George W. Bush considered using false flag to justify invasion of Iraq

The next time someone heaps scorn on you, making fun of your suspicions about the U.S. or nay government by calling you a “conspiracy theorist,” do the following:

  1. Remind them that the CIA invented the label “conspiracy theorist” to attack and discredit those who question the official narrative of the Kennedy assassination.
  2. Show them this post.

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre or pretext for war. As the term is used in contemporary America, a “false flag” incident is some traumatic event that is contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve some covert agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed and duped populace rally in support of the government’s or the deep state’s secret agenda.

Admittedly, it is difficult for the ordinary American to think the U.S. government can stoop so low as to instigate false flags, for that would mean our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

But it is a thought not entirely alien to our Founding Fathers who instituted a polity based on a view of human nature as inherently self-interested instead of benevolent, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist Papers:

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

For his part, Thomas Jefferson, in his 1787 letter to Edward Carrington, vividly described what government would be if unchecked and unsupervised. He warned that “if once” the people “become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.

Even with checks and balances in place, the history of the United States is riddled with actual and planned false flags and conspiracies. As an example, the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which the U.S.S. Maine and U.S.S. Turner Joy reportedly were fired on without provocation by the North Vietnamese, was a false flag of the Lyndon Johnson Administration. Congress took the bait and passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that, by pre-approving the president’s military actions, gave Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.

Then there was Operation Northwoods of the Kennedy Administration, a false flag of such scope and devious audacity, it takes your breath away.

Proposed by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the U.S. armed forces, Operation Northwoods called for the CIA or other government operatives to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Proposed acts included sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a United States Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets. The attacks would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba.

Thankfully, President Kennedy rejected the proposals. A year and 8 months later, on November 22, 1963, he was assassinated.

Few of us know that in January 2003 before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, President George W. Bush had toyed with the idea of a similar false flag to justify the invasion.

Don Van Natta Jr. reports for the New York Times, March 27, 2016, that Bush’s proposal is described in a 5-page confidential memo written by David Manning, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s chief foreign policy adviser at the time.

The memo chronicles a private two-hour meeting of Bush and Blair in the Oval Office on January 31, 2003. Five days after the meeting, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell was scheduled to appear before the United Nations to present evidence that Iraq posed a threat to world security by hiding unconventional “weapons of mass destruction” (WMDs), although UN inspectors, led by Hans Blix, had spent six weeks in Iraq hunting with no success for those WMDs.

Stamped “extremely sensitive,” the memorandum, which was circulated among a handful of Blair’s most senior aides, had not been made public. However, several highlights from the memo were first published in January in the book Lawless World, by British lawyer and international law professor Philippe Sands. In early February, Channel 4 in London broadcast several excerpts from the memo. Since then, The New York Times has reviewed the memo in its entirety. Two senior British officials have confirmed the authenticity of the memo, but declined to talk further about it, citing Britain’s Official Secrets Act, which makes it illegal to divulge classified information.

According to the memo, at the time of the meeting, the United States and Britain had been pressing for a second United Nations resolution condemning Iraq, which they would fail to obtain. Bush had issued a public ultimatum to Saddam Hussein: Disarm or face war. But behind closed doors, Bush was certain that war was inevitable. During the January 31 meeting, he made clear to Blair that he was determined to invade Iraq without the second UN resolution, or even if international arms inspectors failed to find unconventional weapons. Bush had even penciled in March 10th as the start date for the military campaign when the bombing would begin.

Bush and Blair candidly expressed their doubts that chemical, biological or nuclear weapons would be found in Iraq in the coming weeks. The two envisioned a quick victory and a transition to a new Iraqi government that would be complicated, but manageable. Bush predicted and Blair agreed that it was “unlikely there would be internecine warfare between the different religious and ethnic groups”, which turned out to be woefully wrong. In fact, former officers of Saddam Hussein’s defeated army would become leaders of ISIS. (See Blowback: ISIS leaders are former officers of Saddam Hussein’s army”)

According to the memo, Bush and Blair both acknowledged that no unconventional weapons had been found inside Iraq. Faced with the possibility of not finding any WMDs before the planned invasion, Bush talked about three ways to provoke a confrontation.

As described in the memo:

  1. “The U.S. was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in U.N. colours. If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach” — which could then be used to justify invading Iraq.
  2. “The U.S. might be able to bring out a defector who could give a public presentation about Saddam’s W.M.D.”
  3. A proposal to assassinate Saddam Hussein.

