"....Another economic institution was founded, the "Opera Religiosa" ("religious work"), the Vatican bank. It works with the Swiss Kreditanstalt of Zurich, of which the Jesuits should own shares. An employee of Kreditanstalt is always present in the rooms of Opera Religiosa in Rome....."
[der Spiegel/L'Espresso, 1958 - see References]
Above image - from BusinessDay: Cyprus faces years of suffering, with uncertain future in the euro zone: analysts
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/cyprus-faces-years-of-suffering-with-uncertain-future-in-the-euro-zone-analysts-20130326-2gqtl.html#ixzz2OkXmP4xn
Above image - ""Before our very eyes" The Cypriot Pawn - by Thierry Meyssan" - URL: http://www.voltairenet.org/article177971.html
"..... With the help of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, US comprador Christine Lagarde, the American leadership challenged the inviolability of private property in the European Union and attempted to confiscate a tenth of bank deposits, supposedly to bail out the Cypriot national bank affected by the Greek crisis....." [from the Thierry Meyssan's article]
So Cyprus. But why the "US compradors" don't attack Switzerland?
".....Vatican banking, however, is not confined to Italy.
Funds managed by the Vatican's Prefecture of Economic
Affairs are deposited in numerous non-Italian banks.
Some are in America, and many are in Switzerland, where
the Vatican maintains its funds in numbered accounts.
Nobody really knows how much money the Vatican has
in Swiss vaults. But it is known that one reason why the
Vatican likes to bank in Switzerland is because the Swiss
franc can provide protection against inflation and devaluation
of money in other countries. Since 1945, there have
been more than 170 currency devaluations all over the
world—twelve of them in Brazil alone. Unlike the American
dollar or the British pound, which have substantially
less than 50 percent backing in gold reserves, the Swiss
franc is guaranteed up to 130 percent by gold. So, because
Switzerland's money is "hard money," the Vatican holds
the francs and exchanges them for the legal tender of
another country when needed.
The Vatican also uses its Swiss accounts to maintain
its anonymity when gaining control of foreign corporations.
Swiss banks, unlike American banks, can act as
stockbrokers; they hold large numbers of shares belonging
to clients but not in the clients' names. The Vatican,
like any other depositor, can have a Swiss bank buy shares
in a company in the bank's name and can thus obtain
control of the company in full anonymity. The "Gnomes
of Zurich"—a pet name pinned on Swiss banking officials
by the British—point out, however, that the total
number of shares their banks hold in U.S. companies is
less than 1 percent of America's outstanding stock. Any
speculation about how much the Vatican may have silently
invested in the U.S. economy, at least at the corporation
level, must take this figure into account.
Since Helvetian banking practices are based on secrecy,
a style to which Vatican financiers are indeed no strangers,
the Vatican and I.R.I., acting as major shareholders, operate
the Banque de Rome Suisse, a Swiss offshoot of the
Banco di Roma. This bank lists a $15.2 million capital
stock; subject to Swiss laws, it keeps the names of its depositors
clad in the impenetrable armor of legality........"
[From "The Vatican Empire" of Nino lo Bello, year 1970 - see link below]
"....the total number of shares their banks hold in U.S. companies is
less than 1 percent of America's outstanding stock......." we can put also some doubts on this, as with the game of controlled subsidiaries it is possible to occult larger shares. In fact the Gnomes of the tales are known to be very playful beings. Probably their cousins of Switzerland too.
"....Banking in Switzerland is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), which derives its authority from a series of federal statutes. The country's tradition of bank secrecy, which dates to the Middle Ages, was first codified in a 1934 law.
Yeah, you understood right, Switzerland is not in the EU, meanwhile Cyprus is in the EU. Of course the Swiss guards of the pope come not from Cyprus, and the financial basis of the Vatican and the Jesuit order where to protect their fabulous wealth is in a not EU country, because the hunter is not so cretin to store his cattle in the same woods where he hunts the game.
Switzerland is every day covered by the "spectacle of the world", a spectacle which the 'alternative' information of the pope is throwing in your eyes:
"....Only in March 1945 they decided to add a special realistic effect to their phantastic comedy, blocking the financial transaction of the Third Reich as “…the pressure of the U.S. government was no more avoidable by the Swiss !...”. Wow! What a panic! In fact the past dealings of the BIS with the Nazis (BIS IS a Nazi bank…), vanished to re-appear only in the 90ies….”.
Nino Lo Bello's "L'Oro del Vaticano" ["The Gold of the Vatican"]
The publishing house "Il Borghese" who published the Italian edition of Nino lo Bello's book "The Vatican empire"/"L'Oro del Vaticano", was owned by Mario Tedeschi, a Fascist, monarchic idealist with Jewish ancestry. As you can see from Wikipedia he was involved with P2 and with Italian and US intelligence in the operation "Manifesti Cinesi" [false posters with false Communist/Stalinist signature in order to arise fear of Communism and divide the radical left movement in Italy in the sixties]. But probably just for this reason we can assign to the information of the book of the Italian-American lo Bello an high rate of credibility, as the personal history of the Italian publisher and maybe collaborant Mario Tedeschi shows not only the typical anti-Communism of the cold war years, but also a clear enmity with the Vatican which reveals to us many hidden dynamics of domain pursued by the Jesuit order.
"... An employee of Kreditanstalt is always present in the rooms of Opera Religiosa in Rome.....":