I’d only recently learned of it, and quite accidentally. Now most of us are familiar with Operation Gladio. This is the most concise version of Operation Gladio I was able to find, essentially: ‘part of a post-World War II program set up by the CIA and NATO [as well as MI-6] supposedly to thwart future Soviet/communist invasions or influence in Italy and Western Europe. In the absence of Soviet invasion, it seems to have been to discredit left-wing groups and politicians through the use of “the strategy of tension,” including false-flag terrorism. Think most recently: violent provocateurs Venezuela, same for Nicaragua, now Haiti again (with police snipers), where else in Our Backyard just in the past year or two?
From ‘Wikispooks’ (not kidding) online encyclopedia (As it’s all creative commons, I’ll borrow at will.):
‘Operation Gladio B’ (also referred to as Gladio 2) is a codename the FBI used since 1997 for ongoing relations between the US intelligence community, the US military and Al Qaeda. This was revealed by whistleblower Sibel Edmonds (whose information Daniel Ellsberg rates as “far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers. The original Operation Gladio was the European network of fascist “stay-behind” cells that NATO/CIA/MI6 trained to carry out bombings and assassinations in the event of a Soviet invasion. Gladio B substituted Muslims for fascists, and continues to carry out false flag attacks in Europe and maybe elsewhere.
Apart from Alan Francovich‘s remarkable 1992 film which was broadcast on the BBC, the original Operation Gladio has received minimal attention by commercially-controlled media, considering that it killed maybe 2000 people, was discussed in the European Parliament and later officially investigated by at least 5 national governments. Coverage has been fragmented and shied away from asking obvious and important questions such as “Why did NATO order terrorist attacks inside NATO countries?… Why have most national governments not followed the EU’s resolution and attempted to investigate it?… Do we have any evidence that this program has been discontinued?” Gladio/B is even less well known. Corporate media have treated the topic as a third rail. Two anonymous Sunday Times journalists report that senior Pentagon and MI6 sources confirmed her story, but it was inexplicably dropped under the pressure of undisclosed “interest groups”, which they suggest were associated with the U.S. State Department.
[Sibel Edmonds has been an energetic independent journalist, attempting to raise awareness about the deep state and the corruption she saw evidence of while working for the FBI. In August 2004, she set up the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. She later started a website, Boiling Frogs Post and even later, NewsBud.]
Sibel Edmonds summarizes the objective of Gladio B as “projecting U.S. power in the former Soviet sphere of influence to access previously untapped strategic energy and mineral reserves for U.S. and European companies; pushing back Russian and Chinese power; and expanding the scope of lucrative criminal activities, particularly illegal arms and drugs trafficking.
In a February 2013 video, James Corbett says that revelations about Gladio B have come almost exclusively from Sibel Edmonds, who stated that US “counter-terrorist” agencies have in fact been working very closely with leaders of the same “terrorists” they are officially opposing. This substantiates other claims that the rise of ISIS was a “willful decision” of the US government, such as those of Michael T. Flynn and Paul Williams. Gladio’s extreme secrecy may explain his apparent failure to understand this decision; although Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, he may well not have been aware of the Operation Gladio/B operation.
[Ack, 55 mins. these are apparently more of the Cliffs Notes]:
No operations of Operation Gladio/B have been officially admitted.
US cooperation with Al Qaeda
Sibel Edmonds revealed that senior US intelligence agents were regularly meeting Ayman al-Zawahiri (then leader of Al Qaeda) at the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan and Baku, starting in 1997 and continuing right up to the 9/11 attacks. They were also meeting members of the bin Laden family (including Osama Bin Laden) and other mujahideen who were transported by NATO aircraft to Central Asia and the Balkans to participate in false flag “destabilization operations”. Other people were also flown, on US Intelligence orders, to Turkey, a major base of the operations where agents were trained and prepared to participate in these operations. Edmonds specifically reported that some of the 9/11 hijackers were being trained there. This fits with Michael Springmann‘s testimony that his visa denials to the majority of the 19 hijackers were regularly overruled by the US State Department.
September 11 Attacks
Edmonds has stated that 9-1 was a Gladio/B Operation and that Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri worked with the key U.S. government officials for 3 months after 9/11 to coordinate false flag destabilization operations in the Caucus region.
