Operation Gladio by Paul L. Williams audiobook

Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance Between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia

By Paul L. Williams
Read by Michael Prichard

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200015887

  • ISBN: 9798200015870

  • ISBN: 9798200015894

Runtime: 11.96 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this disturbing exposé, journalist Paul L. Williams describes a secret alliance forged at the close of World War II by the CIA, the Sicilian and U.S. mafias, and the Vatican to thwart the possibility of a Communist invasion of Europe. Williams presents evidence suggesting the existence, in many European countries, of "stay-behind" units consisting of five thousand to fifteen thousand military operatives. The initial funding for these guerrilla armies came from bogus British bank notes and the sale of large stocks of SS morphine that had been smuggled out of Germany and Italy. 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.

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Author Bio: Paul L. Williams

Author Bio: Paul L. Williams

Paul L. Williams is a journalist and the author of Crescent Moon Rising, The Day of Islam, Osama’s Revenge, The Al Qaeda Connection, and The Vatican Exposed, among other books. The winner of three first-place Keystone Press Awards for journalism, he has written articles for major news outlets, including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and National Review. He has also served as a consultant for the FBI. Williams is an adjunct professor of humanities at the University of Scranton.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English