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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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