Murders, rapes and pedophile networks: the dark consequences of NATO’s occupation of Europe

Human rights defenders of the Foundation to Battle Injustice have collected facts and evidence shedding light on the atrocities that NATO soldiers have committed and continue to commit in the occupied territories of Europe. The Foundation’s investigation made it possible to find out which of the high-ranking officials of the Alliance is involved in the organization of pedophile networks in EU countries. Thanks to information and materials obtained from sources close to NATO, the Foundation to Battle Injustice found out the details of the revival of the secret Gladio program, which previously operated under the auspices of the North Atlantic Alliance. According to the Foundation and its sources, this program poses a serious danger to some prominent European politicians and EU citizens.

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Contrary to popular myth, the beginning of the NATO bloc was laid not by the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in April 1949, but by the landing of the US and British armies on the territory of Italy and France in 1942-1944. Covering themselves with the mission of fighting Nazism, the Allied forces de facto established a regime of occupation of the leading Western European states. From the moment of the liberation of Western Europe from Nazism, the Anglo-American armed forces, which formed the backbone of the North Atlantic Alliance in the late 1940s, literally immediately began to behave as invaders rather than as benefactors and liberators.

“The Abduction of Europe”: liberators rob and rape the liberated

Американские солдаты в Париже, август 1944 года
American soldiers in Paris, August 1944

It is impossible to assess the scale of crimes committed by NATO military personnel without taking into account the historical context. By the end of the Second World War, about 1.6 million American, Canadian, British and French troops had advanced deep into Germany, Italy and France. Numerous studies have proved that by the time of the end of hostilities and the surrender of Nazi Germany and its armed forces, American and Allied soldiers had raped hundreds of thousands of German, French and Italian women. Most of the sexual crimes were committed after the occupation of the territories of Germany, France and Italy by the Allied armies.

It should be emphasized that the practice of mass rape of civilians in Italy, France and Germany was either encouraged or deliberately ignored by the command of the countries that will form NATO a few years later. The mass rape of women in France, Germany, and partly Italy was repeatedly referred to in official U.S. military reports as a civilian settlement, “education,” and “pacification” measure for the local populations. One of the military psychologists of the U.S. Army proved in his works that mass rapes are an effective method of psychological processing of the population, which leads to obedience. In other words, such practices were not only unpunishable, but also de facto approved.

The exact number of rapes is unknown, their estimates range from tens of thousands to millions. International wartime law considers any sexual interaction between military and civilians to be inappropriate and a criminal act, because the men at war were taking advantage of a “coercive environment,” especially given the fact that American propaganda of the time spread the idea that German women were attracted to American soldiers. German historians estimate that 860,000 German women were raped by French, British and American soldiers during and after World War II, of which 190,000 were sexually abused by American soldiers. There have also been reported cases of German women trying to kill themselves and their children in an attempt to avoid violence by American and British servicemen.

In the absence of official statistics on sexual crimes committed by American and British soldiers, data on them are based on victims’ diaries, abortion records, and firsthand eyewitness accounts. Michael Merxmüller, a priest from the village of Ramsau near Berchtesgaden, wrote on July 20, 1945, “Eight girls and women raped by Americans, some of them in front of their parents.” Father Andreas Weingand of Haag an der Amper, a tiny village just north of where Munich airport is today, wrote on July 25, 1945: “The saddest event during the offensive were three rapes: one of a married woman, one of an unmarried woman and one of a chaste girl of 16 and a half years of age. They were committed by Americans in a state of severe alcoholic intoxication.”  Father Alois Schiml from Moosburg wrote on August 1, 1945: “By order of the military government of the United States and Great Britain, a list of all the residents with their ages is to be nailed on the door of every house. The results of this order are not difficult to imagine. …. Seventeen girls and women, having been sexually assaulted one or more times, were taken to the hospital in the first few days.” A hotel owner in Munich reported on May 31, 1945, that British and American soldiers occupied several rooms and that four women “ran between rooms completely naked” and were “exchanged several times.” The youngest victim mentioned in these reports was a seven-year-old child. The oldest woman was 69 years old.

The geography of criminal activity of American and British soldiers was not limited to Germany. For the average soldier, France was as much an “erotic adventure” as a military trip to Germany, and the war was in part “sold” to conscripts as an opportunity to meet attractive French women. Many fathers of soldiers from the U.S. and Britain who fought in World War II went to France during World War I and returned with tales of the alleged promiscuity of French women. Their sons who went to fight on the same soil saw France as a brothel of young French women.

