Three Hundred and Thirty-Three Years Ago

Monday, September 12, AD 2016

 

 

A video clip on the charge of the winged Polish hussars on September 12, 1683, 333 years ago, that broke the back of the Turkish army besieging Vienna.  John Sobieski, the Polish King, fifty-four years old, had been fighting the Turks since his youth.  College educated at a time when that was rare, he had spent two years traveling in Western Europe.  Multi-lingual, in addition to his native Polish he could also speak Latin, German, Italian, French, Tatar and Turkish.  A scholar as well as a fighting man, he made a careful study of Turkish military methods.  His skill on the battlefield and in diplomacy led to him being crowned King of Poland in 1676.

In 1683 he gained immortality in History by literally riding to the rescue of Vienna with his Polish army.  A letter he wrote to his wife in the tent of the defeated Turkish general details what happened:

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  • One Peter Five has an article about three other significant happenings where Catholics put it to Muslims on September 11. There was the victory at Malta, the expulsion of Muslims from Spain by King Phillip and the Battle of Zebra in 1697.

    I refer to the Husaria and their grand victory over the Ottomans here probably to the point of being annoying.

    Poland has had a whole bunch of September 11s. The Swedish Deluge destroyed the Polish infrastructure and almost destroyed Poland. Think I will join the Roman Pontiff in celebrating the Reformation? Then there was the Partition, 123 years of being wiped off the map. World Wars I and II, the Holocaust and Communism….what’s the point?

    Poland has NOT lost the Faith. Neither should you or me.

  • Penguins Fan: I knew I would find you here. My family is Polish since 950 A.D. Thank you Donald McClarey: BEAUTIFUL, beautiful, Beautiful. I love the winged hussars. John III Sobieski, still on the Polish coins said: “because I know how to win.”
    Anyone going into the City of Vienna with a Polish passport today is given reign of the city for free. in gratis.
    Did you notice John Paul II’s crucifix in the hands of the monk?

  • Thank you for posting. My husband is half Polish extraction. The Walters Museum years ago had an exhibit on the Polish-Lithuanian Empire. It was wonderful. There were many “spoyls” featured, the most memorable of which was a huge tent of light colored silk embroidered all over with flowers. The Turkish upper eschelons travelled in style and comfort. The Turks used the beating of drums to create unease in enemy armies. The Polish winged hussars were the shock troops. Heavily armed, the noise created by wind flowing through the wings’ feathers added psychological advantage. In addition to warfare innovations, the Poles made many advances in the sciences during the empire period. The religious artifacts were beautifully crafted as one would expect as the Poles/Lithuanians were so devout. Interesting to note that the kingship was not inherited; the king was elected by and from the nobles.
    Vienna, Tours, Granada, Lepanto – Europe needs to wake up; renew their Christian faith. History repeats itself only the Muslim advance is insidious. Again the press is an enabler. It doesn’t print the atrocities committed on the Paris hostages or elsewhere. Europe is still in denial.

  • Western Europe is in denial. Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland….they know what is going on, with both Putin and the Muslim invasion.

    Unknown to much of the West, the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth was once one of the largest nations on Earth, stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. Upon the Union, Poland converted the former pagan Lithuanians, peacefully. The Rutheinians and Ukranians were part of the Commonwealth. Many were former Orthodox who returned to the Church in the Union of Brest-Livtosk and the Union of Uzhorod. Had the Commonwealth been prepared for the Swedish invasion, it would have been strong enough to withstand the forces of partition.

  • Didn’t hear about this… or the Feast of The Most Holy Name of Mary…or Sept. 11th…or the other Sept. 11th’s mentioned by Penguin Fan at Church on Sunday Sept. 11th. This is a parish that makes a big deal out of putting out full-sized American flags on the street for patriotic holidays and in honor of veterans. I won’t say where or what (big) diocese. (This is in Texas, unbelievably.) Not even a patriotic song on Sunday. What Patriot Day ?

  • “So that your children may be free to worship God.” Another reason to vote for Trump.
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    Keep deplorable my friends.
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    God bless Poland and her courageous sons and daughters.

September 12, 1683: I Came, I Saw, God Conquered

Saturday, September 12, AD 2015

Something for the weekend.  A video clip on the charge of the winged Polish hussars on September 12, 1683, 332 years ago, that broke the back of the Turkish army besieging Vienna.  John Sobieski, the Polish King, fifty-four years old, had been fighting the Turks since his youth.  College educated at a time when that was rare, he had spent two years traveling in Western Europe.  Multi-lingual, in addition to his native Polish he could also speak Latin, German, Italian, French, Tatar and Turkish.  A scholar as well as a fighting man, he made a careful study of Turkish military methods.  His skill on the battlefield and in diplomacy led to him being crowned King of Poland in 1676.

In 1683 he gained immortality in History by literally riding to the rescue of Vienna with his Polish army.  A letter he wrote to his wife in the tent of the defeated Turkish general details what happened:

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  • Some background information for those who may not know –
    1683 was not the first time the Turks had sought to conquer Vienna. They tried and failed in 1529. The Ottoman Empire extended well into Europe in 1683. Present day Serbia, Greece and parts of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, among others, were under the foot of the Sultan in Constantinople (the name was not changed until after WWI). The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was a very large state, Poland herself was a larger country at that time, and the Commonwealth included much of present day Belarus and Ukraine and stretched to Bulgaria, where it bordered the Turks.

    France and the Hapsburgs were bitter enemies. France wanted the Hapsburgs to fall, as France herself was once bordered on two sides by the Hapsburgs (Spain and Austria). John Sobieski’s wife was French and the French emissaries tried their best (worst) to urge the Polish nobles not to support Leopold, resorting to bribes. The French failed.

    Sobieski warned Imre Tholoky, Protestant Hungarian and Turk ally, not to cause trouble or he would be crushed, as Poland was almost undefended. Tholoky started trouble and the Protestants were crushed by Jan Kizimierz Sapieha and his Polish troops.

    The Husaria were the most feared and toughest cavalry, well, ever, before the end of the 18th century. They constantly fought Poland’s neighbors, almost always facing superior numbers, and turned their enemies into a big red spot on the ground. You can find out more by reading (syrry, Mr. McClarey) http://www.badassoftheweek.com. That site has as many swear words as a US Navy aircraft carrier during WWII, so you have been warned.

    In the aftermath, Kara Mustafa was rutally strangled ion orders from the Sultan on Christmas Day 1683 in Belgrade. Pope Innocent extended the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, originally limited to some parts of Spain, to the entire Western Church, as Sobieski prayed for Mary”s intercession for a successful outcome to the battle.

    Pope Paul VI removed it from the Novus Ordo Church calendar. Pope John Paul II put it back in 2002. St. Pope John Paul II had a painting of the charge of the Hussars in his papal apartment. Suffice it to say he likely understood at the end of his life that the nature of Islam has not changed from 1683 or 1529 or 711.

    Pacifism is a novelty in the Church, as is what passes for ecumenism. I think we need neither. One of Poland’s mottos is “For our freedom and yours.”. Would that we in the US live up to our motto on our currency – In God We Trust.

  • These posts are one of many reasons I visit often…..learning and reviewing history is good for mind and soul. And PF—agree 1000%

  • Sir,
    Where can I find that movie? The preview you posted motivated the snot out of me and gave me chills. Thank you in advance.
    Semper Fidelis.

  • The movie is called The Day of the Siege. It was made in 2012 and it was not a big budget production. The CGI isn’t the greatest and 115 minutes isn’t really enough time to tell everything that happened. I found a DVD in the bargain bin at Wal Mart and the entire movie was available on YouTube.

  • Kara Mustafa was strangled on Christmas Day. Was that’s God’s way of reminding him who he really lost the Battle of Vienna to?

  • I Believe With ALL My Heart!

    Great and timely!
    Prepare, Pray and Pronounce the TRUTH!
    Always the Truth.

  • Good post. Good background info from Penguins Fan. Both Islam and Liberalism will one day be thrown into hell where they belong.

  • and I asked where was Joan of Arc, the Maid of Lorrain and she was there in Charles, the Duke of Lorrain. Stories tell that the wings of feathers worn by the hussars made a terrible noise, nothing short of Joshua and the Walls of Jericho. Makes one proud to be Polish.

  • It has occurred to me to say that the feathered wings on the hussars defined who the good men were.

  • Thank you for this post. Also thanks to Penguin Fan. An exhibition on the Polish-Lithuanian Empire at the Walters Gallery in Baltimore years ago was an eye opener. The Poles and Lithuanians were ahead of their times in science, medicine, militarily and government. The king was not hereditary, but elected by the nobles. The church artifacts and sacred vessels were beautiful and equalled those from Rome. There were many examples of spoils of war captured from the Turks. Among them was a huge battlefield silk tent embroidered with tulips. The Turks had the drums to terrorize the Christians, but nothing compared to the whistles of the Hussars wings….early psycological warfare. On sale was a 10 video Polish epic the name of which I cannot recall. I wish now I hadn’t been so cheap and had bought it. I did buy a video on the exhibit that I sent to my 1st generation father-in-law.
    Grenada, Tours, Lepanto and Vienna. Now the Muslims are encroaching again. When is Europe going to wake up? Europe is too secular to ask the Almighty for deliverance from this plague. When is the leadership of the US going to wake up?

  • A Pole told me today that Vienna is still so very grateful for being saved, that if any one is carrying a Polish passport he will be given free access to all public venues, libraries, museums and the like. He also told me that before Pope John Paul II entered Vienna, the statues along the way were gold leafed. Warms the heart.

As The September 11 Anniversary Nears, A Review Of Al Qaeda's Little Reported-On War Against The Catholic Church

Tuesday, September 7, AD 2010

While most of the world mourns the nearly three thousand who were brutally murdered by Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001, many assume all of Al Qaeda attacks stem from a warped political motive. Most may not be aware that since the day of its inception many of Al Qaeda’s targets have involved the Catholic Church and her holy sites.

Less than one year before the September 11, 2001 attacks Al Qaeda was planning a spectacular Christmas attack at the large and historic Strasbourg Cathedral in France. While this attack was foiled, an attack on the Catholic cathedral in Jakarta, Indonesia was not thwarted, resulting in the deaths of several churchgoers and those on a nearby street.

Yet, five years before this brazen plan, an even more sinister plan was nearly carried out by the chief planner of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Khalid Sheik Muhammad, which he coordinated to coincide with the visit of Pope John Paul II to Manila for World Youth Day in January of 1995. The plan called for the pontiff to be killed along with countless of the faithful who was planning to see him in Manila that day. Incidentally, some speculate that the crowd that came to see the Polish pontiff that day was nearly the same size that came to see his funeral some ten years later. Some speculate it may have been the largest religious gathering at one place in our known history, some five to seven million strong.

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  • Excellent article, Dave!!

    While I was aware of some of what you stated, your post gave me both further and great insight into Al Qaeda’s war against the Catholic Church. I will be passing this along. God Bless.

  • Good paper. Keep up your good work.
    We are, and have always been, in a “moral and
    religious” war. That war is between those that
    believe in (faith in) the God of the Bible that
    gave us individual UNalienable rights of life
    and liberty vrs. those that believe in arbitrary man made collective INalienable privilages.
    Read more on the link below. Begin with the
    article on the “paper” menu and then review the
    references.

    http://www.unalienableproject.com/

  • Thanks for putting this out for everyone to know.

  • I can’t thank you enough for this post. My husband and I will spend Saturday at a seminar on spiritual warfare by Fr. Corapi. You make the case for warfare very real. God Bless you in your work.

  • Thanks for this article. You are very brave to voice out facts that most Catholics could only whisper. God bless.

  • Sorry David, dig deeper in your research please..Al Quaeda was founded by, trained by, and still bankrolled by the CIA…The CIA is in cahoots with the Mossad and the English CIA…they are a tool of the conspirators that are out for total control of the world…at the highest levels they worship satan and are out for the total destruction of Christian Civilization..they may win but only for a short time…lets start telling the truth about world events…thanks…Rob Epperly/Author.Sons of Thunder.

  • Step one: turn off your TV
    Step two: meditate on the Gospel daily.
    Step three: stay out of debt…zero credit cards..
    Step four: simplify, live within your means..give away your possesions to the poor.
    Step five: (should be step one) reconciliation and holy communion.
    Step six: holy reading.
    STep seven: pray that all Christians unite against this juggernaut anti-christ we call illuminati. Unite all Christians against satan..

  • St. Michel the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou o prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, throw into hell satan and all evil spirits that prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls, amen.

  • David, please submit this to Columbia magazine. I have shared it with my immediate fellow Knights of Columbus. Note: Operation Bojinka was hatched in Manila in 1996, the same year that the training camp at Salman Pak Iraq opened. reporter Jayna Davis recorded Terry Nichols wife saying how he had visited persons in Manila at that time.

  • “Sorry David, dig deeper in your research please..Al Quaeda was founded by, trained by, and still bankrolled by the CIA…The CIA is in cahoots with the Mossad and the English CIA…they are a tool of the conspirators that are out for total control of the world…at the highest levels they worship satan and are out for the total destruction of Christian Civilization..they may win but only for a short time…lets start telling the truth about world events…thanks…Rob Epperly/Author.Sons of Thunder.”

    Your tinfoil hat needs loosening Robert.

  • i might go with trained by and bankrolled by, but not founded by, the CIA isn’t 1600 years old….

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  • Thanks for the kind words everyone. As for those who spew nutty conspiracy theories; unless we suffer from mental illness, we will be held accountable for the crazy things we say.

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  • The Crusades were small defensive actions fought by amateurish Christian soldiers who truly felt they were answering the call of God. They were hardly in it for the gold and the girls that so many ridiculous movies and research articles have asserted.

    True. Eleventh-century Europeans making war “for the gold and the girls” accompanied William the Conquerer in 1066. He led his armies west, away from the Holy Land.

  • “Your tinfoil hat needs loosening Robert.”

    I’ll say. You know, I always wonder at these people who think the Mossad – an admittedly crack team working for a country the size of a potato chip – run the world. For one thing, the number of the Jews on the entire planet is something like 14 million. That doesn’t even amount to a Chinese statistical rounding error. The Mossad is a teensy tiny fraction of a teensy tiny fraction. When gentiles whisper about “the Jews” or “the Mossad” what they are actually saying is that a miniscule fraction of Jews are so incredibly smart they are able to control all the dumb gentiles in the world. It just shows how contemptuous characters like David are of the goys – he thinks we’re so stupid the brilliant Jews can easily dupe us.

    My boss is Jewish. She’s a nice lady but I wouldn’t call her an Einstein. Nor do I think all us goyim are as dense as David obviously thinks we are.

    David, if you think all Jews, or all Israelis, are so incredibly intelligent that they can run the world with the mass of gentiles remaining dumber than sticks of gum, all I can say is “Speak for yourself, dude.”

  • Also, it seems to me that if the Israelis control PR, someone is obviously sleeping on the job, judging from the barrage of criticism the Israelis are subjected to. These world-class geniuses somehow can’t keep a lid on the Guardian, BCC, CNN or MSNBC and yet we’re supposed to think they control governments – yeah, sure.

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