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Copenhagen False Flag?

by Stephen Lendman Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM


Copenhagen False Flag?

by Stephen Lendman

It's too early to know much about Saturday's Copenhagen killings. Rush to judgments can prove wrong.

Automatically calling these type incidents terrorist attacks is way over-the-top. On a typical Chicago weekend, multiple shootings occur.

Much like in other US cities nationwide. Most go unreported. Headlines don't scream "terrorism."

We'll never know the motive behind Copenhagen's incident. More on this below.

Perhaps what happened reflected an angry man losing it. Or maybe another state-sponsored false flag?

On Saturday, two people were reported killed. Five others injured in twin Copenhagen, Denmark shootings.

One attack targeted the Krudttonden cultural center. At the time, it was hosting a discussion on Islam and free speech titled "Art, blasphemy, and the freedom of expression."

Lars Vilks participated - the Swedish artist known for lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.

Event co-organizer Helle Merete Brix said "I saw a masked man running past. I clearly consider this an attack on Lars Vilks."

Police called it "a terror attack." So did French Foreign Minister Laaurent Fabius.

In 2010, an American woman calling herself Jihad Jane (aka Colleen R. LaRose) was charged with plotting to kill Vilks. In January 2014, she was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

Later on Saturday, a man was shot and killed near Copenhagen's main city center synagogue.

Reuters said Danish police "launched a massive manhunt with helicopters roaring overhead and an array of armored vehicles on the usually peaceful streets of Copenhagen."

They shot and killed the alleged suspect outside a train station. They claimed he opened fire first. Don't cops always say that? As of mid-afternoon Sunday Copenhagen time, he's unnamed.

Danish intelligence head Jens Madsen said the shooter may have been "inspired by militant islamist propaganda issued by IS and other terror organizations."

It's unknown if he had any connection to alleged terror groups. Police said Danish intelligence had him "on their radar." What they said and did may be world's apart.

The suspect was declared guilty by accusation. No arrest. No formal charges. No due process or judicial fairness. Dead men tell no tales.

Chief police inspector Torben Molgaard Jensen said "(w)e assume that it's the same culprit behind both incidents."

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt called what happened similar to January Paris attacks.

"We feel certain that it was a politically motivated attack, and thereby it was a terrorist attack," she said. Despite no evidence proving it.

European Council President Donald Tusk called what happened "another brutal terrorist attack targeted at our fundamental values and freedoms, including the freedom of expression."

Late Saturday, Charlie Hebdo columnist Patrick Pelloux said "(w)e are all Danish tonight."

Copenhagen police inspector Jorgen Skov said "(e)vidence does not suggest that there have been any co-perpetrators."

"We don't know if it's an act of terrorism, but we're investigating it as an act of terrorism," he added.

Police initially indicated two gunmen involved. Then said only one.

They claimed he "hijacked a car," abandoned it after about a five-minute drive north of the attack areas, and proceeded on foot.

Netanyahu commented as expected. He wants European Jews emigrating to Israel for alleged greater safety.

"Again, Jews were murdered on European soil just because they were Jews," he said.

"This wave of attacks is expected to continue, as well as murderous anti-Semitic attacks. Jews deserve security in every country, but we say to our Jewish brothers and sisters, Israel is your home."

Defrocked/reinstated ultranationalist Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called for "war on Islamic terror."

Jews are the canary in the coal mine, he claimed, adding:

"The string of terror incidents in Copenhagen, at the synagogue and at the free speech event, prove what we have been saying for years, that Israel and the Jews are the first to experience this terror because they are the front line in the terror war against the West and the entire free world."

"The international community in its entirety cannot be satisfied with declarations and demonstrations against this terror, but must throw off the rules of political correctness and conduct an a truly uncompromising war against Islamic terror and its causes."

Maybe he has another Gaza war in mind. Perhaps this time along with attacking Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Iran.

European Jewish Association general director rabbi Menachem Margolin wants Jews armed with guns for protection.

He wants "as many people within the Jewish community as possible" carrying weapons. He wants "Jewish institutions secured 24/7." Perhaps he wants Europe turned into the wild west.

Was Saturday's violence the act of an angry man, terrorism or another staged false flag? Whenever these type incidents occur be suspicious. Accept nothing at face value.

Post-9/11, US-dominated NATO declared war on Islam. Israel wages it against Palestine.

Muslims are vilified for their faith, ethnicity, and cultural values. They're a convenient enemy of choice. Automatically linked to terrorism.

Attacks on fundamental freedoms follow incidents like 9/11, Paris killings and numerous others like them.

Most are false flags. They're used for political advantage. Not a single new millennium terrorist plot in America was uncovered despite claims otherwise.

Lots of innocent Muslims were falsely charged, indicted, prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned despite having committed no crimes.

Lawyers like Lynne Stewart defending Muslims Washington wants convicted risk similar treatment. Europe is no better.

UK police state laws are some of the continent's toughest. So are France's. Following Charlie Hebdo shootings, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced a draconian new anti-terror law.

Similar legislation is proliferating across Europe. Police state measures by any standard. Much like what's destroying US freedom.

Fundamental rights are being eliminated in plain sight. With no desperately needed public opposition. Sacrificing freedom for greater security assures losing both.

Post-9/11, witch-hunt persecution of Muslims followed. So did baseless accusations and mass surveillance.

Europe wasn't spared. Post-Charlie Hebdo, things are worse than ever. Thousands of French police and military forces patrol city streets and other public areas.

Police raids spread across France, Germany, Britain, Belgium, Greece and elsewhere in Europe.

Muslims are targets of choice. Automatically associated with terrorism. So is anyone challenging policies favoring monied interests at the expense of all others.

Including wars without end, force-fed austerity, social injustice, rampant racism, and systemic unfairness reflecting things rigged for the rich against society's most disadvantaged.

America is a virtual police state. So are Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and other European countries. Expect worse ahead post-Copenhagen.

Expect the latest incident to be used to wage greater war on freedom. Perhaps losing it altogether is another 9/11 type false flag away.

All the easier because abused people able to act in their own self-interest do nothing.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

Visit his blog site at

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