Now I am going to have a closer look at the book ‘The Thirteenth Tribe’ by Arthur Koestler, who was a Romanian born Jewish intellectual and writer, former Soviet Communist and a British citizen. I read ‘The Thirteenth Tribe’ several years ago and I have it with me now as I write this. The book is often quoted today and is quite popular in some historical circles, alternative news, independant bloggers and so-forth, and especially in American Judeo/Christianity, but also many secular writers and journalists will refer to this book as is it was non-fictional history.
After the first few pages we can see a map, the map is modern and according to its graphic style and fonts it looks as it is as old as the book when the book was first published, which was 1976. But from the description of the various geographical details, the map is suggesting that it is from deep antiquity, for example that there was a ‘Khazaria’ occupying a land area North of the Caucasus Mountains and centered North of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea at a time when the Byzantine Empire existed. This is ridiculous, and it is also spurious. The writer and publishers have a produced a fictional map in the 1970’s and have pretended it represents the geography of Asia Minor and Eastern Europe over thousand years ago, but they have not tried very hard to pretend that the map is old, they have just traced a modern map from the 1970’s and typed over it their fictional geographic details as it suited their hypothesis.
There is no date or title to the map, and no reference, it is clearly a map of fantasy, but it is presented as the only map in the book which claims to have ‘discovered’ a previously virtually unknown ‘Khazar Empire and its Heritage’. Mr. Koestler is claiming in this book that he has traced the history of the “ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism”, and that this Khazar Empire was wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but that many of these Khazars who once had their own Judaic empire migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry. So the publishers and Mr. Koestler are claiming to have discovered this ancient Khazar Empire, as if it was fact and a truthful albeit virtually unknown part of History. Yet, before Mr. Koestler has even put pen to paper, there is a fictional and misleading map at the front of the book purporting to be a geographical representation of the distant Dark Ages, but executed in 1970’s typography! For brevity one could discard the ‘Thirteenth Tribe’ and its hypothesis as spurious on this analysis alone. But I will continue because as you will see there are some interesting points to come out of this that are quite relative.
This “Khazar Jewry” hypothesis seems to first appear, being peddled round Tel Aviv universities, in the 1940’s, and most of the theorizing behind it comes from misunderstanding and then some fairly deliberate misrepresentation.
The Imperial Army of Russia were called “Kazaks” (Cossacks), they were state troops of the Czar. In Russian history one will find that “Khan” and “Czar” are interchangeable, and in old Russian folk sayings all the way up to today the colloquial term “Kha-zar” refers to the head of the Russian Imperial State or a representative naturally. The evidence for this is outlined in Vol.1-4. History of the Cossacks. A.A. Gordeyev. However it is viewed from an incorrect but politically correct “Mongol Empire” hypothesis. The true historical version is that the so-called “Mongol Horde” were not an army of horseback riders from the Mongolian plains, but were in fact the regular mounted army of Imperial Russia under the control of the Czars. In other words the “Horde” was not Mongolian nomadic yurt dwellers from the steppes of Asia who incredibly conquered all of Russia and half the known world, but were the regular army of the Russian state. “Horde” (Orda) is the old Russian word for regular army, as “Voysko” and “Voin” originate from the Slavic Church and not Old Russian and were only introduced in the 17th century. The old names were “Orda” meaning “army” or “horde”, “Kazak” (Cossack) and Khan. The reference for this terminology is recorded in An Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Russian Language. V. Dahl, St Petersburg, 1912.
Let me repeat the “Horde” bears no relation to any foreign conquering army, but rather is proven to be none other than the regular Russian army, an integral structure of the Russian Imperial state. The commanders or chiefs of the Khan or Czar effectively governed areas controlled by the Russian Royal families acted as princes who forcibly collected taxes for the king (Czar) in order to support the operations of the state. The ancient Russian state was a united Empire with professional soldiers. The so-called “Mongol raids” or Tartar invasions were just the repressive actions against the area of the empire of Russia who refused to either pay taxes or abide by the rule of the Czar. The Greek word for “Mongolia” is “Mugulion” or “Megalion” which translates as “The Great” so the “Mongolian Horde” is in actual fact “The Great Horde” of Russia.
The confusion in this history of Russia was introduced by the Romanov dynasty who edited official state documents and declared the old regular army of the Russian State “evil” and “foreign” and an “invader of the Russian land.” And eventually this “evil” army of foreigners was transplanted by written means to the distant unknown Orient and far away lands. One can fairly easily understand why the Royal families of Russia would be interested in shifting the blame for their own repressive actions against their enslaved subjects onto a fictional, mysterious, foreign invader, it is a stock standard propaganda method of the ruling classes throughout the ages. It may also be the case that the “Mongol yoke” was a period of time where the Russian military became dominant over the Royal families of Russia, and when the Royals re-gained power from the military they demonized the previous military rule.
According to the Cossack Dictionary and Handbook, A.I. Skrylov and G.V. Gubarev, Cossacks before the 16th century were known as “Horde Cossacks” and lower Zaporozhye was known as the yurt i.e. homeland of the Crimean Cossacks. “Yurt” is a Cossack term and is derives from the Crimea. It is interesting that these Cossacks (Kazaks) are often described as being predominately a Caucasian race with fair white skin, tall, green or blue-eyed, courageous and proud, and were known to wear earrings and other jewelry, and were noted for their remarkable abilities on horseback. Jews of course are not known for their horse riding abilities or for being brave warriors.
The root word of Cossack is “kaz” or “guz” and it translates as “white goose” or “white swan” both famous symbols of European folks particularly the Germanic people, there are many similarities between the Russian Cossacks and the Germanic warrior orders, and none them have anything to do with Western Jewry. Jews are just not known for conquering land on horseback! The word “Russian” from Ross can be etymologically shown to mean ‘people of horses, riders’. Similarities can be seen in the culture and dress of the Prussians and the Cossacks.
I just placed Arthur Koestler’s Khazar fiction back on my book shelf, it has been proven to be false and misleading beyond any doubt.
“Since the Jew – for reasons that I shall deal with immediately – never had any civilization of his own, he has always been furnished by others for his intellectual work. His intellect has always developed by the use of those cultural achievements which he has found ready to hand around him… The Jews completely lack the most essential prerequisite of a cultural people, namely the idealistic spirit. With the Jewish people the readiness for sacrifice does not extend beyond the simple instinct of individual preservation. In their case the feeling of racial solidarity which they apparently manifest is nothing but a primitive gregarious instinct, similar to that which may be found among other organisms in this world.” Mein Kampf
You see the Jews have never, and can never, as a race create a civilization, they neither can live as a sovereign state or independent kingdom, they have never attained this level, they cannot support themselves and their intellect is solely based on the culture of other races, which is to mean they have no intellect of their own. His intellectual work is merely what he steals from others and misunderstands and misinterprets. There never was an ancient kingdom of Israel, there was never a Jewish kingdom or state or empire, not in ‘Khazaria’ and not in Palestine, never. The Jews were always a degenerate appendage of the Russian and European Royal families. The lessor brethren of the Jewish race are forced to live in less productive corners of the world like Palestine while the elite Jewish classes choose to ply their trade of theft and graft amongst more prosperous Peoples. The beginning and the end of Zionism is the Old Testament, and Zionism is a garbage disposal mechanism for the elite Jewish families who are directly related to all the European royal families of Western and Eastern Europe. Jewry is primarily the result of INCEST amongst a minute gene pool of Patrician Royal Families.