Over the past nine years, we have come across many terror bombings and theories. Yet each time, it has been next to impossible to pinpoint the real culprits. Many claims of responsibility are made. Often, though, these only blame the wrong parties, to distract or justify counteractions that benefit the real culprits. With such “false flag” operations in place, ostensibly carried out by governments, powerful corporations, or criminal gangs, usually, the only way to pinpoint true responsibility is to ask: “Cui bono?” or “Who benefits?”
As history, including modern Philippine history, is replete with such terror acts, let us examine these events from this vantage point: From the F-I-D-E-L bombings to the present series of blasts, which I call the Mindanao-Manila bombing axis, to one which occurred in
The F-I-D-E-L bombings of December 30, 2000--which started at the Ferguson plaza in Ermita; followed by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport; then Dusit Hotel; then later, inside an Edsan bus; and finally on the LRT--culminated a series of bombings that year, and were blamed on President Estrada for an alleged justification of Martial Law, an accusation that even Cory Aquino leveled against him in January 2001.
It turns out Estrada stood to gain nothing from those bombings because those who reaped the whirlwind were the ones who rose to the crest of usurped power. Of course, since the operatives comprised police and military elements, blame was eventually lodged onto three hapless Muslims.
After Edsa II, came the series of bombings in
Just the same, a number of anomalies surfaced: US Treasury bills were found in Meiring’s blasted room; and aside from carrying an MNLF member’s card, which was found in his belongings, Meiring was also linked to the MILF, Abu Sayyaf and others. Plus, at the time he moved about in
According to a
On Sunday, new CIA chief Leon Panetta arrives in
US recalcitrance only compounds the treason that is the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MoA-AD), cooked up by the United States Institute for Peace--headed by J. Robinson West, corporate chief of PFC Energy, the largest petroleum and natural gas consultancy in the world—that advises US oil companies on how to get into the much-coveted BangsaMoro Juridical Entity, which Mindanaoans have vehemently stood against.
Naturally, Arroyo and her military cohorts belied such claims, but why did then Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rodolfo Garcia tell the Feliciano Commission that a “Third Force” could be behind it, with Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo branding them as a “group of desperate people?”
Fast forward to the present, the government and Ayala executives are still at odds as to what really caused the Glorietta blast in 2007. At first, then PNP chief Avelino Razon said that it was probably a bomb blast, with the NSA blaming it on “terrorists,” despite the fact that a government asset admitted having cased the place a few months before. But just as quickly, Malacañang, the PNP, and the FBI changed their story altogether.
In the latest
Naturally, under the “false flag” doctrine, perpetrators have to be properly situated or positioned to fully benefit from their malevolent “false flag” schemes.