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Roberto Calvi Linked to Pablo Escobar

Roberto Calvi's Corpse

COMMENT: In recent years, much has been written about “false flag” operations. Little has been written about a false flag operation that garnered much journalistic ink in the 1980’s (before the advent of the internet.)

Far from being the “KGB/Bulgarian conspiracy” described by Western media, the shooting of Pope John Paul II in May of 1981 appears to have been a provocation at one level, and a message to the Pontiff on another.

Italian media reported that, at the time of his wounding, the Pope had been moving toward diplomatic recognition of the PLO and was working to diffuse the confrontation between the Soviets and the Solidarity Union in Poland. Though sympathetic to the union, the Pope did not want the situation to escalate into a bloodbath. Agca has stated that he didn’t want to kill the Pope, only wound him.

Licio Gelli, head of the P-2 Lodge

Concurrently, the P-2 scandal was unraveling and, with that development, the deep corruption surrounding the Vatican Bank stood to be exposed. Beyond that, the P-2 Lodge was a crypto-fascist government that–for all intents and purposes–ran Italy during much of the postwar period. That organization was a direct extension of Mussolini’s fascisti with important branches in Argentina, Uruguay and Monte Carlo. Members of the Argentine P-2 were principals in the “Dirty War” in that unfortunate country during the 1970’s and ’80’s.

Furthermore, the networks involved in the execution of the papal attack were outcroppings of the postwar fascist international, from the Grey Wolves [youth wing of the fascist/Pan-Turkist National Action Party] to the BND [the German Intelligence Service that grew out of the Reinhard Gehlen spy outfit from World War II.] Agca’s weapon was supplied by Horst Grillmayer, who worked for BND.)

In our massive AFA series about the shooting of the Pope, we looked at the history of the Vatican’s involvement with fascism, the history of the Vatican Bank, the P-2 Lodge and its role in the “Strategy of Tension” and overlap with Klaus Barbie’s “Bridegrooms of Death” cocaine mercenaries in Bolivia, Operation Condor, and the pivotal arms and drug smuggling outfit called Stibam. One of Stibam’s principals (Bekir Celenk) was reported to be the paymaster for the plot.

 Heavily overlapping the milieu of the P-2 and the Banco Ambrosiano, Stibam was involved with the illicit arms shipments and drug trafficking that would come to light as the Iran-Contra and Iraqgate scandals.

At this point in time, it is relatively well known that the arming of the Contra guerillas in Nicaragua was financed in considerable measure through cocaine traffic, the Medellin Cartel and Pablo Escobar being among the elements involved.

As noted by R. Wilson (who found this one for us), Michele Sindona stated that the funds missing from the Banco Ambrosiano (guaranteed by the Vatican Bank) were used to fund anti-communist activities in Latin America. The Calvi/Escobar link alleged here may well have been part of the Iran-Contra/Stibam operation.

  “God’s Banker Linked to Pablo Escobar” by Nick Squires; The Telegraph; 11/26/2012.

EXCERPT: Roberto Calvi, who earned his nick­name for his close ties to the Vat­i­can Bank, was found hanged beneath Black­fri­ars Bridge in Lon­don amid strong sus­pi­cions that he was murdered.

Ayda Suarez Levy, the widow of a Boli­vian druglord, claims that Calvi was laun­der­ing drug car­tel money through an account in Nas­sau, in the Bahamas, on behalf of South Amer­i­can drug lords.

The Cocaine King sheds new light on Calvi’s death, which remains one of the Vatican’s dark­est chap­ters and most con­tested mysteries. Mrs Levy, the widow of Roberto Suarez Gomez, claimed in an inter­view on Ital­ian tele­vi­sion on Mon­day that Mr Calvi was her husband’s “Ital­ian contact”. “He said he could vouch for us,” she told Italy’s Chan­nel Seven television.

“He said by vouch­ing for us at such a high level, busi­ness would go well for us. I imag­ine he was talk­ing about cocaine. He was not explicit but I imag­ine that is what it was about.”

Levy recounted an encounter involv­ing her hus­band and Gunter Sachs, a multi-millionaire Ger­man play­boy who was the third hus­band of Brigitte Bardot. She said that six months before Calvi’s death, she and her hus­band met Mr Sachs on a trip to Switzer­land and they dis­cussed the Ital­ian banker.

Mr Sachs, who com­mit­ted sui­cide in his Swiss chalet last year at the age of 78, report­edly told the Boli­vian drug baron: “Calvi is very scared because Pablo Esco­bar wants his money back from the bank in Nassau.”

The Bahamas bank that he was refer­ring to was an affil­i­ate of Banco Ambrosiano, which was Italy’s biggest pri­vate bank when it col­lapsed in 1982. It was headed by Mr Calvi, who had close ties to the Vatican’s bank, for­mally known as the Isti­tuto per le Opere di Reli­gion – the Insti­tute for Reli­gious Works. . . .

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One comment for “Roberto Calvi Linked to Pablo Escobar”

  1. It ain’t chump change, but it’s chump something:

    30 March 2014 Last updated at 11:03 ET
    BBC
    Men held over Vatican Bank ‘three trillion euro bond fraud’

    Italian police have arrested two men who were allegedly trying to deposit trillions of euros in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.

    Officials say the pair, an American and a Dutch national, claimed they had an appointment with bank officials to gain entry but were handed over to police.

    Fake bonds with a face value of 3tr euros ($4.1tr; £2.5tr) were found in their briefcase, the officials say.

    The suspects were reportedly hoping to open a line of credit at the bank.

    The bank – officially called the Institute for the Works of Religion – runs thousands of private accounts held by cardinals, bishops and religious orders all over the world.

    The two suspects were later released pending further investigation, Financial Guard police officer Davide Cardia told AP news agency, as Italian law does not require arrest for fraud investigations.

    The Vatican has been tightening up banking procedures after criticism by a European watchdog body that it has been used as an offshore fiscal haven.

    Pope Francis has ordered a complete overhaul of the bank and a detailed inquiry into the transparency of its transactions.

    The pontiff sacked two former directors who now face possible trial on money-laundering charges.

    You have to love it: Here’s 3 trillion euros in new deposits. We’d like a line of credit!

    Of course, given the history of this particular bank and the money-laundering investigations underway, this whole thing could have been a big symbolic gesture. Could some of the Vatican’s old friends be getting a little hot under the collar?

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | March 31, 2014, 11:16 am

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