Partial List of False Flags
Lewrockwell.com reprints a Zero Hedge article listing some false flag operations of the past- false flags being incidents created by governments blaming the other side in order to justify war. I hadn't heard of a couple of them. What I found most interesting was the mention of the Gulf of Tonkin incident at the end of the list.
I'd always understood the supposed attacks by North Vietnamese patrol boats on U.S. Navy ships never occurred. In fact, I worked with a guy back in the 80s that was a U.S. Navy retiree. He told me he was there during the supposed Gulf of Tonkin attacks and that "nothing happened". He seemed a bit embarrassed about it, being a fairly patriotic guy.
According to the linked article, recently declassified NSA reports conclude that one of the attacks did occur but the second one didn't. I can't help but believe the guy I knew who was there and it makes me wonder how often the NSA might come to the wrong conclusions?