James Corbett lifts the lid on the Gladio B operation during his presentation to Studium Generale while in the Netherlands to reveal riveting information on covert operatives secretly battling for the Eurasian heartland.
Operation Gladio B
The old Gladio program involved a tangled web of covert operatives, billionaire Imams, drug running, prison breaks and terror strikes.
To understand the “New Great Game” today, we must first understand an important clandestine operation which is commonly known as “Operation Gladio.”
“Operation Gladio” was a NATO plan to use “stay-behind” paramilitary armies to counter a potential Soviet invasion of Europe.
Although this is the way that “Operation Gladio” is commonly understood today, almost every part of that description is incorrect.
“Operation Gladio” was not a name for the complete program, which involved 12 NATO member nations (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Turkey) and four neutral countries (Austria, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland).
Gladio is simply the most famous incarnation of it in Italy.
In Belgium the operation was “SDRA-8.”
Sweden had its “Projekt-26.”
In Greece it was “Lochos Oreinon Katadromon” and here in the Netherlands it was “GIIIC” later rebranded as “G7.”
(March 24th, 2014: U.S., Other Powers Kick Russia Out of G8, Form G7)
Additionally, the coordination of the operation pre-dates the creation of NATO.
After the creation of NATO in 1949 the body was folded into the organization’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) under the revised name of the Clandestine Planning Committee.
The operation was first coordinated in 1948 by a trans-Atlantic body based in France known as the “Western Union Clandestine Committee.”
The origin stretches back even further, arguably to the creation of British MI6’s “Section D” in 1940, a group of recruits from England’s North Sea coast that would wage sabotage and guerrilla warfare in the event of a Nazi invasion of the British Isles.
Although the individual stay-behind programs were organized in Europe, the scope of their operations were not limited to Europe.
Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was hired by the FBI to work as a translator in the Washington field office in the wake of 9/11.
She worked with intelligence agents around the country helping to translate intercepted communications in a number of counterintelligence cases, including Agent Joel Roberts in the Chicago field office whose targets included Abdullah Catli and some of his Gladio associates.
While there, one of the translators she was working with was Jan Dickerson, who had worked for both the American Turkish Council (ATC) and the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, organizations that the FBI publicly confirmed were targets of FBI counterintelligence operations.
Her husband, Douglas Dickerson, was a Major in the US Air Force who had served in Ankara working on weapons procurement for the Pentagon in the Central Asian region.
In December 2001 the Dickersons visited Edmonds and her husband at their home in Alexandria and attempted to recruit them into a Turkish spying ring that had penetrated the FBI, the Pentagon and the State Department.
She refused and her complaints about the Dickersons and their involvement with Turkish lobbying groups eventually led to her firing.
Operation Gladio has been covered in great detail by very capable writers, filmmakers, historians, journalists and researchers.
Gladio: The Ring Masters, Daniele Ganser’s seminal work, NATO’s Secret Armies, Richard Cottrell’s Gladio: NATO’s Dagger at the Heart of Europe, and the various resources available at sites like operation-gladio.net are all great resources you can study.
What is important to remember is the strategic doctrine employed by the Gladio operations known as the “strategy of tension.”
This doctrine involves the creation of and political, religious, ethnic or other forms of conflict in order to incite fear in a population.
Optimized manipulation through societal fears using a “strategy of tension” is how the global “War on Terror” exists.
“For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia. For half a millennium, world affairs were dominated by Eurasian powers and peoples who fought with one another for regional domination and reached out for global power. Now a non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia—and America’s global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained.” – A quote from Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book “The Grand Chessboard.”
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