Sunday, September 25, 2005

Italy has terror drills; repeat of Operation Gladio?

Milan hit by simulated terror's test 2005-09-24

ROME, Sept. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- Italy's northern city Milan's readiness to deal with terrorism was tested on Friday with the staging of multiple, simulated attacks, Italian media reported on Friday.

The anti-terrorism drill - the biggest ever held in Italy - involved two simultaneous fake train blasts and a simulated attackon an airport bus complete with hostage-taking.

More than 2,000 people took part in the exercises, which brought traffic in the city center to a standstill as police, firemen and medical and emergency staff rushed to the scenes of the attacks.

Shops near the city center were closed and streets cordoned offand cleared of traffic as some 200 police cars and ambulances poured into the area and helicopters circled in the sky above.

The Milan prefecture was in constant contact with the Italian Interior Ministry, which ordered the drills to test the responsiveness and efficiency of emergency services in the event of a real terrorist attack.

Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu, who ordered the drills after the July terrorist attacks in London, said he was "very satisfied" with the way the city handled the simulated attacks...

The minister confirmed that similar anti-terrorism drills would now be held in Rome, Naples and Turin.


Gladio: the idea was for the security services of the West to kill innocent people and then blame this on others.

Gladio was about keeping the right-wing elite in power.

Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony:

"You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force ... the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security."

Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti revealed the existence of Gladio in 1991.

Parliamentary investigations in Italy, Switzerland and Belgium have given us a little of the truth. The book "NATO's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe," by Daniele Ganser documents some of what we know so far.

Run by NATO and Washington, right-wing militias carried out acts of terrorism and electoral subversion states such as Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and West Germany.

A Pentagon document, Field Manual FM 30-31B, details the methods for launching terrorist attacks.

85 people were killed on Aug. 2, 1980 in the bombing of the Bologna train station.

According to the Italian Senate, after its investigation in 2000, the bombers were later discovered to be "men inside Italian state institutions and ... men linked to the structures of United States intelligence."


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