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Behind the Campaign to Smear the Pope [Former Left-Wing Terrorists At Work]
Wall St. J ^ | March 17, 2013 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY

Posted on 03/17/2013 9:40:02 PM PDT by Steelfish

March 17, 2013 Behind the Campaign to Smear the Pope Argentines who want their country to be the next Venezuela see Francis as an obstacle.

By MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY

Argentines celebrated last week when one of their own was chosen as the new pope. But they also suffered a loss of sorts. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a tireless advocate of the poor and outspoken critic of corruption, will no longer be on hand locally to push back against the malfeasance of the government of President Cristina Kirchner.

Argentines not aligned with the regime hope that the arrival of Francis on the world stage at least will draw attention to this issue. Heaven knows the situation is growing dire.

One might have expected a swell of pride from Argentine officialdom when the news broke that the nation has produced a man so highly esteemed around the world. Instead the Kirchner government's pit bulls in journalism—men such as Horacio Verbitsky, a former member of the guerrilla group known as the Montoneros and now an editor at the pro-government newspaper Pagina 12—immediately began a campaign to smear the new pontiff's character and reputation at home and in the international news media.

The calumny is not new. Former members of terrorist groups like Mr. Verbitsky, and their modern-day fellow travelers in the Argentine government, have used the same tactics for years to try to destroy their enemies—anyone who doesn't endorse their brand of authoritarianism. In this case they allege that as the Jesuits' provincial superior in Argentina in the late 1970s, then-Father Bergoglio had links to the military government.

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1 posted on 03/17/2013 9:40:02 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: berdie

later


2 posted on 03/17/2013 9:41:27 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Steelfish

Pope Francis is supposed to meet with Kirchner tomorrow. I’m sure he’ll be gracious but that’ll still be interesting.


3 posted on 03/17/2013 9:46:22 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: Steelfish

The McLaughlin Group

www.mclaughlin.com/

John McLaughlin [The McLaughlin Group] compared Pope Francis the First to the Borgias. This pusillanimous piece of slime has no guts to compare any muslim leaders to chicken dung.


4 posted on 03/17/2013 9:55:48 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: bunkerhill7

McLaughlin is a former Jesuit priest. And a piece of crap.


5 posted on 03/17/2013 9:59:11 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Steelfish

Glad that O’Grady covered this mainstream media coverup. A couple Argentine Marxists, including Jacobo Timmerman and Ariel Dorfman (I believe his is Argentinian), were cover communists who supported the Peronistas and the Montoneros.

However, both used their Jewish heritage to deflect any prying into their marxist connections, but a few of us Jews recognized their red connections in the U.S.

Dorfman was a “Fellow” at the marxist Institute for Policy Studies according to S. Steven Powell in his masterful study “Cover Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies”, p. 134.

Unforunately, almost no investigative studies on the activities of Dorfman and Timmerman with US communist groups have been done, and apparently no books like Powell’s on the IPS and similar marxist organization.

Most information on these two come from sympathetic articles in the Washingont Post (notoriously up the butt of IPS), The Nation, possibly Mother Jones, and marxist newspapers such as the Peoples Weekly World (CPUSA), the Militant (SWP) and the maoist “Guardian” (a US marxist weekly).

Perhaps www.keywiki.org and www.DiscoverTheNetwork.com have sections on them.

Don’t be fooled by these two and the smear attack on the new pope. It is a standard communist tactic to try and discredit anyone who stands in the way of the advance of “socialism”.


6 posted on 03/17/2013 10:53:38 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: laplata; bunkerhill7
You are both right on regarding the Jesuits, John McLaughlin and Pope Francis ...

Here is a link to a good article regarding some of this (and some excerpts) ....

In El Jesuita he vehemently rejects all these charges, but there is a lingering sense that there may have been a period of estrangement between the former provincial and his fellow Jesuits once he stood down. Indeed, on the website of the archdiocese of Buenos Aires — to which he was appointed an assistant bishop in 1992, and head in 1998 — there was for many years no mention at all that he was even a Jesuit, or of his past role as provincial ... “Father Jorge”, to the poor, marginalized and dispossessed whose cause he promoted tirelessly — was Jesuitical in the best sense of the world.

If you then move on to considering noted recent Jesuits, the Society of Jesus is so wide-ranging that the North American province was capable of including Daniel Berrigan, the U.S. peace activist jailed in 1970 for burning Vietnam draft cards; John McLaughlin, known as “Nixon’s priest” for his work as an apologist for the Republican president; and Robert Drinan, who sat as a Democrat member of the House of Representatives.

Rush is all over this too ....

And you know who rescued him? John Paul II. He's a protege, by the way, of John Paul II. John Paul II rescued Pope Francis from what essentially was internal exile, and he was made archbishop of Buenos Aires. And this just happened in early 2000. It's not that long ago. The Argentinean government had basically taken this pope, cast him out. He was teaching math. He was teaching high school math in small, little towns in northern Argentina because he refused to go along with Cristina Kirchner at present and her husband, who was her predecessor. He refused to go along with any of the cultural modernization, and as such they had nothing to do with him. And the Jesuits, of which he is one, had many left-wing members, and they were eager to cast him out, which they did. Oh, yeah, there are left-wing and right-wing Jesuits. There are left-wing and right-wing Catholics, as you know.

7 posted on 03/18/2013 5:49:58 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Thank you for this insight.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 12:14:44 PM PDT by laplata
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