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  • When U.S. Airstrikes Could Have Destroyed a Terrorist Regime,

    04/15/2017 5:13:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “Where are the planes?!” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios exactly 56 years ago this week. The U.S. Naval armada (22 ships including the Carrier Essex loaded with deadly Skyhawk jets.) was sitting 16 miles off the southern Cuban coast near an inlet known as Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). The question — bellowed between blasts from a Soviet artillery and tank barrage landing around him — came from commander, Jose San Roman.“Send planes or we can’t last!” San Roman kept pleading to the very fleet that escorted his men to the beachhead (and sat much closer to them...
  • Cuban exiles pour onto Miami streets to celebrate Fidel Castros death

    11/26/2016 6:03:23 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 25, 2016 | David Ovalle, Joey Flechas,Vera Gengruen, Carlos Frias & Patricia Mazzei
    Cuban exiles pour onto Miami streets to celebrate Fidel Castros death ... Cubans with flags of Cuba and the US together with hundreds... spilling into the streets of Miami.....at the news of the death of the leader and the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro 90 years old, who died Nov. 25, 2016. Fidel Castro died, and Cuban Miami did what it does in times of community celebration: It poured onto the streets of Little Havana and Hialeah, and Kendall to honk horns, bang pans, and set off more than a few fireworks, saved for exactly the sort of unexpected...
  • Bay of Pigs Veterans Association Endorses Donald Trump (First endorsement ever)

    10/16/2016 9:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 17, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Fifty years before Benghazi we had the Bay of Pigs: Where are the planes?! Where is our ammo?! Send planes or we cant last! The pleas came from Commander Jose San Roman as Soviet tanks, Soviet artillery and tens of thousands of Soviet led troops pounded the 1400 Cuban freedom-fighters he commanded on a bloody and heroic beachhead now known as the Bay of Pigs. The same heartsick and enraged U.S. Navy men listening to these pleas had escorted these freedomfighters to that beachhead. Their shipsincluding the aircraft carrier Essex groaning under a heavy load of deadly Skyhawk jets sat...
  • Heroism at the Bay of Pigs--a 55th Anniversary Tribute

    04/15/2016 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “The Bay of Pigs took place the year that I was born. The next year, the entire world held its breath, watching our two countries, as humanity came as close as we ever have to the horror of nuclear war.” (President Barack Obama, Havana, Cuba, March, 22, 2016.) Moral equivalence, anyone? Was this threat “humanity’s” fault? America’s fault? Are—just maybe, who knows?--were the Soviet satraps in Cuba at fault for this threat of nuclear war? You’d never know it from Obama. Here’s a little background on an event dated exactly 55 years ago this week that could have easily strangled...
  • You Picked a Fine Time to Betray Cuba, Barack (On the Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs)

    04/18/2015 5:32:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Sure, it was one of those hoary historic trivialities that went down "before he was even born"--but President Obama finally signed off on his ultimate betrayal of Cuban freedom (removal of Castro regime from list of terror-sponsors/opening of economic lifeline) on the very week marking the 54th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. During the past eight months President Obama has ordered over 5,000 U.S. - led air strikes to help Islamic terrorists fight other Islamic terrorists 6 thousand miles away. Heres what was going on 90 miles from U.S. shores 54 years ago this week as U.S.-trained freedom-fighters...
  • Bay of Pigs Survivors On US-Cuba Thaw: 'Two American Presidents Betrayed Us'

    12/23/2014 8:05:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 23, 2014 | Richard Luscombe
    Bay of Pigs Survivors On US-Cuba Thaw: 'Two American Presidents Betrayed Us' Richard Luscombe 23 December 2014. It was presented to the world as a tearing down of barriers, a historic moment of reconciliation between the United States and Cubas communist government after half a century of hostility. But inside a small villa a stones throw from Calle Ocho in the heart of Miamis Little Havana neighbourhood the talk is only of one word betrayal. The house is the Bay of Pigs museum and library where the ageing survivors of Brigade 2506, the CIA-trained fighting unit that failed to...
  • Bay of Pigs Veterans Feel 'Abandoned Again' By US

    12/19/2014 11:39:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    YahooNews ^ | December 19, 2014 | Diego Urdaneta
    Bay of Pigs Veterans Feel 'Abandoned Again' By US Diego Urdaneta The president of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, Felix Rodriguez Mendigutia (left), honors another fighter, Eugenio Rolando Martinez, at the organization headquarters on December 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida Miami (AFP) - When the United States failed to overthrow Fidel Castro in the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, CIA-backed Cuban fighters said they were gravely disappointed. Today, the anti-Castro veterans say they've been let down again -- criticising Barack Obama's decision to restore diplomatic and economic ties with its 50-year Cold War foe. "When the Bay of Pigs...
  • What really happened at the Bay of Pigs

    04/20/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Humberto Fontova
    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,...
  • What Really Happed at the Bay of Pigs

    04/19/2014 5:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    (You always hear and read of a fiasco, a defeat a disaster at the Bay of Pigs, 53 years ago this week. But you rarely hear about the cause. Here it is.) "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...
  • Lessons learned on Bay of Pigs anniversary

    04/18/2014 7:06:35 AM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Amrican Thinker ^ | April 18, 2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Fifty-three years ago, my father had a meeting on the other side of town in Havana where we lived at the time. Cuba was in turmoil and opposition to Castro was widespread as more and more people saw communists in positions of responsibility. At mid-morning, my dad called my mom and told her that something was happening in Cuba. Our phone kept ringing as friends and neighbors spread the news. Humberto Fontova recalls the events of that day: ""Freedom is our goal!" roared commander Pepe San Roman to the men assembled before him 48 years ago this week. Cuba is...
  • Did JFK sign his death warrant by firing CIA chief?

