An Anniversary of Heroism and Shame—the Bay of Pigs at Fifty


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“If things get rough,” the heartsick Grayston Lynch radioed back, “we can come in and evacuate you.”

“We will not be evacuated.” San Roman roared back to his friend Lynch. “We came here to fight! We don’t want evacuation. We want more ammo! We want planes! This ends here!”

Camelot’s criminal idiocy finally brought Adm. Arleigh Burke of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was receiving the battlefield pleas, to the brink of mutiny. Years before, Adm. Burke sailed thousands of miles to smash his nation’s enemies at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Now, he was chief of Naval Operations and stood aghast as new enemies were being given sanctuary 90 miles away.  The fighting admiral was livid. They say his face was beet red and his facial veins were popping as he faced down his commander-in-chief that fateful night of April 18, 1961. “Mr. President, two planes from the Essex.” The Essex was the U.S. carrier just offshore from the beachhead. “That’s all those Cuban boys need, Mr. President. Let me order.”

JFK was in white tails and a bow tie that evening, having just emerged from an elegant social gathering. “Burke,” he replied. “We can’t get involved in this.”

“We put those Cuban boys there, Mr. President!” the fighting admiral exploded. “By God, we are involved.”

Admiral Burke’s pleas also proved futile.

The freedom-fighters’ spent ammo inevitably forced a retreat. Castro’s jets and Sea Furies were roaming overhead at will and tens of thousands of his Soviet-led and armed troops were closing in. The Castro planes now concentrated on strafing the helpless, ammo-less freedom-fighters.

“Can’t continue,” Lynch’s radio crackled — it was San Roman again. “Have nothing left to fight with …out of ammo…Russian tanks in view….destroying my equipment.”

“Tears flooded my eyes,” wrote Grayston Lynch. “For the first time in my 37 years I was ashamed of my country.”

When the smoke cleared and their ammo had been expended to the very last bullet, when a hundred of them lay dead and hundreds more wounded, after three days of relentless battle, barely 1,400 of them — without air support from the U.S. carriers just offshore and without a single supporting shot by naval artillery — had squared off against 41,000 Castro troops and the dictator’s entire air force and squadrons of Soviet tanks. The Cuban freedom-fighters inflicted casualties of 20 to 1 against their Soviet-armed and led enemies. This is a feat of arms that still amazes professional military men.

“They fought magnificently and were not defeated,” stressed Marine Col. Jack Hawkins, a multi-decorated WWII and Korean War vet, who helped train them. “They were abandoned on the beach without the supplies and support promised by their sponsor, the government of the United States.”

“We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty,” proclaimed Lynch and Hawkin’s commander-in-chief, Kennedy, just three months earlier.

Humberto Fontova is the author of four books including Exposing the Real Che Guevara and Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant. Visit hfontova.com

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  • Steve Chavez

    I can't wait to see the faces on Obama and Hillary when the people of Cuba rise up against their dictator of FIFTY YEARS! My former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, visited Cuba many times and the worst thing he had to say about Fidel, was that "he had bad dandruff." I bet he smells bad too now that he has a colostomy bag. (I suspected this when they said he had intestine problems and then his wearing of baggy sweat suits plus no visitors except for his biggest American supporters like the Black Congressional Caucus, Richardson, Moore, and Jimmy Carter!)

    Fidel will never relinquish power like he says he has. The reason he says that now "is how can people rise up against me if I retired years ago?"

    I call on the brave people of Cuba to look at the new wave of freedom around the world. You are prisoners in an Island Prison! You are no different then Alcatraz! Fidel is the warden! You are treated just like prisoners. The world will side with you against this "Wicked Witch of the West!" Someone stand up, throw a bucket of water on him, and watch him melt away!

