Persian Gulf

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that President Barack Obama's policies are allowing a "worldwide virus" of terrorism from places like North Africa and Syria to destabilize the planet and "potentially" infect Europe and Read more...
Weekend Talkshows Past - Face The Nation: Persian Gulf Policy - June 1987.
Weekend Talkshows Past - Face The Nation: Persian Gulf Policy - June 21, 1987. News regarding U.S. decision to re-flag Kuwaiti Oil Tankers in Persian Gulf. Reports Iran is Mining Persian Gulf. Outcome of U.S.S. Stark bombing incident. Interviews with Under Secretary of State Michael Armacost and Chairman of The House Armed Services Committee, Les Aspin. Leslie Stahl moderates. Read more...
June 7, 1984 - Summits, Sikhs And Saber Rattling.
June 7, 1984 - The London Economic Summit begins. Persian Gulf tensions increase as Liberian Grain tanker hits mine and blows up. Iran-Iraq War continues. Golden Temple Aftermath in Punjab region of India, some 300 Sikhs dead after Army storms temple. Riots break out in New Delhi. Haitian sailboat capsizes with 6 drowned and some 61 rescued. Believed to be carrying refugees. Walter Mondale gets enough delegates for an easy nomination in upcoming Democratic Convention. Flash floods in Vermont. And Acid Rain more widespread than previously thought. Read more...
May 21, 1984 - Selling A Bright And Stinky Package.
May 21, 1984 - President-elect from El Salvador Josè Napoleon Duartè visits the U.S. and lobbies President Reagan and Congress for military aid, despite rotten Human rights record. Iran continues to attack shipping in Persian Gulf, brings condemnation for Arab League and hints of U.S. involvement. Hindu-Muslim riots claim 100 in Bombay. Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov celebrates 63rd birthday with 19th day of hunger strike. Read more...
February 23, 1975 - Not Bathing In The Same Water Twice.
February 23, 1975 - calls to send Military aid to South Vietnam. Kissinger returns from Middle East "hopeful". Ethiopia ask U.S. for arms against militants in Eritrea province. Judge Sirica hands down sentences for Watergate figures. New tensions in Cyprus. Outlawed strikes in Spain go on anyway. Persian Gulf region under scrutiny for continued arms sales. Another lovely day in the neighborhood. Read more...

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January 19, 1987 - The Battle Of Basra And Other Sordid Goings On.
January 19, 1987 - the Battle of Basra continues in the seemingly endless (going on 7 year) Iran-Iraq War. A suspect in the TWA Flight 847 Hijacking in 1985 is being held in Bonn, West Germany. Fears of terrorist reprisals. U.S. entry in Americas Cup wins latest round. Long Island Railroad on strike for 2nd day. 22,000 Steelworkers urged to approve new contact with USX. Dollar sinks to new low in Tokyo and Martin Luther King's Birthday is celebrated in 37 states. Read more...
Although protesters across the globe stand up and speak out often for very different reasons, today are united in recognition as Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." Read more...