Keeping Control

Wally

BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns
One of the most lessons to remember about the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis was.....not losing control. Despite intense pressure for an invasion of Cuba Kennedy kept his cool and worked the levers of power did not over react or over reach because while you might think your intelligence is good you don't have it all and you simply don't know entirely for certain what the adversary's next move might be.
Thirty years later we discovered something we didn't know Cuba had. A thousand short range nuclear tipped rockets which would have greeted the US Navy when it came sailing into Cuban waters. Not all that much explosive power but more than enough nuclear contamination to destroy the entire armada.
The challenge for Biden and the West in this situation is not to lose control by over reacting.
Over reacting? Lol, he is Russia's beotch. We knew this since day one when he declared war on US energy production, helping Putin.
 

Baba gounj

Strength through joy
One of the most lessons to remember about the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis was.....not losing control. Despite intense pressure for an invasion of Cuba Kennedy kept his cool and worked the levers of power did not over react or over reach because while you might think your intelligence is good you don't have it all and you simply don't know entirely for certain what the adversary's next move might be.
Thirty years later we discovered something we didn't know Cuba had. A thousand short range nuclear tipped rockets which would have greeted the US Navy when it came sailing into Cuban waters. Not all that much explosive power but more than enough nuclear contamination to destroy the entire armada.
The challenge for Biden and the West in this situation is not to lose control by over reacting.
But JFK was forced to remove missiles from Turkey to end this conflict.
 

bacha29

Well-Known Member
But JFK was forced to remove missiles from Turkey to end this conflict.
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The Jupiter class missile was discontinued and beginning to undergo replacement at the time of the Cuban crisis. Can't remember precisely why but I heard sometime ago that the trouble had something to do with the type of fuel it used. As a way for the Soviets to save face it was a way to make it look like everybody got something out of the deal.
 

Wally

BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns
The narrative from the left must be: Joe's inaction and killing US energy production is saving humanity.
 
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