U.S. Military “Holy Crusade” Uncovered?

From Blackwater to Xe, the Templar Crusade

Blackwater/Xe CEO and founder Erik Prince

by Zen Gardner

The recent announcement by veteran reporter Seymour Hersh that a “holy crusade” is being carried out by members of secret orders in the military is a bombshell.

Veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has broken some massive stories in his day, but uncovering secret societies within the highest echelons of America’s military would probably be the biggest of his career.

Well, get ready for the media storm, because that’s essentially what Hersh told an audience in Doha, Qatar recently, according to a report published earlier this week by Foreign Policy.

Speaking at a campus operated by Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Hersh said he was working on a new book that details “how eight or nine neoconservative, radicals if you will, overthrew the American government.”

Hersh was quoted as saying. “Don’t they get it? We’re gonna change mosques into cathedrals. And when we get all the oil, nobody’s gonna give a damn.’ That’s the attitude. We’re gonna change mosques into cathedrals. That’s an attitude that pervades, I’m here to say, a large percentage of the Joint Special Operations Command [JSOC].”

He further claimed that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Vice Admiral William McRaven and others in the JSOC were members of the “Knights of Malta” and “Opus Dei,” two little known Catholic orders.

“They do see what they’re doing — and this is not an atypical attitude among some military — it’s a crusade, literally,” Hersh reportedly continued. “They see themselves as the protectors of the Christians. They’re protecting them from the Muslims [as in] the 13th century. And this is their function.” (Source)

Nothing New Under the Sun

Actually, these types of connections have been documented for some time, especially with Blackwater/Xe. But that Hersh is saying it, never mind in front of a Jesuit Georgetown bunch, and being specific about top military brass, IS new.

Either this is controlled propaganda, which is likely noting the source and all the filters this “news” has to pass through, or Hersh could be about to be hushed up. If it is a psyop we’ll see what they’re covering for, who they’re trying to take down, or whatever their game plan is as it unfolds in the weeks to come.

No Gentleman’s Club

It’s strange to me how most people take this knighthood thing as some kind of eccentric club for wealthy old gentlemen. They figure it’s just a vestigal ornament of the past that has no real function except parties and fundraisers.

How very wrong. These secret societies are as alive as ever, only they have more money and modern weapons. And they truly are on a “crusade”.

So shouldn’t we know something about these shady organizations such as the Knights Templar, the Knights of Malta, Opus Dei, the Freemasons, and the many other tradition, ceremony and occult ritual drenched secret and royal societies and their agendas? And how are they intertwined?

The Knights Templar have peculiar and dark origins

Wikipedia’s watered-down brief version says:

The full title of this Order is The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta, and it is an international philanthropic chivalric order affiliated with Freemasonry.

Throughout history it has been claimed that Freemasonry itself was founded by the Knights Templar or that the Knights Templar took refuge in Freemasonry after their persecution. (Wikipedia)

Persecution? Yes, this seemingly noble bunch was so powerful and had amassed such financial wealth they were considered a threat and often forced to leave countries. Sound familiar? They were such rabid, ruthless unconditional slaves to the bidding of the Pope they were hunted down and killed at one point, Friday the 13th being the day of the French surprise attack on this violent and subversive bunch; Friday, October 13, 1307. (Keep an eye on that date–the Templars do not forget and they do not forgive.) Hence the superstitious nature of the date and the number.

These Knights Templar mercenaries of their day had grown to be such a threat they were forced to flee Europe, whereupon they allegedly regrouped in Scotland and even Newfoundland, long before Columbus supposedly discovered North America, morphing into several occult societies, including various Orders of Knights and what has become modern freemasonry.

Who Are the Knights Templar?

The Templar Knights or ‘Poor Knights of Christ’ . They took a vow of poverty which was rare for knights, and had to supply themselves with a horse, armor and weapons.

The Templars were were a monastic order of knights founded in 1112 A.D. to protect the pilgrims along the path from Europe to the Holy Lands (Jerusalem). The Templars were well connected and quickly became prime movers in the international politics of the Crusades period. In time, they were endowed with several extraordinary Papal bulls that permitted them, among other things, to levy taxes and accept tithing in the areas under their direct control, facilitating their quick rise to institutional power.

Some Templars were devoted solely to banking, as the Order was often trusted with precious goods by participants in the Crusades. But the majority of the Knights Templar were dedicated to warfare. It was primarily a military order directly responsible only to the Pope. Some consider the Knights Templar to be the forerunner of the modern professional army and elite special forces units.

