Some things are definitely stranger than fiction, especially in this tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. On the eve of the Christianity’s Holy Week, Malta is once again engulfed in political uncertainty. Surely not as much as it was this same time last year, however it seems that somehow there’s no rest for the wicked and in true biblical form, the sins of the past are slowly creeping back to haunt the sinner.
It must be poetic to see that Pialtus, the name of the prefect of the Roman province of Judaea that washed his hands of Jesus’s case and sent him back to Caiaphas before giving the Jews the option to free one man as it was the passover tradition which ultimately resulted in the Jews freeing Barabbas and condemning Jesus Christ to death; is today behind bars himself. Ali Sadr, the former Chairman of Pilatus Bank that this time last year was seen running away from Pilatus Bank with two large suspicious bags is currently in a United States prison facing money laundering and avoiding US sanctions in trading with Iran and funnelling $115 million, that can ultimately result in a sentence of over 120 years in prison.
When this story was made public we immediately started seeing Labour Party’s exponents saying that it was in fact a former PN minister that convinced to Pilatus Bank to open in Malta. This was obviously done in order to create distance between the Labour Party and Pilatus Bank.
The truth however couldn’t have been further from that. As I exclusively revealed on Wednesday 21st in the morning, it was in fact the Labour government that gave Pilatus Bank it’s license in January 2014, more than 9 months after the same government took power. This revelation not only debunks the Labour Party’s theory but also sheds more questions on the intent of the Labour Party in order to create this lie in order to distance themselves from Pilatus Bank. Why would they do this? Do they know that there’s more to the story than we already know?
Apparently yes there is. Over the weekend it was revealed that Pilatus is once again in bed with Annas and Caiaphas. Joseph Muscat and Keith Schembri not only knew Ali Sadr, they were actually close enough that he invited them to his own wedding in the Venice.
With all these details emerging a year after Daphne Caruana Galiza broke the internet when she revealed the egrant story, is possibly that Daphne Caruana Galizia was right all along? I have no doubt that she was and I long to see the day when the whole story is revealed.
There are too many coincidences which makes even the most sceptical individual doubt the Labour Party’s honesty in all this. History taught us that more often than not, when there’s smoke there’s actually fire.
It’s the second time in less than a week that I’m saying this. However it’s on days like this that I miss Daphne Caruana Galizia the most. We could only imagine what she would be writing at the moment and more importantly, we can’t imagine what she would have found out in the last months!