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An event which has major influence on the politics of a country or group of countries by virtue of its psychological impact on populations, principally through mainstream media construction and reporting of what becomes its "official narrative". Such events predominantly involve controversial domestic politics, especially in the field of so-called "national security", foreign affairs and geo-politics.

A deep event (which CAVDEF terms a deep crime)[1] is an event of hidden or underappreciated relevance to deep politics. These are never presented clearly by the commercially-controlled media.[2] The concept was developed by Peter Dale Scott in the 2000s. Generally, the events have at least one cover story to hide their deeper significance, and some, such as the JFK Assassination or 9-11 have countless levels of deception inbuilt by the deep politicians who devised them, to try to hide their tracks.

Official Narrative

Just as the official narrative on "deep politics" is that it doesn't exist, so the official narrative is that there are no "deep events". The (unspoken) meta-narrative of the corporate media is that any events which cannot be understood by superficial examination of the immediate circumstances are truly inexplicable. The deaths of Lady Diana, Gareth Williams and Robert Maxwell could only have been unfortunate accidents. The assassinations of the 1960s such as those of JFK, his brother RFK and MLK were shot by "lone nuts". The Amerithrax attacks were carried out by a lone nut who decided to add to the fear of the 9-11 event by sending US military anthrax to members of the US senate, for reasons whuch died with him. As Richard Porter of BBC Global News put it "If we reported the building had collapsed before it had done so, it would have been an error - no more than that".[3] Nothing to see here.


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This official narrative is never explicitly stated, since a moment's historical reflection will reveal it to be nonsense. Many events were widely misunderstood at the time, yet with the benefit of hindsight, were part of complex goings on which have only subsequently come to light. Consider, for example, the 1973 Oil Crisis, a scenario which was pretty closely discussed at the 1973 Bilderberg, which was attended by executives from big oil and financiers. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was prefaced by MI6's Operation Mass Appeal. Indeed, almost all wars are prefaced by propaganda campaigns to present a deceitful casus belli.


The term was probably[citation needed] coined by Peter Dale Scott in 2005/6. In 2008 he published an essay entitled The Assassinations of the 1960s as "Deep Events".[4]


Peter Dale Scott categorizes deep events into three 'levels', depending upon their impact.[5]

Low-level deep events

Full article: Low-level deep events

Low-level deep events are crimes with limited intent and importance which is often only dimly understood, even with hindsight. Examples include the stealing of personal data or falsification of documents, as part of a deep political campaigns.[5] Outsiders lack the proper context in which to understand these crimes, even if they hear about them, so commercially-controlled media silence is usually all that is required.

Mid-level deep events

Full article: Stub class article Mid-level deep event

Mid-level deep events, such as assassinations, are harder to hide and their wider relevance may be grasped to the astute student of deep politics. Commercially-controlled media is often used to mis-represent the facts in an effort to obscure the event's deep political relevance, and more drastic actions may be employed to handle would be whistleblowers of those with evidence which could threaten to unmask the truth.

Structural deep events

Full article: Structural deep events

Peter Dale Scott uses the phrase "structural deep event" to refer to deep events which "are large enough to affect the whole fabric of society".[5] These are used to effect far reaching deep political goals, and may be used as a pretext for a swathe of subsequent deep events. National level cover-up commissions may be expected and extensive and complex plans for maintaining secrecy are necessary. The best example in recent years is 9/11.

Susurluk 1996

Full article: Susurluk car crash
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In Susurluk on 3 November 1996 a car crash lead to the deaths of[6] Huseyin Kocadağ (deputy chief of the Istanbul Police Department), Abdullah Çatlı (the leader of the Grey Wolves, an assassin and drug trafficker on Interpol's red list) and Gonca Us, his girlfriend, a beauty queen. An MP, Sedat Bucak escaped with a broken leg and fractured skull.[7] Çatlı was carrying weapons, drugs, cash, diplomatic credentials, a fake passport and a government-approved weapons permit. They had just visited the Turkish Interior Minister Mehmet Ağar, who was also an intended target, but had been warned of the hit and so was not in the car.[8] The Prosecutor's Report into the case said that the passengers in the car were on their way to stage an assassination.[9] Although Ağar and Çiller resigned after the facts emerged, but no-one received any punitive sentences.

