Loose Change 2nd Edition


March 13th, 1962.

Lyman Lemnitzer,

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

presents a proposal to Secretary of Defense

Robert McNamara, named Operation Northwoods.

The document proposed staging terrorist

attacks in and around Guantanamo Bay,

to provide a pretext for military

intervention in Cuba.

The plans included:

Starting rumors about Cuba using

clandestine radio.

Landing friendly Cubans inside the base

to stage attacks.

Starting riots at the main gate.

Blowing up ammunition inside the base,

starting fires.

Sabotaging aircrafts and ships on the base.

Bombing the base with mortar shells.

Sinking a ship outside the entrance, staging

funerals for mock victims.

Staging a terror campaign in Miami, Florida

and Washington, DC.

And finally, destroying a drone aircraft,

over Cuban waters.

The passengers, federal agents in reality,

would allegedly be college students on vacation.

A plane at Eglin Air Force Base would be painted

and numbered as a duplicate of a registered civil aircraft

belonging to a CIA front in Miami.

The duplicate would be substituted for the real

plane and loaded with the passengers.

The real plane would be converted into a drone.

The two planes would randezvous south of Florida.

The passenger laden plane would land at Eglin Air Force Base

to evacuate its passengers and return to its original status.

The drone would pick up the scheduled flight plan and over

Cuban waters transmit a "mayday signal" before being blown up by remote control.

The plan was rejected by McNamara, and President John F. Kennedy

personally removes Lemnitzer as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

December 1st, 1984.

A remote-controlled Boeing 720 takes off from Edwards

Air Force Base, and is crash-landed by NASA for fuel research.

Before its destruction, the plane flew a total of

including 10 takeoffs, 69 approaches, and 13 landings.

August, 1997.

The cover of FEMA's "Emergency Response to Terrorism"

depicts the World Trade Center in crosshairs.

February 28th, 1998.

The Global Hawk, Raytheon's Unmanned-aircraft-vehicle,

completes its first flight over Edwards Air Force Base

in California,

at an altitude of 32000 feet, cruising altitude

for a commercial jetliner.

NORAD begins conducting exercises in which hijacked

airliners are flown into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

June, 2000.

The Department of Justice releases a terrorism manual,

with the World Trade Center in crosshairs.

September, 2000.

The Project for a New American Century, a neo-conservative

think-tank whose members include

Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, and Paul Wolfowitz

releases their report entitled

"Rebuilding America's Defences."

In it, they declare that " the process of transformation,

even if it brings revolutionary change, "

" is likely to be a long one, absent some

catastrophic and catalyzing event - "

" like a new Pearl Harbor. "

October 24th, 2000.

The Pentagon conducts the first of two training exercises

called MASCAL,

which simulate a Boeing 757 crashing into the building.

Charles Burlingame, an ex-Navy F4 pilot

who worked in the Pentagon,

participates in this exercise before retiring

to take a job at American Airlines,

where, less than a year later, his Boeing 757

allegedly crashes into the building.

April, 2001.

NORAD plans an exercise in which a plane is flown

into the Pentagon,

but is rejected as "too unrealistic".

June, 2001.

The Department of Defense initiates new instructions for

military intervention in the case of a hijacking.

It states that for all non-immediate responses, the Department of Defense

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