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C. Flower
30-08-2011, 12:55 PM
Fifty years on, more documents on the Bay of Pigs failed invasion of Cuba have been released. In particular, the story of how a force of well-off young Cubans was trained in Guatemala and Nicaraugua, both in co-operation with vicious right wing regimes.


A once-secret CIA history of the Bay of Pigs invasion lays out in unvarnished detail how the American spy agency came to the rescue of and cut deals with authoritarian governments in Central America, largely to hide the U.S. role in organizing and controlling the hapless Cuban exile invasion force.
The report, in chronicling how American secret agents dealt with the ’60s-era governments of Guatemala and Nicaragua, provides important evidence, in official U.S. government words, to the truth of the old adage that the most powerful people in Central American embassies were the CIA station chiefs.
Ambassadors step aside and allow the CIA to negotiate deals for covert paramilitary bases in a newly released portion of the CIA’s “Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation.” CIA pilots and Cuban foot soldiers then help suppress a Guatemalan Army coup attempt that threatened their foothold in the country. Gen. Anastasio Somoza hits up the CIA for a $10 million payoff, development loans, as the price of letting the Americans launch the Cuban exile invasion from Nicaragua.
“What you’re reading in this report shows again that in the hypocritical name of democracy the United States and CIA were willing to prop up some of the most cut-throat dictatorships,” says researcher Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive at George Washington University. He sued the CIA for release of the Top Secret document that dissects one of the agency’s greatest failures.


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/27/2377593/cias-bay-of-pigs-foreign-policy.html#ixzz1WVplkM59

Holly
30-08-2011, 02:34 PM
The CIA were up to their necks in collaborating with military juntas in Latin America and anti democratic forces in Cuba, Nicaragua, Chile, and so forth. Everyone already knows this but Americans generally approve of such covert operations because US policy is driven by business interests.

Apjp
30-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Bay of PIGS is a term of insult by the reds

Bahia de Cochinos, the Spanish place name, is a body of water (a bay) adjacent on the southern edge of the Zapata swamp on the Caribbean side of Cuba. The Cubans in Cuba refer to the Bay of Pigs Invasion as "Playa Giron", a beach on the bay. The translation of "Cochinos" is NOT "pigs" although pigs are also called cochinos. Cochinos is the name of a fish, thus the bay of the fish Cochinos.

Legends

It might worked but for lack of air support that the Kenndey brothers promised
Scum.

God bless the men of Bridage 2506
God bless Félix Rodríguez
God bless Free Cuba


Bridage 2506 roll of honour
http://cuban-exile.com/menu2/22506.html
http://cuban-exile.com/doc_026-050/doc0035.html

Im gona stick with fidel and the 4000 murdered cuban civilians who were victims of the cias dirty war in the last 40 years on this one. Cuba returned all of the invading force prisoners unharmed for mere supplies. Thats something usa should try with its.many innocent prisoners, some of whom are cuban

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5intheface
30-08-2011, 07:30 PM
God bless the men of Bridage 2506
God bless Félix Rodríguez
God bless Free Cuba

In all probability, God does not exist.

TotalMayhem
30-08-2011, 07:47 PM
In all probability, God does not exist.

Ditto Free Cuba. :D

Fodla32
30-08-2011, 08:11 PM
Fifty years on, more documents on the Bay of Pigs failed invasion of Cuba have been released. In particular, the story of how a force of well-off young Cubans was trained in Guatemala and Nicaraugua, both in co-operation with vicious right wing regimes.



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/27/2377593/cias-bay-of-pigs-foreign-policy.html#ixzz1WVplkM59

And still doing it in North Africa. Thank God the USSR was there to prevent Cuba being carpet bombed like Libya was.