By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

Every time there is a terrorist attack, the nations blamed say that it was a “false flag” operation. This is what America did to cover up My Lai. We were lying. Germans claimed Poland invaded Germany in 1939. An educated guess is that 75% of terrorist attacks we hear of were staged, never happened or were done by “radical groups” that were first infiltrated, then controlled and eventually financed and supplied by intelligence agencies. Intelligence agencies are, in actuality, the biggest terrorist organizations in the world. The CIA has blown up more buses, airplanes and markets than any almost anyone else. The Mossad may be number one, followed by, well, everyone, the RAW, ISI, MI-6, IRA and dozens of others.

Either directly or through idiots, clones (operatives using false identity to look like “terrorists”) or through simply doing it themselves, these groups promote national policy by destabilizing nations, swinging elections or defaming religious, national or political groups by staging attacks and using the press to place the blame. The popular video game Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 even has a terrorist attack on a transportation center in Moscow built into it, a “false flag” attack. Today, the real thing happened.



With communism threatening to overrun Europe, NATO set up terrorist groups under Operation Gladio (short sword) to act as guerrilla armies in case Europe was overrun. As this became less and less likely, intelligence services began using the terrorist groups meant to fight Russia to manipulate politics in Europe through terrorist acts, such as bombings. We wouldn’t know the details if Cossiga, one of the planners of Operation Gladio, hadn’t spilled his guts about this and other “false flag” operations in Europe and elsewhere. This is what Cassiga told Robert Maroni, Italian Minister of the Interior about methods employed to control civil protests in Italy: 

“Maroni should do what I did when I was Minister of the Interior.

“University students? … infiltrate them with agents provocateurs … and let the agents provocateurs devastate shops, set fire to cars and put cities to the sword for ten days.

“Then, having won the sympathy of the public … the police should pitilessly beat the shit out of protesters and send them all to hospital. “ 

One of the operational leaders of Operation Gladio, representing NATO with the CIA, was Vincezo Vinciguerra who stated under oath: 

 “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. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened.”

When the Italian parliament investigated, a number of allegations arose. It seemed that one of the Gladio operations was a train bombing in Bologna in 1980 which killed 85 people. This was supported by both physical evidence and significant testimony. It was also discovered that “Palestinian terrorists” operating in Europe including Abu Nidal were working for the CIA and Mossad. Investigations by the Italian parliament reported the following about Stefano delle Ciaie.

A neo-fascist group tied to extremist Masonic lodges in Italy had formed a political action cell called “P2.” Though none of this was reported in the US, this group, tied directly to NATO intelligence services was linked to terrorist acts throughout Europe and even in South America. The report reads as follows:

“In December 1985 magistrates in Bologna issued 16 arrest warrants, including at least three to P-2 members, accusing members of the Italian intelligence service SISMI of first planning and then covering up the Bologna bombing. One of these 16 was P-2’s leader Licio Gelli, who had spent most of the post-war years in Argentina. A small group of anarchists, penetrated by delle Chiaie’s man Mario Merlino, were blamed at first for the Piazza Fontana bombing, even though Sismi knew within six days that delle Chiaie was responsible, and Merlino had planted the bomb.”  


We now use terms like “Low Intensity Conflict” and “Surrogacy Warfare” to describe terrorism operated by governments against either foreign governments or, more often, their own people. Most “false flag” attacks are used to influence elections or to push through “Patriot Act” and “FISA” type legislation or to justify acts like the invasion of Iraq. Control of both the press and any potential investigation makes such operations a mainstream effort of national policy, so commonplace that those who work in intelligence or at the highest levels of law enforcement automatically write off major terrorism incidents as staged.

In Vietnam, Operation Phoenix was terrorism, meant to kill civilian “communists” including doctors, nurses, teachers and even religious leaders. We ran similar programs in Central America for years, killing thousands, nuns, reporters, union leaders and moderate politicians we were afraid would eventually join with communists. It was a horrible embarrassment to the CIA that the “communist dictatorship” in Nicaragua was voted out of office in an open election they sponsored. We had been running death squads throughout that country from our bases on Honduras for years.

Similar operations have been staged all over the world, from Chile to Korea to Indonesia, the Philippines and the United States. Half the bombings during the 60s and 70s were planned or influenced by “informants” or “agent provocateurs” as described by Cossiga. The massive infiltration of the militia movements of the 80s and 90s brings the Oklahoma City bombing into question.


If a train or bus blows up in London, it is best to look at who is visiting, what political party is going to gain or what scandal needs to be pushed off the front page. In India, the Mumbai attacks, blamed on Pakistan, did nothing for Pakistan. Who gained? Israel gained as did India, gained massively. When a school is blown up in Pakistan and blamed on the Taliban, Pakistan doesn’t believe the Taliban had anything to do with it. When Iran is attacked from Balochistan, it knows nobody in Balochistan planned the attack.

Yes, there are real terrorists, people without hope who are pushed to extremism through exploitation, often by religious fanatics or hucksters. For every Maddrassa in Pakistan, there is a church in the US, perhaps ten, advocating beliefs that can lead nowhere but to violence.


Radicals within the United States have always been a serious problem. A good analytical tool is the simple public poll. It reveals how gullible a population is and how easy they would be to fool. The primary groundwork for terrorism is control of the press and the molding of public opinion. With foreign governments with highly suspect intelligence agencies infiltrating the press, as they have in the United States, there is little doubt that providing cover for “false flag” terrorism is in the cards.


  • 67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist
  • 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was “not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president”
  • 38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is “doing many of the things that Hitler did”
  • 57 percent of Republicans believe President Obama is a Muslim
  • 24 percent of Republicans believe President Obama may be the AntiChrist

And it gets worse:

The basic rule is simply this, if terrorists suffer as a result of an attack, bring down massive retaliation, if new laws are passed or a public is aroused, then we are probably dealing with a “false flag” attack, not a genuine terrorist act. If a terror attack, such as the phony “Crotch Bombing” in Detroit are staged and individuals tied directly to security agencies make millions in profits overnight, you can be absolutely certain, no questions asked.

Who benefits from today’s attack on Moscow?

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  1. Azeddine  April 1, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Another excellent article that “hits the nail right on its head”, as we say in Danish.
    As a matter of fact, a good question to start with regarding the criminal terror attack in the Moscow subway is the old and proven: “Cui bono”. Next is the timing and the STAGED (ongoing) EVENTS intended to SWING the Russian Federation in the western CAMP. Here comes some of the facts:
    1) The Chechen “problem” surfaced (strangely) shortly after Bush Jr. declared his & Israel’s WAR on “ISLAMIC TERRORISM”, triggered by the False Flag Ops of 9/11, itself intended to be “The New Pearl Harbor”, needed by the PNAC guys, in order to carry on the policies of “National Security & Defense”, intended to make America “More Secure & Undisputed Leader of Planet Earth”,
    2) Strangely enough, the Madrid train “Terrorist Attack” (False Flag operation) occurred a few weeks before important elections were due to take place in Spain and was meant to SWING the Spanish public opinion in the Camp of the Bush allies, AZNAR & RAJOY,
    3) NATO (an Association run by the Zion-Talmudists/Neocons, i.e. Big Finance – Federal Reserve/Wall Street – and the Armament Industry)made a coup: It appointed our former premier Minister, ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN, as Its Secretary General, to drag the Scandinavian countries even more in the MAD Scheme of World Domination, inventing all the time NEW ENEMIES to keep the wheels of the MONEY MACHINE and ARMAMENT FACTORIES spinning,
    4) Barely a week ago, FOGH RASMUSSEN expressed the IDEA that “it was very important to have RUSSIA on the SIDE of the Western Countries… and together with NATO reach an agreement on a joint Anti- missile shield”, insinuating and suggesting that the danger to Europe-America-Russia and World Peace comes from …IRAN…!!! (Being Israel that has more than 200 nuclear bombs, the one that commits ethnic cleansing, liquidates any one it wishes, no matter their nationality (from unarmed “USS LIBERTY” crew in international waters, Corie, in Israel –US citizens-, to foreigners on foreign soil (Lille Hammer-Norway, France, Italy, Tunisia, Italy, Spain, USA – 9/11-, Irak, iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Greece, Uganda, Sudan… just name it…) and has expressed that “European Capitals were within its reach”, i.e. meaning if the European Union tried to twist its arm and change its “Israel First” policy and habits,
    5) What more naturally than a FALSE FLAG OPERATION to occur in this very “CRUCIAL MOMENT” to strong arm the RUSSIANS and push them to take a decision toward “sharing the same bed” as NATO…Ah! against China in the long run!… being this the STRATEGY for the New World Order: Stranglehold on China to isolate it and make do what the Zion-Talmudists & Consort want, manipulating and using the USA to deceive, take the BLAME, pay the bills and put the corpses of innocent AMERICANS and mostly Latinos, who joined the US Army, in hope for citizenship and a better future…
    6) This way, the NATO (= The Zion-Talmudists & The Armament Industry) want to kill 2 birds with one shot: a) in the immediate-short run put a cliff between “IRAN” and “RUSSIA” to open the way for sanctions and/or an Israeli or USA-ISRAEL attack against Iran, withdrawing RUSSIA from giving it any further support; b) Force China to make concessions and drop its collaboration with Iran… as a FIRST STAGE for “conquering” China, the way the Zion-Talmudists DID with Europe-The USA and wants to do with the Arab countries…
    7) Control over the Media and License to Print Money, False Flag Ops, Deceit, Divide & Rule, Infiltration-Bribes-Corruption of the Politicians, Use the most powerful country to wage war and foot the bills, that is the name of the INTRICATE GAME played by the MOST SUCCESSFUL MAFIA OUTFIT that mother earth ever has known in its 5.000 million years of existence…

  2. Mick  March 30, 2010 at 11:42 pm


    “Boris Berezovsky was deputy secretary of Russia’s security council. He is now an enemy of Putin. (‘I am plotting a new Russian revolution’)”

  3. paul  March 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Great stuff g, I have never once doubted this info and these claims,as far as I aconcered all true , I am in Canada and we have our heads so far up Israels ass,(we take really short breath’s just to stay alive)that the majority of us would not know that this shit is hapening….however oh be it all so real…. what can we all do about this to bring change ?????

    • Gordon Duff  March 31, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks much

  4. jeremiah  March 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    “” We were lying. Germans claimed Poland invaded Germany in 1939.””

    How dare you!!!

    Next, you’ll say that the holocaust never happened.

    • Gordon Duff  March 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm


      We claimed that My Lai never happened. I was in Vietnam then. Germany claimed Poland invaded them. You are losing credibility quickly.
      Please try harder. You have so much energy, all wasted because you don’t have very good information.

    • Gordon Duff  March 30, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      “The SS took twelve prisoners out of Buchenwald, drove them to the Polish border and forced them to take poison after putting on Polish uniforms. The corpses were shot. An SS Officer yelled in Polish into a radio that they had come to invade Germany, and then the SS fled. On September 1, 1939, Hitler told the Nazi Reichstag that Poland had tried to invade Germany, and the Wehrmacht was returning fire since 5:45 AM. Actually, in a carefully planned and highly mobile attack codenamed Fall Weiss (Case White) planned by Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch, German land, sea, and air forces were moving rapidly into Poland.”….according to this, YOU ARE DENYING THE HOLOCAUST.

    • Steve60  March 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm

      As a part time prof of military history, you hit it square Gordon. Also, I spent 15 years as a criminal investigator in the civilian and after four years active I spent 18 more years in the active reserve. I remember being told by the brass on numerous occasions that I was imagining things where I brought up some of the issues you raised in the above article. I saw some of this on the civilian side and also the military…….good work!

    • Gordon Duff  March 31, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      There is so much more we could do if we weren’t so overwhelmed with crap. We run a good sized news organization on NO money and lots of volunteer time. That we have broken more stories in the past year than the Washinton Post is a shame.

  5. Dan  March 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Regarding the burden of proof, Gordon, it is entirely yours to disprove that Obama, in the face of incontrovertible evidence, such as his nationalization of banks, GM, medical care, and energy, and in view of his current appointees, is not a socialist, nor influenced by his own past Marxist associations, views and declamations, which those opinion polls have no bearing upon. Hard evidence cannot be dismissed by ad hominem attacks, and against opinion polls of all things, and one is not entitled to express his opinion in a public forum unless he is prepared to defend it. But why bring in such extraneous and contentious material into an otherwise illuminating article in the first place? I don’t understand it. Extraneous material always weakens one’s case, and dramatically so.

    • Gordon Duff  March 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

      Not wanting to be disrespectful to a veteran but you wouldn’t know a socialist if you had one stuck..somewhere. In a 5 minute discussion with an actual educated person. heaven forbid, I actually am one of those, you would look and sound foolish.
      You sound like a Fox News/Beck person. I am very sorry about that. It means you believe things that are totally absurd. That is very sad. Please get better.

    • jeremiah  March 30, 2010 at 12:24 pm

      Ok, then please, do show us where we are wrong when we show you proof of the facts.

  6. Archie Haase  March 30, 2010 at 8:44 am

    On a pier in Bremerton Washington is the Navy destroyer USS Turner Joy that started the Vietnam war. A fake incident to draw America into the Vietnam war. I am sure the Russians know to talk slowly and thoughtfully on who’s to blame for this murderous act.

  7. Thomas Greer  March 30, 2010 at 8:40 am

    If one of the president’s parents was an American citizen when he was born, he is an American by birth. My wife gave birth to our youngest in Germany. We registered her at the American Consulte in Frankfurt. This process provided us with a foreign birth certificate of an American.

