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Group.png Italy   Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Flag of Italy.svg
Capital cityRome
LeaderPresident of Italy
Typenation state
Subgroups• Servizio Informazioni Difesa
• Servizio Informazioni Forze Armate
Interest ofBilderberg/1993, Emanuele Ottolenghi
Member ofEuropean Defence Union, European Union, Eurozone, G-20, Global Counter Terrorism Forum, International Criminal Court, International Energy Agency, NATO, OECD, UN
Italy/Deep state
Italy/Deputy Prime Minister
Italy/Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Italy/Permanent Representative to the European Union
Italy/Prime Minister
European country that has the sixth-largest national wealth and third-largest central bank gold reserve. Italy/Deep state is an integral part of the SDS.

Italy is a nation state in Southern Europe. Its capital city, Rome, contains the Vatican city. After CIA intervention in 1947 to try to prevent the electoral success of the communist party it proved politically unstable. A swathe of bombings from the late 1960s was later shown to be part of a NATO-backed program of propaganda and social destabilisation, exposed in the 1980s. The project had different names in different countries, but the Italian name "Operation Gladio" has come to describe the whole project.

Deep state

Full article: Italy/Deep state
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Full article: Operation Gladio

Italy was the first country in which the CIA carried out covert actions. In 1947, Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter signed a document NSC 4-A, authorising covert intervention in the elections to prevent a communist victory. This began a decades long campaign by the CIA to try to prevent a communist government from taking power.

Years of Lead

Full article: Stub class article Years of Lead

The Years of Lead were a decades long strategy of tension carried out against the Italian population. They were marked by assassinations and false flag attacks and the gradual exposure of Operation Gladio.

False flag bombings

The Peteano Attack was a false flag attack carried out in 1972 by Vincenzo Vinciguerra (a fascist), but blamed at the time on communist "terrorists". This began a NATO backed "strategy of tension" against the Italian people. After hundreds of people were murdered by false flag bombings such as the Bologna massacre, the level of interest was such that the secret stay-behind network, Operation Gladio was exposed.

Aldo Moro

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In 1978, former Italian Prime Minister, Aldo Moro was kidnapped and murdered by the Brigate Rosse (Red Brigades). Like the Peteano attack, the possibility that this could have been a false flag attack was initially not taken seriously, although after the exposure of Gladio, it now is. Culpability is still being debated.


Italy was where the truth about Operation Gladio finally emerged (which is why the Europewide network has an Italian name). Italy was one of only 3 members of the European Union which complied with the European Parliament's directive to investigate Operation Gladio.[1]

Covid-19 "Recovery Plan"

The Italian Covid Recovery Plan (still not approved by Parliament) will allocate €196 billion (presumably debt financed[citation needed]) to six areas. Of these funds:

Remarkably, healthcare, despite allegedly struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic, was only allocated just 5% of the funds. Vittorio Colao, the Bilderberger in charge of "Phase 2" of the Covid response said in June 2020, "we' cannot afford to waste this opportunity...As unfortunate as it has been, the virus has allowed the country to achieve the same amount of progress for digital adoption in two months as it would have in five years...Social distancing has forced many small businesses in Italy to suddenly go digital."[2]

There have been large protests and strikes in opposition to the Green Pass.[3]

Bearer bonds

Full article: Bearer bond
A 1 Billion Dollar gold Bearer bond

Extremely large amounts of Bearer bonds (in extremely large denominations) have turned up on the Swiss border, such as the June 2009 seizure of US$ 134.5 billion worth. Reports disagree as to whether the bonds were real or fake, but those caught importing hem into Switzerland appear to have been released with charge.[4][5][6]

"War on Terror"

Full article: Rated 4/5 “War on Terror”

In 2015, six people were convicted of anti-semitism in Italy, under 1993 "race hatred" laws, in the wake of Charlie Hebdo.[7]

Arms Production

Italy was the #8 nation worldwide as regards arms exports from 2012-2016.[8]


