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BertRaccoon
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Ever since 9/11, many conspiracies abounded concerning the event and quite a few claim that the US government actually committed the atrocities as an excuse to wage war on other countries. A frequent claim of this conspiracy is that the US military devised plans in the 1950s/60s to commit terrorist attacks on US cities, claiming that Cuba was responsible. Therefore, the American people would have supported a war to invade Cuba and overthrow Castro.

Were there ever such plans?

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Publius
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The alleged operation was designated Operation Northwoods, according to ABC News. I'm afraid I don't know much else about it, but all of the information about it seems to come from a single published source.
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Heavy B
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[Eek!] On one hand, I'm stunned. IF this report is true, it's something that I think everyone should be made aware of, if for no other reason than to make the public aware and increase scrutiny of all our leaders.

With that being said, on the other hand, it's not that much of a suprise that at sometime in our history, those who had been in charge were so hell-bent on war that they came up with plans to "sway" the public in supporting a preemptive strike.
(Yes, I know that last paragraph can be seen as an accusation against the current administration. And while I am definitly not a Bush supporter, I seriously doubt the gov. had any role in 9/11.)

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Felessan
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quote:
Originally posted by Boo-blius:
The alleged operation was designated Operation Northwoods, according to ABC News. I'm afraid I don't know much else about it, but all of the information about it seems to come from a single published source.

"[B]low up a ship in Guantanamo Bay..." Well, the destruction of a US ship in a Cuban harbour did trigger a US invasion once ("Remember the Maine, the Hell with Spain"). The Northwood planners (assuming they existed) knew their history.

Of course, the loss of USS Maine was almost certainly an accident.

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JR
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Opertion Northwoods PDF from the NSA

There's a whole lot more than "Remember the Maine", but all of the suggestions involved faking victims, no real victims.

Now, the fact that a US based group with US government support did blow up a real Cuban civilian airliner is much more interesting. 73 very real victims. Look up CANF.

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