What is OPERATION NORTHWOODS?
According to davidcogswell.com see below:
Operation Northwoods was an early '60s plan by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to create a pretext for an invasion of Cuba by carrying out terror attacks against Americans in US cities.
The plans are described in Body of Secrets (Doubleday), by investigative reporter James Bamford (see "U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba" at ABC News.) According to the ABC report, "The plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban ÈmigrÈs, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities. The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba's then new leader, communist Fidel Castro."
The plan laid out a design for attacks on Americans by the US government. "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 . . . and to develop an image of a threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere," the document said matter-of-factly. "We could develop a Cuban terror campaign . . . in Washington . . . Hijacking attempts against civil air and surface craft should appear to continue . . . It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate that a Cuban aircraft has shot down a chartered civil airliner en route from the US to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela . . . It is possible to create an incident which will make it appear that Communist Cuban MIGs have destroyed a USAF aircraft over international waters in an unprovoked attack."
According to ABC, "The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy's defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years."
Three days after the presentation of the plan to McNamara, Kennedy personally told the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer that "there was virtually no possibility of ever using overt force to take Cuba."
And there it lay.
JFK rejected Northwoods. After being tricked by the CIA into the Bay of Pigs invasion/catastrophe, he vowed to tear the CIA apart and scatter it to the winds. He also ordered withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam. Soon after that Kennedy was assassinated. Within a week of his death his order to withdraw from Vietnam was rescinded and replaced with orders to build up troops in Vietnam. The next year a phony incident in the Gulf of Tonkin was used as a pretext to escalate the Vietnam War. But nothing as outrageous as Operation Northwoods was attempted at that time.
JFK was assassinated because he would not go along with the Bay of Pigs-US sponsored-TERROR campaign, and he would not accept the blue print, Operation Northwoods, for future US-sponsored terror attacks on their OWN citizens (i.e., 9/11).
The most telling aspect of the Operation Northwoods doc for our era and how it came into American citizens' possesion is the fact that they were released just months before 9/11. They were in fact LEAKED.
A WARNING perhaps for America???
This, America, IS a REAL leak.
How'd it get leaked?, you might say. See this article from prisonplanet.com from Oct. 2002:
For Immediate Release: October 24, 2002
US GOVERNMENT PLANNED SNIPER ATTACKS
PENTAGON PLANNED TO CARRY OUT SNIPER ATTACKS IN DC AND MIAMI
On April 24, 2001 the Baltimore Sun and ABC News reported on a shocking, declassified Pentagon document, titled Operation Northwoods. In Operation Northwoods the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called for hijacking jet airliners, attacking US military bases, blowing up US ships and wounding civilians in Miami, Florida and Washington, DC using paramilitary sniper teams. Page eight of the formerly Top Secret Pentagon plan stated that casualty lists in US Newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation. The opening paragraph in the Baltimore Sun read US leaders proposed in 62 a secret plan to commit terrorist acts against Americans and blame Cuba to create a pretext for invasion.
The Northwoods Document spells out the US Government's plan to frame innocent people for the shootings and bombings that the US Government was preparing to commit. Page 9 of the Northwoods Document states that after the Government carried out shootings and bombings in Washington DC that "the arrest of Cuban agents and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement also would be helpful in projecting the idea of an irresponsible government." Now in 2002 they're telling us that they think that they have the two men responsible for the sniper shootings in DC. Can the government be trusted? - http://www.infowars.com/northwoods.htm
Also, see this youtube video from RLiebenstein1