It's extremely important to realize that the U.S. government is not trustworthy on matters of either foreign or domestic policy or practices.
Operation Northwoods is gaining infamy. It is even posted in Wikipedia. Don't expect a full treatment of the issue of false-flag in the Wikipedia though.
Wikipedia is constantly being scrubbed by the U.S. so-called intelligence community and others. By all means, read the Wikipedia entry on False-Flag Operations. Just keep in mind that it is far from exhaustive and many major false-flag operations are entirely missing from the article.
In a nutshell, Northwoods was a proposal for making it appear that Cuba under Fidel Castro had attacked the U.S. when in fact it would have been the U.S. attacking itself for the sole purpose of revving up anger in the general American public opinion so the people would go along with and even holler for revenge, just like for the current Iraq occupation.
This type of planning comes under the general heading of "all's fair in love and war." Frankly, it could be reduced to all is fair. It really simply means that those who are willing to do anything and everything to attain what they want need no justification because there is no accountability in the end or because they actually believe that the spirit of the God or the gods is such that their will to power is a direct reflection of, and in fact is, that spirit.
Well, in a certain sense, they are right; however, what they are leaving out is the absolute knowledge that there are evil spirits and that they (the all's fair crowd) are a direct reflection of the evil spirit and are, in fact, that evil spirit incarnate. Under these people, there is no fair, there is no truth, as Jesus uses the term, and there is no love or peace, also as Jesus uses those terms.
The following is the content of the plan:
1. Since it would seem desirable to use legitimate provocation as the basis for US military intervention in Cuba a cover and deception plan, to include requisite preliminary actions such as has been developed in response to Task 33 c, could be executed as an initial effort to provoke Cuban reactions. Harassment plus deceptive actions to convince the Cubans of imminent invasion would be emphasized. Our military posture throughout execution of the plan will allow a rapid change from exercise to intervention if Cuban response justifies.
2. A series of well coordinated incidents will be planned to take place in and around Guantanamo to give genuine appearance of being done by hostile Cuban forces.
a. Incidents to establish a credible attack (not in chronological order):
(1) Start rumors (many). Use clandestine radio.
(2) Land friendly Cubans in uniform "over-the-fence" to stage attack on base.
(3) Capture Cuban (friendly) saboteurs inside the base.
(4) Start riots near the base main gate (friendly Cubans).
(5) Blow up ammunition inside the base; start fires.
(6) Burn aircraft on air base (sabotage).
(7) Lob mortar shells from outside of base into base. Some damage to installations.
(8) Capture assault teams approaching from the sea or vicinity of Guantanamo City.
(9) Capture militia group which storms the base.
(10) Sabotage ship in harbor; large fires — napthalene.
(11) Sink ship near harbor entrance. Conduct funerals for mock-victims (may be lieu of (10)).
b. United States would respond by executing offensive operations to secure water and power supplies, destroying artillery and mortar emplacements which threaten the base.
c. Commence large scale United States military operations.
3. A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged in several forms:
a. We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba.
b. We could blow up a drone (unmanned) vessel anywhere in the Cuban waters. We could arrange to cause such incident in the vicinity of Havana or Santiago as a spectacular result of Cuban attack from the air or sea, or both. The presence of Cuban planes or ships merely investigating the intent of the vessel could be fairly compelling evidence that the ship was taken under attack. The nearness to Havana or Santiago would add credibility especially to those people that might have heard the blast or have seen the fire. The US could follow up with an air/sea rescue operation covered by US fighters to "evacuate" remaining members of the non-existent crew. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.
4. We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington.
The terror campaign could be pointed at refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized. Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of Cuban agents and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement, also would be helpful in projecting the idea of an irresponsible government.
5. A "Cuban-based, Castro-supported" filibuster could be simulated against a neighboring Caribbean nation (in the vein of the 14th of June invasion of the Dominican Republic). We know that Castro is backing subversive efforts clandestinely against Haiti, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Nicaragua at present and possible others. These efforts can be magnified and additional ones contrived for exposure. For example, advantage can be taken of the sensitivity of the Dominican Air Force to intrusions within their national air space. "Cuban" B-26 or C-46 type aircraft could make cane-burning raids at night. Soviet Bloc incendiaries could be found. This could be coupled with "Cuban" messages to the Communist underground in the Dominican Republic and "Cuban" shipments of arm which would be found, or intercepted, on the beach.
6. Use of MIG type aircraft by US pilots could provide additional provocation. Harassment of civil air, attacks on surface shipping and destruction of US military drone aircraft by MIG type planes would be useful as complementary actions. An F-86 properly painted would convince air passengers that they saw a Cuban MIG, especially if the pilot of the transport were to announce such fact. The primary drawback to this suggestion appears to be the security risk inherent in obtaining or modifying an aircraft. However, reasonable copies of the MIG could be produced from US resources in about three months.