Events carried out

2011 Attacks on LibyaLibya"Perhaps one of the most egregious examples of US military aggression and lawlessness in recent memory", carried out under a pretext of "humanitarian intervention".
Evacuation from AfghanistanAfghanistanThe evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan, one of the largest airlifts in history


Related Quotation

Francesco Cossiga“Maroni should do what I did when I was Minister of the Interior. First, leave the high school students alone, because think what would happen if a twelve-year-old was killed or seriously injured. Let them do the university students instead. Withdraw the police force from the streets and universities, infiltrate the movement with agents provocateurs ready for anything, and let the demonstrators devastate the shops, set fire to cars and set fire to cities for ten days. After that, thanks to popular support, the sound of ambulance sirens will overwhelm that of police and carabinieri cars. In the sense that the police should massacre the protesters mercilessly and send them all to hospital. Do not arrest them, since the magistrates would immediately set them free, but beat them to a pulp, and to a pulp even those teachers who foment them. Especially the teachers. Not the old ones, of course, but the little girls teachers, yes.”Francesco Cossiga2008


Nation state

Nation stateDescription
Vatican CityThe second smallest nation state in the world (arguably after the BIS), housing the HQ of the Roman Catholic church.



"The pictures from Italy"At the beginning of the global lockdowns in March 2020, pictures of piles of coffins in Northern Italy being transported away in convoys of army trucks under the cover of night, became probably the most important images to justify hard measures.
Bilderberg/1957 OctoberThe 6th Bilderberg meeting, the latest ever in the year and the first one in Italy.
Bilderberg/1965The 14th Bilderberg meeting, held in Italy
Bilderberg/198735th Bilderberg, in Italy, 106 participants
Bilderberg/2004The 52nd such meeting. 126 recorded guests
Bilderberg/2018The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.
Bologna bombingA murderous attack on the Italian public, carried out by the MI6/CIA led Operation Gladio, blamed on communists, as part of a wider program to prevent their electoral success in Italy.
Borghese coupA failed coup d'etat
Identity Crisis: Can European civilization survive conference
Itavia Flight 870Suspicious plane crash that was the subject of complex legal action.
Le Cercle/1968 (Rome)Precise dates uncertain
Mani pulite
Moby PrinceA ferry catastrophe during a military smuggling operation
Montesi case
Operation Gladio/ExposureOperation Gladio was exposed in Italy by the research of Italian judge Felice Casson.
Peteano bombingA suicide bomb attack which lured 3 carabinieri to their deaths with a booby trapped car bomb. The cover up of this murder - and its later uncovering by Italian judge Felice Casson was a major event in the exposure of Operation Gladio.
Piazza Fontana bombingAn act of terrorism carried out by NATO backed groups to try prevent the electoral success of the Italian communist party.
Piazza della Loggia bombingBomb attack carried out by Ordine Nuovo as part of Operation Gladio. Killed 8, injured 102.


