Wednesday, March 11, 2009


"There will never be a 22nd. century...this is the most important message. The rest is just chatter."
- Mehmet Ali Agca.

...Attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II on May 13 1981. Though seriously wounded, the Pope recovered and eventually met Agca in his cell two years later and forgave him. They conversed for a long while and exchanged gifts at their parting.

Agca was pardoned by Italian justice, and was relocated to Turkey, to serve out an old sentence there for the murder of a left-wing journalist in 1979 (He escaped from prison in 1979 with the substantial aid of unknown others)

For a year just before the attempt on the Pope's life, Agca travelled to several countries, using several different aliases and passports. Who helped Agca, and why? The web is very tangled, and too long for me to go into just now...The alleged Bulgarian Communist connection seems to be a red herring.

"I, Jesus Christ"...Agca's book, released by his attorney.



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