The kingdom (Roman Empire) SHALL be divided (Daniel 2:41).
May 29 (New Style) and June 11 (Old Style) is the 562th anniversary of a day that will live in infamy....That day commemorates the Fall of Constantinople–the New Rome and Queen of Cities–to the Muslim Turks.
Constantinople or New Rome was founded by Roman Emperor Constantine in 330.
The divistion of the Roman Empire into East and West began in 380 with an edict of mad Emperor Theodosius commanding everbody in the Empire to believe in the myth of St. Peter at Rome.
Here is a copy of that edict :
In 381, Theodosius and Gregory of Nazianzus presided over the First Council of Constantinople (2nd Ecumenical Council).
The bishop of Constantinople knew perfectly well that this St. Peter at Rome edict was a myth. Constantinople could not claim an Apostle of Christ as its founder, but the bishop was not about to accept Old Rome's hegemony based on this fable.
The 150 bishops in attendance refused to acknowledge his Peter in Rome edict and ruled that Old Rome had precedence only because it was the imperial city:
The Coucil of Chalcedon in 451 (attended by 600 bishops) reinforced Canon 3 in Canon 28 which made Old Rome first of equals only because it was the imperial city. Nothing was said at that Council about apostolic succession or the presence of St. Peter at Rome:
This was the beginning of the division of the Roman Empire into the 2 legs of iron as prophesied in Daniel Chapter 2.
After the fall of New Rome, the Orthodox Church moved to Moscow and Moscow became known as the 3rd Rome. Russia now became the target of the Vatican's attempt to end what they call the Great Schism.
Lord Kitchener's campaign to conquer Constantinople in 1915
As bizarre as it may seem, "Mr. British Empire," Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, led a campaign to take Constantinople from the Terrible Turks. The ostensible purple of the Gallipoli Campaign (April 1915–January 1916) was to relieve German pressure on the Western Front!!
The cannon fodder for the attempted invasion of Constantinople consisted mostly of Australians and New Zealanders. Kitchener knew that the Galipoli Campaign was just a sideshow and would take away British troops from the beseiged Western Front. Since 1453, the Tsars of Russia claimed Constantinople as their city. A British conquest of that city was considered by them as worse than its occupation by the Terrible Turks.
Total British Empire casualties amounted to 187,000 dead, wounded, or missing. Turkish casualties amounted to 174,000 dead, wounded, or missing. Heads did roll in London and the first casualty was First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill.
It just so happened that Russia was desperately short of munitions and Britain could not meet the demand. As a result, Russia was also interested in purchasing munitions from the United States. A perfect solution was found: send Kitchener to Russia with munitions . . . and gold.
As bait, King George V received a telegram from "Tsar Nicholas II" urging him to send Kitchener to Russia. This bizarre scheme to get rid of one man was extremely costly in lives and gold . . . but Winston Churchill would rather see the gold at the bottom of the sea than in the United States!!
Secretary of State for War Kitchener was HATED by many people in the British government–not for starting the war–but for underestimating the length of the conflict. By 1916, it was bankrupting the British Empire and the Bank of England had to appeal to the United States for loans to continue the war.
Only 12 men survived the massive explosion that sent the ship to the bottom in 15 minutes. Many people in the British government rejoiced at the timely demise of the inflexible Kitchener, considering him an anachronism. Kitchener was the quintessential, vengeful, grab 'em by the throat "bulldog" Briton, and he would never have countenanced an indirect "Communist" Revolution as a way of getting Russia out of the war.
The West v. East conflict is still raging as intensely as ever!!
The Vatican instigated West versus East conflict is still raging as intensely as ever....The only thing that has changed since 1453 is that the Vatican has a new strategic partner in the New World called the Pentagon!!
Freedom-loving and progressive pro-Russian countries in the Mideast like Iraq, Libya, and Syria are facing regime change from the Hudson's Bay controlled Pentagon and the neo-Nazis called NATO (North Atlantic Terrorist Organization).
The Turkish army numbered over 200,000 men and the Greek defenders (latter day Spartans) barely numbered 7,000, augmented by about 3,000 Geneose and Venetians.
Even with the overwhelming Turkish superiority in numbers, the key to the Fall of Constantinople was the newly invented gunpowder cannon, which demolished the massive walls of the city!
The Hungarian cannon, named after the Hungarian engineer Orban, who cast the gun for the Ottoman besiegers of Constantinople. Today it belongs to the British Royal Armouries collection.
Emperor Constantine XI died defending his beloved city and his body was never recovered for the usual beheading and exhibiting as a trophy.
Crowley, Roger. 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West. Hyperion, New York, 2005.
Casser George H. Kitchener's War: British Strategy from 1914 to 1916. Potomac Books, Washington City, 2004.
McCormick, Donald, The Mystery of Lord Kitchener's Death. Putman, London, 1959.
Royle, Trevor, The Kitchener Enigma. Michael Joseph, London, 1985.
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