Sweden’s Ghost Rockets

The Roswell UFO crash of July, 1947 is one of the most publicized UFO events in American pop culture. In fact, the little town of Roswell has exploited this event to a point that it has become a cottage industry for many of its residents. Nearly every storefront window is decorated with green alien blow-up dolls and cardboard flying saucers. It seems more of a joke than a page from New Mexico’s history.

Sweden hasn’t turned their UFO sightings into a joke, but it has been turned into a documentary. Most Americans have never heard of the Ghost Rockets of Sweden. But this series of events began about seventeen months prior to the Roswell event and it is, by far, a bigger story than the Roswell crash. One big reason is that is wasn’t just a single event. In fact, it even continues to this day.

The first reports of a sighting of something unusual occured on February 26, 1946. Witnesses claimed they saw a missile-shaped craft crashing into a lake. Over the next few months, similar reports were received from all over Sweden at different lakes. The most remarkable sightings occurred on July 19, 1946 (almost exactly one year before the Roswell incident). On that day, four Ghost Rockets crashed into four different lakes, all within the span of four hours.

Sketch of a Ghost Rocket

A witness’ sketch of a Ghost Rocket. The handwritten notes, when translated, describe the rocket as having a green stripe on the side and a heat wave exhaust pattern at the rear.

Initially, these sightings were assumed to be a meteor shower. But when some witnesses described a small, metallic aircraft it was then assumed that the Russians were testing missiles. To prove this theory, the Swedish military searched an area where some of the sightings took place. Their investigation centered on lake Kölmjärv, conducting an underwater search for three weeks. They did discover fresh impact craters on the lake bed and damage to some aquatic plants. It definitely appeared as though something crashed into the lake, however no craft was ever recovered.

The United States and British military forces attempted to offer Sweden additional manpower and technology to help in the investigation. But, the world was still in the throes of the second world war and Sweden’s Prime Minister, Per Albin Hansson, feared that granting US and British troops entry into their country would risk Sweden’s “neutral” status, and enrage Stalin and Hitler, causing a bigger problem than a few unidentified falling objects crashing into lakes.

Now, nearly seventy years later, Ghost Rocket activity is still being witnessed. The stories are familiar — missile-like craft crashing into Sweden’s lakes or landing on the surface of a lake and slowly sinking beneath the surface. According to these new witness reports, the UFOs vary in size. Some are described as having wings, others appear to be wingless. But, they all seem to be too small to carry a human-sized pilot.

The Ghost Rockets documentary will cover the history of this weird chain of events, including the investigations. It has already been shown to limited audiences in some Swedish theaters. It will finally make its TV debut on Swedish television this coming November.

What are they? Where do they come from? And why are they choosing Sweden as their target? These are the questions everyone asks. Unfortunately, the Ghost Rockets documentary will still leave that up to your imagination.

An Unlikely Hero In The Killing Fields

The little country of Cambodia, located in South East Asia, has suffered three decades of war. This has taken a severe toll on its citizens. But even though the battles have finally ended, the casualties continue. The victims are often curious young boys who explore the countryside and discover one of the many existing landmines planted decades ago.

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority, established in late 2000 to regulate mine activities, estimates that these demining operations cost a staggering $30 million per year. But the cost of lives and limbs is even more staggering. The Cambodian Mine Victim Information Service has recorded 19,684 people killed by mines since 1979. They also have one of highest rates of amputees in the world, with approximately 40,000 sufferers.

Currently, there are four main demining organizations working in Cambodia – The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), The HALO Trust, and the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). At the current rate of funding and activity, it could take up to another 20 years to clear the mines from Cambodia’s soil.

It is extremely dangerous work to locate and disable landmines. They are buried beneath the soil, so they are an invisible threat. Since their housing is typically made of plastic, a metal detector will not find them. Unfortunately, there are no maps or charts to indicate where they are buried.

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This unlikely hero is doing an important job.

