Remains Of The Day

I want somebody to tell me why in the hell I should even be the least bit interested in whether or not Letitia James’ suit will cost Trump hundreds of million dollars. I don’t know who Letitia James is and I do not want to know who Letitia James is and I have had enough of Trump to last a lifetime. Still, some highly regarded website sees fit to print the whole damned story. Here is a quote from the highly regarded website whose name just happens to be “Raw Story” — a website that I relish reading each and every day that passes —

The following is a quotation from the website RAW STORY — “

” …. In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Cohen explained why James’ civil lawsuit represents such a significant threat to the former president.

“I do believe that he will see repercussions for the first time in almost his entire life,” he predicted. “We’ve seen quite a few cases now, whether it’s [Trump Organization CFO Allen] Weisselberg’s incarceration, whether it’s the 17 counts against the Trump Organization, and now with the attorney general’s case, I think we’re going to see a lot of repercussion to Donald Trump.”…. (END QUOTATION)

Putin Ally Wants To Recreate Cuban Missile Crisis

The idea apparently, is to do a do-over of the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 1960s in an effort to scare The United States to the bargaining table over the Russian war in Ukraine. I read this article on “Yahoo News this morning and here is an explanatory quotation from that story in Yahoo News —

QUOTE: “…As Russian troops continue military operations in the then more-than-four-month-old war against Ukraine, tempers were flying high.

Andrei Gurulyov, a crony of President Vladimir Putin and a Duma member, reportedly told Rossiya-1, that Russia should look to recreate the Cuban missile crisis. The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 saw the U.S. and the now-defunct Soviet Union prepping for nuclear missile attacks, the former positioning them in Italy and Turkey and the latter in Cuba.

The only way to bring the Western nations to the negotiation table is to launch a threat against Washington, Gurulyov reportedly said. He recommended that Russia position hypersonic missiles close to the U.S. borders, “with a flight time of 5 minutes, maximum.”

“Biden will keep sitting there and stuttering, but the rest will think about how to negotiate,” the Putin aide reportedly said.

“Only a direct threat to the US, and the UK, will force all of them to the negotiating table, where everyone can maintain their interests,” he added….” END OF QUOTE.

I have had something of the same nature floating around in my head for some time now. I have been expecting the Ruskies to dream something like this up and they are close enough offshore in Cuba — if they want to be — to stir that bucket of shit up again and use it as a means to try to frighten the West into agreeing with their demands.

What Was The Cuban Missile Crisis?

Here is a quote from Encyclopedia Brittanica to explain what the Cuban Missile Crises was and how it all began:

QUOTE: “…Cuban missile crisis, (October 1962), major confrontation that brought the United States and the Soviet Union close to war over the presence of Soviet nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.

Cuban missile crisis
Cuban missile crisis

Having promised in May 1960 to defend Cuba with Soviet arms, the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev assumed that the United States would take no steps to prevent the installation of Soviet medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles in Cuba. Such missiles could hit much of the eastern United States within a few minutes if launched from Cuba….” END QUOTE.

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America went through a period of perspiration during the Cuban missile crisis but it ended in favor of The United States, thankfully.

Personal Note:

I remember that during the unfolding of the Cuban Missile Crisis, I was in the United States Air Force and when the crisis began, our base was locked down and I could not get to my off-base home for hours.

I watched the frightening events from inside a command post on base and was able to hear the exchanges between the captains of the two major seagoing vessels that were involved in the crisis at the time.

I remember the relief that we all felt when we understood that the confrontation between the two ships had ended peacefully and the Russian turned around and left the area.

While we are on this subject, I have wondered also why it is that Russia has not seen fit to colonize Cuba. It would definitely be to their strategic advantage to do so. I believe the day will come when they (The Russians) might decide to colonize Alaska so why the hell not Cuba?

4 thoughts on “Remains Of The Day

  1. I find myself wondering if Russia is really just a paper tiger. Yes, they have nuclear weapons, but the “mighty” Russian army hasn’t exactly done very well and the country is resorting to drafting men off the streets and even recruiting prisoners just to put bodies out in the field. And don’t forget that a lot of the weapons they so proudly used to display during the May Day celebrations were often non-working props. They’re apparently resorting to buying weapons from Iran and allegedly even North Korea.


  2. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, I was 10 years old. In my Central London school, we had to have ‘Nuclear Bomb’ drills. This involved sitting under our desks with our backs to the windows and our arms wrapped around our heads.
    They forgot to mention that we would have all been vapourised instantly if a bomb had been detonated above Westminster.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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