The Globalist Red Internationale Axis –
Greater Mongolian Dynasty of Russia, China and Persia
Daniel's Vision of the Ram and the he-Goat
By Robert Mock MD
Written January 2007
Posted May 2008
“The Persian Il-Khanate Dynasty, the Ismaili Assassins
And the Jews”
As the Catholic Christian Crusader’s influence in Palestine began to decline, the Mongols returned with Hülegü Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan. He arrived into the Middle East with the mandate to crush the Ismaili Hashshashin Assassins and either destroy or force submission of every Islamic Caliphate or ruling Dynasty in the Middle East. Like a scorched earth invasion, the Mongolians destroyed and massacred all the inhabitants of the capital city of the Sunni Islamic Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad.
The Ismaili Hashshashin were formidable warriors and their assassin dagger took the life of one of Genghis’ sons. Under the spell of the “Old Man of the Mountain,” Hasan-i-Sabbah molded the feared “Assassins” in Islamic history that became the proto-type of the modern Islamic fundamentalist terrorist today. There was one problem, the Islamic “suicide bomber” was not true to his Ismaili legacy. Neither would his image of a martyr’s quest for a reward in Paradise with 72 virgins be true to the Qur’an and Islamic Sharia Law.
As the Mongolian Khans sought to imprint their legacy upon the lands where the Jewish people lived, in Europe and the Middle East, they met the spiritual forces of the protecting hand of the God of Israel. Like a wall of divine interventional forces, the unconquerable forces of the Mongol hordes, were stopped in their tracks whenever their quest would harm the fate of the Jewish people.
The Mongolian Il-Khanate in Persia
With the expansion of the Greater Mongolian Empire and the Mongolian forces already in control of great portions of the land in Russia and China and the expanse across the Euro-Asian continents, it was time to complete the dreams of Genghis the Grand Khan. The Khwarezmid Empire northeast of Persia was on the verge of collapse.
The Mongolian Empire was young, just consolidated in 1205 when Persia had been conquered from the Seljuk Turks and the remnants of the Manchurian Black Khitans from China. From the lands of the River Jaxartes north of Pakistan and west of China to the Persian Gulf, Muhamf Khwarezm pronounced himself Shah Ala ad-Din Muhammad.
When Caliph an-Nasir, the 34th Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad (1158 -1225) refused to recognize his rulership, the Shah pronounced that one of his nobles was to be the new Shi’a Caliph. A religious war began seeking to paralyze or immobilize the spiritual power of the Sunni Caliph an-Nasir. When an ill-fated expedition was sent over the Zagros Mountains towards Baghdad to depose the Sunni Caliph, the army was virtually frozen to death in a winter blizzard before the generals forced a retreat. Within this hostile environment, Caliph an-Nasir appealed to Genghis Khan, the rising power force in central Asia. The Great Khan was already on the move and eastern Iraq was under his control. Unable to reach Baghdad in the harsh winter weather, the Mongolian army returned to Khorasan.
It was 1218, special emissaries from Genghis Khan were sent to the Shah Ala ad-Din Muhammad at his capital at Samarkand in the region of Uzbekistan. The Mongolian diplomats were executed by the Shah. The heads of the supporting entourage were shaved and returned to the Great Khan. This act of defiance enraged Genghis Khan and with a force of 200,000 men moved his troops across the Jaxartes River in 1220. Soon the Uzbekistan cities of Samarkand (capital of Sogdian Satrapy under Cyrus the Great), Bukhara (major city in the Sogdian Satrapy and later in Khwarezm Empire), and then Kunya Urgench, the 12th century capital of the Khwarezm Empire were destroyed.
In the midst of the great powerful forces of the Great Khan moving down from central Asia, the newly inaugurated Shah of Khwarizm was now in flight as he went into exile on an isle in the Caspian Sea. Saladin sought reinforcements from the Caliph for assistance against the Crusaders. He was virtually ignored by the Caliph, but he did send over naphtha and the military technicians to use in the military engagements. Though recognized as the last strong Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad, an-Nasir soon found his Caliphate surrounded and destroyed by the incoming Mongolian hordes.
While Genghis Khan (1162-1227) was on the warpath, a new grandson was born in 1217 to his son, Tolui and Sorghaghtani Beki. Hülegü Khan (1217-1265) had three brothers, Arik Boke, Möngke and Kublai. Arik Boke (died in 1264) was the commander of the central Mongolian forces, Möngke Khan (1208-1259) became the Great Khan on the death of Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan (1215-1294) in a power struggle with his brother Arigh became the last of the Great Khans with his empire in the provinces of China.
On the command of his brother, Möngke Khan (Great Khan from 1251-1258), Hülegü Khan was sent south to finish the destruction of the Islamic states in southwestern Asia. The animosity towards the Muslims by Hülegü was fierce. Whereas Möngke had the same tolerant personality as his grandfather Genghis Khan, he told his brother, Hülegü, to be kind and tolerant to those who submitted to his will but to destroy those who became his enemy and refused to submit. Hülegü forgot the first admonition and carried the latter with force and great zeal.
According to the historians, Hülegü Khan marched south of the Mongolian central provinces with the largest invasion force the Mongolians had ever assembled. According to some historians, the armed forces of Hülegü Khan comprised of more than 10% of all the fighting men in the entire Mongolian Empire.
The pathway of Hülegü Khan into the Middle East was one of great destruction. It is not known the real source for his hatred to the Muslims except we do know that his wife, Dotuz Khatun, his mother, Sorghaghtani Beki, and his general, Kitbuga, were all Nestorian Christians who had been bitterly persecuted by the Muslims as a people. These feelings overcame any tolerance and they came with forceful animosity.
The first enemies in the path of destruction were the Lurs, a Persian people that lived in the province of Lurestan in southern Iran. He then devoted his fierce military force to the destruction of the feared “Assassins” called the Hashshashin of Ismaili Muslims. They were the fierce devotees to the lineage of Imams that came from the first seven Imams of Islam. The reputation of the Mongols was so frightening that the Islamic Assassins surrendered their impregnable fortress of Alamut to the Mongol hordes without a fight. Yet who were these Hashshashin?
It was no doubt the Hashshashin, called the “Assassins” of Islam were the most feared of the numerous sects of Islam. The imagery of the Hashshashin is closely akin to the ancient Jewish Zealots and their close associates, the Jewish Sicarii also called Assassins. It was they, in their zeal to save Israel and to restore Judah to its former preeminence among the nations that resorted to selective assassinations of any Jewish collaborators with Rome, their oppressive enemy, a technique used by the Israeli Defense Force against the modern Ismaili Hashshashin, the Hamas Palestinian Assassins.
Were the Zealots and the Sicarii wrong in their zeal of the Torah? Were they wrong in their love for the God who gave them a covenant to be the chosen ones? The problem came when they chose to take history in their own hands instead of following the Torah inspired guidance their God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, had laid out for them at Sinai. They were not willing to allow their God to guide them in the manner that His divine will chose for His people. According to Jewish historian, Josephus, it was the Zealots and the Sicarii that led the Jewish people in part to their final destruction in the destruction of Jerusalem. So also did the Ismaili Hashshashin of Islam.
The Islamic Assassins specialized in terrorizing the elite of the Abbasid Caliphate and the Seljuk Turk rulers with selective assassinations. Let us keep this fact in mind as we study about their history. The weapon of choice was the dagger. They rejected weapons of mass destruction that included poison (bio-chemical weapons), bows and poisoned arrows (missiles or depleted uranium armaments) or any weapons that allowed the attacker to escape (shooting from hundreds of miles away with laser guided missiles). The Assassins had to meet their victims face to face. Close combat fighting was by combat maneuvers called “Janna”, an ancient Islamic martial arts. Suicide was never contemplated as it was fundamentally prohibited in the Qur’an. A “martyr” was only one who died in combat and was killed by his enemy, never inflicted by himself.
It is believed by some that Islam came from the roots of the ancient Jewish Zealots and Sicarii. Others believe they came from the remnants of the Hebrew Nazarenes who were followers of the Jewish messiah called Yahshua HaMaschiach (Jesus the Messiah). It was they who fled northeast into the wilderness of Perea and on to Arabia prior to the arrival of the Romans in 66 CE because their messiah had forewarned them:
Matthew 24:15 – “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
As the Nazarenes fled out of Jerusalem, they watched the Roman armies of Vespasian travel towards Jerusalem. They headed towards the anti-Lebanese mountain range near Mount Herman, or traveled eastward into the regions of Perea east of Galilee and upwards to Damascus. Many of them continued onwards into the Arabian Desert. The Jewish Nazarene beliefs of the messiah became the fertile ground for the rise of a new religion in the mind of the Prophet Muhammad. Here, the Jewish messiah of Jesus the Nazarene became, in a corrupted sense, the future messiah of Islam, Isis ben Miriam (Jesus son of Miriam).
Though the Assassins were thought to have been around since the 8th century, the formation of the Order of the Hashshashin was officially started in 1090 CE by Hasan-i-Sabbah. He was a Shi’a Ismaili Muslim who had his most secret hideout in the mighty fortifications on a mountain peak called Alamut.
Their impregnable stronghold was located in the Alborz Mountains, an ancient volcano called Mount Damavand that was located north of Tehran, Iran. This natural mountainous barrier sat between the Caspian Sea to the north and the tilting plateau of Central Iran to the south. Called the “Eagle’s Nest”, Alamut rose 10,200 feet above sea level. Beneath the castle there were constructed underground huge storage chambers where the fortress would be kept full of provisions for a long siege.
For the next one hundred and fifteen years, the Shi’a Ismaili Hashshashin captured over 200 fortresses across Syrian and Iran along with the allegiance of the supporting communities. They were in essence establishing an autonomous state within the regions controlled by the Sunni Abbasid Caliphate and the rival Persian Seljuk Turk Dynasty that was allied with the Persian Samanid Shahs.
We first learn of this legendary land from the writings of the Venetian adventurer Marco Polo who wrote this account about 1271-1272:
The Adventures of Marco Polo - "In a beautiful valley, enclosed between two lofty mountains, he had formed a luxurious garden stored with every delicious fruit and every fragrant shrub that could be procured. Palaces of various sizes and forms were erected in different parts of the grounds, ornamented with works of gold, with paintings and with furniture of rich silks. By means of small conduits contained in these buildings, streams of wine, milk, honey and some of pure water were seen to flow in every direction.
The inhabitants of these places were elegant and beautiful damsels, accomplished in the arts of singing, playing upon all sorts of musical instruments, dancing, and especially those of dalliance and amorous allurement. Clothed in rich dresses, they were seen continually sporting and amusing themselves in the garden and pavilions, their female guardians being confined within doors and never allowed to appear. The object which the chief had in view in forming a garden of this fascinating kind was this; that Mahomet having promised to those who should obey his will the enjoyments of Paradise, where every species of sensual gratification should be found, in the society of beautiful nymphs, he was desirous of it being understood by his followers that he also was a prophet and a compeer of Mahomet, and had the power of admitting to Paradise such as he should choose to favour. In order that none without his license should find their way into this delicious valley, he caused a strong and inexpugnable castle to be erected at the opening to it, through which the entry was by a secret passage."