    • Guest

      Your remark about people who suffer with intestinal diseases "smelling bad" shows remarkably poor taste and a lack of human empathy. I have visited Cuba for professional study numerous times and trust me, I take a back seat to no one in disgust and loathing for the Castro regime. On the other hand, I am also a health science professional and have worked for years with individuals and families who struggle with the devastating effects of disease states. Issues of personal dignity are often extremely difficult, psychologically. I suspect anyone reading your comment who has had a colectomy themselves (or who loves someone who has) was hurt by your careless remark. Try a different route of attack. Seriously.

      • Ron

        Guest,

        I understand your passion and concern for colectomy patients; however, please take Mr. Chavez' comments in context. He was not being critical of those unfortunate folks in general. His focus was upon Castro, specifically.

      • PhillipGaley

        Hey Guest, nice score, . . .

    • John Adams

      Gusanos deserve to be put to death.

      • cjk

        So do Castro dick suckers!

  • Cuban Refugee

    In true cowardly fashion, Kennedy did not want the U.S. fingerprints on the Playa Giron operation just as he did not wish to have his fingerprints seen on the bodies of Marilyn Monroe, Judith Exner, and the many other women with whom he philandered. JFK's lack of decisive action that night in April, 1961 may have led to his violent and untimely demise in November, 1962.

    An acquaintance's daughter recently had a History Day at school, and asked me for assistance in her research. Her segment of the program was on the Bay of Pigs. She interviewed me because, as a young child, I had been in Cuba, and watched the events of the capture of the band of heroes on Cuban TV. I also provided a wealth of written material on the subject among which your articles, Humberto, were the most valuable resource. Thank you for your always well-written, passionate, and compelling words.

    • Jim

      The Bay of Pigs was a disaster of course. But the Monroe analogy etc is ridiculous and shows a juvenile mentality. The CIA was in charge of it all and JFK believed them and their intel which turned out to be dead wrong. There was no popular support from the people , never was. How could such a small band think of toppling Castro?

      • Cuban Refugee

        The CIA may have been in charge of the operation, but they needed JFK's approval for back-up planes. The brigade of expatriates which invaded Cuba did so with the belief that they would have full aerial support from the U.S., and that the people on the island who were disenchanted with Castro would also back them; but, due to Kennedy's bungling and dithering, the invasion became a disaster of major proportions. The Monroe analogy was simply made to show that the Kennedys thought themselves above any law — man-made or Divine — superior both in politics and morals, and would operate sub-rosa like their degenerate Father Joe before them; and, the brave Cubans who trusted JFK became expendable so that he could sign a treaty with Russia for the removal of our missiles from Turkey. More than 50 years later, Cubans still suffer from JFK's arrogant and misguided directives, while communism has gained a foothold in Latin America, and has come to bite the United States in the rear. Kennedy and his women have long since been buried, but the karmic retribution for his actions continue to this day.

        • Larry

          You cannot even get your facts straight. The missile crisis was more than 18 months later how on earth could they have known that was coming and make the cubans expendable so he could sign a treaty with Russia?? There was no treaty with Russia to remove the missiles in Turkey, you have warped your history, the obsolete missiles were used to give Khruschev a way out of the corner he put himself into. We had the vastly superior Polaris missiles in our submarines to replace the Jupiters in Turkey that had been ordered to be removed before the missile crisis ever began. You have a warped false history only to support your hatreds. You will not allow the facts to get in the way of your argument. President Eisenhower tragically heeded his advisors to NOT meet with Castro when Castro came to the UN in 1959, that it would not look appropriate for him to meet the seemingly crude dictator, we could have had him as OUR dictator and thus never had a Bay of Pigs or Missile Crisis or any other "foothold" of communism in latin america, but Castro went the other direction and the Soviet Union moved in and took him as theirs. Read Harry Truman's book "PLAIN SPEAKING " and read what happened and how Ike lost Cuba to the communists, THATS where this all started. And Robert Welch's book THE POLITICIAN where he flat out states Ike was a communist. The true kharmic retribution is with the Cuban people and their idolizing of Castro , if they truly wanted him gone he would have been a long time ago.

