PressTV: Global awakening to false-flag terrorism, Copernican revolution

A man grieves for the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.A man grieves for the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.

Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:27AM

By Dr. Kevin Barrett

The global awakening to the ubiquity of false-flag terrorism is a Copernican revolution that overturns the old paradigms about the way societies are governed.

This “great awakening” offers us the chance to overthrow the old paradigm of rule by fear, and to work for a better world – a world of fearless people ruled by wisdom and compassion.”

A friend called up our local radio station yesterday to complain: One of the radio hosts was supporting the official story of the Boston bombings, and blaming “radical Muslims from Chechnya.” The receptionist was shocked. “Did our host really say that? That’s so crazy. Everyone knows it was a false-flag attack.”

The incident illustrates the schizoid nature of Americans’ response to the Boston bombings. Increasingly, “everyone knows” it was a false-flag attack – including the ordinary people who work at radio and TV stations. But the powerful few who control the broadcast licenses, and print the news on dead trees, will be the last to admit it. At this point, the false-flag meme is just starting to enter the mainstream media.

As it does, the whole notion of “terrorism” is being re-thought.

The received notion of “terrorism” is that anti-government radicals are supposedly attacking civilians. But wait a minute – why would they do that? Why wouldn’t they just attack the government – especially the government officials, government-owning fat-cats and government-aiding media moguls who are the real objects of their hatred?

A recent headline screamed: Karl Rove Heckled Throughout Speech In Massachusetts, Called Murderer, Terrorist. Run “Karl Rove heckled” through a search engine and you’ll find many more examples.

If there were any real anti-government “terrorists,” Karl Rove would have been dead a long time ago.

For better or worse, there are very few actual anti-government terrorists. Virtually all terrorism is committed by governments.

Let’s take this from the top and define our terms. “Terrorism” means “using violence against civilians to create fear for political purposes.”

Who does that? Who has the motivation to do it?

Only governments.

It is well-known that governments terrorize the citizens of countries they invade and occupy. The US, for example, murdered many millions of Vietnamese citizens in a doomed attempt to terrorize them into submission. Ditto for Indonesia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other places. This is real terrorism – terrorism on a massive, genocidal scale.

It is less well-known that the very same governments also terrorize their own citizens – more subtly, and on a smaller scale.

In the US, militarized police forces terrorize African-American communities. Almost every day, an African-American is extra-judicially executed by police.

White Americans are terrorized in sneakier and less brutal fashion: They are fed a diet of violence and fear-mongering propaganda by the media. Those who break out of the fear bubble, and go to Occupy demonstrations, may have their skulls smashed by police billy clubs.

As the BBC documentary The Power of Nightmares explains, Western governments once ruled through fear, peppered by sprinkles of hope. Now that there is no longer any hope for Western economies, these governments rule almost entirely through fear. The Power of Nightmares documents the fact that the whole concept of the “terrorist threat” was invented out of whole cloth by Western governments: there is no actual group called al-Qaeda, and no such thing as any significant anti-government terrorism.

“Al-Qaeda” is the name of a ragged hodge-podge of dupes and mercenaries. They terrorize Syrians on behalf of the US and Israeli governments. And they terrorize Americans on behalf of the US and Israeli governments.

False-flag terrorism is designed to make citizens willingly surrender their liberty, their money, their power, and even their children’s lives.

The Boston Marathon bombing appears to have been yet another false-flag attack. The government tells us that there were no terror drills that day. But eyewitness reports, and a Boston Globe twitter feed about police exploding a bomb at the library, prove the government is lying. Why would they lie and deny the obvious fact that terror drills coincided with the actual bombing?

And what about the paramilitary team captured in photographs of the bombing? Men from the DHS-linked mercenary firm Craft International, sporting caps with the distinctive Craft skull logo, were photographed wearing large black backpacks like those that held the bombs. The photos place members of this paramilitary team at the bomb locations just moments before the attacks. Other photos show them rendezvousing after the operation.

The entire family of the surviving accused bomber, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, has been screaming “false flag” from the rooftops. Their mother says FBI agents “were controlling every step” her sons took, and called the event a set-up. Their father says “Somebody clearly framed them.” Their aunt pointed out that Chechens have been set up as patsies in other false-flag terror events, adding “I don’t trust (the) FBI. I don’t trust any agencies.”

And it isn’t just the Tsarnaev family. Everyone who knows the Tsarnaev brothers agrees. As Steve Watson reported for, “People who know Dzhokar Tsarnaev say it is impossible that he would commit an act of terror.”

Even the surviving suspect himself appears to be aware of the ubiquity of false-flag attacks. According to reports, his Twitter feed included: “Idk why it’s hard for many of you to accept that 9/11 was an inside job.”

If he still had access to his Twitter account, he would be tweeting: “Idk why it’s hard for many of you to accept that the Boston bombings were also an inside job.”

But more and more people ARE accepting that 9/11, and most other seemingly senseless attacks against civilians – including the Boston Marathon bombings – are inside jobs.

The global awakening to the ubiquity of false-flag terrorism is a Copernican revolution that overturns the old paradigms about the way societies are governed.

This “great awakening” offers us the chance to overthrow the old paradigm of rule by fear, and to work for a better world – a world of fearless people ruled by wisdom and compassion.


Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is More articles by Dr. Kevin Barrett
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9 Responses to PressTV: Global awakening to false-flag terrorism, Copernican revolution

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  2. ephraiyim says:

    I apologize for my bluntness but it is ignorant to believe that contacting elected representatives is a part of the solution for this. They are the problem. The solution is a non-violent revolution. Refuse to cooperate with their tactics. Read up on non-aggression and voluntaryism. Anarchy and other forms of non-violent opposition to tyranny.
    Democracy is slavery-you just don’t know you’re one because they let you vote now and then. They still treat you like an idiot and like you are their property.

  3. joey says:

    Anyone pushing the “official” fiction needs to be ran out of business immediately! If we keep tolerating sell-outs, whether for money or fear, then by god, we deserve to lose the remainder of our freedoms!! To those of you selling out or in denial, I’d do a little historical research. Ask yourself, “do I want to live in a country where I gotta watch everything I say and do, for fear of reprisal”? Keep in mind also, that tje “elite” are an extreme minority, as is their minions. What do you think is gonna happen here in America when people no longer have anything to lose? I’ll tell you what, they lose it!! Then all bets are off as far as being civilized goes. What do you think is going to happen to the haves when the have nots outnumber them 1000 to 1? Don’t want to be that guy!! Lists of traitors are being made. Do yourself a favor, don’t be on that list! Unlike most nations, Americans are armed to the teeth. THANK GOD for the second amendment!! What geniuses to have that kind of understanding and foresight!!! WAKE UP AMERICA, make the right choice

  4. wbbourland says:

    NOTHING…short of MASSIVE Citizen Pressure on our Elected Representatives will Save us from Tyranny, NOW.
    Call, E-Mail, and Write – ALL of your Elected “Representatives”, and TELL THEM we – DEMAND that they…STAND Up and REPRESENT the American People, NOW.
    And – We the American People…MUST…Face the DIRE Situation we Face with Clarity, Honesty, and Determination that we Must Get Our Elected Officials to SPEAK OUT on OUR Behalf, BEFORE this Goes- TOO FAR, and we Find Ourselves Enslaved in Permanent Tyranny.
    DO IT TODAY !!!
    Call, E-Mail, and WRITE…Your Congressional Representatives, Senators, AND Your Local and State Officials, and TELL THEM…to “Represent” the American People, at LONG Last, BEFORE it is – TOO LATE !!!

  5. wbbourland says:

    It is absolutely…IMPERATIVE that Concerned Citizens- ACT NOW by CONTACTING their Elected Representatives and DEMANDING that they – SPEAK out against All the MADNESS that this Evil Cabal is – FORCING on America…Faster and Faster with Each Passing DAY !
    DO IT !!!
    Or,…we will – LOSE our Country to Tyranny, and FIND Ourselves Enslaved in Tyranny by a Brutal Bunch of Elitists that are Planning to – Eliminate over 6 BILLION Humans on Planet Earth.
    This is…NO Joke, People!!!
    Time…is Very, Very – SHORT !!!

  6. Debbie Hall says:

    It’s interesting how the truth can be so simple. This was an articulate article written in a way that everyone can understand. Thanks Jean, for posting this.

    The Truth Shall Set You Free…

  7. DrinkDeep says:

    As noted by Prof. James on
    “Our disinformation program will be complete when everything the American public believes is false.” -William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987

    They Will Not Divide Us!! All people, All beliefs, All humanity – we will stand together in the truth!

    (and to DavidG and all the oppt followers I’ve blasted over the months, please…allow me to take your hand, set aside our differences and march together to triumph =)

  8. Christina says:

    Excellent article, which in simple words gives a perfect explanation of this inside terrorism job and hope for a beautiful future. thanks, Jean for putting this up.

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