posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 01:56 AM
reply to post by iwontrun
Most average people have no idea what the term "false flag" means, even though it is common lingo here on ATS.
The way I explain it is government manufacturing an illusion (usually by some sort of staged or suspicious event) to the masses that both of their
interests coincide. Or in many cases the government (or whatever agency commiting the false flag) will try to make it look like they are an unwilling
party and are just reacting to the circumstances of said event, but in reality they created the problem that they knew would produce a certain
response from the general public.
There are many examples that you can give her just with some reading here on ATS.
Even though it is not considered a false flag by many, I would say there is quite a bit of evidence that FDR knew the Japanese were going to bomb
Pearl Harbor. The U.S. had unofficially been fighting WWII for a few years but FDR wanted to get formally involved. He knew that he could not do so
without the backing of the nation and the common man. So he had the Navy order the entire Pacific fleet (there were no US Aircraft carriers there
during the attack coincidentally, since they were considered to be the future of naval warfare. Only the battleships were ordered there since they
were considered as becoming quickly obsolete.) to anchor at Pearl Harbor just a few days before the attack. FDR fired his top naval admiral when he
vehemently objected to "putting all his eggs in one basket." Reports from people in the Pacific sighting a large Japanese task force sailing SW from
Japan were conveniently ignored.
Before the attack ninety percent of Americans were opposed to entering the war. After Pearl public support for entering the war was unanimous and
Congress formally declared war on the Axis powers shortly after.
But there are many others that have been admitted to being true false flags usually years after the event and people have forgotten. I have a feeling
one day 911 will come out as one of these also, but that's just my humble opinion.
EDIT: I am sorry, I misread your OP. I was defining "what" when your question was "why."
Very simple really. They know that people react with their emotions more than their heads. Get people to do exactly as you want (while convincing them
it is what they want) by staging events that play on their emotions.
edit on 20-4-2013 by Cancerwarrior because: (no reason given)