7. Hijacking attempts against civil air and surface craft should appear to continue as harassing measures condoned by the government of Cuba. Concurrently, genuine defections of Cuban civil and military air and surface craft should be encouraged.
8. It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday or any grouping of persons with a common interest to support chartering a non-scheduled flight.
a. An aircraft at Eglin AFB would be painted and numbered as an exact duplicate for a civil registered aircraft belonging to a CIA proprietary organization in the Miami area. At a designated time the duplicate would be substituted for the actual civil aircraft and would be loaded with the selected passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases. The actual registered aircraft would be converted to a drone.
b. Take off times of the drone aircraft and the actual aircraft will be scheduled to allow a rendezvous south of Florida. From the rendezvous point the passenger-carrying aircraft will descend to minimum altitude and go directly into an auxiliary field at Eglin AFB where arrangements will have been made to evacuate the passengers and return the aircraft to its original status. The drone aircraft meanwhile will continue to fly the filed flight plan. When over Cuba the drone will being transmitting on the international distress frequency a "MAY DAY" message stating he is under attack by Cuban MIG aircraft. The transmission will be interrupted by destruction of the aircraft which will be triggered by radio signal. This will allow ICAO radio stations in the Western Hemisphere to tell the US what has happened to the aircraft instead of the US trying to "sell" the incident.
9. It is possible to create an incident which will make it appear that Communist Cuban MIGs have destroyed a USAF aircraft over international waters in an unprovoked attack.
a. Approximately 4 or 5 F-101 aircraft will be dispatched in trail from Homestead AFB, Florida, to the vicinity of Cuba. Their mission will be to reverse course and simulate fakir aircraft for an air defense exercise in southern Florida. These aircraft would conduct variations of these flights at frequent Intervals. Crews would be briefed to remain at least 12 miles off the Cuban coast; however, they would be required to carry live ammunition in the event that hostile actions were taken by the Cuban MIGs.
b. On one such flight, a pre-briefed pilot would fly tail-end Charley at considerable interval between aircraft. While near the Cuban Island this pilot would broadcast that he had been jumped by MIGs and was going down. No other calls would be made. The pilot would then fly directly west at extremely low altitude and land at a secure base, an Eglin auxiliary. The aircraft would be met by the proper people, quickly stored and given a new tail number. The pilot who had performed the mission under an alias, would resume his proper identity and return to his normal place of business. The pilot and aircraft would then have disappeared.
c. At precisely the same time that the aircraft was presumably shot down a submarine or small surface craft would disburse F-101 parts, parachute, etc., at approximately 15 to 20 miles off the Cuban coast and depart. The pilots returning to Homestead would have a true story as far as they knew. Search ships and aircraft could be dispatched and parts of aircraft found.
That plan wasn't used; however, many, many false-flag operations have been conducted. In fact, most wars the U.S. has ever been involved in have known (documented) aspects of false-flag.
Here are the biggest:
- The Mexican-American War (see: Lincoln's Spot Resolutions)
- The Civil War (it wasn't about slavery but rather Empire; not exactly a false-flag operation but rather other types of deception)
- The Spanish-American War (the U.S. blew up its own battle ship in Cuba)
- World War I (Wilson used Edward L. Bernays to whip up a psychological frenzy in the American people; the sinking of the Lusitania was a set-up)
- World War II (Pearl Harbor was the result of planned provocations and was allowed to happen (very 9/11-like); they knew enough that they could have stopped it; there are memos that have been surfaced by FOIA Requests)
- Europe (Operation Gladio was a stay-behind operation by the U.S. throughout Europe in which the U.S. with the aid of other fascists instigated and conducted false-flag bombings and assassinations (Prime minister Aldo Moro of Italy is a prime example) and other evils; they convinced Communists to conduct many attacks and they conducted many attacks and pinned those on the left in general and Communists usually; this was all to prevent sharing of wealth and the means of production)
- The overthrow of duly elected president Mohammed Mosaddeq of Iran via Operation Ajax (The Wikipedia says it was "British-orchestrated"; but in the U.S., we attribute most of the operation to the CIA and Kermit Roosevelt)
- The Vietnam War (the Gulf of Tonkin was clearly a false-flag operation)
- The Gulf War (the incubator babies never happened; the weapons of Iraq were never lined up on the Saudi border)
- The Kosovo War (the U.S. Clinton administration claimed the Serbians had massacred upwards of a quarter of a million in Kosovo; Operation Allied Force was the NATO bombing of Serbia for 78 days under the pretext; not exactly a false-flag operation, since the U.S. didn't attack itself of have anyone attack anyone but rather just lied about the massacres; lying of this type is an extremely common tactic)
- The Afghan Invasion and Occupation and the Iraq War (9/11 was false-flag)
- George W. Bush proposed a plan to Tony Blair to paint a U.S. plane U.N. colors and then provoke Saddam Hussein into shooting it down as a pretext for the U.S. and U.K. to then invade Iraq
- The neocon Bush administration conjured up many forgeries and lies it foisted to the masses (all of which constitute war crimes that the President of the U.S. can not pardon and make stick, because they are international crimes under treaties signed into being the highest law of the land and incorporated into the U.S. Constitution by that constitution)
- The bombing of the Shiite Golden Mosque in Samarra, Iraq, was a false-flag operation orchestrated by U.S. intelligence and special ops designed to foment sectarian hatred between Shias and Sunnis (divide and conquer; divide and rule)
Many false-flag operations have been used by other nations as well.
- Germany (In the Reichstag Fire, the rightist/fascist Nazis are alleged to have set fire to their own parliament building and blamed it on a Socialist/Communists; Gleiwitz Incident and Operation Himmler are also claimed to be false-flag)
- Japan (In the Mukden Incident and Marco Polo Bridge Incident, the Japanese did the dirty work and blamed the Chinese)
- Israel (In the U.S.S. Liberty Attack, the Israelis viciously attacked a U.S. ship while Lyndon Johnson recalled U.S. air support for the ship under attack; the Lavon Affair was also false-flag)
- Russia (The Russians bombed their own village in the Shelling of Mainila near the Finnish border; Moscow Apartment Bombings were false-flag blamed on Chechens)
- Britain (The 7/7 London Bombings (Subway) were coordinated by elements of the government)
- Spain (The Madrid Train Bombings were coordinated by bomb-squad elements of the government)
No doubt, many other bombings have been false-flag operations the result of the CIA and DIA special ops.
Often, the truth about these events is scrubbed from the Wikipedia. Editors will add the information, and other editors (often government agents) will come along and delete the information. Also, since so many false-flag operations use people who are incited to violence by covert government-agents who infiltrate such groups, it is easier for said governments to claim that those who say something is a false-flag operation are engaging in fanciful conspiracy theorizing as mental defectives. However, painting people that way is a propaganda technique used to dupe the gullible and naive. Agents will even infiltrate movements to add more arguments to appear genuine only to then have other parts of the government shoot down those straw men.
Let me say that most people don't have the imagination capable of knowing the evil lengths to which the government gangsters will go and have gone. The government has deliberately taking people nearly at birth for the purpose of conditioning them to do the bidding of the plutocracy. They have been conditioned and treated with chemicals and other technological means to render them conscienceless and even unconscious actors. The government has created human automaton tools. These are highly suggestible people who have been conditioned into responding only to the hypnotic suggestions of the government agents who pass orders to these slaves. The Finders Case (not an endorsement of everything on the site or its underlying ideology) is a prime example of children taken for such conditioning by the CIA. It's been covered up, and people have been eliminated to keep it that way as much as possible.
If you do a search on false-flag on this site, you will be given a list of many posts that discuss many aspects and operations. Some of the posts are long and multi-paged, so a text search on the given page may not take you to the actual spot in the post where the term false-flag is located. You can though click on the printer version of such long posts and then do a text search and be taken right to the term.
The reason Northwoods is cited is because since it wasn't used, there just hasn't been the same level of effort to cover it up, to keep it classified. It's too late now though unless the fascists gain so much power that they can erase every trace. Victors have erased previous history down through history. We have examples where they missed some of it even though they tried mightily. A new Egyptian Pharaoh might order the removal and destruction of all signs of a previous regime. The name would be blotted out and removed everywhere. The statues would be brought down and broken up beyond the recognizable and beyond repair.
Again, it's extremely important to realize that the U.S. government is not trustworthy on matters of either foreign or domestic policy or practices. The government is a racket, and that won't change with a different president in office. The people who run it from the very top are the plutocrats (the world bankers (Rockefellers, Rothschilds, etc.), who set up the current economic crisis so they weaken, divide, conquer, and rule more and more). They are nothing more than a self-glorified gang — gangsters, criminals. They have stolen the inheritance of all for themselves. Their kind has been operating on others since the beginning, as Jesus puts it. They have used religion to do it too. They have subverted faith to evil ends. They have put in God's mouth evil ideas such as greed, covetousness, violent coercion, deception, and sexual depravity. In other words, they have worked at covering up what is best so that they may continue on in their wickedness with the masses in their employ.
None of this is designed to punish any of them but rather to call all to repent. The world requires universal repentance to save the world. The more it is said, the more people who repent, the sooner all living will have repented, the sooner salvation will occur for all living souls.
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