That question has been hovering in the background of European geopolitics ever since he did it, and one Italian geopolitician and strategist, Germano Dottori, thinks he has an answer, according to this article shared this week by Mr. G.P.:

The essence of Signor Dottori's argument is this:

The conflicts between the Church and the United States did not become less, even with the passing of John Paul II. They instead continued during the pontificate of Pope Ratzinger, in the course of which, what exacerbated them was not only the [policy and strategic] investment made by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the political Islam of the Muslim Brotherhood during the so-called Arab Spring, but also the firm desire of Benedict XVI to achieve an historic reconciliation with the Patriarchate of Moscow [under Patriarch Kirill], the true and proper religious coronation of a geopolitical project of Euro-Russian integration, which were in his intentions strongly supported by Germany and also by Silvio Berlusconi’s Italy – but not by that more American-friendly one [Italy], which is to be recognized in Giorgio Napolitano [Italian President, 2006-2015].

How it has come to an end is well-known to everyone. The Italian and papal governments were simultaneously hit by a scandalous, coordinated, and unusually violent and unprecedented campaign, even involving more or less opaque maneuvers in the financial field, with the final effect coming to a head in November 2011 with Berlusconi’s departure from the Palazzo Chigi and, on February 10 [sic – 11], 2013, the abdication of Ratzinger. At the height of the crisis, Italy progressively saw its access to international financial markets closed, while the Institute for Religious Works (IOR) [the Vatican Bank] was temporarily cut out of the Swift 4 circuit.

Note the implied claims:

(1) the Vatican, with Germany's blessing (Ratzinger was, after all, the first German pope in about six hundred years), was pursuing a closer relationship with Eastern Orthodoxy, principally through Patriarch Kiril III;

(2) This was apparently being done in conjunction to create a "Eurasian integration", which apparently was emphasizing the cultural basis of that integration in a common Catholic heritage;

(3) the Vatican and Italy were both hit by "a scandalous, coordinated, and unusually violent and unprecedented campaign," which we may assume is "code" for the pedophilia scandals rocking Ratzinger's pontificate. Dottori is clearly suggesting this emanated from the circles of western power. (At this juncture, one has to pause, and mention another possibility: with the pedophilia scandals erupting around western leaders, and the arrests in this country and others associated with it, that possibility emerges from the fact that, a few years ago, when one said "pedophilia rings" one thought of the Vatican, and, to a lesser extent, other churches. Now, however, there has been an interesting shift of perception, for when one says "pedophilia rings" one thinks of corrupt, and largely secular, western politicians. This may indicate a covert counter-operation emanating from the Vatican.)

(4) This campaign was also coordinated with a campaign to strip the Vatican of its access to international financial markets.

We can recall much corroboration of these suggestions, in that shortly after the beginning of his pontificate, Jorge Cardinal Bergolio (Francis I) began to attempt to clean up(yet again) the operations of the Vatican Bank, even going so far as to appoint the same auditor for it as for the Bank of International Settlements and, reportedly, Lloyd's of London. In short, Bergolio's efforts appear to cave to the pressures being exerted by the West and the USA.

It's that first point, however, that seems to have been much more important than meets the eye:

Here an Italian expert in geo-strategic studies thus claims that both the Italian government under Berlusconi and the papacy of Benedict XVI were toppled due to financial maneuvers that put both states in jeopardy. Alessandro Rico published, on 17 May, an article entitled “Ratzinger costretto ad abdicare dal ricatto di Obama” (“Ratzinger Forced to Abdicate Due to Obama’s Blackmail”) in the Italian newspaper La Verità – a publication which has no inclination toward traditional Catholicism at all, but, rather, sharply rebukes traditional and conservative Catholics in that same 17 May issue (as Giuseppe Nardi points out). Rico himself puts the Dottori statement in context with the 20 January 2017 Open Letter to President Trump, published by the traditional Catholic newspaper The Remnant, which called for an investigation into a possible U.S. intervention against Pope Benedict XVI. As Rico points out, Pope Benedict at the time stood in opposition to President Obama’s collaboration with the Muslim Brotherhood, especially with the pope’s Regensburg address in which he criticized Islamist fundamentalism. The U.S., as Rico along with Dottori explains, was not in favor of a papal rapprochement with the Patriarch of Moscow which could further support a European rapprochement with Russia. A partial basis for this desired rapprochement could also be a rejection of the moral relativism of the West.

