Fwd: Re: Re: L-I: J.F. Kennedy

Charles Brown CharlesB at SPAMCNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Mon Nov 22 11:08:49 MST 1999




>>> <Khafara at aol.com> 11/22/99 11:48AM >>>
In a message dated 11/22/99, 10:12:33 AM,
leninist-international at buo319b.econ.utah.edu writes:
<<I think the rightwing considered Kennedy's handling of the Cuban missile
crisis as a capitulation and not tough enough. If not a nuclear exchange, the
cowboys in the U.S. reactionary sectors probably thought the U.S. should have
invaded Cuba and called the Soviets bluff. Would the Soviets really have
started a nuclear war ? Probably not. So, the military hardnoses probably
thought Kennedy should have ordered an invasion of Cuba. This was another
piece in an overall pattern of Kennedy becoming too peaceseeking for the U.S.
warlords.>>

The big irony is that neither Russia nor China have ever been that big of a
threat as far as nukes were concerned.  China's missiles are liquid-fueled,
and take hours to prepare for launch.  the US could wipe them all out before
China finished getting the fuel tanks half-filled.
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In a message dated 11/22/99, 10:12:33 AM,
leninist-international at buo319b.econ.utah.edu writes:
<<I think the rightwing considered Kennedy's handling of the Cuban missile
crisis as a capitulation and not tough enough. If not a nuclear exchange, the
cowboys in the U.S. reactionary sectors probably thought the U.S. should have
invaded Cuba and called the Soviets bluff. Would the Soviets really have
started a nuclear war ? Probably not. So, the military hardnoses probably
thought Kennedy should have ordered an invasion of Cuba. This was another
piece in an overall pattern of Kennedy becoming too peaceseeking for the U.S.
warlords.>>

The big irony is that neither Russia nor China have ever been that big of a
threat as far as nukes were concerned.  China's missiles are liquid-fueled,
and take hours to prepare for launch.  the US could wipe them all out before
China finished getting the fuel tanks half-filled.


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