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Eger castle after the snow

【Eger, Hungary】 Eger castle stone walls and path after the snow.

 

This castle served as the resistance of the Holy Alliance of the Austro-Hungarian empire and Russia against the Ottoman imperialism that sought to conquer Eastern Europe through wars of aggression.

 

The heroic resistance of Hungarian men and women during the centuries' long siege of Eger was one of the key victories of the European resistance against the Ottoman invasions.

 

It should be noted that by no means were these invasions related to Islam, as the Ottoman empire was by default opposed to Islam, imperialism - an anti-Islamic deviation - and the massive trafficking of African slaves - worse than that of the United States of America - being only few of the corruptions of the Ottoman rulers who cared more about worldly issues - such as wealth or ethnicity - than religion.

 

One could say history repeats itself when nowadays we see Turkish expansionism in Syria being opposed by Russia, with the new Hungary of Victor Orbán's Hungary recreating the ancient Holy Alliance to the point that he has earned the demonization of the media of Western regimes, themselves allied with the military junta of Istanbul and the Arab monarchist dictatorships.

 

Interestingly enough, Hungary's MOL oil company, one of the largest companies of Eastern Europe, extracts most of its Middle East oil from Syria.

 

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Taken on December 29, 2006