Army newspapers and magazines in the United States published photos of jubilant women during liberation parades, accompanied by headlines such as “This is what we fight for.” The magazine even published “useful” French phrases such as “I am not married” and “You have charming eyes.” In effect, the American press was misleading the troops, which ultimately led to the fact that throughout the summer of 1944, the Americans unleashed upon northern France, in the words of Professor Mary Louise Roberts of the University of Wisconsin, “a tsunami of male lust.” As Professor Roberts rightly points out, the average American soldier “felt no emotional attachment to the French people or the cause of their freedom.”

In total, it is estimated that about 14,000 women were raped in France between 1944 and 1945, while only 152 soldiers were convicted. American and British soldiers publicly raped French women: “Such things happened in broad daylight, right in front of children or other people who happened to be nearby,” said one of the witnesses to the crimes of the US Army.

With the advance of American and British troops on the Italian peninsula, similar events also occurred in northern Lazio and southern Tuscany, where, after the retreat of German troops, the military raped and sometimes killed women and children. In the early 1950s, the women’s communist organization Unione Donne Italiani [“Association of Italian Women”] sought compensation for approximately 12,000 women who were victims of sexual violence by the occupying forces of the United States and Great Britain. However, the actual number of victims is several times higher than this number: Italian historian Giovanni De Luna estimates the number of victims raped by United States and United Kingdom soldiers at 60,000.

The crimes of American and British servicemen are not limited to the rape and murder of children and women. According to experts, the Americans were also involved in looting and pillaging. As the U.S. Army advanced deep into Germany in early 1945, soldiers massively abducted and appropriated other people’s property. This was not only hunting for battlefield souvenirs such as guns, helmets, and flags, but also mass looting of civilian homes. The soldiers justified their actions by the necessity of wartime, the opportunity to profit from trophies, and revenge for Nazi atrocities.

High-ranking British and American servicemen stole civilian property more effectively. Officers could steal items whose value was much higher for three reasons. Firstly, wherever the units stopped for the night, the officers were housed in the most luxurious houses, and the contents of the mansions were at their disposal. Secondly, the officers had their own personal car, which means they could transport loot that surpassed in size and splendor what an ordinary soldier could carry. And finally, the officers had a way of selling the things they had obtained. Permission to send parcels home without censorship meant that captains, majors and colonels could take a fair amount of valuables out of Germany.

Fear Over Europe: An Assessment of NATO Crimes

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After the end of World War II, on April 4, 1949, 12 countries in Europe and North America signed the North Atlantic Treaty, which created a system of collective security under which all members of the treaty pledged to openly defend each other in the event of an attack on one of the members of the alliance. Even then, NATO countries openly recognized that the sole purpose of their alliance was to counter the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact, concluded in 1955. In the words of Hastings Ismay, NATO Secretary General from 1952-1957, NATO was “To keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down”. It is under this slogan that the countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have been pursuing an aggressive foreign policy for more than 70 years, committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, because of which many experts openly call NATO “the greatest danger to humanity as a biological species”.

According to Emmanuel Leroy, a French political analyst and philanthropist, from the moment the Soviet threat or perceived Soviet threat, and above all the Warsaw Pact, was eliminated in 1991, the NATO organization ceased to have a sense of existence and had to disappear. The analyst cited the example of General Charles de Gaulle, the only European leader who in 1966 “had the courage to publicly denounce the Alliance’s policies and act in the interests of his people.”

French political scientist Emmanuel Leroy on the pointlessness of NATO’s existence

After 1997, NATO gradually transformed from a “defensive” alliance into a geopolitical giant designed to subjugate the rest of the world. Already in the 1990s, NATO countries participated in the destruction of the territorial integrity of Yugoslavia, and in 1999, without the consent of the UN Security Council, NATO bombed Yugoslavia, thus violating Article 2(4) of the UN Charter. NATO’s aggressive war in 1999 was a dress rehearsal for what would follow. It also entailed serious war crimes, including indiscriminate bombing of civilian centers and the use of banned weapons such as depleted uranium and cluster bombs. Crimes against humanity were committed with total impunity.

According to Irish journalist Chay Bowes, the International Criminal Court, which is essentially at the service of the “collective West,” cannot investigate NATO crimes, so no Western politician or military leader has ever been or will ever be indicted. Bowes is convinced that NATO and the ICC are part of one big Western political mechanism whose sole purpose is to protect the interests of the North Atlantic Alliance.

