Sunday, 20 September 2015

Feelings of aloneness and abandonment are being felt by many on Earth at this time

Natural Evolutionary progression, NDE's and whats happening as we become the 'Prodigal' on our journey back home to the Soul Plane

On the night of Wednesday 16th September 2015 I awoke suddenly at 3am and had this sense of being utterly and completely alone.  It was a strange feeling because I have never had issues with being alone.   In fact I enjoy it and realise that most of my personal growth happens when I am alone.  I have never felt lonely in my life either.  So this feeling I had was extreme.  It felt as if I was separated from everything I knew.  The ultimate of being alone.  I was bereft in a way I had never experienced.  

I awoke in the morning and the feeling had gone.  I wondered what it was all about.  Then that very same morning I read John Smallman’s blog speaking about his own similar experience and suddenly I appreciated the experience I'd had. We all have the deep awareness that at some point our Soul separated from its Mother and Father.  We chose to leave our real home and go it alone as it were.   On a deep unconscious level we all know this and our journey is to acknowledge this and get past it so that we can begin our journey back home.  The story in the bible about the 'Prodigal Son" suddenly took on a different meaning and then John Smallman was writing about the same experience.  That certainly got my attention.  I want to share with you John’s channeling from the Apostle Saul on what this means.

The prodigal son returning home

Hello, this is John Smallman with Saul's message for Friday September 18th 2015. Today I am posting my whole conversation with him because I feel many of you may be experiencing doubts, just as I am, about humanity's awakening.

Me:   Good evening dear Saul.  Thanks for your last message.  If you wish to commune, I am here intending to be ready to receive.  And, as you must be very aware, I have been avoiding channeling again of late.  What's going on?  My mood swings, my skepticism, my judgments, my lack of interest in life.  If I'm on my path, and there surely is nowhere else that I can be, should I not be happy in the knowing that I'm eternally One with God, with you, with Jesus, with all of creation?  Is my ego just blocking my access to the spiritual realms with meaningless distractions?  Anyhow, I shall try to relax into a receptive frame of mind and listen to your loving response which I believe is always available to me.  And yet, I'm on edge fearful.  This is stupid, insane – me in conflict with me.  And yet I've read that many holy ones on Earth have experienced something similar, only probably far more intensely.  So why should it be any different for me?

I got very upset this morning listening to Anita Moorjani being interviewed about her near death experience by Brian Rose (  It was as though I was suffering deeply at missing out on God's Love and Acceptance, like I could remember a time when I had it, but could not remember it, just the intense pain or emptiness of not having it, but what “it” was I could not imagine at all.  I guess I just felt utterly alone and abandoned, as she told her story of the infinite Love and Acceptance that she had experienced during her NDE, and of the fact that her knowing of it has remained with her.  Yes, I “feel” my life is pointless here on Earth, but I “know” that it is not.  So please Dear Saul uplift me with a loving hug and an inspiring message.

Aloneness and Abandonment 

Saul:   Yes John, I will.  And of course you are on your path, precisely where you intend to be in this and every moment.  Your feelings of aloneness and abandonment are being felt by many on Earth at this time.  An enormous release of negativity, of anger, of bitterness, of resentment, of fear in all its forms is in progress and is visible in all the conflicts, wars, and human suffering across so many parts of the world.  This is a prelude to humanity's awakening.  It is essential that humanity releases its vice-like hold on the illusion by releasing all that is maintaining that hold by being in contradiction and opposition to Love – anger, jealousy, bitterness, resentment, judgment, blame.

There is only Love, and you know that, but in your fear, caused by the illusory separated state into which you willingly entered, you feel an intense need to protect yourselves.  You fully believe in your state of separation, and in that state it seems that there are enemies all around you, anyone who is not you!  But there is only One!  And all that anger, jealousy, bitterness, resentment, judgment, blame is truly self-directed, BUT it is far too painful for you to acknowledge let alone accept and so you project it out there, onto others, and those others are You!

You have rejected the Love that is offered to you in every moment because of an intense sense of unworthiness that your choice to separate yourself from God has encouraged and developed within you.  The parable of “The Prodigal Son” from The New Testament is the best analogy to describe what you are undergoing.

And the prodigal son returned home, which is what you are doing.  And the greeting and welcome that you will experience when you arrive is utterly beyond your comprehension at present as you continue to be buried in the illusory state that you seemingly built all those eons ago, but in truth it was only a moment ago because time is also illusory.  You did a brilliant job in constructing the illusion which is why it seems so absolutely real to you, more real than Reality, which you doubt.

Near Death Experiences

The “touchy feely” physical environment that is the illusion that you built is incredibly limiting, and that is why it is so difficult for you to conceive of Reality.  The limitations are like a vast cloak or veil, a heavy and impenetrable fog which hides the Light from you, Light that is eternally present. Those who have near death experiences are effectively breaking through into the Light for a moment, and that experience can never be forgotten.

Many of them are realizing that one of their tasks is to share their experience to assist in the awakening process which they have realized is inevitable, and they are doing that.  All their fears have been dissipated, permanently, by the experience of Love that their NDEs provided.

This does not mean that they never feel sad or suffer, because that is part of the illusion to which they have returned, but those feelings are a result of their intense compassion for all of humanity.  They too want the awakening to happen so that all may return Home to Reality where the infinitely brilliant and undimmable Light of God's Love embraces all in eternal ecstasy.

Each one of you, even though you have not had the joy of a personal NDE, is also assisting mightily in the awakening process.  The many are opening to the realization of the infinite Oneness that is the divine Creation as a direct result of the ever increasing intensity of the Tsunami of Love enveloping Earth and all life upon it.  It is an intensity that you are driving in your enthusiasm to awaken, and to bring all to awakening with you.

Humanity's awakening is the only possible outcome because it is the divine Will, and all wills are in alignment with God's, although within the illusion that appears to be but wishful thinking.  Maintain that wish, maintain your will to awaken, and make it happen.  That is why you are on Earth at this time.

With so very much love, Saul.

My comments

I have known a number of people who have had NDE's and they all report the same experience of all encompassing love as soon as they break free of the veil.  Every one has said what a completely different perception they had of life when they came back. Every one of them was transformed by the experience and wanted to fulfil their world service and assist humanity.   All appreciated the opportunity of living on earth.

We must release this belief in the 'Matrix', the illusion that humanity has created through their own 'Creative Will' by being manipulated by the Cabal, the minions of the Illuminati, who used our creative will for their own ends.  They used their awarenesses and understanding drawn from fourth dimensional consciousness to 'puppeteer" our abilities to create the very illusion that we are now emprisoned by.  We have to break free.  To realise that we have the personal power and divine support to free ourselves from the 3D dimension illusion. From the fears. There is only love.  There is only creativity and abundance. That is our birthright.  If we are not receiving it then it is our responsibility.  We are getting in our own way.  Release what is preventing you from honouring yourself and your abilities and needs.  We have the personal power and the personal Will which is a part of Divine Will, to co-create 'heaven' on earth.    In other words a love filled life whilst living on earth. And of course the earth is evolving into a 5D state. So we too must evolve along with our Earth Mother, our home.  

Humanity is awakening - as individuals we can do so more speedily if we know what the process entails. Each person who awakens assists the remainder to awaken. The hundredth monkey syndrome* is responsible for this fact.


The hundredth monkey effect is a studied phenomenon in which a new behavior or idea is claimed to spread rapidly by unexplained means from one group to all related groups once a critical number of members of one group exhibit the new behavior or acknowledge the new idea. The theory behind this phenomenon originated with Lawrence Blair and Lyall Watson in the mid-to-late 1970s, who claimed that it was the observation of Japanese scientists conducting a study of macaque monkeys on the Japanese island of Koshima in 1952.  These scientists observed that some of these monkeys learned to use the ocean to wash sand and soil off sweet potatoes and gradually this new behavior spread through the younger generation of monkeys—in the usual fashion, through observation and repetition. Watson then concluded that the researchers observed that once a critical number of monkeys was reached, e.g., the hundredth monkey, this previously learned behavior instantly spread across the water to monkeys on nearby islands.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Your Shadow Self is healing

Have you noticed your Shadow side is making itself known? 

Does it seem like there is someone you do not know inside your head surprising you with dark thoughts?

All is well, its part of our evolutionary process.

