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The Maria James Murder: Two Murderers - Part 1

THE MARIA JAMES MURDER: Two Murderers - Part 1

This is the second in a series of articles. If you would like to read the background to this murder mystery and perhaps take up the challenge of working out the solution to the murder and read the source material linked to, go back to the first article here. There are resources including diagrams and 'street scene' photographs there.

Regardless, this article is written on the presumption that you, the reader, have listened to the TRACE series of podcasts by the ABC. You can access them at this page or through iTunes. Search iTunes for "ABC Trace" and you should have no trouble finding the series. Additional articles can be found here. Spoiler alert ahead!

The podcast series leaves the question, "Who killed Maria James?" unanswered though it implicates two Catholic priests, Anthony Bongiorno and Thomas O'Keeffe as suspects. I propose to show that it was indeed these two priests and it could not be anyone else based on all the information we have.

While I will be referring to much of the material covered in the audio series, there is much that I won't be and I will presume that you are aware of what I leave out as background and contextual information. You may find placing some of my text in this article difficult to contextualise if you haven't absorbed the audio programmes first. It is an engaging series and you should have no trouble in following along, the nature of the content notwithstanding. So go have a listen if you haven't already.


  • The Witness
  • In 2014, Mr Allan Hircoe went to the Victoria Police to tell them he saw a man with blood on him approach the Thornbury presbytery of St Mary's Parish shortly after midday on Tues 17th June 1980. This was the very time of the murder of Maria James three shops down High St. from the St Mary's property which included a school, church and presbytery.


    Street map of the immediate area

    http://www.winterpatriot.com/files/images/%20Street%20map%20with%20track...

    St. Mary's property bounded by High St, the main thoroughfare through Thornbury, Mansfield St and Rossmoyne St which runs parallel to Mansfield St and the walkway shown behind Maria's shop at 736 High St across Mansfield St from St Marys property. Click here for a larger, higher resolution picture. Click here for an aerial view of how the area looks today. Note: Building additions to the school in front of the Presbytery were not there in 1980 (See Allan Hircoe's hand drawn map of the area in 1980 below.)

    Mr Hircoe identified that man as Catholic priest, Fr Anthony Bongiorno. From that moment on, Victoria Police should have realised that the cold case murder of Mrs James was carried out by two men and not one. At least three witnesses had seen another man flee from the shop by its front door on High St and run across High St, nearly being run over by a car in the process, and running off down Hutton St to the west; the opposite direction to the St Mary's presbytery where Bongiorno was seen at the same time covered in blood.

    It is impossible for one man to be running away from the crime scene in two divergent directions at the same time. So it is beyond dispute that there were two murderers. That Anthony Bongiorno is one of them should also be beyond dispute. The following lays out why that is.

    The Maria James Murder: the curious case of the still unsolved murder that has been solved

    Maria James was murdered in her residence at the back of her second-hand bookshop in Melbourne, Australia, in 1980: Tuesday, the 17th of June around noon to be exact. She had been stabbed 68 times with a knife from her own kitchen.

    Her murder has shocked and puzzled Melbourne for 37 years and counting. Still counting because, officially, the case remains unsolved. However, in a recent media investigation by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) investigative journalist, Rachael Brown, evidence has been presented, including new evidence, which points convincingly to the resolution of this long standing mystery.

    Maria James' Bookshop circa 1980
    Maria_s_Bookshop_sm

    http://www.winterpatriot.com/node/1049
    Source

    Before we get any further into this article, a few notes regarding sources, credits and responsibilities. This article and others that will follow in this series were compiled with the invaluable assistance of a fellow blogger here at Winter Patriot Community, McJ. McJ has sourced most of the photographs and most of the documents (yet to be published) and has been of great help regarding ideas and reasoning. However, all writing and publishing decisions are my responsibility entirely.

