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filthy
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Posted - 12/13/2010 :  04:18:59  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Seems the Vatican is "offended" by Ireland's probe of the sexual abuse of children by it's priests. Something to do with the sovereignty of their bird-splat "country."

WikiLeaks strikes again.
VATICAN CITY (AP) Newly released U.S. diplomatic cables indicate that the Vatican felt "offended" that Ireland failed to respect Holy See "sovereignty" by asking high-ranking churchmen to answer questions from an Irish commission probing decades of sex abuse of minors by clergy.

That the Holy See used its diplomatic-immunity status as a tiny city-state to try to thwart the Irish fact-finding probe has long been known. But the WikiLeaks cables, published by Britain's The Guardian newspaper on Saturday, contain delicate, behind-the-scenes diplomatic assessments of the highly charged situation.

The Vatican press office declined to comment on the content of the cables Saturday, but decried the leaks as a matter of "extreme seriousness."

The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See also condemned the leaks and said the Vatican and America cooperate in promoting universal values.

Tough titty! If you don't want to be offended, then don't commit offensive and despicable acts.

I'm starting to like WikiLeaks.




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The Rat
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Posted - 12/13/2010 :  06:36:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Like any other religion the Catholic church is a borderless state, squatting wherever they are allowed and infiltrating each host country with their poisonous secretions. No wonder that they think their slime-ridden representatives should have diplomatic immunity. Fuck 'em all.

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Machi4velli
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Posted - 12/15/2010 :  19:55:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Machi4velli a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Interesting stuff in these leaked cables.

It's nice to just to see the sorts of information and reports that are sent. There is one from South Africa just before Mandela was released from prison. All of the expected information about negotiations between the government and the ANC was included. But also, interestingly, Mbeki was worried about a visit from Jesse Jackson because he was afraid Jackson would say things detrimental to the negotiations.

To be honest, the cables leading up to the Iranian Revolution (1972-1979 cables) made me more sympathetic (not entirely) of the American side than I previously was.

Anyway, good reads, but of course some of the information is embarrassing to interested parties.

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