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“Conversion of Russia” Update:

More on the Emerging Sino-Russian Superstate

by Christopher A. Ferrara

As the Vatican apparatus continues to maintain the party line that Russia was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary nineteen years ago — at the same time the Vatican decries the persecution of the Church in Russia! — the signs of an emerging Sino-Russian superstate loom larger by the day.

On June 11, 2003, international affairs commentator Toby Westerman reported that Fred Weir of the Canadian Press has written an analysis of the relationship between China and Russia which concludes that “Moscow and Beijing are forging the “world’s next economic, military, and space-faring superpower.” Weir’s analysis was based on interviews with “several Russian authorities on Sino-Russian relations, and drew a compelling picture of the dynamics involved in the cooperation between Moscow and Beijing. The article, however, fails to alert the reader to the profound dangers to the Western world, which will arise as the new superpower takes shape.”

Westerman himself observes what this column has noted more than once: that “‘democratic’ Russia supports Communist China’s foreign policy, including Beijing’s aggressive stand toward free Taiwan, and Moscow is the main supplier for Communist China’s massive arms build-up, which has caused deep concern throughout the Asia-Pacific region.” Westerman further notes that in August 1994 — ten years after a “consecration of Russia” that failed to mention Russia — “Radio Moscow (known today as the Voice of Russia) declared that ‘Russia will remain a major source of Chinese weapons’, and was supplying Communist China with ‘tanks, air-borne radar, and the training of Chinese military officers in Russian military academies’.” And in December 1995, notes Westerman, “Pavel Grachev, then-Russian Defense Minister, defined Russia as Communist China’s ‘major partner’ in the weapons trade, and that Moscow-Beijing cooperation was ‘an example of mutual trust and genuine friendship’, according to a broadcast from the Voice of Russia World Service.” Indeed, in 1997 Boris Yeltsin and Jiang Zemin spoke in their joint statement of nothing less than a “New World Order” that would counter American “domination” of world affairs.

Odd, isn’t it, that (as Westerman points out) not a single Russian politician in “democratic” Russia has “called into question Moscow’s close ties with Communist China, just as Russia’s close association with every overt communist state, including North Korea and Cuba, has not been criticized.” Why, these Russian “politicians” are acting as if they were still communists. But of course, that is impossible, since Russia has been “converting” since the “consecration” of 1984. Some “conversion”, eh?

But don’t count on the anti-Fatima establishment ever to admit the obvious, no matter what happens. Nor will they so much as bat an eyelash in embarrassment when, as Westerman rightly warns, “the Moscow-Beijing superstate finally emerges clearly into worldview. The new superstate will be as powerful as it will be communist, with ‘democratic’ Russia at its focal point.”

And all of this is happening before our eyes because a few determined anti-Fatima ideologues in the Vatican apparatus, aided by their neo-Catholic apologists among rank-and-file clergy and laity, refuse to permit a consecration of Russia — by name — to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

This is the same Vatican bureaucracy that shows no determination whatever in dealing with the massive infiltration of the Church by homosexuals and the widespread collapse of faith and discipline since Vatican II. No, their top disciplinary priority over the past few years has been the relentless hounding of Fr. Nicholas Gruner — the only Catholic priest in living memory to have been declared “suspended” (based on nothing) by the Vatican press office.

No Catholic should be willing to accept this sorry state of affairs, for it is precisely this state of affairs of which the Blessed Virgin warned when She came to Fatima — forty-five years before Vatican II turned the Church upside down.