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Anatomy of a False Flag
by Stephen Lendman
Things aren't always as they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream.
False flags are an American tradition. They go way back. Key is whether the Boston bombings are the latest. More on that below.
Notable earlier false flags or incidents approximating them include:
In 1845, America lawlessly annexed Texas. It was Mexican territory. President James Polk deployed US troops. A future president led them. General Zachary Taylor paraded them along the disputed border.
In May 1846, Polk told cabinet officials that if Mexican forces retaliated, he'd ask Congress to declare war. He wanted it whether or not Mexico attacked. After an incident occurred, Polk told Congress:
"Mexico has passed the boundary of the US and shed American blood on American soil." The Mexican War followed.
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