This deep event was of particular note since it lead to the Susurluk Scandal, a wider set of revelations which exposed the close relationship between the Turkish government, the armed forces, intelligence agencies and organized crime. It was this understanding that lead to the coining of the Turkish phrase derin devlet, which translates to deep state. Although hard evidence is fragmented, the general pattern is probably similar worldwide.

Deep Events on Wikispooks

Wikispooks currently has 1085 events, listed here, many of which are probably deep events of one kind or another. False flag attacks, assassinations or other such black operations are clearly 'deep', while others are only speculatively connected to deep politics. Finally, some are so important that they merit inclusion here as reference points in any case. The most clearly deep events are listed below:



Page nameDateLocationPerpetratorsDescription
2009 Queen's Day Attack2009 Queen's Day Attack/PerpetratorsA "home-grown lone wolf" suddenly quits his job and quiet life to almost kill the royal family with his small Suzuki, resulting in 8 deaths.
2011 Syrian Insurgency2011 Syrian Insurgency/Perpetrators
2021 British Ministry of Defence leaksUnited Kingdom
Angus LapsleyA pile of 50 sensitive MOD documents are leaked.
2021 Washington D.C. Riots2021 Washington D.C. Riots/PerpetratorsOne of the most fortified positions in the US gets violently overrun by a group of Trump Supporters after a demonstration... without a single shot fired by the mob. Official narrative soon blamed Trump and extremists. Official opposition narrative soon blamed the democratic party trying to fraud Joe Biden into the White House. Several other governments were briefed by intelligence services that the incident seemingly "was being allowed" to happen.
Achnacarry AgreementAchnacarry Agreement/PerpetratorsA top secret 1928 agreement to form an oil cartel of all the major oil producers of the time
Arms-to-IraqArms-to-Iraq/PerpetratorsA series of arms deals by UK companies during the Iran-Iraq War, when there was a UK government-endorsed UN embargo on such sales.
Biden–Ukraine corruption scandalBiden–Ukraine corruption scandal/PerpetratorsMaybe this scandal would have swung the US/2020 Presidential election the other way if the media had reported on it?
Dutroux AffairBelgiumDutroux Affair/PerpetratorsAn exposure of the VIPaedophile control vector in the 1990s that was partially exposed.
Epstein AffairEpstein Affair/Perpetrators
False flag
Gamergate controversyUSGamergate controversy/PerpetratorsFree Speech battle of the 2010s
Iran Air Flight 655Persian Gulf
Strait of Hormuz
Iran Air Flight 655/Perpetrators
Low-level deep event
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17Ukraine
Donetsk Oblast
48.13806°N 38.63889°E
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/PerpetratorsA Boeing 777-200 plane, of Malaysian Airlines, which crashed in Ukraine, east of Donetsk on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 on board. President of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad was very suspicious of the immediate sole blaming of Russia.
Markovic affairMarkovic affair/Perpetrators
Mid-level deep event
Nashville explosionUS
Nashville explosion/PerpetratorsA mysterious explosion that has been memory holed since the US Capitol riots.
Patrick Haseldine/Suppressed Lockerbie evidence ignited 9-11 attacksPennsylvania
New York City; Arlington County
Virginia; near Shanksville
Patrick Haseldine/Suppressed Lockerbie evidence ignited 9-11 attacks/Perpetrators
Project Pegasus revelationsPegasus Spyware
Mass leak of info.
Structural deep event
The Great ResetWorld Economic Forum"a historical moment to shape the system for the post-corona era"
The Road To 9-11


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Doomsday Project and Deep Eventsarticle21 November 2011Peter Dale Scott


3star.png 30 November 2018 Robin  Includes a long list of events deserving further attention.
As well as an introduction to the concept of deep events, this page includes dozens of examples of deep events, some now understood, some still highly mysterious.


  2. Journalists/editors/publishers, busy with the superficial narratives are unable to discern their deeper significance and deep political context.
  5. a b c The American Deep State, Peter Dale Scott, First edition, p.121
  6. An anonymous witness in the 2007 Ergenekon investigation stated that everyone initially survived the crash, which was precipitated by remotely disabling the brakes of the Mercedes. A three-person team came and snapped the necks of Us and Çatlı.
  7. (HRFT 1998, p. 39)
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