- Published on Sunday, 08 September 2013 17:48
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration: Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba, Codenamed Northwoods, 1962, ARC Textual Records, ID 305036
In considering an event such as 9/11, and asking the question as to whether or not it is conceivable in principle that conspirators within the U.S. Government could have organised the events of that day as a false-flag attack (in order, among other things, to generate public support for the so-called 'War on Terror'), it is worth bearing in mind an important historical precedent: Operation Northwoods.
Excerpt from interview with Dr. Daniele Ganser
Declassified and released to the public in 1997, "Northwoods" is the code name for a list of proposals for a false-flag terror campaign issued in 1962 by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff under the chairmanship of General Lyman Louis Lemnitzer. Rejected by John F. Kennedy (to his credit), these proposals - which formed part of the secret anti-Castro operation "Mongoose" - suggested the engineering of various terrorist events both inside and outside the U.S., and blaming Castro, in order to generate public support for war against communist Cuba.
Entitled "Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba", Northwoods included proposals such as: to "blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba"; to "develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington"; and to "sink a boat load of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated)".
Pages 39-1469a to 36-1473a (the lower row) are of particular interest.
These digital images, to which access is unrestricted and which are therefore in the public domain, were obtained from the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
"Plan for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba Codenamed Northwoods, 1962", ARC Textual Records, ID 305036