False Flag

False flag (also known as black flag) operations are covert operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is: flying the flag of a country other than one’s own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations and can be used during peace-time.

Read more about False FlagNaval Warfare, Air Warfare, Land Warfare, Pseudo-operations, Espionage, Elections, Civilian Usage, Dirty War

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False Flag Operations - Espionage
... See false flag penetrator ... In espionage the term "false flag" describes the recruiting of agents by operatives posing as representatives of a cause the prospective agents are sympathetic to, or even ... their targets, making this operation a combination of the false flag and "honey trap" techniques) ...
False Flag - Dirty War
... declared that the pamphlets were distributed in Mendoza and Córdoba in relation with false flag bombings perpetrated by SIDE agents, which had as their aim to accredit the existence of the fake Grupo Rojo ...
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... False flag has its origins in naval warfare where the use of a flag other than the belligerent's true battle flag as a ruse de guerre, before engaging an enemy, has long been acceptable ... carried out by other entities may be described as being carried out under a false flag or black flag ... as well as covert government agencies, may by extension be called false flag operations if they seek to hide the real organisation behind an operation ...
Clandestine HUMINT - Recruit Types - Mole - False Flag Penetrator
... A special case of a mole is a false flag recruitment of a penetrator Starts in C Believes being recruited by A Actually is recruited by B and sends false ... the CIA— an illusion crucial to keeping his false flag attractive." Wilson was involved in then-banned arms sales to Libya, and it is unclear who actually ...
False Flag Operations - Civilian Usage - Terrorism
... False flag tactics were also employed during the Algerian civil war, starting in the middle of 1994 ... disguised themselves as Islamist terrorists and committed false flag terror attacks ... Trepashkin, Russian politician Alexander Lebed as a false flag terrorist attack coordinated by the Federal Security Service, the main domestic security agency of the Russian Federation ...

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