High-Level American Officials Admit that the United States Uses False Flag Terror ... And Warn of Future Attacks

George Washington's picture

Preface: U.S. President James Madison said:

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

Everyone knows that "truth is the first casualty of war". And one of the most highly decorated American soldiers of all time said that "war is a racket".

agents and CIA intelligence officials, constitutional law expert
professor Jonathan Turley, Time Magazine, Keith Olbermann and the
Washington Post have all
that U.S. government officials "were trying to create an atmosphere of
fear in which the American people would give them more power".
Indeed, the former Secretary of Homeland Security - Tom Ridge - admits that he was pressured to raise terror alerts to help Bush win reelection.

A former National Security Adviser told the Senate that the war on terror is "a mythical historical narrative". In terms of a possible "why", remember that psychologists and sociologists have demonstrated that fear of terrorism makes people stupid and easy to manipulate and control.

As I noted last year:

War is always sold to it's people by artificially demonizing the enemy:

Countries need to lie about their enemies in order to demonize them sufficiently so that the people will support the war.

That is why intelligence "failures" - such as the following - are so common:

  • It is also now well-accepted that the Gulf of Tonkin Incident which led to the Vietnam war was a fiction (confirmed here).

Indeed, in a newly-released documentary, U.S. soldiers admit that if they accidentally kill innocent Iraqis and Afghanis, they then "drop" automatic weapons near their body so they can pretend they were militants:

As I noted last year:

On Monday, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Hugh Shelton told told Jon Stewart that a Clinton cabinet member proposed letting Saddam kill an American pilot as a pretext for war in Iraq:



(And see this; and this excerpt from General Shelton's book).

This might seem, at first glance, like just an odd, one-off suggestion.

as reported by the New York Times and other newspapers, George W. Bush
also suggested to Tony Blair that a U.S. plane be painted in United
Nations colors so that - if Saddam shot it down - it would create a casus belli. As the Times wrote in 2006:

memo [confirmed by two senior British officials as being authentic]
also shows that the president and the prime minister acknowledged that
no unconventional weapons had been found inside Iraq. Faced with the
possibility of not finding any before the planned invasion, Mr. Bush
talked about several ways to provoke a confrontation, including a
proposal to paint a United States surveillance plane in the colors of
the United Nations in hopes of drawing fire ....

Indeed, the former director of the National Security Agency 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


Former FBI station chief Ted Gundersen also says most terror attacks are committed by our CIA and FBI:

Specific Historical Examples

Specific Historical Examples

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.

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)

As admitted by
the U.S. government, recently declassified documents show that in the
1960's, 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. Official State Department documents show
that - only nine months before - the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
and other high-level officials discussed
blowing up a consulate in the Dominican Republic in order to justify
an invasion of that country. Neither plan was carried out, but they
were both discussed as serious proposals.

Nine months
earlier, a false flag attack was apparently discussed in order to
justify an invasion of the Dominican Republic. Specifically, according
to official State Department records, Under Secretary of State Chester
Bowles wrote on June 3, 1961:

Vice President [Lyndon Johnson], [Attorney General] Bob Kennedy,
Secretary [of Defense Robert] McNamara, Dick Goodwin [who was Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs], [head of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff] General Lemnitzer, Wyn Coerr, and Ted Achilles
were here. Bob McNamara and Lemnitzer stated that under the terms of
the contingency paper, they were required to be prepared to move into
the island on short order if required to do so, and this, in their
opinion, called for substantially more troops that we had in the area.
After some discussion we considered two more aircraft carriers, some
destroyers, and 12,000 marines should be moved into a position some one
hundred miles off the Dominican Republic shore...

The tone of the meeting was deeply disturbing. Bob
Kennedy was clearly looking for an excuse to move in on the island. At
one point he suggested, apparently seriously, that we might have to
blow up the Consulate to provide the rationale.

general approach, vigorously supported by Dick Goodwin, was that this
was a bad government, that there was a strong chance that it might team
up with Castro, and that it should be destroyed--with an excuse if possible, without one if necessary.

Rather to my surprise, Bob McNamara seemed to support this view ...

entire spirit of this meeting was profoundly distressing and
worrisome, and I left at 8:00 p.m. with a feeling that this spirit
which I had seen demonstrated on this occasion and others at the White
House by those so close to the President constitutes a further danger
of half-cocked action by people with almost no foreign policy
experience, who are interested in action for action's sake, and the
devil take the highmost ...

[At a subsequent meeting], Bob
McNamara went along with their general view that our problem was not to
prepare against an overt act by the Dominican Republic but rather to find an excuse for going into the country and upsetting it.

