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Operation Gladio Audiobook

Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance Between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia

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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.

©2015 Paul L. Williams (P)2015 Tantor

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  • Kindle Customer
    11/03/16
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    "Wow..."

    Just so informationally dense. This should serve as good reference material for serious inquiry. The 11+ hour barrage of criminal events are striking. I will come back to this again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony
    7/12/15
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    "A haunting, spellbinding tale."

    This story is a torn pocket on a fine tailored suit. The damage makes you a little sick when you first see it. The suit from a distance looks immaculate. A close inspection reveals the jaundiced yellow flesh behind the torn fabric. Then you realize what thought was real is a lie.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lori
    Chicago, Il
    15/05/16
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    "Stunning"

    I fascinating exegesis providing a litany of shocking facts that explains the state of our state. Recognizing the problem is the first step to correcting a malady. Dr. Williams has done the Lord's work in exposing the corruption of the Church, the shadow government and international forces.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mauro
    30/01/16
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    "assolutamente da ascoltare"
    If you could sum up Operation Gladio in three words, what would they be?

    sconvolgente, drammatico, fa di colpo capire cosa sta dietro alla storia italiana moderna anni 70 e anche quella molto più recente. Fa sorgere idee sinistre sull'attuale andamento del mondo


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

    libro che fa cambiare la prospettiva di visione sulle vicende italiane..unico nel genere tra quelli che io ho letto


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • McKenna
    13/11/15
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    "Great story, slow listen"

    Fascinating story.

    If you study events of this time and related incidents, you can sift through what may be embellished and what may be history.

    Thought provoking and educational.

    Read or listen to this book with the understanding that an immense amount of research went into the construction of this story and the relational association to factual data is thought provoking.

    We shall not forget the nameless heroes this book attempts to highlight, especially the mid to lower level nodes of effective networks.

    Understanding what is real and what is not is purely up to the reader but I have to say, this would make an amazing movie and the read truly fascinated me.

    Thanks and cheers,

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tiffany A.
    25/08/15
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    "Wow !!!"

    An amazing account of American history which is mostly unknown. CIA Vatican, say no more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Victor Crook
    Potomac, MD United States
    12/06/15
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    "Not what I thought it was about.........."
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    So I thought that I was getting a book about a para-military organization that started doing its own thing and got into trouble. I was wrong. What I got was something that was more of a conspiracy theory, now I will keep an open mind and every word might be true. It was just not what I wanted.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful

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