New Documents on Bay of Pigs Invasion Revealed
- Submitted by: manso
- Editorial Articles
- 08 / 17 / 2011
HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 15 (acn) New secret documents, recently released, describe how an operator of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shot, by mistake, against his own pilots, during the Bay of Pigs invasion on April, 1961.
According to these archives, the main official of the sinister US organization on board of one of the mercenary brigade's transport boats shot 75mm. recoilless rifles and 55mm. machine guns against the aircrafts, and hit one of them.
The airplanes that attacked the Caribbean island were disguised so they looked Cuban, but the attempt of deceit also worked for the US support forces, which attacked their own crew members, paid and financed by the CIA, the Cubadebate Web site reported.
Academician Peter Kornbluh, member of the NSA "a private group in charge of the obtaining, under the Freedom of Information Act, of governmental declassified documents, and analyze, compile and publish them- was the person that presented
the lawsuit for these archives to be known."
Kornbluh assessed the declassification as a major advance in obtaining the fullest possible record of the most infamous debacle in the history of the CIA's covert operations.
The invasion, organized from Washington and trained by the Agency, was vanquished by the Cuban people in only 66 hours and since then it has been recalled as the first great defeat of US imperialism in Latin America.
The episode, explained the NSA, is one of the many testimonies contained in four volumes of The Official History of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, which add up to 1,200 pages and include documents kept secret until the year that marked the
50th anniversary of that complete failure.
Other revelations appearing on these texts include new information on the CIA's collaboration with the mafia in plans to assassinate Fidel, as part of the invasion's plan.
Likewise, the participation of Richard Nixon, who was vice-president when the operation began to be prepared during the presidential period of Dwight Eisenhower, is detailed.
Also specified are the conditions imposed by the then head of state of Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza, to cooperate with the CIA invasion; and the use of pilots of the northern country in the invasion against Cuba.
Previously, one of the five secret volumes containing the official version of the Agency on the failed attack against the Cuban Revolution was declassified, a revolution that had triumphed in 1959, only two years before the aggression.