The Cold War was a crazy time: in the global confrontation involved crafty penguins and the mighty polar bears, walruses and huge flocks of countless armada of whales, seals, albatrosses and killer …
Fetched, you say?
Well, the Cold War was a period of acute geopolitical tensions between the two superpowers, which is expressed mainly through political maneuvering and creating indirect threats. Boring, is not it? Let's take a better look at the most effective way to destroy a penguin bare hands. First we need to grab a penguin hands above and below the beak, and then vigorous twisting motion …
Or, perhaps, listen to the story of the five craziest stories of the Cold War on shadow governments, research centers in the ice, and nuclear weapons?
1. Underground nuclear city in ice
Sometimes the real story can trump science fiction. How's that for a fact — the United States of America was a small underground city in the North Pole, called Camp Century, very reminiscent of the rebel base on the planet Hoth from "Star Wars."
It all started in 1959 with the construction of a research station a few hundred meters under one of the icebergs in Greenland. From the side it looked like a sinister-looking snowy pyramid. But, going into depth, the complex is enormous.
Underground source is a nuclear reactor, and the number of employees reached two hundred. It was a real town with gyms, chapels, libraries, shops, hobby and even a cinema. Though why watch a movie, and if so are you, as a science fiction film?
However, as is always the case with fun pieces, fighters soon received a title property to use it for their own purposes. On this occasion, the money the military was even filmed a very convincing and very uncomplicated propaganda documentary.
Let us once again go over the facts: the United States had a research station with a nuclear reactor, which lived 200. It was built right into the ice of the North Pole, and one of its main objectives is to drill ancient ice in the harsh maximum depth. Well, what you do not start to hell horror movie?
After the arrival of the military Camp Century was turned into a missile silo in ice. According to military plans, here meant to be stored for about six hundred nuclear missiles — such modest nuclear bungalows near by at the USSR. Fortunately for Russia (and the Americans), technical problems have led to the curtailment of the project. Maintenance tunnels in good condition proved difficult (monthly had to clean 120 tons of ice) and for ten years the object was buried under a thick layer of ice.
So to play hide and seek there is not work — bummer, comrades, we apologize.
2. Italian "Freemasons" was chosen by the President of the United States
"Propaganda Duo" or the P2 lodge was the "Freemasons" that journalists described as a "shadow government." Their original purpose was to fight communism in Italy, but do not worry — it's just a beautiful story that was invented to make the noble origin. After a couple of suggestions you can be sure to damage the organization.
In a long list of influential members of the P2 include, among others, and Silvio Berlusconi, also known as an eccentric former prime minister of Italy. This is not idle speculation or conspiracy theory theorists internet vigilantes — Berlusconi denied membership in the court, but after his lie was exposed, no longer hide the fact.
As for the "shadow" aspect of our history, the only reliable source of information was investigated in 1981 in Italy, during which it was established that P2 launched its tentacles not only in parliament, but also in the armed forces and the media. Also been set P2 involvement in killings, kidnappings and arms trafficking. The list includes about a thousand names, the majority — of prominent political figures. Home is impressive, is not it? But where is the biggest mischief — scale shadow operation, confirming their power on a global level? Or, at worst, a stylish leather gloves with purple askotskimi ties (including national identity)?
We think that the U.S. presidential election — would be a good example.
It all started with Billy Carter — a fun and silly brother of Jimmy Carter, who has taken a loan of 220,000 dollars from Libya. Libya then was considered the country as a whole country, if not hostile. Of course, a scandal broke out, but on a short attention span does not know politics yesterday: as it happened a few months before the election, a majority of voters in November safely forgotten about the unfortunate confusion.
P2 wanted Reagan won (because he has such a discerning eye and a great haircut.) Were used for this connection with several major journalists from the magazine «The New Republic», which were to publish a new story — even during the elections. Journalists wrote that Billy was not only took from Libya another 50 thousand dollars, but also recently held a meeting with the leader of "Palestine Liberation Organization", which is considered a terrorist in America to this day. And all this — just two weeks before the election. Billy and the others implicated in the scandal, strongly denied their guilt (the investigation of the Senate a few years later to refute publication), but dirty trick worked. Reagan won in all states except six, most likely — by backstairs Italian "shadow government."
The numbers speak for themselves:
You can see a lot of bounce in the graphs of the two major candidates, as it should be in the election. But look at the very end: two weeks after the scandalous publications Reagan flew up! This is the most dramatic change throughout the plot. Although, given the "charisma" Carter, Reagan might not need the secret manipulation — who will vote for a man-turtle?
3. Hundreds of nuclear missiles in Cuba after the Cuban Missile Crisis …
All who are not truant in school history, they know about the Caribbean crisis. Those who still walk around briefly recall: fear of an American invasion (and groundless), Cuba asked Russia for nuclear weapons, to have something to respond in the event of an attack. Russia agreed with pleasure. U.S. offense and establish a blockade of Cuba. But in the last decisive moment of a nuclear catastrophe in Russia and the United States a peace agreement. The Soviet Union agreed to withdraw missiles from Cuba, provided removal of U.S. missiles in Turkey and Italy.
