Religious Beginnings of an Unholy War
The Shocking Story of the Catholic
"Church's" Role in Starting the Vietnam War
By Avro Manhattan
Avro Manhattan (1914-1990).
Manhattan was the world's foremost authority on Roman
Catholicism in politics. A resident of London, during World War
II he operated a radio station called "Radio Freedom"
broadcasting to occupied Europe.
He was the
author of over 20 books including the best-seller The
Vatican in World Politics, twice Book-of-the-Month and
going through 57 editions. He was a Great Briton who
risked his life daily to expose some of the darkest secrets of
the Papacy. His books were #1 on the Forbidden Index
for the past 50 years!!
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With an immense collection
of facts, photos, names and dates, Manhattan proves that the Vietnam War
began as a religious conflict. He shows how America was manipulated into
supporting Catholic oppression in Vietnam supposedly to fight communism.
How religious pamphlets
and radio broadcasts convinced one million Catholics to leave North
Vietnam and live under Catholic rule in the South, overwhelming the
How brutal persecution
of Vietnamese Buddhists led to rioting and suicides by fire in the
Why the reports of what
was really happening, written by American military and civil
advisers, failed to reach the U.S. President.
Why the project
backfired, and as U.S. soldiers continued to die, the Vatican made a
secret deal with Ho Chi Minh.
World War II, the Provisional Partition of Vietnam, and the
Beginning of the Vietnamese Conflict.
Defeat of France and Japan - Vietnamese freedom-fighters declare
the independence of Vietnam - A French Vietnamese puppet Prime
Minister - Vietnamese Catholic Bishops appeal to the Vatican -
The U.S. sends two warships to Saigon - Eisenhower helps the
French in Vietnam - The Geneva Agreement - The l7th Parallel as
"a provisional demarcation line" between North and South Vietnam
- The Catholic lobby in the U.S. prevents a free election in
Vietnam - Fear of a communist electoral take-over - President
Eisenhower's candid comment.
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The Vatican-American Grand Alliance
Reasons Which Prompted the U.S. to Commit Herself to the War in
U.S. global policy following World War II - "Belligerent peace
between the U.S. and Soviet Russia - Russian territorial
expansionism after World War II - The U.S., Korea and the Cold
War - The Vatican fear of world communism - The launching of
political Catholicism against left-wing Europe - Religious
mobilization against Marxism.
Fatimaization of the West
Religious and Ideological Preliminaries to the Vietnamese War.
The "Cold War" as a step to the "Hot War" - The U.S. and the
Vatican make ready for "THE DAY" - The conditioning of Catholics
for the oncoming "Hot War" - The message of the Virgin of Fatima
- The conversion of Soviet Russia to the Catholic Church - The
political implications of the cult of Fatima - The pope and the
Virgin encourage Catholic volunteers for the Russian front.
The Pope's Blessing for a Preventive War
The Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Secret Chamberlain of the Pope,
Prepares for World War III.
The crown which weighs 1,200 grams of gold - Our Lady appears 15
times to a nun in the Philippines - The American Jesuit and the
miraculous rose petals - The American Secretary of Defense jumps
from a window on the l6th floor - Cardinal Spellman, Senator
McCarthy and the American Secretary of the Navy - The Boston
speech and the call for an American "preventive atomic war."
The Miraculous Zig-Zagging Sun
Pope Pius XII Uses Religious
Emotionalism as an Incitement to War.
The Virgin Mary visits the pope at the Vatican - Pius XII sees
the sun "zig-zag" - The prodigy and its political meaning - One
million pilgrims want the conversion of Russia - The first U.S.
ambassador designate at the Vatican attends atomic exercises in
Nevada - The U.S. ambassador to Moscow prepares for the invasion
of Russia - Description of the forthcoming invasion of Soviet
Russia by "Colliers " - Making ready for the war of liberation
The "Osservatore Romano" authenticates a miracle -The divine
message to the Vicar of Christ.
The Pope's "Preventive War" Miscarries.
U.S. Admirals, Generals and
Diplomats Troop to the Vatican, President Truman's Despairing
Papal warning of the
"barbaric invasion" - The American leader of the "Free Russia
Committee" - Dulles appeals for "an atomic striking force" -
Eisenhower and 12 War Ministers - 100 Divisions on the "ready" -
Saturation bombing experts see the pope - Russian agents steal
"the cipher books" of the Vatican - Vatican diplomats and their
secret spying via religion - The CIA - 100 million dollars to
train spies and terrorists - Uniforms with regulation shoulder
flashes marked USSR, instead of USA - Anybody here who can speak
Russian? - The pope promises the liberation of' Soviet Russia -
Mystical conditioning of Catholicism for the outbreak of an
atomic conflict - President Truman's despairing comment.
The Men Behind the Vietnamese War.
Politicians, Generals, and
Prelates and their Selection of the "Savior of Vietnam."
The U.S. and 400,000 tons of
war material - The fateful compromise of the 17th Parallel -
Joint Vatican-U.S. Asian strategy - Catholic anti-communist
crusade, McCarthy and Dulles - A cardinal as a linchpin between
Washington and Rome - J.F. Kennedy and the Catholic lobby - U.S.
preparation for intervention in Vietnam - The U.S. signs the
fatal Vietnam agreement with France - The U.S. takes over
military duties in South Vietnam - Foster-child of the
Washington-Vatican sponsorship of South Vietnam - A would-be
Catholic monk for an American grey eminence - Diem's
messiah-like complex - Diem becomes the premier of South
The Virgin Mary Goes South.
The Catholic Imponderable in
the Escalation of the Vietnamese
Diem begins to create a Catholic
administration - Diem refuses to hold elections as commanded by
the Geneva Agreement - Diem's refusal is supported by the U.S.
and the Vatican - The plan for the mass dislocation from the
North - The Catholics of North Vietnam, a state within a state -
The communist leader of North Vietnam appoints a Catholic bishop
to his government - Catholics want preferential treatment -
Scheme for mass exodus of Northern Catholics toward South
Vietnam - "Why has the Virgin Mary left the North?" - Catholic
mass evacuation from North Vietnam - Results of the Catholic-CIA
-Diem propaganda campaign - Catholic priests as Diem's agents -
A personal message to Eisenhower - The Seventh Fleet is sent to
help Diem - Flight for Freedom with the American Navy - The
pope's representatives meet the first refugees - Humbug fanfare
from Washington - The greatest phony refugee campaign promoted
by the CIA and the Vatican.
The Pius-Spellman-Dulles Secret Scheme.
The U.S. Taxpayer Finances
the Creation of a "Catholic Dictatorship" in South Vietnam.
The preparation for a massive
Catholic community in South Vietnam - The setting up of a model
Catholic state - The U.S. Catholic lobby begins to milk the U.S.
taxpayer to help Diem - 40 million dollars to resettle the
Catholics from North Vietnam - State officials and Catholic
priests - U.S. aid, "to Catholics only" - Mobile Catholic unit
to defend Christendom - A rural Catholic militia - Rapid
Catholicization of South Vietnam - Catholics to the top - Become
a Catholic for a quick promotion - Mishandling of U.S. aid to
Vietnam - Buddhists persuaded to become Catholics - A top U.S.
general becomes a Catholic - Discrimination against
non-Catholics - The strengthening of Catholics from the
The Promotion of Catholic Totalitarianism.
Dangerous May Be Confined to a Concentration Camp."
non-Catholic religions - Bribes, threats, agents and bitterness
- Battles, riots and arrest of members of "hostile" religions -
Further consolidation of the Catholic presence - Diem is given
"dictatorial" power - Executive orders for concentration camps -
American advisors support the new measures - Buddhists arrested
without warrants - Interrogation, deportation, and torture of
Buddhists - "Open" detention camps - Massacre and mass
elimination of Buddhists - Buddhists become Catholic to save
Consolidation of Terrorism
Anti-Protestant Legislation -
Detention, Arrests, Tortures and Executions.