But now, Cambodia is getting a “little” help from an unusual source. Rats! Gambian Pouched Rats to be precise. These rodents were deployed to Cambodia from Tanzania in April by a Belgian non-profit organization, APOPO, to help clear these deadly mines. APOPO has used the rodents for mine-clearing projects in several countries, including Angola, Mozambique, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

One of the biggest advantages of using rats is that landmines pose no danger to them because the rats are not heavy enough to trigger an explosion. These clever rats are trained from the time they are 4 weeks old to sniff out TNT. When they find it, they scratch the ground at the site. 

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All the rats ask in return is a little love and a bite of banana.

The team of 15 rats and 18 handlers are still in training mode, but these rats are showing great promise. It takes one of these rats a matter of minutes to find a mine. It could take a human days, and it would be extremely dangerous work. One false move and a limb or a life could be lost.

A typical work day for these rats will find them in a training field, fitted with a harness which is connected by a leash to a matrix that confines the rat to a specific section of the field being searched. The rat sniffs around within this area and reacts when it gets a whiff of dynamite by digging at the target spot. The rats are then rewarded with a bite of banana.

Deploying these little bomb sniffers and their handlers in high numbers could drastically reduce the time needed to remove the deadly mines in Cambodia’s killing fields.

For their handlers, the rats are more than bomb detectors. “They are not just rats, they are like my brothers,” said 41-year-old handler Meas Chamroeun.

Yellow Journalism At It’s Finest

I enjoy watching and listening to alternative media—this includes podcasts and late night radio shows. One of my favorites is Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis.

Clyde is outspoken and has provoked some pretty powerful people in the past. He has received death threats and even had a close call with a car bomb. He has no qualms mentioning these facts on his show, but so far, remains vague as to who threatened him.

I mention this fact to illustrate how important the first amendment rights are to Clyde. You might even say its a hot button for him.

So, when Brandon Turbeville, wrote an article on antimedia.org about a publication just released by the Pentagon that seemed to be targeting journalists, of course it caught Clyde’s attention.

According to Brandon, within the document, journalists were being labeled Unprivileged Belligerents, an odd phrase at least, but chilling in its deeper meaning.

So, Brandon Turbeville was booked for an interview on Ground Zero.

When the interview with Brandon Turbeville started I was all ears. I listened for the document’s title and a website where it can be downloaded. I was thinking that this would make an interesting blog post. I continued to listen as I downloaded the file, all 1200 pages.

Clyde and Brandon were discussing this document as if freedom of the press was being stomped on. Journalists were being marginalized. Here were two journalists, one a broadcaster, the other a writer, watching, what they deemed to be, the end to freedom of the press, free speech.

I never write an article until I do some research. And this would be no different. I was not going to take Brandon Turbeville’s word as gospel.

The first thing I did was perform a key word search in the document. Since it is a PDF file, that’s a very simple task. I searched for ‘journalist’ I got several hits and read all the sections that were flagged.

I kept looking for something nefarious. I didn’t find it.

But what I did discover was surprising, and a bit disappointing, to say the least. There was no story here. At least not the one that Brandon was telling.

The real story wasn’t in the document at all. The real story was playing out on the radio as I listened. Clyde Lewis was being lead down a rabbit hole, and didn’t even know it.

I don’t know if Brandon Turbeville is stupid or clever. But this man used Clyde Lewis’ radio program to get his 15 minutes of shame. There was all this hubbub over a document, yet, all it says about journalists are the differences between embedded journalists, military journalists, and independent journalists. It also explains what rights each category has under the Geneva Convention in time of war.

The term, Unprivileged Belligerent, on which Clyde and Brandon based their whole conversation, isn’t even describing a journalist. It is the term for someone pretending to be a journalist so he can blow up stuff and kill people.

If anyone was pretending to be a journalist, it’s Brandon Turbeville. Was he out to kill the credibility of Clyde Lewis?

Gentlemen, I believe we have discovered an Unprivileged Belligerent in our ranks!

