December 5, 2022

The Pope is Passé – Heil Hitler

The New York Times says that America is entering a dangerous phase and Biden knows it. But the West never had its own Sheikh Chilli and if billions can be minted by arms manufactures daily and Europe is ready to be enslaved, then why not and why bother about Pope Francis?

By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

The Pope is the spiritual leader of more than one billion Catholics. The crusades of yore were ordered by the Pope, starting with the First Crusade in 1095-99, for which the then Pope, Pope Urban, promised forgiveness and pardon for all the past sins of those who would participate in the Crusade to reclaim the Holy Land. Such used to be the power of the Pope.  

Papal supremacy is the doctrine of the Catholic Church, in that the Pope holding office as Vicar of Christ and as Pastor of the entire Catholic Church, has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered. Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary General from April 1953 till his death in a plane crash in September 1961, had once said, “When I ask for an audience at the Vatican, I am not going to see the King of Vatican City, but the Head of the Catholic Church.”

The Pope was opposed to America’s Cold War era policies on nuclear weapons, economics, consumerism and individualism but Pope Francis did act as a bridge to improve relations between the US and Cuba. Last year, Pope Francis approved spending up to Euro 1 million to free a Colombian nurse who had been abducted in Mali in 2017.

Now speaking to an Italian publication on May 3, Pope Francis stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have been compelled to invade Ukraine because of “NATO barking at Russia’s gate”. He went on to say, “I have no way of telling whether his (Putin’s) rage has been provoked… but I suspect it was may be facilitated by the West’s attitude”. The Pope also said, “international interests are at stake” when talking of the mess in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, parts of Africa and the like – plain and simple illegal Western rampage.

Ironically, for the modern day Politico-Catholic-Oligarchs (PCOs) of the West, religion is money and global power-cum-global dominations where immorality is the ‘Rule of Order’. That is why the massive propaganda and demonising of Putin, which the Pope has destroyed in a few minutes.

Ironically, for the modern day Politico-Catholic-Oligarchs (PCOs) of the West, religion is money and global power-cum-global dominations where immorality is the ‘Rule of Order’. That is why the massive propaganda and demonising of Putin, which the Pope has destroyed in a few minutes.

“NATO barking at Russia’s gate” signifies a pack of mongrels (NATO) headed by the US – not hounds because hounds attack, not sit on the fence, and don’t’ send street dogs to fight on their behalf. The Catholics of the West who have launched the Anglo Saxon Crusade to kill Russia should actually die of shame with what the Pope has just said.

But the plain speech by Pope Francis unlikely will make any difference. The Pope’s forgiveness for past sins is not needed anymore because propaganda whitewashes every sin. The Anglo Saxon Crusaders have revived the Nazi Cult and dream of conquering Moscow, better than Hitler who got bogged down at Stalingrad. So instead of kissing the hand of Pope Francis, the PCOs and their followers are making a beeline to Ukraine (the new Vatican) to kiss the hand of comedian-President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who has been elevated to galactic heights for his readiness to have his country destroyed and his people killed for America’s benefit.

An enterprising Hollywood producer could perhaps make a war movie in Ukraine covering these visits with the PCOs doing the chicken dance and Zelenskyy playing Ronald Franau’s ‘Heil Hitler Ja Ja Ja’ on his piano in his attire of old days. The background narrative could be comical (Charlie Chaplin movie style); a mix of propaganda and actual – like the propaganda of Russia having bombed a children’s school concurrent to the US First Lady visiting Kiev, whereas the building bombed was full of Ukrainian soldiers and mercenaries.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau also showed up in Kiev to give his discourse on Russia’s war crimes. He should meet Canadian sniper called ‘Wali’, who has just returned from Ukraine to Quebec. When Wali volunteered to fight for Ukraine in March 2022, Western media went gaga with Spanish media calling him the best sniper in the world. Wali has told Qubec media the chaos in the Ukrainian army – inadequate weaponry, poor training, heavy losses, profiteering and desertion in the ranks (https://www.rt.com/news/555128-canadian-sniper-wali-ukraine/).

Instead of kissing the hand of Pope Francis, the PCOs and their followers are making a beeline to Ukraine (the new Vatican) to kiss the hand of comedian-President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who has been elevated to galactic heights for his readiness to have his country destroyed and his people killed for America’s benefit.

The above sets one thinking where is all the billions being poured into Ukraine going? The situation would be similar to what Christine Fair had described about the US expenditure in Afghanistan; rampant corruption at all levels including at the US and Afghanistan ends and 90 per cent of the money ploughed back to the US. In the instant case, the Biden family enterprises handled by Hunter as well as Zelenskyy’s foreign enterprises through third parties would also be fattening like mad, not that the balance pack of Western PCOs would be missing out on the loot.

An article published in The Economist on May 7 has stated that the Russian economy is back on its track despite all the sanctions. This has apparently rattled the West. The EU has promptly proposed a total boycott of Russian energy by the end of the year although cautioning that it will pinch pockets. How this will work out eventually remains to be seen with Hungary and Slovakia refusing the ban, and the US begging Iran, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia for more oil, even using a bit of blackmail with Saudi Arabia on purported involvement in 9/11.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that the Ukraine war could last for ‘rest of the year’. US NSA Jake Sullivan says war could last for ‘months or even longer’. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says “NATO allies are preparing to provide support over a long period of time”. Somehow they fail to acknowledge that Russia cannot be killed.

More and more Western sanctions are being worked out and imposed on Russia and Belarus. As the mascot of Washington, British Prime Minister has also imposed more sanctions on Russia, perhaps to deflect from Sinn Fein’s electoral victory in Northern Ireland and after the party-gate questions raised in Parliament about his joy ride atop a JCB during his recent visit to India.  

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is wondering why his Social Democratic Party (SDP) suffered a crushing electoral defeat in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein on May 8 and whether it is because he hugged the POTUS Joe Biden too tightly. Incidentally, Biden is “worried” about Donald Trump’s hold on his party, as per White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

Ulman also said that the Biden administration’s concept for nuclear deterrence was being pushed beyond its limits, and would prove an Achilles’ heel unless more work was done to credibly improve the non-nuclear or “conventional” forces. But one may say that in lieu of improving “conventional forces” the Biden administration counts the militaries of NATO countries, in addition to mercenaries and terrorist organisations. Besides, NATO expansion is being planned for this very reason.  

Harlan Ullman, senior advisor at the Atlantic Council, Washington has questioned policy statements made by the Biden administration about its National Defense Strategy (NDS) and National Security Strategy (NSS), neither of which has been released in unclassified form, and which were largely constructed on classified information. He says these statements to contain Russia and China are “aspirational”, noting that the Pentagon would be unlikely to deliver on any large-scale strategic modernisation efforts, given the fact that the US is at a record $30 trillion in debt and is under economic strain from 40-year record-high inflation.

Ulman also said that the Biden administration’s concept for nuclear deterrence was being pushed beyond its limits, and would prove an Achilles’ heel unless more work was done to credibly improve the non-nuclear or “conventional” forces. But one may say that in lieu of improving “conventional forces” the Biden administration counts the militaries of NATO countries, in addition to mercenaries and terrorist organisations. Besides, NATO expansion is being planned for this very reason.  

The New York Times says that America is entering a dangerous phase and Biden knows it. But the West never had its own Sheikh Chilli and if billions can be minted by arms manufactures daily and Europe is ready to be enslaved, then why not and why bother about Pope Francis?

The author is an Indian Army veteran. Views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of https://strategicaffairsindia.in

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