Vincenzo Vinciguerra

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Person.png Vincenzo Vinciguerra  
(terrorist)
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Exposed Operation Gladio
Perpetrator of Peteano bombing
During his trial, he exposed Operation Gladio, now serving a life sentence for the 1972 Peteano Bombing.
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Operation Gladio

Full article: Operation Gladio

Vincenzo Vinciguerra is a central figure in Allan Francovich's 1992 film about Gladio. He was not a senior figure, but was well informed about the structure of the organisations. In an interview for the film, he well summarized the principle behind the NATO backed strategy of tension that was followed in Italy, and why it went unexposed for so long:

"When you were on the Right you were not supposed to attack the State or its representatives. You were supposed to attack civilians, women, children, innocent people from outside the political arena. For one simple reason: To force the Italian public to turn to the State turn to the regime and ask for greater security. This was precisely the role of the right in Italy. It placed itself at the service of the State which created a strategy aptly called the "Strategy of Tension" in so far as they had to get ordinary people to accept that at any moment over a period of 30 years, from 1960 to the mid eighties a State of emergency could be declared. So, people would willingly trade part of their freedom for the security of being able to walk the streets, go on trains or enter a bank. This is the political logic behind all the bombings. They remain unpunished because the state cannot condemn itself."[1]

 

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Peteano bombing31 May 1972


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