An Ounce

Forty Years of Failed Assassination Attempts on Fidel Castro: 638 Scheme’s that Failed

September 22, 2023 Jim Fugate Season 5 Episode 38
An Ounce
Forty Years of Failed Assassination Attempts on Fidel Castro: 638 Scheme’s that Failed
Show Notes

You’ve heard the idiom, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. There is wisdom in this idea, of never giving up. But, on occasion, the value of such dedication is in what you learn from the effort in trying to succeed – though success may not be achievable. 

Here is an Example. 

In the late 1950s, Cuba, an island nation just a few miles south of Florida, in the United States, was in the throes of a revolution led by a man named Fidel Castro. Up until that time, Cuba had been quite the playground for the American elite – and a big moneymaker for US organized crime syndicates. 

By the early 1960s the Communist hero, Castro, became the supreme dictator. Well, things don’t work the same in a communist system (cause the government owns everything) and the fun was over. The mob lost their huge money-making operations, the well-off lost a favorite tropical destination, and the US had a new neighbor. A new neighbor that was not at all appreciated. 

No worries, the intelligence services would take care of in due time. NOT

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