This 1992 documentary is based on rare archival interviews of former Gladio operatives. Gladio was a secret US/UK intelligence-run program run across Europe between 1945 and its public exposure in 1990. It’s main purpose was to crush strikes and public protests and to prevent groups unfriendly to US/UK interests from coming to power. The main strategies employed were false flag terrorist attacks (mainly bombings and assassinations) that were officially blamed on left wing groups
The Office of Strategic Services or OSS (which became the CIA in 1947) and MI6 (the British secret service) divided up spheres of influence. The Brits ran Gladio in Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium and the US France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Turkey and Greece. In each of these countries, UK/US intelligence recruited police and secret services, fascist groups and Nazi spies “left behind” when Hitler’s army withdrew from occupied Europe.
Although elected parliaments (and many prime ministers) were never informed of Gladio’s existence, all NATO countries were forced to join as a condition of NATO membership. Moreover the French continued to participate in Gladio after President Charles DeGaulle withdrew France from NATO in 1966.**
In this film, former Gladio operatives from Italy and Belgium discuss their motivation for participating, their role in infiltrating targeted left wing groups,*** the role of local CIA operatives in providing funding, training and other support, and their eventual disillusionment with illegal terrorist actions that deliberately targeted civilians. There are also interviews with CIA officials involved in funding, arming and training Gladio operatives and with Italian Investigating judges, whistleblowers and journalists who helped bring Gladio to public attention.
*In a false flag operation, deliberate deception creates the appearance of responsibility of a particular group or nation for a given atrocity, disguising the actual source of responsibility.
**DeGaulle made the 1966 decision to withdraw French troops from NATO after learning a secret assassination team operating out of NATO headquarters in Belgium was responsible for four assassination attempts against him. French intelligence would provide details about this group to New Orleans District Attorney James Garrison in his prosecution of Kennedy assassination co-conspirator Clay Shaw (see New Evidence in JFK Assassination). French troops would rejoin NATO under President Nicholas Sarkozy in 2009.
***Germany’s Red Army Faction (aka Beider-Meinhoff gang), Italy’s Red Brigades and France’s Action Directe are the best known so-called leftist groups infiltrated (and likely run) by Gladio.
Apparently it is still going. Killery and tnuland used it to put Nazis in power in Ukraine. They actually have an SS Aryan Nazi University in Ukraine. Funded by the United States and MI6 of tthe Uk and staffed by nazi war criminals and their descendents like the Bandarites that have been harbored in the UK, since ww2.
David Duke, the ex KKK Grand Wizard got his PhD in racial studies from that university in the Ukraine
Great point, Wendy, about Ukraine. The only way to end Gladio is to shut down the CIA.
Stuart, you posted this entry in ‘Things that aren’t what they seem’. I have not wached the film yet, but reading your film review, my, my, what a world! I seems to me, that there is not much honesty in the political world. So much of it is just fake!? How can a person srvive in it
with some kind of integrity, I wonder . . . .
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Integrity? Never was in politics except maybe for Jesus kicking over the money lenders tables back in the day ………… the entire system is fake.
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Yes indeedy, Tube. They even provide fake protest groups for dissidents to joing.
Too true, Aunty. I’ve come to the conclusion that most of the history of western history of the 20th century is a lie and will need to be rewritten. I have reached a point where I assume all public officials are lying to me unless they can prove otherwise.
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