Congress was originally asked to pass the Patriot Act in late 2001,
the anthrax attacks which occurred only weeks earlier were falsely
blamed on spooky Arabs as a way to scare Congress members into approving
the bill. Specifically:

Indeed, many people have questioned whether or not the anthrax was intentionally sent to scare people. For example:

  • Senator Patrick Leahy said:

I think there are people within our government -- certainly from the
source of it -- who know where it came from. [Taps the table to let
that settle in] And these people may not have had anything to do with
it, but they certainly know where it came from.

  • The American
    bioweapons expert who actually drafted the current bioweapons law (the
    Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989), who holds a doctorate
    of law magna cum laude and a Ph.D. in political science, both from
    Harvard University, and teaches international law at the University of
    Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, served on
    the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-92) and represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Court, and who "advised the FBI in its initial investigation of the anthrax letters", is convinced
    that the anthrax attacks that killed five people were perpetrated and
    covered up by criminal elements of the U.S. government. The motive: to
    foment a police state by killing off and intimidating opposition to
    post-9/11 legislation such as the Patriot Act and the later Military
    Commissions Act. He has said:

    Senators Tom Daschle and
    Patrick Leahy were holding it up because they realized what this would
    lead to. The first draft of the PATRIOT Act would have suspended the
    writ of habeas corpus [which protects citizens from unlawful
    imprisonment and guarantees due process of law]. Then all of a sudden,
    out of nowhere, come these anthrax attacks.

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

As Chris Floyd and many others have noted, this plan has gone live.

United Press International reported in June 2005:

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

There is substantial additional evidence of hanky panky in Iraq.

We're not alone. Countries around the world have played this terrible game for thousands of years.

If We Don't Learn Our History, We're Doomed to Repeat It

Indeed, many former high-level officials are warning that it could happen again:

have to be careful, if somebody does this kind of provocation, big
violent explosions of some kind, we have to not take the word of the
masters there in Washington that this was some terrorist event because
it could well be a provocation allowing them, or seemingly to allow them to get what they want."

The former CIA analyst would not put it past the government to "play fast and loose" with terror alerts and warnings and even events themselves in order to rally people behind the flag.

Most serving in our military are good and honorable people who want to
protect America and her people. It is only rogue elements within
civilian and military circles who carry out false flag attacks.

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Ag1761's picture

Get the sheep to look outwards while liberty is being chipped away internally.



Irwin Fletcher's picture

Nice work, GW. I wish research like this would make it into the public education system, but as they say, wish in one hand...

HellFish's picture

3rd paragraph, Keith Olbermann used as a source. LOL. 

You folks can't be serious.


George Washington's picture

Nice try picking out one thread from a totally bipartisan thread and trying to paint it as slanted towards one side ... Zero Hedge readers are too smart to fall for the divide-and-conquer dog-and-pony show.

Nice try, though ...


SpiritBlade's picture

Its not simply the quality eloquonce of diction but the input from YOU commenters that swells the heart and tells all who behold WE are in good company.

Excellent contributions.


FIAT_FixItAgainTony's picture

as i discussed in another thread, when this was stated:

"Refuse to participate in the charade,"

the time is now. 

choose your master. 

choose wisely.

sabra1's picture

let's not forget that little girl that was charged for operating a kool-aid stand! heard she refused to drink it!

p.s. am sure it was a cia false flag operation to outlaw all kool-aid stands! 

Transformer's picture

Uhhh, my laughing comment ended up at the end, I was laughing somewhere earlier in the comments, don't remember where.

Founders Keeper's picture

Great article, GW.

Nice work!


Reptile Master's picture

File this in needless to say

Although it is good to talk about

digalert's picture

File this under: "hit reply once!"

Reptile Master's picture

File this in needless to say

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Reptile Master's picture

File this in needless to say

Although it is good to talk about

tamboo's picture

you forgot mossad.

"Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away." - Benjamin Netanyahu


BKbroiler's picture

Having as your avatar a cartoon of Hitler with stars of David as eyes sorta disqualifies that comment.

Plus it's a fake quote.  Plenty to pick on without making shit up.

BKbroiler's picture

Demonizing an enemy has always been a requirement for public support in attacking them.  In prior generations, this was much easier because leaders could make up the most bizarre shit about the "enemy" and sell it fairly plausibly to the public and soliders.  The Japanese, and later the Vietcong were "bugs".  Russia was the "evil empire".  The middle eastern bloc an "axis of evil" and US soldiers calls 'em Haji's.  

