NATO's Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in by Daniele Ganser

By Daniele Ganser

This fascinating new learn exhibits how the CIA and the British mystery provider, in collaboration with the army alliance NATO and ecu army mystery providers, organize a community of clandestine anti-communist armies in Western Europe after international battle II.

These mystery infantrymen have been knowledgeable on distant islands within the Mediterranean and in unorthodox struggle centres in England and within the usa by means of the golf green Berets and SAS targeted Forces. The community used to be armed with explosives, desktop weapons and high-tech verbal exchange gear hidden in underground bunkers and mystery palms caches in forests and mountain meadows. In a few nations the key military associated up with right-wing terrorist who in a mystery battle engaged in political manipulation, harrassement of left wing events, massacres, coup d'états and torture.

Codenamed 'Gladio' ('the sword'), the Italian mystery military was once uncovered in 1990 by way of Italian best Minister Giulio Andreotti to the Italian Senate, whereupon the click observed "The most sensible stored, and so much destructive, political-military mystery because global battle II" (Observer, 18. November 1990) and saw that "The tale turns out instantly from the pages of a political thriller." (The occasions, November 19, 1990). Ever considering that, so-called 'stay-behind' armies of NATO have additionally been came across in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and Turkey. They have been across the world coordinated through the Pentagon and NATO and had their final recognized assembly within the NATO-linked Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC) in Brussels in October 1990.

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