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Old 06-17-2008, 09:06 AM   #40
Chris Goodwin
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Default Re: Real-Life Weirdness

It's got Cold War politics, (ex-)Nazis, sleeper agents, and (as required by law) a connection to the Knights Templar (via the Order of the Solar Temple).

From the article:

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Gladio (Italian, from Latin gladius, meaning sword) is a code name denoting the clandestine NATO "stay-behind" operation in Italy after World War II, intended to counter an eventual Warsaw Pact invasion of Western Europe. Although Gladio specifically refers to the Italian branch of the NATO stay-behind organisations, Operation Gladio is used as an informal name for all stay-behind organisations.
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