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On the hot summer morning of Aug. 2, 1980 a massive explosion ripped apart the main waiting room of the Bologna railway station. Eighty-five people were killed and hundreds more injured. Though at first blamed on Italy’s legendary urban guerrillas, The Red Brigades, it soon emerged that the attack had, in fact, originated from within the ‘deep state’ of the Italian government itself.

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The full nature of this secret parallel state would only come to light a decade later when the Italian premier, Giulio Andreotti, under questioning from a special commission of inquiry, revealed the existence of arms caches stashed all around the country and which were at the disposal of an organization which later came to be identified as ‘Gladio’.

The members of this group turned out to include not only hundreds of far-right figures in the intelligence, military, government, media, Church and corporate sectors, but a motley assortment of unreconstructed WW2 fascists, psychopaths and criminal underworld types to boot. And despite Andreotti’s attempts to airbrush the group as ‘patriots’ it appeared evident to much of the rest of the Italian polity that these seemed rather more like pretty bad folk indeed. Little did they know. Follow-up research by the likes of Daniele Ganser, Claudio Celani, Jurgen Roth and Henrik Kruger traced connections to similar groups spread throughout Europe of which all were found to be deep state terrorist organizations, and all of which were found, ultimately, to be subservient unto the highest levels of the CIA and NATO command structures.

The moniker ‘Gladio’ (after the two-edged sword used in classical Rome) was eventually broadened to include a bewildering host of related deep state terrorist structures including: ‘P2’ In Italy, ‘P26’ in Switzerland, ‘Sveaborg’ in Sweden, ‘Counter-Guerrilla’ in Turkey and ‘Sheepskin’ in Greece. This (hardly definitive) European list was then found to have connections not only to virtually every US sponsored secret state terrorist organization the world over (including the likes of Operation Condor in Latin America), but also to many of the global drug cartels that provided the secretive wealth needed to fund and otherwise lubricate the whole rotting, corrupt shebang.

If all this sounds sinister enough, it pales in light of the detailed structure of the dazzlingly diabolical Gladio edifice. And it is to those details we now repair vis a vis an overview of the remarkable, if otherwise unheralded, 2015 work by journalist Paul L. Williams entitled, ‘Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance Between the Vatican, the CIA and the Mafia’. Though there are other books on the subject worthy of honourable mention (including Daniele Ganser’s seminal tome, ‘NATO’s Secret Armies’, and Richard Cottrell’s recent and stylishly written, ‘Gladio: NATO’s Dagger at the Heart of Europe’), it is to Williams that I believe we owe a particular debt of gratitude in having provided a more or less fully integrated portrait of the global machinations of Operation Gladio.

Before embarking on our grim, if yet fascinating, journey it is worth first noting that whilst ‘Gladio’ was officially acknowledged and condemned by the European Parliament (in Nov., 1990; Washington and NATO having ever after refused ‘comment’ on the matter), and its multifarious organs and factions ordered dismantled, it is hardly likely that the latter was ever fully enacted. The historical context of ‘Gladio’, then, is really the quintessential backdrop to understanding the trademark false flag events of the modern era.

Of Spooks and Made Men

The general origins of this labyrinthine network of deep state actors lay in the so-called ‘stay-behind-armies’ set up at the end of WW2 by the Allied powers (principally the US) ostensibly to act as resistance forces should the Soviets ever decide to invade Europe. Quickly, however, the raison d’etre of the ‘armies’ transmogrified into a mission to counteract, not external invasion, but ‘internal subversion’. Such would eventually result in the undermining not just of post-war European socialism, but of Italian, Greek – and later global – democracy itself.

But we get ahead of ourselves.

The primal author of the ‘stay-behind-armies’, Williams informs us, was General Reinhard Gehlen, the head of German military intelligence during the Second World War. Having foreseen early on that the Reich was doomed to defeat, Gehlen had “concocted the idea of forming clandestine guerilla squads composed of Hitler youth and die-hard fascist fanatics” ostensibly to fend off the inevitable Soviet invasion. These guerilla units he referred to as ‘werewolves’.

Not ones to miss a fascist opportunity when they saw it, the US Office of Strategic Services (the OSS, and the forerunner of the CIA), under the leadership of William ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan, quickly enlisted both Gehlen and SS General Karl Wolff (in 1945) in forming the Gehlen Organization (later to transform into the present-day German BND) and which received its initial funding from US Army G-2 intelligence resources.

The American point-man on this was Allen Dulles, the first president (in 1927) of the Council on Foreign Relations, and later the first head of the CIA. Duly incorporated into the American fold, the ‘werewolves’ were, given that their initial meddling took place in Italy, rebranded as ‘gladiators’. Operation Gladio was born.

In 1947 the CIA (having, that year, superseded the OSS) was faced with its first daunting task, i.e. how to prevent the Italian Communist Party (PCI) from forming the next government. Elections were scheduled for 1948 and the PCI was a virtual shoe-in not just in Italy proper, but in Sicily as well. Fortunately, ‘Gladio’ was ready and waiting. The gladiators had been training in a special camp set up in Sardinia under the local command of the former WW2 Italian fascist leader, Prince Junio Valerio Borghese.

In addition, hundreds of American mafioso began to arrive on the shores of Italy to lend a hand with the communist ‘problem’. The arrival of the ‘made men’ was the result of Donovan’s efforts from 1943 onward in working with American mobsters Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano and Vito Genovese to conger new (drug) funding for the OSS’s off-books’ operations, and to reinstall the Sicilian mafia on the island in the leadup to Operation Husky (the Allied invasion of Sicily). These forces were now unleashed on the Italian electorate, and through 1948 an average of five people a week were murdered by the CIA-backed terrorist units. The results were grimly predictable. Hallelujah, the PCI were defeated and the Christian Democrats returned to power.

Still, the threat remained. Fully half the Italian electorate were communist sympathizers and, moreover, leftist politics pervaded much of the rest of the diseased European body. More would have to be done. The problem, however, was money. There simply wasn’t enough of it. Thus, the initial \$200 million in funding for Gladio (which had come from the Rockefeller and Mellon foundations) was quickly exhausted. And though the National Security Act of 1947 had provided the loophole that allowed for the CIA’s covert operations, it had not allowed for their overt Congressional funding. There lay the rub. Thankfully, Paul Helliwell knew how to salve the itch.

Paul Helliwell was an inner member of the original OSS (along with key scions of the Morgan, Mellon, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, DuPont and Ryan families) and, according to Williams, likely the greatest unsung hero of the nicknamed ‘Oh-So-Social’ club. It was he, who having cut his teeth in the drugs-for-arms trade by shepherding opium deals with the Kuomintang (KMT, the Chinese National Army fighting against Mao Zedung), conjured the brilliant inspiration to do the very same thing – in the United States itself.

Thus, it was at his suggestion that Donovan elected to forge the deep bond (and that exists to this day) between the nation’s intelligence services and organized crime. Enter stage left such notables as ‘Lucky’ Luciano, Vito Genovese, Meyer Lansky and the Trafficante and Gambino crime clans. Quickly the streets of, first, New York, and later many an American metropolis, were flooded with heroin. These early, halcyon days would soon lead to the infamous ‘French Connection’, thence to the ‘Golden Triangle’ (where the CIA’s very own ‘Air America’ transported drugs out of South East Asia during the Vietnam War) and, later, to the Balkan, Mexican, and Colombian drug cartels.

All very well and good. But, to begin with, there was yet a fly in the whole drugs-for-arms-for-terror ointment. To wit: how to pay off the mafioso without anyone noticing; indeed, how to stash, launder and hide all of this financial derring-do from the prying eyes of the authorities; you know, the real-enough authorities, the Treasury cops and so forth. How do you do that?

The Vatican Connection

Article 2 of the Lateran Treaty of 1929 was clear and unequivocal. The Article, which served to regulate matters between the Holy See and the Italian state, expressly forbade any interference of the latter in the affairs of the former. It is hardly conceivable, of course, that the framers of the Treaty ever foresaw what such immunity could actually mean in practice. But then they probably hadn’t reckoned on the fiendish formation of the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), or more colloquially, the Vatican Bank.

Established by Pope Pius XII and Bernardino Nogara in 1942, the Bank would quickly come to serve as the principal repository post-war both for the Sicilian Mafia and for the OSS/CIA wherein all of the monies and documents relating to drug trafficking and to Gladio would be stored and laundered. Already in 1945 the pope had held private audiences with Donovan to discuss the implementation of Gladio and where, as Williams reports, Donovan was knighted as an anti-Communist crusader with the Grand Cross of the Order of Sylvester. Prior to this time Pius XII had proven himself a loyal ally in working with Dulles and the OSS to establish the ratlines used to help prominent Nazis escape Europe. Now, new horizons beckoned. The first duty at hand, of course, was to destroy the communist menace in respect of the 1948 elections. To this end the pope authorized his own terror squads (under Monsignor Bicchierai) to assist the gladiators and the ‘made men’ in intimidating the Italian electorate. Task accomplished.

The second duty at hand, however, was longer term. Communism, socialism and, indeed, any Godless form of progressive government, anywhere, had to be stamped out at source. For this money would be needed. Lots of money. Untraceable money. Drug money. Now in the months before the 1948 election the CIA deposited some \$65 million into the Vatican Bank. The source of these monies came from heroin produced by the Italian pharmaceutical giant, Schiaparelli, and which was then transported by the Sicilian mob into Cuba where it was cut and then distributed to New Orleans, Miami and New York by the Santo Trafficante family. Lucrative though this trade was, it was not nearly enough to suit the needs of the CIA and ‘Gladio’. More would be required. More drug networks and more banks. Gladio was about to global.

To start with a new alliance was forged with the Corsican mafia. Unlike the Sicilian mob, the Corsicans had extensive experience in processing heroin, a skill they had picked up through years of working with Laotian, Cambodian and Vietnamese technicians in French Indochina. A supply route then emerged running from Burma through Turkey to Beirut and thence to Marseille. Alas, there was a slight hitch when the leftist dockworkers in Marseille, being sympathetic to the rebel army under Ho Chi Minh, refused to load and unload the boats from Indochina. No worries. A deft bit of terror administered by the Corsican boys (and funded by the CIA), and problem solved. By 1951, then, Marseille had become the center of the Western heroin industry. Voila, the ‘French Connection’.

Meanwhile, Wild Bill Donovan had ‘resigned’ from the CIA to form the World Commerce Corporation (WCC) whose primary function was to facilitate the arms-for-drugs deals with the KMT. Paul Helliwell lent a needed hand at the helm by heading up Sea Supply, Inc., a CIA front company gainfully employed in shipping heroin from Bangkok. By 1958 the whole operation was so successful that a second supply route was established running through Saigon. Here, the help of Ngo Dinh Diem, the US installed despot of South Vietnam, proved invaluable.

Still, there was a potential cloud on the horizon, i.e. word of all these shenanigans was bound to leak out. What to do? The first reflex, naturally, was to pin the blame for the West’s growing heroin problem on the Communist Chinese under Mao Zedung. Check. The second, more considered response, was to organize an ongoing campaign to deflect attention away from, and burnish the image of, the CIA. And to this end, in 1953, did the CIA establish ‘Operation Mockingbird’. Under ‘Mockingbird’ the Agency recruited hundreds of American journalists to spread false stories and propaganda about the Company’s ‘benign’ activities. Eventually, this depraved fabric of anti-journalism enlisted entire news networks including ABC, NBC, Newsweek, Associated Press, and The Saturday Evening Post. Now the guys and gals at Langley could relax. Henceforth, American (and global) eyes were dutifully prismed through the rose-coloured lens of ‘Mockingbird’.

But back to the Vatican. The IOR, solid banking pillar of the Gladio community that it was, could hardly be expected to do all the heavy lifting itself. After all, the global heroin industry would, by 1980, be pulling in a cool \$400 billion annually. En route an extensive and orchestrated financial network would be required to supplement God’s Bank. As with any fine orchestra it helps to have a maestro of exquisite genius to run the show. A nice round of applause, then, for one Michele Sindona. The biography of Sindona begins, humbly enough, with his degree in tax law from the University of Messina in 1942 after which, in quick succession, he rockets to stardom as a leading financial adviser to the Sicilian mafia, an agent for the CIA, and, thereafter, a financial intimate of the Holy See. By the late 1950s Sindona had become the lynchpin in a nexus between the mob, the CIA and the Vatican that would eventually, as Williams chillingly puts it, “result in the toppling of governments, wholesale slaughter and financial devastation.”

Though a full elaboration of this bewilderingly complex financial system is best left to the author, it is worth briefly savouring a few highlights. To begin with Sindona purchased Fasco AG, a Liechtenstein holding company and through which he purchased his first bank – the Banca Privata Finanziaria (BPF). The BPF then became, by way of a Chicago-based intermediary bank, Continental Illinois, a principal conduit for transferring drug money from the IOR for the purposes of Gladio. In fact, it was this banking pipeline in particular which provided the filthy lucre that fueled the 1967 coup d’etat in Greece. But more on this heady stuff in a bit.

It was through his Chicago contacts that Sindona first met Monsignor Paul Marcinkus, popularly known as ‘the Gorilla’. The Gorilla was six foot four, “a gifted street fighter…and a lover of bourbon, fine cigars and young women”. Under Sindona’s patronage Marcinkus would soon rise to become both Pope Paul VI’s personal body guard and the head of the IOR. A third musketeer in the person of Roberto Calvi (the assistant – and later full – director of the famous, Milan-based Banco Ambrosiano) came to complete the three Vatican amigos. Together they would cut a dramatic, collective figure in the global banking underworld all through the ‘anni di Piombo’ (the Gladio ‘years of lead’ in Italy from 1969 to 1987). Exactly how dramatic is illustrated, par excellence, by Calvi’s eventual dark demise. Who among us, old enough to remember, can forget the macabre spectacle (June, 1982) of Calvi’s body hanging from Blackfriars Bridge, his feet dangling in the Thames and pockets stuffed with five masonry bricks. Sindona would also later be murdered (1986) by means of a cyanide-laced cup of coffee whilst in jail and under ‘maximum protective custody’.

Calvi was a key figure in establishing a series of eight shell companies (six in Panama, two in Europe) through which drug lords like Pablo Escobar in South America were encouraged to deposit their ill-gotten loot. (The CIA put shoulder to wheel by helping ferry the Escobar cocaine in a fleet of planes operating out of Scranton airport in Pennsylvania). The monies were then transferred via Banco Ambrosiano to the IOR which took a 15 to 20 percent processing fee. From there funds were distributed to a host of European banks set up by Sindona for use by Gladio units spread throughout the continent. In addition to the flow of cash from the cartels, funds were bled from Banco Ambrosiano into the eight shell companies – again for use by the CIA in funding its covert operations.

This points up a general operating procedure of the entire Gladio ‘banking’ system, i.e. the system, far from being designed to turn a profit, was expressly designed to ‘lose’ money; that is, to have it siphoned off into covert ops. Such explains the regular and spectacular failure of a host of CIA-related banks including: Franklin National Bank (purchased by Sindona), Castle Bank & Trust, Mercantile Bank & Trust (both set up by the ubiquitous Paul Helliwell), Nugan Hand Bank (in Australia, and from which funds were diverted to undermine Prime Minister Gough Whitlam during the Vietnam War), and the infamous Bank of Credit and Commerce International (based in Karachi in aid, primarily, of the Southeast Asian heroin trade). Indeed, it was precisely the collapse of Banco Ambrosiano itself that brought both Calvi and Sindona to their untimely ends.

Finally, it is worth noting here that these august institutions were linked in a tight criminal embrace with many of the most prestigious financial firms in America including Citibank, the Bank of New York, and the Bank of Boston. The base of the iceberg, in short, extended far and wide. But then, what was all this money really doing?

The Terror

Following the thwarting of Italian democracy in 1948 the Gladio ‘secret armies’ entered into a period of what one might characterize as pregnant incubation. Thus, it was during the 1950s that the various drug supply routes and financial networks were being created, as were some of the principal political organizations. Probably the most important of the latter was ‘Propaganda Due’ otherwise known as ‘P2’.

Created in 1877 as a Freemasonry lodge for the Piedmont nobility, it was banned by Mussolini in 1924 only to be resurrected post-war with the approval of Allen Dulles, himself a thirty-third degree Mason. The lodge, though at first dominated mainly by spooks, spies, military and mafia figures, would soon encompass a who’s who of Italian political, corporate, banking and media supremos to boot. Indeed, the organization would eventually spread shoots throughout Europe as well as North and South America, and its members would come to include such luminaries as Henry Kissinger and General Alexander Haig.

A ‘P2’ denizen of especial significance was Licio Gelli. The latter’s pedigree was impressive: a former volunteer in the 735th Black Shirts Battalion, a former member of the elite SS Division under Field Marshall Goering and, thereafter, a chummy employee of the US Counter Intelligence Corps of the Fifth Army. Working with William Colby, the OSS agent in France, and Allen Dulles, the OSS director, Gelli soon gained entry to the Vatican where he helped set up the Nazi escape routes to Argentina. His ties with Argentina would later prove critical in facilitating Operation Condor (the US-backed mass assassination program in 1970s and ‘80s South America). Moreover, in 1972, Gelli would emerge as P2’s supreme ‘Worshipful Master’ under whose leadership the lodge would reach its full, horrific flowering. Finally, it is worth mentioning at this juncture that it was as a result of a police raid on Gelli’s villa in 1981 that the full, tentacled structure of Gladio would come to light. But we digress.

One of the first substantive actions of Gladio was the Turkish coup of 1960. Here the incumbent Prime Minister, Adnan Menderes, made the fatal mistake of believing he was really in charge and thereafter initiating a visit to Moscow to secure economic aid. The ‘stay-behind-army’ in Turkey known as Counter-Guerilla, in alliance with the Turkish military, quickly disabused him of any such delusions by arresting and executing him. Throughout the 1970s both Counter-Guerilla and its youth wing, the Grey Wolves, would stage “ongoing terror attacks…that resulted in the deaths of over five thousand students, teachers, trade union leaders, booksellers and politicians”.

Counter-Guerilla would also figure in the Turkish coup of 1980 when its commander, General Kenan Evren, toppled the moderate government of Bulent Ecevit. According to Williams, US President Jimmy Carter phoned in his approval to the CIA station-chief in Ankara, Paul Henze, with a jubilant, ‘Your boys have done it!’ What they had done, of course, was set up a tyranny in which thousands more would be tortured while incarcerated. The Turkish Gladio boys would also be unleashed in the 1980s upon the PKK – the Kurdistan Workers Party. All of this was in keeping with Zbigniew Brzezinski’s (Carter’s national security advisor) core vision of the importance of controlling Central Asia to which Turkey was both a vital portal and, thus, a key NATO ally.

Alas, Gladio would prove something of a disappointment in France, where, after having backed a series of assassination attempts against the regrettably too independent President Charles de Gaulle, it found itself on the receiving end of de Gaulle’s boot. Actually, it was NATO itself – at the time, headquartered in Paris – that was unceremoniously kicked out of France (in 1966, whence it took up its present cozy and famously corrupt abode in Brussels). But, of course, de Gaulle was ahead of the curve and understood all too well who was really behind the mayhem and murder.

Greece, unfortunately, did not fare as well. In 1967 the ‘Hellenic Raiding Force’, a franchise of Gladio and playing to a NATO authored script entitled Operation Prometheus, overthrew the left-leaning government of George Papandreou. The ensuing military dictatorship would last until 1974 though this would hardly signal the end of Greece’s tribulations. From 1980 until near the turn of the millennium, the nation would suffer under a reign of terror and political assassinations nominally attributed to ‘November 17’, an alleged Marxist revolutionary group, but which in fact (and here I briefly tag-team with authors Cottrell and Ganser) was yet another faction of Greek-Gladio known as ‘Sheepskin’.

This illustrates a point originally brought home by Ganser’s research to the effect that virtually every alleged ‘leftist revolutionary’ group said to have been operating in Europe throughout the post-war years was, in truth, either a Gladio ‘secret army’ unit or else had been completely infiltrated by state intelligence services, and was subsequently being steered by them for Gladio-style state-terrorist ends. Such is well documented for the ‘Red Brigades’ in Italy and the ‘Baader-Meinhof Gang’ in Germany (the ‘gang’ being conveniently and cold-bloodedly exterminated on the ‘night of the long knives’, Oct.18, 1977, whilst under custody in Stammheim prison). It also, just by the by, speaks to the universally attested prior association of many a modern-day ‘terrorist’ and their police and intelligence handlers.

In Spain, during the early ‘70s, Stefano delle Chiaie and fellow Gladio agents from Italy provided their consulting expertise to General Francisco Franco’s secret police who conducted over a thousand violent acts and some fifty murders. Following Franco’s death in 1975, delle Chiaie moved to Chile to lend a fatherly hand in helping the CIA-backed Augusto Pinochet set up his death squads. In later years the Spanish Gladio unit would find gainful employment hunting down and assassinating the leaders of the Basque separatist movement.

Of Italy we have already mentioned the ‘years of lead’, but just to capture a few highlights. The ‘strategy of tension’ unleashed in 1969 in Italy – the same year ‘Condor’ was unleashed in Latin America – was in response to the renewed popularity of Communism throughout the country and which, itself, was partly in response to the uptick in revolutionary sentiment globally as a result of antipathy towards the US war on Vietnam. The antidote, naturally, to this woeful state of progressive affairs was a healthy dose of terror. According to Williams, “Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s National Security Advisor, issued orders to Licio Gelli through his deputy, General Alexander Haig, for the implementation of terror attacks and coup attempts.” The terror attacks began on December 12, 1969 when a bomb exploded in the crowded lobby of a bank in Milan’s Piazza Fontana in which seventeen people were killed and eighty-eight injured. Over the ensuing years (from 1969 to 1987) there followed more than ‘14,000 acts of violence with a political motivation’. The most infamous of these was, of course, the Bologna bombing in August of 1980 and which led to the initial exposure of Gladio in Italy.

Of the many attempted coups and related high-level political machinations engineered by Gladio forces in Italy (1963, 1970, 1976) and Sicily (more or less continually on tap throughout the decade), the kidnapping on March 16, 1978 – and murder a month or so later – of Prime Minister Aldo Moro was likely the most sensational. Moro had dared to include communists in his new coalition government. At first blamed on the usual suspects, i.e. the Red Brigades, further investigation (to begin with by journalist Carmine ‘Mino’ Pecorelli who paid with his life) led to the real usual suspects including CIA operative Mario Moretti (eventually convicted of the killing) and thence up the line to Gelli, then to Italy’s interior minister Francesco Cossiga and onwards to Zbigniew Brzezinski.

The high-level intrigue did not stop at the murder of a prime minister however. At least two Popes felt the sharp end of the Gladio sword as well. In August of 1978, Pope Paul VI died. His successor, the preternaturally timid John Paul I, soon gave his handlers a very real shock when, after looking at the IOR accounts, he issued a ‘call for reform’. The very next day the otherwise fastidiously health-conscious pontiff – in office barely a month – was dead. Not just dead but expired with the telltale bulging eyes and horrific grimace of acute poisoning. His autopsy was definitively thwarted by an illegal and hastily contrived embalming, and his personal papers disappeared without a trace. Archbishop Marcinkus, having been temporarily removed prior, was returned to office whilst Calvi and Sindona, also under scrutiny at the time, breathed a (temporary) sigh of relief.

Having been (almost) burned once the overseers of Gladio made sure to engineer the follow-up Papal succession. Thus did Cardinal Karol Wojtyla shuffle onto the historical proscenium as Pope John Paul II. Now, at first, John Paul worked seamlessly with the CIA and Gladio. Together they oversaw the destruction of Liberation Theology in Latin America, the continued undermining of Italian democracy, and the dispensing of black funds for Solidarity in Poland. Ah, but how the best laid plans do oft go astray. By the spring of 1981 not only were events spinning out of control for Gladio itself, but so too were they for Banco Ambrosiano, and by extension, the IOR. The Pope, inexplicably, refused to act. Compounding this lapse was an unaccountable trifecta of moral turpitude that witnessed the Holy Father suddenly breaking into treasonous song singing the benefits of rapprochement with the Soviets; recognition of the Palestine Liberation Organization; and, egads, nuclear disarmament. The order from on high was given: ‘Kill the Pope’.

But best blame it on the Soviets. So issued the ‘Bulgarian Thesis’ wherein a lowly Bulgarian airline employee (Sergei Antonov) was set up as the patsy. In truth, the key actors in the Papal plot came straight from Gladio central casting. The starring role in the drama fell to General Giuseppe Santovito, the head of Italy’s military intelligence (SISMI) and the commander of the Italian Gladio units. His co-star, Theodore Shackley, was the infamous CIA mastermind who had already served as executive producer on such epics as Operation Phoenix (involving the murder of some 40,000 non-combatants in Vietnam), Operation Condor, the setting up of Nugan Hand Bank, and, along with delle Chiaie, the murder of Salvador Allende. West Germany’s BND (the national security services) garnered a significant credit by harbouring and financing the two actual assassins, Mehmet Agca and Abdullah Cath (both from Turkish Gladio). And, of course, the Mighty Wurlitzer, i.e. Operation Mockingbird, figured prominently in the aftermath grinding out endless tunes on the ‘Bulgarian Thesis’ – despite the fact of Agca’s eventual (lone) conviction in the shooting.

The production ended all somewhat anticlimactically when the Pope (on May 13, 1981) was only seriously wounded. In a fascinating denouement, however, on Christmas Day 1983, the Pope opted to publicly forgive Agca. Italian state television was allowed to record the moment when John Paul asked his assassin from whom he had received his orders. Leaning forward to hear Agca’s response the Pope appeared momentarily frozen, then clasped his hands to his face. Though the Pontiff kept it secret, there was little need to guess at the answer.

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The adventures of both Agca and Cath are the stuff of legend. Indeed, Cath figures in events well beyond the time line of Gladio proper, enough to suggest that Gladio never really shut down at all. But that, as they say, is a whole other story – and one I leave to the author to take up.

Paul Williams has made a fine contribution here. Certainly, if the day ever comes when, seated across from some smug establishment interlocutor, you are taken to task for being a ‘conspiracy monger’ – well, you need only lean back, smile gently, and utter but two words….’Operation Gladio’.

Antony C. Black is a Canadian freelance writer specializing in international affairs. He has written for numerous mainstream and independent media (of the latter, principally Canadian Dimension and Global Research) over three decades.

(Republished from Off Guardian by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. This essay appears to be sort of a book review, and since the least expensive tree copy of it would cost me \$18, I’m inclined to stick with this and other reviews.

    Author Williams has as subjects here the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia. I don’t hold any of these enterprises in any special esteem, so in the absence of evidence to the contrary I’d tend to go along with anything he writes which isn’t obvious nonsense.

    But a link I’ve found suggests readers ought to proceed with caution.

    Paul L. Williams, the author of “Among The Ruins,” stands amid what he considers the rubble of the Roman Catholic Church, precipitated by changes instituted by Vatican II. He claims on an earlier talk show, for example, that Pope Francis, the present pontiff, is a war criminal wanted in his native Argentina. If you believe that, then this is the book for you. Williams is a professed traditional Catholic out to delegitimize everything the Catholic Church has done in the last 50 years. He has a dangerous facility for mixing obvious truths with dubious or plain-wrong assertions.

    https://buffalonews.com/entertainment/books/a-ruin-of-a-book-that-professes-to-see-a-church-in-ruins/article_ead9f188-4138-50e2-93a1-86d296d05e6c.html

    Turns out that there is an online copy of this book at Archive.org, which suggests to me the aging author wants it to be read by as many people as possible. Several download options are available including Kindle and PDF.

