False Flag Operations

9/11: Eternal Pretext, Eternal War

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By Larry Chin

G.W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Tony Blair:  War Criminals Scheduled To Visit Canada In October

The false flag operation of 9/11 was not an “intelligence failure”. It was the greatest “intelligence success” and criminal operation in history.

The Bush/Cheney administration’s 9/11 atrocity set in motion the world war that continues to expand and metastasize to this day. This war—the “war on terrorism”, the war on Afghanistan and Iraq, the war on Libya, the “war on the Islamic State” etc. is the same single war, all rooted in the Big Lie of 9/11. No corner of the world has escaped the reach of this still-growing horror. No individual is untouched by its flames. Thousands upon thousands have been murdered. Entire societies have been wiped out and displaced.

Today’s world—of endless war for oil, endless false flag terror operations and atrocities, unabated political criminality, economic looting, social upheaval, fascism, surveillance and cyber terror, and global war/intelligence-industrial police state—is the fruit of 9/11.

Fourteen years and countless false flag terror operations later, the US government is on the verge of toppling Syria using Al-Qaeda military-intelligence assets. The US now openly supports and arms Al-Qaeda all over the world. The very same Al-Qaeda terrorists that were “responsible for 9/11” are the West’s finest foot soldiers and military-intelligence assets. Al-Qaeda effectively controls two-thirds of Syria for the Anglo-American empire. Libya was overthrown by the same forces.

All of this merely brings us back to the inescapable conspiracy fact that the empire no longer bothers to hide:

Islamic “terrorists”, Al-Qaeda and its many functionaries (including the conveniently removed and semi-fictional Osama bin Laden) have been in the continuous employ of western forces and the CIA since the Cold War—before and since 9/11, up to this very minute. Al-Qaeda is American-made and CIA-sponsored. As written by Michel Chossudovsky, “those who lead the ‘Global War on Terrorism’ in the name of ‘Democracy’ are those who are supporting and financing the terrorist organizations which they themselves created”. The Islamic State is merely a variation upon the theme. It is also “American made”, openly supported and utilized by the United States and its allies, and under orders of US-NATO sponsors and handlers.

Today, Washington’s war makers can openly and freely embrace their terrorist associates and functionaries, and do so with confidence. The original 9/11 myth is so deeply embedded into the brain synapses that subsequent distortions do not even register. The acquiescent, ignorant masses scarcely notice that the official fairy tale has been routinely flipped this way and that, that way and this.

Even the refugee crisis—the direct result of the Anglo-American empire’s war and regional destabilization—is being manipulated by the CIA into yet another propaganda weapon. According the CIA’s corporate media, the Syrian government (that is under US attack) is to blame. Therefore, “we” must remove the Assad regime even sooner, by sending more of “our” Al-Qaeda “freedom fighters” to destroy what is left. Now, as on 9/11, Orwellian horror abounds.

Key 9/11 mastermind Dick Cheney promised that this war “will not end in our lifetimes”. Indeed it will not. Nor will the presence of 9/11’s most malignant criminals.

Barack Obama dutifully escalated the Bush/Cheney 9/11 agenda. Soon the Bush crime family will take back (or will be handed back) the reins of world criminal power again, under Jeb Bush, who aims to be president of the United States in 2016. Jeb, the “smart one”, has managed key Bush criminal enterprises since the Iran-Contra era.

George W. Bush is now a popular figure. A majority of Americans view him favorably. George H.W. “Poppy” Bush, the CIA godfather and venom-spitting mass murderer, is now viewed by most Americans as a kindly old harmless grandpa. The next generation of Bushes is on the rise, with George P. Bush, a nightmarish Bush scion of politically useful Latin descent, working his way up the ranks of Congress.

Hillary and Bill Clintons, whose association with the Bushes has been long-standing, are also poised for a White House run. Should a Jeb Bush campaign falter, the Clintons will run the war machine seamlessly. What is beyond much doubt is that the next phase of this war, one that will likely involve full-blown superpower conflict between the United States, Russia and China, will be spearheaded by denizens of the same criminal syndicate.

Tragically, everything that many whistleblowers of 9/11 have predicted has come about. It is bitter vindication for everyone who has spoken and written the truth. The world around us speaks for itself, and it is a death scream.

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Is It Just A Coincidence That Two Amazing Signs Just Appeared On The 14th Anniversary Of 9/11?

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by Michael Snyder

9-11 Flight 175 Hits The World Trade Center

Is it just me, or does our world seem to be getting stranger with each passing day?  As an attorney, I was trained to be level-headed and skeptical, and in my writing I typically stick to facts that I can prove.  But lately, a whole lot of things have been happening that I don’t have any rational explanation for.  Just look at what happened on Thursday.  On the eve of the 14th anniversary of 9/11, a double rainbow appeared over the site where the World Trade Center towers once stood.  We’ll discuss possible meanings of that sign in a moment.  On Friday, a massive bolt of lightning caused a crane to collapse at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.  At least 107 people were killed and at least 238 others were injured.  It turns out that this crane was owned by “the Saudi Binladin Group”.  If that is a coincidence, it is an awfully bizarre one.

The Grand Mosque surrounds the holiest site in all of Islam.  So the fact that photos are circulating all over social media that show “the polished tiled floor of the mosque covered in rubble, bodies and pools of blood, and people fleeing the area bleeding and covered in soot” is a very, very big deal.

Not only did this happen on the anniversary of 9/11, it also took place just before the Hajj is to begin

The Grand Mosque, or Sacred Mosque, surrounds the Kaaba – the most sacred site in Islam. The cuboid structure made of granite located in the mosque’s center is often called the House of Allah.

The Kaaba is the place of the Hajj – the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, which is one of the five Pillars of Islam. It is mandatory of all Muslims physically and financially capable to carry out the journey at least once in a lifetime. The period of Hajj in Mecca is considered to be one of the largest gatherings of people in the world.

And as I mentioned above, the crane that collapsed just happened to belong to “the Saudi Binladin Group”

The project to expand the mosque was launched in 2011 by late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Earlier in 2015, King Salman bin Abdulaziz added five construction projects as part of the mosque’s expansion aiming to accommodate more than 1.6 million worshippers.

The projects cover 1.47 million square meters and include the construction of 78 new gates at ground level, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. The project and is being carried out by the Saudi Binladin Group at an estimated cost of US$26.6 billion, according to local press.

I don’t know what all of this means.

I am just throwing it out there.

Another very unusual sign was the very rare double rainbow that suddenly appeared in New York City on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11…

I don’t know what this sign means either.

There are some that have suggested that it was God’s way of remembering the victims of 9/11 and their families.

Others have suggested that it is a sign of impending judgment.  In the Bible, the rainbow was a sign that God used for his covenant with Noah, and in the book of Revelation we see a rainbow around the throne of God.

Today, we have taken this symbol which belongs to God and we have desecrated it…

White House In Rainbow Colors

So what message is this double rainbow in New York City sending to us?

I’ll let people debate that in the comments section following this article.

