Cold War Radio #163

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State Dept. Spox On Isis: “We Cannot Win This War By Killing Them”

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Show Notes:

ISIS Burn 45 People To Death In Captured Iraqi Town Of Al-Baghdadi As Islamists Attack The Homes Of Security Forces’ Families

State Dept. Spox On Isis: “We Cannot Win This War By Killing Them”

Pro-Amnesty Steve Scalise Adviser Predicts ‘Total And Complete Defeat’ For Gop On Defunding Exec Amnesty

Texas Federal Court Issues Injunction to Stop Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Today in Cold War History
1947 : With the start of the cold war following World War II America introduced the transmission of Voice Of America to the Russian People as part of it’s propaganda campaign against Communism and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
1949 – Chaim Weizmann begins his term as the first President of Israel.
1950 : American businessman Robert A. Vogeler Jr’s assistant Edgar Sanders from Britain had pleaded guilty of espionage (spying activities) and sabotage. He was believed to be a spy for the British for about ten years
1959 – Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution. In response to the surprise launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957, the U.S. restarted the Explorer program, which had been proposed earlier by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA). Privately, however, the CIA and President Dwight D. Eisenhower were aware of progress being made by the Soviets on Sputnik from secret spy plane imagery.[2] Together with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), ABMA built Explorer 1 and launched it on January 31, 1958. Before work was completed, however, the Soviet Union launched a second satellite, Sputnik 2, on November 3, 1957. Meanwhile, the spectacular televised failure of Vanguard TV3 on December 6, 1957 deepened American dismay over the country’s position in the Space Race.
1964 – Gabonese president Leon M’ba is toppled by a coup and his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place.
1965 – Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the “Sea of Tranquility” would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
1974 – Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter. At 2 A.M. on February 17, 1974, Robert K. Preston, a United States Army private first class, stole a United States Army Bell UH-1 Iroquois (“Huey”) helicopter from Fort Meade, Maryland, flew it to Washington, D.C. and hovered for six minutes over the White House before descending on the south lawn, about 100 yards from the West Wing.
1978 – The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
1979 – The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.
1987 : A group of Tamils from Sri Lanka seeking asylum in Britain protest at Heathrow airport by removing their clothes as they are about to be deported, The group were taken to a detention centre. They were eventually deported after a lengthy high court case back to Sri Lanka .

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