The Revolt of the Sergeants begins in Cuba. Imagine, living in a country where people have taken to the streets forcing their corrupt leader and his cronies out of the country and causing the hated head of the secret police to commit suicide, then getting hit with a natural disaster that reveals just how weak the interim government is. Stars have aligned for a certain non-commissioned officer.
Meanwhile, there are two U.S. Navy destroyers in the harbor, and gee, I don’t know where that American diplomat Sumner Welles got to. The question isn’t whether this could be a tipping point, it’s who is doing the tipping. Seems to me that there was a little spook craft going on behind the scenes here, maybe some encouraging words spoken into someone’s receptive ear? It’s good to be king.
ride the tiger here.