A speakers for the Washington Institute for Near East Studies [WINEP] openly calls for a false flag to draw the US into war with Iran. He suggests false flag attacks and/or attacks against Iran to provoke a response. He points out that Lincoln intentionally provoked a Confederate response at Fort Sumter so he could start the War Between the States.
WINEP is backed by both liberal Democrats and Neo-Con Republicans. It is commonly referred to as part of the foreign lobby for Israel.