Daniele Ganser

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(author, academic, historian)
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Born 29 August 1972
Interests • Operation Gladio
• Resource wars
• Intelligence agencies

Daniele Ganser is a historian who has focused on Operation Gladio.

Daniele Ganser on 9/11

Research Interests:


Documents by Daniele Ganser

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Secret Warfare - Gladiowebpage17 December 2004Operation Gladio
File:The CIA in Western Europe and the Abuse of Human Rights.pdfpaperOctober 2006Human rights
Operation Gladio
A paper addressing assertions from the US State Department that US Field Manual FM30-31B was a Soviet forgery.

Quotes by Daniele Ganser

"Terrorism"“It is probably fair to say that of the roughly seven billion people who live on our planet today, far less than one percent has ever heard of the "strategy of tension." And only a very few of these could illustrate the strategy with specific historical examples. It is indeed a strategy of a shadow world, known only to a few military and intelligence officers (and some criminals) who have carried it out, a few police officers and judges who fought against it, and a handful of journalists and academics who have written about it.

In its essence, the strategy of tension targets the emotions of human beings and aims to spread maximum fear among the target group. “Tension” refers to emotional distress and psychological fear, whereas “strategy” refers to the technique of bringing about such distress and fear. A terrorist attack in a public place, such as a railway station, a market place, or a school bus, is the typical technique through which the strategy of tension is implemented. After the attack — and this is a crucial element — the secret agents who carried out the crime blame it on a political opponent by removing and planting evidence.

It must be noted that the targets of the strategy of tension are not the dead and the wounded of the terrorist attacks, as many might assume. The targets are the political opponents, who are discredited through the attack, and those who remain unharmed but learn of the attack, thereby coming to fear for their lives and those of their loved ones. Since the aims of the strategy are to discredit opponents and to create fear, the real targets are not the people who were killed, whether they number in the dozens or even thousands, but the millions of people who survive physically unharmed but emotionally distressed.”
May 2014Journal of 9/11 Studies
Peteano bombing11 February 1998
Piazza della Loggia bombingMay 2014Journal of 9/11 Studies