And that's what you will not know is the fact that the exact number of outstanding American missiles could not be determined. After the Missile Crisis was officially "finished", Russia, Cuba remained a hundred nuclear missiles. Since the U.S. did not know about them, and in the contract the missiles were not included, and therefore, Russia is legally able to transfer them to the Cubans. But the Soviet leaders who came to Cuba to settle details, found that Castro frostbitten during the entire head. During previous negotiations Cuba's position was ignored completely. Accordingly, on the basis of "Napoleon syndrome" Cubans developed a certain nervousness.
Russian decided that the transfer of missiles in Cuba is very likely mean the beginning of World War III. So, they did what they always do politics — lied with three boxes. They told Castro that the secret to the Russian law prohibits transfer missiles in Cuba forever, and a global nuclear conflict was averted.
This time — for real.
4. State terrorism against France … hippies?
In 1985, the French government was a problem. He desperately needed to conduct nuclear tests in Mururoa, but this was prevented stupid "Green Peace" with their silly "The Ship" and idiotic "protest" in defense of absurd "zhizneobitaniya privacy protection." That's the same ragged hippies, right? The situation is complicated by the fact that the landfill was a part-time French colony, showing signs of rebellion, so the French did not want to show weakness, able to direct their discontent … French. After weighing all the "pros" and "cons", they made a decision that in their place would have taken any other sensible country. They decided to blow up the "Rainbow Warrior" — a vessel filled with hippies and love to scare or distract grinpisovtsev and buy time for nuclear tests.
Operation was uncharacteristic name «Satanique», how would initially hinted the performers on the viciousness of their plans. When the "Rainbow Warrior" landed on the shores of New Zealand for the next tactical rasslabona the operation «Satanique» has begun! The plan was to drive away from the ship the crew small bomb explosion, and then the second bomb was supposed to put a bigger boat to sink. Everything went like clockwork!
Aside from a couple of trivia.
Team "Rainbow Warrior" has returned to the sailboat to assess the damage — two rounds in one funnel do not fall. But funnel funnels, and one ship in New Zealand was "lucky" to explode twice. In this second explosion wounded several people and took the life of the photographer — Fernando Pereira.
Seeing that the plan for "breaking of hippie-navigators" turned into "an act of international terrorism", the French began to frantically pull agents from New Zealand. However, two French spies involved in the operation, were detained and interrogated. The truth was soon released, for French spies appeared extremely weak-willed. The consequences were quite expected: French President publicly apologized, the defense minister went to the resignation in disgrace, "Greenpeace" has received a mountain of money, while France has suspended a terrible ordeal …
And repaired them in ten years, blowing up in the same place God knows how many megatons. Well, what do you expect from those who call their special operation "satanic"?
5. Secret private armies that ruled Europe
After World War II, the U.S. faced a number of challenges. The war took many lives, the country fell apart, with new boundaries. Europe largely become a very delicious piece of civilization, which stretched eagerly USSR. Therefore, the U.S. developed the "Operation Gladio". Simply put, it was created by a secret paramilitary formation, acting informally throughout Europe with the sole purpose — to fight communism. Facts are not very many (army-it was still a secret), but this is clearly not just another crazy theory: the existence of "Gladio" was confirmed by several governments. Credit for such major crimes as attempted murder of the Pope, the Big Bang and the abduction of several high-ranking government officials. They were ready to do everything in the name of anti-communism: the murders, extortion. They could even become Communists themselves, if it was necessary for the case.
Again, special honors Italian department of "Gladio" (which is not surprising, because it is they created Machiavelli game «Assasins's Creed»). In clandestine activity was involved, even completely indifferent to anti-communist president of Italy — Francesco Cossiga. So what? All normal presidents do that! Or had to say, "Thank you for the confidence guys from the secret military organization, but I think I pass?"
Such a response, in all probability, would not quite visionary. For the reason that we still know so little about the "Gladio" — a kaleidoscope of bloody murders.
When another Italian president — Aldo Moro gave the Communists the opportunity to join the government, he was suddenly kidnapped and executed. His body was found in the trunk of a car parked near the former site of gladiator fights. The word «gladio» — is derived from the ancient Roman short sword, often used the gladiators fought in the arena. A month later, after a former colonel who commanded Operation "Gladio" in Switzerland, wrote a letter to the Government, which expressed his willingness to "tell the truth", he was found dead in his home. He was stabbed with a bayonet own, and on his chest was the mysterious letters that can not be decrypted.
At this point, admittedly, there is no direct evidence to indicate the direct participation of "Gladio" in anything else. There are only a few brutal murders and dark events. And the fear generated by them, which is like a sticky web of researchers from holding any further steps.
And, in fact, who needs it?
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