What is a False Flag Terrorism Attack?

Brian 2012/06/14 01:43:01
Yes I knew 911 Was a False Flag Terrorism Attack.
No I did not know, but now I do know the truth!
I do not seek the truth.
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Summary of False Flag Operations and False Flag Terrorism.

"False flag terrorism" occurs when elements within a government stage a secret operation whereby government forces pretend to be a targeted enemy while attacking their own forces or people. The attack is then falsely blamed on the enemy in order to justify going to war against that enemy. Or as Wikipedia defines it:

False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as if they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than one's own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and have been used in peace-time; for example, during Italy's strategy of tension.

The term comes from the old days of wooden ships, when one ship would hang the flag of its enemy before attacking another ship in its own navy. Because the enemy's flag was hung instead of the flag of the real country of the attacking ship, it was called a "false flag" attack.

There are many examples of false flag attacks throughout history. For example, it is widely known that the Nazis, in Operation Himmler, faked attacks on their own people and resources which they blamed on the Poles, to justify the invasion of Poland. And it has now been persuasively argued — as shown, for example, in this History Channel video — that Nazis set fire to their own parliament, the Reichstag, and blamed that fire on others. The Reichstag fire was the watershed event which justified Hitler's seizure of power and suspension of liberties.

And in the early 1950s, agents of an Israeli terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including U.S. diplomatic facilities, then left behind "evidence" implicating the Arabs as the culprits (one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to identify the bombers). Israel's Defense Minister was brought down by the scandal, along with the entire Israeli government. Click here for verification.

The Russian KGB apparently conducted a wave of bombings in Russia in order to justify war against Chechnya and put Vladimir Putin into power (see also this essay and this report). And the Turkish government has been caught bombing its own and blaming it on a rebel group to justify a crackdown on that group. Muslim governments also play this game. For example, the well-respected former Indonesian president claimed that their government had a role in the Bali bombings.

This sounds nuts, right? You've never heard of this "false flag terrorism," where a government attacks its own people then blames others in order to justify its goals, right? And you are skeptical of the statements discussed above? Please take a look at these historical quotes:

"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - U.S. President James Madison

"Why of course the people don't want war ... But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." - Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.

What about the U.S.?

Is it logical to assume that, even if other countries have carried out false flag operations (especially horrible regimes such as, say, the Nazis or Stalin), the U.S. has never done so? Well, as documented by the New York Times, Iranians working for the C.I.A. in the 1950's posed as Communists and staged bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected president (see also this essay).

And, as confirmed by a former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence, NATO carried out terror bombings in Italy with the help of the Pentagon and CIA and blamed communists in order to rally people's support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism. As one participant in this formerly-secret program stated: "You had to attack civilians, people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security."

Moreover, declassified U.S. Government documents show that in the 1960s, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan code-named Operation Northwoods to blow up American airplanes (using an elaborate plan involving the switching of airplanes), and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba. The operation was not carried out only because the Kennedy administration refused to implement these Pentagon plans.

For lots more on the astonishing Operation Northwoods, see the ABC news report; the official declassified documents; and watch this interview with James Bamford, the former Washington Investigative Producer for ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. One quote from the Northwoods documents states: "A 'Remember the Maine' incident could be arranged: We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."

What about Al-Qaeda?

You might think Al-Qaeda is different. It is very powerful, organized, and out to get us, right? Consider this Los Angeles Times article, reviewing a BBC documentary entitled The Power of Nightmares, which shows that the threat from Al Qaeda has been vastly overblown (and see this article on who is behind the hype). And former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski testified to the Senate that the war on terror is "a mythical historical narrative."

And did you know that the FBI had penetrated the cell which carried out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, but had – at the last minute – cancelled the plan to have its FBI infiltrator substitute fake powder for real explosives, against the infiltrator's strong wishes? See also this TV news report.

Have you heard that the CIA is alleged to have met with Bin Laden two months before 9/11? Did you know that years after 9/11 the FBI first stated that it did not have sufficient evidence to prosecute Bin Laden for 9/11? (See also this partial confirmation by the Washington Post) And did you see the statement in Newsweek by the CIA commander in charge of the capture that the U.S. let Bin Laden escape from Afghanistan?

