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False Flag Operations: Declassified Military Documents
Show How US Government Planned Terrorist Attacks
Against its Own Citizens Thu Sep 7, 3:00 AM ET

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 7th, 2006  As reported
by ABC News, stunning military documents codenamed
"Operation Northwoods" were declassified in recent
years and show how in 1962, the top US military
leaders planned an operation to create terror attacks
against its own cities and kill US citizens. See:

The documents state that through the fabrication of
false evidence, the US would blame Cuba and gain
public support for an unpopular war against Castro.
They included developing a fake Communist Cuban terror
campaign in the Miami area, the use of airplanes, and
much more.

For further details, the now declassified military
documents are available at the National Security
Archive of the George Washington University:

In his newly published book "Towers of Deception  The
Media Cover-Up of 9/11," Barrie Zwicker, writes about
Operation Northwoods and many other such operations
that the military and intelligence community refer to
as "false flag operations."

Zwicker is a lifelong journalist who was a media
critic for 35 years and who often appeared on Canadian
national TV and radio.

His book explains that these covert operations are
designed to appear as if they are being carried out by
other entities, such as other countries or terrorist
groups, to help demonize them and justify wars for
geopolitical reasons and for financial gains.

The term "false flag" is derived from the naval
warfare concept of flying false colors; that is,
flying the flag of a country other than one's own.

The ABC News article dated May 1, 2001 explains that
Operation Northwoods was approved and signed by the
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Eisenhower
appointee Army General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, and was
presented to Kennedy's Secretary of Defense Robert
McNamara on March 13, 1962.

A year earlier, President Eisenhower, apparently aware
of such dangers, had warned the nation during his
January 17, 1961 farewell address:

"In the counsels of Government, we must guard against
the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether
sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial
Complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of
misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must
never let the weight of this combination endanger our
liberties or democratic processes. We should take
nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable
citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge
industrial and military machinery of defense with our
peaceful methods and goals so that security and
liberty may prosper together."

General Lemnitzer, the Eisenhower appointee and
highest ranking officer of the US military in 1962,
recommended that Operation Northwoods be run by the
military. It was signed and approved by all of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, the panel comprising the
highest-ranking members of each major branch of the
Armed Forces.

As per the ABC News article, the only reason why
Operation Northwoods did not materialize in 1962 was
because it was apparently turned down by President
John F. Kennedy.

By law, the President of the United States is the
commander in chief. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff and the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Army,
the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Air Force and the
Coast Guard, are all under his command.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff website explains that based
on the Goldwater-Nichols DOD Reorganization Act of
1986, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is
today the principal military adviser to the President
but doesn't exercise military command over any
combatant forces.

The ABC News article quotes author of "Body of Secrets
 Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security
Agency," James Bamford, a former Washington
Investigative Producer for ABC's World News Tonight.
He says that if such war plans against American cities
were put into operation, it would have amounted to

Article III, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution
states: "Treason against the United States, shall
consist only in levying war against them..."

Bamford goes on to say that around that time, "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

Media critic Zwicker says that today, Congress and
journalists have access to the declassified documents
of Operation Northwoods and that the media must indeed
reflect on Eisenhower's warning of vigilance and be
willing to learn and investigate more, publish more
and broadcast more information about false flag
operations to help prevent such acts of treason from
being committed in the future.

In his controversial book critical of both the 9/11
"official story" and the media coverage of the events,
Zwicker goes through the history of false flag
operations dating back to the 1600s, and among many
examples, cites the February 27th,1933 fire of the
German Parliament (Reichstag fire) three days prior to
Germany's federal election.

Historians later documented that the fire had been
authorized by right-wing Nazis where Hitler used the
event to declare a state of emergency and pressured
the German President, Hindenburg, to sign a decree
abolishing most of the human rights provisions of the

Recently, on August 29th 2006, Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld recounted what he called "the lessons
of history," including the failed efforts to appease
the right-wing Adolf Hitler regime of the 1930s.

"I recount this history because once again we face the
same kind of challenges in efforts to confront the
rising threat of a new type of fascism," said

As a senior media critic, Zwicker strongly recommends
that all media people indeed follow Rumsfeld's
suggestions in learning the lessons of Nazi history.
He points to researching Hitler's rise to power and
how he created a fascist state where there was
suppression of the opposition through secrecy, terror,
torture and censorship, all justified under
nationalism and patriotism.

He also believes that journalists should research and
publish more about how Hitler's Nazis manipulated the
German population into wars, using psychological
manipulation and behavior modification by inducing
trauma and fear in others, a process of trauma-based
mind control referred to in the now declassified
 CIA files of "MK ULTRA." To order declassified MK
ULTRA documents from the CIA, go to:

Zwicker believes that the media must investigate and
report on whether these fear-based psychological
manipulation techniques have been or are being put
into application by US leaders in our post 9/11 world,
as they appear to be. 9/11 caused much trauma and

Concerned with the direction that the US has headed
since 9/11, Dr. Robert M. Bowman, referring to the
Bush / Cheney administration during a radio interview,
said: "I think there's been nothing closer to fascism
than what we've seen lately from this government."

Bowman is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant
Colonel, a recipient of the Eisenhower Medal, a former
head of the US "Star Wars" space weapons program
during the Reagan administration and one of America's
foremost experts on National Security.

He commented about the Patriot Act as having, "Done
more to destroy the rights of Americans than all of
our enemies combined."

Bowman is part of a group of notable experts called
the "Scholars For 9/11 Truth" made up of professors,
engineers, former intelligence and military personnel,
journalists, attorneys and many other professionals
who say that the 9/11 attacks raise a red flag because
they have many elements of false flag operations, such
as a "stand-down" of the military defense on that day,
one that must be questioned.

