Skip to comments.What really happened at the Bay of Pigs
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 Hawkins 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 Koreas 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 Castros Soviet-armed soldiers massing in nearby Santa Clara, but the Ivy Leagues best and brightest dithering in Washington.
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He was just following the Rockefeller orders transmitted to him by Dean Rusk, cancel the air support.
Leaving brave men to die like animals.
I wonder who Kennedy was "playing cards" with at the time.
Kennedy was a folking pig
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."
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.
God's will be done with the Kennedy bros.
It’s a sickening incident showing what the Kennedys really were.
Self-serving, self-aggrandizing, self-absorbed.
But JFK did cut taxes. Hooray.
Years before, Adm. Burke sailed thousands of miles to smash his nations 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) thats 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 cant get involved in this.
WE put those Cuban boys there, Mr. President! The fighting admiral exploded. By God, we ARE involved!
Admiral Burkes 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.
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.
As close as that election was I have a feeling that exchange took place in many households across America.
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.
Some made it and then were send back at gunpoint.
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?
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.
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.
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 Elians uncles home in Little Havana and seized the boy from a closet at gunpoint
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.
I think I would have liked your father.
Oops, I should have read the rest of the posts before I posted. I agree with you about the mafia.
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.
They trusted us.
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.