    All material published here has been published previously and available on the web and/or can be reasonably and logically assumed from the published material. If a source is not cited, you need only ask and this will be provided. While I am personally in possession of information that has not been published anywhere, none of it has been used and will not be used in future unless it is specifically identified and a source cited (with their permission, of course).

    At the link below, you, the reader, will find all the information you need to solve this case. There are five audio presentations and five articles which accompanied the release of each audio episode over the last few weeks. There is also a sixth article, an epilogue, Trace: what happens next at the link.

    It's an intriguing case, to be sure, and it is very engagingly presented. Everything has been done very professionally leaving only the final 'dot-joining' for you, dear reader, to bring this saga to a close.

    A close, that is, unless of course you want to do some more dot-joining afterwards as to why it has taken police 37 years to not solve this brutal murder. And why and how Victoria Police hijacked the investigation by the ABC in the last audio episode with their story at the last minute of the "Bungled DNA Evidence". But, for now, that is another saga!

    Will you take up the challenge that has befuddled, and continues to intrigue, the population of Melbourne, Australia, and has been Australia's most popular podcast for weeks now?

    The investigation standard is simple truth using simple logic and not legal procedure which too often has no need for truth or logic. This is not a court case nor a prosecution brief but simply a search for the truth and for an answer for Mark and Adam James, Maria's sons.

    The link to all the information you need- TRACE: The Maria James Murder

    A short ABC television report was done three years ago which is useful as an overview. Pay particular attention to Fr Anthony Bongiorno's responses to questions from the reporter and Mark James' description of Bongiorno's manner when informing him of his mother's death.

    The author/investigator of the Trace podcast, Rachael Brown, will be answering questions regarding the investigation live on Facebook on Thursday 3rd August at 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (Wednesday 2nd Aug 11pm North America West Coast Time, Thursday 2am North America East Coast Time and at Thurs 3rd Aug 7am London time) at this address-
    https://www.facebook.com/radionational/
    Twitter updates are available here-
    https://twitter.com/rachbrownabc?lang=en
    Or here-
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/TracePodcast?src=hash&lang=en

    There are pictures, diagrams and maps after the jump which will be helpful in reconstructing the scene.

    Qatar Is Centre Stage In A World At War - UPDATED

    Update at the foot of this article.

    A few weeks ago, the Saudis exploded in their rhetoric against Qatar. They were apoplectic. What on earth could have caused this sudden flood of vitriol?

    Obviously, it was not the fact that Qatar was funding terrorists in Syria as this had been an open secret for years. Plus, it was also an open secret that the Saudi's themselves are funding terrorism and even supplying many of the terrorists.

    The Qataris must have been threatening in a major way either or both of the two things the Saudis hold dear – their money and their political power. The former is increasingly dependent on the latter.

    Sharmine Narwani appeared on RT's Crosstalk to talk about the Saudi/Qatar conflict. She was definitely the smartest one in the room but no one was really listening to her. In answer to Peter Lavelle's first question, she revealed that the terror groups supported by the Qatar/Turkish alliance had gone very quiet in the last month and this had allowed the Syrian govt forces to concentrate on ISIS which is directly backed by the Saudis and the UAE. Consequently, ISIS is in disarray.

    Clearly, to this writer at least, a deal had been done between Qatar, Turkey and Syria. Russia would have to be on-board, too. This has massive implications for the whole world.

    Narwani also thought that the Saudis were not above attacking Qatar and it might be imminent. One reason, as Sharmine Narwani states, may be the fact that Qatari backed terrorists in Syria have been fighting directly with Saudi backed jihadis. This benefits Turkey as well as Syria.

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    Turkey is pissed that the US is obviously trying to set up a Kurdish state in the north of Syria and barring Turkish military involvement. This evolving Kurdish state-let will inevitably threaten Turkish sovereignty. But what about Qatar?

    QATAR

    Qatar must be able to see which way the wind is blowing in the Syrian conflict and realise that they are not going to get their gas pipeline through Syrian territory after all. The LNG market, from which they get the bulk of their revenue from, is now oversupplied (from the US and Australian sources amongst others) and forcing prices downward. Qatar's income is declining and it needs to pipe its gas to a major market to stay competitive. Piped gas is much cheaper to deliver and distribute than LNG. The only option is to talk to the Iranians. It also makes major business sense to do so.

    Qatar and Iran share the largest gas field in the world and it is largely undeveloped. It makes sense to develop this field together and market the gas together as well. With Iran as a partner, the way is then open for Qatar to negotiate with the Russians and the Syrians concerning pipeline routes. The way is also open to ensure the future cashflow of the Qatari government and its royal household.

    Russian technology and Chinese finance will make it all happen. I would estimate that the gas sales will be denominated in Yuan and Rubles.

    UNITED STATES

    The Americans will get (are getting) their knickers in a bunch but they are rapidly losing influence in the Middle East, as Sharmine said. She was trying to elucidate that the Middle East countries are looking to rearrange their alliances and strategies to take this into account when she was cut off by Peter Lavelle.

    The US is losing the battle to maintain the US dollar as the undisputed world currency and this deal will hasten its demise. The world wide supremacy of the US dollar is what their empire is based on. No dollar supremacy equals no US political supremacy and this will severely curtail their effective military supremacy.

    The bankers that control the US, UK and israel maintain their power by controlling energy supplies and indebting everybody to keep them relatively poor. Every other nation on earth will benefit from breaking this lock on power and enjoy growing industrialisation, trade and prosperity. This is being brought into stark contrast in the Middle East starting with Qatar. Qatar can stay with the US and slowly strangle itself economically or it can take a risk and make a break for economic freedom and prosperity.

    SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia has ambitions of leading the Islamic world. It has used its gigantic income from oil sales to invest in religious indoctrination around the world and to bribe countries near and far. It has bought its way onto, if you can believe it, the UN Commission on the Status of Women and now heads the UN Human Rights Council. This is what money can do; but you need lots of money and a continuing supply of it. As the wealthiest oil exporter in the Middle East, it has dominated the Gulf Co-operation Council which, of course, includes Qatar.

    Saudi Arabia's income stream is declining and is needing to leverage what political power it has to gain more and to cover naked grabs of resources such as those in Yemen. But it needs the GCC to act as this lever. Qatar is undoing the Saudis dominance of the GCC.

    The Saudis future is at stake and with the Saudi royal house doubling down with the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince, we can expect more military adventurism, i.e. wars, to hasten this decline and perhaps eventual demise.

    TURKEY

    There is the risk of an armed attack from the Saudis but Qatar has allies. Turkey is sending troops to Qatar. This is no small matter. Turkey has the largest military in the Middle East. Turkey is also making it clear that it has a major interest in the success of whatever deal Qatar is striking with Syria Iran and Russia. Iran and Russia have immediately sent food shipments to Qatar after the announcement of the blockade by Saudi Arabia and the UAE and Bahrain. It would seem from the co-ordinated response that the blockade was anticipated. Presumably, more is anticipated by this ad hoc alliance assisting Qatar.

    With the original Qatar/Saudi pipeline dead in the water, Turkey would be amenable to a Qatar/Iran/Syrian pipeline going through Turkey. I'm sure their only demand would be that it not go through any Kurdish territory. Given that none of the other partners want the US/israeli controlled and unreliable Kurds involved, that won't be a problem. So the pipeline would have to go through the Aleppo corridor.

    It would also need to go through south/eastern Syria where the US is now fighting at the risk of starting WW3 with the Russians. Now we see what the stakes are for the US and they are very high.

    If the gas pipeline goes through Turkey it will inevitably hook up with the Turkstream gas pipeline that will be Russian built and owned. Turkstream with travel through south eastern Europe; through the impoverished (thanks to the US and Germany) nations there.

    Turkey will become the gas hub between the suppliers in the Middle East, Russia and the Caucasus and on to the customers in Europe. Turkey has manoeuvred for a long time to be in this position. Much income and political influence to be gained and none of it dependent on the US!

    EUROPE

    Turkstream will be a lifeline to Serbia and Hungary. A branch line could easily extend to Greece and on to Italy. Europe's prosperity will be massively enhanced with a secure, plentiful and cheap energy supplied from Iran, Qatar and Russia. German/EU and US dominance over southern and eastern Europe will evaporate as will US power.
    The Islamic mass migration may well stop, as well.

    RUSSIA

    In the immediate term, Russia will get what it has been aiming for and that is a 'Gas OPEC'. Russia together with Iran and Qatar control the bulk of the world's gas reserves and will set the price thereafter. Europe (Germany) will have to kick the US to the kerb and come to its senses regarding Russia and cease with the sanctions and resume normal bilateral trade arrangements. Peace and prosperity for Russia.

    In the longer term, Russia will be able to see the back of the US in the Middle East and all the wars it brings with it and Russia will be left as the dominant power on its southern flank.

    IRAN

    Iran is being fast-tracked to join the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) which is a de-facto military alliance between Russia and China and now Pakistan and India. The window of opportunity to attack Iran is finally closing, if it has not already closed.

    Thus Iran will have the US and its bankers finally off its back and will be able to resume full trade with the rest of the world. No more sanctions and it can resume its path to peace and prosperity through selling oil and gas wherever it wants and relieve its population of the constant stress of the threat of imminent war.

    PAKISTAN and CHINA

    There are other players involved, too; China and Pakistan. There have been long term negotiations between Iran, Pakistan and China to pipe gas through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. No doubt, the Chinese would welcome Qatar as a partner in this project as it would also allow its influence to further spread into the other Gulf countries with their New Silk Road to follow.

    Wherever the pipeline goes, so will roads and other infrastructure. The new infrastructure, together with the ready supply of energy, will assure development along the route and surrounding territory. This would be a massive boon for the Balochistan area and would quell the political unrest (sponsored by the CIA) that has cost both Pakistan and Iran, not to mention the Balochs. Exactly the same applies to the North-West Territories in the north of Pakistan.

    No doubt the Pakistanis would like to be rid of the US which has bases on its territory and from which it launches aerial attacks against Pakistani territory at will.

    The list of benefits to multiple countries goes on and on but it won't be smooth sailing. The US has been in decline for some years now but that hasn't stopped it launching more wars and spreading terrorism and mayhem across the globe. This will continue. It is the nature of psychopathy to never give up; to always continue to do harm.

    To get itself out of trouble over the centuries, the banking establishment, centered in London and New York, has started costly wars. They are now trying to do the same again in Syria and maybe soon in Qatar.

    We shall see soon enough.

    Meanwhile I commend to you Pepe Escobar's article at Sputnik where he talks about the implications of the SCO as well as the pipelines and the Qatari deal-
    The West Can't Smell What Eurasia is Cooking
    https://sputniknews.com/columnists/201706161054701807-west-cannot-smell-...

    Pepe is the 'go-to' man regarding pipelines. He was the first writer that I know of to seize their importance and 'follow the pipelines'. He coined the term "Pipelineistan" and has written books about it.

    UPDATE

    Adam Garrie of The Duranhas written an article outlining 13 demands that the Saudis have of Qatar. The list is not confirmed but "widely accepted" including by RT. Associated Press claims to have seen the document but AP is closely aligned with the Globalists, the Neocons and israel, but I repeat myself.

    So AP gives the list of demands credibility but because the Saudi govt has not confirmed it, it can shield itself from diplomatic criticism and back away from the "13 demands" at a later date if necessary.

    Garrie notes that the demands are childish and he is right. This is what you get when you step on the toes big-time of psychopaths. They have the emotional maturity of 10 year olds. He also rightly notes that the demands cannot be complied with because they are extremely demeaning. This is intentional.

