Hmmmm. We have been asked to believe two working class Muslims in Paris had access to RPGs and other pricey, military grade equipment, which they used to attack the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office? Or, that they were “sophisticated terrorists” dumb enough to leave their ID behind? Three of the killed suspects/patsies were on government watchlists and were being tracked, but nobody noticed them preparing to perform the seige? How does the couple who held a grocery store hostage get surrounded by SWAT, yet the girl got away? How does that work, exactly? Where did all the professional, pre-printed “Paris est Charlie” signs come from, for the mass demonstrations suddenly held to honor the slain journalists? Most importantly:
“With France taking measures decisively sympathetic to Islam, why would Muslim zealots suddenly choose THIS MOMENT to murder a dozen French citizens, an act that would certainly turn French public opinion against Muslims and in favor of Israel?”
So James Perloff asks, along with me, who benefits from the events that don’t add up about the Paris seiges, the most recent episode in the “War on Terror” or “Stop the Towelheads” saga? That is, numerous details don’t make sense, UNLESS we consider the forbidden thought about these incidents—namely, that this and similar events are part of a campaign, to achieve certain policy results.
Consider that in recent months, the general public has been deeply focused on several spectacular cases of apparent police brutality or excessive (i.e., lethal) engagement of suspects, most prominently those of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY. These cases raised issues of race and police misconduct on several levels, but the most important things those cases did was expose the militarization of the police to criticism by a mass audience, for weeks on end.
Consequently, the public is now openly doubting militarized policing, including lethal engagement tactics over minor offenses, and there is growing opposition to the expansion of this tyranny. Worst news of all for the powers that be, people have been concentrating on this despite all the scare mongering news that is supposed to keep us fixed on supporting more government force and power to stop, frisk, and conduct bulk surveillance on everybody at will. What’s a statist establishment to do, to reverse the acceleration of this questioning of government?
Quick answer: perform covert operations and orchestrations of events, to steer us right back in line. These ops, run by intelligence organizations, which range from propaganda to false flag ops, to black ops, are humming along in the background, at home or abroad, and are generally protected by the establishment, which has a large number of operatives embedded within it as it stands. Sometimes the criminal perpetrators are themselves operatives (or assets, or government-shepherded deranged individuals). Consider this website comment about the mysterious Hayat Boumeddiene, the 26-year-old woman on the run (or intel asset, allowed to go free?) and her possible US State Dept connections:
“This is probably nothing, but I found her Linkedin page… and it had the US state dept or consulate in her list of “groups” that she belonged to. (It was in French, but it was very clearly something to do with the US government. It could have been someone with the same name, but the picture looked right and it said she was born in Algeria.)
Anyway, when I went to look at it again moments later and take a screenshot… the US Gov stuff had been taken off her page. Everything else was the same, just no more reference to the United Stages gov. I’m not on Linkedin, so i don’t know how it works, I’m sure you can “friend” different groups for whatever reason, and they probably don’t do background checks on people… but it was odd that it disappeared before I could get a screenshot…”
Whatever the answer about provocateurs like Hayat, the “Paris under attack” week meme had its intended effects on policy and opinion. For now, people in the US have stopped talking about, or against, militarized police, and now may want even more people on watchlists. France may not recognize Palestine, as it recently indicated it would. People’s brains are back to being fixed on a presumed Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorist threat from abroad, instead of the cops committing homicide under color of law at home, and so on. Just keep on scaring folks about groups the West trained, funded, and frequently control. As in Star Wars, “Fear, will keep the outer systems in line.” From Gladio, to Northwoods, to 9-11, lies about Iraq’s WMD, and beyond, the state has never shied from shedding some blood or spreading falsehoods, to get mass opinion to roll its way.
This demonstrates the profound utility covert ops play in Western foreign intervention. Those observant enough can connect the dots about the activities of intelligence agencies in equipping, funding or controlling assets into actions that dovetail into creating pretexts for overt foreign policy and domestic hyper-policing. But the lack of transparency and abundance of cut-outs leave enough room for plausible deniability to keep much of the discussion inconclusive, if someone wants to be infinitely contentious. It’s hard to prove some ops are going on, precisely because everything is kept so secret.
Nonetheless, the gorilla in the room underlying most of these controversies, related to foreign or domestic ‘attacks,’ is the reality of covert operations, orchestrations, influences and machinations. There is an infrastructure for performing or supporting all these false flag and black operations, and an infrastructure of covering in up in the media, the permanent bureaucracy, and the courts.
The main difference between the “mainstream” (establishment-protecting) statist side and the alternative pro-liberty side has been the latter’s partial or comprehensive acknowledgement of covert ops that are typically behind events. We may squabble over specific cases like 9-11 or an assassination, but the main dividing line is WE note the likelihood of covert activity driving events, while a “mainstreamer” NEVER takes the conversation there.
The Paris RPG guys stink to high heaven of being shepherded assets, especially given their known ties to ISIS. They even admitted to reporting in Yemen to Anwar al-Awlaki, whom both Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer and Fox News revealed was likely a US asset since at least 2001, acting as one of its chief ‘handlers’ or cut-outs to current and future ‘terrorists.’ To repeat: The US trained, equipped and funded ISIS. The common ‘blowback’ notion is “then they went rogue,” but I see no evidence that ISIS ever stopped being an asset of US/Western intelligence. Their job, like al Qaeda before them, has been to perform false-flag/black ops to justify new or resumed US intervention in the Mid-east. Only when we completely remove ourselves from the theater (both military ops, and all the covert ops) will the killing stop.
Ultimately, people who don’t want to acknowledge covert activity is a relevant factor influencing domestic and foreign policy (always in the direction of supporting a policy of expanded intervention, or more government force) will not concede it entering into the discussion, as it disrupts the “we’re under threat” or “official” framework. This explains why the preponderant data presented for the covert background is not just contentiously challenged, but treated derisively—covert understanding cannot be granted the legitimacy to rival the Manichean interventionist framework, and its official designations of “good guys over here,’ and the bad guys over there.
The truth is, western intelligence operations have been fomenting or false-flagging coups and civil wars across the planet for decades. So how should we foment peace, to counter these ongoing covert tactics? Pro-liberty people should be responding by raising the more complicated reality about our covert actions abroad at every opportunity, and emphasizing the lies the government keeps peddling at home. Hit ’em hard with, where were the WMDs, who forged the Niger document, who almost lied us into war with Syria last year over a non-existent chemical attack, etc.
We’ve been lied to, so let’s up and say so, to break the spell of the pro-war, pro-Big Brother narrative. Challenge claims about threats being just about everywhere, with evidence that we’ve been lied to about threats just about everywhere. Challenge the pro-war, omni-police state framework at its core. Overcome the murky lies and fear mongering, with truth and righteous anger.