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Again, I must emphasise that it is my base 7 system of prediction that is being rated -- not my interpretations of Nostradamus, the Bible, Edgar Cayce, or any other prophet.
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NEW PREDICTION: 7/30/03 -- We are assuming that the dreaded World War III scenario of Russia at war with Nato has not started in August 2003 and that the only major warfare ongoing, if any, is in the Middle East and/or the Pacific.
We know that according to both Alois Irlmaier and the Seer of Waldviertel there will be at least two limited conflicts in the Balkans before a third war triggers a Russian blitzkrieg. One of these will be in "Yugoslavia" (now Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Slovenia). Another will be in Bulgaria.
The only base 7 signatures for war in the nation of Bulgaria in the near term is January 2004 or December 2004.
The cause may be ethnic in nature, involving the Roma and the Turks, but I would not rule out a political cause.
It is clear that while war rages in Bulgaria another may also be waged in Serbia or the Serbian province of Kosovo.
How long it will last, I don't know. It could be short and over by mid-2004 or drag on for nearly two years.
NEW PREDICTION: 1/9/04 -- This is one potential zero rating I am going to risk because something really does not feel right.
There have been exactly two of you who have mentioned dreams or visions of a disaster at sea, but nothing really specific. Until now, I had only considered the possibility of naval warfare in the Taiwan Strait or Yellow Sea this spring or, perhaps, a terrorist attack on a naval ship.
I will not completely rule out the possibility of terrorism. But I have felt a sudden surge of concern for the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary 2.
Seven years ago, Britain -- and much of the world -- suffered a tremendous loss when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash. And it certainly is possible Britain or America will witness something similar again in the form of yet another tragic death of a famous individual.
Yet, it need not be a singular human tragedy that occurs in 2004. Something dreadful, I fear, is right around the corner, perhaps only days away or perhaps as early as next month.
This time, like 9/11, it may be a collective tragedy -- a disaster of a kind not seen in many years.
The opening months of 2004 still are subject to the influence of the previous year, 2003, a year linked in time back to another, unbelievable national tragedy. A shocking and thoroughly unexpected catastrophe that was the result, not of terrorism, but human error.
On April 10, 1912, the R.M.S. Titanic - "The Unsinkable" - set out on her maiden voyage. She was the greatest state-of-the-art ocean liner of her day, impressive even by today's standards. She never completed her Atlantic journey. On the evening of April 13, the underwater shelf of an iceberg sheared her hull, tearing out a 250 foot expanse of holes, immediately flooding six of her twelve compartments. At 2:10 am of April 14 the unsinkable Titanic sank to the bottom of the ocean floor, carrying off 1,517 souls to a black, cold, and watery grave.
Eerily, just before Christmas 1997, while the world still mourned the passing of Diana, a spectacular film dramatising the 1912 Titanic disaster was released in theatres, becoming the biggest box office sensation of all time (until the recent release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy).
Now another great state-of-the-art ocean liner sets off for her maiden voyage on January 12, 2004: Queen Mary 2, dubbed "the greatest ocean liner of our time." With a destination set for Florida, her journey will last 14 days.
I fear she will never reach port.
The lives of 2,620 people may be at stake if this voyage is allowed to take place. It may be terrorism that will be the cause of her destruction - I don't know. It may very well be human error again, for no other ship since the Titanic has been the subject of so much boasting. QM2 is "the largest, longest, tallest, greatest, widest, and grandest ocean liner in the world" and "the cutting edge of cruise ship design."
"There's almost one crew member for every two passengers." Likewise was the case aboard the R.M.S. Titanic over 91 years ago. She has enough power to light a small city. She has theatres, casinos, pools, art galleries ...
And so the boasts and the toasts go on as January 12 approaches.
After the maiden voyage, if she survives it, QM2 will embark on a series of voyages between Britain and America, and perhaps it will be then she will become vulnerable.
April 2004 promises to be a seriously deadly vector for terrorism - including terror on the high seas.
