The Great War With Russia (1854-1856)
Anti-Christian forces led by imperialist neocons in Washington have used their EU puppets to take over part of Serbia against the rule of international law. We are reminded that the ever-greedy EU is already trying to absorb neo-calendarist Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania in its attempt to colonise (‘Westernise’/’modernise’) and so destroy Orthodox Eastern Europe.
As for Washington itself, it long ago took over the administration of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and made it into a provincial puppet for use by its State Department. And it is still working on its attempts to take over Georgia and the Ukraine through its anti-Orthodox front called the ‘Orange Movement’, supplying it with over eighty million dollars of subsidies just three years ago for its publicity stunts in Kiev.
It seems as though the arrogant warmongers of the West are not content with their invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, but need to destroy the Orthodox world as well. We do not believe that they will succeed. Believing itself to be the only superpower, the US colonial Empire through its pride now seems to be declining rapidly. With much if its trillions of dollars of debt subsidised by China, it will now take very little for the USA to have to declare bankruptcy. Pride does indeed go before the fall.
Russia, on the other hand, under wise leadership and with cautious military spending only one tenth of the USA’s, not only has no debt to sinister forces, but has reserves of 600 billion dollars. It seems to us that with Kosovo, this time, the West has gone too far. If it wishes to set up Muslim Republics run by pimps, drug-smugglers and gun-runners, then let it, but in the dismal conurbations of Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark, which teem with Muslim immigrants and their descendants. But this cannot be the case on still Orthodox soil.
The history of the Orthodox world stopped on 4/17 July 1918, after Western materialism in its Communist form had been smuggled into Russia and its Non-Russian minions slaughtered the Imperial Family. We believe that ninety years on, Orthodox history is now beginning again. In its hubris the West cannot see this and will be astonished by the reaction of the Orthodox world, of which Russia is clearly the leader, to the invasion of Kosovo.
Enough is enough. It is time for White Russia (Belarus) to rejoin its federative mother. It is time for Little Russia and Carpatho-Russia to be liberated from Western tyranny and corrupt cliques with their Swiss bank accounts. It is time for Kazakhstan and other Central Asian Republics to associate themselves once again with the Russian Federation, if they so wish.
It is time for EU tyranny, bribery and corruption to end in Orthodox Europe. It is time for Serbia and Montenegro to be free of the humiliations of decadent NATO armies and of the EU land grab in the Balkans. Should Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Cyprus and Georgia wish to join in this great restoration of the Orthodox Commonwealth and its spiritual prosperity, ridding themselves of their masonic governments, they too will be free to do so. As the time approaches for a new Battle of Kosovo, it is time for Orthodox to unite, against their common enemies. Enough is enough.
We now recall the first anti-Orthodox war of modern times, that in the Crimea some 150 years ago. At that time too, the leaders of the West, then France and Great Britain, attacked the Orthodox world, allying themselves against Christian peoples with the evil Empire of the Muslim Ottomans, as they do today with the Muslim immigrants and their descendants in Kosovo. (Ironically, at that time, the ordinary people of America allied themselves with Russia against such Western European imperialism).
The Statue of the Woman riding the beast outside the EU Parliament
The Statue of the Woman riding the beast outside the EU Parliament
‘And I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTEHR OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelations 17, 3-5).
I should as soon think of preferring the Koran to the Bible, as of comparing the Christianity and civilisation of Russia to the fanaticism and immorality of the Turks.
Lord Aberdeen, leader of the British government, letter to Sir James Graham, First Lord of the Admiralty, 31 May 1853
We are building up our Eastern policy on a false foundation – namely the perpetual maintenance of the most immoral and filthy of all despotisms over one of the fairest portions of the earth which it has desolated, and over a population it has degraded but has not been able to destroy.
John Bright, English Politician, Letter to The Times, 4 November 1854
Standing up for Islam through their lack of faith and their pride, the Western peoples did not hesitate to resist the paths of Providence and so, as it were, in this case irrationally united their destiny to that of the sons of Hagar.
St Innocent of Cherson, on the Crimean War, 1854
To their eternal shame, in the mid-nineteenth century, Protestant Britain and Roman Catholic France allied themselves with a genocidal anti-Orthodox Muslim Empire against Christian Russia. Thus, the majority of politicians in Western governments showed their real anti-Christian colours, as they do today in Kosovo, where they also support Muslim terrorism and drug-running against a European Christian country.
This ‘Crimean War’ lasted from 1854-1856 and killed 650,000. In many ways it was the first modern war, using industrial killing technologies and, largely fought in trenches, it heralded the First World War. Indeed, if the War had continued into 1856, Austria, Prussia and Sweden might well have taken part. Then it could well have turned into a First World War, spreading to the USA and European colonies, causing the collapse of Empires and repeating the insurrections of 1848. Fortunately, the sufferings of all involved were cut short, for the Crimean War was one in which everyone lost.
At the time this War was not known in Great Britain as the ‘Crimean War’, but as ‘the Russian War’ or ‘The Great War with Russia’. This was because it was fought against Russia, not only in the Crimea, but also in the Caucasus, the Baltic and in the Pacific and the Arctic Oceans. However, even this was a misnomer, for Russia had never attacked Great Britain. In fact, it was an offensive war, when ill-equipped British peasant soldiers were sent off by a bungling government in support of a huge and well-equipped foreign (French) Army to invade a country they knew nothing of. (Echoes of the first years of this millennium in Iraq and Afghanistan?). Perhaps the term ‘Franco-Anglo-Ottoman War’ would be more correct.
In this country many propaganda myths were associated with the War in order to disguise the actual British defeat. These include the Charge of the Light Brigade (an idiotic blunder by incompetent war-leaders) and Florence Nightingale (a foolish upper-class woman who killed hundreds of soldiers through her medical ignorance). In reality, on the British side, the War was a series of blunders caused by incompetence and disorganisation. It led to the near-annihilation of the ill-trained British Army, mainly through disease and lack of winter supplies. It also highlighted the appalling conditions in the Royal Navy and in 1855 actually brought about the collapse of the then British government. France possessed by far the best-led and organised active army, whereas Russia’s huge but ill-trained and ill-equipped peasant army suffered three quarters of the casualties. Even though France and Russia had the most effective medical care, some two-thirds of all the dead in the war on all sides died of disease, not in fighting.
The War was sparked off by Roman Catholic aggression against Orthodox in the Holy Places in Jerusalem. This was used as a pretext by Napoleon III to attack Russia, a country which had helped to keep France weak in Europe as punishment for its Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon wanted to repeat the victories of his reputed uncle, who had been defeated by Russia in 1812, so that France could once more dominate Europe through bloodshed. In other words, France’s motive was revenge. French (and other, especially Spanish) Roman Catholic leaders were only too keen for war against Russia. On the 800th anniversary of the Western Schism of 1054, the Archbishop of Paris, Mgr Sibour, rejoiced with these words:
The war which France is starting with Russia is not a political war, but a holy war; it is not a war of state against state, a people against a people, but only a religious war…The real reason for this war is the need to push back the Photian heresy, to bludgeon it and to trample it down; such is the open aim of this crusade; such was the aim of all the crusades, although the participants in them did not recognise it. (1)
Great Britain’s motivation was largely imaginary. The paranoid and nonsensical fears of its elite were that the Russian Navy would come to dominate the eastern Mediterranean or that Russian armies would invade India, if it did not take part. Thus Great Britain fell into the Franco-Turkish war, ironically allying itself with its traditional enemy, France. Its bungling diplomacy and its proud, insular and ignorant politicians (‘Britain is best’) did not realise what they were doing. As for the Army, controlled by arrogant and utterly incompetent, feuding Norman aristocrats, it would be sacrificed, failing to learn from the highly organised and far larger French Army.
As for Russia, its secular intentions were simply to secure its borders. However, its spiritual intentions were to help Orthodox in Jerusalem and free Christian Europe on its borders, which was appealing to it for aid, from Islam. This it hoped to do by liberating Constantinople and setting free the whole of the Balkans, Moldavia and Wallachia (modern Romania), Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro and all of Greece, from the oppression of the failing Ottoman Empire. The war and the economic, political and social disruption it caused did not stop the Russian Empire in this, but did delay it in its intentions by some fifteen to twenty years. Thus Britain and France merely prolonged the agony of the Christians who had already suffered for centuries under the Turks.
The British, as usual their budget devoted to the Navy, were unable to finance, equip and organise an efficient Army (as later in the First and Second World Wars) and were forced to use mercenaries. This was nothing new. In the eighteenth century, when Britain was ruled and oppressed ( remember the Stalinist collectivisation of the ‘Enclosures’) by German Kings, about half of the British Army was composed of mercenaries. Much of the ethnic cleansing of Scotland (euphemistically called ‘the Highland clearances’) was brutally carried out by these mercenaries. These were also used against British settlers in North America, which helped to guarantee the result of the American War of Independence and the loss of British colonies there. (Partly as a result of the memory of this imperialism, the USA was to support Russia in the Crimean War against the meddling Western Europeans and their Muslim allies. Some Americans even volunteered to fight with the Russians and their Greek and Bulgarian allies).
The French also used mercenaries in its colonial troops and still today has a ‘Foreign’ Legion. In the same way, the British used foreign or colonial troops in the Napoleonic and the two World Wars and still today uses Nepalese mercenaries (‘the Ghurkas’). And in today’s offensive wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, where many British troops do not want to fight and are leaving the army in droves, as they see that they have already lost the needless wars started by irresponsible and ego-driven politicians, mercenaries are again being used. So too at the time of the Crimean War, the British recruited mercenaries from Switzerland and above all from Germany. Although these troops were not finally used because the war ended too soon, 5,000 were recruited and called the ‘German Legion’.
Today, most historians have concluded that the ‘Crimean’ War was quite unnecessary, ‘a mistake’ and ‘a failure’, and the deaths were in vain. Indeed, it has often been seen as the classic example of why wars should not be fought (2). Let the Western world be warned. It has fought so many needless wars so many times already. Let it not foolishly try again, in Kosovo or anywhere else in the Orthodox Commonwealth.
6/19 February 2008