This appears to be one of the guarantees that Prime Minister (1970-1974) Edward Heath gave to the terrorists behind Operation Gladio which was to overthrow democracy in Great Britain, or numerous other European countries, wherever a socialist – however middle-of-the-road – party was elected into government. Heath didn’t have long to wait as Harold Wilson and the Labour Party in Britain was re-elected as the government in 1974. Wilson soon very publicly complained that the Dark Arts were planning a coup-d’etat against the Labour government of 1974.
Portugal, 1970s. The political wing, Partido Revolucionario do Proletariado, (English: Revolutionary Party of the Proletariat) and the terrorist wing, Brigadas Revolucionarias, (English: Revolutionary Brigades) operated as one organization in Portugal during the 1970s.
Victims – 2 couples:
June 19, 1982: Paolo Mainardi (22) and Antonella Migliorini (20)
September 9, 1983: Jens Rusch (24) and Horst Meyer (24)
Within Italy, Operation Gladio was a planned attempt to stage a silent coup-d’etat in order to place the Italian state into the hands of the Mafia and an American government organisation.
The first deaths attributed to the Monster of Florence (il Mostre di Firenze) were in 1968. Officially, there was then a gap of 6 years (1974) until his next murders and then another gap of 7 years (1981).
Victims – 3 couples:
September 15, 1974: Pasquale Gentilcore (29) and Stefania Pettini (18)
June 6, 1981: Giovanni Foggi (30) and Carmela De Nuccio (21)
October 23, 1981: Stefano Baldi (26) and Susanna Cambi (24)
Victims of GAL
At least 27 dead and 26 injured.
In Spain (and France,) targeting the Basque ETA terrorist group, with tit-for-tat terrorist acts by GAL, car bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, torture between 1983 and 1987. The French President was so furious that several ordinary French people walking along a French street had been killed that he had an extremely heated face-to-face confrontation with the Spanish President. It has never been publicly revealed whether GAL’s top man, known only as ‘el Hombre X’ (‘the X-Man’) was of commoner descent or a royal.
Several members of President Felipe Gonzalez’s government in Spain went on trial as active GAL members. The Spanish Interior Minister, Jose Barrionuevo, and his deputy, Rafael Vera, each received 10 year prison sentences for their parts and several other highly positioned officials, too, served prison terms.