When speaking about the financial pressure that was, in 2013, put on the Vatican by excluding the Papal State from the SWIFT system – which interrupted the credit card payments in the Vatican City, and thus in the Vatican museums – Rico also recalls: “Strangely, this [SWIFT] function was re-established immediately after the resignation of Benedict XVI.” (Bold-italics emphasis added)

In other words, American policy was deliberately attempting to forestall the formation of what can only be called a "Christian bloc." If this seems farfetched, one should recall that Russia, prior to the Soviet era, played precisely this role in European and world geopolitics, as the protector of Orthodox Christians. The Vatican exercised this role through proxy states, most recently through Austria-Hungary, Italy, and various other Catholic regional powers.

"OK, so what?" one might think. "Where's the high octane speculation?"

Well, brace yourselves, because it's a whopper: note that the actions taken against the Vatican were (1) a pedophilia scandal and (2) a severing of access to international financial clearing in response to Ratzinger's statements about fundamentalist Islam. (And at this juncture, please recall that Francis I has indicated that Christians do have the right of self-defense against Islamic terrorism, a point often lost in the shuffle). This suggests, as the Russians were similarly affected by threats of exclusion from SWIFT, to the point of developing their own domestic, and ultimately parallel system of international financial clearing, that the Vatican may have been attempting to do an end run around the Western Financial blackmail (denial of service, effectively, to SWIFT), and to gain access to the system(s) being built out by and in Russia. In short, this means the Vatican was attempting to gain access also to the space assets that make international clearing possible.

If this reading of the covert warfare taking place against the Vatican by Mr. Globaloney (and vice versa, if my reading of the pedophilia scandal having moved from the Vatican to western politicians is true), then what one is witnessing is a long-term strategy and goal of the Vatican, which, for the moment may be summarized in the following high octane speculation:

(1) Intermediate goal: Gain access to other systems of financial clearing that are independent of that of the West. For the moment, this means the systems being put into place by Russia and China and, to a lesser extent, existing Japanese capabilities in the Pacific (and for a historical note, do not forget that connection between Japan and the Vatican, via Emperor Hirohito who deposited some of the Golden Lily loot in the Vatican bank, according to Peggy and Sterling Seagraves in Gold Warriors);

(2) Longer term goal: use contacts thus gained to utilize (and perhaps finance) their space launch capacity to launch Vatican-owned communications satellites;

(3) Ultimate goal: build out an independent system of financial clearing by and for the Vatican and any allied churches.

If that high octane speculation is correct, then the USA and the Vatican are engaged in a covert war, just as are the USA and China and the rest of the BRICSA bloc, for those independent financial clearing systems, more than anything else, are a direct challenge to the US dollar reserve currency status.

(And as for the religious "rapprochement", Orthodoxy's position has always been clear, because conceptual/doctrinal content defines Orthodoxy, not institutional boundaries or adherence to supreme authorities claiming infallibility: if there is to be such an arrangement beyond mere ecumenical cooperation, then there must be a full return of Roman Catholicism to that conceptual content, and a jettisoning of all those doctrines added to Orthodoxy on the basis of papal authority alone. While this is not the place to elaborate on this, it is to be noted that the recent statements of Francis I and Kiril III focused, not on doctrinal differences and the departure of the Papacy from that tradition, but rather on areas of common cultural concern. This would seem to indicate that both churches perceive a very serious existential threat, perhaps exhibited by Benedict XVI's remarks about Islamic fundamentalism which led, according to Dottori, to his resignation.)

There's one more implication here: if indeed Ratzinger was forced to resign, i.e., resigned under duress, then a case might be made that the resignation is null and void... and that, of course, would be a scenario that would throw the papal church into a position it has not been in since the middle ages, and it may thus be the "high trump card" the plotters of the coup are holding over Bergolio.

Whatever one makes of these high octane speculations, this is definitely one to watch, because we have not heard the last of this story.

