If you wondered how anyone could possibly believe that 9/11 was orchestrated to get public support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (My B post), then you might find this true conspiracy theory of disturbing interest. Or you might want to skip it.
Castro won his revolution in Cuba on January 1, 1959. The U.S. government was not too comfortable having a communist country 90 nautical miles off its coast. Some wanted to go to war to win Cuba back from the "dark side" of the Cold War. But how could these somebodies get support for such a war from the US citizens? Flyers and commercials saying "pretty please" weren't gonna cut it. Although they did try...
Image: wackystuff, Cold War propaganda
According to Wikipedia, in 1962 the U.S. Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff got an idea. An awful idea. They had a wonderful, awful idea that the CIA could sink the boats of Cuban refugees, hijack planes, blow up a U.S. ship, and other acts of violent terrorism in Miami, other Florida cities, and Washington, D.C. Then they would introduce evidence pointing the finger at Castro's Cuban government, and the American public would rally behind a war.
Luckily, President Kennedy said no way, buckaroos. This started a rift between Kennedy and the U.S. Military along with speculation that these branches of the government might have been involved in Kennedy's assassination.
Does this make you think differently of the US government or false flag operations?