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00] On his crusade against the red menace. [00:08.00] Whether money by check or in cash, Franz Josef Strauss [00:10.00] brought it personally. [00:12.00] Egmont Koch and Oliver Schröm have been following the traces [00:15.00] for years in the course of their Kennzeichen-D research. [00:19.00] Rome. Stefano delle Chiaie, the man with the crutch, [00:22.00] leaves with his circle of comrades [00:25.00] the office of his neo-fascist movement. [00:28.00] Since more than thirty years he is held responsible [00:30.00] for multiple murders and bomb attacks. [00:33.00] Time and again he was able to get out of a tight spot. [00:37.00] Prominent prosecutors claim, the "Carlos" oft the fascists, [00:40.00] is still under political protection. [00:44.00] Delle Chiaie, proven by these newly surfaced documents, [00:48.00] was head of a guerilla operation operating worldwide. [00:52.00] During the 60s and 70s Western secret services used [00:57.00] the right-wing band for bloody terror attacks. [01:00.00] In their fight against communism, mercenaries and agents [01:04.00] disguised themselves as a press agency called "Aginter Press". [01:11.00] "Back then we thought violence is justified, because we were [01:14.00] steadily confronted with acts of violence by the communists." [01:17.00] "We were in total opposition towards the state, [01:20.00] because it wanted to prevent us from realizing [01:22.00] our political goals. We thus fought [01:26.00] against communism, the civil state, [01:28.00] and democracy, who took away our freedom." [01:30.00] "And we were convinced, violence was necessary [01:35.00] in our fight." [01:38.00] On December 12th, 1969, the first bloody attack occurs in Milan. [01:42.00] In a bank on Piazza Fontana [01:44.00] a bomb explodes. 17 humans were blown up. [01:50.00] The objective of the operation: Communists should be blamed [01:54.00] for the attacks. [01:57.00] The neo-fascist and Aginter agent Guido Giannettini is considered [02:01.00] to be the one of the masterminds behind the devastating attack. [02:07.00] "We found unambiguous reports and evidence [02:09.00] that reveal a collaboration of Giannettini and delle Chaie [02:14.00] with several Italian secret services [02:16.00] and reveal their joint responsibility for the attack in Milan. [02:21.00] According to that, Giannettini was delle Chiaie's liaison [02:24.00] with the secret services, who helped him escape after the attack [02:27.00] on Piazza Fontana." [02:35.00] Aginter agent Giannettini was also working with the CIA and BND. [02:39.00] His Task: to destabilize the political system with attacks. [02:44.00] Right-wing terrorism that should appear as terror from the left. [02:50.00] Shortly before the attacks on Piazza Fontana, Giannettini [02:53.00] is guest of the arms manufacturer Krauss-Maffei, is allowed to inspect [02:57.00] inspect a tank type "Leopard", which is still held under strict secrecy. [03:00.00] Furthermore Giannettini is allowed to visit an army academy in Hamburg,
the Heeresoffiziersschule, [03:04.00] and is even received in the Ministry of Defence. [03:08.00] Officially he is considered a journalist, an employee of Aginter-Press. [03:13.00] But behind the scenes his secret service background is known. [03:16.00] For its real objectives, the front organization Aginter needs [03:22.00] logistic and financial support. [03:26.00] The now surfaced papers show close contacts to Marcel Hepp, [03:30.00] back then the right-hand man of chairman of the CSU, [03:32.00] Franz-Josef Strauss. [03:36.00] One Aginter agent was even in direct contact with Strauss. [03:40.00] The documents contain a long list of cover names. [03:45.00] They reveal ominous german sponsors, cover name: “Industry”. [03:52.00] 4th of August, 1974: The terror continues. An attack on the [03:57.00] express train from Florence to Bologna leaves 12 dead and 48 wounded. [04:00.00] Again Stefano delle Chiaie is suspected. [04:03.00] He leaves for Spain using a forged pass port [04:07.00] and an Aginter press card with the name Martelli. [04:10.00] In the meantime Aginter-Press has built up a worldwide network. [04:13.00] With delle Chiaie's escape the bloody terror [04:18.00] shifted to Spain. Declared enemies are all those [04:24.00] who act against dictator Franco. [04:27.00] "Aginter was to put up resistance against communism, [04:30.00] mainly by propaganda. At that time it was a civic duty [04:33.00] to counter the communist threat, such as the ETA. [04:37.00] I took part in this struggle. [04:40.00] And what means violence? Violence came from the communists [04:44.00] and we reacted with counter-violence of course. [04:48.00] That was the only language they understood." [04:53.00] He was among the financiers oft he ultra-right wing in Europe. [04:57.00] Franz-Josef Strauss. He supported his political friends in Spain and Italy [05:01.00] repeatedly with cash in thick envelopes. [05:05.00] His close employee, Dieter Huber, was serving as money courier, here shown on the left. [05:11.00] Sometimes Strauss hands over the money personally. [05:14.00] For Payments, up to 100.000 Mark, the chairman of the CSU obtains [05:18.00] donation receipts. The money possibly came from the [05:22.00] budget of the BND. [05:26.00] Madrid: With the death of dictator Franco, the fascist [05:30.00] terror group Aginter-Press has lost its Spanish supporter. [05:34.00] During a raid in February 1977, weapons cache of [05:39.00] Stefano delle Chiaie was busted. Seven of his comrades were taken in custody, [05:43.00] among them Italian neo-fascist Mario Tedeschi. [05:48.00] Tedeschi, shown on the left visiting an art show together with Marc Chagall, [05:52.00] was promptly released and returned back to Rome. [05:55.00] He wants to found a new right-wing party and is seeking [06:00.00] support from Germany. Via the deputy of the CSU-linked foundation [06:03.00] "Hans-Seidel-Stiftung" Joachim Schilling. [06:09.00] Schilling, a friend of Italian right-wingers, establishes the contact between
[06:13.00] Tedeschi and Franz-Josef Strauss. In the Roman luxury hotel Hassler [06:18.00] the first meeting was held. [06:20.00] Strauss promises support for the Italian neo-fascist, too. [06:25.00] "I brought Tedeschi and Strauss together, that’s right." [06:30.00] "But Mario Tedeschi was also a fascist [06:35.00] (corrects himself) was no fascist." [06:40.00] "He was a national conservative." [06:49.00] Hardly. Tedeschi was not only political friend of Aginter [06:52.00] agent Stefano delle Chiaie, but he was also one of his financiers. [06:58.00] Bologna, August 2nd 1980. During a bomb attack 85 people were killed, [07:04.00] among them many children. More than 200 were heavily wounded [07:07.00] and salvaged from the wreckage of the train station. [07:12.00] Again neo-fascists connected to Stefano delle Chiaie are suspected, [07:15.00] who meanwhile is gone to South America into hiding. [07:20.00] Only years later, in 1987, his arrest and extradition to Italy were successful. [07:27.00] He was put to trial, because of the Bologna bombing. [07:31.00] But again there is not enough evidence for a conviction. [07:40.00] "Well, I don’t want to present myself as a virgin, who is guilty of nothing." [07:44.00] "I have taken on many debts during our political struggle, [07:48.00] which I fought for our ideals. But I was and I am strictly [07:52.00] against assassinations." [07:55.00] Until today, the Italian justice is investigating delle Chiaie. [07:59.00] Also investigated are the backers in the secret services, who [08:03.00] financed the right-wing terror to blame it on the left. [08:10.00] "Terror attack in Bologna. Yes, but this was carried out by communists."
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