The 1956 Suez Canal Crisis was the beginning of the Decline and Fall of the British Empire.

Unfortunately, the Empire was not about to retire gracefully . . . but fought a furious rearguard action....This resulted in the creation of the 1957 European Economic Community, and the 1958 replacement of Pope Pius XII with British Secret Service agent Angelo Roncalli aka Pope John XXIII....This was followed by the Kennedy Administration, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Beatles!!

The Suez Canal opened in 1869 and was the work of a brilliant French civil engineer named Ferdinand de Lesseps, with financing provided by the French government. A treaty signed in 1888 guaranteed that the canal would be open to the maritime traffic of all nations:
The principal international instrument governing the Suez Canal, an instrument much cited' during the crisis of 1956, was the Convention of Constantinople of 1888 between Turkey (the nominal sovereign of the Canal) and the European Powers of the day. It substantially confirmed a compromise worked out by France and Britain–French principles and British exceptions. It started off with a fine flourish: 'The Suez Maritime Canal shall always be free and open in time of war as in time of peace to every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag.' In time of war the Canal was to be not so much 'neutralised' –de Lesseps's favourite expression does not in fact appear in the Convention – as made into a safe corridor for any and all belligerents. The signatories were not to keep any war vessels stationed in the Canal or raise any defence structures along its banks, but they were each entitled, if they so wished, to maintain two warships in or off the two ports of access, Port Said and Suez. (Kyle, Suez, pp. 15-16).

The Convention was signed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Austro-Hungary, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the Russian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. During the Russo-Japanese War, the British blocked Russian access to the canal. As a result, the Russian fleet had to make an 18,000 mile voyage to relieve Port Arthur.

The British acquired a majority of the stock in the Canal Company and the vast revenue from this goldmine enriched its private stockholders. In June 1954, Muhammad Naguib threw off the yoke of British imperialism and exploitation by declaring Egypt a Republic.

President Muhammad Naguib (1901–1984).
President Muhammad Naguib

Muhammad Naguib was the father of the Egyptian Republic.

Gamel Abdel Nasser was the 2nd President of the Egyptian Republic.

Both men were very anxious to end their country's exploitation by Churchill's British Empire.

President Nasser
President Nasser

Before the Arab conquest, Egypt was a Christian country and very technologically advanced. The Pharos Lighthouse in Alexandria was lit by ELECTRICITY. The Great Pyramid at Giza was an electric generating station (wireless).

After centuries of exploitation by the Terrible Turks and the British, the country was in an abysmal condition.

In 1955, President Nasser asked the U.S. for a loan to built the Aswan Dam!!

In 1955, President Nasser approached the United States for a loan to build the Aswan Dam. The dam was vitally necessary for the agricultural and economic development of his country. It was incongruous that President Nasser had to borrow money to improve the infrastructure of his own country while the British were draining the wealth of the Suez Canal.

President Eisenhower in a wheel chair after his 1955 "heart attack."
President Eisenhower in a wheelchair
after his 1955 "heart attack."

In February 1955, President Nasser approached President Eisenhower for a loan to build the Aswan Dam.

In August 1955, President Eisenhower was stricken by a "heart attack."

Pentagon general Howard Snyder was the White House physician in charge of keeping the President healthy!!

White House Physician Major General Howard Snyder.
White House Physician Major General Howard Snyder

Physician is another good cover for "spy" because doctors are taught how to prepare all kinds of poisons. For the most important man in the world, at the most critical time in world history, to be incapacitated, is very, very coincidental.

Even though he was a tough old soldier, President Eisenhower took weeks to convalesce from his frequent "heart attacks." During that crucial time, a sinister Jesuit and spy named John Foster Dulles dominated the State Department.

John Foster Dulles
John Foster Dulles

During the negotiations for the Aswan Dam loan, Dulles maneuvered the President into rejecting President Nasser's request for financial aid to help his people out of their feudal condition.

As a result of the rejection, Nasser decided to nationalize the canal.

Dulles dominated the government during the frequent illnesses of the President
Dulles dominated the government during
the frequent illnesses of the President.

Dulles knew very well that President Nasser would nationalize the canal if he was refused a loan. This was all part of Churchill's last mad attempt to gain control of the canal.

President Nasser's Manshia Square speech.
President Nasser's Manshia Square speech.


On July 26, 1956, President Nasser made a speech authorizing the seizing of the Suez Canal.

The code word for the seizure of the canal was "de Lesseps."

All of the canal lay within Egyptian territory!!

Jubilant crowds cheered
Jubilant crowds cheered
President Nasser in Cairo.

This brave move by President Nasser galvanized the nation and he was hailed as a hero by all the downtrodden people of the world.

