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The Da Vinci Case…

The Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ– the Knights Templar– has filed a lawsuit in Spain demanding that Pope Benedict and the Catholic Church give them back their good name and, possibly, billions in assets into the bargain… 700 years after the order was brutally suppressed by the Pope Clement V and Philip IV of France.

If the Holy See doesn’t comply, the warrior knights (renowned for liberating the Holy Land, protecting the Holy Grail, and animating the career of Dan Brown) will deploy that most fearsome of weapons: a laborious court case through the creaking Spanish courts.

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As we do our best to de-code
, we might wish a stealthy happy birthday to Margaretha Geertruida “Grietje” Zelle– better known by her stage name, Mata Hari– a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed by firing squad for espionage during World War I.  While she is remembered as a femme fatale and spy, she said of herself, “Harlot, yes, but traitress, never!”

Mata Hari

Written by (Roughly) Daily

August 7, 2008 at 1:01 am

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