January 14, 2013
Appearing on Infowars Nightly News with Darrin McBreen, author Richard Cottrell explained how NATO’s “stay behind army” designed to fight in the event of a Soviet invasion of Europe was co-opted by the CIA, NATO, the P2 Masonic lodge, their fascist allies in Italy, and the military industrial complex and converted into a terrorist organization.
In addition to acts of terror in Italy and Belgium, Operation Gladio culminated in the assassination of the Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978 by the Red Brigades, a terrorist organization infiltrated by the Italian and US secret services.
Gladio not only served as a pretext to spend trillions of dollars during the Cold War, but was also used to frighten Europeans and stampede them into voting for establishment political parties.
“One of P-2’s specialties was the art of provocation. Leftist organizations like the Red Brigades were infiltrated, financed and / or created, and the resulting acts of terrorism, like the assassination of Italy’s premier in 1978 and the bombing of the railway station in Bologna in 1980, were blamed on the left. The goal of this ’strategy of tension’ was to convince Italian voters that the left was violent and dangerous-by helping make it so,” writes Mark Zepezauer.
Despite claims the clandestine organization was dismantled following the terror events in the 1970s and 80s, Cottrell argues the opposite.
“Gladio is active, working and plotting to this day,” he told McBreen.
“This is an organization or idea or a brand or a trademark. Call it what you like, it is useful and you cannot put it away,” he said.
Cottrell also told Infowars Nightly News that he believes that NATO commander and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer, was the architect of the Kennedy assassination.
Lemnitzer’s proposed false flag operation against Cuba, known as Operation Northwoods, was rejected by Kennedy and his administration.
During a discussion covering numerous discrepancies and bizarre accounts in the movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and the Sandy Hook school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Darrin McBreen asked the author: “Do you think they are barbaric enough to kill innocent children as an excuse to attack our 2nd Amendment?”
“Yes,” said Cottrell.