Author's note: If one can get their fingers on an old edition of my book, one will find my conviction concerning this Pope’s death was not then what it is today. The reason readers are cautioned to avoid old editions.
I have left no leaf unturned during these past years to prove my case. Yet, the more I tried to prove my case, the more the facts proved another man’s case.
Avro Manhattan `
In 1988, the world’s foremost authority on the Vatican and World Politics, Baron Avro Manhattan, wrote:
“The lack of importance the United States gave to the election of a Pope after the death of pro-American Pius XII through the election of John Paul II has become paramount in the thinking of subversive elements in America. The lingering evidence is too striking to be ignored.
Paul's doctrine ‘Liberation Theology’ took on horrendous roots where the poor were collectively dominant in Latin America, the stability of which was threatened. When they reached Central America, military and undercover operations had to be undertaken by the United States to halt his revolution of the poor.
Paul's encyclical 'Populorum Progressio' fueled movement toward communism in Europe forcing American intervention in Italy where his ally Aldo Moro's 'Historic Compromise' threatened to bring about a communist state as the will of the Italian people.
In the spring of 1978, Moro was kidnapped while en route to the House of Representatives where he was about to move communist ministers into control of Italian Parliament.
Reputable Journalist Carmine Pecorelli published a convincing article: ‘The Role of the United States in the Moro Murder.’ Though overwhelmingly where the finger of motive could possibly point, all but ignored in the world press.¹
On the heels of the Moro murder, Paul’s sudden death was wrapped with subtle speculations and vague rumors...
Nevertheless, his providential death gave the CIA the opportunity to force election of a pro-American Pope. It joined Opus-Dei in backing the anti-communist candidate Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Krakow.
When Albino Luciani - an avowed Marxist in every sense of the word - was elected, it struck a nerve of shattering proportions in the United States, particularly as it concerned his support for the revolution of the poor in Central America against the coalition of the United States and ruling juntas.
When Luciani struck at the basic tenets upon which the United States had been founded: 'It is the inalienable right of no man to accumulate wealth beyond the necessary while other men starve to death because they have nothing,' Henry Kissinger sounded the alarm:
'Domination by Moscow is not the issue. Communist control of Central America is the issue. It would have terrible consequences for the United States. It is the No. 1 threat to its national security and must be dealt with accordingly.'
In Opus Dei headquarters in the posh Monti Parioli district of Rome and in CIA headquarters in MaClean Virginia, the ball began to roll..." 2
CIA Director George Bush - Paul VI - John Paul I -John Paul II - Jose Escriva
as 'The Vatican Murders' presents compelling evidence linking prominent
American statesmen and Church hierarchy to the murders of Pope John
Paul I, his
counterpart in the Russian Church, Aldo Moro and
other leaders of the Marxist movement in the western world, I want to remind
the reader it was the sworn duty of these men imposed upon them by the laws of
their nations and the principles of their faith to h`ead off what they saw as a
dangerous slide to the left.
¹ L'Osservatore Politico 17 May '78
2 reprinted from Avro Manhattan’s 'The Dollar and the Vatican' (1988) pgs. 130-142; consistent with the premise of Manhattan’s book 'Murder in the Vatican' (1985). Kissinger quote: TIME Magazine ‘What if Communists Win a Role?’ 12 Sep '78
PS: Avro Manhattan wrote the best selling Vatican book of all time 'The Vatican and World Politics'
caricature by Ben Vogelsang, Edinburgh (Jose Escriva founded Opus Dei)
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