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. Kahlypso on June 7, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Dr Farrell… Are you insinuating that there might be.. 2 popes.. 🙂 As if the Church had ever had to live through such a SCANDAL.. Its not as if God himself chose the Pope.. who is is unique and only representative on Earth.. a sort of living Mohammed…
    Don’t forget Japans connection with the Vatican Bank.. As you yourself showed me.. Japanese businessmen travelling from Italy with Banker’s Bond’s that shouldn’t exist..
    Don’t forget that the Vatican Bank learned all its really dirty tricks from the Americans..(laundering, counter-feiting, I’d say.. sponsering terrorism.. but the Church was doing trhat since the Inquisition.. so no one has anything to teach the Church about Terror and Fear..
    I forgot about Ratzinger being German.. Absolutely no German popes.. Have you forgotten about how much of a wrench Luther threw into their well oiled machine?? The church was RAKING it in with their sold pardons.. (cant rememeber the right name)..
    Forget about all that rape pillage and murder.. buy your way into Heaven with a papal pardon. The church hates protestants… You may remember a little war in Europe happening .. Catholics.. Protestants.. gunpowder and bibles. I love religion in the morning.. smells like victory..and blood and guts and widows and orphans (luckily today we have a way to deal with that. They get pipelined into Saudi Arabia and disappear.. problem solved..)

    • Phil the Thrill on June 7, 2017 at 9:38 am

      The Church sold “Indulgences”, whereby, for a fee commensurate with the sin one wished to commit, one could purchase the Church’s pardon.

  2. Leon on June 4, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    If Francis is a globalist why would he have met up with Kiril of Moscow in Cuba of all places. If anything was meant to send an F.U. message to the Americans that one really does it.

  3. zendogbreath on June 4, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    doc, what if we started a campaign for evelyn rottenchild for world ruler? to heck with this behind the scenes bilderhambergler stuff. if we can’t get evelyn to step up perhaps one of the youngers. what about that long hair that keeps giving such wondrous ecowarrior / hyper intelligent sounding interviews about saving the world? i think it’s david. and he’s got that blue eyed jesus look down. reminds me of some schmaltzy stuff my 93 year old mom loved watching with her catholic school kids decades ago.

    hey vomito, maybe it’s not franky and hilly as the new apocolypto pair. maybe it’s all about david. dya think he had much pizza with andrew and saville and epstein and slickedwillie and sandusky and w and rahm and o and hilly and ghwb and podestas and hastert and dershowitz and brock and alefantis,…….. wow, this list is gettin kinda long isn’t it?

    oh wait. lynn was involved in that mess too

    what’s her relationship to david? step mom? hmm. might have to muckety.com this one. oh but wait. david might work out perfect for the role. he’s not only a naturopath, he’s organic farmed. and been to the north and um the south pole? huh? seriously?

    • zendogbreath on June 4, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      what is it with this south pole thing?

    • DanaThomas on June 5, 2017 at 2:48 am

      And Zeno with “Palantir” we are back to Mr. Blood-Thiel…

  4. Robert Barricklow on June 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Of course Financial warfare is not exclusively for countries like Greece, but religions as well. With a privatized centralized monopolized wealth creation oligarchical power what does one expect?
    The way out is a decentralized system that is simply measures/exchanges wealth w/o prejudice.. Financial capitalism, unearned income are NOT wealth producing. The system is not designed for warfare. Or, is it? Ironically, the Vatican knows this all too well; now, that the boot is unjustly on the other divine foot.

    • Robert Barricklow on June 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      A decentralized economic system of measurement in an economy based upon our living planet. So far, no religions nor nation states, are looking for a way out of the oncoming hellbound express.
      In fact, the religions have undergone some bad press, as had the U.S. and other nations. Who wants to follow in they’re ugly footsteps?
      Again, all the choices in our 21st Century seem to be evil A, or evil B.

      • Robert Barricklow on June 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm

        Surely mankind isn’t that dumb?
        Is this by some other hand’s design?

        Shouldn’t we be getting “our” act together, rather than soap-opera spectating on evil playing evil.

        Let’s get some one in the cast that we can root for; indeed fight for. As if our loved ones futures depended upon such a course…
        Representing spiritual beings –
        rather than junk yard dogs.

