People don't ask questions until reality hits their pocketbooks. Unfortunately, that's when people are most susceptible to & accepting of -- the most convenient lies...not having the will or presence of mind to dig a little deeper...
PART I "See The Godfather Part 2. That's where we're at right now." Assuming mobstah's (mobster's) nasal New Yawk (York) accent, he ad-libbed: "One of these days I might ask a favor of you. It might not happen. It might. So be prepared. I do something for you. You do something for me."
Does the Vatican Hold Your Mortgage?
By William Thomas
THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD
"See The Godfather Part 2. That's where we're at right now." Assuming mobstah's (mobster's) nasal New Yawk (York) accent, he ad-libbed: "One of these days I might ask a favor of you. It might not happen. It might. So be prepared. I do something for you. You do something for me."
It was an apt portrayal. For the Vatican's role as a leading crime bank did not stop with Calvi's corpse dangling from the London bridge. "Vatican Named Tops In Money Laundering" reported the Daily Telegraph in 2001. Fraud researcher John Walker puts the world total of laundered crime money at more than $2 trillion. The top-scoring "cut-out" country, which makes dirty drug and arms money hard to trace, is Mauritius. Running a close second is Vatican City. [Daily Telegraph November 19, 2001]...
But China is also on the hook with go-downs stuffed with fast-depreciating dollars, I insisted. What are they going to do with these warehouses? They can't dump them on world money markets without causing a collapse in the very currency they're holding. Yet they don't dare keep them. The only thing to do is to buy everything in sight - oil, wheat, strategic minerals, factories. But dollars are only worth full value in the United States.
I stopped, suddenly struck by the prospect of China as a Vatican rival. Payback time for all those earlier manipulations by the Black Robes in Peking?
"A bidding war is going on for the United States," I guessed.
"It's no contest," Hank assured me.
"The Vatican is the Holy Roman Empire," he reiterated. "Simply the continuation since the days of Christ. And they intend to keep on going. Replace China with Mexico, things like that. If they have the ability to do that worldwide, and as soon as anything threatens them they knee jerk and entire economies fall. The housing bubble had to be built over decades. And in a week it crashed out. What else has been built like that?"
Answering his own question, he supplied another example: "Shipping. Runs on oil, which runs on banks. And back-to-back letters of credit."
Want to sink the international shipping industry? By design or default, raise the price of bunker oil. But be careful, guys. The Trans-Texas Corridor isn't completed yet.
"The Internet is a compilation of cooperation. Take the parts away, whaddya (what do you) got (have)? Nothing. There is no internet," Hank said by way of illustration. "The financial web that they have woven is almost [as ephemeral], almost as identical in its ability to have the plug pulled on it as the Internet. Every system has a fatal flaw...
National and personal sovereignty haven't improved much since. As Baron Avro Manhattan put it, the Pope "doesn't have to pray for divine intervention to operate the levers of economic power - he merely has to give instructions to his officials in the Vatican Bank. Only the pope and a couple of top bank officers know precise details of its operations ... This secrecy is one of the main reasons why few people know that the papacy directs one of the world's major financial corporations."
The Vatican likes to point out that it's going broke running Vatican City. But Cardinal Edmund Szoka, the Vatican's unofficial finance minister, told Money Week that the Vatican's assets total some $5 billion. Vatican City "has a separate financial statement," he added.
According to Baron Manhattan's research: "The Vatican has large investments with the Rothschilds of Britain, France, and America, with the Hambros Bank, with the Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. In the United States it has large investments with the Morgan Bank, the Chase-Manhattan Bank, the First National Bank of New York, the Bankers Trust Company, and others. The Vatican has billions of shares in the most powerful international corporations such as Gulf Oil, Shell, General Motors, Bethlehem Steel, General Electric, International Business Machines, T.W.A., etc."
A nationally syndicated Catholic priest has stated, "The Catholic Church must be the biggest corporation in the United States. We have a branch office in every neighborhood. Our assets and real estate holdings must exceed those of Standard Oil, AT&T, and U.S. Steel combined. And our roster of dues-paying members must be second only to the tax rolls of the United States Government." [The Vatican Billions]
"But this is just a small portion of the wealth of the Vatican, which in the U.S. alone, is greater than that of the five wealthiest giant corporations of the country," Baron Manhattan explains. "The Catholic church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence." [Vatican Billions]...
Vatican and World Politics
“The Vatican has surfaced again,” Hank informed me. According to his Vatican source, “They have been purchasing a large amount of storage and online storage space. They are taking a lot of pictures, a lot of documents and a lot of scans and putting that information together in a large vault of info. And they're wanting more.”
If so, this project will take tons of terabytes. The “Vatican Secret Archives” - as a London newspaper tagged them - contain almost two-million items. Forget the DaVinci Code. Squirreled away in 50 miles of catacombs shelving, this volatile stockpile of scandals dating back over 1,000 years is the real deal. [Independent May 21/06]...
A short list of what those Vatican records might hide: