Skip to comments.Debra Medina, Glen Beck and the Northwoods Truthers
Posted on 02/19/2010 6:42:37 AM PST by Robert Drobot
In an obvious ambush of Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, Fox News commentator Glen Beck told Medina in a radio interview that he had received emails from listeners saying that she was a 9/11 truther, that is, a person who believes that the U.S. government was behind the 9/11 attacks.
Medina failed to specifically deny the charge, indicated that she didnt have an opinion on the matter, stated that some good questions had been raised about the issue, and said that the American people had not seen all the evidence. Medina later issued a statement stating that she has never been involved in the 9/11 truth movement and affirming her conviction that the U.S. government was not behind the 9/11 attacks.
After the interview was over, Beck and his on-air cohorts began yucking it up, scratching off any prospects for Medina, who has recently soared from 4 percent in the polls to 24 percent, to win the race. Wow! Beck exclaimed, The fastest way back to four percent. I think I can write her off the list.
Becks mindset was precisely the type of mindset that I described in my September 17, 2009, article Operation Northwoods and the 9/11 Truthers. That article addressed the mindset of Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer regarding the 9/11 truthers, a mindset that is clearly the same as Becks.
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Operation Northwoods, or Northwoods, was a false-flag plan that originated within the United States government in 1962. The plan called for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or other operatives to commit genuine acts of terrorism in U.S. cities and elsewhere. These acts of terrorism were to be blamed on Cuba in order to create public support for a war against that nation, which had recently become communist under Fidel Castro. One part of the Operation Northwoods plan was to "develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington."
Operation Northwoods is especially notable in that it included proposals for hijackings and bombings followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate a foreign government.
The plan stated:
"The desired resultant frhrgom the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere."
Several other proposals were included within the Operation Northwoods plan, including real or simulated actions against various U.S military and civilian targets.
Operation Northwoods was drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Northwoods was signed by Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer and sent to the Secretary of Defense.
Operation Northwoods was part of the U.S. government's Cuban Project anti-communist initiative. Operation Northwoods was never officially accepted and the proposals included in the plan were never executed.
Origins and public release
The main proposal was presented in a document entitled "Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba (TS)," a collection of draft memoranda written by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) representative to the Caribbean Survey Group. (The parenthetical "TS" in the title of the document is an initialism for "Top Secret.") The document was presented by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13 as a preliminary submission for planning purposes. The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended that both the covert and overt aspects of any such operation be assigned to them.
The previously secret document was originally made public on November 18, 1997, by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, a U.S. federal agency overseeing the release of government records related to John F. Kennedy's assassination.[Citation][Citation][Citation][Citation][Citation] A total 1521 pages of once-secret military records covering 1962 to 1964 were concomitantly declassified by said Review Board.
"Appendix to Enclosure A" and "Annex to Appendix to Enclosure A" of the Northwoods document were first published online by the National Security Archive on November 6, 1998 in a joint venture with CNN as part of CNN's 1998 Cold War television documentary series[Citation][Citation]specifically, as a documentation supplement to "Episode 10: Cuba," which aired on November 29, 1998.[Citation][Citation] "Annex to Appendix to Enclosure A" is the section of the document which contains the proposals to stage terrorist attacks.
The Northwoods document was published online in a more complete form (i.e., including cover memoranda) by the National Security Archive on April 30, 2001.[Citation]
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Will the real Glen Beck please stand.
This guy's blaming Beck? I'd say Beck did the people of Texas a favor for exposing this loon.
He asked a freakin question and she couldn’t answer. In fact she couldn’t even answer when he asked “Tell me about yourself”.
I suspect that he is actually a RINO who will campaign vigorously for the Romney/Whitman ticket in 2012.
No, I am not joking.
He wants to sabotage Palin, and he wants to create a large audience of RINO moderates -- he is intentionally offending all the birfers and Birthers, he wants the conservatives marginalized and the RINO mods to rise ascendant.
Stark raving NUTS.
Northwoods sounds like a problem for the Area 51 followers to handle.
Sorry to burst the balloon, but Beck did Texas a big favor exposing Medina.
Better yet will the real Debra Medina please stand. She was asked a couple of questions “do you believe” and “would you disavow” and basically couldn’t answer either with a straight forward answer. She did the Texas Two Step all around a straight forward answer and now she is reaping the results of her dancing.
Early voting is now ongoing and in 10 days we’ll know the political outcome of Medina’s governor run.
Its not Becks fault that Madina sounded like Rosie O’Donell when he asked her the simple question that she could have answered with a simple “NO”..
GLENN: Right. Here’s then let me be more frank and ask you the question: Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?
MEDINA: I don’t, I don’t have all of the evidence there, Glenn. So I don’t I’m not in a place, I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there. So I’ve not taken a position on that.
GLENN: I think the people of America might think that might be a yes.
Exactly. Beck didn’t ‘ambush her’. IN fact, anyone that heard that interview listened as Beck threw her line after line to save herself from coming off as a 1st class kook.
She refused. Then in an interview THIS WEEK she contradicted herself multiple times, and flat out lied about what she said in the Beck interview.
Thats the reality. She’s toast, and SHE struck the match that toasted herself. And then doused herself in more gasoline.
The Medina crybabies just keep the caterwauling a-comin’.
I had hopes for her as an underdog but frankly I’m glad she was exposed.
Operation Northwoods - good info, had not seen that before. It certainly has interesting parallels to how we got involved with Cuba to begin with, i.e. Remember the Maine, Hearst’s yellow journalism, etc.
I think that Beck falls into category 1 (which I do also). I think he believes that 9/11 truthers are loons because the evidence is so overwhelming that the attack was carried out by Al Quada fanatics bent on destroying us and had no government involvement whatsoever that to deny this basic truth is like denying that clouds are white.
I’d say there was a difference between Cuba(Northwoods) and Afghanistan.
What possible gain was there for doing such an evil deed in order to start a war in Afghanistan? I don’t see the gain.
I do agree Beck was rude in all his giggling, after he got he finished with Medina. It rather disgusted me.
Seems like Beck is not the drunk....don’t you go driving when you’re like that.....y’hear?
It’s pretty sad when a talk show hosting asking a candidate a question which required a simple “Yes or No” response is considered an “ambush.”
If Medina can’t even handle questions like that, then regardless of whether she’s a whackjob Troofer or not, she still has no business being anywhere near the Governour’s mansion.
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