There is a long history of Americans distrusting their government. The American Revolution is just one prominent example of that distrust, but rumors have abounded for decades that the Federal government seeks to manipulate everyday Americans into doing what they want (Anyone remember MKULTRA?).
Now, declassified documents make it clear that Americans’s distrust is a good thing. Why? Because those documents reveal how untrustworthy our government really is. Matt Agorist writes,
In the early 1960s, the military-industrial complex along with their alliance in the CIA wanted war with Cuba. Their only problem was selling this war to the American people as they wanted nothing to do with it—because it would be their sons and daughters who would die in it.
Because support for a war with Cuba was so scant, and the fact that Cuba posed no real threat to America, the warmongers devised a plan to deceive the American public into accepting a war. This original plan was known as Operation Northwoods and America’s top brass was entirely behind it.
“We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,” and, “casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation,” the previously declassified documents noted.
The documents show “the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government,” writes James Bamford, author of Body of Secrets (Doubleday), a book detailing the declassification of Operation Northwoods.
Now, understand that this isn’t some crazy conspiracy theory based on someone’s paranoid imagination. Declassified documents show that this scenario was seriously considered, that the CIA considered creating a wary with Cuba that we would have started.
The documents show even more horrible ideas considered than blowing up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay. The CIA and Joint Chiefs of Staff considered killing astronaut John Glenn and killing innocent civilians, all of this as a pretext for war against Fidel Castro.
Of course, if you know your history, this stinks of Hitler’s bombing of the Reichstag (the German legislature building) as a pretext for locking down control of that country, and some people will understandably wonder about more recent conflicts in which the U.S. has been involved.
Obviously, I can’t answer whether any U.S. wars were actually carefully crafted setups, what I can say is that, if you still completely trust the Federal government, then you’re asking for trouble. The safe thing is to be prepared so that you can go off grid and disappear if our government tries to enact any more false flag events.