- Operation Northwoods
- Could the United States government conceive of carrying
out attacks against the American people under the pretext that the attacks
came from a foreign enemy? We have to look back only 40 years to find that
the answer is yes.
- The plan was called Operation Northwoods and it called
for engaging in such unsavory activities as assassination, hijacking
blowing up ships, orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities, and even
blowing up John Glenn's space capsule, while pinning the blame on Fidel
Castro. This would whip up necessary public support for a full-scale
of Cuba, which the military believed was necessary. These details are
in a book entitled Body of Secrets, a book about the National Security
Agency, by James Bamford.
- "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay
and blame Cuba," wrote the military, and, "casualty lists in
U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national
- This was not a "rogue" operation, or loners
acting outside the government. These plans were devised by the Joint Chiefs
of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy's defense secretary,
McNamara, in 1962. The Kennedy administration rejected the plan, but
operations would continue to be drawn up as late as 1963. Among these were
to create a war between Cuba and another Latin American country so the
U.S. could intervene, and paying someone in Castro's government to attack
- The author, in an interview with ABC news, said,
whole point of a democracy is to have leaders responding to the public
will, and here is the complete reverse, the military trying to trick the
American people into a war that they want but nobody else
- It should be noted that it was the objections of Robert
McNamara, and his revelation of the plot to Kennedy which prevented this
operation from occurring. It was Kennedy McNamara and who rejected the
nuclear first strike option during the Cuban Missile crisis and negotiated
a peaceful resolution, saving the world from annihilation. These were the
so-called "leftists"óelements which no longer exist in
the executive branch today (either of them). In fact, if there is a
it is likely originating from the executive branch.
- Then there is the Kennedy assassination itself, which
has been examined with exhausting detail over the years, revealing that
there were almost certainly conspiratorial elements behind the
This tenet has received widespread acceptance by the public.
- Yet despite this, nothing definitive has been brought
to light to indict any of the conspirators to this day.
- The Rise of Hitler
- It may be considered crass by some to compare the rise
of the current administration to that of Hitler's regime. While no
are being made, only the surface historical similarities between those
events and now are being considered as merely a cautionary note, and a
proof that sometimes a path, once started, leads to an unforeseen
- There was a great fear in the capitals of Europe at the
time from the threat of Communism. Towards the end of World War I, the
Bolshevik revolution in Russia toppled the Czar and installed a
dictatorship. Russia's strategic position and military might were a matter
of grave concern. It was felt that the threat of Communism could spread
like a virus to all of Europe. It was especially a concern in Russia's
perennial enemy Germany, which was plagued by unemployment and labor
and whose currency had become nearly worthless.
- In 1933, through a series of backroom deals and political
intrigues, Adolf Hitler became the chancellor of a bankrupt, chaotic and
divided Germany on the verge of Civil War.
- Hitler convinced German President Hindenburg to hold
new elections on March 5 of that year, and Hitler believed the Nazi party
would gain control of the legislature. The Nazis controlled the courts,
and had the backing of the major industrial powers and bankers, who
Hitler would be "good for business." They blanketed the nation
with propaganda from all media outlets.
- Then in late February, shortly before the elections,
the German parliament building, the Reichstag, was set ablaze by an
- The arson was blamed on a 24-year-old Dutch Communist
named Marianus Van Der Lubbe. He allegedly confessed to the crime and was
quickly tried and executed.
- The Nazis used the public fear of the Communists to
their dictatorship. Just as today, the opposition parties were cowed into
silence in the face of an external threat. Hitler grabbed more and more
power. An emergency decree was passed the very next day that stated:
- "Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right
of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the
of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of postal,
and telephonic communications and warrants for house searches, orders for
confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible
beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed."
- Similar to today's ongoing and never-ending terror
frenzied news reports of Communist plots continued to circulate in the
press. The Nazis vowed to prove the fire was part of a vast Communist plot
to take over Germany. Their propaganda emphasized that only they could
control the threat to the nation. Despite this effort, they won only 40
percent of the legislature.
- As with Bush, Hitler faced increasingly vocal concern
about his measures, and an opposition party controlling the legislature.
His tactic was to get an enabling act passed, giving him essentially
powers and rendering the legislature irrelevant.
- On March 23, the newly elected Reichstag met in the Kroll
Opera House in Berlin to consider passing Hitler's Enabling Act. It was
officially called the "Law for Removing the Distress of the People
and the Reich." If passed, it would in effect vote democracy out of
existence in Germany and establish the legal dictatorship of Adolf
- Just as today, the public was assured that the sweeping
new emergency powers would never be used unjustly against its own citizens.
In a speech before the deciding vote, Hitler told the lawmakers, "The
government will make use of these powers only insofar as they are essential
for carrying out vitally necessary measures . . . The number of cases in
which an internal necessity exists for having recourse to such a law is
in itself a limited one."
- And, much like today, Hitler pledged to end the chronic
unemployment facing his country, and to promote peace, not war, with
enemies: Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union.
- The vote was takenó441 for, and only 84, the
Democrats, against. The Nazis could now control the German political
and declare war at any time, against any foe, without the legislature.
Far from aghast, much of the German public would support Hitler and the
Nazis through 1945, by which time Germany would be reduced to
- After the war, evidence led historians to concur that
the Reichstag fire that the Nazis used so successfully to gain political
power was, in fact, planned by the Nazis themselves for that end. Although
there is no consensus, a new book published in Germany in 2001 that
all the court evidence (Der ReichstagbrandñWie Geschichte gemacht
wird: The Reichstag FireñHow History is Created ), makes a clear
and convincing case that the Nazis themselves aided and abetted Van der
Lubbe's torching of the Reichstag.
- It should be clear from the above that there was no
feeling in Germany that it was becoming a dictatorship. Opposition forces
were silenced by propaganda and public ostracism. Dissenters were tried
in secret and killed, or sent to the camps. No one knew the true motives
behind the Nazi party. Money and propaganda were the tools the Nazis used
to devastating effect.
- People believe that our great nation, which has always
been on the right side of history, will never walk that insidious path.
But this is more a matter of faith then of fact. Ever since that dark
historians, writers and philosophers have wrestled with the agonizing
"How did it happen," and more importantly, "Could it happen
again?" We should be asking, "Could it happen here?"
- The Scenario
- We now know that the military has planned terrorist
against Americans as a pretext for war. To deny that a 9ñ11
is even possible is, quite simply, to deny history.
- What if this time, the plans were carried out?
given the after effects, what if this is part of a larger plan to dismantle
American democracy? One more catastrophic event, and the U.S. could easily
become a dictatorship.
- Extreme? Perhaps. But consider the facts:
- * Consider the fact that the anthrax attacks were almost
certainly designed to foment war with Iraq, and that the anthrax itself
came from U.S. government labs.
- * Consider the fact that stock bets were made with
knowledge of the attacks, and placed at a bank formerly run by the CIA
- * Consider the fact that the U.S. was planning to attack
Afghanistan as early as July.
- * Consider the fact that the U.S. apparently rewarded,
and then threatened the Taliban after Bush took office.
- * Consider the fact that the shadow government was
shortly after the attacks and kept a secret. * Consider the fact that the
Office of Homeland Security is working on emergency plans involving martial
- * Consider the fact that the government can now legally
spy on Americans much more easily and without constitutional and legal
- * Consider the fact that the president can define
and that the attorney general can choose what groups are considered
without legal oversight.
- * Consider the Pentagon planning an office to
- * Consider the fact that Bush's policies now receive
unthinking support from the public, even though he received fewer votes
than his opponent in the election.
- * Consider the numerous government figures that have
said that the "war" will not end in our lifetime.
- * Consider the fact that both Bush and Cheney asked
to back off the 9ñ11 investigations.
- * Consider the fact that Afghanistan is a major prize
for the oil industry, and Bush's government is largely oil executives
by large energy concerns.
- * Consider that the Iran-Contra conspirators drew up
plans to declare martial law and suspend the Constitution, and that some
of these men are now back in power.
- * Consider that two of the hijackers were wanted by the
CIA, and that nine of the hijackers were selected for security screenings
but were allowed to board their flights.
- * Consider that terrorism investigators were told to
back off investigating the Saudis and Osama bin Laden's siblings.
- * Consider the fact that bin Laden's siblings lived close
to CIA headquarters, and near a place listed by four hijackers as their
address, and that they were allowed to leave the country while thousands
of other Muslims were rounded up.
- * Consider that former president Bush is a known friend
of the bin Laden family, and works for a company that had the bin Ladin
Group as an investor, a company which now stands to make billions from
- If we can spend $70 million to investigate the Whitewater
land deal in Arkansas, isn't there enough evidence to warrant an
into these 9ñ11 connections, especially considering the gravity
of what we're facing?
- If we accept the fact that government agents can mail
deadly anthrax to our citizens, as we must at this point, why couldn't
they be capable of at least permitting an attack for their own
- What if the former Iran/Contra conspirators decided to
take a page from Hitler's playbook and manufacture a crisis? Moreover,
a crisis that would give them unquestioning public support and make them
very, very rich?
- If this is true, these same forces could be conspiring
to permit or unleash another, perhaps more horrible, attack on the American
people if their hold on power is threatened.
- Please don't take my word for it. Make up your own mind,
don't let the government or press make it for you. I'm not a journalist.
I don't have insider knowledge. I'm just a concerned citizen with a modem
who is worried about what is happening to our country. I've included every
reference and source I used at the end of every article. I've intentionally
relied on well-known respectable news sources. Most of these are available
online. Please, please, please, go check them out yourself, and don't let
your political or patriotic feelings get in the way. Remember, American
democracy and freedom are greater than any president or administration.
We are still free. Only we can make sure it stays that way.
- Details of Operation Northwoods http:
- The Rise of Adolf Hitler http://www.historypla
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