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Another “Interesting” Maneuver by Ratzinger/Benedict

Pope Bene­dic­t’s res­ig­na­tion has gar­nered much spec­u­la­tion as to the rea­son why. Less spec­u­la­tion has been giv­en to some of the appoint­ments that the Pope has made just before leav­ing the Vat­i­can. The Vat­i­can offi­cial rep­re­sent­ing the Holy See to Mon­ey­val (over­see­ing mon­ey laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ism inves­ti­ga­tions for the Coun­cil of Europe) has been trans­ferred to Colom­bia. Might this have any­thing to do with the reput­ed rela­tion­ship between late Vat­i­can finan­cial advis­er Rober­to Calvi and Pablo Esco­bar of the Medellin Car­tel?


Chuck Hagel’s Corporate Connections

Chuck Hagel has been either praised or exco­ri­at­ed for state­ments and posi­tions he has made in the past. His insti­tu­tion­al con­nec­tions are of far more importance–many of those run in the direc­tion of the Under­ground Reich and the transna­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions. In addi­tion to serv­ing as a direc­tor of Chevron (Stan­dard Oil of Cal­i­for­nia), Hagel is a direc­tor of Zurich’s Hold­ing Com­pa­ny of Amer­i­ca and on the advi­so­ry board of Deutsche Bank of Amer­i­ca. The lat­ter was among the play­ers in the sub­prime deba­cle from which the world is still strug­gling to emerge.


Roberto Calvi Linked to Pablo Escobar

It is now rel­a­tive­ly well known that the late Pablo Esco­bar and the asso­ci­at­ed Medellin Car­tel were heav­i­ly involved with the Iran-Con­tra cocaine traf­fic of the 1980’s. Press accounts have now sur­faced in Italy and the UK about Esco­bar hav­ing banked some of his pro­ceeds with Rober­to Calvi’s Ban­co Ambrosiano. Found mur­dered in Lon­don in late 1982, Calvi was the advis­er to the IOR, hav­ing suc­ceed­ed the late Michele Sin­dona in that regard. (Like Calvi, Sin­dona was a mem­ber of the Licio Gel­li’s P‑2 Lodge.) Dis­clo­sure of the Calvi/Escobar link sug­gests anoth­er link between the Iran-Con­tra affair and the Stibam arms for drugs ring that heav­i­ly over­lapped the milieu of the P‑2, Vat­i­can Bank and the Ban­co Ambrosiano.


“Austerity” Equals Fascism, Part 2: A Kindler, Gentler T‑4 Program

Oba­ma’s polit­i­cal fate may well be deter­mined in Europe by Ger­many. In Ger­man press, Rom­ney cam­paign pro­mot­ing Merkel’s eco­nom­ic doc­trine in oppo­si­tion to Oba­ma. Will Rom­ney be empow­ered to do the U.S. what “aus­ter­i­ty” has done to much of Europe?


Memorial Day Post: The Past Isn’t Dead and Buried, It Isn’t even Past

As Amer­i­ca remem­bers its dead from fall­en wars, it is incum­bent upon us to remem­ber what caused those wars, and for what ideals our sol­diers fought. The polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic forces that pre­cip­i­tat­ed World War II are only too much with us today, and the com­men­tary by Dorothy Thomp­son and James Stew­art Mar­tin has nev­er been more rel­e­vant.


Germany Considering Use of Force in Greece (Surprise, Surprise)

Ger­man pol­i­cy elite are open­ly debat­ing use of direct mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion in Greece, “to pre­vent dic­ta­tor­ship”! The web site Ger­man For­eign Pol­i­cy informs us of the mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion sce­nario, present­ly being debat­ed by the Frank­furter All­ge­meine Zeitung and Daniel Cohn-Ben­dit, a “left­ist” vet­er­an of the Euro­pean New Left of the 1960s.

We can see what the elder George Bush might have called “a kinder, gen­tler” Reich–one which “pre­vents” dic­ta­tor­ship and chaos, fol­low­ing aus­ter­i­ty mea­sures designed to guar­an­tee chaos.


Signs of the Times: Insecure Securities and Irregular Regulation

Ana­lysts with Moody’s pres­sured to give top AAA rat­ings to garbage secu­ri­ties, called “shit­ty” by inter­nal mem­os. SEC destroyed records of scan­dals going back 20 years.


FTR #696 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Japan­ese prime min­is­ter pub­licly dis­cuss­es the M‑Fund, a deci­sive link between Japan­ese con­quest dur­ing World War II and its post­war pol­i­tics; Ital­ian prime min­is­ter Berlus­coni linked to the Mafia; Chris­t­ian fun­da­men­tal­ist orga­ni­za­tion The Fam­i­ly pro­mot­ing fas­cism from the 1930’s on.


FTR #671 Update on the Meltdown, Part 4: Germany, the Underground Reich and the Global Financial Crisis

Ger­man fis­cal pol­i­cy the the 1920’s and ’30’s part­ly respon­si­ble for the Great Depres­sion? Sim­i­lar poli­cies in the 1990’s and lat­er respon­si­ble for the glob­al finan­cial cri­sis? The Under­ground Reich?


FTR #294 Update on Corporate Germany

As the glob­al ener­gy indus­try is dereg­u­lat­ed, ener­gy cor­po­ra­tions are cross­ing nation­al bound­aries.