Gladio - Death Plan For Democracy
by Peter Chamberlin
In late January 2008, a secret paramilitary
group (formerly?) allied with America was busted in Turkey. Thirteen
members of a shadowy right-wing group in Turkey were charged with
"forming an armed terrorist group in order to provoke members
of the public into armed revolt against the government."
"The detention in Istanbul last week
of alleged members of a shadowy Turkish ultranationalist group
has revived charges that elements within the Turkish security
apparatus have long tried to destabilize the country through a
campaign of bombings and assassinations. These allegedly include
false flag operations that have been attributed to Kurdish separatists
and violent Islamists... The Turkish media have claimed that the
latest arrests follow intelligence reports that the gang was planning
to carry out a series of high level assassinations...what Turks
call... deep state has its origins in what are commonly called
Gladio operations " - Mass Arrests Expose Operations of
Turkey's "Deep State" - By Gareth Jenkins
The use of proxy mercenary forces to terrorize
nations into submitting to US political demands has been the cornerstone
of American foreign policy since at least the era of the Berlin
Wall, and it still is.
"Terrorism - the use of violence
and threats to intimidate or to coerce, esp. for political purposes."
According to this definition from Dictionary.com,
the government of the United States of America is the primary
source of state terrorism in the world.
In Europe, the American government actively
sought to eliminate political opposition to its fascist world
plans through the use of open violent repression and covert terroristic
"false flag" attacks upon popular patriotic resistance
movements and their leaders. Using ultra right-wing homegrown
fascists, in both Europe and America, secret paramilitary militias
were created, called "Stay Behind" forces at the end
of World War II. Since then, the CIA activated these groups to
successfully quash anti-American liberal and social democratic
popular resistance movements. The agency denies this, but the
series of exposes of their network in Europe since 1990 have proven
the professed denials to be false.
The secret American plans to turn dissent
into a weapon for destroying democracy were applied equally, yet
differently, in America and Europe. Here, the procedure called
for using more subtlety, as opposed to Europe, where everything
would happen outside of the controlled environment of the corporate
US media. In Europe, so-called "pro-communist" forces
could be fought more aggressively, using secretive groups like
Gladio to physically attack the antiwar, Labor-oriented and liberal
protest movements. Behind the scenes, terror attacks were carried-out
by anonymous sources to be blamed on the opposition party. Using
the extreme right-wing Gladio forces in this manner, as well as
infiltrating and sabotaging leftist groups from within, proved
devastating at the polls. People ran away from the resistance
in droves, seeking security in the waiting arms of the fascists
and the all-powerful state. But many people did also see through
the BS of the "official story" of events like the bombing
of a train stations in Bologna, Italy.
The secret plans for Europe entailed large
covert paramilitary units in every NATO nation, that were trained
and ready to suppress all anti-American protests by liberals and
social democrats. The official name of the covert programs was
"Gladio." The official cover story (and its original
purpose) was that these right-wing paramilitary units were "Stay
Behind" forces, which were created as copies of the French
"underground" resistance, to be activated upon a Soviet
conquest and occupation of Europe. The Stay Behind/Gladio forces
saw a change of mission in the sixties, when the European socialist/liberal
alliance began to awaken strong nationalist movements in every
The Timewatch investigation documents
the secret formation of these neo-fascist units throughout Europe,
highlighting individual local leaders and their personal testimony
about participating in armed attacks upon government armories
and supermarkets, as well as terror bombings, like the bomb that
was detonated at Bologna's train station, killing 85 and wounded
over 200. Other revelations from the video about the operation
include a damning investigation of Gladio by the European Union,
interviews with key Gladio players like neocon Michael Ledeen,
shadowy Iran/Contra figures Gen. John Singlaub, CIA spokesmen
like former Director William Colby and Ray Cline, as well as pivotal
controversial documentation on secret Army participation.
In contradiction of CIA denials about
the true purpose of Gladio and the scope of its operations and
neoconservative lies that there was no Gladio, the following excerpt,
from joint resolution (EP 22.11.90) of the European Parliament
condemns actions of US and allied intelligence agencies involved.
"Whereas in certain Member States
military secret services (or uncontrolled branches thereof) were
involved in serious cases of terrorism and crime as evidenced
by, various judicial inquiries... these organizations operated
and continue to operate completely outside the law... whereas
the various `GLADIO' organizations have at their disposal independent
arsenals and military resources which give them an unknown strike
potential, thereby jeopardizing the democratic structures of the
countries in which they are operating or have been operating..."
This officially condemns the lame official
excuses, like that given by former CIA Director William Colby
(claiming on the video that these were small contingency plans
for providing covert intelligence sources only, in case of Soviet
occupation), while exposing the duplicity of stooges like neoconservative
Michael Ledeen (who was implicated in the Gladio political action
while working for a right-wing Italian news service), who falsely
argues that Gladio was merely a Soviet disinformation program
that was based:
"on an old forgery, designed to show
that there's some kind of... accusing the United States basically
of what the Soviet union was doing in Italy, which was creating
a secret underground paramilitary organization capable of organizing
to subvert Italian democracy."
This, "there is no spoon" explanation
echoes the equally lame counter-story given by alleged Gladio
participant, Licio Gelli, Grand Master of super-secretive P2 Masonic
lodge, that the dreadful Bologna train station bombing was a "transportation
accident," taking place in an open marketplace, where explosives
were commonly sold, when "someone threw a cigarette away."
The "old forgery" that Ledeen
referred to was a document known as "US Defense Training
Manual 30-31B. The State Dept. claims that the CIA "debunked"
this document as a Soviet forgery, even though it is somehow listed
within the classified sections of manual libraries . __http://usinfo.state.gov/media/Archive/2006/Jan/20-127177.html
__The allegedly forged document, signed by Army Chief of Staff
Gen. W.C. WESTMORELAND, contained the following admission:
"There may be times when host country
governments show passivity or indecision in the face of Communist
subversion...US Army Intelligence must have the means of launching
special operations which will convince host country governments
and public opinion of the reality of the insurgent danger... To
this end, U.S. Army intelligence should seek to penetrate the
insurgency by means of agents on special assignment, with the
task of forming special action groups among the more radical elements
of the insurgency. When the kind of situation envisaged above
arises, these groups, acting under U.S. Army intelligence control,
should be used to launch violent or non-violent actions according
to the nature of the case."
Since this is a very precise description
of the known activities of Gladio given by participants in it,
we must assume that history has confirmed that 30-31B is real.
In Gladio operations, like those attributed to the "Deep
State" group in Turkey, the plans for covert acts of terrorism
(which were theoretically intended to implicate the Communists
or other enemies of the US, thus turning the population against
them) were supposed to be activated at that moment in the national
struggle where the Communist/liberal forces turn away from armed
struggle, to embrace non-violent democratic elections, according
to the (CIA-alleged) disinformation known as "Army Field
Manual 30-31B." But, as described so vividly in the BBC
documentary, the right-wing terror attacks upon leftist leaders
preceded the use of those tactics by the "pro-communist"
forces. In addition to staging false flag attacks meant to be
blamed upon the leftists, an intensive effort was made to infiltrate
those movements, in order to incite radicals within them into
carrying-out their own copycat attacks.
While Ledeen and the CIA try to claim
that Gladio is a "legend," fabricated by the Soviets
in an attempt to blame the US for their actions, the revelation
of historical evidence is indicting America and the agency for
introducing political terrorism to Western electoral politics.
Gladio is an ongoing operation by our government to savagely
kill and wound thousands of our own allies, in order to blackmail
them into supporting America's fascist plans for the world. "Political
action" took on a whole new meaning at the hands of the CIA
and its hidden allies.
