will come from the East to the West. Russia with her secret armies will battle America; will overrun Europe. Russia will march upon all the nations of Europe, particularly Italy and will raise her flag over the dome of St. Peter’s. Italy will be severely tried by a great revolution, and Rome will be purified in blood for its many sins, especially those of impurity! The flock is about to be dispersed and the Pope must suffer greatly.
Coming to grips with the terminal state of affairs regarding their governments’ hopelessly entrenched occupation by outside interests, disillusioned westerners have begun to look east. Among the same, many Catholics rightly regard with disgust the Trotskyist, permanent revolution of culture now attempting to overthrow natural law. Some fooled once, others not at all, have come to see the welfare/warfare state for what it is, a fraud of rising totalitarianism at home with ever more arrogant truculence abroad. Aggravating nerves further is the daily intellectual insult (increasingly a comic-book like fiction) of the propaganda cartel known as media, instructing viewers in what to think. Enter the common-sense approach seemingly taken by RT, Russia Today, and the mounting sense of outrage can be soothed and encouraged. Signs of the cross are made in public by Russian heads of state and military. In cathedrals, icons are devoutly kissed by the same. Infiltrating CIA front groups with pudendal names are thrown in jail. Innocents, including Christians, are defended against wanton slaughter. Knowing or just beginning to learn what the Blessed Virgin has promised one hundred years ago, Catholics in the west look admiringly to the east. Their sense of direction is right, and the location is correct, but unfortunately the timing for such an outlook is dangerously amiss. Russia has a glorious future which, it is hoped, is not far distant; however, Catholics mustn’t be misled about the role She currently plays.
Putin: Friend to Christians, Isn’t He? On the surface of things perhaps, but, without careful consideration of what could lie beneath the surface of this defender of things Christian, we in the west are putting ourselves at risk by way of naivete, and we just might be over anticipating the promises made by our Heavenly Queen; the Consecration has not yet happened, and until it has, caution must be the Catholic watchword regarding things Russian.
Could communism yet be alive and well in Russia? Some questions to consider in addressing the above include: after the fall of Communism, exactly who in the old U.S.S.R., from the Kremlin, to the KGB, to the gulag commandants, was ever put on trial for what Russians suffered? Is communism reformable insofar as it can be made to foster the common good, or is it pure and unrelenting ideology? Does communism use tactics of disinformation and deception when its position is weak? Did the KGB infiltrate (much more effectively than the west did to the Soviets) neutral and western nations by recruiting spies? Does communism, and does the Russian national character follow a course of slow and remarkable patience when dealing with foreign enemies? Is there evidence that the U.S.S.R. under Andropov or Gorbachev adopted a plan of deceptively collapsing communism with the intent of undermining the west’s defenses unto collapse? Unfortunately for us, high level Soviet defector of the 20th Century, Anatoliy Golitsyn answers the last four questions with a well-documented and emphatic, yes. His most revealing answer discusses the liberalization, later undertaken by Gorbachev, as fundamentally deceptive, so to speak, fooling the west into lowering its guard.
If in a reasonable time “liberalization” can be successfully achieved in Poland and elsewhere, it will serve to revitalize the communist regimes concerned. The activities of the false opposition will further confuse and undermine the genuine opposition in the communist world. Externally, the role of dissidents will be to persuade the West that the “liberalization” will create conditions for establishing solidarity…between the communist and noncommunist worlds… If “liberalization” is successful and accepted by the West as genuine, it may well be followed by the apparent withdrawal of one or more countries from the Warsaw Pact to serve as the model of a neutral socialist state for the whole of Europe to follow. (Golitsyn 336).
Recall that no one in the old U.S.S.R. or East Bloc was ever prosecuted (Ceaușescu’s apparent trial and execution in Romania was in reality the Communist Bloc’s conveniently ridding itself of a perceived trouble maker). With peculiar rapidity the youth, conditioned for decades to a ruthless East German police state, exuberantly and fearlessly tore down the Berlin Wall. These events, seen astride the subsequent dissolution of the Warsaw Pact predicted above by Golitsyn, give good reason to pause and reconsider whether the fall of communism was an elaborate ruse, born of shrewdness, and potentially the ultimate act of disinformation by a brutally patient Russia.
Even if communism lives on, the Cold War is over, right? In the narrow sense, that the Cold War was understood to be a series of proxy wars between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., yes, but more insidious problems may have arisen in recent decades, by way of infiltration. Does this mean a resurrection of the Red Scare, and resurgent, invasive Soviet espionage operation? Not at all, and yet the potential for the direct technology transfer of enormous scope from the U.S. to Russia is even greater. An insightful explanation of how this can be, that is, by what means Russia, whose positions relative to the U.S. militarily and economically are weak (for the moment), could come to acquire the secrets of American military hardware is provided below. The embedded video, by Australian Brendon O’Connell, is highly recommended. (He is a Catholic by the way, but it’s very likely that he only saw the hand-holding, felt banners and buggery of the novus ordo religion. So perhaps say an Ave Maria for him that he somehow find his way to Latin Mass and the practice of the Faith of our grandparents and their parents.) The following explanation of the above-mentioned technological espionage, is O’Connell’s well-conceived hypothesis. Says O’Connell, Russia is not America’s friend. Putin has worked tirelessly for years to infiltrate Russian software engineers into Israel, and his work is paying off. The number of non-Jewish, Russian Orthodox Christians in Israel is hitting near critical mass, to the point where a significant amount of dual Israeli-Russian citizens with Russian loyalties now occupy Israel. O’Connell suspects that these loyal Russians provide Putin with an enormous advantage, acquiring Israel’s tech-secrets by way of ex-pat Russian techies’ access to high-tech weaponry. Both hardware and software, some of which Israel purchases, and some of which it obtains through data exfiltration from the U.S., are studied and emulated by Russian tech workers living in Israel. The F-35 stealth fighter for example, purchased from the U.S. by Israel, is at the fingertips of engineers whose main loyalty is to Russia. The final and obvious step in this loop would be the transmission of engineering specs back to Mother Russia by way of these same technology workers. Demonstrating himself to be well-informed, O’Connell further details that the Russian stealth fighter, the T-50, has had engine problems; these problems just might be resolved with a little reverse engineering of the F-35.
Before proceeding, it is this writer’s attempt to round out and document the foundations of O’Connell’s hypothesis for Catholic readers, too many of whom fearfully recoil (or lash out with wearisome caricatures) from positions critical of Israel. Points are presented for consideration.
Ostrovsky: Targets & Enemies, But No Allies
Victor Ostrovsky was an agent of the Israeli Intelligence agency, the Mossad, who wrote an account of his experiences under the following title: By Way of Deception, the Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer. It’s a great read and the PDF is downloadable here. Incidentally, the Mossad’s motto is as follows: By way of deception, thou shalt do war. Very early in his training days, Ostrovsky was taught a fundamental principle of Israeli thinking towards other countries, such as the post mortem discussion of a certain training exercise which went as follows
As Jerry gave his description, Riff wrote it on the blackboard. He then consulted the rest of the cadets, then went outside to summon the two “killers.” They didn’t look anything like our description. We didn’t recognize them at all. In fact, the two men were Mousa M., head of the training department for operational security, or APAM, and his assistant, Dov L. Mousa looked a lot like Telly Savalas. “We will explain to you what the charade was all about,” said Mousa. “We do most of our work in foreign countries. For us, everything is either enemy or target. Nothing is friendly. I mean nothing.” (Ostrovsky 68)
Later on he describes Israel’s international network of Jewish helpers, called sayanim
The next day Ran S. delivered a lecture on the sayanim, a unique and important part of the Mossad’s operation. Sayanim —assistants — must be 100 percent Jewish. They live abroad, and though they are not Israeli citizens, many are reached through their relatives in Israel. An Israeli with a relative in England, for example, might be asked to write a letter saying the person bearing the letter represents an organization whose main goal is to help save Jewish people in the diaspora. Could the British relative help in any way? There are thousands of sayanim around the world. In London alone, there are about 2,000 who are active, and another 5,000 on the list. They fulfill many different roles. A bank sayan could get you money if you needed it in the middle of the night, a doctor sayan would treat a bullet wound without reporting it to the police, and so on. The idea is to have a pool of people available when needed who can provide services but will keep quiet about them out of loyalty to the cause. They are paid only costs. One thing you know for sure is that even if a Jewish person knows it is the Mossad, he might not agree to work with you — but he won’t turn you in. You have at your disposal a non-risk recruitment system that actually gives you a pool of millions of Jewish people to tap from outside your own borders. It’s much easier to operate with what is available on the spot, and sayanim offer incredible practical support everywhere. But they are never put at risk — nor are they privy to classified information. The one problem with the system is that the Mossad does not seem to care how devastating it could be to the status of the Jewish people in the diaspora if it was known. (Ostrovsky 96)
Above Ostrovsky describes nations which are in effect pre-infiltrated with these existing support and intelligence networks of sayanim, which likely have their origin in the diaspora of medieval Christendom. And finally the money quote, which stands on its own.
People make the mistake of thinking the Mossad is at a disadvantage by not having stations in obvious target countries. The United States, for example, has a station in Moscow and the Russians have stations in Washington and New York. But Israel doesn’t have a station in Damascus. They don’t understand that the Mossad regards the whole world outside Israel as a target, including Europe and the United States. (Ostrovsky 98)
I would imagine that the survivors of the U.S.S Liberty would tend to agree with Ostrovsky’s assessment that the world outside Israel is a target. What must be borne in mind is that Ostrovsky is an insider discussing his experiences; not an outsider leveling accusations, but instead making highly compelling evidence that Israel does not regard foreigners as allies, and from which can be easily inferred that dual Israeli-American citizens likely have undivided loyalties to Israel. Americans,’ especially Catholics reared in the conservative William F. Buckley ambience, have a certain view of American neo-cons, and Israel as being above criticism. What Ostrovsky tells us is that this mentality is not at all reciprocated, and actually quite the opposite. What he documents makes clear that when Trump says that there is no daylight between America and Israel, the two nations’ attitudes toward each other are not mutual; one is going to take while the other gives, and according to O’Connell it is this very exploitation that Putin just might be exploiting.
Terminology Covered in the Video
Katsa: Mossad case officer
Kill Switch Diplomacy: Leverage gained when a nation can remotely shut down via internet or installed software a target country’s weapons systems or critical domestic infrastructure
Sayanim: citizens of foreign nation and helpers/ assistants of Israeli intelligence operations
Talpiot: Israel’s operation to achieve dominance of the high technology/security sector
Technion: Israel’s Institute for High Tech Education and Research
Unit 8200: Israel’s version of the NSA
Concerned about Israel’s influence over Australia, O’Connell was jailed for three years for offending a Jewish person by calling him a racist. The laws there are similar to Canada’s, and work is being undertaken for similar laws in the U.S.
Although he sticks strictly to politics, O’Connell’s hypothesis dovetails with authentic prophecy: that until the Consecration happens, Russia remains ruthless, and the world is without a nation or ruler who wears the white hat. And of course, without a Pope who wears the Triple Crown. O’Connell is actually more optimistic than I; day by day the enervation of the visible Church and the ever-deepening rabbit hole of worldly iniquity leads to thoughts of Divine chastisement and fire from the sky.
“And all this fire,” concluded the Madonna, “is not that which will fall from the hands of men, but will be hurled directly from the Angels (at the time of the great chastisement or purification that will come upon the earth). Therefore I ask prayers, penance and sacrifice, so I may act as Mediatrix for my Son in order to save souls.”
Ostrovsky, Victor; Hoy Clare; By Way of Deception; St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1990.
Golitsyn, Anatoliy; New Lies for Old; Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc.; New York, 1984.