Secret History: Hidden Forces That Shaped the Past by Joel Levy

By Joel Levy

Investigating the key societies, spies, labeled tasks, cults, and pacts that managed the destinies of countries and empires, this historic exposé unearths the conspiracies that experience replaced the process background. From the soiled dealings of the Louisiana buy and the Iran-Contra affair to the malicious program and the learn race to the moon, this exam proves that a lot of global heritage could be traced on to labeled plots and shadowy figures. those precise bills of espionage and mystery firms exhibit the main points essential to paint a whole photograph of the past.

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By Joel Levy

Investigating the key societies, spies, labeled tasks, cults, and pacts that managed the destinies of countries and empires, this historic exposé unearths the conspiracies that experience replaced the process background. From the soiled dealings of the Louisiana buy and the Iran-Contra affair to the malicious program and the learn race to the moon, this exam proves that a lot of global heritage could be traced on to labeled plots and shadowy figures. those precise bills of espionage and mystery firms exhibit the main points essential to paint a whole photograph of the past.

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By feeding him intelligence material, and even allowing him to ‘uncover’ some minor agents, the KGB boosted Felfe’s credentials until he had risen to be head of the BND’s Soviet counterintelligence agency, a position that also gave him access to American and British intelligence. For three years he did enormous damage to Western interests, until exposed by a captured Polish agent in . The furore forced Gehlen to resign. He was never brought to account for his war crimes or the damage he had inflicted on Western intelligence.

The third in the triumvirate of supposed uber-secret societies are the Illuminati (‘Enlightened Ones’ or ‘those who have seen the light’). In fact several unrelated groups in history have styled themselves in this fashion to indicate their belief that they possessed special information or insight, but conspiracy theorists are referring to the Bavarian Illuminati, a quasiMasonic group of republican freethinkers formed by law professor Adam Weishaupt in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, in . They actually called themselves Perfectibilists.

By this time, however, P’s ring of infamy had been blown open. In , Gelli’s Tuscan villa was raided, yielding a list of P members that shocked the Italian nation, and which included Silvio Berlusconi, now prime minister of Italy and controller of most Italian mass media. Gelli vanished and an investigation by the government concluded that while P was probably a criminal secret society, there was no concrete proof of anything. He resurfaced briefly in  to help the Argentinean government buy Exocet missiles from the French during the Falklands War and then went underground once more, presumably finding refuge in South America like the many Nazis he helped escape justice after the war.

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