Vincenzo Vinciguerra - Testimony Concerning The 1980 Bologna Massacre

Testimony Concerning The 1980 Bologna Massacre

In 1984, questioned by judges about the 1980 Bologna station bomb Vinciguerra said: "With the massacre of Peteano, and with all those that have followed, the knowledge should by now be clear that there existed a real live structure, occult and hidden, with the capacity of giving a strategic direction to the outrages... lies within the state itself...There exists in Italy a secret force parallel to the armed forces, composed of civilians and military men, in an anti-Soviet capacity that is, to organise a resistance on Italian soil against a Russian army...A secret organisation, a super-organisation with a network of communications, arms and explosives, and men trained to use them...A super-organisation which, lacking a Soviet military invasion which might not happen, took up the task, on Nato's behalf, of preventing a slip to the left in the political balance of the country. This they did, with the assistance of the official secret services and the political and military forces.

Vinciguerra explained how the Italian secret services had protected him, helping him flying away to Francoist Spain.

According to historian Daniele Ganser, Gladio stopped protecting Vinciguerra as soon as he started talking, which permitted his subsequent trial.

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