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The other Bay of Pigs story
American Thinker, by Silvio Canto, Jr

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Posted By:mikkins2, 12/23/2013 12:27:41 PM

Mention "The Bay of Pigs" and most people will remember the failed invasion of Cuba and President Kennedy taking responsibility a few days later. Most people do not know that most of the men of Brigade 2506 were captured and sentenced to prison in Cuba. They were eventually released 50 years ago today: "In the days before Christmas 50 years ago this weekend, 1,113 Bay of Pigs fighters captured by Fidel Castro´s forces and imprisoned for 20 months were finally released to a heroes´ welcome in Miami. The first planeload of POWs arrived at Homestead Air Force Base on Dec. 23, 1962. Gaunt and

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And Cuba, the supposed liberal communist Utopia of the Che Guevara t-shirt cult, has been an oppressive disaster ever since. Talk to someone who escaped from that hell-hole and you will be shocked what it is really like. Every time I hear some liberal idiot talk about Cuba, its always with this look of reverence that I instantly want to slap off their face.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/23/2013 1:08:26 PM     (No. 9665628)

Kennedy took responsibility? Really? How so?

"I can assure you that this flag will be returned to this brigade in a free Havana."

- Pres. Kennedy, to the released survivors of Brigade 2506, Dec. 23, 1962

And check out the "success" of Kennedy´s "Operation Mongoose". Feh.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/23/2013 2:31:29 PM     (No. 9665741)

The shocking part of this is how many American politicians were actually involved in the BOP invastion and planning. Bush 1 was a huge player- CIA operative. Several later top secuirty types and even Secretaries of State were in the planning and execution of the disaster. Kennedy was pretty much kept casually informed, but was probably not a big part of it other than to give a wave of the hand to go ahead with it. Kennedy and Bobby both were admirers of Castro as a "Freedom fighter". Don´t forget, Castro had up to the BOP invasion not announced his Communista leanings- he was still trying to play the "Sweet Thing" both The US and the USSR wanted. Kennedy still thought Castro could be bought. The BOP changed everything, forced Castro to see that the USSR was really his only chance to stay in power. Next big thing- the Cuban missile crisis that very nearly dumped everyone into nuclear horror- all due to Kennedy not having the experience or the cajones to do the necessesary things a leader has to do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: L1A1SLR, 12/23/2013 3:00:14 PM     (No. 9665765)

#2, the original Bay of Pigs plan was nothing at all like the disaster that finally unfolded.

Eisenhower didn´t care a whit about "plausible deniability", and made no bones about providing American assistance...because he was adamant that the United States had a vested interest in stopping an outpost of Communism (interests in which Castro had already shown) from setting up in its front yard.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/23/2013 11:18:01 PM     (No. 9666165)

I was a young girl at the time. I cried at the betrayal of these men by our country.

That wasn´t the last time that I´ve cried because American politicians have betrayed those fighting for freedom during the past 50 years. I´m just not as shocked by it anymore.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/24/2013 12:21:00 AM     (No. 9666188)

Think anyone from the Bay of Pigs saw Zippy shaking hands with Raul ?


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