Mark Dankof’s Open Letter to the Russian People

by Mark Dankof

On what would have been my Father’s 102nd birthday and the day after the beginning of Lent 2022 in the Western Church via Ash Wednesday last evening, I compose an Open Letter to the people of Russia upon request. I once wrote an Open Letter to the youth of Iran in December of 2015. That too was asked for.

My late Father and the environment in which I grew up as his younger son plays an important part in my life story, both in terms of who I once was as well as who I still am. You can read his story courtesy of his obituary posted in 2009.

It is entitled, “Colonel Karl E. Dankof, Shah’s Imperial Iranian Air Force Logistician, Dead at 89.” He is now interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Section 54.

In Fremont County, Iowa in his hometown of Hamburg, Iowa, there is a painted “Freedom Rock” which bears his portrait, among others from that County in Iowa’s Southwestern Corner where Iowa suddenly becomes Nebraska or Missouri if you drive either west or south from this place in mere minutes. Recent events have not favored this now declining community. CNN film footage will explain why in a piece entitled, “After the Flood.”

I experienced something rather odd when viewing the magnitude of the disaster. Hamburg, Iowa became for me a sad prototype of the apocalyptic future I believe awaits the American Empire. The eschatological overtones of Jesus Christ in His Olivet Discourse resonate for me in Matthew 24: 39 where the Lord proclaims that ” . . . the flood came and swept them all away.”

This has been the case of Empires throughout world history. In the case of the American Empire, it absolutely deserves a most horrible and sudden death, both because of what it has done to other nations courtesy of “Democracy” as well as what it has inflicted upon its own domestic inhabitants in terms of their Constitutional freedoms, the exercise of the Bill of Rights, and the Empire’s Technocratic Surveillance State constructed and deployed in the name of “Security.”

If possible, we could all ask Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, or Bradley Manning how safe they feel these days, and how free they are courtesy of the Home of the Brave, the last 4 words of the American National Anthem. One of my late colleagues 20 years my senior who passed away last October cynically but accurately supported the adoption of a slight alteration of those last 4 words some 15 years ago. In America concocted by the elite denizens and enforcers of The New World Order, he vastly preferred the “Home of the Slaves.”

Come to think of it, I’m not too popular myself since 2006 in San Antonio, home to the American military establishment and the Global Internet Surveillance operation of the National Security Agency (NSA).

Interviews like “U. S. Liberal Democracy Turning Into Totalitarian Regime Reminiscent of the Soviet Union” given to the Tehran Times awhile back, years of appearances on TV on Press TV/Iran courtesy of the PBS or Fox-29 studio hookups once grudgingly allowed in the Alamo City, domestic American broadcasts on the Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN) here in Texas, and many past articles and published Op-Ed pieces for the American Free Press (AFP) in Washington and Don Wassall’s The Freedom Times (online as the American Freedom News), have made me a target of a long-term campaign of economic and professional marginalization, demonization, and quiet ostracism I could not have imagined in the America of my youth.

That America is long gone. The death of that America began in earnest when a fusillade of bullets ended the life of President John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963. I was 8 years old and in the 3rd grade of elementary school.

Believe it or not, when I voted recently in the 2020 Republican (GOP) Primary in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, there was a most curious Proposition 4 on the ballot, asking me if I agreed with legislation that would ban the teaching of the Marxist Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Texas public schools (I would, just as I denounce using public schools anywhere in this country to inculcate the young in LGBTQ practices and ideology or the legitimacy of abortion-on-demand.) But the second part of Proposition 4 also asked me in the same sentence to approve the doctrine of “American Exceptionalism” as the view of history to be presented exclusively in these same schools and State-approved textbooks.

This idiotic idea carried the day with Republican voters in the entire State of Texas.

Can they really believe such nonsense, both in terms of what has happened in this country in my lifetime, and the crimes committed by the American Establishment of both political parties abroad just in the last 30 years alone? Where in the world is such a view of the American Empire as the “exception” to the proven Bell Curve of history for all Empires in the course of linear time? Christ and the understanding of the redemptive history of Scripture would clearly find such a view both imbecilic and blasphemous.

