There's an interesting report from CNBC that says the Vatican is cleaning up it's financial act: Ponder this one for a moment, before I run out to the end of the twig and speculate wildly once more:

Vatican seeks to explain US money laundering tag

Now, you'll note that according to the article, the U.S. State Department put the Vatican on a list of "jurisdictions of concern" for money laundering. All of this brought back to my mind the sordid history of the 1980s, and widespread allegations of financial corruption. It all began when Pope Paul VI died, and when Albino Cardinal Luciani, the Patriarch of Venice, was elected his successor, choosing as his pontifical name, John-Paul I, to emphasize his personal determination to continue the Vatican Two style pontificates of Popes John XXIII (Angelo Cardinal Roncalli) and Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Cardinal Montini). Luciani died suddenly, and unexpectedly, after reigning for only one month. There were those at the time, like author David Yallop (In God's Name) who suspected foul play, and I must confess, I share that opinion to this day.

The Vatican Bank, or Institute of Religious Works, or IOR, had been implicated in the financial wheeling and dealing of a reputed Mafioso-like Italian businessman, whose banks and financial empire (including banks in the USA) suddenly collapsed: Michele Sindona. This was more or less contemporaneous with the exposure by Italian authorities of the notorious Loge Propaganda Due, or P2-G "masonic" lodge, headed by its creator, an Italian Neo-Fascist by the name of Licio Gelli, whose lodge managed to penetrate the Vatican, the Italian police and security service (SISME), and the government itself. This, according to Yallop, was one reason Luciani, in his opinion, was murdered, for he was allegedly attempting to root out the last vestiges of this network within the Vatican (which according to some at the time, included American Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, head of the IOR, and retained by Luciani's successor, Karol Cardinal Woytijla, Pope John-Paul II). As the scandal unfolded, this led to further links and dubious dealings, including the "suicide" of Italian banker Roberto Calvi, found hung beneath London's Blackfriar's bridge, with bricks in his pants. Calvi had ties to the Banco Ambrosiano.  As for Licio Gelli, he fled to Argentina, no doubt to be close to people there of similar mindset, if you get my drift. Anyway, you get the picture.

...oh wait, there's one more teensy-weensy detail. A New York City policeman at the time was involved in the investigations of all the financial wheeling and dealing, and he actually published a book, implicating Eugene Cardinal Tisserant, the cardinal responsible for the Vatican archives up until his death in 1972, in a scheme to - hold your hat - launder bearer bonds....

Now comes the wild speculation part...the State Department's placing of the Vatican bank on this watch list comes only a month after the recent seizure of more allegedly counterfeited US Federal Reserve gold backed bearer-bonds, and while there is absolutely no evidence to support it, I am nevertheless wondering if all of this is somehow connected. What better way to launder money, including a covert financial system, then through the Vatican Bank? It was, after all, an obscure Vatican backed news source that first commented on the Japanese bearer bond scandal:

How the Bearer Bonds Saga Could Bring Down the US

There you have it... that ends my wild speculation for the day. See you on the flip side...


Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. James on March 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    But one other thing it is in my job description to walk where others dare not tread in order to gain a soul. So if It looks like I am some how wallowing in sin well sometimes that just goes with the territory or program.

    Basically Jesus didn’t like the organized,religious, and corrupt church or synagogue of his day either. Glory to only the hoidy toidies and big collection plates! And enslave and rip off the poor sick or needy Do as i say what the bible says not as I do!

    • Robert Barricklow on March 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Passing off magic tricks as miracles is as old as religion. Ancient Hebrew priests used steam turbines to power open the temple doors, as if by spirits, when the fire was on the altar. Hydraulic statues bawled to worshipers, and wine flowed from pressurized vessels-ancient rituals to cudgel fear into the masses. Jesus may have been a magician himself. Jesus may have studied the riruals and practices of Egyptian wizards and miracle men during the eighteen years of his unaccounted lifein the Gospels(12-30).
      In 2008, scientists from the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archeology uncovered a 2,000 yr old earthenware bowl in Alexandria’s great harbor engraved with what many experts believe to be the first known mention of Jesus. The engraving on the bowl simply read, “Christ, the Magician.”.

      Chasing the Moneychangers(Banksters) out of the Temple is Magic at its BEST!

  2. James on March 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    You know one of my first revelations was concerning the tithe that everybody and his brother in religious churches tries to lay claim to!

    Would you like me to let you into a little secret? In why I Joe christian prophet would never even mention it? Because for those that do receive it’s benefits it is not a free gift and it never has been!

    I think the apostle Paul Said: Do you not know you are required to perform it? If you ask for the tithe in any ministry in the bible you are required to fast roughly 40 days per year! Oh ya don’t listen to us prophets and it is like putting a noose around your own neck.

    This I believe is why many of the prophets were beaten and stoned, killed in the past! Because the religious orders, Elite or elect didn’t want to hear such things. They just want their little money for nothing religious scams they have set up.

    So all these bank collapses all over the world is no surprise to me as or after this was revealed to me in 2003 or 2004.

    As you Mr or now Mrs. priest rabbi scribe or pharsee have to “fast 10%” of each and every year you lay claim to it in order for God to give his blessing to and or on that money.