Before I bring this piece to an end, I also want to remind everyone that there are tremendous unanswered questions about what actually happened on September 11th, 2001.  As an attorney, I was trained to follow the evidence, and in this case the evidence points to some extremely disturbing conclusions.  The following is an extended excerpt from a previous article that I published


Even though Americans have been hearing about 9/11 endlessly for the past 12 years, nearly half of them still don’t know that a third building fell on that day.  A 47-story building named “Building 7″ collapsed perfectly into its own footprint at freefall speed, but no plane ever hit it.

So why did it fall?

The following is the official ReThink911 video about Building 7…

And of course the collapse of the other two World Trade Center towers would have been impossible as well without the help of controlled demolition.

But for many Americans, the implications of accepting that reality would just be too painful to accept.  It would mean that someone wired those buildings for controlled demolition ahead of time, and for many very patriotic Americans such a notion is absolutely unthinkable.

However, we owe it to future generations of Americans to put our emotions aside and to search out the truth.  Whoever was responsible for the events of 9/11 needs to be brought to justice, no matter who they might be.

And the families of those that were killed on that day deserve to know exactly what happened and why it happened.  The following is an excerpt from a great editorial by Dennis Maley in the Bradenton Times

For too long, government officials have been able to successfully leverage the emotional components of the tragedy to deflect questions they painted as either disrespectful to the victims and their families or crackpot conspiracies. But with over 2,000 architects and engineers having signed the 9/11 truth petition, most of whom have offered credible and detailed reasons why their expertise has left them at odds with root elements of the official version of events, there remain too many unanswered questions for us to continue to ignore those raising them.

Perhaps the most noted event of that day, in terms of skepticism, is the implausible “collapse” of building seven, the third tower to fall, which reached free-fall speeds and fell in its own footprint in the way that a controlled demolition does – despite the fact that it was not hit by a plane. Building seven’s improbable collapse was not explained by the 9/11 Commission and has been routinely described by demolition experts as something which could have only occurred through a well-planned, coordinated demolition, aided by pre-placed explosives.

The two main towers also fell at near free-fall speeds, with concrete floors being pulverized to dust almost immediately (before the required force would be present) while the necessary deceleration that would be needed to generate the force to continuously penetrate each floor below was obviously absent. Quite simply, a building of that size and structural integrity would not seem capable of falling at such speed, while simultaneously expelling such tremendous energy in obliterating each floor – which was nearly 4-ft. thick and topped with 4 inches of poured concrete above and lined with interlocking steel trusses beneath.

The documented phenomenon of extreme-high temperatures at the twin tower sites, which inexplicably reached levels capable of melting iron and structural steel when a normal open air fire is not capable of reaching such ranges, also warrants a closer look, as does eyewitness accounts of “molten metal.” Iron-laden spheres in residual dust at the site that suggest temperatures had to reach more than 2,700 degrees fahrenheit (the melting point of iron and structural steel) is also suspect. The use of thermite would be one possible explanation, though the pyrotechnic compound was not tested for at the site, a standard protocol when investigating such an explosion.

Why are so many Americans still so resistant to asking such hard questions?

Shouldn’t we allow the evidence to lead us to the truth instead of allowing the government to define what the truth is for us?

Posted below is video from investigative reporter Ben Swann asking some more questions about the collapse of Building 7…

Why aren’t there more reporters out there like Ben Swann?


A lot of you out there think that you know exactly what happened on that day and you bought the maintream media’s “official story” hook, line and sinker.

Well, today I think that it is a great time to stop and examine the evidence.  There is an organization of more than 2,000 architects and engineers that claim that the government’s version of what happened on 9/11/2001 is absolutely impossible.  You can learn more about what they have collectively discovered right here.

Some people try to tell us that questioning the official version of events on 9/11 makes us “conspiracy theorists”, but the truth is that the real “conspiracy theory” is the nonsense that our government has been trying to sell us all this time.

Much of what the government says about that day is scientifically impossible.

Someday I hope the truth about what actually happened comes out and is exposed for all to see.

And once the American people discover how badly they have been duped, there is going to be hell to pay.

End Of The American Dream

Perpetrators Behind 9/11: Following Money

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by Wayne Madsen

On the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks upon the United States, events that forever changed American democracy, there are those within the U.S. government who continue to cover up who and what were actually behind these terrorist attacks.

Both the Obama and Bush administrations have stymied the public release of 28 key pages from the U.S. Congress’s «Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001». The report was issued in December 2002. Since that time, the then-Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, former Democratic Senator Bob Graham of Florida, has been joined by a bi-partisan group of senators and representatives in calling for the release of the 28 pages. When a portion of the report was released in 2003, the Bush administration insisted the 28 pages remain classified. 

The issue has arisen as an issue in the 2016 presidential race with Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul calling for the 28 pages to be released while Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, a former federal prosecutor who knows much more about 9/11 than he is willing to admit, has argued for the pages to remain classified. Christie has even called for Paul to be put on trial in a Joe McCarthy-like witch hunt if there is ever another terrorist attack on America. Also arguing against release is Republican Representative Peter King of New York who said he has read the 28 pages and believes they must remain classified. Joining King is Republican South Carolina Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Lindsey Graham who said releasing the pages would harm U.S. relations with its allies in the Middle East. Graham refused to name those so-called «allies».

The FBI knows the identities of those «allies». In addition to Saudi Arabia, they include Kuwait and Qatar. Kuwait became a significant base of operations for Osama bin Laden and his «Al Qaeda» support network. Kuwait was the headquarters for an Islamic «charity» Lajnat al Dawa al Islamiyah, a group designated by the Treasury Department as a «Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) organization. Lajnat gave financial support to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged «Al Qaeda’s» chief planner of the 911 attacks. Members of the Qatar royal family also harbored top Al Qaeda fugitives, including Osama Bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al Zawahiri. Kuwait and Qatar also host major U.S, military bases in the Gulf region.

It can be understood why Peter King would take such a position on the 28 pages. King was a longtime supporter of funding terrorist groups in Ireland, including the Provisional Wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the «Real IRA», an even more violent group that carried out a deadly bombing of civilians in Omagh, Northern Ireland in 1998. King’s reticence in releasing the 28 pages is understandable since they explain how the 9/11 terrorists were funded through an interwoven network of Saudi bank accounts and secret Muslim financiers, the same sort of network that King once used to help finance IRA terrorists in Ireland.

As for Lindsey Graham, he is a retired colonel in the Air Force Reserve’s Judge Advocate General Corps and he presumably has had access to information about the total collapse of the Air Force’s defense system on the east coast of the United States on 9/11. The principal job of military lawyers like Graham is to cover up incompetence or other malfeasance at high ranks within their respective services.

A decade ago, a list of organizations that were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and were on the National Security Agency’s watch list for suspicious money transfers and transactions relating to the 9/11 attacks was leaked. The 28-pages in the Congressional report remain classified because the Central Intelligence Agency had assigned case officers and «NOCs» – non-official cover clandestine agents — to work with officials and employees of many of the organizations on the list. The CIA is among the agencies that is adamantly opposed to releasing the 28-pages and making them public because of its involvement with many of the businesses and groups prior to and after 9/11.

The following banks are on the list:

Al Baraka Investments and Development Corporation

Al Barakaat Exchange LLC

Al Rajhi Banking and Investment

Al Shamal Islamic Bank

Arab Bank

Bank al-Taqwa

Dar al Maal al Islami

Dubai Islamic Bank

Faisal Islamic Bank

National Commerce Bank

Shamil Islamic Bank

Tadamon Islamic Bank

The list also includes the following Islamic charities: Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, Inc.

Benevolence International Foundation

International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO)

Muslim World League

Muwafaq Foundation

Rabita Trust for the Rehabilitation of Stranded Pakistanis

SAAR Foundation

Sanabel al Kheer, Inc.

Wafa Humanitarian Organization

World Assembly of Muslim Youth

The following Saudi officials are on the list:

Turki al Faisal al Saud (the former chief of Saudi intelligence and ambassador to the U.S. and U.K.)

Mohammed bin Faisal al Saud (chairman of the board of the King Faisal Foundation)

Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al Saud (late Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia).

Bandar bin Sultan bon Abdulaziz al Saud (the Saudi ambassador in Washington on 9/11)

Release of the 28 pages has also been stymied by certain proactive congressional members of the Israel Lobby. The reason for that can be explained by the presence on the list of suspicious elements that were involved in supplying airport concessions on 9/11. Many of the supplied concessions are located within the secure parts of airports, including Newark and Dulles International Airports, where two of the four hijacked planes had originated on 9/11. The security applied to airport concessionaires was managed by aviation security companies with links to Israel. As one official who read the 28 pages confided on deep background, the embarrassing links to Israel are found in the footnotes found within the 28 pages.

The American public has been conditioned to accept the findings of the 9/11 Commission at face value even though the two commission chairmen, former Republican Governor Thomas Kean of New Jersey and former House of Representatives Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Lee Hamilton have publicly complained that important information was withheld by the Bush administration and that the commission was lied to by government officials about what transpired on 9/11. They have, along with Commission member Max Cleland, the former Democratic senator from Georgia, for a new 9/11 Commission, one that will not be interfered with by government pressure and non-cooperation.

The Pentagon has even pressured Hollywood against producing any truthful films about 9/11. 

The Pentagon censors clearly do not care for any film or documentary that questions the official story of the 9/11 attack. They quickly turned down a request by National Geographic for military footage on a documentary on Ali Muhammad, the American Central Intelligence Agency operative and U.S. Special Forces drill sergeant who also worked for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.

In 2005, a National Geographic special on Al Qaeda, a prequel to a program called «Inside 9/11,» received no support to film the U.S. Army Land Information Warfare Agency (LIWA) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia and a recruiting station because LIWA no longer existed. LIWA was the home of the controversial Able Danger operation, which reportedly was keeping track of many of the 9/11 hijackers and their money movements and communications prior to the September 11, 2001 attack.

And, if the Pentagon’s presence in Hollywood is not overbearing enough, consider that the CIA also maintains an «Entertainment Industry Liaison» in Tinseltown. Its mission statement is to «give greater authenticity to scripts, stories, and other products in development. That can mean answering questions, debunking myths, or arranging visits to the CIA to meet the people who know intelligence — its past, present, and future». It does not mean assisting movie production companies in portraying what actually occurred before, during, and after 9/11. That is because the official story is that 19 Arab hijackers armed only with box cutters managed to, in a few hours, defeat a command, control, communications, and intelligence system that cost the United States trillions of dollars to build. That is worthy fodder for any Hollywood fantasy movie. Unfortunately, the U.S. government continues to insist that the American people buy this «Alice in Wonderland» nonsensical story.

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Never Forget … Your Country Admits to False Flag Terror

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Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror

In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos:

(1) Japanese troops set off a small explosion on a train track in 1931, and falsely blamed it on China in order to justify an invasion of Manchuria. This is known as the “Mukden Incident” or the “Manchurian Incident”. The Tokyo International Military Tribunal found: “Several of the participators in the plan, including Hashimoto [a high-ranking Japanese army officer], have on various occasions admitted their part in the plot and have stated that the object of the ‘Incident’ was to afford an excuse for the occupation of Manchuria by the Kwantung Army ….” And see this.

(2) 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.

(3) Nazi general Franz Halder also testified at the Nuremberg trials that Nazi leader Hermann Goering admitted to setting fire to the German parliament building in 1933, and then falsely blaming the communists for the arson.

(4) Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev admitted in writing that the Soviet Union’s Red Army shelled the Russian village of Mainila in 1939 – while blaming the attack on Finland – as a basis for launching the “Winter War” against Finland. Russian president Boris Yeltsin agreed that Russia had been the aggressor in the Winter War.

(5) The Russian Parliament, current Russian president Putin and former Soviet leader Gorbachev all admit that Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ordered his secret police to execute 22,000 Polish army officers and civilians in 1940, and then falsely blamed it on the Nazis.

(6) The British government admits that – between 1946 and 1948 – it bombed 5 ships carrying Jews attempting to flee the Holocaust to seek safety in Palestine, set up a fake group called “Defenders of Arab Palestine”, and then had the psuedo-group falsely claim responsibility for the bombings (and see this, this and this).

(7) Israel admits that in 1954, 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).

(8) 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.

(9) The Turkish Prime Minister admitted that the Turkish government carried out the 1955 bombing on a Turkish consulate in Greece – also damaging the nearby birthplace of the founder of modern Turkey – and blamed it on Greece, for the purpose of inciting and justifying anti-Greek violence.

(10) The British Prime Minister admitted to his defense secretary that he and American president Dwight Eisenhower approved a plan in 1957 to carry out attacks in Syria and blame it on the Syrian government as a way to effect regime change.

(11) The former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence admit that NATO, with the help of the Pentagon and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s and blamed the communists, in order to rally people’s support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism. As one participant in this formerly-secret program stated: “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” (and see this) (Italy and other European countries subject to the terror campaign had joined NATO before the bombings occurred). And watch this BBC special. They also allegedly carried out terror attacks in France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the UK, and other countries.

False flag attacks carried out pursuant to this program include – by way of example only:

(12) In 1960, American Senator George Smathers suggested that the U.S. launch “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]“.

(13) Official State Department documents show that, in 1961, 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 plans were not carried out, but they were all discussed as serious proposals.

(14) As admitted by the U.S. government, recently declassified documents show that in 1962, 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.

(15) In 1963, the U.S. Department of Defense wrote a paper promoting attacks on nations within the Organization of American States – such as Trinidad-Tobago or Jamaica – and then falsely blaming them on Cuba.

(16) The U.S. Department of Defense even suggested covertly paying a person in the Castro government to attack the United States: “The only area remaining for consideration then would be to bribe one of Castro’s subordinate commanders to initiate an attack on Guantanamo.”

(17) The NSA admits that it lied about what really happened in the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964 … manipulating data to make it look like North Vietnamese boats fired on a U.S. ship so as to create a false justification for the Vietnam war.

(18) A U.S. Congressional committee admitted that – as part of its “Cointelpro” campaign – the FBI had used many provocateurs in the 1950s through 1970s to carry out violent acts and falsely blame them on political activists.

(19) A top Turkish general admitted that Turkish forces burned down a mosque on Cyprus in the 1970s and blamed it on their enemy. He explained: “In Special War, certain acts of sabotage are staged and blamed on the enemy to increase public resistance. We did this on Cyprus; we even burnt down a mosque.” In response to the surprised correspondent’s incredulous look the general said, “I am giving an example”.

