Signs of the Times – part 31
Originally posted, May 23, 2013.
Quotes of the Times:
“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.” Adolph Hitler.
“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.” Josef Stalin.
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” James Madison, U.S. President.
“The pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being.” Zbigniew Brzezinski.
“Never waste a good crisis.” Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff.
“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.” Plato.
The phrase ‘false flag’ has been bandied about much of late (mostly in the alternative media). So what is a false flag? It is a staged event designed to deceive – often used by aggressors to start a war. Wikipedia has as good a definition as any:
“False flag (or black flag) describes covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities, groups or nations than those who actually planned and executed them.”
The people, of most nations, are not aggressively inclined to war. In order to arouse aggressive inclinations, the people have to be propagandized, they have to be taught to fear an enemy, and then they have to be attacked by that enemy. If the enemy refuses to attack, then he has to be provoked into attack. If he still refuses to attack – then there is always the false flag option.
False flags are popular for another reason. No nation wants to be thought of as an evil, warmongering, aggressor. Even the most evil regimes want to wrap themselves in sanctimonious, ‘we occupy the high moral ground’ propaganda, whenever they go to war. Therefore, when war is intentioned, they normally try and contrive it, so that the ‘enemy’ gets the blame for starting the conflict. Even Hitler thought it necessary to cloak his naked aggression in false flag fixing and flummery. False flag operations have been used for centuries. Some more recent examples are:
1898: The United States battleship ‘Maine’ mysteriously blows up in Havana Harbor (Cuba). The Spanish get the blame and the Spanish-American war starts. America acquires Cuba and the Philippines.
1915: President Wilson promises the American people that America will not get “entangled in European wars.” The cruise liner Lusitania is conveniently torpedoed by a German U-boat, with the loss of American lives. America enters WW I in 1917. While not technically an obvious false flag, it has always been suspected that the Lusitania was deliberately maneuvered into harm’s way by the British, who were anxious to get America into the war.
1933: Hitler burns down the German parliament building and blames it on the communists. He is then able to manipulate the resultant fear and anxiety to acquire emergency powers to deal with the ‘crises’ – the Nazi tyranny is now established on the foundation of a false flag terror attack.
1937: The Japanese blow up a section of railway in Manchuria and blame it on the Chinese (the Mukden Incident) – the Sino-Japanese War begins.
1937: The Japanese stage a ‘kidnapping’ of a Japanese soldier (the Marco Polo Bridge incident) to justify invading China proper.
1939: Would a government kill and harm its own people in order to create a false flag incident? Yes it would! The Russian Red Army shelled its own city of Mainila on the Finnish border. They blame Finland for the destruction – ‘the Winter War’ between Russia and Finland begins.
1939: Hitler and his henchmen also have no qualms about harming their own people, in order to advance their agenda. They want to invade Poland, so they dress up German convicts in Polish Army uniforms and shoot them on the Polish-German border (code named operation ‘Canned Goods’). They then invite the international media to take pictures of the ‘aggressive and belligerent Poles.’ The Second World War begins.
1941: Do only totalitarian tyrants and dictators use false flag incidents that allow harm to come to their own people? You be the judge of what happened at Pearl Harbor. President Franklin D. Roosevelt made the same promise that Wilson made: “Your boy’s will not have to go to war.” However, he knew that war was inevitable. He knew that war was inevitable because he was manipulating events that made war inevitable for the United States. Therefore, he needed an ‘incident’ to get America into WW II. The attack on Pearl Harbor was just what he needed. Although technically not a false flag, the Japanese attack on the American Military at Pearl Harbor was full of deceptive tactics on both sides. Firstly, the American oil embargo against Japan forced the Japanese into a corner, they felt they had no option other than to attack America (they only had two month’s supply of oil left). They tried to lull the Americans into a false sense of security by holding peace negotiations up to the last minute. Secondly, the peace negotiations were a charade on both sides. The Americans knew the Japanese were coming (they had broken the Japanese code) – but the government ‘failed’ to warn the military at Pearl Harbor (according to testimony given by Admiral Husband E. Kimmel the military commander at Pearl Harbor), giving them the pretext they needed for entering the war. [Roosevelt needed such an attack to ensure the American people would be suitably outraged. Isolationism was the dominant political climate in America at that time – and the isolationist spirit needed to be overcome in order to go to war]. Watch/hear Admiral Kimmel’s damning testimony here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo00IcRj_4Y
1953: The CIA has admitted that it hired criminals and thugs to carry out terrorist attacks in Iran. These terrorist attacks were then blamed on the communists – in order to overthrow the democratically elected Iran government led by the Iranian nationalist, prime minister, Mohammad Mossadegh (he nationalized the Iranian oil industry – kicking out the British and American oil companies). This information comes from declassified CIA files available here: ‘All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of the Middle East Terror’ by Stephen Kinzer, (John Wiley and Sons, 2003). Journal of the American Intelligence Professional 48: 258. Retrieved 2007-02-04.
