GLADIO: GLOBAL – Gangs & Counter Gangs in Europe, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Syria

from 21st Century Wire

General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, a former commander-in-chief of NATO forces in northern Europe said…that a covert intelligence service was set up in Italy with the help of British agents and the CIA – which also partly funded it. The Italian branch of the network was known as Operation Gladio.” Richard Norton Taylor, Guardian, 15/11/90

Gladio was … set up with British help in the 1950’s, operated by the secret services and partly financed by the United States CIA.” Richard Norton-Taylor, Guardian, 16/11/90

To understand today’s geopolitical chaos, we must first understand the methods of instability used by the state, both at home and abroad…

The website Aangirfan describes a asymmetric counter intelligence operation – originally designed as a “stay behind operation” for defending a country, but later turned back in on itself and unleashed to terrorize the ‘Homeland’ (Europe, North America) as a means of manipulating political, social and military outcomes, including defense spending – at home. This is not a conspiracy theory – it’s historical fact.

Is this operation still active today? Looking at events at home and away, it certainly seems so.
Once perfected, this covert paramilitary ‘Pseudo Gang” operation can be deployed abroad as a way of destroying a city, country or region, from within:

The idea of the ‘pseudo gang’ is to murder innocent civilians and then blame the murders on the people that the military wants to discredit.

The pseudo gang works for the military but pretends to be a bunch of terrorists.

In addition to the French, Belgium and Italian branches of Operation GLADIO, there is also the rarely mentioned British contingent – GLADIO’s key component, which seems to be international in scope – bringing GLADIO into a global context. Aangirfan adds here:

UK Police are being given more powerful guns and extra training to prepare for a possible Mumbai-style terror attack in Britain.

Security chiefs are staging a series of terrorism exercises with police sharpshooters training alongside units of the notorious Special Air Services (SAS). Apparently, the development follows the discovery, in September 2010, of a credible ‘CIA-NATO Gladio-style’ false flag plot.

The SAS have been accused of training ‘terrorists’. Britain’s SAS (Special Air Services) trained the Khmer Rouge. The British Special Air Services (SAS) firm Keenie Meenie Services reportedly trained the Tamil Tigers. (Southern India, Sri Lanka terrorist groups). The SAS trained bin Laden’s Mujahedin fighters in Scotland.

How is this related to ISIS and al Qaeda in Syria? This depends on whether or not you are willing to join these dots. How much training have the SAS been giving to Jihadist terrorists in Jordan and Turkey?

Listen to this conversation between British radio host Tony Gosling and 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen, as they discuss the Paris Attacks, Syria, GLADIO and the recent false flag in San Bernardino, CA:

In terms of today’s devastating terrorist conclave presently based in Syria and Turkey, readers should note that GLADIO’s ‘stay behind operation’ also laid stakes down in Turkey. When considering the sheer number of rival jihadist and ‘rebel battalions’ (gangs) and their counter-gangs who are currently operating in this region right now – the FSA, al Qaeda, al Nusra, Grey Wolves, Islamic Front, ISIS, ISIL, IS (to name only a few), and it’s not difficult to recognize a common design to this all too familiar mayhem, as well as its real architects. Consider the bizarre nature of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Is it possible that these could be hired contract killers, set loose to induce ‘insecurity’ in the region?

How far does a GLADIO-style operation reach? Aangirfan adds here:

On 30 January 2010, we learn that NATO generals devised Operation Cage (Cage probe deepens with Poyrazköy indictment) which included the idea of detonating explosives during school field trips to military museums in Turkey. The intention was to kill lots of kids.

The UK’s General Frank Kitson reportedly developed the idea of the ‘pseudo gang’ (General Frank Kitson: Trail Blazing Fake Terrorism).

It happened in Belgium

In 1984, a squad of US Marines was parachuted into Belgium, and met by a member of the Belgian military intelligence (NATO, Gladio and the strategy of tension. N.A.T.O stay behind). They hid for a fortnight before attacking the police station in Vielsalm. Weapons and ammunition were stolen. A Belgian police officer was murdered.