          • Cuban Refugee

            For a person who is as well-read as you, Larry, you ought to know that the majority of Cubans on the island despise the Castro regime and the misery it has brought to a place that had the highest standard of living in Latin American, and parts of Europe, before the advent of Castro's brand of communism destroyed it. I will admit that, before he declared himself a Marxist-Leninist and started lining innocents up against the wall, Castro did have a fair number of the population who idolized him; however, those days are gone. We could never have had Castro as "our" dictator because he was a committed communist even when he was a college student. He fooled the Cubans, and he fooled the Americans … hmmm … does that sound familiar in a more recent context with an Alinskyite doing the fooling, and a nation of useful idiots doing the idolizing? When will our karmic retribution come? Wait, Larry … I think it's already here!

          • Larry

            Again you will not allow the facts to disrupt your false arguments. The Cuban people have had over 50 years to get rid of Castro and they haven't , simply because they don't want to. The fault dear cuban refugee, lies in the cuban people. Quit trying to blame everyone else for their ineptitude. You admit that many did idolize him at the beginning? Well, that is why the brigade FAILED , because as Adm. Turner admitted, the CIA dropped the ball and there was no uprising from the cuban people to help the brigade PERIOD! Put the blame where it really belongs, on the idolizing cuban people who ALLOWED him to stay in power. Its everyones fault but theirs right? Is that how the cuban people think? Juvenile and warped, and why they are still under Castro's rule.

  • aamador

    Truly sad, this was a shame on America. I am also a Cuban Refugee

  • BLJ

    I am so sick of hearing the JFK crowd blame the CIA, Eisenhower etc for the Bay of Pigs. Kennedy was the President and he left those brave men to die. The idea that the U.S. could hide our involvement there was a joke.

    The blood of the freedom fighters is forever on the hand of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his brother Robert. They showed their true colors to Castro and the world.

    • PhillipGaley

      JFK was kind of like Bill Clinton, in that, he was "in it for the" perquisites, and cowardly at Cuba and when face-to-face with the USSR over the missiles, and, he allowed the Berlin wall to be built, and, he had to be removed from a navy intel post because, he had taken an east-German spy as consort; so, he was put on PT 109

  • Ron

    One of the courses I teach at my university is "Intelligence Analysis & Security Managemnt", which entails the in-depth history of espionage and the CIA. One of the authors of our text is retired Admiral and former DCI Stansfield Turner. Turner, an appointee and friend to former President Jimmy Carter, has been a strong advocate of dispensing with covert operations and hamstringing the CIA. In his book, he lays blame of the failure of Brigade 2506 upon the CIA's shoulders. he is dead wrong! The blame is that of President Kennedy's. Only he had the authority to approve or call off the air support for the Cuban expatriates at the Bay of Pigs. When a CIA operative at the scene radioed the captain of a nearby U.S. aircraft carrier about getting air support, he was told that he was not allowed to provide support. Ths was a last minute change enacted by Kennedy in order to appease the Soviet Union.

    • Larry

      Appease the Soviet Union? I guess Reykjavik was Reagan appeasing the Soviet Union too? The CIA is to blame, there intelligence reports that the brigade would have much support from the people of Cuba, was erroneous and out right false. It never had a chance no matter who was President.

      • cjk

        You're an idiot by exonerating Kennedy and disingenuous with your ranting about the lack of a popular uprising. The president is the CHIEF EXECUTIVE, DUH.

        If American resolve to rid Cuba of Castro was shown by support of the rebels, then it's very possible that an uprising would have indeed taken place, but in the absence of such resolve what would one expect but defeat at the hands of a far more numerous totalitarian police/army force?

        If I assure a man payment for services rendered than fail to pay, is it baffling to you that his brothers then refuse to then do my bidding?

        • Larry

          You are a nut.

  • muchiboy

    Yes,a shameful betrayal on the very doorsteps of America.JFK's biggest mistake and shame.God Bless America.Happy Passover to all Jews and posters of FPM.muchiboy

  • FPM.COMSubscr'br.

