Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Pope resigns: money fall guy?

Could Ratzinger be resigning due to his usefulness as an also-corrupt fall guy for others' big crimes?
Article follows.

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Papal Coup d'Etat - The Vatican is a Criminal Power Unto Itself

http://henrymakow.com/2013/02/vatican-bank-shenanigans-behin.html

Money Scandal Behind Papal Coup d'Etat
February 11, 2013

[Photos:]
Left, The Ex Pope and the New Pope? Joseph Ratzinger (l) and the palace coup-master, Cardinal Bertone

To understand the Pope's resignation, Kevin Annett says, "Follow the money."

"What sounded the death knell on Pope Benedict was his personal involvement in the bribery and money-laundering practices of the Vatican Bank."

by Kevin Annett (henrymakow.com)

Theories are abounding now that the first pope in seven centuries is resigning his office. But as always, the most direct way to the truth behind the world's oldest corporation is simply to follow the money: and specifically, Vatican Bank money.

First of all, let's put to rest, the fallacy that "looming scandals" about child rape and cover-up are behind Joseph Ratzinger's resignation. That's just the cover story.

Nobody in the church hierarchy is losing sleep over their standing, canon-law endorsed policy of concealing and protecting child rapists in their ranks. Even the International Criminal Court application about such crimes has been stymied by catholic-run legislators and jurists.

What sounded the death knell on Pope Benedict was his personal involvement in the bribery and money-laundering practices of the Vatican Bank, comically known as The Institute of Religious Works (IOR); and how that dirty connection gave the anti-Ratzinger faction in the College of Cardinals the lever they needed to dump the obstinate German from the papal throne.

We had a whiff of that dump-Rat Boy agenda last year, when "Vatileaks" broke a ludicrous story of how Ratzinger's loyal butler Paolo Gabriele disclosed the pope's dirty secrets to the Italian media. In fact, the damning documents detailing Ratzinger's secret rewarding of Vatican contracts to his friends and family members originated in the Vatican Secretary of State's office, which the fall-guy butler could not have had access to.

The Secretary of State and the real power behind the papacy is Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, an old insider who also engineered the sacking of Gotti Tedeschi, head of the Vatican Bank, last May.

Tedeschi had taken seriously the call of the European Parliament for "greater transparency" by the Vatican Bank /IOR, and was about to disclose to Brussels how his bosses had been laundering money for the mob for decades. The last Pope who had tried such a disclosure, John Paul 1, died from poisoning in September, 1978 after less than a month in office.

But even with Tedeschi silenced, the IOR house of cards kept tumbling, as the European Parliament seized from it 300 million Euros fraudulently acquired. Even the American Securities and Exchange Commission declared the IOR's assets and practices "insecure". A major Vatican housecleaning was required; or at least, the appearance of one.

It was the pivotal Cardinal Bertone who leaked the pope's diary and other incriminating papers to a catholic-friendly journalist in Rome last year the same month that Tedeschi was sacked, to prepare the world for Ratzinger's removal. For it is Bertone who is now reaping the benefits of the papal housecleaning. He is not only a primary contender for the pope's position but a key player in the IOR.

During my second speaking tour in Rome, in the spring of 2010, I met with several senior Italian senators and officials of the parliamentary Radical Party. They all said the same thing about why Joseph Ratzinger had been made pope, and what awaited him. To quote one of those politicians,

"Nobody becomes pope without a sordid past, because only with such liabilities can he be controlled by the Curia. It's the same in any big company. Well, Ratzinger made many indiscretions as a Cardinal and made many enemies. His signing letters ordering criminal concealment was just one sin. He was to be the scapegoat for all of the trash that the church knew would surface"

SCAPEGOAT

So now, the papal scapegoat is gone, pensioned off to wherever ex-popes end up; and the time for the big face-saving lie has arrived.

The idea of applying cosmetic surgery to a decaying facade like the Church of Rome reminds me of Shirley Maclaine trying to look forty at the age of ninety. And yet appearances are everything in show business as well as in religion.