    Very probably this is something worth investigating in more detail, and sitting in your easy chair while reading it on your “device” would be a whale of a lot safer than going to the bar or arena. Just keep your eyes open…

    https://archive.org/details/OperationGladioTheUnholyAllianceBetweenTheVaticanTheCIAAndTheMafia

  2. Mr.Craker says:

    Thank you so much for your contribution Antony. I haven’t read all of your essay but I have saved it to read later. (I’m still doing my second reading of David Irving’s “Hitler’s War,” and others books such as Hitler’s “Mien Kampf”
    I have done an initial perusal of your essay and have saved a copy. I fully intend to absorb your wonderful essay line by line eventually.
    Again, thank you and regards.
    Mr. Craker.

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  3. Ayax says:

    Fascinating stuff, which i didnt know much about.
    Thank you.

  4. Pamela says:

    When I was a child in post-war England car stickers became popular. One which caused much amusement read “The Pope is the head of the mafia”. Turns out it wasn’t a joke but a statement of fact. The rabid entrenched corruption of the Catholic Church is yet another way the Europeans and Russians are polar opposites.

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  5. “Certainly, if the day ever comes when, seated across from some smug establishment interlocutor, you are taken to task for being a ‘conspiracy monger’ – well, you need only lean back, smile gently, and utter but two words….’Operation Gladio’.”
    Oh, yes.
    The evidence for Gladis is fairly definitive — even allowing for errors in detail. So, accepting this fact, it’s not such a stretch to accept that the establishment views of such matters as JFK, RFK, MLK, 9/11 etc, etc are in essence LIES.
    the fact is the deep state could & would commit the above crimes.
    Conspiracy theories?
    Barrr — humbug.

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  6. Ernest says:

    I seldom leave comments. But many thanks to the author for taking the time to piecing all the puzzle together into such a coherent jigsaw. Familiar names now make sense under one roof (deep state): Gladio, Mockingbird, Piazza Fontana, French Connection, Air America, Pablo Escobar, Pinochet, Jimmy Carter, the Vatican, P2, the coups in Greece and Turkey…

    • Disagree: Alternate History
  7. Allen Dulles, the first president (in 1927) of the Council on Foreign Relations, and later the first head of the CIA

    Allen Dulles was not the CFR’s first president.

    First honorary president, Elihu Root, and first elected president, John W. Davis.

    Dulles was CFR President, 1946-1950

  8. The worst people are the ones who support democracy, not the ones who oppose it. Democracy inevitably leads to Jews and the worst of the worst among the goyim (E.g. Clintons, Obamas, Bushes, and as it turned out, Trumps) being in charge. Why that is may be a somewhat complex question, but the fact itself is beyond debate—it happens wherever and whenever democracy is adopted. Democracy has made both Italy and America the corrupt, effeminate, locked-down, subhuman-ridden cesspools they are today.

    • Agree: profnasty
    • Thanks: Alternate History
    • Replies: @Bill
    , @Rufus Clyde
  9. a former member of the elite SS Division under Field Marshall Goering

    No. Just no. If that is the kind of “information” provided in the book, it is not worthy of recommendation.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @skrik
    , @Alternate History
  10. Ed Case says:

    Nugan Hand Bank (in Australia, and from which funds were diverted to undermine Prime Minister Gough Whitlam during the Vietnam War),

    That can’t be right, since Whitlam was first elected on 2nd December 1972, 2 days after the Paris Peace Accords were signed.
    Whitlam himself was likely elected with Spook help, so the author is writing propaganda here.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @skrik
    , @Ukraine Tiger
  11. chris says:

    Very good overview.

    What I find all these types of investigative articles always try to obfuscate, however, is what the enemy was doing. For all the vicious crimes the CIA was conducting and sponsoring, the communists were killing orders of magnitude more. In Eastern Europe, the Communist governments killed hundreds of thousands to millions of political and non-political people for the hundreds of those killed in the criminal operations described here.

    That is by no means to excuse these actions, but these authors always undercut their credibility by not even mentioning this point.

    The demonstrated crimes of the communists were a great part of the reason why many middle class and religious people in the West were compelled to take part in these actions to forestall a communists take-over in which they themselves would undoubtedly have become its first victims. (Besides the societal destruction these take-overs have spelled for every country that they overtook.)

    That these operations were so from the beginning or later got out of control and are continuing to operate to this day (the Ukraine bro-nazi battalion comes to mind), can’t all be used to discredit all its willing participants, who may simply not have had any better choice.

    • Agree: Fart Blossom, Al Liguori
    • Replies: @ivan
  12. Jon Chance says: • Website

    Perhaps Operation Gladio was — like Operation 911 and Operation JFK — another false-flag operation by ISIS (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) to neutralize the CIA, DIA, NSA, FBI, and other “patriotic” anti-Marxist elements of the military-intelligence complex.

    Thoughts?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRgRz3nSG7o&list=PLDVQ932i7NF2-yTnbCRDQ74QLjMB6qW0u&index=7

  13. Thanks Yinonists

    And Jews say, goyim obey.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
    , @Bill
  14. I knew shit was goin’ down but I never knew how disgustingly putrid the shit was. Too bad only an extremely small number of people will ever read this.

  15. This is what voting for your gov’t produces.

    All the money, power and influence is always used to do harm.

  16. Haven’t read much of the article or of the comments, and have no doubt that the church is corrupt, but of course it has to be destroyed because it has long resisted “Communism” which is doubtlessly more corrupt. Even if it were not, there are assets to be had as did the Orthodox church that was looted in Soviet times.

    • Agree: Alden, Al Liguori
    • Replies: @chris
  17. chris says:

    Very good overview.

    What all these types of investigative articles always try to obfuscate is what the enemy was doing. For all the vicious crimes the CIA was conducting and sponsoring, the communists were killing of orders of magnitude more. In Eastern Europe, the Communist governments killed hundreds of thousands to millions of political and non-political people for the hundreds of those killed in the criminal operations described here.

    That is by no means to excuse these actions, but these authors always undercut their credibility by not even mentioning this point.

    The demonstrated crimes of the communists were a great part of the reason why many middle class and religious people in the West were compelled to take part in these actions to forestall a communists take-over in which they themselves would undoubtedly have become its first victims. (Besides the societal destruction these take-overs have spelled for every country that they overtook.)

    That these operations were so from the beginning or later got out of control and are continuing to operate to this day (the Ukraine bro-nazi battalion comes to mind), can’t all be used to discredit all its willing participants, who may simply not have had any better choice.

    • Agree: Fart Blossom, Cking
    • Thanks: Sarah
  18. chris says:
    @Zachary Smith

    The fact that Williams dislikes the current pope or is a traditional Catholic need not necessarily discredit his research on this topic.

    Assuming this review is accurate, what does seem to discredit him in my opinion, however, is the fact that traditional Catholics should have been able to argue for the church going along with anti-communists actions, in view of the ferocious attacks its churches were subjected to in all communists countries.

    If Williams doesn’t bring this up in his book, I would be prone to consider him a less than reliable source.

    • Agree: Fart Blossom
    • Replies: @ivan
  19. ivan says:
    @chris

    Yes that is the case. The Commies are now painted as misunderstood saints by some fellows here, but in every case repression and mass murders follow in the wake of the Communist takeover of any country. There is not a single case to the contrary.

    • Agree: chris, Alden, HdC, Fart Blossom, Sarah
    • Replies: @Rufus Clyde
  20. ivan says:
    @chris

    My impression of the trads is that they are bunch of people who would say anything and side with anyone who iis against the Pope. An unbalanced bunch of people, yet these are the same ones who claim to be the bearers of the true Catholic Faith.

    • Replies: @chris
    , @James J O'Meara
  21. Jimmy1969 says:

    This article is a rambling fantasy proving nothing. It takes a few facts and embellishes a childlike tale, with completely unrelated generalizations and conclusions. It exemplifies most silly conspiracy theories and JFK assassination stories. One fact that I might add just to put some more humour on this nonsense…the name James Jesus Angleton. He ran Italy for the US and for Western intelligence and the CIA for over 30 years. His name is not mentioned here. That says it all.

    • Agree: profnasty
    • Troll: Nancy
    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
    , @Anon
  22. @Priss Factor

    Thanks for the vid, PF.

    If ever a dog latches onto you, for whatever reason, do your best to maintain a semblance of composure and immediately GO FOR THE EYES with your free hand! Even trained attack dogs will release if their eyes are being gouged out. The hard part is keeping your head about you (when all around are losing theirs….)

    I was attacked by a trained German Shepherd while walking in the hills above where my law firm was located, long ago. The neighborhood was extremely affluent, and as such had multiple residences that had vicious dogs that barked madly at anyone who walked by. One got out when a worker stacked some boxes in a way that the dog could climb up and escape, and being a hillside, the bastard was able to jump back in, once finished with its’ ‘adventures’. I became that ‘adventure’ one day, just by pure bad luck. Wrong place, wrong time.

    To bite a leg, a dog must turn its head 90 degrees, which was the only thing that saved my ass. Well, that and being able to benchpress 410 pounds. And knowing how to punch. The first time the dog went for me I did not run but instead turned to fight it. Never run, it only excites them more, as your are now ‘prey’ as opposed to a combatant. By facing and screaming at the dog, the dog did not lunge but engaged in a duel, looking for its opening, which my bare legs (I was out for my morning cardio in the hills above the law office) afforded it. As it made its first lunge and turned its head to grab my leg, I unleashed a full force downward strike and smashed its head into the asphalt with enough force to knock it silly. It quickly regained composure and began its second attempt which again, ended with its head being smashed into the pavement. It then retreated a few yards, regained composure and turned to charge me yet again.

    By this time, despite the initial success of the first two blows, I knew I would eventually get nailed if it was allowed to continue attacking me, so I took a calculated risk: looking straight in its eyes, I charged at it full force screaming at the top of my lungs like I’ve never screamed before. The dog was spooked and turned to run home. I pursued it, screaming all the way (despite nearly pissing myself in fear, to be totally honest.) The dog retreated, and jumped the fence back into its expansive yard. I then ran like the wind back to my law firm, absolutely shaken to my core. I was literally trembling like a leaf in a stiff wind when I finally stopped, probably a half mile away, a few blocks from the back door of my law office. I was in a state of shock, violently shaking, despite the danger being over and me being in a position of relative safety. I still feel my heart racing as I recount this decades later.

    I contacted the owner later that day after my secretary chased down his phone number from the address I gave her, and told him what happened and who I was. He drove past our very distinctive law firm everyday, so he knew this was no bullshit. He was superb in how he handled it, immediately and unconditionally offering to cover any medicals I might have, and even going so far as to discuss compensating me for my encounter. I declined in the face of such obvious compassion and concern. He instructed his workers to immediately dismantle the edifice the dog had used for ingress/egress. It was never a problem again, as I walked that route nearly daily for cardio before work (our office had a full shower facility, so getting sweaty was not a problem.) I called and thanked him for his efforts a few days later and told him all was forgotten and wished him well. (And for all the antisemites out there, he was jewish. A real mensch. Sorry to disappoint.)

    So, if you ever encounter a vicious dog, never run, always back away quickly but not panicky, keeping your eyes on it at all times. I was lucky. Others, like the gentleman in the video, are not always so fortunate.

    Again, thank you for the video, PF. It stirred both memories and anger, but needs to be seen. Cheers!

    • Replies: @RedpilledAF
    , @MGB
  23. As always, a simply superb piece that we at TUR get on a near daily basis. A thoroughly enjoyable, if depressing, account that needs to be heard and known by the masses to get an inkling of what they are truly up against when the elite’s power is in any way threatened.

    I am going to check into getting a (pricey) hardcopy, just because I love the feel of a good book in my hands (call me old-fashioned!) Regardless, I will copy this article for the archives, and link my dearest friends who are probably unaware of just how ugly this whole Gladio gig is, was, and will continue to be, regardless of whatever name-change occurs. The script is the same. Our ignorance is their strength.

    Thanks to Mr Black for a great read!

  24. chris says:
    @Fart Blossom

    Even if it were not, there are assets to be had as did the Orthodox church that was looted in Soviet times.

    LOL, exactly!!! Cui Bono?

    • Agree: Fart Blossom
  25. Anon[260] • Disclaimer says:

    EUROPE, Reflections on Russia and the Slavic Balkans
    Giancarlo Elia Valori
    https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2021/11/10/reflections-on-russia-and-the-slavic-balkans

    ”The European Union is busy with window-dressing and cosmetic exercises (first and foremost, human rights rhetoric, as well as various hypocritical prudery) and this is all in US interest. It is no coincidence that the two largest military bases in South-Eastern Europe were built in Kosovo, namely Camp Bondsteel and Camp Film City.”

    ”It should be noted that the bombing and actual occupation of the Balkan countries by the US and NATO troops enabled its proponents to get considerably rich.”

    ”There is also a problem related to migration, namely drug trafficking. Currently the Balkans are not just a “window on Europe” for drug terrorists, they are five doors wide open for natural geographical reasons: Albania-Macedonia-Kosovo-Central Bosnia-EU; 2. Turkey-Bulgaria-Macedonia-Southern Serbia-Bosnia; 3. Dubrovnik-Debeli Breg border crossing; 4. Rijeka, only if in Croatia and Slovenia; 5. Northern Balkans-Czech Republic-Scandinavian countries.”

    • Replies: @Athena
  26. profnasty says:

    Wow. That’s one tangled web you wove.
    Unfortunately it has all been said before. I fell for it then; won’t fall for it again.
    Jewish Nazis indeed.
    Poppycock.

  27. @Mustapha Mond

    “And for all the antisemites out there, he was jewish. A real mensch. Sorry to disappoint.”

    A Jewish man was afraid of legal repercussions and so he did what he had to do to avoid them—What a mensch!!!! Take that anti-Semites!!!

    • Agree: Druid55
    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  28. chris says:
    @ivan

    My impression of the trads is that they are bunch of people who would say anything and side with anyone who iis against the Pope.

    I don’t know, Ivan; you ever heard of Joe Sobran? http://www.sobran.com/

    • Replies: @ivan
  29. skrik says:
    @Fluesterwitz

    No. Just no

    Oh, no you don’t – at least, not without you kindly providing reputable, checkable substantiation; thanks is advance. rgds

  30. Che Guava says:

    This is a very long article, and interesting on many points, most I already knew about, but, for example, I had years ago read of Luciano’s role in the invasion of Sicily, but not of the post-WWII invasion by his associates.

    Not yet having finished reading the article, I want to write on two points, and my post will be well worth reading as a companion piece and comment.

    Contemporary Japan
    In the first election under the occupying MacArthur GHQ regime, socialists won in a major way. The response of GHQ was to encourage the bureaucracy to oppose the elected government, by refusing to cooperate. Of course, the government fell.

    A further election was delayed until the establishment of the Liberal Democratic Party, which had corruption and mob and war crimes ties, but also many honest conservatives.

    Of course, they won.

    The next big threat to the desired order was against the so-called U.S.A. Japan Security Cooperation treaty, in the early 1960s.

    Opposition was so intense, many still relatively young having good recall of all of the U.S.A. barbarism, but the movement was very close to, but not, successful.

    The next round started in the late sixties and continued until the present century. Most of the groups were Trotskis with tiny differences from each other, I am convinced that the Commy criticism of Trotskis as tools was always correct. Also, the CIA at the time was really, directly and indirectly, forming them, in many other places, too.

    [MORE]

    After the university shutdowns at the time, a few of the groups became serious, usually about attacking each other.

    There was also, of course, the Japan Red Army, much like the R.A.F. in Germany, but a little more sane. I would hope that any living members who are not in captivity are doing well in Nth. Korea.

    Some of the Trotsky groups kept doing minor operations like launching small ineffective rockets at U.S.A. military bases, a few other targets, with interesting technical means.

    They are all old and retired now, including the rioting but non-terrorist group near my home.

    The more relevant point is Aum Shinrikkyo.

    I have heard many times, from both leftist and fascist friends that Aum operations here were allowed by the government to discredit any activity for anything.

    The proof of this is that they had several intra-Aum and one or two extra-aum murders and a very deadly sarin gas attack in Matumoto city, long before the Tokyo subway gas attacks, and nothing was done. Like somebody wanted the Tokyo attacks to happen, obviously.

    Well, nobody is reading this far.

    Weirdness of Gladio and Similar, and another Japan Comparison

    All of this Gladio stuff, and I know it was real, historical fact, is so bizarre. In the end, it seems that its main result is to have propelled the insane Western left of today. Chinese seem to be the most publicly aware, a new pejorative word for the idiot left has become part of the language. Friends here also are agreeing.

    In Japan, there has been no ‘Long March through the Institutions’ simply because it was blocked. Not through any scale of persecution, but just by blocking, not even from good jobs, but from power to impose.

    Japan is in many ways more free than many western countries, and having been an ultra-moron leftist did not deny employment, all types of legal work are still available through study, experience, and tests, so many of the ultra-left took that path.

    Many as teachers, too.

    I agreed with those teachers when they were disagreeing with Imperial era bullshit in schools, however, I also go with the general hatred of the western left of now.

    All of these bodies, Gladio, P2, etc. are really bizarre is their destructive results and encouragement of the bs left of now.

    • Thanks: S, Sarah
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  31. This fascinating article confirms what I have learned over the years which totally changed what I had ‘larned in public scrool’. It also reinforced why DaLimbraw Libray – I word searched OPERATION GLADIO and came up with two more jewels

    Kurt Nimmo wrote this in 2017:
    “As an operative for Operation Gladio pointed out, in order to establish a police state innocent civilians must be attacked and killed to force the public to turn to the state and demand greater security.”
    https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2017/06/there-will-be-blood-alexandria-shooting.html?m=0

    Same year, by James F Tracy:
    “Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.”
    https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2017/01/distorting-reality-worldwise-cia-and.html?m=0

  32. skrik says:
    @Ed Case

    since Whitlam was first elected on 2nd December 1972, 2 days after the Paris Peace Accords were signed

    No. Just no

    Paris Peace Accords … was a peace treaty signed on January 27, 1973

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Peace_Accords

    Whitlam himself was likely elected with Spook help

    No. Just no; he had vast and enthusiastic public support, and genuinely worked *for* the people with much success (i.e. the original medibank which still endures, although being gradually crippled by the since dominant neoliberal fascists), it was the spooks [CIA + ASIO] who promulgated the coup against the best PM Aus ever had – a vile coup supported by the corrupt&venal MSM+PFBCs, and thus voted out by the ‘misled bogans.’ Too bad = tragic. rgds

    • Thanks: Nancy
    • Replies: @Ed Case
  33. Turk 152 says:

    This is how I assume the world is run, the rest is just details. Elected officials are just lipstick on a pig. if a world leader, has an honest bone in their body, how are they supposed to stand up to these monsters?

    • Agree: Nancy
  34. Alden says:
    @Zachary Smith

    Operation Gladio was founded at the height of the Cold War. Eastern and Central Europe were conquered by the Soviets and were occupied by Russia until 1990. The native communists who took over those 11 countries were native Jews many of whom spent the war safe in Moscow training to take over those 11 countries as soon as the Soviets advanced.

    Plus many of the do called resistance fighters in countries German occupied Europe were communists whose sole purpose was to take over those countries as soon as the Germans were defeated.

    There was even a mini separate civil war in southern France in the summer of 1944. Dr Gaulle’s Catholic resistance against the communist resistance.

    By 1945 communist subversives were very active in Greece Iran Italy France Germany and of course England. And to a lesser extent Belgium and Norway Denmark Netherlands

    WW2 ended in disaster with half of Europe under soviet control. And the other half in great danger from the very active native communists.

    Whatever the Vatican, CIA and the Mafia did to keep the communists behind the “ iron curtain” of Central Europe I applaud. A lot was going on in W Europe. Had soviet plans succeeded the Russians could have conquered all of Europe. All the way west to Ireland. The Jews and Russians almost conquered Spain in the 1930s. It was the Vatican and the Spanish Catholics that defeated the communists.

    Ron UNZ is familiar with what the Russians did during and following WW2. I don’t know why he posted this on his site.

    There’s no proof whatsoever that the CIA had anything to do with the Bologna train station bombing. What was really bad about that was it was the first week of summer vacation when Italian kids go in the annual school trips

    • Thanks: Sarah
    • Replies: @chris
  35. @Jimmy1969

    His name is not mentioned here. That says it all.

    Your comment made me curious enough to make a search of the PDF copy I had downloaded. “Angleton” was found there 31 times.

  36. GMC says:

    Great Article Anthony, I didn’t realize how far back the dope running went . Learned about the China White connection in Nam when I was stationed there. My last lesson there was when I was at Tan son Nhut coming home thru Frisco. I had a NY { can’t miss a NY accent} guy want me to carry a couple kilo’s of H in my bags , until we hit Frisco. Being a Chicago boy and tired of the military , I knew the score and wanted no part of Jail , since I was done with my military service , once I hit Frisco. I did watch my duffle bag and his as we threw them on the tarmac and sure as shit – No dogs or security showed up , as he promised. The dope game was very well secured by the military and I guess – still is – 50 years later.

    • Replies: @Rex.Reptilius
  37. Alden says:

    The traditional catholic partly Latin language mass, fish on Friday and other traditional catholic practices were abolished around 1960. After year long meetings discussions and a final agreement between Pope, cardinals bishops and scholars. A very few priests quietly continued the traditional mass service. By the 1990s the practice spread. There were traditional services here and there, sometimes once a month occasionally weekly.

    This Pope has cracked down on these semi traditional occasional services. Basically forbidden them. There’s a controversy. The author disapproves of what this Pope did.

    So he writes a pro communist book claiming that the Vatican is worse than the communists. Theirs no prove whatsoever that the Bologna train bombing was a plot of the Vatican CIA and the mafia. Bologna was a very communist city at the time. Might still be. Bologna is a northern city and proud of it, like all N Italy. Very proud of not being primitive backward nasty corrupt more Arab than European mafia ruined Sicily and S Italy. N. Italy local governments and police pride themselves on keeping the mafia from spreading. That’s the opinion of N Italy about S Italy

    Current Pope was about 25 years old and still studying to be a priest. He had nothing to do with Operation Gladio. He’s just repeating the old 1940s 50s most of the 20 th century lies about the church and the mafia mostly written by Jews and communists. For decades the lies were that the Popes actually contributed millions in church money to support Hitler during the 1920s and actually funded the Nazi party in the 1932 election of Hindenburg who appointed Hitler chancellor.

    So Williams wants the Vatican to continue to allow the rather pathetic remnants of the traditional Latin mass. So he writes a book blaming the Vatican for preventing a communist takeover of all of Europe. Being a cynic I won’t be surprised if Williams was paid by a Soros Foundation AIPAC ADL AJC Anti fa, radical democrats to write this book trashing the Vatican.

    Jews Masons and liberals always hated the church. Soviet communism 1918 was the greatest triumph of Judaism in the last 2,500 years. But the Catholic Church fought jewish communism from 1918 on. And finally freed Central Asia and E Europe and brought down the Jewish Soviet Union in 1990.

    And don’t forget that the separate American catholic school system is the most affordable widespread alternative to the Jewish black LBGTQ hell hole public school system.

    • Agree: anarchyst, Al Liguori
  38. @RoatanBill

    That cabal does not rely on the state and never has. It has its own funding and abides by its own rules.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  39. @RedpilledAF

    Hey RAF-

    Actually, he was the only individual who ever did what I said, as most dog owners say, “Screw you.” Or, “Save it for my insurance company”. Or ignore you or call you a liar, because their angelic puppy would never rip a ten year old boy’s face open to the bone from ear to mouth (a real case I handled). With absolutely no proof, he could easily say, “Piss off.” Instead he was absolutely horrified, was truly supportive and (shock of shocks!) actually did offer to fork over shekels, which I admit, did ‘shock’ me. My secretary had looked the ownership of the home up, so I knew he was Tribal before I called, and admit expected the worst, but was very pleasantly surprised. Thus, I included the detail about his Tribal affiliation.

    I figure it’s nice to hear a good story in that regard once in a while. And yes, he was a mensch.

    Remember: Jewish Supremacism Inc is the problem, not the little guys like this gentleman.

    Or as my mom always said: “When you find the good, praise it.”

    Happy New Year!

    • Agree: Dan Hayes, Antiwar7
    • Thanks: Fart Blossom
    • Replies: @Fart Blossom
  40. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    all of which were found, ultimately, to be subservient unto the highest levels of the CIA and NATO command structures.

    Pretty much sums it up. NATO, Gladio, mafia networks are just an extension of US power and interests. The US assembles whoever is available to further its aims. The US has created and backed Islamic jihadi groups as part of its strategy to attack those resisting US encroachment. There is nothing ideological or moral about any of it; it’s just a naked power and money grab. That its allies are unsavory makes no difference. Sure they screech about the horrors of the commies but in reality have done bang-up business with declared communist countries such as China and Vietnam, supported Pol Pot back in the day, etc. The leftovers from the war were available guns for hire needing a patron which the US became. Things like the Italian train station bombing show the utter disregard for human life that those running these operations have. The false flag chemical attack in Syria killed hundreds, including many children, yet nobody responsible has had to answer for that. Invading and bombing countries outright when its subversive flunkies can’t do the job, killing and uprooting millions and destroying entire societies has been a regular US practice since the last world war. If the retail hirelings can’t do the job then the US comes in with its military and kills people on a wholesale level.

    • Thanks: Sarah
    • Replies: @Alden
  41. @Ed Case

    “Whitlam himself was likely elected with Spook help, so the author is writing propaganda here. ”

    That is not correct. I remember it all very well and Whitlam was elected on his very controversial reforms directed at free education and health care. The fact that he would not toe the line on jewish matters is why he was removed.

  42. Pope Pius XII had his own terror squads?

    Good grief.

    Its almost as if the author had no clue that Pius XII refused offers from European lay Catholics to join a crusade to liberate Russia from Jewish control.

    Nope, instead Pius just formed his won terror squads.

    • Agree: chris
  43. Herald says:
    @Zachary Smith

    Your observations and link to the online book are appreciated.

    A book that attempts to deal with this vast and secretive business could hardly be 100% accurate. That the author has a vested interest in this clearly very mucky business seems hardly too surprising. Operation Gladio was and may still be one the darkest chapters of the post WW2 period and the more that is known about it the better.

  44. @ivan

    Don’t forget: pedophiles as well. The church’s “traditional” teachings on sex were the only teachings not revised at Vatican II, but were re-stated as anti-marriage dogmas by a cabal of closeted homosexuals and pedophiles.

    “Trad Queen Story Hour Part I: Papa Francesco vs. Steve Bannon’s Army of Cath-Boys”

    https://counter-currents.com/2020/06/papa-francesco-vs-steve-bannon/

    • Replies: @ivan
  45. Alden says:
    @anonymous

    There’s no proof whatsoever that America was responsible for the Bologna train bombing. How naive you are to believe a book review, not even the book and believe these false claims. It’s obvious you’re very very ignorant of communism.

