Mystery surrounds a letter said to have been written in 1871 which predicted the First and Second World Wars and claims the third global conflict will be between the West and Islam.
The bizarre predictions say the First World War, which began in 1914, was triggered by the mysterious Illuminati hoping to bring down Russia’s reign of Tsars.
It then says the Second World War – which came to fruition in 1939 – would be fomented many years later by a clash between Fascists and Zionists.
The predictions are said to have been penned by Confederate officer and Freemason Albert Pike in 1871 in his correspondence to Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Mazzini, The Sun reported.
However, some have declared the letter a hoax – claiming many terms that feature in the letter were not in regular use in 1871 and that there are no primary sources to vouch for its authenticity.
The letter purportedly states: ‘The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism.’
Written in 1871, the statement would appear to accurately predict the Russian Revolution of 1917, which overthrew the Tsarist leadership and led to the creation of the communist Soviet Empire.
This occurred three years after the outbreak of the First World War which contributed to heightened political unrest at home and discontent towards the country’s ruling elite.
It goes on: ‘The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists.
‘This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine.
‘During the Second World War, international communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.’
This has been interpreted as a reference to the Nazi Party and the suffering Europe’s Jewish population underwent at its behest.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (left) by Gavrilo Princip (right) led to the First World War when the world powers tumbled into war with another
Albert Pike claimed the First World War (pictured) was actually orchestrated in order to overthrow the power of the Tsars in Russia and establish it as a balancing force of communism.
In turn, this did lead to the creation of Israel in the state of Palestine and also saw the collapse of Nazism.
Communism would then be used in ‘balancing Christendom’, Pike allegedly claimed, in a possible reference to the Cold War.
Finally, the letter states a Third World War will occur between the ‘political Zionists’ and the ‘leaders of the Islamic world’.
‘The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam [the Muslim Arabic World] and political Zionism [the State of Israel] mutually destroy each other.
‘Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion.
The Second World War was said to be referenced in the letter as an event that would establish communism as a ‘balancing’ force to the ‘Christendom’ of the West