Tuesday, April 19, 2011

50th anniversary of U.S. Bay of Pigs invasion

From April 15th to April 20th, 1961 about 1,500 CIA trained Cuban exiles tried to invade Cuba at a beach named Playa Girón on the bay of Bahía de Cochinos, which in the United States is translated as the Bay of Pigs. In Latin America, the conflict is often known as La Batalla de Girón, or just Playa Girón. It ended in the defeat of some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles in the 1961 attack. Of the 1,500, 116 were killed and 1,202 were captured, the remaining ones escaped.

Approved by President Kennedy (Democrat) and utilizing American Armed Forces in both support and direct air assaults, the main result of the invasion was to make Castro even more popular.

And still the CIA under President Obama (Democrat), continues to try to over thrown foreign governments even today

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