Operation Gladio

Operation Gladio[Epub] ➛ Operation Gladio ➜ Paul L. Williams – Tbjewellers.co.uk 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 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 Journalist Paul L Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence of stay behind units in many European countries consisting of five thousand to fifteen thousand military operatives According to the author's research the initial funding for these guerilla armies came from the sale of large stocks of SS morphine that had been smuggled out of Germany and Italy and of bogus British bank notes that had been produced in concentration camps by skilled counterfeiters As the Cold War intensified the units were used not only to ward off possible invaders but also to thwart the rise of left wing movements in South America and NATO based countries by terror attacksWilliams argues that Operation Gladio soon gave rise to the toppling of governments wholesale genocide the formation of death suads 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 Operation Condor an outgrowth of Gladio in Argentina as Pope Francis ISure to be controversial Operation Gladio connects the dots in ways the mainstream media often overlooks.

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  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Operation Gladio
  • Paul L. Williams
  • English
  • 25 March 2016
  • 9781633884786

10 thoughts on “Operation Gladio

  1. says:

    Scorsese and Kubrick got together and made a craaaazy movie called Holy Shit This Actually HappenedFreemasons CIA Agents US funded arms traffickers and heroin dealers the US Mafia the Italian Mafia Central American coups and dictators and death suads shell companies of shell companies of shell companies the Catholic Churchthe Holy See sex trafficking torture assassination frame ups folks getting suicided Ya know a Tuesday in the intelligence communityI won't say the trite thing about reality and fiction and strangeness butya know? Come on ya know wuttumsayin

  2. says:

    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 Europe in the event of a Soviet invasion The cells would sabotage the occupation authorities and prepare a counter invasion by the US and its allies The operation was codenamed Gladio for the short swords used by Roman gladiators in the arena It was the brainchild of Allen Dulles when he was negotiating the surrender in Northern Italy of SS Colonel Wolff against explicit agreement between the Allied Powers The core of Gladio was made up of the most anticommunists elements mainly unrepentant fascists and sympathizers The weapons they used were caches left behind by the Germans and initial funding was provided by plundered assets particularly the gold of the Croatian central bank that had been looted by the Ustashas and left for safekeeping in the VaticanAccording to Williams further financing was obtained from heroin traffic in league with Chiang Kai Shek and later with the Vietnamese This reuired an alliance with the various Italian and Corsican mafias as well as with the money laundering capabilities of the IOR the Vatican bank Afterwards the cocaine trade with South America would pick up the slack Gladio eventually went global Through the Turkish hard right the Grey Wolves it penetrated the Muslim world and through Argentinian members of P 2 a sinister Masonic lodge made up of the most powerful men in Italy also Latin America The counterpart to Gladio in this part is the of the world was operation Condor an alliance between dictatorships to cooperate in the persecution of opponents on a continental scale Back in its Italian home ground Gladio applied the strategy of increasing tensions between the government and the leftists in order to promote a coup d'etat that would lead to a rightist dictatorship Thus P 2 sponsored multiple terrorist actions that claimed hundreds of lives in what came to be named the years of lead According to Williams the murder of leftish Christian Democrat Prime Minister Aldo Moro by the Red Brigades was in fact arranged by P 2 since it had been able to penetrate the radical Marxist groupAnd this is where the book becomes hard to rate It is full of explosive yet unsubstantiated revelations The CIA arranged for the murder of John Paul I because he was going to spill the beans on the IOR and reveal Gladio Yet he is also described as insubstantial a nonentity with a nervous smile The CIA had John Paul II elected because he would let the IOR continue its business as usual as long as it provided funds for the Pope's anti Soviet activities through Lech Walesa and the Solidarity trade union When the Pope made overtures to the Soviets the CIA and other intelligence agencies arranged the Agca attempt on his life and blamed it on Bulgarian intelligence The German intelligence uses the Grey Wolves to control Turkish German residents Is any of this true? Williams picks up these rumors and presents them as facts Yet rumors they remain A very interesting part of the book near the end refers to the connections between Gladio and the Turkish Deep State He refers in great detail about the enmity between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US based cleric Fethullah Gullen I knew nothing about this before reading the book but it was in the news when Erdogan blamed Gullen for a failed insurrection in July 2016 So there may be something even in the wilder assertions by the authorAnother unappealing aspect of the book is the glee the author displays when recounting the shenanigans of some clerics as evidenced by his continuous references to Holy mother Church and his relentless antipathy to John Paul II and his defense of murderous Latin American guerrillas such as the Tupamaros He is deeply anti Catholic He sometimes seems unhinged by his hatred for the Church In fact recently he was the subject of a criminal investigation after he falsely accused an Egyptian researcher of having stolen radioactive materials from the research facility This book is a heavy dish made with unknown ingredients that yet has an intriguing taste Don't recommend it for conspiracy theory fans or they'll find themselves unable to sleep for many nights

