This is my first boomantribune diary. Lots of fun weirdness in this one:

So, it turns out that Neil Bush, Pope Benedict XVI,  and a handful of other colorful characters founded The Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue back in 1999.  Neil Bush founding an Interreligious organization?  Yup!

The charter members of the board were all well-known international religious figures, except for Bush and his close friend and business partner, Jamal Daniel, whose family has extensive holdings in the United States and Switzerland, public records show.

So who else is involved?  Let’s take a look…

Besides then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, founding board members included Rene-Samuel Sirat, the former chief rabbi of France; Jordan’s Prince Hassan, a Muslim dedicated to religious dialogue; the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, another prominent Muslim; Olivier Fatio, director of the Institute of the History of the Reformation; and foundation president Metropolitan Damaskinos, a Greek Orthodox leader.

Gary Vachicouras, a theologian and foundation official in Geneva, would not explain in a telephone interview yesterday why Bush, who has no clear public connection to religious causes, was on the first board.

So, aside from our boy Ratzinger and  good ol’ Neil , his buddy Jamal Daniel and His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal stand out the most.  

You might remember Jamal Daniel from his involvement with New Bridge Strategies, the uber-connected war-profiteering firm that caught some flak some time back.  I wonder what Jamal was doing with Neil on an obscure International Interreligious Group’s board?  Did he find Jesus?  

How about this fellow, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Prince of Jordan and President of the Club of Rome.  “The Club of Rome”, you ask, “what’s that?”.  Well, according to their website:

The Club of Rome’s mission is to act as a global catalyst of change that is free of any political, ideological or business interest.

The Club of Rome contributes to the solution of what it calls the world problematique, the complex set of the most crucial problems – political, social, economic, technological, environmental, psychological and cultural – facing humanity.

It does so taking a global, long term and interdisciplinary perspective aware of the increasing interdependence of nations and the globalisation of problems that pose predicaments beyond the capacity of individual countries.

Well that doesn’t sound so bad.  Does everyone agree with this assessment of the Club’s mission?  Nope.  The Club of Rome is considered to be one of those Shadowy Organizations of the Global Elite, much like the Annual Bilderberg Conference, that works behind the scenes, shaping policy via their members’ vast wealth and influence in the political and economic spheres.  When people talk about the New World Order, these are the groups they’re talking about.

Of course, this is all nonsense, right?  The notion that such groups exist in our world without our Free and independent press making it front page news is just crazy talk.  I mean, that would almost be as if news about the Vatican and mob ties hit on the same day as the election of a new pope, and it was just a blip in the news.  

Lol, told ya this diary was going to get weird.  Was it fun?  I hope so 😀

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