The Problem-Reaction-Solution (PRS) formula, also known as Order out of Chaos, has been used in some form for thousands of years.(*) The use of this formula by various governments, groups, & individuals is a historical fact & can't be denied. In its basic form, it consists of using a fictional or real event, such a crisis, to bring about radical change. It is usually employed when the change to be brought about is controversial &/or disliked. And it often includes a type of framing called a False Flag Operation.
The online encyclopedia Wikipedia, states, "While false flag operations originate in warfare and government, they also can occur in civilian settings among certain factions, such as businesses, special interest groups, religions, political ideologies and campaigns for office." This formula can be used for political, civilian, religious, or business means. Warfare, crime, terrorism, drugs, the environment, disease, & the economy can all be instruments for crisis creation.
For example, the leadership of country A wants the natural resources of country B. But the leadership of country A realizes that their citizens will oppose an unjust war. So the leadership of country A creates a problem by staging a terror attack against its own military or civilian population. Through the media, the leadership of country A make it abundantly clear that country B is responsible. The people of country A are traumatized & demand justice. So the leadership of country A (seemingly) reluctantly complies, & offers the solution by launching a war against country B. This formula is ancient. Some historical examples follow.
The Great Fire of Rome
On the night of July 19 in the year 64AD a fire broke out in Rome, which burned for a total of nine days & destroyed about two-thirds of the city. Although fires were common in Rome, it is now believed by many that this was deliberately started by a Roman Emperor named Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, also known as Nero. Apparently at an earlier date, Nero had petitioned the senate with a plan to demolish one-third of Rome in order to build a series of villas & a lake, which he referred to as Neropolis. PBS noted in an article entitled, The Great Fire of Rome, that "The senate however, objected ardently to this proposal."
Groups of citizens, apparently at the direction of Nero, prevented anyone from putting the fire out, by threatening them with torture. "[S]ome in the population held Nero responsible," noted Wikipedia. "To diffuse blame, Nero targeted the Christians. Christians confessed to the crime, but it is unknown if these were false confessions induced by torture." According to PBS Nero had this religious group "indiscriminately and mercilessly crucified." "During gladiator matches" they wrote, "he would feed Christians to lions, and he often lit his garden parties with the burning carcasses of Christian human torches." After the fire Nero was able to build his Neropolis.
The Reichstag Fire
On the night of Feb. 27, 1933 the Reichstag building was set on fire. The Reichstag was Germany's version of congress or parliament. One month later on March 23rd, The Enabling Act, also known as the "Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Nation," was passed by the Reichstag. This was Germany's version of Homeland Security. It suspended most civil liberties outlined in the German constitution as well as habeas corpus. Wikipedia states, "Under the Act, the government had acquired the authority to pass laws without either parliamentary consent or control. Unprecedentedly, these laws could even deviate from the Constitution." This eliminated the Reichstag's participation in the creation of laws & allowed the Nazis to create a legal dictatorship.
Although the fire was blamed on Marinus van der Lubbe, it was later learned that the fire was set with the cooperation of the German government. An online historical archive called, The History Place, states, "Nazi storm troopers under the direction of Göring were also involved in torching the place. They had befriended the arsonist ... [&] even encouraged him to burn the Reichstag that night." "The Reichstag Fire," noted Wikipedia "has been attributed to the government of the newly elected Adolf Hitler by documents obtained by the Allies after the war and testimony of the Nuremberg Trials." This problem, followed by a solution, was apparently done to pave the way for a lawful dictatorship.
One of the most notorious examples of a False Flag Operation, which almost came to fruition, is Operation Northwoods. It is now a documented historical fact that this operation was considered. Wikipedia describes Operation Northwoods, as a "1962 plan by the U.S. Department of Defense to stage acts of simulated or real terrorism on US soil ... and then put the blame of these acts on Cuba in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government. ... [T]he plan ... called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism ... having real casualties."
On May 1, 2001, ABC News reported in an article called, U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba, that "In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba." An article entitled, U.S. terror plan called Cuba invasion pretext, which appeared in the April 24, 2001 issue of the Baltimore Sun, stated, "U.S. military leaders proposed in 1962 a secret plan to commit terrorist acts against Americans and blame Cuba to create a pretext for invasion... Citing the actual document they wrote, "We could develop a ... terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington."
The proposal was given to President Kennedy by the head of the Joint Chiefs, General Lyman L. Lemnitzer of the Council on Foreign Relations, who was later denied another term by Kennedy & transferred to another job. "Afraid of a congressional investigation," wrote ABC, "Lemnitzer had ordered all Joint Chiefs documents related to the Bay of Pigs destroyed... But somehow, these remained." The plan was mistakenly discovered & made public on November 18, 1997 by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, which was overseeing the release of government records related to John F. Kennedy's assassination.
The plan specifically called for hijacking a civil airplanes, staging mock attacks &/or sabotage at Guantanamo Bay, blowing up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay, & sinking a ship full of Cuban refuges. All of these things were to be portrayed by the media as having originated from the Cuban government. Also in the document was a plan to wage a "terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington. ... Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of Cuban agents and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement, also would be helpful in projecting the idea," the document states.
The plan, affirmed ABC, included, "sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities. Quoting from the actual document, the July 2001 issue of Harper's magazine described, "It is [also] possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shut down a chartered civil airliner en route from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama, or Venezuela." "We [also] could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba," quoted the Sun.
To the left is General Lyman Louis Lemnitzer of the Council on Foreign Relations, who demonstrated psychopathic traits when he attempted to persuade President Kennedy to carry out terrorist attacks against the civilian population in major U.S. cities.(**) The folks at the United Nations were apparently not offended by Lemnitzer's plan (which I'm sure they were aware of), because in 1963 they made him a Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, which is one of the two highest-ranking positions in the multinational military alliance.
ABC described, "The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war." "The desired result" added Harper's, "would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible Cuban government and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere." All done in order to, "Commence large-scale U.S. military operations," they wrote. According to ABC News, Operation Northwoods was approved by "all" of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before being presented to President Kennedy.
Journalist James Bamford, author of the book, Body of Secrets, wrote, "Operation Northwoods, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war."
* Problem-Reaction-Solution is a term that has been used (& possibly created) by film producer & talk radio host Alex Jones.
** All photos in this series are compliments of the BBC, Wikipedia, & Washington Post.
This formula can be used: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag
a fire broke out in Rome: PBS Station, The Great Fire of Rome, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/case_rome/
Groups of citizens: Ibid
held Nero responsible: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_Rome mercilessly crucified: PBS Station, The Great Fire of Rome
Reichstag building was set on fire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag
One month later: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enabling_Act_of_1933
Nazi storm troopers: The History Place, The Reichstag Burns http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/burns.htm
attributed to the government: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag
simulated or real terrorism on US soil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods
drafted plans to kill innocent people: ABC News, U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba, May 1, 2001, David Ruppe, http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662
plan to commit terrorist acts against Americans: Baltimore Sun, U.S. terror plan called Cuba invasion pretext, April 24, 2001, Scott Shane & Tom Bowman, http://web.archive.org/web/20010507171811/www.baltimoresun.com/bal-te.md.nsa24apr24.story
Lemnitzer of the Council on Foreign Relations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods; http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2807/wwcfrjcs.html
Lemnitzer had ordered: ABC News, U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba, May 1, 2001, David Ruppe
made public on November 18: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods
Also in the document: Ibid
orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities: ABC News, U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba, May 1, 2001, David Ruppe
Quoting from the actual document: Harper's Magazine, The Truth Is Out There, July, 2001, http://web.archive.org/web/20050912001704/http://www.painfuldeceptions.com/Cuba.html
blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay: Baltimore Sun, U.S. terror plan called Cuba invasion pretext, April 24, 2001, Scott Shane & Tom Bowman
The folks at the United Nations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyman_Lemnitzer; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Allied_Commander
to trick the American public: ABC News, U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba, May 1, 2001, David Ruppe
The desired result: Harper's Magazine, The Truth Is Out There, July, 2001
approved by "all" of the Joint Chiefs: ABC News, U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba, May 1, 2001, David Ruppe
Journalist James Bamford: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods