Kevin Barrett: Are False Flags Becoming More Frequent? Dallas, Baton Rouge, Nice, and Munich

Corruption, Government, IO Deeds of War
Kevin Barrett
Kevin Barrett

Are False Flags Becoming More Frequent? Dallas, Baton Rouge, Nice, and Munich

Epilogue to The Orlando False Flag: Clash of Histories

“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public to turn to the State to ask for greater security.” – testimony of convicted Operation Gladio terrorist Vincenzo Vinciguerra during his trial[i]

As this book was going to press in July 2016, a series of spectacular violent events exploded across headlines and television screens in the US and Europe.

On July 7 2016, five Dallas police officers were killed, and nine others injured, along with two civilians, by gunshots fired during a Black Lives Matter protest. Initial reports cited multiple shooters. As one headline stated, “Two snipers dressed in military garb shot 10 police officers ‘from elevated positions’ in Dallas.”[ii]

Indeed, there were not just a few isolated reports of mulitiple shooters, but a plethora of them. According to the Washington Post, “Dallas Police Chief David Brown…believes the four suspects worked together with rifles….”[iii] NBC News reported: “We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to triangulate on these officers from two different perches in garages in the downtown area, and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could.” Dallas TV station 13WHOTV was later nonplussed by the sudden, radical change in the official story from multiple gunmen to a single shooter: “Previously, authorities had said three people were in custody, and that multiple shooters were involved in the attack.”

The alleged lone gunman was Micah Xavier Johnson, an angry Afghan war veteran who was conveniently killed, eliminating the opportunity for a trial and formal investigation. The story of his killing by a police robot has been called absurd by police and intelligence experts including star contributor to this book Robert David Steele.[iv]

The Dallas police shooting was the deadliest event for US law enforcement since September 11th, 2001. It served to turn public opinion against the Black Lives Matter movement while exacerbating race-based fear and hysteria, showering political benefits on authoritarian politicians and policy-makers and galvanizing the white pro-law-and-order segment of American society. Suspicions of a false flag were expressed by many Black Lives Matter leaders including Johnetta Elzie, whose tweets casting doubt on the official story were noted by the Daily Beast:

On Friday afternoon, activist Johnetta Elzie suggested the massacre was intended to turn opinion against peaceful protesters. “I will not let go of the fact that I know cointelpro exists,” Elzie tweeted, echoing other users who have expressed suspicion over details of the shooting. “From my experience, whenever public opinion shifts to strongly support the movement an act of violence against the police happens,” she also suggested.[v]

Like another suspicious Dallas event that happened just a few blocks away—the November 22, 1963 killing of President John F. Kennedy—the Dallas police shooting may turn out to be a major historical turning point for US policy, and could even lead to the installation of a more right-wing authoritarian regime in the White House. The climate of fear, insecurity, and polarization triggered by the 7/7/2016 Dallas event was a major factor in enabling Donald Trump’s spectacular “triumph of the will” acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on July 21, which roused Trump’s base, terrified his opponents, and all but eliminated Hillary Clinton’s double-digit lead in the polls.

The cultural, psychological and political effects of the Dallas shooting were intensified by an apparent follow-up police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 17, 2016, which killed three officers and wounded another three, one of them critically. As in Dallas, early reports from witnesses and law enforcement cited multiple shooters. Local Channel TV 2 News reported: “Authorities have confirmed that one suspect is dead while two others remain at large.”[vi] As in Dallas, mainstream news stories, including the one cited above, were re-written to eliminate early references to multiple gunmen. Official guilt devolved on yet another lone gunman, Gavin Eugene Long, who was killed by a SWAT team, once again eliminating the need for a courtroom investigation.

Meanwhile in Europe, the other principle bastion of what passes for Western civilization, back-to-back anti-Islam false flags in Nice, France and Munich, Germany were both recorded and propagandized by the same Israeli-Mossad-linked photographer. Richard Gutjahr, a cameraman whose wife Einat Wilf is a leading Israeli operator, was pre-positioned on a balcony in Nice to film the beginning of the July 14, 2016 truck attack. Gutjahr’s iconic footage was heavily promoted in the global media; no mainstream journalists bothered to ask why Gutjahr happened to be on that balcony and for no discernable reason began to film what must have appeared to be an ordinary truck before it had begun to mow people down.

