If We Learn Our History, We’re NOT Doomed to Repeat It

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What Is False Flag Terror?

“False flag terrorism” is defined as a government attacking its own people, then blaming others in order to justify going to war against the people it blames. Or as Wikipedia defines it:

False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to 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, instead of the flag of the real country of the attacking ship, was hung, it was called a “false flag” attack.

Indeed, this concept is so well-accepted that rules of engagement for naval, air and land warfare all prohibit false flag attacks.

Leaders Throughout History Have Acknowledged False Flags

Leaders throughout history have acknowledged the danger of false flags:

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”
- Plato

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
- U.S. President James Madison

“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death”.
- Adolph Hitler

“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.

“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

Governments from Around the World ADMIT that they Carry Out False Flag Terror

But don’t take our word for it.

Governments from around the world admit they carry out false flag terror:

  • A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that – under orders from the chief of the Gestapo – he and some other Nazi operatives faked attacks on their own people and resources which they blamed on the Poles, to justify the invasion of Poland. Nazi general Franz Halder also testified at the Nuremberg trials that Nazi leader Hermann Goering admitted to setting fire to the German parliament building, and then falsely blaming the communists for the arson
  • The CIA admits that it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister
  • Israel admits that 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, and several of the Israelis later confessed) (and see this and this)
  • As admitted by the U.S. government, recently declassified documents show that in the 1960′s, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan 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. See the following ABC news report; the official documents; and watch this interview with the former Washington Investigative Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
  • 2 years before, American Senator George Smathers had suggested that the U.S. make “a false attack made on Guantanamo Bay which would give us the excuse of actually fomenting a fight which would then give us the excuse to go in and [overthrow Castro]“.
  • And Official State Department documents show that – only nine months before the Joint Chiefs of Staff plan was proposed – the head of the Joint Chiefs and other high-level officials discussed blowing up a consulate in the Dominican Republic in order to justify an invasion of that country. The 3 plans were not carried out, but they were all discussed as serious proposals
  • The South African Truth and Reconciliation Council found that, in 1989, the Civil Cooperation Bureau (a covert branch of the South African Defense Force) approached an explosives expert and asked him “to participate in an operation aimed at discrediting the ANC [the African National Congress] by bombing the police vehicle of the investigating officer into the murder incident”, thus framing the ANC for the bombing
  • An Algerian diplomat and several officers in the Algerian army admit that, in the 1990s, the Algerian army frequently massacred Algerian civilians and then blamed Islamic militants for the killings (and see this video; and Agence France-Presse, 9/27/2002, French Court Dismisses Algerian Defamation Suit Against Author)
  • According to the Washington Post, Indonesian police admit that the Indonesian military killed American teachers in Papua in 2002 and blamed the murders on a Papuan separatist group in order to get that group listed as a terrorist organization.
  • The well-respected former Indonesian president also admits that the government probably had a role in the Bali bombings
  • As reported by BBC, the New York Times, and Associated Press, Macedonian officials admit that the government murdered 7 innocent immigrants in cold blood and pretended that they were Al Qaeda soldiers attempting to assassinate Macedonian police, in order to join the “war on terror”.
  • Former Department of Justice lawyer John Yoo suggested in 2005 that the US should go on the offensive against al-Qaeda, having “our intelligence agencies create a false terrorist organization. It could have its own websites, recruitment centers, training camps, and fundraising operations. It could launch fake terrorist operations and claim credit for real terrorist strikes, helping to sow confusion within al-Qaeda’s ranks, causing operatives to doubt others’ identities and to question the validity of communications.”
  • United Press International reported in June 2005:

    U.S. intelligence officers are reporting that some of the insurgents in Iraq are using recent-model Beretta 92 pistols, but the pistols seem to have had their serial numbers erased. The numbers do not appear to have been physically removed; the pistols seem to have come off a production line without any serial numbers. Analysts suggest the lack of serial numbers indicates that the weapons were intended for intelligence operations or terrorist cells with substantial government backing. Analysts speculate that these guns are probably from either Mossad or the CIA. Analysts speculate that agent provocateurs may be using the untraceable weapons even as U.S. authorities use insurgent attacks against civilians as evidence of the illegitimacy of the resistance.

  • Quebec police admitted that, in 2007, thugs carrying rocks to a peaceful protest were actually undercover Quebec police officers
  • At the G20 protests in London in 2009, a British member of parliament saw plain clothes police officers attempting to incite the crowd to violence
  • A Colombian army colonel has admitted that his unit murdered 57 civilians, then dressed them in uniforms and claimed they were rebels killed in combat
  • U.S. soldiers have admitted that if they kill innocent Iraqis and Afghanis, they then “drop” automatic weapons near their body so they can pretend they were militants

An Important CURRENT Threat

If we do not learn our history, we are doomed to repeat it.  But if people learn about false flags, they will lose their effectiveness.

This is not “old news”.

