Our guest this week is Swiss historian Dr. Daniele Ganser, author of the seminal book NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism. Buy NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe (Contemporary Security Studies) 1 by Ganser Daniele (ISBN: ). For the first time in this book, Daniele Ganser has brought together the full story of the networks the Italians came to call ‘Gladio’. This is a significant and.
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The Gladio story needs to be told completely so as to establish the truth in this matter. Just a moment while we sign you glafio to your Goodreads account. Nov 18, Matteo rated it really liked it Shelves: In other set of countries, CIA would have to do the job alone or with, at best, “unofficial” local help, since the politics of those governments barred them from collaborating with NATO, and any exposure would arouse immediate protest from the local Communist press, Soviet diplomats and loyal Scandinavians who hoped that neutrality or nonalignment would yladio them to slip through a World War III unharmed.
Miller said ‘What we want is a good solid intelligence and yanser network that we can count on if the Russkis ever take over those countries. He later explained that “we bought cars under this name. Italy insisted identical clandestine units had also existed in all other countries of Western Europe. Category Commons Portal Timeline List of conflicts. Videos About This Book. As the difficulties of overthrowing Communism in Russia became apparent, Great Britain and its allies concentrated on a strategy of preventing Communism from spreading to other countries.
NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe
Hubacher pointed out that the President of the parliamentary investigation into P26 PUK-EMDthe right-wing politician from Appenzell and member of the Council of States for that Canton, Carlo Schmidhad suffered “like a dog” during the commission’s investigations. Asked about Gladio’s relations to Francoist Spainhe said that such a network was not necessary under Francosince “the regime itself was Gladio. Can it be the United States itself, Britain, France, Italy, and others who should be on the list of state sponsors?
Retrieved Feb 19, Marco Morin, an expert for explosives of the Italian police, had deliberately provided fake expertise. While PCI leader Achille Occhetto told the crowd in the central Piazza del Popolo that this march will force the government to reveal the dark secrets long held back: After the war the Italian military secret service Servizio di Informazioni delle Forze Annate SIFAR predecessor of the SID, and the CIA had signed ‘an accord relative to the “organisation and activity of the post-occupation clandestine network”, an accord commonly referred to as Stay Behind, in which all preceding commitments relevant to matters concerning Italy and the United States were reconfirmed’.
Archived August 23,at the Wayback Machine. In Austria, the first secret stay-behind army was exposed in In his final report Andreotti explained that Gladio had been conceived as a network of clandestine resistance within NATO countries to confront an eventual Soviet invasion. Newsnight reader John Simpson criticised that MI6 and the British Defence Ministry were withholding all information on the subject while ‘on the back of revelations that Gladio existed it has emerged that other European countries had their own stay-behind armies – Belgium, France, Holland, Spain, Greece, Turkey.
Wer bestimmt den Kurs, den dem der westliche Block zu folgen hat? For exactly when Gualtieri was about to put the sensitive document into his briefcase three days later to take it home and read it over the weekend the telephone rang, and on the phone was the Prime Minister himself who told the Senator that he immediately needed his report back ‘because a few passages need reworking’.
If there were any links to terrorist organisations, that sort of information would be buried very deep indeed.
They found that a secret meeting of Generals directing the secret stay-behind armies in the numerous countries in Western Europe had been held in the secret NATO-linked Gladio headquarters ACC as recently as October 23 and 24, While the press said that the NATO stay-behind units were ‘the best-kept, and most damaging, political-military secret since World War II’, the Italian government, amidst sharp public criticism, promised to close down the secret army.
He went to inform that successive prime ministers and defence chiefs had always preferred not g,adio inform other Cabinet members or Parliament about the secret organization. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Glqdio.
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We have no control over it whatsoever’, adding, If there are allegations that the CIA was involved in terrorist activities in Italy, they are abso- lute nonsense. It was inside Palazzo Braschi where Casson discovered the documents, which proved for the first time that a secret army code-named Gladio existed in Italy as a sub-branch of the military gkadio service with the task to carry out unorthodox warfare. Furthermore they predicted that the number of countries, which by the end of my research had unexpectedly risen to fourteen, as well as the time frame I intended to investigate in each of these countries, five decades, not only would wear me out, but would also necessarily leave my findings fragmented and incomplete.
On August 4, gladii bomb exploded on the Rome-to-Munich train Ttalicus Express’, killing 12 and injuring and maiming He explained that all Gladiators before their recruitment had gone through intensive testing and were chosen based on the ‘rigorous application’ of the Secret Service Art to ensure their ‘scrupulous fidelity to the values of the anti-fascist republican gladil, and to exclude anyone who held administrative or political office.
Moreover, the law required that, as Andreotti noted, ‘the preselected subjects do not have a penal record, do not partake in active politics, nor participate in any sort of extremist movement’.
In the British realised that they have been fooled and angrily reproached General Musco, protesting that “his service was delivering itself hook, line and sinker to the Americans”. The detailed gasner report on the Swiss secret fanser was yladio to the public on 17 November Der Absturz der polnischen Regierung vor ein paar Jahren die wollten eine Mittelmacht etablieren, die sich weder an Ost noch an West bindet.
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It says that documents giving details about the secret agreements between the British and P26 have never been found. I was not even allowed to call my wife’ Geijer remembered.
Partisan warfare has taught that in case of doubt first you shoot, and then you go and see who lies on the ground. Priestly once said that the minds of England’s conservatives snapped shut at the height of the Russian Revolution and had never opened again.
I therefore think that it is unavoidable, that on the highest levels negotiations take place between London and Washington to solve this ganwer. Views Read Edit View history. In the summer ofafter the collapse of Soviet-dominated regimes in Eastern Europe, but prior to the final disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Italian government made public the existence of such a network in that country.