Anonymous Exposes US Army 'False Flag Attack' In Ukrain
Claims US Conducting State Sponsored False Flag Terrorism
Hackers from the group, Anonymous, have publicly released what they claim is proof the United States is conducting state-sponsored, false-flag terrorism inside Ukraine. Critics though believe the email may have been doctored in order to put out misinformation to confuse journalists and researchers. The proposed date of the attack, 15 March 2014, has already passed without incident.
The e-mail of 9 March 2014, allegedly from Lt. Col. Jason P. Gresh, a United States Army attache assigned to the State Department, alleges the US is giving orders for attacks against transportation hubs in southeastern Ukraine, "to frame-up the neighbor", Russia, and provide a pretext for the United States military to intervene.
"Events are moving rapidly in Crimea," says the communication which is addressed to Igor Protsky, who is not further identified, although the Anonymous statement claims he is 'a high ranking official from Ukrainian General Staff'. "Our friends in Washington expect more decisive actions from your network. I think it's time to implement the plan we discussed lately.
Although many alternative news sites have claimed the email, released a week ago, represents absolute proof of a false-flag operation to stoke up tensions in the area, it may instead be a 'strawman' operation. 'Strawman' is an operation in which 'evidence' is released which appears to confirm what researchers and journalists are investigating but turns out to be easily provable as false. The refutation of the material then leads to many dismissing the entire investigation or theory as also false.
As well as the proposed date of the operation, 15 March, having passed with no reports of an attack on the base, critics point to the language of the email which in places does not appear to come from a native English speaker. They would more likely write 'problems' rather than 'some problems' and not use a phrase like 'frame-up the neighbour'. They have concluded that the 2nd paragraph at least was inserted into an email which was genuinely sent according to the metadata disclosed with the leak.
They also believe it is highly unlikely that in the wake of Wikileaks and the Snowden disclosures that the US Army would use unclassified, non-encrypted email to discuss the details of a very sensitive false-flag operation. They say though this is not absolutely conclusive and it does not mean that the US does not intend to launch false-flag operations in the area to stoke up tensions and create all out war with Russia. The emails's disclosure to conspiracy theory sites may have been an attempt to distract from a genuine Russian army intelligence report most likely leaked from the Russian government, which appeared on 14 March.
Neon Nettle has also sent an email to Gresh who is currently stationed at the US Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, asking him to confirm or deny the authenticity of the email. In 2001, documents released under the US Freedom of Information Act showed that military chiefs had agreed an advanced plan to launch false-flag operations in the US and blame them on the Cubans to provoke an invasion of that country. Operation Northwoods was vetoed by the Kennedy administration.
A Foreign Area Officer with over 16 years Army experience, Gresh 'helps formulate and synthesize US security strategy towards the greater Black Sea region'. He also advises the US Ambassador to Ukraine; the European Combatant Command Headquarters of the Army; and the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is a graduate research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a thinktank part-funded by the US government.
In a statement, Anonymous said: "We have hacked e-mail correspondence of US Army Attache Assistant in Kiev Jason Gresh and a high ranking official from Ukrainian General Staff Igor Protsyk. It appears that they are planning to conduct a series of attacks on Ukrainian military bases in order to destabilize the situation in Ukraine."