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The Newtown Massacre, Pedophile Priests and the Pope’s Resignation: A Conspiracy Theory Within a Conspiracy Theory

Red Alert: this is one helluva conspiracy theory. In fact, it is–as the title indicates–a conspiracy theory within a conspiracy theory. Newtown shooter Adam Lanza existed in an environment inhabited by pedophile priests, apparently enjoying tacit support from the Church hierarchy in the area, something that has been largely eclipsed by other points of debate. Neil Allen has chronicled the presence of serial pedophile priests in the church and Catholic school Lanza attended. IF Adam Lanza was molested by Castaldo and/or others as Neil Allen has hypothesized, we wonder if that may have helped to precipitate the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February of 2013. Lanza was apparently preoccupied with pedophilia.


Dylan Versus The Ustachi (“Bob Dylan’s Nightmare”)

For decades, we’ve been researching the Croatian fascists known as Ustachi. In an interview in Rolling Stone magazine, Bob Dylan made a reference to the Ustachi slaughter of Serbs (as well as Jews and gypsies) by the Ustachi. Subsequently, Dylan was charged with a hate crime by France/EU! A Croatian soccer player recently stirred up Ustachi sentiments at a World Cup qualifying match.


Is a “Deep Falange” at Work in Spain and Argentina?

Economically beset Spain is waxing aggressive toward British-governed Gibraltar, using that principality’s “fiscal irregularities” as justification because of the nation’s “EU obligations.” The Rajoy government is coordinating its efforts with Argentina. The cooperation is military, as well as political. Rajoy’s People’s Party evolved from Franco’s Falange. It does not appear to have altogether shed its fascist heritage.


Don’t Applaud for Him, Argentina: Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis) and the Dirty War

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.


“It’s Easier to Develop a Child than to Rehabilitate an Adult,” Part 2

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.


Ratzinger’s Vatican Benefactor

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.


“It’s Easier to Develop a Child than to Rehabilitate an Adult”: How Many Child Molestation Investigations Overlap?

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.


Keepin’ On Keepin’ On: Will Ratzinger/Benedict Become the Vatican’s “Holy Ghost” (Spook)?

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.


Vatican Report and the Pope’s Resignation: “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”

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.


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?