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SurferJoe46
14-09-2011, 06:51 AM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/13/us-church-icc-idUSTRE78C5EQ20110913

I have a friend in Milan who says that the Italian military forces - or what's left of them really - are all in favor of invading the Vatican to take out the money and loot for the Italian national coffers. The 'abuses' is just a smoke screen for a totally different cause, although there's a lot of merit to that claim too.

According to my e-mail buddy there, Italians on the street say the state could use the money to pay it's international debts and interest on previous debts and float Italy for the foreseeable future.

I suspect all the world's churches are gonna get hit for their money soon anyway.


Mark Ellis, executive director of the International Bar Association, which is based in London, said he thought that the court would open a preliminary investigation to determine whether it has jurisdiction — and that it would probably conclude that it did not.

“Crimes against humanity means acts that are committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against a civilian population,” Mr. Ellis said. “What you’re looking at is really a policy, in which the government or the authorities are planning the attack.”

SurferJoe46
14-09-2011, 07:12 AM
Concurrently:::

LINK::: Italy under pressure as debt worries grow (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/13/us-italy-china-bonds-idUSTRE78B5YV20110913)


By Giuseppe Fonte

ROME | Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:09am EDT

(Reuters) - Italy had to pay record interest to sell its bonds on Tuesday as it raced to calm market fears that it was losing control of a huge public debt and could trigger a crisis that threatened the euro zone.

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said a 54 billion euro austerity plan would be approved by parliament on Wednesday and promised to pursue other measures to boost growth. Sources told Reuters the government was also considering sales of property and local utilities to raise funds to cut its debt -- now around 120 percent of annual national output.

"Quite simply, investors have lost confidence in Italy's ability to extricate itself from the euro zone debt crisis," said sovereign debt consultancy Spiro Sovereign Strategy.

"The implications of this for Europe's monetary union are quite worrying".[/quote]