Friday, October 16, 2009

when was the last time a world leader banged the table at the United Nations General Assembly??

At the 1960 United Nations General Assembly or UNGA, historical and legendary figures were all present in New York... and it was at the height of the Cold War!!!

Just name them - President Soekarno of Indonesia, Fidel Castro of Cuba, a young King Hussein of Jordan and of course Nikita Khruschev aka The Crusher of the Soviet Union.

During the assembly, Khruschev shocked everybody at the UNGA when he banged the table repeatedly with his fists (Iron Fists!!!!!)

At that moment, British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan was delivering his speech.

That was recorded as one of the top 10 moments in the history of the United Nations General Assembly!!!

Maybe Mr Khruschev was offended by Macmillan remarks or maybe it was the effect of Vodka!!!!!

The footage can be seen below at 01.11 :

4 comments:

Kennee said...

Wow... this is really an old clip...

bebek said...

thanks bro keneee

bengodomon said...

I suppose he was the one on the right. And who were the other 2 guys who emulated him?

bebek said...

i think the 2 other guys who emulated Mr Crusher were KGB supremos!!!!!!!!!!

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