    One of the best stories I've seen. JFK got his requiem on that fateful day in Dallas on Nov. of
    1963 … the words of a Churchill but the actions of a Chamberlain ⎯ out of another world enshrouded by celebrity, machinating blandishments, and décolletage … … …

    • Jim

      You are mentally sick.

  • John Adams

    Gusanos, you're on the losing side of history. You will die in Miami, and never again see Cuba. You are filthy worms who think only of the businesses that were expropriated from you. Lazy good-for-nothings: get jobs and earn your livings, huevones.

  • Amused

    Yea , another large part of Cuban History , " GOES DOWN THE MEMORY HOLE " , namely BATTISTA , supported by the US , and it's gangsters like Anastasia and Lansky .The brutality of the Battista Regime was well known and ongoing , so much so that a 2 yr.old could have predicted a revolution . If there is a shame to nbe put on the US , it has nothing to do with the Bay of Pigs , which one poster RIGHTFULLY called " a failure on the part of the Cuban people themselves -the "uprising " which was to accompany the feeble invasion force …..NEVER HAPPENED . Aside from kicking the Spanish out after the bogus "USS Maine " contrived "attack" -whichwas nothing more than sloppy seamanship leading to an accident and disaster for that ship , the US did NOTHING to rein in the murderous Battista , who btw , killed and tortured AND imprisoned far , far more "poor cubans " than Castro , in all of his 52 years .Those who fled Cuba initially were al;l those buisinessmen and upper class WHO PROSPERED under Battista .Not recognizing Castro from the very beginning , drover him directly into the arms of the Soviets .

    • Larry

      The absolute truth. Well said. These whacked out posters on this board are not playing with a full deck. They are so full of hatred and in denial of the cuban peoples' own responsibilities regarding Castro, You simply cannot reason with fools. They have their minds made up and don't want any facts to confuse them. The simple fact remains, if the cuban people hated and wanted Castro out of power then he would have been gone many years and now decades ago and without ANY help for the US or anyone else. These whining idiots on this board just cannot handle that simple truth. If Castro is hated so much by the people, then why in hell is he still there????

  • Amused

    By letting corrupt U.S. politicians , and American Gangsters determine U.S. foreign policy towards Cu ba , created thye situation making Cuba ripe for revolutioin .The signs were present , the reasons obvious , yet we did nothing to remedy or mitigate the suffering of the Cuban people , using as an excuse , Castro's nationalizing big buisiness , which had for so long , sucked the lifeblood of the Cuban people ,under THE DICTATOR BATTISTA .. After refusing to recognize the revolution and Castro , we left no alternative but the Soviets , since no European nations would defy us . .And over the decades , WHO has suffered from our embargoes ? Who has suffered from allowing rich Cuban exiles restart the sugar cane industry in Florida ? Castro ? Not at all , the Cuban peones of course , suffered….AGAIN .

  • Amused

    No , I do not admire Castro or Communism , but I DO RESENT a million or so Cuban Exiles dictating foreign policy towards Cuba , visa-vis vote pandering politicians.

  • Amused

    " The Shame " should be n the past 50 years of US policy towards Cuba , which has not HURT CASTRO , but has hurt the Cuban People . The hypocrites here , simply criticize Kennedy because he was a Democrat .They want to forget all previous Admins. before and after Kennedy which continued the foolish vote pandering policy towards Cuba .Funny though , we traded with Yugoslavia , Red China , and countries whose DICTATORS were anti-communist , but no less brutal .Had we normalized relations 30 years ago , flooded Cuba with Amerrican products , tourists and breenbacks , castro would have been gone long ago , but we chose to be led by disgruntled , vengefull Cuban expatriots , who were more interested in burning Castro , than in the well being of their fellow Cubans who were lefyt behind .
    PURE HYPOCRISY MAN !

