Sunday, May 27, 2007

RE: US Military Plan to Provoke War w/Cuba"Operation Northwoods"

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From: Save Our Troops, WE Wont Forget Truth Of 911
Date: May 27, 2007 2:09 PM


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U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba

U.S. Military Drafted Plans to Terrorize U.S. Cities to Provoke War With Cuba

by David Ruppe
Global Research, May 26, 2007
ABC News

Global Research Editor's Note

The mainstream media is now acknowledging "Operation Northwoods," a (declassified) secret plan to kill innocent civilians in the US: The objective was to "create a useful wave of indignation," blame Fidel Castro for the civilian deaths, with a view to building a pretext to invade Cuba.

This sounds familiar does it not? Was Operation Northwoods a dress rehearsal?  On September 11, 2001, "a mass casuality producing event," as it is described in military-intelligence circles was used to galvanize public support for a war on Afghanistan. That war, which was already in the advanced planning stages  was launched less than a month after 9/11, on October 7, 2001.

While 911 researchers have extensively analysed the logic of Operation Northwoods, and its role in the construction of the "Global War on Terrorism" the mainstream media has largely remained silent.  

Michel Chossudovsky,  26 May 2007



In the early 1960s, America's top 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 émigrés, 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.

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