Bush was accompanied at the meeting by Condoleezza Rice, who was then the national security adviser; Dan Fried, a senior aide to Rice; and Andrew H. Card Jr., the White House chief of staff. Accompanying Tony Blair were David Manning; Jonathan Powell, Blair’s chief of staff; and Matthew Rycroft, a foreign policy aide and the author of the Downing Street memo of July 2002, which shows that some senior British officials had been concerned that the United States was determined to invade Iraq, and that the “intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy” by the Bush administration to fit its desire to go to war.

Despite intense lobbying by the United States and Britain, a second United Nations resolution was not obtained. On March 19, 2003, nine days after the target date set by President Bush in the secret meeting with Blair, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began, dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom, consisting of 21 days of major combat operations.

Coalition military casualties were 4,491 for the United States, and 179 for the UK. Estimates on the number of Iraqi civilian casualties range from 3,200 to 7,500.

Many U.S. veterans of the Iraq War have reported a range of serious health issues, including tumors, daily blood in urine and stool, sexual dysfunction, migraines, frequent muscle spasms, and other symptoms similar to the debilitating symptoms of “Gulf War syndrome” reported by many veterans of the 1991 Gulf War, which some believe is related to the U.S.’s use of radioactive depleted uranium.


17 responses to “George W. Bush considered using false flag to justify invasion of Iraq

  1. Pingback: George W. Bush considered using false flag to justify invasion of Iraq — Fellowship of the Minds – NZ Conservative Coalition

  2. George Bush……snake in the grass. The links between the House of Bush and the House of Saud are deep, overlapping and notoriously opaque: the Saudi investment in the Carlyle Group, the private equity firm whose rainmakers include George Bush Senior; the Saudi bankrolling of Poppy’s presidential library; the lucrative contracts the Saudis doled out to Halliburton when Dick Cheney was at the company’s helm. The main law firm retained by the Saudis to defend them against the 9-11 families is Baker Botts — as in James Baker, the Bush family consigliere. And, of course, there’s oil, the black glue connecting all these dots.

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    • The “House of Bush” runs deep into Nazism too..

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    • A most excellent statement, both concise and precise, the maximum insight in the minimum space. You’ll love Dean Henderson’s oil histories and those of F. William Engdahl,

      They’ve chronicled the entire story of these supreme thieves, who stole an entire planet for the benefit of 1,000 familes. They spare no one: look at the sad story of Nikola Tesla, a Christian life devoted to freeing humankind, and what was done to him, starting w/the arch thief & atheist, Thomas Edison, Supreme Liar & con man. See “Tesla, Inventor of the Electrical Age” by W. Bernard Carlson, the BEST biography & history, to learn what else They stole from him first, then us all.

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  3. This is a great post filled with details all Americans should know about our illicit interventions into other sovereign nations for the purpose to serve the globalists’ agenda to achieve a one world government and to keep perpetual wars that line the pockets of the globalists who own most of the corporations that manufacture armaments and related industries that supply the wars. We were warned by Eisenhower, but most citizens of those times were not really listening or able to understand his message (concerning the dangers of the military/industrial complex). It makes me angry our so-called “moral” legislators have been ignorant, cowardly and unwilling to expose the growing corruption from the globalists, deep state, FBI, CIA and other surveillance agencies over the decades since WWII. We citizens have spent decades thinking our legislators had our country and its citizens in its best interest only to realize how we’ve been so horribly deceived.

    Our government has killed so many thousands of innocent civilians in other countries and sacrificed thousands of US soldiers, all for the greed of mad men. The US has to get out of the Middle East, end the war machine forever and bring these monsters who have made a mockery of our Constitution to justice.

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    • “The US has to get out of the Middle East…”

      Amen to that. Time to bring home our troops!

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      • Yep, we need a slave uprising and to leave Nutty Yahoo in the dirt.


        • Lophatt, I hope we’re still friends after my Lyme rant, it’s embarrassing. It all got mentally resurrected by going to the VA after 7yrs. Again, I apologize to all that had to read that horrible off topic trash. Anytime you’d like to write in a private email, the Dr. has my permission to give it to you, feel free, thanks again Lophatt, sometimes it helps to correspond with a like minded, intelligent Dog is sick of hearing it;-(

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    • As w/Alma’s comment above, your’s too is 5 stars for the same reasons: ‘A most excellent statement, both concise and precise, the maximum insight in the minimum space.’

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  4. Saddam absolutely did NOT want to go to war.

    In fact he was doing everything he could to convince the US that he was going to accede to every single condition demanded of him.

