Skip to comments.Kennedy Lied, People Died-and the Media Covered it Up
Posted on 04/14/2018 8:13:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
I refer, of course, to the Bay of Pigs freedom-fight, 57 years ago this week. Given that Hollywood and the mainstream media have finally gotten around to revealing the hideous truth about a Kennedy’s perfidy and how the media/Democrat complex helped cover it up (Teddy, Chappaquiddick)—who knows? Perhaps one day they’ll level with us about what REALLY happened at the Bay of Pigs?
``I really admire toughness and courage, and I will tell you that the people of this brigade (Brigada 2506) really have that…you were let down by our country.'' (Donald Trump, addressing Bay of Pigs Veterans at Bay of Pigs museum Miami Fl, 11/16, 1999.)
“It’s a great honor and I’m humbled for this endorsement from these freedom fighters—from TRUE freedom fighters… You were fighting for the values of freedom and liberty that unite us all. (Candidate Donald Trump, receiving endorsement of Bay of Pigs Veterans at Bay of Pigs museum Miami Fl, 11/16, 2016.)
But let’s not hold our breath about the Hollywood/Media complex finally coming clean about the Bay of Pigs as it just did about Chappaquiddick. So until that day arrives, here it is:
No, the invasion was not “doomed” from the beginning because of Castro’s “popular support” in Cuba—as the Media/Democrat complex would have you believe.
No, the invasion was not “doomed” because the original CIA/Military plans were “faulty”—as the Media/Democrat complex would have you believe.
No, the “formerly rich, pampered and effete” Cuban invaders did not “quickly surrender,” as the Media/Democrat complex would have you believe.
In fact, it was the voluntary actions of a Kennedy that lead to doom, same as at Chappaquiddick.
"WHAT?! Are they NUTS?!” bellowed Brigade Air Force chief Reid Doster form Guatemala when he learned that Kennedy had canceled most of the vital airstrikes to destroy Castro’s small air force before the invasion. “There goes the whole f***ing war!"
“Where are the planes?” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios two days later. “Where is our ammo? Send planes or we can’t last!” Brigade Commander Jose San Roman kept pleading to the very fleet U.S. that escorted his men to the beachhead. Crazed by hunger and thirst, his men had been shooting and reloading without sleep for three days. Many were hallucinating. By then many suspected they’d been abandoned by the Knights of Camelot.
That’s when Castro’s Soviet Howitzers opened up, huge 122 mm ones, four batteries’ worth. They pounded 2,000 rounds into the freedom-fighters over a four-hour period. “It sounded like the end of the world,” one said later. “Rommel’s crack Afrika Corps broke and ran under a similar bombardment,” wrote Haynes Johnson in his book, the Bay of Pigs. By that time the invaders were dazed, delirious with fatigue, thirst and hunger, too deafened by the bombardment to even hear orders. But these men (representing every race and social class in Cuba) were in no mood to emulate Rommel’s crack Afrika Corps by retreating. Instead they were fortified by a resolve no conquering troops could ever call upon–the burning duty to free their nation.
"If things get rough," the heartsick CIA man Grayston Lynch radioed back, "we can come in and evacuate you."
"We will NOT be evacuated!" San Roman roared back to his friend Lynch. "We came here to fight! We don't want evacuation! We want more ammo! We want PLANES! This ends here!"
Camelot’s criminal idiocy finally brought Adm. Arleigh Burke of the Joints Chief of Staff, who was receiving the battlefield pleas, to the brink of mutiny. 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.
The freedom-fighters’ spent ammo inevitably forced a retreat. Castro's jets and Sea Furies were roaming overhead at will and tens of thousands of his Soviet-led and armed troops and armor were closing in. The Castro planes now concentrated on strafing the helpless, ammo-less freedom-fighters.
"Can't continue,” Lynch's radio crackled - it was San Roman again. "Have nothing left to fight with ...out of ammo...Russian tanks in view....destroying my equipment.”
"Tears flooded my eyes," wrote Grayston Lynch. "For the first time in my 37 years I was ashamed of my country."
When the smoke cleared and their ammo had been expended to the very last bullet, when a hundred of them lay dead and hundreds more wounded, after three days of relentless battle, barely 1,400 of them -- without air support (from the U.S. Carriers just offshore) and without a single supporting shot by naval artillery (from U.S. cruisers and destroyers poised just offshore) -- had squared off against 21,000 Castro troops, his entire air force and squadrons of Soviet tanks. The Cuban freedom-fighters inflicted over 3000 casualties on their Soviet-armed and led enemies. This feat of arms still amazes professional military men.
