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That time a Russian leader had a US president elected

By Heraclitusstudent follow Heraclitusstudent   2017 Feb 17, 5:37pm 1,180 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Khrushchev tipped the election in favor of Kennedy in 1960...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/06/this-kremlin-leader-bragged-about-tipping-a-u-s-presidential-election/?utm_term=.c05abeb0b3ac
"Noting that the two candidates were at a "stalemate," Khrushchev recalled saying that if Powers or the other Americans were released before the election, it could give Nixon a boost. It would be better to wait until after the election, the Soviet premier thought.

"My comrades agreed, and we did not release Powers," he wrote. "As it turned out, we'd done the right thing. Kennedy won the election by a majority of only 200,000 or so votes, a negligible margin if you consider the huge population of the United States. The slightest nudge either way would have been decisive.""

"According to Khrushchev's account, Kennedy laughed when he brought up his role in the 1960 election. "You're right. I admit you played a role in the election and cast your vote for me," "
http://www.salon.com/2017/01/28/kennedy-nixon-1960-election-clash-the-last-time-russians-intervened-in-a-u-s-election_partner/

1   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Feb 18, 1:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Oh noes!

And what about the Iranian hostages getting released just after Regan got into office? That was damn weird:

On Jan. 20, 1981, Iran released 52 Americans who had been held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan. The hostages were placed on a plane in Tehran as Reagan delivered his inaugural address.

But why would Iran be against Carter more than Reagan?

2   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Feb 18, 1:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rando says

But why would Iran be against Carter more than Reagan?

Reagan was a secret Muslim.


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