Look up “false flag” on Wikipedia and it comes back with this: “A false flag is a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility.”
The term goes back to the days of pirates, when their ships would fly flags of countries as a disguise to prevent their victims from fleeing or preparing for battle. Sometimes, they would keep the flag of the country flying on their ship after the attack, so that the blame for the attack would be put incorrectly on that country.
Famous “red flag” incidents in history included the Reichstag fire in Berlin in 1933, when a communist arsonist was caught and blamed by the Nazis as part of a larger plot against the German government.
This led to suspension of civil liberties and mass arrests of Communists, including all the Communist parliamentary delegates, and allowed Hitler to consolidate his power. The false flag fire was believed, though never proven, to have been started by the Nazis.
Then there was the Gleiwitz incident in 1939, in which Nazi concentration camp victims, dressed as German soldiers, were shot by the Gestapo to make it look like they had been shot by Polish soldiers, which in turn mobilized German public opinion for war and justify the war with Poland.
The United States had its own false flags. The Defense Department in 1962 had prepared plans for a false flag attacks on Cuba to justify a larger conflict, with fake hijackings and shooting down of passenger and military planes, with plans to blame them on Castro, through the operation were never carried out. Then there were the fake attacks on U.S. ships in the Gulf of Tonkin in the earley1960s in North Vietnam, engineered by the CIA, which led to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution by Congress, which allowed Lyndon Johnson to send troops to Vietnam without a formal declaration of war.
Now we have three horrible events in the past week that CNN and their Alinsky Progressive friends in the media (which is a lot) is trying hard to turn into false flags for the mid-term elections, trying their best to tie the Donald into the cause of the Florida bomb maker who sent packages to the Obamas, the Clintons and “philanthropist” George Soros; the horrific mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue; and the killings of two African Americans in Kentucky, where the shooter had earlier passed by an African American Church.
The Donald, of course, had nothing to do with any of the events. He condemned them all. But this being a political season, and CNN being a political anti-Republican organization, not a real, objective news organization, they are doing their best to connect Trump as the underlying cause of al these events, and trying to get voters to pull the Democratic, or Progressive lever come election day.
The day when the bombs were discovered, sent to CNN, the homes of the Obamas, Clintons and George Soros, CNN spent the day covering the event as news, but then descended into Trump demonizing.
As the day progressed, stern experts came on the network, saying “Trump has created this culture of violence through his rhetoric.” As they turned back to the search for the bomber the next day, a subheading blared under the newsreaders faces: “MANHUNT FOR SERIAL BOMBERS GOING AFTER TRUMP TARGETS,” meaning that the people who were sent bombs had all been targets of Trump tweets or his jabs from podiums while campaigning for Republicans.
Still later, a headline read for those at work who could not hear the sound: “NYPD, FBI ON SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES SENT TO TRUMP CRITICS.” Then the bombings became a MASS ASSISSINATION ATTEMPT and an “ACT OF TERRORISM,” and “THE LARGEST MASS ATTEMPTED ASSINATION IN HISTORY.”
And of course the Donald did it.
Hillary got on television immediately, saying in steady, calm voice: “You know, before I — I begin, I want to say a few — it is a troubling time, isn’t it? And it’s a time of deep divisions, and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together. We also have to elect candidates who will try to do the same. Who will set goals that will lift up every single Floridian and American? Usually, when people ask me how am I doing, which happens quite often, I say, well, as a person I’m great. As an American, I’m worried.”
The same happened with the horrific synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday, and a shooting in Kentucky supermarket the same day, in which two African Americans were killed by a man who had apparently passed by an African American church before going to the supermarket. In both cases, the shooters were white, and tied together by CNN, racist and anti-Semitic.
On Sunday, CNN had an angry panel led by Jake Tapper, including a black woman and a Jewish man blaming Trump directly for the slaughter, when nothing could be further from the truth. Even the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Friedman jumped in on CNN, decrying the climate of hate create by Trump, saying the only way to fight it was “to vote Democratic.” (Tom, what happened? Did you sell your objective journalistic soul to CNN, like Woodward and Bernstein?)
Of course it’s irresponsible, non-objective journalism. But that’s CNN. They are the network molded by members of the Obama Administration, and more specifically, politicians from Chicago, the sleaziest creatures on the planet. They are also devotees of Saul Alinsky, the radical socialist community organizer who said winning is everything, demonize the enemy, and ethics and morals be damned.
At election time in Chicago, now with CNN, the sleaze turns into high gear. Or, as Hunter Thompson said about sleazy Dick Nixon, “When the going gets tough, the weird turn pro.”