The prediction then is to beware going aboard the Queen Mary 2 this month, January 2004, and through the month of May. I still fear the maiden voyage will be the last.
Watch January 14-16 and again January 22-23.
COMMENTS (12/8/04): Right scenario, right time, wrong ship. PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. Thanks to www.terrorism.9f.com:
Superferry 14 Terrorist Attack
2/26/2004 - A huge fire broke out on a ferry entering the Manila bay, in the Philippines. The ferry had more than 800 people aboard. Most of them escaped the ship but 135 lives were lost.
At first, the government classified the event as an incident, but later, in a phone call to a radio station, a man who said to be an Abu Sayyaf leader claimed one of his group's members brought bombs on the ship and activated them. Some witnesses' accounts also suggested that the cause of the fire was a bomb blast.
Many missing in Manila Superferry 14 fire
Friday, 27 February, 2004, 08:23 GMT
More than 100 people are missing after a fire on board a Philippines ferry forced many to abandon ship. More than 600 other passengers and crew were rescued and there are hopes that the missing people were picked up by other ships. At least one person is known to have died after the fire broke out, two hours into the boat's journey from Manila to Bacolod, central Philippines. Rescue vessels have been deployed in the area, the coast guard said ...
There are conflicting reports as to whether the fire started in the galley or an air-conditioning unit. A local radio station quoted relatives of some of the passengers as saying they were told by mobile phone there was an explosion before the fire. "We rushed toward the main deck," Christie Cayetona, one of the rescued passengers, told the DZRH radio station. "There was smoke all over," she added ...
Bomb caused Philippine ferry fire
Monday, 11 October, 2004, 07:25 GMT 08:25 UK
A ferry fire in the Philippines that killed more than 100 people was caused by a bomb, a report has concluded. President Gloria Arroyo, who initially downplayed claims of responsibility from the Abu Sayyaf group, has admitted that militants were behind the attack. She said six members of Abu Sayyaf had been charged with murder and attempted murder over the attack in February. Two of the six were arrested in March, but the other four - including two of the group's leaders - remain at large.
The 10,000 ton Superferry 14 was heading for Bacolod in the central Philippines when it caught fire, on 27 February 2004. According to officials, 116 of the 900 people onboard are now presumed to have died, although only 63 bodies have been recovered. The report into the fire has now concluded it was caused by "an explosive device," national police spokesman Superintendent Leopoldo Bataoil said in a statement ...
Investigators believe the Superferry was targeted because its owners, WG&A, refused a request for $1m in protection money from Abu Sayyaf in 2003. The Abu Sayyaf group claimed responsibility soon after the incident, but the government initially dismissed the claim as a "propaganda ploy"...
Philippines Concedes Terrorists Caused Ferry Disaster
By Patrick Goodenough
October 12, 2004
Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - Seven months after insisting that a deadly fire onboard a passenger ferry was not related to terrorism, Philippines President Gloria Arroyo has acknowledged that terrorists detonated a bomb which sparked the devastating blaze.
Her government has filed criminal charges against six members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a terrorist gang with historic links to al Qaeda, in connection with the attack last February.
Sixty-three bodies were recovered although police say 116 people perished, making it the worst terror attack in the country's history ...
The 10,000 ton Superferry 14, one of many large vessels plying routes between the islands making up the Philippine archipelago, caught fire on Feb. 27, about 90 minutes after leaving the port of Manila with 900 passengers onboard.
National police spokesman Superintendent Leopoldo Bataoil said an investigation has now concluded that "an explosive device" caused the fire ...
NEW PREDICTION: 7/31/03 -- Not mentioned by Alois Irlmaier or the Waldviertler is the region of Albania. In the prophecies of Nostradamus, Albania figures quite prominently as a future adversary. The problem is we cannot be absolutely sure if the Albanians of his quatrains are the Albanian nationals or the Kosovar Albanians of Serbia and Macedonia -- or both.
