Tagged: Middle East

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January 18, 1956 – Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – John Foster Dulles.

For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’ alarming tone with regard to the Indo-China (Vietnam) situation. Dulles proclaimed, in no uncertain terms, that...

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January 7, 1957 – Cold War: Wages Of Fear – Dividends Of Discontent – The World According To January.

Change the names and the circumstances and this could just as easily be almost any recent year as it was this day in 1957. The Middle East; the perennial powder-keg, the threatened flashpoint where the world would be plunged into chaos. The divider between East and West. On this day...

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December 16, 2001 – Jabberwocky In The Land Of The Unknown Knowns – The Known Knowns – The Unknown Unknowns.

BBC World Service News + From Our Own Correspondent – December 16, 2001 – BBC World Service Seems like another lifetime ago, but on this December 16th in 2001 we were just getting our feet wet in what was to become the mess, the gift that keeps on giving, the...

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The Electric Prunes – Live In Stockholm 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

This concert has been around in various forms over the years. It’s not particularly rare if you’re a collector of Psychedelia from the 60s. But what makes it rare is that it’s an excellent sounding example of what bands were up to at the time, something which didn’t happen too...

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November 25, 1990 – Desert Storm Clouds – Suicide Bombers In Lebanon – Riots In Seoul.

While the saber-rattling continued to ramp up in the Middle East over Iraq and its invasion of Kuwait, this November 25th in 1990, there was more going on in other areas of the region.  An incident on the Egyptian-Israeli border, where a border guard was arrested on suspicion of firing...

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November 23, 1970 – A Search Continues, A War Goes On, The View From Folsom – Nixon Overrides A Veto –

A day a lot happened. This November 23rd in 1970 heard reports of an unsuccessful attempt to free American prisoners in a North Vietnamese detention camp. The raid itself was successful, but the purported prison camp had been evacuated several weeks earlier. The Defense Department Press conference left more questions...

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October 26, 1941 – The German Drive To Moscow – Eye On The Middle-East – Labor Troubles At Home.

News for this October 26th in 1941 was about the War in Europe and ominous reports coming from the Eastern Front. The German Army was slowly advancing into Southern Russia, with an objective believed to be the Caucasus, and beyond that, the Middle East. Many observers were speculating that, by...

War in Korea - 1951

October 15, 1951 – War In Korea – “We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly”

October 15, 1951 – A busy news day. A war in Korea and from Capitol Hill, a call for discussions and a workable solution with the Russians. The looming specter of the Atomic bomb always at the forefront. Meanwhile, President Truman also urged passage of a Universal Military Training law,...

Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...