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Has anyone read: "The COLOR OF TRUTH: McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy: Brothers in Arms"?


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'Kay, I'm reading the book. It has the following on page 198:

"Historians remain puzzled by many aspect of the Bay of Pigs operation.

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But later, even Bundy would sometimes wonder if Bissell and his boys in the CIA had told him and the president the whole plan. Some evidence has emerged from unverifiable Cuban sources that there was another piece to this puzzling episode. One of Castro's veteran counterintelligence officer, General Fabian Escalante, claimed that years after the failed invasion Cuban intelligence learned that one of the decoy ships had a far more important mission: to approach the US base at Guantanamo, three hundred miles to the southeast, and land a force of troops dressed in uniforms of Castro's army, who would then stage an "attack" on the US base. This stated attack would then provide the provocation for a full-scale US military intervention in support of the landing force at the Bay of Pigs. In the event the decoy ship Santa Ana, with a force of some 164 men, did arrive at the mouth of the Macambo River near Guantanamo. According to one member of the force his men were dressed in the kind of khaki uniforms that could easily have been mistaken for those of the Cuban army. As it turned out, the landing was aborted when a small surveillance unit from La Playa happened to encounter a Cuban patrol. The stated attack on the US base was thus aborted, leaving Bissell without the pretext he needed to push Kennedy into authorizing further air strikes over the Bay of Pigs, and perhaps even a full-scale invasion."

The footnote says Escalante's claim was from an interview, but states there is "more evidence on the plan to stage an attack on Guantanamo" in "The Fish is Red: The Story of the Secret War against Castro."

Anyone know more about the possibility that the real mission was a provocative attack on Guantanamo?

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Myra,

There is yet another story of a naval vessel off of Giron ... one that might have been on a horrific covert mission.

A noted researcher in our community is in possession of material supplied by an ex-Marine who alleged that he was part of a large assault force on board the ship in question. He said that, in the midst of the fighting, with the ship still over the horizon, ammunition was delivered to these troops while they were still below deck. He further noted that such a procedure was verboten insofar as it put the armed men at great risk should their ship be hit.

If true, were these guys being set up as victims in a false flag attack designed as a fallback casus belli?

I'd be most interested in reading comments on the ammo-below-decks issue from those with relevant expertise.

Charles

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Myra,

There is yet another story of a naval vessel off of Giron ... one that might have been on a horrific covert mission.

A noted researcher in our community is in possession of material supplied by an ex-Marine who alleged that he was part of a large assault force on board the ship in question. He said that, in the midst of the fighting, with the ship still over the horizon, ammunition was delivered to these troops while they were still below deck. He further noted that such a procedure was verboten insofar as it put the armed men at great risk should their ship be hit.

If true, were these guys being set up as victims in a false flag attack designed as a fallback casus belli?

I'd be most interested in reading comments on the ammo-below-decks issue from those with relevant expertise.

Charles

Interesting Charles.

The scenario does have a pungent Operation Northwoods smell.

I'd be most interested in reading such comments as well.

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