Posted: January 30, 2011 in by John Dilligent
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“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 desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere.”
The original proposal was presented in a document entitled “Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba” a top secret collection of draft memoranda written by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), in response to a request for pretexts for military intervention by the Chief of Operations of the Cuba Project, Brigadier General Edward Lansdale.  The document listed methods and outlined plans that would generate domestic and international support for U.S. military intervention in Cuba. These were to be staged attacks purported to be of Cuban origin. The document was presented by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13 as a preliminary sub-mission for planning purposes. The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended that both the covert and overt aspects of any such operation be assigned to them.
Included in the nations the Joint Chiefs suggested as targets for covert attacks were Jamaica and Trinidad-Tobago. Since both were members of the British Commonwealth, the Joint Chiefs hoped that by secretly attacking them and then falsely blaming Cuba, the United States could incite the people of the United Kingdom into supporting a war against Castro. As the U.S. Department of Defense report noted:
“Any of the contrived situations described above are inherently extremely risky in our democratic system in which security can be maintained after the fact with very great difficulty. If the decision should be made to set up a contrived situation it should be one in which participation by U.S. personnel is limited only to the most highly trusted covert personnel. This suggests the infeasibility of the use of military units for any aspect of the contrived situation.”

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.








Much of the material for this article was acquired from Wikipedia, located at:  


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