Not even the necrotic nerve centre Of Bronze-Age morality and misogyny known as The Vatican is safe from the Banksters’ grasping paws:
JP Morgan Chase is closing the Vatican bank’s account with an Italian branch of the U.S. banking giant because of concerns about a lack of transparency at the Holy See’s financial institution, Italian newspapers reported.
The move is a blow to the Vatican’s drive to have its bank included in Europe’s “white list” of states that comply with international standards against tax fraud and money-laundering.
You’ll be forgiven if the notion that the larcenous JP Morgan Chase might be concerned about “lack of transparency” causes visions of pots and kettles to dance in your head. JPM’s liver-quivering hypocrisy notwithstanding, my favourite part of this weird little story is the headline, if only because the words “Vatican” and “image” so seldom appear in the same sentence these days…
Some words just don’t play well together. Know what I mean?