Wayback Wednesday: Operation Northwoods 1962

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Fifty-seven years ago, today, a document…a memorandum was typed up. It was a proposal from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lyman Lemnitzer, submitted to President Kennedy via Defense Secretary McNamara.

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(Difficult to read on a phone)

From Wikipedia:

The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or other U.S. government operatives, to commit acts of terrorism against American civilians and military targets, blaming them on the Cuban government and, using it to justify a war against Cuba. The plans detailed in the document 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 orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities. The proposals were rejected by [The President].

The John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board finally released the document to the public on November 18, 1997. The proposed operation came on the heals of the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion and Operation Mongoose.

♦ The entire Archived Document.
ABC News Article
Additional Reading

I’m not going to reinvent the wheel, here, with this data. Aaron & Melissa Dykes have done a terrific video investigation on this:

14 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Operation Northwoods 1962

    David Redpath said:
    March 13, 2019 at 10:46 PM

    Scary! Winston Churchill was prepared to not warn English towns of impending Nazi
    bombing raids in order to keep secret the
    fact British Intelligence, thanks to Alan
    Turing, had cracked the ‘Enigma’ code.
    But that was during an actual war, and not
    the British killing their own citizens.


      The Hinoeuma responded:
      March 13, 2019 at 11:57 PM

      The fact that they state, openly, that fake people can be used for fake funerals is mind blowing. And, they had the ability to do all of that in 1962. IMAGINE what they can do, now.

      I trust NOTHING they say.

      Secrecy in the vein of “National Security” is code for “cover your ass.”


        David Redpath said:
        March 14, 2019 at 12:09 AM

        Since Project MK Ultra was conducted
        … the US government not to be trusted 😎


          The Hinoeuma responded:
          March 14, 2019 at 1:36 PM


          I know some families that haven’t trusted it since the Civil War. What we have been told about that is wrong.

          Liked by 1 person

    badfinger20 said:
    March 14, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Makes you feel safe at night…


      The Hinoeuma responded:
      March 15, 2019 at 12:15 AM

      Riiiiiight. NOT!

      Liked by 1 person

        badfinger20 said:
        March 15, 2019 at 12:39 AM

        The government never surprises me. We are just numbers to them…the only good we do is vote.


          The Hinoeuma responded:
          March 15, 2019 at 12:57 AM

          Assuming we have something to vote FOR.

          I don’t bother. It only encourages them. “What? You two are my only choices? I’m going home.”

          Liked by 1 person

            badfinger20 said:
            March 15, 2019 at 12:59 AM

            I know…I don’t claim either… I suggest the “common sense” party… but that would not fly.


    JT Twissel said:
    March 14, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    We’re already seeing history repeat itself because too few people have studied the past. So sad.


      The Hinoeuma responded:
      March 15, 2019 at 12:19 AM

      The problem there is, history isn’t TAUGHT. High schools brush over stuff like headlines. History at major universities? Please. They can’t even grasp The First Amendment.


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