Mr. Monbiot has taken the standard media attack approach: conflate
the internet film "Loose Change" with the subject of
September 11th US government complicity. How brave to redo the same
smear that has gone around for several years now focusing on the easily
challenged claims, and ignoring the full breadth (and breathtaking amount)
1. The president of the United States, when informed that a second
plane had struck the World Trade Center, continued to read about a
2. This same president was moved from his high rise hotel in Genoa
Italy two months previously for security reasons, because of a known
al Qaeda plot for hijacking and "crashing an airliner into the
Genoa summit of industrialized nations." The assumption in
July 2001 was that there existed a plot that "terrorists would
try to crash a plane to kill Bush and other leaders" (LA
3. The Secret Service did
not secure the president, even though his location was publicly
disclosed in the press for days before the school photo op on 9/11.
This was a break in standard operating procedures that left the president
vulnerable in the middle of a purported "attack" on America.
4. NORAD has told three
different and conflicting stories explaining why no jet fighters
intercepted any of the four hijacked airliners.
5. Vice President Richard Cheney was placed
in charge of anti-terrorism training and military preparedness
exercises by Bush on May 8, 2001. This gave him command authority
during the 9/11 attacks because as many as nine war
game exercises involving military and intelligence agencies were
6. The military's "Air
Piracy" regulations were rewritten on June 1st 2001 to require
the "Secretary of Defense" to give "approval"
for military escort aircraft in the event of a hijacking. Donald Rumsfeld
gave no "approval" that day.
7. More than an hour and fifteen minutes after the first hijacking
was reported by FAA, the US military headquarters at the Pentagon
was struck without any defensive action taken to stop the attack.
The impact was on the west side, for some reason the
only side that had been "hardened" with blast-proof
windows and specially reinforced walls. None of the highest ranking
military leadership were located on that side.
8. (TRANSCRIPT) Air Force General Richard Myers: "When it became
clear what the threat was, we did scramble fighter aircraft, AWACS,
radar aircraft and tanker aircraft to begin to establish orbits in
case other aircraft showed up in the FAA system that were hijacked..."
Senator Carl Levin: "Was that order that you just described
given before or after the Pentagon was struck? Do you know?"
Air Force General Richard Myers: "That order, to the best of
my knowledge, was after the Pentagon was struck."
Reality intrudes. It became "clear what the threat was,"
the moment the first hijacked airliner struck the North Tower at 8:45am.
This congressional testimony is inexcusable and grounds for investigation
into criminal negligence, dereliction of duty, and treason.
9. "President Bush personally asked Senate Majority Leader Tom
Daschle Tuesday to
limit the congressional investigation into the events of September
11..." ..."Tuesday's discussion followed a rare call to
Daschle from Vice President Dick Cheney last Friday to make the same
10. The Project For a New American Century, which wrote of
the need for a "catastrophic
and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor," had members
throughout the top of the government on 9/11 including Cheney, Rumsfeld,
Perle, Wolfowitz, Feith, Bolton, Armitage, Abrams, Wurmser, as well
as Bush's brother, the governor of Florida, Jeb.
11. Four days before 9/11, Jeb Bush activated the Florida
National Guard, "Based on the potential massive damage
to life and property that may result from an act of terrorism at
a Florida port." (Executive
12. On 9/11 Jeb Bush declared a "State of Emergency" in
01-262). "I hereby delegate to the Department of Law Enforcement
the operational authority to coordinate and direct the law enforcement
resources and other resources of any and all state, regional and
local governmental agencies..." And by 2am on 9/12/01, Jeb
Bush was reported to have confiscated
the police records in Venice, FL related to the Huffman Aviation
flight school. Two rental trucks full of these records drove onto
a C-130 military aircraft at Sarasota Airport and flew out with Jeb
13. Huffman Aviation flight school, where Mohamed Atta and other
alleged hijackers trained, had a Lear jet seized
by the DEA with "43 pounds of heroin" onboard. No one
was ever prosecuted in connection with the "biggest drug seizure
in central Florida history."
