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Over 100 Years of War Lies: Debunking False Flag Operations, Part II- Gulf of Tonkin Incident

As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleges that Iran attacked two vessels in the Gulf of Oman without any substantial evidence except for, “based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping.”

In fact, even CBS News reported the Japanese owner of the oil tanker, Kokuka Courageous, that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman contradicted Pompeo’s and the US’ account of the incident.

The Ron Paul Liberty Report, and Jake Morphonios of Blackstone Intelligence both discussed the incident and compared it to the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964, which of course immediately escalated US involvement in Vietnam. The two videos, a combined two-hours in length, can be seen here and here.

And actually, as I was writing this article and linking sources, Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Liberty Report were in the middle of this video on their YouTube channel, entitled ‘Credibility Crisis, No One Believes Pompeo on Iran,’ so be sure to check it out.

Back to the Gulf of Tonkin. It’s the latest false flag attack I wish to discuss with you today, so let me go ahead and first provide a little background on the subject.

The incident occurred on two separate occasions. The first on August 2nd, 1964, and the second on August 4th, 1964. The story goes that North Vietnamese warships fired upon the USS Maddox, a naval ship passing through international waters. The second attack on August 4th prompted President Lyndon Johnson to sign the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

Now, does the official story continue to hold up?


Contradicting Historical Evidence

On August 2nd, 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin incident occurred when the USS Maddox, supposedly set forth for a peaceful mission reported a surprise attack from North Vietnamese warships in the Gulf of Tonkin.

The Maddox reported another attack two days later on August 4th, prompting President Lyndon Johnson to launch strikes in retaliation and signing the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which greatly escalated US involvement in Vietnam.

While the story held water for years, with the US government repeatedly stating it did nothing to provoke an attack while the Johnson administration maintained it acted with restraint, citing retaliatory strikes following the second attack, it was later found that the USS Maddox was not acting peacefully.

My evidence is as follows and for further review, Freedom Flames, simply click the highlighted links which will funnel you to the appropriate sources.

As outlined in Operations Plan (OPLAN) 34-A, the US looked to sabotage and north Vietnamese operations in Vietnam as early as January 7th, 1964, as well as expand Intel missions into the region.

Gulf of Tonkin incident

Action shot depicting the battle.

Also stated in OPLAN 34-A is, “Sabotage and propaganda operations in North Vietnam in the last year and a half have been most disappointing,” in the words of McGeorge Bundy, National Security Advisor at the time to the Johnson administration.

What was the USS Maddox really doing so close to North Vietnamese territory?

It was in fact, conducting maritime raids on North Vietnamese coastal targets, assisting South Vietnam in such raids. Prior to the August 2nd engagement, the Maddox approached two offshore islands it saw as targets, Hon Me, and Hon Ngu.

While the battle did occur in international waters, North Vietnam made the connection between the Maddox’s actions and the 34-A raids, pointing to evidence that the USS Maddox most likely initiated the first shots.

Also, as outlined in the NSA’s archives made available to the public forty years after the attack occurred in 2004, there’s evidence that the August 4th attack never happened at all.

Navy pilot James Stockdale, who was at the scene, can be quoted as to writing, “No boats, no boat wakes, no ricochets off boats, no boat impacts, no torpedo wakes—nothing but black sea and American firepower.”

Stockdale later wrote, “There was absolutely no gunfire except our own, no PT boat wakes, not a candlelight let alone a burning ship.”

Stockdale did state, however that the USS C Turner Joy, which Johnson had ordered to accompany the Maddox, point her guns at the supposedly attacked destroyer.

Captain John C. Herrick, commander of the destroyer division to which the Maddox belonged, radioed into the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific (CINCPAC), stating he was doubtful of many of the aspects regarding the August 4th attack.

Herrick’s report stated, “A review of the action makes many reported contacts and torpedoes fired appear doubtful. Freak weather effects on radar, and over eager sonarmen may have accounted for various reports. No visual sightings had been reported by the Maddox, and the Commander suggests that a complete evaluation be undertaken before any further action.”

You can review the source in full at this link: Essay: 40th Anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, by John Prados

As stated in the Corbett Report, this attack ‘had been suppressed long enough to have its intended effect: rallying the public for war.’



I hope I presented a well-crafted counterargument to the incident that kick started one of the bloodiest conflicts in World History. For my international readers, you may know of this conflict as the American War, as it’s stated in many corners of the world. We here in the States have always called it the Vietnam War, so I hope this clears some confusion when I used the term earlier in the article.

Also, thus far I’m quite pleased with the responses in the comments section, and if you would like me to elaborate further on anything posted in the above sections, feel free to state so in the comments section. If you found this article thought-provoking and helpful, please share it to your social media pages to help spread an alternative argument to the mainstream, official accounts regarding this and other events that conditioned the American people for war.

In my next episode I want to talk about a war that was kick started via a media firm called Hill & Knowlton, hired by the US government to sell to the American people a conflict that over the next two decades, would escalate into Orwellian-style perpetual war.






Over 100 Years of War Lies: Debunking False Flag Operatons, Part I

Dear Freedom Flames,

I’m glad you took the time out of your busy day to return to read up on the Lord of Columbia Series’ influences and I decided to begin with one-hundred plus years of lies and false flag operations that thrust America into countless wars.

