Operation Northwoods was perhaps one of the most elaborate conspiracies of the U.S. Federal Government. Most Americans can’t conceive that officials at the highest levels of the U.S. Government would murder thousands of its citizens to advance an empirical agenda. We should all be very careful.
In 1962, state-sponsored terrorism was directed against American citizens on American soil. The Chiefs of the U.S. defense forces propagated the acts of violence.
This act included shooting ordinary people on the streets of Washington DC. and Miami. Authorized documents sanctioned the bombing of hijacked planes, sinking U.S. ships, etc.
The plot was to turn international heads against the Cuban renegade leader Fidel Castro so that the U.S. naval troops can storm and ravage Havana. Another benefit would be the wave of patriotism that would spur American teens to join the Army, do the fighting and die, and return home with bloody stumps in place of their limbs. Even so, starting a war with communist Cuba was the motivation for the Pentagon’s Northwoods plan.
Operation Northwoods Diary
The operation of Northwoods came to light after a period of three decades. It only came out in the open after John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, declassified the Top Secret document.
Proposals of Operation North wood
The first proposal was to stage a plane crash of the Joint Chiefs of Staff which also included the CIA . The scheme involved a commercial flight carrying a group of 30 CIA agents from the U.S. to Jamaica, posing as University students on vacation. This flight was supposed to be followed by an empty, system controlled flight. The pilot of the commercial aircraft had instructions to fake an SOS call citing reasons that the Cuban air force had attacked them. The commercial plane would then land at Eglin AFB safely, while the automated empty aircraft would blast mid-sky. The incident would then be made public that the Cuban Government was responsible for the loss of innocent lives.
The second plan involved NASA. NASA, at this point, was preparing for its third astronaut launch with John Glenn. If things went south with the NASA project, then the game was to shift the entire blame to the Castro government and its ‘alleged’ electronic interference
To turn neighboring countries against Cuba, false Cuban planes would be used to bomb the Dominican Republic. The U.S. plan called for using actual Soviet bombs and intercepting fake Cuban weapons shipments, so as to frame-up of Cuba .
It included blowing up a U.S. battleship in Cuban waters when Cuban planes and ships are in the area so that the blame falls on the Cubans. A fake air/sea rescue operation was planned, as well as counterfeit funerals and fake passenger lists published in the Main Stream Media to cause a healthy wave of national indignation. The document mentions how a similar incident of the sinking of the US Marine that successfully started the Spanish American War in 1898.
However, all this plotting amounted to nothing as JFK denied authorization of moving the troops against the Cuban government.