Had anyone of the European monarchs, grandees or pontifices of the XVth
century ever heard a word "Prussia"? Unlikely. Stuck in the Baltic bogs
between Russia and Poland, Prussia, the miserable successor to the
Teutonic Order, the obedient vassal of proud Poland (Rech Pospolita),
hopelessly vegetated in the boondocks of Europe. Could anyone imagine
that in two centuries Prussia would become one of the main players on the
European arena, initiate the two most terrible wars in history and claim
world hegemony? However, skeptics would not consider three important
circumstances: the belligerence and vigor of Prussians, their support by a
boundless Russian empire and the favor of Fortune, whose whims can
never be predicted.
By the beginning of the XVIIth century the House of Hohenzollern had
united with Brandenburg, skillfully combining military discipline and
intrigues. The bridge to Europe had been thrown over Poland. The capital
of the new formation was moved from Keninsberg to Berlin; a steady
absorption of Germany by Prussia (interrupted by the Napoleonic wars)
began: Hanover, Gessen, Nassau, Schleswig-Holstein, and Frankfurt-on-
At that time democratic Poland which was torn apart by the petty ambition
of its dukes, and endured one disaster after another: it was tormented by
Swedes, Turks, Cossacks, and Russians. The Polish cavalry was the most
irrepressible in Europe, but the democracy of the country had turned into a
parody to itself. Polish dukes squandered the state treasury on ridiculous
follies - from love affairs to alchemical experiences.
Great European powers did not feel any danger. They indulged the fall of
Poland, not understanding that they themselves had lined up to become a
predator\u2019s dinner. Austria, and then France were defeated by Prussia.
United by Teutons, Germany dominates over Europe. The next step was
History is not a very inventive producer. Costumes and scenery vary, but
not scripts. They repeat themselves in other countries, civilizations and
There is no other place in the Middle East as stale and ill-fated as Gaza. No
resources, no statehood - only sand, sea and ignorant superstitious
masses. But there is an organization, ready to lead these masses. It is well
organized, disciplined and has high motivation. What is more, there are
influential forces supporting it.
Gaza was not the aim of the HAMAS coup. Gaza is no more than a
springboard. And Israel is not the main objective of the future campaign. It
will of course be a victim, but not the overall objective -- just as Poland
was by no means the overall objective of Teutonic aspirations.
Just as Prussians were unable to resist the Polish cavalry in the XVIIth
century, HAMAS cannot resist the Israeli army, which is considered to be
the best in the Middle East. But they are not going to fight it. The next
step for HAMAS is to get influence in the West Bank. They do not hide their
intentions. In November 2007 one of the leaders of the organization,
Mahmud az-Zahar said that "as soon as the Israeli army will leave these
areas, HAMAS can establish there the authority".
This aim is quite achievable considering how corrupted the highest ranks
of FATAH are. At the very moment that Ramallah becomes the capital of
new the formation, the world will recognize HAMAS because it will become
the only "partner for dialogue".
But this is only half of the way to the objective. The next blow will be
directed not against Israel, but again at the East. The Hashemite Kingdom
of Jordan will be the next victim. 60 percent of its population are
Palestinians, and the significant majority in Parliament are already
Islamists. The rulers of the Hashemite Kingdom are undoubtedly the most
educated and enlightened rulers in the region, but they are very
vulnerable. If HAMAS gets the West Bank, Jordan can easily be swallowed
The result of this will be the creation of a huge Palestinian formation on
both banks of the Jordan river which will get in contact with Sunni Arabs in
the east of Iraq and the cradle of Wahhabism - Saudi Arabia.
In the south, HAMAS\u2019s success will give impulse to the Muslim brothers in Egypt where Mubarak tries to keep them under control with the carrot and stick. But Mubarak is not eternal, and the Muslim brothers and HAMAS are a Two-headed Ogre.
Israel will come next. The state has been losing its deterrent effect due to the "successes" of its own plutocracy and EU Israel-bashing. That\u2019s why it won\u2019t be ready to resist the strong enemy, obsessed by military triumph. Surrounded by foemen it could be torn apart as Poland had been, with the conniving indifference of "the civilized world"...
But even this is not the end of the story. It is only the beginning. Israel is
not the primary target of militant Islamists. They endanger the whole
world. When HAMAS creates a huge beachhead in the center of the Middle
East, the rules of the game will change. It will be extremely difficult to do
something. It was quite possible to suspend the rising of Prussia, but it
required two world wars, the combined efforts of the international
community and tens of millions of victims to stop Germany.
... We only need to remember the fate of the protagonists of "that"
Prussian story. Europe was liberated by the USA, but demoralized and
disgraced. Germany went through defeats from which it never fully
recovered morally. Poland returned to life, having passed through
sufferings, treachery and humiliations. If Europe gets back its values and
consequently its future, it will be due only to the handful of East European
countries: Poland, Czech Republic and some others.
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