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In August 1980, NATO funded deep state operatives set off a bomb in Bologna Central Train Station, Italy, killing 85 and wounding about 200 people. This was part of the decades long Strategy of Tension to promote fear among the Italian population. The corporate media blamed it on the communists, as a way of tackling the popularity of communism.

The 1980s saw the end of the Cold War, and a transition by the MICC to a backup plan to keep social control firmly in the hands of the few - the "war on terror". This had been prepared in Jerusalem in 1979, and saw a gradual increase in false flag terror events in Western Europe, most notably in Italy, which would lead to the eventual exposure of Operation Gladio.

Bologna bombing

Full article: Bologna bombing

Operation Gladio was set up around the end of WW2, with the aim of resisting a potential invasion from the Soviet Union. Organised outside the national government, this was originally at least an MI6/CIA operation. By the late 1960s, concerns were so great that the Italian voters might vote in a communist leader, that the decision was taken to active the gladiators to prevent a communist government by whatever means were deemed necessary. The Gladiatori committed various murders and acts of false flag "terrorism", including in August 1980, killing 85 people with a bomb in Bologna Central Station.


Full article: John Lennon/Assassination

John Lennon was a famous and popular musician and peace activist whose campaigns against war in the 1970s had attracted a lot of interest from the US government.[1] He was assassinated on 8 December 1980, a killing blamed on Mark David Chapman. Chapman, who had been hanging around the Dakota for hours, behaving erratically[citation needed] was quickly "described as a local screwball".[2] The assassination was witnessed by José Sanjenís Perdomo, a member of the US deep state involved in setting up the CIA's Operation 40, a hit squad thta played a role in the JFK assassination. The Commercially-controlled media did not mention the name of Perdomo until 1987.[3]


Vernon Jordan survived an assassination attempt in 1980.[When?][citation needed]



Operation Paperclip8 May 19451990A transfer of top German scientists to USA.
Cold War194726 September 1991The official narrative had 2 diametrically opposed systems locked in combat with one another since soon after WW2. Each of the "superpowers" and its team of allies needed to outdo each other by creating ever more and deadlier weapons, creating a kind of perpetual war for perpetual peace, with the warring parties engaging mainly in covert/proxy wars. Deep state interests blossomed in the climate of fear and paranoia.
Operation Demagnetize19481980"The institutional hardening of Gladio", an expansion of Gladio in the late 1940s, early 1950s.
The Troubles19661998The sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland which flared into serious sustained violence through the summer of 1969
Operation Condor19681989US-backed campaign of assassination and terrorisation carried out in South America.
The Disappeared of the Yonne19701980
Inslaw19701990Complex financial/political fraud the full dimensions of which were never uncovered, but some of which were forced onto the official record.
FBI/Activities 1971-200119712001FBI activities between the official end of COINTELPRO and 911
FBI Activities 2001-present19712001FBI activities between the 911 and present
Arms for Libya19771981Around 20 tonnes of C-4 plastic explosive, training in bomb making, together with thousands of rifles, handguns & other weapons sold by a CIA operative to Muammar Gaddaffi's Libya in the late 1970s - early 1980s. Then "the biggest arms-dealing case in U.S. history", still lacking its own page on Wikipedia as of 2020.
Project STARGATE19781995Project STARGATE aimed to gain domination over entire nations by making them cede their autonomy and privacy to the controlling person or group.
Operation Cyclone19791992The first time the CIA officially met Osama Bin Laden, they deemed him part of the hero movement to protect the world against Soviet influence. In Operation Cyclone, the CIA funded him and allowed entire cities to become death traps with the narrative of giving Soviets their own Vietnam.
Bofors Affair19791988A collective name for two deals in which the Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors was involved in, including smuggling and bribes.
1980s Afghan war24 December 197915 February 1989
Arms-to-Iraq19801988A series of arms deals by UK companies during the Iran-Iraq War, when there was a UK government-endorsed UN embargo on such sales.
October surprise19801980A secret deal which offered the Iranians weapons in return for their preventing the release of the US embassy hostages before the 1980 US presidential election.
"Debt crisis"1980
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror
Colloquium on Counterintelligence24 April 198026 April 1980Spooky 1980 Washington conference
Eventide Home fire20 May 198020 May 1980A suspicious fire.
Bolivia/1980 coup d'étatJune 1980June 1980
Itavia Flight 87027 June 198027 June 1980Suspicious plane crash that was the subject of complex legal action.
Le Cercle/1980 (Zurich)28 June 198029 June 1980One of their shorter meetings, the minutes of which were in the Langemann Papers.
Bologna bombing2 August 1980 10:25:002 August 1980 10:25:00A murderous attack on the Italian public, carried out by the MI6/CIA led Operation Gladio, blamed on communists, as part of a wider program to prevent their electoral success in Italy.
Iran-Iraq war22 September 198020 August 1988An war from 1980-1988, that was ended with a UN-brokered ceasefire.
Oktoberfest Bombing26 September 198026 September 1980A bomb in Munich attributed to a "lone nut" neo-nazi, Gundolf Köhler.
US/1980 Presidential Election4 November 19804 November 1980Ronald Reagan was elected after the October Surprise organised by his US Deep state backers.
1980 Camarate air crash4 December 19804 December 1980A covert assassination of Adelino Amaro da Costa, to cover up the October surprise conspiracy.
Le Cercle/1980 (Washington)5 December 19807 December 1980Detailed in a telegram to the South African Embassy in Madrid that was posted to the internet in 2017.


New Groups

Washington Speakers BureauWsb-logo.gif
Social Affairs UnitSocialaffairsunit.pngThink tank
South Africa/National Intelligence ServiceGroup.pngIntelligence agency
EastWest InstituteEastWest Institute 35.pngPublic Policy Think Tank
UN/Institute for Disarmament ResearchGroup.png
Office of Information and Regulatory AffairsUS-OfficeOfManagementAndBudget-Seal.svg
Christic InstituteChristic Institute Poster unmask.jpgA public interest law firm that exposed some operation of the US deep state.
Wexner FoundationLogo Wexner Foundation.jpgPro-Israel group that was given a lot of money by Jeffrey Epstein.
US/Department/Health and Human ServicesUS-DeptOfHHS-Logo.svgOriginally the "Department of Health, Education and Welfare" (HEW), the DHHS is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government in charge of health. Its major subgroups include the FDA, CDC and NIH.


Groups that were Wound Up

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Nugan Hand BankNugan Hand Bank.jpgCIA front used to launder heroin money and fund the 1975 coup in Australia
Safari ClubCOLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Toegangspoort van de Mount Kenya Safari Club TMnr 20014548.jpgIntelligence agencyA 'supranational deep state' - an informal international intelligence agency formed as a result of increasing pressure to expose wrongdoing by the US intelligence agencies and a consequent decision to seek alternative, more private organisations from which to operate.




TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
Mary Price19091980Spook
Izi Dorot19161980Spook
Cyril Kleinwort17 August 19051980UK businessman
Klas Böök10 March 19095 January 1980Diplomat
Central banker
Swedish diplomat and economist who was Governor of the Swedish National Bank from 1948 to 1951
George Meany16 August 189410 January 1980Washington DCActivist
Deep state operative
AFL-CIO/President 1955-79, Le Cercle
Harald Knudtzon6 July 189726 January 1980FinancierSingle Bilderberg Danish financier
Eric Wyndham White26 January 191327 January 1980FranceEconomistFounder and first executive secretary of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. This became the GATT/DG after the 1964 Bilderberg, which Eric Wyndham White attended.
Joseph Fontanet9 February 19212 February 1980ParisPoliticianAssociate of Antoine Pinay. Assassinated in 1980.
Johannes Meynen13 April 190113 February 1980PoliticianBilderberg Steering committee, Netherlands Defence Minister
Mike Monroney2 March 190213 February 1980Maryland
PoliticianUS politician who attended two early Bilderbergs
Niels Matthiasen21 July 192416 February 1980London
PoliticianDanish social-democratic politician. One of the co-founders of the pro-NATO influence organization Atlantsammenslutningen. Attended 1967 Bilderberg as party secretary.
Yigal Allon10 October 191829 February 1980Politician
Manlio Brosio10 July 189714 March 1980Italy
The last Secretary General of NATO who was appointed before he attended the Bilderberg.
Allard Lowenstein16 January 192914 March 1980New York
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
US politician supportive of a reinvestigation of the RFK Assassination. Assassinated
Arthur Okun28 November 192823 March 1980Washington DC
EconomistChair of the Council of Economic Advisers 1968-1969
Óscar Romero15 August 191724 March 1980El Salvador
San Salvador
ClergySpoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations and torture. Assassinated while giving mass.
Jean-Paul Sartre21 June 190515 April 1980France
Kim Jae-gyu6 March 192624 May 1980HangingSpookAs head of the KCIA he assassinated his boss, the South Korean president, Park Chung-hee
Edward Cutolo4 November 193126 May 1980Scunthorpe
Car crashWhistleblower
Drug trafficker
CIA/Drug trafficking/Premature death
A drug smuggler who named a lot of names about the CIA's drug trafficking, and who then died a sudden death, as did many of those he named.
Frank Coe19072 June 1980China
Maurice Bridgeman26 January 190418 June 1980BusinesspersonUK Businessman who attended the 1968 Bilderberg as Chair of BP
Jesse Curry3 October 191322 June 1980Dallas
Police officer
Walter Dornberger6 September 189527 June 1980Germany
Rocket scientist
German rocket scientist recruited in Operation Paperclip despite use of slave labor.
Erich Dethleffsen2 August 19044 July 1980Munich
German Nazi general, later Gehlen Organisation and BND. 1958 Bilderberg
Hans Morgenthau17 February 190419 July 1980New YorkAcademic
Nihat Erim17 February 191219 July 1980Turkey
Istanbul Province
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi26 October 191927 July 1980Egypt
Björn Lundvall12 August 192014 September 1980Car crashBusinesspersonAs CEO of LM Ericsson, a part of the Wallenberg Sphere, Lundvall also represented the Wallenberg family as a member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.
Anastasio Somoza Debayle5 December 192517 September 1980Paraguay
Third generation "our son of a bitch"
Gundolf Köhler27 August 195926 September 1980Germany
Oktoberfest BombingSupposed "lone nut" perpetrator of the 1980 Oktoberfest bombing
Patrick Haggerty17 March 19141 October 1980Dallas
President and chairman of Texas Instruments attended the 1978 Bilderberg.
Frederick Hanson26 May 191426 October 1980SuicidePolice officer
Jules Léger4 April 191322 November 1980Ottawa
DiplomatGovernor General of Canada 1974-79
Bernard Fergusson6 May 191128 November 1980Soldier
Officer in Chindit-unit behind Japanese lines during WW2. In charge of the psychological warfare component in suppressing the rebellions in Malaya and Cyprus, and during Britain's 1956 plan to retake the Suez canal and overthrow Nasser.
Patrick Gordon Walker7 April 19072 December 1980London
Ole Bjørn Kraft17 December 18932 December 1980Denmark
PoliticianA Danish conservative politician whom Józef Retinger consulted when setting up the Bilderberg group
Oswald Mosley16 November 18963 December 1980France
PoliticianRose to fame in the 1930s as the British Union of Fascists (BUF).
Adelino Amaro da Costa18 April 19434 December 1980Portugal
PoliticianPortuguese Minister of Defence who died in the 1980 Camarate air crash.
John Lennon9 October 19408 December 1980New York
MusicianWorld famous musician who came out firmly against war and spoke out about the "insane" behaviour of government leaders.
Jean Lesage10 June 191212 December 1980Quebec
LawyerAttended the 1960 Bilderberg as Premier of Quebec
Mark Turner29 March 190613 December 1980BusinesspersonUK bilderberg businessman
Marshall McLuhan21 July 191131 December 1980Canada
Philosopher"The medium is the message"



TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
Faraj Hassan198016 August 2010A supporter of Aafia Siddiqui
Dmitri Alperovitch1980MoscowComputer expert
Spooky businessman
Wassef Ali Hassoun1 January 1980Lebanon
Sayak Valencia1980Poet
Jean-Louis LafayeedneyJanuary 1980Financier
Deep state functionary
Retired director of the Institute For Statecraft. Financier
Tim Sweijs1980Netherlands
AcademicThe director of research of Dutch think tank HCSS since 2018. Has an intense interest in "killer robots" and lethal autonomous weapons. Warned along with Clingendael for a new 9-11 situation to come from Covid-19.
Silkie Carlo1980Activist
Whitney Bilyeu1980USPolitician
American Libertarian, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee (2021 to 2022).
Julia Azari1980USJournalist
"It’s time to give the elites a bigger say in choosing the president"
Jane Burston1980UKScientistBritish scientist. World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders 2012.
Natasa Pantelic1980PoliticianFuture Labour Party MP
Emma Whysall1980PoliticianLabour Party candidate
Hunter Treseder1980California
San Francisco(?)
Deep state operative
A communication strategist for the US Global Engagement Center mentioned as member of the Dutch Cluster of the II.
Yashovardhan Lohia1980DelhiBusinesspersonVice President-Global Commercial at Indorama Ventures, "a global integrated leader in PET, a polyester fibre used in face masks made from recycled plastic waste. They have increased their production of PET to meet the growing global demand for face masks amidst the crisis."
Marcus Birks1980Staffordshire
27 August 2021Musician
COVID-19/Premature death
"Anti-vaxxer musician" dies of COVID?
Carlos Alvarado Quesada14 January 1980Costa Rica
San José
PoliticianThe President of Costa Rica since 2018; graduate of WEF/Young Global Leaders 2019
Michael Hastings28 January 1980New York
18 June 2013JournalistAmerican journalist, author, contributing editor to Rolling Stone and reporter for BuzzFeed.
Jo Swinson5 February 1980PoliticianBritish politician who was Leader of the Liberal Democrats for a few months in 2019
Michelle Rempel14 February 1980PoliticianSelected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2016.
Chelsea Clinton27 February 1980MillionaireUS business woman born into the US deep state, as the only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton
Laurent Louis29 February 1980Belgium
Mamadi Doumbouya4 March 1980GuineaPoliticianNew President of Guinea who took over from Alpha Condé after a coup d'état.
Angela Rayner28 March 1980Stockport
Kim Iversen28 March 1980Boise
American independent journalist. "Analysis of today's politics. Foreign Policy, Pandemic, Elections and More. I don't fall in line when the line leads to Bullshit" - Iversen
Akshata MurtyApril 1980Businessperson
Suella Braverman3 April 1980Politician
Allegra Stratton10 April 1980Author
Maël de Calan30 April 1980MarseilleMade key decisions in French government "vaccination" campaign on behalf of his employer McKinsey
Evgeny Lebedev8 May 1980Soviet Union
Media mogul
Russian member of the House of Lords
Rishi Sunak12 May 1980SouthamptonPolitician
Hedge fund manager
Very rich Goldman Sachs bankster installed as UK Prime Minister in 2022.
Jens Spahn16 May 1980Germany
Deep state functionary
Big pharma/Lobbyist
Single Bilderberger German Minister of Health, Pharma lobbyist & suspected deep state tool
Jim McMahon7 July 1980Manchester
Mylène Jampanoï12 July 1980Actor
French actress in horror movie Martyrs (2008) and model mentioned in Jeffrey Epstein's black book.
Sofie Löwenmark16 July 1980JournalistSwedish journalist specializing in warning against Islamic extremism, where her writings are supected to be coordinated with the Security Service.
Niki Kerameus18 July 1980Greece
Lawyerup-and-coming Greek politician
Lee Camp21 July 1980Washington DCComedian
Jacinda Ardern26 July 1980New Zealand
PoliticianNew Zealand PM quickly feted by the rich and powerful around the world after her 2017 election. Worked for Tony Blair. Responsible for sealing off New Zealand during Covid-19.
Nadia Bjorlin2 August 1980Actor
US actress who flew the plane and whose name is in Epstein's black book
Martin Kragh9 August 1980AcademicLeader of the Swedish cluster of the Integrity Initiative
Saïd Kouachi7 September 1980France
9 January 2015
Clare O'Neil12 September 1980Australia
Victoria (Australia)
PoliticianAustralian MP; WEF/Young Global Leaders 2019
Shabana Mahmood17 September 1980Politician
Richard Burgon19 September 1980
Ben Goldsmith28 October 1980London
UK YGL 2010 financier, brother of politician Zac Goldsmith (YGL 2008)
Yusuf TaiNovember 1980
Sayeed Zabiuddin Ansari30 November 1980India
Terrorist accused of being involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Ida Eklund-Lindwall9 December 1980Stockholm
Uppland & Södermanland
Deep state operative
An anti-Russian, ex-Amnesty International member of the Dutch cluster of the II, promoted as an expert on "disinformation".
Poonam Mahajan9 December 1980PoliticianWEF YGL Indian politician who attended the Georgetown Leadership Seminar/2015. Father shot dead
Ellie Reeves11 December 1980Politician
Annalena Baerbock15 December 1980Politician"A perfect product of transatlantic leader selection."
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