        • zendogbreath on June 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm

          you’re about to start a bernie chant aren’t you?

          • Robert Barricklow on June 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

            Bernie’s another sell-out under left-cover.

          • zendogbreath on June 6, 2017 at 12:20 am

            yep. not as willingly as most like hilly but yep. doubt he’s much of a pizza fan. but they sure have other ways of getting him to carry their water.

  5. goshawks on June 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    The bottom line here is that the supposedly-neutral, international money-moving system has been Weaponized and is being used to cudgel and blackmail various non-conforming parties. This will, in the long term, come back to bite the Weaponizers…

    Back in the 90s, there was a big debate in political and space quarters around the need for a separate GPS-like system serving the Europeans. This reasoning was around the ‘deniability’ of the signal by the American military (who owned the system) in a case where the two powers disagreed. (Russia and China obviously needed their own independent GPS-like systems for the same reason.) The European system went ahead, although with many fits and starts. Now, there are several systems planned or in orbit, arguably solely for anti-access protection. In my opinion, good.

    Money-handling systems are as crucial. Assuming the article’s accusations are true, the Vatican was being actively ‘targeted’ by a Weaponized money-handling system. That is intolerable to any nation (Vatican City is an independent nation-state), so there must be consequences. My thought is that various parties will build-out independent money-handling systems – like in the GPS ‘clones’ above – until there is ‘safety’ in the system. No one will be able to blackmail/attack anyone else, because each nation will ‘subscribe’ to two or three independent systems. A waste of resources, but probably necessary in today’s Real world…

    Think of money-handling systems (BIS, Central Banks, SWIFT, etc.) when you read this:
    “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them”

    Also, ape-ing the present systems is not wise. Something (Consciousness-wise) needs to change. Last line of the above:
    ” In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”

    We need to look beyond Mordor for our solution…

  6. marcos toledo on June 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    This indeed is ultra high strangeness have our oligarchs no shame. Their plan seems now to enslave the World under cover of Fascist Islam instead of Fascist Christianity one wonders what these fiends really believe anyway selling us all into Satans hands would be benign in comparison to who they may be dealing with.

  7. WalkingDead on June 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Hmmm, I’m thinking it’s rather interesting that during this particular time with all the whistleblowers and investigators deaths it’s rather odd that Hollywood comes out with a movie titled “Dead Men Tell No Tales”. Not very subtle, is it?

  8. anakephalaiosis on June 4, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Papal castling clever chess. Axis back in business. Cuckolds in “stone under throne”. Game of chance. Deep water jeopardy. lol

  9. Lost on June 4, 2017 at 10:26 am

    From near the beginning:

    “what exacerbated them was not only the [policy and strategic] investment made by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the political Islam of the Muslim Brotherhood during the so-called Arab Spring, ”

    More than kind of destroys any credibility. Perhaps that’s the point. And no the Muslim Brotherhood is not behind the “rebels” Obama set up in Syria.

  10. LSM on June 4, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Michael Rivero of whatreallyhappened.com refered to Ratzinger as “Bennie the Rat”

    Vatileaks had many, many sources/reasons but a sadly un-sung exposure of corruption in Vatileaks was the fraud known as “Mother Teresa”-

    I personally knew someone who worked for MT in the 70’s (a German pediatritian) who told me all the press PR about the benevolence/tenacity of MT was fabricated; MT never once lifted a finger/did no work whatsoever-

    according to this woman’s 1st hand experiences with fraud MT I could write many, many paragraphs-

    and this present Jesuit Bozo/clown pope has cannonized/beatified her; either he’s a complete idiot (which I doubt) or another high-profile manipulater trying to obfuscate the truth exposed by Vatileaks-

    be well all-

    Larry in Germany

    • Vomito Blanco on June 4, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Oh, how the mighty are falling. Walt Disney the nazi, Gandhi the anti-black racist, and now this crooked thug Mother Teresa. I don’t know what to believe anymore, Larry. Perhaps we will discover one day that Hillary Clinton was the true saint who was trying to save the world… and it all started when she tried to save those kids in the Waco compound.