Groups Headquartered Here

Agenzia Informazioni e Sicurezza Esterna
Aspen Institute Italia1984A big Italian business think tank, influence group and lodge
Banca Nazionale del LavoroBig Italian bank
Bank of Italy
Bocconi University1902Private university for wannabe business executives
Ca' Foscari University of Venice1868From the outset conceived as a national rather than a regional institution
Compagnia di San Paolo25 January 1563 JL
Eni1953Italian multinational oil and gas founded by Enrico Mattei.
European Gendarmerie Force2006An operational, pre-organised, and rapidly deployable EU intervention force with military status - meaning mysterious foreign-speaking troops with no local connections are used to crush unrest.
European University of Rome2005A legally recognized non-state university, located in Rome connected to the Legionaries of Christ.
FAO16 October 1945
Fiat1899The company of the Agnelli family, with tentacles all over Italian society.
Ghisleri College1567 JLA prestigious college with long traditions
Italian International Affairs Institute11 October 1965Transatlantic Italian think tank founded by Altiero Spinelli.
Italy/Deep stateThe Italian deep state, post-WW II, centered on the Operation Gladio network run through NATO and heavily influenced by the CIA and MI6.
Italy–USA Foundation
John Cabot University1972American-style university in Rome, Italy
LUISS1974Predecessor was a founded by Félix Morlion to train anti-communist cadres on behalf of the Vatican and the CIA.
La Repubblica1976Italian corporate newspaper
Legionaries of Christ3 January 1941The Catholic religious order ran a VIPaedophile sex ring (likely blackmail as well) in several Latin-American countries.
Leonardo S.p.A.19488th biggest arms manufacturer in the world by sales
NATO/Defense College19 November 1951Meeting place for policy makers and military officers.
Operation Gladio1948Secret for over 40 years, Gladio is a NATO-backed network of armed soldiers inside the nations of Europe outside effective control of national governments. Ostensibly intended for use only in case of a Soviet invasion, Gladio carried out a string of false flag terror attacks. In 1990, the European parliament asked all member states to launch investigations, but only 5 national governments did so.
Opus Dei2 October 1928Secretive catholic deep state group with connections to Gladio
Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy1701Academy is dedicated to training priests to serve in the diplomatic corps and the Secretariat of State of the Holy See.
Pontifical Gregorian University1551 JLHigher education ecclesiastical school run by the Jesuits and dependent on the Holy See.
RAI1924The national public broadcasting company of Italy
SIFAR30 March 194930 June 1966
Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George1545 JL
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies1987Special-statute special-statute with deep state connections
Sapienza University of Rome1303 JLUniversity of importance to the Italian Deep state
The European House - Ambrosetti1965Brings together more than 300 members from the top management of both national and multinational companies active in Italy. "We’ve called them elite, and we don’t think we’re wrong. A select group that thinks, discusses and develops an invaluable perspective which is then made available to all. For the good of the country"
University of Bari1925Founded in 1925 as the "Benito Mussolini Adriatic University"; many scandals.
University of Florence1859University located in Florence, Italy
University of Genoa1481 JLOne of the largest universities in Italy.
University of Padua1222 JLUniversity located in the city of Padua, Italy
University of Parma13 March 962 JLClaims to be the oldest university in the world
University of Pavia1361 JLOne of the oldest universities in the world, located in Pavia, Lombardy, Italy.
University of PerugiaUniversity based in Perugia, Italy
University of Pisa1343 JLOne of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Italy
University of Sassari1562 JLMarred by corruption allegations
University of Turin1404 JLMany deep state operatives as alumni
World Food Programme