The second history of the Hashshashin was recorded by the Spanish Jewish traveler Benjamin of Tudelo. Though the history of Alamut by Marco Polo is considered by some scholars as mythical, it must be understood that Marco Polo’s recorded visit in 1272 to the fortress of Alamut was only sixteen years after the fortress was destroyed by Hülegü Khan in 1256. At this time remnants of the Hashshashin had returned to live in the area of the castle and the protective gorge. They would no longer be a fearsome force in Islamic history.
We also read possibly first hand accounts of the terror of the Hashshashin Assassins and the massacre of Baghdad that was forcibly sealed in the memory of the Muslim inhabitants of Syria, Persia and the former Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad. By the year of Marco Polo’s journey (1272), Hülegü Khan, the Mongol terror against Islam had died in a civil war battle (1265) against his brother, Berke Khan. Berke, a new convert to Islam was incensed by his brother’s massacre of the Islamic people in Baghdad and with his armed forces came to the defense of the Muslim people. Berke Khan was later killed by his nephew, Hülegü Khan’s son in 1266.
The “Order of the Hashshashin” was a secret society composed of nine degrees in the rigid hierarchy of initiates. They were under the supreme leader, known in history as the legendary “Old Man of the Mountain” (Sheikh-ul-Jibaal) who’s real name was Hasan-i-Sabbah. To his Muslim devotees, he was the emissary of the divine.
As recorded in the travel accounts of Marco Polo we find this account:
The Adventures of Marco Polo – “The Old Man kept at his court such boys of twelve years old as seemed to him destined to become courageous men. When the Old Man sent them into the garden in groups of four, ten or twenty, he gave them hashish to drink. They slept for three days, then they were carried sleeping into the garden where he had them awakened.
When these young men woke, and found themselves in the garden with all these marvelous things, they truly believed themselves to be in paradise. And these damsels were always with them in songs and great entertainments; they received everything they asked for, so that they would never have left that garden of their own will.
And when the Old Man wished to kill someone, he would take him and say: ‘Go and do this thing. I do this because I want to make you return to paradise’. The assassins go and perform the deed willingly.”
The legendary rituals of the Hashshashin have been derived from several sources that cannot be collaborated for historical accuracy. The inductive ceremonies were designed to put fear into the devotees so that they felt that they were in immediate danger. They were then “drugged” by what appeared to be a hallucinogenic agent that simulated a “dying” experience only to awaken into a garden by a beautiful spring of flowing water. Here in the “courts of the divine” at the fortress of Alamut, they were surrounded by virgins attending them with sumptuous feasts. In a simulated encounter with the divine, the “Old Man of the Mountain” would arrive as the divine emissary who would convince the new initiate that they were now in heaven. There the initiate was instructed that his divine orders must be followed in every detail even to their own death.
At that time the “drug” was withdrawn and the horror of the withdrawal experience with stomach cramping, vomiting, dizziness and disorientation brought a new reality as they were physically removed from the “garden”. They were then flung into a dungeon of hell. This served to remind them in future “drug flashbacks” that they were now devotees to a higher order of which their impeccable obedience was demanded. They were now ready to become trained in the art of political and religious assassinations.
Out of these accounts we begin to see the origins of the mental ideology of the modern day Islamic “suicide bombers.” Understanding the infamy and secretiveness of the Hashshashin, we can learn a lot of what the modern radical Islamic fundamentalists have learned from their cultural past. We also learn what terror tactics, such as suicide bombers, are a deviation of their Islamic history and a violation of their Qur’anic Sharia Law. These acts of violence are today a marker of new evil that has emerged in the Middle Eastern culture to the Muslim people and the world at large.
Acts of terror are today used by the devotees of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Shi’a insurgents in Baghdad. The pretext for their fighting is to exterminate the “Great Satan” (United States) and “Little Satan” (Israel). What is seen though, the terrorists inflict more suffering among their own people than they do their enemies.
The actions of the Islamic fundamentalists must be understood fully, taken seriously and put in their proper historical perspective. These acts of religious terror by a “martyr” for Allah in order to achieve the ultimate experience of living in Paradise can now be seen as a corruption of the Qur’an and a violation of Islamic Sharia law for Islamic law forbids suicides under any circumstances.
The actions of terror of the Islamic fundamentalists can also be seen in their historical origins. This type of Islamic jihad did not come from the teachings of Muhammad the Prophet, but rather in the life and teachings of a terror master, Hasan-i-Sabbah, who was seeking to develop his own Islamic kingdom using assassinations as an agent of power, fear and control. According to Islamic jurists, the legendary garden of supreme delight where the Islamic suicidal martyr will live with the attendance of 72 (number of completeness) virgins with sumptuous feasts and flowing wine was not a part of their sacred writings in the Qur’an. “Paradise with 72 virgins” can now be seen as part of the Muslim’s historical past that was built around the megalomaniac persona of one Ismaili Hashshashin Grand Master Hasan-i-Sabbah.