Terrorism, as political action, became
the driving force in American foreign policy, and any nation that
sought our aid, or to become allied with us, had to accept this
reality and the necessity to keep blaming others for our own commissioned
attacks. The historical record of "terrorist" bombings
throughout the world is, for the most part, a record of our actions,
done under the cover of layers of "plausible deniability,"
created by the compartmentalization of terrorist strike forces
into different secret levels.
If the mercenary Gladio paramilitary forces
could not provide a sufficient level of violence to satisfy the
Company's needs, then the agency could rely on its own paramilitary
units, or on special troops from Defense Intelligence under the
30-31B provision. If the work required an extra layer of "plausible
deniability" then there were always criminal organizations
for hire and the super-secret network of "rogue operators"
like Ed Wilson, who were officially alleged to be "former
CIA." In the book, Charlie Wilson's War, former agent Wilson
told President Anastasio Somoza of Nicaragua that he could raise
an army of 1000 "ex" agents to defeat anti-government
rebels, for the right price.
In America we have seen that same commitment
to the use of political violence play-out within the CIA/corporate/Republican
alliance, especially during the Nixon Administration as seen in
bloody incidents like the Kent State massacre, where right-wing
Republican Ohio Governor James Rhodes strove to impress his Republican
masters by having young unsuspecting National Guardsmen fire live
ammunition into a crowd of young unsuspecting college students.
Behind the scenes government provocateurs led radical movements
like the SDS, the Weathermen and the Black Panthers into violent
actions, intended to discredit and slander the antiwar movement.
With the empowerment of Reagan, Bush and agency director Casey,
CIA involvement in American politics was out in the open.
Co-opting the highly patriotic party Republican
Party and the American right-wing in a subversive program to eliminate
democracy by turning it into a weapon in this country was not
a simple task. It took a great deal of foresight, intricate planning
and an enormous amount of cash. In order to gain control over
America's right-wing as it had in Europe, the Company had to formulate
a program of intricate deception, in order to gain their trust,
as a first step to dominating their efforts.
Since grassroots conservatism in this
country is based on a conspiracy theory-based belief system, the
agency had to promote the far-reaching conspiracy theories that
were common to the movement. This meant that the CIA had to promote
evidence of all-encompassing theories, such as those concerning
Jews, the "Illuminati" and international bankers, to
win the trust of suspicious Republican bigots. Undercover agents
had to pose as movement leaders and researchers, who were committed
to exposing the plots of our would-be "masters." The
agency chose to play both the race card and the religion card,
by making the "Zionist" plot to colonize Palestine (a
real conspiracy) the cornerstone of the CIA/corporate plot against
the world. The agency promoted joint CIA/MOSSAD actions for the
dual purpose of forwarding both US corporate plans for the world
and Israeli designs to reclaim the land of "Greater Israel,"
which were critical to conspiracy plans for the Middle East and
creating a state of permanent war there.
The master manipulators at the agency
underwrote secret efforts by Zionist agents, who also served US
interests, to undermine American democracy and simultaneously
cuddling-up to the American extreme right-wing. The Gladio-styled
plan was to take over the ultra-nationalist right and to infiltrate
and corrupt the anti-government left. They helped to create secretive
anti-Semitic organizations, as well as Zionist groups. The two-pronged
attack focused on exposing Zionist subversives, while working
to build a popular wave of anti-Semitism as a national counter-reaction
to Zionist crimes which they had helped to expose.
The key to convincing the masses of conservative
Republican voters of this vast covert conspiracy was found in
the "big lie," where the government agents chose to
expose choice tidbits of its own massive brainwashing and social
control campaigns, attributing them to agents of "Zion."
