Thursday, July 21, 2016

Paul Craig Roberts: Nice brings to mind Operation Gladio

Paul Craig Roberts
Commentators who have learned to distrust official explanations, such as Peter Koenig and Stephen Lensman have raised questions about the Nice attack.
It does seem odd that a lone person driving a large truck can gain access to blocked off areas where French people have assembled to watch the fireworks of Bastille Day. It also seems odd that the event is branded a terrorist one when the alleged perpetrator’s family says that he was not at all religious and had no religious motivation.
We will never know. Once again the alleged perpetrator is dead and conveniently left behind his ID.

It looks like a permanent state of martial law in France will be one consequence. This shutdown of society will also dispose of the protests against capitalist puppet Hollande’s repeal of France’s labor protections. Those protesting the take-back of their hard-earned rights will be closed down under the martial law.
Amazing how convenient the attack was for global capitalism, the primary beneficiary of Hollande’s new “labor reform.”
Questions raised by Koenig and Lendman call to mind Operation Gladio. Gladio is the codename for a secret NATO operation set up by Washington after WWII as a result of fear that the Red Army would overrun Western Europe. Originally Gladio consisted of hidden arms caches and an organization to conduct guerrilla war against the Soviet occupying army.
Instead of a Soviet Invasion, the threat that emerged was the popularity of the Communist Party in France and especially Italy. Washington was fearful that communist parties would win enough votes to form a government and that Washington’s Western European Empire would be breached as these communist governments aligned with Moscow.
Consequently, Gladio was turned against the European communist parties. The Italian intelligence service together with the CIA began bombing public places in Italy, such as the Bologna train station in which 285 people were killed, maimed, and otherwise wounded.
Gladio operative Vincenzo Vinciguerra first revealed Gladio’s existence during his 1984 trial for the bombing of the Bologna train station in 1980. Questioned about the Bologna bombing, Vinciguerra said:
“There exists in Italy a secret force parallel to the armed forces, composed of civilians and military men, in an anti-Soviet capacity that is, to organize a resistance on Italian soil against a Russian army…A secret organization, a super-organization with a network of communications, arms and explosives, and men trained to use them…
A super-organization which, lacking a Soviet military invasion which might not happen, took up the task, on NATO’s behalf, of preventing a slip to the left in the political balance of the country. This they did, with the assistance of the official secret services and the political and military forces.” 
It was not until 6 years later, 1990, that the prime minister of Italy, Giulio Andreotti, officially acknowledged the existence of Gladio.
Italian General Gerardo Serravalie commanded Italy’s Gladio’s participation in the first half of the 1970s. Wikipedia reports that he testified that those responsible for planning and coordination “were the officers responsible for the secret structures of Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Italy. These representatives of the secret structures met every year in one of the capitals… At the stay-behind meetings representatives of the CIA were always present.” 
There were many bombings with many civilian casualties from the 1960s through the mid-1980s. Vinciguerra said:
“You were supposed to attack civilians, women, children, innocent people outside the political arena, for one simple reason–to force the Italian public to turn to the state, turn to the regime and ask for greater security. . . . This is the political logic behind all the bombings. They remain unpunished because the State cannot condemn itself.” 
The bombings were blamed on communist terrorist groups, such as the Red Brigades and the Baader-Meinhof gang, groups that might have been real or invented intelligence covers to aid the discrediting of European communist parties.

In 1984 Judge Felice Casson reopened a 12 year old case of a car bomb in Peteano, Italy. The judge found that the case had been falsified and blamed on the Red Brigades, but had actually been the work of the military secret service, Servizio Informazioni Difesa (SID) in conjunction with Ordine Nuovo, a right-wing organization created or co-opted by Gladio. The police official who falsified the investigation was sentenced to prison. Judge Casson’s investigation concluded that the Peteano bombing was part of a series of bombings carried out by Gladio including the Milano Piazza Fontane bombing, which killed 16 and injured 80, and the 1980 Bologna railway station bombing, which killed 85 and injured 200.
Based on the Italian revelations, Belgium and Swiss governments undertook investigations of Gladio operations in those countries. The United States government has denied any participation in the bombings. However, Judge Casson’s search of the archives of the Italian military secret service turned up proof of the existence of the Gladio network, and links to NATO and the United States.
Western peoples whose democracies have degenerated into plutocracies are inoculated against the belief that the government would kill its own citizens. Clearly they need to learn about operation Gladio.
Is Operation Gladio still alive and well? The terror events of today are blamed on Muslims instead of on communists. Is it possible that the terror attacks in France and Belgium are Gladio operations?
This large collection of photos from the UK Daily Mail of the Nice attack — some shown above, including a map of the route — does not seem to show any blood in the streets where the carnage is reported to have happened or any blood associated with what are reported to be bodies. The white truck that is reported to be the murder weapon does not seem to show any blood or damage.

A colleague once hit a deer, and his car was totaled. How can there be 186 people hit and no damage to the truck? Also, among the photos is a video of police standing exposed a few feet from the truck cab firing into the cab. For the police to expose themselves to a lunatic reported to be armed implies that he wasn’t armed or that the truck cab was empty. Why didn’t the police just open the door and capture him, or if he was armed wait until his pistol ran out of ammunition? In all of these attacks, the alleged perpetrator is always killed. Note also that already there are names and photos of the victims and a history of the perpetrator. How can so many photos of so many different people be so quickly collected and so much information collected about the perpetrator? The media never ask public authorities such questions or ever provide answers. It seems the story is prepared and ready to go when the event occurs, and that story is all we ever get.
And what do we make of this?

Why would armed French troops on the scene capable of stopping the Bataclan carnage be told to stand down?

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the WestHow America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.

Friday, July 15, 2016

A Movable Farce – The Fabricated Bastille Day Attack in Pictures

Scott L. Alexander

You would think that by now the elite, along with their all too willing partners in the mainstream corporate western media, would have learned from their mistakes and begin staging more realistic attacks, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. After all, as the old adage says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

I am sure that in the coming days many more revelations will be brought to light which show the latest attack in France to be just another contrived event in a long line of false flag attacks. It appears that each event gets more and more ridiculous and implausible. Ladies and gentlemen, we are being played for fools.

Instead of writing a lengthy article chronicling the attacks that occurred in Nice, France during the Bastille Day celebrations on July 14, 2016 I have decided to let the many photographs do most of my talking. By the end of this presentation there should be no doubt that what occurred in France was nothing more than theater with special effects. Let’s get started.

The truck shown below is reported to have driven through a crowd of men, women and children killing at least eighty and injuring more than one hundred. A video is posted online of said truck, but does not show anyone being struck. All you hear is a lot of screaming for emotional effect.



Just like Sandy Hook, the Boston Bombing, San Bernardino and Orlando there is a staggering absence of blood. It was reported that the driver of the white truck ran over and dragged bodies for more than a mile. If this were true there should have been not only blood but severed limbs, intestines, tissue fragments, brain matter, etc. 

Who are these people? And why are they allowed to just sit around and mingle among the deceased in the midst of an active crime scene? These people show no concern. It’s as though the bodies aren’t even there. Why are there no police officers securing the area and/or medics to transport these poor souls?


Check out the police officer, second from the right. He actually appears to be laughing!


Seriously. This looks more like a Saturday night on Venice Beach than a mass killing. Once again, where is all the blood?


Why are first responders wasting time and effort transporting a man who has no apparent injuries when there is a whole road filled with dying men, women and children?


This is either the world’s largest triage tag, or the medical personnel are visually impaired.


Just like Dallas we see the French version of the Keystone Cops. This is obviously a staged photo.


Again, what purpose does this serve? The blurry background is purely there to add effect and a sense of tension for the viewer.


I suppose they set up all of these cots so the injured can just lay down and die. Where are all of the medical supplies for the wounded? There’s no monitors, oxygen tanks, IV stands, bandages...nothing. It’s as if this photo was staged or something. I know! Maybe the wounded were taken somewhere a hospital?!



There may not be alcohol, but at least they have plenty of False Flag Brand Bottled Water! These people sure do looked relaxed and stress-free.


This photo is just another example of psychological imprinting and operant conditioning to get us accustomed to a total police state. This location doesn’t even appear to be in the same vicinity of the so-called “mass slaughter”.


Here is another photo being used for psychological impact. We are suppose to assume that this is a dead child. What could be more heart-wrenching than the thought of innocent children being killed in such a tragedy? Upon closer inspection, the dimensions of this body, when compared with the size of the doll, appear to be a fully-grown adult.


Those who think this was real may find this presentation to be in poor taste. I did not set out to offend anyone. That was never my intention. My point was to use a bit of humor in order to point out what should be obvious. Having been in law enforcement for the past twenty-four years - and having spent fifteen of those years as a detective – I know what a real crime scene looks like ... and it looks nothing like what you have just witnessed. You cannot have more than one hundred mangled bodies dragged through a city street by a semi truck without there also being trails of blood and body parts. It’s simply impossible.

Scott Alexander has spent 24 years as a police officer and 15 as a detective. His experience with real destruction and real deaths makes it more difficult to pull the wool over his eyes than for most of us.