    09/19/2013 10:23:33 PM PDT · by Errant · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 19 September, 2013 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK Was the JFK assassination a revenge killing masterminded by CIA Director Allen Dulles? The provocative question is raised by WNDs Jerome Corsi in his new book Who Really Killed Kennedy, published by WND Books. Corsis extensive research shows JFK may have signed his death warrant the day he fired Dulles, accusing his spy chief of lying and manipulating him in the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Who Really Killed Kennedy, released this week as the 50th anniversary of the assassination approaches, is bolstered by recently declassified documents. Corsi sorted through the mountain of evidence, including tens of thousands...
  • CIA Keeping Secret Report on Bay of Pigs

    09/15/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 12:15 AM | George Will
    At 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1959, an hour when there never were commercial flights from Havana, David Atlee Phillips was lounging in a lawn chair there, sipping champagne after a New Year's Eve party, when a commercial aircraft flew low over his house. He surmised that dictator Fulgencio Batista was fleeing because Fidel Castro was arriving. He was right. Soon he, and many others, would be spectacularly wrong about Cuba. In 1972, the Bay of Pigs made a cameo appearance in the Watergate shambles, which involved some Cubans and Americans active in the invasion. On the June 23...
  • Obama Re-enacts Bay of Pigs Invasion

    09/04/2013 10:09:33 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/3/2013 | streiff
    On April 17, 1961 about 1500 Cuban exiles, trained by the CIA landed at Bahia De Cochinos, Cuba with the goal to overthrow the regime of Fidel Castro. In English Bahia De Cochinos translates as Bay of Pigs. The Bay of Pigs was a hugely irresponsible action not only because it capitalized upon the enthusiasm of recent exiles and had zero chance of success under a best case scenario but because of the way it made our nation look ridiculous and strengthened Castros hand. Now we are looking at the 2013 version: During a meeting at the White House, the...
  • A Refugee Familys First Fourth

    07/06/2013 8:35:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    All the POPS! and BANGS! from fireworks had my single (for the time) mother edgy. Firing-squads had been murdering thousands of Cubans round the clock. Other thousands of Cubans waged a lonely and hopeless guerrilla war against the massively-armed forces of Soviet proxies Che Guevara and the Castro brothers. (All this 90 miles from U.S. shores.) All those bombs and gunshots were only months distant on July 4th 1962--the Fontova familys first Fourth in the U.S. We landed in south Louisiana, deepest darkest Dixie. Castros propaganda constantly hammered that such areas of the U.S. were infested by "gun and religion-clinging...
  • Sequester Comes Early - Obama Releases Illegal Immigrant Detainees

    02/27/2013 4:44:04 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/27/13 | LD Jackson
    Folks, we should have seen this one coming. For weeks, President Obama has campaigned across the country about the effects of the sequester that will begin on March 1. We have heard him make the outrageous claims and insert hyperbole and fear mongering into nearly every public appearance. Head Start will have to shut down, border security will have to be relaxed, firefighters will have to let the fires burn, police officers will have to let criminals walk free, etc., ad nauseam. Obama is even tweeting about how the sequester will affect our military readiness, which is a new low,...
  • 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party

    02/23/2013 2:27:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | John Hawkins
    For example, one will virtually never hear that the Palmer Raids, Prohibition, or American eugenics were thoroughly progressive phenomena. These are sins America itself must atone for. Meanwhile, real or alleged conservative misdeeds say McCarthyism are always the exclusive fault of conservatives and a sign of the policies they would repeat if given power. The only culpable mistake that liberals make is failing to fight hard enough for their principles. Liberals are never responsible for historic misdeeds because they feel no compulsion to defend the inherent goodness of America. Conservatives, meanwhile, not only take the blame for events...
  • An Anniversary of Heroism and Shame: The Bay of Pigs (This day on April 17, 1961)

    04/17/2012 1:31:34 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    "They fought like tigers," writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 51 years ago today. "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, Grayston Lynch (an American) and his band of brothers (Cubans)...
  • Raul Castro lashes out at the US as he greets the Pope

    03/26/2012 12:49:20 PM PDT · by Milagros · 12 replies · 1+ views
    I am listening to tnis moron as he mentions (Today, 3:42 pm ET) referring to the 'Bay of Pigs' as the "infamous' incident, and that US cuases hunger in the area...
  • The Bay of Pigs, 50 years on

    04/18/2011 2:52:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 18, 2011
    Fifty years ago today, a brigade of 1,400 US-trained and -financed rebels was struggling desperately to keep alive an attempt to topple Fidel Castro and liberate Cuba from his communist regime. But by April 21, 1961, four days after the initial invasion at the Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs), the invaders had run out of ammunition and were forced to surrender -- victims of a monumental failure of will by Washington.
  • Bay of Pigs survivors pay tribute Sunday to fallen brethren

    04/17/2011 5:14:08 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 16 April 2011 | Luisa Yanez
    Taps will fill the air in Little Havana Sunday as the survivors of Brigade 2506 honor their fallen brothers, the men who died trying to liberate Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The survivors, now in their 70s and 80s, will salute as a bugle plays and 104 names of veterans killed in battle are read. SNIP These men certainly fit the bill of being considered a great generation, said Victor Triay, SNIP More than 3,000 took part in the doomed mission, about half of which are still alive today. What these men did 50 years ago was an act...