by: Ron Holland
In Latin “redux” means to be brought back or revisited and I fear we are getting ready for another war started once again by an unprovoked attack against peaceful US forces. Dictatorships can attack other nations at will because their controlled citizenry well understand they have no say in the matter and thus the government has little need to justify their military actions.
But for democracies where much of the ignorant public often blindly follow the media establishment propaganda and foolishly believe they can have an impact or even “laughingly” control their leaders or representative bodies instead of powerful special interests, another step is always necessary to guarantee public support.
A false flag operation usually happens at just the right time but it is never ordered by the democracy or empire leaders going to war as they must always be protected by “plausible deniability.” This denial of blame at the top is assured when higher leadership levels quarantine the blame to the lower levels and these are often inaccessible, which makes confirming responsibility for the action nearly impossible. This protects a nation’s leadership should the illegal or disreputable and unpopular activities become public thus allowing the top leadership to truthfully deny any awareness of such act or any connection to the agents used to carry out such acts.
Democracies often require a potential adversary to commit a violent action and pretext to generate the necessary public support to begin and justify the war and retaliation. It is important to condition the public for major long-term wars on the necessity for the blood sacrifice, economic costs, wealth confiscation required to fund the war and severe controls on media, communications and neutralize any bygone concern about personal rights and liberties. In the past with almost total control of news and opinion by the establishment media, this was a simple process but today with a powerful alternative Internet based media, their propaganda job is far more difficult.
Americans for some unknown reasons have always had a curious fascination and weakness for wars often started by false flag operations, real enemy attacks or deliberate provocations involving water, ships and harbors. From the World Trade Towers downed on the edge of New York Harbor, to the Gulf of Tonkin attack, to Pearl Harbor, to the sinking of the Lusitania passenger ship secretly carrying over 4 million rounds of ammunition bringing the US into World War One were all water based. As was the battleship Maine, blown up in Havana, Cuba starting the Spanish-American War and of course the Confederate batteries bombarding Fort Sumter in Charleston where only a horse was killed but the establishment press created a war hysteria which ultimately caused the deaths of 600,000 Americans north and south.
False Flag operations are usually covert operations 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.
Reposted from LewRockwell.com