For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
-President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
On December 29, 1962, President John F. Kennedy received the Brigade 2506 flag in Miami, FL declaring: I can assure you that this flag will be returned to this brigade in a free Havana. E. Howard Hunt’s CIA career was “ended” due to the botched invasion of Playa Girón.
On May 22, 1972, E Howard Hunt flew from Washington DC to Miami in order to brief several former and current CIA field officers and covert operatives on a Presidentially ordered operation to occur in the following weeks. Both Liddy and McCord were present.
Both Hunt and Sturgis have been accused of being on the grassy knoll, together, on November 22, 1963.
As the world becomes smaller, the differences between rich and poor will appear much larger The three billion people living in the less advanced areas of the world will not tolerate permanent second class economic status… in sum, we can live at peace with the Soviet Union… there is any question – that is whether America has the national character and moral stamina to see us through this long and difficult struggle.
-President Richard Nixon