Friday, June 6, 2014

Pope Fires Entire Board of Vatican's Financial Watchdog

By Robert Wenzel

Pope Francis has sacked the five-man board of the Vatican's financial watchdog - all Italians.

The Vatican said the Pope named four new members, from Switzerland, Singapore, the United States and Italy, to replace them on the board of the Financial Information Authority, the Holy See's internal regulatory office.

The Pope replaced the board members with what appears to be a group of very powerful behind the scenes global one-world establishment operators.

Among them are Swiss lawyer named Renè Bruelhart, who previously led a European regulatory body called the Egmont Group. Egmont, essentially, is designed to prevent financial cross-border financial transactions to be hidden from the prying eyes of governments. Egmont "financial intelligence units" are national centers to collect information on suspicious or unusual financial activity from the financial industry and other entities or professions required to report "suspicious" transactions.

From Egmont's web site:
The goal of the Egmont Group is to provide a forum for FIUs around the world to improve cooperation in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and to foster the implementation of domestic programs in this field. This support includes:

Expanding and systematizing international cooperation in the reciprocal exchange of information;
Increasing the effectiveness of FIUs by offering training and promoting personnel exchanges to improve the expertise and capabilities of personnel employed by FIUs;
Fostering better and secure communication among FIUs through the application of technology, such as the Egmont Secure Web (ESW);
Fostering increased coordination and support among the operational divisions of member FIUs;
Promoting the operational autonomy of FIUs; and
Promoting the establishment of FIUs in conjunction with jurisdictions with an AML/CFT program in place, or in areas with a program in the early stages of development.

Juan C. Zarate is also a replacement member named by the Pope. Zarate is a visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School and a senior advisor to the university’s Center for Strategic and International Studies. From 2005 to 2009, Zarate served as deputy National Security Advisor with responsibility for counter-terrorism strategy.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies has clear problems with understanding George Washington's advice that the US should not meddle in the affairs of other nations. From their web site:
Since 1962, CSIS has been dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world.
CSIS trustees include Sam Nunn,  Zbigniew K. Brzezinski, William S. Cohen, Carla A. Hills, Henry  Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft. Nuff said.

Another replacement member is Marc Odendall who has worked for the Matuschka Group, Munich, from 1983 to 1984, for JPMorgan, Paris, from 1984 to 1989 and for CSFB, Paris, from 1990 to 1993, before joining Merrill Lynch, Paris, in 1994 where he worked until he joined Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Paris and London, in 1996. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Odendall worked with CSFB, London.

 The final replacement member is Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay, who served as the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation from 1985 to 1989. Mr. Pillay held a variety of positions in the government of Singapore from 1961 to 1995, rising to permanent secretary in 1972. He served as the Chairman of Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance from 2002 to 2007.

Pillay also served, in a non-executive capacity, as Chairman of the board of several government-linked companies, including: Singapore Airlines Ltd from 1972 to 1996, Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited from 1974 to 1986, Development Bank of Singapore Ltd from 1979 to 1984, and Singapore Technologies Holdings (Private) Limited from 1991 to 1994. He serves as Honorary Director of Securities Investors Association (Singapore). He has been a Director of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd. since July 8, 2013., member of the Investment Committee of the United Nations Pension Fund, and Chairman of Commonwealth Africa Investments Limited. He serves as Member of Investment Committee of the United Nations Pension Fund, Asia-Europe Foundation and Financial Sector Development Fund Advisory Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

I am not sure what the Pope is up to but, I wouldn't let these characters near my bank accounts.

Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of and author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank.


  1. The Catholic apostasy continues. It's no wonder so many "Christian" libertarians are Catholics. It's only natural they would adopt an atheistic ideology. Of course, Protestants aren't much better these days.

    1. Are you really stupid enough to think being a libertarian is an "atheist ideology"? Pal, please. Get an education. I see absolutely NO requirement for abandoning God in the clause. Show me where it says that.


    2. Even if you take a pure "thin" libertarian view of just the NAP, you're still overriding God's command of non-resistance and denying His dominion. Libertarianism, just like any flavor of anarchism, is yet another deception by Satan. And you, Mikey, took the bait. It is impossible to call yourself a Libertarian and also follow God's commands; they're mutually exclusive.

    3. It's gotta be Jerry.

    4. "Even if you take a pure "thin" libertarian view of just the NAP, you're still overriding God's command of non-resistance and denying His dominion."

      Can you read? The question answers itself.

      "It is impossible to call yourself a Libertarian and also follow God's commands; they're mutually exclusive."

      Only in your own deluded mind pal.

      "It's gotta be Jerry."

      Could be Horst. This guy is so mental that I'm beginning to think it's either the troll JW or another troll.

    5. @Mike

      Explain how libertarianism and God's commands are compatible then, instead of throwing out insults. More insults will be considered an acknowledgment that you can't. And saying "but is a libertarian" is not a valid explanation, as that person is then a liar: they're either lying about being a Christian or they're lying about being a libertarian. Beware of the many scripture twisters in the "liberty" movement.

      Funny that it's called the "liberty" movement when so many in it are still under bondage to the devil.

    6. "Explain how libertarianism and God's commands are compatible then"

      Explain to me how they're not.

      "More insults will be considered an acknowledgment that you can't."

      Hey, if you prefer fantasy to reality that's your problem not mine.

      "Funny that it's called the "liberty" movement when so many in it are still under bondage to the devil."

      But the people under Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Genghis Khan aren't. Got it. LOL!

