Act 1 Scene 3: Escape from Arsenal
or how I learned to love Charlie Hebdo's Revenge, or Goldfinger's Minsky Moment
The sinners in Tziyon are afraid
trembling has seized the godless ones
Who among us can dwell with the devouring fire?
who among us can dwell with everlasting burning?
The curtain rises slowly.
The scene is the same as at the close of the second day
on the Valkyries' rock night.
In the background, from below, firelight shines.
The three Norns, tall women in long, dark, veil-like drapery.
The first (eldest) lies in the foreground,
to the right, under the spreading pine-tree;
the second (younger) is stretched on a shelving rock in front of the cave;
the third (youngest) fits in the centre at the back on a rock near the peak.
Motionless, gloomy silence.
The First Norn
What light glimmers there?
The Second Norn
Is it already dawn?
The Third Norn
Glows in flame around the rock.
It is night.
Why spin we not, singing the while?
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 have been used in peace-time
He who walks righteously
and speaks blamelessly
he who despises the gain of oppressions
who shakes his hands from taking a bribe
who stops his ears from hearing of blood
and shuts his eyes from looking on evil: