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PostGavrilo Princip and St John's Day (from Gary Moore) (John Eipper, USA, 06/22/19 3:57 am)
Gary Moore writes:
JE warned on June 20: "Iran has downed a US drone over Hormuz. Sabers are rattling. Gavrilo Princip struck in June, too."
St. Johns Day, June 24, Midsummer's Day at the point of high summer (and adjusted upward a bit in the 1914 era on the Serbian calendar), has deep mystical significance in the war myths of myth-swarmed Serbia (and others). It was as if the summer of 1914 got too hot for the Old Order to contain, and the four horsemen then broke loose and stormed through the rest of the century. A star-crossing we don't want to see again.
JE comments: In the old (Julian) calendar, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand took place on June 15th (June 28th in the West). Most of the Orthodox countries switched to the Gregorian calendar during or shortly after the Great War.
June 28th corresponds rather to St Vitus. He's not a big deal in most countries, but the Serbs venerate him. Gary Moore explained this a few years back: