Saturday, January 14, 2012

IRAN: US/Israeli "False Flag" attack may be underway

Jim Fetzer and Joshua Blakeney

Several warnings of an imminent “false flag” attack by the Israeli-influenced United States on one of its own warships, which will be attributed to Iran, have been reported by several reliable sources. In recent years “false-flag” terrorism has been utilized multiple times by US and Israeli political actors to provide pretexts for otherwise unjustifiable, anti-Islamic military excursions. The plan is to justify an all-out assault on Iran based upon a new fabricated “Pearl Harbor”.

Israel is the primary motivator behind the attempts to destabilize Iran. US traditional foreign policy was one of attempting to foster stability in the Middle East for oil markets. The Zionist impulse, conversely, is to destabilize all potential regional hegemons and carve the Middle East up into ethno-religious statelets. Thus, since the fraudulent events of 9/11, we’ve seen a policy of Middle East disintegration being pursued by Israeli-influenced American politicians. Indeed, recently released CIA memos reveal that Mossad agents have been posing as CIA agents and conscripting anti-Iranian terrorists.

Former Israeli intelligence officer, Avi Perry, startlingly wrote in a January 9th Jerusalem Post article of a forthcoming “ ‘Pearl Harbor’ scenario, in which Iran [will] launch…a “surprise” attack on the US navy,” giving the US “the perfect rationalization to finish them [Iran] off.” Tellingly, Perry chose to put the word “surprise” in quotation marks. Is Perry telling us something?
Perry asserts: “[an] Iranian attack on an American military vessel will serve as a justification and a pretext for a retaliatory move by the US military against the Iranian regime.” However, Perry identifies “a US aircraft carrier” as the likely target of this imagined Iranian attack.

USS Vincennes returns to San Diego (October 1988)

We beg to differ. There are major indications that the vessel of choice is to be the USS Vincennes. The fourth USS Vincennes (CG-49) is a US Navy Ticonderoga class Aegis guided missile cruiser. On July 3, 1988, the ship shot down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 civilian passengers on board, including 38 non-Iranians and 66 children.

This would be an ideal vessel for the staged provocation as it could be easily sold to the world as having been Iranian retribution for the 1988 downing of Flight 655. That way the evident lack of motive for Iran to provoke the US and Israeli military titans will be replaced by a perceived “motive.” No one will stop to ask themselves why Iran would thereby invite its own national annihilation.

If we were to believe the Wikipedia version of history, the Vincennes has already been scrapped. The Wikipedia article for the Vincennes states, “The Vincennes was completely scrapped by 23 November 2011.” If that were true it could not be used as the target of this “false-flag” attack. Yet we have photographic and testimonial evidence suggesting otherwise.

The USS Vincennes afloat in Puget Sound. The ship has an orange hue.

It cannot have been "completely scrapped" and still be afloat in Puget Sound.

A reliable source interviewed by one of us has brought us up to speed on the latest developments:

“We now know what that INACTIVE Ticonderoga class AEGIS missile cruiser got towed out of here under cover of darkness for. It’ll likely be the sacrificial lamb that starts the war with Iran….

“Why else would they move it when all the rest sit at a buoy here for months before they finally leave to be sunk?

“I told this to a former 9/11 Truth person back when that ship got moved that it was likely to be used for a FALSE FLAG attack. Well, we’ll soon see if I was right about this one.”

Since the ship left Puget Sound in the dead of night about two months ago, it’s most probable location today is at the 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain for safe keeping until the time comes for its deployment. The ship would have been refurbished and repainted and provided with remote control capabilities.

“That is the only location in the region outside of Haifa Harbor where she could probably be at least partially concealed by cocooning the superstructure to make it less obvious who she is. Meanwhile, the US Navy is compiling a list of casualties based upon deceased sailors, very much as was the case on 9/11,”
we were advised.

Former Israeli false-flag attacks, such as on the USS Liberty in 1967, and the Argentine attacks in 1992 and in 1994, demonstrate Israel’s willingness to attack US targets, on the one hand, and its own people, on the other. It’s highly probable that, having shipped the Vincennes into an acceptable location, that the Mossad, which has also been implicated in the events of 9/11, would do the rest of the dirty work. Or the United States, which has become Israel’s lackey, might blow up one of its own ships, which would be a literal and a figurative sign of how low the US has sunk.


“As a Marine Corps officer, I swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic”, Jim Fetzer observes. “Neither I nor any other officer I know ever swore allegiance to the State of Israel. Our leaders are not only betraying our own Constitution but have turned our nation into a servant of an unworthy, brutal and tyrannical master, who couldn’t care less about the best interests of American citizens–and our own leaders not only permit this to happen but actually promote it.”

In light of recent “deep political events” in Iran, including the recent murder of Iranian nuclear physicist Professor Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, it would not be surprising if the US and Israel were to raise the ante by implementing a fraudulent trigger incident, which may very well ignite World War III.


Because of the pervasiveness of US-Israeli deceptions, an increasing number of public intellectuals are awakening to the prospect of these fraudulent events BEFORE THEY HAPPEN, as appears to be the case with this initiative. We can’t be certain about all of this, because we are on the outside, looking in. Perhaps the USS Vincennes actually has been scrapped. But on this point the world can rest assured: they haven’t scrapped the plan!

Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.

Joshua Blakeney is a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Staff Writer at Veterans Today.


  1. Thanks for your continued service...

  2. Good grief if you had even done a modicum of research you would have learned the ship had been scrapped. For God's sake pictures of it dismantled are available on the web. The only reason I am here is because your " favorite" new channel Presstv decided to air your spurious claims. You know the English propoganda arm of Iran a state that has shown it will eat it's own to stay in power. I should know because my girlfriend is 10 years removed from Tehran. Yes I am a supporter of the reform movement in Iran and it is why I even bother to read Presstv. What amazes me is that people like you treat with a regime such as this knowing full well it is a theocratic dictatorship known to have killed tens of thousands of it's own people. So by all means if you hate the US govt, western civilization, and the simple concept of critical thought keep beating your head against the wall. Just don't call me when one day you get your wish and the "big bad US" goes belly up and you have no one to protect you from a theocratic movement that categorically rejects The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, jails you for daring to critique it, and is one the world's preeminent abusers of human and religious rights (read up on the Baha'is in Iran for perspective.). If your still wondering ponder why almost no hyper critical writers about Iran exist within it's borders (hint Iran has arrested hundreds of journalists/bloggers and sentenced almost a 100 to long prison terms). Ah why am I even bothering you believe the US was behind 9/11. You are incapable of not seeing a conspiracy behind every curtain because you have simply lost your objectivity. The US is already guilty thus it must always be guilty.

    As a side bar I don't wish you ill. I just want you to take off the blinders and realize regimes like Iran will only use you. The rights you have to air your thoughts free and clear in the US/West are not available to those in Iran let alone much of the Islamic world.


    1. I am sorry, but the latest report I have from a reliable source has the Vincennes off the coast of Israel, lobbing shells to test the "Iron Dome" defense system the US has provided to protect Israel from massive retaliation after it attack Iran. I regard what you have posted here as highly misinformed and very misleading. I hope that was not intentional, but the info-wars are as crucial as the physical ones.

    2. Jim,

      Thank you for your reply. Being a professor you know the value of research. Using research in this instance for such a large object draws one to a very powerful tool that being satellite imagery. Now if your following me here and know the names of the five Ticonderoga class cruisers decommissioned it is quite easy to find them. Three of the cruisers are in Philadelphia and if you map it you will see them in the naval yard just south of the city. The fourth one can be found in Brownsville Texas the same way if you follow the dead end inlet near its end past the three bright blue pools. In addition if view the picture of the USS Vincennes (google USS Vincennes Scrapped under images and it should be the first one) you will see it laid bare. On the goggle map you will see it not laid bare but the aerial footage shows the machinery which is visible in the goggled scrapped image. Now the only cruiser unaccounted for is the USS Valley forge but here is a link showing it smoking from being used as target practice:

      You add them up and you have five cursers the navy said they have decommissioned. This in my opinion is conclusive evidence your theory is wrong about the Vincennes. As for my other point about Iran I hope you realize your dealing with an entity that uses your articles for propaganda simply because it fits their aims. An Iranian version of you highly critical of their administration does not exist in Iran except behind bars or dead. The only truth relevant to them is that all the worlds problems are rooted in Israel/us/uk/west, capitalism, all non Muslims, and secularism. Their arguments not unlike much of the truth movement always start with the premise of the other party being guilty (the Quran describes us as Kafirs otherwise known as concealers of the truth.) When one operates from that premise the trap that almost all fall into is the loss of objectivity. I believe you have compromised your objectivity simply because you have already judged the US guilty thus it must be.


    3. Thanks for posting, Bill. The latest intel I have is that the Vincennes is off the coast of Israel, lobbing shells to test the "Iron Dome" the US has put up to protect Israel from the barrage of missiles that are going to be launched against it for attacking Iran.

      Moreover, in case you missed it, a huge joint- US/Israeli "training exercise" has been called off. It is not a stretch to infer that that may well have been because their master stroke--blowing up the USS Vincennes--has been exposed and therefore it was abandoned.

      How could we be MORE OBJECTIVE than to acknowledge that we could be wrong? Have you even read it? I am sorry, but you are the one with his mind made up. I can assure you, however, that they have a "Plan B". This atrocity may yet occur.

  3. The important dot to connect to this scenario is ObamaLew-y, the latest in a line-up of Zionist Slimeball Demonic Duos, recently appointed to the WH to deliver mind control commands to Barry Soetoro, their "Manchurian Candidate":

  4. This is what she looked like in April 2011:

    The 49 is still on the bow.

    Good looking out, but I don't think this is the ship.

  5. My instinct tells me the false flag will be a lot more special than just a ship. There's a lot riding on provoking a war with Iran and I sense a new narrative or technological tactic or strategy.

    1. I tend to agree, I was thinking more like a dirty bomb or actual nuclear weapon either as a terrorist attack against Israel or a tactical strike against an American carrier/fleet that would "prove" once and for all that Iran has developed nuclear weapons(or been given them by Russia/China) opening the way for the first true tactical nuclear warfare.

      Maybe that would be too 'over the top' for the masses to swallow right now.

      But it is odd that the "drills" were called off so maybe the Vincennes was the original target, the photo's posted above certainly don't prove much either way as if I was going to do it I'd scrap most of the ship first and then rebuild a cheap and flimsy(more destruction for 'impact' later) replacement structure and pretty much everything else except the critical components of operation(by remote control).

      But as Jim stated above they certainly have a plan B and I'm not looking forward to discovering what it is.

  6. I just talked last night to a friend whose husband is stationed on the Vincennes. I did not have the heart to point her to this site. Please listen to this Jan. 14 interview with a noted US economist who has detailed the complete US/Israel agenda, and who predicts a US vessel will be attacked. Why? Because, he states, there are so many of them there.