My focus on the Syrian conflict since 2012 has taught me a few things about false flag "terrorist attacks," how they are conducted, and how they are used. It has been said that just about every "terrorist" bomb that went off in the secure areas of Damascus in the early days of the revolution had been placed there by the Assad regime. This was long before they helped to invent ISIS. Their real opposition was democratic, but their claim was that they were fighting terrorists, so even before they helped the jihadists form up, they created "terrorist attacks" out of whole cloth. We found out that these were false-flag attacks from Syrian defectors who had foreknowledge of them.
The Russian leader Trump so admires, Vladimir Putin is also alleged to have a history of using false flag "terrorist attacks" to get what he wants. In September 1999, there was a series of bomb attacks carried out on four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow, and Volgodonsk. Two-hundred-ninety-three people were killed, Putin blamed Islamic terrorists and used the attacks as the excuse to start the Second Chechen War. Thirty-six hours after one attack, local police arrested the three FSB agents who had planted the device. The incident was declared to be a "training accident" and two motions for a parliamentary investigation were quashed.
The release of a fake video about the Yemen raid gives us a clear indication of how rapidly the Trump cabal is moving towards the Putin/Assad model of governance. The raid itself was a big failure by most reports. The main target wasn't even there and released a mocking video afterwards. They killed between 16 and 25 civilians, including 8 children, and the jihadists they did kill were gunts, not "high level" operatives. One US Navy seal also lost his life. As part of their attempt justify the raid, the Pentagon posted a video online that they said was part of the "take." Then they pulled it down when it was exposed as a 10 year old video from another website.
This is straight out of the Putin/Assad playbook. For example, a Linux Beach post date 26 December 2013 documented seven cases in which Syrian or Russian news sources had been caught and called out for putting out fake videos and pictures that they claimed represented current terrorist activity before the "prior art" was found.
This is the proper context to view Donald Trump's response to Bill O'Reilly's point that "Putin's a killer." When Trump countered "There are a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. You think our country's so innocent?" He was doing something more sinister than merely admitting that US presidents kill, he was endorsing Putin's manner of using murder, which is many times meaner than what we've seen from any US president in living memory.
Now we can consider the warning issued by Stephen Miller yesterday, who like Steve Bannon, and Kellyanne Conway, is part of Trump's emerging inter circle or cabal. He was telling us how that cabal is planning to respond to the resistance they are getting from the people, local politicians, and the courts:
The end result of this, though, is that our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.What did he mean by that?
I hope I am wrong about this. Very much so. But if there should be some kind of terrible ISIS attack in the US perpetrated by a Syrian refugee who got in because the courts blocked Trump's Muslim ban, don't panic and think Cui Bono - Who Benefits?
Syria is the Paris Commune of the 21st Century!