Churchill and Eden planned on seizing the canal by force!!

Winston Churchill was prime minister from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. His real ambition was to be dictator for life, but in 1955 he handed over the reins of government to a protégé and puppet named Anthony Eden.

Winston Churchill.
Winston Churchill.
Prime minister from '51 to '55.

In April 1955, Winston Churchill handed over the reins of government to his chosen successor Anthony Eden.

Under orders from Churchill, Eden planned on seizing the Suez Canal by force.

His main ally was the Churchill created state of "Israel."


Anthony Eden.
Anthony Eden.
Prime minister from '55 to '57.

In another great deception, Anthony Eden referred to President Nasser as "another Adolf Hitler." David Ben-Gurion was the prime minister of "Israel" from 1948 to 1963. He was placed in that position by the founding father of "Israel"–Winston Churchill.

David Ben-Gurion.
David Ben-Gurion.
Edomite Prime minister from '48 to '63.

Kosher Nostra David Ben-Gurion was prime minister of Edom during the Suez Crisis.

His counterpart in France was Guy Mollett.

In October 1956, Eden, Ben-Gurion, and Mollet signed a secret agreement to seize the canal.

Guy Mollett
Guy Mollett
French prime minister from '56 to '57.

This top secret agreement was called the Protocol of Sèvres or Protocole de Sèvres.

During all this planning for a war that could ignite a thermonuclear conflict, President Eisenhower was kept totally in the dark by Allen Dulles, the head of the CIA.

General Moshe Dayan with his men
General Moshe Dayan with his men
during the Sinai campaign.

The conflict began on Oct. 29, when "Israeli" Air Force Mustangs launched a series of attacks on Egyptian position all over the Sinai desert.

Soon thereafter, an Anglo-French coalition began bombing Port Said.

A pall of smoke rising over Port Said
A pall of smoke rising over Port Said
after the Anglo-French bombing.

The bombing caused extensive loss of life, and Port Said, at the mouth of the canal, was laid in ruins. On November 5, British landing craft, screened by helicopters, landed troops at Port Said, and occupied the city.

A little child amid the ruins
A little child amid the ruins
of Port Said.

Over 1,000 men, women, and children were killed in the barbaric bombing of Port Said.

Nikita Khrushchev hinted that he might nuke London and Paris, thereby igniting WWIII.

Bodies of Egyptians killed in the
Bodies of Egyptians killed in the
bombing of Port Said.

Faced with naked aggression by the 3 countries, President Nasser did the only thing he could do: he blocked access to the canal.

Suez Canal blocked by
Suez Canal blocked by
sunken ships.

President Nasser ordered the mouth of the canal completely blocked by sunken ships.

By 1956, two-thirds of Europe's oil passed through the canal.

The situation was quickly escalating into a global conflict.

Nasser ordered a total of 32 ships
Nasser ordered a total of 32 ships
scuttled at the mouth of the canal

With the onset of winter, Western Europe was facing a grim prospect of gasoline rationing and the prospect of another devastating war.

President Eisenhower was double-crossed by Churchill and Eden!!

The legendary general Eisenhower, who led the Allies to victory over Nazi Germany in WWII, was totally deceived by Churchill and Eden. In addition to his health issues and the Suez Crisis, the President faced a national election on November 6.

Sir Roger Makims
Sir Roger Makims

British Amb. from '53 to '56.

Sir Roger Makims was British ambassador to the U.S. from 1953 to 1956.

He used a "charm offensive" to keep the President completely in the dark about British plans to seize the canal.

Like Lord Lyons before the assassination of President Lincoln, he quit suddenly just before the Suez Crisis.



Sir Harold Caccia
Sir Harold Caccia
British Amb. from '56 to '61.

Lord Lyons quit suddenly just before the assassination of President Lincoln so he wouldn't have to shed any crocodile tears at his funeral. Likewise, Makims did not want to face the music and explain why his government double-crossed the President of the United States. He could have made the excuse that he was only carrying out Churchill's orders. The new Ambassador, Sir Harold Caccia's job was to restore the "special relationship."

Allen Dulles
Allen Dulles

Another man who deceived the President about the intentions of the British was CIA director Allen Dulles.

On October 31Reformation DayPresident Eisenhower addressed the nation on the Suez Crisis.

He disavowed any knowledge of the invasion and he diplomatically ordered the British to "get out of Egypt."

A somber President Eisenhower addressed the nation on Oct. 31.
A somber President Eisenhower addressed the nation on Oct. 31.

It was the President's FINEST HOUR....The Pentagon was reluctant to use the 6th Fleet to force the British out so President Eisenhower had one last weapon left: financial coercion. It is amazing why the British didn't try that on the Kaiser and Hitler. Modern wars can bankrupt a state in no time at all.

