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#1 Greg Burnham

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:05 AM

53 years ago today an attempted coup was launched against Fidel Castro in Cuba. Due to sabotage it failed miserably. The history of the fiasco was later

contrived, pivotal events were fabricated, blame for the failure was misdirected, and false co-conspirator patsies (anti-Castro Cubans) were created for use

as suspects for the Crime of the Century 2.5 years later in Dallas.

 

Today we know that JFK did not promise direct US military support of any kind including US jet air cover (see document below). Indeed, he specifically

made it clear that none would be forthcoming.

 

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"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."  -- Farewell America (1968) 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."  -- JFK

"A wise man can act a fool, but a foolish man can never act wise."  -- Unknown

 

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#2 Greg Burnham

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:11 AM

I will miss John Judge. The reality of this latest loss is only now beginning to sink in. My COPA Presentation last November on the 50th Anniversary was in two parts:

The first was: "A Revolution of Mind" and the second: "Sabotage at the Bay of Pigs."

 

 


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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- JFK

"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."  -- Farewell America (1968) 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."  -- JFK

"A wise man can act a fool, but a foolish man can never act wise."  -- Unknown

 

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#3 Greg Burnham

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:05 PM

The immediate cause of failure was determined by the Cuban Study Group, which consisted of four members:

CIA Director Allen Dulles, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke, Attorney General Robert Kennedy,

and headed up by General Maxwell Taylor who was brought out of retirement by President Kennedy and who

later became the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (See documents below)

 

The most serious cause of failure was the decision to cancel the pre-dawn airstrikes scheduled for the morning

of the invasion. The necessity for absolute control of the airspace over Cuba had been an integral part of this

operation from the start. President Kennedy had reserved the right to call off the invasion up to 24 hours prior to

its launch. When he finally green lighted it on Sunday evening, the 16th of April, he confirmed that this essential

proviso was understood by all: All of Castro's remaining air force must be destroyed while still ON THE GROUND.

This was understood by all involved. Our U2 reconnaissance had located Castro's last three T-33 jets, a few

remaining Sea Fury's, and a B-26 bomber. President Kennedy predicated the final "go order" on the requirement

that these aircraft would not be operational.

 

The President's Special Assistant on National Security, McGeorge Bundy, inappropriately acted on the authority of

the Secretary of State, Dean Rusk--not that of the President--by canceling the pre-dawn airstrikes. Moreover, he

effectively removed the President from the loop by instructing those at CIA who were running the operation, General

Charles Cabell and Dick Bissell, to direct any appeals of that decision to the Secretary of State. As far as I can tell

this amounted to an unprecedented act of gross insubordination at the very least.

 

Once this cancelation was made the Brigade was doomed since Castro's T-33 jets would be alerted as the Brigade

hit the beach and would then be airborne. Once airborne the T-33 pilots shot down 12 of the anti-Castro Cuban pilot's

B-26 bombers; Castro's Sea Fury's shot down 3 of the B-26's; and one low flying B-26 was shot down by artillery.

 

The operation was sabotaged from the inside.

 

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- JFK

"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."  -- Farewell America (1968) 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."  -- JFK

"A wise man can act a fool, but a foolish man can never act wise."  -- Unknown

 

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#4 Greg Burnham

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:50 PM

Even according to CIA's account of the events leading up to the cancelation of the airstrikes, there is no

evidence that President Kennedy was in any way involved in those decisions and every indication that he

was deliberately kept out of the loop until after it was too late. Subsequently, history was twisted in order

to lay the blame at his feet.

 

Below is the account written by the two CIA officials who were in charge at the time, the Deputy Director

of the CIA, General Charles Cabell and the Deputy Director/Plans, Richard Bissell.

 

Note who they were taking their orders from: Secretary of State Dean Rusk.

 

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- JFK

"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."  -- Farewell America (1968) 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."  -- JFK

"A wise man can act a fool, but a foolish man can never act wise."  -- Unknown

 

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#5 Greg Burnham

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:12 PM

Please listen to the Black Op Radio interviews on this subject, as well.

 

You can access them from the main website's BOP on BOR page.


