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A veteran of the 1956 Hungarian revolution called in to Thursday’s broadcast of New York public radio station WNYC, urging the Western world to send more troops to Ukraine. In addition, he also explained how to make Molotov cocktails, which he believes is “a very important tool in a street fight.”
The elderly gentleman, called Béla, presented himself as a former participant of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
He first advised the Western world to send more troops to Ukraine to protect government and military leaders, “because our experience was that they are the very first the Russians go after. In the case of Hungary, the head of the army (…) was invited to the headquarters, arrested, and later hanged. And that destroyed the total resistance of the army.”
“The other thing I’d like to mention is that for the average people, the Molotov cocktail is a very important tool in a street fight in cities and in that connection, people have to think of the practical details — such as have a wine bottle or something and empty it and make sure that you have gasoline which you fill it with and then put a piece of cloth in it so that when the tank is coming, you light…”
That was the point at which the host stepped in and thanked him for sharing “what sounds like an incredibly traumatic experience during your time in Hungary and the comparisons and sympathies.”
featured image: a captured Soviet tank in 1956, in Budapest; via Fortepan / Nagy Gyula