False flags to start new wars are a current threat both in Syria and in Iran:

  • Ron Paul has warned of a “Gulf of Tonkin type incident” in Iran
  • The highly influential Brookings Institution wrote a report in 2009 called “Which Path to Persia?” which states (pages 84-85):

It would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be.Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. (One method that would have some possibility of success would be to ratchet up covert regime change efforts in the hope that Tehran would retaliate overtly, or even semi-overtly, which could then be portrayed as an unprovoked act of Iranian aggression.)

  • A number of very high-level former intelligence officers – including several that personally briefed presidents every day on matters of national security – stated that better communications between the U.S. and Iran were needed to “reduce the danger of … covert, false-flag attack”


Wow -- formidable research and essay, Orangutan.

Thank you for this. I have discussed false-flag attacks in several of my recorded talks as you probably know, and I will continue to do so. (However, I am deliberately cutting back on air travel largely because of TSA nonsense; I have not flown since 2009. I do not support violations of the Bill of Rights.)

I plan to update several of my slides based on your research, for use in upcoming talks.

I am curious -- what do the debunkers say regarding the clear history of false-flag attacks, and the likelihood of another false flag incident to justify an attack on Iran?

False Flags

Hi Professor Jones, great to hear from you.

My experience is that many people don't know about the history of false flags. When presented with irrefutable historical documentation, they do believe it.

But my experience (sadly) is that - even after understanding false flags - many people STILL can't wrap their heads around 9/11, as it is so fresh and painful a memory.

Israeli-Arab Framing

"19 Arabs were accused and 5 Israelis were arrested on 9/11."

That should be the starting point in getting through to people. Once they learn about the Israeli van bombers and Urban Moving Systems, they might be more receptive to historical false flags and learning how the accused Muslims weren't really devout Muslims. This framing helps to alleviate the resistance of the "Al-Qaeda or Inside Job" proposition.

For even clear examples of controlled demolition cannot overcome the "Muslims did it" mental block that millions still have. Once they know of the van bombs, they can more clearly consider the intelligence ties of these 24. (The 5 Israelis had ties to Mossad, and 5 of the accused Arabs trained at US military bases, etc).

I oppose Islamophobia and Antisemitism. But this Israeli-Arab Framing of 24 instead of 19 helps to set the stage for the "Another 19" approach of corporate and official culpability. And might let a person's eyes "see" the demolitions they once pretended not to.


RL McGee: I've seen various Youtube videos about the vans and explosives, but most of them have illuminati or NWO references, have rap music overlays or other distracting material.

Do you have links to "clean" videos which just show the news cast?

Re: TSA; Totally Agree Steve

As much as I also want to fly, I won't as long as the TSA Bod Squad and their x-ray S-cann-cers are in airports.

In addition to providing a spectacular show on 9/11, the aviation industry may also have been utilized for the 9/11 false-flag operation by central planning, in order to be able to later subject millions of the flying public to the current TSA obedience training regimen.

Edmonton Questions 9/11 - False Flag attacks

Thank you for posting this important topic on false flag terror ... Folks everywhere need to be informed about this...

Over a span of 5 years Edm. 9/11 truth activists conducted countless civil Information[ing] actions throughout our hometown at public festivals, farmer markets, busy street corners, parades and rallies sharing information relating to WTC7 and controlled demolition. We shared countless free DVDs, A&E leaflets brochures and added a few street corner banner[ing] actions to the mix. We talked a lot about false flag terrorism off the cuff, but never had any material to hand out to the public during our actions to back it up.

Besides our civil information actions we managed 4 conferences at our downtown library theatre, where 3 of the 4 events we produced were titled " Edmonton Questions 9/11". Earlier this year we added our forth event as we proudly presented "9/11 Blueprint For Truth" with special guest Richard Gage AIA . The first 3 "Edmonton Questions 9/11" events we invited a mix of guests on different topics relating to 9/11 that included such great names as Dr. Niels Harrit (controlled demolition, nano thermite) , Dr Kevin Barrett (general information re- 9/11, false flag terror) , Captain Bruce Sinclair (aviation related issues), Professor Anthony J.Hall (the media and politics) and Barrie Zwicker who's general theme covered the same topic of false flag terrorism as posted here. I'm hoping the 9/11 truth movement may one day expand more on this topic of false flag terrorism during civil actions with well researched printed leaflets, DVDs and brochures. Just like building what? (WTC7) false flag terrorism is a great unknown to the general public so we need to inform them more about it. Here taken from our YouTube archives is what Barrie had to say about fals flag terrorsm - Enjoy!

EDMONTON QUESTIONED 9/11 With Barrie Zwicker, PART 1. June 2009

EDMONTON QUESTIONED 9/11 With Barrie Zwicker, PART 2.

EDMONTON QUESTIONED 9/11 With Barrie Zwicker, PART 3.

EDMONTON QUESTIONED 9/11 With Barrie Zwicker, PART 4.


Zwicker and Sinclair: ( Q&A 1of 2) Edmonton Questioned 9/11

Zwicker and Sinclair: ( Q&A 2 of 2) Edmonton Questions 9/11