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

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

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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
Paul L. Williams
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This disturbing expos<U+00d4>e 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."--Dust jacket flap
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YDXCP
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1944-
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Williams, Paul L.
Dewey number
262/.13/0904
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gladio (Organization)
  • Catholic Church
  • United States
  • Mafia
Label
Operation Gladio : the unholy alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia, Paul L. Williams
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-344) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9781616149741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn879582457
  • 1466051
Label
Operation Gladio : the unholy alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia, Paul L. Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-344) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9781616149741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn879582457
  • 1466051

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