Radio Free Europe and the 1956 Hungarian uprising.

Posted: 28 Jun 2006   Print   Send a link
"American-run Radio Free Europe in Germany encouraged the hapless insurgents to go all the way against the Kremlin and even broadcast lessons on how to make molotov cocktails." Charles Gati, Washington Post, 21 June 2006. "It's appropriate to question Washington's response half a century ago, particularly in allowing the CIA-backed Radio Free Europe to stoke Hungarians' hopes that the West would rally to their side (a cruelty not unlike the disastrous signals sent to Iraqi Shiites who opposed Saddam Hussein in 1991)." Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2006.