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FTR #58 “Operation Gladio” Update

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Updat­ing mate­r­i­al from pre­vi­ous archive pro­grams and 30-minute seg­ments, this pro­gram pro­vides sup­ple­men­tal infor­ma­tion on “Oper­a­tion Glad­io,” the Ital­ian com­po­nent of a NATO oper­a­tion code-named “Stay Behind.” Osten­si­bly aimed at cre­at­ing anti-com­mu­nist guer­ril­la groups to resist a Sovi­et inva­sion of West­ern Europe or a peace­ful com­mu­nist takeover in West­ern Europe, the oper­a­tion gave rise to pro­grams of fas­cist ter­ror­ism (usu­al­ly blamed on the left). In addi­tion to updat­ing infor­ma­tion about the ongo­ing Ital­ian inves­ti­ga­tion of the “Years of Lead” (the Ital­ians’ nick­name for the Glad­io pro­gram of bomb­ings, kid­nap­pings and assas­si­na­tions), the broad­cast dis­cuss­es a pos­si­ble rela­tion­ship between an Ital­ian com­po­nent of “Stay Behind,” code-named “Oper­a­tion Chaos” and an ille­gal CIA domes­tic oper­a­tion direct­ed at the anti-Viet­nam War move­ment dur­ing the 1960s also named “Oper­a­tion Chaos.”

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  1. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/world-politics/echoes-of-70s-as-bombs-shut-down-german-lines/story-fn9hkofv-1226168014094

    Echoes of 1970s as bombs shut down Ger­man lines

    From: The Aus­tralian
    Octo­ber 17, 2011 12:00AM

    GERMAN police have warned that a wave of fire­bomb attacks that paral­ysed rail­ways around Berlin last week could mark the start of a far-left cam­paign of vio­lence rem­i­nis­cent of the Baad­er-Mein­hof oper­a­tions in the 1970s.

    The 18 bombs caused no deaths or injuries but led to delays and can­cel­la­tions of more than 2000 trains.

    Pros­e­cu­tors launched an inves­ti­ga­tion into “anti-con­sti­tu­tion­al sab­o­tage”, a legal term denot­ing acts of ter­ror intend­ed to bring down the state.

    Some of the bombs had been placed on high-speed rail­way lines, includ­ing the one between Berlin and Leipzig. A bomb on the line to Ham­burg was one of two that ignit­ed, dam­ag­ing the track, but no trains were pass­ing at the time. The line, one of the busiest in Ger­many, was shut down all last week.

    A pre­vi­ous­ly unknown group called Hekla has claimed respon­si­bil­i­ty. The group cit­ed Ger­many’s role in Afghanistan as its motive for the cam­paign and demand­ed the release of Bradley Man­ning, the US sol­dier sus­pect­ed of leak­ing con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion to Wik­iLeaks, the whistle­blow­er web­site.

    Posted by R. Wilson | October 17, 2011, 7:03 pm

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