It makes one question any actual terrorist incident in Europe or the Americas if they were carried out by Gladiators or real terrorists.............
UDPATE SEPT 2012************
Been doing some more research lately and found something new to me anyway.
An interrelated group (or grupp in this case) is called PALADIN GROUP. Which in itself is an interesting choice of names ( and sounds less scary that WEREWOLF), a Paladin originally was one of the 12 elite knights of Charlemagne (as put into legend with The Song of Roland) and I think does have some importance and the name was not given lightly. But I digress....
PALADIN GROUP- started by Otto Skorzeny ( a very storied real deal action hero and Knight of Malta) who is like a special operatives operative. Nazi Germany's equivalent of Superman meets Errol Flynn. He was the prime commando leader at the time. After the war he was the head and one of the creators of the PALADIN GROUP( some sources say it started in 1970-officially other sources say earlier), it was made up of former SS SonderKommando, French OAS and Portugal's PIDE.
Dont take my word for it see it for yourself right from Otto's mouth. The video is mixed German and English. Apologies to any non deutch speaking viewers but you'll get the gist.
It was run out of Skorzeny's office in Albufera, Spain, through a company called MC Inc. The public purpose of Paladin Group was "an international directorship of strategic assault personnel [that would] straddle the watershed between paramilitary operations carried out by troops in uniform and the political warfare which is conducted by civilian agents". Well suck on that Executive Outcomes, lmao(of note EO used the knight chess-piece also known as a Paladin!) . The 1970's were the previous height of mercenary activity in warfare until its resurgence in the late 90's and huge upswing in 2003 Iraq and Afghanistan theaters.
(at right Otto Skorzeny)
(at left centre the "good" Doctor von Schubert)
Of no laughing matter however is the groups implications that it was directly involved in GLADIO activity (makes sense Skorzeny helped start WEREWOLF stay behind groups)!
Otto Skorzeny died in 1975 the same year as Franco and Spain stopped supporting fascists (at least publicly) so operations were taken over by a Dr. Gerhard Hartmut von Schubert and moved to Pinochets (fascist) Chile. Which in itself was like a home away from home for ex Nazis and included it's own indigenous Fascist system complete with StrossTruppen and a good ole "Heil Chile", no shit.