Bologna bombing

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Event.png "“terrorism”"
Bologna bombing (false flag,  strategy of tension,  mid-level deep event) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date2 August 1980 10:25 AM
LocationBologna Central Station,  Italy
PerpetratorsOperation Gladio/Italy
Blamed oncommunists
Injured (non-fatal)200
DescriptionA 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.

The RAND/Terrorism Chronology Database, a compilation of data from 1972 through 2009, does not include this event.

Legal cases

In 1988, 13 people were convicted of involvement in the bombing, only to be cleared at a first appeal two years later.[1]


In 1993 the Italian Supreme Court annulled the decision of the appeal court and ordered a new trial.[1]


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:1980 Massacre in Bolognaarticle6 July 2005Thierry Meyssan
Document:Gladio - The Secret U.S. War To Subvert Italian Democracyessay23 February 1996Arthur E. Rowse


The Official Culprit

CommunismIdeology of the USSR.
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