14. The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United
States ("9/11 Commission") was a blatant and obvious
cover-up under the control of Bush administration member and "Executive
Zelikow. This cover-up can be proven easily with one example:
the time of Dick Cheney's arrival at the Presidential Emergency Operations
Center ("PEOC bunker"). Secretary of Transportation Norman
Mineta testified under oath that Cheney was present at 9:20am
and issuing "orders" related to the plane that struck
the Pentagon. Mineta's testimony was completely omitted from their
final report, and a fraudulent time of 9:58am for Cheney's arrival
was given instead (book
pg 40 / .pdf file pg 57).
15. The 9/11 Commission was originally only
given $3 million to investigate the greatest terrorist attacks
on US soil in our history. The Bush administration then witheld
requested documents forcing the Commissioners to issue subpoenas
to FAA and the Department of Defense.
16. So many lies were told by Bush administration officials regarding
warnings before the attacks, that it is difficult to count them. Ari
Fleischer's two word response, "No warnings," aboard
Air Force One on 9/11, sums up the administration's claim.
17. Contrary to the Bush administration's claim: "Newspapers
in Germany, France, Russia and London reported in the months before
September 11th of a blizzard of warnings delivered to the Bush administration
from all points on the compass. The German intelligence service BND
warned American and Israeli agencies that terrorists were planning
to hijack commercial aircraft and use them as weapons to attack important
American targets. Egypt warned of a similar plane-based plot against
Bush during the G-8 summit in Genoa last June , a warning taken
so seriously that anti-aircraft batteries were placed around Columbus
Airport in Italy. Last August , Russian intelligence services
notified the CIA that 25 terrorist pilots had been trained for suicide
missions, and Putin himself confirmed that this warning was delivered
'in the strongest possible terms' specifically regarding threats to
airports and government buildings." -Newsweek, May 20, 2002
18. In July of 2001, CIA Director George Tenet and CIA counterterrorism
chief J. Cofer Black claim to have made
a detailed presentation and warned National Security Advisor Condoleezza
Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John
Ashcroft of imminent attacks on US soil by Al Qaeda operatives. This
was also omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report.
19. Many more
warnings stretching back to the early 1990s were known to intelligence
agencies and to FBI. These warnings expose as a lie National Security
Advisor Rice's response:
"I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people
would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take
another one and slam it into the Pentagon; that they would try to
use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile."
7, 2001: "The Russian Permanent Mission at the United Nations
secretly submits an unprecedentedly detailed report to
the UN Security Council about bin Laden, his whereabouts, details
of his al-Qaeda network, Afghan drug running, and Taliban connections
to Pakistan and the ISI. The report provides a listing of all
bin Ladens bases, his government contacts and foreign advisers,
and enough information to potentially locate and kill him. It is said
to contain an astonishing degree of information. The US
fails to use the information in any noticable manner. Alex Standish,
the editor of the highly respected Janes Intelligence Review,
concludes that the attacks of 9/11 were less of an American intelligence
failure than the result of a political decision not to act
against bin Laden. [Jane's Intelligence Review, 10/5/2001;
Times of India, 10/8/2001]
21. On August 6, 2001 a CIA briefer went to Bush's Crawford ranch
to read the president a briefing called, "Bin Laden Determined
to Strike in US" (2
redacted pages out of 11 reported). After the briefing, Bush told
the CIA man, "All right. You've covered your ass, now."
Bush then went fishing.
22. Minneapolis FBI Agent and Legal Advisor Colleen Rowley (21 year
that the FBI Headquarters Special Supervisory Agent, "seemed
to have been consistently, almost deliberately thwarting the Minneapolis
FBI agents' efforts ...continued to, almost inexplicably, throw up
roadblocks and undermine Minneapolis' by-now desperate efforts to
obtain a FISA search warrant, long after the French intelligence service
provided its information and probable cause became clear. ...Even
after the attacks had begun, the SSA in question was still attempting
to block the search of Moussaoui's computer, characterizing the World
Trade Center attacks as a mere coincidence. ...HQ personnel never
disclosed to the Minneapolis agents that the Phoenix Division had,
only approximately three weeks earlier, warned of Al Qaeda operatives
in flight schools seeking flight training for terrorist purposes!"
23. FBI Special Agent Robert Wright (12 year veteran) said:
"[T]here existed a concerted effort on the part of agents
conducting counterterrorism intelligence investigations to insulate
the subjects of their investigations from criminal investigation
and prosecution. ...The supervisor ...started yelling
at me: You will not open criminal investigations. I forbid
any of you. You will not open criminal investigations against any
of these intelligence subjects. ..."(T)here is
virtually no effort on the part of the FBIs International Terrorism
Unit to neutralize known and suspected terrorists residing within
the United States."
