For our second example of documented false flags, we once again look to the central users of the tactic in recent history, the United States government, and the now famed Gulf of Tonkin incident—also known as the USS Maddox incident.
As the story goes, the United States Navy was innocently running intelligence exercises in the the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, which is right off the coast of North Vietnam—right in the middle of the Vietnamese war—when the USS Maddox was suddenly shelled by North Vietnamese ships and aircraft trying to sink it. No American’s were hurt, but 4 Vietnamese men were killed and another 6 were injured. Two days later, August 4th, 1964, another “unprovoked attack” by the North Vietnamese occurred in the same waters, leading to another sea-battle. This was the straw that broke the camels back.
Three days later back in Washington, DC, with the help of Robert McNamara, the Secretary of Defense, Lyndon Johnson and Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution—a declaration of war that technically wasn’t a declaration of war. What the resolution guaranteed was American military aide to any any Southeast Asian country threatened by Communist forces; and it gave LBJ the power to deploy the military anytime he wanted until he, or any other president at the time, said they could come home. As we know, this led to a draft, millions of soldiers deployed, massive military spending, millions of civilian Vietnamese murders—3.1 million deaths—and injuries, the destruction of a beautiful country, and a decade of Americans dying or being horribly disfigured overseas—58,209 deaths; 211,454 dead or wounded.
It remains today as one of the most disgusting parts of American history, but they were just retaliating against unprovoked attacks, right?
At the time the National Security Agency (NSA) decided to investigate the incident, and after looking at only 15 documents pertaining to the case, they found no reason to suspect foul play—big surprise. Then in 2005, when everyone involved at high levels was dead, the NSA published new findings, declassifying them to the public eye in a report called Skunks, Bogies, Silent Hounds, and Flying Fish. Though the corporate media had no interest in spreading the story, those who read the unclassified documents were stunned to see the entire Vietnam War, all of those deaths and destruction, was based on a lie.
As it turns out, the first attack on the Maddox—August 2nd—was provoked by the American’s and not the other way around:
“At 1500G, Captain Herrick ordered Ogier’s gun crews to open fire if the boats approached within ten thousand yards. At about 1505G, the Maddox fired three rounds to warn off the communist boats. This initial action was never reported by the Johnson administration, which insisted that the Vietnamese boats fired first.” –Robert J. Hanyok.
Even more scandalous, the second attack on August 4th, the one Johnson used as an excuse for American intervention in Vietnam, as the documents confirm, didn’t even happen.
“Two startling findings emerged from the new research. First, it is not simply that there is a different story as to what happened; it is that no attack happened that night.”
No enemy ships were anywhere near the Maddox, though the ship’s radar was covertly hacked to appear that there was. Confused in the stormy rain the soldiers did what soldiers do best: do whatever they’re told without questioning why. They began shooting torpedoes at nothing. The US therefore did engage in a defensive battle, but with nobody but the open sea.
James Stockdale, a navy pilot on the scene who had “the best seat in the house” confirmed there were no enemy ships attacking the Maddox on the 4th, as well. He would state there were “no boats, no boat wakes, no ricochets of boats, no boat impacts, no torpedo wakes—nothing but black sea and American firepower.”
While also admitting the American ships were in the gulf to gather intelligence for the South Vietnamese in the first place, something Johnson also lied about, the report goes on to verify the fact that LBJ used a fake attack to launch the Vietnam war. There are even recorded phone call records to prove it.
So the question remains: why would LBJ want to get America involved in a war they had no business in losing lives over? The answer, of course, is money. The most apparent example is Ladybird Johnson, Lyndon’s wife, and her involvement with the company Brown & Root, which she was a major shareholder in and also happens to be the company which got all the contracts to build all of the bases, roads, and airports in Vietnam during and after the war. The Vietnam war personally made Lyndon Johnson filthy rich. Ladybird still holds major shares in the company Brown & Root was bought out by, Haliburton. the provider of the same services in the Iraq war.
Johnson was brought into office on purpose. As history is showing us, and as we’ve gone over before, John F.Kennedy, who was president while Johnson was Vice President, was stepping on big bankers’ toes—he had to go. For one, Kennedy publicly condemned America getting heavily involved in Vietnam—which meant the country wouldn’t need military equipment, and therefore it wouldn’t need to borrow huge sums of cash from the Federal Reserve. And for another, Kennedy passed an executive order which gave money printing ability to the Treasury Department, cutting off the Fed entirely. After he was gunned down in Texas the presidency was given to the vice president, Lyndon Johnson; and the rest, unfortunately, is history.
By Olan Thomas of Cut2thetruth.
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