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A lot of serious stuff going on in this regard. One or more senior St. Peter’s Basilica officials are supposed to have been involved in some huge financial irregularities — much of it related to fancy/posh real estate outside of Italy, e.g., in the heart of London. Wow. Such hanky-panky used to the prerogative of the infamous ‘Vatican Bank‘. But, it now appears that folks working for St. Peter’s wanted some of the action — & financial gain — too. OK. The Vatican is no stranger to corruption. We get that.
What I am confused about is why Cardinal Angelo Comastri has been left in the clear. Ahhh! Doesn’t make sense to I. Yes, the Vatican does anything & everything to protect & Teflon coat cardinals — the Princes of the Church. But, can it carry on like this.
The “Channel 4 News” video (on YouTube) … the ‘Sri Lanka‘ part starts at the 9 minute mark, i.e., nearly half the way through.
Sri Lanka is just being used here as a ruse — BAIT — as far as we can tell. But, we will never know whether ‘Cambridge Analytica‘ was involved in prior Sri Lanka elections or the ‘current’ one — in that elections are always on the cards in SL.
Kind of ironic that this is the 2nd time in a week that Sri Lanka and Facebook have appeared together in the same headlines. An unlikely duo.
Sri Lankans, from what I know, are unlikely to have needed expensive foreign help to ‘play dirty’ in elections. We seems to be very good at doing that on our own — with our own local touches, which involve (let’s just call it) bodily harm. Yes, politics are VICIOUS in Sri Lanka. It is certainly a blood sport.
But, cracked me up to see Sri Lanka getting mentioned on U.S. television. Wow. Fame again.
I am sure that if you ever gave it any thought you would have some concerns about whether ALL ICC officials, across the board, have always been lily-white.
I think we have to believe that everything has not always, if ever, been always above board. It is just the cast of characters involved — with the ICC having members from nations noted for the buckshee. Lets face it, we have seen scandal and corruption in cricket among players, captains, umpires and team officials. So what makes us sanguine that there is no corruption at the ICC.
Just a thought. Though the USA is an ICC Associate Member you know and I know that the U.S. will never be bothered enough to investigate the ICC like they did FIFA. ICC, compared to FIFA, is small potatoes — ICC’s stage and scope much smaller than that of FIFA. Britain could (and maybe should) take the lead but they have their hands full in other in-house investigations such as the large scale child scandal.
So for now this will just have to be food for thought. But each time I hear of the FIFA scandal I will think of the ICC.