Quietly Slipped Over the Edge

History Commons entry on the 1962 and 1963 planned false-flag attacks in order to build public support for a full invasion of Cuba. (Note the pull-back mentioned in the Harper’s article, going from actually killing US citizens in a plane becoming switching a plane full of spooks out for a drone.

And the May 1, 2001 ABC article from whence I drew the title of this post.

The Joint Chiefs at the time were headed by Eisenhower appointee Army Gen. Lyman
L. Lemnitzer, who, with the signed plans in hand made a pitch to McNamara on March 13, 1962, recommending Operation Northwoods be run by the military.

Whether the Joint Chiefs’ plans were rejected by McNamara in the meeting is not clear. But three days later, President Kennedy told Lemnitzer directly there was virtually no possibility of ever using overt force to take Cuba, Bamford reports. Within months, Lemnitzer would be denied another term as chairman and transferred to another job.

The secret plans came at a time when there was distrust in the military leadership about their civilian leadership, with leaders in the Kennedy administration viewed as too liberal, insufficiently experienced and soft on communism. At the same time, however, there real were concerns in American society about their military overstepping its bounds.

There were reports U.S. military leaders had encouraged their subordinates to vote conservative during the election.

And at least two popular books were published focusing on a right-wing military leadership pushing the limits against government policy of the day.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee published its own report on right-wing extremism in the military, warning a “considerable danger” in the “education and propaganda activities of military personnel” had been uncovered. The committee even called for an examination of any ties between Lemnitzer and right-wing groups. But Congress didn’t get wind of Northwoods, says Bamford.

“Although no one in Congress could have known at the time,” he writes, “Lemnitzer and the Joint Chiefs had quietly slipped over the edge.”

Note the publishing of books. See Bob “ONI MOCKINGBIRD” Woodward for at least three. Note Michael Hastings’ expose on military leadership speaking on how they despised civilian leadership in his book The Operators (though I grant you there is plenty to despise civilian leadership over–and snake-eating-itself style, lack of military oversight is one of them). Note former GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry’s assertion that civilian leadership of the DoD should end (I ask, “When is it going to start?”). Note the similarities between the USS Cole and what was planned for false-flagging Cuba. And many other events such as terror attacks in US cities.

And despite coverage of that before 9/11, 9/11 happened anyway.

It all leads to technology. They think they can fix anything with V2K and untraceable assassination.

Well, that and radicalism. You might say quietly having slipped over the edge.



  1. […] governments through NATO. You’ll hear its relationship to PAPERCLIP. You’ll hear Lemnizter […]

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    • When was this?

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