You've got the item right enough. NATO had put into place batteries of missiles
in NE Turkey, aimed at the USSR, and it was in retaliation for this that
Khrushchev put missiles in Cuba. Diplomacy allowed both to back down with saved
face, and both sets of missiles were removed. The problem is that today we tend
to remember Cuba, but forget that we wronged them first.

Scott McGee wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Oct 2002 09:13:06 -0600, "Marc A. Schindler"
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> > I know what you mean, but technically Khrushchev had nothing to do with
> > the
> > embargo of Cuba, which was put into place by the U.S. I think you mean
> > the
> > emplacement of missiles there. But what very few USAmericans realize, and
> > what
> > you apparently aren't taught is that this was in reprisal for something.
> > Trivia
> > time, boys and girls: anybody know what the original US action was that
> > prompted
> > the emplacement of missiles in Cuba?
>
> I'm not sure if it is what you are reffering to, but there was talk of
> trading the removal of US missles in Turkey for the removal of Soviet
> missles in Cuba.
>
> Scott
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