Then on July 22, Gutjahr was apparently once again in the right place at the right time, photographing the Munich, Germany shopping mall shooting and posting the images to his Twitter account—then taking down the images, which simultaneously disappeared from a Russia Today report, just minutes after being exposed in a Veterans Today article by this author.[vii]

Gutjahr’s wife Einat Wilf is a former Israeli Intelligence Officer in Unit 8200 who served as foreign policy advisor to Shimon Peres. She is a strategic consultant to MacKenzie and Co. in New York, and a general partner in Core Venture Capital in Israel. In 2007 she ran for the presidency of the World Jewish Congress.[viii] The claim that such a person’s spouse’s apparent foreknowledge of two back-to-back terror attacks can be accounted for by coincidence would boggle the mind of the craziest coincidence theorist.

Gutjahr is hardly the only apparent Israeli agent pre-positioned to crank out anti-Islam propaganda in the wake of spectacular terror events. On September 11th, 2001, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who had stepped down in March 2001 and come to America “to oversee the terror attacks of 9/11” in the words of journalist Christopher Bollyn, was in the BBC Studios in London just minutes after news of the airliner crashes broke, purveying what became the official story and calling for US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.[ix] Like Gutjahr on the balcony in Nice, Barak can hardly have found himself in the BBC studios at that moment, fully prepared with the official conspiracy theory and details about upcoming wars, by coincidence.

Likewise, the Naudet brothers, surmised by some to be French Jews and likely Israeli agents,[x] were able to miraculously capture the only footage of the first 9/11 attack plane hitting the North Tower. Studies of their famous 9/11 video shows that they must have carefully chosen the location—one of the very few spots in Manhattan where such a shot would be possible—well in advance, and carefully rehearsed the seemingly spontaneous panning motion so as to be prepared to film the iconic image of the initial attack. The odds of such footage being captured by luck, especially in 2001 when video cameras were far from ubiquitous, are effectively zero.[xi]

Jules and Thomas Naudet were not the only apparent Israeli agents pre-positioned to film the attacks on the Twin Towers. Five so-called “dancing Israelis”—Sivan and Paul Kurzberg, Oded Ellner, Omer Marmari, and Yaron Schmuel—were spotted in multiple locations filming and wildly celebrating the successful 9/11 attacks. The five men, two of them positively identified as Mossad agents, were subsequently arrested by the NYPD, held for 71 days, administered lie detector tests (which they failed) and finally sent back to Israel at the behest of suspected Israeli agent Michael Chertoff, then head of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department.[xii] “Witnesses reported they had set cameras PRIOR to the first plane strike, and were seen congratulating one another afterward.”[xiii] Police confirmed the Israelis’ apparent foreknowledge of the attacks to mainstream media: “It looked like they knew what was going to happen when they were at Liberty State Park” (set up in advance to film).[xiv] The Israelis laughed and cheered, taking trophy pictures of each other flicking cigarette lighters in front of the burning and exploding Towers where 3,000 people were dying.

Back home in Israel, the men appeared on national television and bragged that they had been sent to New York “to document the event.”[xv] How could they have known there would be an event to document, and where and when to set up to film it? Obviously they were working for the team that orchestrated the event. There is no other possible explanation.

Like 9/11, Nice, and Munich, the January 7 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre, November 13 2015 Paris attacks, and the March 22 2016 Brussels Airport attacks all featured pre-positioned publicists who appeared to be Israeli agents. The mainstream media has been grossly negligent in failing to report this information, which turns the entire narrative of the war on terror upside down. Fortunately the internet-based alternative media has not been so derelict of duty.

Hicham Hamza of Panamza.com has thoroughly documented Israeli involvement in the two 2015 Paris attacks. Hamza’s reports are the most important single source for my two earlier edited books, We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo and ANOTHER French False Flag?

In a February 2015 article, Hamza discovered that a mysterious figure who filmed iconic images of the Charlie Hebdo terrorists fleeing—and who had to have been pre-positioned on a private balcony with a perfect view of the scene—is linked to Laurent Dassault, a radical right-wing Franco-Israeli billionaire, close friend of Netanyahu, and pillar of the Israeli military-industrial complex.[xvi] Mainstream media covered up the identity of the Israeli-agent photographer by intentionally degrading the quality of photos in which he appeared.[xvii]

Hamza also found that the single most iconic image to emerge from the November 13 2015 Paris attacks, the corpse-strewn “blood heart” photo of the Bataclan nightclub, was originally “published by an Israeli organization headed by the US neoconservative Mark Gerson.”[xviii] This is the only publicly available photo of any dead bodies following the 11/13/15 Paris attacks. The Israeli agents responsible for taking and disseminating this photo committed an illegal act under French law, which prohibits images that supposedly injure the dignity of terrorism victims. But rather than track down and arrest those behind the photo, the French government instead arrested journalist Hicham Hamza for exposing them! The pretext: Hamza reproduced their photo, which supposedly injured the dignity of the victims, as part of his news story exposing the original criminals. (I used the same “blood heart” photo in the cover collage of ANOTHER French False Flag and challenged whoever owns the photo to sue me; unsurprisingly, the Mossad has not come forward to claim ownership of the photo and seek royalties.)