It is interesting that the base 7 vector for Albania is the same as Bulgaria: January 2004. Also, only one or two months removed from war in Serbia, this might tend to implicate the Kosovar Albanians or Macedonian rebel Albanians more than the Albanian nationals.
By April/May 2004, this war may spread to Italy. If Nostradamus' quatrains about that conflict are correct, a new pope will be in power.
UPDATE (3/19/04): There's been enough violence -- the worst since the end of the war in 1999 -- that I feel this prediction has already been PARTIALLY FULFILLED. Casualties are high, the destruction caused by ethnic cleansing and rioting are widespread, the police and military are overwhelmed, the UN has evacuated, Macedonia has sealed its border, Nato is mobilising for war if the rule of law is not re-established. It is all happening where I said it would happen and where it would happen. If it becomes an official war, then the prediction will be entirely fulfilled. How long or short it is does not matter. Enough has happened already.
Injured people are led away as U.N. peacekeepers step in to separate clashing ethnic Albanians and Serbs in Kosovska Mitrovica, in northern Kosovo, where several were injured and others were reported killed, March 17, 2004. (AP Photo/STR)
Source: Human Rights Watch - On March 17 and 18, 2004, violent rioting by ethnic Albanians took place throughout Kosovo, spurred by sensational and ultimately inaccurate reports that Serbs had been responsible for the drowning of three young Albanian children. For nearly forty-eight hours, the security structures in Kosovo - the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), the international U.N. (UNMIK) police, and the locally recruited Kosovo Police Service (KPS) - almost completely lost control, as at least thirty-three major riots broke out across Kosovo, involving an estimated 51,000 participants.
The violence across Kosovo represents the most serious setback since 1999 in the international community's efforts to create a multi-ethnic Kosovo in which both the government and civil society respect human rights. From the capital Pristina/Prishtine, to cities like Prizren and Djakovica/Gjakove, to small villages like Slatina/Sllatine and Belo Polje/Bellopoje, large ethnic Albanian crowds acted with ferocious efficiency to rid their areas of all remaining vestiges of a Serb presence, and also targeted other minorities such as Roma, including Ashkali who are Albanian-speaking Roma.
In many of the communities affected by violence, in attacks both spontaneous and organized, every single Serb, Roma, or Ashkali home was burned ... The March violence forced out the entire Serb population from dozens of locations - including the capital Pristina - and equally affected Roma and Ashkali communities. After two days of rioting, at least 550 homes and twenty-seven Orthodox churches and monasteries were burned, leaving approximately 4,100 Serbs, Roma, Ashkali, and other non-Albanian minorities displaced ...
The security organizations in Kosovo - KFOR, UNMIK international police, and the KPS - failed catastrophically in their mandate to protect minority communities during the March 2004 violence. In numerous cases, minorities under attack were left entirely unprotected and at the mercy of the rioters ... The international community has lost tremendous ground in Kosovo as a result of the March violence: ethnic Albanian extremists now know that they can effectively challenge the international security structures, having demolished the notion of KFOR and UNMIK invincibility; and ethnic minorities have lost almost all of the remaining trust they had left in the international community ...
For full report, go to http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf/0/62d22d26c4ef638585256edd006c62e7?OpenDocument
|NEW PREDICTION: 11/7/03
-- These will be dangerous times for the former Soviet
Union as well as the Balkans. Civil wars or wars between
ex-republics are likely to happen to a number of states
bordering Russia. As we can see above, Albania is
especially in danger of becoming involved in a Balkans
war. This signature also implicates the other Albania:
"ancient Albania." The former Soviet republic
of Azerbaijan and a small part of Armenia was once called
Albania in ancient times.
War will erupt once again between the republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan over the future of Nagorno-Karabakh and possibly other tensions in January 2004.
This is a conflict that almost has to happen again for certain Nostradamus and biblical prophecies to be fulfilled. The war itself will eventually provide Iran with an excuse to intervene on the side of Azerbaijan so as to make possible a new federation of states stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea that will be governed by Teheran.