    Good article!

    Thank You,
    Thomas Greer

    • jeremiah  March 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

      Only if the person was born on legal, US soil of some sort.

    • Gordon Duff  March 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm


      this is a dead issue as is health care. nothing supported by the right is good for america right now. you have to see that. they have lost all credibility.

    • Gordon Duff  March 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      Would you accept testimony from witnesses and participants? I have talked to both and, perhaps a bit more.

  8. Mick  March 30, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Of course it is Gordon, you are pretty sharp guy. I am impressed.

    Of course Cuba was not what it was cracked up to be under Castro. They are not going to mandate swine flu shots……population reduction. Castro was always a masonic freak controlled by the new world order.


  9. Mick  March 29, 2010 at 11:26 pm


    I kind of doubt the Russian FSB is blowing themselves up.

    “The authorities closed off the station and the surrounding Lubyanka Square, formerly the site of the Lubyanka prison, which served as headquarters of the K.G.B., the Soviet-era secret police. The F.S.B., the principal successor to the K.G.B., now has its headquarters there. “

  10. Mick  March 29, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Info wars is a joke he also thinks the arabs run Hollywood. Spare us the drama.


    Terrorism in Moscow.
    “According to our data and information from foreign sources, the high level of corruption among Georgian authorities is preventing the fight against drug transit across the country from being effective,” Ivanov said.
    And in the northeast corner of Georgia, Pankisi Gorge. “Russian-Georgian relations have long been strained over the presence of Chechen rebels in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge and Georgia’s refusal to let Russian troops flush the rebels out.” (source)

    The militants hide out in very beautiful, ancient places, where people have lived in peace, close to the land, for centuries.

    • Gordon Duff  March 29, 2010 at 11:16 pm

      Georgia is part of Israel

    • jeremiah  March 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      Exactly, we all know that the Jewish decendant Americans run Hollywood

  11. ulysees  March 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Oklahoma City, aerial photos showed massive crater in the basement. Bali nightclub bombing, again massive crater… cruisemissle anyone?? 9/11 elevator system overhaul begun Jan 2001 about the time of the shrub’s inauguaration “Hail to the Thief” The pope or the dope if you like has always been a Satanist and a paedophile. John Lennon was assassinated within a month of Bush sr. coming to the House of Blood or the white house if you will, and he was only watching the wheels go round.
    The train bombing in Madrid… Mossad, London bus bombs…MI-6. Today in Moscow… you guessed it FSB.

    Lets get going with our new world order and leave this old world order behind. If we don’t comply they’re toast. Gandhi crumpled up and threw the British Empire in the trash through non-cooperation. Wealth makes no sense… duh what are banks good for??? and gazillions of laws???
    Our societal set-up is against everybody and needs a new solution created by new minds without
    any influence from money… terrorism is a power play and its day is done… feel the change that
    is in the air we are all of the same mother, money has no real meaning its time to use something else that cannot be hoarded or saved, then we all become part of the game no one is disenfranchised. Invasions are not wars… they are invasions, The armaments industry needs to be held accountable as do the generals, the profiteers and the political organisation, media included.

    thanks for the soapbox Gord and enjoy the Spring looks like we’re in for some ride… (-:

  12. Rex Carlson  March 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    “Who benefits from today’s attack on Moscow?”


    Who benefits from Sunday’s rocket attack (claimed by the Taliban) that was a “surprise” greeting for Obama on his “surprise” visit to Afghanistan?


  13. bofors  March 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Yes, the real question is which intelligence agency is responsible for this attack on Moscow.

    FSB or CIA?

  14. Mike Griffith  March 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    “67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist.”

    Gee, now why would they think that???!!!! Gosh, I just can’t imagine why they’d think that??!! I mean, just because Obama’s had the federal government start to, let’s see, run big banks, run auto companies, dictate CEO salaries, take over the student loan industry, take over healthcare (1/6 of the U.S. economy), “order” mortgage companies to change mortgages (which are supposed to be legally binding contracts), force restaurants to post the nutrional content of menu items on their menu boards, and require Americans, on pain of fines and even jail, to buy health insurance whether or not they want it or need it. Gee, gosh, who could possibly label such steps as “socialist”?

    • Gordon Duff  March 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm


      The socialists are coming for YOU.

    • jeremiah  March 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm

      Denial is easily overcome by acceptance of the facts.

