Friday, April 13, 2018

Cases where false flags have led to Major Wars

April 13, 2018   

False flag, which are covert operations designed to deceive the enemy by staging an attack which creates the appearance of a particular group or nation being responsible for it by  disguising the actual source of responsibility, is an effective ruse in warfare.

Four cases where false flags have led to Major Wars include:

1.       In 1914, a colonel in the intelligence Service of Serbia trained, armed,  financed and directed  seven  Bosnian Serbs  who were citizens of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and planned the execution of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne (Franz Ferdinand) using these Bosnian Serbs. Acting as a rogue element, Colonel Apis as he was called, did it without the knowledge or consent of the Serbian authority. France Ferdinand got killed by his boys on June 28, 1914, Austria accused Serbia, refused all apologies and claims of innocence from the Serbian king and government, then declared war on Serbia. Russia came to Serbia's defense, Germany backed Austria-Hungary and the other powers honored their alliances, leading to World War One where Serbia lost a quarter of its population and where 17 million people died. Colonel Apis's leading role in the assassination was later discovered by Serbia and he was executed by Serbia in 1917. He achieved his goal though---the demise of Austria-Hungary and the unification of the southern Slavs (yugo-Slavs---Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Macedonians and Bosnians into Yugoslavia). But was the assassination of the Austrian heir to the throne by Austrian citizens(Bosnian Serbs), directed by a Serb from the Kingdom of Serbia justification for that disastrous war that affected all the continents of  the world, became the precursor of the Second World War, and is still haunting us today, worth it?

2.       The second is the case where the US was fed with wrong information on Iraq by an Iraqi and others, leading to the invasion of Iraq. Saddam was a dictator all right. But was the US-led war that ensued worth it?  Much has been written about the story of the Iraq War that elaborating any further on it would be  belittling the obvious.

3.        In the Ukraine, Western-led forces opposed to the democratically-elected government of its president Viktor Yanukovych, which was sympathetic to Ukraine neighbor  Russia that most Ukrainians at the time considered a brother nation, rallied against the corrupt Yanukovych regime in the capital city of Kiev's square---Maidan. He was advised not to use lethal force to disperse the protesters, but then some of the leaders of the protest movement set off a false flag attack by using snipers to fire on both the riot police and the protesters, and then blaming it on the government, forcing Yanukovych's hand into signing an agreement, which they failed to honor by going for him, causing Yanukovych to flee Kiev to the second city Kharkov, whence his opponents hijacked the parliament and ousted him, a coup that their backers in the West immediately backed by recognizing  the vanguards of the  pro-Western movement, and that Russia reacted to by stage-managing its democratic acquisition of Crimea, and then later backing the forces that opposed the coup in Yanukovych's native Donbas (Donetsk and Lugansk provinces). More than 10,000 Ukrainians are dead today from the fighting in Donbas sparked by the false flag attack in the Maidan. Was the sniper attack ruse worth it? Is the war in the Donbas  worth it? Ukraine is even more corrupt today and its deindustralizing at an alarming rate.

4.       In 1955, a seven-year old political party (UPC---Union of the Populations of the Cameroons that was founded by some of those who first  rallied behind French legend General Charles De Gaulle and his Free French Forces after Nazi Germany's occupation of France in 1940, the Free French Forces that formed the cream of the French army that liberated Paris in 1944 and led the French contribution to the liberation of all of France)  championing the reunification of the UN Trust Territories of British Cameroons and French Cameroun (territories of the former German Kamerun that Britain and France wrestled from Germany during the First World War and partitioned it among themselves) with a civic-nationalist outlook and commanding 80% of the popular support of French Camerounians,  was banned by France under  false flags that it orchestrated rioting, sparking off a clamp down that led  to the exile and  the incarceration of most of its leadership,  and forcing it to pick up arms one year later, after France  installed a puppet transition  government in the territory before granting French-Cameroun independence in 1960. The UPC’s sister parties in British Southern Cameroons would realize reunification by voting to join the puppet  “Republique du Cameroon” (the former French Cameroun) in 1961, and the war of liberation would continue against French troops and the new Cameroonian army it built. The result would be half a million deaths and Cameroon being a quasi-independent state  and backyard of France where those who fought for its future have never ruled.  Today, there is a 35-year old  French-backed dictatorship of Paul Biya and a French-imposed system that is loathed by most Cameroonians, a system  that has  marginalized  Anglophone Cameroonians to the point where some groups have picked up arms and are demanding the secession of Anglophone Cameroon, the former British Southern Cameroons.  Was the false flag attack against the UPC necessary, especially as it has forced France and its Western allies that supported or are  supporting it to back two unpopular dictatorships in Cameroon  that have impoverished, oppressed and suppressed the Cameroonian people?

As Ehud Barak once said that:
         "The most-complicated peace is better than the simplest war."

 Nations and states should not go to war on so-called evidence that is hazy or false to almost everybody. False flag attacks exist, and we always need to make sure they don’t exist  before engaging in a war. Those who use false flag attacks to achieve their goals always fail to take into account unintended consequences.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Types of Leaders---Attributed Lines from "The Usurper" (Book One of "The Usurper: and Other Stories)

“True classical dropouts in society are those who avoid difficult challenges and cling to the first opportunity that comes their way. They never test their talents. These latent talents will only help to produce the next cycle of dropouts.”

“A brilliant leader is someone who makes himself appealing to his people, even when it is against his conviction.”

“An intelligent leader gets his way even over his people and their values, irrespective of the degree of his popularity or the opposition against him.”

“A wise leader is realistic in his dealings with his people.”

“Bad leaders are known to destroy one, more or even all of the foundations of their people’s way of life.”


“Legendary leaders often get ahead of their people from an impasse and futile general consensus by finding new grounds or bases that would enable the people to start a new, progressive or better chapter in their destinies.”

“A canonical leader is someone whose exemplary rule may be construed to be for the alleviation of the pains and miseries of a particular group, but which in reality is for the advancement of humanity.”



Monday, April 9, 2018

The Rankings for America’s top-grossing Movies (Films) of all time

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RankTitle(click to view)StudioLifetime GrossYear^
1Star Wars: The Force AwakensBV$936,662,2252015
3Black PantherBV$665,355,7402018
5Jurassic WorldUni.$652,270,6252015
6Marvel's The AvengersBV$623,357,9102012
7Star Wars: The Last JediBV$620,168,0212017
8The Dark KnightWB$534,858,4442008^
9Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryBV$532,177,3242016
10Beauty and the Beast (2017)BV$504,014,1652017
11Finding DoryBV$486,295,5612016
12Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom MenaceFox$474,544,6771999^
13Star WarsFox$460,998,0071977^
14Avengers: Age of UltronBV$459,005,8682015
15The Dark Knight RisesWB$448,139,0992012
16Shrek 2DW$441,226,2472004
17E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialUni.$435,110,5541982^
18The Hunger Games: Catching FireLGF$424,668,0472013
19Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestBV$423,315,8122006
20The Lion KingBV$422,783,7771994^
21Toy Story 3BV$415,004,8802010
22Wonder WomanWB$412,563,4082017
23Iron Man 3BV$409,013,9942013
24Captain America: Civil WarBV$408,084,3492016
25The Hunger GamesLGF$408,010,6922012
27Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleSony$403,641,0932017
28Jurassic ParkUni.$402,453,8821993^
29Transformers: Revenge of the FallenP/DW$402,111,8702009
31Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2BV$389,813,1012017
32Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2WB$381,011,2192011
33Finding NemoBV$380,843,2612003^
34Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the SithFox$380,270,5772005^
35The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingNL$377,845,9052003^
36Spider-Man 2Sony$373,585,8252004
37The Passion of the ChristNM$370,782,9302004^
38The Secret Life of PetsUni.$368,384,3302016
39Despicable Me 2Uni.$368,061,2652013
40The Jungle Book (2016)BV$364,001,1232016
42Inside OutBV$356,461,7112015
43Furious 7Uni.$353,007,0202015
44Transformers: Dark of the MoonP/DW$352,390,5432011
45American SniperWB$350,126,3722014
46The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersNL$342,551,3652002^
48The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1LGF$337,135,8852014
49Spider-Man 3Sony$336,530,3032007
51Spider-Man: HomecomingSony$334,201,1402017
52Alice in Wonderland (2010)BV$334,191,1102010
53Guardians of the GalaxyBV$333,176,6002014
54Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWB$330,360,1942016
55Forrest GumpPar.$330,252,1821994^
56ItWB (NL)$327,481,7482017
57Suicide SquadWB$325,100,0542016
58Shrek the ThirdP/DW$322,719,9442007
60Iron ManPar.$318,412,1012008
61Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneWB$317,575,5502001
62Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullPar.$317,101,1192008
63The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingNL$315,544,7502001^
64Thor: RagnarokBV$315,058,2892017
65Iron Man 2Par.$312,433,3312010
66Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the ClonesFox$310,676,7402002^
67Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndBV$309,420,4252007
68Return of the JediFox$309,306,1771983^
69Independence DayFox$306,169,2681996^
70Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlBV$305,413,9182003
72The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyWB (NL)$303,003,5682012
73Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceWB$301,959,1972009
74The Twilight Saga: EclipseSum.$300,531,7512010
75The Twilight Saga: New MoonSum.$296,623,6342009
76Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1WB$295,983,3052010
77The Sixth SenseBV$293,506,2921999
80The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2LG/S$292,324,7372012
81Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixWB$292,004,7382007
82The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeBV$291,710,9572005
83Man of SteelWB$291,045,5182013
84The Empire Strikes BackFox$290,475,0671980^
85Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireWB$290,013,0362005
86Monsters, Inc.BV$289,916,2562001^
87Home AloneFox$285,761,2431990
88The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2LGF$281,723,9022015
89The Matrix ReloadedWB$281,576,4612003
90The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1Sum.$281,287,1332011
91Meet the FockersUni.$279,261,1602004
92The HangoverWB$277,322,5032009
95Monsters UniversityBV$268,492,7642013
97Despicable Me 3Uni.$264,624,3002017
98The Amazing Spider-ManSony$262,030,6632012
99Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsWB$261,988,4822002
100The IncrediblesBV$261,441,0922004

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