George M. Humphrey
George M. Humphrey
( 1890–1970).
Treasury Sec. from '53 to '57.

Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey persuaded the British to withdraw by causing a run on the pound sterling.

Everybody "liked Ike" because he was returned to the White House by a landslide.

The President had met his greatest challenge and emerged victorious.


President Eisenhower celebrating
President Eisenhower celebrating
his great election victory.

The overwhelming majority of the American people approved of the President's handling of the Suez Crisis because they returned him to the White House by a vast majority.

De Lesseps statue blown
De Lesseps statue blown
off its pedestal!!

The last act of revenge by the retreating British was the blowing up of the statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps in December 1956.

Anthony Eden resigned his position as prime minister in January 1957 and was replaced by Harold Macmillan.

Anthony Eden exiting 10 Downing St. for the last time, Jan. 1957.
Anthony Eden exiting 10 Downing St. for the last time, Jan. 1957.

It was the greatest victory of the United States over the British since the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815.

The Aswan Dam was
The Aswan Dam was
completed in 1970.

With revenue from the Suez Canal, and the help of Russian engineers, construction on the Aswan Dam began in 1960, and was completed in 1970.

Today, the Suez Canal is a peaceful flat waterway, open to all nations, but under the sovereignty of Egypt.

The Suez Canal today.
The Suez Canal is a peaceful
waterway today

The Aswan Dam also generates electricity . . . but not in the same way as the ancient Great Pyramid at Giza power plant.

Winston Churchill was FURIOUS that his puppet Anthony Eden was forced to resign and the British were compelled to withdraw from Egypt. Unlike former times, declaring war on the United States was out of the question. The old bulldog did have one weapon left in his arsenal: an army of spies.

Churchill ordered "La Popessa" to poison Pope Pius XII in 1958

The cold-blooded killer Winston Churchill was behind WWI, WWII, and he almost ignited WWIII, so to eliminate another man–even the Pope in Rome–meant nothing to him....After supporting his "ally" Pope Pius XII during WWII, he doubled-crossed him also!!

After Rome was liberated by general Mark Clark in June 1944, a special relationship developed between the U.S. and the Vatican called the Vatican-Washington Alliance. Cardinal Spellman–the American Pope–epitomized that "special relationship."

From Cardinal Spellman's vantage point, it looked like the U.S. military offered the best prospects for a restoration of the Papal States.

President Eisenhower and Cardinal Spellman
President Eisenhower and Cardinal Spellman
at the Al Smith dinner, Oct. 1954.


Cardinal Spellman was known as the "American Pope" and he was military vicar of the U.S. armed forces.

He was the chosen successor of Pope Pius XII, and he would have taken the name Pius XIII in honor of his mentor.

Pope Pius XII greeting Cardinal
Pope Pius XII greeting Cardinal
Spellman at the Vatican.

Churchill too was anxious to restore the Papal States, and serve his queen, whose title was Fidei Defensor or "Defender of the Latin Church." However, after the Suez Crisis, his hatred of the U.S. exceeded his zeal for the Papacy.

Pope Pius XII taking a brisk walk in the gardens of Castel Gondolfo, Oct. 1958.
Pope Pius XII taking a brisk walk in the
gardens of Castel Gondolfo, Oct. 1958.

These photos of vigorous Pope Pius XII taking a brisk walk in the gardens of Castel Gondolfo were taken by Dr. Galeazzi-Lisi just days before the timely demise of his patient.

Dr. Galeazzi-Lisi was an optometrist and he kept a watchful eye on the Pope's health!!



Very fit Pope Pius XII walking briskly in the gardens.
A very fit Pope Pius XII walking
briskly in the gardens.

Only 6 days before his timely demise, Cardinal Spellman had an audience with the Pope. On his voyage back to the U.S., he had to return to Rome for the funeral.

It so happens that the Pope's "housekeeper" was a MI6 agent named Sister Pascalina. She was the most influential female in Roma since the time of Pope Joan. Since arriving in Roma in 1939, Pascalina was in constant secret communication with her MI6 "handlers" in London.

Top secret La Popessa in the papal car on a rare occasion when she failed to draw the curtains.
Top secret "La Popessa" in the papal car on a rare occasion when she failed to draw the curtains.

As imperious Pius XII dominated the world, he in turn was dominated by a Bavarian nun named Josefine Luhnert a.k.a. Mother Pascalina or "La Popessa."

This femme fatale was the mistress of Pius and was responsible for most of his appointments.

Pascalina was an MI6 agent, spoke English fluently, and was responsible for making sure that Pius never excommunicated Hitler.

