Panetta said the Pope said to him, "Thank you for helping to protect the world," and said that he replied, "Pray for me." Fellow Catholics can only hope that the Pope said something else that Panetta was reluctant to mention to US foreign-policy-promoting reporters. One paragraph re Panetta's crimes, Reagan's Assist. Sec of Treasury quoted, and the usual plea for a responsible public to call for prosecution of illegal war.
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Panetta, at Vatican, Says Pope Thanks Him for Service
By ELISABETH BUMILLER, NY Times , 1/16/13 click here=world
ROME -- Leon E. Panetta had an audience on Wednesday morning at the Vatican with Pope Benedict XVI, who told him, Mr. Panetta said, "Thank you for helping to protect the world." Mr. Panetta said he replied, "Pray for me."
Mr. Panetta, ... who attends Mass every Sunday, is halfway through a week-long trip to Europe meant as a goodbye tour of American allies.
The reader is invited to read the whole short NY Times report before a short paragraph on Panetta's to-be-prosecuted crimes, a quote from Reagan's Asst. Sec. of Treasury Paul Craig Roberts, and the author's commiseration with fellow born-Catholics.
During Panetta's time as CIA Director and Secretary of Defense US, illegal wars (illegal, even according to Ron Paul) have gone on un-mercilessly in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen at the cost of thousands of lives of men, women and children murdered in their own beloved, innocent and poor nations. Under Panetta thugs were paid to destroy the government of the most prosperous and democratic nation in Africa before US NATO bombing took place while a near million Libyans in a population of only six million demonstrated for their Green democracy government and Gadaffi. At last count, 60,000 have died in Syria for the attempt of the former colonial powers led by the US and satellites like Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to do the same governmental overthrow there in the face of similar massive pro-government rallies that are denied coverage in the Pentagon-fed network news programs. Panetta serves in running what King called "atrocity wars meant to maintain unjust predatory investments."
'It is a known fact that the CIA has violated US law and international law with its assassinations, kidnappings and torture. But it is not this criminal agency that will be held accountable. Instead, those who will be punished will be those moral beings who, appalled at the illegality and inhumanity of the CIA, leaked the evidence of the agency's crimes. The CIA has asked the US Justice (sic) Department to investigate what the CIA alleges is the 'criminal disclosure' of its secret program to murder suspected foreign terrorist leaders abroad. As we learned from Gitmo, those suspected by America are overwhelmingly innocent." (Paul Craig Roberts, CIA's Hypocracy Astonishes the World, http://www.vdare.com, 9/6/2009.)
Fellow Catholics can only hope that the Pope said something else to Leon Panetta that monstrous war-criminal Panetta was reluctant to mention to US foreign-policy-promoting reporters.
Jay Janson is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer; has lived and worked on all continents; articles on media published in China, Italy, UK, India and the US; now resides in NYC; First effort was a series of articles on deadly cultural pollution endangering seven areas of life emanating from Western corporate owned commercial media published in Hong Kong's Window Magazine 1993; Howard Zinn lent his name to various projects of his; Global Research; Information Clearing House; Counter Currents, Kerala, India; Minority Perspective, UK; Dissident Voice, Uruknet; Voice of Detroit; Ethiopian Review; Palestine Chronicle; India Times; Mathaba; Ta Kung Bao; China Daily; South China Morning Post; Come Home America; OpEdNews; HistoryNews Network; Vermont Citizen News have published his articles; Weekly column, South China Morning Post, 1986-87; reviews for Ta Kung Bao; article China Daily, 1989. Is coordinator of the King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign: (King Condemned US Wars) and website historian of Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign. featuring a country by country history of US crimes and laws pertaining. Studied history at CCNY, Columbia U., U. Puerto Rico, Dolmetscher Institut München, Germany.
Musician grassroots activist dedicated firstly to ending colonial power "genocide in maintenance of unjust predatory investments," by Majority Mankind prosecution of Colonial Powers Crimes Against Humanity and Peace and mega immense compensation for wrongful death, maiming and destruction and magna theft of natural resources and forced labor and enslavement.
Will be made possible when Martin Luther King Jr. demand that America, Americans, he included himself, [not government which he dismissed a greatest purveyor of violence in the world, not cause] because of being capable making atrocity wars and covert genocide unacceptable and inoperable through non-participation, non-support, not-acquiescence and conscientious objection, and that Americans would suffer at home as a result of killing the poor in countries already violated by colonial occupation.
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