Sorry, what have secret NATO Armies to do with Greece?
Operation Gladio is one name for the 'stay behind' armies that would have formed a core of resistance to Russia had the Russian army invaded Western Europe after WW2.
But they were never disbanded. So a secret military network was available to MI6 and the CIA. This surfaced spectacularly in Italy with the apparent attacks by the Far Left, climaxing with the August 1980 Bologna Station bombing.
But now we know, for sure, these bombings were co-ordinated by right Wing groups known as Operation Gladio.
Why is this relevant to Greece in 2015? It should remind us that there are layers and layers to political stories in Europe. That certain groups are utterly ruthless in pursuing their agendas, and the deaths of innocent people are merely 'collateral damage'. It should also remind us that there are conspiracies by political groups which often do not come out for decades.
The thesis that Greece has been targeted for an 'economic hit' is not so far fetched within this scenario.
The theory advanced by Paul Craig Roberts and other commentators, that Tsipras has almost certainly been threatened with assassination, is also not far fetched.
Here we quote from wikispooks:
"Judge Felice Casson
The scandal originally came to light in Italy in 1984 when an Italian judge Felice Casson reopened the case of a terrorist car bomb in Peteano in 1972 and uncovered a series of anomalies in the original investigation. The atrocity which had originally been blamed on the communist Red Brigades turned out to be, in fact, the work of a right wing organization called Ordine Nuovo. Following the discovery of an arms cache near Trieste in 1972 containing C4 explosives identical to that used in the Peteano attack, Casson’s investigation revealed that the bombing in Peteano was the work of the military secret service SID (Servizio Informazioni Difesa) in conjunction with Ordine Nuovo. The intention had been to blame the bombing on the extreme left wing militant outfit, the Red Brigades. The right wing terrorist, Vincenzo Vinciguerra was arrested and charged and confessed to planting the bomb.
Judge Casson’s investigation also revealed that the Peteano bombing was the continuation of a series of bombings begun at Christmas 1969, the most well-known of which, on the Piazza Fontane in Milan, killed 16 and injured 80. The bombing campaign culminated on 2 August 1980 with a massive bomb in the waiting room of Bologna railway station which killed 85 and injured 200. It was one of the largest terrorist outrages on mainland Europe in modern times."
Here is a BBC documentary.
(This was produced before the venerable British institution was effectively neutered in the run up to the Iraq War and the David Kelly scandal.)
At the end of the war Russia the UK and the USA scrambled to get hold of German patents and expertise. To this end scientists and intelligence experts were spirited into the USA under the code name of Operation Paperclip. A new book is out on this subject and a link will be given to a review of this book, below.
But of course knowledge is not neutral, it is bound up with the world view and perspectives of those who hold the knowledge. Somewhat in excess of 500 scientists were introduced into the United States; and we may assume the intelligence experts went into the Alphabet Agencies. They were given new identities to hide their origins.
Many of them had been members of the SS and fully believed in the Nazi ideology. It is not unreasonable to suppose that some elements of that ideology morphed and penetrated into the institutions where they were over a period of twenty or thirty years, to exercise power and influence.
A link to a specialist site on this subject is given here.
Please click on the photo below to leave this site and read a detailed review of a book about this whole episode.
For a video click on the picture below.