Sunday, March 23, 2008

Actor Paul Scofield dies; His movie 'A Man for All Seasons' Underscores Hollywood's Loyalty to the Satanic Vatican

Paul Scofield's best known role as the Satanic Thomas More

His silence underscored that he was simply wrong

More info on the man that Paul Scofield played in this 1966 movie "A Man For All Seasons", Thomas More.

Thomas More 1478 - 1535

(excerpt)

Campaign against Protestantism

For More, heresy was a disease, a threat to the peace and unity of both church and society. His early actions against the Protestants included aiding Cardinal Wolsey in preventing Lutheran books from being imported into England. He also assisted in the production of a Star Chamber edict against heretical preaching. Many literary polemics appeared under his name, as listed above. After becoming Lord Chancellor of England, More set himself the following task:

Now seeing that the king's gracious purpose in this point, I reckon that being his unworthy chancellor, it appertaineth... to help as much as in me is, that his people, abandoning the contagion of all such pestilent writing, may be far from infection.

As Lord Chancellor, More had six Lutherans burned at the stake and imprisoned as many as forty others. His chief concern in this matter was to wipe out collaborators of William Tyndale, the exiled Lutheran who in 1525 had published a Protestant translation of the Bible in English which was circulating clandestinely in England (Tyndale had also written The Practyse of Prelates (1530), opposing Henry VIII's divorce on the grounds that it was unscriptural and was a plot by Cardinal Wolsey to get Henry entangled in the papal courts).

In June 1530 it was decreed that offenders were to be brought before the King's Council, rather than being examined by their bishops, the practice hitherto. Actions taken by the Council became ever more severe. In 1531, one Richard Bayfield, a book peddlar, was burned at Smithfield. Further burnings followed. In The Confutation of Tyndale's Answer, yet another polemic, More took particular interest[citation needed] in the execution of Sir Thomas Hitton, describing him as "the devil's stinking martyr." Rumours circulated during and after More's lifetime concerning his treatment of heretics, with some, such as John Foxe in his Book of Martyrs, claiming that he had often used violence or torture while interrogating them. More strongly denied these allegations, swearing "As helpe me God," that heretics had never been given, "so mych as a fylyppe on the forhed."[1]

(excerpt)

Soon afterwards, he had already determined to translate the Bible into English: he was convinced that the way to God was through His word and that scripture should be available even to common people. Foxe describes an argument with a "learned" but "blasphemous" clergyman, who had asserted to Tyndale that, "We had better be without God's laws than the Pope's." In a swelling of emotion, Tyndale made his prophetic response: "I defy the Pope, and all his laws; and if God spares my life, I will cause the boy that drives the plow in England to know more of the Scriptures than the Pope himself!" [2][3]

Tyndale left for London in 1523 to seek permission to translate the Bible into English and to request other help from the Church. In particular, he hoped for support from Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall, a well-known classicist whom Erasmus had praised after working with him on a Greek New Testament; but the bishop, like many highly-placed churchmen, was uncomfortable with the idea of the Bible in the vernacular and told Tyndale he had no room for him in his household.[4] Tyndale preached and studied "at his book" in London for some time, relying on the help of a cloth merchant, Humphrey Monmouth. He then left England under a pseudonym and landed at Hamburg in 1524 with the work he had done so far on his translation of the New Testament. He completed his translation in 1525, with assistance from Observant friar William Roy.

In 1525, publication of his work by Peter Quentell in Cologne was interrupted by anti-Lutheran influence, and it was not until 1526 that a full edition of the New Testament was produced by the printer Peter Schoeffer in Worms, an imperial free city then in the process of adopting Lutheranism.[5] More copies were soon being printed in Antwerp. The book was smuggled into England and Scotland, and was condemned in October 1526 by Tunstall, who issued warnings to booksellers and had copies burned in public[citation needed].

Following the publication of Tyndale's New Testament, Cardinal Wolsey condemned Tyndale as a heretic and demanded his arrest[citation needed].

Tyndale went into hiding, possibly for a time in Hamburg, and carried on working. He revised his New Testament and began translating the Old Testament and writing various treatises. In 1530, he wrote The Practyse of Prelates, opposing Henry VIII's divorce on the grounds that it was unscriptural and was a plot by Cardinal Wolsey to get Henry entangled in the papal courts. This resulted in the king's wrath being directed at him: he asked the emperor Charles V to have Tyndale apprehended and returned to England[citation needed].

Eventually, Tyndale was betrayed to the authorities. He was seized in Antwerp in 1535, betrayed by Henry Phillips, and held in the castle of Vilvoorde near Brussels.[6]

He was tried on a charge of heresy in 1536 and condemned to death, despite Thomas Cromwell's intercession on his behalf. Tyndale was strangled and his body burned at the stake, according to John Foxe in October.[7] The records of Tyndale's imprisonment suggest the date might have been some weeks earlier.[8]

Tyndale's final words, spoken "at the stake with a fervent zeal, and a loud voice", were reported as "Lord! Open the King of England's eyes."[9]

Although Moore's treatment of Tyndale is utterly apostate to values of free speech, the U.S. Supreme Court HONORS More with the annually held Washington, D.C. Red Mass!

