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  • Miami Woman Wins 86m in Bay of Pigs Suit

    11/18/2004 7:46:10 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 3 replies · 412+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11-18-04 | WestVirginiaRebel
    MIAMI-A judge awarded more than $86 million Thursday to a woman who sued the Cuban government over her father's execution following the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion.
  • Woman sues Cuba for dad's death in Bay of Pigs

    11/16/2004 8:07:00 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 7 replies · 324+ views
    Chicago SunTimes / AP ^ | November 16, 2004 | AP
    MIAMI -- The daughter of a CIA pilot killed by the Cuban government during the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion testified Monday she held President Fidel Castro personally responsible for his execution and for displaying his frozen body in a glass case. Janet Weininger is seeking $112 million from the communist government in a lawsuit filed under a federal anti-terrorism law that allows the families of victims executed by state sponsors of terrorism to seek damages. Weininger's 18-year quest to recover the body of her father, Alabama National Guard pilot Thomas ''Pete'' Ray, began when she was 6. She said...
  • Castro falls, possibly breaking leg

    10/21/2004 12:28:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 134 replies · 2,503+ views
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2004 | CNN Havana Bureau Chief Lucia Newman
    HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) -- President Fidel Castro fell, possibly breaking his leg, after giving a graduation speech Wednesday in the central Cuban city of Santa Clara. Sending a buzz through the crowd, the 78-year-old leader appeared to trip as he was walking away from the podium. In an effort to calm the crowd, Castro took the microphone after a few minutes, saying: "Just so that there won't be any speculation, it seems that I broke my knee." He apologized for any concerns he may have caused for those who care about him and then joked how his spill was likely...
  • Cuban Dissident Calls for Referendum

    07/25/2004 12:51:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 476+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/24/04 | AP
    HAVANA -- A former political prisoner whose case was highlighted by President Bush urged Cuba's government Friday to hold a referendum on whether to change the communist island's political system. In a 10-page report called "The Cuba We Want," Leonardo Bruzon Avila and fellow dissident Carlos Rios Otero called for the referendum and laid out a plan for Cuba's transition to a multiparty, democratic system and free-market economy. The report was delivered Friday to the offices of Cuban Justice Minister Roberto Diaz Sotolongo. There was no public reaction by the President Fidel Castro's government to the recommendations. The proposal echoed...
  • Cuba Restores Citizenship to exiles involved in Bay of Pigs invasion

    05/22/2004 7:13:46 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies · 243+ views
    VOA ^ | 5/22/04 | VOA
    Cuba has restored citizenship to seven exiles involved in the failed U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion of the island in 1961. The government acted Friday during a migration conference in Havana attended by 450 Cubans who live abroad. Officials handed Cuban passports to six of the seven men who took part in the unsuccessful effort to overthrow President Fidel Castro's government. The seventh person was not present. The Reuters news agency says the government called the move an act of reconciliation toward the exile community. More than one million Cubans live overseas, many of them in the United States. The...
  • Mr Wonderful and The Bay of Pigs

    04/14/2004 10:08:36 AM PDT · by slickeroo · 4 replies · 298+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4/14/04 | Humberto Fontova
    Mr. Wonderful and The Bay Of Pigs Humberto Fontova Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004 "The Republicans have allowed a communist dictatorship to flourish eight jet minutes from our borders! We must support anti-Castro fighters. So far these freedom fighters have received no help from our government." -- Democratic presidential candidate, Oct. 1960 "George Bush and the Republicans in Washington have run the most inept foreign policy in the modern history of this country! It has been a failure!" -- Democratic presidential Candidate, April 2004. No, friends, it didn't start with this campaign. Indeed, Kerry apes his idol (JFK) faithfully. Problem was,...
  • Mr. Wonderful and The Bay Of Pigs

