Prize winning journalist, Seymour Hersh charged General Stanley McChrystal, and members of special operations, of being a secret members of a Catholic group known as the Knights of Malta as well as the famous Catholic Opus Dei. Hersh claims members of these group “see themselves as protectors of the Christians. They’re protecting them from the Muslims as in the 13th century. And this is their function.” Sounds terrifying-an American general and members of Special Operations conducting secret missions to kill Muslims, but there is scant evidence these charges have anything to do with reality. The general’s spokesperson, David Bolger, retorted that Hersh charges “are completely false and without basis of fact.” Opus Dei was the secret organization that supposedly was working to take over the world–or something like that– in the motion picture, “The Da Vinci Code.” Anyone who has studied history knows about these organizations, and, heck, Opus Dei even has a web site.
Yes, Catholic groups in the Middle Ages waged war against Muslims. General McChrystal head an army in Afghanistan that was protecting Muslims against other Muslims. There is no mystery. Perhaps, McChrystal harbors secret dreams, but there is no evidence he ever got past his dreams.