La Popessa
"La Popessa"

MI6 Sister Pascalina prepared the fatal cup of coffee for Pope Pius XII. She was by the Pope's side during his final moments and tried to take charge . . . even after his death. French Cardinal Tisserant hated her and ordered her to quit the Vatican by nightfall on the day of the Pope's funeral.

Cardinal Tisserant administering
Cardinal Tisserant administering last rites to Pope Pius XII. At left can be seen the Pope's personal physician, Dr. Galeazzi-Lisi.

French Cardinal Tisserant administered last rites to Pius XII.

The Pope died of poisoning on October 9, 1958.

MI6 Mother Pascalina went through the charade of shedding tears for the dead Pontiff.


The nun by the window is "La Popessa" shedding crocodile tears for Pius XII.
The nun by the window is "La Popessa"
shedding crocodile tears for Pius XII.

After the Pope's death, there was an awful stench from the corpse, and his face became terribly discolored–the classic symptoms of poisoning. Not even a week elapsed between his death and hasty burial in the grotto.

The funeral of Pope Pius XIII.
The funeral of Pope Pius XII.

The Pope's funeral procession into Rome rivaled that of any Roman emperor.

He was hastily buried in the grottos beneath JUpeter's Basilica on Oct. 13.

"La Popessa" was hastily expelled from the Vatican that same night.

La Popessa exiting
"La Popessa" exiting
the Vatican.

Cardinal Tisserant knew that MI6 Mother Pascalina was responsible for the timely death of Pius XII. He ordered her out of the Vatican immediately after the funeral. She packed up and left quickly taking the dead Pope's canaries with her.

Churchill's Pope launched the ecumenical movement in 1962

In a sort of götterdämmerung or pact with DEATH and HELL, Winston Churchill's choice–Angelo Concalli–launched the ecumenical movement in 1962.

Angelo Roncalli
British secret agent Angelo Roncalli

Churchill's choice for the next Pope was British secret service agent Angelo Roncalli.

The front runners were Cardinal Giuseppe Siri and Cardinal Spellman.

Churchill's selection won, and that opened the door to the White House for John F. Kennedy.

Pope John XXIII.
Pope John XXIII.
Pope from Oct. 28, '58 to June 3,'63.

When Cardinal Spellman returned home from Rome after the conclave, he gave his opinion of the new Pope:

Spellman held his tongue in Rome, where it was unwise to be indiscreet about a new pope, but when he returned home, the Cardinal announced his disdain. "He's no Pope," Spellman scoffed to his aides. "He should be selling bananas." (Cooney, The American Pope, p.261).

In 1962, Pope John XXIII turned the Papacy upside down with his innovations. Deeply held traditions and centuries-old practices were abandoned in the name of "modernization". Some of those changes included:

The dogma "there is no salvation outside the Church of Rome" was abandoned.
The Latin mass was abandoned.
The confessional box was abandoned.
Women were not required to wear a head covering in the presence of the supersubstantial bread or "Jesus."
Deadly Druid cremation was legalized.

In the United States, the effects of the Churchillian Revolution were soon felt, with the election of John F. Kennedy, and the birth of the "Camelot Legend."

In October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis completely obscured the Suez Canal Crisis, with Kennedy as the real hero substituted for President Eisenhower.

The Vietnam War soon followed, with race riots and burning cities. In 1969, we had the Mickey Mouse moon landing, and the fall of Pan Am–the world's most experienced airline.

"Mighty Man" Winston Churchill went to meet his Maker in 1965, so he did not live to see all the chaos caused by his ecumenical movement. Had he lived, he doubtless would be overjoyed by the success of his army of spies in the United States!!

Vital links


Another reason for the British presence in Egypt was to cover-up the highly advanced antediluvian civilization destroyed by the Flood of Noah!!


Cooney, John. The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman. Times Books, New York, 1984.

Kyle, Keith. Suez. St. Martin's Press, New York, 1991.

Lucas, Scott W. Divided We Stand: Britain, The US And The Suez Crisis. Hodder & Stroughton, London, 1991.

Lisi-Galeazzi, Riccardo.Dans L'Ombre et Dans La Lumière de Pie XII (Shadow and Light of Pope Pius XII). Flammarion, Paris, France, 1960. (Unfortunately no English translation exists).

Murphy, Paul I. La Popessa. Warner Communications, New York, 1983.

Nichols. David A. Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of CrisisSuez and the Brink of War. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2011.

Nutting, Anthony. No End of a Lesson: The Inside Story of the Suez Crisis. Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1967.

Neff, Donald. Warriors of Suez: Eisenhower Takes America in the Middle East. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1981.

Smith, Edward Jean. Eisenhower in War and Peace. Random House, New York, 2012.

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