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The Last Supper: The Mafia, the Masons, and the Killing of Roberto Calvi Paperback – April 12, 2007
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Philip Willan is a Guardian writer based in Rome who has followed the Calvi case since it first broke. He is the author of The Puppetmasters: The Political Use of Terrorism in Italy, and contributed to David Yallop's In God's Name and Charles Raw's The Money Changers.
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Italy was strategically (its border with communist countries) and politically (a strong Communist Party) a very important country in this global war. It was governed by occult forces, by unaccountable power. There was even a plan to declare Sicily independent should the mainland become communist.
Calvi's Banco Ambrosiano (BA) was a key player in this secret western power network. Calvi could blackmail (and blow the whistle on) all those groups he financed in order to save the BA, who was on the brink of bankruptcy. Who were those (intermingling) groups?
1. BA financed Western secret services and their clandestine cold war operations in and outside Italy. It financed the opposition in communist countries (Solidarity in Poland) and financial and political strongholds in South America (Argentina, Peru, Colombia).
2. Inside Italy, it supported anti-communist political parties (PSI). It exported illegally currencies for wealthy individuals and laundered money for drug traffickers, with the help of the Vatican bank, IOR.
3. The Vatican: Calvi had contacted Opus Dei for a cash injection in the IOR. But the Vatican preferred negotiated settlements with communist regimes, instead of Opus Dei's all-out ideological war.
4. The Masonic lodge P2 with its strategy of controlling the democratic State from within by buying 3 key players: the political parties, the media and the trade unions.
At the end, Roberto Calvi was deserted by the members of his secret power network. Perhaps members of the Mafia killed him, but the `contract' came from more powerful members of `a wider network of secret global power'.
This book shows eminently the all-embracing fear of real democracy by the powerful. To counter it, they create a Kafkaesque, Orwellian parallel world with covert operations, manipulations, violence and `fear strategies' in order to hide their real interests.
This book is a masterly analysis and a must read for all those who want to understand the world we live in.
Whereas this book concentrates on the demise of Calvi,The Vatican Murders: The Life and Death of John Paul I investigates all the murders on both sides of this undeclared war of the 1970s including eight from the Mafia ranks and a pope and six cardinals.