"A lawyer speaking for (FBI Special Agent) Wright after 9/11
will blame Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Michael
Chertoff for refusing to take Wrights concerns seriously
Chertoff will later be appointed to become head of the Orwellian-named
Department of Homeland Security.
"Larry Klayman, one of two lawyers now representing [FBI Agent]
Wright, later says he calls the Justice Department a few days after
9/11 and asks that Wright be allowed to present his issues to
Attorney General John Ashcroft. Klayman claims he receives a reply
from Michael Chertoff, then head of the Criminal division, who refuses
to meet with Wright and says, We are tired of conspiracy
FBI Agent Wright says at his press conference: Corruption is
knowing when something is not being done, knowing when the American
people are being left unprotected and when you make a decision
not to do something to protect the American people... And you effectively
allow 9/11 to occur. That is the ultimate form of government corruptiondereliction
of duty. Thats subject in the military to prosecution, to court
martial.... Frankly, if not treason.
24. FBI Agent Harry Samit, who before 9/11 sent 70
communications to supervisors warning them of Moussauoi's plan
to hijack a commercial jet and crash it -- to no avail -- has said,
...(I)f youre not going to advance this the FISA route,
or if you dont believe we have enough for a FISA, I shudder
to thinkand thats all I got out. And [Supervisory Special
Agent Mike Maltbie] cut me off and said, You will
not question the unit chief [David Frasca] and you will not question
me. Weve been through a lot. We know whats going on.
You will not question us.
25. On July 10, 2001 FBI Agents in Phoenix AZ issued
a memo to FBIHQ requesting that headquarters investigate flight
schools across the U.S. to look for middle eastern filight students
connected to international terrorist organizations. Nothing was done,
and the information was not shared.
[FBI Inspector General] report attributes the inaction and inattention
to the lack of resources committed to anti-terrorist activities
in the summer of 2001. For instance, there was only a single research
analyst assigned to the FBIs Bin Laden Unit in 2001, and
she was transferred to another unit in July 2001."
the FBI's counterterrorism budget tripled during the mid-1990s,
its counterterrorism spending stayed fairly constant between fiscal
years 1998 and 2001" ..."Then-acting FBI Director Thomas
Pickard said he appealed to Ashcroft for more money for counterterrorism
but on Sept 10, 2001, one day before the attacks on New York and Washington
that killed nearly 3,000 people, Ashcroft rejected the appeal."
28. "At issue is a July 5, 2001, meeting between Ashcroft and
Director Tom Pickard."
"'Mr. Ashcroft told you that he did not want to hear about this
anymore,' Democratic commission member Richard Ben-Veniste asked on
April 13. 'Is that correct?'"
"'That is correct,' Pickard replied."
..."(A)nother senior FBI official tells NBC News he vividly
recalls Pickard returning from the meeting that day furious that Ashcroft
had cut short the terrorism briefing. Several sources familiar
with the investigation say Garcia confirmed to the commission that
Ashcroft did indeed dismiss Pickard's warnings about al-Qaida."
29. FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds has become the most gagged whistleblower
in the country's history. In a letter to 9/11 Commissioner Thomas
Kean, she said,
"If Counterintelligence receives information that contains
money laundering, illegal arms sale, and illegal drug activities,
directly linked to terrorist activities; and if that information
involves certain nations, certain semi-legit organizations, and ties
to certain lucrative or political relations in this country, then,
that information is not shared with Counterterrorism, regardless
of the possible severe consequences. In certain cases, frustrated
FBI agents cited direct pressure by the State Department,
and in other cases sensitive diplomatic relations
is cited. ...Your hearings did not include questions regarding these
unspoken and unwritten policies and practices. Despite your full awareness
and understanding of certain criminal conduct that connects to
certain terrorist related activities, committed by certain US officials
and high-level government employees, you have not proposed criminal
investigations into this conduct, although under the laws of this
country you are required to do so."