Lightworkers everywhere are providing the Critical mass that is enabling the awakening process.  We need to give ourselves a pat on the back and honour ourselves for the efforts we are making. Right now there’s not much in the way of positive feedback for our efforts but the spirit realms assure us that what we are doing is working.

Right now Divine intervention is enabling our Shadow side to come to the fore for healing.  Are you surprised at the thoughts you’ve been having?  Is it like there is someone you do not know inside your head?  Fear not, its all part of our evolutionary process.

Saul has said, “The collective has decided to awaken from the nightmare, the illusion, and that awakening is happening right now, in this eternal now moment.  For an enormous number of you this is being made apparent by the fact that your shadow side, the part of you in which you hide or deny aspects of yourselves that you judge bad, shameful, evil, or just generally unacceptable, are, as it were, blasting themselves into your awareness causing you shock and dismay! 

This “stuff” has to be acknowledged because it is part of who you are as humans, and for you to awaken every aspect of yourselves has to be accepted and lovingly integrated.  When you do this all that is not in alignment with Love will just fall away because it is unreal.  Nevertheless, you do ask yourselves, often quite fearfully, “if I am continually making and holding the intent to be loving in every situation, and if I am meditating, praying regularly, and visiting my holy inner sanctuary daily, how can I be having these terrible and often murderous thoughts?  How can I possibly have such horrific thoughts and ideas?  Only mad men and brutal dictators think like this.”

Well, as you have so often been told, God created One Son.  Then one day God's Son thought, momentarily, that He would separate Himself from His Father and prove to Himself that He had no need of God.  Most of you are well aware of teenage rebellion, well that is how the illusion started!

These murderous thoughts are just “out there,” they are not yours.  You all have the ability to “receive” them, BUT there is no need to act on them, and the vast majority of humans have no desire or intent to do so.  However, because every human race and culture has rules of behavior, has “no go” areas within themselves where they refuse to look, where they are in denial, there is a lot of buried “treasure!”  That is thoughts and ideas that are a direct result of choosing to separate from God, from your heavenly Source, that are in absolute opposition to or denial of your true nature, Love.  In choosing to separate Yourself from God You had to choose a state that was completely opposite to Love, and it is from that idea that these thoughts arose.

It is “treasure” in the sense that when you acknowledge and release it all you will be free, for there is NO opposite to Love, there is only Love!

To be separated from God, as it seemed that you were, was a terrifying concept, a horrifying reality.  You saw yourselves as unacceptable, unworthy of God's Love, because you had separated yourselves from Him, and so, out of fear, you developed the ability to hide and deny aspects of yourselves for which you believed God would punish you severely – condemning you to 'hell' where you would burn forever in excruciating pain.

However 'hell' is part of the illusion.  There is no such place or environment.  As you have so often been most lovingly informed, there is only God, Heaven, Reality, Love.  And it is here that you have your eternal existence in every moment, without break, interruption, or even in a temporary state of quarantine.

As all in the spiritual realms keep telling you through channeled messages, and as the mystics and masters who have spent time on Earth in all races, religions, and cultures have also told you through the eons, the only Reality is Love.  

Because of the fear that the illusion instills and encourages, especially when you believe that you are only bodies with a very short life span, the reasonable and logical result of that belief is that you must defend yourselves from the death that appears to be waiting most enthusiastically to strike you down permanently at the first opportunity.  Then the small joys and pleasures that you may have briefly enjoyed as humans will be lost as you cease to exist, and you most definitely do not want to cease to exist.  Deep in your hearts the knowledge of eternal life and all that it entails – God's eternal and infinite Love for each one of you – lies hidden, but it still influences your beliefs and thought patterns so that the concept of non-existence, loss of His infinite Love, is fearful.

And you will never cease to exist! God created you in Love for all eternity to enjoy endless life with Him, and nothing can change that, ever.  Death is but the laying down of the vehicle that enables you to experience life within the illusion as a human, but in truth it is unreal, despite the intense sense of reality with which it presents you, especially when your bodies are in pain or are suffering.”


Thanks to John Smallman read more

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Power of the Belly

When I read this Mary Magdalene channelling today through Pamela Kribbe I immediately knew I just had to share it.  It touched me deeply and complemented some healing that happened some years ago for me.    It is a message for all women and needs to be shared because the collective energy field of women is changing. 

