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What About Pentagon and CIA Aggression Against Cuba?

Posted by M. C. on March 26, 2022

Keeping government in perspective. The perspective never changes.

Operation Northwoods called for real terrorist attacks against American citizens, in which Americans would die. The attacks (and murders) would be carried out by Pentagon agents secretly posing as Cuban communists. 

by Jacob G. Hornberger

While the mainstream media and American statists remain transfixed on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it’s difficult not to notice their moral blindness with respect to the evil and hypocrisy of the Pentagon and the CIA, which have spent years ginning up this deadly and destructive crisis as part of their political gamesmanship against Russia.

After all, let’s face it: When it was the Pentagon and the CIA invading Iraq and Afghanistan, the reaction of the mainstream media and American statists was totally opposite to how they have responded to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. During those deadly and destructive invasions, there was hardly ever any sympathy for the victims and instead accolades, praise, and glorification of the invaders. Don’t forget the daily mantra that everyone was exhorted to recite, “Support the troops!”

But let’s leave Iraq and Afghanistan aside and let’s go back to the early 1960s, when the CIA and the Pentagon were doing everything they could, including committing fraud, to induce President Kennedy to invade Cuba, which is every bit as sovereign and independent as Ukraine. 

Let’s begin with a recent statement by U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price, who was expressing the official position of the Pentagon and the CIA. Price stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to violate “core principles,” including “the principle that each and every country has a sovereign right to determine its own foreign policy, has a sovereign right to determine for itself with whom it will choose to associate in terms of its alliances, its partnerships, and what orientation it wishes to direct its gaze.”

Price was referring to Ukraine’s “right” to join NATO, the corrupt bureaucratic dinosaur that should have gone out of existence at the ostensible end of the Cold War. Price’s statement confirms, of course, the point I have long been making — that the war in Ukraine is not about freedom, it’s about NATO.

Keep Price’s statement in mind as we go back to the height of the Cold War and see how the Pentagon and the CIA were hell-bent on doing to Cuba what Russia is now doing to Ukraine.

That’s what the CIA’s invasion of the Bay of Pigs in Cuba was all about — an effort to invade the island for the sake of ousting the Castro regime from power and replacing it with another corrupt and brutal U.S. puppet dictatorship, such as that of Fulgencio Batista, the brutal pro-U.S. dictatorial puppet that the Cuban revolution succeeded in ousting from power.

But that’s not all there is to the Bay of Pigs story. As I detail in my new book An Encounter with Evil: The Abraham Zapruder Story, the Pentagon and the CIA were engaged in political gamesmanship against President Kennedy, who the CIA considered to be a neophyte president who could easily be manipulated into ordering an invasion of Cuba, one that would have been no different from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

The CIA told Kennedy that its invasion would succeed without direct U.S. military air and ground support. It was a lie — a deliberate, knowing, intentional lie. The CIA was just playing and maneuvering what they considered was an easily manipulable president. The CIA figured that once the invasion began faltering, Kennedy would have no choice but to send in air support,

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Connecting the Dots: the Three 1960’s Patsy-Assassins to CIA’s MK-ULTRA – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on August 19, 2020

As JFK said, upon being briefed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff on their horrific proposal for terrorizing – or murdering – random U.S. citizens in Operation Northwoods:  “And they call us the human race!”


LBJ: Master of Deceit

Within my books relating to the three “major” 1960s assassinations, we establish that Lee Harvey Oswald,[1] James Earl Ray,[2] and Sirhan Sirhan[3] had all been subjected to various sorts of mind control under the CIA/MI operation known as MK-ULTRA and its numerous related sub-sets.

Many other essays, magazine articles and books have documented this point, as well as can be expected given that in the mid-1970s the most detailed CIA records were destroyed on the orders of Richard Helms, then-Director of Central Intelligence. Evidently, he took that action to do his part in covering up some of the worst of Lyndon Johnson’s treacheries, helping to sanitize his records and ensuring his contrived “legacy” would be salvaged.

In the post-Watergate period, he foresaw the dilemma and took that action before the congressional committees – beginning with the ironically-named Rockefeller Committee, the Church Committee and the House Select Committee on Assassination (HSCA) – began clamoring for the release of those records.

An excellent new resource that summarizes and encapsulates practically everything known about this horrid chapter in U.S. History is an article published in The Unz Review by Larry Romanoff, “CIA Project MK-ULTRA,”[4] which can be found HERE.  Its comprehensiveness is reflected in its length (22,100 words), however given the subject matter, it qualifies for the term “succinct” regardless.

The following excerpts summarize the general scope of the findings, including the single most salient point:  One-half a million unwitting Americans were put through this grinder, funded by unwitting taxpayers and such well-respected institutions as the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations with the assistance of numerous “top level” universities.

MK-ULTRA was an umbrella for a large number of clandestine activities that formed part of the CIA’s psychological warfare research and development, consisting of about 150 projects and sub-projects, many of them very large in their own right, with research and human experimentation occurring at more than 80 institutions that included about 50 of America’s best-known colleges and universities, 15 or 20 major research Foundations including Rockefeller, dozens of major hospitals, a great many prisons and mental institutions, and many chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

At least 200 well-known private scientific researchers were part of this program, as were many thousands of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and other similar. Many of these institutions and individuals received their funding through so-called “grants” from what were clearly CIA front companies. In 1994 a Congressional subcommittee revealed that up to 500,000 unwitting Americans were endangered, damaged or destroyed by secret CIA and military tests between 1940 and 1974.

Given the deliberate destruction of all the records, the full truth of the MK-ULTRA victims will never be known, and certainly not the death toll. As the inspector general of the US Army later stated in a report to a Senate committee: “In universities, hospitals and research institutions, an unknown number of chemical tests and experiments … were carried out with healthy adults, with mentally ill and with prison inmates.” According to one government report, “In 149 separate mind-control experiments on thousands of people, CIA researchers used hypnosis, electroshock treatments, LSD, marijuana, morphine, Benzedrine, mescaline, seconal, atropine and other drugs.” Test subjects were usually people who could not easily object – prisoners, mental patients and members of minority groups – but the agency also performed many experiments on normal, healthy civilians without their knowledge or consent.

There were 149 subprojects listed under the umbrella of MKULTRA. Project MONARCH has not been officially identified by any government documentation as one of the corresponding subprojects, but is used rather, as a descriptive “catch phrase” by survivors, therapists, and possible “insiders”. MONARCH may in fact, have culminated from MKSEARCH subprojects such as operation SPELLBINDER, which was set up to create “sleeper” assassins (i.e. “Manchurian candidates”) who could be activated upon receiving a key word or phrase while in a post-hypnotic trance.

The most appalling aspects of this subject begin with how such a hideous and evil program could be conceived by the then-well respected highest-level men in government leadership positions, funded by unwitting taxpayers and certain well-respected research foundations purportedly on missions to serve the public good, and executed by military and intelligence agencies supposedly erected for the purpose of protecting the liberties and freedoms of citizens – all actions contrary to the rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.

And above all else, using those devices to carry out multiple assassinations of opposition leaders – then putting into place unwitting “Manchurian” programmed and/or robotic “patsies” upon whom to place the blame, and finally neutralizing their voices by officially-sanctioned murder or setting them up to serve the rest of their lives in prison.

As JFK said, upon being briefed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff on their horrific proposal for terrorizing – or murdering – random U.S. citizens in Operation Northwoods:  “And they call us the human race!”

End Notes:

[1] See LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination, pp. 332-334 (Ref. James Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable, pp. 40-41

[2] See Who REALLY Killed Martin Luther King Jr.? pp. 97-98, 232-234

[3] See LBJ: From Mastermind to The Colossus, p. 303

[4] See:  The Unz Review, “CIA Project MK-ULTRA” by Larry Romanoff, July 2, 2020 (


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The Kennedy Assassination –

Posted by M. C. on October 30, 2017

My answer is that we already know, thanks to exhaustively researched books such as James W. Douglass’ JFK and the Unspeakable (Simon & Schuster, 2008), far more than is in the released files.

My answer is also that it doesn’t matter what we know or what the facts are, the official story will never be changed. For example, we know as an absolute indisputable fact that Israel intentionally attacked the USS Liberty inflicting enormous casualties on US Navy personnel, and the US government continues the coverup that it was all a mistake despite unequivocal statements to the contrary by the Moorer Commission, led by Admiral Tom Moorer, former Chief of Naval Operations and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by M. C. on April 21, 2017

It is a tabletop, joint agency exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies. WMD, chemical and biological units will all be on hand as a response is tested for a “simulated” nuclear detonation over the United States’ foremost urban center, in the iconic and densely populated island of Manhattan and nearby shores of New Jersey.

A threat to NYC won’t come from Korea, they can’t keep anything in the air long enough to get past Japan.  We could flatten NK in half an hour if they are stupid enough to follow through on their threats.  That leaves Russia and China. Read the rest of this entry »

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