(PHOTO: A cilice, or spiked chain worn around the upper thigh for two hours each day by Opus Dei members. It is unknwon if body piercing is condoned by the Opus Dei hierarchy.)
This isn't the Da Vinci Code. This isn't fiction.
The Opus Dei, a shadowy and sinister Roman Catholic group, is running "an espionage and political assassination team in the United States," writes former NSA analyst Wayne Madsen, who quotes "knowledgable sources" in Washington.
Former FBI agent and Cheney staff aide Leandro Aragoncilla and Michael Ray Aquino, a former officer of the Philippine National Police's Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force were arrested for taking clasified documents from Vice President Dick Cheney and FBI computers in order to damage the political career of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the President of the Philippines.
The documents were then passed to Phillipine political leaders closely aligned with the Opus Dei movement which had planned a coup against Macapagal-Arroyo.