The CIA Proposed Killing ‘a Boatload of Cuban’ Refugees and Pinning It On Fidel Castro
As the Miami New Times reports:
After Castro's revolution succeeded and thousands of Cubans fled to South Florida, the agency actually considered murdering a boatload of refugees, assassinating exile leaders, and planting bombs in Miami — all so Castro could be blamed for the whole massacre.
The basic idea was to turn world opinion — and perhaps opinion inside Cuba — against Castro and possibly justifying a U.S. military invasion by pinning the atrocities on him. The details of the sinister plot are included in a summary about Operation Mongoose, a 1960 covert op hatched by the CIA under President Dwight Eisenhower with the aim of toppling Communist Cuba.
Here's the document itself:
Credit: National Archives
The plan didn’t come to fruition, thank god.
H/T Miami New Times
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