Have you heard that the anthrax attacks – which were sent along with notes purportedly written by Islamic terrorists – used a weaponized anthrax strain from the top U.S. bioweapons facility? Indeed, top bioweapons experts have stated that the anthrax attack may have been a CIA test "gone wrong." For more on this, see this article by a former NSA and naval intelligence officer and this statement by a distinguished law professor and bioterror expert (and this one).

It is also interesting that the only Congress members mailed anthrax letters were key Democrats, and that the attacks occurred one week before passage of the freedom-curtailing PATRIOT Act, which seems to have scared them and the rest of Congress into passing that act without even reading it. And though it may be a coincidence, White House staff began taking the anti-anthrax medicine before the Anthrax attacks occurred.

Even General William Odom, former director of the National Security Agency, said "By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism, yet in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation" (the audio is here).

Why Does This Matter?

Please read what the following highly respected people are saying:

Former prominent Republican U.S. Congressman and CIA official Bob Barr stated that the U.S. is close to becoming a totalitarian society and that elements in government are using fear to try to bring this about.

Republican U.S. Congressman Ron Paul stated that the government "is determined to have martial law." He also said a contrived "Gulf of Tonkin-type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran." Former National Security Adviser Brzezinski told the Senate that a terrorist act might be carried out in the U.S. and falsely blamed on Iran to justify yet another war.

The former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, Paul Craig Roberts, who is called the "Father of Reaganomics" and is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Scripps Howard News Service, has said:

"Ask yourself: Would a government that has lied us into two wars and is working to lie us into an attack on Iran shrink from staging 'terrorist' attacks in order to remove opposition to its agenda?

Retired 27-year CIA analyst Ray McGovern, who prepared and presented Presidential Daily Briefs and served as a high-level analyst for several presidents, stated that if there was another major attack in the U.S., it would lead to martial law. He went on to say:

"We have to be careful, if somebody does this kind of provocation – big violent explosions of some kind – we have to not take the word of the masters there in Washington that this was some terrorist event because it could well be a provocation allowing them, or seemingly to allow them to get what they want."

The former CIA analyst would not put it past the government to "play fast and loose" with terror alerts and warnings and even terrorist events in order to rally people behind the flag.

General Tommy Franks stated that if another terrorist attack occurs in the United States "the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government." Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter stated before the Iraq war started that there were no weapons of mass destruction. He is now saying that he would not rule out staged government terror by the U.S. government. And British Parliament Member George Galloway stated that "there is a very real danger" that the American government will stage a false flag terror attack in order to justify war against Iran and to gain complete control domestically.

The abundance of reliable information in this essay suggests that not only has the U.S. in the past conducted false flag operations, but there is a possibility that 9/11 involved some element of this deceit, and a future false flag operation cannot be ruled out. Let us spread this news to all who care so that we might build the critical mass necessary to stop these secret operations and work together for a more caring civil society.

Special Note: For a collection of reliable, verifiable information suggesting that 9/11 may have been a form of false flag operation, please see the 9/11 Information Center available at this link.

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  • historian 2012/06/14 06:35:03
    Yes I knew 911 Was a False Flag Terrorism Attack.
    Since the 9/11 attack is losing it's potency as a propaganda piece, we can expect another one soon. My eye is on the 2012 "Zion" Olympics in London. Maybe they'll have a whole new string of faces to plaster to the television, and maybe this time some of them won't show up living overseas, nowhere near the attack when it happens. They're probably going to have to find another scapegoat as well, since Al Qaeda is a U.S. ally now, per Libya and Syria's overthrow.

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  • Pm owen 2012/07/02 21:31:12
    Open my mind to fantasy? Why would I purposely make myself dumber and turn my self into a paranoid freak?