Seal of the Knights Templar

The Templars became very powerful and influential in European political circles since Pope Innocent II exempted the Templars from all authority except the Pope.

Banking System

Because they regularly transmitted money and supplies from Europe to Palestine, they gradually developed an efficient banking system unlike any the world had seen before. Their military might and financial acumen caused them to become both feared and trusted. They soon had an army and a fleet as well as surplus money. Combined with massive grants from the Pope, their financial power was assured from the beginning. (Source)

Enter the Knights of Malta and today’s secret government


Remember from above that “The full title of this Order is The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta.

So who are the Knights of Malta?

Albert Mackey explains:

“This Order (of the Knights Templar), which at various times in the progress of its history received the names of Knights Hospitalers, Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights of Rhodes, and lastly, Knights of Malta, was one of the most important of the religious and military orders of knighthood which sprang into existence during the Crusades which were instituted for the recovery of the Holy Land.

“The degree of Knight of Malta is conferred in the United States as “an appendant Order” in a Commandery of Knights Templar. There is a ritual attached to the degree, but very few are in possession of it, and it is generally communicated after the candidate has been created a Knights Templar….”

The Knights of Malta are the militia of the Pope, and are sworn to total obedience by a blood oath which is taken extremely seriously and to the death. The Pope as the head of the Vatican is also the head of a foreign national power.” -”Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences” by Albert G. Mackey 33rd degree Mason


The painful saga of modern Arab-Muslim history evokes the battles fought in Crusades of the 11th century – when the Knights of Malta began their operations as a Christian militia whose mission it was to defend the land conquered by the Crusaders.

These memories return violently to mind with the discovery of links between the so-called security firms in Iraq such as Blackwater have historic links with the Order of Malta. You cannot exaggerate it. The Order of Malta is a hidden government or the most mysterious government in the world.
– Jordanian MP Jamal Muhammad Abidat. (Abidat describes the role played by the Knights of Malta during the Crusades, and that the Order is playing a similar role in the Middle East today, citing the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.)

Beware the Grand Scheme of the Controllers

This has virtually nothing to do with the Roman Catholic religion, and everything to do with being a participant in one of the four major “player-organizations” for world domination – those players being:

  • British Freemasonry
  • French Freemasonry
  • International Zionism
  • The Vatican

This symbolizes the desire of a predatory elite with virtually unlimited resources, to totally dominate the entire world under a New World Order global government system using secrecy, manipulation, coercion and terror with the ends justifying the means.

The Militant Catholic Church and World Domination

Jesuitism stepping on the neck of Protestantism.

Few would believe what the Vatican has been up to all these centuries. Vietnam was commonly known as Spelly’s War, named after Cardinal Spellman. Why?


Cardinal Spellman gives mass to the troops in WW2

Successor to Fascist Dictator Francisco Franco and Knight of Malta, King Juan Carlos, with Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Andrew Cardinal Bertie

Knight of Malta Amschel Mayer Rothschild (1744–1812)

The Knights of Malta is not merely a “charitable organization”.

That’s just an elaborate front, as should become clear to you later. As the name Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) confirms, it is a military order based on the crusader Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem and is interwoven with Freemasonry. Most people have never even heard of SMOM, much less that it is a part of Freemasonry. But that is the way the aristocratic elite like it.

(same double eagle as Freemasonry–ed.)

One of the symbols of the military orders of the Vatican, the masonic double-headed eagle emblazoned with the Maltese cross, signifies omnipotent royal dominion over both East and West. The orb signifies temporal dominion over the globe of Earth, and the scepter signifies control over the spiritual and religious impulses of humanity.

This eagle symbol is used in the masonic rite of Memphis and Misraim, under which it reads, “Order Out of Chaos”, the Hegelian method of crisis creation. It is found on the seals of many European and Eurasian nation states including that of Russia, indicating direct Vatican control over those countries. (Source)

More on the Double-headed Eagle and the ‘Redshilds’

The two-headed eagle emblem of the Byzantine Empire (Roman Empire) on a Red Shield was adopted in 1743 by the infamous goldsmith Amschel Moses Bauer. He opened a coin shop in Frankfurt, Germany and hung above his door this Roman eagle on a red shield. The shop became known as the “Red Shield firm”. The German word for ‘red shield’ is Rothschild. After this point, the Rothschilds became the bankers to kings and pontiffs alike, among the richest families in the world. Ever since, they have financed both sides of every major war and revolution using the Hegelian Dialectic to engineer society toward their New World Order.

The Rothschilds and their agents, such as the Rockefellers, have been engineering America and its foreign policy almost since its inception. They and their Skull and Bones Wall Street partners staged and funded both sides in WWII, and out of that hellish nightmare was born their infant global government, the United Nations, and their tool of tyranny, the CIA. The father of the CIA, “Wild Bill” Donovan, was a Knight of Malta. In order to be a director of the CIA you must be a crusading Knight of Malta and it doesn’t hurt if you are a member of Skull and Bones either. In order to reach the highest levels in the Pentagon establishment, you must be an illuminated Freemason and/or a Knight of one order or another. Notable US military members of SMOM include top crusading generals such as Alexander Haig, William Westmoreland, and Charles A. Willoughby, an admitted Fascist.

Other notable members include:

  • Reinhard Gehlen (Nazi war criminal)
  • Heinrich Himmler (Nazi war criminal)
  • Kurt Waldheim (Nazi war criminal)
  • Franz von Papen (Hitler enabler)
  • Fritz Thyssen (Hitler’s financier)
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Tony Blair
  • Pat Buchanan
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • Precott Bush, Jr.
  • Edward Egan (Archbishop NY)
  • Licio Gelli
  • Ted Kennedy
  • David Rockefeller
  • Phyllis Schlafly (Dame)
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Joseph Kennedy
  • Henry Luce
  • Thomas ‘Tip’ O’Neill
  • Ronald E. Reagan
  • Giscard d’Estaing
  • Allen Dulles
  • Avery Dulles
  • Frank C Carlucci
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Rick Santorum
  • Juan Carlos (King of Spain and Jerusalem)
  • Oliver North
  • George H.W Bush
  • Augusto Pinochet
  • William Randolph Hearst
  • Francis L. Kellogg

The Blackwater/Xe Connection

Such a list should make you sit up and pay attention, but it is only the tip of the iceberg unfortunately. Then we come to another SMOM member, important to what is transpiring in Iraq. Educated at the Jesuit Georgetown University, former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Edward Schmitz, Blackwater’s operations chief, is a member of both SMOM and Opus Dei.


Former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Edward Schmitz quit in 2005 to work for Blackwater. He is a member of Opus Dei and Knights of Malta. At least $2 trillion went “missing” from the Pentagon during his watch.

The Knights of Malta in Iraq?

Malta Star | Sep 29, 2007

An American investigative journalist compared the US firm Blackwater, the biggest security services provider in post war Iraq, to the Knights of Malta.

The company is currently in the midst of a controversy after some of its 20,000 personnel stationed in Iraq killed a number of civilians.

In his book, ‘Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army’, Jeremy Scahill links the modern security firm to the Knights of Malta.

The writer argues that “Blackwater’s employees… share the same religious zeal of ancient crusaders”, the Egyptian weekly newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

All the top Nazis in our government are connected in some way to the Vatican, Jesuits and Knights of Malta and have been for decades, as were the Italian Fascists and German Nazis of WWII. After all, what was their favorite symbol after the swastika? The Maltese Cross of course!(Dejan Lucic–source)

Earlier Malta boys formed the “intelligence” agencies..

Who formed the CIA? It was a Catholic Knight of Malta, William “Wild Bill” Donovan. He was considered the “father of the CIA.” he was also the former head of the OSS before he was used to create the CIA.

Donovan was given an especially prestigious form of knighthood that has only been given to a hundred other men in history.
Over the years there have been many CIA bosses who were also Knights of Malta and/or jesuit trained.
And Who Formed the FBI?
It was a powerful Roman Catholic who was also a Knight of Malta and a trustee of The Catholic University of America. Charles Joseph Bonaparte.


“The degree of Knight of Malta is conferred in the United States as “an appendant Order” in a Commandery of Knights Templar. ~Source

Blackwater/Xe – more than just a “private army”

Blackwater/Xe is more than just a “private army”, much more than just another capitalist war-profiteering business operation.

It is an army operating outside all laws, outside and above the US Constitution and yet is controlled by people within and outside our government whose allegiance is primarily to the foreign Vatican state. In other words, Blackwater/Xe is a religious army serving the Pope in Rome through the Order of Malta, which is itself considered under international law, as a sovereign entity with special diplomatic powers and privileges.

Like Blackwater, the Order of Malta is “untouchable” because it is at the heart of the elite aristocracy. ~Source

Operating ‘Outside the Law’

The ‘beauty’ of private mercenaries, a growing trend worldwide as we move toward a fascist global state, is that they’re not held accountable like regular military bodies are, and can operate outside the confines of such things as international law, political restraints, or the immobility of large armies. However, when their loyalties can be traced to an over-riding allegiance to a foreign state or other seditious influence, we have serious problems.

Recent Terrorist Activities Linked to Blackwater/Xe

..again, “Order Out of Chaos”, the Hegelian method of crisis creation…watch for the pattern

Blackwater/Xe Believed Involved in Hijacked Pakistani Airplane

August 29, 2010 Islamabad, Pakistan – ..Media reports (indicate) that the Government of Pakistan is  developing “hard evidence” (that) the Jet Blue Airbus 320 that crashed July 28th outside Islamabad was a terrorist hijacking  tied to rogue American security forces operating inside that country.

Sources indicate that the plane crash was an unsuccessful hijacking attempt  intended to crash into the nuclear  weapons facility at Kahuta, outside Islamabad.  Such an attack may have been blamed on India and would likely have led to retaliation which could easily have escalated to a nuclear exchange between these two nations that have spent decades at each other’s throats.

Suspicions were raised inside Pakistan’s military and intelligence organizations when American military contractors employed by Blackwater/Xe showed up on the scene immediately after the crash, seizing the black box and “other materials.” (Source)

Here’s another:

Blackwater/Xe accused of Bhutto & Hariri assassinations


TEHRAN – Pakistan’s former chief of army staff, General Mirza Aslam Beg (ret.), has said the U.S. private security company Blackwater (Xe) was directly involved in the assassinations of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.

General Beg recently told the Saudi Arabian daily Al Watan that former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf had given Blackwater the green light to carry out terrorist operations in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and Quetta. (source)

Is Blackwater/Xe Today’s Crusading Templars/Knights of Malta?

(from sodahead.com)

Erik Prince, the founder and owner of the now infamous US corporation, Blackwater/Xe, hails from Holland, Michigan where his family was both powerful and prominent in two institutions – (1) the Republican Party and (2) the evangelical Christian Church. After scandals hit his large and lucrative firm, Prince ordered a curious rebranding that changed its name to Xe.


X is an archaic form of abbreviation for Christ and/or Christian that was derived from the cross and the Greek Alphabet. X or Chi is the Greek letter that is the initial of “Christos” – X – which at the same time served as a symbol for the cross. Sometimes written Chi-Rho, (Xp) is another abbreviation for Christos and his followers, the Christians. From the perspective of medieval Christian symbology, ‘Xe’ is a combination of the Christic cross and the Greek letter, Epsilon, the first letter in the Greek word, Evangelion, glad tidings or gospel. From the perspective of a modern member of the Knights Templar, Xe is immediately recognizable as it symbolizes Christian Evangelism.

Prince’s background


Now there’s an honest face…

The Catholic ConnectionUnlike his family, which is part of the Christian Reformed Church, Erik Prince is a Catholic.  Interestingly enough, most of the leadership at Blackwater/Xe is also Catholic, albeit a conservative wing of the church that is quite reactionary. Erik Prince is personally connected to conservative Catholic groups like Catholic Answer, Crisis magazine, and a Grand Rapids-based group, the Acton Institute.

Prince’s relationship to what Scahill calls the “Theocon” movement is not marginal. Prince himself writes about this relationship and it’s importance, particularly with the mission of Blackwater. Prince says “Everybody carries guns, just like the Prophet Jeremiah rebuilding the temple in Israel – a sword in one hand and a trowel in the other.”


Erik Prince’s personal Crusade

Among his personnel at Xe, Prince is known to be a high-profile Islamophobe who believes his personal mission in life is to bring about the total extinction of the Muslim population of this planet in what he has described as a global campaign of genocide or a, “Crusade.”


Here is an excerpt of an article about Prince that appeared in The Economist:

In an affidavit lodged with a court in Virginia, one of the witnesses said that Mr Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe.” The statement continues

“To that end, Mr. Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis. Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades.”

Blackwater/Xe Headquarters in Moyock, N.C.

Beware: They’re Proliferating

(from a recent news article) Through a network of 30 subsidiaries and shell corporations, Blackwater-linked entities provided “intelligence, training and security services” to a cache of major multinational firms, including: Monsanto, Chevron, the Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Deutsche Bank and Barclays, according to documents obtained.

Blackwater’s owner and founder, Erik Prince — who has himself been linked to the CIA — helped train companies through two other firms he controlled: Total Intelligence Solutions and the Terrorism Research Center. (Source)


eye.jpg image by Jack5150

Imagine a worldwide Mafia with many ‘families’…

There’s so much more to this than can be covered here, but it’s certainly worth investigating. These secretive controllers  have many arms, many disguises, but all carefully controlled and working in concert…although I’m sure these evil forces have their differences, such as reconciling the particular goals and methods of Zionism, Freemasonry and the arch-catholic Vatican/Jesuit agenda, but they all converge at the apex somehow, and for some reason something’s going on with Jerusalem.

