Asymmetrical warfare does not rely on organized lines of platoons, companies, and battalions marching openly upon the field of battle. Spies, guerrillas, and special-forces units conduct themselves deceptively since they are vastly outnumbered and outgunned. These shadow warriors necessarily rely upon secrecy for their covert missions in order to quickly surprise enemy forces. One kind of assignment these undercover agents undertake is known as false flag operations.
Terrorism, as defined by 22 USC § 2656F (paragraph d), is “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.” False flags are defined as “covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations which are designed to appear as though they were carried out by other entities.” Of course, false flag operations, as well as other forms of government-sponsored terrorism, conveniently overlook the collateral damage they cause (such as the 2005 Basra prison break involving two undercover British SAS soldiers and the July 12th, 2007 Baghdad airstrikes against Reuters reporters and other Iraqi civilians).
Using the abovementioned criteria, it is possible to determine what events qualify as actual false flag operations. The June 8th, 1967 USS Liberty attack was initially thought to be conducted by the Egyptians, but was later revealed to be done by Israel, a supposedly American ally who continues to receive foreign aid from the Congress. As an advanced surveillance ship, the Liberty crew observed both unmarked and Israeli aircraft flying so low they could see the pilots in them. During the attack, the five emergency channels were all blocked (even though the Liberty had always been able to communicate with the Pentagon nearly instantly); the crew was suffering from napalm burns, a sinking ship whose hull had been breached by torpedoes, and gunfire that was aimed at the sailors in the water who were attempting to survive the onslaught. Armed with only four .50 caliber machine guns, the Liberty could not have fended off such a well-executed operation even if the napalm hadn’t “cooked” the ammunition.
Bruce Ivins worked at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, MD as a microbiological defense scientist who allegedly committed suicide in 2008 because of his involvement with the 2001 Amerithrax congressional mailings. The lab grown weaponized anthrax was originally blamed on Muslim terrorists (keep in mind this began one week after 9/11; both the NBC/Brokaw and Daschle/Leahy letters had the slogans, “Death to Israel, Allah is Great”). Following the anthrax mailings, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft strong-armed the House Judiciary Committee into a bipartisan compromise that enabled the notorious USA PATRIOT Act to eventually be signed into “law” the following month.
Annie Machon, a former MI5 agent, admits that the British Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) “is at best an oversight fig leaf” since it is not a parliamentary committee; when it was revealed that the ISC had received a fax that was an advanced warning about the July 7th, 2005 London bombings, the spineless members of parliament who had previously defended MI5 now had to redo their original report by admitting to the intelligence failures. Jamil Rahman was tortured by MI5 agents and threatened with rape upon himself and his wife if he didn’t falsely confess to the 7/7 bombings. Witnesses don’t remember any of the alleged bombers either leaving a bag behind or even being on the bus; interestingly, the metal shards of the bus were pointed upward instead of downward, not to mention that the recovered remains were not indicative of IEDs but instead were high-grade military explosives. Peter Power, the managing director for Visor Consultants, stated that day on ITN that his company was running emergency drills at the exact same times, at the exact same locations, with the exact same scenarios; the probability of that being an actual coincidence is 1 in 3,715,592,613,265,750,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (which is more than the grains of sand in the entire world).
Umar Abdulmutallab was escorted onto Flight #253 by an unidentified sharp-dressed Indian man on Christmas Day, at which time Kurt Haskell overheard Abdulmutallab’s cover story that he was a Sudanese refugee, when he was in fact a Nigerian citizen. Another unidentified Indian man in orange clothing happened to be arrested by the FBI, but the G-men remained tightlipped about him, at least until they told ABC News they were still trying to identify another man they believed was Abdulmutallab’s accomplice. State Department undersecretary Patrick Kennedy admitted to the House Committee on Homeland Security that Abdulmutallab’s visa wasn’t denied because intelligence operatives claimed that such action would’ve tipped him off and foiled an attempt to snag a larger “terrorist” cell network. At least former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff profited nicely from the roll out of the infamous TSA naked body scanners, right on schedule following the underwear bomber incident, despite his obvious conflict of interest.
While the USS Liberty, the anthrax scare, 7/7, and the underwear bomber may be good examples of likely false flag operations, there are others that don’t even come close to fulfilling the USC criteria. Some people claim that Pearl Harbor, the Fukushima Prefecture nuclear meltdown, and the string of recent mass shootings (Fort Hood, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, and a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises) were all staged flag flag ops. While FDR did have advance knowledge of the Japanese attack (and had antagonized them beforehand), the Japanese attacked very overtly. Fukushima lacked a premeditated political motive where someone could gain from Japan getting radiated. Even though Major Nidal Hasan did have contact with Anwar al-Awlaki (as did Abdulmutallab), a planned attack with a political motive is not currently provable. Nearly the same goes for both Jared Loughner and James Holmes (I seriously doubt that American intelligence would use Hasan, Loughner, or Holmes as patsies with which to use as a pretext in order to push for more gun control).
But, ah, others may claim I neglect to mention probably the two most infamous “false flag” ops; the 1933 burning of the Reichstag and 9/11. These events are both pretty iffy, since there is nearly equally convincing evidence supporting each side (false flag versus official story), albeit so differently that there is no way to break the tie. This is the result of many years of passionately bitter debate, and the impasse rests on inconclusive conjecture from both camps. As it might be possible that a random communist did burn the German parliament building (with Adolf Hitler then taking advantage of it by assuming dictatorial power), it’s also equally likely that a communist was framed for it by the Third Reich in order to seize power. Since it is most likely the case that 9/11 was an Inside Job, there is still the realistic possibility that the culpability lays not with either Muslim terrorists (and even then it would be because of blowback) or the criminal federal government, but exclusively upon the shoulders of a foreign nation-state (as the case was with the USS Liberty). Sadly, the 9/11 Truthers would rather ceaselessly argue about how and why it was pulled off, instead of on whom, or more importantly, what to do about it.
When it comes to gauging false flag operations and other types of state-sponsored terrorism, it’s important to apply the Hegelian Dialectic. What I think has escaped the minds of various political dissidents is that Step 1 (the Problem) takes both exacerbated real incidents as well as staged events into account. In the overall aggregate, it truly does not matter whether these situations were either genuinely occurring or artificially contrived, since the conditioned reactions by the mainline public and the Establishment’s sanctioned solutions turn out to be exactly the same either way (put another way, it doesn’t matter whether 9/11 was an Inside Job or not, because we still have the DHS and TSA to deal with).
So why all the intense focus on whether Step 1 of the PRS formula is real or fake, instead of on how to deal with the “solutions” that the government forces on everyone? One reliable sign of controlled opposition is that they will attempt to have their respective audiences experience the tunnel vision of “looking for more information” to further reinforce the belief that an event was a false flag operation. Of course, such never-ending searches do not turn up proof of either who the handlers were or the consideration (or payment) given to the operatives (both of which are necessary to prove that the event in question was indeed artificially contrived and thus truly a false flag operation).
Be wary of those who are the first to cry “false flag” about an event without sufficient proof. These tend to be the exact same people who are the first to denounce those individuals and groups who physically resist tyranny, as they prove by their rhetoric that they are totally susceptible to the McVeigh Syndrome. They are cowards who deserve to be ostracized from those who truly love liberty. As Sam Adams famously said, “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
False flag operations do happen, and those responsible need to be brought to justice; however, not every suspiciously violent event is a false flag. These unjustified assertions suffer from both overgeneralization and the sin of misplaced emphasis. Dissidents need to stop being frozen in Step 1 of the PRS formula and instead brainstorm about how to deal with Step 3, and then act on it.