The worst terrorists in the world do not live in the Middle East or Africa, but in the heart of Europe, in a small nation state called the Vatican. The Vatican is the headquarters of an organization that has perpetuated, aided and committed child rape on tens of thousands of young children for over five decades. An international force should breach the Leonine Walls, arrest and or kill the terrorists, dismantle the Catholic hierarchy, overthrow the papacy, and establish a democratic state free of criminals. This would effectively put an end to the bloodiest institution in human history. Additional measures should include seizing funds and assets that are in anyway linked to the Vatican or affiliated organizations and putting free speech restrictions on members of the Catholic Church.
On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked d NY and Washington, DC killing 2,977 people. The result was a war against the nation state of Afghanistan, which was harboring the terror network responsible for the attack. The legal justification of this war was Article 51 of the UN charter, which essentially states that countries have the right to protect themselves. The mission Operation Enduring Freedom was to destroying the terrorist structure of Al-Qaeda, oust the ruling Taliban and establishing a democratic state in Afghanistan. So why don’t we do the same with the Vatican?
In 2002 The Dallas Morning News uncovered a sexual abuse scandal perpetrated by Catholic priests all over the world. Priests everywhere had been raping young boys that were a part of their congregation, ranging in ages from 3 to 17. Since then, it has been revealed that thousands more priests are involved and have been perpetrating these crimes for decades. Bishops, Archbishops and even the Pope (Benedict) have been implicated, either in the actual raping of young boys or relocating the priests so they could continue these disgusting crimes elsewhere. From seized emails we know that the church’s main concern was not the children, nor punishing the priest, it was to avoid any scandals so that they could continue their abuse and avoid any scrutiny of the Church. It has been discovered that 7% of all Priests in the US and Europe have engaged in sexual abuse of a child, most of these priests did this to many, sometimes even hundreds of young boys over long periods of time. It is most definitely the case that the situation in the developing world, especially Latin America and Africa, is much worse since the children are more vulnerable and are not as aware of their human rights. So again, why don’t we protect our children and draft a declaration of war on this despicable religion. Article 51 is applicable, our children’s lives are at risk. The Vatican is not only harboring terrorists, it is essentially a terrorist state. This terror network spreads across the entire globe and every office/title of the patriarchal system is involved. The mission would be the exact same: eliminate the terrorist structure and establish a democratic state. The US used the full might of the US army to invade Afghanistan because 2,977 lives were lost and thousands more destroyed. How many lives have been destroyed because of Catholic sex crimes? It is impossible to know. Surely the number is well above 100,000, maybe as high as 200,000. This would be 100 time worse than 9-11. So why don’t we do the same with the Vatican? What would be our justification? The same, destroyed lives by a methodical religious organization that has a record of horrendous bloodshed.
One of many articles on the sex abuse scandals: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/07/us-pope-succession-abuse-idUSBRE92611A20130307