Operation AJAX and false flag operations
The idea that governments and intelligence agencies such as NSA, CIA or FBI were involved in or behind many acts of terrorism is called ‘false flag’ operations. These theories have been repeatedly ridiculed and accused of being mere conspiracy theories by the official media and the Government itself despite the existence of a large number of cases that have been documented by journalists.
Operation AJAX is believed to have been devised and carried out by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) itself. In this alleged plot, there have been covert operations involving organized acts of false flag terrorism that killed about 300 people. In 2013, after about 50 years of having denied any involvement, the CIA finally admitted to having been involved in a coup that led to the overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh in Iran.
Gulf of Tonkin
On August 4, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson went on national television to announce to the nation that North Vietnamese forces had launched two attacks on US destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. North Vietnam had attacked American ships.
On August 2, the destroyer Maddox claimed to have identified three North Vietnamese torpedo boats approaching her. According to Washington DC, the ship was in international waters at the moment of the attack, but several historians have reason to believe that the American destroyer was actually sailing (deliberately or not) in the territorial waters of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Then a fight broke out, after which warships from North Vietnam were damaged and retreated, although the US destroyer was not damaged.
The second incident occurred during a tropical storm in the Gulf of Tonkin, when radar equipment aboard a US destroyer allegedly detected ten unidentified ships closing in. On August 7, 1964, Congress authorized the president to initiate a large scale military operation in Vietnam.