Cuban History

The Bay of Pigs invasion was on 1961-04-17. The Cuban Missile Crisis started on 1962-10-14. Americans don’t realise the two events were connected and their own actions had a lot to do with precipitating the crisis. The Russians believed they had to defend Cuba, a soviet bloc country, from more US invasions. Further, the Americans had installed missiles in Turkey pointed at the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). The Soviets were attempting parity. P.S. One of the reasons the Bay of Pigs invasion failed was the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) used a map drawn in the 1800s. It showed a beach that was actually a mangrove swamp.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)