On October 22, 1962, President Kennedy said in a televised address, that the build-up of Soviet missiles in Cuba "in an area well-known to have a special and historical relationship to the U.S....is a deliberately provocative and unjustified change in the status quo which cannot be accepted by this country." A very similar message has been sent by Russian President Putin to Trans-Atlantic leaders regarding the ongoing efforts to bring Ukraine into NATO, and place offensive weapons on the borders of Russia. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko said on Saturday, "We have reached our red line....The moment of truth has come." The Soviets responded to JFK by removing the missiles, and opening a back channel for discussion, thus avoiding war. What will U.S. and NATO leaders do today?
Read JFK's Address at this link:
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