Vatileaks: Pope Says US Democracy Is Dead, Obama A “Dictator”

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Pope Francis calls Obama a dictator, saying that American democracy and the constitution are 'dead'

Pope Francis has called Barack Obama a “DICTATOR” and warned that he is “tearing up the constitution.”

A disturbing Federal Security Services (FSB) report on the warning letter sent to the European Union in Brussels by the pope this week warns that Obama no longer respects the constitution and is shamelessly ignoring democratic process.

In reference to Obama taking it upon himself to bypass Congress and begin changing laws this week, the report states, “Whether you agree or disagree with the idea of restricting firearm sales, the move by Obama was that of an apprentice dictator.”

But according to the pope, it gets even WORSE.

“The USA has given up on democracy. We no longer have a democracy there. We have an oligarchy lining its own pockets and looking out for itself, ignoring the rule of law. Corruption at the highest level is endemic.”

Pope Francis’s claims are backed up by a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page.

“Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.”

Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organisations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.”

Eric Zuess, writing in Counterpunch, isn’t surprised by the survey’s results.

American democracy is a sham, no matter how much it’s pumped by the oligarchs who run the country (and who control the nation’s “news” media),” he writes. “The US, in other words, is basically similar most other dubious ‘electoral’ ‘democratic’ countries. We weren’t formerly, but we clearly are now.

L’Observatore Romano, the semi-official newspaper of the Holy See, says that these remarks are just the latest in a long line of outspoken behind-the-scenes statements made by the pope in the last few months. The Italian press have dubbed these statements ‘Vatileaks.’

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