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24. I believe the decision to not establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after
Edited on Tue Nov-20-07 09:05 AM by higher class
the Revolution took place in 1959. That led to the support from the USSR. Kennedy came in in 1960. He inherited some issues and agreed to go along with the pre-existing plans.

(Edited to add that zeemike already said this - I read out of sequence.)
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  -Intimate pictures hidden for 40 years capture the innocence of the Kennedy era tekisui  Nov-19-07 09:55 PM   #0 
  - Such innocence . . . three months before the Bay of Pigs.  rug   Nov-19-07 09:58 PM   #1 
  - I don't understand your comment.  ladjf   Nov-19-07 10:21 PM   #2 
  - There was nothing innocent about the Kennedy Administration.  rug   Nov-19-07 10:37 PM   #8 
     - Read a little more - the CIA sold him a 'bill of goods' as we say. They  higher class   Nov-19-07 11:13 PM   #11 
     - And I might add to that  zeemike   Nov-19-07 11:44 PM   #14 
     - Swapping Turkish bases for Cuban bases was heroic.  rug   Nov-20-07 07:43 AM   #19 
        - Kennedy had noting to do with Cuba aligning itself with the USSR  zeemike   Nov-20-07 08:10 AM   #20 
        - He had the ability to reverse course.  rug   Nov-20-07 08:19 AM   #21 
           - He did reverse courses - on Cuba and Vietnam. And was taken out.  higher class   Nov-20-07 09:28 AM   #27 
              - Dear God, NO NO NO  cgrindley   Nov-20-07 11:56 AM   #32 
                 - No, there's a lot of documentation  OzarkDem   Nov-20-07 12:15 PM   #37 
                 - As I smile at your post, I must ask - who crawls out?  higher class   Nov-20-07 01:29 PM   #41 
                 - You sure do like sticking your fingers in your ears.  Alexander   Nov-20-07 01:40 PM   #45 
        - That was after the missile stand-off - it saved lives. I thought we were on the Bay of Pigs.  higher class   Nov-20-07 08:59 AM   #23 
           - Bay of Pigs led to the missiles led to the Embargo led to the Crisis led to the swap.  rug   Nov-20-07 04:24 PM   #47 
     - That misses the point.  rug   Nov-20-07 07:42 AM   #18 
     - I believe the decision to not establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after  higher class   Nov-20-07 09:03 AM   #24 
     - Invading Cuba was the first step  OzarkDem   Nov-20-07 12:17 PM   #39 
        - Exactly - and it continues - Boliva hot hot hot, Venezuela, Cuba.  higher class   Nov-20-07 01:33 PM   #42 
     - Do you ever get the impression that there was a faction in the CIA who  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-20-07 08:52 AM   #22 
     - I think the faction in the CIA are people picked to advance the political  higher class   Nov-20-07 09:26 AM   #26 
     - I know there are good people in the CIA.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-20-07 12:05 PM   #33 
     - The corrupt wing of the CIA came out of WW 2  zeemike   Nov-20-07 10:50 AM   #29 
        - Yossarian. Can you refresh my memory on the CIA part of Catch 22?  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-20-07 12:07 PM   #34 
           - No not just the supply Sargent but the CO  zeemike   Nov-20-07 05:14 PM   #48 
     - Come on--JFK was a hard line cold warrior--read his inagural speech  book_worm   Nov-20-07 12:17 PM   #38 
        - Yes, I'll try to reread it. I always thought the hard line was for our enemies and our  higher class   Nov-20-07 01:42 PM   #46 
     - Read "Brothers" by David Talbot  OzarkDem   Nov-20-07 12:10 PM   #35 
  - Such innocence...  midlife_mo_Jo   Nov-19-07 10:22 PM   #3 
     - I sure miss those days!!!! They were good ones.  Bobbieo   Nov-19-07 10:28 PM   #5 
     - See my post 43.  midlife_mo_Jo   Nov-20-07 01:35 PM   #44 
     - I think Innocence too  StClone   Nov-19-07 11:05 PM   #10 
        - There's a whole lot of words to use for the Kennedy -  midlife_mo_Jo   Nov-20-07 01:34 PM   #43 
  - Seeing a documentary on ballerina Maria Tallchief just now reminded me of  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-19-07 10:27 PM   #4 
  - Thanks for that.  tekisui   Nov-19-07 10:29 PM   #6 
     - Correction  schrodinger_I   Nov-19-07 10:37 PM   #9 
  - President Kennedy kept America out of World War III.  Octafish   Nov-19-07 10:30 PM   #7 
  - god, she was lovely.  MonkeyFunk   Nov-19-07 11:14 PM   #12 
  - Jackies' greatest achievement and legacy...were the two children  Didereaux   Nov-19-07 11:43 PM   #13 
  - She married Onassis FOR her children  SoCalDem   Nov-20-07 04:47 AM   #16 
  - nice pics but Kennedy was never 48 years old  Skittles   Nov-20-07 04:41 AM   #15 
  - Thanks Skittles. I didn't think that sounded quite right.  King Coal   Nov-20-07 07:26 AM   #17 
  - He looks like a man under an enormous amount of stress.  Javaman   Nov-20-07 09:21 AM   #25 
  - I thought this country started to unravel with his assassination by our own.  higher class   Nov-20-07 09:37 AM   #28 
  - He was not a well man  zeemike   Nov-20-07 05:34 PM   #49 
  - The innocence of what? taking a lot of drugs and nailing an actress?  cgrindley   Nov-20-07 10:52 AM   #30 
  - lol - my thoughts exactly. They're great pics but.....  sparosnare   Nov-20-07 11:46 AM   #31 
  - The 43 year old Kennedy--he never even made it to 48.  book_worm   Nov-20-07 12:15 PM   #36 
  - Way cool! Thanks for the link,  Beerboy   Nov-20-07 12:20 PM   #40 
  - Makes me so sad  Raine   Nov-20-07 07:04 PM   #50 

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