Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Soviets and Late Pope JP II Shooting

CNN reported this on their Web site:

An Italian parliamentary commission has concluded that the Soviet Union was behind the 1981 attempt to kill Pope John Paul II, a theory long alleged but never proved.

"This commission believes, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the leaders of the Soviet Union took the initiative to eliminate the pope Karol Wojtyla," said a draft of the commission's report, a copy of which was made available Thursday to The Associated Press. Wojtyla was John Paul's Polish name.

The commission held that the pope was a danger to the Soviet bloc because of his support for the Solidarity labor movement in his native country, the first free trade union in communist Eastern Europe.

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Did anyone actually believe Mehmet Ali Agca planned it himself without any outside help? I don't think so.
 

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