The Wolf Who Cried Wolf – The Gulf of Tonkin

A Brief History of False Flag Operations

Ever heard of a little conflict called Vietnam War? You may have been to the memorial in Washington DC, where you saw over 58 thousand names of those American veterans who were killed-in-action. Or you may recall the brutality of the napalm and Agent Orange air strikes that killed or maimed nearly 400,000 Vietnamese, or the total Vietnamese casualties which killed nearly 2 million people. In short, the Vietnam War was an ugly, brutal, and ultimately pointless conflict that took the lives of many men, women, and children, and it was one where innocent civilians were targeted with impunity.

Photo Credit: Jorg Hackeman

Photo Credit: Jorg Hackeman

However, you might be surprised to learn that the pre-text for the entire war was a big fat lie; even worse, it was a false flag.

To recap, the semi-reliable source known as Wikipedia defines false flags as “covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them”.

In other words: governments kill people, blame the attack on somebody else, and use it as a pretext for war. False flag operations have utilized an array of lethal tactics—including (but not limited to) blowing up ships, burning down entire cities, inciting riots, and old-fashioned covert assassinations—a veritable horn of plenty of government-sponsored terrorism!


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The Gulf of Tonkin incident refers to two separate confrontations between the navies of North Vietnam and the United States on August 2, 1964 and August 4th, 1964– the latter of which never even happened, and the former of which was most likely a deliberate provocation where our side shot first.

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The result of this incident was used by then President Lyndon Johnson as way to stir up national indignation and get a resolution passed that would ‘authorize’ the president to use conventional military force in Southeast Asia, beginning a terrible precedent of military action without a formal declaration of war.

If you don’t believe me, you can examine the evidence for yourself. You could watch the documentary The Fog of War, where former defense secretary Robert McNamara admis the second attack never took place. Or you can merely listen to the words of President Lyndon Johnson, who (in referring to the second incident) admitted privately “For all I know, our navy was shooting at whales over there.” Too bad he failed to mention that in his TV address to the American public on the event.

To make matters worse, previously classified Vietnam-Era transcripts demonstrate that Senators believed the Gulf of Tonkin incident was possibly a staged false flag event. In 1968, the Vietnam conflict was four years old (by American standards), and a Senate Foreign Relations committee staff investigation had been launched to determine the truth about the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, with many senators accusing McNamara of misleading them, but its findings were sealed until 2010.

Photo Credit:  Dung Le Tien / RGBS

Photo Credit:
Dung Le Tien / RGBS

The result of all these lies and deceptions was the murder of many. To quote Senator Al Gore, Sr., one of the members of the committee: “If this country has been misled, if this committee, this Congress, has been misled by pretext into a war in which thousands of young men have died, and many more thousands have been crippled for life, and out of which their country has lost prestige, moral position in the world, the consequences are very great.”

Today, we’re still looking for justice, and for the American public to become savvy on the issue of false flags and the American government – the Wolf who cries wolf.

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2 thoughts on “The Wolf Who Cried Wolf – The Gulf of Tonkin

  1. If millions can die due to deception, then what does the future holds and how are we so sure that such will not repeat itself in the future. Post like this one really needs to find its way to offices of those in power and to verify information properly before taking a deadly action that regret would be an understatement or word for. This is a good reminder post and helping to shape the future positively.

  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH I NEEDED SOMETHING TO SHOW MY GRANSON AND NEPHEW ABOUT NOT TELLING THE TRUTH AND I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS STORY AND DID NOT NO WHERE I WOULD FIND IT SO WHEN I TYPED THE STORY IN THE SEACH MENU YOURS WAS ONE I CHOSE BUT THE THING WAS IT SHOWED A VIDEO, PERFECT THANK YOU SO MUCH

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