Another FBI translator, who had been "shielding"
the targets of FBI investigations, told Sibel Edmonds: "Why
are you doing this, Sibel? Why dont you just drop it? You know
there could be serious consequences. Why put your family in Turkey
in danger over this? Sibel Edmonds' sister was reportedly sought
by Turkish police shortly after this incident.
30. The FBI's top Al Qaeda investigator, John
O'Neill, "resigned in July of 2001 in protest over the obstruction
of terrorist investigations."
31. Two of the alleged hijackers lived openly in San Diego with an
FBI informant for over a year: "The FBI inspector generals
report reveals for the first time that the CIA not only failed to
inform the FBI about [Al] Mihdhar, but that CIA officials intervened
to suppress a memorandum drafted by an FBI agent detailed to the CIA-run
Counter-Terrorism Center (CTC), who wanted
to notify the FBI about the suspected terrorist with a US visa."
"One FBI official familiar with the case will later complain,
[The CIA] purposely hid [Almihdhar] from the FBI,
purposely refused to tell the bureau. ...And thats why September
11 happened. ...They have blood on their hands. [Bamford, 2004,
pp. 224, A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's
32. The 9/11 Commission, at the orchestration of Bush administration
member and "Executive Director" Phillip Zelikow, wrote:
To date, the US government has not been able to determine the
origin of the money used for the 9/11 attacks. ...Ultimately the
question of the origin of the funds is of little practical significance.
33. The Times of India reported that Indian Intelligence had traced
transfers of over $100,000 from British born terrorist and reported
MI6 and ISI asset Omar Saeed Sheikh in the UAE to Mohamed Atta in
Florida, on the orders of the head of Pakistani intelligence Lt.
General Mahmoud Ahmad. This was reportedly confirmed by the FBI.
The Pakistani ISI chief Ahmad resigned immediately, but he
has never been sought by US authorities for funding and participating
in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
34. ISI chief Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad was in Washington DC the
prior to 9/11, meeting with CIA Director George Tenet and other
high ranking US officials including Tenet's replacement at CIA Porter
35. During the ISI chief's stay in Washington, Osama bin Laden was
to the Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi on September
10, 2001 by CBS News.
36. Osama bin Laden was also reportedly
admitted to a US MILITARY HOSPITAL in Dubai,
UAE, in July of 2001 for kidney dialysis treatment. There bin Laden
is said to have met with the CIA station chief, Larry
37. Senator Bob Graham, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee,
"I was surprised at the evidence that there were foreign governments
[Plural!] involved in facilitating the activities of at least
some of the terrorists in the United States." ..."I think
there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists
were assisted not just in financing -- although that was part
of it -- by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been
derelict in our duty to track that down, make the further case,
or find the evidence that would indicate that that is not true."
38. Senator Bob Graham also
said: "High officials in [the Saudi Arabian] government,
who I assume were not just rogue officials acting on their own, made
substantial contributions to the support and wellbeing of two of these
terrorists and facilitated their ability to plan, practise and then
execute the tragedy of September 11." These investigations remain
blocked, classified, covered-up and unresolved to this day by the
Bush administration's clear Obstruction of Justice.
39. Senator and 9/11 Commissioner Max
Cleland resigned, saying: "This is the most serious independent
investigation since the Warren Commission. And after watching History
Channel shows on the Warren Commission last night, the Warren Commission
blew it. I'm not going to be part of that. I'm not going to be part
of looking at information only partially. I'm not going to
be part of just coming to quick conclusions. I'm not going
to be part of political pressure to do this or not do that.
I'm not going to be part of that. This is serious."
40. At least 7 of the alleged "hijackers" were reported
to be still alive. Neither the FBI nor the 9/11 Commission corrected
the identities, and the government has treated the issue of who exactly
attacked America on September 11th as relatively unimportant. The
flight manifests released by the airlines did not contain any of the
names of the hijackers (who supposedly bought tickets just like everybody
else), and there are discrepancies in the number of persons reported
to be onboard the airliners. This also has not been explained by officials,
41. The Dulles Airport security camera video released as evidence
of hijackers has no time or date stamp, nor any other coded information,
which suggests that it may not be authentic.
42. The aircraft "black boxes" from the World Trade Center
site were admittedly recovered by NYC Fireman Nicholas
DeMassi. The FBI, NTSB and the 9/11 Commission all deny they were
ever recovered at all.
shoveled $15 Billion of taxpayer money to the airlines immediately
after 9/11 as one of the first responses to the attacks.
