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  1. On October 14th, 1944, doomed death camp prisoners at Sobibór managed to lure numerous high ranking Nazi officers into separate workshops, on the pretext of fitting them with new boots and clothes. They then hacked their defenseless captors to death with various tools and objects, one by one.

  2. Joseph Smith was killed by an angry mob while incarcerated. Smith had tried to suppress a local that had exposed Smith's practice of polygamy - implying that he used his religion as a pretext to seduce and marry unassuming women - including the wives of some of his closest associates

  3. When Turkish jet was shot down in Syria in 2012 Erdogan said: "A short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack"

  4. China's only aircraft carrier was bought from Russia on pretext of use as a floating casino.

  5. Top US government officials proposed committing acts of terror against US citizens in false flag attacks as a pretext to invade Cuba, before being denied by President Kennedy.

  6. In 2001 an elderly couple chartered a small plane on the pretext of having sex in the sky. While flying, they tried to hijack the plane & force the pilot to fly to Cuba, which cause the plane to crash. They were the only people on board to die in the crash.

  7. The pretext for the French invasion and subsequent 132 year occupation/colonization of Algeria, was their diplomat getting hit with a flyswatter.

  8. Prior to the Six-Day War (1967), Chief of Staff of the Israeli military Yitzhak Rabin and some of his generals had considered staging a mock shelling of an Israeli settlement to create a false pretext for going to war against Egypt.

  9. President Nixon considered firebombing the Brookings Institution as a pretext for stealing its files on Vietnam

  10. Mark Twain despised the press due to untrue publications "It has defended official criminals, on party pretexts, until it has created a United States Senate whose members are incapable of determining what crime against law and the dignity of their own body is, they are so morally blind,..."

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The Reichstag building fire of 1933 (of unkown cause) gave a pretext for the Nazis to suspend most rights, allowing them to arrest Communists and increase police action throughout Germany. The U.S. adopted a policy of appeasement towards Hitler (who had portrayed himself as anti-Communist).

About the events surrounding Herschel Grynszpan, who assassinated Ernst vom Rath on behalf of those expelled in the Polenaktion, which gave pretext to the Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) before World war 2 broke out.

George Morrison, the commander of the U.S. naval forces in the Gulf of Tonkin (pretext of America's involvement in Vietnam) was the father of Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors.

The "suicide by stabbing himself in the heart" pretext was used in real life

A 2003 memo detailing a meeting between George W. Bush and Tony Blair, in which Bush proposes the idea of painting a U.S. military aircraft in fake United Nations colors and flying it over Iraq to provoke a shootdown, providing a pretext for invasion.

In 2012, when a Turkish air force plane was shot down for violating Syria's airspace, the Turkish Prime Minister said, "A short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack."

America has started or helped start three of the nine wars known to have been begun under false pretexts.

In June 1460, Pope Pius II wrote a letter to Cardinal Rodrigo de Borja, who became Pope Alexander VI, rebuking him for turning a child's baptism into an orgy by denying entry to husbands and all men. "..it gives a pretext to those who accuse us of using our wealth and our high office for orgies"

Herschel Grynszpan was a Polish-Jewish refugee whose assassination of the Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath on 9 November 1938 in Paris provided the Nazis with the pretext for Kristallnacht, the antisemitic pogrom of 9–10 November 1938.

America is using ISIS in three ways: to attack its enemies in the Middle East, to serve as a pretext for U.S. military intervention abroad, and at home to foment a manufactured domestic threat, used to justify the unprecedented expansion of invasive domestic surveillance."

Operation Northwoods,code name for proposals by the Joint Chiefs of Staff,1962,intended to create a pretext for a war on Cuba.They called for a series of false-flag terrorist attacks by the Pentagon against US.secret for 35 years,declassified late 1997.then,contents were publicized in increments

There have been at least 8 verified false flag operations in the world, with at least 5 being used as a pretext for war.

There have been at least 8 verified false flag operations on the world, with at least 5 committed as a pretext for war.

Before the invasion of Iraq G. W. Bush suggested painting a U-2 spyplane in United Nations colors and letting it fly low over Iraq to provoke Iraq into shooting it down, thus providing a pretext for American invasion.

About Ernst vom Rath, a gay Nazi whose assassination served as the pretext for Kristallnacht

A 2003 memo detailed a meeting between George W. Bush and Tony Blair in which Bush proposed painting a U.S. military U2 spyplane in fake United Nations markings and flying it over Iraq to provoke a shootdown, providing a pretext for war.

The US government planned a series terrorist attacks on civilian and military targets as a pretext for war on Cuba

Karl Marx was a vehement proponent of the right to bear arms, writing " Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary."

Marx was a vehement guns proponent, writing " Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary."

Karl Marx wrote "Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary"

The land where the St Louis gateway arch was built was stolen from its rightful owners using the "eminent domain" pretext.