More data on the JFK assassination was released yesterday. Lots of data. There was some held back “for national security reasons”, however, this one little tidbit caught my eye:
“…During Operation Mongoose in 1960, the CIA also considered staging terror events in Miami and blaming it on pro-Castro Cubans.”
They released this tidbit, showing the CIA had a plan to stage at least one terrorist attack in Miami, on American soil.
“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized. Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of a Cuban agent and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement also would be helpful in projecting the idea of an irresponsible government.”
And there’s some other stuff, perhaps contrary to the national security of the United States that they don’t want to release and have held back on releasing any part of it until at least April (or longer, or redacted).
But it’s ok to announce to the world that our own CIA planned a terrorist attack in Miami?
Anyone else seeing in the point here?
It’s ok to fess up to a “plan” that wasn’t implemented on American soil, and there’s some other info they believe would hurt us if released.
Can you just imagine what this info might be?
They’ve pretty much just confirmed what conspiracy theorists have been saying for years, that the United States (fact!) 1) plans terrorist attacks on American soil and (theoretically) perhaps even 2) executes terrorist attacks on the United States.
There’s much worse info they’re not releasing.
“Considered” is planning. It is part of the process of the plan. It could be construed that the plan was in place prior to considering the acting on that plan. Either way, it was discussed, by our own Government officials. Regardless of your definition of “planning” or “considered”, they were contemplating overt action on American soil (illegal for the CIA to perform such acts) which was a terrorist attack (again, illegal), all done by people within our Government. Sure, we know this goes on, however, this CONFIRMS that this goes on.
Wow. Just wow.