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The Gulf of Tonkin Incident: A False Flag for the Vietnam War

The Gulf of Tonkin incident, a controversial event that occurred in 1964, has been widely regarded as a false flag operation used as a pretext for the United States to escalate its involvement in the Vietnam War. This article delves into the details of the incident and its aftermath, shedding light on the deception and manipulation used by the US government to justify its actions.

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident: A False Flag Operation

The official narrative presented to the American public was that the USS Maddox was attacked by North Vietnamese forces on August 2, 1964, leading to the passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which authorized the use of military force in Vietnam. However, recent revelations suggest that the incident was a false flag operation carried out by the US government. The USS Maddox was not on a reconnaissance mission but was part of a joint CIA-South Vietnamese covert intelligence operation known as Operation Plan 34A. President Lyndon B. Johnson himself acknowledged the covert operation in recently released White House tape recordings.

Discrediting the Official Narrative

The Gulf of Tonkin incident has been widely discredited as a false flag operation. The National Security Agency has declassified its official history of the incident and admitted that intelligence officers had deliberately skewed the intelligence and claimed that Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked US destroyers on August 4, 1964, when in reality they had done nothing even while being fired on by US forces.

Misinterpretation of Radar and Radio Signals

On August 4, 1964, the USS Maddox received radar and radio signals that were misinterpreted as being another enemy attack from the North Vietnamese navy, leading to a two-hour shootout. However, there were likely no enemy ships out there. Captain John J. Herrick of the USS Maddox sent a cable admitting the attack may not have been an attack after all, stating that “freak weather effects on radar and over-eager sonar men may have accounted for many reports. No actual visual sightings by Maddox suggest complete evaluation before any further action is taken.”

The Aftermath

The Gulf of Tonkin incident served as a pretext for the United States to escalate its involvement in the Vietnam War, leading to an eight-year conflict that resulted in the deaths of millions of people. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of questioning official narratives and seeking the truth behind major events that shape our world.

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