But don’t take my word for it. Search the document yourself.

May 2, 2011, My First Thought— FAKE!

Bin Laden died of disease in 2006
— A former CIA Agent

via “Bin Laden died of disease in 2006” – former CIA agent — RT News.

Osama Bin Laden cheated the gallows and died five years before US security forces officially announced he was killed, says a former CIA agent, currently living in Turkey.

“I knew Bin Laden’s Chechen guards very well,” Berkan Yashar, himself an ethnic Chechen, told the Russian TV station, Channel One. “Samy, Ayub and Mahmud were with him right to the end. I remember well this date as there were three sixes in it – June 26, 2006. Those three men, as well as two Muslims from London and two from the US saw Bin Laden dead.He was seriously ill before his death. He faded away to skin and bone. The three Chechens washed his body before burying it.”

Yashar also said that on the eve of May 2, when President Obama announced that Bin Laden had been killed, the Americans found only Bin Laden’s grave near the Afghan-Pakistani border and staged an operation.

According to Yashar, US special forces started hunting Bin Laden’s Chechen guards after Bin Laden’s death was first announced at a conference in Washington in November 2008. The last of them, Samy, was taken by the American special forces a few days before Bin Laden was officially pronounced dead. Berkan Yashar believes Samy could have told them the exact place of burial.

Answering why he had decided to speak to the Russian channel, Berkan Yashar said that after all the recent developments he feared for his life.

via “Bin Laden died of disease in 2006” – former CIA agent — RT News.

Can Fred, The Singing Sailor Keep Putin Away?

In October 2014, Sweden accused Russia of operating a submarine in its territorial waters. However, an investigation by the Sweden military discovered that the object suspected of being a Russian submarine was actually a Swedish vessel.

Yet, the Swedish government still decided to spend nearly $112 million on its defense, due to fears that Russia might increase its military presence in the Baltic Sea.

And now, neighbor Finland is concerned about three cables that were discovered recently on the bottom of the sea in their territorial waters.

Two of these cables were identified as hydrophone cables. These are specifically used to detect submarines. The Finnish Maritime Border Guard says these cables are a mystery. They were not placed there by the Maritime Border Guard.

Finland has not outwardly accused Russia, yet, but behind closed doors they probably suspect they placed the cables. The entire Scandinavian region is on high alert, fearing a Russian threat in the area. In this region of the world, Russia would most likely arrive by sea.

The Finnish Maritime Border Guard investigated another  incident in late April that allegedly involved a mysterious underwater object, believed to be a submarine in the Finland’s territorial waters. Alas, they were not able to determine the origin of the suspicious underwater sounds they detected. The investigation was closed, and the case will not be taken to the prosecutor’s office. However, the military said they cannot rule out the presence of a submarine or other kinds of underwater activity.

All this heighten fear (hype) of a Russian intrusion has precipitated a call to action by a Swedish peace activist organization. In May, members of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) used Puten’s opinion of the Gay movement to discourage Russian submarines from arriving on the shores of Sweden. This organization’s motto is “If weapons had functioned as a conflict solving method there would have been peace in the world a long time ago.”

SPAS placed, into Swedish waters, a subsurface sonar beacon they have named “Fred, The Singing Sailor,” Fred is a neon character. He dances and sends out a morse coded message that can be detected by any underwater visitor nearby. The message welcomes one and all to Sweden with the following message:

THIS WAY IF YOU ARE GAY

The idea behind the message is that Russian sailors would make a quick u-turn and avoid Sweden because of Putin’s animosity towards the gay lifestyle.

Take a look at their video. It’s really quite entertaining.

Romans 13 — Jade Helm 15… But, Who’s Keeping Score Anyway?

By now, most people have heard about Jade Helm 15. For those who have been living under a rock for the past few months, here is a short description: Jade Helm 15 is a planned United States military training exercise scheduled to take place in several states in the US from July 15 through September 15, 2015.

There are many people concerned that this drill will be used to desensitize the American public to the presence of military action within our cities—to make it feel normal for a militarized police force to occupy neighborhoods. In some countries, this is normal. But, in the United States, the military has never been used as a police force on our soil.

Why Do People Fear This Drill?

Drills are used by first responders to practice the proper reaction and procedures for something anticipated in the future. What are they anticipating that the first responders need to be the military?

People who have researched some of the more heinous attacks on our country are wary about Jade Helm. Did you know that there have been quite a few drills that have occurred, just by odd chance, very near and at the same time that a real disaster or attack is in full swing? Some theorize that these coincidences are actually planned.

Perfect Examples of Drills Near Disaster Events

  • Military drills were being conducted by the Air Force in the vicinity of the 9-11 attack. This caused confusion on the part of the Air Force pilots. They thought it was part of the drill and so did not react the way they would have otherwise.
  • A bomb detecting/disarming drill was going on during the Boston bombing just a short distance from the actual bombing. Some people think this was meant to keep police away from the spot where the real bomb was planted—another attempt at causing confusion.
  • A drill, eerily similar to the events occurring at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was being conducted just 15 minutes down the road. The scenario at Sandy Hook also looked eerily like a drill, with the arrival of porta-potties before ambulances.
  • There are many other jaw-dropping examples. You can find them easily by Googling “Drill conducted during (fill in the disaster of the day)” 

How Does The Government Use These Events Against Us?

Every time one of these horrific events occurs a little bit more of our freedom is taken away, or at least the effort is made. It isn’t hard to imagine that these events occur for the express purpose to create a new law or remove some of our freedoms and rights.

Just look what happened after the 9-11 attack. Travelers are now patted down in full view of other travelers or exposed to x-rays just to board a commercial airplane with no other reason than because someone else committed a crime. Everyone in line is assumed guilty. Otherwise, why would they pat you down?This is a clear violation of the 4th amendment. No one stops to think about that when they just want to get on the plane.

During the search for the Boston bombing suspects, the people of Boston saw their homes being searched without search warrants. This is another violation of the 4th amendment. The right way to do it would be to knock on doors and ask, “Have you seen any suspicious activity in your neighborhood? Are you right now safe?” This would have been enough to discover someone in distress.

When reacting to this event, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg publicly stated that the constitution needs some updating. He said, “The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry. But, we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days. Our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”

This is a very dangerous way to think. If you start making changes to the Constitution with a knee jerk reaction to events, it will become a very slippery slope until all our precious freedoms are gone or watered down to a point where they become meaningless.

In reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting law makers tried to further restrict access to guns. The Manchin-Toomey Amendment was drafted. It would have required background checks on private gun sales. This Amendment did not get the votes needed to pass, but it was close.

They Admit Jade Helm Will Be a Drill, So Why Worry?

So, now the question is, what horrific event will take place near and during the Jade Helm exercises? If some horrific event does occur this will expand the mission of the military to include interacting with citizens.

Jade Helm 15 could be that drill that ushers in a new false demon. It could be the cherry on the top for those in the government that have no qualms about stomping on our rights.

When the day comes that we are ordered to leave our homes and take up residence at a FEMA camp, how will they convince us God-fearing, gun-toting Christians to do that?

Don’t be surprised if the Bible is used by the U.S. Government to coerce millions of Christians to comply and willingly march into FEMA camps. According to whistleblower, Pastor Walt Mansfield, there is a plan to use scripture in a twisted way to corral Christians into FEMA camps.

Pastor Mansfield was a pioneer in the formation of the Clergy Response Team (CRT) for FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The Pastor explains how Bible scripture, namely Romans 13, has been adapted by the Department of Homeland Security and their Clergy Response Team to convince Christians to leave their homes, to give up their guns, and to be blindly herded like sheep to FEMA camps and who knows what else.

Let me remind you of the contents of ROMANS 13

  1. Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
  2. He who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment upon themselves.
  3. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.
  4. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
  5. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
  6. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.
  7. Give everyone what you owe: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Pastor Mansfield goes on to explain that the U.S. Government is twisting the meaning of these verses to fit their agenda. They are taken out of context. They should be read only with an understanding of the Bible as a whole. He resigned from the CRT when he realized what the government was planning. Now he fights against it and warns citizens of the coming storm.

Read more about Pastor Mansfield and the Clergy Response Team at TheCommonSenseShow.com

Hey Kids! Let’s Roundup All the Essential Minerals

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Thanks to Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, these crops can be sprayed with Roundup Weed Killer multiple times throughout the season.

If you haven’t heard of GMO corn or RoundUp-Ready Corn, you have probably been spending too much time on a mountain-top in Tibet. I suggest that you might want to stay there.

The first thing you need to understand about GMOs is Monsanto’s patented weed killer, marketed as RoundUp. The active ingredient in RoundUp is glyphosate. This product is widely used by mega-corporate farms to keep weeds from growing among their crops.

What many people don’t know is that an earlier version of RoundUp was originally developed as a chelator agent for use in cleaning the mineral buildup that accumulated in industrial pipes. Glyphosate bonds to minerals at the molecular level—most all minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium & manganese. Once bonded to the mineral buildup, it is then flushed out, leaving a clean pipe.

But now, glyphosate is used in herbicides. The same chelating process that cleans out pipes, also kills weeds because, like every living organism on Earth, they need essential minerals to thrive. For this reason, RoundUp cannot be used near natural farm crops, grazing land, hay fields, or even flower gardens, because it doesn’t play favorites. It can and will kill any green, leafy plant it encounters. In years past, farmers would spray their plowed fields a few weeks prior to planting their crop. But, once the seed or seedlings were planted, they couldn’t use RoundUp again until the next growing season.

Monsanto realized if they could develop a strain of corn that was immune to the chelating action of Roundup, they could multiply their sales to farmers by up to 10 times. The plan went like this: Charge the farmer a premium price for their special patented RoundUp -immune corn, then sell even more RoundUp for supplemental sprayings, because now farmers can spray their crops as often as they need to. The farmers will be thrilled to finally have a way to keep those pesky weeds out of their cornfields.

The plan worked beautifully. Now just about everything we eat has some level of Roundup-immune corn. Nearly all boxed, bagged, canned, and frozen products include some corn products, the most common being high fructose corn syrup.

Laboratory tests performed on Monsanto’s genetically modified corn indicate that Monsanto’s patented corn is as safe and nutritious as Mother Nature’s version. These conclusions should not surprised you at all. Anyone could plant it in their own backyard and it would be a good healthy source of food. But, the study does not indicate that the corn was subjected to multiple applications of RoundUp, this study means nothing. It is not the corn itself that is a danger to our health. corn

The danger lies in the fact that this strain of corn tolerates sprayings of RoundUpthroughout the growing season, at every stage of the corn’s growth cycle. It saves the farmer a lot of work and money. Instead, of hiring many farm hands and purchase expensive machinery to tackle the weeds, he hires one crop duster to spray the corn every couple weeks.

Maybe you remember, back in 1989, the controversy surrounding the plant growth regulator known as ‘Alar’. It was sprayed on apples, pears, and other tree fruits in the United States. It was determined that, even though these fruits were washed before processing, traces of Alar were still detected in juice and other products made from the sprayed fruit. As a result of these findings, the product was voluntarily withdrawn from the market by the manufacturer, Uniroyal Chemical Company.

But, Monsanto has too much invested in this project to pull their products off the market. This is not just a single chemical, this is a catalog of patented strains of corn and a growing catalog of other farm crops, that only have the benefit of tolerating their weed killer.

Yes, Glyphosate is being sprayed on our food in massive quantities, and like the Alar that stayed with fruits even after washing, has a huge potential of remaining within the food itself. When we ingest food containing corn products the likelihood that we are ingesting Roundup is quite high.

