Have you ever seen the movie Body of Lies? You know the movie. Leo DiCaprio tries to play a tough guy CIA operative in the Middle East and Russell Crowe plays his bloated controller inside Langley. It’s not one of my favorite movies, but it does hit on a specific nature of the CIA – false-flags.
In case you’ve seen it, I am going to remind you…and in case you haven’t…well, I am going to ruin it for you. In the movie Leo and Russell are trying to figure out how to reach the main objective to their operation. Their conclusion – a false-flag operation. They take some already dead soldiers bodies, put them in a barracks that is empty and blow it up. The blame is inevitably put on some terrorist organization. Wikipedia describes a false-flag operation as follows:
False flag operations are covert operations which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than one’s own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and have been used in peace-time; for example during Italy‘s strategy of tension.
So, could the sinking of a S. Korean ship be the usage of a false-flag? Given the closeness of the American CIA and the S. Korean government; coupled with the deception and always secret and most of the time illegal acts of the CIA, one could consider the possibility. This sounds all too reminiscent of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which was used a pretext to war with N. Vietnam.
Consider for a moment that the United States has helped N. Korea with their nuclear program. Honestly, I cannot think of a single good reason why North Korea would have in attacking the South. Suffice it to say, the United States, as we have done, will stick their noses in. We won’t let them resolve their problems on their own, we give the North money, and as Ron Paul stated, if something doesn’t go “according to plan” we threaten them.
So I would find it completely credible for the CIA to use this opportunity to use a false-flag operation as a pretext to escalation, or as the CFR and the warmongers in Washington want – war.