BBC Documentary from 1992 on Gladio remains relevant today


by Ian Greenhalgh


This BBC documentary  from 1992 gives a in-depth look at the NATO Operation Gladio with its secret terror cells spread across Europe. Gladio was originally intended as a secret army to combat a Cold War-era Soviet ‘Fifth Column’ in Western Europe. However, it became something rather different and resulted in numerous terrorist incidents such as the horrific bombing of Bologna train station.

The current situation in Europe where ‘Islamic’ terror cells have been established and bombs are once more exploding amongst civilians going about their daily grind closely mirrors the Gladio situation which lends new relevance to this old documentary. I just wish the BBC still made investigative programmes of this quality.

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  1. there are so many alarm bells going off in this Documentary……21.00 -23.04 “we have “thousands” of these planted all over the country” arms deposits packed in cosmolene …1.01 like brand new…

  2. Nothing ever changes in British propaganda. Russia have evolved since. I really wish for the sake of mankind that Britain gets isolated one day in the same fashion that they have pushed all others into isolation at least once (and the list is very very long). So sad that other language and ethnicity groups in British foreign politics are worth less than subspecies. It’s not official, but is de facto.

  3. It’s a good point actually about documentary quality. BBC 2 in particular used to show good thought provoking stuff when 15-20 years back..The garbage on now is barely worth watching at all.

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