Operation Northwoods: Could it Happen Again or Has It?
By Susan Steffen-Kraft
The name for this operation was approved by every Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chairman had even given written approval. This operation for which the code name was Operation Northwoods, called for innocents to be shot on the streets of America and boats carrying refugees who were fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas. The terrorism was to be launched in D.C., Miami and other places and then the framing of people would begin for things they had not committed. 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 and planes would even be hijacked. The phony evidence would then be blamed on Castro. Of course the chair who was Lemnitzer with his cabal would then have the backing from the public and international community to go to war.
Even though many Cubans hated Castro, provoking the public to revolt seemed dead and Castro, appeared to have no inclination to launch any attacks against Americans or their property. I wonder why; maybe because he was smart.
Operation Northwoods called for a war that many patriotic Americans and even innocent Cubans would die in. Senseless deaths in which the egos of generals who sat in their own safe homes and driving their fancy limos and in general living high on the hog. We the People are nobody important in their eyes; just useful tools.
One of the elaborate schemes was to "create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner en route from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday or any grouping of persons with a common interest to support chartering a non-scheduled flight." The plan does not actually call for killing the college students mentioned above - only seeming to kill them - the Joint Chiefs did suggest the possibility of killing some Cuban refugees, or at least wounding them, as long as there was plenty of publicity to make it all worthwhile. Although the plan did not actually call for killing the college students but only to seem to do so it does bring to mind many attacks like the Boston Marathon, Sandy Hook, and the Aurora Theater and even 9/11. (a false flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them).
Now how many were killed and how many only would seem to be killed and at which events? Makes you wonder, right? I believe they are created on purpose and that innocents die but, I also believe that there are a few planted actors at these events and much manipulating behind the scenes. Do you really trust your government and many of the top leaders from either side of the aisle. Many of the events around the world are created also by other governments and ours for an evil agenda.
This is typical thinking because many of our government and military leaders think this is a chess game. Sometimes you may have to sacrifice some of your own pieces in order to win the game. No matter the lives being snuffed out for your so called game.
Thus here is a list from pages 10-11 of a 15 page GW file on Northwoods (page 7-8 of Joint Chiefs report)
A series of well coordinated incidents will be planned to take place in and around Guantanamo to give genuine appearance of being done by hostile Cuban forces.A. Incidents to establish a credible attack:
(1) Start rumors (many). Use clandestine radio.
(2) Land friendly Cubans in uniform "over-the-fence" to stage attack on base.
(3) Capture Cuban (friendly) saboteurs inside the base.
(4) Start riots near the base main gate (friendly Cubans).
(5) Blow up ammunition inside the base: start fires.
(6) Burn aircraft on air base (sabotage).
(7) Lob mortar shells from outside of base into base.
(8) Capture assault teams approaching from the sea or vicinity of Guantanamo City.
(9) Capture militia group which storms base.
(10) Sabotage ship in harbor; large fires – naphthalene.
(11) Sink ship near harbor entrance. Conduct funerals for mock-victims
Even the UN would have favored the U.S. in this because in
world opinion, and in the United Nations forum it would favorably have affected developing the international image of the Cuban government as rash and irresponsible, and as an alarming and unpredictable threat to the peace of the Western Hemisphere.
The US Joint Chiefs of Staff put out recommendations for hijacking US aircraft, staging “false flag” attacks, which are covert military operations in which they attack selected targets under the “flag” of another nation/entity in order to blame that particular entity for the attack, such as the recommendations for attacking Guantamo Bay by “friendly Cubans” and conducting a “terror campaign” within the United States, itself.
Our President, John F. Kennedy, in listening to the plan of General Lemnitzer who had jumped at the opportunity to recommend Operation Northwoods, yet deceptively spared the specific operational plans of “blowing up people on the streets of Miami and the nation’s capital and blaming it on Castro.” However, “Kennedy was not amused” and he told the general that, “we were not discussing the use of U.S. military force.”
Eventually, Kennedy replaced General Lemnitzer as he should have. The CIA is full of power hungry egotistical men and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are no better. They were part of the plotting to take out Kennedy because he refused to go along the Operation Northwoods.
Was Operation Northwoods an unusual example, or are such recommendations actually common? The report noted on page four of the documents “it is assumed that there will be similar submissions from other agencies and that these inputs will be used as a basis for developing a time-phased plan.” It appears that even insofar as this “Cuba Project” was concerned, Northwoods was not alone, and in fact they probably knew this from previous experience - its uniqueness may lie not its existence but in it's eventual publication.
In fact, Mr. Bamford notes Operation Northwoods as a precedent for other events were to come. On the subject of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the August 1964 alleged attack by North Vietnamese forces on American ships which led to direct U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, he wrote:
“In light of the Operation Northwoods documents, it is clear that deceiving the public and trumping up wars for Americans to fight and die in was standard, approved policy at the highest levels of the Pentagon. […] One needs only replace “Guanantanamo Bay” with “Tonkin Gulf,” and “Cuba” with “North Vietnam.” The Gulf of Tonkin incident may or may not have been stage-managed, but the senior Pentagon leadership at the time was clearly capable of such deceit.”
"And the people bowed and prayed, to the Neon god they made."
Ah yes, the gods they made were the politicians and the people created them by doing homage and by continuing to vote them into office.
"And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that it was forming".
People watch the wars, disasters, and protests on television and they either disassociate or become willfully ignorant about what is going on in the world around them. They don't take any action because everything has become a "show or spectacle"
Ah yes, the gods they made were the politicians and the foolish people created them. Then they were silent until the evil came for them; then it was too late.