Everything we ingest, eventually ends up in our blood stream—the good, the bad, and the ugly, the same place where essential minerals are found. The only question lingering is, what does ingesting foods that have been sprayed multiple times with an industrial pipe cleaner do to our health?

That’s the study that needs to take place (and not by Monsanto or any lab they select)

The Most Haunted Place in America

The Alamo, located in San Antonio, Texas, was the site of the legendary siege of 1836, one of the most important battles for Texas’s independence from Mexico. During this battle, thousands of Mexican soldiers were killed or wounded and 182 Texan defenders of the Alamo lost their lives.

The Alamo was erected in the 1700’s. It was built as a mission to bring Christianity to the Native Americans. However, In the 1830’s, this mission housed revolutionaries and rebels. It was during this time that the mission was re-purposed as a fort with the addition of high walls and numerous outbuildings.

In 1836 Mexico’s General Santa Anna (known as the Napoleon of the West) marched on San Antonio with 1,000 troops. Santa Ana’s goal was to conquer the Texan rebels. When he arrived on the 23rd of February, 145 rebels had taken refuge within the Alamo. For the next 13 days, a raging battle ensued.

William B. Travis, commander of the regular army and Jim Bowie commander of the volunteers, managed to increase their numbers to 182 men to defend the Alamo. Unfortunately, Santa Ana’s army swelled to 4,000 men.

Grossly outnumbered, the Texans fought valiantly but Santa Anna’s troops stormed the Alamo on the morning of March 6, killing most of the men. Among the dead were William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett. The Mexican army won the battle, but at a high cost, 1,600 Mexican soldiers lay dead or wounded. When General Santa Ana spoke of this victory, he was reported to say, “One more such glorious victory and we are finished.”

After the battle, the bodies of the Alamo defenders were desecrated by Mexican soldiers. They were looted, dismembered, buried in mass graves, dumped in the river, and even burned. In contrast, the fallen Mexican soldiers were given proper burials on the site. To this day, construction crews and utility workers dig up skulls and other bones when excavating in the area.

As you can imagine, there are a lot of unsettled souls haunting the Alamo. Several Federal Marshals have quit their jobs after encountering wandering entities on the portion of the lawn that covers the old cemetery.

In the gardens, the spirit of a cowboy, wearing a black duster and hat, appears dripping wet as if he has ridden through a thunderstorm. Some historians feel this spirit may be one of the 22 dispatch riders that William Travis sent seeking assistance.

Other witnesses report seeing a tall stately, but sorrowful Mexican officer who is believed to be General Manuel Fernandez de Castrillon. He was one of Santa Anna’s regimental commanders and opposed the final assault on the Alamo, stating it was bound to be a “bloodbath.”johnwayne

Park Rangers report seeing Davy Crockett standing guard at various locations. He is described as holding his flintlock rifle and wearing his coon
skin cap and buckskin clothing.

Even the spirit of John Wayne has been spotted. In life, he was cast as Davy Crockett in the 1960 version of “The Alamo” and was obsessed about researching the famous battle, It is speculated that he was so captivated by heroic stories that he chose to spend eternity alongside the real Davy Crockett and the rest of the fighting Texans.

This is just a small list of the apparitions seen at this famous battle site. In fact, this historical site is considered to be the most haunted place in the United States, possibly even the world.

The cold war ended without a shot being fired, but just barely

This is the cover page of a “Top Secret” document that dates back to the early 1960’s, during the cold war. Some young adults may not understand the term “cold war”, so a little background might be warranted.

A cold war is not fought on a battleground. It’s a tense relationship between two factions, where neither side trusts the other. Each side expects the other to attack, so both sides point loaded missiles at the other side, just waiting for provocation.

In the early 1960’s, the world was in the midst of a cold war. Communist idealism was on one side, and Democratic idealism on the other. The leaders of both sides fueled fear and hatred with the intent of firing up the citizens of their respective countries.

