State of Emergency
#234: Operation Gladio 2022: The Strategy of Tension – 1 June 2022 | Macroaggressions
Are we experiencing a new version of Operation Gladio being used to destabilise countries so that the ignorant public will demand that their rights be taken away in the name of “security”?
It is a very effective tactic, and one that has been used many times before. Could the recent shootings and social disruptions be more than just coincidence, and are we living through Operation Gladio 2022? The answer will cause grave concerns.
Operation Gladio was a clandestine “stay-behind” operation of armed resistance that was organised by the Western Union, NATO, and the CIA, in collaboration with several European intelligence agencies during the Cold War
Western Europe in the late 1940s was in ruins, but the threat of another enemy in the Soviet Union was omnipresent for those concerned with continental security. The recently formed NATO was concerned that the Soviets would turn their attention back towards the West, so they quietly financed and armed groups that could be ready if an attack ever came.
When no Soviet boogieman ever appeared, NATO decided to create their own enemy that they could control and direct in order to commit false-flag terror attacks on the citizens of Western Europe in order to manipulate the public into demanding that their governments give more money to NATO so that they could protect them. A devious trap, to be sure, and the “strategy of tension” was begun.
A strategy of tension is a political policy that encourages violent struggle rather than suppressing it, with the aim of creating a general feeling of insecurity in the population and making people seek security in a strong government. The strategy of tension is most closely identified with the Years of Lead in Italy from 1968 to 1982, wherein both far-left Marxist and far-right neo-fascist extra-parliamentary groups, and state intelligence agencies performed bombings, kidnappings, arsons, and murders. The term “strategy of tension” was first used in an article on the Piazza Fontana bombing in The Observer newspaper, published on 14 December 1969.
Problem. Reaction. Solution.
The strategy of tension involves the use of violent criminal actions by state agents to engender a climate of fear that blames the violence on a dangerous “public enemy”. This was enacted by the secret services of the United States and the United Kingdom during the Cold War. The Belgian Terrorist Crisis from 1982 to 1986 is another example of the use of terrorism in a political “strategy of tension” modeled on that developed in Italy in the late 1960s.