42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

George Washington's picture

Governments from Around the World Admit They Do It

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes.

In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing:

            (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 falsely blame 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.

            (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) 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.

            (21) 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.

            (22) 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.

            (23) 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).

            (24) 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”.

            (25) 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).

            (26) 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.

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

            (28) 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”.

            (29) Senior police officials in Genoa, Italy admitted that – in July 2001, at the G8 summit in Genoa – planted two Molotov cocktails and faked the stabbing of a police officer, in order to justify a violent crackdown against protesters.

            (30) 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.

            (31) Similarly, 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).

            (32) 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.”

            (33) 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.

            (34) 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.

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

            (36) 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.

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

            (38) 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.

            (39) 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.

            (40) 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.

            (41) The former Ukrainian security chief admits that the sniper attacks which started the Ukrainian coup were carried out in order to frame others.

            (42) 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.

In addition, two-thirds of the City of Rome burned down in a huge fire on July 19, 64 A.D. The Roman people blamed the Emperor Nero for starting the fire. Some top Roman leaders – including the Roman consul Cassius Dio, as well as historians like Suetonius – agreed that Nero started the fire (based largely on the fact that the Roman Senate had just rejected Nero’s application to clear 300 acres in Rome so that he could build a palatial complex, and that the fire allowed him to build his complex). Regardless of who actually started the fire, Nero – in the face of public opinion accusing him of arson – falsely blamed the Christians for starting the fire. He then rounded up and brutally tortured and murdered scores of Christians for something they likely didn’t do.

We didn’t include this in the list above, because – if Nero did start the fire on purpose – he did it for his own reasons (to build his palatial complex), and not for geopolitical reasons benefiting his nation.

So Common … There’s a Name for It

The use of the bully’s trick is so common that it was given a name hundreds of years ago.

“False flag terrorism” is defined as a government attacking its own people, then blaming others in order to justify going to war against the people it blames. Or as Wikipedia defines it:

False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to appear as if they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than one’s own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and have been used in peace-time; for example, during Italy’s strategy of tension.

The term comes from the old days of wooden ships, when one ship would hang the flag of its enemy before attacking another ship. Because the enemy’s flag, instead of the flag of the real country of the attacking ship, was hung, it was called a “false flag” attack.

Indeed, this concept is so well-accepted that rules of engagement for naval, air and land warfare all prohibit false flag attacks.

Leaders Throughout History Have Acknowledged False Flags

Leaders throughout history have acknowledged the danger of false flags:

“A history of false flag attacks used to manipulate the minds of the people! “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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

 

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Factotum's picture

Let me see if I understood this.   Among the false flag "attacks" there were what?  3? from the US, but you also list 5 or so (The article was so poor that it was not worth my time to go back and actually count) that were just the fantasies of some relative outliers that were talked about but never got past someone saying "please mr. president, lets start a war" to someone other than our idiot in chief Mr. Bush.   And the reason you included some deranged fantasies in this list of false flag attacks is???

 

And about stupid???  After Israle deliberately attacked the Liberty with planes clearly identified as belonging to the IAF, the us would then come into the war to help Israel because?   Perhaps Mr. foreskin thinks that the Jews are as dumb as the arabs.   Interesting factoid --- due to about 2500 years of eugenics the Ashkenaz Jews have IQ's one full standard deviation above average.  Speaking of stupid, never assign to conspiracy what can be explained by stupid.

TeethVillage88s's picture

WTF? The US Funding was so attractive to have Created Terror in Europe just to get training, assistance, and funding.

(28) 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”.

Bastiat's picture

Wow!  This story went off the front page fast.

TeethVillage88s's picture

I would think there should good examples from the Cone of South America, the Dirty Wars.

Chile, Brazil, Uruguay would be likely to admit it happened too since they are in recovery mode.

shovelhead's picture

I can't wait to see what atrocity will happen because of East Ukrainian Russian separatists / Russian Spec.-ops "attack" some element of the civilian population. It will have to be a big event because the atrocity level is already pretty high against the Russian speaking population. The total Vietnam-ization of Ukraine can then begin, moving from the Kennedy phase to the full out war Johnson phase.

MH-17 seems to have been buried in the 'oopsie bin' because of too many questions that have provable answers if the withheld information was released. The MSM seem to be particularly incurious over the who and why questions surrounding this event, including the Dutch, whose nationals comprised most of the passengers. 

Was gold the shameful price that was paid to betray your own citizens?

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

#43 We certainly know which government(s) were involved in it!...

But we also know we will never get the official admission of guilt because that would mean "Bastille Day" for Washington D.C.!

Then again if I know my country correctly with the crimes it's already committing on the World stage 14 years later?...

 

Grimaldus's picture

"Not a goddamn constitutional conservative in sight" means false flags are products of progressive tyranny.

This little tidbit caught my eye:

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."

Sunni Islam was in mostly control in Iraq during the Saddam period. Mostly moderates. But the one thing you can't escape with Islam of any variety is that 10 percent will be militant Islamosnackbarian rat murderers. Absolutely impossible to separate them from the moderates. And it does not take a rocket scientist to make the connection that militant Islamosnackbarian rat murderers pretty much equal al Qaeda. Fuckin duh! Of course the rabid "bend over for islamomurderer" progressive dhimmi assclowns will not ever make that distinction.

Cheney's "info" was in your face obvious to any bird brain moron but we know the media are progressive dhimmi assclowns so they will never report truth.

Don't be thinking I am a Cheney fan--I am not. He is just another progressive assclown IMHO. I just like to point out progressive criminality in all it's forms, in this case progressive assclown media aiding and abetting fellow travelers in tyranny, Islamic murderers.

Grimaldus

 

 

Flybyknight's picture

MH17 Not admitted yet but has all the hallmarks of a CIA false flag. Motive, Operatives on the ground,Did i mention motive.

WarPony's picture

The U.S. Government more or less established the so-called "militia" (boogeyman) movement in the early- to mid-'90s.  If they could get "air" time on the news, they were most likely feds.

The FBI admitted when testifying in the Montana Freemen trial of '98 that Ray Southwell, sidekick of former Michigan militia leader - now an Alaska militia leader, Norm Olson - was working for them.

John Trochmann, Militia of Montana, had a contract with the feds to plant trees.

Most likely, LeRoy Schweitzer, so-called leader of the Montana Freemen, and possibly his sidekick Dan Petersen were feds as well.

Randy Weaver of "Ruby Ridge" acclaim was an informant for the feds and infiltrated white supremacist types and quit same prior to the shoot out.

 

sessinpo's picture

Odd how one thinks that in a world set on winning (or controlling), one would expect certain rules of war. The rule of war is he who wins, writes history - period.

War is about breaking rules to break your enemy. It wouldn't surprise me if the CIA or any agency deflated footballs to achieve their goal.

So let's reduce government. Let's have a reset. And the cycle repeats. The new government grows and so does its corruption. Rince repeat.

Lots of exposure George, but no solutions. And I admit, I am still looking for that solution.

Mike Honcho's picture

Until Brian Williams covers this I refuse to believe.

The Wizard's picture

No Stalin false flags, or was he too good at hiding them?

Emergency Ward's picture

The author quoted him in the final paragraph.

the grateful unemployed's picture

he didnt need a reason to kill his own people, he just did it

The Blank Stare's picture

43

CIA diverts Malaysian plane into a flight path that the Ukrainians think will be used by Putin.

Bastiat's picture

I don't know why the Russians haven't decisively blown the whistle on this.

steelrules's picture

Ruby Ridge, Waco, Oklahoma city, Fast and Furious, Sandy Hook. and what ever else Holders been up to. I know not admitted..

The Black Bishop's picture

You forgot to add Boston Marathon with the magic no-legs happyman and the cowboy.

Bastiat's picture

The attack on the Liberty was a failed false flag.  It failed because the ship, the captain and the crew were too tough . . . and lucky.

George Washington's picture

Yes, I agree.  I believe that - if the ship had been sunken - Egypt would have been framed.

But since no one from the Israeli government admitted this, I can't add it to the list ...

topshelfstuff's picture

“The USS Liberty was set up by the U.S. government to be sunk by the Israeli military so that they could blame it on Egypt. After this attack, two American aircrafts were launched carrying nuclear-tipped missiles in order to bomb Cairo. That city was within three minutes of being obliterated. Without a doubt, it would have started WWIII.”.....“If the truth ever came out,” Tourney began, “it would change history and how people felt about the Israeli state. If the mainstream media devoted an entire week of stories to the USS Liberty and exactly what happened, the American people would be up in arms, begging for blood. Even though I’ve been accused of being an anti-Semite for trying to tell the truth, everyone should remember one important point—USS Liberty crewmembers didn’t murder anyone. The state of Israel did. The truth will change history.” When asked to elaborate, Tourney said: “Things would change drastically in regard to Zionism. There would no longer be any money, aid or weaponry being sent to Israel. If people were interested enough to study this subject, they’d find out further that Adm. [Thomas] Moorer and Capt. Ward Boston wrote scathing articles to the Navy Board of Inquiry saying its report [on the Liberty] was a complete lie and sham.”

