Ukraine News Links 2-3 November 2022

Thursday, 3 November 2022 — The New Dark Age

Libyan knot: no solution yet

Ah, Those Lovely Double-Standards.

Larry Makes Some Very Good Points..

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The Cuban Missile Crisis @ 60 Getting to Know the Cubans: Part 2

Thursday, 3 November 2022 — The National Security Archive


Che Guevara asked Soviet bloc to buy 4 million tons of Cuban sugar

Cubans described exact scenario of future Bay of Pigs invasion; asked for military training; wanted USSR to think of Cuba as its own territory

Please do not tell Fidel: Raúl Castro and Che Guevara hid communist party affiliations from Cuban leader

Washington, D.C., November 3, 2022 – As Cuban-Soviet ties grew stronger from late 1960 through early 1961, the Cubans repeatedly asked for military assistance and security guarantees from the Soviets and expressed growing concern about the threat of a U.S. intervention, according to Russian archival documents published today by the National Security Archive. The Cubans described to the Soviet leadership detailed scenarios for a Bay-of-Pigs style invasion only months before the Kennedy administration mounted its failed covert operation in April 1961.

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Africa Does Not Want to Be a Breeding Ground for the New Cold War: The Forty-Fourth Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 3 November 2022 — The Tricontinental

Chaibia Talal Morocco Mon Village Chtouka 1990Chaïbia Talal (Morocco), Mon Village, Chtouka, 1990.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

On 17 October, the head of US Africa Command (AFRICOM), US Marine Corps General Michael Langley visited Morocco. Langley met with senior Moroccan military leaders, including Inspector General of the Moroccan Armed Forces Belkhir El Farouk. Since 2004, AFRICOM has held its ‘largest and premier annual exercise’, African Lion, partly on Moroccan soil. This past June, ten countries participated in the African Lion 2022, with observers from Israel (for the first time) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
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