    • Replies: @Herald
    , @annamaria
  46. @Gaylord of the German Gaylands

    The state was the start. Then the deep state developed it’s own sources of funding using the state to bootstrap itself into profitability, but still operates under the general umbrella of the state.

    If the state were to collapse like the USSR did, the deep state may continue under another guise, and all still existing states would look upon it as a criminal/mafia organization. The deep state is immune to prosecution BECAUSE it is part of a “legitimate” state and therefore other states don’t generally interfere in its operations.

    It’s where honor among thieves actually works for the most part. All states have their ‘deep state’ operations to some extent for everything from dirty tricks during elections to assassinations and combat military operations done on the sly. That’s why all gov’ts are illegitimate. They routinely break their own laws that apply to their populations and non gov’t institutions. Gov’t carves out an exception to ethical and moral behavior for itself because every gov’t IS a criminal enterprise with flags in front of its offices.

    • Replies: @Rex.Reptilius
    , @annamaria
  47. JLGS says:

    This book is not reliable at all:

    “In Spain in the early 1970s, Stefano delle Chiaie and his fellow Gladio agents from Italy provided their consulting expertise to General Francisco Franco’s secret police, which carried out more than a thousand violent acts and some fifty assassinations. ”

    This author has not the slightest idea of Spain nor knows what he says, authentic barbarities. The above is completely false from beginning to end.

    From the above I suppose that most of the opinions expressed in the book are just that, opinions, and also ideologized, with no real basis whatsoever.
    I will not read this book even if I get it as a gift.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
    , @Alden
  48. Al Liguori says: • Website
    @Zachary Smith

    The reviewer (Black) laments steps taken against genocidal (((Communists))) and the commenter (Smith) treats traditional Catholicism as prima facie suspect of dishonesty.

    Both reviewer and commenter must be pleased with the current anti-Pope “subsisting in” the Chair of Peter. After all, isn’t it wonderful to have a Zio-Marxist catamite instead of an actual Catholic?

    https://judaism.is/jorge.html

    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
  49. The Vatican-ancient organised crime. The Mafia-more recent organised crime, mere centuries old. The CIA-even newer organised crime, still a stripling in comparison. Why would three organised Evils not get together? Vultures fly with vultures.

  50. @JLGS

    Probably an Octopus Dei liar, with ‘little recent commenting history’, self-flagellating with gusto. Or is it self-fellating?

  51. Alden says:
    @JLGS

    From reading this review I realized it’s just a pastiche of communist Jewish propaganda since 1939. Anyone who knows anything about Jewish communism since 1880 can recognize the standard communist propaganda..

    • Replies: @ivan
  52. MGB says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    you should have killed the fucker. the dog that is, not the owner.

    • LOL: Mustapha Mond
    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  53. Herald says:
    @Alden

    Yes sure, of course you are right.

  54. @Zachary Smith

    In addition to this, everyone should read and research Dr. Alberto Rivero’s works that are on video and in text, via AIC Ministries.

    Alberto was a Jesuit Priest who was assassinated by the same for deriding and exposing the religious, political and monetary aims of the Catholic Church in Rome.

    He refers to the ‘Holy Roman Mother Church’ as the ‘The Great Whore’ that has compromised ‘Christianity’ for centuries…while terrorizing the populations via inquisitions, assassinations, and the use of ‘Communisto’ as a governmental tool of totalitarian oppression.

    The ‘Protestant Movement’ is an offspring of the Great Whore, and these ‘churches’ are all returning home to the Mother Church via the Ecumenical Movement’ and strictly enforced with IRS Code 501C3, which muzzles any Protestant Church with fines and removal of tax-exempt status.

    See also Jack T. Chick’s comic book series (4 volumes) titled ‘Alberto’., and his tracts on Roman Catholicism

    Cat-Hol-Ic = (Holy Cat First & Foremost) feline worship as a top alpha predator, and the adaptation of such animal behaviour being encompassed into the machinery of a religious organization.

    See Illuminati Congo’s take on the Cat series online.

    View also Robert Sepehr’s expose’ on Feline Worship over the ages, and the associated satanic symbology that is reflected in the mass psychosis known as the Roman Catholic Church.

    The CIA FBI< Alphabet Agencies, with the Mafiaoso and the Cat-Hol-Ic Church all ran Operation Paperclip, and effectively built-up Neu Swabia in the Antarctic beginning in the 1930's. They accommodated Hitler being spirited out of Germany via U-Boat to the German Antarctic Base, then on to Argentina and Patagonia. U-Boat historian Harry Cooper has a book on this subject.

  55. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, Wild Bill Donovan had ‘resigned’ from the CIA to form the World Commerce Corporation (WCC) whose primary function was to facilitate the arms-for-drugs deals with the KMT.

    This puzzles me because Donovan never actually worked for the CIA so couldn’t resign or “resign”. Furthermore, the timing is curious, given that the KMT was kicked out of mainland China in 1948.

  56. Ramsay says:

    The Sinister Convergence of Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset with the Vatican and Liberation Theology
    By F. William Engdahl

    http://www.williamengdahl.com/englishNEO24Dec2021.php

  57. Ko says:

    Yes, fascinating threads tying together the patchwork of histories that explain how we understand event, and that they are related.

    I wonder, what happened to the anti-communist tirades? The WEF and the globalist gangs are enforcing a communist dominance on humanity. I guess communism wins? I don’t know.

    • Replies: @Ramsay
  58. annamaria says:

    Will this information help to rename the Dulles airport, finally?

  59. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Che Guava

    Thanks for an interesting summary. Could you be more specific about there being no “Long March through the Institutions” – do you mean it was not necessary? Teachers’ unions and local government staff certainly seem plenty corporatist-leftist in Japan. (And of course interested in further fattening their pension packets.)

    Aum Shinrikyo (one k) with hindsight may wll have been co-opted as controlled opposition to create a widespread atmosphere of fear, and to “justify” intrusive “law enforcement” steps. Intrusive “anti-terror” actions and surveillance had already been well under way in response to “Red Army” actions.

    One of many bizarre details about Aum Shinrikyo is that the group extended their operations to other countries including post-Soviet Russia. The group even managed to import a military helicopter from ex-Soviet military stocks. On customs documents, Aum simply insisted that the item was the corresponding civilian model.

  60. @RoatanBill

    Just look at the Ghislaine Maxwell trial results being sealed by the judge, where ‘The Players’ of the ‘Playbook’ are now protected…

    Alex Jones gives a good rant in regards to that, and it’s still up for viewing.

    And then there are the NGO’s that are doing the bidding of the Deep State while the NGO owners and operators are immune from prosecutions.

    It’s basically a game of societal, governmental and criminal ping-pong (pizza?) where the populations under Governmental Control pay the price and are never told about the evil that the privileged ‘Elite’ are truly involved in, be it pedophilia, human sex trafficking, arms trafficking,drug trafficking and money laundering!

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  61. annamaria says:
    @RoatanBill

    “All states have their ‘deep state’ operations to some extent for everything from dirty tricks during elections to assassinations and combat military operations done on the sly.”

    — Sometimes big criminal operations run in the open, such as the wars of aggression [“humanitarian interventions,” according to H. Clinton & S. Powers] in the Middle East.
    See the recent Knighting of the major war criminal Tony Blaire. His wife and children have been the happy recipients of the ‘deep state’ blessing.
    The same ‘deep state’ benevolence was bestowed upon the ever-obliging Obama.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  62. @GMC

    Which is why Air America existed; weapons, drugs and the occasional pig with a bag of rice to keep the locals happy!

    Then came TIA, Evergreen, etc. and some private ‘contractors’ providing Part 135 Air Charter ‘services’…

    & then there was the hiding of dope in the bodies of dead servicemen being returned to the U.S.??? That has yet to be truly confirmed, but based on what I saw in ‘Nam nothing would surprise here…

    Or, drugs placed in maintenance access spaces on aircraft, as revealed by an assassinated USMC Lt. Col. who blew the whistle on the operations.

    • Thanks: GMC
  63. annamaria says:
    @Alden

    https://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2021/01/08/bologna-bombing-was-state-massacre-says-court_377ef602-2661-42bf-8b4b-1b2cb6a69c9b.html

    Several members of the neo-fascist terrorist organization Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari (NAR, Armed Revolutionary Nuclei) were sentenced for the bombing… Investigations have uncovered alleged links to Italy’s secret services.

    Now you need to reread Black’s review.

    More information for your attention: “Operation Gladio – ”Stay-behind-armies:” https://soimla.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/operation-gladio-stay-behind-armies/
    https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/Gladio_in_Italy

    Gladio is a NATO stay-behind anti-communist organisation.

    And who owns NATO?

    • Thanks: chris
    • Replies: @Sean
  64. S says:

    Certainly, if the day ever comes when, seated across from some smug establishment interlocutor, you are taken to task for being a ‘conspiracy monger’ – well, you need only lean back, smile gently, and utter but two words….’OperationGladio’

    Or, you could simply say the name ‘Thomas Jefferson’.

    This manufactured and broadly controlled (crimethink, I know) so called ‘progressive’ Hegelian Dialectic of a Capitalist ‘thesis’ vs a Communist ‘anti-thesis’, with a respective artificial hyper-individualism and artificial hyper-collectivism attached, along with their paralleling close derivatives of ‘Right’ vs ‘Left’, and, ‘Conservative’ vs ‘Liberal’, goes back in it’s origins to the proto-Capitalist American* and proto-Communist French** Revolutions of 1776 and 1789.

    [MORE]

    Capitalism and Communism, from the time of their creation being incomplete in and of themselves, each being only one half of an inorganic whole, rather than being opposed to each other as we are encouraged to believe and are taught, are instead ultimately complimentary, the one to the other, and naturally, each seeking wholeness, tend towards ‘synthesis’.

    Having said that, how many are aware that a Founding Father of the proto-Capitalist United States, Thomas Jefferson, via his authorship of the Declaration of Independence, was also a Founding Father of the proto-Communist France, via his 1984 O’Brien like collaboration in the writing of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, a seminal document of the French Revolution?

    And if not, why not?

    Could it be the power of the Big Lie?

    Jefferson wasn’t the only American Founding Father involved in the proto-Communist French Revolution, Thomas Paine was quite involved as well, as was (apparently) Ben Franklin. [See the outstanding Belcher Foundation site article in regards to Franklin in 1780’s France].

    Behind these men, behind 1776 and 1789, and behind Capitalism and Communism, you will likely find the City of London.

    Thanks for the article.

    * The ‘Grand Union’ flag first chosen to symbolize the 1776 American Revolution is all but identical to the multi-national corporation British East India Company flag.

    ** The French Revolution of 1789 introduced to the world ‘the Commune’, the ‘political commisar’, ‘counter-revolution’, the mass arrests and executions of the ‘great terror, and ‘red republicanism’.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_the_Rights_of_Man_and_of_the_Citizen

    https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/french-revolution

    https://www.belcherfoundation.org/trilateral_center.htm

    http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2011/10/thomas-jefferson-freemason-or-not_21.html?m=1

    • Thanks: Sepp, W
  65. @Al Liguori

    Why should I be “pleased” with the current Pope? The man may talk ‘purtier’ than most, but he is still the face of the Vatican. As a non-Catholic, it’s my guess Francis was put into office to clean up the worst of the corruption in Rome. That he hasn’t yet done much is – speculation again – because the Old Pope is still alive. Francis is still OK with the idea that by putting on the fancy clothes a man becomes “Infallible”. The Church is sticking with the incredibly stupid doctrine that Contraception is a sin. That alone is enough to put the Vatican in my personal doghouse.

    Ante Pavelic
    Adolf Hitler
    Benito Mussolini
    Antonio Salazar
    Josef Tiso
    Francisco Franco

    European history isn’t my strong point, so there may be more Catholic Dictators the Vatican installed in the years leading up to WW2. I don’t like THAT, either.

    Given that the Communists had a run of only about 70 years, their Body Count was pretty impressive. But compared with all the deaths St. Peter’s Church managed in 2000 years, the Commies look like a bunch of amateurs.

    Mind you, I’ve nothing against Catholics, as in people I know. Lots and lots of family members are Catholic, and they ignore the BS from the Vatican same as I do. We get along fine. It’s what the Institution has done and is still doing that gripes me.

    While I’m on my rant, I don’t believe I’ve ever met a single Jewish person. Maybe some of my university professors were of that religion, but none of them mentioned it if they were. MY personal nemesis is Zionism, a murderous and evil subset.

    So for the record, Thumbs Down on the Vatican and its pretensions, Thumbs Down on Zionists and their pure evil. The Vatican’s 2000 year crusade against Jews – Thumbs Down yet again.

    • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
  66. @Rex.Reptilius

    Which is why I’m an anarchist – rules but no rulers.

    As long as people keep voting in elections, this will never end.

    Gov’t IS the criminal organization it pretends to protect us from. They steal from us and call it taxes. They write ridiculous rules and call it law. They enslave their citizens and call it a military draft. They invent “currency” that they purposely depreciate as a matter of policy and force everyone to use it instead of sound money. They invent costumes and when worn by the worst cretins in the society as police and military, they have a license to kill with a rule set that is often times completely ignored. They have cops in cars that speed to ticket speeders and others. They blatantly ignore the Constitution when it suits them such as all the laws that clearly violate the 2nd Amendment, such as taxing guns and ammo, requiring permits, registering, fees for silencers and machine guns, etc. I could go on …

  67. Sindona, who I can’t recall offhand reading about before, has a fascinating wikipedia entry. Among the points mentioned there, not here:

    He was hailed as “the saviour of the lira” and was named “Man of the Year” in January 1974 by the US ambassador to Italy, John Volpe.

  68. Ramsay says:
    @Ko

    I think it’s not a question of ”communism”. The real question is WHO will have (or grab) the lands in Europe and Latin America (i.e, the UK and/or the Vatican VS China)?

