by Daniele Ganser (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
Empires rise and fall; they do not last.
In the eyes of many, the US exerts the strongest destabilizing influence on world events, and thus presents the greatest threat to world peace. World power #1 hasn’t acquired this top position by chance. Since 1945, no other nation has bombed as many other countries or toppled as many governments as the US. It maintains the most military bases, exports the most weapons, and has the highest defense budget in the world. USA: The Ruthless Empire explains the background factors, motives, and resources of this world power.
in Lugano, Switzerland
August 29, 1972
Daniele Ganser (born August 29, 1972 in Lugano) is a Swiss historian, author, 9/11 truther and Peak Oil lecturer. He is best known for his 2005 book NATO’s Secret Armies, an adaption of his 2001 dissertation.
Daniele Ganser was Senior Researcher at the ETH Zurich, Center for Security Studies (CSS). He was president (2006-2012) of the Swiss branch of the “Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas” (ASPO), and taught a course (2012-2017) titled History and Future of Energy Systems at the University of St. Gallen.
Ganser has written books about the presumed NATO stay-behind network Gladio, the Swiss policy of refusing to integrate with the EU, the Cuban missile crisis and the Peak Oil theory.
He was president of the Swiss branch of the “Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas” (ASPO) and teaches History and Future of Energy Systems at the University of St. Gallen.
He questions the accuracy of the 9/11 Commission Report. (less)
This fascinating new study shows how the CIA and the British secret service, in collaboration with the military alliance NATO and European military secret services, set up a network of clandestine anti-communist armies in Western Europe after World War II.
These secret soldiers were trained on remote islands in the Mediterranean and in unorthodox warfare centres in England and in the United States by the Green Berets and SAS Special Forces. The network was armed with explosives, machine guns and high-tech communication equipment hidden in underground bunkers and secret arms caches in forests and mountain meadows. In some countries the secret army linked up with right-wing terrorist who in a secret war engaged in political manipulation, harrassement of left wing parties, massacres, coup d’etats and torture.
Codenamed ‘Gladio’ (‘the sword’), the Italian secret army was exposed in 1990 by Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti to the Italian Senate, whereupon the press spoke of “The best kept, and most damaging, political-military secret since World War II” (Observer, 18. November 1990) and observed that “The story seems straight from the pages of a political thriller.” (The Times, November 19, 1990). Ever since, so-called ‘stay-behind’ armies of NATO have also been discovered in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and Turkey. They were internationally coordinated by the Pentagon and NATO and had their last known meeting in the NATO-linked Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC) in Brussels in October 1990.
336 pages, Paperback
First published December 17, 2004