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The Pope and the Day of the Assassins

In today’s ’Washington Times,’Arnaud de Borchgrave reminds us the attempt of the Soviet KGB and the Bulgarian DS to assassinate the Pope on May 13, 1981. The elaborate cover-up, etc. Remarkable.

You have to give the KGB credit for recognizing the danger the Pope posed to the Soviet tyranny.

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An interesting sidelight here is the reaction by Jim Nicholson, our recent ambassador to the Vatican and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was asked about the assassination attempt, and said he had no reason to believe the Russians were behind it. If I remember correctly, the Pope thought otherwise.

If Republican leaders don’t even know the history of their times, how can we expect them to accomplish anything?

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