Tourney added that “Israel ruined many lives that day—not only survivors, but families that lost loved ones, too. Many of the wounded have long since died, taken their own lives, been thrown in prison or are messed up in the head.”....“It’s like parents hiring a hit man to kill you,” he added. “Then they go to the prison and spring your killer. That’s exactly what the U.S. government did to us. When they put a gun to our heads, they put a gun to everyone’s head.”
 ....“Defense Secretary Robert McNamara contacted the Saratoga and recalled the fighters, telling them not to aid our ship,” he said. “But, showing true courage, Tully re-launched the jets, without authorization . . . After the second set of fighter jets were dispatched, the president of the United States—Lyndon Johnson—personally recalled them,” said Tourney.  Tourney says Johnson told Tully: “I don’t give a [expletive] if that ship goes to the bottom and every sailor is lost. We will not embarrass our ally, Israel.”.......“The only message we’d sent from the makeshift wire that had been strung was: ‘Attacked by unmarked aircraft’,” he added. “We never initially identified the attackers. So how did LBJ know Israel was behind the assault?”
......“McCainand his admiral father covered up the USS Liberty attack on orders that came down from the highest corridors of the U.S. government,” Morris said. Liberty survivor Tourney agrees. “McCain has been part of the cover-up and knew exactly what happened to us,” Tourney said. “This fact has been documented since at least 1981. But his reaction leaves a lot to be desired. He claims: ‘It was a tragic mistake. Forget it. Get over it. Israel paid reparations.’ . . . McCain won’t tell people that most of the crewmen only received $200 or $250 in compensation.”

Bastiat's picture

I've read most of the Liberty books but Tourney's (What I Saw That Day) has a special place - it's raw, personal and compelling.  He doesn't hide his feelings.

wildbad's picture

all of this lends credibility to anarchism..no that is not equivalent to chaos but rather leaderless.   who needs this parasitical group of socio and psychopaths?  not moi

illyia's picture

GW, Good job. However, we are obviously ill-equipped as a nation to comprehend - let alone deal with - the degree of subterfuge and cross-propaganda we are being fed; probably due to the slow increase of prop-feeding over the years.
But:
Those who have ears can hear.
Those who have eyes can see.

Most don't.
Keep it up anyway.

mayhem_korner's picture

 

 

Are you quoting from Matthew, Mark, or Revelation?  Or do you not understand?

Jack Daniels Esq's picture

Bush41 invaded Iraq - he meant Iran

cherry picker's picture

It is simple, you can't trust anyone.  Those in power trust the least as they do not want to lose their position but would rather increase it.

The world would be a much better place if no one had the authority or ability to start war.  Simple as that.

Israel stole land from the Palestinians and birthed children on the stolen land, children who do not know better than it is their home and one generation takes over where the other left off.

No  country, much like individuals, is perfect, many less so than their peers.....

weburke's picture

us military guys betrayed again and again.

roadhazard's picture

Anyone want to guess where the OWS anarchists came from. I know, you still hate them for not demonstrating in front of the White House and for being the free shit army , blah blah, blah.

shovelhead's picture

No.

We hated them for drum circles.

PADRAEG's picture

PITIFUL, many of these false flags may be true, but so many are wrong, or/and obviously poorly crafted. Who knows if this is true, even if the timing is accurate? Cause AND effect rules! #(21) in 1984 Mossad planted a radio transmitter in Gaddaffi’s in Tripoli, Libya which broadcast fake terrorist trasmissions, in order to frame Gaddaffi as a terrorist supporter. Ronald Reagan bombed Libya immediately thereafter.

Sadam had credible weapons, and would have used them. Sorry, that is the way it was. 

I hope someone rewrites this list, some documentation would be nice, or at least annotate if it exists. George Washington seems to be incapable, and I will try not to was time reading his version of history


wildbad's picture

saddam had the weaponns the cia / usa psychos gave him..the same people who later turned on their lackey. if you're an apologist for the usa policy in iraq that is all that needs to be said.  i though cheney was banned from ZH

claytonmoore50's picture

Gulf Of Tonkin.

 

Nuff said...

piceridu's picture

Hey George, I may be blind but I didn't see mention of the USS Liberty

robobbob's picture

I disagree with you. Iraq did have WMD, and we knew it because the US and Germany had sold them to them. The reason they were never brought up is it would be a little embarrassing to announce the discovery of the illusive weapons and find american markings on them

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casual...

 

but why did we really go to Iraq? only the neocons can answer that.

Sambo's picture

Iraqi Oil and to finish off Saddam in an attempt to protect the petrodollar.

daveO's picture

Right. None of his previous actions meant as much to the US(big oil) as when he announced he'd accept Euros for oil.

http://empirestrikesblack.com/2011/06/flashback-petrodollar-warfare-sadd...

Otrader's picture

 

GW - Didn't you see the crayon drawings from Colin Powell at the UN?  /s

forexskin's picture

missed or avoided mention of the USS Liberty, attacked by Israeli aircraft in 1967 with the intent of blaming it on Egypt and drawing the US into war on Israel's side...