The False Flag term dates from the old times of wooden ships, its main use was to sabotage or to start a war with someone. Enemy flags are hung on ships instead of those of the country which really owns the ships. Through history this method was used to initiate different conflicts or to make an excuse for occupying another country for their own personal interests.
The False Flag operations are basically covert operations that are conducted by governments or other organizations, they carry them out so well and planed that other countries or entities take the full blame for it, so they can have a reason to go to war or accuse someone. But the False Flag can be used in peace as well, not only for war. Today it’s called false flag terrorism and is simply defined as, a government attacking its own people, then blaming others in order to justify going to war against those it blames.
Through the history there were many false flag attacks all over the world. The Nazis did that operation in World War II, they attacked their own people and destroyed their resources to be able to start a war with Poland. The people believed that the Poles actually attacked them because Germany used the flag of Poland while attacking their own country. The Russians did the same, they bombed their own facilities and blamed the Chechens for it. The Russian KGB planed this and it was their ticket to start the war with Chechnya and bring Vladimir Putin to leadership. The United States of America did the most false flag operations on different locations for different interests. In the 1960s Pentagon planed an operation called Northwood’s, this operation had a goal to commit terrorist attacks on American land and the plan was to blame the Cubans for it so they could justify an invasion. This plan didn’t succeed because of Kennedy’s administration, they didn’t allow this operation to go on.
Now did the US plan the 9/11 disaster? There is a big possibility that the CIA planed the fall of the Twin Towers, some alleged information says that before the 9/11 tragedy the CIA met with Osama bin Laden, they accused him for the attacks. But the FBI stated that they don’t have enough evidence to prove that he directly participated in the attacks on the World Trade Centre. First Osama denied his influence in the attack but after some time he admitted, which was maybe all part of the plan.
One of the Nazi military leaders once said “Naturally, the common people don’t want war, neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, not for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But the people can always be brought to the binding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
The question now is, is it possible to predict the next false flag attack?
Jeremy Scahill is one of the best reporters in the United States. He is the founding editor of The Intercept, an online news publication, and author of some of the best US mi...