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Monday, February 25, 2008


The first Kennedy

Some say Obama is "the next Kennedy." Here, from a new book entitled "Bush and the CIA's Dream Team," is a reminder of the first Kennedy:
"The Cuban Revolution disorganized the security plan that the US had established for the continent. The armies were trained to fight an external enemy, in this case from the Soviet Union, since they were in the middle of the Cold War. When the Cuban Revolution triumphed, they had not even received one bullet from abroad. The US therefore said the problem is within; that’s when J.F. Kennedy created the Doctrine of National Security and the 'internal enemy.' Then the Latin American armies were forced to change. They were no longer just protected the borders; they were going to fight that enemy. And we saw the dictatorships, 'the missing,' and the massacres in the 1970s."
Of course it was also under Kennedy that CIA-backed Cuban exiles, with the aid of U.S. air cover, invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and also under Kennedy that the CIA made numerous attempts on the life of Fidel Castro.

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