Citizens of Italy on Wikispooks

Luigi Abete17 February 1947
Mario Ferrari Aggradi13 March 191624 December 1997Italian politician
Edoardo Agnelli9 June 195415 November 2000Heir to the huge Agnelli fortune who was "found dead under a bridge" after converting to Islam.
Gianni Agnelli12 March 192124 January 2003Italian industrialist, 37 Bilderbergs
Umberto Agnelli1 November 193427 May 2004Italian business magnate with multiple deep state connections including the Bilderberg Steering committee.
Alberto Alemanno30 April 1975
Alberto Alesina29 April 195726 May 2020Italian economist who attended the 2018 Bilderberg and "strongly agreed" with the Bilderbergers' COVID Lockdown policy.
Giovanni Allavena1917September 1991Head of Italian intelligence service SIFAR, connected to "some the darkest events that took place in Italy after the war". Removed after files scandal in 1966. Member of P2.
Renato Altissimo4 October 194017 April 2015Italian politician
Marco AlveràAugust 1975Italian gas executive, turning into "hydrogen power"
Alfredo AmbrosettiJune 19316 times Bilderberg visitor Italian businessman
Giorgio Ambrosoli17 October 193311 July 1979An Italian lawyer assassinated while investigating Michele Sindona.
Nino Andreatta11 August 192826 March 2007Italian politician and founder of think-tanks. Removed officials who appeared in the list seized from Licio Gelli and imposed the dissolution of the Banco Ambrosiano.
Giulio Andreotti14 January 19196 May 2013"The ultimate insider of Italian political life", who as Italian Prime Minister publicly confirmed the existence of Operation Gladio
Tima Anselmi25 March 19271 November 2016Single Bilderberger Italian Heath Minister
Enrico Anzilotti8 February 18981983Governor of Italian Somaliland from 1957-1958. Attended the 1959 Bilderberg
Carlos AritarioAccompanied Virginio Rognoni to the 1982 Bilderberg.
Luca Attanasio23 May 197722 February 2021Ambassador assassinated in 2021.
Paolo Baffi5 August 19114 August 1989
Sergio Balanzino20 June 193425 February 2018Twice acting Secretary General of NATO.
Vittorio BarattieriItalian economist interested in privatization
Luigi Barzini21 December 190830 March 1984Italian anti-communist journalist and politician, Attended 1980 Bilderberg meeting.
Piero Bassetti20 December 1928Double Bilderberg Italian politician
Gianfranco Battelli1937March 2022SISMI Director on 9-11, who reports that he refused to cooperate in kidnapping terrorist suspects for the CIA.
Rodolfo de Bendetti2 July 1961Double Bilderberg Italian deep state connected businessman
Carlo De Benedetti14 November 1934
Brando Benifei1 January 1986Italian politician
Giorgio Benvenuto8 December 1937Italian trade unionist and politician, attended the 1980 Bilderberg as Italian Socialist Party/General secretary
Silvio Berlusconi29 September 193612 June 2023Italian media magnate, three time Prime Minister of Italy, bunga bunga parties ...
Franco Bernabè18 September 1948Italian banker and manager, Steering Committee of the Bilderberg
Gilberto Bernardini28 August 19064 August 1995Italian physicist and academic. Director of CERN 1957-64.
Tarcisio Bertone2 December 1934
Enzo Bettiza7 June 192728 July 2017Anti-communist Moscow correspondent and editor who attended the 1974 Bilderberg Meeting. Later Europhile politician.
Marco Bizzarri19 August 1962CEO of Gucci
Vincenzo Boccia
Emma Bonino9 March 1948Attended the 1998 Bilderberg as European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Luca Del BonoAnglo-Italian entrepreneur listed in Jeffrey Epstein's black book.
Valerio Borghese6 June 190626 August 1974Organized a failed coup in Italy and was exiled.
Mario Borghezio3 December 1947Italian politician; interested in the Bilderberg
Ferrucio de Bortoli20 May 1953Italian journalist
Bruno Branciforte6 November 1947Italian admiral. The last head of the Italian Military Intelligence and Security Service and first leader of the Italian External Intelligence and Security Agency.
Flavio Briatore12 April 1950Italian businessman mentioned in Jeffrey Epstein's black book.
Umberto Broccoli1895Italian officer and spook who was involved in the establishment of Gladio
Manlio Brosio10 July 189714 March 1980The last Secretary General of NATO who was appointed before he attended the Bilderberg.
Aristide BrunelloLittle known Cercle visitor. Vatican prelate and spy for the BND under Reinhard Gehlen. Attended a meeting of the Le Cercle.<a href="#cite_note-2">[2]</a>
Renato Brunetta15 May 1950Italian minister who let the digital lobby penetrate public administration
Roberto Burioni1962Italian virologist and academic who was given prominence in Italy for his strong stance against the antivaccination movement. The loudest proponent of the lockdowns and other policies from the start of Covid in 2020.
Raffaele Cafiero12 February 189110 July 1959Italian monarchist politician who attended two Bilderbergs in the 1950s
Luigi Calabresi14 November 193717 May 1972An Italian policeman who was alleged to have killed a suspect of the Piazza Fontana bombing. Assassinated in 1972, leading to public unrest.
Luigi Caligaris4 October 193117 October 2019Single Bilderberger Italian officer, later politician
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