    Why did Tony Blair (who converted to roman catholism in 2007) just received the Most Noble Order of the Garter (the highest order of knighthood)? (i.e., does this imply an alliance between the Crown and the Vatican to expand or keep their lands). There is also the current scandal in the mainstream media on heir Prince Andrew. Why now?

    Primogeniture ( ”the right, by law or custom, of the firstborn legitimate child to inherit the parent’s entire or main estate”):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primogeniture

    ”In Spain”

    ”In 2006, King Juan Carlos I of Spain decreed a reform of the succession to noble titles from male-preference primogeniture to absolute primogeniture.”

    ”United Kingdom”

    ”A bill to reform hereditary peerage inheritance law was tabled in 2013 for absolute primogeniture. The Equality (Titles) Bill was socially dubbed the “Downton law/bill” in reference to the British television drama Downton Abbey, in which the Earl’s eldest daughter cannot inherit her father’s estate as entrusted, unless all of the adult beneficiaries amend the trust (a legal position established in the 1841 case Saunders v Vautier).[35] A Lords’ Committee was chosen for Committee Stage, which rejected it.[36] ”

  69. chris says:
    @Alden

    Agree completely with your comment, Alden! That’s really the context in which the secret services actions in the West have to be judged.

    But, I can’t go as far as giving them a carte Blanche for everything (and I’m not implying you are saying that either).

    I will also add that my whole life I believed that accusations against western intelligence were false, but nowadays, with all that’s come to light, alone in the last 20 or so years, I’m really not ready to vouch for anything like that anymore; even the Bologna bombing, who’s culprits I don’t think have all been identified.

    • Thanks: Sarah
  70. Hibernian says:
    @Zachary Smith

    Traditional Catholic and obvious Communist propagandist. Yea, right.

  71. Back in the late 60s, I had a close friend who was in Special Forces in Southeast Asia. He operated raids inside North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. He described to me how CIA officers orchestrated the movement of opium to France and how some of the money went back to purchase weapons for the indigenous tribesmen who were helping them fight the North Vietnamese. Air America was the airline that the CIA owned. When he came back to the States they offered him a position as an assassin which he declined and he became eventually a high school teacher. I was young and still a true believer in the USA at the time and so I was a bit skeptical until Iran Contra came to light which was essentially the same story, dope for guns. When you wonder why we have such a terrible drug problem you have to ask if it could still flourish if the establishment wanted it ended so you have to draw your own conclusions.

  72. @Mustapha Mond

    I too have had very good dealings with Jews. Typically they’ll go out of their way to support you if they sense that they can trust you. It’s the vicious scum at the top who’re the problem, and they obviously dont’ give a flip about anyone else but themselves. However the same goes for the goyim as well.

    All that is good in the long run because it tends to wake people up and keep them on their toes for a while, and the cycle repeats. Unfortunately it takes generations and a lot of decent people suffer during the turmoil.

    Thanks for your story and I must reinforce your advice to not turn your back or run from a dog. A lot of times just raising your arms as if you’re about to throw something will make ’em hesitate so you can look ’em in the eyes while backing out of their territory. Never thought of going for the eyes, if they get too close, but it makes sense. Carrying a canister of bear spray may not be a bad idea in a neighborhood like that, but I really don’t know. All bets are probably off with a trained police or war dog though. Anyone know?

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
    , @Che Guava
  73. @Zachary Smith

    European history isn’t my strong point …

    You don’t say!

    Congratulations. You may be a self-important dunce, a bloodthirsty Christophobe, and a pretentious repeater of the (((conventional wisdom))), but at least you aren’t a total liar.

    Still, here’s a tip of the hat for digging up Williams’s background information. As I had never before heard of him, my reflexive assumption was that the book was just more of the usual Establishment drivel. Now, however, I look forward to reading it.

    • Agree: Cking
  74. Bill says:
    @Ray Caruso

    Why that is may be a somewhat complex question,

    Is it? Democracy selects as its political elite the best liars.

  75. Bill says:
    @Priss Factor

    Huh, I thought Syrian Girl had been unpersoned by Twitter. Hard to keep track.

  76. Von Rho says:

    Do not forget Itavia flight 870 that crashed near Ustica

  77. ivan says:
    @chris

    Sobran is I think coming from the side of High Culture. Nonetheless the Catholic Church is for the masses. I believe that overemphasis on rituals and traditions is not for the hoi polloi. The whole point of the Christian religion is Jesus Christ, and anything that brings people to Christ is what the Church should be concentrating on.

    It is worthwhile to note that JPII and Benedict, two of our most socially conservative Popes were the Young Turks at Vatican II. Benedict may have made some concessions on the Latin Mass and both had no problems with ordination of priests by the Lefebrve faction, but neither wanted the Church to go back to pre-Vatican II times.

  78. ivan says:
    @James J O'Meara

    Pope Francis has commended that those who are of homosexual inclination should not present themselves for the priesthood. Things are moving in the right direction. Francis knows how to deal with the overweening Lavender Lobby. He is a street smart guy. But the homosexuals are our brothers in Christ too and Francis back in Argentina supported civil unions for those of the same-sex attraction.

  79. mcohen says:

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=operation%20gladio%20pdf&pc=MOZB&form=MOZMBA

    mussiolini fought with the nazi’s
    .after the war the usa decided to whack the rest of the fascitas so gladio was introduced into those countries like Italy Spain and Greece that supported the nazis and to terminate the termites.ttt si si si

    that’s it.plain and simple.see link above.the book is just an economic exercise for the author

    from the link

    According to Mike Peters writing in Lobster no.32:
    “Few citizens of N.A.T.O. countries are aware of the whole apparatus which to membership
    commits them e.g. Plans 10-G and 100-1 under which in ’emergency situations’ special U.S.
    units would be activated to suppress any movement ‘threatening to U.S. strategic interests’”(2)
    It must be remembered that these events took place against a backdrop of unprecedented
    American intervention in Italy’s political life, including \$100 million in covert funding of
    right-wing political parties and a fine example of gunboat democracy during the first post-
    Mussolini election when the U.S. Mediterranean Fleet was poised off the coast near Rome
    ready to send in the Marines should the electorate make the wrong decision and vote for
    communist candidates. Although the ‘venerable master’ Gelli was a regular visitor to the U.S.
    Embassy and has had rumours of CIA links surface around him it is not clear, what, if any
    role was played by the CIA in these events – in the least benevolent neutrality was more than
    likely their attitud

  80. Cking says:

    ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.’ Well you just can’t say that about the ‘terrible boy’ Junio, Wild Bill, or the Pope. Bolshevik power had just killed 60 million Russians and the Red Army killed millions more in Poland, Germany, Hungary, and the rest of Eastern Europe and Tito’s Yugoslavia. What in God’s name do you think had to be done to rid Western Europe of Communist invasion and domination? Rat Lines? Over 15 million Germans were being killed during and after WWII and the mass murder went on into the 1950’s. WWI and II were always about the German question, how to defeat, divide and destroy the German nation-state, and annihilate the German people, because she was a rival to the British Imperial system.

    You never know where the United States and/or the British really stand. After WWII, many European ‘intellectuals and patriots’, in the face of Communism, declared their honor for Universal Fascism. Are we all-of-a-sudden fascists? The United States had just finished beating two fascist powers in two hemispheres at once. Russia could not have achieved victory over Germany and Europe without the great assist provided by FDR, deploying American Industrial power, made possible by the Federal Reserve Bank. It was the British geopolitical ‘genius’ for meddling, subterfuge through subversion, that gave the green light and support for Marshal Tito’s campaign in the Balkans, a campaign that was to include Northern Italy all the way to Venice. Capitano Junio Valerio Borghese answered the call, organized and directed X-MAS, a dedicated, marine borne, commando unit that suffered 80% casualties against Tito’s forces.

    The Vatican? The Bolsheviks, victors of Europe, walked into the Vatican II Council and dictated Catholic doctrine. (the Jews were not responsible for the execution of Christ on the cross.) As for all the international drug dealing and distribution, it’s been going on before and since Marco Polo’s misrepresented ‘Silk Road’. Many a fine American family owes its fortune in their secret relationship with the British, conducting the ongoing Opium war against the United States and the American people. The CIA, more of an ‘International’ organization, just took it over. It’s complicated, a mess, evil everywhere, a PsyOp yet to be discovered. Mr. Williams has not half the story. Neither do I.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Thanks: Druid55
    • LOL: Rufus Clyde
    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Rufus Clyde
  81. Sean says:
    @annamaria

    The connections of Bologna to Andreotti were tangential and through samll time criminals who the NAR shared one member with. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massimo_Carminati#Link_to_Perugia_trial_of_Andreotti

    It is virally important to remember that the charges against Andreotti were brought by the prosecutors of Perugia, who have a track record of crazy conspiracyincluding one involving serial killings and Satanic rites.in which fellow prosecutors were placed under investigation for complicity in the supposed plot and the wrongful conviction of Amanda Knox .

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerio_Fioravanti#Bologna_massacre_investigation

    “Giusva” Fiovantini as he was billed during his highly successful child and teen acting career was was only 22 years old at the time of the Bologna bombing , and he was caught partly because a woman ticked clerk train remembered how well put together he was in physical appearance. The thing was small time; he trusted crooks and was quickly captured.

    It’s like Maxwell, you cannot say people who are put on trial and get decades in prison have anything to curt themselves deal with. Valerio Fioravanti the effective head of the NAR and his girlfriend Mambro obviously knew nothing, and they did not take odrers from anyone they were the heads of the group. Moreover Fioravatini’s brother who told all said that the NAR’s explosives came from diving on sunken Italian warships and taking it from old Anti Aircraft gun ammunition. So it was not plastic explosive from the secret Gladio network caches. Incidentally, Fioravanti was caught after two cop were killed and he was severely wounded when a police patrol stumbled on him scuba diving on a canal where he had hidden guns.
    The trouble with authors on Unz is the too early buy into a theory of complicity involving the CIA, which takes the place of Satan.

    • Agree: Alden
  82. Athena says:

    Sibel Edmonds’ “The Lone Gladio” :

    https://www.newsbud.com/2014/09/22/a-review-by-corbett-report-the-lone-gladio-blows-the-lid-off-of-gladio-b/

    ”Gladio stay-behind operatives were intimately involved with some of the worst atrocities of Italy’s so-called “Years of Lead” including the Bologna Massacre, a bombing of the Bologna railway station that left 85 dead and over 200 wounded.”

    ”What the mainstream sources do not tell you about Operation Gladio is that it is not merely a NATO-led operation, but a CIA-sponsored and Pentagon-connected one; that it is not merely operative in Europe but throughout the world; that its main area of operations is not Italy but Turkey; and that it did not end operations after the fall of the Soviet Union, but merely changed tactics, from fostering right-wing paramilitary groups (original Gladio) to fostering Islamic terrorist groups (Gladio “B”).”

    ”All of this is documented fact, although for the deeper analysis of these facts and how they relate to the current “war on terror” you’ll have to invest the time in my landmark interview series with Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B that was conducted last year. In that series, Sibel Edmonds went further than ever before in laying out what she gathered in her time as a translator in the Washington Field Office of the FBI, including: US State Department / Gladio operative’s liaison with Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man throughout the 1990s; the NATO takeover of Afghan poppy fields after 9/11 and Gladio-protected drug running and money laundering operations; the dramatic life (and death) of drug trafficker, assassin and Turkish government collaborator Abdullah Çatlı; the direction of billionaire Imam Fethullah Gulen’s mysterious fortune and his 600 madrasas from his Pennsylvania castle with his CIA backers; Gladio-sponsored false flag terror operations in Central Asia and the Caucasus; and much more.”

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @Rex.Reptilius
    , @annamaria
  83. @animalogic

    The very term, “Conspiracy Theory” was the result of a conspiracy by the CIA to stifle the cries of those who questioned the official story of the assassination of JFK. The idea is to smear the heretics as lunatics.

  84. Ed Case says:
    @skrik

    Ed Case says:

    Whitlam himself was likely elected with Spook help

    Some bloke says:

    No. Just no; he had vast and enthusiastic public support, and genuinely worked *for* the people with much success …
    Ed Case responds:

    Here’s the 2 Party Preferred vote by State in 1972, the last figure, 52.7 is the National 2 Party Preferred vote for Whitlam’s Labor Party:

    2.12.72 * 55.4/ 50.4/ 49.5/ 48.3/ 52.7/ 60.5/ 68.0/ 45.5 52.7

    Here’s the 2PP for Whitlam in 1975:

    46.8 43.8 39.8 41.2 44.9 44.1 49.3 45.1 44.3</blockquote>
    He was rejected.
    Medibank was a bribe that bought off the Doctors, now they all follow the Government Line if they want to keep their Registration.

    • Replies: @skrik
  85. Sarah says:

    Under ‘Mockingbird’ the Agency recruited hundreds of American journalists to spread false stories and propaganda about the Company’s ‘benign’ activities. Eventually, this depraved fabric of anti-journalism enlisted entire news networks including ABC, NBC, Newsweek, Associated Press, and The Saturday Evening Post

    I was totally unaware of this kind of thing.
    This gives you one more reason to never read, listen or watch the MSM again: not only are you wasting time and money, but you are also being brainwashed.
    Same thing for the so called “social” media (I would rather say “anti-social media”) like FakeBook, Twatter, Instigram, Whatsarg etc.: a waste of time at best…
    TV: waste of time, money and space: you have better things to do.

  86. chris says:
    @ivan

    Benedict [and JPII] may have made some concessions on the Latin Mass …, but neither wanted the Church to go back to pre-Vatican II times.

    … though I can’t really imagine that he (Benedict) hasn’t had any pangs of conscience, for the traditions which they so triumphantly trampled on in the 1960s; in view of where it’s all brought the church today.