NEW PREDICTION: 11/6/03 -- In February 1976, actor Sal Mineo was murdered by a mugger in a street behind his apartment. Seven years ago, in December 1996, actor Jack Nance, who appeared in many of David Lynch's films, was badly beaten in a brawl and died later that night in his apartment from head injuries and a concussion. Four years ago, in late December 1999, the late George Harrison was nearly killed by a knife-wielding maniac in his home.
These events, two of them multiples of seven and one of them the mysterious "four-year factor" ("half" a cycle of seven), conspire to form a nasty possibility in December 2003-February 2004: that a major film star of cult films, probably male, or a major rock legend (MIck Jagger, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, etc) will be physically assaulted and may possibly die from injuries sustained. However, it is also possible the individual may survive the murderous attack (this may be the function of the George Harrison ordeal in 1999).
"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, former Pantera guitarist, among 4 killed at club
Thursday, December 9, 2004 Posted: 2243 GMT (0643 HKT)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNN) -- A 25-year-old man stormed the stage at a heavy-metal rock concert Wednesday night, shooting and killing Pantera founder and Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and three others before a police officer shot and killed him, Columbus police said.
On Thursday, police identified the suspect as Nathan Gale of nearby Marysville. A spokesman said police had no information about a motive or possible link to the band. "Right now we don't see any connection at all, but that could change," Columbus police Sgt. Brent Mull said. "Unless he left a note or there's something else, we may never know the motive." At least two people also were wounded in the attack, which occurred shortly after Damageplan began its performance at the Alrosa Villa nightclub on Columbus' north side ...
'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott killed at 38 -- Pantera founder considered a leading light of metal
Thursday, December 9, 2004 Posted: 2231 GMT (0631 HKT)
(AP) -- "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was fatally shot during a performance, was a frenetic, ear-shattering guitarist whose riffs for Pantera and more recently Damageplan were a staple of heavy metal music. He was 38. Abbott was shot to death as he took the stage Wednesday with Damageplan and began to play the first song of the concert at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio. Three other people also were fatally shot before a police officer shot to death the gunman.
The deaths shook the heavy metal music industry as colleagues reeled from the news and fans flooded Web sites to share their grief. "This is insane and this is beyond travesty," Killswitch Engage frontman and former Damageplan tour partner Howard Jones told MTV. "This is beyond anything I've ever heard. This shouldn't happen in or outside of the rock and metal community. He will be missed and mourned as a person, as a musician, and as a friend." Rob Blasko Nicholson, the former Ozzy Osbourne bassist, told the music channel Abbott was a legend."I'm speechless," he said. "This is totally unreal." "When you think of '90s heavy metal or hard rock, Pantera is one of these seminal bands. They are quoted today as influences by many bands," said Tom Calderone, MTV's executive vice president. "Hard rock has lost a legendary guitar player."
COMMENTS (12/11/04): Kinks founder and lead singer Ray Davies was shot by a crazed gunman in New Orleans in January 2004. He survived the murder attempt. Perhaps this is why the delay until December 2004 before the Grim Reaper played his trump card and took the life of Darrell Abbott. PREDICTION FULFILLED.
NEW PREDICTION: 6/4/03 -- Since it now appears that New York State Senator Hillary Clinton is not going to run for president in 2004, the danger that awaited her for June 2003 now falls back onto Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
As you may recall, prospects for a "John F. Kennedy assassination scenario" having an impact on President Bill Clinton in November 1998 were potentially in play because Kennedy was killed 35 (5 x 7) years earlier on November 22, 1963. The death of Princess Diana in August 1997 was not unlike the death of Marilyn Monroe in August 1962 -- a year before President Kennedy was fatally shot. Therefore, the algebraic relationship suggested that Clinton might end up like Kennedy.
President Clinton did have a number of close calls and assassination threats in 1998 and people were killed in the US Capitol Building by a deranged man who had threatened Clinton's life a number of times in the past. Clinton was also plagued by the Monica Lewinsky scandal and finally impeached by Congress. However, in the end, the president did not die, thankfully.
