The American government made numerous attempts at killing the infamous Fidel Castro, but it is believed that Castro got to JFK first. The CIA was plotting to kill him, after all, and had trained Cuban exiles to attempt to overthrow his communist government in the fumbled Bay of
Khrushchev thought that by moving nuclear missiles to Cuba, he would not only help close the missile gay with the U.S but that it would also prevent another American invasion of Cuba. Kennedy thought that he was left with only two options. One was to attack Cuba. The second was that they would call for a Navy blockade to keep soviet ships from sending in any more missiles to Cuba. Kennedy decided to the blockade.
There has been much speculation as to why the United States decided to invade Cuba and why they chose covert operations to do so. Many also question why it failed so badly and who was ultimately responsible for its failure, President Kennedy or the CIA. The fact is that the Bay of Pigs was a result of the Castro’s un-American sentiments, his ties to the Soviet Union, and fears of having a communist country so close to the United States borders. Ultimately failed not because of the ability of the plan or the people involved in the mission but
Cuban leader, Fidel Castro agreed to have the missiles stationed there. The US had no plan in place because they believed that the Soviets would never install nuclear missiles in Cuba. The EXCOMM quickly discussed several possible courses of action, over the period of thirteen days. One of the options was, military invasion: to take full force over Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro. The second option was, an air strike: use the US Air Force to finish off all the nuclear missile locations.
It embarrassed the young Kennedy administration and Kennedy was blamed for not giving it adequate support. The Cuban exile leader Jose Miro Cardona blamed the failure on the CIA and the refusal of Kennedy to authorize air cover for the invasion force, but the main reason for failure was because the exiles had been counting on a local uprising to help them. The Bay of Pigs invasion also made Castro wary of the U.S. He was convinced that the Americans would try to take over the island again. There were many reasons for the Bay of Pigs invasion.
On October 16, 1962, the US received photos of Cuba taken from planes that showed soviets working with nuclear missiles in Cuba. Those photographs were the proof that the soviets, more specifically Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviets premier minister who had promised many time that they would stop sending arms, had been lying and betrayed the trust between the US and USSR. From this point, the US qualified this as a serious issue and John Kennedy set up a private brain trust called the executive committee of the national security council. Their role was to help Kennedy on the decision taking of the Cuban Missile Crisis. ‘‘Thus, placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba beginning in the spring of 1962 not only challenged the perception of Soviet missile inferiority but also provided the Soviets with a counterbalance to U.S. missiles situated in Western Europe.’’ ("Cuban missile crisis."
1962: A Cold War event known as the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred. The Cuban Missile Crisis was when the Soviets put missiles in Cuba, JFK requested the Soviets to remove them, and the Soviets would only do so as long as JFK were to promise not to invade Cuba and remove the US missile bases in Turkey. 1963: JFK established a hotline between the Soviet Union and the White House, sent advisors to Vietnam sparking the involvement of the US in Vietnam, and sent a US led coup to remove the leader of South Vietnam due to his corruption. JFK was assassinated three weeks later on November 22 by a man named Lee Harvey Oswald. 1964: Johnson took over for JFK and the 24th amendment was passed which was the abolition of poll tax.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated on Friday, November 22nd 1963 at 12:30 p.m in the Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. John Kennedy had many people with reason to kill him and in the leading six months to his death he received over 400 threats, a few of which were serious enough to change his security routine. Ultimately president Kennedy was shot in the head and throat with three bullets in his open topped car by Lee Harvey Oswald but the question that still remains today is who hired Oswald to kill JFK. The Mafia John Fitzgerald Kennedy murder may have been organized by the new Orleans mafia boss Carlos Marcello. The motive would be that despite the mafia’s major role in Kennedy getting elected, the president had Marcello deported just after he entered into office.
In 1912 the US forces return to Cuba to put down black protests against discrimination. 1934: The US abandons its right to intervene in Cuba's internal affairs, revises Cuba's sugar quota and changes tariffs to favour Cuba. 1958: The US withdraws military aid to Batista. Over all, these events all have lead to the build up of tension between Cuba and the USA which eventually lead to the Missile crisis. Why did Castro come to power in Cuba?
Accordingly, U.S. officials would detain the balseros and, this time they would deny their entry (Gonzalez 108). Of course, this historical change was a result of the United States deciding they could no longer exploit the refugees for enough gain. Moreover, with Fidel Castro still in power after all the time they spent combating him and the refugees no longer having ties to big tobacco business, the United States decided Cuban people were non-essential. Without a doubt, the reception of the Mariel Boat people fundamentally changed White America’s view on Cuban migrants as