“False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as if they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than one's own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and have been used in peace-time.”
It was an excuse to take away Philippines, Guam and Cuba from the Spanish
Neutral America taunted the Japanese long before Pearl Harbor and American officials were aware of the impending attack on Pearl well in advance of the attack.
Military industrial complex used American "Tiger" pilots (also used in Taunting Japan to start WW II) to taunt and harass North Korea into war.
US planned false flag attack on Americans and the plan was to blame it on Cuba in order to justify retaliating attack on Cuba
In 1964 President Johnson knowingly lied to America by announcing that US Navy vessels were attacked by North Vietnam