After Kennedy’s assassination, his widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, despatched a letter to Soviet chief Khrushchev.
In her letter of because of the Soviet chief for sending a particular envoy to his spouse’s funeral, Jacqueline Kennedy wrote:
“You and he had been enemies, however you had been allies within the consciousness and dedication that the world shouldn’t be destroyed.”
I applaud the next traces on the finish of the letter:
“The hazard that plagued my husband was that conflict could possibly be began by the small fairly than the massive males.
Large males have a way of self-control, whereas little males are generally struck by worry and satisfaction.”
Ukraine and Cuba
Let me let you know earlier than this letter.
An analogous disaster was skilled between the USA and Russia as a result of Ukraine in October 1962. “Because the Cuban missile disaster” has handed into historical past.
In these days too “nuclear conflict” On October 26, 1962, the chief of the Soviet Union (now Russia) Khrushchev was the President of the USA.
to JF Kennedy “hidden” had written a letter.
The next passage additionally teaches right now’s leaders classes of duty and knowledge:
“Mr. President, you and I need to not pull the ends of the conflict knot now.
As a result of…
The extra we each pull, the knot
so tightly tied.
And a second could come.
We could not even have the ability to remedy it, even these of us who tied it.
Then the knot have to be lower, as we each know what which means. I do not even wish to give it some thought and say it.”
On the time of writing the letter, the US had blockaded Cuba from the ocean as a result of Russia had positioned nuclear missiles in Cuba.
He additionally gave an ultimatum to Russia, “will invade Cuba if the missiles are usually not eliminated” had reported.
Skilled and “thoughts” Khrushchev, a statesman “that it might go to nuclear conflict” That is what he wrote to Kennedy, feeling discreet With the letter, he had opened the door to an answer.
Within the letter “If the US guarantees to not invade Cuba and lifts the blockade, Russia will even withdraw the missiles.” was implied.
A day after the letter, Khrushchev conveyed yet one more situation to Kennedy:
“If America dismantled the American nuclear missiles in Turkey (on the Incirlik base), Russia would additionally take away the nuclear missiles it positioned in Cuba…”
The letter and this final situation had been mentioned within the White Home. Kennedy’s hawks “this mutual missile elimination course of will make the US look weak” they had been saying.
Kennedy produced an answer along with his statesman maturity.
He had his brother, Justice Minister Robert Kennedy, meet with the Soviet Ambassador to Washington, Anatoli Dobrinin.
President Kennedy’s message was:
“If the Soviets remained silent on this challenge, the US would withdraw its missiles from Turkey inside six months.”
Ambassador Dobrinin, the following day “this oral assure can also be given in writing” needed.
Robert Kennedy immediately turned down the proposal, saying: “I’ve a phrase on this and it’s sufficient. If you need to publish any doc exhibiting an settlement then there isn’t a closed diplomacy.”
The Soviets remained silent. The knot was resolved within the path urged by Kennedy.
Within the months after the disaster was resolved, Khrushchev and Kennedy “deepening mutual belief and cooperation”
about “secret letters” continued.
Khrushchev Kennedy in Might 1963. “proposition to ban nuclear assessments” Confirmed. Kennedy in his well-known speech in June “Complete conflict within the nuclear age has no which means” he known as.
“Nations mustn’t have to decide on between humiliating withdrawal or nuclear conflict.” underlined.
A panel just lately passed off at Harvard College. Comparisons and feedback had been made between the Cuban disaster and the Ukraine disaster 60 years later. House owner “The essence of the choice: “Explaining the Cuban Missile Disaster” The writer of the ebook was Graham Allison.
One of many visitors of the panel is Khrushchev’s granddaughter, Nina Khrushcheva. I am echoing this line from yesterday’s Washington Put up.
At Harvard, Khrushchev’s grandson, Putin,
from the Cuban incident “zero classes” acquired,
a small-minded KGB (Intelligence company within the Soviet period) recognized as a lieutenant. / He belittled.
The newspaper factors out that the research of the Cuban drama affords classes on how such a disaster could be resolved – secretly by diplomacy.
Certainly, nobody has the fitting to trigger the 7 billion individuals of our world to expertise the tremors of nuclear conflict, the worldwide financial disaster and grain hunger.
lord of the states
Architect Mete Arat has been my shut buddy since we had been 15-16 years outdated.
I discovered of his demise yesterday.
He was the architect of Trabzon Stadium and the attractive NEF Galatasaray Stadium, identical to Lacea. After we met, he handed the state scholarship examination and was finding out on the Austrian Excessive College. Then he went to Stuttgart, studied structure. It went from success to success.
He all the time took on aggressive initiatives.
Indoor sports activities halls of the Nationwide Library of Germany, Leipzig, Oldenburg, Stuttgart was the architect. for the World Cup Stuttgart StadiumHe additionally did the renovation.
Along with his structure, he was obsessed with philosophy and psychology from our early teenagers.
He had a giant coronary heart filled with human love.
He was an trustworthy and strong character.
We used to fulfill in Turkey, overseas, and infrequently in Paris.
He was a fan of Ayvalık.
Let the lights shine on my pricey buddy. My condolences to his spouse, son and daughter, mates, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor group.