Definition of False Flag Attack

Although the term " false flag attack " may seem modern to us, the truth is that the practice of actions of a terrorist or warlike nature simulating a provenance or interests of others is almost as old as history itself.

For example, you may not know that the incident that triggered the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939 was the assault, by Polish soldiers, on August 31, 1939, on a German radio station on German territory (the so-called Gliwice incident ), in which there were several deaths, and the Poles took the opportunity to broadcast slogans in favor of their country ... only that the reality was diametrically opposite to what I have just narrated.
Actually, it was German intelligence agents who spoke perfect Polish who plotted the attack, uniformed as soldiers from the neighboring country, and the dead were previously prepared corpses, surely prisoners from whom the Nazi regime wanted to get rid of.

This "counterfeit" attack served as an excuse for Germany to declare war on Poland. It was a false flag attack.
An attack or attack with a false flag consists of a military or terrorist action carried out pretending to proceed from a group or army to which, in reality, those who perpetrate the action do not belong, with the intention of provoking a war or obtaining some kind of political advantage.
In other words, a certain action is carried out, it is claimed on behalf of the enemy, and it is used as an excuse to start a conflict or obtain a political profit.
If we go back to antiquity, Darius I the Great of Persia came to power (from 522 BC to 486 BC) after the assassination of Cambyses, supposedly by a magician usurping power, Gaumata, whose existence is even doubted.
Obviously, the suspicion - impossible to verify - is that Darío had first Esmerdis and then Cambyses assassinated to seize power, blaming both assassinations on this Gaumata.
Many historians cite the great fire of Rome, in AD 64, also as a false flag action.
This is due to the fact that some historians affirm that the fire was the work of Nero, who later blamed the Christians, unleashing what would be the first persecution of this religious group, although most coincide in pointing to a fortuitous origin to the flames.
Be that as it may, Nero used the Christians as a scapegoat to deflect the attention of the masses, pointing it elsewhere than himself. Whether or not the fire started, the truth is that Nero took advantage of the space that was burned to the ground to build his Domus Aurea .
Another example of false flag action, this more recent one, was the attack that sank the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior anchored in the port of Waitemata (New Zealand), an action that has never been claimed, but which is reliably known to have been carried out. carried out by agents of the General Directorate of Foreign Security of France.
The reason was to prevent the ship from holding a protest in the waters of the Mururoa atoll, where the French country had carried out its nuclear tests.
Perhaps the most well-known false flag action was the one that triggered US participation in the Cuban War of Independence.
On February 15, 1898, an explosion led to the sinking of the battleship USS Maine anchored, on a courtesy visit, in the port of Havana. This fact, taken as a Spanish sabotage, was used by the North American government to declare war on Spain.
It is known that the Maine explosion was internal, although it does not appear to have been caused but accidental, with which, although technically it was not a false flag action, it was exploited as such.

 

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