It was a secret of many Nato member countries. Underground armies were existing to fight in the case of a Soviet invasion in guerrilla fashion. The trails lead back into the 1950s - NATO is still blocking the facts.
from Jonathan Stock
The article goes in great detail into the history of Gladio, its connections with former german SS troops and plans to blow up bridges and other strategic infrastructures in case of an soviet invasion after WW2. The story the "Stay behind Army" was blown open in 1952 when members of the underground groups informed police and the scandal first made the news. This lead to a politcal uproar when it is revealed that a list of numerous well known german personalities exited who were planned to have been killed in case of an emergency situation. The list included communists as well as social democrats and the state interior minister of the german state of Hessen. Several people were arrested when the list was discovered. German chancellor Adenauer claimed to have not known anything about the activities at the time. The US High Commissioner Walter Donnelly claimed the group was about to be dissolved in the same month when the arrests occurred. The Süddeutsche Zeitung article then reports that after a ruling of the german constitutional court the arrested members were released in the same month.
In October of 1952 Prime Minister of the german state of Hessen made the case public in state parliament . After that even the New York Times and the german newsmagazin Der Spiegel reported about the case and for the first time the public got informed about the existence of the "Stay Behind Army" of NATO
The article then reports about former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti who in 1990 during investigations about alleged Mafia and crime connections chose to reveal the existence of the italian "Stay-behind-Organisation" named "Gladio“.
This lead to a offical report of the german government in December 1990 that said: "The units that where set up by allied secret services on german territory until 1955 for means of securing intelligence and trafficking of personal have been transfered into the custody of german intelligence services as of 1956." The report also stated that the organisation was not dissolved as promised in 1952 and that 104 people still were active at the time of the report.
The article in Sueddeutsche Zeitung goes than in great detail into explaining the findings of the swiss university professor Daniele Ganser. The paper writes about the 11 countries in which Gladio was active according to Ganser and then quotes him: "The groups intervened massively in the interior affairs of some of the countries - at least in Belgium, Greece, Turkey, France and Italy, for example with the bombing of the central railway station in Bologna in 1980." and "It can not be accepted, that tax money is being used to kill ordinary citizens."
Another remarkable article appeared in the conservative daily DIE WELT on April 10, shortly after about new findings appeared in the press about the history of the german Red Army Brigade, which some researchers claim now was infiltrated by german intelligence services during its final years.
Police Planned Terror In Fight Against RAF (Red Army Faction)
For 30 years these files were classified, top secret.. Now the files from the interior ministry from Stuttgart show details of a desinformation campaign, which the Federal Criminal Police Office and the intelligence of the german state Baden-Württemberg wanted to go against the Red Army Faction.
DIE WELT proceeds by stating that it seems absurd but the information seem to back the fact that there were plans that considered staging terror attacks and then blaiming them on the left group "Red Army Faction"
This included scenarios of terror attacks on the Berlin water supply network and the electricity grid in the city of Hamburg.
The paper then goes on to describe how the head of Bundeskriminalamts (BKA), Horst Herold, had a framework set up officially called: "Desinformation in the fight against terrorism" This included the concept of falsified news reports and infiltration of political groups.
Respected Journalist Peter Scholl-Latour on German TV:
9/11 "A Saudi Operation" and "A Big Lie"
On April 4, 2009 the journalist Peter Scholl-Latour appeared on the talk show of the german Phönix channel.
The titel of the show was "Germany in War - Out of Afghanistan?"
In this clip you see Peter Scholl-Latour, Khazan Gul (build schools in Afghanistan) and Gert Gert Weisskirchen ( foreign policy spokesman for Social Democrat Party SPD)
Peter Scholl-Latour was born in Germany in 1924. Doctorate at the Sorbonne, diploma at the Institut National des Sciences Politiques in Paris, diploma in Arab and Islamic studies at the Lebanese University of Beirut. Since 1950 journalist, many years as a correspondent in Africa and Indochina, studio manager in Paris, TV director of WDR and editor of Stern news magazine. Author of numerous best-sellers on political issues. Auhor of TV documentary "Russia Surrounded: Putin's Empire faces NATO, China and Islam". He was the only western journalist to accompany Ayatollah Khomeni, who he criticize, to Tehran in 1979. Unsure of his treatment on arrival, Khomeni entrusted Scholl-Latour to carry his handwritten version of the new Iranian constitution. Scholl Latour claims that the U.S. and "the west" has no understanding for the dynamic and power of the social and religious movements in the Middle East. The West weaken the traditional moderate forces of Islam.
Scholl-Latour has both the French and German nationalities, and describes himself as Gaullist.
Kazan Gul, NGO in Afghanistan
Read an interview with him: "Striving for a World Without War"
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