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"If Jesus Christ were to stand up today, he'd be gunned down cold
by the CIA."
(The The, "Armageddon Days", Mind Bomb album, Epic Records, 1991)
It is considered a principle of
strategic law that the success of rebellion is dependent upon the interests of
an outside power. In the West, this fact has always been used to explain the
existence of leftist terrorism in the 'seventies, and Islamic militarism in the
'nineties. With leftist terrorism, the Soviets were accused as the instigators,
On the issue of right-wing terrorism, little has been reported. On
However, it is not just among Islam's minority that racism or arrogance is exploited. The ties between Western intelligence, anti-Communist elements of the
Through a combination of individuals, government-endorsed death squads,
influential religion-based secret societies and even governments, the freedom
and willpower of the people are being destroyed. Terrorism has become the new means by which the old strategy of divide and
conquer is being implemented on a global scale.
The history of counter-insurgency would make it clear that an insurgency, regardless of its scale, cannot survive without the support of a sympathetic and powerful ally. Rebels cannot undermine the state's authority unless they possess the financial, logistical and political support of agents whose influence equals or betters the ruling system's power. This agent may be internally based (as we shall see with the French anti-Gaullist resistance), but, in general, it tends to be an external third power.
The above is a premise wholeheartedly agreed with by the US-based right-wing Center for International Affairs (a favourite stomping ground of Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski) which endorsed David Galula's statement, "no revolutionary war can remain a purely internal affair".1 The Center for International Affairs (and its close cousin, the Center for Strategic and International Studies) utilised this hypothesis to promote the perception that the Soviet Union lay behind all incidents of international terrorism. Their prestige and influence was so great that when the CIA's own analysts could not find verifiable proof of a Soviet terrorist conspiracy, the CIA director, William Casey, chose to rely on the information of journalist Claire Sterling in her book, The Terror Network. "Read Claire Sterling's book and forget this mush. I paid $13.95 for this and it told me more than you bastards whom I pay $50,000 a year," responded Casey in fury.2 The irony was that Claire Sterling's book had used material that was in fact part of a CIA propaganda scheme.3
The 'wise old men' also enthusiastically pushed the theory, until it became
a believed reality, that
In July 1977,
In a move to recruit soldiers for the Afghanistan civil war, the CIA and Zia encouraged the region's Islamic people to think of the conflict in terms of a jihad (holy war). Thus was fundamentalism promoted. In return, General Zia, surfing on his image as the great Islamic crusader, built up a loyal following amongst the Pushwar people who inhabited the border of
The arrival of glasnost meant nothing to Zia
and he continued to preach the message that had secured his power. General Zia appeared not even to have had a glimmer of suspicion
The Kennedy clout aside, it was an interesting selection. Clairborne Pell's past was as a member of the intelligence subcommittee, where, on
Benazir Bhutto's initial release would prove useful in undermining Zia's control, and in 1985 she won the General Assembly elections. Though Zia would contest the results, he remained a threat to Bhutto (and an embarrassment to
Despite Benazir Bhutto's assistance in undermining Zia's influence, she was clearly not the Council on Foreign Relations' desired puppet. For it was not until 1993 (two dismissed governments and two assassination attempts later) that Benazir was able to wrestle control away from Zia's number two, President Ghulam Ishaq Kha (Chairman of the Senate under Zia's administration). Her comparatively secure position is attributed by many to be as a result of her belief in intelligence and her ruthless approach to global politics. It is clear that she has no illusions as to who is behind the promotion of Islamic terrorism. For just before her recent visit to the
It would seem that her remarks and subsequent comments, which, in political speech, translate as "I have a secret: shall I reveal it?", hit a nerve. The arms embargo, imposed upon Pakistan for Benazir Bhutto's continuation of Pakistan's nuclear program, was lifted.13 The slim majority of US Congress's agreement to do so indicates the presence of severe lobbying upon the issue. As a consequence,
The sudden goodwill towards
In 1981, following the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat,
The actual degree of the infiltration's success is best demonstrated by the 1995 trial of the
This is an interesting contradiction of
Likewise, the French police have been accused of cooperating within the Spanish state and of creating GAL (anti-terrorist liberation group) death squads in their war against the leftist and Basque separatists. Witnesses called upon to give evidence have stated that French police, right-wing extremists, police informers and former OAS (the French terrorist organisation opposed to Algerian independence) members assisted with GAL operations within France.19 The revelation of the OAS involvement puts another perspective upon the Algeria-related terrorist attacks within France and Algeria itself.