    • Dennis Bourret  March 31, 2010 at 3:15 am

      To Mike,

      History has proved that Communism in its pure form doesn’t work, because it negates the drive of personal gain and therefore personal incentive. Our very recent history has just proved that Capitalism in its pure form doesn’t work either. We removed federal oversight of the banking and loan industry, and the greed of unfettered personal incentive just about destroyed our economy and prety well messed up the lives of a large portion of our population. At that point the federal government had to step in and try to fix the mess, because it has become obvious that no industry is going to effectively regulate itself. That includes the insurance industry, the healthcare industry, and even the auto industry if they get in trouble and they totally screw up when you try to help them out. If cleaning up the messes made by unfettered Capitalism is called Socialism, then I guess it’s time we had it, because pure Capitalism has damn near done us in. One of the major jobs of government is to protect its people from its enemies, both from without and from within. Obama is just trying to clean up the mess and put some safeguards in place to protect us from industrial strength greed. Incidentally, the negative connotation of the term Socialism was invented and actively promoted by some very extremely wealthy and extremely powerful Capitalists as an exercise in brain-washing. It looks like they cleaned yours out pretty well.

      FDC Chief
      ex Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

    • Gordon Duff  March 31, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      Excellent analysis…too damned smart to be a staff sergeant..and army to boot.

    • Paul Tatarewicz  April 4, 2010 at 1:40 am

      Drive for personal gain is a remnant of a bygone era when food and other survival necessities were a bit iffy. No longer true today when American farmers alone with today’s technology (and information) can supply enough food for 40-billion people.

      It’s not the greed of unfettered personal incentive that just about destroyed America’s economy but rather it was the plundering of the financial sector by Israeli duals to support the existence of their illegal Israeli state.

  15. Casper  March 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    “The primary groundwork for terrorism is control of the press and the molding of public opinion.”

    Good article and here’s the most current example I could find involving our own FBI, CIA and the Mumbai attacks.


    The simple facts are we are not in a real War on Terror or a War on Drugs or a War on Poverty and we are no longer in a real Arms Race. The real battle we are in is a Race to Educate. The only War that can end all Wars is being fought here in cyberspace for the minds of the people. Thank you for all your efforts to expose the truth in this ongoing battle.

  16. David  March 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Excellent article – thank you!

    I have often doubted that the Oklahoma City bombing was accomplished only by fertilizer from a truck parked a few dozen yards away – it just never seemed plausible. The ground in between the truck and the building should have been completely obliterated too, but it wasn’t.

    Your comments here make sense.

  17. James Dow  March 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Nice article

    Witch-hunting is an ancient and venerable political sport. Terrorists are convenient modern witches. With propaganda you can direct public opinion against any group by linking them to terrorists. Real terrorist acts are committed by disturbed individuals. During the Renaissance, people believed that witches were really there and did really bad things. The fear of witches was manipulated by unscrupulous politicians and church officials. Today the fears of the public are tools used by politicians to fleece them and to advance private gain.

    I can’t think of a worse type of terrorism than that caused by a laser guided missile falling from 30,000 feet on your house. What kind of political manipulation is taking place in those countries suffering from this sort of terrorism? No wonder the populations of those countries can be turned against the US.

    [Note: European witch-hunting is often falsely ascribed to the middle ages. In fact it occurred at a time that science and art were flourishing]

  18. Brian  March 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Excellent article.


    From the insightful article:

    Two separate bomb blasts that ripped apart trains on the Moscow Metro system, killing at least 34 people during morning rush-hour, have been blamed on female suicide bombers, but previous instances of terrorism in Russia were proven to be the work of the FSB security service itself.

    The notorious Russian FSB has a documented history of staging false flag events in order to accomplish political agendas.

    FSB agents were caught planting Hexogen explosives underneath an apartment block in Ryazan.

    The FSB admitted planting the sacks of explosives, but later claimed they contained sugar and were used as part of a drill to test security procedures. Authorities first stated that a terrorist attack had been averted and that the sacks did contain Hexogen, until FSB involvement was discovered at which point the story was changed.

    Alexei Kartofelnikov, the first eyewitness to see the explosives and alert the police, went on the record to state that the substance was clearly not sugar, describing the material as looking more like rice and yellow in color – a clear match for the description of Hexogen.
    The FSB had planted real explosives and were caught in the act of staging a false flag terror attack, forcing them to concoct an elaborate cover story while blocking any real investigation and silencing whistleblowers.

    Alexander Litvinenko, the former FSB agent who was later poisoned by radioactive polonium-210 in London, resulting in his death in November 2006, had exposed how the Russian FSB was involved in terrorism, abductions and contract killings in his 2002 book Blowing Up Russia: Terror From Within, co-authored with Yuri Felshtinsky.


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