- State Department spokesman Ned Price during a briefing on Feb. 1, 2022. Administration officials have not revealed details on how they knew Russia was plotting a false flag operation involving Ukraine. (AP)
- For generations, governments have mounted false flag operations, in which they justify military action by deceptively accusing an enemy of a violent act.
- However, actual false flags plotted in recent history are outnumbered by dubious conspiracy theories that label real, verifiable crisis events as “false flags.”
- Experts warn that social media rumors alleging “false flags” should be viewed skeptically.
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