Spiritual development is widely seen as opening your heart, connecting with others through love, and letting go of your ego. However, for women who have to deal with a lack of strength in their belly, this is where a number of pitfalls lurk. If you connect to others without remaining solidly present in your belly, in your center, connected with your needs and your truth, then connection with others can quickly lead to a loss of self, and even to exhaustion.

I would like to speak about the female energy and how it can thrive at this time, because this is essential for the change in consciousness that humanity as a whole needs in order to move forward. There is a need for balance between the male and the female energies, both in the world as a whole and in the lives of individuals. The female energy has long been suppressed, damaged, and injured, and this has led to the dominance of a one-sided male energy.

An opportunity for an actual resurrection of the female energy?

At first glance, it might seem that the balance has already been addressed: women in many countries have virtually the same rights as men. In those parts of the world, a woman can manifest herself as freely as a man, enjoy an education, career, position of power, and is able to amass wealth. Yet at a deeper level, something is missing and out of balance. What actually happens when a woman strives for equality in this way is that she appropriates the male energy of dominance and control, and starts using it for her own self-interest and ambition. That is not wrong, in itself, but the question is whether doing that deeply fulfills the female soul, just as the additional question is whether the male soul is deeply fulfilled through amassing power and dominance.

At this time, there are more and more people searching for a deeper fulfillment. They want to live from inspiration and connected with Earth and their fellow human beings, trusting in their hearts instead of reacting to fear. These are ideals that now touch the hearts of young people. The old male energy of control and coercion has outlived its ages-old course; there is a new generation who thinks and feels differently. And herein lies the opportunity for an actual resurrection of the female energy, which not only includes a recovery of social and political rights and freedom for women, but also a true healing of deep inner wounds that have been done to the female psyche.

Chakra Balancing method - say daily:  'I consciously direct all of my chakras to be fully cleared, balanced, harmonized and spinning at the perfect frequency for me at this time, continuously upshifting into the next level of energetic expression'

What has happened to the female energy in the past? It has been disempowered in many ways, both by mental and physical violence, and that history has been recorded, so I need not go into it here. My attention here is focused primarily on how the inner female energy has been affected by this violence. If you look at the collective female aura, as exemplified in the energy field of an average woman, you will see a void, a hole, in the area of the belly. The area of the lower energy centers – the root, navel, and solar plexus chakras – has become disempowered and empty. For many women, there exist in those centers, and usually only half-consciously, feelings of unworthiness, fear, and uncertainty.

We are meant to be connected to our Earth Mother haric alignment meditation: connect to earth and cosmos

The original female power of the belly is one of being vital and grounded. A woman by her nature feels connected with Earth and the rhythms of the seasons, and the wisdom in her heart is one based on a natural sense of self-worth. Unfortunately, this has gotten lost through the ages and without that base, that natural strength in the belly, a woman cannot connect in a balanced way with the world around her. She easily gives too much of herself to others and loses herself in that giving, and so she often is unable to take up her personal space and set boundaries.

If you have been wounded to the core through rejection, (sexual) violence, and humiliation, a shift in your energy field will occur: your consciousness leaves your belly, which is the seat of emotion, connection, and intimacy. When it is too painful to be present in that area of your body, you will dissociate from yourself and pull your consciousness out of the belly. Your consciousness then rises up and lodges in the upper part of your aura, with the result that feelings become dull and depression can settle in, or a feeling of fatigue and of not having full access to your energy. In addition to the trauma of the violence that has taken place, and the deep emotional confusion that arises as a result, there is also now the sadness and the emptiness of having lost yourself.

The Wounded Belly and the Heart

This is, in short, what has happened to the female psyche. Even though not all individual women exhibit this pattern to the same degree, this has still been a general trend, which one can summarize as follows:

- the belly, which is the seat of emotion, sexuality, and intimacy, and is naturally and strongly connected with Earth, is relatively empty. It feels threatening to be present there, both because of the pain that lingers there as a memory and because of the power that lies dormant there; it is scary to encounter that power.

- as a result of the retreating movement, a gap has been created in the energy field between the upper and lower energy centers, between the area of the heart and the area of the belly.

