Operation Northwoods~ “In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people (US civilians) and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba. (Remember, the US used the excuse to invade Iraq on the premise of WMD’s that were never found? There is no evidence that Iran has, or is developing a Nuclear weapon, yet talks of war continue. Research “false flag attacks”)
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.
(full document here, via We Are 1776): http://weare1776.org/operation-northwoods/
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.
The Joint Chiefs at the time were headed by Eisenhower appointee Army Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, who, with the signed plans in hand made a pitch to McNamara on March 13, 1962, recommending Operation Northwoods be run by the military.
One idea was to create a war between Cuba and another Latin American country so that the United States could intervene. Another was to pay someone in the Castro government to attack U.S. forces at the Guantanamo naval base — an act, which Bamford notes, would have amounted to treason. And another was to fly low level U-2 flights over Cuba, with the intention of having one shot down as a pretext for a war.”