Cold War Radio #121

Posted: November 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Show Notes:

Allen West to be the CEO of a major think tank

Border Patrol Agents Say Agency’s Gun Recall Puts Them In Danger

Illegal Immigrants Faking Crimes To Stay In Charlotte

Ted Cruz Wins: The Shutdown Worked

Today in Cold War History
1948 – In Tokyo, an international war crimes tribunal sentences seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, to death for their roles in World War II.
1953 – David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel
1954 : Ellis Island in New York closes after providing the gateway for 12 million immigrants from 1892 – 1924. From 1924 to 1954 it was mostly used as a detention and deportation center for illegal immigrants .
1960 – Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails ( coup in nov 1963 has better luck)
1965 Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus
1969 – Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre – Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story. (alledged mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. Alledgedly committed by U.S. Army soldiers from the Company C of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the 23rd (Americal) Infantry Division. Victims included men, women, children, and infants. Some of the women were gang-raped and their bodies mutilated.Twenty-six soldiers were charged with criminal offenses, but only Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader in C Company, was convicted. Found guilty of killing 22 villagers, he was originally given a life sentence, but served only three and a half years under house arrest.)
1971 – Vietnam War: As part of Vietnamization, US President Richard Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.
1974 – South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies
1979 : Following the taking of 66 Americans as Hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on November 4, President Jimmy Carter bans the import of oil from Iran .
1980 : Voyager 1 space probe reaches Saturn and sends back pictures including the planet and yellow and orange clouds circling the planet at several hundred miles an hour.
1981 – Space Shuttle program: Mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.
1982 : Lech Walesa, the leader of the Solidarity movement, is released after 11 months .
1982 – USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader
1991 – Dili Massacre aka.Santa Cruz massacre , Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor. ( was the shooting of at least 250 East Timorese pro-independence demonstrators in the Santa Cruz cemetery in the capital, Dili, on 12 November 1991, during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor. The massacre was witnessed by two American journalists—Amy Goodman and Allan Nairn (who were also attacked)—and caught on videotape by Max Stahl, who was filming undercover for Yorkshire Television.)

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