    7. Wow, where to begin. Reading Laurence Vance, Lew Rockwell, Gary North- all libertarian and faithful Christians- would be a start.

      You are following Satan by empowering Moloch on the Potomac you anti-Christ following swine.

    8. Not all of us have a firm grasp of the non-aggression principle. Is this in reference to NAP vs pacifism? Please explain why the commandments conflict with the NAP. My understanding is that they are not mutually exclusive.

    9. "You are following Satan by empowering Moloch on the Potomac you anti-Christ following swine."

      Kind of funny how this that moron supports dictators who murdered millions of people and claims we're following some sort of anti-Christ. LOL! Gotta love it!

    10. In fairness to Anon @ 12:18, he's probably referring to "turn the other cheek", which specifically states "But I tell you, do not resist an evil person", varying slightly by translation.

      No longer a believer myself, but I've heard the sermons in the past.

      Jews have a little more latitude from my understanding as the commandment can be translated something along the lines of "thou shall not murder"...drawing a distinction between that and killing.

      Anyway, I hold to the NAP, but for Christians it should be easy to hold the NAP if you believe you should be a's probably just a little harder to justify defending yourself...which is a completely different thing. Then again, there's so many different verses saying different things I'm sure a biblical scholar could come on here and argue other verses in the NT suggesting other viewpoints.

    11. @Mike
      Thank you for acknowledging you have no case.

      You can invoke as many names as you wish, but in the end the only one that matters is God. I agree with Mr. Vance's writings regarding the idolatry of the military by many conservative Christians; however, he's made the same grievous error many Christians have. That being the disregard for non-resistance. Lew Rockwell is an anarchist, which is utterly incompatible with God's Word. And Gary North? Well, I'll consider (not take as gospel) what he says regarding economics and history, but I won't be taking my theological marching orders from him. Calvinism leads to some very strange places, indeed. The underlying problem with each of these men, as with all "Christian" libertarians, is that they hold the NAP supreme. And they even hold it supreme over biblical non-resistance. In other words, they're saying that man's philosophy is greater than God's wisdom. It's a subtle, seductive attack on the truth: it's Satan's craft and they fell for it. The number of degrees one holds in theology is irrelevant when it comes to spiritual discernment. You, Rick, are a pawn for your libertarian handlers, whom are pawns for Satan.

      The problem with the NAP is that it allows the defensive use of force, primarily because it was born out of an atheistic ideology. Non-resistance, in a secular sense, makes no sense if we are all just biological accidents and this life is all there is and ever will be. For a Christian following God's Word, this goes directly against Jesus' non-resistant teaching. So this isn't an issue of whether the NAP or pacifism is better for the pagans/heathens to follow. It's simply that a Christian (a follower of Christ) cannot truthfully call himself a libertarian. Christians should not be molding themselves to worldly ideologies, and that's precisely what many "Christian" libertarians do when they try to twist scripture in support of their favorite philosophy. Going off on a slight tangent, but may help to illustrate the point:

      Socialism/Communism says, "what's yours is mine."
      Capitalism says, "what's mine is mine."
      Christianity says, "what's mine is yours."

    12. Ever hear a dude called "Jesus" utter a commandment called "Love thy neighbor as thy self" (Mark 12:31)?

      This pretty much IS the NAP in a nutshell!

      You don't want violence, coersion and theft initiated against you so do not initiate it against your neighbor.

      If you love your neighbor you leave them alone to make their own choices peacefully and don't use violence against them to get them to behave how you want or to take their resources. Not even if you think it is for "their own good" or even for "the common good". Nor is it moral if not done personally by you but by a fiction created by man called "the state".

      The NAP is in fact the highest moral teaching by God through Christ.

    13. @Mike 10:43

      Nice strawman. I don't support tyrants, as none escape judgement. That argument's old-hat, your deception needs new digs if you want to at least keep it fresh.

    14. "@Mike
      Thank you for acknowledging you have no case."

      Thanks for admitting your hypocrisy and inability to read. Always amusing.

      "@Mike 10:43

      Nice strawman. I don't support tyrants, as none escape judgement."

      Yes you do. You just lack discernment.

    15. No Mikey. Not even the kings of this world are immune to God's judgement. Strawman, again.

    16. " Not even the kings of this world are immune to God's judgement. Strawman, again."

      You STILL can't read, eh Anony? I gave you a reading list. It should help your reading comprehension skills. you're the one making strawmen you idiot. Not me. Go acquire some reading comprehension skills then get back to me.

  2. Panem et circenses...

  3. "This pope is truly a man of the people."

    He sure is. A man of the idiot masses. An complete idiot leading other complete idiots. It fits.

  4. He is the Anti-Christ in the world.

    He preaches trusting in yourself not Christ.

    He promotes trust in human reason and human institutions (aka the State) not God.

  5. There is more going on than mass on Sunday at the IOR ,the new finance team are world regulators ,FATCA has got everybody scattering like rats when you turn the lights on,however ,I think the vatibanksters are about to dish out all the cash they have to the septic tank servivors in ireland thanks to the United Nations, but I ask myself,how many kids in a septic tank will constitute torcher at the U N!

  6. If he trusted in reason he'd be using it. His BS views on economics are so fucked up I doubt he's using any reason at all. It's all emotion. And no, he's not using reason at all because he's not even thinking. He's emoting.

    So many Christians are morons. They think logic and reason (i.e., THINKING) is somehow wrong. It's laughable in the extreme. It's as if that organ between their ears is there for no reason.