Kennedy threatened to abolish the CIA and 'scatter it to the winds' after the failed Bay of Pigs
Invasion in 1961
1961: An attempt by Cuban exiles and US forces to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs
, and overthrow Castro's Communist regime, was repulsed.
He referred to earlier remarks by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei who had called for the US return to its territorial waters, and said, "The Americans had better avoid any further waste of the US citizens' capital and wealth through their evil and harmful presence in the Persian Gulf and go back to the Bay of Pigs
to show off their power and adventurism.
At the launch, a banner on the side of the ship read, "America should go to the Bay of Pigs
, the Persian Gulf is our house.
He seemed to think the Bay of Pigs
was an American naval base.
The Bay of Pigs
aborted invasion in 1961 was a disaster for the Kennedy administration and when Russian submarines were spotted approaching Cuba, known as the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, the world held its breath as this was the most dangerous episode in modern history.
He begins with the April 1961 Bay of Pigs
invasion as one of the most stupid foreign policy decision ever made, but shows how President Kennedy quickly realized his error and withdrew soon enough that there were no international or domestic consequences.
Summary: America's botched effort last month to support a Syrian moderate rebel group known as "Division 30" was a chain of errors that recalls, in a small way, the 1961 Bay of Pigs
My son was born at the time of the Bay of Pigs
crisis and I marched against the Vietnam war, so I have had a long-standing interest in making my voice heard for peace.
1961: US backs Cuban exiles' abortive invasion at the Bay of Pigs
Ostensibly an oblique commentary on the Bay of Pigs
invasion, Lorine Niedecker's brief poem "J.
According to Jim Rasenberger's history of the Bay of Pigs
invasion, "The Brilliant Disaster,'' Phillips was "a handsome 37-year-old former stage actor'' who "had been something of a dilettante before joining the CIA.