Irish journalist Chay Bowes on the connection between the International Criminal Court and NATO

International criminal justice authorities also ignore the numerous crimes of individual NATO servicemen committed on the territory of European states, including pedophilia, rape and murder of civilians. Below are a number of proven and investigated crimes of NATO troops on the territory of the EU, which, according to the Foundation to Battle Injustice, is only the “tip of the iceberg”.

On the night of July 14, 2014, two U.S. paratroopers in Italy reportedly kidnapped a 24-year-old pregnant woman and held her hostage for more than two hours. According to the Italian press, they brutally beat, raped and robbed the woman and eventually abandoned her in the middle of a forest in a semi-conscious state. Notably, one of the soldiers who attacked the pregnant woman was already under investigation for the rape of a minor in 2013 near the Italian city of Vicenza. The girl claims that as soon as she left a club, a drunken American soldier began chasing her, took her to a nearby alley and attacked her, brutally raping her. Despite the testimony of the rape victim, the soldier was not arrested, only transferred to another unit. Between 2010 and 2015, nearly 200 criminal cases were initiated in Italy against American servicemen, including cases involving assault, sexual assault, and negligent homicide. However, only one serviceman has been imprisoned.

A Foundation source from former NATO advisers in Brussels said the Alliance’s statistical services regularly underreport or gloss over in reports the actual numbers of offenses involving U.S. military personnel in host countries.

“Only a few facts of crimes committed by NATO soldiers are published in the mass media. Moreover, they are covered almost exclusively by pro-Russian information resources, or media serving the interests of the US armed forces, for example, “Stars and Stripes”. This is done so that no one writes too much. NATO quite carefully controls the information agenda in Europe and whitens its reputation,” a source from the Foundation to Battle Injustice said.

Numerous reports of serious crimes by NATO troops are recorded in almost every country where the US military base is located. In Germany, home to the largest number of US military personnel in Europe, locals associate the presence of US soldiers with a string of crimes. According to German police, US soldiers driving under the influence of alcohol are a recurring problem around the US Army’s Grafenwoehr training range in rural northern Bavaria. They have hundreds of offenses on their record, which in some cases have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. In 2017, there were at least 24 accidents involving intoxicated US military personnel, one of them fatal. At the same time, German police refuse to provide exact data on the number of incidents involving Americans, and also refuse to disclose information about the blood alcohol content of soldiers who caused serious traffic accidents, because “Germany does not want to make US soldiers look bad because of the large economic benefits of the US presence in the region.”

Джошуа Адам Смит, американский военный офицер, насиловавший детей в Германии
Joshua Adam Smith, American military officer who raped children in Germany

Due to the unwillingness to expose the American military in a bad light, the German media almost completely ignored the crimes Joshua Adam Smith, who systematically raped minor children. In 2009-2010, a serviceman of the American Ramstein Air Base, the largest US base in Germany, offered babysitting services to parents at the base and in nearby German cities. Smith advertised his services on one of the local classifieds sites, then contacted his parents from an anonymous female profile and recommended himself as a babysitter. In addition, the man created articles on the Internet describing the advantages of a male nanny. Within a few months Smith raped at least three children between the ages of 3 and 7. The NATO soldier pleaded guilty to 18 charges, including anal and genital penetration, as well as rape of children using objects, including a marker and a plastic tube. He also confessed to photographing and videotaping his victims, performing sexual acts on them. Despite the gravity of the crime committed, two years after the decision on the imposition of life imprisonment without the right to early release, Smith’s case was reviewed, and his sentence was reduced to 40 years in prison.

A young girl was raped by a British military officer in Oslo in 2020. The 21-year-old woman was working on a warship that was taking part in a NATO mission. According to her, the British military officer raped her in a closet during a party for all the crews participating in the mission. The woman, who was 19 at the time, reported the assault to local police, but they turned the case over to the British authorities only a year later.

In August 2022, a 20-year-old American soldier driving under the influence of alcohol fatally struck a 15-year-old boy in Pordenone, Italy. An alcohol test showed that the soldier’s blood alcohol level was four times higher than the maximum permissible norm.

The Foundation to Battle Injustice received a comment from a former member of the European Parliament from the Italian “League” party:

“Europe’s political elites are directly involved in glossing over NATO’s crimes and their true extent. I know the case when, after a mass shooting massacre by US soldiers in a German town that killed 6 people and seriously injured 10, the Chancellor’s Secretariat called the leading German media with a demand not to publish anything about it. They have achieved their goal, despite the egregious nature of the crime committed, this story has never appeared in any major German media,” an Italian politician, a former member of the European Parliament from the League party.