As planned, that fear did trickle down to the American public. People were building underground bomb shelters in their backyards. School children were forced to participate in frightening “duck and cover” drills. When a special alarm blared in the classroom, children dropped to the floor, huddled under their desks in a fetal position, face down, with fingers locked together behind their heads. I can remember huddling under my desk and turning my head to sneak a peek at the window. All I could see was blue sky, but I watched and waited for a Russian missile to come into view.

The propagandizing didn’t stop there. The McCarthy hearings were broadcast into every livingroom. This witch hunt popularized the question leveled at Hollywood insiders and other influential ne’er-do-goods, “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?”

Yes, Communism was the big monster in the room, but add to the mix the little country of Cuba, recently taken over by dictator, Fidel Castro, and you had a matchstick just waiting to be struck. Castro brought with him, Communism, and that made factions of the U.S. government very nervous.

Castro’s reign over Cuba lasted for 49 years, from 1959 to 2008. However, in retrospect, Castro turned out to be as harmful to the American way of life as a kitten. But in the 1960’s, with only 100 miles between Havana, Cuba and Key West, Florida the U.S. government and military leaders were as jumpy as a cat on a hot tin roof.

The American military was itching for a fight with Castro. So, in 1962, the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, concocted a plan with the code name, Operation Northwoods. The plan was to convince the American people that the United States must declare war on Cuba.

Operation Northwoods was planned as a covert mission to create several false flag events to implant fear into the hearts of American citizens. Some of these events included fake hijackings of airplanes painted to look like commercial jets, blowing up an unmanned U.S. Naval ship and publicizing the names of the “dead”, orchestrating a show of violent terrorism in U.S. cities, and many more staged events that would plant fear and anger into the minds of the American public.

Their goal was to provoke hyper-patriotism across America. The conspirators wanted to get the American people so riled up that they would demand retaliation. Operation Northwoods’ staged attacks would also help convince the international community to support America’s strike at Fidel Castro.

The plans detailed in this document read like a Doctor Strangelove plot. But this isn’t fiction, this is the outline of actual plans that were approved by the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This plan was then presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. Thankfully, clearer heads prevailed and the plans were rejected by the civilian leadership and never carried out.

Why did it take 50 years for these rejected plans to be made public? There’s an easy answer for that question. The reason we don’t learn about things like this until much later, is to protect those involved, while they are still alive. This practice of classifying even rejected plans makes it easier for factions of our government to continue planning this sort of insider home-grown terrorism.

However, I think this was released a bit too soon. Because many of the plans outlined in this document sound very familiar. It includes hijacked planes, terrorism on American soil, the fueling of hyper-patriotism. Where have we seen this before?

If you have scoffed at the conspiracy theories surrounding the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center you might be feeling a little queasy about now. Some of us have gotten through that awkward stage already, and I remember how that felt.

The Operation Northwoods document is proof that factions within our government do plot such false flag events. Fortunately, in 1962, there were enough people who vetoed this scheme. I guess in 2001 too many must have thought it was a good idea. Some of my younger readers will still be around when the government declassifies the scheme known as “Operation Twin Falls” (or whatever cute monicker they used for the 9-11 attack plans).

Let me just say, now,  “I told you so”  because I won’t be around to say it fifty years from now.

You can read the entire FOIA document here:
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf

Final thought: Many of the recent shootings and bombings happening in our country and around the world are false flag events, too. Pay attention to changes that happen to the affected society after these events occur (new rules and regulations). Pay closed attention to constitutional rights that are violated during or after an event. You will then begin to understand how our government is manipulating us.

If Operation Northwoods had been successfully carried out, the U.S. and the Soviet Union would have become embroiled in a third World War in the 1960s. The only ones winning that war would be the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned us about as he handed over the presidency to John F. Kennedy. Yes, the very same one who was assassinated for trying to clean up our government.