I always had my doubts that Bill Clinton would die in office in 1998 despite the overwhelming base 7 evidence that he would. The reason he did not fall fall victim to the Kennedy scenario was because he had not been elected in a year ending in zero, having been elected in 1992 and 1996, whereas John F. Kennedy was elected in 1960. The Tecumseh Curse was therefore much stronger than the base 7 influence.
However, the base 7 influence did ultimately claim a victim of the Kennedy 1963 death -- eight months later. In July 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late president, was killed off Long Island along with his wife and sister-in-law in a tragic plane crash enroute to Martha's Vineyard.
Likewise, if the "Robert F. Kennedy assassination" scenario does not happen in June 2003 to the most logical "candidate," New York Senator Hillary Clinton, then it stands to reason that eight months later, the son of the late California Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., may die like his brother, JFK Jr.
Therefore, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is in danger of being killed in another tragic plane crash just like his brother, John F. Kennedy Jr. The greatest danger of this happening should be eight months after the June 2003 vector or February 2004. Also, the time between the two Kennedy son deaths should be the same as the time intervening between the fathers' assassinations. The time between November 1963 and June 1968 was four years and seven months. The time between July 1999 and February 2003 is also four years and seven months.
There should be little difference between the threat posed to RFK Jr than that posed to JFK Jr. The fathers of both men were shot by assassins. Therefore, what happened to JFK Jr, a plane crash, is likely to be what may happen to RFK Jr. The only possible variation might be a car crash rather than a plane crash.
It is my sincere hope this danger can be prevented or mitigated and that nothing happens to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a great champion of environmental causes. I would really hate to see the JFK Jr. tragedy play out again to someone who seems to be a very good and honest person in his television interviews.
NEW PREDICTION: 1/13/04 -- This quake may rival Bam, Iran with as many as 20,000 dead. Magnitude could reach 7.5. A large, destructive quake in any event, even if it does not match the above figures. February 2004 would be the probable vector, give or take a few months.
Moderate earthquake hits El Salvador, Guatemala
Mon. May. 3 2004 11:29 PM ET
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador A moderate earthquake shook El Salvador and Guatemala but caused no damage or injuries, officials said Monday. The magnitude-5.0 quake struck just after 11 p.m. Sunday and was centred off the Guatemalan Coast in the Pacific Ocean, El Salvador's National Territorial Studies Institute reported. The quake was felt across western El Salvador and in San Salvador, the country's capital. "It caused alarm among the population but there weren't any victims," said William Giron, a police officer in Ahuachapan, a city 14 kilometres west of the Guatemalan border.
REVISED PREDICTION: 11/5/02 -- The next vectors for war between India and Pakistan are February 2004, May 2005, May 2006, or December 2006 and it is likely to turn nuclear at some point. China is also likely to become involved in the conflict as well. The outcome of their war is unknown at this time, although Nostradamus appears to indicate that France, Britain, and Portugal will lead the West against both Pakistan (Turbat) and India (Ganges) near the end of World War III. One can only speculate as to why this will happen.
NEW PREDICTION: 11/19/03 -- This person will be well-known, but likely a more major voice in the past than now. Probably in her mid-30s to late 50s. Not to be confused with the prediction on the next page concerning the famous blonde celebrity. The identity of this person is unknown. She will have written and sung a number of hit songs during the course of her career. She will probably die from natural causes in February 2004. It will be quite sudden and unexpected. Something unnatural, but medical -- such as anorexia -- may even be a possibility.
Singer-songwriter Syreeta Wright, ex-wife of Stevie Wonder, dies at 58
LOS ANGELES (AP) Motown recording artist and songwriter Syreeta Wright, who collaborated with ex-husband Stevie Wonder in writing several hits including "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," "If You Really Love Me," and the Spinners' "It's a Shame" has died. She was 58.
Wright died Tuesday at her Los Angeles home surrounded by family after battling breast cancer, her sister Kim Barnum said. "She was very, very loving, giving, very talented," Barnum said. "She loved her music, and she loved all her fans," said Steve Barnum, Wright's brother-in-law.
Wright also was known for her hit duet with Billy Preston, "With You I'm Born Again," from the 1979 film "Fast Break."
She married Wonder in 1970, and the two divorced about two years later. Still, they remained friends and collaborators until her death, Kim Barnum said. Wonder produced two of Wright's albums, including "Syreeta" and "Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta" about their love, divorce and friendship. Calls to Wonder's agent were not immediately returned.
Wright was born in Pittsburgh and later moved to Detroit, where she worked as a Motown secretary and later a backup singer. Motown founder Berry Gordy signed her to the label as "Rita Wright," under which she released "I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel For You," written by Brian Holland and Ashford & Simpson. She did her later recording as Syreeta Wright. Wright recorded her last album in 1983, titled "The Spell."
She is survived by her four children Takiyah, Harmoni, Jamal and Hodari, and her mother, Essie Wright.
COMMENTS (7/10/04): This is without a doubt a PREDICTION FULFILLED, although it has occurred five months later than projected. Syreeta was well-known in the 1970s and early 1980s. All of the songs which she wrote or co-wrote were major R&B classic hits, not only for Stevie Wonder, the Stevie Wonder-Syreeta duets, and the blockbuster Billy Preston-Syreeta duet of 1980, "With You I'm Born Again," but for a variety of other 1970s artists like the Spinners and Ashford & Simpson.
As specified, she was a singer and a songwriter and a major voice from the past. She was, for R&B, as big as Laura Nyro or Karen Carpenter. Also, as specified, she wrote and sang a number of songs during the course of her career and died prematurely in her late 50s of natural causes. I am sure her death was an unwelcome shock for the many fans who have enjoyed her music over the years. I, for one, truly enjoyed her music.
Singer Laura Branigan dies at 47
Sunday, August 29, 2004 Posted: 1035 GMT (1835 HKT)
EAST QUOGUE, New York (AP) -- Laura Branigan, a Grammy-nominated pop singer best known for her 1982 platinum hit "Gloria," has died. She was 47. Branigan died Thursday at home in her sleep, said her manager, John Bowers. He would not disclose the cause, although her official Web site listed it as a brain aneurysm.
"Gloria," a signature song from her debut album "Branigan," stayed atop the pop charts for 36 weeks and earned her a Grammy nomination for best female pop vocalist, the first of four nominations in her career. She also made television appearances, including guest spots on "CHIPS," and in the films "Mugsy's Girls" and "Backstage."
Branigan released seven albums after her debut "Branigan," including "Solitaire," "Self Control," and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," which was co-written with Michael Bolton. Her songs also appeared on soundtracks for the films "Flashdance" and "Ghostbusters."
Branigan, born July 3, 1957, and raised in Brewster, New York, attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. During the late 1970s, she toured Europe as a backing vocalist for Canadian singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen. She signed as a solo artist with Atlantic Records in 1982.
After her run of success in the 1980s, her releases in the early 1990s attracted little attention. In 1994, she sang a duet with David Hasselhoff called "I Believe" for the soundtrack of the television show "Baywatch." She released a 13-track "Best of Branigan" LP the next year. After the death of her husband, Lawrence Kruteck, in 1996, Branigan stopped performing but returned to the stage in 2001. In 2002 she starred as Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway musical "Love, Janis," which earned her rave reviews. Branigan recently had been working on material for a new release.
COMMENTS (8/29/04): This is without a doubt a very tragic case of PREDICTION OVERKILL. I was considering using the case of singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, who died seven years ago, as a name sound clue for this year. This may be evident from the update above. But the chances of a female singer or singer/songwriter from the past dying young with the same first name -- Laura -- would have been astronomical. Yet it hhas now happened: another Laura singer has died. The death of Laura Branigan must be a shock to many people -- much more so than that of Syreeta last month. It is certainly a shock to me. 47 is young. It seems like I was playing "Gloria" and other later hits by Branigan as a nightclub disc jockey not very long ago. 1982 and the rest of the "retro" period, unlike the 1960s and farther back, does not seem like some hoary, B&W, cobwebbed period in time. Also, this is the career of someone who was still performing (I read about the Janis Joplin musical she was doing not very long ago) and planning release of new material. A very troubling and tragic development, with at least a hint of uncertainty as to the cause of this talented singer's death.
NEW PREDICTION: 11/19/03 -- Some truly historical flooding will occur on the Missouri, Ohio, and Mississippi basins in February-March 2004. How bad I don't know, but some record levels are likely to be broken. Possibility that there will also be an unrelated catastrophe in one region that will make the flooding seem that much worse, like an earthquake, fire, or act of terrorism.
Midwest officials tally damage from weekend floods
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 Posted: 1616 GMT (0016 HKT)
ANTIGO, Wisconsin (AP) -- The worst flooding in four decades in this northeastern Wisconsin community began to ease Monday as rivers and streams swollen by melting snow and heavy weekend rain started to recede.
Gov. Jim Doyle declared a state of emergency in Langlade County, where flooding forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses. In North Dakota, Gov. John Hoeven, who toured the northeastern part of the state Monday by air, also declared a flood emergency. "The problem is that the water is not going into the ground, and it's creating overland flooding," he said. No estimates were available Monday for damage in either state.
Antigo Fire Chief Tim Kluck said 40 to 50 homes and a dozen businesses in the community of 8,500 people were hit by an unusual torrent of spring flooding. About 30 people spent Sunday night in temporary shelters. He said a state highway remained closed in places.
Police Chief Bill Brandt estimated residents in about a dozen homes left because of the high water; some returned by Monday afternoon. Two people received minor injuries while helping in rescue efforts. Public schools were closed.
In North Dakota, emergency officials said Pembina and Walsh counties appeared to be the hardest hit, though flood warnings were issued for many waterways in the Red River basin. Officials estimated up to four inches of rain fell over the weekend.
Streams and rivers had significant ice before the rain, and snow-covered pastures and cropland could not absorb the precipitation. Several county roads were covered with water and some washed away, authorities said. A portion of U.S. Highway 81 also was closed.
Carolyn Edwards, 61, who has lived in her home on the west side of Grafton, North Dakota, for nearly 30 years, remained at her house though water surrounded it and her basement was filled with eight inches of water. "So far I'm holding up pretty well," she said. "I don't know at what point that you give up, but I'm not there yet."
In Emerado, North Dakota, a town of about 500 people west of Grand Forks, residents left their homes after basements began to flood. A lift station was damaged, sending sewage into homes and cutting off the town's drinking water. Water began to recede Monday afternoon. North Dakota officials were watching the Red River, which forms the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.
COMMENTS (4/26/04): Why didn't anyone tell me about this?? This was the worst flooding in this part of the Midwest in 40 years! Worse than the floods of 1997, even. Just because the prediction mentions the "Missouri, Ohio, and Mississippi basins" doesn't mean that North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are not part of the American Midwest. What does the prediction say? "Major Flooding in the Midwest." What does the news article say? "Midwest officials tally damage from weekend floods." The worst in four decades. This is a PREDICTION FULFILLED. Right on the vector too (February-March 2004).
Tornadoes, floods rip Midwest again -- Twenty Michigan counties are under flood warnings
Tue, May. 25, 2004
Thousands of homes and businesses had no power Monday across the Midwest because of thunderstorm damage, and flooding filled basements and blocked roads. Nearly 105,000 customers still had no electricity Monday in Michigan, down from at least 510,000 that were blacked out by storms during the weekend. More than 20 Michigan counties were under flood warnings Monday and several rivers were over flood stage ...
