Hailing from Argentina, the new Pope should not be viewed as a break with the Vatican’s past. Bergoglio appears to have turned liberal priests over to the junta, possibly assisting in their ‘interrogation!” He also helped to obscure the kidnapping of the children of victims of that murderous junta during its “Dirty War.” Key members of the junta belonged to the P-2 Lodge, which clandestinely ran the Vatican Bank.
The Jerry Sandusky/Penn State child molestation case appears to have political implications beyond what has come to light so far. Endorsed by the elder George Bush, the Second Mile Foundation served as the vehicle for systematic molestation of young boys. The late Joe Paterno’s choice of counsel is significant. He chose J. Sedgwick Sollers, who once represented George H.W. Bush in the Iran-Contra affair. A cover-up may involve murder. After investigating Sandusky et al, the late Ray Gricar disappeared from the face of the earth–his body has never been found.
Before becoming Pope, Josef Ratzinger had a Vatican pedigree revealing him to be closely linked to the Vatican/Nazi escape and assistance organizations. One of Ratzinger’s benefactors during his rise through the Vatican ranks was Cardinal Josef Frings of Cologne, who worked closely with the postwar SS infrastructure to deflect punishment for convicted war criminals. The course of Ratzinger’s papacy, particularly his actions shortly after announcing his resignation, is consistent with the career vector he established with Frings.
How many of the emerging child-molestation scandals emerging actually overlap and what sort of power-political interests have been utilizing those enmeshed in the affairs for blackmail and political and/or economic gain? The Opus-Dei linked GOP senator Rick Santorum was a promoter and defender of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky. Is there a Vatican link to the Penn State scandal? Disgraced British Cardinal Keith O’Brian was close to the late Jimmy Savile, a Vatican knight who was an inveterate pedophile.
There are numerous indications that “fascist-friendly” institutional continuity will be maintained at the Vatican. The Pope will have the title of “Emeritus Pope.” This will allow him to wield influence behind the scenes. That should be easy to accomplish. The Pope will continue to reside Vatican City, retaining diplomatic immunity from future prosecution or litigation. Ratzinger/Benedict’s successor may well be someone cut from the same fabric as he. The timing of the conclave that will select the next pontiff may be moved up.
We’ve posted several times in connection with the resignation of Benedict XVI. Media speculation has centered on a report submitted to Ratzinger/Benedict detailing blackmail of a powerful “Velvet Mafia” of gay prelates inside the Vatican. That scandal appears to be overlapping some of the inquiries into the Vatican finances. Apparently blackmailed by outsiders over their extensive and relatively visible liaisons, the “Velvet Mafia” appears to have had dealings with the Vatican bank–long a focus of intrigue and covert fascist machinations.
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?
The history of the Vatican Bank, the IOR, is inextricably linked with scandal and the history of the Holy See’s involvement with fascism. The outgoing Pope has named a German member of the Knights of Malta to head that institution. (The Knights of Malta or SMOM is, basically, the military wing of the Vatican.) Ratzinger/Benedict’s selection is Ernst von Freyberg, a member of the board of Blohm & Voss, the German shipmaker and manufacturer of warships for Hitler and the Federal Republic of Germany.
A caretaker Pope, Benedict XVI presided over numerous inquiries into Vatican malfeasance. His resignation raises the question as to what will follow. Steeped in the Vatican’s long-standing relationship with fascism, the outgoing Pope presided over a whitewash of Pius XII’s involvement with the Third Reich and a blunting of inquiries into the molestation scandals unfolding around the world.
In exchange for making Roman Catholicism the official state religion of fascist Italy through the Lateran Treaty of 1929, Mussolini’s regime gave the Vatican control over assets that were parlayed into a major financial empire. A recent story in the “Guardian” (UK) highlights the extent to which the Vatican has cobbled together a major international real estate empire, built on the foundation solidified by the Lateran Treaty of 1929. We should never lose sight of the ongoing relationship between “Vatican Incorporated” and the Underground Reich.