Cuban leader Fidel Castro developed cold feet on the Americans. He realized that there was more to come and that there would never be friendship in such a setting, basing his perspective on the attack planned by an American leader. This has remained the issue up to date and efforts to remove Castro have been in place over the decades. Kennedy never regretted this policy set back which dented his judgment on precision of such an onslaught. It was a set back yes, but he kept his pace on confronting communism at all costs and never relented.
He showed this in his Vietnam case where he was objectived and remained very precise on his instruction. He based his objectives on the good outcomes and the future position on the parties who he was trying to put on good stead. This helped America create and maintain good relations with various nations which benefited from such actions and deemed them very fit for political environments in their soils. On the missile issue the Russian missiles were more of a global image issue than a threat. Kennedy considered his choices very carefully in terms of pre-emptive attacks using the missiles.
He checked on the balances if the attack was launched and his military advisors conclusions only cleared the mist. The issue was that Cuba being at such close range would surely hurt America. Washington had to seek a very strategic retaliation to both stop the pre-emptive action by Cuba and also to save face. The Kennedy angle was that by sealing of Cuba there could be only one point to consider, it was not possible to hurt AMERICA. So when he ordered a naval and aerial sanction on Cuba, he severed any sort of military assistance form Russia and saved the situation.
What preceded was a gallant show of Kennedy’s shrewdness in his foreign policy plans and his great military potential which he had borrowed and carried all the way to White House form his service days at the army. This went along an agreement that the Americans would remove the strategic missile defense wings in Turkey as quietly as possible while Russia which had set up nuclear missile wings in Cuba agreed to remove the missile wings which were such a threat to America. This was very diplomatic looking at the weight on the American defense system and the proximity of the Cuban missiles.
If America considered attacking and destroying the missile wings in Cuba it was perceived a direct provocation on Russia that was developing these wing sites and installing the hardware. Kennedy won this round and was applauded for statesmanship which was exemplary. He made such a great leader that he was now more of a pillar of American supremacy and power militarily than a political leader. He was to do more in his tenure and he built his European and Middle East foreign policy issues through his achievements in the Latin America and Vietnam.
His work was worth credence and was most importantly a very high value effort. His involvement in the Iraqi issue, the Irish socio problem and the German problem with the communism issue was the insignia of his ambition to Americanize the world politics and make the communist dogma a trifle than a factor of influence in the global community. This was a successive effort following the rapid initiatives and actions of his policy implementation plans which saw several ousters of dictators and the embracing of the capitalistic ideals in various democracies.
He was a stalwart in the nuclear proliferation treaty and was the mastermind of the Israeli-Arab peace initiatives which all have carried his foreign policy interest very high. The Iraqi foreign policy and the Kennedy nexus Kennedy’s position on Iraqi was one; the leftist government was advocating communism and left wing policies. Iraqi had suffered from the dictatorship and there was need to bring back law and order in the country. Iraqi’s strategic position in the Middle East, its size and resources were primary objectives for both economic aspirations of Kennedy administration as well as military positioning of its troops.
The Middle East was slowly becoming a very ugly ogre and there was need to find an ally who would allow the use of diplomacy and a little bit of military brute force to weigh down on this ugly bear that was being reared by the Middle East politics. Most obvious in Kennedy’s actions on Iraqi was his assumption that the religious aspect of the population at the Middle East was very recipient to the capitalistic policies and the essence of democratic issues to become part of their socio-economics. This error was deceptive on Kennedy’s debut of Middle East politics and the subsequent make over of the Iraqi political landscape.
The overall facade them was reasonably calm but tensions and cracks on the regimes, especially Iran were gradually were rearing out the ugly face of religious extremism. Kennedy fell short of insight and sought after policies which could only project American supremacy which at the time was at the helm and prime. The American military activities drew out the face of what the Islamic community referred as fascism. The first thing in 1963 was to re-establish the American clout in Middle East through Iraqi. Kennedy lobbied in the power circles the deposing of president Kassem.
Kassem was the president of Iraqi then and he was held responsible for the ouster of the Iraqi kingdom which was allied to the Americans. Kassem was viewed by Kennedy as the sick man who would bring the democratic gains and the regulation of extremism to its knees. According to Kennedy the Kassem administration was fostering communist policies and embracing communist and left wing political positions in the Mid East and most strategically in Iraqi. He had to go and United States aided the overthrow of Abdel Karim Kassem in 1963.