I stated in an article a couple weeks back that I’ll be discussing my primary influences behind Lord of Columbia and since we had a potential false flag in the news recently, I thought it would be great to kick off my ‘Influences’ series talking about the subject.

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Excerpt from Northern Knights

Hello, Freedom Flames,

Today is a special one indeed, as I’m providing a small excerpt from my debut book, Northern Knights, giving you a little bit of a taste in the book’s actual context.

Lately, I’ve described themes, messages, a few plot elements, and the book’s (along with the rest of the Lord of Columbia Series) main genre.

So, I hope you all enjoy this tiny excerpt from Chapter Two and definitely give me some feedback in the comments section as to what you thought while reading this rather action-packed scene.

Now, one thing to keep in mind is the language that I use. It is more adult-oriented, however this story is told only from Cain’s point of view, and a deeper point of view at that. Much of what you’re seeing are Cain’s thoughts as to how he’s using his own words to convey the story to the reader.

For the full excerpt including Chapter One, click here to claim the full preview.

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Influences Behind Lord of Columbia: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror

Brace Yourself for the Red Pill

For those of you following this blog and have even read the Lord of Columbia Series, you’re well aware that this series, while urban fantasy in nature, is an allegory of American history, starting with a modernized version of the American Revolution and, beginning with Raven’s Flock, stretches all the way to a War on Terror allegory.

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The First Twenty-Five Pages of Northern Knights Available on Prolific Works

Northern Knights, Book I in the Lord of Columbia Series

Click the image to download the first 25 pages of Northern Knights.

The first twenty-five pages of Northern Knights, Book I in my Lord of Columbia Series is now available on Prolific Works for those on the fence of purchasing the book and other works in the series.

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Why Did I Call it the Sword of Stoicheion?

I’m often asked how I came up with names of people, locations, and objects that are present in Lord of Columbia and Neo Skyehawk. You have Sword of Stoicheion, Ddraigoch, character names, and more.  Some of which I touched on in previous posts and others will be examined in future articles.

Coming up with unforgettable names was something I often asked myself as a kid when I played Pokemon games, wondering how the creators came up with names like Gyarados, Pikachu, and the other original 151 creatures which now number over 700 if I’m not mistaken.

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Spoiler Alert! Pop Culture, Locations, and Other References in Northern Knights

Northern Knights' References

Clockwise, Sunset in Weirton, WV (photo by: Todd Matthews), Cleveland Browns 2015 uniform unveil (photo by Eric Drost), Crossing the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge from Steubenville into Weirton, WV (photo by Eric Wagg), Riding along Main Street, Wintersville, Ohio.

Northern Knights might be an urban fantasy that takes place in a fictionalized version of our world, but don’t think for a single second I haven’t made some pop culture and mainstream references in Northern Knights, the Lord of Columbia Series’ first episode.

From Chapter One, the reader will find entertainment and comic relief from the darker overtones of the plot when they stumble across such references.




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Free Book Promotion Ideas: How I’m Using Pinterest to Promote Lord of Columbia

Lord of Columbia Pinterest

Promoting and marketing a book or in my case a book series can be an expensive endeavor. The greatest book promotion and book marketing services can be expensive, with a price tag easily reaching hundreds if not thousands. While advertising and marketing are great and should be done, if one is just starting out with a limited budget it can be, well, quite difficult. This is especially true if an author is barely making ends meet with side hustles and seasonal work to get by. To counter this, we need to find as many free book promotion ideas as possible that will help us indies gain exposure, especially in our early days.

I already went over one free promotional tactic I used in last week’s article regarding my free book giveaways to my first 200 email subscribers.

So, I’m now going to share my own experience today with a website that has garnered my plenty of traffic on this blog’s sister site, My Freedom Flame. Pinterest was my latest discovery in November 2018 and I’ve since never looked back, sharing each and every blog post I’ve written since November on Pinterest and I continue to do so.

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Get the Northern Knights, Swords of Destiny, and Missing in Columbia Collection Today!

Lord of Columbia Trilogy

Click the image to purchase your copy for just $6.99!

Everybody loves hot deals, and now you too can get in on the action by purchasing the first trilogy in the Lord of Columbia Series featuring Northern Knights, Swords of Destiny, and Missing in Columbia for only $6.99. This deal, advertised only here at Lord of Columbia Series rewards the reader with 53% off the cover prices if the books are bought separately.

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Who is Sir David Mathew and What is His Importance to Lord of Columbia?

Sir David Mathew

Todd Matthews, Sir David Mathew. A family line that extends over six centuries. Yes, the man known more as David ap Mathew is said to have become the founder of the modern-day Matthews line, and all variations of such a line. Such a real-life cavalier inspired perhaps the most mysterious and exciting character in both Lord of Columbia and Neo Skyehawk.

In fact, David ap Mathew was my primary influence for the character David ap Santos, who is mentioned in every single Lord of Columbia and Neo Skyehawk story, despite the fact he had never appeared as a character in either series.

While David ap Santos is merely mentioned, he plays perhaps one of the most important roles in both series, which will become apparent soon, as the mentioned character comes into his own. The reader will get to know David ap Santos, but to get an idea on David, let’s have a look at the man who inspired the character.

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