False Flag Deception Strategy


Paul E. Vallely. MG US Army (Ret)

A false flag operation is an act committed with the intent of disguising the actual source of responsibility and pinning blame on another party. The term “false flag” originated in the 16th century as a purely figurative expression to mean “a deliberate misrepresentation of someone’s affiliation or motives”. It was later used to describe a ruse in naval warfare whereby a vessel flew the flag of a neutral or enemy country to hide its identity. Pirates and privateers originally used the tactic to deceive other ships into allowing them to move closer before attacking them. It later was deemed an acceptable practice during naval warfare according to international maritime laws, provided the attacking vessel displayed its true flag once an attack had begun.

A good portion of my career in the Army was dedicated to strategic and tactical psychological operations. In the early 1980s and the Cold War, I was directed to do an analysis and capabilities study of the Russian propaganda program and what techniques and programs were used by the Russian government and military operatives. The study was entitled “Mind War” and reached the halls of the Pentagon and the Army War College.

One should understand there is “white” propaganda as well as “black” propaganda. White propaganda is a disseminated message of truth to a population to influence a group’s attitude and understanding. Voice of America was used extensively during the Cold War to broadcast US and Allied intentions in guarding democratic values and freedoms. Black psyop operations focused on lies and deception by making false claims io influence a given group or population. The Nazis and “Tokyo Rose” of Japan in WWII were experts in black propaganda operations. Black operations are also “False Flag Operation.”

There is an art in conducting false flag operations. For background, the name goes as far back as the golden age of “Piracy” in which a pirate vessel often concealed its intentions by flying a flag of a recognized country and concealed its intentions to other vessels. When a pirate ship moved to engage an innocent merchant ship, the Pirate ship would lower their flag (false flag) and attack the vulnerable merchant ship. In much the same way, a country that wishes to conduct hostilities against another nation and not bear the blame for doing so uses the false flag strategy to achieve its deceptive ends. Another example of false flag operations is to get the enemy to fire the first shot first. The Gulf of Tonkin operations in Vietnam may be an example used by the United States in engaging the North Vietnamese as a reason to start a war. Will a Russian attack against Ukraine be initiated as a “false flag” operation?

Three retired US Army Generals warned of an insurrection or even civil war if the results of the 2024 presidential election were not accepted by some in the military. This is a recent example of a false flag operation. They wrote that they were “increasingly concerned” about the 2024 election and the “potential for lethal chaos inside our military.” The Generals highlighted the “disturbing number” of veterans and active-duty members of the military that took part in the January 6 attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters – more than 1 in 10 of those charged had a service record.

They outlined a situation in which, after the 2024 election, some service members might pledge loyalty to a “Trumpian loser” who refuses to concede defeat and tries to lead a shadow government. “Under such a scenario, it is not outlandish to say a military breakdown could lead to civil war,” they wrote. “The idea of rogue units organizing among themselves to support the ‘rightful’ commander in chief cannot be dismissed,” they said.

They said there was also work to be done by the military, such as reviewing how to deal with illegal orders and undertaking intelligence work to identify and remove potential mutineers. The military should also work to identify how misinformation spreads in the ranks. The Generals also suggested that the Defense Department “war-game” possible post-election scenarios to identify weak spots and put in place “safeguards.”

When I read this release by these obvious Obama Generals, it became apparent to me that this was a set-up, false flag operation directed by the US shadow government operated by Barack Obama and his minions.

It sounds to me that Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Milley coached them based on an imaginary institutional “white rage” only noticed by Milley. The only white rage that many of us saw was the white rage of General Milley. In addition, this is a deception campaign orchestrated by the left-wing members of the Biden administration.

Nothing has weakened the U.S. military more versus our enemies or divided the military more than along racial, ethnic, gender and political lines than the Woke, equity, diversity, inclusion “white rage” policies and the vaccine mandates of the Biden regime, all of which are destroying readiness and the unity of the force about which the three generals seem so concerned.

The actions proposed by the three Generals are reminiscent of Stalin’s purge of the Red Army (May-June 1937) that took place immediately before the “mass operations” against the kulaks and other “anti-Soviet elements” that included national minorities, which began on 30 July 1937 and continued to the autumn of 1938, known as the Great Terror.

The purge of the Red Army was a prerequisite for Stalin’s wider action against perceived enemies within the Soviet population by initial subjugation and politicization of the military.

As reported in the Guardian, January 14, 2022

Moscow has persistently portrayed the crisis as a military threat from Ukraine against Russia. The US has alleged Russia has already positioned saboteurs in Ukraine to carry out a “false flag” operation to use as a pretext for a Russian attack, which Washington says could begin in the coming month.

The allegations, following similar claims by the government in Kyiv, come after the failure of a week of diplomacy to defuse the crisis provoked by Russia’s massing of more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders. Moscow has persistently portrayed the crisis as a military threat from Ukraine against Russia, without providing any evidence.

“Russia is laying the groundwork to have the option of fabricating a pretext for invasion, including through sabotage activities and information operations, by accusing Ukraine of preparing an imminent attack against Russian forces in eastern Ukraine,” a US official said.

“We have information that indicates Russia has already prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine.

“Russian influence actors already starting to fabricate Ukrainian provocations in state and social media,” the official said, noting that Russia used similar tactics ahead of the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

“The Russian military plans to begin these activities several weeks before a military invasion, which could begin between mid-January and mid-February.”

Ukrainian officials had claimed that the provocation could take the form of a violent incident at the Russian embassy or consulate, which Moscow could then blame on far-right Ukrainian extremists.

The US claim came on the same day Ukraine was hit by a “massive” cyber-attack, with the websites of several government departments including the ministry of foreign affairs and the education ministry knocked out.

The hackers left a message on the foreign ministry website, according to reports. It said: “Ukrainians! … All information about you has become public. Be afraid and expect worse. It’s your past, present and future.”

Andriy Yermak, the head of the presidential office in Kyiv said, “practically 90%” of the affected websites were back online by mid-afternoon.

“The most strategic infrastructure in Ukraine was not destroyed by this attack. This is a very [well] protected,” Yermak told a meeting of the Atlantic Council thinktank from Kyiv. He said Ukraine was working with the US and the UK to confirm who was behind the assault.

Earlier in the day, Ukraine’s information ministry said, “the first data suggest that the attack was carried out by the Russian Federation.” The White House, however, could not immediately confirm that.

False Flag Operations appear to be a tool of the Progressives and Communists in America. Rule by deception, fraud and lies!

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