Lyman Lemnitzer

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Person.png Lyman Lemnitzer   NNDB SpartacusRdf-icon.png
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Born 1899-08-29
Honesdale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died 1988-11-12 (Age 89)
Washington D.C.
Nationality USA
Member of Rockefeller Commission
Perpetrator of Operation Northwoods
The Chairman of the JCS who approved the now infamous Operation Northwoods, later made NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

Employment.png Supreme Allied Commander Europe Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 1, 1963 - July 1, 1969
Employer NATO
Preceded by Lauris Norstad
Succeeded by Andrew Goodpaster

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In office
October 1, 1960 - September 30, 1962
Boss Robert McNamara
Preceded by Nathan Farragut Twining
Succeeded by Maxwell Taylor
Approved the now infamous Operation Northwoods

Lyman Lemnitzer wsa a US soldier, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the early 1960s, when he approved Operation Northwoods, a false flag terror attack against US citizens. This was rejected by JFK. In 1963, Lemnitzer was made Supreme Allied Commander Europe for over 6 years.


Operation Northwoods

In 1962, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lyman Lemnitzer approved the Operation Northwoods, a plan to discredit the Fidel Castro's government and create support for a US invasion of Cuba by staging false flag "terrorism" and developing "a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington". President Kennedy rejected the plan and a few months later Lemnitzer was denied another term as JCS chairman.


In 1963 he became NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe. During his term, in 1966, the Bilderberg reorganised NATO such that the NATO Secretary General has always been appointed to a Bilderberg member.


Lemnitzer attended the Bilderberg.


An event carried out

Operation Northwoods1962A plan devised within the US government in the early 1960's to carry out terrorist attacks on US citizens and have them blamed on Cuba. Never implemented.

Event Participated in

Bilderberg/196329 March 1963 - 31 March 1963Hotel Martinez