About operation Gladio B (II)

Sibel Edmonds

about Gladio B.

Operation Gladio B is a classified ongoing expansion of Operation Gladio. The original Gladio was established just after the end of World War II by a small number of senior officials withinOSS/CIA, MI6 and NATO. This was a top secret network of fascist "stay-behind" cells trained to carry out acts of terrorism in the event of a Soviet invasion.

This was exposed in the 1980's after they were used to carry out a string of false flag attacks , mostly in Italy, which were initially blamed on communist groups. As the cold war ended, this strategy of tension was diversified to include Gladio B, which substitutes Muslims for fascists and neo-nazis.

It was exposed by FBI whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds, who revealed "Operation Gladio B" as an FBI codename adopted in 1997 for ongoing relations between US intelligence, the Pentagon and Al Qaeda.  

James Corbett
about Gladio B

Daniel Ellsberg has stated that Edmonds possesses information "far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers". She has stated that 9-11 was a Gladio/B Operation and summarizes the objective of Gladio B as:

"projecting U.S. power in the former Soviet sphere of influence to access previously untapped strategic energy and mineral reserves for U.S. and European companies; pushing back Russian and Chinese power; and expanding the scope of lucrative criminal activities, particularly illegal arms and drugs trafficking."

Operation Gladio - Full 1992 documentary BBC

 

Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B, Marc Grossmann (CIA) and Fethullah Gulen


Paul L. Williams about operation Gladio B (II)

In 2015 Paul L. Williams published the book Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia.

One of the chapters is called "Gladio Triumphant"
and tells the story how the CIA and Fethullah Gulen found together in a cooperation in Turkey and central Asia. This is what has been called Gladio B/Gladio II.

On page 194 he tels how the cooperation in the eighties with the CIA in the fight against communism in the Kurdish areas of Turkey, was extended to the Turkish-speaking areas in Asia. Fethullah Gulen expanded with new schools in central Asia, schools that the CIA used as a cover for its agents. English teachers with diplomat passports.

What they did:

On the pages 194-5-7 and 198 he tels how the cooperation in the eighties with the CIA in the fight against communism in the Kurdish areas of Turkey, was extended to the Turkish-speaking areas in Asia. Fethullah Gulen expanded with new schools in Turkey and central Asia, which the CIA used as a cover for its agents. English teachers from U.S. with diplomat passports.

Page 194:
Gülen was a student and follower of Sheikh Sa'id-i Kurdi (1878–1960), also known as Sa'id-i
Nursi, the founder of the Islamist Nur (light) movement. After Turkey's war of independence, Kurdi
demanded, in an address to the new parliament, that the new republic be based on Islamic
principles.33 Gülen advanced these principles in his sermons and teachings. In 1979, he issued this
exhortation: "Muslims should become bombs and explode, tear to pieces the heads of the infidels, even if it's America opposing them."34

During the 1980s, Gülen worked with the Grey Wolves and the CIA in covert operations against the PKK and other Communist groups. His primary contact with the Agency was Morton Abramowitz, who later became the US ambassador to Turkey.35

By 1990, Gülen had emerged as a key CIA asset and began to establish over 350 mosques and madrassahs throughout Turkey and Central Asia, paid for with black funds from the drug trade. His financial resources and political influence continued to increase, until Gülen had become one of the most powerful figures in Turkey: an imam with millions of followers and seemingly limitless financial resources.36

Few figures on the world's stage assumed a more important role in the unfolding saga that became known as Gladio II
(B).

On page 195 under the heading "Safe with Uncle Sam" he continues:

...............One year later (1999), Gülen was implicated by Uzbekistan authorities in the attempted assassination of Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan and the head of the Uzbek Communist Party. The same authorities uncovered Gülen's CIA connections.

The seventy teachers he had sent to his schools in Uzbekistan held US diplomatic status and red and green diplomatic passports and traveled under the aegis of a mysterious organization called "US Friendship Bridge."40 All of Gülen's madrassahs in Uzbekistan were closed and eight journalists, who had graduated from his schools, were found guilty of engaging in seditious activities.4
...................