(20) A declassified 1973 CIA document reveals a program to train foreign police and troops on how to make booby traps, pretending that they were training them on how to investigate terrorist acts:

The Agency maintains liaison in varying degrees with foreign police/security organizations through its field stations ….

[CIA provides training sessions as follows:]

a. Providing trainees with basic knowledge in the uses of commercial and military demolitions and incendiaries as they may be applied in terrorism and industrial sabotage operations.

b. Introducing the trainees to commercially available materials and home laboratory techniques, likely to he used in the manufacture of explosives and incendiaries by terrorists or saboteurs.

c. Familiarizing the trainees with the concept of target analysis and operational planning that a saboteur or terrorist must employ.

d. Introducing the trainees to booby trapping devices and techniques giving practical experience with both manufactured and improvised devices through actual fabrication.


The program provides the trainees with ample opportunity to develop basic familiarity and use proficiently through handling, preparing and applying the various explosive charges, incendiary agents, terrorist devices and sabotage techniques.

(21) The German government admitted (and see this) that, in 1978, the German secret service detonated a bomb in the outer wall of a prison and planted “escape tools” on a prisoner – a member of the Red Army Faction – which the secret service wished to frame the bombing on.

(22) A Mossad agent admits that, in 1984, Mossad planted a radio transmitter in Gaddaffi’s compound in Tripoli, Libya which broadcast fake terrorist trasmissions recorded by Mossad, in order to frame Gaddaffi as a terrorist supporter. Ronald Reagan bombed Libya immediately thereafter.

(23) 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.

(24) 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).

(25) The United States Army’s 1994 publication Special Forces Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces – updated in 2004 – recommends employing terrorists and using false flag operations to destabilize leftist regimes in Latin America. False flag terrorist attacks were carried out in Latin America and other regions as part of the CIA’s “Dirty Wars“. And see this.

(26) Similarly, a CIA “psychological operations” manual prepared by a CIA contractor for the Nicaraguan Contra rebels noted the value of assassinating someone on your own side to create a “martyr” for the cause. The manual was authenticated by the U.S. government. The manual received so much publicity from Associated Press, Washington Post and other news coverage that – during the 1984 presidential debate – President Reagan was confronted with the following question on national television:

At this moment, we are confronted with the extraordinary story of a CIA guerrilla manual for the anti-Sandinista contras whom we are backing, which advocates not only assassinations of Sandinistas but the hiring of criminals to assassinate the guerrillas we are supporting in order to create martyrs.

(27) An Indonesian fact-finding team investigated violent riots which occurred in 1998, and determined that “elements of the military had been involved in the riots, some of which were deliberately provoked”.

(28) Senior Russian Senior military and intelligence officers admit that the KGB blew up Russian apartment buildings in 1999 and falsely blamed it on Chechens, in order to justify an invasion of Chechnya (and see this report and this discussion).

(29) 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”.

(30) At the July 2001 G8 Summit in Genoa, Italy, black-clad thugs were videotaped getting out of police cars, and were seen by an Italian MP carrying “iron bars inside the police station”. Subsequently, senior police officials in Genoa subsequently admitted that police planted two Molotov cocktails and faked the stabbing of a police officer at the G8 Summit, in order to justify a violent crackdown against protesters.

(31) The U.S. falsely blamed Iraq for playing a role in the 9/11 attacks – as shown by a memo from the defense secretary – as one of the main justifications for launching the Iraq war. Even after the 9/11 Commission admitted that there was no connection, Dick Cheney said that the evidence is “overwhelming” that al Qaeda had a relationship with Saddam Hussein’s regime, that Cheney “probably” had information unavailable to the Commission, and that the media was not ‘doing their homework’ in reporting such ties. Top U.S. government officials now admit that the Iraq war was really launched for oil … not 9/11 or weapons of mass destruction. Despite previous “lone wolf” claims, many U.S. government officials now say that 9/11 was state-sponsored terror; but Iraq was not the state which backed the hijackers. (Many U.S. officials have alleged that 9/11 was a false flag operation by rogue elements of the U.S. government; but such a claim is beyond the scope of this discussion. The key point is that the U.S. falsely blamed it on Iraq, when it knew Iraq had nothing to do with it.).

(32) Although the FBI now admits that the 2001 anthrax attacks were carried out by one or more U.S. government scientists, a senior FBI official says that the FBI was actually told to blame the Anthrax attacks on Al Qaeda by White House officials (remember what the anthrax letters looked like). Government officials also confirm that the white House tried to link the anthrax to Iraq as a justification for regime change in that country.

(33) 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.

(34) The well-respected former Indonesian president also admits that the government probably had a role in the Bali bombings.

(35) Police outside of a 2003 European Union summit in Greece were filmed planting Molotov cocktails on a peaceful protester

(36) 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.”

(37) Similarly, in 2005, Professor John Arquilla of the Naval Postgraduate School – a renowned US defense analyst credited with developing the concept of ‘netwar’ – called for western intelligence services to create new “pseudo gang” terrorist groups, as a way of undermining “real” terror networks. According to Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh, Arquilla’s ‘pseudo-gang’ strategy was, Hersh reported, already being implemented by the Pentagon:

“Under Rumsfeld’s new approach, I was told, US military operatives would be permitted to pose abroad as corrupt foreign businessmen seeking to buy contraband items that could be used in nuclear-weapons systems. In some cases, according to the Pentagon advisers, local citizens could be recruited and asked to join up with guerrillas or terrorists

The new rules will enable the Special Forces community to set up what it calls ‘action teams’ in the target countries overseas which can be used to find and eliminate terrorist organizations. ‘Do you remember the right-wing execution squads in El Salvador?’ the former high-level intelligence official asked me, referring to the military-led gangs that committed atrocities in the early nineteen-eighties. ‘We founded them and we financed them,’ he said. ‘The objective now is to recruit locals in any area we want. And we aren’t going to tell Congress about it.’ A former military officer, who has knowledge of the Pentagon’s commando capabilities, said, ‘We’re going to be riding with the bad boys.’”

(38) 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.

(39) Undercover Israeli soldiers admitted in 2005 to throwing stones at other Israeli soldiers so they could blame it on Palestinians, as an excuse to crack down on peaceful protests by the Palestinians.

(40) Quebec police admitted that, in 2007, thugs carrying rocks to a peaceful protest were actually undercover Quebec police officers (and see this).

(41) A 2008 US Army special operations field manual recommends that the U.S. military use surrogate non-state groups such as “paramilitary forces, individuals, businesses, foreign political organizations, resistant or insurgent organizations, expatriates, transnational terrorism adversaries, disillusioned transnational terrorism members, black marketers, and other social or political ‘undesirables.’” The manual specifically acknowledged that U.S. special operations can involve both counterterrorism and “Terrorism” (as well as “transnational criminal activities, including narco-trafficking, illicit arms-dealing, and illegal financial transactions.”)

(42) The former head of Secret Services and Head of State of Italy (Francesco Cossiga) advised the 2008 minister in charge of the police, on how to deal with protests from teachers and students:

He should do what I did when I was Minister of the Interior … infiltrate the movement with agents provocateurs inclined to do anything …. And after that, with the strength of the gained population consent, … beat them for blood and beat for blood also those teachers that incite them. Especially the teachers. Not the elderly, of course, but the girl teachers yes.