    Still, even Benedict’s purported remorse was obviously not enough for him to actually try to repair any of that damage himself, other than extremely superficially and ephemerally … all, water under the bridge now (or, for now).

    As far as the Catholic Church’s appeal is concerned, I actually think it had always tried to reach both the masses as well as the intellectuals, see Thomas Aquinas, as well as its other intellectual leaders. It all looks to be in shambles right now, but it’s seen worse times before also.

  87. The info was provided by the same spooks that have corrupted everything but we are expected to trust the “info’ (propaganda) when it feeds our bias.

    Spy vs Spy was more entertaining

  88. @ivan

    It is worthwhile to note that JPII and Benedict, two of our most socially conservative Popes were the Young Turks at Vatican II. Benedict may have made some concessions on the Latin Mass and both had no problems with ordination of priests by the Lefebrve faction, but neither wanted the Church to go back to pre-Vatican II times.

    John Paul lI excommunicated lefevbre for ordaining bishops and before he was elected Pope, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger famously denounced Lefebvre’s schism publicly in an address to the Bishops of Chile.

    • Agree: chris
    • Thanks: Pierre de Craon
    • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
    , @ivan
  89. @ivan

    Balderdash. He is a modernist who takes both sides on accepting sodomy as legit. You have VERY bad information and little understanding of the facts

    • Agree: Pierre de Craon
  90. @Fart Blossom

    Thank you, FB, for a great response and the kind words. Agree completely.

    Bear spray is likely the best option, especially for elderly or infirm, who are so vulnerable when out walking. Brilliant!

    Cheers!

  91. @MGB

    I’m still laughing. The was very funny. “LOL” simply wasn’t enough. Thanks.

  92. Alden says:
    @Cking

    I’ll repeat my comment that the book and review of the book is just a pastiche of every communist slur against America since WW2 and every Jewish Masonic slur against the Catholic Church for centuries.

    • Agree: Cking
  93. Telli says:

    This is all left wing drivel reprinted from something related to the guardian newspaper.

    I thought this site was anti-leftist?

    • Agree: Alden
  94. Che Guava says:
    @Anonymous

    As for the single k, I was posting while a little drunk, and forgot the 理 ri not 立 ritsu, as used in names of some other Buddhist sects.

    I knew of their Russian operation, and the helicopter.

    They also had a large property in some remote place in Australia, and I have read that there is where they did the original tests of making poison gas.

    It is late now, have things to do tomorrow, very short winter hol. this year, but see I was not clear on some things, this thread is not crowded, so probably posting again this or Thu. evening.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  95. @Athena

    Just ask Barry Seals about the Central and South America operations, and the Mena Arkansas murders of three children, all while the Clintons were in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.

    Oh, I forgot- Barry Seals was assassinated supposedly by the drug cartel(s) in a Salvation Army parking lot in the mid-South (see the movies ‘American Made’ and also ‘Double-Crossed’ which are docu-dramas on Barry Seals and those who surrounded and influenced him ).

    During one drug-offload in Mena, a man appeared within both hidden camera and microphone range and was heard to say “Save a kilo for my brother! He’s got a nose like a vacuum cleaner!” The person who said that? Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton’s brother…

  96. @Sarah

    Exactly to the end of your entry!

    I check the following every morning for the real alternative news that the Red Pill crowd subscribes to;

    Infowars, Unz Review, Global Research, Natural News, Investment Watch, Government Slaves, and 100% Fed-Up.

    You can also go to Censored.News for a wide variety of alternative news and reality selections.

    Then, I go about my day in the Gray Man mode, minimizing contacts and going out to only get what we need for consumer top-ups (if we can’t do the same online).

    It really is interesting to see the world fall apart under the current Global Government- imposed psychosis, and the global genocide that is ongoing via the injectable bio-weapon holocaust.

    Mike Adams of Natural News.com has documented that the human race has gone beyond the Covid Event Horizon, and that we will now see the degradation of human thought, mentality, and action that were once normal life.

    When the masses finally realize that they have been had by Fauci, and the many so-called appointed and El-ected ‘Officials’ in other nations, I wonder how long it will be before the deceived masses, now lacking mental discernment due to Covid brain prions attacking their neuro-transmitters, will go on the rampage and kill every one of the bloated parasites under the natural fight or flight response from the reptilian portion of their brains.

    I have plenty of theatre-butter popcorn to watch that global event unfold online and in my ‘cummunity’, with the total chaos on all fronts (supply, monetary, microchipped, 6x’s vaccinated, etc) that will kill billions!

    Then, only we pure bloods who were NOT contaminated by the Covid-19 vaccine / boosters will be the only ones to survive with our humanity intact! By then, I’ll be out of popcorn, and ready to take a leadership role that is worthy with integrity, since even those who have imposed this current hell on us will be dead!

  97. @Sarah

    And…don’t forget the abuse of children at the hands of the CIA / FBI in Majestic / Mockingbird mind control experiments using LSD, with total erasure of the children’s memories in the process. There are videos online of these experiments in action / progress, and were obtianed under the FOIA!

    These victimized children were taken from parents, orphanages, *Child Protective Services (*FULL of pedophiles…!) or were listed as ‘missing’, never being found.

    Check out Cathy O’Brian’s book. She was a victim of this and survived the same!

  98. @mick jagger gathers no mosque

    John Paul lI excommunicated Lefevbre …

    Strictly speaking, JP II declared Archbishop Lefebvre excommunicated latae sententiae—that is to say, the excommunication fell upon him automatically, as an inevitable consequence of the “crime” he had committed. As this is a distinction that even most contemporary “conciliar Catholics” would fail to understand, your way of putting the matter has the great virtue of intelligibility.

  99. @ivan

    Things are moving in the right direction. Francis knows how to deal with the overweening Lavender Lobby.

    Perhaps this is true in Bizarro World or in one of those old “mirror universe” episodes of Star Trek, but here on planet Earth, the reality is that the Lavender Lobby is to Pope Francis what the Praetorian Guard was to Emperor Claudius.

    • Replies: @ivan
  100. @Ray Caruso

    Those people who kept the chair warm in the oval office were in no way “in charge”. The political class, including the Executive, are owned outright. Any attempt to be “in charge” leads to a rapid exit, either in the fashion of Kennedy, or that of Nixon.
    America has been turned into a corrupt, effeminate, locked-down, subhuman-ridden cesspool by relentless conditioning achieved through a highly complex and comprehensive propaganda machine that entails the media, schools, universities and virtually every form of “entertainment”. All in the name of maintaining the power of completely corrupted crony speculators who actually rule. America was corrupt from its inception.

  101. @Cking

    Where do you come up with this stuff? 60 million killed by “Bolshevik power”? The German war machine was defeated because of the defences and counter-attacks that occurred at Smolensk and Moscow in 1941, long before the flow of US materiel started.
    I will give you your assertion about WWI. It was certainly the result of the British imperial strategy from the time of the War of the Spanish Succession, namely preventing any Continental rival from threatening the Empire. But there is no question that Russia was as much subject to this strategy as was Germany.
    The Japanese military force that defeated the Russians at the dawn of the twentieth century was entirely a British cat’s paw.

    This concept of “Communist invasion” of Western Europe is rich. In November, 1942, it was Rumanians, Germans, Croatians and Hungarians and Italians camped at Stalingrad. Payback is a bitch.

    With regard to the US defeating two fascist powers at once, the Chinese, both Red and not-Red inflicted 2.5 million casualties among the Japanese Imperial forces in the 1937-45 period.

    Still, you made a very good try for someone in the midst of an acid trip.

    • Replies: @Cking
  102. @ivan

    Red-baiters never fail to amuse. There has been no greater force for political violence than that accompanying the speculative-financier conquest of the world. The US has overthrown a hundred or so governments. They are the only country to use atomic weapons. There is no military in history that has killed non-combatants in numbers like the US Air Force. The British have performed similar atrocities, but never to the degree of the US. The defoliation of half the countryside of South Vietnam while poisoning the land for generations to come was a vile, monstrous atrocity, but it’s only one in the litany of crimes committed by the Anglo-US speculator finance killing machine.
    Never stop derping!

    • Replies: @ivan
  103. Excellent summary of a book I have just ordered for a more detailed reading. The fact that the Deep State can operate under the scrutiny of various watchdogs in the involved governments, makes a mockery of the supposed transparent “democracy” we are supposed to be living in.

  104. @Fluesterwitz

    Refutation requires alternate evidence. Where is yours?

  105. ivan says:
    @Alden

    Communist propaganda had it that the Eastern Europeans had nothing to fear from the Red Army taking over from defeated Nazis. Poles and nothing to fear, Hungarians had nothing to fear, Lithuania had nothing to fear and just about anybody fearing this was either a reactionary doomed to die, or a kulak or an antisemite who deserved what was coming to him. This is the substance of the argument of MuddleBrains and others like him. But anybody who was not hallucinating about Uncle Joe’s good intentions know that for the peoples of Eastern Europe WWII did not end until the Warsaw Pact ended.

    • Agree: Cking
    • Replies: @Rufus Clyde
    , @Alden
  106. ivan says:
    @Rufus Clyde

    Greetings!! Good to hear from a Rip van Winkel of the Red variety.

    • Replies: @Rufus Clyde
  107. ivan says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    He is cleaning out the Church. You may not like his great liking for the “cameras” and his migrant promotion. But he has done more than JPII who was clearly too sick, or Benedict who was too cerebral to take it all back. Case in point : He sent Cardinal Pell back to face justice in the Communist Republic of Victoria, and thank God there is justice in the Federal Court where he was exonerated of all charges. The absurdities of these leftists have no bounds, I have never regarded the committed Communist as a friend.

  108. @ivan

    Eastern Europe was and is full of fascists. These fascists participated in the fascist assault on the Soviet Union and as a result their people were subjugated by the Soviet Union in the name of security. As ye sow, so shall ye reap. Considering the relationship between the Polish military dictatorship of the thirties and the Soviet Union, and the actual invasion of the Soviet Union by the Hungarian clown-force, those folks had plenty to fear from the Soviet Union after 1944. The people in the Baltic countries are victims of geography, which is why they’re now vassals of the clapped-out US empire.

  109. @ivan

    Likewise great to hear from a red-baiting simpleton.

  110. ivan says:
    @mick jagger gathers no mosque

    Thanks for the corrections. I did not know that.

  111. skrik says:
    @Ed Case

    He was rejected

    No, he suffered a coup by a combination of CIA interference, media malignity and local treachery.

    Medibank was a bribe

    No, it established a universal single-payer health system; it was wildly criticised by the doctors at the time [who not so BTW upped their ‘share of the medical pie’ by about 100% during medibank ‘construction’], and is so beloved by the people that all attempts by the neoliberal tyrants since have not managed to kill it off. A proof of the latter is the continued existence of ‘bulk-billing’ doctors.

  112. Cking says:
    @Rufus Clyde

    You do not know or understand that WWI and WWII would not have been possible without the enactment of the Federal Reserve Bank Act and the machinations of the British agents, the Warburg brothers.

    Lenin exhorted his Bolshevik People’s Army that ‘the way to Paris and Berlin was through Warsaw’; the beginning of WWII. Between the Great War and the Civil War, 7,000,000 orphaned children were living in the streets of Moscow. The numbers are unbelievable. 30,000,000 people were killed from war and/or man-made farm/food famine and drought, at the orders of Lenin or Stalin, from WWI, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Russian Civil War, the 1920 Invasion of Poland, the Holodomor, the Soviet Famine, etc. before we get to WWII where nearly another 30 million Russians were killed as a result of the devious Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact/Trap. I am not counting Finnish, Polish, German, Romanian, Italian, Hungarian, etc. deaths. I could be wrong on the exact number of deaths sure, everyone is wrong. I’m sure you want a more conservative estimate, and still, you could not undermine the magnitudinal order of the catastrophic human disaster event. The FDR Administration and the MSM went soft on Communism. Hollywood produced a few movies sympathetic to those put on the Black List. Remember what the US government and MSM did to Senator Joe McCarthy who rightfully exposed Communist agents in the highest echelons of the government. Today, the USA suffers a human garbage heap in our own nation. Poverty, caused by the Fed/Wall St, system is our actual national security crisis. The Death rate statistics under Bolshevik Communist power deserves study and exacting science. With regard to the US beating two forces at once, there is no doubt that the US destroyed Japanese Imperial Power in the Pacific. In Europe, the British were the walking dead men, broke and busted, in need of US supplies in every sector of their war offensive capacities. France wanted the German Army in front of them to protect her from the Red Army.

    Bolshevik Red Army men on horse back would enter into the peasant’s churches and announce “there is no god, God does not exist”, and began killing the priests and believers and transported whole villages to Siberia or Kazakhstan. Communism tried to kill God. The policy to destroy Catholic founded Western Civilization took form in the reality provided by the Federal Reserve Bank that could organize America’s wealth, money, and credit to wage war, WWI and WWII, we now call the Perpetual War system. The Soviet Red Army would not be able to transport troops or supplies without the US convoy system, US made railroad engines and cars, the Studebaker truck, tanks, and airplanes. That is just the facts. All that time, the suffering and deaths of millions of Russians through starvation, political-police, and military action, were known to US authorities of the FDR administration.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Thanks: Sarah, ivan
    • Replies: @Rufus Clyde
  113. Alden says:
    @ivan

    Thank you thank you. Agree agree agree.