    “Extreme Prejudice” by Susan Lindauer (2nd cousin to then-WH CoS Andy Card) details her role in trying to prevent war by acting as a liaison to the Iraqis. She was eventually jailed for some time.

    I knew by the time I read the book, that the war of 15 years ago was complete BS, and reading the book just infuriated me.

    And regarding the Gulf of Tonkin false flag, I wish I could tell my dad (a Vietnam vet) this (and the truth about many things in general), but it might shatter his belief system about America. He’s content to be retired, watch TV, and walk his dog several times a day.

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  5. Well, realizing that he didn’t do it personally, remember who was in charge when the 9-11 fraud happened. There could be little doubt that he “considered” it. He probably couldn’t get Israel interested.


  6. See Project for the New American Century. It was put together by the Neocons. It’s implamentation required a ” Pearl Harbor” type event which the report spelled out in black and white. This group included Wolfowitz, Cheney, Rumsfelt and George W. Bush. Thus 911. The casualties in the Pentagon included the Office of Naval Intelligence which happened to be the one entity that could replace the CIA. Coincidence? I do not believe in coincidences.
    When Mr. Bush decided to give the people their 911 Commission Report look who he picked to be the chairman. None other than Henry Kissenger a participant in Lucist Trust. The tidy chosen one. The press did not aproach the Project report.
    Consider the anthrax attacks after 911. Produced at Ft. Detrick. Mueller and Comey were prime investigators. They persued the wrong man for 6 years. The press virtually ignored the story. Sadam Hussein was likely behind it with Anthrax he got for the Iran Iraq War. The CIA could not let on they supplied anthrax to Sadam to kill Iranians. The solution resulted in a defeated and hanged Sadam.
    I can not prove all that but the Project for the New American Century Report can be found online and it spells out ” Pearl Harbor type” event. No one will deny Osama Bin Laden worked for the CIA leading “freedom fighters” against the Soviets.
    Do not forget Bin Laden became an important target the day Bill Clinton was interviewed about his trist with Monika Lewinski. The same day he order the aspirin factory bombed in Sudan. He also had Tomahawk missiles fired at “training” bases in Afghanistan.
    The first President Bush did not campaign against Clinton. He let Clinton win because Clinton had all the dirt on Bush smuggling sex slaves and drugs through Arkansas. One hand washes the other. The Bush family supported Hillary Clinton because they do not want anyone to drain their swamp. Consider the Franklin scandal when you consider John Podesta’s art taste and PIZZAGATE.

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    • Please forgive my flaws in writing. The Illuminati gets me more than a little worked up. It is nice to have a place to vent. The USS Liberty was disabled to conceal mass killings of Egyptian POWs in Sinai. Crimes that go unpunished disturb me so much I get on my knees to pray. I pray that God will lead me to forgive and trust Him to set things right. Injustice is normal in this world but only for a moment. In the next life there will come true justice.

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  7. W would never lie to us. After all, he told us “Islam is a Religion of Peace”

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  8. We of the internet are NOT “conspiracy theorists,” No: We are conspiracy REALISTS. We do not believe what others say: We RESEARCH what other people say.

    There once a peculiar British chap by the name of Bertrand Russell, who came up with what became known as LOGICAL POSITIVISM. Rather than face another’s argument on its own merits, Russell had a “better idea”: He would claim the right to define the terms, the language used, you know, the very terminology, and then the rights to define the context used, also. This way, he could always say that his opponent, not having these “a priori” conditions met previously, could not win the argument based upon his previous conditions!
    Kind of like Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s On First?” routine.
    Kind of like a blimp floating in a vacuum.

    R – I – G – H – T.

    This is PRECISELY what the CIA (Cretins International Association?) did when it coigned the term “conspiracy theorist.” Oh so veddy British to the core. Yep, that Alan Dulles was a real hoot!

    All Right, so Georgie Boy actually avoided one mistake, to his credit. But this does not relieve him of his dereliction of duty on September 11, 2001. Those defects still remain. And what one President did or fail to do opened doors to even worse mistakes made by his immediate successor, the Kenyan Wonder. False flag events still abound, even after the Twin Tornadoes—or, rather, the Exploding Hindenbergs!—have gone. But at least we dodged the bullet of that bobble-headed kuru-infected Satanic Sister, Killary the Klownish Koughing Kween! (For now. I just consulted my Nixon Tarot card deck with Roger Stone. Was told she’s planning a comeback!)

    Seriously: We must NEVER allow the enemy to dictate the terms of ANYTHING. That is how they win. (And Bertrand Russell was one of the most evil men that ever lived, even though he never started a war).

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