Sunday, June 7, 2015

On the 1962 Cuban Terror Plan to Blow Up Numerous Buildings in Manhattan (Macy's, Gimbels, Bloomingdale's, and Grand Central Station Amongst the Targets)

It has been claimed by some (http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/18870) that the Castro regime was prepared to use over 500 kilos of TNT (five time the amount that al Qaeda used in their 2004 Madrid attack), and that the death tally would have exceeded that of 9/11. Holy crap, huh? Thankfully the FBI was able to foil the plot and can you really blame JFK at this juncture for trying to kill that SOB? I can't.

12 comments:

dmarks said...

Well, the Cuban Missile Crisis also showed Castro wanting to kill scores of millions of Americans in nuclear hell fire too.

So who did Castro hate more, Will. Americans or Cubans?

dmarks said...

And while you are mentioning Castro, don't forget the later war of Angolan independence against the Soviets... one of the last wars of Africa throwing off European colonialism. Castro sent troops to rape and slaughter the Angolans to help keep Angola a colony.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

You can tell a great deal about a country by its immigration and emigration patterns. Under Batista (who of course had warts, too), people were flocking into Cuba and under Castro they were leaving the place en masse.......It doesn't take a genius, now does it?

Rational Nation USA said...

Yeah, and Cuban cigars deteriorated under Castro as well! :-(

dmarks said...

The same also applies to the states in the US. Certain bloggers talk about how the quality of life in Massachusetts (or other blue paradises) is superior to just about every state.... and they cherry-pick some reports to show this.

But when it comes to the type of "poll" that can't be cooked... people's actual choices in where to retire, raise a family, etc.... the figures are a lot different, and you get more people deciding that "Red" states like Texas and North Dakota have a better quality-of-life than Massachusetts by the most accurate indicator possible: choosing to live there.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

And CT is worse than MA. Seriously.

Rational Nation USA said...

Doesn't CT have a large population dependent on government assistance?

Cherry picking is bipartisan dmarks and I'm certain Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma, to name a few are not key destinations for people relocating. And, have you checked the population of Norh Dakota lately.

dmarks said...

Yes, i did... North Dakota has the largest population growth since 2011, according to the Census.

Yes both sides cherrypick... the point is that that you can tell a lot about a state by its emigration and immigration patterns. And there, the blue-state-paradise narrative falls apart. The actual picture of which state is better to live in is really quite mixed.

Rusty Shackelford said...



The North Dakota population growth is an outlier dmarks....its due to the oil boom there,which is now declining.

Check out the recent growth in Florida....it seems Rick Scott's programs are working.

Rational Nation USA said...

If I didn't live in MA Denmark would be my next choice.

Rational Nation USA said...

Primarily because the QL I'd excellent civil liberties are recognized and protected. Outstripping the USA.

dmarks said...

Everything is an outlier for this or that reason. Some worse than others (Granholm's Michigan Miracle), some better.