“I said we’d refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11—and today, al-Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.” (U.S. President Barack Obama, October 11, 2012.)
“Let’s be clear, these protests (in Benghazi) were in reaction to a video that had spread around the region. We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack.” (White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, September 14, 2012)
Let’s fast-reverse almost exactly fifty years:
(These missiles are) "nothing but refugee rumors. Nothing in Cuba presents a threat to the United States. There's no likelihood that the Soviets or Cubans would try and install an offensive capability in Cuba." (a sneering National Security Advisor, McGeorge Bundy, on ABC's Issues and Answers, October 14, 1962.)
"There's fifty-odd-thousand Cuban refugees in this country, all living for the day when we go to war with Cuba. They're the ones putting out this kind of stuff (about missiles.)"( a sneering President John F. Kennedy, Oct. 15th 1962.)
For months prior to Bundy and Kennedy’s scoffing against the Cuban missile-mongers, dozens of Cuban exiles had been risking their lives by infiltrating Cuba and bringing out eyewitness reports of what remains the biggest military threat to the U.S. in its history. In the process, some of these Cuban boys were also dying by firing squad and torture at the hands of Castro and Che Guevara's KGB-tutored secret police.
Exactly 24 hours after President Kennedy’s sneer against these Cuban exiles, U-2 photos sat on his desk showing those "refugee rumors," pointed directly at Bundy, JFK, and their entire staff of Ivy League wizards.
The Obama Administration’s stupidity (and/or cover-up) regarding the Benghazi attack was exposed almost immediately. But how many of you were aware of the above “insights” by Kennedy and his “Best and Brightest?”
Thought so. And the reason is not far to seek. In 1962 we relied almost exclusively on the mainstream media. It sounds impossible, but John F. Kennedy was served by media toadies every bit as obsequious as those slobbering over Obama today. This collusion created a “slobbering love affair” and elevated political charade to a level Obama and his staffers can only envision in their sweetest dreams. This racket was made possible, of course, because no alternative media then existed.
The alternative media dug up and exposed much chumminess by “reporters“ Candy Crowley and Martha Raddatz with Obama. But in their day “reporters” Sander Vanocur, James Reston and Ben Bradlee boasted openly about much closer chumminess with President Kennedy. And nobody batted an eye.
Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.