The Hashshashin, for their few numbers, became a cult that was larger in life. Their impact on modern Islamic culture appears to be profound. As Saladin the Great was seen as a “messiah” for the Muslims and an “antichrist” to the Catholic Christian Crusaders, so the Ismaili Hashshashin with Hasan-i-Sabbah is revered in some sectors of Islamic society. They created fear in the Muslim population, not because they killed very many people but because of the methodology of death with the element of surprise, there was no one, not even the most powerful leader like Saladin the Great, who was safe.
The Steep Alamut Gorge at the Western Entrance to the Valley Defended by Two Fortresses. Mountain Ranges tower over 10,000 feet on each side blocked at the Eastern End of the Valley by the Alamkum/Takht-e-Suleyman Mountain Knot.
This same element of terror, fear and surprise extermination is the basis of fear today by the fundamental radical Islamic terrorists. It must be noted that they are not only focused on the destruction of Israel but to all people who have not converted to their concepts of Islamic theology. It makes no difference that these religious beliefs, according to Islamic legal scholars, are in violation of Muslim Sharia Law claim and true Islamic theology. Such is the concept of satanic evil.
As the time of the end progresses, it is important that we pray also for the Islamic people. The satanic forces that seek to divide and control this planet earth have these people in the bondage of fear. We must not forget that they are also the children of the teachings of the Jewish messiah, Jesus the Nazarene. We must not forget that Yahshua (Jesus) is their messiah (Isis ben Miriam) as well as ours. Here is where the impact of the love and healing ministry of the Galilean who seeks to heal the broken hearts, restore the faith in His Father, the God of our salvation and the Redeemer of all mankind. It was the words of our messiah who proclaimed:
John 10:9-12 – “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.”
The Shi’ite Muslims are devoted to the Righteous Imams that were descendants of the Prophet Muhammad through his daughter, Fatima. She was married to the 4th Righteous Caliph called Ali. These Shi’as, called “Twelvers”, claim that their spiritual rulers called Imams continued down to the 12th or Hidden Imam, who is soon to return as the Mahdi or the Messiah of Islam. Yet the Ismaili Shi’ites, like the Ismaili Hashshashin, proclaim allegiance to the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad from the seventh Shi’ite Imam. Today the followers of the Ismaili Shi’ites are now devotees to the modern day Aga Khan, as their Supreme Leader.
The Hashshashin were never known to massacre large numbers of people. Even in history, the victims of the Hashshashin that have been recorded in the history of Islam and the Christian Crusades are few. They include the following:
Of all the legends of the Hashshashin, the most fascinating was the interrelations between Saladin the Great, the Sunni military warrior that conquered and took back the city of Jerusalem from the Christian Crusaders. It was reputed that Saladin’s life was constantly threatened by the Hashshashin.
In 1176 CE, Saladin attacked the Syrian fortification of Masyaf as he was seeking to re-conquer the Outremer (Crusader States). Suddenly he pulled away from his siege and began to negotiate with his enemies, the Shi’ite Ismaili Hashshashin. According to the chronicler of the Hashshashin, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, one of the agents of the Hashshashin stole into Saladin’s camp and left in Saladin’s tent a poisoned cake with a note, “You are in our power” on the chest of Saladin as he slept. Later it was recounted that the maternal uncle of Saladin received a letter threatening extermination of the entire Ayyubid royal family unless the Hashshashin were given royal protection.
There is no doubt that the death of Chagatai Khan by the Hashshashin in 1242 played a part in the destruction of the Assassins by the Mongol warlord Hülegü Khan in 1256. It was the mandate of the Great Khan that the destruction of the Assassins was one of his military missions.
When the fortification at Alamut was assaulted on December 15, 1256, the library of the Assassins was destroyed as well as their formidable base of power. The Syrian branch of the Hashshashin was destroyed in 1273 by the Mamluk Sultan Baibars, who later drove out the remnant of Hülegü’s Mongolian army. This defeat of the Mongol army occurred while the Il-Khanate ruler was away at the election of the new Mongolian Great Khan Kublai Khan in 1262 CE after the death of the fourth Great Khan, Möngke Khan.
The March to Baghdad by the Mongolian – Christian Crusader Alliance
The city of Baghdad and the goal to conquer the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad, the revered central religious-political center of Sunni Islam, was no doubt always the central goal of Genghis Khan. In 1218 CE, Genghis Khan received a plea from the Caliph an-Nasir (1180-1225 CE) to check the advances of Muhammad II of Khwarezm, now known as Shah Ala ad-Din Muhammad. He responded with haste but the severe winter turned back his forces.
In 1220 CE, Genghis Khan repaid the invitation with a second invasion. He destroyed Samarkand and eradicated the Khwarezmid Empire of Shah Muhammad. The fate of Baghdad would be left for a later date (1248 CE).
With the death of Caliph an-Nasir, his son, Az-Zahir (Caliph from 1225-1226) and his grandson, Al-Mustansir (Caliph from 1226-1242) both called “mild and virtuous” in the Islamic annals ruled as symbolic Caliphs. To the west the newly weds, the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II from the 6th Christian Crusade, and Yolanda, the daughter of John of Brienne, the King of Jerusalem, began their joint regency in Jerusalem. They were the royal guardians for their son, Conrad IV of Hohenstaufen, Germany the future King of Jerusalem.
To the south, the nephew of Saladin the Great, Malik Al-Kamil, was now ruling as the Sultan of Egypt. He would soon negotiate a peace accord with Frederick II, now the King of Jerusalem.
