Richard Cottrell, a former journalist and Conservative Member of the European Parliament (MEP) whose investigations led to the release of a Greek man falsely accused of murder, is out with a new book, Gladio: NATO’s Dagger at the Heart of Europe. In a recent interview with the website parapolitical that touched on a variety of topics, he gave a hint on the subject of his next work. In it, he will discuss the 1980s penetration of Poland’s Solidarity movement by NATO intelligence services and his own investigations into the Alliance’s involvement in guiding Poland toward ever closer EU integration and possible hand in the “accidental” crash of the Polish presidential plane in 2010:
For me this is an especially interesting question because I formerly lived and worked in Poland for some years and also spent time in Bulgaria, Russia, Estonia and the Ukraine. I have an unpublished work (lack of time) entitled Holy Ghosts: How the CIA Hi-Jacked the Polish Revolution. This describes the extremely subtle and clever penetration of the Solidarnosc political and trade union movement by western intelligence and how the famous Round Table negotiations between the Communist Party, the Roman Catholic Church and Solidarnosc that brought an end to Communist rule, were controlled and manipulated in order to reduce Poland to a subject state of the EU. In April 2010 a Polish Air Force plane carrying the crème de la crème of the Polish ruling civilian and military class, including the president, the prickly Eurosceptic and Russophobe Lech Kaczynski, crashed near Smolensk in Russia, due to as yet unexplained reasons. All ninety-six on board perished. My investigations suggest that the aeroplane was brought down by a ground to air missile. The bungled landing attributed to the dead pilot attempting to land in thick fog was certainly a crude concoction. I believe this terrible affair was a direct continuation of the same agenda described above and incidentally, a rare instance of co-operation between western and Russian Gladio-type methods.