Thursday, February 25, 2016

More on the death of Justice Scalia

It turns out that wasn't just a hunting lodge. It was the meeting place of a secret society of which Scalia was involved: the International Society of St. Hubertus. It was a gathering of the elite members of this Austrian society which dates back to the 1600s. Sounds very Skull-and-Bonish, but with the twist of being Catholic. 

"Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark-green robes emblazoned with a large cross and the motto “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes,” which means “Honoring God by honoring His creatures,” according to the group’s website. Some hold titles, such as Grand Master, Prior and Knight Grand Officer. The Order’s name is in honor of Hubert, the patron saint of hunters and fishermen."

It hasn't been said that Scalia was a member, but neither has it been denied.

"Cibolo Creek Ranch owner John Poindexter and C. Allen Foster, a prominent Washington lawyer who traveled to the ranch with Scalia by private plane, hold leadership positions within the Order."

"The International Order of St. Hubertus, according to its website, is a “true knightly order in the historical tradition.” In 1695, Count Franz Anton von Sporck founded the society in Bohemia, which is in modern-day Czech Republic."

The group’s Grand Master is “His Imperial Highness Istvan von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria,” according to the Order’s website. The next gathering for “Ordensbrothers” and guests is an “investiture” March 10 in Charleston, S.C."

"The society’s U.S. chapter launched in 1966 at the famous Bohemian Club in San Francisco, which is associated with the all-male Bohemian Grove — one of the most well-known secret societies in the country."

Now get this: Usually Scalia traveled in the company of US Marshalls for his protection.And they went with him as far as Houston. But, reportedly, he told them to scram after that. He and his companions chartered a private plane to get them from Houston to Marfa- without anyone guarding Scalia.

"From Houston, Scalia and Foster chartered a plane without the marshals to the Cibolo Creek Ranch airstrip. In a statement after Scalia died, the U.S. Marshals Service said that Scalia had declined a security detail while at the ranch. The friend, Louisiana-born Foster, is a lawyer with the Washington firm Whiteford, Taylor & Preston."

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