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Kennedy Lied, People Died and were Enslaved—and the Media Covered it Up (the Sequel) ^ | April 28, 2018 | Humberto Fontova

Posted on 04/28/2018 6:00:01 AM PDT by Kaslin

Well, so much for that “agonizing reappraisal” (allowing truth) by the media/Hollywood complex on the Kennedys. Naturally we were asking too much. Apparently the movie Chappaquiddick, which forthrightly—and thus astoundingly! -- showcases a Kennedy’s perfidy, was a flash in the pan.

Recently here at Townhall your humble servant speculated the movie might open a tiny crack for historic truth about Kennedy treachery to seep through. So I quickly slipped in the truth on the Kennedy treachery at the Bay of Pigs.

Alas! Now we’re back in traditional media/Hollywood Kennedy hagiography mode. I refer to this week’s Netflix’s release of “Bobby Kennedy for President.” This documentary by leftist director and Kennedy adoring fan Dawn Porter features interviews with leftists and adoring Kennedy fans Rep. John Lewis, Dolores Huerta and Harry Belafonte—speaking of whom:

“If you believe in justice! If you believe in democracy! If you believe in people's rights! if you believe in the harmony of all humankind—then you have no choice but to back Fidel Castro as long as it takes!”(An exultant Harry Belafonte in Havana while hob-knobbing with the mass-murdering, war-mongering racist whose apartheid regime jailed and tortured the longest suffering black political prisoners in modern history.)

"Without saying (Kennedy) was the perfect person, there's something comforting and inspiring to me about his willingness to try, his willingness to learn, his willingness to not give up…Right now we all need a little dose of not giving up."Said Dawn Porter in an interview. Gosh? Wonder what she might be referring to?

John F. Kennedy’s “facing down the Russians” during the Cuban Missile Crisis is the stuff of media/Hollywood legend. Bobby Kennedy’s role in that “victory” was consecrated in the movie Thirteen Days, which is based on Bobby’s Missile Crisis “memoirs.”

Sadly, the constant media/academia repetition of the blatant poppycock in Bobby Kennedy’s Thirteen Days affected even “conservatives.”

"Follow Kennedy's Lead to Deter North Korea,"wrote Charles Krauthammer at the time of the first “Korean Missile Crisis” in 2006 while hailing JFK's handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis. "Now that's deterrence," Krauthammer claimed, calling for "Kennedy-esque clarity" from the wimpy President Bush of the time.

National Review’s Andrew McCarthy agreed with Krauthammer: "It would be better for President Bush to emulate the Kennedy strategy," wrote McCarthy, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. The U.S. message to Kim, he stresses should be no-nonsense and "Kennedy-Clear."

"Kennedy reacted brilliantly and well and solved the problem," gushed Dick Morris to a nodding and receptive Sean Hannity, on Hannity & Colmes that week in 2006.

How quickly we forget! Because the certainty that Khrushchev swept the floor with Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis was a mainstream conservative conclusion throughout much of the Cold War, especially at McCarthy’s National Review.

Richard Nixon and Barry Goldwater, for instance, represented opposite poles of the Republican establishment of their time.

"We locked Castro's communism into Latin America and threw away the key to its removal," growled Barry Goldwater about the JFK’s Missile Crisis “solution.”

"Kennedy pulled defeat out of the jaws of victory,” complained Richard Nixon. "Then gave the Soviets squatters’ rights in our backyard."

Generals Curtis Le May and Maxwell Taylor represented opposite poles of the military establishment.

"The biggest defeat in our nation's history!" bellowed Air Force Chief Curtis Lemay while whacking his fist on his desk upon learning the details of the deal.

"We missed the big boat," complained Gen. Maxwell Taylor after learning of same.

"We've been had!" yelled then Navy Chief George Anderson upon hearing on October 28, 1962, how JFK "solved" the missile crisis. Adm. Anderson was the man in charge of the very "blockade" against Cuba.

"It's a public relations fable that Khrushchev quailed before Kennedy," wrote Alexander Haig. "The legend of the eyeball to eyeball confrontation invented by Kennedy's men paid a handsome political dividend. But the Kennedy-Khrushchev deal was a deplorable error resulting in political havoc and human suffering through the America's."

William Buckley's National Review devoted several issues to exposing and denouncing Kennedy's appeasement. The magazine's popular "The Third World War" column by James Burnham roundly condemned Kennedy's Missile Crisis solution as "America's Defeat."

But not for the Soviets. "We ended up getting exactly what we'd wanted all along," snickered Nikita Khrushchev in his diaries, “security for Fidel Castro’s regime and American missiles removed from Turkey and Italy. Until today the U.S. has complied with her promise not to interfere with Castro and not to allow anyone else to interfere with Castro. After Kennedy's death, his successor Lyndon Johnson assured us that he would keep the promise not to invade Cuba."

In fact, Khrushchev prepared to yank the missiles before any “bullying” by Kennedy. “What!” Khrushchev gasped on Oct. 28th, 1962, as recalled by his son Sergei. “Is he (Fidel Castro) proposing that we start a nuclear war? “But that is insane!... Remove them(our missiles) as soon as possible!Before it’s too late. Before something terrible happens!” commanded the Soviet premier. 

So much for the gallant Knights of Camelot forcing the Russians’ retreat. In fact, the Castro brothers and Che Guevara’s genocidal lust is what prompted the Butcher of Budapest to yank the missiles from their reach.

Considering the U.S. nuclear superiority over the Soviets at the time of the (so-called) Missile Crisis (five thousand nuclear warheads for us, three hundred for them) it's hard to imagine a President Nixon — much less Reagan — quaking in front of Khrushchev's transparent ruse as did Kennedy.