As a woman, you become affected by the general female psyche, by the prevailing image of women and the collective experiences of the past. Each woman has to deal with what I am describing here; it is not easy or natural for any woman to own the power of her belly and really be present from her heart in a grounded, self aware way.

- the energy of the heart, the center of inspiration and love, cannot express itself, flow outward and naturally connect with the world and with other people. This flow is blocked either because of too much fear and uncertainty, or because there is a need to connect so strongly with another that you lose yourself in that person and become emotionally dependent upon them.

Women who have never experienced violence in their lives – mental, physical, sexual – also often exhibit this reactive pattern. Because old patterns can be carried on from previous lives, there might have been damage done to your female energy in the past that has yet to be sufficiently healed in this current incarnation. 

Collective Female Psyche is transforming pain

In addition, as a woman, you become affected by the general female psyche, by the prevailing image of women and the collective experiences of the past. Each woman has to deal with what I am describing here; it is not easy or natural for any woman to own the power of her belly and really be present from her heart in a grounded, self aware way.

Because this is a time of transformation of consciousness, it has now become all the more necessary to heal the energetic wound in the belly. If you are going to develop on a spiritual path, and you feel the urge to live from your heart and your most sincere inspiration, you will discover that you, as a woman, are faced with deep-seated fears. To stand out, to make yourself greater, and to enter into conflicts, does not come easily and brings you face to face with tough questions about self-esteem and being true to yourself. 

In a sense, as a woman, you are asked to transform a part of the collective pain of all women. So in the healing of your own pain, you create new paths for the collective consciousness to expand.

Women are more used to denying themselves and giving up their space to another, rather than demanding their natural boundaries. 

Spiritual development is widely seen as opening your heart, connecting with others through love, and letting go of your ego. However, for women who have to deal with a lack of strength in their belly, this is where a number of pitfalls lurk. If you connect to others without remaining solidly present in your belly, in your center, connected with your needs and your truth, then connection with others can quickly lead to a loss of self, and even to exhaustion.


If you are a highly sensitive person with an open heart chakra, who easily senses other people's moods and emotions, you will benefit from a solid sense of your own limits, and for that you need a strong ego. And by "strong ego" I mean you need a clear sense of where you end and where the other person begins. That sense enables you to be aware when you give too much, perhaps because you want to be liked or you dare not say "no". What a healthy ego affords is that you feel clearly and accurately what is happening with you in your interaction with other people. The word ego has become distorted, and has come to stand for everything that is lower and should be released, but for women, this form of self awareness and establishing boundaries is extremely important.

Men have the void in the heart rather than the belly

For men, the process of development is quite different. Men have been raised with a different kind of morality. They are encouraged as a boy to differentiate, to compete, and to distinguish themselves. This can be quite painful for men who do not feel at home doing that, who are naturally sensitive, thoughtful, or quiet. But in any case, men are less encouraged to be giving, while ambition and aggressiveness are positively valued. In men, too, there exists an energetic wound caused by experiences of the past. 

Men have become split from their own female energy, their feelings and intuition, and they experience this as a loss of joy, emotion, and connection. There is a void in their heart – less so in their belly – and this void torments men just as much as women suffer from the empty space in their abdomen. Both sexes have become damaged by the traditions in which you live and both sexes have become wounded in different ways, thus regaining wholeness involves different means by the two sexes.

For men, the emphasis on opening the heart is generally beneficial. Connecting with their feelings, allowing their vulnerability to show, and acknowledging the female energy in themselves, are fundamental ways toward healing for men. 

The road to self healing is being true to yourself as a woman

For women, it is in some way exactly the opposite. For them, the road to self-healing is through being true to themselves, maintaining clear boundaries, acknowledging their male energy, and recognizing and manifesting their unique gifts. Energetically, it means that you take the energy of your heart, your soul, all the way down to the level of your belly. Thus it means descending deep into that cavity of the pelvis, which symbolizes the primal force of the female energy.

Descend deeply into that cavity of the pelvis,
which symbolizes the primal force of the female energy. 
Honour the Goddess that you are

Women must deal with anger consciously if they wish to evolve

One of the ways in which women can come home to their base is through dealing more consciously with the anger that is stored in them. Many women suppress emotions of anger or disappointment, because anger calls up fear, or makes them feel powerless. Anger is threatening because it might bring you into conflict with others, and if you feel you are not able to stand up for yourself and to express your anger, you feel powerless. Then the anger can turn into depression, passivity, or cynicism.

However, you can start to regard anger as a valuable signal that something or someone is violating your boundaries and so you feel hurt; a signal you can use to create positive change in your life. By welcoming the anger, you take yourself seriously, which means that the force contained in anger can be expressed in a positive way. The first step is to not see anger as something bad and to not condemn yourself for it. This is more difficult for women than for men, because they are more used to denying themselves and giving up their space to another, rather than demanding their natural boundaries.

Own your Belly Power

This is the reason why I want to address highly sensitive women who walk the spiritual path: take care of your belly power, own it, rest firmly within your own boundaries and dare to stand up for yourself. You tend to associate spirituality with love, light, and connection, and those are essential attributes, but a balanced connection with the world around you depends on your ability to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong for you, to separate and detach when needed instead of unduly merge and connect. For that you need to fully value yourself, your own need, your own talents, and all your own emotions.

I lived during a time when free expression by women was not accepted, let alone valued. I felt a strong connection with the message of Jeshua Ben Joseph and with the essence of the Christ energy. I was touched by his words, his charisma, and in that life I went deeper and deeper within to remember who I was. There also lived in me a rage regarding the powers that forbade me to be who I was: independent, powerful, willful. I was regularly thrown back on to myself and I struggled with feelings of powerlessness and anger. My belly was seized by the energy of frustration, and below that lay dormant a sense of inferiority, of self-doubt. It was my mission to come to terms with my lack of self-esteem and to let go of other people's judgments.

Healing comes from questioning your motives

This is the challenge for all women. When women are not fully present in the area of their belly, they tend to give too much to others from their hearts, to empty themselves in relationships with others, such as their beloved, their children, their parents, their friends. To lose yourself in the other person is all too often a sign of not fully being at home with yourself, in your own base. If a feeling of emptiness or alienation is dominant there, it is tempting to reach out to another to ease that feeling. You do this seemingly from love, but another motive lurks there: you need the other in order to feel accepted and good about yourself. However, true spiritual growth means you learn to question – from what motive am I connecting with the world around me, with my beloved, my friends, my children, my parents?
Now choose one of those relationships and put your attention on your belly. Feel from that level how much space you occupy in this relationship or how much you receive. 
For example, imagine your loved one and ask within: 
"Do I feel fully accepted in the area of my belly when in his presence?
Do the same with a girlfriend. Breathe deep into your center as you think of her and feel your response. Do you feel something is blocking or preventing your breath? 


Experiment with this as a guided meditation.

The key questions are: 

  • Can my belly relax in the relationship? 
  • Do I feel accepted and am I free to be myself? 
  • Or do I feel I have to make all the effort and posture myself in an unnatural way? 

Perhaps you feel depleted of energy when you are with the other person; then your consciousness rises up toward your head and your awareness leaves your foundation, your belly. 

When that happens, please avoid condemning yourself, instead look with loving honesty at your own fear of 'being true to yourself and of taking up your rightful space'. By recognizing your own fear, you transform it. And you are not doing this alone. The collective energy field of women is changing. What you give to yourself benefits others and vice versa.

© Pamela Kribbe

Friday, 26 June 2015

False Flag events as an excuse for war

A Brief History of False Flag Terror

When I mention 'False Flag' to people they are generally lacking in knowledge as to what this means.  I read this excellent article by James Corbett and liked his simple evidence based explanation enough to want to share it.

If you like to listen just click on the video.  For a transcript read on.

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In naval warfare, a “false flag” refers to an attack where a vessel flies a flag other than their true battle flag before engaging their enemy. It is a trick, designed to deceive the enemy about the true nature and origin of an attack.
In the democratic era, where governments require at least a plausible pretext before sending their nation to war, it has been adapted as a psychological warfare tactic to deceive a government’s own population into believing that an enemy nation has attacked them.
In the 1780s, Swedish King Gustav III was looking for a way to unite an increasingly divided nation and raise his own falling political fortunes. Deciding that a war with Russia would be a sufficient distraction but lacking the political authority to send the nation to war unilaterally, he arranged for the head tailor of the Swedish Opera House to sew some Russian military uniforms. Swedish troops were then dressed in the uniforms and sent to attack Sweden’s own Finnish border post along the Russian border. The citizens in Stockholm, believing it to be a genuine Russian attack, were suitably outraged, and the Swedish-Russian War of 1788-1790 began.
In 1931 the Japan was looking for a pretext to invade Manchuria. On September 18th of that year, a Lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army detonated a small amount of TNT along a Japanese-owned railway in the Manchurian city of Mukden. The act was blamed on Chinese dissidents and used to justify the occupation of Manchuria just six months later. When the deception was later exposed, Japan was diplomatically shunned and forced to withdraw from the League of Nations.
In 1939 Heinrich Himmler masterminded a plan to convince the public that Germany was the victim of Polish aggression in order to justify the invasion of Poland. It culminated in an attack on Sender Gleiwitz, a German radio station near the Polish border, by Polish prisoners who were dressed up in Polish military uniforms, shot dead, and left at the station. The Germans then broadcast an anti-German message in Polish from the station, pretended that it had come from a Polish military unit that had attacked Sender Gleiwitz, and presented the dead bodies as evidence of the attack. Hitler invaded Poland immediately thereafter, starting World War II.
In 1954 the Israelis hired a number of Egyptian Jews to plant bombs in American and British cinemas, libraries, and other civilian targets to be blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood or other malcontents. The plan, known as the Lavon Affair, was part of an effort to convince the British to retain their military presence in the occupied Suez Canal zone. Several bombings took place, but the British were ultimately forced out after Nasser nationalized the canal in 1956.
In 1962 the US Joint Chiefs of Staff authored a document called Operation Northwoods calling for the US government to stage a series of fake attacks, including the shooting down of military or civilian US aircraft, the destruction of a US ship, sniper attacks in Washington, and other atrocities, to blame on the Cubans as an excuse for launching an invasion. President Kennedy refused to sign off on the plan and was killed in Dallas the next year.
In August 1964 the USS Maddox, a US destroyer on patrol in the Gulf of Tonkin, believed it had come under attack from North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats, engaging in evasive action and returning fire. The incident led to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution authorizing President Johnson to begin open warfare in Vietnam. It was later admitted that no attack had occurred, and in 2005 it was revealed that the NSA had manipulated their information to make it look like an attack had taken place.
In June 1967 the Israelis attacked the USS Liberty, a US Navy technical research ship, off the coast of Egypt. The ship was strafed relentlessly for hours in an apparent attempt to blame the attack on Egypt and draw the Americans into the Six Day War, but amazingly the crew managed to keep it afloat. In 2007 newly released NSA intercepts confirmed that the Israelis knew they were attacking an American ship, not an Egyptian ship as their cover story has maintained.
In the fall of 1999, a wave of bloody apartment bombings swept through Russian cities, killing 293 people and causing widespread panic. Although blamed on the Chechen terrorists that the Russians were fighting in the Second Chechen War, FSB agents were caught planting the exact same type of bombs as in the other blasts later that month. The government claimed that the bomb was part of a security exercise and Vladimir Putin came to power as the next Russian President on the back of the terror wave later that year.
In 2001, attacks in New York and Washington are blamed on Al Qaeda as a pretext for invading Afghanistan. In the months leading up to the event, American negotiators had warned Afghanistan’s Taliban that they were interested in securing right of way for proposed pipeline projects, and the US would achieve this with either a carpet of gold or a carpet of bombs. The Bush administration’s first major national security directive, NSPD-9, a full-scale battle plan for the invasion of Afghanistan, including command and control, air and ground forces, and logistics, was drafted and sitting on the President’s desk to be signed off on September 4, 2001, seven days before the 9/11 attacks. The invasion proceeded as planned in October.
These are but a few of the hundreds of such incidents that have been staged over the centuries to blame political enemies for attacks that they did not commit. The tactic remains in common use today, and will continue to be employed as long as populations still blindly believe whatever their governments tell them about the origins of spectacular terror incidents.

by James Corbett