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Operation Northwoods [23 Sep 2006|02:12am]

ABC News story from 2001:

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 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.

This is news to me. I'm familiar with some of the outrageous plots that were discussed in relation to Cuba, but I'd not heard this one. I'm off to spend a little time to see what other sources say about this, but...

I've never actually stood behind the theory that the US government was directly responsible for the attack on the World Trade Center, but I also don't subscribe to the belief that they could never do such a thing.

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