October Crisis by Steve Payne
says: what if the war camp had forced President Kennedy to order a
pre-emptive air strike on Cuba. Please note that the opinions expressed in
this satirical post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
October 27th 1962,
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on this day the United States launched a
devastating sneak attack on the small socialist republic island of Cuba.
Holding the private conviction that pre-emptively attacking a much smaller
country without warning was not something the United States did, the
Attorney General Robert Kennedy noted in his diary "Now I know what Tojo
must have felt like when he was planning Pearl Harbor".
In his memoir of the crisis, he expanded on his opposition to a "reverse
Pearl Harbour" by revealing the option of a naval blockade, or
"quarantine". However, the President had been forced to eliminate that
option due to lack of support from military and congressional leaders.
Throughout world capitals Stars and Strips Flags were burnt as opposition
mounted to the American action. The unproven existence of so-called Cuban
Missiles was not only hotly disputed, but also seen as a pretext for the
American invasion which had been considered inevitable ever since Fidel
Castro had seized power in 1959.
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