The group, made up of several dozen scholars, believes
that the media must no longer ignore the fact that a
growing number of them are calling for truly
independent investigations into 9/11, including
investigations to look into the evidence that points
towards a possible false flag operation.

For more information about the evidence that the group
claims raise serious new questions, readers can visit
their website:

The group's call for a truly independent 9/11
investigation appears to resonate with a growing
number of mainstream Americans.

A May 2006 Zogby poll of 1,200 adults nationwide found
that 45% of those surveyed said that Congress or an
International Tribunal should re-investigate the
attacks, including whether any US government officials
consciously allowed or helped facilitate their

Part of the popularity of this growing awareness may
be due in part to the millions of people who have
viewed one of the most watched online videos of all
time, called "Loose Change," which addresses false
flag operations and raises serious new questions about
the official government 9/11 story. See:

The Zogby poll also showed that more than 42 percent
believe that the government and the 9/11 Commission
concealed or refused to investigate critical evidence
that contradicts their official explanation of the
September 11th attacks.

To view a detailed copy of the Zogby poll report,

The mainstream American public has not been alone in
their frustration from lack of answers about the
official 9/11 story. Addressing the White House
commissioned 9/11 investigation, a September 1st, 2006
Associated Press article states that:

"The Sept. 11 commission's chairmen, Thomas Kean and
Lee Hamilton, said in their recently published book
that the commission found it mind-boggling that
authorities claimed that their air defenses had
reacted quickly. In the book, `Without Precedent,'
Kean and Hamilton said the panel was so frustrated
with repeated misstatements by the        Pentagon and
FAA about their response to the 2001 terror attacks
that it considered an investigation into possible

On August 9th, 2006, referring to their book and to
this issue, CNN's Lou Dobbs as saying: "But the fact
that they were (would) continue and perpetuate the
lie, suggests that we need a full investigation of
what is going on and what is demonstrably an
incompetent and at worst deceitful federal

The historic reality of the deception of false flag
operations is confirmed by former Justice Department
prosecutor, John Loftus, who once held some of the
highest security clearances in the world with special
access to        NATO Cosmic, CIA codeword, and Top
Secret Nuclear files.

Loftus has been sought after for his terrorism
expertise by Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, and many other
media across the USA. In a radio interview, when asked
about "Operation Northwoods," he said "Sure, yeah,
yeah. But you know it, there were thousands of those

In his book, Zwicker elaborates that false flag
operations are the least-recognized, highest impact
category of human deceit. He says: "False flag op is
the indispensable, most dependable device rulers use
to mobilize their populations, especially behind wars
the rulers want."

According to a radio interview on Vancouver's Coop
radio, Zwicker believes that it is not impossible that
such future events have already been planned in order
to move the US towards Martial Law.

The media critic has concluded that not unlike Germany
in the 1930s, a relatively small right-wing extremist
group of rulers want more and more power, and will
gradually further eliminate civil liberties by
manipulating people's minds using more Orwellian

He says that if the media doesn't start paying more
attention, there will be increased oppression of
opposition that will likely move America, and perhaps
other Western countries, towards a gradual further
elimination of civil liberties. He calls this the path
towards a new fascism, one controlled by a small group
of ruling elites who perpetuate war after war, such as
a never-ending "war on terror," to maintain their
power and control.

Dr. Steven Greer has met and spoken to many
intelligence, military, government and corporate
whistleblowers who explain that to sustain and expand
their existence in their current form, the military,
industrial, intelligence, laboratory complex need a
constant influx of new enemies.

Greer was told that conflicts would evolve "from Cold
War, to Rogue Nations, to Global Terrorism, to the
ultimate trump card: A hoaxed threat from space."

On a brighter note, Zwicker believes that our current
path of enmification, the art and consequence of
enemy-making, can be reversed if, for example, the
media investigates terrorist attacks to find out if
they are false flag operations, expose deception, and
keep the ruling elites and their circles accountable,
not unlike how the Washington Post covered Watergate
in the early 1970s.

The Washington Post did a story about Fred Burks in
December 2004. He is a whistleblower and former senior
State Department language interpreter to top-level
politicians such as President        Bill Clinton and
      President George W. Bush.

Based on his website that exposes cover-ups, Burks
believes that we first need to speak candidly about
what's happening in the world at present and move
beyond secrecy and fear. He concludes that the more
informed we are, the more difficult it will be to
perpetuate the deception of any future false flag

Burks supports choices that lead to a more spiritual
and purpose-centered life of "Compassion In Action,"
as referred to by        President Bush on December
12, 2002.

He also believes that when we walk our talk, we can
inspire others to lead in a way that creates a
brighter future for all.

To read Burks' view on what is happening and what we
can do about it, see:

Burks' philosophy resonates with Zwicker's message
about how, by working together in exposing the
deception of false flag operations, the media and
people from all levels of society can help prevent
them, reduce the manufacturing of fear and hate, and
improve the human condition. For more information
about Zwicker's book, visit:

Zwicker will be speaking at the Great Hall at Cooper
Union in New York City on September 10th, 2006, a
conference where he will be joined with Dr. Robert
Bowman and other researchers who are encouraging the
media to further learn about false flag operations.
For more info:

Barrie Zwicker is available for media interviews.

Contact information for a media interview with Barrie
Good Karma PR
Contact: Julia Jecker or Christine Blosdale
Tel: 805-653-1588
Email: goodkarma(at)

Contact information after September 15th, 2006:
Barrie Zwicker
Toronto, Canada
Tel: 416-651-5588
Email: bwz(at)

Contact information for "Scholars for 9/11 Truth":

Contact information for Fred Burks:


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