Bangladesh on its 40th Anniversary

Friday, December 16, 2011

On Friday, Bangladesh marks its 40th anniversary. The Takeaway spends a few minutes on one American hero tied to this anniversary, a former U.S. diplomat who served in what was then known as East Pakistan. The story of the "Blood Telegram" brings together U.S. Consul General Archer Blood, an act of unprecedented defiance and Bangladesh’s struggle for independence, a fight that some believe cost three million lives.

Howard Schaffer is a former ambassador to Bangladesh. Sultan Ahmed is an American Bangladeshi who has made his life in the U.S.


Sultan Ahmed and Howard Schaffer

Comments [2]

Bangladesh Giftshop from Dhaka

We are freedom country now but actually we can not get real freedom.

Dec. 28 2011 06:34 AM

Pakistan engaged in atrocities and somehow it is Nixon's fault for "obsessing" with the Cold War where the ultimate stakes were nuclear atrocities?
At a time of mass protests around the conflict in southeast asia Nixon was supposed to get involved in a conflict in south central Asia?
Too bad Congress was not moved by the Concert for Kampuchea later in the decade when the Democratic Party contributed to that Cambodian genocide by denying aid to the region after the ceasefire in 1975.

Dec. 16 2011 01:29 PM

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