nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise cruises as part of the
nuclear-powered task force in 1961: Is the storied
vessel, about to be
decommissioned, destined to become the
sacrificial lamb - and trigger - for a new war, this time on Iran?
Enterprise: Sacrificial Trigger for War Against Iran?
to convince skeptics that the soldiers of Uncle Sam should follow in the
footsteps of Alexander of Macedon and conquer the descendants of the Persian
Empire? This is where a strategy of 'false flags' could prove useful. The
aircraft carrier USS Enterprise - a ship scheduled to be converted into
razor blades next year, is now cruising toward the Persian Gulf. Why would the
Americans send such an outdated vessel to the disputed area?"
Is the United States using a
"false flag" strategy to justify declaring war on Iran?
What is a "false flag"
strategy? As the phrase suggests, it is a covert operation undertaken by
governments, corporations or other organizations. The name derives from the
military concept of "false colors," i.e.: an operation conducted
under a foreign flag. The goal of these operations is to blame the other side
for initiating a conflict, whether it be a hostile country, organization or ethnic
Is it possible that the U.S.
would go to such ends to find a pretext for open conflict with Iran? We all
know that Washington can't count on the U.N.'s blessing for another Middle East
intervention: Russia and China, both equipped with a Security Council veto,
wouldn't consent to it. If the United States wanted to deal with Iran
militarily, it would first have to convince them that Iran constitutes a threat
to international security. Somehow, Washington would also have to convert
international public opinion. After the experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan,
few are convinced of the benefit of sending U.S. Marines into volatile regions.
And everyone remembers that Saddam Hussein's Iraq, just like Iran today, possessed,
according to American intelligence, weapons of mass destruction. But when the
red, white and blue flag fluttered over Baghdad, it became clear that Saddam
had no such weapons - and most likely could not have had them. No wonder the
public treats all warnings about the Iranian nuclear threat with a healthy dose
How to convince skeptics that
the soldiers of Uncle Sam should follow in the footsteps of Alexander of
Macedon and conquer the descendants of the Persian Empire? This is where a
strategy of "false flags" could prove useful. The aircraft carrier USS
Enterprise - a ship scheduled to be converted into razor blades next year, is
now cruising toward the Persian Gulf. Why would the Americans send such an
outdated vessel to the disputed area? There are those who assert that the
Americans are sending the USS Enterprise to Iran's shores in order to
sink it there - and pin the blame on Tehran.
Wouldn't the sinking of an
American aircraft carrier by Iran be proof enough that the country is ruled by
unpredictable people who only speak the language of force? Proponents of the conspiracy
theory with the Americans and USS Enterprise at its heart, emphasize
that sinking one's own aircraft carrier would not only be rational from a
strategic point of view, but from an economic one as well. Sinking the vessel
in the Persian Gulf would be far cheaper than trashing it responsibly in the United
There have been cases
throughout history in which a "false flag" strategy has been used to unleash
armed conflict. We Poles should remember the so-called Gleiwitz incident
arranged by the Third Reich: an alleged Polish assault (in reality, they were
German security forces dressed as Silesian militia) on a German radio station
in Gleiwitz, which became the pretext for Adolph Hitler's declaration of war on
Poland. Another example of the strategy was "Operation Northwoods,"
under which the CIA was to commit terrorist attacks on targets in the U.S. in
order to build public support for a war against Fidel Castro's regime. This
operation, however, never came to fruition.
Generally speaking, such
conspiracy theories are false - except for those that are confirmed by reality.
How will this one stand up?
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