JFK, the Embargo of Cuba and a Last Minute Cigar Run

Impeach JFK for insider trading

The BackStory

Today (10/22/14) marks the 52 anniversary of President Kennedy’s National Address regarding a developing situation known today as the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The United States and Cuba have had frosty relations ever since Fidel Castro launched himself into power following the communist take-over in 1959. In fact, nearly two years before the Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy was prepared to sign an executive order establishing a U.S. trade embargo on all exports into Soviet-aligned Cuba.The President would ultimately issue that executive order – but it would have to wait until a  ‘Cuban problem’ was resolved. No, it wasn’t Castro that Kennedy wanted his hands on rather it was his beloved cigars – that is, his soon to be illegal cigars…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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