False Flag Operations Will Start New War? Towards a U.S.-Israeli Attack on Syria and Lebanon?


Edward Curtin and Geopolitics and Empire – Global Research

An interview with Edward Curtin

25 Mar 2018 – With Trump’s naming of the war lovers John Bolton as National Security Adviser and Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, he has signaled that he  is eager to shed more blood and wage a wider war in the service of an imperialistic agenda.

It is in the Middle East where this expansion will likely be ignited in conjunction with Israel, and in Ukraine together with neo-Nazis.

But Trump and the Netanyahu government have a problem: How to start a greatly expanded Middle-Eastern war without having a justifiable reason for one.  No doubt they are working hard to solve this urgent problem.  If they can’t find a “justification” (which they can’t), they will have to create one (which they will).

Or perhaps they will find what they have already created, as has the UK with the Sergei Skripal lies meant to demonize Russia. Whatever the solution, we should feel confident that they are not sitting on their hands. History teaches those who care to learn that when aggressors place a gun on the wall in the first act of their play, it must go off in the final act. These sinister players have signaled us quite clearly what they have in store.

All signs point toward an upcoming large-scale Israeli/U.S. attack on Syria and Lebanon, with  Russia and Iran as the ultimate objectives. As always, the corporate media play along as if they don’t yet know what’s coming.  Everyone in the know knows what is, just not exactly when.  And the media wait with baited breath as they count down to the dramatic moment when they can report the incident that will compel the “innocent” to attack the “guilty.”

None of this is new.  It has been the American way for a very long time.  It is a twisted history, involving massive propaganda and killing, including assassinations, all in the service of expanding and maintaining an empire built on the blood of innocents.  The following interview explores these matters and much more, all in the hope that shedding light on these machinations will help to prevent them from coming to pass.

This podcast was originally published on Geopolitics and Empire on March 24, 2018.


Edward Curtin is a writer whose work has appeared widely and a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment.  He teaches sociology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. A former college basketball player, he teaches the sociology of sports, and writes on a wide range of topics.  His website is http://edwardcurtin.com/

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One Response to “False Flag Operations Will Start New War? Towards a U.S.-Israeli Attack on Syria and Lebanon?”

  1. Gary Corseri. says:

    I believe it was Chekhov who made that statement about the gun on the wall in the first act having to go off by the play’s end.

    We have lots of guns on the wall now, and Curtin is prescient in the way he has focused on the contingency–one could say “inevitability”–of a major war with Syria and Lebanon, with major powers like the US and Israel and Britain lining up against other major powers like Russia and Iran. Yeah! Our world is just that NUTS now! Chemical attacks there and school shootings and nightclub shootings and Las Vegas and random shootings here, and van-attacks somewhere else, and…. Where does it end? Are we seriously considering a Dr. Strangelove, nuclear option?

    How did we let this happen? Have generations passed thru dreamland, supposing the last war was really THE LAST WAR?

    We are sleep-walking thru a land of shadows, ignorant of our own history (let alone others’). Time is rapidly running out! How do we wake from our nightmare?