(43) 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.

(44) Egyptian politicians admitted (and see this) that government employees looted priceless museum artifacts in 2011 to try to discredit the protesters.

(45) Rioters who discredited the peaceful protests against the swearing in of the Mexican president in 2012 admitted that they were paid 300 pesos each to destroy everything in their path. According to Wikipedia, photos also show the vandals waiting in groups behind police lines prior to the violence.

(46) 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.

(47) On November 20, 2014, Mexican agent provocateurs were transported by army vehicles to participate in the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping protests, as was shown by videos and pictures distributed via social networks.

(48) The highly-respected writer for the Telegraph Ambrose Evans-Pritchard says that the head of Saudi intelligence – Prince Bandar – recently admitted that the Saudi government controls “Chechen” terrorists.

(49) High-level American sources admitted that the Turkish government – a fellow NATO country – carried out the chemical weapons attacks blamed on the Syrian government; and high-ranking Turkish government admitted on tape plans to carry out attacks and blame it on the Syrian government.

(50) The Ukrainian security chief admits that the sniper attacks which started the Ukrainian coup were carried out in order to frame others. Ukrainian officials admit that the Ukrainian snipers fired on both sides, to create maximum chaos. And a Maidan protester admitted that he fired a sniper rifle at police from the Conservatory, and that he was guided by a military veteran within the Maidan resistance.

(51) Britain’s spy agency has admitted (and see this) that it carries out “digital false flag” attacks on targets, framing people by writing offensive or unlawful material … and blaming it on the target.

(52) 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

(53) Similarly, police frame innocent people for crimes they didn’t commit. The practice is so well-known that the New York Times noted in 1981:

In police jargon, a throwdown is a weapon planted on a victim.

Newsweek reported in 1999:

Perez, himself a former [Los Angeles Police Department] cop, was caught stealing eight pounds of cocaine from police evidence lockers. After pleading guilty in September, he bargained for a lighter sentence by telling an appalling story of attempted murder and a “throwdown”–police slang for a weapon planted by cops to make a shooting legally justifiable. Perez said he and his partner, Officer Nino Durden, shot an unarmed 18th Street Gang member named Javier Ovando, then planted a semiautomatic rifle on the unconscious suspect and claimed that Ovando had tried to shoot them during a stakeout.

Wikipedia notes:

As part of his plea bargain, Pérez implicated scores of officers from the Rampart Division’s anti-gang unit, describing routinely beating gang members, planting evidence on suspects, falsifying reports and covering up unprovoked shootings.

(As a side note – and while not technically false flag attacks – police have been busted framing innocent people in many other ways, as well.)

(54) A former U.S. intelligence officer recently alleged:

Most terrorists are false flag terrorists or are created by our own security services.

(55) The head and special agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office said that most terror attacks are committed by the CIA and FBI as false flags. Similarly, the director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom said:

By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.

(audio here).

(56) Leaders throughout history have acknowledged the “benefits” of of false flags to justify their political agenda:

Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death”.
– Adolf 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

Postscript: Private parties – such as NBC News, as well as Muslims, Jews, Scientologists, African-Americans and Neo-Nazis – play this game as well.

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US Gov’t Agents Involved In Almost Every Major Terror Plot Since 9/11

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By Kit O’Connell

“The FBI is much better at creating terrorists than it is at catching terrorists,” said an investigative journalist that specializes in these cases.

Craig Monteilh, who says he infiltrated Southern California mosques as an FBI informant and wants to clear his name of suspicions he might have promoted terrorist activities, is reflected in a computer-screen image of an e-mail from Ahmadullah Sais Niazi titled "Jihad Taboo and Muslim Pussycat Peaceniks," in Irvine, Calif., Tursday, Feb. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Craig Monteilh, who says he infiltrated Southern California mosques as an FBI informant and wants to clear his name of suspicions he might have promoted terrorist activities, is reflected in a computer-screen image of an e-mail from Ahmadullah Sais Niazi titled “Jihad Taboo and Muslim Pussycat Peaceniks,” in Irvine, Calif., Tursday, Feb. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Since 9/11, agencies like the FBI have been tasked with preventing the next terrorist attack. However, in their zeal to catch terrorists before they strike, they’ve created more terrorist plots than any actual terror groups.

Trevor Aaronson, an investigative journalist who specializes in cases of government entrapment, made this startling claim in a March TED Talk:

“The FBI is responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than any other organization. More than al-Qaida, more than al-Shabaab, more than the Islamic State.”

According to Aaronson, “The FBI is much better at creating terrorists than it is at catching terrorists.” In the 14 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Aaronson said there have only been about six actual domestic terrorist incidents, including the Boston Marathon bombing and a handful of failed incidents.

By contrast, he said the FBI has arrested dozens for “material support” of terrorism, usually impoverished or mentally ill Muslim-Americans who were convinced to take part in terrorist plots by high-paid undercover informants. A July report from Human Rights Watch, “Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions,” supports Aaronson’s allegations by detailing 27 separate cases in which the Justice Department and FBI, together with paid criminal informants, created the very terrorists they later prosecuted.

Andrea Prasow, a deputy director at Human Rights Watch and one of the authors of the report, said:

“Americans have been told that their government is keeping them safe by preventing and prosecuting terrorism inside the US. But take a closer look and you realize that many of these people would never have committed a crime if not for law enforcement encouraging, pressuring, and sometimes paying them to commit terrorist acts.”

For example, The Intercept published Aaronson’s report of one incident in which an undercover government informant entrapped Sami Osmakac. Osmakac was so poor he could not afford to keep his car running, much less obtain the equipment or weapons needed to mastermind a credible terrorist attack, so the FBI carefully crafted a terrorist plot for him, even creating a mock suicide vest for him to wear in his “martyrdom video.” Aaronson wrote:

“The FBI provided all of the weapons seen in Osmakac’s martyrdom video. The bureau also gave Osmakac the car bomb he allegedly planned to detonate, and even money for a taxi so he could get to where the FBI needed him to go. Osmakac was a deeply disturbed young man, according to several of the psychiatrists and psychologists who examined him before trial.”

According to Aaronson, Osmakac only became a terrorist “after the FBI provided the means, opportunity and final prodding necessary to make him one.”

Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian’s national security editor for the United States, wrote that entrapment claims are extremely difficult for defendants to prove in court, and judges often openly favor the prosecution in these cases, in one case even admitting into evidence “statements made by a defendant while in a Saudi jail in which the defendant, Amed Omar Abu Ali, alleged torture, a longstanding practice in Saudi Arabia.”

According to Ackerman, far from keeping Americans safer, these government tactics are worsening the rift between law enforcement officials and minority groups by “deepening alienation of American Muslims from a government that publicly insists it needs their support to head off extremism but secretly deploys informants to infiltrate mosques and community centers.”

Watch “How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists,” a TED talk from Trevor Aaronson:

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Still Waiting for USS Liberty’s Truth

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USS Liberty (AGTR-5) receives assistance from units of the Sixth Fleet, after she was attacked and seriously damaged by Israeli forces off the Sinai Peninsula on June 8, 1967. (US Navy photo)

Israel’s chokehold over U.S. politics and politicians has been so powerful for so many decades that this obvious reality is routinely denied, a collective gagging of the truth that is itself a measure of how strong the Israeli grip is.

