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Abridgement of "The Impending Great Chastisement" — Part III

The "New" Cold War

By Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)

In 1989, the ‘Party Line’1 was decreed from the Vatican Secretariat of State: "The Consecration of Russia was done in 1984" — notwithstanding the fact that no consecration of Russia has been performed by any Pope since Pope Pius XII in 1952. The 1952 consecration was performed by the Pope alone, without the participation of all the bishops, and therefore did not fulfill the request of Our Lady of Fatima.

In order to lend some credibility to the lie, it has been constantly asserted by the fundamentalistic adherents of the Vatican Party Line that Russia has converted, or is at least well into the process of conversion.

The evidence of the alleged ‘conversion’ consists of such things as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent ‘collapse’ of Communism in Eastern Europe and the ‘disintegration’ of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Cold War was now declared to be ‘over’. The West had won (or so it was made to appear). Communism was defeated (but Russia was still very much allied with the Communist nations). ‘Democratic’ Russia had entered a partnership with the United States, now (falsely) perceived as the only superpower on the planet. The ‘Civilization of Love’ was loudly proclaimed — and Fatima could be safely relegated to the past along with other such museum pieces as the Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War.

With the ‘end’ of the Cold War, former adversaries could now disarm and join forces against ‘rogue states’, ‘bad actors’, proliferators of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and promoters of terrorism. No global cataclysm need be feared anymore: the “period of history,” declared Mons. (now Cardinal) Tarcisio Bertone, “marked by tragic human lust for power and evil” had been “brought to an end.”

Russia’s War Games

On February 17, 2004, the Russian defense analyst Pavel Felgenhauer announced in the Russian daily, The Moscow Times: "The Russian military has begun a strategic exercise heralded as the biggest since Soviet times. The war game," continued Mr. Felgenhauer, "is very Soviet in style and content, acting out a possible confrontation with the United States and its allies." Felgenhauer then asks a very legitimate question:

“Putin constantly states that Russia has chosen the path of democracy and market economic reforms, so why spend money preparing to fight a nuclear war with the Western democracies …?”

The answer to this question is truly frightening and is completely foreign to the ‘managed perception’ foisted on the public by the mass media controlled by the powers that be: what President Eisenhower called the ‘military industrial complex’ and what Lenin referred to as the ‘commanding heights’.

I have already pointed out in the first installment of this series that there has emerged a "New Axis" of nations aligned against the United States and its allies. The New Axis is a Moscow-Beijing Axis, and its existence is well known at the cabinet level of the U.S. government.2

China – Russia
Friendship Treaty

In July 2001 Russia and China signed the Chinese-Russian Friendship Treaty and openly declared their joint strategic interests against the United States. At this point we can rephrase Mr. Felgenhauer’s question thus: "If Russia has really chosen the path of democracy and market economic reforms, then …

Why does Russia align itself with the Communist powers against the United States while preparing to fight a nuclear war with the Western democracies …?

The first and most fundamental consideration to be made in this regard is that the ‘collapse of the Soviet Union’ was very carefully planned in advance by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Christopher Story points out that the apparent ‘collapse’ of Communism was not a collapse, "but rather that the Soviets had dismantled the Stalinist model and had restored in its place a long-planned, updated, regalvanized, Leninist World Revolutionary model."3

This was plainly admitted by Lt.-General Alexander Lebed, quoted by Itar-Tass, the Russian Communist news agency on August 19, 1994, who described the ‘dramatic event’ foretold by Gorbachev as …

"a brilliantly planned and executed, large-scale, unprecedented provocation in which the roles were scripted for the intelligent and the stupid, all of whom consciously or unconsciously played their parts."4

Accordingly, therefore, in June 1995 Oleg Poptsov, Director of the Second National TV Channel, told the Obshchaya Gazeta: "We should not forget that the representatives of the former political system have all adapted beautifully to the new economic situation. They are in banking. They were the first to understand all the positive sides of a system of government controlled capitalism. They were very good organizers, and they were pioneers in commercializing the country."5

‘They’, were the specially retrained ‘former’ officers of the KGB and GRU who, as Story points out, “seized control of the economy and the financial system in 1990-91”.

Thus President Vladimir Putin, former head of the Soviet secret police declared in his ‘Cheka’ (forerunner of the dreaded KGB) Speech of December 20, 2001 that, "the main result of the security services’ work over the last decade is that they have become an organic part of the democratic government, its natural and necessary component."

Thus, Story concludes logically: “this admission confirms what can easily be established by reviewing the pedigrees of key personnel on the Moscow political stage — Namely, that the Russian government is ‘directed’, and has been ‘taken over’ by, the intelligence services” which remain Soviet and Communist.6

Communism in the mind of Marx and Lenin is the outcome of the dialectical process (a process that seems to go in opposite directions — first to the right, then to the left, but ends up going in the direction the Marxists want) of world revolution. When the Western powers will have finally been definitively vanquished by the ‘progressive’ forces of world Communist revolution then there will be ‘peace’, which is identical in the Marxist mind to the domination of the world by Communism.

Communist Victory
Communist “Peace”

In a TV interview on the program, Fatima: “The Moment Has Come”, U.S. Army General Daniel Graham related that once he was talking in Moscow with a Soviet officer on the subject of ‘peace’. The Soviet officer asked him, "Don’t you want peace?" General Graham answered, "No! I know what you mean by peace." Just at that moment their car passed a huge billboard on which was depicted an armed soldier of the Soviet Red Army. Under the picture was the caption which read: "Pobieda kommunista eta mir" (Communist victory is peace).

The ‘useful idiots’ (as Lenin called them) of the liberal leftist media characterize the view that the Communist is wholly dedicated to world revolution as a paranoid expression of ‘anti-Communist hysteria’, but it remains the most fundamental ‘dogma’ of Marxist doctrine that Communism must and will conquer the world. Thus, Mikhail Gorbachev declared in November 1987,

“We are moving toward a new world, the world of Communism. We shall never turn off that road.7

The ‘changes’ in Soviet Russia must be understood according to what Gorbachev called the Leninist ‘method of dialectical cognition’. Yelena Bonner, widow of the late Andrei Sakharov, a well known Russian anti-Communist dissident, explains a key to understanding all Communist/Leninist/Marxist statements as follows:

"The point is that the Communist goal is fixed and changeless — it never varies one iota from their objective of world domination, but if we judge them by the direction in which they seem to be going, we shall be deceived."8

The ‘collapse of Communism’ and the ‘demise’ of the ‘former’ Soviet Union were staged events of the Leninist world revolution, planned decades in advance.

The Bourgeoisie will Have to be Put to Sleep

Dimitri Manuilski foretold the ‘changes’ in the Soviet Union as long ago as 1930, and he explained the purpose of those changes:

"The bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The Capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we will smash them with our clenched fist."9

Gorbachev, accordingly, just as the immediate preparations were being made for the ‘changes’, declared to the Politburo (supreme ruling body of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union):

“Gentlemen, Comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about ‘glasnost’ and ‘perestroikaand democracy in the coming years. There will be no significant change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and to let them fall asleep.”10

Gorbachev emphasized the Leninist revolutionary nature of the cosmetic ‘changes’ on May 17, 1990 when he declared:

“even when people all around me are shouting ‘chaos, chaos, chaos’, and collapse, collapse’, I believe as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystalize into new forms of life… . WE HAVE STARTED ON THE LAST LAP.”11

The last lap of the Communist world Revolution that is.12

It began with the October Revolution followed by Lenin’s New Economic Policy, which in turn was followed by Stalin’s Socialism in one Country followed by Khrushchev’s Peaceful Co-existence, followed by Brezhnev’s Detente, followed by Gorbachev’s perestroika, the immediate preparation for the new Russian democratism. This is the present system of managed democracy in Russia today, which is in reality the implementation of Lenin’s New Economic Policy on a grander scale. This Soviet policy aims to replace the dictatorship of the proletariat with the state of the whole people, which is the final stage before the imposition of Communism on the whole world.

