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What really happened at the Bay of Pigs
humanevents.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Humberto Fontova

Posted on 04/20/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT by Texas Eagle

“We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty!” proclaimed Lynch and Hawkin’s Commander-in-Chief just three months earlier.

“They fought like tigers,” writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. “But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach.”

That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge, and Korea’s Heartbreak Ridge. But in those battles Lynch and his band of brothers counted on the support of their commander in chief. At the Bay of Pigs, Lynch (an American) and his band of brothers (Cubans) learned — first in speechless shock and finally in burning rage — that their most powerful enemies were not Castro’s Soviet-armed soldiers massing in nearby Santa Clara, but the Ivy League’s best and brightest dithering in Washington.

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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bayofpigs; castro; communismkills; cuba; jfk; jfklegacy

1 posted on 04/20/2014 7:19:33 AM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Texas Eagle
Disgraceful, cowardly behavior by one of this country's most worshipped Presidents.

Sickening.

2 posted on 04/20/2014 7:20:45 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

He was just following the Rockefeller orders transmitted to him by Dean Rusk, cancel the air support.


3 posted on 04/20/2014 7:26:49 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen
Shades of Ben Ghazi.

Leaving brave men to die like animals.

I wonder who Kennedy was "playing cards" with at the time.

4 posted on 04/20/2014 7:29:55 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Kennedy was a folking pig


5 posted on 04/20/2014 7:44:51 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Texas Eagle
Four Alabama Air National Guard pilots who were in Nicaragua secretly training the ani-Castro Cubans ignored Kennedy's order to stand down and took off in two B-26s to attack Cuba. They inflicted a lot of damage they were shot down and killed.

At first it wasn't known if the men were dead or captured.

The Kennedys wanted them dead, to not have another Gary Powers incident. Bobby said to CIA officer Richard Bissell at the time, "Those American pilots had better g*****ned well be dead."

6 posted on 04/20/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Texas Eagle

This person for whom bridges, hospitals and airports are now named was too busy trying to pick out which bimbo he was going to tap next.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 8:11:04 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: MUDDOG
God bless those brave pilots.

God's will be done with the Kennedy bros.

8 posted on 04/20/2014 8:29:33 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

It’s a sickening incident showing what the Kennedys really were.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 8:31:48 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG
Amen, bro.

Self-serving, self-aggrandizing, self-absorbed.

But JFK did cut taxes. Hooray.

10 posted on 04/20/2014 8:34:11 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Years before, Adm. Burke sailed thousands of miles to smash his nation’s enemies at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Now he was Chief of Naval Operations and stood aghast as new enemies were being given a sanctuary 90 miles away! The fighting admiral was livid.

They say his face was beet red and his facial veins popping as he faced down his commander-in-chief that fateful night of April 18, 1961. “Mr. President, TWO planes from the Essex! (the U.S. Carrier just offshore from the beachhead)” that’s all those Cuban boys need, Mr. President. Let me order…!”

JFK was in white tails and a bow tie that evening, having just emerged from an elegant social gathering. “Burke,” he replied. “We can’t get involved in this.”

“WE put those Cuban boys there, Mr. President!” The fighting admiral exploded. “By God, we ARE involved!”

Admiral Burke’s pleas also proved futile.

“Tears flooded my eyes,” wrote Grayston Lynch. “For the first time in my 37 years I was ashamed of my country.”


11 posted on 04/20/2014 8:37:17 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Texas Eagle
biggest fight I ever saw between parents was the day JFK got shot. We are Catholics and my dad (marine while on TDY helped train some of the Cubans near Ft Myers Florida), looked at the TV and said, "Good" and walked out. My mom almost got unhinged.

I didn't learn till about 30-35 years later about Florida, the Cubans and what my pop did. He was glad when anything bad happened to a Kennedy. all of them. He didn't like McNamara, Kissinger or Rusk much either.

12 posted on 04/20/2014 8:42:46 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer

As close as that election was I have a feeling that exchange took place in many households across America.


