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July 2000

Crusades of the 20th Century

 Why Orthodox Christians Are New World Order's Designated Victims

 By Bob Djurdjevic

PHOENIX, July 23, 2000 - During the original crusades, mediaeval Europeans tried to forcibly convert or kill non-Christians.  Nine centuries later, not much has changed.  The world is just as uncivilized now.  Only tables have turned.  We are now witnessing pogroms against the Christians, especially the Orthodox Christians, the designated victims of the 20th century crusades.  

As you saw in my last New Dawn column, nearly 200 million people have been killed by government actions alone in the last 100 years, according to a study by Prof. R.J. Rummell of the University of Hawaii.  More than 100 million of the victims were Christians.  A vast majority of those were Orthodox Christians.

But while the zeal to shed human blood is still here, a higher cause is missing in the 20th century edition of the crusades.  Early Christian crusaders sinned out of ignorance, blinded by the power of their beliefs, and manipulated by men of evil designs.  The New World Order leaders are the men and women of evil designs.  Their crimes are premeditated.  They kill with their eyes wide open.  They snuff out innocent lives for money and power while claiming “humanitarian” ideals.

What makes the anti-Christian crimes of the 1990s particularly heinous, perhaps even more repugnant than those of the Nazis, the Soviets or the Maoists, is that the New World Order leaders have no moral compass.  As I quoted in my Washington Times Dec. 29, 1996 column, in reference to a Serb “opposition” politician, "(Zoran) Djindjic is close to Clinton as a postmodern politician. He really believes in nothing." 

"Close to Clinton... Believes in Nothing!"  Now, that just about sums up the New World Order mantra. 

Their creed is, "I believe in nothing!"  Their crest: The Almighty Dollar. Their object of worship: The Golden Calf.  Their holy shrine: Wall Street.  Their holy water: Coca-Cola.  Their disciples: Washington politicians. 

In their world, everything is for sale.  Nothing is sacred.  Faceless uniformity and blind loyalty are the norm, as in communist dictatorships.   If God were to (re)create the world by the designs of the “Princes of the 20th Century” - the multinationals who sit at the head table of the New World Order, there would be only three kinds of creatures:

        All two-legged creatures would be ostriches

        All four-legged ones would be sheep

        All sea-living creatures would be sardines, anxiously waiting in long lines at the Princes' canning factory docks for their turn to jump into cans, and be exported to some distant low-cal, low-brow; low-IQ, but immensely happy consumer society. 

Thanks to a steady diet of CNN served with Coca-Cola.

By contrast, people who “believe in something;” who are proud of their uniqueness; who adhere to a strict moral code; who believe in trinity and laugh at the "menage trois" - people like that are the enemies of the New World Order.  They are the cogs in the Princes’ wheels.

Enter Orthodox Christians; the Serbs especially.  Why the Serbs first and foremost? Because they’ve always been Christianity’s frontiersmen.  And because they “believe.”  To the death!  Literally. 

Here’s, for example, an excerpt from ancient lore that every Serbian child sucks in with mother’s milk.  In this poem, God is addressing the Serbian king before the Battle of Kosovo on June 28, 1389:

       "Prince Lazar of noble ancestry!

        Which kingdom will you choose?

        Will you choose the earthly kingdom?

        Or you will choose the heavenly kingdom?

        If you choose the heavenly kingdom…

        All your army will perish,

        And you, Oh Prince, will die with them…"

 Prince Lazar answers God as follows:

                   "Dear God, the earthly kingdom lasts only a brief time,

        But the heavenly kingdom is always and forever."

Prince Lazar and about 80,000 Serb knights and soldiers perished in that great battle fought on the Field of Blackbirds (the meaning of “Kosovo” in Serbian) 611 years ago.  But their noble and defiant spirit lives on… “always and forever.” 

It resurfaced again during the NATO bombing in 1999, when Belgrade residents, ordinary citizens, none of them regarding themselves as heroes…  guarded their bridges, night after night, with nothing but bare lives.  This writer had the privilege of joining them on the Brankov bridge one cold April night, and watching them sing and dance while staring death in the face.

 

That’s something materialistic, godless western leaders may never understand.  For, that is a God-given power that only God-fearing people can muster.  NATO generals dismissed the Serb civilians as crazy.  But Belgrade residents did save their bridges.  NATO blinked, while staring God’s children in the face.

Fast forward to Szentendre, Hungary, May 2000…

This picturesque little town on right bank of the Danube river, some 20 miles north of Budapest, is also home to no less than seven (!) imposing Serb Orthodox churches.  And to an unusual Serb museum in the heart of this predominantly Catholic Christian country. 

Serbs in northern Hungary?  Yes.  Even if there are only a handful of Serb families left, they still speak their ancestral language without a trace of an accent.  After more than 300 years in the Diaspora!

And how did they get there?  Back in 1690, Archbishop Arsenije Carnojevic (pronounced Charnoyevich), led more than 200,000 Serbs in what history has recorded as the “Great Exodus of Serbs” (“Velika Seoba Srba”).  To avoid the Ottoman Empire’s brutal repression and forcible islamization (one of the “reverse Crusades”), all these people packed up their most precious possessions and left their ancestral homes in southern Serbia (Kosovo, Montenegro). 

These refugees were welcomed with open arms by their Christian brethren in Central Europe (Hungarians, Slovaks, Polacks, Germans, for example).  Szentendre was just one example.  Eventually these Serbs became the staunchest defenders of the Austro-Hungarian Empire against the Turkish invasions, and were given special status and privileges by Vienna and Budapest.

Now, what do you think were some of the “most precious possessions” the Serbs had lugged on ox carts, horse-drawn carriages, or on foot in 1690, across hundreds of miles of rugged Balkan mountains?

Their Orthodox Christian artifacts.  And the bones and memorabilia of their ancestors.

One of them was a 16th century six-foot tall cross that this writer saw and photographed at the Szentendre museum on May 1 of this year (see the image on the left).  Another was a huge stone-carved column that was once a part of Prince Lazar’s palace in Kosovo, also photographed during the same visit. 

These ancient Serbs behaved just as did the 250,000 Krajina modern-day Serbs when “ethnically cleansed” with the help of the “international community” in 1995.  And as the more than 100,000 Sarajevo Serbs did in March 1996, after the New World Order “peace” arrived in Bosnia via Dayton. 

"The international community does not see the tears of Serbian mothers,” Gen. Ratko Mladic, wartime commander of the Bosnian Serb Army, told the NIN, a Belgrade weekly, in a March 1996 interview.  “I have not seen such awful and distressing scenes in my entire life...(as during the Sarajevo Serbs’ exodus).  Can you imagine meeting an old woman, half frozen, carrying a plastic bag, into which she had gathered up the bones of her son, killed in 1992?" (see “The Woman Who Broke Gen. Mladic's Heart,” http://www.truthinmedia.org/bulletins/tim96-04b.HTML ).

When this writer left Serbia more than 30 years ago, at the height of godless communism in Tito’s Yugoslavia, among his “most prized possessions” that fitted into two old suitcases he brought to America was a small Orthodox icon of St. Nicholas (his family's "Slava"), a booklet with pictures of the Serb monasteries, and a written diary of the most important Serb traditions. 

As a young man, this writer was not particularly religious.  Yet something told him that when a Serb leaves “forever,” he must take his soul with him.  Or at least the Christian symbols of his soul.  Just as his ancestors have been doing for centuries, unbeknownst to him at the time.

Since the New World Order leaders don’t want around humans with souls and traditions, only the "menage trois"-type creatures, they react with venom against any proud people who refuse to submit to their “diktats.”

Responding to one of my Washington Times columns, a Truth in Media reader, a retired U.S. Army veteran who had served honorably in Vietnam among other places, asked in 1997, "I wonder what is also special about the Serbs that would make them the intended victims of the same leadership types in the NWO Cabal?"

I replied as follows:

"The Serbs were the easiest to kill or enslave among the Orthodox Christians. They are isolated and surrounded by enemies. There are only 10 million of them (vs. 780 million people in NATO countries). Plus, the Serbs are fierce freedom fighters. Beating them to a pulp would discourage rebellion against the New World Order by others later on. Also, the Serbs are the most "Western" of all Orthodox Christians.

The Greeks may be next. They are also isolated and surrounded by enemies. Plus, a smaller nation than even the Serbs. Notice that Bill Clinton has appointed Richard Holbrooke (the “Balkan Bully”) a special envoy to Cyprus? What Holbrooke did to the Serbs in Bosnia, he is likely to do to the Greeks on Cyprus.”

Sadly, this prophecy is now also coming true.  And not only in Cyprus. 

In late June, up to 800,000 people, according to some estimates, demonstrated in Athens streets against a new law that would prohibit religious affiliation to be shown on the Greek ID cards.  Some 98% of Greeks are Orthodox Christians.  The protest was organized by the church and led by Archbishop Christodoulos.

"Resist, my dear Christians," Archbishop Christodoulos told the cheering crowds on June 21. "The forces of globalization and religious marginalization are out to get us."

And who are the people behind some of these forces?  They evidently include leaders of the American Jewish Committee, who came to Athens on Mar. 12, 1999 to lobby against any religious affiliations being shown on the Greek ID cards. 

Archbishop Christodoulos announced that not only he had long correspondence with this Committee, but its representatives also had visited him, as well as the Greek PM (Costas Simitis) on the same day,” Maria Dimitriadou, an Athens-based author and journalist, wrote to the Truth in Media in late June.

Judging by the size of the Athens protest and Archbishop’s feisty words, looks like this NWO foreign interference has had little effect on the Greek Orthodox Christians.

And what comes after Greece?  Here’s what I also wrote three years ago to that U.S. Army veteran:

“Killing, enslaving the Orthodox Christian Russia will take longer. But the process is already under way. The methods are the same. NATO is an "Iron Ring" around Russia's European neck. Islam will shackle her soft southern underbelly. China is supposed to finish the job from the east.

After the 250 million or so of Orthodox Christians are killed or enslaved, the Protestant Christians will become the next target of the NWO. They will be easier to kill or enslave than the Catholics. There are only 500 million Protestant adherents vs. over a billion Catholic ones.

Finally, the "NWO cabal," as you put it, will turn against the Catholics, too.

See a pattern? Like a pack of hungry wolves converging on unsuspecting animals, the NWO hyenas attack the weakest one first. Among the Christians, that was the Serbs. That's why the Serbs were the first victims. That's why they need/deserve support from other Christians around the world NOW - before the others become too weak to help.

The NWO is a reverse (and more perverse) form of the Crusades. In fact, it is a revenge for the Crusades. It is a crusade against the Christians!

(Of course, in reality, things are not going to be happening serially, as described above, but in parallel - with the above order of targets determining the NWO priorities. So the actual process may be faster than it seems)."

As NATO's Kosovo War has clearly demonstrated. 

"New World Order" at Work: Serb Exodus (1995)

Over 200,000 Serbs from Croatia, Bosnia were "ethnically cleansed" in the summer of 1995 alone in a U.S.-masterminded and aided "blitzkrieg," followed by a NATO bombing of Bosnian Serbs in September 1995

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If "a picture is worth a thousand words," then the above picture (Aug/95) needs no further caption.

In the case of Russia, however, the Orthodox Christian domination of that country could not have been avoided even in its shrunken form (147 million people).  Plus Russia still has enough nukes to incinerate the world.  And some of the world’s most advanced military technology. 

(Notice that the Chinese are doing all their military technology shopping in Russia and not in America?  And that even the U.S. Navy has ordered the Russian-made “Sunburn” missiles for its arsenals).

In other words, Russia is not to be messed with, even in its weakened state. 

So the New World Order leaders settled for a "salami" approach.  One slice at a time, they are "killing the Russians softly," by disease and starvation caused by western “reforms,” if not by bombs, as in the case of Serbia.  And by inciting regional conflicts, such as in Chechnya or Dagestan, just as they did in Serbia.

"Only evil minds could have dreamed up such crimes against humanity,” I summed my 1997 message to the Truth in Media readers. “Which is why it's important for the Christians the world over to understand what awaits them next if they remain complacent; if the NWO is allowed to rule the world, as it has until now."

In short, what awaits them is - conversion or extermination.  Just as during the ancient crusades.  Or during the “reverse crusades” (e.g., “Islamic Jihad”).

But power corrupts.  Empires crumble.  Usually from the rot within.  Sometimes, however, they bite the dust with a little “outside help,” too.  In the case of the New World Order neo-colonial empire, such “help” seems to be on its way.

Russia’s new president, Vladimir Putin, a born-again Christian after having saved his two young daughters from a fire at his St. Petersburg “dacha” (country home) three years ago, seems to understand what kind of “outside help” is needed. 

When Putin was nominated president on Dec. 31, 1999, he specifically asked for the Russian Patriarch Alexy's blessing during the three-month transitional period.  And he received it.  “He was the first politician who asked for the Holy Patriarch's blessing," a prominent Orthodox priest, who asked not to be identified, told the Moscow Times last January.  The cleric confirmed that Putin was a "believing Orthodox man."

Putin also made the sign of the cross and listened attentively during the televised Christmas service in the newly-reopened Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow (which Stalin had razed).  It was Orthodox Christmas Eve (Jan. 6, 2000), and Putin went straight to the essence of the Christian understanding of the holiday. 

"Why did Christ come into the world?" he said, apparently speaking without prepared text, or a teleprompter. "To liberate people from sickness, troubles, from death. In its essence, Christmas is a holiday of hope." 

Putin's remarks could have come straight from a sermon, the Moscow Times noted.

But having lifted a page from the “Book on Perfidy” the Princes had written, Putin is publicly presenting himself in the West as a “moderate” politician and an economic “reformer.”  Music to Wall Street ears.

At the same time, however, he is trying to divide the European Union, and is strengthening Russia’s military ties with “rogue” countries by the New World Order standards (China, North Korea, Iraq, Serbia…). 

In other words, Putin is putting Russia back on the world powers map.  And leading mankind toward a new multipolar world. 

Bad news for the 20th century crusaders (such as Arafat and Albright, holding hands in this Camp David photo from July 18).  Good news for Christians, though, especially Orthodox Christians, the designated victims of the New World Order. 

Lest they think that one man can save them without themselves paying the price for freedom from the shackles of anti-Christian crusaders.

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Bob Djurdjevic is an internationally published writer and founder of the Truth in Media, a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization (www.truthinmedia.org).


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