| Red Brigades |
(Red Brigades, RAF, Controlled opposition?)
The Red Brigades were charged with a number of bombings in the 1970s and 1980s. In Germany, probabely as part of a controlled opposition, Siegfried Buback, Attorney General of Germany was killed in a series of spectacular hostage takings by the Red Army Faction (RAF).
An unknown number of events blamed on the Red Brigades were in fact carried out by anti-communists in an effort to avoid a communist electoral victory. In 1984, Italian judge Felice Casson discovered that the 1972 Peteano bombing, originally blamed on the Red Brigades, was in fact committed by the military secret service SID (Servizio Informazioni Difesa) in conjunction with Ordine Nuovo.
Aldo Moro killing
The Red Brigades kidnapped and killed Aldo Moro, shortly before he could reach a "historical compromise" (joining communist and christian forces in Italian government). Such a "third way" threatened the consensus of the Yalta Conference and was opposed by both KGB and CIA. Similar opposition of a "third way" faced Olaf Palme and Alfred Herrhausen, among others. Irene Igel uncovered the uneasy teamwork of these (official) enemies when using secret armies and state sponsored terrorism. 
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|Document:Gladio - The Secret U.S. War To Subvert Italian Democracy||essay||23 February 1996||Arthur E. Rowse|