Bay of Pigs Invasion
|Date||May 20 1961|
|Exposed by||Tad Szulc|
|Interest of||Theodore Achilles, Jacob Esterline|
|Description||A deliberately botched attempt to invade Cuba by the CIA, devised as a way to entrap JFK into full scale military action against Cuba. Unsuccessful, since JFK however refused to be manipulated.|
The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a planned invasion of Cuba, designed to fail by the US deep state as a way to lure US President JFK into full scale military action. JFK however refused to be so easily manipulated.
Jacob Esterline was a key organiser. He had second thoughts about it and wanted to resign, but was persuaded not to by the CIA Deputy Director for Plans, Richard M. Bissell Jr.
Fletcher Prouty reports that an investigation into the failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion by John F. Kennedy determined that the key operational error was a failure to destroy all of the Cuban planes, which allowed them to destroy the supply boats for the invaders. This was traced to a miscommunication by McGeorge Bundy.
CIA Director at the time of the even, Allen Dulles, left a handwritten confession that the invasion was designed to fail in his Princeton archives. Peter Grose, Dulles’ biographer, discussed this in his 1994 Gentleman Spy.
Usages of the phrase "Bay of Pigs"
Since the "designed to fail" nature of the Bay of Pigs Invasion became widely known,[When?] the phrase has been used to refer to such as plot, especially invasions. For example, the 2020 Invasion of Venezuela has been termed "a Venezuelan Bay of Pigs" or "Trump's Bay of Pigs".
When Richard Nixon referred to the "Bay of Pigs" many historians have conjectured that he was actually usinf the phrase as a code to refer to the JFK Assassination plot.
|File:CrimeSoImmense.pdf||article||2000||James K. Galbraith|
|File:The Secret Team.pdf||book||1973||Fletcher Prouty||An unauthorised history of the CIA from its origins to the Kennedy assassination. Prouty suggested that the assassination was a coup d'état to stop the President from taking control of the CIA after the Bay of Pigs disaster. He also points out that the movement of Kennedy after a bullet struck his head was consistent with a shot from the grassy knoll. He also drew attention to the suspicious actions of the "Umbrella Man".|