Having a distinctive almond shaped skull with characteristic stalk-like projection resembling a pear and giving these helmets their name cabacette. Many of these were held in English church armouries from the time of the Armada, and examples were taken to the New World by the earliest English settlers, one has been found during excavations at Jamestown Island.
Albert Vincent Carone is one of those people who spent his life dancing between raindrops and turning invisible wherever a shadow lingered. Al Carone--unlike his near namesake, Al Capone--truly was a paradox wrapped in a mystery concealed behind an enigma.
When she got married, her father arranged two different reception rooms to separate the Mob guests from the NYPD guests. But this was more window-dressing than anything else. Carone died in under mysterious circumstances.
This followed a period of great personal disenchantment with his life, following a secretive mission to Mexico in when a large number of innocent women and children died unnecessarily. During his tenure in that role, Casey used Carone as a "cut out" to pass sensitive insider information to Mob capo Pauley Castellano, says his daughter, Dee.
Unsurprisingly, in view of his close friendship with Bill Casey, he was also a covert operative for the CIA. Carone was also a Grand Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta SMOMwhich historically has been the military arm of the Vatican and is regarded as a separate State with full powers of statehood, including issuing its own diplomatic passports.
Malta knighthoods are awarded to many leading individuals who are part of the military and intelligence community. The list goes on. Most interesting is Reinhard Gehlen, the former Nazi intelligence expert recruited by the US in to head the Gehlen Org - a secret, German-based intelligence arm of the United States that was composed of former SS and Gestapo agents, many of whom, including Klaus Barbie, were wanted Nazi war criminals.
The foregoing names amount to a listing of some of the most powerful and influential members of the Western intelligence community over the last five decades.
One Vatican group that has extremely close ties to the Knights of Malta is the ultra-right-wing Opus Dei. This is an immensely powerful faction in the Vatican today, and its public "do good" activities eclipse a plethora of the darkest political and financial machinations known to man.
It will not come as a surprise, perhaps, that Carone was closely associated with Opus Dei and, in particular, with a covert operation that had its origin back in This was Operation Amadeus. The result of these negotiations at least those parts that are now known about was an agreement affording amnesty to an extensive roster of SS - Gestapo forces, in exchange for their agreement to shift their allegiance to the West in the pre - planned, covert battle aimed at defeating the Soviet communist "menace" - in other words, the "Cold War".
One spin - off of these Dulles-Wolff arrangements were the Vatican-run "ratlines" that aided wanted Nazi war criminals to slink to safety.
Tens of thousands of SS and other Nazis escaped capture as a result of the ratlines. These included such figures as Franz Stangl, commandant at Treblinka extermination camp, and his friend Gustav Wagner, who ran the Sobibor death camp. Others to escape in this manner included Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Holocaust.
Eichmann was later captured by Israeli intelligence agents, smuggled to Tel Aviv where he stood trial and was eventually executed. In comparison, Dr Joseph Mengele - known as "the White Angel", a war criminal wanted for his cruel and inhuman experiments on death camp inmates at Auschwitz - escaped to Argentina and lived a long life.
Operation Amadeus was exclusively concerned with the flight of SS and Nazi war criminals to the South American continent and their later ferocious covert actions against the indigenous populations justified under the banner of "anti-communism".
One individual engaged in Amadeus activities was former Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie, known to the world as "the Butcher of Lyon". Large stocks of SS morphia had been smuggled out of Europe and into "Catholic" South America at the end of the War in accordance with the Sunrise agreement.
The morphia was accompanied by looted SS gold and large quantities of counterfeit British banknotes, forged in concentration camps by captive but skilled counterfeiters as part of an SS scheme known as Operation Bernhardt.
The escape "lines" used to move wanted men around South America, away from the prying eyes of Israeli agents, also proved ideal as smuggling routes for drugs.
Decades later, the stocks of heroin smuggled into the United States for distribution by the CIA - protected Mafia would be complemented with locally grown cocaine. One of the figures to emerge into the spotlight during the s who was deeply involved in this narcotics traffic was Colonel Oliver North, who authorized the exchange of guns for drugs to finance Contra operations.
These curious and usually concealed connections between governments in the form of the military and intelligence communityorganized crime, the Vatican and Nazi war criminals have some significant history. And while large numbers of former Nazis were fleeing south to fight the communist menace in Latin America--and, more importantly, to profit personally from their involvement in the lucrative drug and gun business -- in Europe, the spadework was being laid to overthrow or thwart democratically elected governments via a network of fascist-manned "Stay Behind units", organized under the aegis of Operation Gladio.
In fact, he had been deeply involved in establishing the Vatican-run ratlines that aided the worst Nazi war criminals to escape Allied justice at the end of WWII. All told, an estimated 50, Nazis were helped to freedom. Gelli had numerous powerful friends, including former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
In this endeavour he worked closely with Ronald R. The involvement of a CIA front company engaged in financing and providing weapons to be used against a key American ally Britain with the wholehearted public support of the US Government may seem somewhat duplicitous.
However, in the world of "black ops", "friends" and "enemies" are interchangeable words and working both sides of the fence is accepted practice. In terms of hierarchy, Gelli reported to Umberto Ortolani, described by one writer as "the great Vatican door-opener" and "secret chamberlain of the papal household".In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Junior realized that he can leave the reservation to go to school, and make something of himself even though he is a poor Indian.
But, in Smoke Signals it wasn’t the weaker of the two realizing something, but the stronger one. (Click here for bottom) M m M. Latin, Marcus.A praenomen, typically abbreviated when writing the full tria nomina..
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