On this date in history – Castro’s Cuba is quarantined

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October 22nd, 1962: President John F. Kennedy delivered a nationally broadcast address in which he publicly revealed the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment being shipped to the Communist island nation.

1 thought on “On this date in history – Castro’s Cuba is quarantined”

  1. Yeah, they had no idea until 1961 and exactly five minutes before the arrival of Cuban freedom fighters to Cuban shores (to not get the promised air support). Like if I am going to believe that trash. Then it took them a year to declare the stupid quarantine that meant nothing to anyone in what was now a Stalinist state.

    Granted, the communists took power with American/CIA help (after USA was warned by betrayed Cuban generals of Castro’s communist links and nature) and then “expectantly” turned the booming republic into a Soviet satellite state not just 90 miles away from an American Naval Station in Key West but with an American Naval Base RIGHT ON ITS SOIL. Do I need to say more?

    I’ll just say that if this crime was treated as a criminal case USA would not be found innocent, shit-heads. To that let’s add 53 subsequent years of favoritism and protection.

    All that “I thank USA for receiving me” is a myopic view of the whole tragedy. Again, improvised bums with no military history and who do not even amount to 300 men do not takeover nations nor defeat a military unless there is a bigger threat backing them up. Batista left Cuba as a result of American pressure and American intervention in Cuban affairs.

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