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.
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.
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. . . .