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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 05:47 AM
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8. We never would have known how far back in history the trick goes in which a group attacks
Edited on Wed Oct-15-08 05:49 AM by Judi Lynn
members of its own group in order to create the illusion it has been attacked by its enemy in order to launch an all out living hell of a war on the parties they mean to destroy!

If author James Bamford hadn't kept pushing, and pushing, and pushing, we would have never known about "Operation Northwoods" which he finally was able to uncover through the Freedom of Information Act:
U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba
Book: U.S. Military Drafted Plans to Terrorize U.S. Cities to Provoke War With Cuba
By David Ruppe
N E W Y O R K, May 1, 2001

In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban migrs, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.

The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba's then new leader, communist Fidel Castro.

America's top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba," and, "casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."

Details of the plans are described in Body of Secrets (Doubleday), a new book by investigative reporter James Bamford about the history of America's largest spy agency, the National Security Agency. However, the plans were not connected to the agency, he notes.

The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy's defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.

"These were Joint Chiefs of Staff documents. The reason these were held secret for so long is the Joint Chiefs never wanted to give these up because they were so embarrassing," Bamford told ABCNEWS.com.
More:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662

On edit: It IS strange that the emphasis of the article is placed on the reaction to the editor's death threat on their elected President, not the death threat, itself. Seems a little unprincipled.
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