For some Nazi apologists the fact that these operations were executed in everything else than a professional manner is evidence of it not being a Nazi
plot. That’s kind of weird since the documentary evidence; while not extensive and not clear on every detail, is quite enough to come to the
conclusion that it indeed was a planned operation by the Nazis.
I will dot on some of the inconsistencies:
- Although several of the Nazi junta alluded to these “polish aggressions” to diplomats and the press, they were never made a central element of
the Nazis justification of their actions. The Weissbuch (White Book) that they published simply omits the Gleiwitz incident and mentions others it and
Hitler in his war-opening speech of September 1st, 1939 only alludes to “14 incidents on the border, 3 of which were grave.”
See original: www.reichstagsprotokolle.de...
-While it is true that he does not specifically allude to these operations by names, it is noteworthy that he speaks of “3 grave incidents” –
exactly the number of planned False Flag attacks.
Another strange thing about these incidents is that they were given away by a coincidence: Officers critical of Hitler in the Military
Counter-Espionage Unit “Abwehr” had inserted some false lines into a copy of a speech given by Hitler to his Generals on August 22nd. This
document got into the hands of Hermann Maas who gave it to a friend at the Associated Press by August 25. So by that time the British suspected a
German-Polish war to start with such False Flag incidents, though based on a forgery, the information would eventually come true a week later when the
General Comments on the operation
- Some details that stand out about this operation is surely the use of corpses of concentration camp inmates, who were especially killed by injection
for this occasion and then, after being dressed up as polish soldiers or polish “banditti”, were dragged to the scenes by a separate them who
would deliver the corpses to the unit that actually implements the False Flag attack.
Since this is a bona fida case of a False Flag attack, one can draw many conclusions from this specific case to False Flag attacks in general.
- Not only the groups that attacked “under False Flag” were in the loop but also all (or certain elements) of those “playing guards”. In 2 of
the 3 cases the guard unit of the facilities was exchanged in a highly irregular fashion. So in order to succeed you have to control both sides of the
action; although control and knowledge of the plot tends to be deeper on the attacking side in this case. Another example of this would be the figure
of SS Oberführer Heinrich Müller, chief of the Gestapo, who was the one who trucked the concentration camp corpses dressed as poles to the 3 scenes.
After delivering them, he drove away, shortly to return in his function of chief of the Gestapo in order to investigate the crime. So the Nazis
literally sent the perpetrator to investigate the story – another way of keeping control of all possible contingencies.
In the end, this story proved to be marginal; the Nazi’s position was not one that the public opinion of the world was going to accept; whatever
“polish border provocations” there might have been. Heydrich even built a small scale model of the “Gleiwitz incident” with interactive
blinking lights and miniature machine-gun sounds; but the press was not all that impressed with or interested in it.
One thing that I find especially notable about the whole story is the overall narrative that it followed. Given the situation as it was, no one was
going t believe that the Poles would be interested in taking any such actions. The Poles wanted to avoid a war more than anything – constructing a
cover story of “polish commandos on German territory” was highly implausible. And this counts for the individual actions themselves: Why would the
Poles attack a radio station, cut the program, grab the mic and start a 4-minute rant against Germans and their policy? Or what would they have to
gain by attacking some obscure, unimportant custom station in the West-Prussian pampas? Maybe the whole thing has been forgotten because it was so
completely insane and incredible.
But it’s interesting to think about whether the Gleiwitz incident would have been a standard narrative of World War 2 if the Germans would have won
the war. Maybe then people would open threads on ATS and asking “Was Gleiwitz a False Flag? – evidence discussed here”….
Well anyway… When discussing fringe stuff like False Flags it is always good to provide a baseline against which to check other possible cases, I
hope I have provided such a baseline with my presentation of the story and the links. Thanks for reading!
[edit on 16-8-2010 by NichirasuKenshin]