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23.08.2018 - 07:24 [ smeggys.co.uk ]

Operation Northwoods

Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil and against U.S. interests and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. As part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative, the plan, which was not implemented, called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer.

23.08.2018 - 07:20 [ New York Times ]

Declassified Papers Show Anti-Castro Ideas Proposed to Kennedy

(November 1997) “We could blow up a US warship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,“ the memorandum said.

“We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,“ it continued. “The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated).“

The records show that on March 13, 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed these ideas as “suitable for planning purposes.“ No evidence exists that they were carried out.

13.08.2018 - 06:12 [ CNBC ]

Nicaragua is on the verge of civil war. The fallout could become the ‘biggest wild card’ in the midterm elections

Violent confrontations between protesters and government security forces have been steadily escalating since April, fueling speculation that Nicaragua is on the brink of all-out civil war.
Thousands of Nicaraguans are already fleeing abroad and the impact on U.S. borders could escalate an already-heated immigration debate, impacting the 2018 midterms.
During the last Nicaraguan civil war, over 250,000 Nicaraguan refugees sought asylum in the United States.

09.06.2018 - 00:53 [ Press TV ]

Lebanon FM orders to block visa for UNHCR staff amid Syria refugee row

On Thursday, Bassil said UNHCR has discouraged refugees in the Lebanese border town of Arsal from returning home by asking them questions about potential situation they may experience in Syria, including the likelihood of military conscription, security issues and poor accommodation.

„We sent a mission that verified that the UNHCR is intimidating the displaced who wish to return voluntarily,“ the Lebanese foreign minister tweeted.

However, Nadim Mounla, an aide to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, said Bassil’s decision was „unilateral“ and „not representative of the Lebanese government’s position.“

03.04.2018 - 20:15 [ Times of Israel ]

PM pins deportation failure on New Israel Fund, demands Knesset probe

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Tuesday that he is seeking to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the activities of the New Israel Fund, which he blamed for the failure of Israel’s plan to deport African migrants from the country.

03.04.2018 - 20:13 [ Euronews.com ]

Netanyahu bows to right-wing pressure, axes migrant deal after just hours

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was canceling an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure to scrap the deal.

The pact would have have given thousands of other migrants the right to stay in Israel.