The above is a link to the ABC News article ‘U.S. Wanted to Provoke War with Cuba’. It’s from May, 2001.
Frankly, I’m surprised ABC ever ran the story, and more surprised that it’s still up. From the second paragraph:
“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.”
Here is a PDF of Operation Northwoods: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf
Beginning on Page 7 is an outline of potential false-flag attacks mitigated by U.S. forces against the United States — attacks to be carried out by our government which they would then blame on Cuba to solidify public support for an invasion of Cuba. The Department of Justice, which passed this over to the Kennedy Administration who turned it down, recommended bombing Guantanamo, sinking U.S. naval craft, hijacking airplanes and: ‘We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, other Florida cities and even in Washington.’ Even: ‘It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States….’
Still think your government wouldn’t lie to you? Intentionally deceive you?
Well, get this…
The CIA recognizes something they call ‘blow-back’, which is when operations, military or otherwise, have obverse, undesired effects. Namely, when American forces blow up foreign villages (think drone strikes), these attacks have the curious effect of causing more people to take up arms against American forces overseas — the attacks create terrorists. And thus the cycle continues.
So, who would benefit from a self-sustaining war?
The NSA might know. Or the proponents of the NDAA, or the heads of the TSA, or people who stand to make billions from the ever growing national surveillance system, or people who profit from the military-industrial complex. Or even Halliburton, a billion dollar oil company involved with ‘rebuilding’ Iraq, which also lists Dick Cheney as a CEO.
The death of a free society begins with the consolidation of wealth and power. The wealth disparity in this country has been steadily climbing since the 1980’s. In 2010 the top 1% held 42% of financial wealth (ucsc.edu)
What are the primary factors driving wealth disparity? A quick look at Wikipedia, searching for ‘Wealth Inequality in the United States’, lists, among several other factors, inflation, lower credit costs, and tax policy.
We know of the tax loopholes the uber-wealthy regularly abuse, the very loopholes that politicians, although they say they will, never seem to close. The Federal Reserves prints $40 billion a month in new money, flooding the currency. ‘More of something’ inflates that something and drives down its worth, the worth of the dollars in your pocket. And of course, the Federal Reserve keeps interest rates artificially low.
So, the super-wealthy have the odds stacked for them. They have the wealth, and they can and do use the gears of government to protect their wealth.
I wonder who would benefit from perpetual war? A perpetual war that can be used to justify the dissolution of Liberty?