by Andre Skapeta
The term “False flag operation” describes secretive operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities, groups or nations than those who actually planned and executed them. Apparently war has a lot to offer those positioned to get a lot out of it, such as money, territory, prestige, and a large pool of slave labor. War has been naturally associated with suffering and misery, but to a select few nations and leaders it has also been associated with the aforementioned highly exclusive benefits. The latter being so powerful and alluring that history has documented cases of nations seeking out ways not to avoid war, but to actually start them! Any way possible, even illegally. From shelling their own lines, ships and cities to soldiers donning the uniforms of enemy combatants, nations have gone to great lengths to start wars. Unfortunately, it seems many nations have yet to learn the consequences of such cloak and dagger acts. The notoriety, the sanctions, and the international isolation that come with blatant subterfuge appear to be lost on certain state actors, particularly in light of the recent actions taken in the Ukrainian region of Crimea. Here’s a list of some of the most shocking False Flag operations carried out in history.