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How False Flag Operations Are Carried Out Today

Posted by M. C. on April 30, 2018

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/04/26/how-false-flag-operations-are-carried-out-today.html

PHILIP M. GIRALDI

False Flag is a concept that goes back centuries. It was considered to be a legitimate ploy by the Greeks and Romans, where a military force would pretend to be friendly to get close to an enemy before dropping the pretense and raising its banners to reveal its own affiliation just before launching an attack. In the sea battles of the eighteenth century among Spain, France and Britain hoisting an enemy flag instead of one’s own to confuse the opponent was considered to be a legitimate ruse de guerre, but it was only “honorable” if one reverted to one’s own flag before engaging in combat.

Today’s false flag operations are generally carried out by intelligence agencies and non-government actors including terrorist groups, but they are only considered successful if the true attribution of an action remains secret.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Boris Johnson accused of making misleading Russia Novichok claim in DW interview | News | DW | 04.04.2018

Posted by M. C. on April 5, 2018

How did you manage to find out so quickly?

It is easy when you “mislead”. Or as some like to call it-LIE.

http://www.dw.com/en/boris-johnson-accused-of-making-misleading-russia-novichok-claim-in-dw-interview/a-43251856

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has come in for criticism over a DW interview in which he said he had been assured the nerve agent came from Russia. However, UK government scientists have said they do not know… Read the rest of this entry »

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Did Putin Order the Salisbury Hit? – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. on March 20, 2018

“Cui bono?” runs the always relevant Ciceronian question. “Who benefits” from this criminal atrocity?

Certainly, in this case, not Russia, not the Kremlin, not Putin.

https://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2018/03/19/did-putin-order-the-salisbury-hit/

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Why Russia is the prime suspect is understandable. Novichok was created by Russia’s military decades ago, and Skripal, a former Russian intel officer, betrayed Russian spies to MI6.

But what is missing here is the Kremlin’s motive for the crime.

Skripal was convicted of betraying Russian spies in 2006. He spent four years in prison and was exchanged in 2010 for Russian spies in the U.S. If Putin wanted Skripal dead as an example to all potential traitors, why didn’t he execute him while he was in Kremlin custody?

Why wait until eight years after Skripal had been sent to England? And how would this murder on British soil advance any Russian interest?

Putin is no fool. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dark secrets of Porton Down: Inside controversial defence lab which developed VX nerve agent and used human ‘guinea pigs’

Posted by M. C. on March 16, 2018

MKUltra on steriods.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/inside-porton-down-britains-controversial-12192830

It is one of Britain’s most secretive sites, remaining shrouded in mystery for more than 100 years.

But this week Porton Down found itself at the centre of one of the biggest diplomatic crises the UK has faced in recent years.

The top secret defence base in Wiltshire was instrumental in helping identify the nerve agent used to poison a former Russian spy in Salisbury…

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The Strange Case of the Russian Spy Poisoning – Consortiumnews

Posted by M. C. on March 15, 2018

If the Russians had wanted to kill him, they had ample opportunity to do so during the years when he was imprisoned or the eight years he lived in retirement in Salisbury.

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/03/13/the-strange-case-of-the-russian-spy-poisoning/

By James O’Neill

…Skripal was arrested in 2004. In 2006 he was convicted of treason and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment. In 2010 he was released as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Russian spies in U.S. jails. He went to live in the United Kingdom where he has lived in supposed retirement ever since. Another interesting fact, although again possibly coincidental, is that Salisbury, where Skripal lived, is only about 12 kilometres from Porton Down, the U.K.’s principal research centre for nerve agents. Read the rest of this entry »

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