The OAS connection to the fundamentalists of
The OAS, though, was not the only inbred resistance organisation of the era, for during the Algerian crisis another organisation came to be known. Like the OAS, it was comprised of individuals with anti-Soviet, pro-Catholic beliefs and the same desire to rid France of Charles de Gaulle. The organisation's name is not cited in the book, Target De Gaulle. However, from its listed connections to the Vatican and pro-Nazi activists, and its possession of detailed, accurate intelligence on the very inner workings of the de Gaulle Government, it is possible to surmise that the secret society cited was in fact Il Gladio.24
In 1990, Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti briefed the Italian Parliament on a secret
paramilitary organisation called Il Gladio
(from the Latin, meaning "sword"). He explained that Gladio had been set up in 1956 and was run by the CIA to
take precautions against Communist aggression. In particular, Gladio was tasked to reduce the influence of Communism in
Since this revelation, journalists have unearthed the meaning behind this term. It was Gladio's tactic to make use of right-wing mercenaries and Mafia hit-men to carry out attacks that were then blamed upon the left. These attacks include the Mafia's involvement in the Red Brigade's kidnap and murder of Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978.26 The strategy was to utilise the citizens' fear to justify the greater power of the security forces.
Gladio was also revealed to have strong ties to the former Nazi intelligence operators who, under the General Gehlen and Allen Dulles contract, were being recruited to help create America's post-war CIA.27 This would include the infamous Licio Gelli, a.k.a. "The Puppet Master" and head of the Vatican-Mafia Masonic Lodge, P2.28 It was Licio Gelli who helped to organise the "rat line" which was responsible for smuggling the Nazis out of Europe. Gelli's partner was Father Krujoslav Dragonovic, a Croatian Catholic priest and friend to
However, Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie ("The Butcher of Lyon") was
not charged, as the US Counter-Intelligence Corps picked up the tab as part of
their recruitment of Barbie as an agent.31
In 1954, Gelli himself used the rat line and escaped to Argentina where he resided as a friend of Argentinian dictator General Juan Peron.32 No doubt Gelli was not lonely, for, in Argentina, Pavlic served as Peron's security adviser, while Klaus Barbie held a similar position in nearby Bolivia.33 In fact, all throughout South and Central America, the people have encountered the effects of these CIA imports.
In 1980, however, P2 was dealt a severe blow when Italian police, attempting to clarify Gelli's connection to Mafia don Michele Sindona, discovered a P2 membership-roll document bearing 962 names. The list included over 50 generals and admirals, two cabinet members, 36-plus policemen, journalists, pundits and pop stars.37 The consequences destroyed the Italian Government, and came close to ending NATO. Yet Signorina Tina Anselmi, chairman of the parliamentary commission (now suspended) into P2, is quoted in David Yallop's book, In God's Name, as stating: "P2 is by no means dead. It still has power. It is working in the institutions. It is moving in society. It has money, means and instruments still at its disposal. It still has fully operative power centres in
P2 is not the only force of Fascism that remains at large. The rise of the
new right is prevalent throughout
Yet again, the Balkans are serving their historical role as a breeding ground for the return of terror, with potential international consequences. For while Gaullist France,
According to the relative of a high-ranking Indonesian military official, one such airlift took place in August 1994 when New Zealand UN troops brought weapons-provided by Indonesia and destined for the Muslim forces-along with their baggage. How authentic this report is, is not known. However, it is on record that in early September 1994, shortly after the arrival of NZ troops in the former Yugoslavian republic, Bosnian forces launched a counter-offensive.
Prior to this affair, in the early days of the conflict New Zealand's 60 Minutes had run a program on the connection of an NZ-Israeli airline company, named Pacific Express, to the arms trade.43 The documentary cited the airline's flight pattern which included Pakistan, New Zealand, Bosnia and Somalia-a flight pattern which matched developing heroin routes into the USA at that time.44 It is with eerie similarity that we are reminded of the Iran-Contra affair where the promotion of drugs and terrorism and the pursuit of totalitarian principles were justified in the name of self-interested national security.
However, when investigating the conspiracies of our times, it is often easy
to fall into the trap of blaming one specific group. In this article I have
examined the CIA, Nazi and right-wing cabals involved in terrorism. Yet there
does exist evidence of a yet greater cabal that is
just as willing to exploit hate-filled Zionist minorities, angry socialists and
revenge-desiring ethnic groups (i.e., the entire history of the
Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian conflict). The cabal cares not for race, religion or
ideology: these are just means to be exploited.
