Operation Gladio/B

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Event.png Operation Gladio/B(False flag,  strategy of tension,  third rail topic) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Date1997 - Present
PerpetratorsUK/Deep State, US/Deep State
Exposed bySibel Edmonds
Interest ofRonald Thomas West
DescriptionA development of Operation Gladio to help roll out the "war on terror" by promoting US/NATO-sponsored false flag attacks to be blamed on "Muslim terrorists".

'Operation Gladio B' (also Gladio 2[1][2] or 2.0[3]) is a codename the FBI have used since 1997 for the relations between the US intelligence community, the US military and Al Qaeda.[4] This was revealed by Sibel Edmonds[5] (whose revelations Daniel Ellsberg termed "far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers"[6][7]).

The original Operation Gladio was a Europe wide network of fascist "stay-behind" cells that NATO/CIA/MI6 trained to carry out bombings and assassinations in the event of a Soviet invasion. Gladio B substituted Muslims for fascists, and continues to carry out false flag attacks in Europe and maybe elsewhere.

Official narrative

Apart from Alan Francovich's remarkable 1992 film which was broadcast on the BBC, the original Operation Gladio has received minimal attention by commercially-controlled media, considering that it killed maybe 2000 people[8], was discussed in the European Parliament and later officially investigated by at least 5 national governments. Coverage has been fragmented[9] and shied away from asking obvious and important questions such as "Why did NATO order terrorist attacks inside NATO countries?... Why have most national governments not followed the EU's resolution and attempted to investigate it?... Do we have any evidence that this program has been discontinued?" Gladio/B is a third rail topic. Two anonymous Sunday Times journalists report that senior Pentagon and MI6 sources confirmed her story, but it was suddenly dropped under the pressure of undisclosed “interest groups”, which they suggest were associated with the U.S. State Department.[10]

In short, as of 2019, no official narrative exists on Gladio/B. Wikipedia, to its credit, has a redirect page to Sibel Edmonds where it provides a summary mention her allegations.[11]


Sibel Edmonds summarizes the objective of Gladio B as “projecting U.S. power in the former Soviet sphere of influence to access previously untapped strategic energy and mineral reserves for U.S. and European companies; pushing back Russian and Chinese power; and expanding the scope of lucrative criminal activities, particularly illegal arms and drugs trafficking.” [12]


No operations of Operation Gladio/B have been officially admitted.

US cooperation with Al Qaeda

Sibel Edmonds revealed that senior US intelligence agents were regularly meeting Ayman al-Zawahiri (then leader of Al Qaeda) at the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan and Baku, starting in 1997 and continuing right up to the 9/11 attacks. They were also meeting members of the bin Laden family (including Osama Bin Laden) and other mujahideen who were transported by NATO aircraft to Central Asia and the Balkans to participate in false flag "destabilization operations". Other people were also flown, on US Intelligence orders, to Turkey, a major base of the operations where agents were trained and prepared to participate in these operations. Edmonds specifically reported that some of the 9/11 hijackers were being trained there.[13] This fits with Michael Springmann's testimony that his visa denials to the majority of the 19 hijackers were regularly overruled by the US State Department.

September 11 Attacks

Full article: Rated 4/5 9-11

Edmonds has stated that 9-11 was a Gladio/B Operation[7] and that Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri worked with the key U.S. government officials for 3 months after 9/11 to coordinate false flag destabilization operations in the Caucus region.[14]

2016 Saumur ISIS Cell

Full article: Rated 3/5 2016 Saumur Daesh Cell
A screenshot of the 23 September 2017 report of the Daesh cell in Saumur

On the afternoon of Wednesday 21 September 2016, gardeners discovered ISIS flags, audio and video equipment, Arabic newspapers and a generator in a cave outside the French town of Saumur. This reportedly caused a temporary panic among local and national police and anti-terrorist units – only for the (unnamed) general commander from the local Écoles Militaires de Saumur to state that the contents of the cave were part of an "exercise" which was being carried out without police knowledge. This was reported the next day in a story entitled "Les terroristes de Daesh étaient en fait des militaires"[15] ("The Deash terrorists were in fact (government) soldiers") and "Saumur : Planque de Daesh découverte ? Branle-bas de combat" (Samaur: Daesh Hideout discovery? All Hands To Battle).[16]

2017 Refugee False Flag

Full article: 2017 Refugee False Flag
2017 Refugee False Flag.jpg

In February 2017, 'Franco A.', a 28 year old lieutenant of the German Bundeswehr was "temporarily detained" by Austrian police at Vienna airport, after he tried to retrieve a loaded, unregistered handgun he had hidden in a toilet there days earlier[17] which authorities claimed was to be used in an 'act of state-threatening violence'. [18] A fingerprint check discovered that (in spite of speaking no Arabic) in December 2015 he had successfully created a false identity for himself as a Syrian refugee.[17] On April 26, 2017, police arrested an alleged accomplice, a 24-year-old German student named as 'Mathias F', in possession of bullets, flares and other objects that breach weapons laws.[17] In November 2017 the case was dropped "due to insufficient evidence".[19]


Gladio B NATO heroin routes; formerly Russian, controlled by NATO after the Afghanistan War

Funding appears to be via the normal deep state methods; Edmonds points to the international drugs trade as a key role in funding black ops such as Operation Gladio/B. She notes that in 2001, without providing any evidence that the country was in any way involved, the US invaded the world's largest producer of opium, Afghanistan. She claims that the main areas of Gladio B money laundering are Cyprus, Malta and Dubai.[20]

A huge upswing in opium production after the unprovoked US invasion of the country following 9/11.

Opium production has greatly increased since the US lead invasion. As with Gary Webb's well documented case that the CIA was heavily involved in cocaine trafficking, the commercially-controlled media has refused to show much interest in the evidence.[21][22]

Nuclear Black Market

Sibel Edmonds reported a Turkish and Israeli run network which paid top spooks to steal nuclear weapon secrets that were sold on the international black market to countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.[23] These and other allegations were confirmed by the Sunday Times after speaking to Pentagon and MI6 sources, and by obtaining a document signed by an FBI official confirming the operation's existence. However, apparently due to pressure from political intelligence committees, the document itself was never published.

Edmonds told Washington's Blog:

“For the past 11 years I have been emphasizing that my State Secrets Privilege & Gag Orders had to do with the FBI files (covering period 1996-2002 February) on covert-terrorist operations in Caucasus and Central Asia backed, managed and armed by US actors. These US-NATO directed operations in the region involved Bin-Laden and mainly Zawahiri ….. The FBI documents contained damning evidence (audio and written) collected between 1996-2002 tying these terror operations directly to the U.S. persons in the State Department/CIA and Pentagon. Also, how the State Department got Congress to grant huge amounts of funds to “front“ NGOs and businesses (mainly Turkish companies in US-listed/members of ATC) to funnel money to the terrorist cells in this region.”
Sibel Edmonds [24]


Sibel Edmonds discusses Gladio/B with James Corbett

In a February 2013 video, James Corbett says that revelations about Gladio B have come almost exclusively from Sibel Edmonds, who stated that US "counter-terrorist" agencies have in fact been working very closely with leaders of the same "terrorists" they are officially opposing. This substantiates other claims that the rise of ISIS was a "willful decision" of the US government, such as those of Michael T. Flynn[25][26] and Paul Williams.[27] Gladio's extreme secrecy may explain his apparent failure to understand this decision; although Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, he may well not have been aware of the Operation Gladio/B operation.[28]


Ex CIA agent Phil Giraldi wrote in 2008 about Sibel Edmonds and her revelations:

“Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will. The former FBI translator turned whistleblower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington’s highest levels—sale of nuclear secrets, shielding of terrorist suspects, illegal arms transfers, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, espionage. She may be a first-rate fabulist, but Edmonds’ account is full of dates, places, and names. And if she is to be believed, a treasonous plot to embed moles in American military and nuclear installations and pass sensitive intelligence to Israeli, Pakistani, and Turkish sources was facilitated by figures in the upper echelons of the State and Defense Departments. Her charges could be easily confirmed or dismissed if classified government documents were made available to investigators.”
Phil Giraldi (2008)  [29]

As of June 2016, no such classified government documents have been released.

Corporate media blackout

The commercially-controlled media have shown a pronounced disinterest in Edmonds' claims. Daniel Ellsberg says that the White House has ordered the press not to cover Edmonds:

“I am confident that there is conversation inside the Government as to ‘How do we deal with Sibel [Edmonds]? The first line of defense is to ensure that she doesn’t get into the [corporate] media. I think any outlet that thought of using her materials would go to to the government and they would be told "don’t touch this..."”
Daniel Ellsberg [7]

The about face of the UK's best selling newspaper, the Sunday Times could be likened to that of the San Jose Mercury News after Gary Webb revealed the CIA's deep involvement in drug trafficking. Both papers, after initially carrying out their own research to verify the information, backed their source's extraordinary revelations. Both then sudden reversed their policy with explanation.[7]

“[The] investigation based on Edmonds’ information was supposed to have four parts, but was inexplicably dropped. “The story was pulled half-way, suddenly, without any warning”, the journalist said. “I wasn’t party to the editorial decision to drop the story, but there was a belief in the office amongst several journalists who were part of the Insight investigative unit that the decision was made under pressure from the U.S. State Department, because the story might cause a diplomatic incident... The way the story was dropped was unusual, but the belief amongst my colleagues this happened under political pressure is plausible.” He cryptically described an “editorial mechanism, linked to the paper but not formally part of it, which could however exert control on stories when necessary, linked to certain interests.” When asked which interests, the journalist said, “I can’t say. I can’t talk about that.”
An unnamed "lead reporter" on Edmonds' series at the Sunday Times. [13]

The Sunday Times interviews a former FBI special agent:

“A journalist with the Sunday Times‘ investigative unit told this author he had interviewed former Special Agent in Charge, Dennis Saccher, who had moved to the FBI’s Colorado office. Saccher reportedly confirmed the veracity of Edmonds’ allegations of espionage, telling him that Edmonds’ story “should have been front page news” because it was “a scandal bigger than Watergate.””
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed [12]

Operational examples

Al Qaeda's support from the US is a matter of record. Going back to the Reagan and Bush administration, J. Michael Springmann, the former head of the United States visa bureau in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia revealed that he was ordered by high level state department officials to issue visas for Osama Bin Laden's recruits who were to be sent to the United States to be trained by the CIA. The Jeddah consulate would be the very same office that issued 15 of the alleged 9/11 hijackers’ visas to enter the United States. He was fired for his revelations.[30]


Full article: Islamic State
Artist's impression of the latest bogeyman

The Islamic State (ISIL)(ISIS)(Daesh) was originally an Al Qaeda affiliated entity created by US intelligence with the support of Britain’s MI6, Israel’s Mossad, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Presidency (GIP). A large number of ISIL mercenaries are convicted criminals, death row inmates released from Saudi prisons on condition they join ISIL. ISIS/ISIL are involved in the CIA-NATO supported insurgency in Syria directed against the government of Bashar al Assad.[31]

A Jordanian official reported ISIS leaders being trained by U.S. Intelligence at a CIA base in Jordan which were then used for [false flag] destabilization operations in Syria and later in Iraq. Nabil Na'eem, the founder of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and former top al-Qaeda commander, told the Beirut-based pan-Arab TV station al-Maydeen all current al-Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA. Investigative journalist William Engdahl wrote on RT that "key members of ISIS it now emerges were trained by US CIA and Special Forces command at a secret camp in Jordan in 2012, according to informed Jordanian officials."[32]

In May 2015, government documents were obtained by Judicial Watch via FOIA. The document from 2012, outlines the situation in Syria. It read:

"The Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [Al Qaeda Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria. The West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey Support the opposition; while Russia, China, and Iran Support the Regime"

This debunks the corporate media lie that Washington's support is only for "moderate rebels".

It also predicted the rise of ISIS years before, and also declares support for it.

"there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime"

It goes on to say that “ISI (Islamic State in Iraq) could also declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria” [33]

In other words, the countries that support the Syrian opposition – the West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey support ISIS and it's declared "islamic caliphate" as a tool to challenge Syrian president Assad, and establish a regime change.

Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan interviewed retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and asked him about the document and Flynn said ISIS's rise was 'a willful Washington decision' [34] Sibel Edmonds also says ISIL is a rebranding of Al Qaeda and part of Gladio B. [35]

ISIL over the years has become suspected propaganda by the deep state to increase police state measures, such as justification of mass surveillance, suspension of habeas corpus, and reduction of civil liberties. While also being used as a tool for regime change, along with major profits from illegal oil smuggling and drug trafficking.[36][37][38]


Full article: Gladio 3.0
U.S. Senator John McCain with Svoboda Leader Oleh Tyahnybok
Svoboda militants

U.S. Intelligence Officials[Who?] have worked with Ukrainian Nationalist and Neo Nazi Far-Right militia including the Ukranian National Assembly, Right Sektor, and the Svoboda party. The groups are suspected of playing a decisive role in the false flag sniper attacks in which they could be seen shooting both supporting demonstrators and policemen causing destabilization that led to the collapse of elected Ukrainian government. Swiss historian Dr. Daniele Ganser notes was similar to the strategy of tension of the Taksim Square massacre in Istanbul, a part of the original Operation Gladio. [39] [40] Now, because of the rise of these neo-nazi groups, members of Svoboda and the Right Sector occupy key positions in the areas of Defense, Law Enforcement, Education and Economic Affairs. Andriy Parubiy who was a co-founder of Svoboda was appointed Secretary of the National Security and National Defense Committee. The leader of the Svobada party Oleh Tyahnybok (see pictures) is a well known anti semite and has "urged purges of the approximately 400,000 Jews and other minorities living in the Ukraine." [41] he was appointed to prosecutor-general of Ukraine. Dmytro Yarosh, leader of the Right Sector delegation in the parliament has now been appointed to people's deputy of Ukraine and is quoted saying he will "fight jews and Russians until the day he dies." Cabinet positions were also allocated to former members of the Neo-Nazi fringe organization Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian National Self Defense. [42] [43] [44] [45]


An event carried out

9-11New York
Washington DC
North America
A complex and spectacular set of events in New York and Washington. The US government was quick to blame Al Qaeda, though no evidence of guilt was presented and there is much suspicion about what Al Qaeda really is. In the USA 9-11 assisted the Patriot Act's roll back of civil liberties, the stepping up of domestic surveillance and the financial advancement of the military industrial complex. Abroad 9-11 helped launched wars on Iraq and Afghanistan that had been planned long before.



Page nameDescription
2005 London bombingsA series of coordinated attacks on London's public transport system during the morning rush hour, allegedly carried out by four Muslim suicide bombers.
2015-11 Paris attacksA series of coordinated terrorist attacks in France. Suicide bomber remembered to bring his passport, which survived blast.
2016 Brussels BombingA terrorist attack in Brussels involving 3 explosions which reportedly killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. Responsibility for the attack was immediately attributed to ISIS by the commercially-controlled media, clearly assuming the people are still buying this "Muslim suicide bomber" Official Narrative
2016 Saumur Daesh CellIn 2016 gardeners in Saumur, France found what appeared to be a Daesh cell, complete with recording equipment and props such as ISIS flags. Local police were told by the French Ministry of Defense that it was an exercise, although local police knew nothing of it.
Nice truck eventFrench vehicle-ramming attack in Nice on 14 July 2016. It was filmed by Richard Gutjahr, who 8 days later filmed the shooting in Munich.
Quia OportetState secret Dutch company listed in Dutch Ministry of General Affairs as elongation of Operation Gladio


Related Quotation

Fethullah Gülen“He has since established more than 300 madrasahs in Central Asia and what he calls universities that have a front that is called Moderate Islam, but he is closely involved in training mujahideen-like militia Islam who are brought from Pakistan and Afghanistan into Central Asia where his madrasahs operate, and his organization's network is estimated to be around $25 billion.


He has opened several Islamic universities in the United States. As I said it's being promoted under Moderate Islam. It is supported by certain U.S. authorities here because of the operations in Central Asia, but what they have been doing since late 1990s is actually radical Islam and militizing (phonetic) these very, very young, from the age 14, 15, by commandoes they use, and this is both commandoes from Turkish military, commandoes from Pakistani ISI in Central Asia and Azerbaijan, and after that they bring them to Turkey, and from Turkey they send them through Europe, to European and elsewhere.”
Fethullah Gülen
Sibel Edmonds


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Brussels Attack: Another Chapter in NATO's Gladio Strategy?article27 March 2016Wayne MadsenAnalysis of the 2016 Brussels Bombing from an experienced terror-sceptic.
Document:Gladio B: The Origins of NATO’s Secret Islamic Terrorist Proxieswebpage11 March 2013Tom Secker
Document:Terror Theatrearticle26 March 2016Jay DyerCompelling analysis of the nature of the Brussels attacks of 22 March 2016
Document:Who is Bombing European Civilians?article22 March 2016Sott.netSharp questioning of precisely who is responsible for attacks on civilians in Europe


5star.png 21 June 2016 Robin  Maybe the best summary on WWW of this essential event.
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