It didn't take long at all once reports started coming in about the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
For the uninitiated, a false flag attack is one in whcih a country or organization carries out an attack under the guise of another country or organization — shuffling the blame off to another party, basically.
And since the shootings in Newtown, it seems to be the conspiracy theorists' phrase of the moment — any mass violent act is possibly, probably, more than likely associated with the government, who is making an effort to cover your eyes and ears, feeding you information that conforms to the truth they want you to believe. Don't believe the lame-stream media.
Whatever. The fact remains that there's a section of the Internet that is convinced that the government is behind the explosions at the Boston Marathon — or at the very least, they have a suspicion:
Yet another false flag operation courtesy the United States government.. #marathonbombing— Amerikan Politiks™ (@amerikanpolitik) April 15, 2013
And of course, from Alex Jones, the guy behind Infowars:
But we can't be completely negative — that just leads to bad feelings. Thus, I present the best "false flag" tweet that I've seen all day:
"False flag" is a secret code for "I'm a bellend"— Paul Smith (@compu73E) April 15, 2013
(Also, in case you don't get "bell end", Urban Dictionary has you covered.)