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Quote from Wikipedia : False Flag
False flag operations are 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 though 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 one's own.
False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and have been used in peace-time; for example, during Italy's strategy of tension.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Covert Operation
A covert operation (also as CoveOps or covert ops) is a military, intelligence, or political activity carried out in such a way that the identity of the sponsors of the operation (the parties responsible for the operation ) is concealed or kept secret.
While the operation may become known to the enemy or the world, covert operations are intended so that the parties responsible cannot be traced, or at worst proven.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Agent Provocater
Traditionally, an agent provocateur (plural: agents provocateurs, French for "inciting agent(s)") is a person employed by the police or other entity to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal act.
More generally, the term may refer to a person or group that seeks to discredit or harm another by provoking them to commit a wrong or rash action.
Originally posted by Copernicus
Before 9/11 I didnt know false flag events existed so I think its a good idea to let people know they are real and that they do happen today. More than ever, it seems.
People used to think world events were random. Today we see they usually are not.
[edit on 24-10-2009 by Copernicus]
During the night of August 31 a group of German soldiers, dressed as Poles, attack the German radio station in the border town of Gleiwitz. They have brought with them a German criminal, taken for the purpose from a concentration camp. They shoot him and leave his body as evidence of the night's dark deeds.
Originally posted by seataka
Nice thread, I learned form reading your posts and links, star and Flagged.. with a Bump for new readers..