‘False flags’ are staged incidents. They are carried out to justify unjust reciprocal actions against (a priori) delineated entities. Sanctions, wars, etc., usually follow these staged incidents. False flags are instigated by TPTB (= the power that be) and target implicit/explicit ‘adversaries’. The whole scheme is made to be almost always believable, hence tends to surprise. However, recent false flag incidents (in our increasingly conflicted world MENA, Ukraine, etc.,) seem to lack these basic features. To start with, almost everywhere where TPTB has an interest, ludicrous concoction of false flags (repetitive gas attacks, etc.) are propping up rather too frequently and crudely to be convincing. In addition, the element of surprise is now (more or less) replaced by consistent predictability!
The recent Syrian ‘gas attack’ is case in point. Weeks, even months earlier, there was a concerted cry by those who actually live in the very areas of the alleged attack. Movement of goods (chlorine gas, etc.) and other suspicious activities were taking place, compliment of foreign supporters of extremists. In Syria major incidents take place, only if one of the main war protagonists are behind them. In fact, some of the groups engaged in the Syrian war theater are perfectly capable of mowing down innocents to galvanize support from their big time sponsors that include the major powers of the world system. Even though there was an advance warning about the effort to launch a false flag, nothing was done to expose the malicious project. No major media was willing to uncover the brewing plan. Since the global dominant media is part and parcel of the ‘deep state’, the refusal was not wholly unexpected!.
The UN has become pathetically impotent, when it comes to enforcing its own rules. Instead of carefully examining the causes of the various incidents, false flags or otherwise, the UNSC (security council) seem to recurrently and rather blindly, side with empire’s position. Blatant aggressions in forms of bombardments, etc. are being condoned by the UNSC. This ‘might is right’ approach to problem solving is what led to the demise of the UN’s predecessor, the ‘League of Nations’! This is a very disturbing trend on the part of the UNSC. Once respect for international law is undermined, as is currently happening within the institutions of global governance, UN system, etc., chaos/conflicts are bound to dominate world affairs. See Zuesse’s article on page 44. The large majority of countries within the UN do not like what is happening, at the same time they do not have the wherewithal to challenge the increasingly bellicose positions of the powerful, those who are permanent members of the UNSC. Empire’s intransigence must be checked fast, if we are to secure peaceful future to all humanity. The ease and absolute callousness displayed (by empire) by the bombings of countries, is very, very, scary to decent humans. Countries should consider setting up alternative forums/organizations/institutions that are willing to uphold international laws. Unless sanity prevails within the UN and other global institutions, such initiatives might come into being sooner than later!
Be that as it may, the critical segment of the human collective is becoming increasingly nervous about the way the powerful cavalierly engage in staged incidents and of course the resultant bombings. The sheeple (human mass), whose critical faculties have been significantly numbed by the continuous brainwashing of the deep state seem to be oblivious to concrete facts on the ground. See Petra’s article on page 41. Unfortunately, the sheeple only reacts as programed, just like Pavlov’s dog! It is a historical fact that as empires decline they employ all sorts of gimmicks to give the impression that all is honky dory. It is no different in the case of the current hegemon. Instead of constructively engaging in the affairs of the human collectives, the reigning hegemon has decided to become aggressively belligerent towards all countries that refuse to toe its line. Certainly countries like Russia and china might not oblige. If these countries are bellicosely engaged, they might resort to utilizing frightening weapons of mass destruction to defend their turf, so to speak. There will hardly be winners in such major confrontations. Nonetheless, our stupid and irresponsible psychopaths (the politicos) might not care about the danger of igniting the nuclear fire! See Meijer’s article next column.
Critical analysts and observers understand the whole ambition to dismember Syria is, amongst other things, to weaken countries that are becoming regional powers in their own rights. Iran is an established regional power, with an increasing influence, not only in Syria, but also in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain, and even in other countries MENA (Middle East & North Africa). Its current geo-strategic orientation makes it a close ally of Russia and China. Empire’s project of ‘taking out Iran’, to use General Clark’s verbose (at one time commander of NATO forces), might not be all that easy! The problem is, Iran is neither Syria, nor Libya, and can cause havoc in the whole of the Middle East, if provoked. Even Israel might not be spared. It should be recalled that Iran’s overall strategy is in tune with the general objective of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in which it holds an observer status. China’s ‘One Road One Belt’ initiative, which again includes Iran, might well serve as a significant weight against the reckless adventures of empire.
Here are some words of wisdom from those who saw through the thick of the fog: ‘I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar soaked fingers out of the business of these [Third World] nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. And if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the “haves” refuse to share with the “have-nots” by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don’t want and above all don’t want crammed down their throats by Americans.’  General David Sharp – Former United States Marine Commandant. ‘Our leaders are cruel because only those willing to be inordinately cruel and remorseless can hold positions of leadership in the foreign policy establishment… People capable of expressing a full human measure of compassion and empathy toward faraway powerless strangers…do not become president of the United States, or vice president, or secretary of state, or national security adviser or secretary of the treasury. Nor do they want to.’ William Blum – Author of Rogue State. ‘Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that The State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied. Arthur Miller – Playwright.
Finally; “War is a grave affair of state; it is a place of life or death; a road to survival or extinction; a matter to be pondered carefully.” Sun-Tzu, (‘The Art of War’). Good Day!