  3. says:

    Basic claims 1 That the CIA allied with the Sicilian and US mafia in establishing the US heroin trade using the profits to fund covert anti communist operations around the world 2 That the money involved in these transactions was laundered through Vatican and other Catholic run banks Some of this seems reasonably well documented but the author has a tendency to blur together different issues in different times and places creating the impression of a vast sprawling conspiracy but in the process coming to seem like one of those people ranting about the Illuminati or UFOsOne of the interesting takeaways was the story of the Masonic lodge Propaganda Due which included many of the powers that be in late 20th century Italy including a range of Catholic clergy who are prohibited by canon law from being masonsAnyway certainly worth reading if you like conspiracy theories There's a lot of stuff about the nuances of money laundering which can be a bit tedious to read unless that's your cup of tea

  4. says:

    This non fiction spy thriller blew my mind Not one for conspiracy theories Operation Gladio detailed the evil collusion between the CIA the mafia and the Vatican in ways one would suppose it to be a conspiracy theory had Mr Williams' research not been so exhaustive and well citedThe operation dubbed Gladio came into being after WWII necessitated by the need for the US to monitor communist activities via small stay behind units made up of spies In order to pay for the costs associated with the upkeep of these stay behind units the CIA began to import drugs from Asia often transported on government planesLater NATO planes to sell to inner city African Americans via hand picked mafia connections Before the proceeds from the CIA drug sales could be put to use the money needed to be laundered covering its origins To accomplish this task the CIA via the mafia contacted their sources at the Vatican Who would ever suspect the Catholic Church in laundering drug money after all? Further the Vatican bank was an institution unto itself beyond investigation from outside and as it turned out even inside sources this making the bank beyond reproach As the operation unfolded over the years the CIA had its hand in picking the players to ensure the operation's success journalists; government officials within and without the US; foreign operators; mafia bosses; catholic cardinals; even The PopeThe operation had tentacles in foreign governments global banks drug manufacturing drug import and sales mass murder political assassinations coups etc The operation involved the uber secretive Freemasons and even planted Masons within the church The book documents specific examples of each of the above doings and will give the reader pause especially as they learn of the assassination of Pope John Paul I A fascinating read

  5. says:

    Read twice Awesome what books are for A true revelation systematic complete fundamental It really is the Unholy Alliance between the Vatican the CIA and the Mafia

  6. says:

    This book is an amazing recount of some of the darkest events of the XX century The book is superbly annotated but the credibility of the authors sources is suspect Many of the sources are secondary other books such as this one and other are shady websites with little or no credibility Many of the “facts” that the author takes for undisputed truth are highly controversial when not directly contradicted by the oficial versionWhat follows is a resume of the textAt the end of WWII top members of the US intelligence OSS among them Allen Dulles “Wild” Bill Donovan and James Jesus Angleton started to prepare for an eventual confrontation with the Soviet Union To achieve this goal they recruited and protected Nazis such as Reinhard Gehlen and Klaus Barbie to form a number of clandestine armies in many countries of Europe This would be known as “Operation Gladio”To help many of the Nazis escape from Europe to Latin America the americans formed and alliance with the Vatican The Vatican saw the atheist communists as a direct competitor for “the souls of men” and a mortal threat to their existence They helped many Nazis escape to Latin America by providing them with fake passports As the operation grew the newly formed CIA under Allen Dulles saw the need to secure immense amounts of black money to finance it The solution came from a previous scheme concocted by Col Paul E Helliwell while he was serving as Chief of Special Intelligence for the OSS in China to provide covert assistance to General Chaing Kai shek leader of the Kuomintang KMT—the Chinese National Army to raise funds for his army's planned war against the Communist forces of Mao Zedong Helliwell mounted a fleet of planes to run heroin into China to secure the need funded This would become the model for “Air America” the CIA drug operation to smuggle heroin from Vietnam to sell in poor black neighborhoods in HarlemThe drug network would expand with time to include the Italian mafia in America and Italy the Turkish mafia the Corsican mafia the Latin America drug lords such as Escobar and many other criminal organizations The black money from the drug trafficking will be laundered by the Vatican Bank under the control of archbishop Paul Marcinkus also known as “the gorilla” and a series of shadowy corporations created by the CIA and the mob bankers Throughout the 1950s hundreds of Italian clerics and members of the Church's “black nobility” joined the Mafia in support of Operation Gladio To protect the clandestine nature of this Catholic Gladio and the other stay behind units meetings of the anti Communist forces were conducted in Masonic lodges Eventually several “stay behind” units in Italy evolved into covert Masonic organizations The main of such units became known as Propaganda Due or P2The time was right for the CIA to unleash the full force of Gladio through a strategy of tension which would cause the people of Italy first and many other countries later to view the Communists as a threat to their lives and well being by infiltrating and impersonating the radical left to cause violence in the form of terrorist attacks and killings to force the need to repress the rise of communismAfter the URSS invasion of Afghanistan the CIA's main concern was no longer left wing political activity in Italy and Western Europe but rather the situation in Afghanistan To drive the “evil empire” to the point of total collapse the CIA would infuse the holy war with munitions and money and training until the war in Afghanistan became the Agency's most expensive covert undertakingOperation gladio would conclude with the fall of the URSS and the exposing of the network to great public scandal prompting the europeans parlaments to launch full investigations on the matterThroughout the 1990s hundreds of Uyghurs were transported to Afghanistan by the CIA for training in guerrilla warfare by the mujahideen Graham Fuller CIA superspy offered this explanation for radicalizing the Chinese Muslims“ The policy of guiding the evolution of Islam and of helping them Muslims against our adversaries worked marvelously well in Afghanistan against the Red Army The same doctrines can still be used to destabilize what remains of Russian power and especially to counter the Chinese influence in Central Asia”This policy of destabilization was devised by Bernard Lewis an Oxford University specialist on Islamic studies who called for the creation of an “Arc of Crisis” around the southern borders of the Soviet Union by empowering Muslim radicals to rebel against their Communist overlordsThis new policy implemented after the end of the cold war would be aptly called “Gladio 2” and continues to this day

  7. says:

    The most amazing book It unravels CIA covert operations ever since the end of WWII and especially the illegial finacing of these by encouraging new plantation of drugs and initiating a drug trade which with the help of major banks including ones in the US and not least the Vatican whitewashed these fundsEverything spurred on by a fear of communismA lot of Italian incidents were financed and organised through this covert arm of the CIA Operation Gladio as well as in other European countries most notable financial help to the Solidarity movement in Poland Who would think they were financed by whitewashed drug money organised by the CIA?Who did the people of Operation Gladio involve well not just the mafia but very high ranking people across Europe not least inside the Vatican A must read for anyone interested in European history in the 20th century

  8. says:

    there's a lot of interesting information in this book but I felt it wasn't as buttoned up cautious as Valentine or Webb so I m staying a little cautious Author also seemed to me to at the end show he's somewhat of an islamophobe though tbh that stuff is of a piece with the way the book puts catholicsvactican out front so than CIA Not in an awful way as the author isn't excluding CIA I think he just has a perspective on supra government entities and organized crime that I'm not convinced isn't slightly reversed and that's without getting into how it's ALL just capitalism at work Regardless those are uibbles and the significant amount of indisputable information you will gather from the book makes it a worthwhile read

  9. says:

    This story if it is even remotely true is very highly disturbing It completely undermines one's faith in the entire Catholic Church and the US Government both who seem to have aligned themselves with organized crime laid the ground work for and fertilized the Opioid Crisis amongst other illicit drug epidemics and seem to have been behind conflicts in Asia Europe and the Middle East to name a few They seem to have found themselves on both sides of Osama Ben Laden at different points in his existence Its hard to believe that this is all true and connected but its also hard to believe that its all contrived

  10. says:

    You can really sense Williams struggling beneath the scope of this story It's written in such a dry encyclopedic voice that it's hard to come to grips with how terrible Gladio and the P2 were I hate being the type of person to decry a book as boring but this felt like an academic text than the piece of investigative journalism it promises to be However I have to give some serious points for objectivity as Williams a catholic does not shy away from being overtly critical of John Paul II Ratzinger Bergoglio and the Church in general

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