Another intrepid independent journalist, Ole Dammegard, discovered that the “blood heart” inexplicably smeared on the floor of the Bataclan is virtually identical to the “smeared heart” in the logo of the Brussels Airport, “the heart of Europe.” Dammegard argues that the apparent Israeli agents who produced and disseminated the Paris “blood heart” photo were signaling that their next big attack would hit the Brussels Airport—which is precisely what happened on March 22, 2016. And there, once again, Israeli-linked individuals were pre-positioned to disseminate the first, iconic images of the carnage.[xix] (Brussels Airport security is controlled by the Israeli firm ICTS, which also ran the 9/11 attack airports, as well as the Amsterdam Airport where the Underwear Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was escorted onto the plane, despite lacking a passport, by a “well-dressed” security agent, according to eyewitness Kurt Haskell.)[xx]

The facts listed above, along with countless others, suggest that the “war on terror” is a fictional narrative driven primarily by false flag terror events staged by agents of the state of Israel. The apparent motive: Drag the entire West into Israel’s endless war on its Muslim neighbors.

Western governments, corporations, and media, which gain wealth and power from false flag terror, are also complicit—though on rare occasions, the media actually does its job. In the wake of the 7/14/16 Nice truck attack, the two most prestigious French newspapers, Le Monde and Le Figaro, reported an astonishing and deeply disturbing fact: The French National Police had ordered the complete and irretrievable destruction of all security camera evidence for the 24 hours before and during the attacks. The Figaro story began:

Panic and incomprehension at City Hall in Nice. Wednesday at 11 a.m., the anti-terrorist branch of the National Police (SDAT) sent to agents who manage video surveillance of the city a requisition citing articles 53 and L706-24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Article R642-1 of the Penal Code asking them to ‘complete’ the erasing of 24 hours of footage from six camera named and numbered, but also all the scenes from the beginning of the attack that took place on the promenade des Anglais, on the night of July 14.

The request stunned agents from the Urban Supervision Center of Nice. ‘It is the first time we have been asked to destroy evidence,’ says a source close to the dossier.[xxi]

The same facts implicating the French national government in criminal destruction of evidence were reported by Le Monde.[xxii]

Why would the French government partner with the Israeli government, alongside privatized false flag terror networks, in an attack on French citizens? For the same reasons so many other governments have engaged in exactly the same kind of behavior. (Well-documented American examples include President Johnson’s complicity in the Israeli massacre of USS Liberty sailors in 1967, and the Cheney-Bush Administration’s complicity in Israel’s false flag attack on America on 9/11/01).[xxiii] Western governments can enhance their own war plans, gain emergency powers, and demand vast sums of money from taxpayers, all based on the public panics that follow false flag terror events.

As of July 2016, the public panic seems permanent. New false flags are occurring on almost a weekly or even daily basis, and the perpetrators seem unconcerned with hiding their tracks, since the heightened panic following each attack quickly wipes out detailed memory of, and concern for, the actual facts of the previous attack.[xxiv] The plethora of attacks merge, in public consciousness, into a vague but terrifying master narrative: “The Muslims are out to kill us.” Or: “Police are gunning down black people with impunity.” (That one is reality-based and may not require much bolstering with false flags.) Or: “Angry black ex-military men are mass-murdering police officers in revenge, and want to kill all white people.”

Cognitive scientist George Lakoff has shown that such master narratives are far more powerful than the mere facts, real or manufactured, on which they are based.[xxv] No rational, factual presentation is likely to free someone who is trapped in a bad master narrative. This is particularly true when the master narrative has been installed deeply into the unconscious mind of its victims via trauma-based mind control, as on September 11th, 2001—a date seared indelibly into public memory by an orchestrated spectacle that left almost half the American population with clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) stemming from television images manufactured by the mind-controllers behind the false flag terror operation.[xxvi]

Lakoff suggests that the best antidote to bad master narratives—those that disempower, exploit, and hurt large numbers of people while lavishing benefits on the narrative-manufacturers and their paymasters—is not facts and logic, but better master narratives. If we remain within the frame of our opponent’s narrative, we lose: When we say “don’t think of an elephant,” our interlocutor thinks of an elephant. Likewise, when we say “most Muslims aren’t terrorists” the audience walks away with only two words, Muslims and terrorists, linked even more tightly than before. When we say “Muslims hate ISIS,” the audience hears “Muslims” and “ISIS” and walks away with the neoconservative master narrative reinforced.