By 1258 CE, the Abbasid Caliphate had now shrunk to the regions of Iraq and Syria today. They were beginning to hear the grim tidings that the Mongolians were returning. They were not heading to the region of their enemies but were heading directly towards Baghdad. Caliph Al-Musta’sim (1242-1258 CE), the great grandson of An-Nasir would soon be the last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad.
Painting of the The Notre-Dame in Rheims by Domenico Quadlio (1787-1837) - It was erected over the Ancient Basilica where King Louis IX was Crowned on the Site where Clovis was Baptized (486 CE) by Reme the Bishop of Reims
Hülegü appears to have determined within his heart many years prior to take possession of Baghdad, the heart of Sunni Islam. It was ten years prior in the year 1248 CE; the Seventh Crusade was advancing to the Middle East with the patron royal king, King Louis IX. Here was the Prince of the Catholic Church who was crowned at the age of eleven in 1226 CE. There at the Notre-Dame in Rheims, the site where the kings of France were crowned, he was invested at his coronation with the title, the “lieutenant of God on Earth”.
King Louis IX was the religious zealot for the Christian Catholic Church. At the peak of his devotion, he built the Sainte Chapelle (Holy Chapel) for 60,000 livres in the center of Paris. There a shrine was built for the collection of prized religious relics he had accumulated: the Crown of Thorns and a fragment of the “True Cross” purchased from Emperor Baldwin II of the Eastern Roman Empire in Constantinople for the astronomical price of twice the cost of the cathedral, 135,000 livres. Yet as fame and fortune commands the respect and admiration of the populous, the “act of devotion” became also a “political gesture.” King Louis IX was seeking to create a “New Jerusalem” in the kingdom of France.
While King Louis was heading towards Jerusalem, the commander of the Mongolian forces of Hülegü Khan in Persia, the general Eljigidei, was ordered in 1246 to advance towards Syria and then onwards to Baghdad. According to historians the Seventh Crusade and the Mongolian invasion by the Mongolian general Eljigidei was an international alliance designed to take down the Islamic domination in the regions of Palestine, Syria and Baghdad.
Yet the finger of the God of Israel chose otherwise. Suddenly, the Great Khan Güyük died prematurely by alcohol intoxication (or poisoning). All the generals and leaders were again recalled to the Kuriltai, the Mongolian military council, where a new Great Khan, Möngke was elected.
The Mongolian general Eljigidei was arrested and killed in retaliation for the implication that his children were involved in an aborted conspiracy to nullify the election of the new khan. The invasion to Persia was postponed. The city of Baghdad and the Jewish population in its vicinity were spared even as both the Seventh Crusade (1248) and the Eighth Crusade (1270) failed when King Louis IX was defeated and taken prisoner to Egypt in 1249 CE. He was again released and later commandeered an ill-fated expedition against Tunis (1270) trying to establish a launching base to attack Egypt.
The fate as designed by the God of history was again played out and interwoven in the history of the Middle East when dysentery or the plague killed this Catholic monarch. At the peak of the 12th and the 13th centuries, France was depicted as “the eldest daughter of the Church” and ruled by the Rex Christianissimus (the very Christian king) that was heir of the lineage of Charlemagne who was crowned by Pope Leo III on December 25, 800 CE as the Imperator Romano rum (Emperor of the Romans). Here died King Louis IX defeated of his dreams to conquer the Holy Land for the Roman Catholic Church.
The Battle of Baghdad by Hülegü Khan
The Almighty One of Israel is the Sovereign Lord of the Universe. It is He who gives power and kingship to every king or ruler on this planet earth. If we can accept this thesis, then the will of the God of Israel determined that the time was right and the time for the destruction of Baghdad had come. That date was 1258 CE. We know the reason for God’s will, yet if we watch carefully over the long reaches of time the finger of the Lord is guiding the affairs of the nations. As noted above, Hülegü Khan was given the most ambitious military campaign in Mongolian history. His mission was to:
In true Mongolian military tactics, Hülegü sent the following message by courier to the Caliph of Baghdad, Al-Musta’sim with the following text. The refusal by the Caliph gave Hülegü Khan the pretext for conquest and destruction.
"When I lead my army against Baghdad in anger,
Whether you hide in heaven or in earth,
I will bring you down from the spinning spheres;
I will toss you in the air like a lion.
I will leave no one alive in your realm;
I will burn your city, your land, your self.
If you wish to spare yourself and your venerable family,
Give heed to my advice with the ear of intelligence.
If you do not, you will see what God has willed.”
As the Mongolian troops set out in November 1257 CE and advanced to Baghdad, the arriving khan sent several columns of warriors to advance upon the city from different directions. There they laid siege to Baghdad. Inside the walls of the city, the caliph was deluded by his chief advisor that the Mongolians could be “defeated literally by the women of the city throwing stones at them.” There was no military army raised to defend Baghdad. No attempt was made to negotiate. In actuality, the caliph incurred the wrath of the arriving khan by sending veiled threats.
Here arrived the largest military force in Mongolian history that had now swollen to what some historians claimed included up to 20% of the military aged males from Russia to China.
To the east and the west banks of the Tigris, the Mongols arrived. The ill prepared army of the caliph attacked the forces of the Khan to the west and were soon trapped as the dikes of the Tigris was broken, flooding the majority of the army while the rest were slaughtered. There a Chinese general, Guo Kan laid siege to the city on January 29. In ten days, Baghdad surrendered. In twelve days it was all over.
As the Mongolians swept into Baghdad on February 13, 1258 CE, the world witnessed a slaughter and destruction that would change the fate of the Middle East and lead to the eventual collapse of the Mongolian Empire. The conquest of the city of Rome by the German Vandal leader, Alaric I, on August 24, 410 CE made this Germanic leader of the Visigoths look like a merciful victor compared to the fate of Baghdad in the hands of Hülegü Khan.
