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On this Day in 1962, JFK’s address on Cuban Missile Crisis shocks nation

 
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I watched it live and let me tell you, even as young as I was [I was 12 at the time] it scared me to death just like it did my parents. And it was all you saw on TV and in newspaper headlines for the next week as Kennedy fucked up one thing after another fumbling around trying to clean up the mess he had personally created starting two years before.

That period was especially scary for me since my city [Wichita KS] was home to a SAC base [McConnell AFB]. We saw B-47 jet bombers screaming in the sky all the time and in addition, there were five TITAN II missile silos ringing the area. Air raid drills [blasted from tornado sirens, themselves pretty terrifying] were held regularly where we kids would pointlessly duck-n-cover in school hallways.

So we took that cold war VERY seriously!

I have VIVID memories of mile-long convoys of US Army troops/equipment snarling traffic at McConnell's west gate as they arrived from Ft. Riley, with the guys packed like sardines in the back of those trucks all looking depressed about what their future held. Within hours they'd be loaded up onto converted cargo planes for God knew where... for some, it could've even been Vietnam.

I have no idea where they ended up or what they did once they arrived, but one thing was certain: they weren't in Kansas anymore and no matter how many times they clicked their polished boot heels, it wouldn't have made a bit of difference.

And still doesn't today.

BTW: Just last spring it was announced in local media that those tornado sirens had been updated with a new "attack" signal: now they not only blow that constant nerve-wracking tone that tells you a tornado is on the way, but also the old warbling tone of those 1960's air raid alerts. The 30-sec news blurb simply said they were added and that if we hear one we should turn on the TV/radio or check phones for an national EBS message from the fucking feds. And a few days before all that we heard Biden say "we have to go through this every 60 years or so;" 60 years ago was the Cuban missile crisis.

And this is one bit of history I could easily live without repeating.

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JFK saved our collective asses and he was rewarded with a bullet.


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The Ukraine is Russia's Cuban Missile Crisis.

The US is, by proxy (Ukraine), doing the same to Russia, as Russia did to us in '62.

Hypocrites !!!

No wonder the world hates us...
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JFK saved our collective asses and he was rewarded with a bullet.


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TOTAL BULLSHIT! He was PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for Gary Powers' U-2 spy flight, the Bay of Pigs, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile crisis and Vietnam... and he was not only fucking a mobster's girlfriend and totally unstable movie star, but also THREE East Germany spies while perched behind that oval office desk. And that last one's why he got his head blown off.

Pull your head outta' your ass and learn a little history -THE ACCURATE, HONEST KIND- and you may just discover how much garbage you've been taught your entire life.

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The Ukraine is Russia's Cuban Missile Crisis.

The US is, by proxy (Ukraine), doing the same to Russia, as Russia did to us in '62.

Hypocrites !!!

No wonder the world hates us...
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You got it.
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October 22nd 1962.
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JFK saved our collective asses and he was rewarded with a bullet.


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TOTAL BULLSHIT! He was PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for Gary Powers' U-2 spy flight, the Bay of Pigs, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile crisis and Vietnam... and he was not only fucking a mobster's girlfriend and totally unstable movie star, but also THREE East Germany spies while perched behind that oval office desk. And that last one's why he got his head blown off.

Pull your head outta' your ass and learn a little history -THE ACCURATE, HONEST KIND- and you may just discover how much garbage you've been taught your entire life.
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The Berlin Wall was erected before JFK was even elected to Congress, he was definitely opposed to the BOP invasion, and if Nixon had been in office during the Cuban Missile Crisis civilization would have ended in nuclear fire.

So I don't know who or what you've been listening to, but YOUR head never sees sunshine.





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