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Operation Gladio – Wikipedia
Broccoli highlighted how useful it would be to send seven specially selected Italian officers for special training to England from November to Februaryfor these officers would upon return direct the training of Italian Gladiators.
Hans Rues—and one was run by Lt. Together they had engineered the Peteano terror and then wrongly blamed the militant extreme Italian left, the Red Brigades. Want to Read saving…. Also Jesus Christ was crucified before ggladio resurrection. Few had as much experience in making documentaries on sensitive issues as filmmaker Francovich who with his production ‘On Company Business’ had exposed the dark side of the CIA which won him the International Critics Award for the best documentary at the Berlin Film Festival.
One fellow “spymaster” had kept the radio glavio in his cellar at home with his wife doing the engineering test call every four months, on the grounds that the equipment was too “valuable” to remain in civilian hands.
In fascist countries like Spain and Portugal, the organizations were closely aligned with and known to the local government’s highest levels.
And if yes, was it part of NATO’s stay-behind network?
The Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf. That in addition to these problems I would have to work with texts in more than ten different European languages, of which I personally could only read five, ganxer matters crystal clear: Constantin Melnik is alleged to have been involved in the creation in of the Ordre Souverain du Temple Solairean ancestor of the Order of the Solar Templecreated by former A.
The former director of DGSEadmiral Pierre Lacoste, alleged in a interview with The Nationthat certain elements from the network were involved in terrorist activities against de Gaulle and his Algerian policy. President, it was perfectly legitimate at the end of the Second World War, for the majority of our states to set up services whose purpose was to prepare underground resistance networks that could be activated in the event of our countries being occupied by the forces of the Warsaw Pact.
When I presented my Gladio research and passed my final PhD exams in Septemberwe all felt that it was a timely book, for in that month, investigations into international terrorism had become a high priority on the agenda.
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Views Read Edit View history. Gabser rated it liked it Aug 08, The role of the CIA in Gladio and the extent of its activities during the Cold War era, and any relationship to terrorist attacks perpetrated in Italy during the ” Years of Lead ” late s to early s are the subject of debate. The bomb gravely wounded one and killed three members of the Carabinieri, Italy’s paramilitary police force.
The novel was followed in by The Third World War: According to his own testimony, Ganser alleges, he discovered the existence of the secret NATO army, then codenamed “Red Sheepskin”, as acting prime minister in and had given orders to dissolve it. Amnesty International with much regret retracted its support for the story, and Middle East Watch in February declared that the story had been ‘clearly wartime propaganda’.
NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe
We have some initial planning, but it needs to be filled out and implemented. Broccoli explained that the British had already created such stay-behind networks in the Netherlands, Belgium ‘and presumably also in Denmark and Norway’. Archived from the original on While this network was allegedly never put in place, Finnish codes, SIGINT equipment and documents were brought to Sweden and apparently exploited until the s.
It was hidden in the military secret service Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste FE. In numerous countries, from the 40s to the 90s, such as Belgium, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey, these right-wing Trojan Horse forces controlled mainly by the United States, engaged in massacres, torture, multiple coups d’etat, and other violence.
I have already indicated to the Head of the American Service that I am ready to work out plans for detailed co-operation gladik him on this basis, and I therefore suggest that any projects formulated by them should be referred back to Washington for subsequent discussion between the British and the American Services in London.
To many it was the physical proof of how closely the entire government was involved in the dirty war of the Counter-Guerrilla, and thousands protested against the ‘Susurluk state’ banser demanded that the country be cleansed ‘from the gangs’.
But all this was not true. According to the explanations of Andreotti the Gladio caches included ‘portable arms, ammunition, explosives, hand grenades, knives and daggers, 60 mm mortars, several 57 mm recoilless rifles, sniper rifles, radio transmitters, binoculars ganssr various tools’.
A second copy ganswr with Gladko F. The spokesman left journalists only with a short communique which said that NATO never commented on matters of military secrecy and that Marcotta should not have said anything at all.
The latter used its struggle against Communism to increase its power decade after decade. Operating above all in the s the death toll of the Red Brigades in Italy reached 75 people.