Nice brings to mind operation gladio by paul craig roberts. Operation gladio is riveting, incredibly well researched, and. Interview 582 tom secker on operation gladio corbett 011820 6 comments 23 years after it was first revealed to the public in the italian parliament, few are today aware of the history of operation gladio, the staybehind operation that was seeded by intelligence agencies in western europe at the end of wwii and which was. Operation gladio and its staybehind networks may be. Its 15,000 members were recruited from fascist wwii veterans groups and had access to 151 secret arms dumps. On this special thirtieth episode of porkins policy radio we welcome back sibel edmonds and tom secker for a roundtable discussion of the lone gladio and operation gladio b. Operation gladio and its staybehind networks may be one of the most historically. Top 10 declassified documents that rocked the world. The belgian staybehind network, colloquially called gladio meaning sword was a secret mixed civilian and military unit, trained to form a resistance movement in the event of a soviet invasion and part of a network of similar organizations in north. Williams, prometheus books after the second world war ended, the vatican, the cia, the exnazis, and the sicilianamerican mafia forged an alliance to fight the cold war against the former soviet union and the rising prosoviet governments in europe. Investigating the terror operation gladio document collection.
The august 2, 1980 bombing of the bologna train station which killed 85 people, is widely recognized as a gladio operation. The operation was codenamed gladio, for the short swords used by roman gladiators in the arena. Operation gladio wikipedia, the free encyclopedia printable. Operazione gladio is the codename for a clandestine north atlantic treaty organisation nato staybehind operation in italy during the cold war. Tom starts us off by exploring some of the themes brought out in the lone gladio. May 21, 2000 explosives from gladio caches and gladio members were implicated in a wave of terrorist attacks, including the 1980 bolognas train station bombing that killed 85 people. The unholy alliance between the vatican, the cia, and the mafia, and more on. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Originally gladio consisted of hidden arms caches and an organization to conduct guerrilla war against the soviet occupying army.
This 3part series exposes the clandestine staybehind operation sponsored by the cia and nato to counter communist influence after world war ii in italy, as well as in other european countries. This disturbing expose describes a secret alliance forged at the close of world war ii by the cia, the sicilian and us. The islamic transformation of america struggles to convince readers of the many of the conspiracies presented in his book, such as the improbable claim that. Williams, a prolific author of numerous books including operation gladio, discusses his research findings and analysis of the vatican and roman. The intelligence officers bookshelf central intelligence. This fascinating new study shows how the cia and the british secret service, in collaboration with the military alliance nato and european military secret services, set up a network of clandestine anticommunist armies in western europe after world war ii. The italian branch of the network was known as operation gladio richard norton taylor, guardian, 151190 gladio was the name given to the italian branch of a network with the harmless official name, allied coordination committee, set up with british help in the 1950s, operated by the secret services and partly financed by the united. The office of public affairs opa is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the central intelligence agency cia. European parliament resolution on gladio joint resolution replacing b32021, 2058, 2068, 2078 and 208790.
Nov 16, 1990 the focus of the inquiry is a clandestine operation codenamed gladio, created decades ago to arm and train resistance fighters in case the soviet union and its warsaw pact allies invaded. The demise of the united states of america, and operation gladio. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence of stay behind units. Two italian secret service agents and licio gelli, the head of the infamous. Gladios terrorism was conducted in order to shape the minds of the european public, and thus manipulate the political landscape in favor of the goals of u. Whitepages people search is the most trusted directory. Its purpose was to continue armed resistance in the event of a warsaw pact invasion and conquest. Every history book defines operation gladio as a covert military operation established by the cia in europe in 1958 with a primary presence in italy and spain which mission was to stamp out communism in nato countries.
It was the brainchild of allen dulles when he was negotiating the surrender in northern this book is about a secret operation set up by the oss, the predecessor to the cia, consisting of setting up sleeper counterinsurgency groups throughout western. Williams serves on the advisory board of the lifeboat foundation, a national think tank, and as director of christian relations for bnai elim, an international. The unholy alliance between the vatican, the cia, andthe mafia. Gladio is the codename for a secret nato operation set up by washington after wwii as a result of fear that the red army would overrun western europe. The unholy alliance between the vatican, the cia, and the mafia by paul l. Jan 09, 2018 cia gladio paul williams many thanks to kaivey for the link. In williams 2006 book dunces of doomsday, he claimed that adnan shukrijumah, amer elmaati, jaber a. The film entitled simply operation gladio was produced by allan francovich and broadcast on bbc 2 in 1992. The unholy alliance between the vatican, the cia, and the mafia, published in 2014, is being. Williams, phd, is a journalist and the author of crescent moon rising, the day of islam, osamas revenge, the al qaeda connection, and the vatican exposed, among other books. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence of. The winner of three firstplace keystone press awards for journalism, he has written articles for major news outlets, including usa today. This collection of around 150 pages of onceclassified material sheds light on the ideological and operational origins of the nowinfamous operation gladio.
Cia gladio paul williams many thanks to kaivey for the link. Italian secret service, later replaced because it was suspected of involvement in a 1964 coup plot and the cia. Operation gladio a groundbreaking documentary which did more than any other to publicise the existence of operation gladio nato sponsored false flag terrorism in western europe. Williams demonstrates a level of courage i have seen in few authors today. Operation gladio is likely to be a controversial book and may even be contested by several quarters. July 18, 2016 information clearing house commentators who have learned to distrust official explanations, such as peter koenig and stephen lendman have raised questions about the nice attack. Although gladio specifically refers to the italian branch of the nato staybehind organizations, operation gladio is. Operation gladio from the book the cias greatest hits by mark zepezauer the cia was created by the national security act of 1947. Gladio s terrorism was conducted in order to shape the minds of the european public, and thus manipulate the political landscape in favor of the goals of u.
Operation gladio, projekt26, bundjugend, etc however most all i have read on are in the european theatre, the ground zero areas of cold war. Williams argues that operation gladio soon gave rise to the toppling of. The unholy alliance between the vatican, the cia, and the mafia hardcover feb 3 2015. An investigative journalist was just assassinated in malta with a car bomb. September 11 th, 2001 will live on in infamy throughout history.
Williamss book is not just a book but a blatant indictment against these. The following article explains how obama illicitly completed the legal framework which permits this statesponsored terrorism on u. Specifically those that were funded as stay behind groups in case of communist invasion and or radical change in power domestically. By david guyatt when on the morning of 17 june 1982, the body of roberto calvi was found hanging beneath londons blackfriars bridge, it was to speed a process that prised open a series of events spanning four decades. The focus of the inquiry is a clandestine operation codenamed gladio, created decades ago to arm and train resistance fighters in case. Shipp, former cia operative and author of from the company of shadows. The story started as early as 1942 with the formation of the vatican bank. Oct 31, 2011 click subscribe, rate and share if you like the information. Operation gladio from the book the cias greatest hits by mark. This is the reality of operation gladio, and it is also why knowledge of its actions is critical to our understanding of present day terrorism. The winner of three firstplace keystone press awards for journalism, he has written articles for major news outlets, including usa today, the wall street journal.
The unholy alliance between the vatican, the cia, and the mafia is a multimegaton explosion of truth. Gladio is an umbrella name used by commentators and historians to refer to a series of smallscale covert armies active across europe throughout the cold war 19451990. It was the day that the world was rocked by the alqaeda hijacking of four planes, the collapse of the twin towers, and the death of almost 3,000 people. Williams argues that operation gladio soon gave rise to the toppling of governments, wholesale genocide, the formation of death squads, financial scandals on a grand scale, the creation of the mujahideen, an international narcotics network, and, most recently, the ascendancy of jorge mario bergoglio, a jesuit cleric with strong ties to.
