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<p>I was also unfamiliar with the term:<br>
<p>From Wikipedia: <br>
<b>False flag</b> operations are covert operations conducted by
governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed
to appear as if they are being carried out by other entities. The name
is derived from the military concept of flying <a title="False colors"
href="/wiki/False_colors">false colors</a>; that is, flying the flag
of another country other than your own. This was considered acceptable
provided one lowered the false flag and raised the national flag before
engaging in battle. <a title="Auxiliary cruiser"
href="/wiki/Auxiliary_cruiser">Auxiliary cruisers</a> operated in such
a fashion in both World Wars. In the most notable example, the German <a
title="German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran"
surprised and sank the Australian light cruiser <a title="HMAS Sydney"
href="/wiki/HMAS_Sydney">HMAS Sydney</a> in <a title="1941"
href="/wiki/1941">1941</a>, causing the greatest loss of life on an
Australian ship ever.<br>
Christian Rauh wrote:
<blockquote cite="mid42E4F094.email@example.com" type="cite">What is a
<a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a> wrote:
<blockquote type="cite">I think the bombings in London were "false
flag" operations. <br>
Turkey and Egypt as well, and some incidents in Iraq.