Our world has become a cynical place, and for good reason. Financially speaking, it seems every time the economy is up and running smoothly and the middle class is making economic progress, something terrible happens. To make matters worse, many of the catastrophes that happen seem to have some suspicious underlying story behind them.
A false flag attack is a catastrophic event that happens under suspicious circumstances and generally is classified as a conspiracy. A false flag can be something small like a plane crash, or something bigger like an entire war. Skeptics consider false flag attacks to be politically motivated, therefore having an underlying motive. Additionally, the government or entity behind each false flag is always cloaked in order to prevent the public from learning the truth.
Here’s a brief list of more recent events that skeptics and conspiracy theorists alike would call False Flags:
- Missing flight MH370
- Flight MH17 Shot Down (By Who?)
- 911 Attacks on the World Trade Towers & Building 7
- Pentagon Plane Crash – American Airlines Flight 77
- Iraq War (Following 911)
- Boston Marathon Bombings
- Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting
- Oklahoma City Bombing
- TWA Flight 800
- Gulf War (thanks Nayirah)
- Pearl Harbor
- JFK Assassination
Each of the above events were highly publicized in the media. Their stories are available around the web. Skeptics on these stories have united very strongly online to share their beliefs. Additionally, events like these have lead to entirely new fringe lifestyles such as preppers and survivalists.
Cynics generally believe that we can expect false flag attacks to happen when politically motivated organizations are under pressure to achieve something, such as:
- Starting a war,
- Securing resources or land,
- Taking attention away from something else happening,
- Creating panic and fear,
- Adding validity to proposed laws, etc.
False Flags are sometimes considered to be a taboo topic, although much of the information surrounding false flags is becoming more accepted by the public as outside investigators reveal more information on each false flag. Thanks to the internet, information and misinformation is abundant about these events. Regardless of one’s feelings towards these conspiracy theories, nobody can argue that the tools and technology available today makes it a lot easier to investigate each false flag.
Perhaps the most important part to understanding false flags, is to look at each event with skepticism and an open mind. Here are some questions that are often asked.
- What was a potential motive behind an event happening?
- Who were the winners of the event? Who were the losers?
- Who is accountable for the event happening?
- What evidence has been gathered on the event?
- Has any evidence been tampered with, lost or destroyed?
- How effective was the follow-up investigation?
- Who conducted the follow-up investigation?
What are your thoughts on false flags? Did we miss an important false flag?
Feel free to chime in!