Thomas More- Zero Tolerance (Part 1)
Thomas More- Zero Tolerance (Part 2)
Tyndale- A Great Hero

Friday, March 21, 2008

Prussian Iron Cross to Make a Comeback?

Efforts to Restore Shine to Medal Tarnished by Nazis

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/world/europe/20cross.html?em&ex=1206158400&en=3ee041182c63ef74&ei=5087%0A

(excerpts)
BERLIN — The German Army today has no awards for courage, only for attendance. The painful debate here over reviving the famed Iron Cross to fill that gap underscores how distant Germany remains from normality when it comes to the military.

The history of the Iron Cross, designed by the noted German architect and painter Karl Friedrich Schinkel, dates from 1813 and the Prussian War of Liberation against Napoleon. But as is so often the case here, it is the Nazi history that takes precedence.

What frustrates ... supporters of the Iron Cross is that they see it as having emerged from an era about which they believe Germans could be proud and should learn more.

“This was part and parcel of the famous Prussian enlightened reform era, which included, a year earlier in 1812, Jewish emancipation, legal rights for Jewish citizens,” said Michael Wolffsohn, a professor of modern history at the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich.

From Wikipedia:
The Iron Cross was founded on 10 March 1813 in Breslau and awarded to soldiers during the Wars of Liberation against Napoleon. King William I of Prussia authorized further awards on 19 July 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War. Recipients of the 1870 Iron Cross who were still in service in 1895 were authorized to purchase a 25-year clasp consisting of the numerals "25" on three oak leaves. The Iron Cross was reauthorized by Emperor William II on 5 August 1914, at the start of the First World War. During these three periods, the Iron Cross was an award of the Kingdom of Prussia, although given Prussia's preeminent place in the German Empire formed in 1871, it tended to be treated as a generic German decoration.

Breslau (German) / Wroclaw (Polish) is the Capital of Silesia

From The Daily Mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=528510&in_page_id=1811


(excerpt)
A defense ministry source said: "Hitler won the Iron Cross first class in WW1 and we cannot have accusations that we are bringing back something that was revered by him. He regarded his medal as the high mark of his life before he gained power as dictator of Nazi Germany."
What about Volkswagens, let alone the U.S. Army's adaptation of the 3rd Reich style military helmets?

Interestingly, none of these news articles mention the earlier use of the Iron Cross by the Roman Catholic Teutonic Order that was founded in Acre within modern day Israel, and which invaded Prussia (that is, the area later known as East Prussia) in 1230, which later, in 1525, became a Lutheran ruled state with the conversion of Brandenburg Grand Master Albert and his taking the title Duke of Prussia.

Again, the media disregards religious history.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

"ex" Jesuit 2nd in Command to New N.Y. State Gov. David Patterson

Charles J. O’Byrne, secretary to the new governor, at a meeting with legislators on Tuesday.
photo by Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/nyregion/20obyrne.html?em&ex=1206158400&en=ff3c4ec32e47162a&ei=5087%0A

Accordingly, O'Byrne is a long time friend of the Kennedy family who left the Jesuit Order and is now a practicing Episcopalian.

In 1989, he formally joined the Jesuit order, with which he spent 13 years. In that time, he was ordained, earned two master’s degrees in theology and assisted at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on the Upper East Side.

It was during those years that the Kennedy family came to rely on him during some of their darkest moments. He had been friends since law school with Stephen Smith Jr., the son of Jean Kennedy Smith, John F. Kennedy’s younger sister. He acted as a spiritual adviser to the family during the 1991 rape trial of Mr. Smith’s brother, William Kennedy Smith.

In 1996, he officiated at the wedding of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. And three years later, he said Mass at the funeral of Mr. Kennedy, who died when his small plane, carrying his wife and his sister-in-law, crashed into the Atlantic.

The Kennedys have also come to rely on him for matters other than spiritual guidance. According to Mr. O’Byrne’s statement of financial disclosure for the 2006 calendar year (his most recent), he is a trustee for the Jean K. Smith Trust, the Kennedy Smith Foundation and the Smith Family Trust. He also lists gifts in excess of $1,000 and trustee commissions from members of the Smith family.

Of leaving the Jesuits, “There was nothing sudden or dramatic about my decision,” he wrote. “Instead of a last straw there seemed to be an accumulation of straws.” He is now a practicing Episcopalian.

Accordingly O'Byrne, who is described by this NY Times article as "openly gay", estimated that 70 % of the priests in his per group were gay.

Even before he arrived in Albany, Mr. O’Byrne showed that he had few reservations about butting heads with powerful institutions. In 2002, the year he left the Jesuit order, he wrote an article in Playboy in which he described what he saw as hypocrisy and sexual dysfunction in the Roman Catholic Church.

In the article, he described the prevalence of what he called “boyologist” priests, ones who seemed, in his opinion, to take an unnatural interest in their young male charges.

“I became aware that there was sex all around me — including relationships between Jesuits,” he wrote. “I came to believe that living with such contradictions was at the core of our training.”

In other newspaper articles, he has been quoted as estimating that 70 percent of the priests in his peer group were gay. Mr. O’Byrne is openly gay himself.

Whether his comments about the church will become an issue for the Paterson administration is, of course, an open question. Catholics, the largest religious denomination in New York, make up 39 percent of the state’s population.

