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Show Notes:

Guess Who Is Now Listed in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Extremist Files’ Among Neo-Nazis, KKK Members and Many Others

What Would Really Happen If Homeland Security Department Was Shut Down? Turns Out Conservatives Are Right About It

Unprecedented Rise Of Pegida – The ‘anti-Islamization’ movement quickly spreading throughout Europe

GERMAN Judge rules firebomb attack on synagogue by Muslims had “nothing to do with anti-semitism”

Scott Walker’s Underappreciated Strengths

Today in Cold War History
1950 – Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
On February 9, 1950, during a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin waved a piece of paper in the air and claimed that he had a list of Communists who had infiltrated the U.S. State Department. It was a time of heightened Cold War tensions. Communism had robbed millions around the world of their freedom. McCarthy’s shocking claim hit a nerve with the American people.
Over the next few years, the opportunistic McCarthy accused hundreds of Americans of Communist activities. He usually had little evidence, but that didn’t stop him. He hauled public officials and others before his Congressional subcommittee and tried to browbeat them into acknowledging Communist affiliations. The accusations and investigations spread. Thousands of people, from librarians to actors to clergymen, fell under suspicion. McCarthy’s reckless tactics trampled rights and ruined reputations.
There were many who recognized the dangers of “McCarthyism.” The Senate’s only woman, Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith, stood tall. The Constitution, she told fellow senators, speaks of “trial by jury instead of trial by accusation.” Veteran newsman Edward R. Murrow reminded Americans that “we cannot defend freedom by deserting it at home.” In one hearing, Boston attorney Joseph Welch skewered McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
The more Americans saw of McCarthy’s bullying, the less they liked him. Behind the scenes, President Eisenhower successfully urged the Senate to censure him, and McCarthy fell into disrepute.
Decades later, we now know that the Soviet Union did, in fact, recruit Americans to be spies during the Cold War. One of the tragedies of McCarthy’s tactics was that he undermined legitimate efforts to counter Communism. Ronald Reagan would later say that he used a shotgun where a rifle was called for. The episode is a reminder that threats to liberty deserve serious responses, not showmanship.

1951 – Korean War: Geochang massacre, at least 719 people, mostly women, children and elders, in the area were killed in an operation that the Korean military called “sweeping up red guerillas”
1959 – The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
1965 – Vietnam War: The first United States troops with a combat mission, a Marine Corps Hawk air defense missile battalion, are sent to South Vietnam.
1966 : The first of it’s kind a Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) is to be built at the Dounreay power station on the north coast of Scotland. This reactor will be 5 times more efficient at obtaining the extraction of the energy available in nuclear fuel than current reactors in use.
1969 : Boeing 747 airliner takes its first test flight piloted by test pilots Jack Waddell and Brien Wygle at the controls
1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.
1971 – 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army
1975 – The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
1987 – Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide.
1991 – Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.

Montreal Shuts Down Islamic School Allegedly Promoting Jihadist Ideals

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