So while it is perfectly true that 99.999+% of Muslims are not terrorists, and the vast majority of Muslims loathe ISIS, if we state these facts within the context of the master narrative of the war on terror, which holds that Muslims have indeed been behind spectacular, “searing” (Philip Zelikow’s word) terror events, we simply reinforce Islamophobia. The only way we can free the American, Western, and world public from this bad master narrative is by forcefully promulgating a completely different narrative: The one offered by this book and its predecessors. That alternative narrative happens to be based on facts, as the endnotes demonstrate. But it is not the facts themselves, but the (truthful but galvanizing) storytelling, that will carry the day.

The alternative narrative has been marginalized, terrorized, and witch-hunted. Yet it continues to gain adherents. It will gain even more adherents as the “purveyors of conspiracy theories” that ex-Obama information czar Cass Sunstein wants to “disable” become conscious of their role as authors of an alternative narrative, not just fact-disputers and geeky logistics experts on magic bullets, controlled demolitions and holes in the Pentagon.

The alternative narrative, unlike the official War on Terror narrative, offers hope. Whereas the official narrative urges an endless, unwinnable, ruinous war against an abstract noun, moving us ever-closer to dystopia, the alternative narrative offers a relatively optimistic view of human nature and human prospects, opening out on a radically better future. The key to this optimism is the realization that the only reason false flags are necessary is that ordinary people reject aggressive warfare and tyranny. Those like Paul Wolfowitz and other neoconservatives who, in the 1990s, wanted the US to wage wars of aggression against Middle Eastern nations, knew that such wars would be politically impossible “absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event—like a new Pearl Harbor.”[xxvii] Likewise, Israeli leaders know that their endless wars of aggression in search of ever-more Middle Eastern lebensraum, and their genocidal dispossession of the Palestinian people, will never be accepted by ordinary people worldwide, or even in Israel itself, unless emotionally-galvanizing big lies, the most important of which are false flags, are dispensed in ever-larger doses. Leaders everywhere, who did not rise to positions of power through naïveté or stupidity, understand perfectly well that motivating people to engage in acts of aggressive brutality requires extremely strong coercive measures, and that false flags fit the bill.

The general population’s increasing awareness of false flags means that unscrupulous leaders’ time-honored tricks for inciting aggression and mass murder will not work forever. Since every war begins with a disguised act of aggression by a predatory more-powerful nation or entity against a less-powerful one, with the aim of stealing resources and power; and since human nature is basically defensive, allowing and encouraging us to fight, kill and die in legitimate self defense, but not as an aggressor; the slow demise of false flags as a tool of aggression and tyranny, thanks to the rising public awareness fostered by the contributors to this book and their colleagues, promises to end war and radically reduce the tyranny of the strong over the weak. We can have a more egalitarian, less bloody planet if we want it.

That is why I put this book together. Now that you have read it, I hope you will join me in creating and propagating the alternative narrative, thereby helping save our species and the beautiful planet we must learn to inhabit, together, as responsible custodians.

– Lone Rock, WI

July 25, 2016

[i] Daniele Ganser, “NATO’s Secret Armies. Operation GLADIO and the Strategy of Tension.” (http://www.globalresearch.ca/natos-secret-armies-operation-gladio-and-the-strategy-of-tension/5500132).

[ii] “Two snipers dressed in military garb shot 10 police officers ‘from elevated positions’ in Dallas.” 8 July, 2016. (http://www.legitgov.org/Two-snipers-dressed-military-garb-shot-10-police-officers-elevated-positions-Dallas).

[iii] The intial Washington Post story (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/08/like-a-little-war-snipers-shoot-11-police-officers-during-dallas-protest-march-killing-five) has been altered to eliminate this statement, which is archived at: “Dallas ‘Lone Gunman’ Narrative Falls Apart—Multiple Shooter Reports, Misidentified Weapon, Eyewitness Accounts, All Point To A Massive Cover-Up.” (http://allnewspipeline.com/Dallas_Lone_Gunman_Narrative_Falls_Apart.php).

