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To: LibFreeUSA

I am sure I read somewhere a long time ago that Khrushchev phoned Kennedy after the invasion began and scared him so badly that Kennedy was literally trembling.

That is when Kennedy called off the promised air support.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 6:13:08 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

“That is when Kennedy called off the promised air support”

I don’t think Kennedy ever had any intention of honoring his promise to provide air support. If he had the carriers would have had orders in place before the invasion to provide it. There were no orders before during or after the invasion to provide cover for the ground attack planes.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 7:13:21 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: yarddog
-"I am sure I read somewhere a long time ago that Khrushchev phoned Kennedy after the invasion began and scared him so badly that Kennedy was literally trembling."

-"That is when Kennedy called off the promised air support."

The Soviets did not become involved in Cuba until after the Bay of Pigs invasion. Prior to that, there were no Soviets in Cuba to have caused them to force any issue on the Americans over Cuba.

22 posted on 04/18/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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