Wednesday, December 27, 2006

[vatican bank again] new profile of one of ‘them’

Martin Kelly’s blog is one of the best going and here he has come up with a piece about one of ‘them’ that I’m always on about, except that I don’t name them from the lists, given my position. Lists, for example, like the 1972 meeting of the Bilberbergers and its eyecatching cast. Like the lady who moved from Tesco to Fitch. Like Marc Ladreit de la Charriere. It doesn’t even start to address the interconnectedness of it all. Instead I rabbit on about the agenda, to almost complete blog-silence.

So here are some excerpts about Mr. Vatican Finance from Martin:

The man whose picture appears above is one of the most well-connected people on the planet; yet although few outside his homeland might know what he looks like, his career path has resulted in him probably wielding more influence over the lives of more people than many elected heads of state. His name is Peter Sutherland, and he's an Irish national.

Born in 1946, the last director of
GATT and the first of the World Trade Organisation, chairs both BP and Goldman Sachs International, on the board of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Mr. Globalisation, the cosmopolitan elitist incarnate, adept at moving from place to place and job to job with consummate ease, his name and face largely unknown to the world public but his work still leaving a huge footprint on their lives.

He is reported to be an avid member of the
Bilderberg Group and is European Chair of the Trilateral Commission. Globalisation is a policy, not a process, which depends both on mass migration in one direction and the sending of remittances in the other for its success. In a November 2006 interview with the Inter Press Service News Agency … Sutherland was quoted as saying that ''remittances are private funds whose use should be determined solely by those who have earned them.''

The punch line though is that he has now been appointed: 'Consultor of the Extraordinary Section of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See'. Who said that the Vatican Bank died with Robert Calvi in the Blackfriars Bridge execution?

2 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

"To almost complete blog silence!" Maybe some of us are frightened because of where we live! :) The interconnectedness is mind-blowing, I agree. The best book I've read on it is Peter Robb's "Midnight in Sicily".

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sorry, I didn't mean to put an exclamation mark in the quote.