As the historians in Wikipedia wrote: “As far as damage done, the sack of Baghdad by the Mongols made the sack of Rome by Alaric look kindly.”
The legacy of the “Golden Era of the Islam” and the Sassanid Empire from 750-1200 CE was destroyed in one massive attack on Islamic culture. The House of Wisdom was destroyed. This was the Grand Library of Baghdad that was built and archived by the Abbasid dynasty when the first Abbasid Caliph al-Mansur (754-775 CE) replaced the collapsing Umayyad dynasty and moved the capital from Damascus to Baghdad. At that time the Sunni Caliphate began to adopt the ways of the ancient Persians transmitted from the Second Person Empire, called the Sassanid Empire.
Here in the House of Wisdom was where the ancient manuscripts in the Middle East were first written on paper instead of papyrus or parchment. The first known paper mill was in Baghdad in 794 CE coming from the secrets of papermaking learned by Chinese prisoners in the Battle of Talas (751 CE). The secrets of astronomy, horticulture, medicine, mathematical science along with theology and philosophy were kept and stored. These were all archived in this grand library called the Bayt-al-Hikma or imperial library.
The destruction of the Grand Library of Baghdad ranks with the destruction of the Library of Alexandria as one of the great archeological and cultural catastrophes in human history. According to Muslim survivors, the waters of the Tigris River ran like the blackness of night from the ink dye from the enormous quantities of books that were cast into the river. The devastation of Baghdad can possibly be compared to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE as this city was virtually leveled to the ground, depopulated and ravaged of all its cultural beauty. The palaces, hospitals, mosques, governmental buildings and libraries that were now built on a legacy of over a half a millennium of years were burnt to the ground.
The Caliph of Baghdad, Al-Musta’sim, was captured and like Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, had to watch his sons murdered in front of his eyes, save one that was taken prisoner to Mongolia. The caliph witnessed his own people as they were killed and his treasury plundered and taken away. In spite of the history of Marco Polo that the caliph was starved to death by Hülegü, most historians accept the Mongolian and Islamic histories that the caliph was rolled up in a rug and the Mongolian cavalry rode their horses over him in fear that “that the earth was offended if touched by royal blood”. In all the history of the Mongolians from Russian to China has such slaughter and devastation been exacted upon a city.
Yet it was not the cultural destruction that affected most the longevity of the Mongolian Empire. As the citizens of Baghdad fled, they were ruthlessly raped, maimed or killed with heartless abandonment. The total devastation on human life has been highly contested by historians as estimates from 90,000 deaths to upwards to a million people died in the fall of Baghdad. Never again would Baghdad achieve the international cultural influence it had in the era of the Abbasid Sunni Caliphate.
The military fighting machine of Hülegü Khan then turned west and headed to Syria. One year after the destruction of Babylon (1258), the Ayyubid dynasty, first founded by Saladin the Great, fell in the city of Damascus.
Then the Mongolians turned south and headed to Gaza near where the largest concentration of Jews lived in Palestine near Jerusalem. Once again the finger of the Lord intervened. The Grand Khan Möngke died and all the military leaders were recalled to the heartland of the Mongolian Empire to the Kuriltai, the Mongolian military council. Here again a new Great Khan, Kublai Khan was elected.
The Caliphate of Baghdad was struggling in its own death throes even before the arrival of Hülegü, the Mongol terror from the north. The demoralization of the Hashshashin, the Ismaili assassination teams upon the Caliphate was significant. This Nizari sub-sect of the Ismaili Shi’ite Grand Master Hasan-i-Sabbah, this mystic Islamic secret society that targeted the elite of the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad was now being targeted by the Mongolians.
When we begin to understand the purifying mission that the Hashshashin envisioned for the restoration of a purified Islam, we now understand the meaning of the name for the Islamic Assassins by the name by which they were known, al-da'wa al-jadīda that means simply, “the new divine.”
Today there has also been resurrected a new symbol by the Palestinian militants that has it roots in the Islamic Hashshashin. The Hashshashin called themselves the “fedayeen”, a word so eloquently wrapped around the Palestinian quest for a national homeland and the persona of Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein’s “Men of Sacrifice.”
The word fedayeen came from the Arabic that literally means “one who is ready to sacrifice their life for a cause.” As we look into the archives of the past, we search for clues in our quest to discover the elements that the God of Israel will resurrect in the final days when the restoration of Israel will be complete. It appears that when the Jewish people lost their identity or chose not to reflect the radiant glory of the God of Israel to the social culture around them, the social culture in which they lived degenerated to the point of slavery of the dark forces of Satan.
We must seriously consider that throughout the conquests of all the major imperial forces that have surrounded Israel and their remnant, the Jews today, the Almighty One of Israel is still protecting the remnant of His choice. He will not allow any catastrophic event to occur that will blot out the name of Israel from this planet earth.
As we watch nightly the T.V. documentaries of the social and political destruction of the modern Baghdad today, we must remind ourselves that when the presence of God’s covenant people fled and evacuated Baghdad and the land of Iraq, the death throes of destruction soon settled upon that land.
The days of Babylon/Iraq are almost over and soon she shall be a ruinous heap that will no longer be inhabitable. The forced introduction of genetic-engineered grain in Iraq has replaced the ancient grain stock used for centuries, the contamination of the fertile land with millions of tons of depleted-uranium munitions is now spreading a pestilence of carcinogens upon all living beings in Iraq.