“They fought magnificently and were not defeated,” stressed Marine Col. Jack Hawkins a multi-decorated WWII and Korea vet who helped train them. “They were abandoned on the beach without the supplies and support promised by their sponsor, the Government of the United States.”
"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.
Other than his tax cut and the Space Program what did he do? The Ruskies fired the Nukes in Cuba we find out after they opened their books and they didn’t launch ( great equipment aye ) , they just sat their, and we knew he shived the freedom fighters, so how good of a POTUS was he? IMHO Truman and Ike were way better, heck Nixon was better....
When any, that’s in any, Republican “scandal” is pushed by the low-Q media, three words are sufficient: Kennedys, Clintons, and Obamas.
There is nothing that the right has done to come even close to the sleaze, sexual depravity, hiding of documents, corruption, payola, etc, etc, than that threesome couple of completely corrupt and inept POSs.
JFK gets well deserved praise for handling the Cuban Missile Crisis, but the crisis would never have happened with some minimal support and follow through at the Bay of Pigs.
Ted also lied and they paid Mary Jo’s parents to keep it as the Kennedy’s wanted it to be.
They also paid off John Jr’s wife’s family when she was killed on his plane.
That was the scuttle butt anyway.
The Kennedy family was to be protected.. and they had so much tragedy in the family. Mr Kennedy had his daughter’s brain lobotomized.. and didn’t even tell Mrs Kennedy he was having it done.
Where are the planes? kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios two days later. Where is our ammo? Send planes or we cant last!
“The Ruskies fired the Nukes in Cuba we find out after they opened their books and they didnt launch “
Where have you read that?
That's reason enough to think twice about how successful JFK was with regard to that crisis.
I remember that day and immediately realized the Kennedys had betrayed the Cuban Freedom Fighters.
If you will remember, then the USA had to pay Cuba a ransom in the form of tractors, to free those prisoners. I thought common tractors, but it was actually high dollar bulldozers. 500 is the number that comes to mind. 500 bulldozers.
Never trusted a Democrat since.
What a shining example for the Democrat Party.
Kennedy’s handling of the Bay of Pigs operation has always been baffling to me. The plan had begun during the Eisenhower administration, and JFK never really backed it. He changed the landing site from Trinidad, Cuba to the Bay of Pigs. This already put the landing force at a disadvantage because the first beach was more easily defended, closer to other forces aligned against Castro, and had an escape route into nearby mountains. Then he refused to follow through with promised air strikes. After it was all over he fired the three top men at the CIA as scapegoats.
If he didn’t believe in the plan, why didn’t he just cancel the damn thing?
Nixon would’ve flushed out Castro and Cuba would be a free country today had he been rightly President in ‘62.
Oh Gosh I wish I could remember, I was shocked when I heard it. It may have been G. Beck before he left the pop-tart stay too long in the toaster, and his team was doing did amazing research. FWIW, when I say or post something here on FR it is either an observation, a question or in this case a fact, I have a really good memory for the last one. Frankly no time to research it at the moment...
I rate Kennedy as the 2nd worst POTUS, with W.Wilson as the most worstest (it’s a pizza thing).
It does show the power of the popular mass media that JFK isn’t vilified as he should be. I suppose martyrdom will do that for you./
Hey, he got us escalating in Vietnam... he deserves credit for that.
You can plop LBJ onto that steaming pile as well.
He did revamp the military to some extent.
The tax cuts, well, he wanted to do them, but since his time in office was cut short, for reasons far beyond my ken, Johnson was the one that pushed the tax cuts through.
Out of character for LBJ and most of those in Congress, from what I've read. Maybe LBJ did it in expectations of failure so as to blame JFK, and dampen the myth, and raise taxes even more?
Piece of Sh*t Kennedy caused massive suffering, misery and death because he was too big of a P*ssy to do what needed to be done, and he deliberately backstabbed the freedom fighters.
Again, had crooked Chicago and the treasonous news media not deliberately thrown the election to that rat bastard, Nixon would have carried through on the Eisenhower plan, and Cuba would not be suffering under communism, and there never would have been a "Cuban Missile Crises."
History books need to reflect what sort of utter scumbags are most Democrat presidents.
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