To your average Spaniard, the self-flagellating Opus Dei (OD) assassin character from the Da Vinci Code was worth an eye roll at best. After all, the OD is a household name in Spain, having infiltrated the higher strata of Spanish society over the past century. It is common to mention, usually in passing, that so-and-so “es del Opus”, meaning they belong to the sect and are by implication fundamentalist catholics. Indeed, most people in Spain personally know someone who “es del Opus”.
Although the nature of their activities is secretive, it is known that many of the wealthiest and most influential families in Spain are members of this organization. The OD is synonymous with nepotism and influence to advance the careers of their members, which is one of the stated objectives of the sect founder José María Escrivá de Balaguer. And despite being a mostly Spanish phenomenon, it has never renounced to “spreading the good word” to other nations of “Christian values” and indeed has had an office in Chicago since 1949.
In light of the piece picked up by SOTT “High-ranking members of US military part of ‘Knights of Malta,’ ‘Opus Dei,’ reporter claims” it may be worth asking what is exactly the “Work of God” and what in the devil’s name does it want?
Founded in Madrid in 1928 and accepted in the Vatican in 1948, the OD has been described by German theologian Urs von Balthasar as the “Holy mafia”, “the strongest concentration of fundamentalism in the Church (…) striving to ensure the political and social power by all means visible and hidden, public and secret”. The official OD euphemism for this is “bringing about a Christian renewal”. According to the report linked above:
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.”
While it is definitely a crusade in the best tradition of Spain’s florid history as the Sword of Rome at home and abroad, it is naive to think the OD is protecting anything but its own interests. Under the guise of “Holy Intransigence” and “Holy Coercion” (actual terms borrowed by Balaguer from the Inquisition), the OD brought its “steel hammer wrapped in padded sleeve” to bear in all aspects of Spanish society during the Franco dictatorship. The hammer being “uncompromising doctrine”; the padding being a hypocritical veneer of piety. Spaniards know only too well that when the OD refers to “Christians” they actually mean “ultra-conservative repressed Catholic control freaks like ourselves”, not true followers of the gospel of Christ.
This is why the the OD’s philosophy as summarized in their lead psalm may not cause many Spanish eyebrows to rise, but may pose some disturbing questions in the context of the US military: “Ask me and I will give you the nations in heritage and I will extend your domains to the limits of the Earth. You will rule them like a rod of iron, and like pottery they will break”.
The OD angle ties in with reports on the rise of fundamentalist Christian groups in the US Air Force and may be linked, as some investigators suggest, to the odd nuclear caper at the Minot ND Air Force base in 2007 in which a B-52 loaded with advanced cruise nuclear missiles flew over the US for 3.5 hours before landing at the Barksdale airbase in Louisiana.
Everything about this incident is unsettling in its implications. The official line is that 3 guards fell asleep at the post, which is laughable to anybody who knows shit from shinola about nuclear weapon transport protocols. The weapons could only be extracted by insiders shortcircuiting the protocols. Then there’s the issue of how many warheads the bomber was actually carrying. Early reports speak of 6 nuclear-tipped missiles leaving Minot; later reports say 5 missiles were recovered at Barksdale, and yet later reports lower the number leaving Minot to 5. This number dance is far from reassuring when speaking of 150 kiloton nuclear warheads. The difference between 5 and 6 could make all the difference in the world for millions of people.
The non-official theories that were circulated at the time suggested the implication of a fundamentalist rogue group within the Air Force that intended to fly them to the Middle East for use in a false-flag operation. Only the warning given by “patriotic low-level airmen” allowed command to know what was going on in time to ground the plane while still in US territory. The bomber crew were allegedly unaware of the nature of their payload.
3 years after the incident, six airmen related to the fateful flight have died in more or less untimely manners, the sixth missile remains a mystery and it turns out that the Christian Taleban have infiltrated not just the AF but the Navy and the Army too. Definitely not a happy mix for the rest of us, although it is fitting inasmuch as Balaguer would consider a nuclear weapon the ultimate instrument of Holy Coercion, and probably wouldn’t flinch at using it… only if it were God’s will, of course.
Curiously, in his chat with Bill Ryan, NWO fixer extraordinaire “Charles” makes a point of mentioning that the 33 have ruled out the use of nukes for being counterproductive to their sustainability business plan. Why exactly this information would be considered relevant is not clear, considering that nukes aren’t exactly news since the Cold War ended. Maybe it is a way of implying that the new generation of scalar weapons are not only as effective but more environmentally-friendly too. Maybe it’s a way of putting some distance between themselves and a possible future detonation event. After all, isn’t it easier to blame an albino psycho killer than a confabulation of flabby reptile worshippers? Predictive programming, what?
Speaking of The Da Vinci Code, here’s a good one: the OD reported a 40% increase in US applications to join the order AFTER the movie came out. Exactly what kind of person would feel compelled to join the OD after watching the movie (many undoubtedly to cover the vacancy left by Silas the albino killer dude) is just another unsettling issue to leave in the air. Birds of same feather flock together… in nuclear-armed B-52s. If this isn’t one of the signs of impending Armageddon, then strap me to a thorn belt and whip my naughty asset.
Since no self-respecting piece on secret societies can end without deciphering some occult and meaningful code to the never-ending delight of the frequent flier (Dan Brown dixit), let us now reveal the “divine mission” of the Work of God hidden in the order’s very name. When rearranged in three anagrams and put together, OPUS DEI reads:
U IS DOPE
I UP DOSE
SO DIE UP
Chew on that and try not to Over Dose. And above all do not picture Silas flying a nuclear-armed B-52. The mere thought is a sin.