    Seeing the complete lack of evidence one would have to open thier mind to paranoia and stupidity to believe this crap.
  • bob h. Pm 2012/06/18 20:33:11
    bob h.
    look up agenda.
  • Brian bob h. 2012/06/19 03:11:16
    agenda 21
  • bob h. Pm 2012/06/19 22:45:45
    bob h.
    Yeah, it's all on the up and up. This plane loaded w/ passengers, crashes into the side of the Pentagon, leaving a suspiciously small hole. No matter. Strangely, there were no people, no wreckage, no record on any of the many cameras surrounding, and strangely, not one ambulance. Very stealthy. But no one beats American engineering, and the plane underwent a full recovery, and went on it's transformer way. To Pennsylvania, it turns out, where it simply falls, for no apparent reason, hitting nothing. No survivors. That's how it happened, really, honest.
  • Pm bob h. 2012/06/20 00:36:29
    no use in using the 911 commission report for citing the truth....Your agenda driven conspiracy creators like Alex Jones among many many others, will tell you do not believe the 911 commission report.
  • owen Pm 2012/07/01 13:46:17
    Kingdoms and States are indebted to the Illuminati banking systems.Rothschild and co own us.
  • Pm owen 2012/07/02 21:32:48
    YA illuminati banking....Are you serious? THEY control all.
  • Pm bob h. 2012/07/02 21:32:05
    Everything you wrote are the claims made without any EVIDENCE to support it.
  • Sue 2012/06/14 23:39:01
    I do not seek the truth.
    yea, the government is behind every bad thing that ever happens.
  • urwutuis Sue 2012/06/16 03:19:51
    You either haven't looked because you're afraid of what you'll find or you've been brainwashed by the media.
    The evidence is overwhelming.

    A 757 going through a 16ft hole is only one impossibility claimed by the official story..

    pentagon strike
  • S and S urwutuis 2012/06/17 14:01:00
  • urwutuis S and S 2012/06/18 03:51:38
    They always have to get their cut.
  • S and S urwutuis 2012/06/18 03:53:59
  • Beccy 2012/06/14 22:55:46
    Yes I knew 911 Was a False Flag Terrorism Attack.
    I also know that the CIA trained Bin Ledin and gang. The CIA is behind a lot of secret things that have happened around the world and probably had a hand in the death of JFK
  • D D Beccy 2012/06/15 03:34:15
    D D
    The CIA trained Bin Laden during their war with Russia. We also gave them the fire power to bring down Russia.
  • owen D D 2012/07/03 06:03:25
    JFK was murdered on Rothschilds orders by the CIA and FBI
  • D D owen 2012/07/03 07:24:43
    D D
    Possibly. We will never know.
  • Mellow 2012/06/14 21:55:38 (edited)
    Yes I knew 911 Was a False Flag Terrorism Attack.
    I can't say for certain that our government actually did it, but they sure as hell knew it was coming. That was NOT the first attempt to bring down the trade center. It also happened in 1993 with a truck bomb, and Bush Sr. was president.
  • Boblawbla Mellow 2012/06/15 13:06:14
  • Mellow Boblawbla 2012/06/16 05:47:53
    You are right. About a month after Bush's term was over.
  • superangrymonkey 2012/06/14 21:14:59
    I do not seek the truth.
  • BoJay 2012/06/14 21:01:22
    I do not seek the truth.
    Jessy Ventura Conspracy thery
    You watch way to much TV
  • Brian BoJay 2012/06/16 01:35:34
    Not at all!
  • Kaleokualoha 2012/06/14 20:01:20 (edited)
    No I did not know, but now I do know the truth!
    Your choices are irrational. I know the truth that Al Qaeda was responsible for 9/11, despite the conspiratorial ranting of Truthers. I know that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, nor did it threaten anyone with WMD stockpiles since the 1990's, despite the conspiratorial rantings of Bush administration apologists.

    If anyone successfully framed Iraq for 9/11, now THAT would have been a successful false flag operation! As it was, conservatives had to be satisfied with just implicating Iraq for 9/11 without explicitly claiming Iraqi responsibility.

