Historic Photo of the Day: Oscar Collazo after the attempt on President Truman


It wasn’t “just because” …..
“The day before the assault, on October 31, the US had sent ten P-47 fighter planes to bomb the town of Jayuya.
Jayuya was the birthplace of these two men: where they had both grown up, and where their family and friends still lived.”
They were standing up for Puerto Rico …. heroes trying to stop the continued “oppression”!!

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola attacked the Blair House in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to kill President Harry Truman on Nov. 1, 1950.

If you read the book American Gunfight (Simon & Schuster, 2005) you’ll see that they came very close.

Harry Truman had been napping in his underwear. When he woke up, he looked out the window, and came within seconds of getting shot.

Griselio Torresola was killed in the gun battle. The image below is of Oscar Collazo…gravely wounded but alive.

The US newspapers labeled Collazo and Torresola as “lunatics,” “fanatics,” and “terrorists.” 

But they all failed to mention one thing. The day before the assault, on October 31, the US had sent ten P-47 fighter planes to bomb the town of Jayuya.  

Jayuya was the birthplace of these two men: where they had both grown up, and where their family and friends still lived.

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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