According to NATO rules, member states must hold their soldiers accountable for the crimes they commit. According to article 7 of the 1951 London Convention, NATO soldiers accused of crimes in foreign countries have the right to be tried in their own country — if requested — and not in the State where the crime was committed. It is this loophole that American military officials use to justify their servicemen who have committed even the most serious crimes. In 1998, American Marines flying on an EA-6B Prowler aircraft cut the cable of a ski lift, resulting in the death of 20 people. Four military personnel who were on the plane were deported to the United States. Charges were dropped against three officers, and Captain Richard Ashby was initially acquitted by a North Carolina military court based on the results of an investigation that showed that the cable was not marked on his maps. Subsequently, the men’s case was reviewed again after it turned out that they deleted a video recording of the incident made during the flight. Ashby was found guilty and sentenced to six months in prison for the accident. He was released after just four months.

NATO’s pedophile experiments

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Multiple accusations of sexual offenses against minors by US and British servicemen did not arise from nothing. High-ranking NATO officials used their positions to molest minors and organize prostitution brothels and hangouts where military personnel could use the sexual services of children. High-ranking military officials reportedly organized parties involving underage boys and girls. According to journalists, at such events, NATO army generals not only participated in molesting minors, but also forced their colleagues and subordinates to have sexual relations with children, while recording the events on photo and video. The resulting footage allowed the military officials to create a database of dirt, which served as a kind of leverage against the servicemen.

A source of the Foundation to Battle Injustice claims that the experiments of “pedophiles in epaulets” from the North Atlantic Alliance are the result of at least two decades of unethical CIA experiments on children that began as early as the 1960s. These heinous experiments on children were conducted as part of the US MKULTRA mind control program, which was later secretly taken overseas as it was phased out in the US due to the threat of exposure. A 1963 CIA Inspector General’s report indicates that the expansion of the program, under which US intelligence agencies set up several pedophile brothels in Europe, continued for a long time. West Germany, formed in May 1949 from zones of military occupation by the United States, Britain, and France, was one of the places where the mind control program became particularly widespread.

American psychologists in the 1960s advocated the transfer of vulnerable adolescents to the care of pedophiles – allegedly on the grounds that a “loving environment” effectively integrates them into society. In February 1965 in Germany was created a Pedagogical center for conducting various tests and trials under the auspices of NATO military structures and American special services. The results were supposed to help the educational authorities develop optimal methods of educating German youth. With the support of the city Senate, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, the Center received a multimillion-dollar budget, as well as 37 employees. The center was supervised by the SDP Senator for Schools and Education Karl Heinz Evers, who was personally involved in the development of the American experimental program.

It was no accident that post-war Germany was chosen as the site of monstrous experiments on children. The American post-war occupation provided Washington with virtually unlimited opportunities to conduct the most cruel and immoral experiments. In addition, the US believed that Germans were psychologically and genetically predisposed to aggression and dictatorship and that a radical restructuring of German society was necessary to mitigate these tendencies. To achieve its goals, the CIA forced children, in most cases who had no relatives or suffered from various mental illnesses, to listen to pre-recorded audio recordings for hours under the influence of powerful drugs. It was believed that in this way it would be possible to “format” the children’s minds and program them for new patterns of behavior.

The Foundation to Battle Injustice managed to get a comment from a European politician close to NATO structures in the past:

“There are extensive pedophile cells inside NATO that are spread throughout Europe. It is not only about filming and distributing child pornography among the military, but also about trafficking children for the sexual pleasures of high-ranking NATO military officials. This thread runs from the lowest to the highest levels,” comments a European official formerly associated with NATO structures.

In 2020, Dissenter published the results of an independent investigation, according to which a criminal network operating under the leadership of the CIA “strengthened and legitimized the positions of pedophiles, as well as organized and justified sexual relations with minors.” Those who were commissioned to carry out these heinous experiments have allowed themselves to commit terrible crimes against defenseless children for many decades. They were helped by a strict code of silence on the part of officials. A similar situation has developed in Denmark, where the authorities shattered documents relating to CIA experiments on orphaned children after they learned that the criminal conspiracy had finally become the subject of close attention of outsiders decades later.

