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The Resource Operation Gladio : the unholy alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia, by Paul L. Williams

Operation Gladio : the unholy alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia, by Paul L. Williams

Label
Operation Gladio : the unholy alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia
Title
Operation Gladio
Title remainder
the unholy alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia
Statement of responsibility
by Paul L. Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This disturbing expose 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. Journalist Paul L. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence of 'stay-behind' units in many European countries consisting of five thousand to fifteen thousand military operatives. According to the author's research, the initial funding for these guerilla armies came from the sale of large stocks of SS morphine that had been smuggled out of Germany and Italy and of bogus British bank notes that had been produced in concentration camps by skilled counterfeiters. 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. Sure to be controversial, Operation Gladio connects the dots in ways the mainstream media often overlooks"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Paul L.
Dewey number
327.1273045
Index
index present
LC call number
DG577
LC item number
.W55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gladio (Organization)
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Guerrillas
  • Mafia
  • Mafia
  • Catholic Church
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Cold War
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • RELIGION / Christianity / History
  • Catholic Church
  • Gladio (Organization)
  • United States
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Guerrillas
  • Mafia
  • Political science
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • United States
Label
Operation Gladio : the unholy alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia, by Paul L. Williams
Link
9781616149741.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stay-behind units -- The lucky break: Negroes and narcotics -- The Vatican alliance -- The drug network -- The secret society -- The rise of Michele Sindona -- False flag terrorism -- Gladio: south of the border -- IL crack Sindona -- High times, new crimes -- A papal problem -- The new network -- The shell game -- The desperate Don -- The pope must die -- The shooting in St. Peter's Square -- A raid and redirection -- Blackfriars Bridge -- Killings and kidnapping -- Works of God -- Death and resurrection -- Gladio triumphant -- Semper eadem
Control code
1594885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9781616149741
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014032083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024639928
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1594885
  • (Sirsi) 1594885
  • (OCoLC)879582457
Label
Operation Gladio : the unholy alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia, by Paul L. Williams
Link
9781616149741.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stay-behind units -- The lucky break: Negroes and narcotics -- The Vatican alliance -- The drug network -- The secret society -- The rise of Michele Sindona -- False flag terrorism -- Gladio: south of the border -- IL crack Sindona -- High times, new crimes -- A papal problem -- The new network -- The shell game -- The desperate Don -- The pope must die -- The shooting in St. Peter's Square -- A raid and redirection -- Blackfriars Bridge -- Killings and kidnapping -- Works of God -- Death and resurrection -- Gladio triumphant -- Semper eadem
Control code
1594885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9781616149741
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014032083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024639928
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1594885
  • (Sirsi) 1594885
  • (OCoLC)879582457

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