It’s also apparent the ‘Powers That Be’ love these ‘free hands’ of blindly commited ‘crusaders’ we’ve described here to wreak havoc, vengeance, chaos, conflict, anything to justify their continued war on humanity until it’s beaten into a fascist one world state of submission. Know, too, all the ‘intelligence’ agencies CIA, Mossad, MI6, ISI, etc. are all connected with these boys and many others, which is why it’s so hard to clearly expose the perfidy of what’s happening since they’re all in it together in an unholy alliance.

The Goal is to Terrorize, Divide and Conquer–then Unite Under their ‘Illumined Leadership’

So they hope. Evil cannot triumph in the long run–they can only flail against the Truth which stands indominable, inextinguishable and eternal. Their only temporal power is in fear and ignorance, which is why we need to do all we can to enlighten and empower those around us.

And it’s not all black and white, nor anything to get paranoid about. Many of those on the inside want out, but cannot escape. Many are working to change this pattern, or alert their fellow man, such as the man who testified about Erik Prince. Look for it.  We are the power. There are very few of them. All we need to do is wake up–and stay awake. We’ll know what to do next.

But we must be informed and connect these dots for ourselves. And this is only part of the picture.  Once people realize it’s not paranoia to realize there are very real agendas afoot, things start to clear up. Although it can be frightening at first…

“Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” – President Woodrow Wilson

But that doesn’t mean the rest of us are to remain in the dark or hide our heads in the sand.


It gets clearer all the time. As dear Bill Hicks put it;

Everything makes sense if you just put on the right glasses.

Love, Zen

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5 Responses

  1. Abaddon says:

    Religion is and has been at the heart of all human life as far as one can go back in human history. Nothing has dominated mans thinking, his way of life, his culture, making him what he is, as has religion. ALL those who have ruled from the first known world power, Egypt down to our present day, religion is the motivating and controlling force, be they politicians, financiers, or the common man, religion’s indoctrination of all and sundry is as powerful today as it has always been. The religious hierarchy have always been a powerful controlling entity, either up front, or from the shadows, they have milleniums of experience to fall back on, with money and influence that they have accumulated from their dastardly past. From the smallest islands to the great continents,from mans beginning till now, from the pauper to the prince, religion is engraved in mans psyche as though carved in stone.
    At the heart of all those in power are their religious motivations, looked upon as saintly by some, or demonic by others, the reality is, the end result is always the same, a legacy of woe, war and want, blood and barbarism in the name of their God. This article highlights and analyses just some of the dastardly goings on of these religious crusaders and their goals. Nothing new, same old underhanded treacherous behaviour, it just makes them feel self righteous as they do it in the name of their God, and there is nothing that religion cannot justify. Its history is awash with rivers of blood, just as are their “holybooks,” for they all have one thing in common, whatever God they follow they are all bloodthirsty, for all religions follow that bloodthirsty path.
    I feel strongly that as mans greed is coming to a head as the financial Global system is collapsing, and as mans warlike behaviour has brought us to World Wars, and his abuse of the planet has brought about Global environmental concerns and fears, likewise Religion is coming to its finale to. Interestingly we have the World Council of Churches, where these still warring religious bodies have come together in this modern age, as has those still warring political bodies in their world body called the United Nations, then we have that avaricious financial world, pillaging and raping the planet, coming together with a World Bank. The religious, financial, and political past of man has now all come together on a global scale, a man made global monster that is now out of control.

  2. put a pin on it and tell the people who is financing all these psicos since the 18tht century and than you got an answer why moslems wanting to eleminate the zionistic jews forever. Dont get lost nobody, seek always the ones whom are financing and only than you start to understand what might be the truth of it all

  3. jay f kay says:

    Great post. – Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. – Woodrow Wilson – The New Freedom, 1913. At book titled Trapped in a Masonic World is due out next month, as the title suggests, it’s all about what you say and confirms very much so the Masonic agenda. You mention the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei, lets not forget that little known about but the most influential and of orders known as the Society of Jesus, head by none other the Pope’s superior, no not God himself, but the when in 2008 and the current Superior General of the Jesuit Order thus the “Black Pope” is the Reverend Father Adolfo Nicolás of Spain. This book covers things other dare not write about!

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