“The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.” – Mark Twain, “The Mysterious Stranger” (1910)
The Symbol of the State:
The State… what does it even represent anymore? Is it a symbol of justice and democracy or is it represented by the powerful forces of greed and corruption? The simple truth is that there is no answer; it’s only a symbol and is really just a matter of subjective perception. With that being said, that state still exists, and many still have a natural connection to that state in which they live in or are from. It represents home to people, giving them a sense of security, as well as a sense of belonging to something bigger; such as a community or nation. It’s also home to one’s family and friends, as well as cultural traditions that resonate with those within its borders. All of this is perceived as an indirect extension of self, and very much an additional layer of one’s individual makeup. People may complain or protest about the state’s operations, but there is still usually a natural inclination for people to focus more on the positive of the state rather than its negative pitfalls.
It’s perfectly normal for residents to want to be proud of the state in which they live. Therefore, protecting and preserving the symbol of the state is a matter that hits incredibly close to the heart of many. Destroying the state is often equated in the brain, as a direct threat to one’s own security, not just in the physical sense of security, but in the mental and emotional sense. Talking negatively about the state, even if in truth, is far too often interpreted emotionally as threatening; often blinding people into a willful ignorance as to what the true nature of the state might be. It’s easier to live in a subjective fantasy matrix of naïve positivity than to accept the tough objective reality of both positive and negative.
In a perfect world, the state would directly represent the democratic will of the people, but the reality is that the world is far from perfect at the moment. In reality, there are those out there who covet power and become addicted to maintaining and expanding it. To someone addicted to power, the state is nothing more than a highly effective tool that can be exploited to not only obtain power, but to keep power. The agenda of the power-hungry is usually quite simple: profit expansion, security maintenance, and the pleasing of one’s own ego. This is their high. The public interest is often of little concern as long as there is no uprising.
Unfortunately for the public, many people addicted to power have wound up holding some of the highest positions of power in the world. The state is no exception, which naturally attracts power seekers to it. The state can be an incredibly potent tool, as it has almost a virtual monopoly over force and law in most societies. This becomes incredibly dangerous when men addicted to power take control of it. The very symbol of the state, that many are so emotionally attached to preserving and dependent upon, is thus hijacked and put into the hands of a power-hungry entity, usually focused solely on its own agenda of power accumulation. It was only a matter of time before the controllers of the state recognized that the public’s emotional attachment to upholding a positive symbol of the state could be used as an instrument against the public to achieve the state’s own personal agenda.
The Art of the False Flag:
Naturally, the overwhelming majority of people do not want to go to war unless it’s unavoidable self-defense. Not only are most wars morally wrong, but the possibility of death and violence is a scary concept that most people stray away from. This is how healthy human beings think and function. However, power has a way of poisoning men’s minds, leading to distorted thoughts and actions when it comes to utilizing war and violence. To a person addicted to power, war and violence is yet another strong tool that can be manipulated to obtain more power, as well as keep it. Consequently, a state full of power-hungry controllers naturally sees war and violence as a good personal investment; especially when said controller owns the media, has a superior military, and bundles of wealth can be gained. The natural problem then arises when the operators of the state want to personally go to war, but do not have the support of an anti-war public to justify its existence. What then does the state do to resolve this massive conflict of interests? Enter the False Flag.
A false flag is a covert operation that is designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned or executed them. Simply put, a false flag is a real or fake attack secretly carried out in order to achieve a certain agenda and deceive those affected, by altering the perception of who really did it and why it actually happened. Its name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors (false flag) other than your own country’s.
Often times, a false flag is used by the state to deceive the public into supporting a war or policy that it previously was against. It’s incredibly powerful because, as stated earlier, a perceived attack on the state is often emotionally equated as a major threat to one’s own security both physically and mentally. The state knows the vulnerability people have towards protecting themselves as well as the symbol of the state, therefore to the powerful, this is a weakness that can be exploited for personal gain.