1954: The Israelis recruit Egyptian Jews to plant bombs in Egyptian targets owned by American and British interests – with the purpose of blaming the Muslim Brotherhood (thus gaining British and American support). One bomb goes off prematurely and the Israeli agents are arrested and put on trial. This false flag attack becomes known as the Lavon Affair (because the Israeli Defense Minister, Pinhas Lavon, was forced to resign). In 2006, Israel decorated the surviving members of this terror attack.
1962: Operation Northwoods was the US Military’s plan to take Cuba back from Fidel Castro and the communists. Operation Northwood was never meant to be made public, because it reveals a ruthless propensity for false flag incidents to incite and justify war. The Wikileaks page on ‘False Flags’ is worth quoting:
“The planned, but never executed, 1962 Operation Northwoods by the U.S Department of Defense for a war with Cuba involved scenarios such as fabricating the hijacking or shooting down of passenger and military planes, sinking a U.S. ship in the vicinity of Cuba, burning crops, sinking a boat filled with Cuban refugees, attacks by alleged Cuban infiltrators inside the United States, and harassment of U.S. aircraft and shipping and the destruction of aerial drones by aircraft disguised as Cuban MiGs. These actions would be blamed on Cuba, and would be a pretext for an invasion of Cuba and the overthrow of Fidel Castro’s communist government. It was authored by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but then rejected by President John F. Kennedy. The surprise discovery of the documents relating to Operation Northwoods was a result of the comprehensive search for records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by the Assassination Records Review Board in the mid-1990s. Information about Operation Northwoods was later publicized by James Bamford.”
1964: America wanted to bomb North Vietnam (to prevent the North Vietnamese from supplying and supporting the war in the south). Two American Navy warships were sent into the North Vietnamese coastal region. The destroyer, the USS Maddox, was supposedly attacked by torpedo boats. This ‘attack’ became known as the ‘Gulf of Tonkin Incident.’ America now launches a massive air campaign against North Vietnam. Documents released in 2001 make it clear that the ‘attack’ on the Maddox never happened. The Secretary of Defense (at the time) Robert McNamara has gone on the record, to state, that the attack never happened. [Watch/hear McNamara’s confession here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HODxnUrFX6k].
1967: The American spy ship, the USS Liberty, was attacked by Israeli jets and Israeli torpedo boats whilst in international waters – 34 Americans are killed and 171 are wounded. However, the Liberty refuses to sink. The Israelis were trying to sink the Liberty and blame it on the Egyptians – and thus draw America into their war with Egypt (the Six Day War). The Liberty ‘incident’ resulted in a massive cover up. Few Americans have ever heard of the Liberty and the murder of their fellow countrymen by the Israeli military. [Watch/hear the astonishing/shocking story here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSLlIRf-aQI].
1980: The bombing of the railway station in Bologna, Italy, exposed what was long suspected: that there was a clandestine government and NATO sponsored secret army network operating in Europe. This network has subsequently been dubbed ‘Operation Gladio’ (after the name given to the Italian network). Originally, this network was set up to ‘stay behind’ in the eventuality of a Russian invasion – they were to engage the Russians in guerrilla warfare. However, as the focus changed from fear of invasion to fear of communist internal subversion, the secret army was used to commit terrorist attacks in Europe against their own citizens (the Bologna bombing killed 85 and wounded 200 people and was the worst of many such attacks). As usual these attacks were blamed on communists and leftwing organizations. These false flag terror attacks were to provide, ‘the strategy of tension.’ As one former participant, explained on a BBC documentary: “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.” Watch the BBC documentary ‘Operation Gladio’ here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=operation+gladio&oq=operation+gla&gs_l=youtube.1.0.0l10.55535865.55545413.0.5555022.214.171.124.126.96.36.1998.854.8j1j1.10.0…0.0…1ac.1.11.youtube.C_qsLWY9zII Then watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU0fxLS0BSQ Gladio is alive and well and still functioning today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AARtO88G5Ag
1992: In the aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia, the country broke up into warring ethnic and religious factions. Galvanizing sympathy in the West for each faction was just as important as the actual fighting (because this was how Western support was gained). The Bosnian Muslim faction was the most successful at gaining Western sympathy and support. However they did it by often committing atrocities against their own people and then blaming it on the Serbs. Lord David Owen (who was initially anti-Serb), discovered this unpalatable fact when he visited the besieged city of Sarajevo in 1992, as the European Union peace negotiator. When Owen asked why the UN letter of complaint to the Bosnian Government outlining their culpability was not made public the UN General Morillon replied: “We have to live here.” The Serbs continued to get the blame for all atrocities in the international media. Source here: http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=western_support_for_islamic_militancy_tmln&western_support_for_islamic_militancy_tmln_alleged_false_flag_operations=islamic_militancy_balkans
2000: ‘The Project for the New American Century’ – a neo-conservative think tank and powerful Washington lobby group (now called The American Enterprise Institute) publish a report entitled: ‘Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources For a New Century.’ In this document they state: “The process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor.” One year later the ‘new Pearl Harbor’ arrives.
2001: Many people are waking up to the fact that there is something wrong with the official explanation of 9/11. The greatest skeptics of all are scientists (of all disciplines) who strenuously and vociferously maintain that the official explanation contradicts the laws of physics – and science in general. In addition, the official report just ignores the fact that a third building (building 7 of the WT complex) fell down, that same day, without a plane hitting it. What is the problem here? Could it be that there is no logical explanation here? “Oh! But, there was a fire in #7 – that’s why it fell down.” Sorry, that’s not logical – there have been many fires in steel framed skyscrapers (some of them burning for many hours, engulfing the whole building) – not one of them has ever fallen down. It would appear that the strategy is simply to ignore the facts, and hopefully, they’ll just go away? [Apparently, ‘the head in the sand tactic’ actually works – according to a Zogby poll in 2006, 43% of Americans, are not even aware, that WTC 7 fell down that fateful day. The owner of the WT complex, Larry Silverstein, is on record saying “we decided to ‘pull’ (demolition slang for ‘demolish’) it.” Excuse me Mr. Silverstein: “would you like to explain why building #7 was wired with explosives – and when was it, wired with explosives?”]. These are just some of the hundreds and hundreds of questions that are being asked around the world. The cover-up will probably persist until the perpetrators are dead – that’s usually how it works.
When one understands the prevalence of governments to use ‘false flags’ to stampede their reluctant citizens in a particular direction – when we understand that the official story is shot full of holes – logically, we can only conclude that 9/11 was the most spectacular false flag ever. [Osama bin Laden has never appeared on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list. When this was queried, the FBI replied: “There is not sufficient proof to put him on the list”]. [This does not necessarily mean that it was official government policy to carry out such a plot – these events are always carried out by intelligence agencies that are divided into compartmentalized factions – so that very few know what is actually going on – or what the final goal is].
When dramatic events happen (the kind of events that have the power to alter people’s perceptions and ideas), then before ‘rushing to judgment’ it is always wise to ask the question: “who profits from this event?” Another useful question is: “why has it happened now?” Yet another is: “how is this going to affect current events – how will this affect public opinion etc. etc.?”
False flags will continue to be used – they are one of the most effective mechanisms to promote secretive and subversive agendas. They are one of the Signs of the Times. Don’t be fooled. Remember the words of Jesus: “Take heed that no man deceive you” Matt: 24:4. Let us end with the words of some of the finest practitioners of the art of deception – the Nazis:
“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.
God bless, Bruce Telfer.