The genuine threat came --not from Moscow—but from the Castros and Che. “If the missiles had remained, we would have fired them against the very heart of the U.S., including New York. The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims.” (Che Guevara to Sam Russell of the London Daily Worker, Nov. 1962.)

Castro's regime's was granted new status. Call it “MAP,” or “Mutually-Assured-Protection.” Cuban freedom-fighters working from south Florida were suddenly rounded up for "violating U.S. neutrality laws." Some of these bewildered men were jailed, others "quarantined," prevented from leaving Dade County. The Coast Guard in Florida got 12 new boats and seven new planes to make sure Castro remained unmolested.

JFK's Missile Crisis “solution” also pledged that he immediately pull the rug out from Cuba’s in-house freedom-fighters. Raul Castro himself admitted that at the time of the Missile Crisis his troops and their Soviet advisors were up against 179 different "bands of bandits" as he labeled the thousands of Cuban anti-Communist rebels then battling savagely and virtually alone in Cuba's countryside, with small arms shipments from their compatriots in south Florida as their only lifeline.

Kennedy's surrender to Khrushchev cut this lifeline.

TOPICS: Cuba; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Florida; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: castro; chappaquiddick; coldwar; cuba; dawnporter; doloreshuerta; fidelcastro; florida; harrybelafonte; johnlewis; kennedys; massachusetts
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1 posted on 04/28/2018 6:00:01 AM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 04/28/2018 6:04:49 AM PDT by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Last May they were talking about releasing the files on Kennedy. What ever happened to that?

3 posted on 04/28/2018 6:15:42 AM PDT by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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4 posted on 04/28/2018 6:18:03 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra (Don't touch that thing! Don't let anybody touch that thing!I'm a doctor and I won't touch that thing)
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To: Kaslin

Khrushchev did remove the missiles due to the loose cannons looking to take control of them.
However, I suspect that the removal of the Jupiter missiles were offered as a face saving move to Khrushchev. Why? JFK was looking to have them decommissioned. The Jupiter and Thor missiles were only intended as stopgaps until the reliability of the first generation ICBMs were established. The Thors and Jupiters were fixed site, above ground, and used liquid oxygen. The LOX system by nature has its maintenance and reliability issues. Besides, the Soviets knew where the Jupiters in Italy were, the base was overflown by a reconnaissance MiG.
Right about this time, the George Washington class and Ethan Allen class SSBNs were being commissioned. So the fixed location IRBMs got replaced with a ballistic missile sub located wherever. So the loss of the Jupiter missiles were really no loss.

5 posted on 04/28/2018 6:24:15 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Kaslin

This nation has been under siege by the left for over 100 years. Why should they stop now?

6 posted on 04/28/2018 6:29:23 AM PDT by Don Corleone ( lose the gun. save the cannolis.)
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I just finished watching Bobby Kennedy for President on Netflix last night. I thought it was really good- I think Bobby would have made a better President then JFK. It talks at end of all the evidence destroyed by LA Police that would have shown that a Policeman at the elbow of Bobby in the kitchen was the killer with the head shot behind the ear.

I know the Kennedy’s cheated on the wives, got away with a murder, etc. But for me, Bobby was the better of the brothers and it was amazing how he was talking about we can’t keep throwing free food, housing and money to the minorities as it has proven to makes their lives worse off then better. Wow 50 some years later and his message is what is still the same for minorities.

It really showed the hatred Johnson had for Bobby. Johnson was an hateful person all around and I really believe he and/or Mafia had him killed.

7 posted on 04/28/2018 7:22:58 AM PDT by Engedi
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8 posted on 04/28/2018 7:51:18 AM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.)
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“Johnson was an hateful person all around”


9 posted on 04/28/2018 8:05:09 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory toooo long.............)
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Cubans are annoying. Still chafing for that nuclear war that didn’t happen. And even after they got even with JFK in Dallas.

10 posted on 04/28/2018 8:23:12 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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They couldn’t let Bobby become president because he would have dug into who murdered his brother

11 posted on 04/28/2018 8:23:58 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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CBS asked Ronald Reagan the night of the California Primary, when Bobby was shot, about what he thought of the campaign, and Reagan said that Bobby was “a little to the Right of all of us in this campaign in California”.

12 posted on 04/28/2018 8:31:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Yes, another reason he had to die. He went after Mob as well when AG.

13 posted on 04/28/2018 9:27:47 AM PDT by Engedi
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Yes, I think he was very much so. Remember he was on Mcarthy’s side for a while; believed our country and government had been infiltrated with communists.

14 posted on 04/28/2018 9:30:19 AM PDT by Engedi
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So why did the liberals love Bobby?

15 posted on 04/28/2018 9:34:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Fred Hayek

And the Kennedy brothers/CIA backed SECOND Bay of Pigs type invasion/operation of Cuba, (Code name: ‘C-day’), 100% set to go and scheduled for 12/1/63, was shut down and canceled immediately following JFK’s assassination on 12/22/63. Who knows how that one would have turned out.

16 posted on 04/28/2018 10:29:50 AM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy Mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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FR doesn’t have post editing, or I’d PM you to change 12/22/63 to 11/22/63, which is implied by the context.

17 posted on 04/28/2018 2:26:17 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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Good catch. I don’t know how my old brain and fingers typed 12/22/63 in!!! (I can’t blame an ‘adult beverage’ excuse on it either as sometimes has been the case in the past!)

18 posted on 04/28/2018 2:40:41 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy Mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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19 posted on 04/28/2018 3:15:05 PM PDT by bitt (We do not need the electric chair - we need electric bleachers!)
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To: Kaslin

Another democrat aiding the enemy.
Nothing has changed before or since.

20 posted on 04/28/2018 7:54:33 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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