“In order to bring a nation to support the burdens of maintaining great military establishments, it is necessary to create an emotional state akin to war psychology. There must be the portrayal of external menace.” –John Foster Dulles Secretary of State in the Eisenhower administration. (Superpatriotism, Michael Parenti, p93)
Nothing builds support for a war or develops a rally against a common enemy or cause quite like scaring the public into believing they are under attack, and that war is the only and best solution. Too overcome with emotion and fear to allow for any rational thought, the “Us vs. Them” mentality is quickly manifested amongst the public, as well as the large majority within the government who have no idea of the state’s incredible deception. People no longer operate in a normal, healthy state of consciousness. This is an incredibly misleading and diabolical tactic, yet sadly plays a major role in society if one is to honestly look at history (up until the present day) in an open and objective manner. Yes, they do exist.
History of False Flags:
The best place to start might be the Gulf of Tonkin, the unofficial poster-boy for historical false flag attacks. In 1964, the powers that be in the United States wanted to actively pursue a war in Vietnam. The specified intention was the domino theory, which stated that if the U.S. were to lose one country in the region to communism, then the dominoes would fall and the rest of Southeast Asia would succumb to the spread of communism. However, it is more understood now amongst open-minded researchers that the war in Vietnam was really about the U.S. maintaining corporate control over the country and resources, using the military industrial complex as an engine for massive profits, curtailing china’s influence in the region, and the deeper, more sinister motive of controlling the opium trade through intelligence agencies in the golden triangle. It was clear to everyone in high positions of power, extensive private fortunes were right there to be made in Vietnam. The only problem was that the public was much more cautious about pursuing a war in which they would have to fight, and not profit from, as well as the Vietnamese having a very hesitant attitude towards provoking the U.S. and giving them a reason to attack.
To solve the problem, a few very powerful people within the United States government staged a false flag attack that is now known as the Gulf of Tonkin incident. It was a series of two main “attacks,” along with other covert operations to further provoke the North Vietnamese. The first incident involved a U.S. Navy vessel, which attacked a Vietnamese craft that was within its own territorial waters. The U.S. then, rather childishly, claimed that it was them who had actually been the recipient of the attack. This incident alone did not prove to rouse the public enough to allow the state sufficient leeway to declare war. This lead to a second incident two days later, which stemmed from the deliberate fabrication of U.S. Signals Intelligence designed to convince elements within the U.S. military and civilian command that the Vietnamese had attacked a second time when in fact they never did at all.
These incidents were mistakenly taken at face value, funneling down through the chain of command and flooding out into the media that America was under attack! The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was signed only 6 days later, mostly uninterrupted by a public too swept up in fear, propaganda, and lack of information to respond. The Vietnam War had now begun, leading to countless numbers of innocent lives lost and a generation wasted, all upon the premise of a big fat lie. The state says it was nothing but an accident and miscommunication, yet this is incredibly hard to believe given the fact that the Gulf of Tonkin resolution was drafted by the Johnson administration in Honolulu two months before the attack even took place. All of this is declassified as of 2005, yet most history books omit this context due to ideological stubbornness towards American exceptionalism. In reality, the war was never about fighting an enemy or winning, it was only about sustaining a war for the profit and power of those controlling the state.
Unfortunately, this is far from the only historical false flag. In 1931, rogue Japanese military personnel staged an event by detonating a small quantity of dynamite close to a railway line owned by Japan‘s South Manchuria Railway in order to blame it on Chinese dissidents and justify the invasion of Manchuria in northeastern China. In 1953, the CIA hired Iranians to pose as communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, leading to an eventual coup d’état. In 1967, both the Israeli Air Force and Israeli Navy knowingly attacked the U.S.S. Liberty, a U.S. Navy technical research ship, killing 34 members and wounding 171, yet the Israelis blamed the incident on the Egyptians and the Americans let it happen in order to bring America into the 6-day war on the side of Israel. Finally, in 1999 the KGB blew up Russian apartment buildings and falsely blamed it on Chechens, in order to justify an invasion of Chechnya.
The list goes on and on and can be further researched at the following link. This doesn’t even take into account a large host of events that are not directly admitted to, yet are shrouded in intense mystery and contradiction, such as the sinking of the Lusitania, the sinking of the Titanic, and the burning of the Reichstag building by the Nazis. Just because there isn’t direct proof, doesn’t mean the mainstream narrative is true and the other information is irrelevant.
