran and Iraq began talks in Geneva after ending their eight years of war.
1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the second to last planet in the Solar System at the time.
1990 – Military action was authorized by the United Nations to enforce the trade embargo that had been placed on Iraq after their invasion of Kuwait.
1991 – Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
1991 – Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic republics
1991 – The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces, between August–November, during the Croatian War of Independence
Islam’s Rich ‘Part of America’s History’

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