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Thread: Tractors for prisoners 1961/62

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    Why were even the 1200 captured 1961 CIA invasion prisoners themselves against
    the Castro offer of 'Tractors For Prisoners' exchange?.
    And why did Castro suddenly reject the U.S. deal that he despertly wanted
    when the 500 D-9 Caterpillar tractors were ready for shipment to Cuba?

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    Why Harry?
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Why?. To raise historic interest by interested researchers and historians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Dean View Post
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    And why did Castro suddenly reject the U.S. deal that he despertly wanted
    when the 500 D-9 Caterpillar tractors were ready for shipment to Cuba?
    Maybe there was a better offer from the USSR? Less strings more equipment. I know Cuba became heavily dependent of Soviet machinery which became a liability during the Special Period.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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