posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 12:23 PM
Hopefully never. I happened to watch a doc last night about the Cuban Missile Crisis and how close it came to a devastating nuclear war. Never knew
America agreed to remove their missiles from Turkey if Russia removed theirs from Cuba. Plus Russia kept a lot hidden there but removed them much
later due to the way Cuba was behaving.
Kennedy got manhandled by Nikita Khrushchev during that event and his whole presidency actually. Khrushchev allowed Kennedy to save face by secretly
letting the US remove the missiles at a later date but he definitely got his way.
Did you also know that the missiles the Soviet Union had already placed in Cuba were run by Cuban military personal? That's right, the Soviet Union
had no central command and although they had advisors in Cuba, the missiles were each run by Cubans with their own sets of codes meaning that at any
time, one of those Cuban commanders could have launched.
Did you also know that at the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy's security council recommended a land invasion of Cuba and that Kennedy had
quickly agreed? It was only during a brief break in the meeting when Robert Kennedy pulled his brother aside and asked him what the hell he was doing.
He talked JFK into telling the council to find another way and they came up with the blockade. Had Kennedy invaded, Florida would be a wasteland right
now and he was that close to doing it.
Kennedy was an idiot and it was probably the reason he was shot.