“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
– U.S. President James Madison
According to Wikipedia, “False flag (or black flag) describes covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities, groups or nations than those who actually planned and executed them. Operations carried during peace-time by civilian organisations, as well as covert government agencies, may by extension be called false flag operations if they seek to hide the real organisation behind an operation.”
“The name “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where the use of a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag as a ruse de guerre, before engaging an enemy, has long been acceptable. Such operations are also acceptable in certain circumstances in land warfare, to deceive enemies in similar ways providing that the deception is not perfidious and all such deceptions are discarded before opening fire upon the enemy.”
It might be more than a coincidence that, around the same dates as the recent Boston Marathon bombings, Google Trends measured a peak in interest in cyberspace in the expression “false flag”, as the article Awareness of “False Flag” Terrorism at All-Time High @ Washiington’s Blog explains.
In this other very recent article, Everyone’s Talking about “False Flags … Isn’t that Another Bogus Historical Conspiracy Theory? Washington’s Blog explores the history of False Flag operations and mentions some proven examples. He ends the article saying that “Any discussion about a specific terrorist attack cannot start with the assumption that it couldn’t be a false flag attack, or that it must be a false flag attack. The facts of each attack must be examined on their own merits before reaching any conclusion.”
In this context, the recent declarations of Andreas Kramer, son of the member of the former (?) NATO-sponsored Gladio-stay behind organization, testifying under oath before court in Luxemburg , in which he accuses his father of helping organize the 1980 Oktoberfest Bombing in Munich, in which 13 people were killed, see this and this, are of interest, and question quite a few of the accepted “truths” of post war Europe.