44. The autopsy
report from the Pentagon crash site contains no mention of any
of the hijackers.
45. Up to 200
Israeli agents were arrested and detained in relation to September
11th. This includes five Mossad agents who were celebrating the World
Trade Center job with "cries of joy and mockery."
The Justice Department (sic) released all of the Israelis, and the
entire matter was made "classified."
46. "According to several Weehawken neighbors of the [Israeli
MOSSAD front operation] Urban Moving Systems warehouse, the FBI, upon
searching the warehouse, discovered
fertilizer, other chemicals for making explosives, pipes, caps,
and traces of anthrax. After anthrax was discovered, investigators
wearing hazardous material suits went through the warehouse."
47. "On the night of the Sept. 11 attacks, the White House Medical
[the anthrax drug] Cipro to staff accompanying Vice President
Dick Cheney as he was secreted off to the safety of Camp David..."
The public was not warned about anthrax or alerted about Cipro for
another six weeks, when anthrax-laden letters were sent through the
mail to top Democratic congressmen and to others.
48. "Palestinians" were accused of committing the
9/11 attacks by Israeli MOSSAD operatives. One of the arrested MOSSAD
agents told the police, We are Israelis, we are not your problem.
Your problems are our problem. Palestinians are the problem.
A phone call to the "Jersey City Police Department ...claimed
'Palestinians' in Arab clothes were seen celebrating the attacks."
Was this MOSSAD referring to their own covert agents? At 9:43am on
9/11, "Abu Dhabi television reports it received
a call from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine,
claiming responsibility for crashing two planes into the WTC. However
leading officials later deny the claim."
49. Israeli instant messaging firm Odigo
received warnings of the World Trade Center attacks 2 hours before
50. Zim American / Israeli Shipping broke its lease in the World
Trade Center and evacuated
one week before the attacks. The company is 49% owned by the Israeli
51. Although the Israeli government sent MOSSAD officers to "warn"
the U.S. about imminent terror attacks in August 2001: "'They
had no specific information about what was being planned but
linked the plot to Osama bin Laden and told the Americans that there
were strong grounds for suspecting Iraqi involvement,' said
a senior Israeli security official." Mixing Osama bin Laden together
with his enemy Saddam Hussein has been a ridiculous propaganda exercise,
and exposed as such.
52. Fire has never, before or after 9/11, caused a steel-framed building
to completely collapse. Three gigantic steel-framed skyscrapers were
alleged to have collapsed from the effects of fire, including the
47 story building 7 which was not hit by a plane. The Twin Towers
and building 7 displayed numerous characteristics of controlled demolition
including free fall speed, collapsing into footprints, pulverization
of all the concrete, and the sounds and appearances of explosive charges,
as reported by many
eyewitnesses. Needless to say, this has not been investigated
officially, because officials refuse to admit the possibility existed
Engineering [Magazine] has good reason to believe that the "official
investigation" blessed by FEMA and run by the American Society
of Civil Engineers is a half-baked farce that may already have been
commandeered by political forces whose primary interests, to put it
mildly, lie far afield of full disclosure. Except for the marginal
benefit obtained from a three-day, visual walk-through of evidence
sites conducted by ASCE investigation committee members- described
by one close source as a "tourist trip"-no one's checking
the evidence for anything."
54. "'The decision to rapidly recycle the steel columns, beams
and trusses from the WTC in the days immediately after 9/11 means
definitive answers may never be known.'[NY Times] The next week, Fire
Engineering magazine said: 'We are literally treating the steel removed
from the site like garbage, not like crucial fire scene evidence ...The
destruction and removal of evidence must stop immediately.'"
55. Ben Fountain, who worked in the South Tower, told People Magazine,
"Over the past few weeks we'd been evacuated a number of times,
which is unusual. I think they had an inkling something was going
56. On Thursday, September 6, 2001 bomb-sniffing dogs were removed
and the security
threat level at the World Trade Center was downgraded.
Forbes who worked in the South Tower described a "power down"
on the weekend before 9/11, which was corroborated by WTC janitor
William Rodriquez in his RICO lawsuit. The power down knocked out
communications, computer systems, and security cameras. Numerous workmen
were reported, and the sounds of heavy construction, and a pervasive
grey dust was found on the 97th floor by Forbes.
