The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is one of the oldest religious groups in the world. They’ve existed since the 11th century, traveled across the world, and are likely one of the main pillars of the Illuminati. While the Knights of Malta might sound like they’re copying the Knights Templar, they’re actually a more properly functioning group. Where the Knights Templar were driven underground, the Knights of Malta members are actually up front and open about belonging to the group that functions as an unofficial arm of the Catholic Church.
Largely due to their long history as both a private army and as close friends of the Pope, Knights of Malta conspiracy theories involve everything from presidential assassinations to the spread of AIDS and HIV. Like many conspiracy theories, some of allegations against the Knights have a ring of truth, but in many cases it’s impossible to separate fact from fiction. If you want to find out how to join the Knights of Malta without having to ingratiate yourself to the Rothschild family, you’ll discover that information and many other lurid tales about the Knights of Malta on this list.
If you thought that a secret society that's been around for 10 centuries would see their numbers declining as the 20th century bled into the 21st, then you would be very wrong. While there's no official list of members, it's believed that The Knights of Malta play host to the most elite of the Western world's citizens. Everyone from George H.W. Bush to Michael Bloomberg have been included in their ranks. There are members who supposedly belong to the CIA, politicians, and members whose lineage dates back by at least 300 years. If many conspiracy theorists are to be believed, the KOM gobbled up anyone who they thought were important in the back half of the 20th century, which would explain why they allowed the late odd couple of Nelson Mandela and Heinrich Himmler to join.
There's no end to the possibilities of who may have assassinated President Kennedy. It's likely that there are conspiracies inside of conspiracies, but many JFK truthers believe that the Knights of Malta have something to do with Kennedy's death in Dallas. It's theorized that even though President Kennedy was Catholic, he was still a wild card when it came to foreign policy. He openly opposed the Vietnam war and was working on a way to get American troops out of the country, which was apparently a no-no in the upper echelons of the secret world government. Through a dense web of Knights of Malta that work as cardinals and bishops in the American Catholic Church, a plan was devised and on November 22, 1963, the President was allegedly assassinated by William Greer, Kennedy's limo driver.
After World War II, many Nazis fled Germany like rats escaping a sinking ship. Many high ranking Nazi officers were able to get out of the country via "ratlines" created by the Catholic Church. These ratlines were operated by various churches across Europe and were allegedly run by the Vatican. It's been surmised that many members of the Knights of Malta were the main members of the church who helped high-ranking Nazis and Nazi scientists escape to either South America or to North America where they began their work on MK-Ultra.
According to multiple conspiracy theorists, the KOM's highest decoration, the "Grand Cross of Merit," was given to Nazi General Reinhard Gehlen after the dust of the war was settled. In her book People of God, author Penny Lernoux discusses the connection between the Knights of Malta, the Catholic Church, the Nazis, and the American government. According to Lernoux, after World War II, these four factions came together in order to combat the Soviets.
According to some conspiracy theorists, the Knights of Malta weren't just helping Nazis escape from Germany after the end of World War II, they were personally brokering partnerships between the American and German corporations in order to further entrench Nazi elitism into the New World Order. It's believed that the KOM created the partnership between Standard Oil and IG Farben - the chemical corporation that produced Zyklon B - prior to the start of World War II. This would ensure that an American oil producer was actually bolstering the Nazi war machine. American investigative journalist George Seldes allegedly tried to report on the connections between Standard Oil, IG Farben, and the Knights of Malta, but he was silenced before his reports made it to the mainstream.