When Kennedy took office, the plan to overthrow Castro was already in works. The plan was called by anti-castro Cuban refugees trained and financed by the Central Intelligence Agency. Kennedy approved the plan to proceed. The invasion was a disaster. Nearly 1500 rebels were pinned down by the Cuban forces at Cuba’s Bay of Pigs on April 17, 1961.
He criticized the Spanish government and the way it controlled Cuba. Through yellow Journalism and anti-Spanish propaganda Hearst was able to upset the America public, and put the United States against Spain. Revolts against Spain had been occurring in Cuba for Some time. Then February 15th 1898 the USS Maine mysteriously sank in Havana harbor. This was all the America public needed.
Many historians consider the Spanish-American War to be a conflict that American journalists not only reported but helped create. The United States had complex motives for going to war against Spain in 1898; sympathy for its Cuban neighbors mixed with the nation's own global ambitions. But Americans were also driven to war by their emotions, stirred by a series of newspaper stories. For decades, Cuban patriots had waged guerrilla warfare against Spanish rule. Outnumbered and poor, the revolutionaries tried to disrupt the Cuban economy by burning sugarcane plantations.
America planned on retrieving Cuba from Spain peacefully but this attack was the opening call for war. However, they decided to delay the war for just a few more weeks to gather establish an army force and support from Congress. False accusations about the sinking of Maine were posted in the New York Journal by Hearst and Pulitzer soon after. This only fueled the fire of hatred towards Spain even more in the hearts of American’s. Hearst and Pulitzer had been known for selling anti-Spanish articles for many years before the attack.
Kennedy allowed the CIA to topple the Cuban government. Kennedy authorised an attack on Cuba. The aim was to overthrow Castro’s reign and obtain a more pro-American government. The attack was a disaster and most of the invaders were killed or taken prisoner. When Kennedy realised the failure of the expedition he refused to make air support available to the invaders.
Cuba had fallen to the Soviet Union in 1959, and the U.S. provided training, equipment, and logical support. When they tried to invade, it failed miserably, and as result, Cuba turned to the Soviet Union. Not long after the Bay of Pigs invasion, in October 1962, a U-2 spy plane spotted that the U.S.S.R was building a missile launch site on the island of Cuba. In response to this finding, Kennedy decided to quarantine the island because if they decided to blockade the island, it would have been considered an act of war. JFK was into brinksmanship, or pushing to the edge of war, and hoping that the enemy backs down.
A false flag is a military operation designed by a government with the intention to deceive the general public. I was initially exposed to this harrowing subject some years ago while doing independent research into the Kennedy assassination. In my search for answers I stumbled across something called “Operation Northwoods.” Operation Northwoods was a military operation designed by heads of CIA that involved staging attacks in random cities across the United States and abroad. The attacks called for hijackings and bombings, the manufacturing of artificial documents that would serve to implicate the Cuban government, and a state of anathema against Cuba itself. The intended animosity and hunger for retribution against Cuba from the American public was to serve as the justification necessary for a declaration of war.
The ships sent to Cuba would be stopped and inspected and if they were carrying military supplies then they would be turned back and sent back to the Soviet Union. when the ships tried to run the blockade, the U.S. was caught in a dilemma, either they look soft and let the ships go to avoid war, or they forcefully take the ships and plunge into war. The US and Soviet Union were standing toe to toe on the line of scrimmage and were waiting for the quarterback to say hike so that they could kill the other kid on the other side of the football. The truth of the matter was, that the US was pulling its final card and practicing brinksmanship and were hoping that the Soviets would back down and just go home so that they would not have to enforce their “Quarantine” because that would mean war. If this conflict ended up in war, it is the opinion of the author that the United States would have been to blame.
Castro was forced to look to the USSR for help. America sent 1,300 Cuban exiles to overthrow him. And the USSR had promised Castro to defend Cuba by sending nuclear weapons. However the USA discover it. The Cuban Missile Crisis had begun at October 1962.
After the Batista government fled the country, Castro and his government aligned with the Soviet Union. When the US stops its purchases of sugar, the Soviet Union agreed to purchase it and to sell weapons to them. It got worse when people were banned from traveling to and from Cuba. Also any Cubans that left Cuba were not allowed to go back to Cuba and they were not allowed to send money or gifts to any of their family in Cuba. It has been about 50 years since this embargo took effect and no changes to its policy in sight.