What Is A ‘False Flag’ Attack — And Was Boston One?

 

 

 

 

 

” During the Boston Police Department’s final press conference of a confounding and deadly day, someone in the audience asked if Monday’s bombing was a “false flag” attack. We can both explain and answer that question.

What is a “false flag” attack?

The term originates with naval warfare. For centuries, ships have sailed under a flag identifying their nationality. During times of war, ships would sometimes change the national flag they flew in order to fool other vessels that they sought to attack or escape from. They would fly, in other words, a “false flag.” The term then expanded to mean any scenario under which a military attack was undertaken by a person or organization pretending to be something else.

Unsurprisingly, Bidondi’s colleague Alex Jones, the founder of InfoWars, who tweeted this within an hour of the bombings to his 180,000-plus followers:

Our hearts go out to those that are hurt or killed #Boston marathon – but this thing stinks to high heaven #falseflag

— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) April 15, 2013

Nor were InfoWars the only conspiracists; as of 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Monday night, a search for “boston marathon false flag” returned more than 85,000 hits on Google.”