Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis lesson

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


The world came close to nuclear annihilation 59 years ago, when Russia installed missiles in Cuba. The United States (US) government’s (USG) position was that these missiles posed a threat to US national security.

Nuclear war was averted by the USG promising that it will never militarily invade Cuba. The USG, however, has had a blockade against Cuba for the past 60 years! The international community recently, almost unanimously, voted to put an end to the blockade. The USG and Israel were the only ones that want it to continue.

The USG is currently provoking Russia into a nuclear war by engaging in the same activity that almost caused it in October of 1962. The USG wants to make Ukraine part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. That would put the USG even closer to Russia. Russia would also consider that as a threat to her national security, and will never permit that!

The USG has made so many enemies throughout its entire history, that it is considered as the biggest threat to peace by the international community. This is an excellent example of why!

Our only hope is for the 99% of US citizens to take control of our government to make it represent our interest. Why should we all die for the 1%?

We must learn from the past!

Jose M Lopez Ismael

Nací en NYC. Me mudé a Puerto Rico en el 1980 donde eventualmente me convertí en independentista al ver que PR no se administra para los boricuas. Me retiré tempranamente de la pedagogía para luchar 24/7 por la descolonización de Puerto Rico a través de marchas pacíficas anuales y empujar a la ONU hacer su trabajo. Necesitaremos un tsunami de gente protestando permanentemente para obligar a USA a cumplir con la ley internacional que prohíbe el coloniaje.

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