The most potent and poignant example of how much American independence has been surrendered to Israel when it comes to events in the Middle East may be the contortions of cover-up that followed Israel’s attempt to sink the USS Liberty during the Six-Day War in 1967, killing 34 American seamen.

The desire of virtually the entire U.S. political and media establishments was for this unpleasant incident to go away. No one, it seemed, wanted to hold Israel to account or to challenge its lame excuses about an inadvertent mistake. One of the few who eventually did was Navy Admiral and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Thomas Moorer, who helped lead an independent, blue-ribbon commission to investigate what happened to the Liberty.

Those finding were released on Oct. 22, 2003. The introduction and first four findings stated:

“We, the undersigned, having undertaken an independent investigation of Israel’s attack on USS Liberty, including eyewitness testimony from surviving crewmembers, a review of naval and other official records, an examination of official statements by the Israeli and American governments, a study of the conclusions of all previous official inquiries, and a consideration of important new evidence and recent statements from individuals having direct knowledge of the attack or the cover up, hereby find the following:

“1. That on June 8, 1967, after eight hours of aerial surveillance, Israel launched a two-hour air and naval attack against USS Liberty, the world’s most sophisticated intelligence ship, inflicting 34 dead and 173 wounded American servicemen (a casualty rate of seventy percent, in a crew of 294);

“2. That the Israeli air attack lasted approximately 25 minutes, during which time unmarked Israeli aircraft dropped napalm canisters on USS Liberty’s bridge, and fired 30mm cannons and rockets into our ship, causing 821 holes, more than 100 of which were rocket-size; survivors estimate 30 or more sorties were flown over the ship by a minimum of 12 attacking Israeli planes which were jamming all five American emergency radio channels;

“3. That the torpedo boat attack involved not only the firing of torpedoes, but the machine-gunning of Liberty’s firefighters and stretcher-bearers as they struggled to save their ship and crew; the Israeli torpedo boats later returned to machine-gun at close range three of the Liberty’s life rafts that had been lowered into the water by survivors to rescue the most seriously wounded;

“4. That there is compelling evidence that Israel’s attack was a deliberate attempt to destroy an American ship and kill her entire crew; evidence of such intent is supported by statements from Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Undersecretary of State George Ball, former CIA director Richard Helms, former NSA directors Lieutenant General William Odom, USA (Ret.), Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, USN (Ret.), and Marshal Carter; former NSA deputy directors Oliver Kirby and Major General John Morrison, USAF (Ret.); and former Ambassador Dwight Porter, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon in 1967;”

[The signers included Adm. Moorer; General Raymond G. Davis; former Assistant Commandant, United States Marine Corps; Rear Admiral Merlin Staring, United States Navy (Ret.), former Judge Advocate General Of The Navy; and Ambassador James Akins (Ret.) former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.]

The findings went on to make other more general observations about U.S. political subservience to Israel, stating that because of Israel’s “powerful supporters in the United States, the White House deliberately covered up the facts of this attack from the American people”; that because of that pressure, the attack was “the only serious naval incident that has never been thoroughly investigated by Congress”; that “there has been an official cover-up without precedent in American naval history”; that “the truth about Israel’s attack and subsequent White House cover-up continues to be officially concealed from the American people to the present day and is a national disgrace”; that “a danger to the national security exists whenever our elected officials are willing to subordinate American interests to those of any foreign nation” and that this policy “endangers the safety of Americans and the security of the United States.”

Frightened Presidents

Just weeks before his death on Feb. 5, 2004, Adm. Moorer made a final public statement urging that the truth finally be revealed about the attack on the USS Liberty but recognized the behind-the-scenes control that Israel exerts over even the highest U.S. officials:

“I’ve never seen a President — I don’t care who he is — stand up to [Israel] … They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wouldn’t write anything down. If the American people understood what a grip these people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms.” [As quoted by Richard Curtiss in “A Changing Image: American Perceptions of the Arab-Israeli Dispute.”]

Israeli messages intercepted on June 8, 1967, leave no doubt that sinking the USS Liberty was the mission assigned to the attacking Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats as the Six-Day War raged in the Middle East. Here, for example, is the text of an intercepted Israeli conversation, just one of many pieces of evidence that the Israeli attack was not a mistake but likely a willful attempt to prevent the U.S. government from eavesdropping on Israel’s military operations.

Israeli pilot to ground control: “This is an American ship. Do you still want us to attack?”

Ground control: “Yes, follow orders.” …

Israeli pilot: “But, sir, it’s an American ship – I can see the flag!”

Ground control: “Never mind; hit it!”

The Israelis might have been able to report “mission accomplished, ship sunk, all crew killed” save for the bravery and surefootedness of 23-year-old Navy seaman Terry Halbardier, whose actions spelled the difference between the murder of 34 of the crew and the intended massacre of all 294.

Halbardier skated across the Liberty’s slippery deck while it was being strafed in order to connect a communications cable and enable the Liberty to send out an SOS. The Israelis intercepted that message and, out of fear of how the U.S. Sixth Fleet would respond, immediately broke off the attack, returned to their bases, and sent an “oops” message to Washington confessing to their unfortunate “mistake.”

As things turned out, the Israelis didn’t need to be so concerned. When President Lyndon Johnson learned that the USS America and USS Saratoga had launched warplanes to do battle with the forces attacking the Liberty, he told Defense Secretary Robert McNamara to call Sixth Fleet Carrier Division Commander Rear Admiral Lawrence Geis and tell him to order the warplanes to return immediately to their carriers.

According to J.Q. “Tony” Hart, a chief petty officer who monitored these conversations from a U.S. Navy communications relay station in Morocco, Geis shot back that one of his ships was under attack. Tellingly, McNamara responded: “President Johnson is not going to go to war or embarrass an American ally over a few sailors.”

John Crewdson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune, asked McNamara about this many years later. McNamara’s answer is worth reading carefully; he said he had “absolutely no recollection of what I did that day,” except that “I have a memory that I didn’t know at the time what was going on.”

Crewsdon has written the most detailed and accurate account of the Israeli attack on the Liberty; it appeared in the Chicago Tribune, and also in the Baltimore Sun, on Oct. 2, 2007. Read it and you’ll understand why Crewdson got no Pulitzer for his investigative reporting on the Liberty. Instead, the Tribune laid him off in November 2008 after 24 years.

On the few occasions when the mainstream U.S. media outlets are forced to address what happened, they blithely ignore the incredibly rich array of hard evidence and still put out the false narrative of the “mistaken” Israeli attack on the Liberty. And they attempt to conflate fact with speculation, asking why Israel would deliberately attack a ship of the U.S. Navy.

Why Tel Aviv wanted the Liberty and its entire crew on the bottom of the Mediterranean remains a matter of speculation, but there are plausible theories including Israel’s determination to keep the details of its war plans secret from everyone, including the U.S. government.

