Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods, was a proposed false flag operation against the Cuban government, that originated within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the United States government in 1962. The proposals called for the CIA or other U.S. operatives to commit acts of terrorism against American civilians and military targets, blaming it on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba. The proposals were rejected by the Kennedy Administration in 1962, I wonder what happened to Kennedy after that?

At the time of the proposal, communists led by Fidel Castro had recently taken power in Cuba. The operation proposed creating public support for a war against Cuba by blaming it for terrorist acts that would be perpetrated by the U.S. government. Does any of this sound familiar? Perhaps, 9/11.

To this end, Operation Northwoods proposals recommended hijackings and bombings followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate the Cuban government. Can you put a bigger sign above your head that says guilty for 9/11, and the recent bombings?

The proposal stated:

The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would 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.

Are You Awake Yet?

Several other proposals were included in Operation Northwoods, including real or simulated actions against various U.S. military and civilian targets. The operation recommended developing a “communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, and in other Florida cities, and even in Washington.

The plan was drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed by Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer and sent to the Secretary of Defense. Although, part of the U.S. government anti-communist Cuban project, Operation Northwoods was never officially accepted (we wouldn’t know to the contrary either way), it was authorized by the JCS, but then rejected by President John F. Kennedy. According to currently released documents, none of the operations became active under the auspices of the Operation Northwoods proposals.

The main proposal was presented in a document titled:

Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba. Top Secret

A top secret collection of draft memoranda written by the Department of Defense (Dod) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The document was presented by the JCS to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962 as a preliminary submission for planning purposes. The JCS recommended that both the covert  and overt aspects of any such operation be assigned to them.


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