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ôVeni, Vidi, Deus Vicit:ö Jan Sobieski Day, September 12
IsraPundit ^ | 9/12/08 | Bill Levinson

Posted on 09/12/2008 9:50:54 AM PDT by Winged Hussar

Multiculturalists are trying to define September 12 as "Interdependence Day," when it is in fact the anniversary of one of the most decisive battles in history. On this date in 1683, Central Europe was on the edge of conquest by an Islamic supremacist army. Turkish miners had already undermined at least one bastion of Vienna's fortress, and only a heroic response by defenders who actually extinguished an explosive charge's fuze prevented a fatal breach in the defenses. Within days if not hours, militant and expansionist Islam would hold sway over the heart of Europe. That was when the Polish Army showed up, and King Jan Sobieski III was in command.

    The Moslem troops panicked at the sound and fury of the heavy mounted, winged Polish Hussars' avalanche, and frantically fled off the field of battle. On October 9 at Parkany, Hungary, Sobieski won the decisive battle. Never again did the Islamic military attempt to subjugate Europe.

    Coffee:A Polish Gift to Civilization? Polish American Journal, April 1994 by Anthony K. Podbielski, Lt. Col. Aus. Ret.

Adam Zamoyski's The Polish Way (page 3) reports, "Then the Husaria broke into a wild gallop and the heavy mass of men and horses cascaded over the Turkish ranks, bowling over the first, slicing through the second… The Grand Vizir leapt on to a horse and made his own escape moments before the winged riders thundered up to the tent and the banner was struck." The reference adds that the Crimean Horde fled from the field without striking a single blow, thus showing that there was at least one way to avoid total disaster from a fight with Polish cavalry: fast horses and a good head start. Afterward, Sobieski proclaimed, "Veni, vidi, Deus vicit:" "I came, I saw, God conquered."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1683; interdependence; islamofascism; sobieski; vienna
The Turkish Grand Vizier, Kara Mustafa, was in such haste to flee that he broke a jeweled stirrup from his horse's tack, and Jan Sobieski captured it as a gift for his wife. The Poles meanwhile cleaned out the Turkish camp, where they found not only the usual prizes of war but a large supply of coffee. An enterprising Pole opened a coffee shop in Vienna: the ancestor of Starbucks and Barnes & Noble's coffee shops. The modern crescent pastry is reputedly modeled on the captured Turkish battle standards.

So there we have the TRUE significance of September 12. It is not merely the day after the most vicious crime to have ever been perpetrated against the United States, and it is certainly not an "Interdependence Day" for "world citizens." It is the anniversary of one of the most decisive battles in history: a battle that may well have saved Central Europe from an ideology similar to the one responsible for 9/11.

1 posted on 09/12/2008 9:50:54 AM PDT by Winged Hussar
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To: All

Very interesting.


2 posted on 09/12/2008 9:53:07 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Winged Hussar

Contrast the determination and heroism of our ancestors with the craven leadership of Europe today. Islam is pulling off a slow motion conquest and many in the EU “leadership” are aiding and abetting them.


3 posted on 09/12/2008 9:56:44 AM PDT by scory
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To: Winged Hussar
A part of history they are no longer willing to teach, so we will have to repeat it, I fear...

the infowarrior

4 posted on 09/12/2008 9:57:22 AM PDT by infowarrior (“Let the voters decide if Palin is laughable.”-Tublecane)
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To: Winged Hussar

>>The modern crescent pastry is reputedly modeled on the captured Turkish battle standards.

I thought the croissant (French word for crescent) was made to commemorate this victory?


5 posted on 09/12/2008 9:58:10 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: oblomov

I thought it was the bagel, which was supposed to represent the stirrups on Sobieski’s horse.


6 posted on 09/12/2008 10:14:44 AM PDT by hawkboy
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To: Winged Hussar
Thank you for posting this reminder.

The Battle of Vienna of 1683, together with Lepanto are perhaps the most important battles ever fought in the context of the subhuman muslim hordes.

Absent those two historical events, I shudder to think what "modern" civilization would be like today.

A lot closer to the famous observation of "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." *

Just a glance at ALL the members of the "Organization Islamic Conference"** should be all the confirmation necessary for the dullest, ignorant "PC" mind...

* Hobbes, Leviathan

** oDoofus' famous "57 states"

7 posted on 09/12/2008 10:15:30 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Winged Hussar

When I lived in Poland, I had an opportunity to take a trip to Austria. There this story was told to us by our Polish tour guide along with a trip to Kahlenberg (sp?). It was something that I had never learned in school - and I even went to private schools!


8 posted on 09/12/2008 10:21:09 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Palin/Cleese '12)
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To: Winged Hussar

I’ve read that the hyper-confident Kara Hussein Mustafa didn’t send, or even refused to allow his Tatar(?) allies to harrass and raid the Pole-led coalition as it climbed mountains or crossed rivers on approach. Such a fool.


9 posted on 09/12/2008 11:01:32 AM PDT by flowerplough (Obama's two autobiographies: "All About Myself" and "Thinking About Me")
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...hyper-confident Kara Hussein Mustafa didn’t send, or even refused to allow his Tatar(?) allies to harrass and raid... ...such a fool.

Does that hubris of overconfidence remind you of a certain political American subculture at present?

10 posted on 09/12/2008 11:19:52 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: hawkboy

As legend has it, both the bagel and the croissant originated in Vienna as commemoratives of the battle.


11 posted on 09/12/2008 11:47:38 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: lizol

Ping.


12 posted on 09/12/2008 3:44:20 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


13 posted on 09/12/2008 3:48:13 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: Winged Hussar; Pyro7480
Niech Bóg błogosławi Polskę!
14 posted on 09/12/2008 4:03:02 PM PDT by Dajjal (Visit Ann Coulter's getdrunkandvote4mccain.com)
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Serdeczna Matko, opiekunko ludzi.


15 posted on 09/13/2008 8:03:10 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Mary, the Mother of God, is the patroness of Poland.)
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