Page 197 under the heading "Turkey Transformed" he continues:

Upon his arrival in Pennsylvania, Gülen, with the aid of CIA advisors, helped to create the Justice
and Democratic Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma, AKP), which now controls the Turkish government.55
Abdullah Gül, Turkey's first Islamist president, was a Gülen disciple, along with former Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Yusuf Ziya Özcan, the head of Turkey's Council of Higher
Education.56

On page 198 under the heading "The Gulen Schools" he continues:

The schools throughout Central Asia contain CIA operatives who function under the guise of "American teachers, teaching English." Since English is a mandatory subject, these madrassahs provide the Agency with an even better cover than Fr. Morlion's Pro Deo.

Several countries, including Russia and Uzbekistan, have outlawed the Gülen schools and cemaats (communities) within their borders, realizing that they serve to advance the CIA master plan. Even the Netherlands, a nation that embraces pluralism and tolerance, has opted to cut funding to the Gülen schools because of their threat to the social order.61



About Fethullah Gulens intentions.

 

Where the money came from:

All of this was paid with drug money from smuggling drugs to Europe and the United States.
Fethullah Gülen became criminal

On page 198 under the heading "HELLIWELL'S GHOST" he writes:

The funding for the Gülen movement and Gladio II continued to flow from the heroin trade. After the upheavals within the Sicilian Mafia, the CIA and the babas established sophisticated laboratories inTurkey and various republics within Central Asia for the refinement of morphine paste into heroin.

The narcotics continued to flow along the Balkan route to Sicily for shipment to America. Other routes were established, including a main line that ran from Bulgaria to Brussels, the location of NATO's headquarters.64

With the drug trade booming, new means were adopted for smuggling the dope into the United States. This development was evidenced by the case of Yaşar Öz, who worked for Abdullah Çatlı. During his many trips between Turkey and the United States, Öz and a score of additional Turkish mules smuggled hundreds of kilos of heroin past the security guards at the New York airports.

In 1997, he was arrested in New Jersey during a drug bust. Öz managed to escape from the custody of FBI agents and made his way to the JFK airport for a first-class flight to Turkey. Asked why Öz hadn't been arrested before boarding the plane, US State Department officials said that the drug smuggler possessed diplomatic immunity, along with special NATO clearance.65

To make the smuggling even easier, NATO cargo planes transported heroin from Turkey to Brussels, where it was loaded on US military planes and flown to the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.66 From Andrews, the drugs were delivered to distribution outlets in Chicago and Paterson,
New Jersey.67



 
"TALIBAN TROUBLE"
Under the heading "TALIBAN TROUBLE" on page 199 he writes about the huge amounts of opium smuggled out of Afghanistan, and only in 2013 it was 5.500 tons!
The mountain of money it generated was washed white in American banks, and finely funded CIA and Gulens activities in central Asin and Turkey.

Heroin by the turn of the twenty-first century had become one of the world's most valuable resources —a resource that could generate over $100,000 billion a year in revenue. Without the white powder, there would be no black ops—no means of obtaining control of Eurasia—no way of molding the global economy and political relations.

On January 27, 2000, a catastrophe occurred for covert activity when Mullah Omar and the other leaders of the Taliban announced their plans to ban poppy production within the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.68 This decision sent shock waves through the US intelligence community.

From 1976 to 2000, the Afghan opium poppy harvest had grown nearly tenfold, climbing from 250 to 2,000 tons during the covert war of the 1980s, and then from 2,000 to 4,600 tons during the civil war of the 1990s. The country's economy had transformed from a diverse agricultural system based on herding, orchards, and sixty-two varieties of field crops into the world's first opium monocrop.69

Thanks to the Taliban prohibition, the opium poppy harvest fell from 4,600 tons in 1999 to 81 tons in 2001. The situation had to be addressed by the military-industrial complex in a forceful way. With the outbreak of the "war on terror" and the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the ban came to an immediate end. Within a year, the UN reported that the poppy crop had rebounded to 3,400 tons.70 By October 2013, thanks to the US occupation, the opium harvest had climbed to an all-time high of 5,500 tons.71