Tarcisio Bertone is about as institutional as you can get, and represents the old Italian crowd of the Curia, who are part of the Mob-government-papal clique that run the country and the Roman Catholic church. In the words of one of the Roman Senators I spoke with,

"You must understand that in my country, the Mafia and the government and the Vatican are all the same people, and they really have only one concern: protecting their assets."

Bertone, or whoever from the ranks of his victorious faction does assume the papal tiria, cannot be expected to do much but maintain the assets and security of the church, and that means continuing the policies of silence and dissimulation that keeps the cash flowing. But their position is more difficult now in the wake of the enormous rifts developing within the wider church, where Cardinals are facing criminal prosecution for shielding child rapists, and talk of disaffiliating from Rome is widespread among Irish, American and German Bishops.

"We have all the grounds for a second Reformation now. That's how serious is the crisis. The church will either rid itself of itself or face collapse" said an Italian media commentator recently.

It was easy to despise Joseph Ratzinger: the Hitler Youth raised, reactionary bigot who sacked liberal and independent thinkers in his church as the Cardinal-head of the Vatican Inquisition, and who told American Bishops that purgatory awaited any of them who did not cover up priestly child rape. Even among fellow Cardinals, he was known as "Joe the Rat".

But Ratzinger was a made to order object of hatred, and put there to play out the oldest game in politics: the venting of popular rage on a disposable figurehead so that the institution itself could proceed unscathed.

I doubt that it's totally coincidental that Ratzinger was forced out of office so quickly barely ten days after our Common Law court published online hard evidence of the Pope's involvement in crimes against humanity.

Any new Pope will face the same charges, of colluding in a massive criminal conspiracy.

But the real issue is not who or what will replace Joseph Ratzinger as the latest figurehead, but how to displace the Vatican itself as a criminal power unto itself. And that struggle is just commencing.

6 comments:

  1. Saint Malachy in his prophecy said there would only be one more Pope. The last would be Petrus Romanus or Peter the Roman. Quite fitting considering the first Pope was St. Peter, the first Bishop of Rome appointed by Christ.

    But with all things of men, fallible and sinful so goes religion. Luther, Calvin and Wesley called the Bishop of Rome the antichrist due to indulgences and usurpation of divine authority leading Wesley to write in 1754..""The whole succession of Popes from Gregory VII. are undoubtedly antichrist. Yet this hinders not, but that the last Pope in this succession will be more eminently the antichrist, the man of sin, adding to that of his predecessors a peculiar degree of wickedness from the bottomless pit. This individual person, as Pope, is the seventh head of the beast; as the man of sin, he is the eighth, or the beast himself."

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    1. Thank you, bpete, for visiting my blog. One can be aware of the claims of psychics and diviners (not always the same thing), and buy into the spiritualized language of "beasts", or not. I studied Mediaeval materials and am familiar with the tendency to talk in Biblical terms later than the Bible was written, even among modern scholars (if they were religious), and the tendency to ignore such mirroring language among modern scholars (if they were not religious). I can switch back and forth, but many can't. So I thank you for your comment, yet for the purposes of this blog, I must state to the general reader that they can take your comment or leave it, and STILL understand the significant contribution of this article -- on the level of the "five-sense" conspiracy.

      Yet for those who wish to see this event in a spiritual sense, your comments may help. Best wishes.

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  2. lol I think Luther, Calvin and Wesley were simply using the context of religion to say what any modern day secularist would...the Pope was a crook.

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    1. Yes, they were. But the talk of apocalyptic symbols takes the blog into a different direction, for some readers. Thanks for adding your thought, here.

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  3. The con man Kevin Annett does not know about money

    Follow this trail

    Check the date stamp on page 134 See Cardinal Bernard Francis Law?

    http://www.checktheevidence.com/pdf/2619437-CROSS-BORDER-txt-.pdf

    No see what happened the very next day

    http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/law_resigns/

    Veritas Vincit
    David Raymond Amos
    902 800 0369

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  4. BTW

    http://qslspolitics.blogspot.ca/2009/03/david-amos-to-wendy-olsen-on.html

    http://qslspolitics.blogspot.ca/2008/06/5-years-waiting-on-bank-fraud-payout.html

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