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13th Feb '17 6:22:22 PM Nylsa
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* In ''Series/{{Killjoys}}'' a group of men posing as Scarbacks massacre a number of civilians and claim it was on orders of Alviz, who is forced to confess or have his entire order killed. The massacre was staged by [[spoiler:the Company to justify stopping the planned emigration of Westerlings and bombing Old Town, as well as covering up one of the Nine assassinating another royal family]].

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* In ''Series/{{Killjoys}}'' ''Series/{{Killjoys}}'', a group of men posing as Scarbacks massacre a number of civilians and claim it was on orders of Alviz, who is forced to confess or have his entire order killed. The massacre was staged by [[spoiler:the Company to justify stopping the planned emigration of Westerlings and bombing Old Town, as well as covering up one of the Nine assassinating another royal family]].
13th Feb '17 6:20:02 PM Nylsa
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* In one '' Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode, part of the backstory involved the well-publicized death of an American woman at the hands of Israeli soldiers while protesting on the West Bank. It's later revealed that far from being innocent she was actively supporting Palestinian militants, who set her up to be killed to garner international sympathy. Although Israel is aware of this, they don't say anything and take the bad press because she was actually a spy for ''them'', and they don't want it revealed that they have infiltrated the peace movement by using foreign nationals and were stupid enough to kill their own agent.

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* In one '' Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode, part of the backstory involved the well-publicized death of an American woman at the hands of Israeli soldiers while protesting on the West Bank. It's later revealed that that, far from being innocent innocent, she was actively supporting Palestinian militants, who set her up to be killed to garner international sympathy. Although Israel is aware of this, they don't say anything and take the bad press because she was actually a spy for ''them'', and they don't want it revealed that they have infiltrated the peace movement by using foreign nationals and were stupid enough to kill their own agent.



** In ''Film/BurnNoticeTheFallOfSamAxe'', Veracruz plans to destroy a medical clinic and blame the rebels; using the attack as a justification for receiving greater US military aid.

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** In ''Film/BurnNoticeTheFallOfSamAxe'', Veracruz plans to destroy a medical clinic and blame the rebels; using the rebels. The attack could be used as a justification for receiving greater US military aid.
13th Feb '17 5:43:42 PM Nylsa
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** Latter, in April 1981, two Brazilian officers tried to bomb a musical concert and blame a group called the "People's Revolutionary Vanguard" (innactine since 1972). The bomb exploded earlier than planned, killing one of the men and injuring the other.

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** Latter, in April 1981, two Brazilian officers tried to bomb a musical concert and blame a group called the "People's Revolutionary Vanguard" (innactine (inactive since 1972). The bomb exploded earlier than planned, killing one of the men and injuring the other.
12th Feb '17 10:07:37 PM Medinoc
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** This was how the crooked and greedy king of Yvneel Kingdom screwed over Montblanc Noland after he led him on an apparent wild goose chase to what was supposed to be an island with a land of gold. He planted a fake member of Noland's crew from his servants and made him a "credible" source that Noland was a liar. In truth, the Knock-Up Stream blasted part of said island, Jaya, into the sky in between the time he left and returned. Too bad it was the part with the golden Shandora civilization.

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** This was how the crooked and greedy king of Yvneel Kingdom screwed over Montblanc Noland after he led "led" him on an apparent wild goose chase to what was supposed to be an island with a land of gold. He planted a fake member of Noland's crew from his servants and made him a "credible" source that Noland was a liar. In truth, the Knock-Up Stream blasted part of said island, Jaya, into the sky in between the time he left and returned. Too bad it was the part with the golden Shandora civilization.
12th Feb '17 10:05:57 PM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' has one that turns out to be two levels deep.
10th Feb '17 4:13:06 PM JackG
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* In one of the spy novels by Creator/AdamHall, Literature/{{Quiller}} is assigned to babysit an Embassy official investigating an impending Polish uprising that might disrupt East/West peace talks. Quiller conducts his own investigations and is surprised to find the Poles believe the British government is backing their revolt. It turns out the Embassy official is a KGB DoubleAgent manufacturing evidence that the entire uprising is a Western-instigated plot, thereby justifying a crackdown by the Soviet military.

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* In one of the spy novels "The Warsaw Document" by Creator/AdamHall, Adam Hall, Literature/{{Quiller}} is assigned to babysit an Embassy official investigating an impending Polish uprising that might disrupt East/West peace talks. Quiller conducts his own investigations and is surprised to find the Poles believe the British government is backing their revolt. It turns out the Embassy official is a KGB DoubleAgent manufacturing evidence that the entire uprising is a Western-instigated plot, thereby justifying a crackdown by the Soviet military.
3rd Feb '17 11:06:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* It has been widely alleged, with evidence, that the Ukranian separatists/insurgents/fighters-against-the-government, starting in 2014, has basically been the Russian Army with some upset locals mixed in. Numerous incidents have occurred where Russian soldiers have been found mixed among Donetsk fighters, including an [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28934213 infamous incident where Russian soldiers were discovered in Donetsk, claiming to have 'gotten lost'.]] If it is a false flag operation, it is almost as much of an EpicFail as the Gleiwitz incident noted above.

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* It has been widely alleged, with evidence, that the Ukranian separatists/insurgents/fighters-against-the-government, starting in 2014, has basically been the Russian Army with some upset locals mixed in. Numerous incidents have occurred where Russian soldiers have been found mixed among Donetsk fighters, including an [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28934213 infamous incident where Russian soldiers were discovered in Donetsk, claiming to have 'gotten lost'.]] If it is a false flag operation, it is almost as much of an EpicFail as the Gleiwitz incident noted above. The Russian government has PlausibleDeniability, though, as all those soldiers are listed as being "on vacation" with all the paperwork properly filled out and signed.
3rd Feb '17 10:55:34 AM ChronoLegion
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** This is also an option for ''very'' successful spy missions in ''Master Of Orion''.

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** This is also an option for ''very'' successful spy missions in ''Master Of Orion''.''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'''.



*** And in Birth of the Federation. After a successful espionage/sabotage op, you can either leave no trace, or plant evidence incriminating another faction. It's a lot easier for the Cardassians and Romulans to do this than the Federation though.

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*** And in Birth of the Federation.''VideoGame/BirthOfTheFederation''. After a successful espionage/sabotage op, you can either leave no trace, or plant evidence incriminating another faction. It's a lot easier for the Cardassians and Romulans to do this than the Federation though.
3rd Feb '17 10:54:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': SG-1 themselves try this at one point, in an attempt to sabotage a diplomatic meeting between the System Lords Heru-ur and Apophis, who were negotiating an alliance. It works, and they successfully trick Apophis into thinking that Heru-ur has betrayed him... but it turns out that Apophis has more troops in hiding than anyone knew, and his massively superior forces easily obliterate Heru-ur's, rendering the whole operation moot.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': SG-1 themselves try this at one point, in an attempt to sabotage a diplomatic meeting between the System Lords Heru-ur and Apophis, who were negotiating an alliance. It works, and they successfully trick Apophis into thinking that Heru-ur has betrayed him... but it turns out that Apophis has more troops in hiding than anyone knew, and his massively superior forces easily obliterate Heru-ur's, rendering the whole operation moot. Now, instead of an alliance of two System Lords, who distrust one another, they have one System Lord, who has absorbed the other's forces and rules them unchallenged.
3rd Feb '17 10:49:53 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/PrinceCaspian'', King Miraz has his general kill several of his own men in order to be able to blame their deaths on Narnians, thus justifying a "retaliation" against them.
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