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A Few False Flags Scenarios Throughout History

Since the dawn of mankind countries have waged war with the support of their people but has this always been done rightly so? Is it possible that country leaders from time to time made up reasons in order to invade another country for reasons such as personal gain or greed unbeknownst of their people?

Abduction of Helen of Sparta:  The earliest documented account of a False Flag scenario was recorded in the epic poem ‘The Iliad’ written by Homer.  In this ancient poem, Agamemnon sets out to rule all of Greece but Troy and her impenetrable walls stand in his way.  Fortunately for Agamemnon, Menelaus, King of Sparta and brother to Agamemnon, requests his assistance in a siege against Troy as Paris, Prince of Troy, has ‘kidnapped’ Menelaus’ wife Helen during a peace banquet between the two nations.  This was the crisis that Agamemnon needed in order to become ruler of Troy and eventually the whole world.

The False Flag in the epic poem ‘The Iliad’ is the fact that the Queen of Sparta, Helen, has been kidnapped.  It was not likely that the thousands of Greeks that died on the beaches of Troy were entirely informed that they were dying for Menelaus’ wife.  Instead, it is more likely they were under the impression that they were attacking Troy (also known as Ilium) in order to expand their empire and to increase their wealth and amount of resources.  This is exactly what Agamemnon wanted to begin with.  The siege of Troy is an obvious False Flag scenario because what began as a matrimonial issue between a husband and wife quickly became a quest for land, resources, and power. 

The Reichstag Fire (February 27th 1933):  One of the best False Flag scenarios that eventually came to see the light of day is the story of the Reichstag Fire.  The Reichstag fire was said to be conducted by Communists who were attempting to sway the Nazi regime.  The fire burned through the assembly location of the German Parliament within the Reichstag building.  Upon investigation of the fire Marinus van der Lubbe, a mentally handicapped man, and four other Communist leaders were arrested under the suspicion of premeditated arson and having Communist ties.  During this event Adolf Hitler, who had been sworn in as Chancellor of Germany just four weeks prior, urged President Paul von Hindenburg to pass an emergency decree to counter the Communist Party of Germany.     

The emergency decree to counter the Communist Party of Germany was what Adolf Hitler was after to begin with.  What this allowed him to do was make mass arrests, suspend individual civil liberties, and even confiscate weaponry that could be used in opposition of his forces.  This also helped Adolf Hitler transfer the Nazi Party from the minority to the majority as anyone who opposed the party quickly became demonized.  Whether the Reichstag fire was ignited by Communist sympathizers or Nazi operatives it did not matter anymore, Hitler had gotten his decree.  As the Nazi Party quickly became the majority Adolf Hitler had successfully taken advantage of a crisis/false flag scenario in order to secure and increase his power.     

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident:  On August 2nd 1964 the United States reported that the USS Maddox had been attacked during a routine patrol by three Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats.  Although the United States was not at war at this time with Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson felt it necessary to apply military pressure around the Gulf of Tonkin in hopes to relieve the American allies of any stress from the conflict already brewing within the nation.  On August 4th 1964 it was again reported that the USS Maddox and other United States Navy vessels had taken on heavy fire from Vietnamese Navy vessels.  At this, Lyndon B. Johnson was granted by Congress the ‘Gulf of Tonkin Resolution’ and retaliated with a military strike that resulted in the Vietnam War. 

Although an exchange of fire did take place in the Gulf of Tonkin on August 2nd 1964 it is still a matter of conspiracy as to what truly happened on August 4th 1964.  The ‘second attack’ has been contributed to faulty radar scans that may have misplaced the Vietnamese vessels and led to the creation of ‘Tonkin Ghosts.’  It has also been insisted by Hanoi that the Vietnamese vessels had not been engaged in warfare on August 4th 1964 but instead only two vessels were sent in order to salvage the damaged vessels from the exchange of fire that took place on August 2nd.  In a private meeting Lyndon B. Johnson quoted; “For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there.”  In essence the ‘Gulf of Tonkin Incident’ can be considered a False Flag scenario because it led to the invasion of Vietnam by the United States forces with little to no proof of ill intentions towards American way of life.  However, after the Vietnam War turned out to serve almost no purpose Congress decided to restrict the powers that the President has over waging war.  This later turned out to be named the ‘War Powers Resolution’ which requires the President to consult with Congress before making decisions that move the United States into hostility.        

September 11th 2001:  On September 11th 2001 the World Trade Center (WTC) was brought down by two commercial airline planes.  At the same time of the destruction of the World Trade Center the Pentagon was too attacked and Tower 7 in New York City.  However, although many witnessed the actual attack upon the World Trade Center many speculate whether or not the Pentagon or Tower 7 were actually attacked by ‘terrorists’ or if they were a part of an inside job.  Many speculators state that Tower 7 imploded within very similar to a controlled demolition.  As well as speculators who witnessed the Pentagon attack claim they never witnessed a plane crash.  In fact, video footage surrounding the Pentagon has revealed a white cylindrical object flying into building prior to the explosion.  Nevertheless, after September 11th the Bush Administration invaded the vast majority of the Middle East but primarily Iraq and Afghanistan with the impression by the American public that the goal was to search for Osama Bin Laden and various terrorists. 

Under the codenames ‘Operation Freedom’ and ‘Enduring Freedom’ American troops and allied forces secured oil and opium fields as well as conducted raids and searches throughout neighborhoods for weapons of mass destruction (WMD).  The reasoning for securing oil and opium fields was that the United States needed to continue supply lines regardless of the rising conflict.  Oil and opium being two major resources for the United States naturally became important targets for combatants against the United States and allies.  However, many still speculate that the 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States were ‘allowed’ to happen.  Many reasons have surfaced as to why the United States invaded Iraq and Afghanistan with some mentioning that it was for oil while others mention it was for opium.  Nevertheless, proper investigations are still being organized and conducted regarding the truths of the 9-11 tragedy as same has been done for The Gulf of Tonkin incident and the Reichstag Fire. 

Sources:

Reichstag Event: False Flag?” Committee for First Principals

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 40 Years Later.” By John Prados. The National Security Archive

Hussein Calls on Arabs to Withhold Oil from America, Israel.” By Bob Woodruff

Myths of Iraq and Afghanistan.” By Steve Chapman

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