The most dangerous day

The American citizenry might be shocked to learn (or typically dismiss) that this is now the second most dangerous day, as they have been reinstalled. The year is 2012, the threat has reemerged, people do not get the real news anymore and have been lulled into a calming false sense of security.

On October 27, 2012 the world commemorates the 50th anniversary of what has been called the most dangerous day in world history. It was on Saturday 27th October, 1962 that the Cuban missile crisis involving the two superpowers – the US and the former Soviet Union – reached a fever pitch. The confrontation had started with the detection of Soviet medium-range ballistic missiles by an American photo-reconnaissance U-2 flight over Cuba which information was conveyed to US President John F. Kennedy on October 16, 1962. The end of the crisis dates to October 28, 1962 when the Soviets agreed to withdraw their missiles and nuclear warheads from Cuba in exchange for an American undertaking not to invade Cuba, along with a secret offer by the US to remove its missiles installed in Turkey at a later date. Continue reading