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The Man Who Dodged 638 CIA Plots to Assasinate Him

“If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal.”

Fidel Castro

 

The man in charge of protecting Castro claims that he dodged 638 CIA plots to assassinate him.

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GOSINT

America's wacky plans to assassinate Fidel Castro. 

To some Fidel Castro was a revolutionary hero who beat back American imperialists from the shores of Cuba.

To others a ruthless dictator who suppressed human rights and brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. 135 more words

US Politics

Nov-27: Assassinations in SF and CO; Quebec Nationhood

1978

Assassination of Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk

November 27, 1978 was a defining day for the city of San Francisco. Former Supervisor Dan White, brutally shot and killed Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk (the city’s first openly gay Supervisor).   342 more words

1970s

U.S. allowed assassination attempts for leaders like Castro

Part of the post-World War II tactics of the United States included supporting assassination attempts against foreign leaders with Fidel Castro leading the way: 319 more words

Sociology

Welcome

Today is the 38th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Bernard Milk on November 27, 1978. If he were alive today he would be 86 years old. 490 more words

HarveyMilk

Harvey Milk Cool Fact: 19 year cycles

Harvey Milk left this universe 38 years ago in San Francisco City Hall, featured above. But what very few people know is that the cycle from one lunar pattern to another is 19 years. 140 more words

HarveyMilk

Random thoughts and the cabin in my head...

The real holiday season has begun with Thanksgiving  yesterday.  I am grateful to attend a wonderful dinner, along with my mom, at a friend’s house nearby.   600 more words

Life Lessons