NATO Terrorism

Michael Hoover hoov at
Sat Mar 27 11:19:32 PST 1999

> from Michael Parenti, _Against Empire_, pp. 142-143:
> 'In other "Western democracies" secret paramilitary forces forces
> of neo-fascist persuasion (the most widely publicized being
> Operation Gladio in Italy) were created by NATO, to act as
> resistance forces should anti-capitalist revolutionaries take
> over their countries. Short of that, these secret units were
> involved in terrorist attacks against the Left. They helped
> prope up a fascist regime in Portugal, participated in the
> Turkish military coups of 1971 and 1980, and the 1967 coup
> in Greece. They drew up plans to assassinate social democratic
> leaders in Germany, and stage "preemptive" attacks against
> socialist and communist organizations in Greece and Italy.
> They formed secret communications networks and drew up detention
> lists of political opponents to be rounded up in various
> countries.'
> Michael Hoover

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