      • Phil the Thrill on June 4, 2017 at 9:48 am

        But Unca Walt WAS a Nazi, as well as being the American Jimmy Saville! However, without him, us Southern Nuttyfornians celebrating our graduation from high skool wouldn’t have been able to ride “It’s A Small World” while ah, under the influence of world-expanding substances.

        • LSM on June 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm

          @Vomito Blanco

          you’re a master of orthographic satire-

          any more tricks?- hey, baby, let’s stick together and expose the hypocracy/lies going on in our world;

          many sincere regards-

          Larry in Germany

    • zendogbreath on June 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      larry, you might like christopher hitchens.


      • LSM on June 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm

        many thanks for the link- greatly appreciated-


  11. Vomito Blanco on June 4, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Ratzinger should make a secret deal with the Chinese for a mass conversion to Roman Catholicism in return the Vatican will be relocated to Bejing. Initially Ratzinger would announce they he was still the true pope and Francis is a fake working for the non-christian globalists. If all of China converted, Ratzinger’s rival Vatican would quickly eclipse Rome in power, especially if they were to set up their own independent financial clearing. This could clear the way for a new global currency printed in China’s Vatican City. Overtime, the Chinese could buy up all the treasures of the old Vatican City in Rome which will surely fall on hard times as it’s flock, credibility, and power dwindles. Eventually all the treasures of Vatican City, including the cathedrals, could be relocated leaving just an empty field in Rome for muslim immigrants to set up their cardboard beds on.

    Once this coup has been cemented, Pope Benedict the White could hand over the reigns of power to a new Chinese Pope who will tend to the Earthly flock of catholics while Ratzinger disappears once again to consult with his bosses in Antarctica and make the preparations for the conquest of space.

  12. DaphneO on June 4, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Yes Joseph, this IS a whopper!

  13. LGL on June 4, 2017 at 5:45 am

    and it may thus be the “high trump card” the plotters of the coup are holding over Bergolio.

    Intended or not, the pun begs the question :

    Was there a resolution of this conflict in the most recent tête-à-tête between POTUS DJT and il Papa ?

  14. basta on June 4, 2017 at 5:27 am

    I always assumed he was pushed out to make way for the black pope and the antichrist*. Am I missing something?

    Actually I’m rather serious. Francis is a transparent globalist puppet who was set in place to ease the way into the NWO endgame, but somehow people just didn’t take a cotton to Hillary Clinton for whatever reason, oh and Brexit (or perhaps not…) came along, and well you know what they say about best laid plans and all that.

    So Mr Global’s chessboard is currently in a bit of disarray but at least they’ve got the papal sock-puppet in place!

    • Phil the Thrill on June 4, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Doctor Farrell did not mention that the black pope, Adolfo Pachon, resigned around the same time as Ratzinger did. When Pachon walked away, he was the first Superior General of the Society of Jesuits to do so. It may be part of the sideshow created by the Western opposition to the Vatican’s attempted rapprochement with Eastern Orthodoxy, but there was a thing called the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State, which sued both Ratzinger and Pachon for various crimes against humanity. The ITCCS pressed its suit in the arena of common law, because the Vatican shares ownership/administration of the admiralty/maritime jurisdiction with the Crown. (The ITCCS felt it stood a better chance pressing a claim against the Catholics in a court which the Catholics don’t own.)

      • goshawks on June 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm

        PtT, thanks. I was not aware of the ‘dual’ resignations. Makes one wonder if it was a ‘treaty’ result or a tit-for-tat or something else involving both orgs.

        • Phil the Thrill on June 7, 2017 at 9:55 am

          I too have been pulled over for the mods and I cannot always easily discern why. At the time I saw news regarding these resignations, both gentlemen were living in retirement inside the Vatican. Now, if this tribunal was actually a thing–and my web access is heavily filtered, so I take what I read with a grain of pink salt–I could imagine that an offer stands, to be made good upon delivery of these men to whatever justice system that can enforce the tribunal’s ruling.
          An interesting concept: international common law.

      • goshawks on June 4, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”
        goshawks – June 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm.

        Funny; just got modded for using t1t in “t1t-for-tat”. Don’t you feel safer now?

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