Italian Senator Giovanni Pellegrino, president of Italy’s parliamentary commission investigating Gladio and the massacres, recalled the very violent period of Italy’s most recent history. ‘It is maybe worth remembering that these “acts” have left behind 491 dead and 1181 injured and maimed. Figures of a war, with no parallel in any other European country.’
The atrocities culminated on a sunny afternoon during the Italian national holiday when on August 2, 1980 a massive explosion ripped through the waiting room of the second class at the Bologna railway station, killing 85 people in the blast and seriously injuring and maiming a further 200. The Bologna massacre ever since ranges amongst the largest terrorist onslaughts that Europe had seen in the twentieth century.
Contrary to the Red Brigades who ended up in jail, the terrorists of the right mysteriously escaped after each massacre because, as Vinciguerra correctly pointed out, the security apparatus of the Italian state and the military secret services protected them.
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. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the State cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened.
William Colby due to the details he had offered in his own memoirs until today, has remained the most famous CIA agent involved in operation Gladio. But also his biography ended in tragedy. After having supported the setting up of Gladio networks in Scandinavia, Cold Warrior William Colby in 1953 was transferred to the CIA station in Rome to combat Communism in Italy and promote the clandestine CIA Gladio network. Moving from Cold War battlefield to battlefield, Colby in 1959 left Italy for Saigon and from there ran CIA’s covert operations in Vietnam and Laos.
CIA’s Operation Phoenix devoted to the destruction of the Vietcong’s underground organisation and the physical liquidation of its members. In front of the US Congress Colby admitted in 1971 that more than 20,000 Vietcong had been killed while he was in charge of Phoenix but refused to comment whether indeed most of them had died from torture, commenting: ‘I would not want to testify that nobody was killed or executed in this kind of programme. I think it probably happened, unfortunately.’
When Helms had to step down, President Nixon in the same year promoted Colby to become Director of CIA, a position which Colby held until he had to resign prematurely in 1976 in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Colby drowned in a river in Maryland in 1996, aged 76.
In 1990, as Italian Prime Minister Andreotti revealed the secret CIA armies in Western Europe, George Bush was the acting President of the United States and concerned with preparing the war against Saddam Hussein in Iraq. As the US population remained lukewarm about a war in the Gulf a dirty trick was employed to stir up feelings of hatred and revenge. A 15-year-old girl introduced only as ‘Nayirah’ testified under tears to the US Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990 that while volunteering as a nurse in a hospital in Kuwait she had witnessed brutal Iraqi soldiers who after the invasion of the country had come to the hospital and taken babies from incubators ‘leaving them on the cold floor to die’.
The incubator story created an outcry among the US population and President Bush repeated it in numerous speeches, claiming 312 babies had died this way. Bush was so convincing that Amnesty International also reported the story at the time. Only after the war was over it was revealed that the girl had never worked in Kuwait but turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States, a fact known by the organisers of the October 10 Congressional hearing. Amnesty International with much regret retracted its support for the story, and Middle East Watch in February 1992 declared that the story had been ‘clearly wartime propaganda’.
==NATO’s Secret Armies (Contemporary Security Studies) (Daniele Ganser)
The CIA, MI5 and NATO–controlled and directed Operation Gladio from 1947 to ?, and murdered thousands of the citizens of our allies within their own borders and used to foment anti-leftist paranoia making regime change unnecessary. Though for obvious reasons Gladio was and still is buried by our national corporate media, but it’s detestable terrorist existence is an absolute and incontestable fact. Following the Church Committee’s 1977 findings concerning the extraordinary control of the major media outlets by the CIA, there was a brief pause in their insidious destruction of our once free press, very brief.
Does anyone with a brain believe that the organizations of domestic and international geopolitical information control have not only resurfaced but have become even more pervasive than the years before 1977?
If the revelations surrounding Italian Prime Minister Andreotti’s defense of his criminal activities in 1990, brought to light the American state sponsored terrorism of Operation Gladio why in the name of God could anyone believe that this brief ray of sunlight was sufficient to end the program?
Evidence of Gladio’s footprints are all over the activities leading to the regime change in the Ukraine, which was the catalyst to the Russian activities to protect their very borders, even to the recent bombings in Turkey, which were blamed on the Kurds. Calling the covert terrorism of the CIA/NATO nexus by another code name is like calling the American paramilitary corporation Blackwater something different each time they commit an atrocity.
If we are willing to be the most powerful state sponsor of terrorism against the citizens of our supposed allies, how can anyone truly believe that select, psychopathic power elites would not perform similar acts on American soil?
If Franklin Roosevelt was willing, if not downright eager, to sacrifice the lives of 2400 American servicemen at Pearl Harbor in order to drag America into the European war, what moral restraint could prevent the assassination of a President if it were considered in the interests of America’s covert ruling factions furtherance of wealth, power and control? If, as evidence suggests, though does not confirm, the CIA led Gladio was directly responsible for the assassination of the Minister of Sweden, Olof Palme, in 1986, where is there a line that cannot be crossed for domestic assassinations?
There are no such boundaries.
Anyone who thinks that democratic governments would not kill their own citizens is uninformed beyond belief. If, dear reader, you are one of these gullible people, please go to the Internet and become familiar, for example, with Operation Northwoods and Operation Gladio.
Presstitute Media, such as the UK Telegraph, spend a lot of energy debunking exposes of government conspiracies. For example, the thousands of highrise architects, structural engineers, physicists, nano-chemists, demolition experts, first responders, military and civilian pilots, and former government officials who have provided vast evidence that the official story of 9/11 is a made-up fairy tale at odds with all evidence and the laws of physics are dismissed by presstitutes as “conspiracy theorists.”Similarly, those, such as James W. Douglass, who have proven beyond all doubt that President John F. Kennedy was not assassinated by Oswald but by his own paranoid anti-communist military-security complex, are dismissed as conspiracy theorists.
Operation Northwoods, or Northwoods, was a 1962 plan to generate U.S. public support for military action against Cuban government of Fidel Castro, as part of the U.S. government’s Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative. The plan, which was not implemented*, called for various “false flag” actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism (such as hijacked planes) on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U. S. Department of Defense leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lyman Louis Lemnitzer..