Operation Northwoods

nodle

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And you say they couldn't think up 911 to be able to pass the patriot act etc. :roll:

In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban ?migr?s, 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.

America's top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba," and, "casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."

Details of the plans are described in Body of Secrets (Doubleday), a new book by investigative reporter James Bamford about the history of America's largest spy agency, the National Security Agency. However, the plans were not connected to the agency, he notes.

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.

"These were Joint Chiefs of Staff documents. The reason these were held secret for so long is the Joint Chiefs never wanted to give these up because they were so embarrassing," Bamford told ABCNEWS.com.

"The whole point of a democracy is to have leaders responding to the public will, and here this is the complete reverse, the military trying to trick the American people into a war that they want but that nobody else wants."

Gunning for War

The documents show "the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government," writes Bamford.

More here:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662
 

Ludacris

Fluxoid's Doctor
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That actually gives me a great idea...we could pay terrorists to fly planes into large important buildings thus gaining support from the american people to go to war against terror.  Only, we'll really go to Iraq and gain control of oil production and make the price of gas/oil triple!!  Meanwhile, the guy we paid to supply us with theses terrorist will be "unattainable" because he is "hidding in a cave someplace in pakastan."  Sh*t, I should run for presidency.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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That actually gives me a great idea...we could pay terrorists to fly planes into large important buildings thus gaining support from the american people to go to war against terror.  Only, we'll really go to Iraq and gain control of oil production and make the price of gas/oil triple!!  Meanwhile, the guy we paid to supply us with theses terrorist will be "unattainable" because he is "hidding in a cave someplace in pakastan."  Sh*t, I should run for presidency.
I would vote for ya!
 

Davidc

Caulk Sucker
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That actually gives me a great idea...we could pay terrorists to fly planes into large important buildings thus gaining support from the american people to go to war against terror.  Only, we'll really go to Iraq and gain control of oil production and make the price of gas/oil triple!!  Meanwhile, the guy we paid to supply us with theses terrorist will be "unattainable" because he is "hidding in a cave someplace in pakastan."  Sh*t, I should run for presidency.
Looks like you've summarized it quite nicely sir.  :smt023
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Below are some "Northwood" quotes which may be relevant to what happened on 9/11...

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(11) Sink ship near harbor entrance. Conduct funerals for mock-victims (may be lieu of (10)).

b. United States would respond by executing offensive operations to secure water and power supplies, destroying artillery and mortar emplacements which threaten the base.

c. Commence large scale United States military operations.

3. A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged in several forms:

a. We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba.

b. We could blow up a drone (unmanned) vessel anywhere in the Cuban waters. We could arrange to cause such incident in the vicinity of Havana or Santiago as a spectacular result of Cuban attack from the air or sea, or both. The presence of Cuban planes or ships merely investigating the intent of the vessel could be fairly compelling evidence that the ship was taken under attack. The nearness to Havana or Santiago would add credibility especially to those people that might have heard the blast or have seen the fire. The US could follow up with an air/sea rescue operation covered by US fighters to "evacuate" remaining members of the non-existent crew. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.

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TOP SECRET SPECIAL HANDLING NOFORN

UNCLASSIFIED

7. Hijacking attempts against civil air and surface craft should appear to continue as harassing measures condoned by the government of Cuba. Concurrently, genuine defections of Cuban civil and military air and surface craft should be encouraged.

8. It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute 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.

a. An aircraft at Eglin AFB would be painted and numbered as an exact duplicate for a civil registered aircraft belonging to a CIA proprietary organization in the Miami area. At a designated time the duplicate would be substituted for the actual civil aircraft and would be loaded with the selected passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases. The actual registered aircraft would be converted to a drone.

b. Take off times of the drone aircraft and the actual aircraft will be scheduled to allow a rendezvous south of Florida. From the rendezvous point the passenger-carrying aircraft will descend to minimum altitude and go directly into an auxiliary field at Eglin AFB where arrangements will have been made to evacuate the passengers and return the aircraft to its original status. The drone aircraft meanwhile will continue to fly the filed flight plan. When over Cuba the drone will being transmitting on the international distress frequency a "MAY DAY" message stating he is under attack by Cuban MIG aircraft. The transmission will be interrupted by destruction of the aircraft which will be triggered by radio signal. This will allow ICAO radio

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And this was back in 1962 !!!

Things are not always as they appear, or are made to appear, ask any illusionist.

All of these planes involved in 9/11 had very unusual flight paths, which could have facilitated a "switch"...
 

nodle

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