posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 08:04 AM
a reply to: earthling42
It could be. The "false flag" operation is almost the trademark of the last half century.
Incidentally, the BBC is putting out a television play based on the novel, The Secret Agent
by the Polish/English literary master, Joseph
. I will be very interested to see how they handle the original material, because in Conrad's novel, a "false flag" operation is instigated
by an "agent" of a European power that is upset with the English government because it will not adopt draconian measures to combat opposition
political movements like the ones active on "the continent".
This foreign power manufactures an attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory, which is to be blamed on anarchists in England and hence to compel
the British government to crack down on deviationist political elements, including some on the run from the European mainland who have found sanctuary
The novel also deals with the lives of innocents who are caught up in and become the collateral damage caused by these machinations. The plight of the
agent's wife Winnie Verloc and her stoic, self sacrificing mother, is depicted in some of the most emotionally evocative writing in all of
The bottom line, though, is that a very able detective in the Metropolitan Police Force and a shrewd government minister get to the bottom of the plot
and frustrate the designs of the European power on the regulation of English society.
Suffice it to say, that today we live in a situation that is almost the complete reverse of the one portrayed by Conrad. Government has done a 180
degree turn for the worse. It will be interesting to see if the BBC is faithful to the real message of Conrad's book, or substitutes a naive
interpretation of it, concentrating only on the mischief done by political malcontents and the "obvious" need to clamp down on them.
17-7-2016 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)