“I do not advise you…what you should believe or not believe. But I do advise you, that we all need to learn as much as we can, about everything that we can, because one thing I have learned in my life: is that most of what we’ve ever been taught…has been a lie. Listen to everyone, read everything you can get your hands on, but don’t believe anything you can’t prove with your own research…”
WILLIAM “BILL” COOPER
“The covert operators that I ran with would blow up a 747 with 300 people on it just to kill one person. They are total sociopaths with no conscience whatsoever.”
Former Pentagon CID Investigator Gene Wheaton
Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then blame these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lyman Louis Lemnitzer. Operation Northwoods proposals included hijackings and bomb-ings, followed by the introduction of phony evidence which would implicate the Cuban government. It stated:
The U.S. Department of Defense report even suggested covertly paying a person in the Castro government to attack the United States:
“The only area remaining for consideration then would be to bribe one of Castro’s subordinate commanders to initiate an attack on [the US Navy base at] Guantanamo.”
James Bamford summarizes Operation Northwoods as follows:
“Operation Northwoods, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets, for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas, and for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war.”
The previously top secret documents were declassified and originally made public on November 18, 1997 by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, a U.S. federal agency overseeing the release of government records related to the JFK assassina-tion. You can click on the thumbnails below to examine copies of all of the original documents.
Be advised that when you click on each thumbnail the resulting pop-up image is only about half size, but your cursor will turn into a magnifying tool and if you place it on the image and click it will blow up to full size. So it takes two clicks to view each document page. I’m hatin’ it, but actually trying to get this whole array up was nothing short of a nightmare, apparently the editing app just doesn’t do this very well.
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