On June 25, 2015, The Real News Network interviewed the only U.S. Marine survivor, Sgt. Bryce Lockwood, and me, a CIA analyst in June 1967 responsible for reporting on the activities of the Soviet Union. Paul Jay, the interviewer, made a strong attempt to separate fact from speculation.

Part 1 presents the facts. They include: (1) Israel attacked the USS Liberty by air and sea for two hours on June 8, 1967 during the six-day Israeli-Arab War; (2) The Israelis knew they were attacking a U.S Navy ship and gave the order to sink it and leave no survivors; (3) The U.S. Navy betrayed its own in obeying White House orders to parrot the Israeli excuse of “mistaken identity.” Not one naval officer resigned in protest.

Part 2 of the interview proceeds from those facts; it features speculation regarding what the Israelis may have had in mind in trying to sink the Liberty and leave no survivors. The facts being what they are, it should come as no surprise that trying to put a rationale behind them is a mind-boggling task. And, sad to say, no U.S. official has apparently dared confront the Israelis!

Interviewer Paul Jay, understandably, comes down hard on the obvious need for an official U.S. investigation. We know – from the testimony of some of those who actually took part in the whitewash “investigation” commissioned by Adm. John S. McCain Jr. (father of Sen. John McCain) – that it was a travesty.

Will the Navy Finally Take Care of Its Own?

There are some glimmers of hope.

–The annual ceremony on June 8 to honor Liberty crew killed that day has typically been ignored by Navy brass. This year was different. Three senior active duty Navy officers came to pay their respects. They were led by Rear Admiral Nancy A. Norton, Director, Warfare Integration Directorate, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

It struck others, as well as me, not only that her presence betokened more interest on the part of the Navy in righting this wrong, but that the admiral seemed genuinely interested herself in digging into what happened and what might be done at this point to properly acknowledge what happened.

–The current chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, R- California, is one of the few politicians who knows – and cares – about the attack on the Liberty. Congressman Nunes took the initiative to facilitate the awarding of a Silver Star to Terry Halbardier, the seaman from Texas who did what was necessary to save what remained of the crew and ship. He had to slosh through a lake of napalm and dodge Israeli strafing of the deck to hook up the cable needed to broadcast the SOS.

Halbardier was finally honored on May 27, 2009 – 42 years late but better late than never – at the small award ceremony in Rep. Nunes’s office in Visalia, California. The Republican congressman pinned the Silver Star next to the Purple Heart that Halbardier found in his home mailbox three years before.

Nunes said, “The government has kept this quiet I think for too long, and I felt as my constituent he [Halbardier] needed to get recognized for the services he made to his country.”

Nunes got that right. Despite the many indignities the Liberty crew has been subjected to, the mood in Visalia was pronouncedly a joyous one of Better Late Than Never. And, it did take some time for the moment to sink in: Wow, a gutsy congressman not afraid to let the truth hang out on this delicate issue. I was able to be there that day; seldom have I experienced a more poignant moment.

Congressman Nunes, by virtue of the powerful position he now holds as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is in position to extend recognition and gratitude to the rest of the Liberty crew, whether alive or dead. (Halbardier died last August.)

–Israel’s seizure of the Swedish boat Marianne in international waters on June 29 en route to Gaza brought back bitter memories of the torpedo attack on the USS Liberty. The Marianne’s passengers and crew were taken to the Israeli naval base of Ashdod – the same base from which three Israeli torpedo boats sailed at noon (local time) on June 8, 1967 with explicit orders to join Israeli Air Force fighter-bombers already engaged in trying to sink the USS Liberty.

Most of the 34 Liberty crew killed that day died when one of the five torpedoes fired by the Ashdod-based torpedo boats hit the Liberty. Sgt. Lockwood, who was in the process of throwing sensitive material and equipment over board, lost all the Marines under his command in that attack. According to Lockwood, the wheel from the torpedo boat that fired the killing torpedo has been on display at the Israeli Navy Museum in Haifa along with a life raft the Israeli boats picked up on their way back to Ashdod – adding insult to injury.

Would it be too much to expect that, after the latest Israeli crime on the high seas on June 29, a Navy admiral might find his voice and pick up where Adm. Moorer left off? My candidate would be the unsung patriot who helped prevent the war on Iran that Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush were still planning for 2008, their last year in office, despite the unanimous conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that Iran was not working on a nuclear weapon.

It took some guts to say, as Admiral William J. “Fox” Fallon did in early March 2008, an attack on Iran “isn’t going to happen on my watch” as CENTCOM commander – for which he was unceremoniously replaced by a far-more-malleable general named David Petraeus, a former insubordinate subordinate for whom Fallon had a personal as well as a policy dislike. After his first meeting with Petraeus a year earlier in Baghdad, Fallon reportedly sized him up as an “ass-kissing little chickenshit.”

Assuming there is no Omerta code for Navy admirals (at least not for retirees) why should we hesitate to encourage Adm. Fallon to push for a proper investigation of the attack on the USS Liberty. Perhaps while Israel’s most recent act of piracy is fresh in some minds, Fallon could reboot the process of righting the wrong done to the USS Liberty crew.

Ray McGovern served for a total of 30 years in Army intelligence and CIA analysis. He now works with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. He is co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).


The False Flag Road to Martial Law & WW III Still Runs Through Chicago

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by Dave Hodges

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It is no secret that the United States needs to unseat the ruling leadership in Iran if the dollar is going to survive in the short-term. Since 2012, the Obama administration has tried to create a means to get into Syria and then Iran and force a regime change. Why? Because Iran is selling oil for gold to the BRIC nations led by Russia. This action has led to much of the world moving away from the Petrodollar which formed the only backing for the U.S. dollar since we went off the gold standard.

The U.S. is on the verge of economic collapse and the only chance the Federal Reserve has to save itself is to start a war and put an end to the undermining of the Petrodollar. This is the reason that the CIA created ISIS. ISIS is moving into Syria and is providing Obama with an excuse to eventually take down Syria’s Assad and then go into Iran. However, Obama and the Federal reserve need an excuse and Assad and Iran must be made to look like the provocateur in order to promote acceptance of the coming war designed to save the Petrodollar. We know that ISIS has desperately been trying to obtain nuclear weapons. Things could get very ugly and very soon.

Here are the reasons tha that Chicago is likely a primary target for ISIS.

Beta Test In the 2012 NATO Summit

If there is going to be World War III and subsequent martial law followed by gun confiscation, a precipitating false flag event must occur. Two years ago, I identified Chicago as the site of this event. Today, I repeat these assertions and the current state of world affairs points more strongly to Chicago being a pretext to war and martial law, more so, than two years ago.

To accurately add fuel to this false flag fire, there were plans in place for a mass evacuation of downtown Chicago in reaction to possible riots which might have taken place from May 20-21, 2012 at the NATO Summit. Local officials were asked to make plans in order to assist Chicago residents in the event of a mass exit from ChicagoThis Chicago NATO Summit was merely a Beta test for the real event. One doesn’t have to have a doctorate in history to recall Operation Northwoods, Abel Danger and the relationship to 911. And one doesn’t have to be a Jeopardy contestant to remember the London terrorist drills that coincided with the London subway bombings. And don’t forget, the same exact events transpired a short time later in Spain! Prudent Americans may wish to eliminate Chicago as vacation destination anytime soon where it appears likely that the Windy City will be the next Oklahoma City event as evidenced by the massive purchase of Ammonium Nitrate by DHS which is the same explosive utilized in the Oklahoma City bombing.

