The Cuban Missile Crisis was a Liberal Media fabrication, carol. When I first heard the real story, I was in denial and thought "Conspiracy!" but it turns out that the real story is far from JFK going toe-to-toe with Khrushchev and Khrushchev blinked.<quoted text>
Everyone felt for the family of the fallen president. The Kennedys, John and Robert, were hands off as far as I was concerned because of the tremendous losses that family had suffered. John F. Kennedy would have actually been considered a conservative democrat with his economic policies in today's world. He had a lot of guts to go toe-to-toe with the Russians in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
But I knew virtually nothing about the intense hatred between Robert Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Unless the events told in that documentary about his arrogance and treatment toward Johnson and the power struggle he created were nothing but exaggerations and falsehoods, it couldn't help but leave a bad taste in people's mouth.
Succinctly, this is what happened: JFK ordered Nuclear Missiles to be placed in Turkey aimed at the Kremlin. When Khrushchev became aware of this, he went ballistic, contacted JFK and demanded they be immediately removed. Looking at a map, you can quickly see just how close those missiles were to Moscow. JFK told him, in so many words, to go fly a kite. Khrushchev's response was predictable. He called up Castro and explained what was going on and asked to go tit-for-tat with JFK by placing Nuclear Missiles into Cuba pointed at Washington. Castro agreed. US Spy Planes quickly noticed the construction of Cuban Missile Pads and the importation of missiles.
What followed was pure Liberal Media propaganda. "Young, Brave President Orders Khrushchev To Remove Cuban Missiles" go the headlines. Those darned Ruskies are going to listen to our President, alright! Nationalistic fever exploded across the US as we all watched our brave President deal with those nasty Russians.
NOw, don't get me wrong. I hold no love of Khrushchev, the Kremlin or Communism. But the rest of the story goes like this: JFK finally backed down and QUIETLY ordered the Turkey Nukes removed. In response, Khrushchev stopped the Cuban Missile Pad construction and removed all missiles back to Russia.
But the Liberal Media went jumping for joy telling its readers that Khrushchev backed down to the heavy hand of our illustrious President JFK! No one heard about the Turkish Missiles - until maybe 30 years later when certain military archives were opened.
Still, today, there are those who still feel it necessary to keep the lies about JFK alive. The truth eventually comes out, though. From his philandering to his lying to his Bay Of Pigs failure and stupidity...it all comes out in the end.
Sorry if I'm bursting any bubbles:>