Monday, August 13, 2007

The Knights of Malta

Originally known as the Knights of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem during the Crusades, the Knights of Malta were given that island in 1530 by Emperor Charles V but later lost it to Napoleon in 1798. They now occupy a small building in the Vatican, admit Dames as well as Knights and are correctly called the Sovereign Military Order of Malta -- but almost everybody still calls them the Knights of Malta.

According to English journalist Gordon Thomas, the Knights of Malta currently act as couriers between the Vatican and the C.I.A. According to Covert Action Information Bulletin, recent members of the Knights of Malta have included:

Franz von Papen, who persuaded von Hinderburg to resign and make Hitler the Chancellor of Germany

General Rheinhard Gehlen, Hitler's chief of Intelligence, and later head of the CIA's Russian penetration bureau

General Alexander Haig, major architect of foreign policy in both the Nixon and Reagan regimes

Alexander de Marenches, former chief of French Intelligence

William Casey, head of the CIA during the Iran-Contra conspiracy

Otto von Hapsburg, also a member of the Bilderbergers and part of the Merovingian bloodline according to Baigent, Lincoln and Leigh. and Licio Gelli, Roberto Calvi and Michele Sindona, leaders of the P2 Conspiracy in Italy in the 1970s-80s.

According to David Bernard, the 32nd degree in freemasonry reveals to the initiate that freemasonry is descended from the Knights Tempar and devoted to fighting "tyranny and superstition" of which the main examplar is the Knights of Malta.