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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 12:13 AM
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11. Read a little more - the CIA sold him a 'bill of goods' as we say. They
Edited on Tue Nov-20-07 12:16 AM by higher class
told him the invasion would be supported by the people of Cuba - that the people would rise up and demand a regime change. Just like Iraq. It was also like Iraq in that the CIA believed their sources. (Of course, it's questionable whether the U.S. believed Chalabi or just used him). Remember, the plan to invade Cuba was born during the Eisenhower Admin - Kennedy inherited it.

The Bay of Pigs was a betrayal of intelligence. They say he figured out the betrayal after the fact and would not let them repeat it. Thus the intense hate by Cuban Americans - nearly five decades of intense hate - hate for him and for the Democrats.

From there on out, each group (CIA <and> Cuban American agents, operatives, and population used each other). And a grand bunch of terrorists worked within and outside of the CIA for four plus decades.

There is no denying the adoration of the little people all over the world for Kennedy. I remember seeing photos of his portrait hanging in the humblest of housing - including yurts.

No saint there - just someone who could inspire and lead.
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