In this disturbing exposé, journalist Paul L. Williams describes a secret alliance forged at the close of World War II by the CIA, the Sicilian and US mafias, and the Vatican to thwart the possibility of a Communist invasion of Europe. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence, in many European countries, of "stay-behind" units consisting of 5,000 to 15,000 military operatives. The initial funding for these guerrilla armies came from bogus British bank notes and the sale of large stocks of SS morphine that had been smuggled out of Germany and Italy. As the Cold War intensified, the units were used not only to ward off possible invaders but also to thwart the rise of left-wing movements in South America and NATO-based countries by terror attacks.
Williams argues that Operation Gladio soon gave rise to the toppling of governments, wholesale genocide, the formation of death squads, financial scandals on a grand scale, the creation of the mujahideen, an international narcotics network, and, most recently, the ascendancy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a Jesuit cleric with strong ties to Operation Condor (an outgrowth of Gladio in Argentina) as Pope Francis I.
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Re: Decent book
Compelling read, Shame it had to end!
Just finished this compelling and well documented book it certainly illustrates the world order and the organisations who are behind it all - this really gives the reader a full insight into who really manipulates the world stage!
Possibly "The New Confessions of a Modern Day Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins
I guess the sheer extent of the corruption and total hypocrisy within the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church and the incestuous relationships it has with organised crime and the CIA that is the most shocking and revealing aspect of the book.
Great read and highly recommend it!