    Israel and the US routinely do the same when they want to start a war and this is precisely what Saudi Arabia is saying and wanting. 'Either you stop with the alliance with Iran, Syria, Turkey and Russia or we will invade you. Israel and the US have to be onboard with this. And why wouldn't they be? Their psychopathic dreams and political futures are equally at stake here as outlined above.

    The Blood of The World

    Ronald Bernard, the Dutch financier, in this second part of his series with Irma Schiffers describes simply and accurately how the bankers 'bleed us dry' economically.

    The first part is described in "The Blood of Children" post on this site. This first part describes how paedophilia and the satanic sacrifices of children are used to control the financial system that rules the world economically.

    In this second part, Ronald Bernard walks us through the pyramid of institutions that control us and very succinctly explains how money is created out of thin air and how the interest that this money attracts causes almost all the problems in the world.

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    There is a version that has the English subtitles spoken if that is preferable. It can be accessed here-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ZuASiI7Go

    Collective Muslim Responsibility

    Lionel tells it how it is-

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    For too long Muslim communities in Western countries have been enjoying the collective benefits of living in relatively wealthy, free and accepting (unlike their own) societies. But after these repeated and seemingly unending terrorist attacks committed in the name of Allah, it is clear that these Muslim communities and, in particular, their leaders have not borne their collective responsibilities. Time's up!

    Time to get active to eradicate this menace. Within your "religion of peace" communities, you have all the information you need.

    For too long the leaders of Western countries have orchestrated the mass and indiscriminate immigration of people from these Muslim countries and held back any accountability towards them. Time's up for you, too!

    It's time for you politicians to cease this treason of yours and eradicate this terrorist menace that you fund and facilitate. Your governments have access to all the information and resources you need. Just ask Edward Snowden.

    UPDATE

    An internet friend has reminded me to say something that is in the realm of the bleeding obvious. Except what is the bleeding obvious to some is not obvious to others.

    The terrorists and the Muslim leaders together with the media and politicians who run interference for them are all patsies in the end. They are patsies for those who are attempting to bring about 'the clash of civilizations' that will destroy western culture and the resistance to those that would make their rule complete.

    Michael Collins was successful because he took the 'in-betweens', the middle men, the enablers, out of contention. They are the weakest link. By doing so he nullified State Terror. All terror is state sponsored. We need to know the game that is being played. It is always the same game.

    The Blood of Children

    Below is a video featuring an interview with a former finance broker from Holland who exposes the corruption within international finance. The interview is in Dutch but there are English subtitles. The link to the video was sent to me by a friend from Holland who speaks English fluently, as well as Dutch, of course. At my request, he went over the translation carefully and said to me that it is “spot on” for accuracy.

    The former finance broker is Ronald Bernard. He makes two main points, in my view. The first one is that the world of high finance is a relatively small club that manipulates world events including wars. At the centre of the manipulations are the various state intelligence agencies who deal with all governments and their terrorist groups as well. We are treated like sheep to be lied to, divided and misled into fighting each other.

    The second point, and the subject of the second half of the video, is that the people at the top of the finance world are Satanists or Luciferians, if you like. At first he thought these ceremonies were rather harmless play-acting but then they turned to sacrificing children. This is at the point where suddenly it became all too real for Bernard. He got out of the financial world and the Satanism but at a cost to himself.

    Ronald Bernard testifies to the satanism that controls one of three pillars that constitute The System that rules our world. Bernard's former world is the realm of high finance; the corporate world which is controlled by the international banks. The corporate world includes the media organisations.

    The other two pillars are the religious world dominated by the Vatican and the legal world. Together, these three institutions control a fourth institution; our 'democratic' governments. All of these institutions continue with their corruption and exploitation through the practice of blackmailing those people at the top and those on the way up. This is where the paedophilia and child sacrifice come into the picture.

    The System is held together with the blood of children.

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    Below is a short video which examines Ronald Bernard's body language. I found it very interesting.

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