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The Untold Story of the Bay of Pigs
Freedom Fight—59 Years Ago This Week

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 4/25/2020 5:18:12 AM

“It’s a great honor and I’m humbled for this endorsement from these freedom fighters (Bay of Pigs Veterans Association)…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 the Bay of Pigs Museum in Miami, Florida, Oct. 25, 2016.) 'Shameless ELECTION YEAR PANDERING!' snort liberals. Well: “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 the Bay of Pigs Museum in Miami, Florida, November 1999.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 4/25/2020 5:36:33 AM (No. 390797)
Kennedy looked good but was a moral failure. Bad decisions as a PT captain, bimbo eruptions on the campaign trail and in the WH, which were undisclosed by the press (Marilyn), and his dealing with his health, (addison disease?). He was protected in by the MSM. The same organizations trying to destroy our President.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: BarryNo 4/25/2020 6:55:17 AM (No. 390815)
From what I understand, behind the scenes, the Bay of Pigs stuck in JFK's craw. He was already regretting Johnson as his VP. The family's mob ties were whining about their losses. The Democrat leadership (of which Kennedy was merely the puppet) wanted to support Castro. (Deep State, previous generation) Kennedy allowed himself to be dictated to. When they later had to interdict Cuba, due to Russia planning to put nukes on the island, Kennedy began walking away from the Democrat Plantation. The Space Program was against the Deep State's wishes. When he refused to go into Vietnam for their military arms donors, (the infamous Military-Industrial Complex Eisenhower warned us about) and planned to drop Johnson, who was the Dems and deep states inside man... They killed him. And that is the Democrat Party.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter 4/25/2020 7:06:49 AM (No. 390819)
I have read several books about the Kennedy administration and the Kennedy family. The informed and aware men and women of that time seem to agree that John Kennedy skated on the edge of absolute disaster for the nation during almost all his short administration. He wasn't up to being the leader of the country and he was beholden and controlled by too many outsiders. No, Lyndon Johnson didn't have him killed. I despise all that Lyndon Johnson was and all that he stood for, but he was too smart to plan and deliver the murder of the President of the United States.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: worried 4/25/2020 7:59:46 AM (No. 390863)
#2, we can thank Kennedy for escalating our involvement in Vietnam. From a couple of hundred advisors in 1960, each year he sent more troops there. He was the one who started sending our young men there in numbers. As for the Bay of Pigs, he was the one who refused to help the Cubans after promising them full support. Don't blame his "handlers. Read the article and see how Admiral Burke reacted. I never could understand how he was never courts-martialed for being run over by an enemy destroyer, which aren't the quietest ships afloat! Yet the captain of the USS Indianapolis was, and he was torpedoed by a submarine of which there was no way to know of its presence. Wait! I can understand! Kennedy had money, not so the other skipper!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BarryNo 4/25/2020 9:40:28 AM (No. 390979)
Poster 3, Johnson was sly, not smart. Check his past, and you will find a record of multiple self-serving assassinations of people who could have harmed him. At least one, resulted in a murder conviction of his hitman, who was then released - 'time served' by a Johnson controlled judge. Please remember the spy ship attacked by the Israelis during the '67 middle East conflict. He was feeding military data to the Egyptians, hence Israel's response. Johnson was politically savvy, in that he rarely did things he wasn't in a position to do with impunity. He was no genius. But he knew how to protect himself.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: BarryNo 4/25/2020 9:47:50 AM (No. 390992)
Poster 4, I know from sources behind the scenes that Kennedy did not want involved in Vietnam. Johnson and his backers were pushing for it, because they wanted the government money and the live testing grounds that would come of it. Ask yourself how many presidents dont band if their donors demand something? I also know Johnson was not going to be his VP in his second term. He despised Johnson - considered him a near illiterate thug - and despised the things demanded of him. He thought, though, with his popularity, that they wouldn't dare move against him.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: joew9 4/25/2020 10:42:15 AM (No. 391065)
In the debates Kennedy attacked Nixon for not having a plan to stop communists taking over Cuba. The Eisenhower/Nixon plan was invasion at bay of pigs. It was top secret. And Kennedy was briefed. So when he accused Nixon of not having a plan he knew he was lying and he knew Nixon could not respond without revealing the secret. Kennedy won so the plan becomes his. He had two choices. Continue with the plan or create one of his own. But Kennedy was brilliant and he created a third option no one had even imagined. Let the invasion start then withdraw support at the last minute and strand hundreds of thousand of freedom fighters on the beach to die at the hands of the communists. Did I say "brilliant"? Perhaps I was being a bit facetious.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Muguy 4/25/2020 11:38:27 AM (No. 391144)
#3, are you working for Mockingbird? The REAL story is that NIxon was to be in charge of this which began during IKE's administration. They had already rounded up 40 people to take over once Castro was overthrown. The exiles were supposedly well-trained, but the whole plan LEAKED, so the original landing site was changed. The "Company" thought JFK would save their asses by invading a MEMBER of the Organization of American States. The "Company" DECEIVED JFK because
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muguy 4/25/2020 11:52:06 AM (No. 391163)
contnuing.. The "Company" DECEIVED JFK because some of the pre-planning had failed, the people sent in to infiltrate did not-- Castro was to have been "taken out" before the invasion began (sound familiar?) They were supposed to turn the people against Castro (Sound familiar to Iraq?) After that, JFK tried to dismantle the "deep staters" who had come up with the plan thinking Nixon would be President During the Missile Crisis, the top brass kept pushing for INVASION His "back channel" saved us from nuclear war The Brass kept pushing him to escalate in Vietnam-- he said it was "their war" and that we would help but not fight it for them He only sent in "advisors"--NEVER combat troops LBJ fell for the pretexts of the Gulf of Tonkin, and THAT was the start of the Vietnam War. JFK and RFK went to Vietnam when he was a Senator and both agreed that it was something to avoid getting into. He told SEVERAL people in private that once re-elected, he would get our people OUT He left documents to bring home 1,000 troops before Christmas 1963, which LBJ took out a thousand and put in a new thousand He may have been a flawed person, but he stood up to the "deep staters" and lost that one.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 4/25/2020 11:52:46 AM (No. 391164)
The older brother of a Cuban born engineer that I worked with for 30+ years was in the landing, managed to survive the battle, imprisonment and get back to the USA alive. And I have read published accounts by several retired USN pilots who were in the air, armed and ready to bomb and strafe in support of this invasion, literally minutes from engaging when they were ordered back. Several were very close to deciding to disobey orders and go in and make their runs anyway, but discipline held and they returned to the carrier. I never was able to respect Kennedy after that one.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/25/2020 3:16:15 PM (No. 391420)
John Kennedy was a man that I liked, the only Democrat. He was young, so was I. Sure, he made mistakes. He was young, and had many people trying to steer him. Sadly, I think he was right about Johnson. It has been over 50 years, and still many of the documents on Kennedy's assassination are sealed, even Trump not declassifying them, after he said he would. I wonder why.
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