Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Operation Northwoods and Cuba (brief reflections)

Cuba: After the CIA's failed Bay of Pigs Invasion in April 61, a plan was approved(!) in March 62 by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (military) to stage fake terror attacks on US citizens in Florida - that included the downing of a drone airliner - in order to justify an OVERT WAR against Castro's Cuba. After this plan was rejected by (SecDef) McNamara and President Kennedy we had the Cuban Missile Crisis in which Soviet nuclear missiles were positioned on the Island. A deal with the Soviets had these missiles removed in exchange for US nukes being removed from Turkey.

During the Cuban Missile crisis Castro wrote to the Soviets asking that they end the US threat once and for all if Cuba was invaded, implying a nuclear war. Che Guevara was quoted later as saying: “If the nuclear missiles had remained, we would have used them against the very heart of America, including New York City…We will march the path of victory even if it costs millions of atomic victims…We must keep our hatred alive and fan it to paroxysm.”

Although the charismatic Fidel Castro had overthrown the former corrupt Government of Cuba in 59, and had been rejected (victimised) by the US shortly thereafter, he was nevertheless a dictator himself who killed and tortured political rivals.

Some good things happened in Cuba, but he would be considered a human rights abuser by today's standards. Ditto for the US in their covert /overt support for right wing torture loving dictators like Pinochet in Chile or the Shah in Iran. All (a lot) of this activity was justified because of the Cold War.

As a footnote, while the false flag attacks of Operation Northwoods had been rejected by the President, the CIA enacted a false flag terror program in Europe known today by its Italian title; Operation Gladio. Many innocent people were killed thanks to terror attacks supported by western intelligence agencies that were blamed on communists or socialists - this helped keep right wing Governments in power during this time.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 29th, 2016.]

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