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"Conversion" of Russia Update:

Putin Caught Lying About Missiles

by Christopher A. Ferrara

The efforts of the neo-Catholic establishment to convince the faithful that Russia is “converting” — because of the supposed “consecration” of 1984 — continue to be stymied by almost daily developments in the news.

Some 17 years after the “consecration” it is obvious to anyone who is not comatose that Russia (with 3.5 million abortions per year and counting) is not undergoing any sort of religious conversion. The neo-Catholic establishment is thus faced with a dilemma: Our Lady promised the conversion of Russia as the fruit of the consecration which She requested. But there has been no conversion over the past 17 years; if anything, there has been a worsening of Russia’s spiritual and moral state. What to do, what to do.

Aha! Perhaps by “conversion” Our Lady really did not mean a religious conversion at all, as everyone had always thought, but only a change in Russia’s geopolitical behavior. Wouldn’t that be a “conversion” of sorts? Well, not really, but let’s run it up the flagpole and see if it flutters. So, neo-Catholic organs like Catholic Answers have recently introduced the notion that Russia’s supposed change from a warlike, communist superpower into an “experiment in democracy” is the promised conversion of Russia.

But God will not be mocked. Rather, it is the promoters of this fiction who will be mocked. Day after day their claims of a “conversion” of Russia are further demolished by the evidence. Now we find that Vladimir Putin has been caught in an out-and-out lie regarding the deployment of Russian tactical nukes in the Baltics. After repeated denials by Putin and the Russian government, U.S. spy satellites “have located the exact position of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, contradicting Moscow’s contention that it had not transferred the battlefield arms,” according to The Washington Times. The satellite photos showed missiles on a train near St. Petersburg and then arriving at Kaliningrad. They are now being stored in a special nuclear storage bunker. According to The Washington Times “the disclosure of the tactical nuclear arms transfers prompted statements of concern by the governments of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Moscow has refused inspections of all military facilities in Kaliningrad by those governments.”

The Washington Times further reports that Putin now has control of “between 4,000 and 15,000 tactical nuclear weapons, none of which is covered by formal U.S.-Russian arms control agreements. They include short-range missile warheads, nuclear-armed torpedoes and air-dropped nuclear bombs.” And the movement of missiles into the Kaliningrad “violates Moscow's pledge to keep the Baltic region a ‘nuclear-free’ zone.”

A Soviet leader who lies and engages in secretive deployment of nuclear weapons in violation of agreements. Sound familiar? Neo-Catholic Stephen Hand, whose Traditional Roman Catholic Reports website is actively promoting the “Russia is converting” fiction, actually went so far as to describe the lying Putin, who presides over abortion holocaust, as “Christian”. Putin is a Christian the way Russia is converting.

And so it goes with the Fatima revisionists. How will they define “conversion” next year? Stay tuned for further developments.