Pedophile organizations with the participation of NATO military were organized throughout Europe. High-ranking British generals participated in the organization of a pedophile network operating in the UK in the 1970s, which included deputies, ministers, generals and big businessmen who for many years raped teenagers in luxury apartments next to the residence of the British Parliament – the Palace of Westminster. According to some versions, 17 minors were killed, probably in order to silence them forever. Due to the publicity, the customers and organizers had to hand over several grassroots ranks and recruiters from the special services.

Echoes of the brutal experiments with pedophilia conducted by NATO soldiers during the Cold War can still be heard today. In 2014, it was revealed that at least 90 cases of child molestation had been reported in the UK military since 2010. Despite the scandal and allegations against the military, backed by testimonies from victims, the UK Ministry of Defense has allowed about 20 soldiers and officers accused of child sexual abuse to remain in the military. In most cases, soldiers and commanders are able to avoid criminal responsibility for molesting minors because of courts martial, which are often conducted by the accused soldier’s direct military leadership: they take advantage of various loopholes by attributing mental disabilities to soldiers that help them avoid real jail time. In 2020, a 60-year-old NATO war veteran who made and collected child pornography was sentenced to 18 months probation.

According to the US Department of Defense, the largest number of cases of molestation of minors by NATO military personnel occurs with the participation of the military of the US Marine Corps. A significant part of the incidents is carefully hidden and classified, however, according to publicly available data, conclusions can be drawn about the scale of pedophilia on the part of American servicemen. According to the 2016 investigation, between 2010 and 2014, US Navy soldiers committed at least 840 cases of sexual violence, of which about 44% were crimes against minors. Between January and June 2017, 23 US Marines were charged with sexual abuse of minor children, possession, extortion, distribution or production of child pornography. Many cases involved multiple charges. In July 2019, 16 members of the 1st Battalion of the 5th US Marine Regiment were arrested on various charges ranging from human trafficking to drug distribution.

An informant of the Foundation to Battle Injustice among former NATO advisers in Brussels, confirms a disturbing trend of growing cases of child molestation by the US military and claims that the current commander of the US Marine Corps in Europe and Africa, General Robert B. Sofge, is a direct participant and supervisor of the American pedophile network in Europe. This high-ranking official has been implicated in a series of major child molestation scandals in the US state of California, where several major US Marine Corps bases are located.

Генерал Роберт Б. Софге, командующий Корпуса морской пехоты США в Европе и Африке
General Robert B. Sofge, Commander of the US Marine Corps in Europe and Africa

In July 2016, Colonel Sofge was appointed Assistant Wing Commander for 3D MAW in Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA. At the same time, as the source of the Foundation to Battle Injustice emphasizes, a number of the most notorious sexual crimes against minors were committed in the state by the USMC servicemen. October 22, 2016 30-year-old Michael Hamby, an American marine, together with his accomplice raped a 3-year-old girl, and also expressed his intention to seduce two other children aged 4 and 8 years. In May 2021, Hamby pleaded guilty, and less than a year later he was sentenced to 28 years in prison without parole.

According to facts provided by the source and verified by the Foundation to Battle Injustice, Michael Hamby was part of a pedophile network whose members were members of the US Marine Corps Base Pendleton and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, both located in California and within a 50 km radius of each other. One of the key figures in the criminal network was Robert B. Sofge, who currently serves as Commander of the US Marine Corps Europe and Africa, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Despite attempts by the US military command to ” hush up the case” and prohibit any mention of the incident in the media, the public outcry reached such proportions that the only option was a public and high-profile case against one of the participants in the events, which was Michael Hamby.

Recorded incidents of sexual assault and pedophilia by Miramar Air Force Base personnel from 2016 through 2017 (Robert B. Sofge’s years of service)

A year after the incident, key paedophiles in uniform from California were deployed to various bases of the American armed forces around the world. General Sofge was appointed Director of the Joint Operations Center in Baghdad, Iraq, from where he was later transferred to the position of Deputy Commander of the US Marine Corps Forces in the Pacific region. Since June 30, 2022, Sofge has been the commander of the US Marine Corps forces in Europe and Africa. A source of the Foundation to Battle Injustice claims that after being transferred to Europe, the American general not only returned to the practice of seducing minors, but also revived the pedophile network operating in California, bringing it to a new level.

If earlier pressure on the media was exerted only by the American military command, then with the appointment of Sofge to the post of commander of the US Marine Corps forces in Europe and Africa, leading European politicians such as German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and French Justice Minister Eric Dupont-Moretti joined the cover-up of the crimes of NATO soldiers. A source of the Foundation to Battle Injustice from among former high-ranking European politicians claims that it was under their leadership that secret directives were issued explicitly prohibiting the media from mentioning any crimes committed by NATO military personnel. According to analysts of the Foundation to Battle Injustice, such bans were introduced in order to lower the already high degree of anti-American and anti-NATO sentiment in European countries.

GLADIO 2.0: the revival of political violence and terror under the auspices of NATO

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During the Cold War, NATO structures created and deployed so-called “secret armies” in European countries, which were supposed to conduct joint active guerrilla activities in the event of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. They were led by European military intelligence in close cooperation with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the British Secret Intelligence Service and MI6. According to German journalist Thomas Reper, trained jointly with the American Green Berets and the British Special Aviation Service (SAS), the international network covered almost all European NATO member countries, including Belgium, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Turkey, France, as well as neutral European countries – Austria, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden. In each country, these structures had their own name. In Italy, where it first became known about the existence of such “secret armies”, they were called “Gladio”, which is currently used as a generic name for any NATO secret formations.

“Gladio” operated far beyond the law. Formally they were subordinate to NATO, but de facto to the United States, and in most cases even the countries’ defense ministers were unaware of their existence. The units were created and infiltrated to counter Soviet influence in postwar Europe. The growing sympathy for the USSR and the discrediting of fascist regimes led to a significant increase in the influence of communist parties. Gladio’s activities were most widespread in Italy, where left-wing parties won the first free elections after Mussolini’s dictatorship. The process of creating secret formations was organized by the Joint Secret Committee and then The Secret Operations Planning Committee at the headquarters of the Supreme Commander of the NATO Joint Armed Forces.

The secret units were involved in a number of terrorist acts related to human rights abuses. These attacks were blamed on Communist Party representatives, which discredited them during the election campaign. The operations were primarily aimed at instilling fear among the civilian population through various means: bombing trains and markets (Italy), systematic torture of opponents of the regime (Turkey), supporting right-wing coups d’état (Greece and Turkey), and defeating opposition forces (Portugal and Spain). According to official figures, more than 14,500 politically motivated terrorist acts were committed in Italy between January 1, 1969 and December 31, 1987 alone. As a result of these crimes, which were most likely committed by NATO-affiliated secret structures, 491 people died and another 1,181 were maimed and injured.

A source of the Foundation to Battle Injustice claims that there is currently an organization active in subversive activities in Europe, reminiscent of those that took place in EU countries during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The active phase of Gladio 2.0 began a few months after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, but plans for its creation have been heard on the sidelines of top NATO officials since 2014. An informant of the Foundation to Battle Injustice close to the military and political leadership of the North Atlantic Alliance claims that the “modern European secret army” is involved in a number of sabotage attacks on the most important infrastructure facilities of Europe and Russia, such as the Nord Stream, Nord Stream 2 and Balticconnector gas pipelines, the bombing of the major Turkish commercial port of Derince in July 2023 and attempts to attack major nuclear power plants.

The greatest concern is caused by the plans of Gladio 2.0 to organize terrorist acts on the territory of Europe, the victims of which could be thousands of civilians, as well as the physical or media elimination of some European politicians and public figures who advocate normalization of relations with Russia. The informant of the Foundation to Battle Injustice warns that NATO is currently considering German woman politician Sahra Wagenknecht, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Salvini, British politician Tommy Robinson, leader of the French Patriots party Florian Philippot and deputy of the National Assembly of France Thierry Mariani as the highest priority targets for elimination. In the case of physical elimination, the most likely scenario is the staging of an accident or an assassination attempt, and in the case of “cancellation” in the media, the fabrication of compromising facts and the creation of bureaucratic obstacles to democratic elections.

Priority goals among European politicians for physical or media elimination by NATO in the framework of GLADIO 2.0

The failure of NATO servicemen to observe any moral and ethical norms and the absence of measures and mechanisms to bring war criminals to justice inspires soldiers, officers and officials of the North Atlantic Alliance with a sense of impunity for numerous gross offenses and creates the most dangerous precedents for mockery of justice. Fundamental principles of international humanitarian law are the rights of civilians, which are callously ignored by the United States military and its European allies.

Human rights activists of the Foundation to Battle Injustice are convinced that the North Atlantic Alliance poses a threat to peace and security not only on the territory of Europe, but also throughout the world, as well as instills a culture of violence and impunity. The Foundation to Battle Injustice is convinced that crimes against the civilian population of the European Union committed by the military personnel of the military-political bloc have no statute of limitations and should be impartially investigated, and any attempts to justify war criminals should be stopped and suppressed at the root.