[iv] Personal communication.

[v] “BLM Leader Suggests Dallas a False Flag.” (http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/07/08/blm-leader-thinks-dallas-a-false-flag.html).

[vi] http://www.wbrz.com/news/3-officers-dead-after-shooting-near-brpd-hq (reference to multiple gunmen eliminated from version retrieved July 24 2016; earlier version archived at http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2016/07/17/3-baton-rouge-officers-gunned-down-false-flag-written-all-over-this-event/).

[vii] Kevin Barrrett, “BREAKING! Same Israeli photo-propagandist pre-positioned in Nice AND NOW MUNICH.” (http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/07/22/nice-munich/).

[viii] Interview with Ole Dammegard, July 20, 2016. (http://noliesradio.org/archives/117439). Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einat_Wilf.

[ix] Christopher Bollyn, “How Ehud Barak Pulled Off 9/11.” (http://whale.to/b/bollyn5may.html).

[x] DaveyJones, “The Incredible Vanishing Naudet Brothers.” (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=503_1258736317).

[xi] Leslie Raphael, “Jules Naudet’s 9/11 Film Was Staged.” (http://www.serendipity.li/wot/naudet/raphael.htm).

[xii] “The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested on 9/11.” Includes reports, citations and links from the New York TimesThe ForwardABC NewsGotham Gazette, the Bergen Record, and other sources. (http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/fiveisraelis.html).

[xiii] “9-11/Israel Did It.” (https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it).

[xiv] Paulo Lima, “Five Men Detained as Suspected Conspirators.” Bergen, New Jersey Record, September 12, 2001. Archived at http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/01/12/WTC_Mysteries3.html.

[xv] ABC News, “Were Israelis Detained on Sept. 11th Spies?” (http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=123885).

[xvi] Panamza.com, “Find out how— and Why—the First Images of the Attack on Charlie Hebdo Were Deliberately Altered.” Tr. Kevin Barrett. (http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/02/09/charlie-falsified/).

[xvii] Ibid.

[xviii] Hicham Hamza, “French Journalist Arrested for Exposing Israeli Connection to 11/13/15 False Flag.” Tr. Kevin Barrett. (http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/03/01/hicham-arrete/).

[xix] Kevin Barrett, Interview with Ole Dammegard, “Ole Dammegard on new Brussels bombing witnesses; Randy Short says ‘save Rev. Pinkney and Congressman Walter Fauntroy’_ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio.” (http://noliesradio.org/archives/115179).

[xx] Pete Johnson, “The Underwear Bomber: More to the story; Kurt Haskell Describes the Well Dressed Man and the Man in Orange.” (http://freepress.org/article/underwear-bomber-more-story-kurt-haskell-describes-well-dressed-man-and-man-orange).

[xxi] Eugénie Bastié, Paule Gonzales, “Attentat de Nice : la ville refuse de détruire 24 heures d’images de vidéosurveillance.” Tr. Kevin Barrett. (http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2016/07/21/01016-20160721ARTFIG00225-attentat-de-nice-quand-la-justice-demande-a-la-mairie-de-detruire-24-heures-d-images.php#xtor=AL-201).

[xxii] Le Monde, “La justice ordonne à la ville de Nice de supprimer les images de l’attentat, la mairie refuse.” (http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2016/07/22/la-justice-ordonne-a-la-ville-de-nice-de-supprimer-les-images-de-l-attentat-la-mairie-refuse_4973376_3224.html#V4R0mZRSuMVr2ULT.99).

[xxiii] Christopher Bollyn, Solving 9/11: The Deception that Changed the World (Christopher Bollyn, 2012). http://www.bollyn.com/solving-9-11-the-book.

[xxiv] Kevin Barrett, “Nice/Munich terror suspect Einat Wilf linked to false-flag-loving WINEP: They Aren’t Even Trying to Hide It Any More.” (http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/07/25/wilf/).

[xxv] George Lakoff, Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate—The Essential Guide for Progressives (Chelsea Green, 2004).

[xxvi] On 9/11 PTSD, see Martha Stout, The Paranoia Switch: How Terror Rewires Our Brains and Reshapes Our Behavior—and How We Can Reclaim Our Courage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007). On trauma-based mind control, see Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (NY: Henry Holt, 2008) and Kevin Barrett, “Apocalypse of Coercion” (http://www.mujca.com/apocalypse.htm).

[xxvii] http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a030399newpearlharbor