Classes were canceled for about 2,200 youngsters Monday in Gurnee, Ill., while volunteers stacked sandbags to keep the Des Plaines River out of their school. Residents of the northern Illinois community and nearby areas also worked to keep the river from flooding their homes and businesses. "We have the misfortune of having a very lovely building about 50 yards from the river," said Mark Jeep, president of the Gurnee School District 56 board.
Several roads in the area were impassable, closing at least three other schools. Up to 20 homes in Gurnee may be evacuated by today, when the Des Plaines River is expected to hit a record 5.4 feet over flood stage, said police Cmdr. Jay Patrick. Farther south, the river is forecast to crest Wednesday at the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines at a record 11 feet, city manager Dave Niemeyer said ... Parts of downtown Thiensville, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee, were under water Monday along the Milwaukee River. Four to 6 inches of rain fell in much of southern Wisconsin over the past week, the National Weather Service said ...
Violent Spring: Floods, Twisters
May 25, 2004 09:48:52
(CBS/AP) Rain-swollen rivers flooded regions throughout the Midwest on Monday even as residents assessed damage from pounding weekend storms, including tornadoes that ravaged parts of Nebraska. More tornadoes touched down late Monday in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. Four were reported in or near Chillicothe, Mo., where a hospital said it treated 10 people for minor injuries ... A tornado even touched down in eastern New York, destroying a camper and barn in a sparsely populated area about 75 miles southeast of Syracuse ...
In the northern Illinois community of Gurnee, residents Monday battled the rising waters of the Des Plaines River in what threatened to become the town's worst flood in two decades. "I can't stop the water," said Sandy Snell, one of the many watching the water rise in Gurnee, where it is expected to break a high water mark set in 1986. "All I can do is pray that everything is okay."
The floodwaters forced schools to close for more than 2,000 youngsters, and homes and businesses filled with water, including the Gurnee Community Church. Pumps belched water out a church window, a sign overhead reading, "We've got peace like a river." The river in Gurnee is expected to crest early Wednesday at 12.7 feet - 5.7 feet over flood level.
Further south in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, authorities were distributing sandbags and preparing fliers alerting residents of the rising water levels, said Dave Niemeyer, Des Plaines' city manager. The river is expected to crest at 11.2 feet in Des Plaines early Thursday, a record-setting 6.2 feet over the flood stage, the National Weather Service said. Flooding is also a problem in Iowa, where storms beginning Friday produced a string of 19 tornadoes, hail, high winds and heavy rains. As much as 9 inches fell over the weekend near Ames. Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack asked for a federal disaster declaration covering 23 counties ...
More than 20 counties in southeastern and east-central sections of Lower Michigan are under flood warnings. The storms that began Friday knocked out power to at least 540,000 Michigan homes and businesses, as many as 38,600 of which remained without power Monday night.
COMMENTS (5/25/04): Well, if the March flooding wasn't convincing enough, try this on for size. PREDICTION FULFILLED again and IN PROGRESS.
NEW PREDICTION: 12/6/01 -- Yes, I'm still waiting for the Big One to hit Montana. I'm sure it will because Utah is set for a 7.0 or greater. Maybe this is tied in with the Cayce/Scallion geological upheaval that will be so catastrophic that Salt Lake City will be turned into an island.
Base 7 dating: March 2004 or August 2004.
|NEW PREDICTION: 10/12/99 -- A US Missile Defence system will be successfully implemented by March 2004. By this time the program will have been expanded through Republican pressure to include elements of former President Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" nuclear defence shield. It may be this system that will protect America from total annihilation when a massive attack is launched against it later in the year or early the following year.|
UPDATE (2/3/04): I suppose we will have to wait until the missiles are actually in their silos in June or July and the October 1, 2004 declaration that the defence system is officially in operation before we can say this prediction, made way back in October 1999 (see above), has been fulfilled. As we can see the projected March 2004 date will only be off by three or four months, since the full implementation phase will run from June until October. The danger currently posed by Russia and its planned nuclear war games later this month cannot be understated and we may well see a large-scale nuclear attack against the US this year or next, certainly by 2006. