Why We Need To Fear A “Reichstag Fire” also known as a “false flag attack.”
Except it won’t be “false”.
In 1999, bombs blew up 3 apartment complexes in three different Russian cities, killing 293 people and wounding over a thousand. Similar devices were used in all bombings. A fourth, similar bomb was found and defused before it could explode. Local police arrested three FSB (the new KGB) officers for planting this last bomb.
Despite that arrest, Prime Minister Vladimar Putin, who had been elected to that office, blamed these attacks on the Caucasus Islamic Institute and used them to start the Second Chechen War. More importantly, he used these acts of terror to leverage his way into the Presidency a few months later and pass stringent laws giving him control over the populace he has never released since.
Calls for investigations were made by the Russian Parliament, of course. These were not supported by the government, which was now Putin’s controlling party. Two key legislators who pushed for investigations were later assassinated.
It is widely believe the FSB did all the bombing on Putin’s orders.
Thus we now have Putin. The man who our current President praises.
On 27 February 1933, the German parliament building, the Reichstag burned.
The German Chancellor, who was elected, was named Adolf Hitler. Arriving at the fire, he immediately proclaimed it the work of Communists. Without any proof. Hitler called it “a sign from God” that Communists were to be exterminated. The next day Hitler got President Hindenburg to sign Article 48, the Reichstag Fire Decree, which suspended most civil liberties in Germany. No more habeus corpus, no freedom of the press, no right of free association or protest, and tapping of all mail and phone. Any publications not deemed friendly to the Nazi regime were banned.
At the time of the fire, the Nazi party had roughly 33% of the vote. By suppressing Communists, they were able to increase that to 44%. Still not a majority, but enough.
By 27 March, just a month later, the Enabling Act gave Hitler the right to “rule by decree”. Hindenburg was out and Hitler was dictator. Democracy was over in Germany in just a month. We all know the results and what it took to stop this.
Historians disagree who was behind the fire. Recent evidence supports the claim that the Nazis set the fire themselves and used it to leverage Hitler into power when the majority of the country was against them and Hitler. But everyone in Germany paid the price. As well as tens of millions of others.
The United States currently has a President who was elected by a minority of the population. His rule is growing weaker by the day. He is surrounded by people whose loyalty is only to themselves and their positions and their power. His party is suppressing all attempts to investigate him for his outright lies and ties to Russia and Putin.
We know for a fact that Putin had Russia interfere in our election. We know for a fact that the current administration has extensive ties to Russia and to Russian money. Something which they have lied under oath about.
Why do we not believe we will experience our own False Flag/Reichstag/exploding apartment building moment?
However, I submit, whatever will happen will be most real. The attack will be devastating. It will bring outrage. It will most likely be blamed on “Islamic Terrorists”. And here’s the thing — it most likely will be conducted by them.
But what we need to remember is that the terrorists on Nine-Eleven had success because they were bankrolled by Bin Laden. I submit that Putin, the richest man in the world, through numerous cut outs, is in the process, or already has, bankrolled ISIS, Chechen and other terrorist organizations, who don’t care where the money is coming from, and at least one, if not more attacks are well into the planning stage against the United States. In fact, don’t be surprised if Russia is also attacked, as Putin needs to “regrip” his control over his people.
Think of the outrage a large terrorist attack will have here? President Bush, under whose watch Nine-Eleven occurred, wasn’t blamed for the attack. His popularity rating went to over 90%. He was able get the Patriot Act passed. Start a war against a country that had nothing to do with the attack.
This is history. History repeats itself.
It can happen here. It will happen here.
Unless we are vigilant and act now while we still have a democracy to right our course. And when it does happen, to not fall into the trap of outrage that will destroy our country and our way of life.
Originally published at writeitforward.com on March 28, 2017.