Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guns and Vatican!. What is the truth!? The weapon used by the Italian marines to kill 2 Indian fishermen on February 15,2012 is Beretta ARX 160 Riffles manufactured in western Italy. The D'Armi Pietro Beretta factory SpA is controlled by the Beretta Holding SpA and majority shareholder of the Beretta Holding SpA is the the IOR (Institute for the Works Religion [commonly known as *Vatican Bank*]) a private institution, founded in 1942 by Pope Pius XII and headquartered in Vatican City. Nobody claims that the Vatican owns Beretta, only that they are the second-largest shareholder, having taken a massive stake in numerous military investments Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta is an Italian firearms manufacturer. Their firearms are used worldwide for a variety of civilian, law enforcement, and military purposes. It is also known for manufacturing shooting clothes and accessories. Beretta is the oldest active firearms manufacturer in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta 2012 Italian shooting in the Arabian sea ~ Source Wikipedia 2012 Italian shooting in the Arabian sea off coast of southern India by an Italian navy security team on board oil tanker MV Enrica Lexie travelling from Singapore to Egypt has been linked to the death of two Indian fishermen on the same day, 15 February 2012. Ajesh Binki and Gelastine, natives of Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively, were allegedly shot dead by Italian marines of the Reggimento San Marco, Marina Militare. The incident sparked a major diplomatic row between Italy and India, with Indian police immediately opening a murder enquiry and later arresting two members of the navy security team over the shooting. After completing formalities in Kochi, the marines were taken to nearby Kollam town by the local investigating team and produced in a court. On February 20 the court ordered to keep them in police custody for now and sent to prison after three days till a bail is granted and later extended to further police custody for investigation. The special initiative and timely action taken by the Kerala Chief Minister Mr. Oommen Chandy has led to the arrest of Italian navy personals after taking the ship into custody and the further proceedings as per the Indian Law. According to the Indian Coast Guard, Indian government sources and the crew of the fishing boat Saint Antony, the incident happened at approximately 16:30 when the fishing boat was returning from a fishing expedition. Umberto Vitelli, the captain of the Enrica Lexie, and the Italian crew state that the firing was in self defense against armed pirates. Intervention by Catholic Cardinal of Kerala, India According to Vatican-based Catholic news agency Fides, the newly consecrated Cardinal of the Catholic Church, Mar George Alencherry from Kerala, has called for a “peaceful solution” to the issue. He has appealed to the Kerala government not to resort to "precipitate action" and warned the opposition against trying to exploit the situation. He said “I am and will remain in close contact with the Catholic Ministers of Kerala and I hope that they will help to pacify the situation". However, a spokesman of the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Church said that the statement of Alancherry was "distorted" by media and he had not said anything that went against India's position on the issue.] The news report from Vatican Insider quotes Alencherry as follows, "“I learnt about the Catholic fishermen who were killed: it is very sad. I contacted Catholic ministers straight away, asking the government in Kerala not to act hastily. Errors of course were made during the incident, as fishermen were mistaken for pirates. The point, however, is that it seems the opposition party wants to take advantage of the situation and manipulate the case for electoral reasons, making reference to western powers and to America’s attempt to gain supremacy.” Cardinal later issued a press statement which said, "The report of the Italian press agency is wrong. The agency removed the report and expressed their apology for the mistake. I have not tried to intervene in this matter, nor have I contacted any ministers regarding this. Two precious lives have been lost. Strong legal action should be taken against the guilty." ~ Source Wikipedia The news agency Vatican Mirror reported the news on 21/02/2012 with the heading “Cardinal Alencherry mediates for Italian marines” This is the link http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/world-news/detail/articolo/george-alencherry-vescovo-siro-malabarese-attraverso-la-collaborazione-dei-ministri-cattolici-del/ The Vatican based Catholic news agency Agenzia Fides has removed the old statement attributed to the Cardinal without any explanation. Instead, it has merely put up the Cardinal’s new statement. Now, this is not only unethical but an attempt to obfuscate the truth. When major corrections and clarifications are made on the web, the ethical thing to do is to say you are replacing the old story with a new one, apologise for the error, and then put out the new version. This is not what the Vatican’s news agency has done. Is this what God’s own PR agency should be doing? The Cardinal, in his revised statement, said this about the killing of two Indian fishermen: “Two precious lives have been lost. Strong legal action should be taken against the guilty.” But this is not what he allegedly told Agenzia Fides in the earlier version. The Cardinal said: “I learned the story of theCatholic fishermen killed: it is very sad. I immediately contacted the Catholic ministers of Kerala urging the government not to act precipitately.” Is this not pandering to the wishes of the Vatican’s Italian roots? What has the Vatican to do with Italy’s narrow nationalism?. Is it because Vatican is facing a new annual tax bill of €720 million. The report from the Irish Independent has revealed the European Commission is currently in the process of re-examining the controversial tax breaks allowed to the church. The EC is planning on condemning the fiscal perks, and forcing the Vatican to pay up their taxes, which total at least €720 million per year.The Vatican currently avoids paying property tax on 100,000 properties, which have been classed as ‘non-commercial’. This included 8,779 schools, 26,300 ecclesiastical structures and 4,714 hospitals and clinics.http://insideireland.ie/2012/02/17/vatican-facing-tax-bill-of-e720m-56349/ Now, The above pictue of a cardinal holding a gun appeared in internet in 2012 February with the below mentioned original caption and details…….. The Vatican Bank is a major shareholder in the Beretta arms manufacturing corporation. Here, a bishop with a weapon. Guess who makes money producing weapons of war? The D'Armi Pietro Beretta factory SpA is controlled by the Beretta Holding SpA and majority shareholder of the Beretta Holding SpA is the IOR (Institute for the Works Religion [commonly known as *Vatican Bank*]) a private institution, founded in 1942 by Pope Pius XII and headquartered in Vatican City. (http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?p=3716542) Nobody claims that the Vatican owns Beretta, only that they are the second-largest shareholder, having taken a massive stake in numerous military investments "The Vatican Bank, in 1991, reportedly paid through the trust of the institute for the Dissemination of Religion, US$ 1,988,300, via the International Handel Bank in the Netherlands, for the purchase of weapons in Beirut on behalf of Croatia. [Croatia is Catholic; Serbia is Orthodox. -- Ed.]" http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e31_1323961383 Please see the below mentioned details in websites for further study for those who are interested to know the truth of Vatican’s involvement. 1) There is something inside Vatican walls called the “Institute for the Works of Religion” (often referred to by its Italian acronym, IOR). While it supports papal initiatives and the pope’s ambassadors in various nations, the IOR also takes deposits, makes investments, and moves money around the world, mostly on behalf of Catholic entities such as dioceses and religious orders. According to the l’Espresso piece, the IOR has roughly 33,000 clients, most of them located in Europe, though some 3,000 are in Africa and South America. All told, the value of its holdings, known as its “patrimony,” is estimated at roughly $6.5 billion. http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/why-vatican-bank-doesnt-exist 2) Italian investigators have charged four priests with laundering money out of the Vatican's official bank, the Institute for the Works of Religion, the National Catholic Reporter's John L. Allen Jr. writes.The Italian daily l'Unita was the first to report that the priests were being investigated for laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars. http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-02-09/europe/31040509_1_anti-money-laundering-law-vatican-finances-italian-tv#ixzz1m6zN6UHk3) Bank's links to arms trade provoke boycott - Nation/World - Bank of Rome - Brief Article http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1141/is_8_38/ai_81515868/ 4) A close-knit group of people, all with intimate ties to US intelligence services including the DEA, the CIA and the DIA as well as connections to the banking, oil and defense industries, are also people who are intimately connected to the global trade in drugs, weapons and laundered money. Links that extended to the Vatican Bank, (Banco Lavorno Nationale), BCCI and Nugan Hand. Key players in Iran-contra were also officers or had connections to these banks. Some were involved in laundering money for the CIA. The notorious S&L banking crashes of the 1980s also involved Bush family members. (http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0136.html) 5) In 1969, the Vatican brought into to its inner cabal of financial planners a man named Michael Sindona, who accelerated the move of Vatican investments to offshore holdings. This was because the Vatican was literally making a fortune, and there was no reason not to take advantage of modern financial instruments and strategies. Now, you need to know that there was already throughout Italy a dual-banking system. On one side were what we could call “regular banks,” but the church maintained a parallel banking system of what we informally known as “Catholic banks.” These were banks that throughout the country did business with the church and its officials, they were usually owned by Catholics, and they considered themselves as distinct from other parts of the financial community that they deemed “secular.” Beginning in the 1950’s, Nogara and the Vatican begin to harness and direct the financial power of these more conservative “Catholic” institutions and use that capitol for wider investment purposes. It’s a smart move financially, it’s also very legal, but it marks a distinct break in the history of the “Catholic bank” system, which is beginning to behave more and more like the financially savvy “lay” banks. (http://www.voxfux.com/features/vaticanmurder.html) 6) This is a behind the scenes look at some of the developments taking place inside the vatican bank. Cloaked in secrecy, the institution as been updating its systems and adopting technological advancements while releasing little to no information of its dealings and financial practices. http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/app-dev-and-programme-management/2012/01/you-think-changing-to-increase-business-agility-is-hard/index.htm
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  1. could you please tell me where can i find evidence that the vatican is a shareholder of beretta arms factory?