[Then several examples of Gladio B operations and false flags…]
Edmonds points to the international drugs trade as a key role in funding black ops such as Operation Gladio/B. She notes that in 2001, without providing any evidence that the country was in any way involved, the US invaded the world’s largest producer of opium, Afghanistan. She claims that the main areas of Gladio B money laundering are Cyprus, Malta and Dubai.
A huge upswing in opium production after the unprovoked US invasion of the country following 9/11.
Opium production has greatly increased since the US lead invasion. As with Gary Webb‘s well documented case that the CIA was heavily involved in cocaine trafficking, the commercially-controlled media has refused to show much interest in the evidence.
Nuclear Black Market
Sibel Edmonds reported a Turkish and Israeli run network which paid top intelligence officials to steal nuclear weapon secrets that were sold on the international black market to countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. These and other allegations were confirmed by the Sunday Times after speaking to Pentagon and MI6 sources, and by obtaining a document signed by an FBI official confirming the operation’s existence. However, apparently due to pressure from political intelligence committees, the document itself was never published.
Edmonds told Washington’s Blog:
“For the past 11 years I have been emphasizing that my State Secrets Privilege & Gag Orders had to do with the FBI files (covering period 1996-2002 February) on covert-terrorist operations in Caucasus and Central Asia backed, managed and armed by US actors. These US-NATO directed operations in the region involved Bin-Laden and mainly Zawahiri ….. The FBI documents contained damning evidence (audio and written) collected between 1996-2002 tying these terror operations directly to the U.S. persons in the State Department/CIA and Pentagon. Also, how the State Department got Congress to grant huge amounts of funds to “front“ NGOs and businesses (mainly Turkish companies in US-listed/members of ATC) to funnel money to the terrorist cells in this region.”
The Wikispooks entry has a lot more about Sibel Edmunds’ journalism and claims being ‘untouchable’ by mainstream media, including a 2008 quote by ex-CIA agent Phillip Geraldi in which he notes “She may be a first-rate fabulist, but Edmonds’ account is full of dates, places, and names. And if she is to be believed… and a similar quote by Daniel Ellsberg on her writings and theories being embargoed.
There are several operational examples, although the Ukraine example doesn’t fit with the central thesis: muslims not communists. But of course you may be pinging the false flag gas attacks, etc. by the award-winning stars of stage and screen The White Helmets. But I’ll paste in a portion of the long entry following, much of which will ring a bell:
The Islamic State (ISIL)(ISIS)(Daesh) was originally an Al Qaeda affiliated entity created by US intelligence with the support of Britain’s MI6, Israel’s Mossad, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Presidency (GIP). A large number of ISIL mercenaries are convicted criminals, death row inmates released from Saudi prisons on condition they join ISIL. ISIS/ISIL are involved in the CIA-NATO supported insurgency in Syria directed against the government of Bashar al Assad.
A Jordanian official reported ISIS leaders being trained by U.S. Intelligence at a CIA base in Jordan which were then used for [false flag] destabilization operations in Syria and later in Iraq. Nabil Na’eem, the founder of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and former top al-Qaeda commander, told the Beirut-based pan-Arab TV station al-Maydeen all current al-Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA. Investigative journalist William Engdahl wrote on RT that “key members of ISIS it now emerges were trained by US CIA and Special Forces command at a secret camp in Jordan in 2012, according to informed Jordanian officials.”
In May 2015, government documents were obtained by Judicial Watch via FOIA. The document from 2012, outlines the situation in Syria. It read:
“The Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [Al Qaeda Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria. The West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey Support the opposition; while Russia, China, and Iran Support the Regime”
This debunks the corporate media lie that Washington’s support is only for “moderate rebels”.
Under ‘related links’ at the bottom is ‘Gladio B: The Origins of NATO’s Secret Islamic Terrorist Proxies’, webpage by Tom Secker.
The US State Department calls belief in both Operation Gladio and Gladio B ‘conspiracy theories, and while I’m a tad unsure on the B, Gladio might be called instead by William Blum ‘a coincidence theory’. That said, as night follows day, B might follow the original Gladio A, so I’m not discounting it.
This is spyculture.com on Edmunds’ research, embargoed publications rewritten as fiction, featuring both Operation Gladio and Gladio B.
(cross-posted at caucus99percent.com)