There are more conspiracy theories that turned out to be true that conventionally thought. While many conspiracy theories are laughed at out of hand, there are many theories which have been proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, to have actually been true. And these are quite dark conspiracy theories involving, wars, false flag attacks and invasions. The definition of true in these circumstances usually involves declassified documents where officials admit to the actions or outline their plans. This has only been the case since the emergence of WikiLeaks and the freedom of information act, which forces authorities to declassify their documents. Otherwise, they would never have been released and the public would have been none the wiser.
Conspiracy Theories that turned out to be TRUE
Perhaps one of the most widely known and publicized conspiracy theory that turned out to be true. The Watergate scandal involved a break in of the national Democratic committee in Washington in order to wiretap the phones. The break in was financed by President Nixon, though he was not aware of the break in itself. He was, however, guilty of wiretapping all conversations in his own office. He was ordered by the Supreme Court to release the tapes. After a drawn out legal procedure eventually the tapes were produced. They displayed Nixon in a very humiliating fashion, one not typically associated with a President. He used vulgar language and was shown to have been ignorant on key issues in a number of conversations. He was also shown to be unscrupulous in the tactics used to get elected and to stay in power. The attempted cover up for the DNC break in was worse than the break in itself in terms of his conviction. Nixon was not adverse to lying, bribing, blackmailing and otherwise breaking the law in attempts to cover up the break in. He also used the FBI to tap the phones of reporters. He was the only president to resign, forced to do so after the court case, as otherwise he would have been impeached. The Chicago Tribune wrote that “He is humorless to the point of being inhumane. He is devious. He is vacillating. He is profane. He is willing to be led. He displays dismaying gaps in knowledge. He is suspicious of his staff. His loyalty is minimal”
Operation Northwoods was a plan to by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff to commit acts of domestic terrorism on home soil and blame it on Cuba. At the time Fidel Castro was in government and Cuba needed to be occupied in order to stop the communist threat. The plan was ultimately rejected by President Kennedy. Some contend that this was what led to his assassination. Kennedy was viewed as soft on war affairs such as Communism, Russia and Vietnam. He also fired one of his generals, General Lyman Lemnitzer, who insisted on Operation Northwoods. He reported that he would never authorize an invasion of Cuba after the bay of pigs mishap, an unauthorized invasion of Cuba sponsored by the CIA (Castro himself led the defense, boosting his authority). He was killed shortly after. It was 35 years before Operation Northwoods was to become public knowledge. Operation Northwoods was one of a number of plans that fell under the umbrella of Operation Mongoose. Operation Northwoods proposed, among other things:
A series of well-coordinated incidents will be planned to take place in and around Guantanamo to give genuine appearance of being done by hostile Cuban forces.
A. Incidents to establish a credible attack:
(1) Start rumors (many). Use clandestine radio.
(2) Land friendly Cubans in uniform “over-the-fence” to stage attack on base.
(3) Capture Cuban (friendly) saboteurs inside the base.
(4) Start riots near the base main gate (friendly Cubans).
(5) Blow up ammunition inside the base: start fires.
(6) Burn aircraft on air base (sabotage).
(7) Lob mortar shells from outside of base into base.
(8) Capture assault teams approaching from the sea or vicinity of Guantanamo City.
(9) Capture militia group which storms base.
(10) Sabotage ship in harbor; large fires – naphthalene.
(11) Sink ship near harbor entrance. Conduct funerals for mock-victims.
Gulf of Tonkin incident
The premise for the entry into the war with Vietnam, which resulted in so many lives lost, was actually a ruse sold to the American public, as held by recently declassified documents. The USS Maddox (DD-731) was attacked by Vietnam vessels, this is undisputed. However, in the incident cited as being the cause for entering the Vietnam war, there were no Vietnamese vessels present. The destroyers were simply shelling thin air. As Johnson stated ”For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there”. The “incident” was swiftly spun by media and politicians as a ruse for entering the war. The second attack actually never happened at all, the officers had misinterpreted radio and radar signals. Whether they were told to report phantom vessels or whether it was a genuine mistake on the part of the navy remains open to questioning. After the fake attack, Congress passed the gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving Johnson power to wage war on Vietnam on fake information of two American vessels defending themselves against an imagined enemy. By 1969 over 500,000 American troops were involved in the war effort.
CIA Mind Control – MK-Ultra
It is now undisputed that the CIA ran mind control experiments on citizens from 1950 to 1973, according to official documentation. The program was named MK-ULTRA. Experiments included a mix of hypnosis, deprivation, torture, manipulation, mantras, verbal abuse, sexual abuse and pharmaceutical substances. It started after reports had leaked of Nazi and Russian experiments into mind control on prisoners of war. The program grew to include over 50 institutions. CIA director Richard Helm is reported to have had the majority of the documentation destroyed in 1973. However the documents that are available are frightening, as well as the testimonies to congress of people who were subjected to the program. In 1995 President Clinton issued a public apology for the MK-ULTRA program. On the senate floor in 1977 Ted Kennedy stated:
The Deputy Director of the CIA revealed that over thirty universities and institutions were involved in an “extensive testing and experimentation” program which included covert drug tests on unwitting citizens “at all social levels, high and low, native Americans and foreign.” Several of these tests involved the administration of LSD to “unwitting subjects in social situations.” At least one death, that of Frank Olson, resulted from these activities. The Agency itself acknowledged that these tests made little scientific sense. The agents doing the monitoring were not qualified scientific observers.
CIA veteran Victor Marchetti reported that CIA mind control continues and the abandonment of the program was a mere cover up.
Other Conspiracy Theories That are Proven True
There are number of conspiracy theories that turned out to be true. It is important to realize that these theories would seem ridiculous if not for declassified documentation and the work on investigative reporters. There is a declassified FBI document on its website which reports findings of Adolf Hitler hiding out in locations in South America. There is the bay of pigs invasion. There are also events such as the 9/11 attack, and it is not impossible that some time in the near future a document is going to be declassified which reports a cover up in relation to the demolition, as the official version has many holes in it already. The U.S government is not beyond domestic terrorism, as proven by Operation Northwoods and other operations. Pearl Harbor and Global Warming are other contenders. Both could result in an extremely angry populace if the “truth” is revealed.