    "The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth." - Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
  • Boblawbla Kaleoku... 2012/06/15 13:14:04
    Let's see...... you do know who set up and supported our CIA operative Bin Laden don't you? And you know that Iraq was set up by our government to "look" guilty, right? And all the lies about the Nigerian uranium and even Colin Powell testifying to the UN Security Council that they had mobile biological factories to kill us all? And did you also know that the "Gulf of Tonkin" attack never happened and 58,000 of our troops died for a lie? How about Operation Northwoods and the USS Liberty?

    You also agree that the conservatives "implicated" Iraq without explicitly claiming Iraqi responsibility? So you agree our government will do what it has to do to get what it wants?

    And you are "seeking after and the investigation of truth"? LOL
  • bob h. Boblawbla 2012/06/15 15:45:12
    bob h.
    Colin Powell was on TV just last night saying that Saddam had no WMDs in IRAQ.
  • urwutuis Kaleoku... 2012/06/16 04:15:41
    If you looked at the evidence you'd know what a joke the official fairy tale really is.

    They had to be satisfied? Are you kidding? They got exactly what they wanted.

    If you can convince yourself that a 757 went through a 16ft hole, completely vaporized the plane, the bodies, luggage and everything else but left plastic and paper documents and terrorist's clothing pristine you might still be able to believe the fairy tale but then you'd also have to convince yourself that the only time in history fire collapsed a steel structure happened 3 times on the same day in the same place in exactly the same manner was just a coincidence.

    Then you'd have to figure out how a 1400 degree fire melted steel that takes 3000 degrees even when it isn't wrapped in asbestos.

    The only way for those things to happen is to suspend the laws of both physics and probability..

    There are mountains of evidence to support an inside job.
    There's only the media and a gullible public to support the Al Qaeda theory.

    Are you afraid to find out Bush was involved?
    If you are, be very afraid.
  • arsalkhan.AK47 2012/06/14 18:55:40
    Yes I knew 911 Was a False Flag Terrorism Attack.
    and it was done by CIA agent "Osama Bin Laden"
  • owen arsalkh... 2012/07/01 13:48:57
    They murdered Binladen because a trial would have exposed too much CIA dirt.Some reckon the arresting seal were also done in afterwards,what do you know about that?
  • arsalkh... owen 2012/07/05 18:58:21
    in my opinion, there are 2 types of agent,one employee of agency & 2nd rented one, rented agents are normally hired to play some dirty games in enemy areas, OBL was that kind of agent, and we know why CIA hired him? and when those kind of agents are done with job, they are normally killed when job is done (Sovit War). its my assumption.
  • owen arsalkh... 2012/07/06 12:40:52
  • Brian owen 2012/07/07 09:32:46
  • arsalkh... owen 2012/08/02 21:30:47
  • DDogbreath 2012/06/14 18:27:57 (edited)
    Yes I knew 911 Was a False Flag Terrorism Attack.
    They (the government) lie to you, and you suck it all in like a bunch of sheep.

    Just like "the other" 40 year old lie that started "the war on drugs". Now it has been proven that all currently illegal "recreational drugs" are safer than alcohol, what are you going to do about it?


    When you question the government and hold them accountable for their actions you are a patriot.

    A patriot IS NOT someone that waves the flag and goes along with what they want.

    It's about time the masses in this country quit acting like a bunch of sheep.

  • Brian DDogbreath 2012/06/16 01:43:05 (edited)
    Amen brother!!
  • Eli Johansen 2012/06/14 18:25:56
    No I did not know, but now I do know the truth!
    Eli Johansen
    so, no matter what answer we give we inadvertently end up pushing your agenda...

    You are a poor debater.
  • Brian Eli Joh... 2012/06/16 01:46:30 (edited)
    I do pray you will seek the truth.

  • hat man 2012/06/14 18:25:23
    I do not seek the truth.
    hat man
    I don't know what happened on 9/11.
  • Brian hat man 2012/06/16 01:48:29
    I do pray you will seek the truth.

  • Little Angel 2012/06/14 17:58:36
    Yes I knew 911 Was a False Flag Terrorism Attack.
    Little Angel

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