False-Flag and Provocation Operations Through U.S. History
Updated 3 November 2016
False Flag -- An event involving negative consequences (deaths, injuries, loss of face, etc.) that is staged in such a way as to shift suspicion or blame from the perpetrator to a person or group that had nothing to do with that event.|
Provocation -- a related concept in which a perpetrator takes an action (or fails to take one) in such a way as to maneuver a person or group into taking a counter action they would not have otherwise taken.
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