    04/14/2004 11:08:13 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 360+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Apr. 14, 2004 | Humberto Fontova
    "The Republicans have allowed a communist dictatorship to flourish eight jet minutes from our borders! We must support anti-Castro fighters. So far these freedom fighters have received no help from our government." -- Democratic presidential candidate, Oct. 1960 "George Bush and the Republicans in Washington have run the most inept foreign policy in the modern history of this country! It has been a failure!" -- Democratic presidential Candidate, April 2004. No, friends, it didn't start with this campaign. Indeed, Kerry apes his idol (JFK) faithfully. Problem was, during the '60 presidential campaign Kennedy left out the sly smile, the shifty...
  • Get series about HEALTHY, and LOW CARB FOOD

    09/01/2003 5:41:39 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 808 replies · 6,608+ views
    CookingWithCarlo.com ^ | A Dad, Chef, Freeper
    Get series about HEALTHY, and LOW CARB FOOD This, and future threads, will attempt to answer some of your questions and requests regarding HEALTHY food in general, and LOW CARB, LOW CALORIE diets and recipes in particular. With my background as a Master Chef, and Natural Foods Sexonutritionist, aka SexyChef  (/dreamer) Bwhahaahahahahah, it affords me a wonderful vantage point to assist in creating this forum, where everyone can contribute, exchange ideas and voice their valuable opinions. Moderating in no way qualifies me as an authority on this, or any other subject.*..heheheh ..that has never inhibited me before.. blush* (a cheap...
  • Killing of Kennedy may have derailed Cuba pact

    12/01/2003 3:33:13 PM PST · by archy · 27 replies · 538+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald [possibly originated in the *Guardian*] ^ | November 27, 2003 | By Julian Borger in Washington
    Big>Killing of Kennedy may have derailed Cuba pact By Julian Borger in Washington November 27, 2003 Days before his assassination, president John F. Kennedy was planning a meeting with Cuban officials to negotiate the normalisation of relations with Fidel Castro, a declassified tape and White House documents reveal. The rapprochement was cut off in Dallas 40 years ago by Lee Harvey Oswald, who appears to have believed he was assassinating the president in the interests of the Cuban revolution. But the new evidence suggests Dr Castro saw Kennedy's killing as a setback. He sought a dialogue with the next administration,...
  • The President as Priapist (JFK's Sex addiction lost the Bay of Pigs?)

    05/27/2003 6:11:39 PM PDT · by 7 x 77 · 22 replies · 537+ views
    The Weekly Standard Online ^ | June 3, 2003 | Arnold Beichman
    ALL THE TALK about President Kennedy and his sexual exploits with a White House intern is full of leers and jeers and smutty comparisons to President Clinton. There has been little talk, though, about how reckless behavior may have affected his ability to function as chief executive. There is some evidence that those around Kennedy treated him with less respect than is due the American president. Could it be because they perceived him as the priapist he was and were contemptuous? Turn, for example, to the marvelous narrative history published in 1991 by Michael R. Beschloss--"The Crisis Years: Kennedy and...
  • The Bay Of Pigs--The Truth

    04/30/2002 8:50:22 AM PDT · by slickeroo · 14 replies · 651+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4/29/02 | Humberto Fontova
    The Bay of Pigs – The Truth Humberto Fontova Monday, April 29, 2002 "They fought like Tigers," writes the man who commanded the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 41 years ago this month. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That commander, CIA operative Grayston Lynch, knows something about fighting – and about long odds. He carries scars from Omaha Beach, The Bulge and Korea's Heartbreak Ridge. In those battles freedom's cause also appeared doomed. In each, Americans were out-manned and out-gunned. In each, the odds looked hopeless. In each, surrender...
  • Bay of Pigs – Part 2

    04/25/2003 8:59:30 AM PDT · by slickeroo · 9 replies · 252+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4/24 | Humberto Fontova
    Bay of Pigs – Part 2 Humberto Fontova Friday, April 24, 2003 (This is the second part of a two-part article on the Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961. Read Part 1.) We left the 1,400 Bay of Pigs invaders abandoned on the beachhead last week, with Castro’s air force unopposed above them and with 51,000 Red troops massing for attack. The Brigada 2506’s lumbering B-26s now provided rollicking sport for Castro’s jets, and the troops and supplies below even more. It was a turkey shoot. The Brigadistas dug in deeper, counted their meager ammo, tried to treat their...
  • The Betrayed Liberation: Remembering the Bay of Pigs