In 1991, a Belgian Senate investigation proved that this attack was the work of the American and Belgian military.

Further attacks took place in Belgium. More arms and ammunition were stolen in these attacks. This stolen weaponry was handed over to fascist groups. Around this time in Belgium, extremists were carrying out the so-called Brabant Massacres. These were a group of attacks over a period of two years.”

Groups of armed men would burst into restaurants and supermarkets and start shooting.

Here is a clip from an older documentary on Operation GLADIO, detailing the Brabant Massacres. The testimony is truly terrifying, and yet, this was planned and executed by western intelligence services in concert with criminals for hire, organized crime syndicates – against western citizens:

Listen to this brilliant interview with author Daniele Ganser, who documented the terrorist activities of the security services through GLADIO in his book, “NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe.” What Ganser is describing seems to be exactly what’s been deployed on the ground not only in Paris, but in Syria too, taking the form of al Qaeda ‘Rebels”, ISIS and the like. Listen:

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My that was quick.

Nice insult too.

Where are you btw?


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Mark Gobell
Mark Gobell

Yet another pseudo site pushing the Gladio meme.

The “Zion free” version of reality …

Oh and quoting the “good Shepherd”, Tony Gosling does you no favours whatsoever ….

Give me strength …



I’m a bit confused by your comment. Google operation Gladio and loads of evidence pops up – some related to actual court cases. Are you suggesting it is an enormous conspiracy with in a conspiracy?

And operation Gladio is hardly ‘zion’ free; the right wing groups supported by operation Gladio were largely anti Semitic. Why this was tolerated by the CIA is still unclear. There is an ugly minority in Europe that hate Jewish people and appear to see Israel as a solution to the ‘Jewish problem’. It is impossible to fully discuss operation Gladio without considering this group and their contribution to the campaign of terror.


You’re supposed to be confused by his comment. He works for you know who.

As for your next paragraph I can only assume you do too.

Do you know what semite means?

Are you aware of how being anti-anything has been used to socially engineer?

The cia are fully complicit.

Don’t kid yourself.

Mark Gobell
Mark Gobell


I really don’t need to search for Op Gladio thank you, Daniele Ganser is on my shelf, has been for years.

Last time I check Gladio was not characterised as Zionist in any way shape or form.

Hence my comment.

As for the infantile comment from sgirley :

It’s indicative of where this discussion is at.

6th form common room would best describe it …



My that was quick.

Nice insult too.

Where are you btw?


Only anti-semites would see a “Jewish Problem”, but they are as despised as are all other bigots. Being anti-Israel is being MIS- represented as being anti semite. I would advise you to concern yourself more with the growing number of nazi ideologists present in the ranks of the Banderites and being sponsored currently by the US, Nuland and Clinton with Obama and Rice. The nazis in the Ukraine still refer to Jews as K***s and their numbers are indeed growing and many consider it a consequence of Israel’s monstrous activities against their hostage Palestinians. The sooner we get Israel back on track the better for Jews all over the world and we can stop this growing anti-semitism and those using Israel as an excuse to hate for the sake of hatred.


Um, GLADIO exists, or at least existed, as revealed in declassified CIA documents. GLADIO was responsible for the Bologna train bombing in Italy and many other acts of terrorism and assassinations that were blamed on ‘Brigate rosse,’ a small handful of university students pumped up by the media as a Communist terrorist group. The idea was to create tension and fear, and to make the Italian state more authoritarian, with the end goal of making sure the Italian Communist Party never got into power. The CIA collaborated with neofascist organizations and the mafia all throughout the so-called ‘years of lead’ in Italy. This isn’t speculation, this is fact.

Mark Gobell
Mark Gobell

No shit sherlock …

You learn something new everyday.

Exiled Grauniad readers know about Gladio.

Any more straw men you want to pull down ?

You weally weally need to control that “Europe – must be Gladio knee jerk” …

And as for that infantile pot calling kettles, well …

I’ll leave you to your Gladio fantasies, since it serves you so well…



Like I said, this guy works for tha man.

Keep it coming