Cold War Radio #126

Posted: November 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Show Notes:

In interviews, Finland’s leaders see peril in standoff between Russia and the West

Major Blowback From Obama’s Insult To Australia At The G20 In Brisbane

Sun sets on Opec dominance in new era of lower oil prices

White House Quietly Releases Plans For 3,415 Regulations Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday

Today in Cold War History
1947 “Red Scare: After the so-called Hollywood 10 refuse to co-operate with the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning allegations of Communist influence in the movie industry, the United States House of Representatives votes 346 to 17 to approve citations of contempt of Congress against them.”
1954 Air Force One, 1st U.S. Presidential airplane, christened
1963: Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is shot to death by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner.
1963: Lyndon B. Johnson, confirms the US will continue to provide military and economic support to South Vietnam.
1965 – Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.
1969 : The Apollo 12 spacecraft returns to Earth , splashing down in the Pacific Ocean
1971 – It was a dark, freezing-cold, rainy Thanksgiving eve when Dan Cooper, now better known as D.B. Cooper, boarded a Northwest Orient airliner in Portland, Oregon. The chain-smoking Cooper, in his mid-forties, wore dark glasses, a dark suit and tie, and white shirt. He carried a black briefcase containing what resembled a bomb, using it to hijack the Boeing 727 plane. Cooper demanded and received $200,000, then parachuted from the plane over the Cascade Mountains in Southwestern Washington, never to be seen again. ($5,880 of the loot was found on the banks of the Columbia River in 1980.) Cooper left several lasting contributions … the mystery: why did he do it, did he survive, and if so, where did he go and what did he do with the rest of the money; and a new aircraft design called the “Cooper Vane”, a device that prevents the tail stairways on Boeing 727s from being lowered while in flight (Cooper’s escape route).
1974 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
1979 U.S. admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
1981 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians and Lebanese

South Pacific Islands Prepare To Sue French Government For $1billion Over Nuclear Tests

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