The Brilliant Disaster

The Brilliant Disaster

JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs

Book - 2011 | 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
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In a book published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the author draws on recently released CIA information to shed new light on the botched operation, which was an embarrassment to JFK and the United States.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781416596509
Branch Call Number: 972.91064 RASEN
Characteristics: xviii, 460 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.


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" Fulbright had prepared the memo over the previous several days with the aid of Pat Holt, the Latin American expert on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. ..where he was particularly effective was in pointing out that EVEN IF THE INVASION SUCCEEDED it would do incalculable harm to America's reputation, since it would be 'of a piece with the hypocrisy and cynicism for which the United States is constantly denouncing the Soviet Union.' In Latin America, the action would be 'denounced from the Rio Grande to Patagonia as an example of
imperialism.' In the meantime, America would have assumed responsibility for governing Cuba, an 'endless can of worms.' " Please read the following (in space ) comment by 'Star Gladiator.'... . . / The cop said, ' it doesn't check out.' check out with what? generally accepted amongst cops, opinion? what doesn't check out ? I am reminded now because I am in a relatively humorous mood, of the scene with joe pesci, in Oliver Stone's JFK: he is playing a pilot who was contracted to fly some individuals out of Dallas, 11/22/63, and he has a story for DA Jim Garrison, of where he had been, that day; he says, 'we were out goose hunting.' Garrison (as played by Kevin Costner,) obviously disbelieves him, and Pesci says, '( what part of it?( meaning his alibi for his whereabouts on 11/22/63, the day the President was shot). What part of it do you disbelieve? instead of just laconically saying, it doesn't check out, for that is so easily done, especially with your subordinate who so obviously long to believe in you. . .WHAT PART DON'T YOU BELIEVE? ( of what I was saying in response to the cloaked interrogation by the asset at the Lutheran church food feast , yesterday afternoon in Kirkland.) You know that many I have encountered believe, apparently, that the 1rst Amendment says, in effect, that you are free to express yourself, but the rest are free to express themselves, by hurting or punishing you, if they don't agree. these are the legions, possibly satanic in origin, who push a reality which includes the phenomenon, familiar to them, they say, of 'unwritten laws of conduct.' They are the ones who quote these allegedly unwritten laws. How tyrannical can they get? And at this low level of reality, mind you. They are not only in the church, but it's a freakshow everywhere. You bring it all on yourself, is their follow. Just keep your head down, and be a slave to us and you won't get into any trouble./ In the old Soviet Union, the dissidents composed most of the mental hospitals. That was how they dealt with what were called 'malcontents,' before incarceration. In the good old U.s.A,we have by far the most inmates of any country on the planet. That's what the TA game 'FOOJY' is for, to get rid of those associates of yours you can't abide. Yet, Crime will always be with us./ It's the machinery of Love, baby!

Feb 14, 2015

negative 10 stars for fiction falsely portrayed as nonfiction. /// Rasenberger concludes that JFK's decision to cancel air support strikes was the main reason for the failure \\\ More historic revisionism! The Bay of Pigs invasion conceived and planned within the Eisenhower Administration [the planning group members included VP Nixon and Eisenhower's SecDef], their plan included a full-scale military invasion/occupation and the assassination of Castro. Kennedy nixed the military support and any attempt on Fidel's life and the CIA assured him the people would arise against Castro. Kennedy fired Dulles, Richard Bissell [whose grandnephew, Robert Mueller III, would become FBI director shortly before 9/11/01] and Gen. Cabell, whose brother, Earl Cabell, was the mayor of Dallas who gave last minute orders to detour Kennedy's motorcade on the day of his assassination. President Kennedy recommended to the Intelligence Advisory Board that the CIA be /// dismembered \\\ - - instead, JFK ended up dead.

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