58. William Rodriguez
also reported bombs in the basement levels and on various floors.
After describing a series of explosions, Rodriguez heard that floor
65 had completely collapsed (nowhere near the plane impact zone).
Rodriguez also claims to have heard construction on floor 34 affter
the plane impacts, a floor that wasn't in use.
59. President Bush's brother Marvin
Bush had been a director for Securacom (now Stratasec) that was
in charge of security for the WTC, United Airlines and Dulles Airport
(where Flight 77 originated). An Israeli
security firm, ICTS International had security responsibilities
at Boston Logan airport and other airports involved in the September
60. On September 10, 2001 Willie Brown, the mayor of San Francisco,
a warning not to fly. He credited who he called "my security
people at the airport." No FAA warnings had been issued however
"in recent days."
61. "On Sept. 10, NEWSWEEK
has learned, a group of top Pentagon officials suddenly canceled
travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security
62. "The author Salman Rushdie believes that US authorities
of an imminent terrorist strike when they banned him from taking
internal flights in Canada and the US only a week before the attacks.
On September 3 the Federal Aviation Authority made an emergency ruling
to prevent Mr Rushdie from flying unless airlines complied with strict
and costly security measures."
63. "The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it provided
15 warnings to airlines regarding possible terrorist attacks -- including
al Qaeda hijackings -- in the months
leading up to September 11. ...The FAA mentioned Osama bin Laden
or al Qaeda in alerts the agency sent to domestic airlines."
At this same time, July 2001, the FAA inexplicably terminated
certification program for commercial airline pilots, which had
made it legal for pilots
to be armed since 1961.
64. A military data mining operation called Able
Danger created a presentation chart in 2000 that allegedly included
four future 9/11 hijackers. Their recommendation to send the
data to the FBI was thwarted by military lawyers and by higher
ranking officers. Yellow stickers were placed over the photographs
of Mohamed Atta and the others. Although this information was brought
directly to several of the 9-11 Commissioners, including Phillip Zelikow,
it was never mentioned in their final report.
65. Purported "lead hijacker" Mohamed Atta was already
to US intelligence when he was living in Germany. "He is
'reportedly observed buying large quantities of chemicals in Frankfurt,
apparently for the production of explosives [and/or] for biological
warfare.' ...'The US agents reported to have trailed Atta are said
to have failed to inform the German authorities about their investigation,'
even as the Germans are investigating many of his associates."
records show that hijackers Saeed and Ahmed Alghamdi listed their
address on driver licenses and car registrations as 10 Radford Blvd.,
a base roadway where residences for foreign-military flight trainees
are located, according to Newsweek (9-15-2001) ...(A) now-mysteriously
deceased, Pensacola naval flight instructor from the Royal Saudi Air
Force had the same name [Alghamdi] and also lived and worked at the
U.S. naval air base."
67. "U.S. military sources have given the FBI information that
of the alleged hijackers of the planes that were used in [the
9/11] terror attacks received training at secure U.S. military installations
in the 1990s."
Mohamed was involved with most of the major al Qaeda attacks against
U.S. interests: ...the 1993 WTC bombing, the African Embassy bombings
in 1998 and, even though he was arrested in late 1998, [Peter] Lance
proposes that he also helped train some of the 9/11 hijackers
in hijacking techniques. Astoundingly, Mohamed participated in these
operations while also being a U.S. citizen, being enlisted in the
U.S. military, ...and being an FBI informant in California.
Importantly, ...he also had ties to the CIA."
69. While "Loose Change" is attacked for getting
some things incorrect, the film does correctly describe Operation
Northwoods, which was approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff
in 1962. The military planners expressly said: "We could develop
a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other
Florida cities and even in Washington [DC]. ...Harassment of civil
air, attacks on surface shipping, and destruction of US military drone
aircraft by MIG type planes would be useful as complementary actions.
...We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or
simulated). ...At a designated time the duplicate would be substituted
for the actual civil aircraft and would be loaded with the selected
passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases."
70. And, while Operation Northwoods was not implemented, another
U.S. state-sponsored terror campaign called Operation
Gladio did murder innocent civilians across Europe at the orchestration
of the CIA (BBC
Documentary on Operation Gladio).