And yet the “Christian” Right in the State of Texas actually believes in such colonic detritus, along with the “Exceptionalism” of the Zionist State of Israel in marriage with The Beast, inscribed annually as an obligatory mantra in a GOP Party Platform in the Lone Star State that in this arena of simian thought and warped ahistorical theocratic expression, is best used to line a cat litter box if one is Vitaly Milonov in Russia (smile), or Mark Dankof in Texas attempting to house train a new German Shepherd rescue dog.

In my Open Letter to Iranian youth over 6 years ago, the Tasnim News Agency of that country sought my humble opinion of the letter of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution to his young people. I did indeed honor that request. It is available in English and Persian.

The English language version is entitled, “Mark Dankof: Leader’s Letter Urges Youth to Ponder West Duplicity.” I cited an article by Alexander Zinoviev of Russia entitled, “The End of Communism in Russia Meant the End of Democracy in the West.”

Truthfully, were it not for my good friend, Charles Bausman, the editor of Russia Insider, I would have never heard of Zinoviev or his cosmic significance alongside Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov. That underscores the pathetic performance of the American educational system all the way from elementary school and high school through the undergraduate collegiate educational process and beyond. It is also a damning indictment of the American news media.

This struck me during my penning of the letter to Tehran in December of 2015 as a macrocosmic prototype of a painful truth:

Everything I have ever learned about the real and demythologized history of my own country was largely learned on my own through circumstances I cannot fully discuss and through painstaking reading and research over decades. That began as a youngster in questioning the official version and verdict of what happened to President Kennedy in Dallas.

What I learned in American schools over many years in watching and reading mainstream American media growing up proved to be a demonic synthesis of myths, half-truths, and outright and deliberately crafted and targeted falsehoods. In many instances, the topics were not even covered at all.

The list of episodes in history concealed or falsely spun by American schools and mainstream media is encyclopedic and seemingly endless:

The American Civil War, the American imperialism of the late 19th century, the truth about who really sunk the USS Maine in Havana, Harbor, the establishment of the Federal Reserve Board and the direct Federal income tax on American citizens in 1913, the sinking of the Lusitania, the Versailles Treaty after World War I, the Weimar Republic in Germany before the rise of Hitler, the McCollum Memorandum provided to FDR in October 1940 as a primer on how to provoke a conflict with Japan and goad the latter into attacking the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, the bombing of Dresden in February of 1945, what was really behind the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the circumstances and truth of the death of General George Patton in December of 1945, the truth of all of the circumstances surrounding the establishment of the modern State of Israel, the real truth surrounding the mysterious death of American Defense Secretary James Forrestal in May of 1949, the Lavon Affair, Operation Ajax in 1953 in Iran, the assassination of Diem in South Vietnam in 1963, the subsequent assassination of President Kennedy 3 weeks later on November 22nd, 1963, the Israeli theft of American nuclear materials from the NUMEC plant in Apollo, Pennsylvania after the Kennedy Assassination, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which brought the United States into the Vietnam War, Israel’s attack upon the USS Liberty in June of 1967 in “Operation Cyanide,” the RFK and MLK assassinations in 1968, the PROMIS affair, the Pollard spy case in 1987, what transpired between the United States and Gorbachev after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the first American invasion of Iraq in “Operation Desert Storm,” the deaths of Vince Foster and Ron Brown in 1993 and 1996 during the first Clinton Presidential Administration, NATO’s bombing of Belgrade in 1999, the 9-11 attacks, the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq in October of 2001 and March of 2003 respectively, the subsequent criminal actions of the United States in Libya and Syria, the assassinations of Iranian scientists over years and then that of General Soleimani in January of 2020, the later emergence of the Mossad sex trafficking ring of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, exposing the earlier Mossad connection to British media magnate Robert Maxwell and his subsequent murder.