If we are to avoid the master cabal's global conspiracy (or any other form of socio-manipulation), we must stop seeking answers via linear analysis alone. A more effective solution would require us to approach the puzzle upon a spiritual level as well. For the nexus of our cure lies not in our want of an enemy upon which we can fix blame, but in a realisation of our need for friendship. This friendship, however, can only occur if humanity is willing to suspend judgement upon such issues as race, religion, ideology and even species. Protest must not be carried out against groups in incidental displays of action.
Within this article I have made several references to the United Nations. I
do not wish these to be interpreted as supporting the theory that the UN is the
means by which a one-world government will be implemented.
At the time of writing, my analysis of this issue is far from complete. At this stage, however, I am inclined to suspect that the UN is as great a victim of current world trends as any affair to date.
It is important in the analysis of the UN to be aware of the differences in power between the permanent Security Council members, the temporary Security Council members and the General Assembly.
One would also be wise to remember the WWII Battle of the Bulge affair where SS commandos donned US uniforms in an attempt to seize US supplies.
What appears does not equal what is. Protest must be carried out in support
of yourself upon a daily basis.
Unity and empathy are our planet's best hope.
When the consequences are worth it, the odds are never too great.
"I am you and you are me, XYZ to ABC. You, me, us, we are one." 45
1. Galula, David, Counter-insurgency Warfare,
2. Woodward, Bob, Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987, Headline Press, 1987, pp. 125-127.
3. Ibid., p. 127.
4. Bhutto, Benazir, Daughter of the East,
5. Woodward, Bob, ibid., p. 79.
6. Bhutto, ibid., pp. 219-220.
7. Green, Mark J., Who Runs Congress?,
9. Bhutto, ibid., editor's preface, p. xi. This early edition of Daughter of the East does not quote Benazir Bhutto's opinion on General Zia's death. However, the suspicious circumstances are cited in a last-minute amendment by the editor on page xi. When Zia's C130 exploded shortly after take-off, other passengers were also killed, including 10 of
10. "Bhutto Reveals Assassination Plot", The
11. Scioco, Elaine, "Anger As US Lifts
12. Scioco, ibid.
13. Woodward, ibid., p. 168.
15. World Affairs in Brief,
16. "US May Pay $3m to Yousef's Betrayer",
17. In 1982 this law prevented
18. Webster, Paul, "Invisible Enemy Haunts
19. Porgane, Roland Pierre and Michel Guricoix, "French Connection to Official Murder", Le Monde,
20. Plume, Christian and Pierre Demaret, Target De Gaulle, Corgi Books, 1974, p. 94.
21. Ibid., p. 98.
22. For example, Philip Agee, in his book, CIA Diary, demonstrates the CIA expansion in South #
23. Wheelwright, Ted, Oil and World Politics, New Left Book Club, Sydney, Australia, 1991, p. 126.
24. Plume and Demaret, ibid., pp. 108-114.
25. Wheelwright, ibid., p. 124.
26. Ellingsen, Peter, "
27. The Chicago Tribune of 9 February 1945 released Walter Trohan's story of William Donovan's plans to initiate a postwar intelligence agency (the CIA), set up on the same designs and principles as the Gestapo (whom Donovan had been called upon to investigate and study)-"an agency quite willing to use psychological warfare and dirty tricks". In 1949, CIA Director Allen Dulles entered into a written contract with former German military intelligence head, General Reinhard Gehler. The contract permitted Gehler to conduct operations which included "political, economic and technological espionage" on behalf of the CIA. Gehler, in his memoirs, went so far as to say he taught the CIA all it knows. (Source: Jeffrey-Jones, Rhodri, The CIA and American Democracy, Yale University Press, Newhaven, USA, 1989, pp. 103-104.)
28. Il Gladio, BBC exposé, aired in
29. Aarons, Mark and John Loftons, Ratlines, Heinemann,
30. Yallop, David, In God's Name, Corgi Books,
33. Yallop, ibid. (in regard to Barbie); Aarons and Loftons, Ratlines, p. 85 (in regard to Pavlic).
34. Il Gladio, BBC exposé.
35. Yallop, ibid., p. 181.
36. Il Gladio, BBC exposé.
37. Yallop, ibid., p. 446.
38. Yallop, ibid.
39. McCarthie, Andrew, "Germans Fear Croatian Nest of Nazis", The Sydney Morning Herald,
40. McCarthie, ibid.
41. Considering the Legion's history of connection with the OAS and its past as a source of refuge for post-WWII SS soldiers, this is not contradictory.
42. Likewise, this period also marked a sudden transformation in relations between
43. It is known both by New Zealand Army Intelligence and by the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) that a large illegal automatic weapons trade does exist in
44. Numerous police statements made in
45. Pop Will Eat Itself, "XYZ", Care for Sanity album, BMG Records, 1990.