In light of the bomings in brussels, a thread about Operation Gladio, Stay Behind, Gladio B and Strategy of Tension is in order. I haven't seen a thread about this topic here before so let's get started. Although most of you probably know all of this i am going to start at the beginning.
What is Gladio?
Secret for over 40 years, Gladio is a NATO-backed network of armed soldiers inside the nations of Europe which bypasses the control of nation governments. Ostensibly intended for use only in case of a Soviet invasion, Gladio has in fact carried out a string of false flag terror attacks.
In 1990, the European parliament called for national political investigations, but most national governments have chosen not to investigate it.
Their motto: Silendo Libertatem Servo (In silence, we serve freedom.)
It was a multi-national military plan to arm and train clandestine groups in many (perhaps all) of its member countries and elsewhere in Europe.
The power hierarchy of Gladio remains unclear to this day, but has frequently bypassed elected national leaders.
These stay-behind networks were, in essence, super secret armies in at least 14 European countries, which were kept secret from the official governmental structures of the host countries – being controlled by other forces such as the CIA and MI6.
They remained mostly dormant but were also involved in anti-communist activities including anti-democratic agitation and false flag terrorism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV6ThumhLyc (NATO's Secret Armies - Operation GLADIO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbahew_F820 (GLADIO im ZDF - FEB 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUItGuzSRAU (Die Schattenkrieger des BND | Frontal21)
What did they do? (some examples)
December 12, 1969:
Piazza Fontane (Milan) bombing: killing 17 and injuring 88
Peteano bombing: killing three
May 12, 1974:
Piazza della Loggia bombing: killing 8, wounding 100
August 2, 1980:
Railway Station Bologna massacre: killing 85 and wounding more than 200