The order to assassinate the president came from on high. We know this beyond a doubt now, from multiple sources. There had been plans, before Nov. 22, plans hatched by the Central Intelligence Agency, but they failed. This time, on Nov. 22, 1963, the murder weapon was placed into the assassin’s hands by a CIA operative whose name we also know: Desmond FitzGerald.
I’m speaking, of course, of the Kennedy administration plans to murder a president. The president named Fidel Castro. El Presidente. Somehow this crucial, perhaps determinative, aspect of the whole story is often left out of the JFK assassination narrative. We haven’t adjusted our perspectives, historically and morally, on how we look at the Kennedy brothers and the murder plots they instigated, despite the fact that plots like this came to light as early as 1976 with the Church Committee on Intelligence. And when we do consider these activities, we may have to adjust our perspective on the cause of the assassination itself.
The planned attempt on Castro was the latest in a succession of well-documented murder plots by Kennedy hirelings that led LBJ to say, disgustedly, the Kennedy brothers were “operating a damned Murder Incorporated” in the Caribbean.
About seventy-million years ago, the Indian subcontinent began crashing against Eurasia. Driven by plate tectonics, the unimaginable geological force of impact slowly created the Tibetan Plateau, an area four times the size of France lifted to an average height of 4,500 meters (14,800 feet).
The impact also created the Himalaya range, which includes over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 meters (23,600 feet). By contrast, the largest mountain outside Asia is Aconcagua in the Andes, at 6,900 meters (22,800 feet).
This collision is ongoing: the plateau is still rising 4mm a year as India continues its journey northward.
She is now in a prison hospital near Krasnoyarsk in central Siberia.
Tolokonnikova, 24, and two bandmates were sentenced in August 2012 to two years each behind bars for hooliganism after engaging in what they called a punk prayer at a cathedral in downtown Moscow in the middle of the February 2012 presidential campaign. The band members’ song begged the Virgin Mary to get rid of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who later won the election handily.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched its first space mission to Mars, only the fourth space agency to do so.
The rocket, carrying the unmanned Mars Orbiter, blasted off from the Satish Dhawan space center on India’s east coast just after 9am GMT. ISRO says the spacecraft is expected to travel for 300 days, reaching Mars’s orbit in September 2014.
The launch comes amid an escalating ‘Asian Space Race,’ especially with China, whose own space agency has seen great success with low-orbit manned missions but has yet to successfully launch a probe to the red planet.
Progressive Bill de Blasio will be the first Democrat in twenty years to serve as mayor of New York City, having trounced Republican Joe Lhota 73 percent to 24 percent.
His landslide victory, stretching from working-class precincts in central Brooklyn to suburban streets of southeast Queens, amounted to a forceful rejection of the hard-nosed, business-minded styles of Giuliani and Bloomberg that reigned City Hall for the past two decades and a sharp leftward turn for the nation’s largest metropolis.