45th Anniversary of Bay of Pigs Invasion *IMAGES*




 
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April 19th, 2006  
G-Capo
 
 

Topic: 45th Anniversary of Bay of Pigs Invasion *IMAGES*



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Students hold photographs of victims from events such as the Bay of Pigs invasion while standing underneath black flags outside the U.S. diplomatic mission during a 24 hour-long vigil in Havana, February 7, 2006. Forty-five years after it defeated a CIA-trained invasion force at the Bay of Pigs, Cuba still sees the United States as the biggest threat to its socialist society. (Claudia Daut/Reuters)

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This April 1961 file photo shows a group of Cuban counter-revolutionaries, members of Assault Brigade 2506, after their capture in the Bay of Pigs, Cuba. Many aging veterans who hang out at Miami's "Brigade 2506" social club still reminisce about the fateful Cold War days in April 1961 when Cuban forces decimated the CIA-backed volunteers who had expected little resistance.(AFP/File/Miguel Vinas)

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Wreaths of flowers rest at the base of the Bay Of Pigs monument, the words on top of the monument read 'To the martyrs of assault brigade 2606' Monday, April 17, 2006, in the 'Little Havana' area of Miami. On this date in 1961, approximately 1500 Cubans landed on Bay of Pigs in a failed attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Olga Feo stands in front of the Bay Of Pigs monument wearing a T-shirt that reads 'We want a free Cuba,' Monday, April 17, 2006, in the Little Havana area of Miami. On this date in 1961, approximately 1500 Cubans landed on Bay of Pigs, Cuba, in a failed attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Cuban veterans who took part in the 1961 Bay of Pigs battle against CIA-backed forces attending the 42nd anniversary of the conflict in Havana 2003.(AFP/File/Adalberto Roque )






April 20th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Thanks, some folks need to learn and understand what the Cuban people did to try to free their homeland from communist oppression.
April 20th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Thanks man, great pictures.
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April 25th, 2006  
G-Capo
 
 
Yes the Cubans did try and free there land from Communist oppresion.

With in the hours of the landing the US had underestimated the Communist Forces and with in minutes of the landing Cuban artillery had the Freedom fighters pinned on the beach heads.

But they still fought hard even though outnumbered and outgunned.

Reports came back that they killed upwords of 2,000 commies!
April 28th, 2006  
G Connor
 
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Originally Posted by G-Capo
Yes the Cubans did try and free there land from Communist oppresion.

With in the hours of the landing the US had underestimated the Communist Forces and with in minutes of the landing Cuban artillery had the Freedom fighters pinned on the beach heads.

But they still fought hard even though outnumbered and outgunned.

Reports came back that they killed upwords of 2,000 commies!
You mean they killed upward of 2,000 Cubans. At that time, I doubt if there were more than a handful of Cubans who would recognize a communist if they tripped over them. These guys were following Castro, ideology be damned. 45 years later, it is still more of a cult of personality than an ideological state. Which is why failing to take advantage of the many lost opportunities to remove Castro contributed to the mess today. And we're making the same mistake with Chavez.
April 28th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
I agree with the punctualization.