  • LindaRivera

    The only conclusion that can be made is that these brave Cuban heroes – defenders and fighters of freedom for Cuba and the Free World were set up to be mass slaughtered by Fidel's communist forces. How could President Kennedy do such an evil thing? One word describes it: satanic.

    Betrayal is a terrible thing. When one man, a president, demonstrates he is utterly devoid of all compassion and humanity and is more than willing to betray a people, a nation, there must be a method whereby such a president is prevented from bringing about such terrible harm. Such an unethical, untrustworthy president must be over-ruled. An emergency meeting of all senators and congress people must be called immediately whether it is midnight, one, two or three a.m. in the morning. If there is no time for the meeting in person, then it must be done by conference call over the phone. One person, a president must NOT be allowed to bring about betrayal, death and destruction.

    • Jim

      You are delusional. Blaming everyone but the poor cuban people, who seem to be helpless and unaccountable for their actions or LACK of actions in regards to getting rid of Castro, If the big bad U.S. cannot help them then the U.S. is now the bad guy, NOT the people of Cuba who are THEMSELVES responsible for their country. They all sound like a bunch of children who want someone to take care of them for THEIR mistake (Castro) and if you don't help them, then you too are the bad guy. GROW UP!

  • LindaRivera

    Beautiful and brave Cuban fighters, rest in peace. You were beautiful in life. You were beautiful in death.

  • cjk

    @AMUSED: It's truly AMUSING to watch how lefties without principals fault those who do have principals.It's always somebody else's fault with you hacks. You say that Batista was worse than Castro? WTF are you snorting
    FYI Castro is far and away the worst totalitarian dictator to EVER inhabit the Western Hemisphere knucklehead. 14% of Cuba's population has fled his paradise since his violent and bloody take over of power and resulting bloodbath unequaled in Latin American history.
    No, none of that matters to a hack like yourself because everything is Americas fault, right?
    The real shame is people like you who think that commies and lefties shold always be forgiven at the expense of their victims……you are pathetic.

    • Amused

      And what do YOU have to say about Battista ? BTW , dont put words in my mouth , the Cuban people themselves should have revolted , when their compadres invaded in the Bay of Pigs , WHERE were they ? It was a CIA pipedream gone bad , another of their "under-estimations " that cost lives . Was Kennedy ready for a war with the Soviet Union , over Cuba . Do you think the whole world revolved around Cuba ? At the Time the Soviets could have literally rolled over West Germany , and the only way to stop them wouldd have been theater NUKES . You use the term " lefties " , like the little parrot you are , THERE WERE NO LEFTIES , involved in the Bay of Pigs . And TYPICALLY , PEOPLE LIKE YOU , just gloss over the bloody and brutal reign of Battista .Better go study your history cogno . WE brought about the circumstances , and perpetuaed them , making revolution inevitable .What , do you think this developed overnight ? No one in the US knew of Battista's brutal regime ? Where was your protest under Battista ?? What you did to Miami was make it a place where ENGLISH is not spoken , where the Cuban flag flies higher than the US flag .

  • Anibal C Valdes

    To John Adams: How can you be so stupid. Where have you been living all these years. We Cubans not only got jobs, we change Miami from a city of old retired people to one of the most prosperous cities in the country. And we did it by working very hard not by getting un employment as you probably do. What a shame that your last name is the same of one of our great Presidents.

    • Amused

      Shame ????
      Fulgencio Batista murdered 20,000 Cubans in seven years … and he turned Democratic Cuba into a complete police state – destroying every individual liberty. Yet our aid to his regime, and the ineptness of our policies, enabled Batista to invoke the name of the United States in support of his reign of terror. Administration spokesmen publicly praised Batista – hailed him as a staunch ally and a good friend – at a time when Batista was murdering thousands, destroying the last vestiges of freedom, and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the Cuban people, and we failed to press for free elections.

      • cjk

        20,000 ? You lose all credibility with sane people when you pull out an BS number like that slick.