The God of Israel has promised to bring destruction upon the land of Babylon. The land that many feel is the first homeland of the human civilization and the most ancient of societies will become utterly destroyed.
At this time the destruction of all social and religious cultural norms will complete the destruction of this land that was once the “bread basket” of the world.
In the year of 1884, there were 30,000 Jews in Baghdad. This increased to 50,000 by 1900. Considering themselves as “Arabs of the Jewish faith”, the Jews were a vibrant force in the Iraqi society. This affinity between Arab and Jews lasted until the 1930s. At that time the rise of Arab nationalism by the Muslim Brotherhood, blended with Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda, went on a collision course with the British Palestinian Mandate and the future rise of the Jewish state in 1948. Since 1950, the Jewish Community in Baghdad in the ancient land of Babylon, with a population once over 120,000 Jews, has now completed their escape under significant duress.
By October, 2006, Rabbi Emad Levy, the last Jewish rabbi in Iraq was planning to leave. No more than 12 Jews remained in that ancient homeland that preserved the Jewish people for 1260 years. Is it not amazing that the Lord of hosts withdrew all his chosen ones from the land of Iraq before the final destruction of the ancient land of Babylon was to be completed?
Jeremiah 50:9-10, 11-13 (parts) - “Move from the midst of Babylon, go out of the land of the Chaldeans; and be like the rams before the flocks. For behold, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country, and they shall array themselves against her; from there she shall be captured. Their arrows shall be like those of an expert warrior; none shall return in vain. And Chaldea shall become plunder; all who plunder her shall be satisfied,” says the Lord…
Behold you were glad, because you rejoiced, you destroyers of My heritage…Behold, the least of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land and a desert because of the wrath of the Lord she shall not be inhabited, but she shall be wholly desolate. Everyone who goes by Babylon shall be horrified and hiss at all her plagues.”
Jeremiah 51:36-37, 42-43 – “Therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Behold I will plead your case (Israel’s) and take vengeance for you. I will dry up her (Babylon’s) sea and make her springs dry. Babylon shall become a heap, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment and a hissing without an inhabitant… The sea has come up over Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of its waves, her cities are a desolation, a dry land and a wilderness, a land where no one dwells, through which no son of man passes.”
In the coming “Messianic Kingdom of God”, after all the catastrophic remodeling of this planet are over with by the seven trumpet and vial plaques of the “Wrath of God”, we have to ask, what will the land of Babylon look like? As the waters of the Persian Gulf lapped farther up into the land of Iraq in the ancient of days, so also the descent of the land where Nimrod gave “civilization” its birth may be covered up and sink under the waters of the Persian Gulf.
On December 30, 2006, the lifeless body of Saddam Hussein, the former President of Iraq, was caught hiding in a hole like a rat in the ground. He was hung by his Iraqi executioners. Babylon had fallen for the second time. The third was yet to come.
So also in the final days of the Caliphate of Baghdad in 1258 CE, the Jewish people had also decentralized themselves from the Islamic population and lived in religious and cultural enclaves outside the realm of the political centers in Baghdad. When the Mongol hordes of Hülegü Khan came raging down from the north not only were the Jewish people spared complete extermination, but the God of Israel put a soft spot in the heart of the Mongols warlords for they were noted to be tolerant to both Jews and Christians. Hülegü’s brother, Kublai Khan, who became the Great Khan in 1262, according to Marco Pole was “just towards the Jews many of which served in his army.”
It was Benjamin of Tudelo, sometime between 1159 and 1172 CE, who wrote about the Jews in the Middle East in his travel logs as he traveled throughout the Levant. His travels were during the reign of Emir al-Menemin who was the spiritual leader of the Sunni Abbasid Dynasty in Baghdad while the Seljuk Turks were the governing leaders.
At that time only about one thousand Jews lived in the walled city of Baghdad. The massacre that destroyed over 500,000 of the Baghdadi society by the Mongols did not largely affect the Jewish sub-culture or threaten its national existence. As Benjamin of Tudelo wrote:
Benjamin of Tudelo – “The Caliph is kindly disposed towards Israel and reads and speaks our holy tongue.” (“History of Jews in Iraq” by Wikipedia)
There in the city of Baghdad that was being rebuilt from the ashes of the Mongolian destruction (1258), the Jews that returned to the city were found supporting ten colleges that were headed by a Jewish president. The Jewish leader of Baghdad that time was Daniel ben Hisdai, the ruling exilarch (Jewish ruler of the exiles) in Babylon. Benjamin of Tudelo also mentions that there were 7000 Jews in the Jewish community in Mosul, located on the Tigris River opposite Nineveh. “Beyond Babylon” in what may have been Shushan (ancient Susa), twenty thousand Jews lived at the place where the “house of the prophet Daniel was located.”
During the Mongolian Il-Khanate rule (1258-1534) of 276 years, the Jews no doubt suffered but not in a way of a genocide or national catastrophe such as was wreaked with havoc upon the Sunni Muslims. The Jewish priests were even exempt from the yearly poll-tax of one gold dinar.
It was Hülegü’s son, Ahmed Tekuder Khan (1282-1284 CE) who converted from Nestorian Christianity, the faith of his mother, to Islam and was known to be tolerant to the Jews. It was the next successor Arghun Khan (1784-1791 CE) who was a devout Buddhist and despised Muslims but was friendly towards Christians and Jews. Later Rashid-al-Din Tabib, who was a Persian physician and historian, became the steward to Gaykhatu Khan (1291-1295) and later financial adviser to Mahmud Ghazan Khan (1295-1304).
