BREAKING NEWS – Béal na Tíre’s request for an exclusive interview with Markus II of New Israel has been accepted. In this Special Report, Béal na Tíre reports on the New Israeli view on the conflict between them and West Germania, a take on events not previously covered by the micronational media.
Above is New Israeli propaganda provided to us directly by Markus II. He hoped it would provide the micronational community with a greater understanding of the conflict.
But now we turn to him, and ask him the questions all of us in the micronational community want answers for.
Markus, thanks for joining us today. From what I can interpret, this conflict really dates back to around 2012, when you ruled Freedomia. You were put on trial in absentia on 11 December 2012 by the Wurtige Empire. What is your take on the events leading up to the trial, and your opinion of the trial itself?
2 Was there any conflict after the trial, before this week’s events? Was there build up to this conflict in the past few weeks, and could you have forseen West Germania’s secession?
After the trial I was quite frustrated with Thomas I, who was, I believe, King of Knoll Island at the time. He allowed this to happen and permitted the Wurtige imperial courts to interfere with a local matter. As for this conflict, we should remember that the trial of the 11 December and the conflict with King Penda of Saxony are two separate events. In Mr. Cunningham’s mind, these are apparently significant and tie in together.
To answer your question in completion, I admit I have been suspicious of Penda for the last month or so, as soon as he began diverting from honest Biblical theology. Five days ago when I first read Penda’s anti-Semite decree, where he called Judaism ‘filthy and vain’, I knew I would have to step in. That’s why I issued an imperial decree in defense of the Jewish people, Israel, and Zionism. Penda responded with hostility — and secession.
3 You issued a controversial decree declaring support for Israel in the conflict with Gaza. Why do you side with Israel, despite their indiscriminate destruction of residential areas, and the killing of hundreds of innocent Palestinians?
I thought this was going to be an objective interview, sir, but it appears to have an anti-Zionist slant. I will say that we live in a sin-cursed world, so death is going to happen no matter what. As is war. Death and war are not good things, but in some cases they are not particular bad either. God promised the Jewish people a land of their own. The Islamic people have 22 some states of their own, dominating a good 97% of the land of the Middle East. I believe the Jewish people should be allowed to have their own state.
We should remember that at the establishment of the state of Israel, their Arabic, Muslim majority nations proceeded to attack them. Israel, with, I believe, the help of God, warded off all of these invasions. As for the deaths of innocent Palestinians — I would rather call them suicidal Palestinians. Israel, unless I am wrong, always issues some sort of warning before they attack a residential area. In the most recent assault on the Gaza strip, Israel was careful to drop hundreds of leaflets informing the Palestinian people, in their own language, that they would soon be attacked and ought to evacuate in the interest of their own safety. According to my own knowledge and what I have heard, the Islamofascist Hamas terrorists told the people to ignore the warnings.
4 As a result of this decree, West Germania seceded from New Israel in protest of your views on the Israel-Gaza conflict. Why did you declare war on West Germania? Why wasn’t a peaceful diplomatic solution found to the conflict before any violence broke out?
That is false information. No declaration of war was issued against West Germania, though we do have a declaration of war on standby in case attacks like these continue.
As for peaceable solution: I did consult both a high-ranking official in the Grand Unified Micronational, as well as another official within the Ashukov empire. Both of them led me on that they would help us find a peace solution in New Israel’s interest. We talked for a good three hours. The next day, both gentlemen told me that they would be ‘distancing themselves from this’. I wasted my time attempting to negotiate peace, and would argue that the two men I consulted with are limp-wristed sissies with absolutely no interest in diplomatic progress.
5 Of course, what would have been a purely domestic issue has sparked debate across the micronational war. You are probably aware of the Treaty of York, and who its signatories are. What do you say to those states willing to go to war against New Israel? Will you declare war on Kleinebayern and Wurtige as well?
Under normal circumstances, for instance, if New Israel was ruled by a different leader, the micronational community would react differently. It is because of the MicroWiki communal hatred towards both me and my Biblical beliefs that has led to the supposed ‘outrage’. We should remember that Penda was once hated by the ‘community’ almost as much as I was. However, as soon as Penda jumped ship, he was embraced and merely used as a target in the non-ceasing war to bring down New Israel and stop the spread of the gospel in America.
I should remind you again that New Israel never issued a declaration of war. There is absolutely no declaration of any kind. Once again, all we have is a declaration of war on standby which we can issue should it ever be necessary.
