Amid the global tensions regarding Russia and Ukraine, it’s important to analyze the United State’s assertion that false flag operations may be the sparks that lead to war.
A false-flag operation is defined as “a hostile or harmful action that is designed to look like it was perpetrated by someone other than the person or group responsible for it.”
False flags are effective in pushing war-hawk narratives that garner the support of the population to justify a war. More often than not, this psychological weapon is used by a stronger nation to jump-start aggressions that are disguised as “self-defense.”
The US has information that indicates Russia has prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine, a US official told CNN on Friday, in an attempt to create a pretext for an invasion.
…Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said the Defense Department has credible information indicating Russia has “prepositioned a group of operatives” to execute “an operation designed to look like an attack on them or Russian-speaking people in Ukraine” in order to create a reason for a potential invasion.
These types of operations could be classified as war crimes as they often target innocent civilians by using clandestine psychological operations such as public bombings to instill fear and cause massive loss of life to garner support for a war.
Western governments, the United States included, have relied on these subversions to attack countries that pose no threat to the military-industrial complex powerhouses that employ these operations.
However, attributing such operations to countries like Russia, Britain, or the United States leads to being labeled a “conspiracy theorist.” Could these countries that tout human rights and civil liberties really employ such heinous tactics?
In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.
Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.
Operation Northwood was declassified with official documents showing the lengths to which war-hawks are willing to go to instill puppet governments, exploit resources, or steal land. Investigative journalist, James Bamford, gives details of the operation which show classic hallmarks of a false-flag operation.
…America’s top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: “We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,” and, “casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.”
One idea was to create a war between Cuba and another Latin American country so that the United States could intervene. Another was to pay someone in the Castro government to attack U.S. forces at the Guantanamo naval base — an act, which Bamford notes, would have amounted to treason. And another was to fly low level U-2 flights over Cuba, with the intention of having one shot down as a pretext for a war.
The fact remains these types of military operations are a reality and not a figment of conspiratorial imagination. And in light of using the same tactics, the Pentagon should know firsthand how effective a false flag would be to Russia’s agenda in invading Ukraine.
But should Muslims pick a side in this modern-day rendition of the Cold War? Whether it be United States’ nonstop destruction in the Middle East justified by the 9/11 false flag or Russia’s own historical covert operations in Ukraine, the fact remains that the heads of state of these superpowers have no qualms with killing innocent civilian populations as long as the killings further their own goals.
On December 11, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague made an historic announcement. Prosecutors confirmed that they had found sufficient grounds to begin an official investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Crimea and the Donbas since 2014.
…As the ICC Prosecutor prepares to request a formal investigation, war crimes and crimes against humanity are still being committed in occupied Crimea and eastern Ukraine. As the occupying power, Russia continues to ignore its obligations.
What’s the difference between Russia and Israel, when both seem to brush off any international pressure to adhere to even their own secular modern standards of human rights?
While Putin has subjected Muslim populations in Chechnya and Syria to unspeakable war atrocities, the United State’s criticism of Russian black ops may not primarily be grounded on a moral framework. Rather, the Pentagon may feel that it’s unfair for Russia to get away with war crimes more openly within the international community.
The truth is that Russia brushing off horrific war crimes and the United States being jealous of that privilege paints a bleak picture of the modern world’s secularized moral compass.