We can only suspect that within the Jewish “exile complex” they always knew that they were only sojourners in a foreign land for the God of Israel. This concept prohibited them from getting too identified with the national identity in their host countries where they dwelled. Was it possible that the Jewish people were willing to flee and evacuate quicker from the Muslim cities to other havens of Jewish presence because they did not have as strong an affinity to the land of their pilgrimage? As such, we can only presume that not as many of the Jewish people were living in the cities of Damascus , Jerusalem and Cairo during these days of turmoil. Because the Jewish people were living in the city of Baghdad, they shared the fate of the rest of the citizens of that city. Yet the cultural centers of the Jewish people were within the towns and villages that were miles away from the prime center of destruction. These Jewish centers were largely spared.
Suddenly again, geo-political events like those that occurred earlier when the Golden Horde was on the verge of entering the city limits of Vienna, Austria in route to conquering the European continent, the Great Khan Genghis Khan died (1227). Europe survived and was saved destruction.
This also occurred twenty one years later when the Mongolian general Eljigidei was recalled from his impending conquest of Persia (1248) when the Grand Khan Güyük died prematurely of alcohol poisoning. Eljigidei was executed for a family plot against the Great Khan and the forces did not return south for another ten years.
The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem at that time was being weakened by the internal dissent of royal succession by the contenders to the throne of Jerusalem. Conrad III of Jerusalem represented the dynasty of German kings called the Hohenstaufen. These were the royal families of the Holy Roman Emperor, the Dukes of Swabia and the Kings of Sicily. The German royal claim was contested by the French claim to the throne by Hugh of Brienne. He was the senior heir of Alice of Jerusalem and Hugh I of Cyprus. What they did not know was that the God of Israel would soon remove their presence permanently from the Holy Land.
To the south, the “king of Egypt” was in the sights of Hülegü also. The power of the Hashsha’im, the Islamic Ismaili Assassins had been broken. The ancient warrior state of Lurestan west of the Zagros Mountains had been destroyed. The city of Baghdad was leveled and the power of the Islamic Sunni Caliphate of the Abbasids was destroyed. The Ayyubid Sunni Dynasty in Syria had now fallen and now Egypt was in the Mongolian destructive pathway.
With the knowledge that his general, mother and wife of Hülegü Khan were Nestorian Christians, the fate of the Crusader States in Jerusalem and the Holy Land was not known. In a head to head struggle, like in the European continent, the might of the Mongolian’s military power would have forever changed the course of history.
Without the protecting hand of the Almighty One, the Jewish people in the Middle East might have been destroyed and the remnant of the Hebrews would have virtually disappeared from the Euro-Asian continent. What we now see is that the finger of the Lord of hosts protected His own as they dwelled in small academic centers outside the political arenas of power, greed and control over the fate of the Middle East. As such, the oracles that the God of Israel had given to His people to protect and preserve were saved from destruction.
Yet, only seven years after the Great Khan Güyük died in 1248 CE and Möngke Khan became the Great Khan, he also died, eleven years later while on a military expedition to China in 1259. The Mamluk rulers in Egypt and the Crusader States in the Holy Land were spared as the Mongolian army withdrew again to the Mongolian military council, the kuriltai, in 1259 CE. For Hülegü, time was in his hands as he was also a candidate for the nomination to be the Great Khan. He was prepared to return and finish his task at a later date. Yet the God of Israel had a different plan.
At the Kuriltai, the Mongolian military council convened. This council would be most momentous. It would open a path of destruction and decline for the Mongolian Empire. The succession was soon over and one of Hülegü’s brothers, Kublai, was elevated to the Great Khan. Another brother was imprisoned and the United Mongol Empire ceased to exist with its central power in the Chagatai province of Central Mongolia. The shift of the center of the Mongolian imperial power moved to China.
The first United Yuán Emperor of China under the leadership of Kublai Khan would rise as the fourth Mongolian Kingdom. Like the ancient Grecian Empire of Alexander the Great the Mongolian Empire would soon break into four rival Mongolian Kingdoms.
This prophetic shadow picture will be important for us to remember as we begin to look at the rise of Daniel’s prophetic “he-Goat’s” imperial force in chapter eight. Once again, we will see the “mighty horn” of the United States fronting their global aerial military power for the western global economic force seeking world domination called the Golden Internationale. They will compete for the prize of global world domination against the Red Internationale; the Red Communist Leninist global forces that were first forged by the largest global empire in history, the Greater Mongolian Empire that ruled in the lands of Russia, Persia (Iran) and China.
Something strange will happen in that latter day, the imperial quest of the Mongolians will rise again. This time their descendants will not only seek world domination but will seek to reclaim the prize that the God of Israel denied them in the 13th to 14th century. The legacy of the Mongolians will seek to conquer and destroy the city of Jerusalem, the “apple” of God’s eye.
As we progress into the Part Four of this series, “The Final Kingdoms of the Mongolian Empire and The Rise of the Modern Communist States of Russia and China” we will begin a serious study on the final pathway of the Mongolians as they reemerged into the atheistic ideology of Jewish Karl Marx’s communist manifesto with the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics and the Republic of China.
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Greater Mongolian Dynasty of Russia, China and Persia
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Daniel 8 – The Epic War of Civilizations between the
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History predominately taken from the Free Internet Encyclopedia Wikipedia
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