  114. annamaria says:
    @Athena

    While the ZUSA was doing its gangster business of “humanitarian interventions” (mass slaughter for profit) interwoven with looting (see Libyan gold), narc trade, and organ trafficking, China and Russian Federation have been busy with improving their citizens’ lives. https://thesaker.is/chinas-excellent-very-good-year-2021-was-chinas-best-year-ever/

    Amidst global gloom, 2021 was the best year in modern Chinese history.
    China
    * Eliminated extreme poverty.
    * Reached 96% home ownership. …
    * Became the richest country on earth.
    * Became the world’s biggest overseas investor. …
    * Completed new train lines in seven countries, including Laos’ first.
    * Ran 15,000 cargo trains to and from Europe, up 30% YoY.
    * Joined RCEP trade pact, with 30% of global GDP and of the world’s population. …
    * Dominated scientific research and issued the most patents of any country.
    * Built three exascale computers that won the Gordon Bell prize for high-performance computing.
    * Built a programmable quantum computer 10,000x faster than Google’s Sycamore.
    * Operated the first integrated, 3,000-mile, commercial, quantum communications network.
    * Brought online two gas-cooled Pebble Bed nuclear power plants.
    * Fired up two thorium-fueled reactors, eliminating uranium from power generation.
    * Released a Covid treatment that reduces hospitalizations and deaths by 78%.
    * Made 55% of global energy savings.
    * Generated 1 terawatt of renewable energy.
    * Installed one-million 5G base stations, giving Tibet a better 5G service than New York.
    * Communicated between satellites via lasers, 1,000x faster than radio waves.
    * Operated the world’s most powerful solid rocket engine, with 500 tonnes thrust.
    * Flew three hypersonic missiles around the planet.
    * Released a fractional orbital bombardment missile from another missile at 17,000 mph

    What have the US Congress and those five US prez – Clinton, Bush the lesser, Obama, Trump, Biden – accomplished during the same period of time? —
    They have ‘accomplished’ Degradation, Decline, Rot, Disunity…

    The noisy elders such as Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, Nader, et al should be asked about their treasonous activities against the US citizenry. Perhaps, this country would have also flourished if Congresspeople were less attached to the Jewish Lobby, MIC, and Banksters…

    The Chinese and Russians were busy building. The US was busy murdering and stealing.

    • Agree: skrik
    • Thanks: Sarah
  115. Che Guava says:
    @Che Guava

    It is irritating that you use ‘Anon’ so I will replying, have more on Aum and their attacks, but will continue with ‘Anon’.

    Why can’t continue with your real name or pseudonym here?

    I will say my main points of the article,

    As it applies to Cold War days.

    If there was this massive rightist coalition, indeed I know from reading and meeting once or twice, that it was real, They either had the opposite aim,

    intended to fail,
    or just intended chaos, in the Catholic Church, which is pretty bad now as a present thing, my apologies to the OP’s posting in favour, I agree, but the disappearence from power of Bergeglio is the precondition to improvement.

  116. annamaria says:

    https://www.voltairenet.org/article215199.html The remedy:

    China has developed an effective satellite destruction technique that it seems to have shared with Russia. The destruction of an old Soviet satellite on November 15, 2021, not far from the International Space Station, caused a stir within Nato. From now on, China and Russia could render all NATO armies deaf and blind in a few hours.

  117. Che Guava says:
    @Zachary Smith

    To believe this account of the Wehrwolves is wrong. Even that tale of how they were set up is wrong from my reading. They were to fight behind the lines, but only for Reich and folke objectives.

    This article has some truth, and many lies.

    I would challenge my fellow Catholic commentors to ask just how corrupt was the bank?

  118. Che Guava says:

    Cardinal Pell lost many years of mortal life, mistreated in prison, I am sure many alive now know of that being connected to his investigations in Vatican.

  119. @ivan

    Your comment genuinely astonishes me. You write as if the Roman Catholic Church were an offshoot of the Republican Party or the Better Business Bureau. Nor, alas, would you be the first to embrace this confused notion, which is one of the “fruits” of the council.

    Bergoglio is not a Catholic. He is not cleaning out the Church; he is actively working to destroy it.

    Even if Cardinal Pell were to be found guilty—and for the record, the Trad community in Australia thinks, by and large, that he is being railroaded, and they take that view despite the fact that Pell himself is no friend of Tradition—the measure of a pope is not how many cardinals he sends to secular prisons but how well he proclaims and defends the faith brought by Christ and proclaimed once and for all time by the Apostles.

    By that standard—again, the only proper standard—Bergoglio is already one of history’s worst popes.

    • Replies: @Cking
  120. @ivan

    But he has done more than JPII who was clearly too sick, or Benedict who was too cerebral to take it all back.

    John Paul II did nothing but harm to the true church. Nor was he always sick. As I was already well into my thirties when he was elected, I recall the day as if it were yesterday. He was then, and remained for some considerable time thereafter, vigorous, active, and on the move. He politicized the church, cut the remaining truly orthodox prelates off at the knees, and worked with the secular press to delude people into believing that traveling, handshaking, and kissing babies were acceptable substitutes for preaching the Gospel.

    Joseph Ratzinger was a peritus (theological expert) at the council. Like his fellow periti Congar, Rahner, Lubac, Baum, Murray, and Schillebeeckx, Father Ratzinger was a theological radical. Also like most of the others, Ratzinger had been at various times forbidden to teach or publish as a Catholic. At the council, these periti and the cardinals and bishops with whom they were associated led the revolution that has made the present-day conciliar church the terminally compromised institution it is: a henhouse ruled by foxes.

    First as a cardinal and later as pope, a somewhat mellowed Ratzinger became the devil figure of the most radical liars masquerading as Catholics, but at the fundamental level, he never repudiated the betrayal of the Faith in which he was a principal actor. He can be called a good guy only in the context of a criminal lineup of the other postconciliar popes.

    • Thanks: ivan
  121. @Mr.Craker

    You are more than welcome.

    Cheers,

    Antony C. Black

  122. Cking says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    Cardinal Pell once the Vatican’s chief financial officer, was working on the Vatican Bank’s unclean, debauched, finances, given the gigantic job of hopefully rectifying and reforming the Vatican’s system of finances and banking at this global institution.

    The rape charges by the Melbourne government came at a suspicious time. Cardinal Pell dropped everything, went back to Australia, was promptly indicted, put on trial, railroaded, sent to prison, then exonerated after spending more than 400 months in prison. Australia’s cultural animus toward the Catholic Church is oligarchical, engrained tradition. Pope Francis silence throughout Pell’s ordeal made the Church look weak. The Australian national news outlet, ABC, provided the media lynch mob, super psyched to put Pell in prison forever, as if they had the evidence. Only Australia’s high court judges in the 2020 appeal came to Pell’s defense, since the evidence presented just did not make sense, just could not support allegations justifying suspicion let alone an indictment.

    • Thanks: Pierre de Craon
    • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
  123. @Cking

    … exonerated after spending more than 400 months in prison.

    That would be 40 months. Otherwise, as noted already, thank you.

    • Thanks: Cking
  124. Che Guava says:
    @Fart Blossom

    Mustafa Mond was of course the top bureaucrat in Huxley’s Brave New World, so delusion of grandeur at least.

  125. Che Guava says:
    @Anonymous

    My other comments between my earlier to you and this one were a little incoherent thanks to drink, but reading them, I meant what I was saying.

    To the point, what I meant by no ‘Long March through the institutions’ is just that, any idea of it that some of the ultra-left, here, entirely Trotskyite splinter groups that sprang from nowhere (with the exception of the Red Army, as I may already have said) had was blocked.

    I have mixed feelings about some of the ways that was done, for three reasons, sympathy for many aims of the old left, that people were forced to act against their own consciences, and that defamation was used.

    You, anon, who should have been using your actual unz.com handle, cite two examples, the teacher’s union, yes I know there are relatively many, I am referring to the central body, and local government.

    Until this century, many teachers in many places refused to stand for the national anthem and to acknowledge the flag. The process of changing this began in the 1980s, but only really drew attention when punitive measures were applied at, in particular, schools under local governments.

    Of course, few such teachers would have been remotely like lunatic Western ‘educators’, but some portion would have been, and that portion would have been influential. As it is, they are out of the picture or have to hide their ideas.

    A net good, IMHO. but as I say, I am in two minds.

    In 2005 or so, I was working not far from Tokyo Station. At lunchtime, I noticed a lot of police and fascist sound-vans and sound-trucks in the area. So, I signed off on work time, asked to borrow the company’s mini-bicycle, and rode off to find what was happening.

    Very interesting. The epicentre was Tokyo’s old Labour Union complex (now gone) and the annual meeting of the All-Japan Teacher’s Union.

    It was a nice day and a bizarre scene. The sound-trucks and vans were constantly circling, and screaming a mix of excorciation, lies, and truth, they had followers on the street (including a few in uniform), cops between they and the building, some in riot uniform, I had a brief talk with one who was not, he seemed pretty cynical about the whole thing, but the cops in general gave the impression of feeling that the teachers were the real threat.

    So, I have answered one of your questions in great detail, could easily write a Ph.D. thesis on the bigger pic., again it is a shame that you use ‘Anon’ for, on your part, such a nothing post.

    Anyway, I wrote the above on Thu’
    evening as I said, Weird ‘net problem, it is now early Fri. here.

  126. Che Guava says:
    @Anonymous

    Don’t have to turn up to work tomorrow until p.m., many cities often had CPJ mayors, they tolerated ultra-leftist bureaucrats who did their jobs and kept anything else outside of work.

    Changes to reduce levels of proportional representation changed that, I don’t think even one city has a JCP mayor now. Again, only a tiny part of a picture of blocking LMttI.

    Yakuza had a big role in the media aspect.

    Much more.

    As said, I agree with the blocking, just not with all means and situations they were used in.

  127. Anon[170] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jimmy1969

    Not trying to agree or disagree ,conform or debunk you .

    Question how straight the line has to be when connected all the dots are .

    A has always been against B. Now A finds himself defeated in one theater but is adamant he won’t allow B win again . A sees B is trying to upend his version of the future .
    Instead of fighting B on a level playing field , he hires a goon . Very soon he finds the goon is connected to other goons and are his philosophical soul mates.
    The goon is hired as community activist . Goon finds other community activist . Community activities mix and meet in various meetings . Some of them are picked up by financiers and investment bankers . They see future in it . But they see B is a problem .B has to go . Reasons are different . Soon they recognize that B is powerful and resonates well with grassroots. B has also a party that can win election . B has to be eliminated and so are his fellow travelers. Bodies start piling up . But B is popular is strong compared to C.
    C is worshipped by certain categories opposed to visions of B . That category is ready to work with A and aim for A’s versions of the future .
    Soon A finds his efforts reviving a lot of media supports and supports from various apolitical parties of the regions .A never knew that the supports he was receiving was funded by financiers who triangulated with those goons .

    B is killed . His party is in retreat . C wins the election .

    The play is replayed again and again .

    Was there a conspiracy to destroy B ?

  128. @Cking

    Did you ever think that perhaps you had ingested too much LSD at one time, or ingested it too many times, or too often?

  129. Cking says:

    Diana West’s “American Betrayal”, describing the Communist Occupation of WWII era Washington DC, the FDR Administration, etc. deserves a review here. IMHO https://youtu.be/SyCG9NATVkI

  130. Cking says:

    Many of the comments here are suspicious of the message in this book review, feeling that the true danger was always a communist dominated world. David Satter reveals the obvious threat to humanity in ‘100 years of Communism and 100 million Dead’, describing mass murder wherever the Communists governed. This can happen in our own Great America today if the ‘good people’ do nothing, sit, and stay silent.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  131. Che Guava says:
    @Anonymous

    I am very irritated by this, but maybe because of site problems, the main part of my reply, which I am sure I posted, was vanishing. It is below.
    My other comments between my earlier to you and this one were a little incoherent thanks to drink, but reading them, I meant what I was saying.

    To the point, what I meant by no ‘Long March through the institutions’ is just that, any idea of it that some of the ultra-left, here, entirely Trotskyite splinter groups that sprang from nowhere (with the exception of the Red Army, as I may already have said) had was blocked.

    I have mixed feelings about some of the ways that was done, for three reasons, sympathy for many aims of the old left, that people were forced to act against their own consciences, and that defamation was used.

    You, anon, who should have been using your actual unz.com handle, cite two examples, the teacher’s union, yes I know there are relatively many, I am referring to the central body, and local government.

    Until this century, many teachers in many places refused to stand for the national anthem and to acknowledge the flag. The process of changing this began in the 1980s, but only really drew attention when punitive measures were applied at, in particular, schools under local governments.

    Of course, few such teachers would have been remotely like lunatic Western ‘educators’, but some portion would have been, and that portion would have been influential. As it is, they are out of the picture or have to hide their ideas.

    A net good, IMHO. but as I say, I am in two minds.

    In 2005 or so, I was working not far from Tokyo Station. At lunchtime, I noticed a lot of police and fascist sound-vans and sound-trucks in the area. So, I signed off on work time, asked to borrow the company’s mini-bicycle, and rode off to find what was happening.

    Very interesting. The epicentre was Tokyo’s old Labour Union complex (now gone) and the annual meeting of the All-Japan Teacher’s Union.

    It was a nice day and a bizarre scene. The sound-trucks and vans were constantly circling, and screaming a mix of excorciation, lies, and truth, they had followers on the street (including a few in uniform), cops between they and the building, some in riot uniform, I had a brief talk with one who was not, he seemed pretty cynical about the whole thing, but the cops in general gave the impression of feeling that the teachers were the real threat.

    So, I have answered one of your questions in great detail, could easily write a Ph.D. thesis on the bigger pic., again it is a shame that you use ‘Anon’ for, on your part, such a nothing post.

  132. annamaria says:
    @Cking

    Look at the roots of “Communism” and at those who have been in charge of this “Communism.”

  133. Phoenix says:

    Amazing, the extent of the Gladio network of terrorism and mayhem.

    Why does the U.S. still even have a CIA?
    The rest of the world knows it’s the drug-running, assassination, money-laundering, terrorist branch of the federal government – and also a propaganda agency.

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