the unpaid informer

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Nov 10, 2010

Back in 2006, Mehmet Ali Agca offered to tell the world who gave him the order to shoot Pope John Paul II. But there was a catch: he wanted to be paid $6 million for that information. That didn’t seem like a very good deal, because the world had pretty much assumed, since that fateful day in May 1981, that the order came from somewhere in the Soviet-bloc secret-police establishment. Also, there were questions-- to put it mildly-- about the would-be assassin's credibility. Agca never got that multi-million-dollar book contract. 

But now the man who says that he is a messenger from God, and that he and Pope John Paul II became “like Siamese twins,” and that he is prepared to hunt down Osama bin Laden (for a comparatively paltry $5 million), has made another sensational public announcement. The order to kill the Pope, he says, came from—are you ready—the Vatican. 

Funny thing: This announcement is getting substantial media attention in certain countries of Eastern Europe: Russia and Bulgaria, for instance. Can’t imagine why. 

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