Feb 01, 20 as one of the most thoroughlydocumented examples of a decadeslong program of officiallysanctioned false flag terror, operation gladio remains a woefully underreported piece of the war on. Click subscribe, rate and share if you like the information. Paul williams in portland, or 57 records found whitepages. Operation gladio 1951 gladio, which means sword in italian, was the name the italian government chose for the stay behind network it established in the early days of the cold war. Operation gladio was exposed in italy by the research of italian judge felice casson. Williams umbrellas a string of conspiraciesthough interestingunder the title operation gladio, most of which have nothing to do with gladio as it actually operated in europe. However, it would be difficult to reject the evidence author paul l. While it was initially blamed on the communist red brigades, eventually, rightwing and fascists elements were discoverd to be the culprits. The film entitled simply operation gladio was produced by allan francovich and broadcast on bbc 2. All of these false flag terrorist operations are carried out under the rubric of operation gladio c, a supersecret enterprise and organizational derivative of natos notorious operation gladio.
Oct 16, 2017 an investigative journalist was just assassinated in malta with a car bomb. Cia organized secret army in western europe the washington post. Since that date, many conspiracy theories have sprung up around the events. This disturbing expose describes a secret alliance forged at the close of world war ii by the cia, the sicilian and us mafias, and the vatican to thwart the possibility of a communist invasion of europe. He shows how a secret staybehind network gladio that should only become effective after a warschaw pact invasion of western europe, became an all important factor in western politics, after the wealthy and powerful understood that their real enemies were the strong communist parties in western democracies and the political parties of the left.
View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for paul williams in portland, or. Jul 18, 2016 gladio is the codename for a secret nato operation set up by washington after wwii as a result of fear that the red army would overrun western europe. Operation gladio was 40 years of bombing civilians in europe for social and political control. Operation northwoods memo was a specific plan to kill americans, cancelled by jfk. Operation gladio,false flag operations,911 precedent. In 1999 the former head of italian intelligence service, general maletti, said the attack was devised by the gladio and alleged terrorists of the extreme right, supported by members of the italian security forces that would have provided coverage. The gladio network of operatives is alleged to have been involved in various acts of terrorism, trying to influence policies through the means of. Media outlets are reporting this murder may be politically driven, and is only limited to malta, but there is much more to this story as this journalist was getting too close to something much bigger, operation gladio b. We read every letter, fax, or email we receive, and we will convey your comments to cia officials outside opa as appropriate. Copiously documented, it details the rise of the cia drug mafia the biggest and baddest narcotics outfit on the planet and its vast moneylaundering operations, including its use of the vatican as. Operation gladio is the codename for clandestine staybehind operations of armed resistance that was planned by the western union wu, and subsequently by nato, for a potential warsaw pact invasion and conquest in europe.
He was also an adjunct professor of humanities and philosophy at wilkes university and the university of scranton. As one of the most thoroughlydocumented examples of a decadeslong program of officiallysanctioned false flag terror, operation gladio remains a. Williams born 1944 is an american author, journalist, and consultant. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence of staybehind. His body was found hanging under londons blackfriars bridge, an obvious reference to the p2 masonic lodge, of which he was a senior. The ink was barely dry on it before an army of spooks began marching through the laws major loophole. Paul williams exposes one such operationgladioand courageously reveals the shadowy connections between us intelligence, the secret vatican bank, and the global mafia. Williams has 24 books on goodreads with 1729 ratings. Explosives from gladio caches and gladio members were implicated in a wave of terrorist attacks, including the 1980 bolognas train station bombing that killed 85 people. The unholy alliance between the vatican, the cia, and the mafia.1364 1175 172 1172 960 553 485 615 1102 766 111 151 1010 209 1159 759 150 760 1435 1310 612 768 1346 456 1473 291 792 1263 49 54 665 734 1041 419 1133 359