Rafiq is a self-exiled Canadian intellectual whose books GAJ and Days of Shock, Days of Wonder are both highly recommended. Below is his review of my most recent edited volume on false flags—timely reading in light of recent events in Orlando. -KB
By Kevin Barrett on June 15, 2016
Book review / Kevin Barrett, ed., Another French False Flag? Bloody Tracks from Paris to San Bernardino (Lone Rock, WI: Sifting and Winnowing Books, 2016).
Reading Kevin Barrett’s edited collection of essays on false flag history in the twenty-first century is a dissonant experience. On the one hand, the daily media tell us stories about a “war on terror” started by crazed Muslims on 9/11. This war is said to be waged in the present day by al-Qaeda’s offspring, called ISIS, in the form of mass murders like the Paris Attacks of 2015. On the other hand, scholars like Barrett and the twenty-five thinkers represented in Another French False Flag? tell us stories about a “war on terror” fabricated by the CIA and Mossad on 9/11. This war is said to be furthered in the present day in the form of ongoing attacks by Western governments against their own people. Clearly, there is a clash of histories going on. The outcome of this clash could very well determine whether the coming century will be dominated by war.
The essays in this collection read like the core of a history curriculum fifty years in the future.