Operation Gladio

  • by Paul L. Williams
  • Narrated by Michael Prichard
  • 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Compelling read, Shame it had to end!

If you could sum up Operation Gladio in three words, what would they be?

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!


What other book might you compare Operation Gladio to, and why?

Possibly "The New Confessions of a Modern Day Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins


Which character – as performed by Michael Prichard – was your favourite?

None really


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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.


Any additional comments?

Great read and highly recommend it!

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- Islandlife1956

Re: Decent book

Nice book but I really can't listen to anymore books by a goody 2 shoes.
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- CHIGOZIE

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-04-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio