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18,122. This neo-fascist bombing began a decade of terror. (Gangs: Italy & Italy & Fiction & Mafia: Italy & Gladio) Timewatch: Italian Noir: The Story of Italian Crime Fiction, BBC 2010
18,123. In 1978 the kidnapping and murder of former prime minister Aldo Moro troubled Italians. (Gangs: Italy & Italy & Fiction & Mafia: Italy & Gladio & Assassinations: Moro) ibid.
19,692. The Italian State is diseased. The Bolshevik cancer has started to corrode it. We have to amputate before the infection spreads. And to do this, we have to pool our strength. (Gangs: Italy & Italy & Gladio) Romanzo Criminale s1e9 starring Francesco Montanari & Vinicio Marchioni & Alessandro Roja & Marco Bocci & Daniela Virgilio & Andrea Sartoretti et al, professor fascist
19,703. There has been an explosion at Bologna Station. (Gangs: Italy & Italy & Gladio) Romanzo Criminale s1e11, radio news
19,704. This bomb business means trouble. Even more than the Moro kidnapping. (Gangs: Italy & Italy & Gladio) ibid. Freddo
19,735. The body of Roberto Calvi was found this morning in London hanging from the scaffolding under Blackfriars Bridge. It would appear that the most likely cause of death is suicide. (Gangs: Italy & Gladio & P2 Lodge & Assassinations: Calvi) Romanzo Criminale s2e4, television news
74,853. For forty years secret terrorist organisations, many trained by Western intelligence agencies, have manipulated the political control of European sovereign states by a campaign of terror and murder. Originally part of a secret network, these groups changed from being defenders of state security into attackers of the established political order. Until two years ago that secret network was generally known by the single word Gladio. (Gladio & Terror & Italy & Black Ops & False Flag Attacks) Timewatch: Operation Gladio: The Ring Masters, BBC 1992
74,854. As the Germans withdrew they left behind secret agents in the countries they’d occupied. The secret services called such groups ‘stay- behinds’. For the retreating Germans they were the staunchest believers. They were selected from the SS and fascist black legions. They would become the foot soldiers of the next war about to begin – the Cold War. (Secret Government & Gladio & Terror & Italy & Black Ops & False Flag Attacks) ibid.
74,855. Secret Service documents from several members countries reveal Gladio to be a European-wide organisation including Denmark, Norway, Holland, Spain, Turkey and Greece. All Gladio’s secret information is coordinated in Brussels through the CPC – Clandestine Planning Committee – which meets periodically, with the chairmanship being handed from one country’s secret service to the next. The entire organisation is handled outside NATO. (Secret Government & Gladio & Terror & Italy & Black Ops & False Flag Attacks) ibid.
36,699. In 1980 a bomb exploded at Bologna Railway Station which killed eighty-six people. Six years later an official report revealed the existence of an invisible government in Italy run by the state secret services and groups of political terrorists. It also identified a military and civilian organisation under which neo-fascist groups were allowed to commit atrocities against civilians for political motives. (Secret Government & Gladio & Italy & Terror & False Flag Attacks & Black Ops) Timewatch: Operation Gladio: The Puppeteers
74,856. On December 7th 1970 Prince Valerio Borghese organised neo-fascists in an attempt to overthrow the Italian government. The Italian ministry of the interior was to be captured. But after units had moved into position, a telephone call cancelled the entire operation. In the aftermath of the aborted coup, the existence of the parallel structures of Gladio was uncovered. (Secret Government & Gladio & Italy & Terror & False Flag Attacks & Black Ops) ibid.
74,857. On March 16th 1978 the Italian left-wing terrorists kidnapped the former Italian prime minister Mr Aldo Moro. On that day the Italian parliament was about to debate the inclusion of the Italian Communist Party in a government of national unity for the first time since 1948. Aldo Moro had long believed that this was the only solution for political stability in Italy. (Secret Government & Gladio & Terror & Italy & Black Ops & False Flag Attacks & Kidnap & Communism & Assassinations: Moro) Timewatch: Operation Gladio: Foot Soldiers
29,515. It was also a construct of real-life covert operations – It is absolutely crucial to understand through to the late 1980s a high secretive sub-sections of different Intelligence services – Britain, American and Western European – participated in a very sophisticated Nato-led operation to engineer terrorist attacks inside Western Europe, which could then be blamed on the Soviet Union ... Winston Churchill gave the original order .. The idea was to galvanise public opinion against left-wing policies and parties when it was considered they were getting too popular. (Terror & Gladio & Churchill & False Flag Attacks) Nafeez Ahmed
72,199. Now this whole process [Gladio] continued until the 1980s generating immense fear throughout Western Europe. (False Flag Attacks & Gladio) Nafeez Ahmed
74,850. It has now been documented beyond a doubt in the historical records that the CIA/MI6 teamed up with very very secretive parallel elements of European intelligence services and orchestrated terrorist attacks to mobilise the public against the Left, against the communists and so forth, and this would be really shocking to people if they knew that this is what happened. This is what happened. The best book about on it is Daniel Ganser’s book NATO’s Secret Armies. This is serious academic stuff. (Gladio & Terror & False Flag Attacks & Black Ops) Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Institute for Policy Research & Development, interview Oil, Smoke & Mirrors, ‘The War on Freedom: Causes & Consequences of 9/11’
74,842. Gladio as it is defined nowadays forms part of what I have always referred to as ‘parallel structures’. This is an invisible army that is not poised for battle against a hypothetical invader, but rather one meant to be used internally against what the military has always called the Fifth Column of the USSR: the Communist Party and the extreme left. (Gladio & Terror & False Flag Attacks & Black Ops & Italy) Vincenzo Vinciguerra, former member of neo-fascist group Ordine Nuovo, televised interview
74,843. These parallel structures used the extreme Right for the simple reason that they fought the communists. In 1945 the Second World War ended and the Third World War started. (Gladio & Terror & False Flag Attacks & Black Ops & Italy) ibid.