    So goes the church! So goes a city or state or country!

    You see this is why we need a spiritual revival in this country somebody has to still help pay down that debt that we all owe God. Laugh all you want and ridicule me but as they say real truth hurts sometimes.

    This may sound like a harsh reality in tough times but i didn’t create it I just illuminated it! In other words i am just the messenger boy!

    I mean in the natural realm if you like or love some one or something will you not occasionally make sacrifices for them?

    So is it not the same thing in the spiritual realm and God is not looking for blood but he is looking for personal sacrifice by dieing to the flesh or walking through the valley of the shadow of death. If you have or if you don’t have the spirit the requirement is still the same. The difference is in our covenent through Jesus we fast so we can hear from God and be empowered as well as be prospered.

    But money usually will flow to those are truly anointed with spiritual gifts and such.

  3. Jedi on March 28, 2012 at 4:14 am

    The US State debt has put the Vatican on a money laundering watch list….lol talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

    Youve got the dots all joined together quite nicely Dr Xoesph, although you are leaving one big elephant of a dot out of the picture…..and for the life of me I dont know why…

    • Robert Barricklow on March 28, 2012 at 8:24 am

      Good one!

  4. MattB on March 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Yallop’s book is great read. I was wondering Joseph when the Vatican would get a mention. I’m sure Gold and the Vatican will pop up soon as well 😉

  5. terrylee3000 on March 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    What is the “white list”? Sounds kind of racist to me.

  6. Robert Barricklow on March 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    John Paul I was obviously assassinated. The question of who & why has always been on my radar. This is the best explanation so far.
    Sadly, this is not an anomaly. In fact, when a Pope is selected I often think: if he’s a good guy he’s a dead man walking. If not, he live to a ripe old age; unless, God forbid, he developes a conscious.

  7. marcos anthony toledo on March 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Welcome to the world of the Hunger Games,1984,Brave New World all rolled into one. Remember folks all those fleeing Nazi’s being issued Vatican passports after WWll so these guys have been in bed with each other for a very long time. Keep your eyes, ears, and noses open for future suprises to come.

  8. HAL838 on March 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    You know,
    it’s guys like you that give “intellectual(s)” a bad rap !
    No wonder my daughter thinks that “head’ people have no heads !

  9. Tor on March 27, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I think the U.S. State Department should put itself on the list of “Jurisdictions of Concern” for money laundering. I love how the crooks tell you that everybody else is a crook. Which crook should I listen to? And with you, all roads seem to lead to Argentina. It seems to me that the crooks are right out in the open, and in my face, so I tend to look more at that, rather than conspiracy theories about dead Nazis. I will say though, that your books are very interesting

    • paul degagne on March 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      I don’t know if all roads lead to Argentina but I do know the LOOT of Europe during WWII went somewhere!

      They say, “You cant take it with you when you die?

      Well —SOMEBODY took something “with them.” It can provoke a logical conclusion.

      Can you imagine the size of those SUITCASES!

      Or all the TONS of cocaine dumped on LA to pay for a few guns in Central America! Or that the reporter who broke the story just “happened” to commit suicide! Yeah right — Does a Polar Bear Shit in the Snow?

      Maybe not much longer the way the Weather is Changing but that’s another tale for another time but get your suntan lotion ready just in case!

      CROOKS YOU SAY —- how about Chenny’s investments in the Privatized Prisons! (Nothing like having a hotel guest who cant CHECK OUT!)

      Yes — That Catherine Fitts (did I spell her name right?) is a real sweetheart!

      • Tor on March 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        Well I’m not really sure where you would get the idea that I like Cheney. I can tell you that I absolutely loath and despise the man, and would love to spend some time with him, in a room with a board and a dunk tank.

        • paul degagne on March 28, 2012 at 2:19 am


          I was just singing along in your chorus about aiming at crooks in plain site (Chenny) instead of your suggestion of not wasting one’s time going after the hidden, subtly implied, non-existent conspiracy KOOKS!.

          Don’t kid your self —- Crooks or at least the very bad ones and not the stupid ones who get caught have a great need for Secrecy and darkness to hide in.

          Don’t let them fool YOU?

          They know their deeds are Dirty! The deserve to be HANGED for their crimes and they themselves know it the most! (underneath all that Bravo or Power is “Fear.” Fear of uprising or especially what they call “Invasion of their liguid assets?” Without which they cannot escape – just in case…?)

          They know that “if” People were truly aware than humans-beings would end their regimes in JUST ONE DAY!

          I don’t like using the word “THEY” because of the typical reaction from the listener. ” Who’s They,” they say? ( someone needs to find out who is they?)

          I am making my umpteenth attempt at trying to understand Phenomenological Thinking. In it I “think’ THEY is a pronoun that serves as a Target when exposed. But it may only be a distraction because the Unconcealed “also’ reveals what is not present at the moment. ( an ABSENCE which is where these “evil little bugger’s hide in?)

          How’s that for GRANDIOSITY?

          And I don’t even have to be a recent Christian “CON-VERT”

          (nah — I tried that and it’s not grandiose enough for me!)

          I wish we didn’t have to have personal pronouns?

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