Catholic totalitarianism for
a model Catholic state - Diem and the pope's teaching - The
Church should NOT be separated from the state - Refusal of
license to preach - A Catholic state cannot tolerate Protestant
dissidents - Blue print for the elimination of Protestantism -
Catholic education for a Catholic state - South Vietnam built
upon the social doctrines of ten popes - "It is an error to
believe the Catholic Church has not the power of using force" -
The cult of personalism - Diem's American "civil advisors" send
gloomy reports to Washington - Altars and shrines for President
Diem - Catholic "commando squads" of South Vietnam trained at
Michigan University - Identification cards for dissident
Catholics - Arrests and executions of Buddhist rebels - 24,000
wounded and 80,000 executed - 200, 000 Buddhists demonstrate in
Saigon - Diem decides to eliminate the religion of the majority.
Spy Plane Cancels a Summit Meeting
The Cardinal Spellman War
Replaces the "Preventive War" Planned by the Dulles Brothers and
Pope Pius XII.
The two partners and their global objectives - Soviet Russia
invades Hungary - Impending outbreak of World War III - The true
foreign policy makers of the U.S. - The CIA promotion of
American foreign policies - Collapse of the American-Russian
summit meeting - The CIA and the spy plane - On the brink of
atomic warfare "three times" - The U.S. threatens to use atomic
weapons - The Church prays for "the liberation" - The "third"
secret of the Virgin of Fatima - The Pope faints with "horror" -
He calls for a war "of effective self-defense" - Communist
expansion in Europe and Southeast Asia.
The Vatican Attempts to Prevent Peace
Pope John XXIII Rejects
Geneva Agreement While a U.S. Catholic President Goes for
The Viet-Minh upsets the Catholic Church - The Geneva Agreement
is anathema for the Vatican - Why the Vatican encouraged the
U.S. to intervene in Vietnam - Why Diem refused to hold a 'free"
election - Why North Vietnam wanted the "free" election" - What
an American senator has to say about it - The cardinal who flew
in American military aircraft - American troops the "soldiers of
Christ" - Vietnam is consecrated to the Virgin Mary - The Pope
creates an archdiocese in communist Vietnam - Pope John XXIII -
ecumenism-versus-realism - The Vietnamese Catholic Mafia and the
three brothers - Kennedy escalates the war -
"Unlimited"commitment in Vietnam.
Religious Persecutions and Suicides by Fire
World Opinion Forces U.S. to
"Deplore Repressive Actions" of Diem.
The Catholic minority and the Buddhists - The sectarian volcano
bursts out into the open - The Vatican flag in a Buddhist city -
Celebration for Buddha's birthday forbidden - The giant gong of
Xa Loi Pagoda - The Buddhists burn a Catholic village - The
monk's message - Suicides by fire - Mass demonstration against
Diem - Orders to close all pagodas - Buddhists killed by the
Diem police - Buddhist students arrested and tortured - Refuge
in the American embassy - The Americans are shocked at Diem's
ruthlessness - The U.S. "deplores repressive actions" - The
Catholic-CIA-Diem lobby minimize the Buddhist agitations.
End of the Catholic Dictatorship
Assassinations of Two
Why the American embassy was against Diem's appointment - A
disastrous choice - Kennedy's double dilemma - Diem's religious
political priorities - Catholic dictatorships of Croatia and
Vietnam compared - Diem and Pavelich's main objectives - Diem's
religious operations endanger the U.S. war efforts in Vietnam -
Buddhist deserters leave the Vietnamese army - Steps to avoid
the disintegration of the army - American subsidies to Vietnam
are suspended - CIA chief recalled - A free hand for a "Coup"
against Diem - Diem and his brother are shot to death -
President Kennedy is killed - Ten additional years of Vietnamese
war - The final price, 58,000 young American lives.
Catholic Expansionism in Southeast Asia in the 19th Century
Historical Background of the
U.S. War of Vietnam.
Catholic elites with a Buddhist background - The brothers Diem,
inheritors of ancient Catholic exclusiveness - Stepping stones
to the Catholic conquest of Indo-China - The Emperor Thieu Tri
and the revolt of 1843 - French gunboats and Catholic emissaries
- The 1862 "Friendship" imposed upon Vietnam - Friars, nuns, and
their civil and military protectors - Massive Catholic
conversions to the "true church" - The Catholicization of French
Vietnam during the last century.