Even though all these historical events are easily verifiable, factually confirmed, or at the very least, highly questionable as to what really happened, many people have no idea of the existence of this information, as the schools and media have utterly failed to ever mention their presence. This plays right into promoting the public’s attachment to upholding the symbol of the state and blinding the public into what’s known as the normalcy bias. The normalcy bias is the tendency for people to underestimate a disaster and its possible side effects along with the inability to comprehend something for which they have not seen or witnessed before. It’s represented by the famous phrase, “it can’t happen here, not to us.” This lack of awareness and understanding leaves a spellbound public overly trustworthy of the state when it comes to domestic or international terrorist attacks. This overly naïve view leaves the public easily manipulated into the belief that the state was acting in good faith, and it was the state that was the recipient of the attack never the perpetrator. Why would the state attack its own people?? This is the 21st century, right?
The 21st century is no exception at all when it comes to false flags. It can even be argued that false flags are even more prevalent today then any other point in history. Today, false flags just come in more nuanced or New-Aged packages; given the media has far superior technological capabilities and marketing strategies. Not to mention that the apparatus of the state (especially federal) is substantially larger than it has historically ever been, as well as being wholly corrupted on many levels. It’s increasingly important that the public wakes up to the existence of false flags in today’s society. This nation cannot move forward until the people see the real picture being painted.
Easily the first to come into the minds of most people is 9/11. It was no doubt a horrific event and hits very close to home for many Americans. Nonetheless, it should be understood by now that the state often plays with the heartstrings of the public, conning honest patriots into supporting wars that are unjust and don’t benefit the public. Although the U.S. government has not admitted to 9/11, and many within the government probably have no idea what actually happened, it is easily understood that the 9/11 Commission Report is a joke and doesn’t even come close to telling the real story behind what happened.
There is an undeniable amount of evidence either omitted, tampered with, or buried that leaves hundreds of holes in the weak narrative propagated by the government. What’s also indisputable is how this single incident lead to wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq (even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11), the erosion of civil liberties due to the passing of the Patriot Act, and the build up of a big brother police state due to heightened fear. What’s also obvious is that, since 9/11, constant wars have engulfed the Middle East along with the seemingly never-ending wave of “terrorism.” Why do they hate us so much?!
“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.” –Adolf Hitler
Today it seems rather logical to many people that “terrorism” is the new false flag of choice by the powers that be in charge of the state. If you’re going to sustain perpetual war for profit and continue empire expansion, then there always needs to be an enemy to fight; and what better way to do that then to use the term terrorism, which is a legal term so broad and vague that it can take on a variety of forms and identities. One form it can take, is that of propaganda; which is utterly terrifying given that, as of 2013, it is legal for the U.S. government to take part in.
The Smith Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 was a bill that was passed in 2013 that amended the United States Information and Education Exchange Act of 1948, effectively lifting the ban on domestic and international propaganda produced by the United States Government. Although equating a false flag or terrorism to propaganda is considered a stretch by many, most who understand law would agree that the law is intentionally vague so that it can be manipulated by shark lawyers, and interpretations can be bought by powerful people. Is it really that much of a stretch anymore to equate a terrorist false flag with propaganda when no one dies, it isn’t carried out by the government directly, or its justified as being done for the greater good of society?
The true terrorism today is not radical ideologies, but instead, mostly stems from the government, especially intelligence agencies like the CIA, FBI, NSA, IRS, and black budget or covert military operations. Gordon Duff, a decorated war veteran, international diplomat, and founder of the media outlet Veterans Today, famously said,
“The majority of terror organizations in the world are intelligence agencies.”