From the White House Penthouse to Outhouse of Chicago Politics

For individuals who think a false flag upon Chicago sounds crazy, ask yourself why Rahm Emanuel, most likely a Mossad agent, would leave a high level post in the Obama Administration and step down to the relative lowly position of being a mayor of city? The simple and obvious answer is that this foreign asset was put in place to carry out the task over overseeing a false flag event, so big, andso devastating, that the Obama Administration will have their pretext to execute martial law in order to stem the wave of massive protests which will surely accompany the globalist plans to have the United States commence martial and a war.

obama moving day

My suspicions about Chicago being a false flag target were strengthened by the fact that, President Obama has no intention of returning to Chicago after his second term. The President is moving to Hawaii and has sold his Hyde Park residence. Obama is nobody’s fool and plans to be out of harm’s way when the coming catastrophe befalls Chicago.

My belief for an impending false flag attack upon Chicago is also strengthened by the fact that communities surrounding Chicago are storing supplies which are strongly suggestive of coming mass casualty event. An inside source reveals that  FEMA & DHS were at one time, preparing mass graves and for martial law near Chicago. This news release parallels what Annie DeRiso, News Director for The Common Sense Show, revealed over four years ago in her news segment when she stated that Gary, Indiana officials, which borders Chicago, were being forced to store 400,000 FEMA coffins and that local officials were tasked to formulate a Hazard Mitigation Plan in which massive amounts of people would be vaccinated within 48 hours of an event.

The Brookings Institute Tips Their Hand

The globalist-serving, CFR friendly Brookings Institute issued a special report entitled, Which path to Persia, which details, on pages 24 and 25, that Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States are clearly behind Syria’s violence. Clearly, what we are seeing today in Syria is the full manifestation of this premeditated conspiracy, as detailed by the Brookings Institute, against the government of Syria and this plan was devised in 2007 under the Bush administration.

According to the Brookings Institute, obtaining the globalist’s real objective, Iran, runs through Syria. Syria is a necessary objective because it serves as a partial buffer zone between Russia and Iran. Further, by occupying Syria, Russia falls under the range of small and medium missiles and could serve as a deterrent to Russian military intervention.

Why would Iran, a nation who is avoiding war with the United States at all costs, have to be invaded? Because, Ukraine could soon be lost to Putin and Europe’s energy needs will be controlled by Putin and nobody, and I mean nobody will be accepting the Petrodollar in payment for Russian gas. This is the end of NATO and huge blow to the dollar. The only chance the Federal Reserve can preserve a portion of what they have left of the dollar is to take Syria and then Iran down and stop the selling of oil for gold versus the use of the Petrodollar. This is the simplest answer and most accurate answer and the Brookings Institute foretold these events nearly eight years ago.

The Need to Blame Syria and Iran for a False Flag Event: The Benghazi Connection

Mek morphed into becoming one of the hybrid groups that comprised ISIS.

Mek morphed into becoming one of the hybrid groups that comprised ISIS. They will be the scapegoat for the CIA sponsored ISIS action coming to Chicago

In fact, in the same Brookings report, they also proposed the use of MEK as a suitable American proxy which could be used to provoke Syria and Iran on multiple fronts. Who are the MEK’s? They are a terrorist organization that our military protected during the Iraq War.For that purpose, the MEK would need arms. Who was in position to supply the MEK weapons in order to carry out this deed? It was none other than Ambassador Christopher Stevens and now these radical extremists have at least 20,000 hand held stinger missiles and an untold number of small arms which we now know were financed by the profits derived from drug running and child sex rings. The only thing left for Clinton to do was to erase the only link between the State Department and this dastardly plan designed to ultimately get the United States into WWW III and that would be the elimination of the middle man, Chris Stephens. To Secretary Clinton, the life of Stephens, a human being, was no more valuable to her than a worthless pawn on a chess board which was easily sacrificed in order to achieve a greater objective.

More Mass Casualty Planning

In the fall of 2013, Congress passed a bill, H. R. 6566 or the Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act, which mandates the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prepare for mass casualty planning and funeral homes, cemeteries and mortuaries will become “overwhelmed” in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. I believe that it is likely that Chicago is the target and I have been writing about this possibility for over two years.

Last night, I learned from Paul Martin and was able to confirm that Tucson will be the site of a mass casualty drill which will begin on June 8th.

Dead Men Tell No Tales About the Coming False Flag Attack Upon Chicago

RIP Jeff Joe Black

RIP Jeff Joe Black

The late Jeff Joe Black frequently called into my talk show. He was a Chicago based activist who was vehemently opposed to Emanuel becoming the mayor of Chicago. Black used to send me a variety of news tips. Some of his information was intriguing and I had several off-air conversations with him. At one point, Black was scheduled to be a guest on my talk show and but he cancelled at the last minute. Black informed me that he feared for his life and was going into hiding, which he subsequently did.

In Black’s canceled appearance he was to going reveal that Rahm Emanuel was part of the Mossad who left his role as Obama’s White House adviser to run for the mayor of Chicago for the express purpose of someday covering up the trail for a false flag event which was to befall Chicago.Black was warned to within an inch of his life and he went into hiding and left the country.

In the Fall of 2012, Black resurfaced and he contacted me. We spoke a couple of times about his appearing on my show to talk about Emanuel and his evil intentions towards his role in helping to further a false flag event in Chicago as an impetus for WW III. Why do I think that Black was on to something nefarious about Emanuel? Because Black appears to have been murdered in October of 2012 and his death is being investigated as a homicide. His murder took place one week prior to his scheduled appearance on The Common Sense Show.

After resurfacing,  and prior to his death, Black provided intimate details about how we were going to see Chicago become the site of a massive false flag operation which would prove to be the catalyst to martial law and WW III. Black’s information proved to be of high quality because Ukraine did not experience a regime change until two full years after Black predicted Ukraine would become a troubled area.

It was Black’s contention that this was a lead up to the implementation of full-scale martial law and possible WWIII in the Middle East and now it appears that this event could easily be tied into the events in Ukraine as well. This is what was rehearsed three years ago at the Chicago NATO Summit, mentioned in the above paragraphs.

boston martial law dhsOne of my better sources also believes that Chicago is on the short list of false flag targets in which Syria will be blamed in the coming days or weeks. It also appears likely that the Boston Marathon Bombing and the subsequent roll out of DHS martial law troops, in some of their newly acquired 2700 armored personnel carriers, was a dress rehearsal for what’s coming in Chicago. This is why Jeff Joe Black had to be murdered and he was revealing this plot nearly three years ago.


When ISIS detonate(s) a nuclear weapon(s) on American soil, they will have fulfilled their purpose and the real reason that the CIA created ISIS will become clear to all that have followed this story. The ISIS action will be linked back to Syria and/or Iran and the impetus for WW III and the last ditch attempt to save the Petrodollar will be underway as the Federal Reserve will attempt regime change in both Iran and Syria.

For the rest of us, the dots are connecting at a record pace and we entering a window of unprecedented danger, both for our country and our individual safety.

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