Skip to comments.Nixon threatened war if the USSR launched a nuclear attack on China in 1969.
Posted on 05/16/2010 6:34:41 AM PDT by moneyrunner
The Soviet Union was on the brink of launching a nuclear attack against China in 1969 and only backed down after the US told Moscow such a move would start World War Three, according to a Chinese historian. ...
On 15 October 1969, he quotes Soviet premier Alexei Kosygin as telling Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev that Washington has drawn up "detailed plans" for a nuclear war against the USSR if it attacked China.
"[The United States] has clearly indicated that China's interests are closely related to theirs and they have mapped out detailed plans for nuclear war against us," Kosygin is said to have told Brezhnev.
That same day he says Anatoly Dobrynin, the Soviet ambassador to Washington, told Brezhnev something similar after consultations with US diplomats. "If China suffers a nuclear attack, they (the Americans) will deem it as the start of the third world war," Dobrynin said. "The Americans have betrayed us."
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Interesting. Nixon opened trade with China. Guess he did that instead of WWIII.
This is impossible because International Socialists assure us Socialism / Communism leads to peace and love everywhere!
Hm that woulda solved one problem.. pity he got involved.
Gee, why do I think some Chinese historian has a book coming out that needs publicity to boost sales?
Didn’t Nixon also believe that Asians were superior to Whites?
Should have left it play out in the real world,guy.
Why would Russia have Nuked China? Their little squabbles were nowhere near that serious.
Why don’t you ask the article’s author?
I didn’t imply that Russia would have nuked China just that the Nixon should have stuck with is beliefs and stayed out of their business.
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