In his book, Perestroika, New Thinking for our Country and the World, Gorbachev places special emphasis on the Leninist period: “the works of Lenin and his ideals of socialism remained for us an inexhaustible source of creative thought, theoretical wealth and political astuteness … it is instructive that it [the Leninist period] proved the strength of Marxist-Leninist dialectics, the conclusions of which are based on an analysis of the actual historical situation.”13

Christopher Story explains that the ‘actual historical situation’ that Gorbachev refers to “was the remarkably successful ‘New Economic Policy’ strategic deception devised by Lenin”, which “hoodwinked the West into believing that the Leninist revolutionaries had scaled back or abandoned their Communist ideology.”14 As a result of this Leninist deception, the New York Times announced on page one of its August 13, 1921 issue: “Lenin abandons state ownership as Soviet policy”.

Seventy years later, Story points out, “on 26th July, 1991, The New York Times prematurely announced the ‘death of Communism’ on the front page for a second time”. The “second time round”, Story explains, “the KGB needed to go to special lengths to organize the globally publicized ‘August coup’ provocation, code named Golgotha — to provide a ‘convincing’ pretext for the appearance of the abandonment of Communism, the reported banning of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and the subsequent controlled ‘collapse’ of the Soviet Union.”15 The KGB code name Golgotha blasphemously alludes to the future ‘resurrection’ of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The process of that ‘resurrection’ is presently in progress.

Writing from Russia, the Russian defense analyst Pavel Felgenhauer explains in his September 11, 2003 column in The Moscow Times, that “the post-Sept. 11 world seemed to offer an opportunity for a true equal partnership with America … Washington should turn to the UN and act with other countries, paying special respect to Russia.”

“Of course”, Felgenhauer continues, "there were skeptics in the Russian military and intelligence communities that never trusted the Americans, who believed the United States will always be an enemy — the center of world evil and Zionism.”

The Bush regime, it seems, has made every possible effort to prove the Russian skeptics correct. Felgenhauer says that these skeptics were angrily muttering behind the scenes: “The Yanks say they’ve moved into Central Asia ‘temporarily,’ but they’ll stay and it is us who will be forced out step by step.”

“Today”, Felgenhauer continues, “after so many U.S. unilateral actions, these skeptics seem to be in the process of taking over Russia’s domestic and foreign policy decision-making completely. The turning point”, he says, “was Iraq”. “The intelligence and military lobby — the chekists and siloviki — pressed for Russia to oppose America adamantly … the chekists’ [KGB Secret Police] power inside the Kremlin continued to increase.” In early September, the “well informed Kremlin spin doctor Gleb Pavlovsky publicly acknowledged that the chekists and siloviki are close to taking over power in Russia”.

The chekists were never out of power, however, since they were the ones who actually carried out the pre-scripted ‘changes’ which brought about the ‘collapse’ of the Soviet Union. However, the consummation of ‘operation Golgotha’ is now at hand. The chekists and siloviki, the Soviet hardliners who are now directly taking over the reins of power, want, as Felgenhauer explains, "the restoration of ‘Great Russia’, Soviet-style — a rigid authoritarian police state with a state run economy, xenophobic, anti-American and anti-Semitic."

Russia Prepares for War with U.S.

The new Cold War is already in full swing while Soviet Russia prepares for war with the United States. The Soviet government notified the U.S. that its mid-February 2004 maneuvers would be an exercise, describing it as "part of efforts to fend off terror threats even though it imitates the Cold War scenario of an all-out war."16 Ivan Safranchuk, head of the Moscow office of the Center for Defense Information said, "The exercise follows the old scenario, and casting it as anti-terror is absurd."17 A Moscow Times editorial says that it is "a little alarming" that the Kremlin simulates a nuclear war, but "what is more alarming is that the Russian commanders, though they would not admit it in public …

continue to believe that a nuclear exchange between the United States and Russia is possible and thus that they should plan for it. Sadly, the situation is the same with U.S. commanders."18

Putin has announced that some SS-19s will be in operation until 2030 — "It is not a good omen," Felgenhauer concludes.

Tension continues to build between the Cold War rivals: "U.S.-Russian relations," says Vladimir Issachenkov, have "soured over Moscow’s criticism of the war in Iraq, U.S. concerns about authoritarian trends in the Kremlin’s domestic policy and Russia’s perceived attempts to assert its authority over ex-Soviet neighbors."19

On Monday, January 26th, U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell issued a strong warning on the state of Russian ‘democracy’ when he declared: "Russia’s democratic system, it seems to us, has yet to find the necessary balance between executive, legislative and judicial branches of power … Political power is not yet fully tied to the law." Well, as Bill Clinton might say, "It all depends on how you define democracy."

Sergei Markov, director of the Institute of Political Studies and chairman of the Civic Committee on Foreign Affairs, explains in his essay, The Future of Managed Democracy, that "there are three teams in the Kremlin … None of them are opposed to democracy, but each understands democracy in its own way." Markov elaborates: "The St. Petersburg chekists," [Putin is a St. Petersburg chekist], "hold themselves responsible for restoring Russia to greatness … They’re all for democracy so long as it helps them to achieve their goal: great-power status. When it hinders them, democracy must be curtailed."20

Markov gives an example: "On occasion that means trampling the interests of a self-serving minority — in order to neutralize the ambitions of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, whom the chekists view as a threat to the welfare of the state."

Khodorkovsky was viewed as a "threat to the welfare of the state" by the chekists precisely because he was a threat to them. He was financing opposition parties. Ivan Rybkin was another example. Rybkin, the man who was the opposition contender, was abducted in mid-February and was missing for several days. On his return, he was visibly shaken and dropped out of the election race against Putin. He was an insignificant presidential candidate, but he campaigned against Vladimir Putin so vehemently and so articulately expressing his personal attacks, that he had to be neutralized.

Markov also explains, "Putin believes firmly in the rule of law. One’s enemies have to be crushed, of course, but only within the framework of the law." Again, it all depends on how you define law — Lenin defined it as "the exercise of absolute power limited by nothing." It is that Leninist ‘rule of law’ that Soviet Russia intends to forcibly impose on the whole world.

Spiritually Bankrupt

The New World Order of the Capitalist world cannot save the world from Communist enslavement: it is the creation of Freemasonry and the order it would impose on the world is substantially identical to Communism.21 The leading Communist revolutionaries who created the Communist world, as Manfred Adler documents,22 were Freemasons — Communism is the creation of Freemasonry. The struggle between the two is the struggle between the "Evil Empire" and "the Great Satan". We cannot look to the West to save the world from the ‘Red Dragon’, only to be devoured by the ‘Black Dragon’ because Soviet Communism and the American imposition of the New World Order are in reality the selfsame Masonic Beast.23

The corrupt and decadent West has been drained of its spiritual lifeblood, which is faith in Jesus Christ. America cannot save the world — it cannot even save itself. The ‘American Century’ was the last century, and America, spiritually bankrupt, is now in full and rapid decline as it sinks in its own ocean of moral decay: abortion, divorce, contraception, gay marriage, gay rights, pornography, etc.; the titanic superpower suffers the fate of the Titanic. America’s glory is the glory of the past.

The great nation of Russia, however, has been designated by God to be a ‘vessel of election’, which God intends to use as His chosen instrument to destroy the Masonic BeastThe New World Order. Russia’s time has come, and that is why Our Lady of Fatima has requested that Russia be consecrated:

"The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make, and to order that in union with him and at the same time, all the bishops of the world make the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. …"24

God commanded that St. Paul be set apart and consecrated because he had been chosen by God to be a ‘vessel of election’ for the conversion of the nations. Before his conversion, St. Paul was a persecutor of the Church. Russia has been a great persecutor of the Church, but the moment has come for Russia to become the vessel of election, the instrument in the hand of God to slay the dragon, the Apocalyptic Beast. Russia will be given the power by God to destroy the Godless New World Order only when that nation will have been set apart like St. Paul and consecrated. Russia is chosen, like David was chosen by God, but David was first consecrated, and then went forth and slew the Philistine giant. But so long as God’s request for that consecration remains unfulfilled, Russia remains an instrument of wrath.

As Sister Lucy explained,

"Many times the Most Blessed Virgin told my cousins Francisco and Jacinta as well as myself that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world (for its sins) if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation …"25

Our Lady of Fatima said to Sister Lucy in May 1952,

"Make it known to the Holy Father that I am always awaiting the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart. Without the Consecration, Russia will not be able to convert, nor will the world have peace."26

As we have seen at the beginning of this article, Russia is publicly flexing its nuclear arms. U.S. foreign policy, promoting their New World Order, has irritated the Russian hardliners who are in power and who have emphatically stated, "we’ve had enough!"

There is only one alternative to this showdown — that is the consecration and conversion of Russia which will lead to the stopping of the Masonic New World Order and the conversion of the whole world to Jesus Christ.

The world is on the verge of incalculable destruction: nuclear annihilation. God has promised that by means of the act of the consecration of Russia, "by this means" Russia will be saved and peace will be given to the world. The Pope, so far, has chosen not to do the one thing, the one act by which God has promised to save the world. The diabolical deception emanating from the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, is the lie that Heaven’ request has already been fulfilled.

Cardinal Bertone, because he believes Sodano’s (and his own) lie, is convinced there is nothing to worry about since the "period of history marked by human lust for power and evil" has been "brought to an end." There is, therefore, according to them simply no danger of world war, no danger of nuclear annihilation and no reason on earth to waste time worrying about God’s request for the consecration of Russia. Greater folly can scarcely be conceived.

Pope John Paul II declared at Fatima that, "the message of Fatima imposes an obligation on the Church." In view of the incalculably catastrophic consequences of non-compliance with Heaven’s request, Bishop Rudolf Graber declared that to ignore the message and the requests of Our Lady of Fatima is tantamount to a "crime against humanity." I dare not judge those Vatican courtiers who have opposed Our Lady’s request for the Consecration of Russia and prevented the Holy Father from fulfilling it; nevertheless — May God have mercy on their souls.



1. The Devil’s Final Battle, Chapter 8, pp. 89ff.

2. On October 10, 2002, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolowitz said, “The thing that came to all of us on the Rumsfeld Commission, the greatest surprise, is to understand just how much these bad actors (New Axis States) were helping one another, and moreover how much help was coming from Russia and China.”

3. Chirstopher Story, The European Union Collective, London and New York, 2002, p. 7.

4. Ibid., p. 52.

5. Ibid., p. 63.

6. Victor Shenderovich, whose political stire program Kukli (puppets) was removed from the air due to its less than respectful portrayal of Vladimir Putin, said on the radio on February 27, that Putin has reformed the economy by bringing in "the KGB and the Communists." The interview can be found at:

7. Christopher Story, Ibid., p. 19.

8 Ibid., p. 19.

9. Ibid., p. 35.

10. Ibid., p. 44.

11. Ibid., p. 49.

12. November 15, 1985, Gorbachev: “In the building of our future we are basing ourselves upon … Marxism-Leninism … through restructuring [‘perestroika’ — ‘reformation’] we want to give socialism a second wind.” Ibid., p. 38.

13. Ibid., p. 53.

14. Ibid., p. 53.

15. Ibid., p. 53.

16. The Moscow Times, February 2, 2004.

17. “Military Planning New Exercises”, in The Moscow Times, February 2, 2004.

18. The Moscow Times, February 3, 2004.

19. The Moscow Times, February 2, 2004.

20. The Moscow Times, January 27, 2004.

21. c.f. Manfred Adler, Die Söhne der Finsternis: Die Geplante Weltregierung.

22. Manfred Adler, Die Antichristliche Revolution der Freimaurerei, Jestetten, 1983, p. 47.

23. For a fuller explanation of this, ask for Father Kramer’s booklet, The Chastisement of the World Foretold by Our Lady of Fatima.

24. Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. II, p. 555.

25. Frère Michel, The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol III, The Third Secret, p. 505.

26. Cf. Il Pellegrinaggio Delle Meraviglie, p. 440 (published under the auspices of the Italian episcopate).

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