The interesting thing to note is that the globalization of popular culture has made it harder to demonize others as easily, which leaves the war machine with less targets.  We don't mind bombing robed arabs in caves, or machete wielding african warlords, but bombing a westernized people who also watch american idol and carry ipads is a bit too much to stomach for the average american boob.  Maybe once poor folks get Ipads they'll be spared as well, or at least they'll get the financial bombing we reserve for our cohorts.

Alcoholic Native American's picture

Do we have any non sadistic Zionist in our Intelligence community?  I would like to think that there is some real tension in our intelligence circles at this point, but I dunno.  We got some real sadistic people running the country right now.  Really wtf.  I see nationalist as retards but come on nobody seems to have a back bone anymore.

Lets get some real Americans in our CIA instead of on terrorist watch list.


BKbroiler's picture

Do we have any non sadistic Zionist in our Intelligence community?

I heard the flip side of that arguement recently, that Israel is basically a bulwark for America against the Middle East;  That it's not Israel using the US for its interests, but America founding and supporting Israel as a shield, or at least proxy target.  If Iran or anyone for that matter develops nukes, they'll probably try for them first.  Consdiering that right now America can't afford a terrorist attack and BB Netanyahu is about as popular as Vanilla Ice on the world scene, the strategy would be quite sound.  

blindman's picture

usa = treason "r" us. just a big pile of
political, judicial, legislative, educational
and financial treason.
what? me worry?

YHC-FTSE's picture

+1 As almost always.


I am sure there are lots of people who don't care whether GW tells the truth, but wishes he would stop because of the fear of creating anti-American sentiment. I have to tell them he is not telling anything that most people outside the 'States don't know already or have suspected for some time. I think it is precisely because of the efforts of people like GW that the American public has avoided being hated by ordinary people around the World. Like his namesake, he provokes sympathy and support from the World when he reveals the injustice and tyranny from TPTB. 

Michael Victory's picture

boatlaod of info here.

sold g.w.

apberusdisvet's picture

If the lawsuits or legislation by individuals and states against the TSA gain any traction, then you can be sure that there will have to be an attack on US soil to reinforce the fear factor.

Dr. Gonzo's picture

Why do you think Quadiffi is keeping is mouth shut even as they toy with him? He's smart enough to know if he opens his pie hole and gets defiant his chances get much worse. They'd love nothing more for him to shake his fist and beat the table like Saddam so they have an excuse for ground troops. He's trying to wait them out and make them look like the war criminals they are so maybe Russia can step in? That's really his only shot I think. The whole thing is bizarre really but countries have started to get smart. When we bomb them now they just lay down and take it and hope we will tire when they pretend they don't notice our bombs. What else can you do with a bully like us begging for fights with weaklings. I would turtle up too if I was Libya. 

Urban Redneck's picture

If they could find Quadaffi they would kill him, they are not the omnipotent gods you make them out to be.

digalert's picture

It's the 911 deniers that are fools or tools. Do some basic searching and you'll find 911 could not happen the way it's been told to the serfs. With "Obama killed Osama" they've spent a silver bullet putting that CIA boogeyman to rest. After all, how many times can you kill a terrorist?

Dejean Splicer's picture

It's the person who steps in to fill the power vacuum that will deliver the goods. He will be Mossad disguised as a renegade Saudi.

geno-econ's picture

You mean Homeland Security was just another Federal giveaway program that did not stimulate growth or make us more secure?  In fact, I feel more insecure with the huge deficits ,unemployment, 21/2 wars and declining RE values while the financial wizards are trying to concoct another gig on the masses. Humpty dumpty bankers never had it so good

Fred C Dobbs's picture

Even Jesse Ventura has figured this out.  And how many of us over the years have laughed at him?  If he gets it, how dumb are our fellow men?  What comes out of Washington DC and Manhattan has become political theatre.  Watch in morbid fascination at the next one.   Until the revolution of course.    

TheMerryPrankster's picture

Most Navy Seals are a lot smarter than the public think. The public are taught that Seals are merely uber warriors with lots of hi tech toys. I've known 2 ex seals and they understand how the system works. They are not dumb grunts.

I would never underestimate one and I certainly wouldn't want any as enemies. Jesse lives in Hawaii now, he understands this country's politics grows more unstable by the day.

When the shit hits the fan, your survivablity may likely depend on how far away from Washington D.C. you live. The farther away the better. NYC and DC will be the last bastation of the empire and will suffer the petty overlords, the gang wars and petty bitterness of the once great.

Ventura's location should tell you how aware of the situation he is. His short political career made him realize how futile politics as a means of change is.

