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In this disturbing exposé, journalist Paul L. Williams 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. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence, in many European countries, of "stay-behind" units consisting of 5,000 to 15,000 military operatives. The initial funding for these guerrilla armies came from bogus British bank notes and the sale of large stocks of SS morphine that had been smuggled out of Germany and Italy. 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 attacks.
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 Operation Condor (an outgrowth of Gladio in Argentina) as Pope Francis I.
©2015 Paul L. Williams (P)2015 Tantor
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By Kindle Customer on 03-11-16


Just so informationally dense. This should serve as good reference material for serious inquiry. The 11+ hour barrage of criminal events are striking. I will come back to this again and again.

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By TM on 01-12-17


The content is deep and vast while remaining extremely interesting. Its hard to believe but also hard to deny...

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By Islandlife1956 on 06-06-17

Compelling read, Shame it had to end!

If you could sum up Operation Gladio in three words, what would they be?

Just finished this compelling and well documented book it certainly illustrates the world order and the organisations who are behind it all - this really gives the reader a full insight into who really manipulates the world stage!

What other book might you compare Operation Gladio to, and why?

Possibly "The New Confessions of a Modern Day Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins

Which character – as performed by Michael Prichard – was your favourite?

None really

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I guess the sheer extent of the corruption and total hypocrisy within the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church and the incestuous relationships it has with organised crime and the CIA that is the most shocking and revealing aspect of the book.

Any additional comments?

Great read and highly recommend it!

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By Anonymous User on 01-19-18

Ohhhhhh, now I get it.

I listen to a podcast called noagenda show. Suddenly all of their ramblings are understood. A hugely enlightening book to anyone who wants to understand why the world is the way it is. Read it.

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