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– Felice Casson is the Italian magistrate who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, the murderous terrorist operation run by the CIA, and NATO, beginning in the 1950s.
Gladio is used to remove presidents and prime ministers.
Casson’s Gladio investigation began in 1984, and soon resulted in the arrest of over 600 people, police officers, members of the military, businesspeople, members of the press, jurists, politicians and mafia members.
More can be found about Judge Felice Casson and Operation Gladio at WikiSpooks
Casson discovered that a series of terrorist bombings in Italy, blamed on the Red Brigades, were the work of Italy’s military secret service.
Bologna railway station. The Guardian produced the headline: ‘Bombs Used at Bologna came from NATO unit’.
The worst of the bombings, at Bologna railway station in 1980, killed 85 people.
Vincenzo Vinciguerra was one of those arrested.
During his trial, Vincenzo Vinciguerra revealed that Gladio aimed to get people scared so they would turn to the government for protection.
This is known as the ‘strategy of tension’.
‘You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public to turn to the State to ask for greater security.’
In a BBC documentary Gladio, he described the aim as to ‘destabilise in order to stabilise’… ‘To create tension within the country to promote conservative, reactionary social and political tendencies.’
In 1990 Judge Casson was given permission by Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti to search the archives of the Italian military secret service Servizio informazioni sicurezza Militare (SISMI) where he found proof of the existence of the Gladio network, and links to NATO and the United States.
Following this, on 3 August 1990 prime minister Andreotti confirmed to parliament the existence of the Gladio networks. Andreotti admitted the Gladio connection to NATO.
The secret Gladio army, as Andreotti revealed, was well armed. The equipment provided by the CIA was buried in 139 hiding spots across the country in forests, meadows and even under churches and cemeteries.
In 2000, in Italy, a parliamentary commission investigating Gladio concluded:
‘Those massacres, those bombs, those military actions had been organised or promoted or supported by men inside Italian state institutions and, as has been discovered more recently, by men linked to the structures of United States intelligence.’
Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou confirmed there had been a Gladio network in Greece.
Members of the SS were recruited to Gladio.
In Germany a TV programme shocked the nation by revealing how former members of Hitler’s Special Forces SS had been part of a German ‘stay-behind network’ working for Gladio.
The Belgian Parliament appointed a special committee to investigate the existence – confirmed by the defence minister – of a Belgian Gladio network.
The Belgian parliamentarians discovered that the secret NATO army was still active.
Reportedly, the Dutroux network supplied children to top NATO people in Belgium.
They found that a secret meeting of Generals directing the secret stay-behind armies in the numerous countries in Western Europe had been held in the secret NATO-linked Gladio headquarters on October 23 and 24, 1990.
The meeting of the Allied Clandestine Committee had taken place in Brussels under the chairmanship of General Raymond Van Calster, chief of the Belgian military secret service SGR (Service General de Renseignement).
Andreotti claimed the French had taken part in the recent meeting in Brussels.
In Portugal, a retired general confirmed there had been such a network in Portugal.
In Spain, former defence minister Alberto Oliart claimed that ‘here Gladio was the government’.
Ecevit (left) “Ecevit had better keep his fucking mouth shut!”
In Turkey former prime minister Bulent Ecevit admitted that a secret army had been involved in torture, massacres, assassinations and coup d’etats.
This prompted the serving defence minister Giray to retort “Ecevit had better keep his fucking mouth shut!”
In all, 12 EU countries, and the CIA, were affected and on November 22 1990 the European Parliament debated the issue.
The tone was set by Greek parliamentarian Ephremidis:
‘Mr. President, the Gladio system has operated for four decades under various names.
The fascist Greek Colonels put into power by the CIA and Gladio in 1967.
“It has operated clandestinely, and we are entitled to attribute to it all the destabilization, all the provocation and all the terrorism that have occurred in our countries over these four decades, and to say that, actively or passively, it must have had an involvement.’
Ephremidis sharply criticised the entire Gladio stay-behind network:
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. SHAPE controlled Gladio.
The EU parliament stated that it ‘Protests vigorously at the assumption by certain US military personnel at SHAPE and in NATO of the right to encourage the establishment in Europe of a clandestine intelligence and operation network.’
Only Belgium, Italy and Switzerland investigated their secret armies with a parliamentary commission, producing a lengthy and detailed public report.
According to the Portuguese press, NATO secretary General Manfred Woerner confirmed that the military command of SHAPE coordinated the activities of the Gladio Network.
He also confirmed that Gladio had been set up by the secret services in various countries of NATO, through a committee created in 1952.
The German press confirmed that the so-called Secret Armies were co-ordinated in a special secure wing of NATO HQ.
Access was via a bank vault type door and papers were circulated with the stamp ‘American Eyes Only.’
The revelations began to mount and a picture emerged of a NATO Clandestine Planning Committee (CPC), responsible for the Gladio armies; of protocols which actively protected right-wing extremists from pursuit since they would be useful in anti-Communist activities.
The CPC was run by the US with the UK and France as junior partners, with CIA members present at their meetings.
Countries with their own stay-behind armies included Italy, Belgium, France, Holland, Spain, Greece, Turkey…
Belgium’s Baron De Bonvoisin is said to be connected to fascist groups, to the CIA-NATO’s Operation Gladio, and to the Brabant Massacres (Nijvel Gang,) which killed 28 people in Belgium. (Benoit de Bonvoisin – Wikipedia) In the Dutroux child murder case, one of the people reportedly named by witnesses was Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin. (THE DARK CORNERS OF LIFE DUTROUX_NOTES)
Two former Royal Marine officers admitted to having spent time at Fort Monckton near Portsmouth where MI6 and members of the SAS trained foreign gladiators.
The British press observed that ‘it is now clear that the elite Special Air Service regiment (SAS) was up to its neck in the NATO scheme, and functioned, with MI6, as a training arm for guerrilla warfare and sabotage’.
Specifically the British press confirmed that ‘an Italian stay-behind unit trained in Britain. The evidence now suggests that it lasted well into the 1980s’, adding ‘it has been proved that the SAS constructed the secret hides where arms were stockpiled in the British sector of West Germany’.
Cattelan. The British knew more about the secret Swiss army than the Swiss government, for ‘The activities of P26, its codes, and the name of the leader of the group, Efrem Cattelan, were known to British intelligence, but the Swiss government was kept in the dark, according to the report.
Some of the best data on the secret British hand came from the Swiss parliamentary investigation into the secret Swiss stay-behind army P26.
‘British secret services collaborated closely with an armed, undercover Swiss organisation [P26] through a series of covert agreements which formed part of a west European network of “resistance” groups’, the press informed a stunned public in neutral Switzerland.
Swiss judge Cornu was given the task to investigate the matter and in his report ‘describes the group’s [P26] collaboration with British secret services as “intense”, with Britain providing valuable know-how.
P26 cadres participated regularly in training exercises in Britain, the report says. British advisers – possibly from the SAS – visited secret training establishments in Switzerland.’
Gladio member Alois Hurlimann, a Swiss, reported that in May 1984 he had taken part in secret trainings in England which had also included a real, non-simulated assault on an IRA arms depot, in which Hurlimann, fully dressed in battle fatigues, had participated, and in which at least one IRA activist had been killed.
The CIA used Gladio to keep the ‘right’ people in power.
In 1963 Kennedy was assassinated and five months later the Italian socialists were forced out of office by a right-wing coup orchestrated by the CIA and Gladio units.
Code-named ‘Piano Solo’ the coup was directed by General Giovanni De Lorenzo.
In close cooperation with CIA secret warfare expert Vernon Walters, William Harvey, chief of the CIA station in Rome, and Renzo Rocca, Director of the Gladio units within the military secret service SID, De Lorenzo escalated the secret war.
Rocca first used his secret Gladio army to bomb the offices of the DCI and the offices of a few daily newspapers and thereafter blamed the terror on the left in order to discredit both Communists and Socialists…
The Gladiators equipped with proscription lists naming several hundred persons had the explicit order to track down designated Socialists and Communists, arrest and deport them to the island of Sardinia where the secret Gladio centre was to serve as a prison.
Then, on June 14, 1964, De Lorenzo gave the go-ahead and with his troops entered Rome with tanks, armoured personnel carriers, jeeps and grenade launchers while NATO forces staged a large military manoeuvre in the area to intimidate the Italian government.
A second CIA-backed right-wing coup, code-named Tora-Tora,, was planned for December 1970 but was called off at the last minute. Reportedly, the phone call that aborted it came from President Nixon himself.
As a consequence, the Left continued to gain ground in Italy.
Foreign secretary Aldo Moro together with president Giovanni Leone flew to the US but were told by Kissinger that on no account should the Left be included in government.
Aldo Moro’s wife Eleonora later testified that the words used to her husband were, “You must abandon your policy of bringing all the political forces in your country into direct collaboration. Either you give this up or you will pay dearly for it.'”
Subsequently Moro was kidnapped and murdered.
The Senate commission investigating Gladio and the terrorist bombings suspected the CIA and the Italian military secret service to have organised the abduction and murder of Moro.
Italian Senators concluded in June 2000 that ‘those massacres, those bombs, those military actions had been organized or promoted or supported by men inside Italian state institutions and, as has been discovered more recently, by men linked to the structures of United States intelligence.’
15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi disappeared in Rome.
According to a phone caller to a TV program: Emanuela had been kidnapped as a favour to Cardinal Ugo Poletti.
Mob boss Enrico De Pedis allegedly supplied teens to cardinals for sex.
De Pedis reportedly was involved in the CIA’s Operation Gladio, which carried out acts of terrorism in Italy.
Enrico De Pedis was buried in a diamond-encrusted tomb in the central Roman Basilica of Sant’Apollinare, beside the Opus Dei University of the Holy Cross.
Some people believe that the Mob boss de Pedis was the son of Cardinal Poletti, the Vicar of Rome, who was very close to former Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti.
In Italy, the P2 masonic lodge linked up all the bad guys belonging to the Deep State.
The Deep State “is a parallel secret government, organized by the intelligence and security apparatus, financed by drugs, and engaging in illicit violence, to protect the status and interests of the military…”
3 government ministers and 43 members of parliament,
43 generals and 8 admirals,
Secret service chiefs and police commanders
Top bureaucrats and diplomats, industrialists, financiers, journalists and TV personalities.
Ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky wrote that Licio Gelli, P2’s Grand Master, was allied to Mossad and involved in Operation Gladio.
The CIA-NATO’s Operation Gladio carried out acts of terrorism such as the 1980 Bologna Bombing.
Top people who allegedly had contact with P-2 include:
Edmond de Rothschild, and
In this ‘non-fiction corollary to Larsson s Millenium Trilogy,’ wet works and false flags keep Europe a colony of the US. Leaders are murdered, movements are subverted.
Under the surface, the empire rules by death squads, as it always has south of the border.
The attack on Libya laid bare the iron fist within the velvet glove of slogans such as “humanitarian intervention.”
And what exactly is NATO?
Richard Cottrell tells the story of mayhem and murder behind the “alliance for peace,” and predicts an emerging military colossus fighting to seize control of strategic resources such as oil, gas, minerals and water anywhere on the planet.
Masquerading as a rear guard against Soviet invaders, NATO’s covert forces warped into psychological and physical terrorism. These were the years of lead, in which hundreds perished in a synthetic war in the streets of Europe.
The secret armies forged bonds with organized crime and neo-fascists.
Swedish premier Olof Palme and Italian ex-PM Aldo Moro were assassinated.
Document:Strategy of Tension: The Case of Italy – A reproduction of a page from Executive Intelligence Review by Claudio Celani dated 2011-07-02
CIA – A paper by Daniele Ganser
Operation Gladio – A paper by David Guyatt
Document:1980 Massacre in Bologna – An article by Thierry Meyssan dated 6 July 2005
Operation Gladio – Wikipedia Page
$100,000,000 to Crack A Lone Nut? – Radio show with an interview with Daniele Ganser on Operation Gladio