Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories

The next time someone heaps scorn on you, making fun of your suspicions about the federal government by calling you a “conspiracy theorist,” show this post to your mocker.

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre or pretext for war. As the term is used in contemporary America, a “false flag” incident is some traumatic event that is contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve some covert agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed and duped populace rally in support of the government’s secret agenda.

Admittedly, it is difficult for the ordinary American to think the U.S. government can stoop so low as to instigate false flags, for that would mean our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

But it is a thought not entirely alien to our Founding Fathers who instituted a new polity based on a view of human nature as inherently self-interested instead of benevolent, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist Papers:

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

For his part, Thomas Jefferson, in his 1787 letter to Edward Carrington, vividly described what government would be if unchecked and unsupervised. He warned that “if once” the people “become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.

The plain fact of the matter is that there are governments and political leaders who are evil psychopaths. Just ask the millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Nazis had slaughtered, or the hundreds of millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Communists had killed in the former Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and Kampuchea. Why would Americans, who partake of the same non-angelic human nature, be uniquely virtuous? It is for that reason that the Founders established a polity with mechanisms of checks and balances to limit government.

Even with checks and balances in place, the history of the United States is riddled with actual and planned false flags and conspiracies. As an example, the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which the U.S.S. Maine and U.S.S. Turner Joy reportedly were fired on without provocation by the North Vietnamese, was a false flag of the Lyndon Johnson Administration. Congress took the bait and passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that, by pre-approving the president’s military actions, gave Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.

Then there was Operation Northwoods, a false flag of such scope and devious audacity, it takes your breath away.

As reported by David Ruppe for ABC News, 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 émigrés, 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.” […]

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.

Operation Northwoods was proposed in March 1962 at the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s presidency by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Only a year before, in his farewell speech to the American people on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had warned that “we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.”

The Operation Northwoods proposals called for the CIA or other government operatives to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Proposed acts included sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a United States Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets. The attacks would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba.

Thankfully, President Kennedy rejected the proposals. A year and 8 months later, on November 22, 1963, he was assassinated.

The public learned about Operation Northwoods only 35 years later on November 18, 1997. That day, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board declassified Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba, a top secret collection of draft memoranda outlining the false flag proposals, written by the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Below are screenshots I took from the Appendix of a memo to the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the Department of Defense, dated March 9, 1962, in Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba. The Appendix contains the nauseating details of the proposed false flag.

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Please ask yourself whether anything has really changed for us to be assured that our government has not and will not undertake false flags like Operation Northwoods or worse. On the contrary, with the establishment media acting more as a Ministry of Truth than the feisty check on political power intended by the Founding Fathers, I fully expect our government to be even more devious and skillful. (See “CIA spreads disinformation to news agencies“)

If Sandy Hook was a false flag, it is small potatoes compared to Operation Northwoods.

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~Éowyn

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22 responses to “Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories

  1. Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Just as Operation Fast and Furious, was designed as a False Flag operation against the Second Amendment.

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  2. Lest we forget, and think everyone in our government and military can be trusted. Thank you Dr. Eowyn, for this disturbing reminder.

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  3. Northwoods comes up high on my list of suspects in the murder of JFK.

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  4. Thats insane, that era was awful eisenhower was right to warn of the military industrial complex. Maybe thats what killed Kennedy he refused the op. I bet that bastard LBJ had something to do with it. Also i wouldnt say sandy hook was a false flag incident, this society has a real issue with mental illness i dont believe an incident like this is a government conspiracy.

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    • i wouldnt say sandy hook was a false flag incident, this society has a real issue with mental illness i dont believe an incident like this is a government conspiracy.

      Even the State of Connecticut’s final report on Sandy Hook says Adam Lanza was not mentally ill. Asperger’s is not a mental illness, but a high-functioning form of autism.

      Have you actually investigated Sandy Hook?
      https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/sandy-hook-massacre/

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    • I bet that bastard LBJ had something to do with it.

      Dang right he did. LBJ was a power hungry man in a way and to a degree that most of us can not even imagine. Throughout Texas, it was widely accepted as common knowledge that he was a murderer well before he ever became Vice President, and he hated the Kennedy clan with a consuming passion.

      While he may not have been the one to first hatch the plan to murder John Kennedy, it’s almost a dead certainty that at the very least, he approved and remained silent when he learned of the plot (my personal studies lead me to conclude that his involvement was beyond that, to facilitation and cover up). Some who knew him thought that his growing dementia and mental illness in his final days was caused by the enormous burden of guilt that he bore over the assassination of John Kennedy.

      Unfortunately, the legacy of LBJ lives on, even today. His naked lust for power, and his cynical manipulation of people and groups of people to get that power, go to the very foundation of the modern Demoncrat party. Heather may have two mommies, but the Demoncrats have two daddies, and they are FDR and Lyndon Baines Johnson.

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  8. J Case I agree i read a book The Man Who Killed Kennedy, LBJ was an evil guy, he ordered murders for political gain. He was very creepy too apparently he took his privates out all the time nd cheated a lot.

    Dr. Eowyn, thats right he had Aspergers but to me those with that disorder can be very lonely and ostracized by society so it wouldnt surprise me that he had a mental meltdown in carrying out this attack. I just dont buy the conspiracies about sandy hook. I dont think the Obama admin would sanction this, it is despicable.

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  9. We got here because of what this article painstakingly tells us.

    How do we get back to a non-corrupt environment?
    1) Lottery selection for all government positions.
    2. Government staffers 5 year maximum and accumulative.
    3. Companies can only have 100 employees or less.

    If you spend the time to think about these three potential laws,
    you will realize that these three laws will allow us to reach for the stars,
    it will prevent corruption and it will stop the elites from getting in
    control.
    Lottery selection, no more campaign/Give me my favor money.
    All same party. No more career politicians. Lots of mavericks.
    The political positions will lose their importance.

    Government 5 year max, no more careers. No more favors

    Companies withless than 100 employees, Standards of input and output
    will be standard. No more planned obsolescence.

    No more stopping of great ideas, because the companies are all small.
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  10. SO, who are the Nazis that took over after they murdered Kennedy? Globalist Banker satanists? If they could suggest such a thing and feel comfortable with it, it must have been a regular type occurrence. If they can think this up, what other devices have they? THEY need to be REMOVED. With all prejudice. This is TREASON against the innocents. No man should live that would even “suggest” such actions.

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  11. Reblogged this on Patriotic Gofer and commented:
    Here’s a story of a conspiracy theory, that ISN’T A THEORY!
    Our government, for whatever reason, causes “FALSE FLAG” events, to gain public support for so-called “justification” for military action taken against an “enemy” nation. Read this article and ….. weep?

    What else is a false flag that’s happened on our continent? How many people have been killed or murdered in the name of our government?

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  12. Kevin J Lankford

    I would think that it would simple logic to conclude that the very existence of “war” is proof of conspiracies.

    It all reminds me of a quote I read several years ago on a forgotten site; It is only the little things that must be kept hidden, the big things are hidden by their own incredulity.

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  16. I’ve heard some people point at our current situation today and say, look, not all revolutions are violent. Nonsense I say, we are where we are today because in the 1960s this shadow government murdered everyone who would oppose them. Few since then have even tried.

    Of course it wasn’t just the 60s, the plane crash of Sen. Paul Wellstone, “sticking his nose into 9/11”, stunk to high heaven.

    And others too, just look at this list!

    http://www.airsafe.com/events/celebs/politics.htm

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  17. Not surprised at all. Just look at all the ‘false flags’ that have always led to war.

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