“Certainly it’d be in the best interest of the governor to have a good relationship with us,” said Dennis Poust, the communications director for the Catholic Conference, the church’s official public policy arm in the state. He added that the conference was willing to look past Mr. O’Byrne’s past comments in order to have a productive relationship with the new governor. “We’d be looking to go into this relationship with a clean slate. And I hope that he’s willing to do that.”

Mr. O’Byrne would not comment for this article.

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/NY-Lt-Gov-David-Paterson-2008-A-New-York-Eliot-Spitzer-New-York-Albany/ss/events/pl/031108davidpaterson/im:/080311/480/4ecd39dfdb884707835f3d15ea3ffc5b/#photoViewer=/080311/480/4ecd39dfdb884707835f3d15ea3ffc5b

New York State Governor David Paterson

(who succeeded Gov. Spitzer who resigned
as a result of being exposed as a patronizer of prostitution)

NY Gov. Spitzer Felled Over Supporting Cross Sound Tunnel?

http://cos-mobile.blogspot.com/2010/07/was-ny-gov-spitzer-felled-for.html

More info at The UnHived Mind


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Criminal Apostate Croatia's Counter Reformation Crimes

Concerning the Criminal Invasion and Erasure of Republika Srpska Krajina

http://www.un.org/icty/indictment/english/got-ii010608e.htm

THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

CASE NO: IT-01-45-I

THE PROSECUTOR OF THE TRIBUNAL

AGAINST

ANTE GOTOVINA

INDICTMENT

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, pursuant to her authority under Article 18 of the Statute of the Tribunal, charges:

ANTE GOTOVINA

with CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY and VIOLATIONS OF THE LAWS OR CUSTOMS OF WAR, as set forth below:

THE ACCUSED

Ante GOTOVINA

1. Ante GOTOVINA was born on 12 October 1955 on the island of Pasman within the Municipality of Zadar in the Republic of Croatia, the then Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

2. Ante GOTOVINA is a professional soldier, who was a former French Legionnaire. After his return to Croatia in 1990, he was appointed Commander of the 1st Guards Brigade. From February to April 1992, he was Deputy to the Commander of the Special Unit of the Main Staff of the Croatian army, the Hrvatska Vojska (hereinafter referred to as HV), and from April to October 1992, he was assigned to the Croatian Defence Council, the Hrvatsko Vijece Obrane (hereinafter referred to as HVO).

3. On 9 October 1992, Ante GOTOVINA, holding the rank of Brigadier, was appointed Commander of the Split Military District, which command he held until March 1996. The Split Military District was part of the Krajina region and included the Municipalities of Benkovac, Donji Lapac, Drnis, Gracac, Knin, Korenica, Obrovac, Sibenik, Sinj and Zadar. The Split Military District was located within the former United Nations Protected Area (UNPA) Sector South. By November 1994, he had been promoted to the rank of Major General. On either 4 or 5 August 1995, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel General.

4. On 4 August 1995 Croatia launched a military offensive known as "Oluja" or "Storm", with the objective of re-taking the Krajina region. Although the Croatian government announced on 7 August 1995 that the Operation was successfully completed, aspects of the Operation continued until about 15 November 1995. Ante GOTOVINA was overall operations commander of that part of Operation Storm which took place in UNPA Sector South. As such, and as Commander of the Split Military District, Ante GOTOVINA exercised de jure and de facto command and control over all Croatian forces between 4 August 1995 and 15 November 1995 (in this indictment every reference to Croatian forces includes the HV, the Croatian airforce or Hrvatsko Ratno Zrakoplovstvo also known as HRZ, the Special Police and Military Police of the Republic of Croatia, which were involved in Operation Storm in UNPA Sector South).

5. Ante GOTOVINA established his headquarters in Knin, which was the capital of the Krajina region, following its capture.

6. On 12 March 1996, Ante GOTOVINA was appointed Chief of the HV Inspectorate by the President of Croatia Franjo Tudjman. On 29 September 2000, he was dismissed from the military by Stipe Mesic, President of the Republic of Croatia.

INDIVIDUAL CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

7. Ante GOTOVINA was the overall Commander of the "Oluja" offensive in UNPA Sector South and Commander of the Split Military District at all times relevant to this indictment. In this capacity, he was in overall charge and in command and control of the Croatian forces which were involved in the Operation. His duties and responsibilities were, inter-alia, appointing and relieving commanders, deploying the forces and artillery under his command and issuing orders to those forces. Ante GOTOVINA also had a duty to restore and ensure public order and safety.

8. Ante GOTOVINA exercised his command and control in military matters by, inter alia, organising the Croatian forces deployed in the former United Nations Protected Area Sector South during the "Oluja" offensive, appointing and relieving Commanders, deploying those forces under his command, issuing orders to those forces and negotiating and attending meetings with members of the international community, including United Nations personnel.

9. At all times relevant to this indictment, as Commander, Ante GOTOVINA had reason to know that subordinates under his control were committing serious violations of international humanitarian law. Further, he was informed of such acts by representatives of international organisations. By virtue of his de jure and de facto position and authority, Ante GOTOVINA had the power, authority and responsibility to prevent or punish serious violations of international humanitarian law committed by Croatian forces during and after the "Oluja" offensive. Ante GOTOVINA failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent such serious violations of international humanitarian law or to punish the perpetrators thereof.

GENERAL ALLEGATIONS

10. At all times relevant to this indictment, a state of armed conflict existed in the Krajina region of the Republic of Croatia in the territory of the former Yugoslavia.

11. At all times relevant to this indictment, the accused Ante GOTOVINA was required to abide by the laws and customs governing the conduct of war, including Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

12. These alleged acts or omissions, constituting Crimes against Humanity, which are crimes punishable by Article 5 of the Statute of the Tribunal, were part of a widespread and systematic attack directed against a civilian population.

13. Between 17 July 1995 and 15 November 1995, Ante GOTOVINA, acting individually and/or in concert with others, including President Franjo Tudjman, planned, instigated, ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted in the planning, preparation or execution of the crimes charged below in the course of, and after, the "Oluja" offensive. Ante GOTOVINA is individually responsible for the crimes alleged against him in this indictment pursuant to the provisions of Article 7(1) of the Statute of the Tribunal. Individual criminal responsibility includes planning, instigating, ordering, committing or otherwise aiding and abetting in the planning, preparation or execution of any crimes referred to in Articles 2 to 5 of the Statute.

14. Ante GOTOVINA, while holding a position of superior authority as set out in the foregoing paragraphs, is also, or in the alternative, criminally responsible as commander for the acts of his subordinates pursuant to the provisions of Article 7(3) of the Statute of the Tribunal whereby a superior is responsible for the acts of his subordinates if he knew or had reason to know that his subordinates were about to commit such acts or had done so, and the superior failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent such acts or to punish the perpetrators thereof.

15. The general allegations contained in paragraphs 10 to 14 are re-alleged and incorporated into each of the related charges which are set out below.

CHARGES

COUNT 1
(PERSECUTIONS)

16. Between 4 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, large numbers of Krajina Serbs fled or were forced to flee to Bosnia Herzegovina and Serbia. Some who did not flee because of sickness, infirmity or age were systematically harassed, and/or unlawfully killed. The property of Krajina Serbs was plundered. Ante GOTOVINA acting individually and/or in concert with others, including President Franjo Tudjman, planned, instigated, ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted in the planning, preparation or execution of persecutions of the Krajina Serb population.

The crime of persecution was perpetrated through the following:

Killing

17. Between 4 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Croatian forces committed numerous violations of international humanitarian law, including the unlawful killing of at least 150 Krajina Serbs and the disappearance of many hundreds of others. Listed in the First Schedule attached hereto are some specific instances of such unlawful killings.

Plunder of Public or Private Property

18. Between 4 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Croatian forces plundered public or private property, including homes, outbuildings, barns and livestock of the Krajina Serbs. Listed in the Second Schedule attached hereto are some specific instances of such plunder of public or private property.

Destruction of Property

19. Between 4 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Croatian forces set fire to and otherwise wantonly destroyed villages, homes, outbuildings, barns and livestock of the Krajina Serbs who fled as well as of those who stayed behind. Listed in the Second Schedule attached hereto are specific instances of such destruction.

Deportation / Forced Displacement

20. Between 4 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, those who remained in, or returned to, their homes in the weeks after the offensive were ultimately forced to flee the area as a result of continued killing, arson, looting, harassment, terror and threats of physical harm to person and property committed by Croatian forces. The cumulative effect of these unlawful acts was a large-scale deportation and/or displacement of an estimated 150,000 - 200,000 Krajina Serbs to Bosnia Herzegovina and Serbia.

Other Inhumane Acts

21. Between 4 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Krajina Serbs were also subjected to inhumane treatment, constant humiliation and degradation by Croatian forces.

22. The persecutions of Krajina Serbs was on such a large scale that the Serb population was drastically reduced in the Municipalities of Benkovac, Donji Lapac, Drnis, Gracac, Knin, Korenica, Obrovac, Sibenik, Sinj and Zadar.

23. Alternatively, Ante GOTOVINA knew or had reason to know that Croatian forces under his command, direction and/or control, or subordinated to him, were committing the acts described in paragraphs 17 though 22 above, or had done so, having been informed as such by representatives of the international community. Ante GOTOVINA failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent the commission of such acts or punish the perpetrators thereof.

By these acts and omissions, Ante GOTOVINA did commit,

Count 1: a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, namely, Persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds, punishable under Article 5 (h) read with Articles 7 (1) and 7 (3) of the Statute of the Tribunal.

COUNTS 2 AND 3
(MURDER)

24. Between 4 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Croatian forces unlawfully killed at least 150 Krajina Serbs by shooting, burning and stabbing them.

Listed in the First Schedule attached hereto are specific instances of such unlawful killings.

25. Between 4 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Ante GOTOVINA knew or had reason to know that Croatian forces under his command, direction and/or control, or subordinated to him, were committing the acts described in paragraph 24 above, or had done so, having been informed as such by representatives of the international community. Ante GOTOVINA failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent the commission of such acts or punish the perpetrators thereof.

By these acts and omissions, Ante GOTOVINA did commit:

Count 2: a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, namely Murder, punishable under Article 5 (a) read with Article 7 (3) of the Statute of the Tribunal.

Count 3: a VIOLATION OF THE LAWS OR CUSTOMS OF WAR, namely Murder, as recognised by Common Article 3(1)(a) of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, punishable under Article 3 read with Article 7 (3) of the Statute of the Tribunal.

COUNT 4
(PLUNDER OF PROPERTY)

26. Between 5 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Croatian forces forcibly removed property including livestock from the homes, outbuildings, and barns of the Krajina Serbs who fled as well as those who stayed behind. Ante GOTOVINA acting individually and/or in concert with others, planned, instigated, ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted in the planning, preparation or execution of these acts of plunder of public or private property.

Listed in the Second Schedule attached hereto are specific incidents of such plunder of public or private property.

27. Alternatively, Ante GOTOVINA knew or had reason to know that Croatian forces under his command, direction and/or control, or subordinated to him, were committing the acts described in paragraph 26 above, or had done so, having been informed as such by representatives of the international community. Ante GOTOVINA failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent the commission of such acts or punish the perpetrators thereof.

By these acts and omissions, Ante GOTOVINA did commit:

Count 4: a VIOLATION OF THE LAWS OR CUSTOMS OF WAR, namely Plunder of public or private property, punishable under Article 3 (e) read with Articles 7 (1) and 7 (3) of the Statute of the Tribunal.

COUNT 5
(WANTON DESTRUCTION OF CITIES, TOWNS OR VILLAGES)

28. Between 5 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Croatian forces set fire to and wantonly destroyed villages, homes, outbuildings, barns and livestock of the Krajina Serbs who fled as well as those who stayed behind. Ante GOTOVINA acting individually and/or in concert with others, planned, instigated, ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted in the planning, preparation or execution of these acts of wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages.

Listed in the Second Schedule attached hereto are specific incidents of such wanton destruction.

29. Alternatively, Ante GOTOVINA knew or had reason to know that Croatian forces under his command, direction and/or control, or subordinated to him, were committing the acts described in paragraph 28 above, or had done so, having been informed as such by representatives of the international community. Ante GOTOVINA failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent the commission of such acts or punish the perpetrators thereof.

By these acts and omissions, Ante GOTOVINA did commit:

Count 5: a VIOLATION OF THE LAWS OR CUSTOMS OF WAR, namely, Wanton destruction of cities, towns or village, punishable under Article 3 (b) read with Articles 7 (1) and 7 (3) of the Statute of the Tribunal.

COUNTS 6 AND 7
(DEPORTATION AND FORCED DISPLACEMENT)

30. Between 5 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Croatian forces committed numerous acts of killing, arson, looting, harassment, terror and threat of physical harm to person and property. By these acts, Croatian forces intimidated and coerced Krajina Serbs into leaving their villages, hamlets and homes. Ante GOTOVINA acting individually and/or in concert with others, including President Franjo Tudjman, planned, instigated, ordered, committed or otherwise aided and abetted in the planning, preparation or execution of the deportation and forced displacement of the Krajina Serb population.

31. These crimes continued on a large scale for at least three months after the area had been secured by the Croatian authorities, and included the unlawful killing of Krajina Serbs who did not flee; the burning and destruction of Serb villages and property including homes, outbuildings, barns and livestock, and the looting of property. The cumulative effect of these acts by Croatian forces led to the large-scale displacement of an estimated 150,000 - 200,000 Krajina Serbs to Bosnia Herzegovina and Serbia.

32. The forced displacement of Krajina Serbs has drastically reduced the Serb civilian population in the Municipalities of Benkovac, Donji Lapac, Drnis, Gracac, Knin, Korenica, Obrovac, Sibenik, Sinj and Zadar. Measures were also introduced to ensure that those who fled could not, or would not, return.

33. Alternatively, Ante GOTOVINA knew or had reason to know that Croatian forces under his command, direction and/or control, or subordinated to him, were committing the acts described in paragraphs 30 through 32 above, or had done so, having been informed as such by representatives of the international community. Ante GOTOVINA failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent the commission of such acts or punish the perpetrators thereof.

By these acts and omissions, Ante GOTOVINA did commit,

Count 6: a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, namely, Deportation, punishable under Article 5 (d) read with Articles 7 (1) and 7 (3) of the Statute of the Tribunal.

Count 7: a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, namely, Other Inhumane Acts (forced displacement), punishable under Article 5 (i) read with Articles 7 (1) and 7 (3) of the Statute of the Tribunal.

COUNT 8
(OTHER INHUMANE ACTS)

34. Between 5 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Croatian forces subjected the Krajina Serbs to inhumane treatment, humiliation and degradation by beating and assaulting them.

35. Between 5 August 1995 and 15 November 1995, Ante GOTOVINA knew or had reason to know that Croatian forces under his command, direction and/or control, or subordinated to him, were committing the acts described in paragraph 34 above, or had done so, having been informed as such by representatives of the international community. Ante GOTOVINA failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent the commission of such acts or punish the perpetrators thereof.

Count 8: a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, namely, Other Inhumane Acts, punishable under Article 5 (i) read with Article 7 (3) of the Statute of the Tribunal.

ADDITIONAL FACTS

36. Croatia declared its independence on 25 June 1991, by which time an armed conflict had erupted between Croatian Serbs and Croatian forces. In September 1991, the Croatian Government stated that the Croatian Serbs and the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) controlled approximately one-third of the territory of Croatia.

