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:

10 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Operation Northwoods 1962

    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!

        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.”

            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.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              March 15, 2019 at 1:28 AM

              Common sense? In politics? Surely, you jest…

                badfinger20 said:
                March 15, 2019 at 1:29 AM

                I know I know…. impossible

    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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