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"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."  -- Farewell America (1968) 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."  -- JFK

"A wise man can act a fool, but a foolish man can never act wise."  -- Unknown

 

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#6 Phil Dragoo

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:01 AM

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Under Ike this was a covert insertion of three hundred, not a leaky, creaky shooting gallery of fourteen hundred.

 

When JFK moved the site from the original North coast location to one remote from the mountain refuge why did no one immediately call it what it was, an assurance of failure?

 

Why did no one cancel when the invasion was the buzz on the Miami street and the fodder for the American press--who had somehow forgot that loose lips sink ships?

 

Stevenson is the perennial buffoon defeated in 1952 and 1956 and whining about embarrassment in the UN.  No doubt Dulles enjoyed JFK's increasing discomfiture, recalling Ike's supplying the needed planes at the eleventh hour of the Guatemalan coup.

 

Ike's observation, "When you commit to violence, you have an obligation to see it through."

 

Cabell is sensitive to the concerns of the SecState as you note.  Outrageously ignoring the president's stipulation regarding destruction of Castro air power on the ground.

 

Obscene that McBoy George (Dulles' rhymes with witch) is labelled special assistant to the president.  "In Charge of Countermanding Orders" we might add.

 

In Cabell's account he's blocked by Bundy at 9:30 PM, and tries again at 4:30 AM--a delay of seven hours, the invasion is on, the sun is up.

 

There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads on to fortune

 

Delay it seven hours and it's a tide red with blood

 

Put a Bundy in the works with a goose like Stevenson, a contrarian like Rusk, a perfect Mickey the Dope like Cabell and JFK is painted as the betrayer

 

A plan devised by the seemingly absent Dulles

 

Schwarzenegger said to keep the emotions cool in the gym "because not everyone wishes you well"

 

Kennedy was surrounded by what Mark Antony described as "honourable men"

 

 



#7 Greg Burnham

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:25 AM

Phil,

 

During the "question and answer" portion of my presentation (not on YouTube) I said something to the effect that: "McBoy George Bundy, as my

friend, Phil Dragoo affectionately refers to him...[did such and such]" -- which got a good laugh.


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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- JFK

"It is difficult to abolish prejudice in those bereft of ideas. The more hatred is superficial, the more it runs deep."  -- Farewell America (1968) 

“The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence."  -- JFK

"A wise man can act a fool, but a foolish man can never act wise."  -- Unknown

 

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#8 Stan Wilbourne

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 09:54 AM

Greg, you mention Phi and Boy McGeorge in your COPA presentation at the 24.20 mark, or there abouts.  Good for a chuckle in an otherwise dead serious presentation.

 

I re-watched it over coffee this morning.  Outstanding presentation.  You did the side of truth proud, Greg.

 

And, Phil..you and photoshop are a dangerous pair.  Thanks for the sig.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 07:08 PM


Washington, DC, May 21, 2014 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit yesterday joined the CIA's cover-up of its Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961 by ruling that a 30-year-old volume of the CIA's draft "official history" could be withheld from the public under the "deliberative process" privilege, even though four of the five volumes have previously been released with no harm either to national security or any government deliberation.

"The D.C. Circuit's decision throws a burqa over the bureaucracy," said Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive (www.nsarchive.org), the plaintiff in the case. "Presidents only get 12 years after they leave office to withhold their deliberations," commented Blanton, "and the Federal Reserve Board releases its verbatim transcripts after five years. But here the D.C. Circuit has given the CIA's historical office immortality for its drafts, because, as the CIA argues, those drafts might 'confuse the public.'"

"Applied to the contents of the National Archives of the United States, this decision would withdraw from the shelves more than half of what's there," Blanton concluded.

The 2-1 decision, authored by Judge Brett Kavanaugh (a George W. Bush appointee and co-author of the Kenneth Starr report that published extensive details of the Monica Lewinsky affair), agreed with Justice Department and CIA lawyers that because the history volume was a "pre-decisional and deliberative" draft, its release would "expose an agency's decision making process in such a way as to discourage candid discussion within the agency and thereby undermine the agency's ability to perform its functions."

This language refers to the fifth exemption (known as b-5) in the Freedom of Information Act. The Kavanaugh opinion received its second and majority vote from Reagan appointee Stephen F. Williams, who has senior status on the court.

Check out today's posting at the National Security Archive's website - http://www2.gwu.edu/.../news/20140521/





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