The days when heroin money could be laundered through a small circle of banks, including the IOR, were long past. By 2014, $500 billion to $1 trillion in proceeds from criminal activity and black ops were laundered through the world's leading banks—half of which were located in the United States. Narcodollars became the lifeblood of the nation's economy.72

The US banks developed an incredibly complex system for transferring illicit funds into the country for investments in real estate, corporations, industries, and government bonds. The financial institutions that participated in this process, according to Canadian commentator Asad Ismi, included the Bank of Boston, Republic National Bank of New York, Landmark First National Bank, the Great American Bank, People's Liberty Bank and Trust Company of Kentucky, Riggs National Bank of Washington, Citibank, and American Express International of Beverly Hils.73

Manufacturers Bank, Chase Manhattan, Chemical Bank, and Irving Trust have admitted not reporting transfers of substantial amounts of money to the US government as required by the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, and the Bank
of America has been fined $4.75 million for refusing to provide documentation for transfers of more than $12 billion.74..........................


 

More about the Gulen movements finances

 

Fethullah Gulen's transformation

On pages 194 and 195, he continues to tell that it was necessary to soften the Gulen image. This seems to have been the former CiA agent Graham Fuller's task.

He has written book and articles about Fethullah Gulen, describing him as an imam who stands for dialogue and peace. The strategy has succeeded.

 

Throughout the 1990s, the CIA sought to soften Gülen's image. The Muslim preacher was presented not as a militant Islamist but as a humanitarian devoted to the Muslim ideal of Hizmet—altruistic service for the common good. This image was furthered by a plethora of articles and books— allegedly penned by Gülen—from a self-publishing company. Photo ops were arranged so the imam could appear in public with other religious dignitaries, including Greek Orthodox patriarch Bartholomeos and Israeli Sephardic head rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron.

He was also granted a private audience with Pope John Paul II, who was blithely unaware of Gülen's tirades against the Holy See.
In one of Gülen's sermons, the impassioned pasha had cried: "Till this day, Catholic missionaries and
the Vatican have been behind all atrocities. The Vatican is the hole of the snake, the hole of the

viper."37


 

"New Lead Actor"

Page 195:


Fethullah Gülen, who presently governs one of the world's "most powerful and best-connected"
Muslim networks,28 has been said to be the "strongest and most effective Islamic fundamentalist in
Turkey"—an individual who "camouflages his methods with a democratic and moderate image."29
His movement, which seeks to create a New Islamic World Order, has amassed approximately ten
million supporters—many of whom contribute between 5 percent and 20 percent of their income to
his movement—and his tentacles stretch from Central Asia to the United States.30


With an estimated $50 billion in assets,31 the reclusive Islamist reportedly controls over one thousand schools in 130 countries, along with political action groups, newspapers (including Zaman, Turkey's leading daily), television and radio stations, universities, a massive conglomerate called Kaynak Holding, and even a centralized bank.32

Gülen was a student and follower of Sheikh Sa'id-i Kurdi (1878–1960), also known as Sa'id-i
Nursi, the founder of the Islamist Nur (light) movement. After Turkey's war of independence, Kurdi
demanded, in an address to the new parliament, that the new republic be based on Islamic
principles.33 Gülen advanced these principles in his sermons and teachings. In 1979, he issued this
exhortation: "Muslims should become bombs and explode, tear to pieces the heads of the infidels, even if it's America opposing them."34

During the 1980s, Gülen worked with the Grey Wolves and the CIA in covert operations against the PKK and other Communist groups. His primary contact with the Agency was Morton Abramowitz, who later became the US ambassador to Turkey.35

By 1990, Gülen had emerged as a key CIA asset and began to establish over 350 mosques and madrassahs throughout Turkey and Central Asia, paid for with black funds from the drug trade. His financial resources and political influence continued to increase, until Gülen had become one of the
most powerful figures in Turkey: an imam with millions of followers and seemingly limitless
financial resources.36

Few figures on the world's stage assumed a more important role in the unfolding saga that became known as Gladio II.

Throughout the 1990s, the CIA sought to soften Gülen's image. The Muslim preacher was presentednot as a militant Islamist but as a humanitarian devoted to the Muslim ideal of Hizmet—altruistic
service for the common good. This image was furthered by a plethora of articles and books— allegedly penned by Gülen—from a self-publishing company.

Photo ops were arranged so the imam could appear in public with other religious dignitaries, including Greek Orthodox patriarch Bartholomeos and Israeli Sephardic head rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron. He was also granted a private audience with Pope John Paul II, who was blithely unaware of Gülen's tirades against the Holy See.

In one of Gülen's sermons, the impassioned pasha had cried: "Till this day, Catholic missionaries and
the Vatican have been behind all atrocities. The Vatican is the hole of the snake, the hole of the
viper."37


 

"Hidden Agenda"

Content

From page 196:

In his public statements, Gülen continues to espouse a liberal version of Sunni/Hanafi Islam, and the notion of Hizmet. He has condemned terrorism and called for interfaith dialogue. Prominent US officials have lavished praise on the Turkish pasha, claiming that he is a leading voice of moderation in the Islamic world.

On September 25, 2008, former president Bill Clinton greeted an audience of Gülen's disciples at the third-annual Friendship Dinner of the Turkish Cultural Center (one of Gülen's non-profit organizations) by saying, "You're contributing to the promotion of the ideals of tolerance and interfaith dialogue inspired by Fethullah Gülen and his transnational social movement."48

In private, Gülen has said that "in order to reach the ideal Muslim society every method and path is acceptable, [including] lying to people."49 In a sermon aired on Turkish television, he announced to his legion of followers his plan to create a New Islamic World Order:

You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers…until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria…like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it…. You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey…. Until that time, any step taken would be too early— like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence…trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—[just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here.50

He continued:

When everything was closed and all doors were locked, our houses of isik [light] assumed a mission greater than that of older times. In the past, some of the duties of these houses were carried out by madrassahs [Islamic schools], some by schools, some by tekkes [Islamist lodges]…. These isik homes had to be the schools, had to be madrasahs, [had to be] tekkes all at the same time. The permission did not come from the state, or the state's laws, or the people who govern us. The permission was given by God…who wanted His name learned and talked about, studied, and discussed in those houses, as it used to be in the mosques.51

In another sermon, Gülen proclaimed:

Now it is a painful spring that we live in. A nation is being born again. A nation of millions [is] being born—one that will live for long centuries, God willing…. It is being born with its own culture, its own civilization. If giving birth to one person is so painful, the birth of millions cannot be pain-free. Naturally we will suffer pain. It won't be easy for a nation that has accepted atheism, has.....

Page 197:

......accepted materialism, a nation accustomed to running away from itself, to come back riding on its horse. It will not be easy, but it is worth all our suffering and the sacrifices.52

And in yet another sermon, he told his followers:

The philosophy of our service is that we open a house somewhere and, with the patience of a spider, we lay our web to wait for people to get caught in the web; and we teach those who do. We don't lay the web to eat or consume them but to show them the way to their resurrection, to blow life into their dead bodies and souls, to give them a life.53

Assessing such statements, Ariel Cohen, a Middle East analyst with the Heritage Foundation, said, "It's not just a religious movement; it's the Fethullah Gülen movement. They call themselves that. So it is, you can say, a cult. It is a highly personalized movement." Cohen, who spent years tracking the Gülen movement, added, "This is clearly the world according to the Koran, the world according to Islam, the world according to Fethullah Gülen. But what he's talking about is not the caliphate, is not the sharia state he calls it the New World Islamic Order."54


 

On August 8, 2009 Sibel Edmonds testified before "THE OHIO ELECTIONS COMMISSION". On page 95 and 96 she says:
"He (Fethullah Gulen) has since established more than 300 madrasahs in Central Asia and what he calls universities that have a front that is called Moderate Islam, but he is closely involved in training mujahideen-like militia Islam who are brought from Pakistan and Afghanistan into Central Asia where his madrasahs operate, and his organization's network is estimated to be around $25 billion."


Gulen movement. Is it conservative or moderate?

 

Gladio meets a truck From a Nov. 5 article by Radikal's Mehmet Ali Yilmaz:

 

The Susurluk scandal