13 posted on 04/20/2014 8:46:54 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

This was a sad day for America and still is, the dimwits in the White House caused the best and brightest of the Cubans to leave Cuba to take refuge in the US and then the US tied their hands from taking Cuba back. Over the years over a million Cubans have fled Castro’s socialist hell to the US and no doubt many more would if they could. Many on make shift floats and many didn’t make it. In another Jimmy Carter fiasco, to accommodate the Mariel Boatlift Castro emptied his jails and mental institution sending the inmates to the US as they were greeted here in this country by the Carter administration.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2011/humberto-fontova/desperately-fleeing-cuba%E2%80%99s-free-and-fabulous-healthcare/


14 posted on 04/20/2014 8:47:42 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Rock N Jones
Many on make shift floats and many didn’t make it.

Some made it and then were send back at gunpoint.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Wow! The article took me back to James Ellroy’s so-called Underworld USA Trilogy: American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, and Blood’s A Rover. In those books Ellroy lays out an uncomfortably plausible explanation of who killed JFK and why. But it’s just fiction, right?


16 posted on 04/20/2014 9:04:52 AM PDT by Wheelman81
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To: Wheelman81
But it’s just fiction, right?

Well, we know the part about JFK being killed is not fiction.

Not familiar with those books but if they suggest both Castro and The CIA had reason to kill Kennedy I think either scenario is plausible.

Although I lean towards Castro.

'Course, Mafia boss Sam Giancana (sp?) probably wasn't too pleased that JFK was bedding his girlfriend.

17 posted on 04/20/2014 9:14:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
“Course, Mafia boss Sam Giancana (sp?) probably wasn't too pleased that JFK was bedding his girlfriend.”

I fully believe the evidence overwhelming supports the Mafia connection, although not over a girlfriend. Even back then, women weren't that important to the mob.

Old Joe Kennedy had gotten in bed with the Mafia to stuff the ballot boxes in Chicago and distribute cash through West Virginia. The payoff was to be the Kennedy administration laying off the mob.

Well it all worked out. The ‘extra’ votes in Chicago carried the day, and Kennedy won the electoral vote. Of course as soon as he was elected, he appointed his brother Attorney General, who immediately announced he was focusing on the mob.

This was the ‘old’ mob, the so called ‘men of honor’ guys who believed no transgression was to be left unpunished. Old Joe by then had suffered a stroke, so he wouldn't have known if he was alive or dead anyway. But there is some very incriminating tape the FBI recorded of Mafia bosses. One of their discussions includes, “if you can't hurt the guy anymore, you take away what he wanted.” Something like five months later JFK was dead.

18 posted on 04/20/2014 9:40:19 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Texas Eagle

I wouldn’t characterize one sad incident it as some.

“In the end, the Attorney General Janet Reno ruled Gonzalez should be returned to his father. When his Miami relatives defied the order, federal agents raided Elian’s uncle’s home in Little Havana and seized the boy from a closet at gunpoint”

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/12/07/elian-gonzalez-turns-18-in-cuba/


19 posted on 04/20/2014 9:47:11 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: Texas Eagle
'Course, Mafia boss Sam Giancana (sp?) probably wasn't too pleased that JFK was bedding his girlfriend.

Or that after stealing the election for him he appointed his brother AG and his brother's highest priority was to take down the mafia.

20 posted on 04/20/2014 10:04:43 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: Dick Vomer

I think I would have liked your father.


21 posted on 04/20/2014 10:05:16 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Oops, I should have read the rest of the posts before I posted. I agree with you about the mafia.


22 posted on 04/20/2014 10:08:01 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: Texas Eagle

A shame we will never live down. Makes one wonder if the Lord has allowed all the wars since to be technically “lost”, and yet America is clueless. We talk of our military prowess and still elect fools to lead us. Military prowess is not something that just happens. It is cultivated and worked at. But with leaders as we’ve had from the 1960s, we will lose it all and still be ruled by clueless fools and ruthless Marxists. As we have been, except for Reagan, who wasn’t perfect, either.


23 posted on 04/20/2014 10:14:22 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: KevinB

Me too.


24 posted on 04/20/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Texas Eagle
"...What really happened at the Bay of Pigs..."

They trusted us.

25 posted on 04/20/2014 5:22:20 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Texas Eagle

Was that what they called his womanizing? Playing cards?


26 posted on 04/20/2014 5:28:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: GOPJ
Was that what they called his womanizing? Playing cards?

No. It's what I call it.

Preezy Pajama Boy BFF, Reggie Love, gleefully told a radio interviewer that he and Barry were upstairs playing cards with another couple during the takedown of Osama bin Laden.

27 posted on 04/21/2014 6:50:45 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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