74,844. You were supposed to attack civilians, women, children, innocent people outside the political arena. For one simple reason: to force the Italian public to turn to the State, turn to the regime and ask for greater security. That was precisely the role of the Right in Italy. It placed itself at the service of the State which created a strategy aptly called the Strategy of Tension. In so far as they had to get people to accept that at any moment over a period of thirty years, from 1960 to the mid-eighties, a State of Emergency could be declared. (Gladio & Terror & False Flag Attacks & Black Ops & Italy) ibid.
74,845. They remain unpunished because a State cannot condemn itself. (Gladio & Terror & False Flag Attacks & Black Ops & Italy) ibid.
74,846. The massacre at Bologna came at a time of maximum concern on the part of the Italian, American and Allied Secret Services because of the electoral success of the Italian Communist Party. The massacre at Bologna responds, as do all the other massacres, to the logic of a State who no longer knowing how to confront a political enemy resorts to extreme measures of violence, attributable to extremists on the Left. (Gladio & Terror & False Flag Attacks & Black Ops & Italy) ibid.
74,847. Ordine Nuovo never had its own ideology. They called themselves National Socialists. (Gladio & Terror & False Flag Attacks & Black Ops & Italy) ibid.
72,218. Bologna in the 70s also comes to mind. The attacks on the train station in Bologna – 15 years later it was revealed they had been planned by Italian Intelligence in cooperation with the CIA. Because it was necessary to prevent the rise to power of a moderate Leftist government, with inclusion of the Communist Party in Italy. So it is not unusual for False Flag Operations to be carried out and for the blame to be put on someone else. (False Flag Attacks & Gladio) Jochen Scholz, retired German Air Force
74,841. US Army Intelligence must have the means of launching special operations which will convince host country governments and public opinion of the reality of the insurgent danger. US Army Intelligence should seek to penetrate the insurgency by means of agents on special assignment, with the task of forming special actions groups among the most radical elements of the insurgency. (Gladio & Black Ops & Terror) Alleged US Army Intelligence Field Manual
74,849. There may be times when HC [Host Country] governments show passivity or indecision in face of Communist or Communist-inspired subversion, and react with inadequate vigor to intelligence estimates transmitted by US agencies. Such situations are particularly likely to arise when the insurgency seeks to achieve tactical advantage by temporarily refraining from violence, thus lulling MC authorities into a state of false security. In such cases, US Army Intelligence must have the means of launching special operation which will convince HC government and public opinion of the reality of the insurgent danger and of the necessity of counteraction. (Gladio & Black Ops & Terror) ibid. 30-31: Appendix E
61,368. Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State. (False Flag Attacks & Gladio) James Jesus Angleton, head of CIA counter-intelligence 1954-1974
74,858. Next to the CPC, a second secret army command center, labeled Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC), was set up in 1957 on the orders of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR). This military structure provided for significant US leverage over the secret stay-behind networks in Western Europe as the SACEUR, throughout NATO’s history, has traditionally been a US General who reports to the Pentagon in Washington and is based in NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium. The ACC’s duties included elaborating on the directives of the network, developing its clandestine capability, and organizing bases in Britain and the United States. In wartime, it was to plan stay-behind operations in conjunction with SHAPE. According to former CIA director William Colby, it was ‘a major program’.
Coordinated by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), [the secret armies] were run by the European military secret services in close cooperation with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the British foreign secret service Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, also MI6). Trained together with US Green Berets and British Special Air Service (SAS), these clandestine NATO soldiers, armed with underground arms-caches, prepared against a potential Soviet invasion and occupation of Western Europe, as well as the coming to power of communist parties. The clandestine international network covered the European NATO membership, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey, as well as the neutral European countries of Austria, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. (Gladio & NATO) Daniele Ganser, Terrorism in Western Europe: An Approach to NATO’s Stay Behind Armies
74,859. ‘Prudent Precaution or Source of Terror?’ the international press pointedly asked when the secret stay-behind armies of NATO were discovered across Western Europe in late 1990. After more than ten years of research, the answer is now clear: both. The overview above shows that based on the experiences of World War II, all countries of Western Europe, with the support of NATO, the CIA, and MI6, had set up stay-behind armies as precaution against a potential Soviet invasion. While the safety networks and the integrity of the majority of the secret soldiers should not be criticized in hindsight after the collapse of the Soviet Union, very disturbing questions do arise with respect to reported links to terrorism.
There exist large differences among the European countries, and each case must be analyzed individually in further detail. As of now, the evidence suggests the secret armies in the seven countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands, focused exclusively on their stay-behind function and were not linked to any acts of terrorism. However, links to terrorism have been either confirmed or claimed in the eight countries, Italy, Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Sweden, demanding further investigation. (Gladio & NATO) ibid.
74,851. Go back to 1969 ... Suddenly a lot of bombs go off. And they kill people all over the place. And everybody’s scared. And you have this effect of terror; the first effect of terror is fear ... In 2001/2 you have the trial in Italy and you find out it was not the communists, it was right-wing people, it was people from the Catholic’s camp – it was a false flag operation. (Gladio & Black Ops & False Flag Attacks & Italy) ibid.
109,212. This changed when in July 1940 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the creation of a secret army under the label SOE to ‘set Europe ablaze by assisting resistance movements and carrying out subversive operations in enemy held territory. SOE was placed under the command of the Labour Ministry of Economic Warfare under Hugh Dalton … SOE was a carbon copy of operation Gladio born in the midst of the Second World War. (Nato & Gladio) Daniele Ganser, Nato’s Secret Armies