Operation Northwoods Planned To Cause National Fervor
Avon Park, Florida — Declassified military document Operation Northwoods proposed terrorist attacks. The proposals neither detail measures to protect America from terrorist attacks nor outline a counter-terrorist plan against any real terrorists. The proposal recommended terrorists attacks carried out by United States of America in the country as justification for into submitting war with Cuba. “The secret documents of Operation Northwoods officially released to the public November 18th, 1997, published online April 30th, 2001. Only thirty years would’ve passed before the American public suspected anything, beyond hints of a conspiracy (the official declassified top-secret documents of Operations Northwoods.”
Once this false flag executed by CIA operatives, Cuba would carry the blame via planted evidence. If successful these false flag attacks would have justified war with Cuba, perhaps even intending for World War III. Thankfully, the Kennedy Administration promptly rejected Operation Northwoods proposal in 1962. Yet given the political climate of the sixties, this proposal was not mere draft, but a plan. “To understand why Operation Northwoods would have worked, consider the political climate of the sixties. In 1962, America and Soviet Union entangled in political and military tension now known as the Cold War. Communism spread rapidly, endangering American interests around the world. One country it spread to was Cuba. The Cuban Revolution of 1959, schemed by Fidel Castro, created an eroded US – Cuban Relations. In 1960, Cuba married trade with the Soviet Union.”
The United States aimed to overthrow Cuba. But the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion, a covert operation disguised as a coup d’état, failed. Operation Northwoods was a false flag attack on American soil purposed to bring the United States into direct military conflict with Cuba. To carry out its goal, Operation Northwoods proposed several actions to terrorize the American citizens. The operation outlined sabotaged ships and planes riots on US military bases in the world, along with terror campaigns in Florida. The most notable plan of Operation Northwoods involved hijacking American passenger planes. All to convince the American public, and abroad, that the United States was under attack.
“During this time, anti-communist propaganda played directly on the fears of the American public. The Second Red Scare had Americans afraid of losing their freedom. With the threat of having another communist country so close, Operation Northwoods was propaganda to take this fear to the next step. With these attacks executed, an investigation into the terrorist attacks would have commenced. This investigation would implicate the Cuban government as the responsible party. The U.S. would then design war with Cuba, now with support from the American people. Operation Northwoods would have been a success.”
“Conspiracy theorists count Operation Northwoods as an example of what the U.S. military bases in the world can do: false US flags. Yet, we also consider the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Centers as examples of false US flags. Considering the national fervor during these perceived terrorist attacks, how could Operation Northwoods not have worked?”