    04/17/2003 5:14:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 242+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | April 17, 2003 | Myles B. Kantor
    April 17 marks the 42nd anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, where approximately 1,500 Cuban exiles attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro’s totalitarian regime. To discuss this event is Victor Triay, a history professor at Middlesex Community College in Connecticut and author of “Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506.” When, by whom, and why was the operation that became the Bay of Pigs conceived? The source of the invasion had numerous starting points. There were a large number of Cubans conspiring against Castro from very early on, with new groups joining the cause daily. These groups ranged from...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Bay of Pigs Invasion (Apr-1961) - Apr. 17th, 2003

    04/17/2003 5:35:09 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 161 replies · 33,374+ views
    HIstoryofCuba ^ | Compiled by J.A. Sierra
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • Who loves peace? Those who know how to wage and end war.

    12/06/2002 1:34:44 PM PST · by free-trace · 3 replies · 262+ views
    research | 12/06/02 | free-trace
    Since the Cold War began, no Democratic President has successfully concluded an armed conflict. Every military mess they have gotten into has been cleaned up by a Republican President. Republicans alone have demonstrated competence at prosecuting military might: Korea - begun by Truman - ended by Eisenhower Bay of Pigs - begun by Kennedy - ended in failure Vietnam - begun by Kennedy - ended by Nixon/Ford Iran crisis - bungled by Carter - ended by Reagan The Cold War - begun by Truman - ended by Reagan Panama and Grenada - Reagan started and quickly dispatched these campaigns Beiruit...
  • THE BAY OF PIGS - THE TRUTH

    04/30/2002 7:28:19 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 12 replies · 384+ views
    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | 4/30/02 | Humberto Fontova
    THE BAY OF PIGS - THE TRUTH By Humberto Fontova "They fought like Tigers," writes the man who commanded the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 41 years ago this month. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That commander, CIA operative Grayston Lynch, knows something about fighting ­ and about long odds. He carries scars from Omaha Beach, The Bulge and Korea's Heartbreak Ridge. In those battles freedom's cause also appeared doomed. In each, Americans were out-manned and out-gunned. In each, the odds looked hopeless. In each, surrender beckoned. But in...
  • Bay of Pigs: Intrigue (The REAL STORY - Why Castro Survived)

    05/13/2002 8:59:41 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 15 replies · 584+ views
    Military.com ^ | By Colonel Jack Hawkins, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.)
    BAY OF PIGS: Intrigue An obsession with 'plausible deniability' doomed the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion from the outset. By Colonel Jack Hawkins, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.) Bay of Pigs: Intrigue - Part 1 The catastrophic invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961 caused the United States acute international embarrassment and severely blemished the reputation of the newly installed administration of President John F. Kennedy. I was involved in that undertaking in a capacity that made me knowledgeable of its full scope. During the many years since that event took place, I have not revealed information...
  • For Cuban Exiles, Scars Still Raw

    05/13/2002 6:18:24 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 9 replies · 362+ views
    MSNBC Website ^ | April 17, 2001 | By Sean Federico-O'Murchu, MSNBC
    ELIZABETH, N.J., April 17, 2001 — As they steamed toward the coast of Cuba in April, 1961, they were young, confident and idealistic, driven by dreams of ousting Fidel Castro and emboldened by the backing of the U.S. government. Forty years later, Castro still holds sway in Havana, and the surviving members of Brigade 2506 still live in exile, their anger and sense of betrayal as palpable as ever. “WE FELT CONFIDENT because we had the word of the United States,” recalled Eliecer Grave de Peralta, who stormed Giron Beach near the Bay of Pigs on April 17, 1961, along...