As for the Treaty of York: I am aware of it. I have a copy of the disgraceful treaty saved on my personal computer for reference. Since New Israel never issued a declaration of war, the true aggressors are Penda, Cunningham, and the other signers of this treaty. They are the ones at fault for starting this conflict. Really, the bulk of fault rests with Penda and his vehement hatred for the Jewish religion, and, I would argue, Jewish people.
6 The vast majority of the micronational community opposes your move to declare war on West Germania. Even those who state their neutrality in the conflict often sympathise with West Germania, while those who withdraw their declarations of war have called on you to find a peaceful solution. In the face of such mounting pressure and unpopularity, is it really wise to continue on a war footing?
Again, sir, there was no declaration of war on West Germania. Since New Israel has been declared war upon, we recognize the war. If necessary, we will issue a declaration of our own. Once again, we have a declaration on standby.
You should be asking this question to West Germania and her new-found friends, considering they started the war, not me.
7 Do you think you can win the war, and reinstate West Germania as a constituent of New Israel?
I have issued a request to Prince Justin I of Prussia, an imperial state of New Israel, and have asked him to take the throne of West Germania. We will not West Germanic independence because it is rooted in hatred of the Jewish religion and the Jewish state. New Israel, though being primarily Christian, is adamant in its support of the oppressed Jewish people. We hope to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to all, both Jew and Gentile (Romans 1:16). Our main hope is that Penda will stop with his tirades and baseless theology and turn back to the true gospel.
8. But this isn’t the first time New Israel has declared war on a micronation. What about April 1, 2013, when you declared war on Oasis Islands over their leader being gay? Back in July 2013 the micronational community criticised New Israel for different reasons, for your views on homosexuality. Could you tell us what are your views on homosexuality and gay marriage, and explain to us the events of the conflict between you and the Oasis Islands?
False information. New Israel declared war on Oasis Islands because Oasis Islands and its former leaders, Titus Smith and Casey Hamlin, were agitating New Israel constantly, in an alliance with Yurt Kyong-yon of Yurtyzstan and Jacque Miles of Rocklund. Once these men heard back in February 2013 that Freedomia was becoming more Christian, and turning to Christ and the Bible for leadership, they became more and more hostile. Our declaration of war, which is still in effect, is an assertion of our sovereignty and our refusal to make concessions to these anti-Christian terrorists.
My views on homosexuality are quite clear. Homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God. Some professing Christians claim that homosexuality is perfectly acceptable because Jesus never specifically talked about it in the New Testament, which is false (Matthew 19:4). Furthermore, God does not change his mind or change at all — what he says is set in stone. God’s law expressively prohibits homosexuality, and that doesn’t change because of the New Covenant. What does change is how God responds to homosexuality. He sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for the sins of all mankind. Any homosexual may and must repent of his sins, turn to Christ, and so recieve the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9). So homosexuality is a sin. The Apostle John puts it well in Revelation 22:12-15 – Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
9. Between the New Israel-Oasis Islands conflict, and now the West Germania-New Israeli war, I feel as though I am seeing a trend. Is it true to say that you think that declaring war on a nation is a much better way of solving a diplomatic issue rather than true peaceful negotiations? Will you solve future diplomatic problems New Israel may face by simply by declaring war on any entity that disagrees with you?
Firstly, unless Titus or Casey put you on to this, I don’t see how there is any correlation between the New Israel-Oasis conflict and the West Germania-New Israeli war. I should remind you yet again that there was no declaration of war issued by New Israel to West Germania. In this age of information it is remarkable how ignorant and misinformed some people can be. I should remind you yet again that we did pursue diplomacy and attempted to appoint two ambassadors, but they jumped boat at the last minute, wasting three hours of my time.
10 With a history of conflict and your popularity in the micronational sphere at yet another all time low, do you feel you can leave the past behind, move on from these wars and lead a successful, professional and popular micronation into the future? What are your strategies for doing so?
Just as Israel is dealing with Islamofascist enemies on all sides, New Israel will continue to deal with the micronational enemies that we face on all sides. We believe we are in the right. We have adopted as an unofficial motto that we are ‘standing on the truth of God’s word and the gospel’. As for war, see Ecclesiastes 3:8. As for popularity, see Matthew 5:5. As for this interview, thank you for your time and God bless you and all nations and peoples everywhere.
“Abernathy refused the West Germanic people their wish for independence, and declared war on them for unconstitutional treachery instead.”