"The great Gothic cathedrals of Europe were constructed over a period of about two hundreds years –- from approximately 1134 to 1350 -- by masons
… ostensibly the same guild that would go on to become the foundation of Freemasonry today. And it was these same Templar masons who were supposed
have incorporated esoteric and secret geometric knowledge into the cathedrals basic construction.
Since the Freemasons are now considered by most scholars (if not by Masons themselves) the Templars’ direct lineal descendants, it only makes sense
that the perpetrators of this crime – in their apparent hatred of America -- would choose a target (or targets) that had some symbolic link --
through the Masons -- to the original Knights Templar Order.
The original “Assassins” were a quasi-religious sect of murderous “defenders of Islam” formed in 1090 by “al-Hasan ibn-al-Sabbah” -– the
same period that the Templars and the Catholic Church began their ill-fated attempt to “retake” the Holy Land in the Crusades.
…the cult was a ruthless, closed, secretive –- even occult –- society, one that used murder, guerrilla warfare, and (at times) overt military
conquest to achieve its aims. The Assassins were much feared (and, paradoxically, simultaneously admired) by the Templars during the Crusades, for
their almost mystical ability to strike at any time and without warning -- and against any target.
Modern Afghanistan, after they finally defeated the invading Soviet Union in the 1980’s, was taken over by a fanatic religious revolutionary
government called the “Taliban,” which translates from Arabic as “students of God” (Allah). This revolution, which began as a religious weapon
-- a “jihad” -- against the Soviets (with the direction and encouragement of both the CIA and the Pakistani intelligence service, ISI), was
subsequently taken up and is now quietly being continued by a series of Islamic madrasas (Muslim religious seminaries) in both countries. It is here,
according to New York Times reporter Jeffrey Goldberg, writing in the summer of 2000, that the next generation of bin Laden’s brand of
“Assassins” is even now being quietly trained.
Protected by Afghanistan’s Taliban, it is apparent that bin Laden sees himself as leading a new generation of Islamic fanatics –- to be molded
into modern descendants of the ancient Assassins -- in a continuation of the “900-year-old holy war” against the hated infidels of the Crusades,
almost a thousand years ago: the Templars, and their ultimate creation … the United States.
If you take 2001, and subtract the year al-Hasan ibn-al-Sabbah founded the Assassins, 1090, you get -
There is historical evidence pointing to the Order of the Assassins being present at the seminal battle of Hattin, in 1187, where the Knights Templar
were resoundingly defeated. Is it coincidence that the term “Assasseen” in Arabic signifies “guardians”, and that some commentators have
considered this to be the true origin of the word? But -- “guardians” of what? How about: whatever the Templar Knights defiled through their
non-Islamic excavations under Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem in 1118, and brought first to Europe … then to Scotland … then West?
Eventually, the Assassins were driven out of the Holy land, only to retreat to Afghanistan and Pakistan –- precisely where bin Laden now has his
base (in fact, perhaps subtly referring to this ancient heritage, bin Laden calls his current world-wide assassination network “Al Qaeda” .
Within a decade of their return, the Templars were probably the most influential body the world has ever known. ... the Templars established the first
international banking network, becoming financiers for the Levant and for practically every throne in Europe."
[edit on 14-8-2006 by In nothing we trust]