False flag operation

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Raelichu

Senior Member
Spain, Spanish
Hi everyone... I've been asked to translate an article about a music band member who spoke about politics on a radio interview. I'm about to finish, but I'm stuck with this awful sentence I can't understand, so I hope any of you guys could give me a hand...

The sentence is this (what's in boldface is what I don't understand):

"When you study 9/11 it becomes very apparent... it was a staged terrorist attack, what they call a false flag operation"



Thanks a million in advance!
 
  • JCEst

    Senior Member
    English -Ireland
    A false flag operation is where a government stages a fake attack by another state as an excuse to go to war with them. Like Germany and Poland in WWII, or the US in Vietman. The band is probably saying that the US government was responsible for 9/11 to futher another agenda, such as Middle Eastern expansion, the invasion of Iraq and Afganistan etc etc.
     
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    Raelichu

    Senior Member
    Spain, Spanish
    Thanks, JCEst, now I understand what it is...

    still, I have no idea about how to translate it...

    (By the way, the band of reference is from your country!)
     

    Raelichu

    Senior Member
    Spain, Spanish
    Oh, OK, thanks... I should have thought that the easiest way (literal translation) was the right one...
     
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