The brainwashing science possessed by the government and applied
through its foundations and institutes (such as Rand, Ford, Carnegie,
Stanford and Tavistock Institute) dwarfs the alleged manipulative
powers of any imagined conspiracy. This proved to be extremely
successful, especially when combined with spectacular fear producing
In truth, mind control science, developed
and implemented since World War II (largely by Jewish scientists
and psychologists), is all CIA. With the rise of former CIA director
George Bush to the position of "vice president elect,"
(and their "October surprise" obtained with a purloined
speech prep book for the great debate) the agency began to apply
those behavioral control techniques of Gladio to the political
The political product of that behavioral
research, which became known as "neoconservatism,"
http://rense.com/general77/neneo.htm was a deliberate attempt
to duplicate the psychology of pre-WWII Europe (especially that
of Nazi Germany) here in America, based on the scientific research
of the Jewish intellectuals, who had fled from there for their
lives. The recreation of a radical anti-Semitic political belief
system here would be enhanced by popular resistance and reaction
to the fascist neoconservative policies of Zionist dual-citizenship
neocons. Leaders were found who could inspire armies of individuals
to believe that there is a powerful dark conspiracy afoot that
can mobilize secret armies of millions, to control every aspect
of every life, or nearly so. The success of the brainwashing
program can be measured directly by the number and intensity of
individuals who believe in theories of "racial superiority,"
whether they be believers in ideas of either "Jewish superiority"
or in counter-theories of white or "Aryan" superiority.
Today's resistance movement of counter-reaction
to neoconservative/Zionist fascism is under assault by dueling
forces, who either want to silence the movement, or to misdirect
and co-opt it. If the movement is silenced by Zionists or divided
by anti-Zionists, it will not be able to disrupt the neoconservative
plans to launch nuclear war against Iran and thereby usher in
a state of permanent war.
The over-eager Zionist zealots who willingly
became part of this conspiracy have unknowingly sealed Israel's
fate, as the intended target for the coming wave of anti-Semitism.
Little did they know that their Republican friends planned to
drag-up Zionism's historical record of utilizing anti-Semites
in their secret plans to force the Jewish "Diaspora"
out of Europe to forcefully colonize Palestine, as proof of a
global "Jewish conspiracy." The intensive campaign
of lies and subterfuge that have been used to hide fascist Israeli
intentions to "ethnically cleanse" Palestine and the
surrounding area of its Arab inhabitants, confirm all the negative
stereotyping of the "Jewish state," especially in light
of "Israel lobby" plans to force America to fight Israel's
wars, even the ones started by Israel.
The Gladio-centered US foreign policy,
which was so successfully played-out in Europe, effectively countered
the Soviet expansion at a high cost to European democracy. The
application of that policy to Islamic countries facing a Soviet
threat, such as Afghanistan, helped to roll-back the Soviets,
but at a terrible cost. The training of Islamic paramilitary
forces to carry-out terror attacks for political reasons, evolved
into the unfolding nightmare known as the war on terror.
In Afghanistan, the CIA armed, trained
and supported Islamic "Gladios" who carried-out Brzezenski's
plans for staging terrorist attacks upon popular local Afghan
tribal leaders, as a means to instigate the widespread tribal
warfare which eventually lured the Soviets to intervene in December
1979. (July 3, 1979, President Carter signed the first directive
for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.)
Reagan whole-heartedly supported the new terror politics as a
weapon for attacking the Soviet empire, even expanding the Islamic
militant form of Gladio to all member states of the Soviet Union
and their allies, when he signed National Security Decision Directive
166 in March 1985. In Central America, his Gladio-like duplication
trained paramilitary armies and death squads. This policy became
known as the "El Salvador option," when George W. Bush
embraced it in Iraq, making it the centerpiece of his strategy
for the "war on terrorism."
1. The following three-part investigation
from the BBC, entitled "Timewatch - Operation Gladio"
can be seen at either YouTube (part 1 of 15 is embedded below),
or at Google Video (in three parts).
You can download the Google videos here. _http://www.takeoverworld.info/vid.html#gladio<object
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Peter Chamberlin is a frequent contributor
to Global Research.