Consequent to the flare-up of tensions between Israel and Hamas, there has been talk of a “Third Intifada.” So, for example, CNN World’s “GPS Sunday” program asked, “The escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas has made many wonder: Is this the dawn of the third intifada? And how does it relate to the other fires now burning in the Middle East?” 
The First Intifada, an “uprising” or a “shaking off”, lasted from December 1987 through 1993. The Second Intifada began in September 2000 and ended around 2005. 
Also, the crisis between Russia and the West over Ukraine may not be making the headlines at the moment, but it is far from over, suggested GPS Sunday. 
But what has been happening lately – the ISIS eruption in Iraq; the explosive tensions between Hamas and Israel; the simmering cauldron of Ukraine – may well be much worse than an Intifada. The 100-year anniversary of August 1914 – the “Guns of August” – is awaited with unease.
“The Jews of Israel are really a Crusader tactic to establish a disguised Kingdom of Jerusalem in the last half of the 20th Century, preparatory to the unleashment (currently unfolding) of phase 3 of Albert Pike’s Master Plan.” So wrote Ersjdamoo on August 2, 2010. Amin Maalouf, in his book, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, corroborates the claim of “Israel” being a disguised Crusader tactic: “In the popular mind, and in some official discourse too, Israel is regarded as a new Crusader state,” he writes.
In predominantly Muslim parts of the world, the term “Crusade” produces the same sort of negative reaction as the term “Jihad” does in much of the West. 
The original Crusaders, the Franks, were called by the astonished Arabs Faranj, Ifranj, and Ifranjat. Maalouf uses the word “Franj”, the briefest form of the Arab designation for the Franks.
When the Franj captured Jerusalem in 1099 Anno Domini, this was “the starting point of a millenial hostility between Islam and the West.” 
As the Franj first began arriving in the Holy Land, Behold! (writes one of the Arab historians), a comet appeared in the western sky and ascended for twenty days! 
The Christian invaders were called the nazara by the Arabs. In 1098 A.D., at the siege of Antioch, we find an early instance of the subtleties of the Franj. There, things were going badly for the Franj nazara. But then, the Crusaders unearthed the Holy Lance which had pierced the side of Jesus. This gave the Franj a boost in morale and they conquered Antioch. It was a great miracle, in Western annals.
But Ibn al-Athir, contemporary Arab chronicler, describes this “miracle of the Holy Lance” as having been manufactured by “an extremely wily monk.” This monk assured the Franj that “a lance of the Messiah, peace be upon him, was buried in the Kusyan, a great edifice of Antioch.” But the wily monk had “earlier buried a lance in the soil of the Kusyan and erased all his tracks.”
On December 11, 1098 the Franj lurked outside the city of Ma’aara. The idolaters do not like to tell of what followed. Bohemond was leading the Crusaders. He promised to spare the lives of the townspeople if they would stop resisting and withdraw from certain buildings. But the Franj lied! Frankish chronicler Radulph of Caen describes how the Franj put the townspeople to the sword. Adults were boiled in cooking pots. Children were impaled on spits, grilled, and then eaten by the hungry Crusaders.
“The Turks would never forget the cannibalism of the Occidentals. Throughout their epic literature, the Franj are invariably described as anthropophagi.” 
King of Jerusalem
In 1773, Adam Weishaupt had met with Mayer Amschel Rothschild, himself in league with one Charles de Lorraine, younger brother of Francois de Lorraine, exiled “King of Jerusalem.” 
“The Kingdom of Jerusalem had its origins in the First Crusade, when Godfrey of Bouillon took the title Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri (Protector of the Holy Sepulcher) in 1099 and was crowned as ruler of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.” 
When Jerusalem fell to the Saracens in 1187, the capital of the kingdom of Jerusalem was moved to Acre. There it remained until 1291, when the Crusaders were ousted from the Holy Land. Afterwards, disputing lines claimed heirship to the kingdom of Jerusalem. These were the “Kings of Jerusalem” in exile. 
Saint Bernard, with the economic support of the counts of Champagne, built an order in the Holy Land that was in contact with Arab and Jewish secret sects. That order, the Knights of the Temple of Solomon (Knights Templar), benefited from an unknown directorate which ran the Crusades in an effort to keep the order going, and not the other way around. The Knights Templar were not for the benefit of the Crusades, says Umberto Eco (Foucault’s Pendulum); the Crusades were for the benefit of the Knights Templar. All nine of the original knights belonged to what is called the “Rex Deus” bloodline. “According to some revisionist historians, the Rex Deus (Latin for ‘King God’) bloodline is, the European branch of the descendants of both high priest Aaron and king David of ancient Israel, an elite of diaspora Israelites who have managed to preserve their dual lineage intact for some 2,000 years and have appointed themselves as the custodians of the mysteries of Judaism and Christianity.” 
Today, there is competition for the title “King of Jerusalem”. Among the prominent claimants is the House of Lorraine. Otto of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine was claimant until 2007. Charles of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine is among the current claimants to the title, exiled “King of Jerusalem.” 
Persistence of the Crusades
The Crusades, perceived to have ended with the arrest, in 1307, of the Knights Templar, in fact continued. The battle for the Holy Land blew hot and cold over the centuries:
- 1386 A.D. — Christian Serbs defeated at Battle of Kosovo;
- 1453 A.D. — Constantinople falls to Ottoman Turks;
- 1571 A.D. — Battle of Lepanto, Christians vs. Muslims;
- 1683 A.D. — Ottoman army lays siege to Vienna;
- 1878 A.D. — Serbs regain independence after 500 years of Ottoman rule;
- 1912 – 1913 A.D. — Balkan Wars, frontiers of Ottoman Empire pushed back;
- 1990s — New Balkan wars between Christians and Muslims in the former Yugoslavia;
- 2001 – 2002 A.D. — “Clash of Civilizations.” George W. Bush, famous Christian, calls for a “crusade” against terrorists.
Britain, in the 1800s, had launched a plan to return the Jews to the Holy Land. On the face of it, this was meant to “bring back Jesus,” based on interpretation of the Bible. (Secretly it was to place the exiled King of Jerusalem back on the throne. Since he is of the Rex Deus bloodline, it does in a sense “bring back Jesus.”)
The Crusaders had had immense difficulty trying to keep the Holy Land in Christian hands. Theorized is that the Jews were tricked into taking on the hazardous job. “Look, we will give you a homeland,” said the secret Crusaders to the Jews. The Jews happily accepted the “gift horse” and did not “look it in the mouth.” Let us pray that tensions ease somehow. However it is with unease that Ersjdamoo views escalating conflicts and the imminence of August 1914+100.
(Portions of the above first appeared at my Melchizedek Communique web site on August 1, August 2 and August 22, 2010.)
——- Sources ——-
 “On GPS Sunday: A third intifada looming? And, why the Ukraine crisis isn’t over yet”, July 12, 2014.
 “Intifada”, Wikipedia, July 13, 2014.
 “Tenth Crusade”, Wikipedia, August 22, 2010
 Maalouf, Amin. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. New York: Schocken Books, 1984
 Hagger, Nicholas. The Secret Founding of America. London: Watkins Publishing, 2007
 “List of Kings of Jerusalem”, Wikipedia, August 2, 2010
 “Rex Deus; The King God Bloodline”