We've all seen mention recently of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, when in October 1962, the U.S. and the USSR faced off over the issue of nuclear missiles in Cuba. This followed close on the heels of a crisis in Berlin in 1961, when the Soviets closed the East German border and built The Wall. Prior to that there was a crisis known as the Berlin Blockade. America stood up to these challenges and prevailed. The communists backed down, but they've never forgiven us and they never will. We stood against them in Korea, Vietnam and other, lesser-known places all over the globe. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, in a speech at the UN, once pounded on the table with his shoe and shouted they would bury us and made the vow Americans would someday bring communism to themselves.