In the case of Donald Trump’s authorization of the murder of General Soleimani, I publicly called it what it was in January of 2020: an extra-judicial war crime committed by the Commander in Chief and the 45th President of the United States.

You can imagine what Military Town USA, San Antonio, Texas, the American National Security State, the Republican Establishment, and the Israeli Lobby thought of those public statements distributed internationally by Iran’s Tasnim News Agency. The interview is still available but for how long is anyone’s guess. Look for “General Soleimani’s Assassination was an Extra-Judicial War Crime.”

This brings us full circle to the aforementioned deception of American Exceptionalism” and the tragic implementation of its assumptions by the American Empire throughout history with blood-soaked victims both domestic and foreign. Remember when I mentioned the American Civil War at the top of my list of items? I was never exposed to any of the revelations about Lincoln or the implications of the conflict between North and South until reading “The Real Lincoln” by Thomas DiLorenzo and attending one of his lectures in the greater Washington, D. C. area before 9-11. It is my hope that you will be able to access my review of his book in the Russian language.

The implications for understanding the mentality of the American Empire and the ignorance, blindness, and moral decadence of its subjects in 2022 has many links to the Lincoln Mythology, the American Civil War, and the beginning of the death of the Old American Republic in the aftermath of that conflict. The resulting evolutionary development of the present Leviathan Beast that has brought untold suffering into the world in its progressive implementation of the New World Order goes back to the 16th President of the United States.

Thoughtful leaders and citizens of contemporary post-Communist Russia with its current crisis in Ukraine would have deeper insights as to the demonic character of what is now attempting to destroy them and why in being acquainted with Professor DiLorenzo’s magnum opus. It changed the course of my own life to the present time.

Understood properly then, anyone who actually has the virus of “American Exceptionalism” in his or her bloodstream with its cancerous and demonic toxicity, operates with certain dangerous and derivative principles which are both all-encompassing and ultimately fatal. These include 1) the total embrace of the mythologies about the United States, especially its supposedly unique greatness in history and the operation of that greatness in history in uninterrupted perpetuity until the Second Advent of Christ; 2) metastasizing absolutism which denies any facts or reasonable interpretation of facts about events and individuals past or present which contradict the ideology’s doctrinal presuppositions and predictable conclusions; 3) adherence to the belief that the histories of other nations are inherently inferior and irrelevant, a belief dependent on knowing little or nothing about the actual histories of these nations, or their contributions to humanity through centuries; 4) and the astonishing belief that “American Exceptionalism” provides the American Empire with the divine commission of God to act domestically or internationally in ways that are inherently legitimate and lawful because of an allegedly “Biblical” mandate.

The most potent and poisonous concoction imaginable occurs when this lunacy is combined with belief in “Israeli Exceptionalism” as part of The Beast’s total composition and manifestation in history.

The best example of the Snake Oil Salesman for this nitroglycerin is John Hagee of Cornerstone Church, located not coincidentally, right here in San Antonio, Texas. He preaches a “Gospel” of Zionism and Jewish racial supremacy comingled with American “Christianity” and “American Exceptionalism.” Mr. Hagee has never met a Zio-American war he didn’t love. His Snake Oil is sold on syndicated American Cable TV religious programming and radio around the United States and the world. Demonic it is, but sell it does.

The Wall Street Journal estimated some years ago that this “Christian Televangelist” was sitting on a $150 Million Dollar Empire of his own in Hagee’s promotion of the American Empire and World Zionism as a prelude to the appearance of Antichrist in history. Contrast that with what happened to my late friend and colleague, Pastor Dale Crowley, and what continues to happen to me. To my knowledge, Pastor Crowley and I were the only American clergyman of consequence in broadcasting and print commentary to oppose this Satanic agenda at great personal cost. Dale was working on this many years before I ever entered the contest. In order to understand what I have conveyed to a largely unresponsive American audience, it is my hope that a Russian language translation of “Pastor Dale Crowley and Faithfulness Unto Death” will be made available to you.

When Pastor Crowley comes to my mind, I am reminded of the instructions that our Lord Jesus Christ imparted to the Church of Smyrna via the Apostle John in exile on the island of Patmos during the reign of the evil Roman Emperor Domitian (A. D. 81-96).

John’s “crime”? He refused to acknowledge Domitian’s proclamation of himself as the virtual incarnation of God on the earth, and the Emperor’s war against the proclamation of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Roman Empire and those God had commissioned to preach and teach it.

Christ’s instructions via John to the Church of Smyrna are directed to the Confessing Church of Jesus Christ throughout all of linear and redemptive history. We read in Revelation 2: 8-11:

To the Church in Smyrna

“To the angel of the church in Smyrna write:

These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.

11 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.

If as a Russian, you have the Holy Spirit’s understanding of Christ’s message through John inscribed in these verses, I rejoice. Because the war against the Russian nation, its leaders, and its people, can only be understood in a Biblical context, as I once explained to a handful of Christian parents and children in Texas in a private lecture I later published. I hope you will be able to access it in your own language.

It is entitled, “Christian Martyrdom and The American Empire: Mark Dankof On The New World Order.”

Everything I stated to these Christians in Texas in a private home seminar is now unfolding. I hope they remember my words that dark night quite some time ago. Americans in the main couldn’t care less about my message then or now. Neither have they heeded what I have told the Tehran Times and Sputnik International recently about this present crisis, just before it became an overtly military one. Neither have they heeded Thomas ErtlJames JatrasPat Buchanan, David Stockman, Paul Craig Roberts, Mike WhitneyFather Joseph Gleason, and a mere handful of responsible American analysts far more prominent than I in this life, who tried to tell them the truth. Isaiah 59: 8 describes those who follow Emperor Domitian of the Ancient Roman Empire or Emperor Biden of the American Empire. The Lake of Fire in John’s Apocalypse is their final destination.


The American Empire’s toxic brew of “American Exceptionalism” is the most poisonous of any in all of history. The implications of its existence have eschatological overtones in fulfilling the prophetic words of the New Testament about the exponential increase in demonic activity prior to the blessed return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

American Exceptionalism” in truth has the blended components of Multi-National Corporatism, Cultural Marxism, and Globalism.

The methods of its attempted exportation on a global basis are the deployment of sexual perversion and subversion of national sovereignties, the Information War, draconian economic sanctions for blackmail via starvation, assassinations and coup d’etats, and if necessary, military attack.

Its Satanic agenda is deliberately cloaked in Messianic clothing and appearance. The Apostle Paul warns us in 2 Corinthians 11: 14-15 that “For Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”

Those who ultimately stand behind this Empire are obvious, even as their naming and identification remain a total secret never to be mentioned in the American media.

The terrible news I share today is what you already know: Russia and President Putin have been targeted because they stand in resistance against this evil Beast in history. The Russian Orthodox cultural renaissance and recovery in your land in the post-Communist era especially outrage The Beast. He will stop at nothing in his attempt to destroy you, or the handful of us in the United States who have consigned ourselves to absolute marginalization, demonization, and probable future incarceration and martyrdom for having merely spoken and written the truth publicly while we could still do so. That window of opportunity is closing.

The wonderful news I share while I can as a Lutheran clergyman in virtual exile in my own country through all of this is that I am convinced that my Russian Orthodox and Traditional Roman Catholic friends are absolutely correct, that in His mysterious and providential wisdom, God has chosen Russia in these final times of the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and the progressive unveiling of its eschatological signs to oppose and defeat The Beast in ways yet to be seen.

Polycarp of Smyrna may be your temporal future and mine as well. But rest assured that we will finally be victorious, and the Lord will return in the righteous judgment of The Beast and his minions, rewarding His faithful people as He has throughout time in their full inclusion in the Kingdom of God eternal and well beyond present time and space.


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