What do Adolf Hitler, Menachem Begin, Vladimir Putin, and Barack Obama have in common? They have all been accused of terror attacks on their own countries.
On February 27, 1933, the German Reichstag building in Berlin was gutted by an arson attack. The fire was blamed on Communists, but many thought it was set by the Nazis themselves. Hitler had been named Chancellor barely a month before. In the wake of the fire, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, which gave Hitler the right to rule Germany by decree.
On July 22, 1946, the King David Hotel in Jerusalem was bombed by the militant right-wing Zionist underground organization Irgun. Ninety-one people of various nationalities were killed, including 17 Palestinian Jews, and 46 were injured. The attack played a part in hastening the British departure from Palestine. The leader of Irgun at the time of the bombing was Menachem Begin, a future Prime Minister of Israel.
In September 1999 there were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow, and Volgodonsk, killing 293 people and injuring 651. Chechen terrorists were blamed for the bombings, but former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko and reporter Anna Politkovskaya accused the Russian secret service FSB of carrying out the bombings. In the wake of the attacks, Russia launched the Second Chechen War which helped Vladimir Putin come to power. Both Litvinenko and Politkovskaya were subsequently murdered, apparently by agents of the state.
During the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line, killing 3 people and injuring 264. The bombing initially was blamed on two brothers from Chechnya, but subsequent revelations suggest that the bombing was a false flag terror attack staged by one or more agencies of the US government. During the manhunt for the alleged terrorists, the neighborhood of Watertown was locked down and door-to-door warrantless searches were conducted in a manner suggestive of police state tactics.
History has taught us that people do not attack their own countries to maintain the status quo. They do so to achieve some other objectives which generally do not improve the well-being of their populations. The United States seems to be on a long, downhill slide. Setting off bombs is more likely to lead to the imposition of martial law than to the reversal of that slide. Perhaps that’s what the ruling class has in mind for us after all.