Early History of Catholic Power in Siam and China
Characteristic Precedents of Repression.
The French East India Company and the missionaries - The
conversion to Catholicism of a Siamese king - Catholic
discrimination against Buddhists - Ghastly deeds of a Catholic
Mafia in Siam - Catholic and Frenchmen expelled and executed -
End of the Vatican bid for the control of Siam - Siam forbids
all Catholics for a century and a half - The Empress of China
who became a Catholic - Empress Helena sends a mission to the
pope - The Empress and the Jesuits plan to make China Catholic -
Rebellion of the Mandarins - The end of a dream for a Catholic
History of Catholic Aggressiveness in Japan
Political Unrest and Civil War
Catholic missionaries welcomed to Japan in the 16th century -
Japanese rulers, protectors of the Catholic Church - The
Catholic Church begins to meddle in Japanese politics - Japanese
Catholics fight the authorities - Civil unrest and civil war
promoted by the Church - Catholic sieges and battles - Catholic
persecutions in Kyoto and Osaka - Battles between the Jesuits,
Franciscans and the Japanese Catholics - The Spanish captain and
the Japanese ruler of Hideyoshi - Imperial ban against all
Catholics - The Catholics of Japan take up arms against the
Japanese government - The Jesuits lead an army of 30,000
Japanese Catholics against the Japanese rulers - The murder by
the Catholics of the Governor of Shimbara - Bloody battles
between Catholics and Buddhists - The Dutch help the Japanese to
fight the Catholics - The Edict: All Christians forbidden to
enter Japan for 250 years.
Creation of a Dangerous Alliance
Retrospective Assessment of
the Preliminaries of the U.S.-Vietnamese War.
The formula that worked in the past and which still works in the
present - The "Cold War," the U.S. and the Vatican -
U.S.-Vatican dual fear of a common enemy - Pope Pius XII, the
Dulles brothers and Cardinal Spellman - Power of the Catholic
lobby in the U.S. - The secret ambassador of the State
Department and the pope - Messages by word of mouth only - The
trio which helped the U.S. into the war in Vietnam.
The Two Catholic Presidents and a Revolutionary Pope
The Collapse of the U.S.-Vatican Grand
Strategy in Vietnam.
A cardinal, two brothers and Eisenhower - The prophecies of St.
Malachy - The expectations of the first "American Pope" - Rift
between two Catholic presidents - Politics before religion for
Kennedy - Kennedy's dilemma - The election of a revolutionary
pope and the shock at the State Department - The crash of the
U.S.-Vatican anti-communist crusade - Pope John XXIII scolds
President Diem - The Buddhist delegation goes to the Vatican -
President Diem begins to endanger the U.S. war operations in
Vietnam - Second thoughts in Washington - The step by step slide
towards the Vietnamese precipice - President Kennedy and his
desperate ambassadors - The final decision - The end of Diem and
Secret Deal Between the Pope and the Communists of North Vietnam.
The Vatican Prepares for a United Marxist
The pope and Ho Chi Minh - Relenting of
Vatican hostility toward North Vietnam - Pope John XXIII
consecrates a united Vietnam to the Virgin Mary - Disapproval of
the pope's dedication - Reaction of Cardinal Spellman and the
Catholic lobby of the U.S. - The Vatican takes the first steps
for the abandonment of the U.S. in Vietnam - Catholic mass
exodus of emigrants from the North - Political implications - Ho
Chi Minh outfoxes the pope.
The Final Disaster
the Vietnam-U.S. Partnership in Vietnam.
Calamitous significance of the Pope
John-Ho Chi Minh secret agreement - Their use of religion to
attain political objectives The Virgin Mary to the help of a
united Marxist Vietnam - The pattern of religious political
exploitation - U.S. military escalation and the pope's "wind of
change" - Secret cooperation between the Vatican and Vietnamese
Marxism - The Catholic Church withdraws from the war in Vietnam
- Adverse effects of the Vatican Moscow alliance on the war in
Vietnam - The end of an American nightmare.
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