Examples of false flag
Examples of false flag
Where does false flag come from?
The term false flag first appeared in the 16th century as a metaphor for an intentional misrepresentation of one’s motives. The idea draws on military flags flown to signal one’s allegiances, with a false flag thus misdirecting an opponent.
In the 1800s, actual false flags were flown in naval operations. Officers or pirates would fly the flag of their enemy to approach them slowly without trouble, only to switch back to their true colors in an attack. It wasn’t long before the cannons fired.
In the late 20th century, despite the flagging popularity of flags, false flags persisted as a metaphor for when perpetrators make it look another group initiated the attack. In contemporary contexts, it’s more likely to be terrorists, militants, political operatives, or governments engaging in false flagging, or carrying out false flag operations. Notable false flag operations in history include the Gleiwitz Incident during World War II and the Gulf of Tonkin Incident during the Vietnam War.
This day in history. On November 26, 1939, the USSR shelled the Russian village of Mainila and claimed it had come from Finland. Four days later, Moscow used this false flag operation as an excuse to start the Winter War. pic.twitter.com/9ocQkZ0iKF
— Meduza in English (@meduza_en) November 27, 2018
False flag came into the public spotlight in October 2018 when pipe bombs were mailed to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Some right-wing observers claimed, with no supporting evidence, that these pipe bombs were false flags, sent by liberals but made to look like a conservative carried it out in order to drum up outrage ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
The false red flag of the Deep State fake pipe bombs along with demonic influence & witchcraft. The sleeping church & silent, yellow coward pastors helped in the Demoncrats gaining the House, to cause trouble for Pres. Trump! A word from The Donkey Ministry. Nub 22:28
— Howard Williams (@HowardW91742240) November 7, 2018
Who uses false flag?
The term false flag is frequently flown in news reporting on major geopolitical incidents. In 2016, for instance, a journalist for the BBC reported that some speculated Turkey’s 2016 military coup could be a false flag, stating of the attempted coup, “One theory suggests it was a ‘false flag’ event staged by President Erdogan to gain more power, but common sense dictates the event went too far to be a false flag.”
Syrian insurgents reportedly fire chlorine-filled mortars at govt-held Aleppo and like magic, the Bellingcat crew transforms into chemical attack skeptics, demanding more evidence, cautioning against a reckless rush to judgment and warning about false flag/fabrication. pic.twitter.com/4EcRTTQyOG
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) November 26, 2018
False flag is also a favorite expression of conspiracy theorists who allege that such incidents are in fact “inside jobs,” including 9/11 and the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting.
Interesting isn't it ?
a book has been launched in India yesterday, on the eve of 26/11 attacks…and its title is : "26/11, a conspiracy by RSS"
The book launch was attended by huge number of Hindus, Muslims & other Indians.
Everyone knows that Mumbai attacks were false flag!! pic.twitter.com/5vZ1gy754K
— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) November 27, 2018
Sandy Hook was a fake event that was sold as real and is not the only time that has happened, maybe someone stopped them from running another false flag event.
— BRad From The Valley (@RapperBRad) November 27, 2018