37. On 19 December 1991, the Assembly of the Serbian Autonomous Region of Krajina, together with Serbs from other parts of Croatia, officially declared independence from Croatia and formed a new entity named the Republika Srpska Krajina, or the Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK). The RSK had its own military force, the Srpska Vojska Krajine (the Serbian Army of Krajina or SVK).

38. The Krajina region, comprising the former United Nations Protected Areas Sector South and Sector North was situated within the RSK and included, but was not limited to, the municipalities of Benkovac, Donji Lapac, Drnis, Gracac, Knin, Korenica, Obrovac, Sibenik, Sinj, and Zadar.

39. In February 1992 in accordance with the Vance Plan, the United Nations Security Council established under its authority a United Nations Protection Force (hereinafter referred to as UNPROFOR) that was to be deployed in the United Nations Protected Areas (hereinafter referred to as UNPAs) in Croatia. The UNPAs were areas in Croatia where Serbs constituted the majority or a substantial minority of the population and where inter-communal tensions had already led to armed conflict. There were four UNPAs, known as Sectors North, South, East and West.

40. By 1992, the Croatian army was formulating plans for the forcible retaking of the territory of the RSK, or Krajina region. In 1992, 1993 and 1995, Croatian forces launched several military operations against the RSK with this ultimate objective.

41. These operations were launched into the UNPAs or adjacent "pink zones" in the Miljevacki Plateau in June 1992, the area of the Maslenica bridge in northern Dalmatia in January 1993, the Medak Pocket in September 1993, "Bljesak" or Operation Flash in Western Slavonia in May 1995 and "Oluja" or Operation Storm in August 1995.

42. On 4 August 1995, the Croatian forces launched the military offensive codenamed "Oluja" or Storm to retake the Krajina region, which had been held by Krajina Serbs since 1991. The "Oluja" offensive resulted in the displacement of an estimated 150,000 - 200,000 Krajina Serbs, who fled or were forced to flee, during, and in the aftermath, of the said offensive.

43. The "Oluja" offensive launched by Croatian forces numbering about 150,000 troops was conducted in the area of the former UN Sectors North and South, covering an area approximately 10,500 square kilometers. In this offensive, Serb populated towns and villages in the Krajina region were subjected to heavy artillery shelling by the HV supported by aircraft belonging to the Croatian air force (Hrvatsko Ratno Zrakoplovstvo, also referred to as HRZ).

44. On 4 and 5 August 1995, Croatian forces directed a massive artillery assault on Knin. Artillery fire was also directed on civilian targets in the towns of Benkovac, Obrovac, Drnis, Vrginmost, Vojnic, Glina, Petrinja and many villages in the Krajina region.

Carla Del Ponte
Prosecutor

Dated this 21st day of May 2001
The Hague
The Netherlands


THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

CASE NO: IT-01-45-I

FIRST SCHEDULE TO THE INDICTMENT
Counts 2 and 3

VILLAGE/HAMLET

DATE

VICTIMS NAME

SEX

AGE

MANNER OF DEATH

Benkovac Municipality






1. Kakma

9 Aug 95

Unidentified

M


Gunshot

2. Brgud

12 Sep 95

Milica Graovac

F


Gunshot



FNU Graovac

F


Gunshot

Gracac Municipality






3. Palanka

8 Aug 95

Dusan Brkic

M

69

Gunshot

4. Gudura

29 Sep 95

Milan Marcetic

M


Gunshot



Dusan Suica

M


Gunshot

Knin Municipality






5. Duric

4 Aug 95

Sava Duric

M


Gunshot

6. Knin Town

5 Aug 95

16 unidentified persons



Gunshot

7. Vrbnik

5 Aug 95

Dusko Vukadin

M

55

Tortured & Gunshot

8. Atlagic Bridge

5 Aug 95

Zivko Stojakov

M


Gunshot

9. Kovacic

5 Aug 95

Nikola Dragicevic

M

60

Gunshot



Mile Dragicevic

M

62

Gunshot



Svao Ceko

M


Gunshot

10. Sarena Jezera

5 Aug 95

Milos Borjan

M


Gunshot



unidentified

M


Gunshot



unidentified

M


Gunshot



unidentified

M


Gunshot



unidentified

M


Gunshot



unidentified

M


Gunshot

11. Biskupija/Civljane

5 Aug 95

five RSK soldiers



Gunshot

12. Golubic

5/6 Aug 95

Branko Radinovic

M

70

Gunshot



Nikica Radosko

M

60

Gunshot



Masa Radosko

F

55

Gunshot



Vaso Vacic

M

77

Gunshot



Nikica Panica

M

60

Gunshot

13. Zagrovic

5/12 August 95

Milka Petko

F

70

Gunshot



Ilija Petko

M

45

Gunshot



Dmitar Rasuo

M

81

Gunshot



Duro Rasuo

M

40

Gunshot



Unidentified



Gunshot

14. Uzdolje

6 Aug 95

Sava Sare

F


Burnt

15. Uzdolje

6/7 Aug 95

Milica Sare

F


Gunshot



Stevo Beric

M

62

Gunshot



Janja Beric

F

62

Gunshot



Bosiljka Beric

F


Gunshot



Mirjana Beric

F


Gunshot



Djuka Beric

F

75

Gunshot



Krsta Sare

F


Gunshot

16. Mokro Polje

7 Aug 95

Stana Popovic

F


Gunshot



Mirko Popovic

M


Gunshot

17. Mizdrakovac

8 Aug 95

Jovanka Mizdrak

F


Gunshot

18. Kakanj

10/18 Aug 95

Danica Saric

F


No Detail



Uros Saric

M


Gunshot



Uros Ognjenovic

M


Gunshot

19. Knin Town

11 Aug 95

Ilija Milivojevic

M


Gunshot



Mile Milivojevic

M


Gunshot

20. Orlic

13 Aug 95

Tode Maric

M


Gunshot

21. Oton

18 Aug 95

Marta Vujonic

F

85

Gunshot

22. Grubori

25 Aug 95

Milos Grubor

M

80

Gunshot



Jovo Grubor

M

65

Gunshot/Throat Cut



Marija Grubor

F

90

Burnt



Mika Grubor

F

51

Gunshot



Duro Karanovic

M

45

Beaten/Gunshot

23. Gosic

27 Aug 95

Dusan Borak

M

55

Gunshot



Gordana Borak

F

72

Gunshot



Kosa Borak

F

69

Gunshot



Marija Borak

F

83

Gunshot



Milka Borak

F

76

Gunshot



Savo Borak

M

70

Gunshot



Vasilj Borak

M

69

Gunshot



Gojko Lezajic

M

65

Gunshot

24. Mala Polaca

29 Aug 95

Mika Crnogorac

M


No Detail

25. Morko Polje

4 Sep 95

Sava Babic

F

82

Gunshot

26. Varivode

28 Sep 95

Spiro Beric

M

55

Gunshot



Jovan Beric

M

75

Gunshot



Jovo Beric

M

60

Gunshot



Marko Beric

M

80

Gunshot



Milka Beric

F

71

Gunshot



Marija Beric

F

69

Gunshot



Radivoj Beric

M

69

Gunshot



Mirko Beric

M


Gunshot



Dusan Dukic

M


Gunshot

Korenica Municipality






27. Komic

12 Aug 95

Petar-Pejo Lavrnic

M

62

Gunshot



Sava Lavrnic

F

92

Gunshot



Rade Mirkovic

M


Gunshot



Mika Pavlica

F

91

Gunshot



Mara Ugarkovic

F

74

Gunshot

28. Poljice

12 Aug 95

Rade Sunjako

M


No Detail


THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

CASE NO: IT-01-45-I

SECOND SCHEDULE TO THE INDICTMENT
Counts 4 and 5

Acts of partial or total Plunder and/or Destruction of Property Committed Between 4 August and 15 November 1995.

Benkovac Municipality
Approximately 1300 dwellings in 14 villages and hamlets

Donji Lapac Municipality
Approximately 600 dwellings in 37 villages and hamlets

Drnis Municipality
Approximately 750 dwellings in 29 villages and hamlets

Gracac Municipality
Approximately 700 dwellings in 40 villages and hamlets

Knin Municipality
Approximately 3000 dwellings in 83 villages and hamlets

Korenica Municipality
Approximately 4700 dwellings in 52 villages and hamlets

Obrovac Municipality
Approximately 200 dwellings in 7 villages and hamlets

Sibenik Municipality
Approximately 250 dwellings in 8 villages and hamlets

Sinj Municipality
Approximately 600 dwellings in 14 villages and hamlets

Zadar Municipality
Approximately 130 dwellings in 3 villages and hamlets

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Matthew Festing, 58 is 79th SMOM Grand Master

http://www.orderofmalta.org/site/notizia.asp?IDNotizia=406&idlingua=5

Rome, 11 March 2008
Fra' Matthew Festing, 58, an Englishman, becomes the 79th Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, elected this morning by the Council Complete of State (the Order’s electoral body). In accepting the role, the new Grand Master swore his Oath before the Cardinal Patronus of the Order, Cardinal Pio Laghi, and the electoral body. He succeeds Fra’ Andrew Bertie, 78th Grand Master (1988-2008), who died on 7 February.

The new Grand Master affirms his resolve to continue the great work carried out by his predecessor. Fra’ Matthew comes with a wide range of experience in Order affairs. He has been the Grand Prior of England since the Priory’s re-establishment in 1993, restored after an abeyance of 450 years. In this capacity, he has led missions of humanitarian aid to Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia after the recent disturbances in those countries, and with a large delegation from Britain he attends the Order’s annual pilgrimage to Lourdes with handicapped pilgrims.

Educated at Ampleforth and St.John’s College Cambridge, where he read history, Fra' Matthew, an art expert, has for most of his professional life worked at an international art auction house. As a child he lived in Egypt and Singapore, where his father, Field Marshal Sir Francis Festing, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, had earlier postings. His mother was a member of the recusant Riddells of Swinburne Castle who suffered for their faith in penal times. He is also descended from Sir Adrian Fortescue, a knight of Malta, who was martyred in 1539.

Fra' Matthew served in the Grenadier Guards and holds the rank of colonel in the Territorial Army. He was appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen and has served as her Deputy Lieutenant in the county of Northumberland for a number of years.

In 1977 Fra' Matthew became a member of the Order of Malta, taking solemn religious vows in 1991.

As well as his passion for the decorative arts and for history, for which his encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of the Order is legendary, as is his very British sense of humour, Fra' Matthew spends any free time possible in his beloved Northumberland countryside.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Counter Reformation Crimes of Expulsion by Croatia Against Serbs Prosecuted in the Hague

And the Jesuit-fist within the glove of the U.S. government was involved in supporting this infamous July 1995 military campaign.

Ante Gotovina kissing hand of Pope John Paul II

Former Croatian general Ante Gotovina went on trial for war crimes Tuesday, accused of unleashing a "nightmare" of persecution and murder on Croatian Serbs during the 1990s Balkan wars.
"This trial arises from the forcible elimination of Krajina Serbs from Croatia and the destruction of their community in August 1995," prosecutor Alan Tieger said at the opening of the trial in The Hague.

Gotovina, 52, and two other Croatian generals, Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac, face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity including persecution, murder and plunder during what was dubbed "Operation Storm". more ...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Putting Learning Against Learning: According to Tupper Saussy

From Rulers of Evil, at pp 69 - 72

Riding the crest of humanist exuberance following Loyola’s canonization, Jesuit Priest Athenasius Kircher (1602 – 1680) contributed powerfully to Jesuit theatre as sensory experience. With his megaphone, which enabled the voice of one to reach thousands, Kircher invented broadcasting. He also fathered modern camera theory with his perfection of the lanterna magica. The magic lantern projected sharp images through a lens upon a screen, giving audiences the illusion of burning cities and conflagerations. Kircher’s work influenced the creation of the phenakistroscope (1832), the zoetrope (1860), the kinematoscope (1861), the kinograph (1868), the praxinoscope (1877), and finally, Thomas Alva Edison’s kinetograph for filming action to be projected onto a screen through the kinetoscope (1894). Edison had a pet name for the tar papered studio in West Orange, New Jersey, where all his prototypical films were made. He called it “Black Maria”, a term that aptly described the image to whom Inigo de Loyola dedicated his life in 1522 – the Black Madonna of Montserrat. ...

Using cinema and radio to unite Catholic laypersons with the Roman hierarchy was the main purpose of “Catholic Action.” Catholic Action was inaugurated in 1922 by Pius XI, those two confessors, Fathers Alissiardi and Celebrano, were Jesuits. The first pope to install a radio station in the Vatican (1931 and to establish national film review offices (1922), Pius XI Pius XI ordered Catholics into politics. In the letter Peculari quadam (“Containing the flock”) he warned that “the men of Catholic Action would fail in their duty if, as opportunities allow it, they did not try to direct the politics of their province and of their country.”

Pope Pius XI

The men of Catholic Action did try. Their first main effort was to employ Black Pope Vladimir (Wlodimir) Ledochowski’s strategy of bringing the Catholic nations of central and eastern Europe together into a pan-German federation. To head the federation, Ledochowski required a charismatic leader charged with subduing the communistic Soviet Union on the east, Protestant Prussia, Protestant Great Britain, and republican France on the west, Ledochowski chose the Catholic militarist Adolph Hitler, who told Bishop Bernind of Osnabruch in 1936 that there was fundamental difference between National Socialism and the Catholic Church. Had not the church, he argued, looked upon Jews as parasites and shut them into ghettos?

“I am only doing,”
he boasted, “what the church has done for fifteen hundred years, only more effectively.”

Being a Catholic himself, he told Berning, he admired and wanted to promote Christianity.
To promote Christianity as taught him by Roman Catholicism, Hitler appointed Leni Riefenstahl to create the greatest fascist films ever produced. Her deification of Hitler and romanticization of autocracy in spectacles like Triumph of the Will are, in themselves, the history of German cinema in the thirties and early forties. In print, Ledochowski’s pan-German manifesto took the form of Hitler’s autobiographical Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”), ghostwritten by the Jesuit Father Staempfle and placed beside the Bible on the altars of German churches.

After WW II, during September 1957, Pope John XXIII gave Jesuit theatre even broader horizons with his encyclinial Miranda prorsus (“Looking Ahead”), saying,

They must become socially minded. These technical arts (cinema, sound broadcasting, and television) can achieve this aim far more easily then the printed word (Italics mine]. The Catholic Church is keenly desirous that these means be converted to the spreading and advancement of everything that can be truly called good. Embracing, as she does, the whole of the human society within the orbit of her divinely appointed mission, she is directly concerned with the fostering of civilization among all peoples.

To Catholic film producers and directors, Miranda prorsus delivered

A paternal injunction not to allow films to be made which are at variance with the faith and Christian moral standards. Should this happen – which God forbid – then it is for the Bishops to rebuke them and, if necessary, to impose upon them appropriate sanctions.

Pope John XXIII

John XXIII urged that Pius XI’s national film reviewing offices

Be entrusted to men who are experienced in cinema, sound broadcasting, and television, under the guidance of a priest specially chosen by the Bishops… at the same time We urge that the faithful, and particularly those who are militant in the cause of Catholic Action [Jesuit and their protégés], be suitably instructed, so that they may appreciate the need for giving to these offices their willing, united, and effective support.

In 1964, Pope Pius VI amplified Miranda prorsus with the decree Inter mirifica (“Among the Wonders”), saying

”it is the Church’s birthright to use and own the press, the cinema, radio, television and others of a like nature.”