The revolution will most likely be a dazed and confused former middle class picking over the bones of a shattered nation that has been abandoned by its coporate overlords and the oligarchy. A vast economic wasteland, a thousand Argentinas, lying in ruins to be rebuilt by the poor and weary who remain, and once it is functioning again, the oligarchs will return and claim title.

tired1's picture

Jesse resides 6 mo in Mexico and 6 mo in the US, he's planning to get dual citizenship to get tax breaks on his property in Mexico.

Sambo's picture

What is a true patriot doing in a country dominated by drug lords?

nah's picture

Gates says NATO countries dont buy big enough armys to compete with '5 war' America on the libyan battlefield


solutions to terrorism revolution and regional oppresion begin in libya.... not israel... and our shared failure is NATO's lack of weapons lolz

High Plains Drifter's picture

it is interesting to note that shelton would say all of those things on the jon Leibovitz show. a little truth, hidden in plain sight. most people won't even snap to what is going on. sad but true.

Bitch Tits's picture

Wars are about money, like everything else. Those psychopaths at the top in Washington are just the biggest predators out to get the money from anyone and everyone.

There is a push on right now to "raise taxes". The corporations and wealthy in America are "getting away with murder", paying "the lowest taxes ever". The truth is, they are preparing us for the "big gouge". They obviously need more money to accomplish their questionable "goals".

We all know who will actually pay more, and it ain't the rich and big business.

Slaves to our masters . . .

TheMerryPrankster's picture

The dreams of the oligarchy are paid for

on the backs of our nightmares.

Widowmaker's picture

George W Bush promoted the murder of thousands of innocent people, and countless US soldiers have paid dearly for his presidency of corporate nation-building.

"No one** saw it coming."


** That wasn't already dead inside.

falak pema's picture

I think I know the name of your avatar's nemesis : praying mantis.

I think she voted for GBW last time before last time...now it may be her next time round on July 4, so watch out!

Alcoholic Native American's picture

"A former National Security Adviser told the Senate that the war on terror is "a mythical historical narrative". In terms of a possible "why", remember that psychologists and sociologists have demonstrated that fear of terrorism makes people stupid and easy to manipulate and control."


Fear is the mind killer.

TheMerryPrankster's picture

Fear does not kill the mind, it controls the mind. Fear is directly tied to the survival instinct so it short circuits reasoning and throws one into fight or flee mode.

While fighting or fleeing, one does not reason about how they got to that point, only how to survive past that point.

Fear is a great tool, a direct interface into the emotional mind bypassing all levels of education, logic and defenses. It is easy to understand why it is the preferred tool of control, it also makes it easier to be aware of our own inadequacies regarding our defense s against it.


Do not underestimate fear, it will continue to be the tool of preference, delivering the most effect for the least amount of stimulus.

Sudden Debt's picture

Great way to dy for you country....

At least they give the family of the victims a 2 dollar ribbon...

Derpin USA's picture

Maybe I'm just yet another internet prognosticator who suffers nothing from being wrong, however:

I've had an unshakeable feeling and thought that there will be a nuclear detonation on July 4 in either Las Vegas or Miami.

GoingLoonie's picture

What are you clueless.  I live in Miami and do not fear true acts of terror. As many of my children's teachers have said, "No problem, Miami is not part of the US."  By the way the only terror ever brought to bear on my family was by our governments at various levels, supported, sanctioned and covered up by our Federal Government.

BlackholeDivestment's picture

...well Derpin, I had two dreams about this. I did not see your cities. I do not have any doubt that what I saw is coming to pass. What it boils down to, for us as individuals, is not a choice. You will be compelled to be where you are, not by your choice, but, because you are lead there in agreement with The Truth. The ritual slaughter, for the false peace among the nations and Israel, comes upon the city. The people are not moved by the destruction upon them, caused by their judgment, which stands fast in place, as they were changed by the offer of temptation.  ...I saw this.

...and this>>> http://bible.cc/revelation/21-2.htm

achmachat's picture

in the event of a false flag, if you have to choose bewteen those two sites, it's of course Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is in the middle of nowhere, contained in the desert, just like the old nuclear test sites.

Miami is too close to things and people that matter to the "decision makers".


Dejean Splicer's picture

There are too many joos in Miami. Mossad housing and training camps in Hallandale Beach, etc...


~D'jean Splicer

snowball777's picture

As thousands of underwater homeowners cheer on the destruction (only to later find out "that isn't covered", doh!).

petridish's picture

Could also be a great way to get rid of all that excess, underwater real estate inventory.  Insurance pays the banks and another disaster "averted."

Millions of birds with one stone.

falak pema's picture

Will Sarah Palin be coming to town then...singing "drill baby drill?"...That is awesome and nuclear on its own scale...