Using Kurdish insurgents Kennedy administration was responsible to a bloody up rise which led to the deaths of hundreds of Iraqi technocrats who were affiliated to communist and left wing politics. This was the stretch of Kennedy’s war on communism. This up rise is the key occasion which Saddam Hussein became a prime activist in the Iraqi politics and subsequently the ruler of Iraqi. New York Times (1963) Kennedy had sanctioned numerous consignments of arms to be sent to the insurgents and money to back up the CIA in the ground to make further investigations and get more credible and strategic intelligence on the extent of communism in Iraqi.
This succeed and the blood bath which is blamed on the Baath party which was later taken over by the incumbent Saddam Hussein was much of an atrocity than a covert military strike through out sourcing. Kennedy’s objectives and perspectives on communism and the democratic policies on global politics were overwhelmingly expensive and more averse. Mutahi N (1989): Excessiveness in American foreign policy [pp1]. The issue is still subject of debate in the Iraqi political scene and has been termed as violation of human rights in the hardliners small circles. The Irish nexus John Kennedy’s ancestry was from Ireland.
He was concerned about the Irish revolution and the constraints with the British government. Kennedy took up responsibility. He worked with the Irish president and made progress on making relations between the United States and the Ireland very good. The relations culminated to the American Irish foundation which was pivotal in making the scenario of American interests. His cordial relation with the Irish was his show of respect for his homeland. However little is known that this was Kennedy’s death measures by unknown assailants. The police reports from Irish police expeditiously proved that there were attempts to kill Kennedy.
On December 22, 2006, the Irish Justice Department released declassified police documents that indicated that Kennedy was the subject of three death threats during this visit. It was interpreted as a hoax. Wikipedia (2007):http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/John_F. _Kennedy, Robert Dollek (1985): In AUGUST 1947 Kennedy’s death was a blow to the American state. People mourned but maybe the ignorance in Kennedy’s was the cause of his death. He ignored his army on the Bay of Pigs and regretted it profoundly. He was ignorant but decisive and it cost him his life. Roy L (1977): The Kennedy legacy [pp 1]
The Germany problem and the communism problem In his tenure and in the history of American administration, Kennedy’s involvement in the German communist problem was the most bold and most incisive involvement of an American president in the European continent military – economics. Kennedy aggressed the Russians without any fear and was ready to out the NAZI German. The escalation became a full scale diplomatic row and communism divided the two Germany’s into two. Kennedy stood firm on the Berlin democracy and made it clear that the communism ambitions were a sham.
He said the putting up of the Berlin wall was the shame of the communism efforts and described it as an absolute failure. Kennedy consolidated his immense policy power by administering stringency on the American defense strength. He made it better forcing the Soviet to waver and force some of its advances to be limited. The famous Kennedy complex is that Freedom is more of a hassle in communism though democracy is not perfect. Daniel S (2003): The standard: The politics of America and the democracy issue. [Pp-4] In his eyes, communism was an ill and a source of misery. It was a tool of oppression and ad to be rid of the world.
This was the drive in his foreign policy objectives. He wanted the many world nations to condemn and shun communism. The issue was not to become friends of America but to put a stop to the escalation of the communist doctrines. This was not merely through the sale of Russian arms, but the spread of anti democratic sentiments, political positions and economic policies in the world. This was the issue about his positioning America as the stalwart of global democracy. The foreign policy was a strategy to out the dogs of revolutions in small lawless states through the advantage of Russian policies. The Nuclear problems
Kennedy might have been the source of conflicts in the international community in the 60’s due to his very rapid advocacy of diplomatic aggression towards the communist politics. He sought after destroying communism power through positioning of American military power on the lime light as a powerful force that could not be played down by the Russian pocket technology. Kennedy was making nuclear weapons just as he was saying no to them on the international front. He was advocating for peace and proliferation but was making rapid efforts to have better technology in place to make his threats on Soviet communism more real.
CIA was making progress on making sure the United States was abreast with all efforts at Moscow. The KGB was also making efforts to establish the American moves. There was a war then, a cold war and that was Kennedy’s war and he fought gallantly. 1963 was an year which saw Kennedy make tremendous steps and gains on the nuclear rows, especially on the testing of nuclear bombs. His view was limited testing of nuclear bombs and this was a blanket operation to over see that much of the technology at hand was not made available for scrutiny by the KGB spies.
The treaty on the nuclear weapons pacified the overall standoff on communism and projected his leadership as very achieving. Kennedy streamlined the global position on politics. He was the key to dividing the world into political clusters where each cluster represents the political wing whose values lean on Kennedy policies as then. The world has a diversified political out look. A certain percentage leans on the communist doctrines while majority of the world is democratic. It was his efforts that brought political and military sanity in the global scene though there are some nations whose politics are not very democratic either.
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