Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Another Great Event in the History of American Foreign Policy


Hello, faithful readers. Welcome to another installment of this blog's commemoration of "Another Great Event in the History of American Foreign Policy!" As usual, a brief recounting is provided here with links to other sites whose scope and availability of information is more extensive than mine. Besides, why would I want to summarize the great content present at these sources just to placate your laziness? Go read!

And now, the news....



April 15th - 19th, 2006 mark the 45th anniversary of the generally accepted days that comprise the timeframe for the infamous Bay of Pigs Invasion, where JFK's administration collaborated with Cuban exiles and refugees in an attempt to attack and overthrow Castro's government in April of 1961. The invasion and attempted coup were a distastrous failure, contributing to the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and 40+ years of perpetual fits of intense paranoia between America & Cuba (not to mention the embargoes that led to the scarcity of Cuban cigars).



Thank you again for visiting us today. Come back again soon for another episode of "Another Great Event in the History of American Foreign Policy!"

Peace.

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