This is exemplified by CIA operations like Operation Northwoods, Cointelpro, and Operation Mockingbird where the CIA deliberately tried to provoke wars through staged events, infiltrate authentic resistance movements like the Black Panthers or MLK, and hijack the media and plant agents inside it. This goes a step further to involve specific events such as Sandy Hook, the Boston Bombings, Charlie Hebdo, the 7/7 bombings, the Oklahoma City bombings, and the majority of domestic mass shootings heavily publicized in the news, among others. This might be perceived as a major stretch to many out there, but the level of deception goes extremely deep and is incredibly complex. All one can ask is for people to please do their own research on these topics with an open mind and come to one’s own conclusions. Do not just blindly accept the media. It is becoming apparent that it does not represent or work for the people anymore. It’s important to remember that the truth does not always come in the form we desire. It has no bias. Links to alternate views on several terrorist attacks will be provided in the sources below.
All of this is clearly on display today with the whole situation in Syria. The mainstream media would have the people believe that the U.S. is fighting ISIS, yet at the same time is insistent on Bashar Al-Assad stepping down as the leader of Syria. So, does that mean the U.S. is going to fight both sides of the war? This is nothing but another false flag designed by the state to distort the public perception as to what’s really going on. The truth seems to go more like this: the U.S. and its NATO and Arab Gulf Allies created, armed, funded, and trained ISIS/al-Qaeda in order to use them as a mercenary proxy army to destabilize countries in the Middle East (Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, etc.) so that these powers can take over control of the countries and its resources, furthering the influence of their empire.
In Syria particularly, the real goal is not to stop ISIS (why would they destroy their own proxy army), but instead is to topple Assad so that they can build an oil pipeline through Syria and eventually into Europe, ensuring oil trade for European markets is done in U.S. dollars, and guaranteeing the west and its allies harvest the resulting profits. ISIS is nothing more than a covert intelligence operation built by the west. In fact, many intelligence officers from the CIA, British Intelligence, and the Mossad have been caught posing as the same ISIS terrorists their claiming to fight. It’s not that there are not real terrorists from the Middle East, because there are, but many are coming to the realization that the money behind the whole operation is coming from the west and its allies. Many are also coming to the realization that recruiting young Arabs to join these terrorists groups becomes incredibly easy to do when one takes into account the fact that the west has been occupying and destroying these countries for quite some time. Of course the people of these regions are going to have natural pent-up hatred toward the west. This leaves them incredibly vulnerable to manipulation by deceptive fundamentalists who aim to recruit them. This is called blowback and is well understood by the CIA.
If people are to be honest with themselves, it’s incredibly important that they be able to shake their normalcy bias and admit when they might be wrong. It’s not easy to accept the fact that many wars and terrorist attacks over the past few hundred years have actually been false flags and propaganda orchestrated by one’s very own government as a psychological tool to bring about certain public reactions that inevitably lead to desired ends. A true patriot is not one who blindly follows the state and supports it no matter what, but instead is the person that questions the state and holds it in check with the truth, no matter how unpleasant it must be at times. It doesn’t mean every element is corrupt, but there is no doubt rogue elements within the state that have their own agenda. Democracy only works correctly when people participate and are aware of all elements. Questioning the government and independent thinking is the hallmark of patriotism.
It’s time people become humble and mature enough to admit they might have been duped, and the once holy concept of the state isn’t so perfect after all. It important to understand that people addicted to power who don’t have the public interest in mind have hijacked the state. Finally, it’s most important people become brave enough to speak out and spread truth as to what’s really happening in the world. The people have to become aware of these attacks, stop falling for them, and prosecute the people behind them. Can this country really continue with this massive self-delusion of blind patriotism? Its time to wake up and realize reality has been hacked. The mainstream reality the masses are meant to believe, is nothing but a false flag on human consciousness. The only question now is will the people keep falling for it?
Question everything, even what’s written in this article. Truth and knowledge is the way to enlightenment.
Gulf of Tonkin: http://www.globalresearch.ca/false-flag-operation-against-syria-lessons-from-the-vietnam-war-and-the-gulf-of-tonkin-resolution/5349979, http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-tonkin-gulf-war-pretext-incidents-when-the-us-wants-to-start-a-war-it-lies/5341718
Smith Mundt Modernization Act of 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS-ktfaxPb0
Reichstag Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUL5vq7EBXA
Sandy Hook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzrdmZnWhPA
Boston Bombings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpu6_kArb9U
7/7 Bombings: https://www.corbettreport.com/?s=7%2F7+bombings