The first clip on youtube includes an interview with former CIA director William Colby, but the second to last clip is amazing.
It starts with the infiltration of the Red Brigade, and as soon as they were about to do something intel didn't like, they swooped in, and arrested the leaders, then put this assassination plot in motion.
You might recall that the FBI had an informant living with two of the 9/11 hijackers and two of the hijackers were supported by Saudi intelligence agents according to Sen. Bob Graham, who co-chaired the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11.They also had an informant in the 1993 WTC bombing ring. According to the New York Times, that guy started taping his FBI handlers, when they told him to give the bombers real explosives instead of harmless powder. So are our intel services incompetent, or following the same model of setting up patsies to do terrorist attacks?
The concluding segment is chilling. It includes Michael Ledeen, the far right American fixer, who apparently had a role in promoting the forged Niger letter about uranium in the run up to the Iraq War.
The Italian intelligence operative who ran the whole program referred to the true believers, those who thought they were really in a communist underground group as robots, lifeless things he brought to life, and then as adorable cute puppets, and winds up a music box with a little moving figure on top to illustrate.
The Italians could do this well enough to kill their prime minister. Any chance our intel people have figured out their own creative uses for this tactic?
This isn't conspiracy theory stuff, it's how you guarantee public support for policies that aren't in the public interest.
The Brits were caught doing this in Iraq, and Israel has carried out these kind of operations against us in the Lavon Affair, and it was probably the intent of the USS Liberty incident as well.
There was a variation of this proposed to President Kennedy, to bomb American cities, hijack planes, and blame it on the Cubans as a pre-text for war, Operation Northwoods. I wouldn't have believed that one if I hadn't seen the declassified docs on it at the National Security Archive at George Washington University.
If you don't want the war on terror to last the rest of our lives, we need to eventually get this piece in the debate, and force Congress to investigate it, just as the did COINTELPRO, MK-ULTRA, and the like with the Church committee in the 70s.