  • Amused

    I find it rather IRONIC , that there were no Cubans braving the Florida Straits during Battista's regime . That's because you were making big money , while the peones were being ground into the earth , too poor to have a voice , not having the resources to "escape ", they protested and were SHOT or imprisoned . But the touristas were gambling in the mob controlled Casinos , screwing Cuban prostitutes , enjoying your "paradise " for dirt cheap , while crooked US politicians and Mob Bosses were attending State Dinners with Battista .And who EVER heard of such a policy , that if a cuban on a raft managed to set foot in the surf , they were guaranteed asylum , whilst Haitians were and ARE shipped right back to the rat hole they escaped from . LOL…the power of politicians BOUGHT BY votes .
    Your votes. Go cry me a river , and tell your cousins in Miami to SPEAK ENGLISH .

  • Amused

    ..At the beginning of 1959 United States companies owned about 40 percent of the Cuban sugar lands – almost all the cattle ranches – 90 percent of the mines and mineral concessions – 80 percent of the utilities – practically all the oil industry – and supplied two-thirds of Cuba's imports.

    MORE history , goes down the memory hole .

    • cjk

      If that's true, so what?

  • Amused

    As for JFK ? A " lefty " …here's what he had to say about Cuba :
    I believe that there is no country in the world including any and all the countries under colonial domination, where economic colonization, humiliation and exploitation were worse than in Cuba, in part owing to my country’s policies during the Batista regime. I approved the proclamation which Fidel Castro made in the Sierra Maestra, when he justifiably called for justice and especially yearned to rid Cuba of corruption. I will even go further: to some extent it is as though Batista was the incarnation of a number of sins on the part of the United States. Now we shall have to pay for those sins. In the matter of the Batista regime, I am in agreement with the first Cuban revolutionaries. That is perfectly clear.

    And as one misguided poster remarked , maybe that's what got JFK killed , possibly truthfull but in a meanspirited , vindictive , negative connotation .
    The REAL SHAME here is o those who fled rather than stay and fight to get their country back . But then again , they flourished under Battista ….that says alot .

    • Jim

      Again, brilliantly written. JFK was killed by a COMMUNIST nut case. Who adored Castro and all things Marxist. He was the victim of communism as he was rightly perceived as a warrior to thwart communism in the world. Your history of Batista on this message board is excellent and shows these morons that their revisionist , out right lies, of history will be challenged.

    • cjk

      What a shameful man and his shameful supporters.

  • Amused

    And to Anibel ….WHAT IN THE HELL IS WROING WITH MIAMI AND OLD RETIRED PEOPLE ???> They are AMERICANS , OUR parents who retired to an easier life .WHO in the hell are you Cubams to say you made Miami Better . I was born in So.Florida , and we have a saying : __ "WILL THE LAST AMERICAN TO LEAVE MIAMI PLEASE BRING THE AMERICAN FLAG " .____Since WHEN does an American ,seeking a job in an American City [ Miami ] NEED to be bi-lingual ? Since when do American Teachers need to be bi-lingual . Why do I have to pay for teachers to teach your children English so they can attend school ? WHY is my country of all countries, harboring a Cuban terrorist who blew up a civilian airliner with all its passengers on board ??????

    • Jim

      Absolutely brilliantly written Amused. Yes the posters on this board who hate us for their failure at the Bay of Pigs are historical ignoramuses. They have NO clue to what really happened and why, just their blind hatreds and stupidity. And a complete lack of accountability of their countryman's own LACK of actions in removing Castro. It is everybody else who is at fault but not them. Delusional and just out right insane thinking. And come to the U.S. and bite the hand that feeds them. I do hope Castro dies soon and it becomes a free society and these whining , finger pointing do nothing but blame everyone for their mistakes, losers, will move back to Cuba and stay there!

  • Jim_C

    Now FPM's like, "Whoa, guess we should be a bit more careful about our historical revisionist propaganda…looks like some of our readers actually study history!"

  • Syd Chaden

    The anniversary of the Bay of Pigs debacle should serve as a reminder to those who rely upon the US military "umbrella" for their protection that it is US politicians, not US military leaders, who will make the politically expedient decisions to act, or not act, in their behalf.

  • Amused

    You got that right Jim , just a month or so ago , one of FPM's …"editorialists " attempted foisting up Posado as some sort of hero .They made the article disappear the same day off the front pages and into the archives .

  • Amused

    More of your "beautiful brave heroes " Linda ?

    In Barbados, where the bomb was placed on the Cuban airliner, the mercenaries were tried and convicted for the crime and served time. But the planners and instigators of the plot, Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, got away clean. Posada is today being protected by the U.S. government from an extradition demand by Venezuela, where the crime was planned. (In a delicious irony, the U.S. government's position is that he can't be extradited to Venezuela because he would be tortured there.) Over the objections of his own justice department, George H. W. Bush in effect pardoned Orlando Bosch. He is today a free man living in Miami where he gives gloating TV interviews about his role in blowing up the plane.

  • Amused

    Maybe we oughta have a "Reverse Cuban Boatlift " . We could give all you "freedomn fighters" some AK-47's and you can invade Cuba , yourselves . You got the funding now , for all the money you made , not to mention the land you ruined in Florida , for your sugar cane fields .This way the peones in Cuba can be put out of buisiness .
    No I dont like Castro , or his regime , NOR do I like you whining Cubans here in Florida .

    • Cuban Refugee

      Based on the darkness, envy and hatred you spout, your moniker is a misnomer. Perhaps something less than "amused" would be more fitting for a miserable hatemonger whose heart could not possibly harbor enough light and joy to be amused.

      • Amused

        Well it looks like you haver the Admin . on your side . Maybe they'll let me reply to your ridiculous statement . It is YOU that is filled with hate , and your hate has hurt your own people left behind in cuba . Do you really think all you have done to influence our useless politicians to carry out YOUR foreign policy towards Cuba , has hurt castro ?

        • Amused

          Are you really that stupid as to think castro has been hurt by the embargoes and restrictions ? And what about your cousin terroristas who blew up the Cuban airliner in 1976 ? Or the bombs set off in havanna ? Dont preach to me about hatred , you hypocrite .

          • Amused

            And trust me when I say , there is no hatred , and especially NO ENVY , I simply have a very low tolerance for B.S. , no matter who it comes from .'
            ….and p.s. if your cousins here really love the USA , then tell them to LEARN THE LANGUAGE ….which is ENGLISH .

          • Amused

            My admiration and sympathies go to the Cubans left behind , who not only have to deal with Castro , but with the hardships imposed by the influence of you cuban Americans on US policy . THEY are suffering partrly due to people like YOU .

          • cjk

            No tolerance for BS? How the f*ck do you look in the mirror than?

    • Cuban Refugee

      Amused: a little advice for you — wonderful things are being done in the mental health field, and electroshock therapy may be very therapeutic for you. Not sure what it will do for your antipathy toward Cubans, your warped political views, or the hatred that colors your soul, but try it … who knows? Your psychiatrist may achieve excellent results that could actually make you amused and amusing while bouncing off the walls in the rubber room. Calling Nurse Ratchett … !!!

  • Amused

    Antipathy ? Yes for the whining Cubans here in the States , not their VICTIM cousins left back in Cuba , whose lives , have been made all the more miserable by YOUR actions here .
    I love my country , and if a dictator came to power , the last thing I'd do , is leave my country . I would STAY AND FIGHT OR DIE TRYING . Your own hatred of Castro overides your concern for those you left behind . You are against anyone who wants to visit Cuba ,m you are against any easing of embargoes , you are against any thing that may benefit the Cuban people or ease their position , all in the name of hating Castro ….that's a bit heartless and STUPID , if you ask me . Perhaps you are in need of counseling as well as the rest of the screamers , for anger management . And the way Cubanos behaved when that little Cuban boy was rescued at sea ,the circus you created was a disgrace .

  • cjk

    A rabid master of moral equivalency.