The classic movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High offers a crash course in geopolitics.
One of the characters plays on the high school football team and drives a fancy sports car. At one point, his little brother’s friend accidentally trashes the car.
Terrified, they come up with a clever plan to shift the blame. They decorate it in the rival football team’s colors to make it look like the rival team vandalized the car.
Their plan works.
This is called a false flag. It’s an incident designed to trick people into thinking someone else carried it out. The world’s intelligence services have long used the same tactic to nefarious effect.
Truth Is the First Casualty
Last week, dozens of people died in a chemical weapons attack in a rebel-held area in northern Syria. Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, denied responsibility.
Many believe the attack was a false flag designed to pull Trump deeper into the Syrian catastrophe.
It’s just the latest in a number of suspicious incidents…
A few years ago, a conversation between high-ranking Turkish military officials was leaked. They were discussing how to use a false flag as a pretext to invade Syria.
Then there was an infamous incident in 2013. The Assad government crossed Obama’s “red line” when it allegedly launched a nerve gas attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus. This nearly led to an overt war.
Some had very serious doubts about the incident. Obama’s own Director of National Intelligence—James Clapper—told him the evidence was not a “slam dunk.” This was one of the main reasons Obama decided not to attack Assad.
Since then, famed investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has revealed that the 2013 incident was likely a false flag.
Based on this history, you would think the latest attack deserved a little more scrutiny.
Assad—who is winning the fight in Syria—had little incentive to launch the chemical attack. And why would he do it mere days after the US government had dropped its “Assad must go” slogan for the first time since the crisis began in 2011?
At that moment, a chemical attack would have risked all of Assad’s hard-won gains. It was the very thing that could reverse it all.
I don’t see any reason for him to do that. It wouldn’t make any sense.
On the other hand, the-not-so-moderate rebels and their backers had all the reasons in the world. It wouldn’t be the first time they’d considered using a false flag in Syria.
“On the Verge of a Military Clash With Russia”
Russia’s prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, recently made an important statement regarding all of this.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media totally ignored it.
Here’s what he said:
That’s it. The last remaining election fog has lifted. Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, ISIS, the Trump administration proved that it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government, in a tough contradiction with international law and without UN approval, in violation of its own procedures stipulating that the Congress must first be notified of any military operation unrelated to aggression against the US. On the verge of a military clash with Russia.
Nobody is overestimating the value of pre-election promises but there must be limits of decency.
Beyond that is absolute mistrust. Which is really sad for our now completely ruined relations. And which is good news for terrorists.
One more thing. This military action is a clear indication of the US President’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticised in his inauguration speech.
Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months.
If the chemical attack was a false flag, it sure seems to have worked.
As tensions between the US and Russia continue to escalate, the US is barreling full speed toward a major, unprecedented crisis. If you don’t act now, there’s a good chance this crisis could wipe you out.
Until next time,
Senior Editor, International Man
P.S. As tensions between the US and Russia continue to escalate, the US is barreling full speed toward a major, unprecedented crisis. If you don’t act now, there’s a good chance this crisis will destroy much or all of your hard-earned savings.