“False Flags” Are So Common that U.S. Officials Commonly Discuss Them

Despite the attempt to marginalize the concept, "false flags" are so common that U.S. officials frequently use that phrase.

For example, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell:

Former Director for Transnational Threats on the U.S. National Security Council, Roger Cressey:

Former CIA counterterrorism official Philip Mudd:

Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, a high ranking Air Force official:

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (and Neocon warmonger) John Bolton:

The Washington Post notes that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld approved as an acceptable interrogation method

A technique known as "false flag," or deceiving a detainee into believing he is being interrogated by someone from another country.

NBC News points out:

In another document taken from the NSA by Snowden and obtained by NBC News, a JTRIG official said the unit’s mission included computer network attacks, disruption, “Active Covert Internet Operations,” and “Covert Technical Operations.” Among the methods listed in the document were jamming phones, computers and email accounts and masquerading as an enemy in a “false flag” operation. The same document said GCHQ was increasing its emphasis on using cyber tools to attack adversaries.

Washington’s Blog asked high-level NSA official Bill Binney* if he had heard of the term “false flags” when he was with the NSA. Binney responded:

Sure, they were under deception and manipulation programs. I was not involved in doing them; but, I did have to figure out some that the other side was doing. The other side called them “dezsinformatsiya” and Manipulatsiya.” The Brits have been doing this for several hundred years and are quite good at it.

Washington’s Blog asked Philip Giraldi - a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer with the CIA - the same question with regards to his experience with the CIA. Giraldi responded:

Yes, of course. We did false flags, and called them that, frequently in the operations directorate using false documentation to indicated that we were nationals of a country that was not the United States. Almost every CIA officer had false third country identification when operating overseas....

We followed up by asking:

Is it fair to say some of the false flags were for the purpose (i.e. premeditated) of blaming another country or group ... not only just in case caught?

Giraldi replied:

Sometimes if it were a covert action attempting to do just that but more often just for cover reasons to make one appear to not be American...

Robert David Steele – a 20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence, and former CIA clandestine services case officer - said:

Most terrorists are false flag terrorists or are created by our own security services.
In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI.

Steele has repeatedly and publicly said (and also confirmed to Washington's Blog) that he personally carried out a "false flag" attack while working as a U.S. intelligence officer.

Indeed, false flags are so common that there are official rules of engagement prohibiting false flags in naval, air and land warfare.

* William Binney is the highest-level NSA whistleblower in history. Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees, the 36-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency and the NSA’s best-ever analyst and code-breaker, who mapped out the Soviet command-and-control structure before anyone else knew how, and so predicted Soviet invasions before they happened (“in the 1970s, he decrypted the Soviet Union’s command system, which provided the US and its allies with real-time surveillance of all Soviet troop movements and Russian atomic weapons”).


VWAndy Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:45 Permalink

 The never ending chain yank folks.  Its just a dang shame we are catching on. Addressing the Intellectual sloth is one thing we can do ourselves to stop the insanity. Start by getting infront of that mirror and walk all your dogmas. By making the effort to seperate beliefs from the things you can prove we can see right thru so much BS. Its not the lies. Its that we fall for them so easily.

VWAndy beyondtheprogramming Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:31 Permalink

 Ah yes the stupid shit for money thing. Thats another ball a wax with a simple cure. The stall and barter. Only the fiat could fund so much stupid. Just look at all this stupid. For the most part it well funded stupid shit like Elon and his BS. Same goes for robot workers. Fiat funded stupid. Take the fiat away and Im thinkin a whole lotta the stupid is going to vanish like farts in the wind.

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Chupacabra-322 Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:03 Permalink

False Flag - (N) Definition: When Governments or organizations (usually the former) stage highly sophisticated attacks on their own foreign soil with the purpose of placing the blame on a desirable enemy foreign or domestic, one who has otherwise done no wrong. Essentially a setup, it provides the government entity with an excuse via fabricated evidence in complicity with media to fulfill its various agendas. (IE: War or Law Making.)

False Flag - (N) Definition: Covert Operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the Operations 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 owns own. False Flag Operations are not limited to war and counter - insurgency operations, and have been used in Peace time.

JailBanksters Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:09 Permalink

Everybody became aware of false flags since 2001, but people still  can't believe that thier own governmentwould do a flase flag on their own people. Thing is, CIA and Mossad don't work in the best interest oftheir country or government, they have a different agenda and boss. When you look at it from that point ofview it all makes sense.

Old Hippie Patriot Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:35 Permalink

False flags are an American tradition. The Mexican War, the Spanish American, WWII and Viet Nam were started that way. The trouble is that the elite of America used to be pro-American and now they are a foreign force sabotaging the Republic and seeking to remove the uniqueness of a country that was created from the bottom up, rather than top down. The only country that has a similar existence is Switzerland.

any_mouse Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:55 Permalink

"The Brits have been doing this for several hundred years and are quite good at it."

Good enough to make a colony think it is a free nation?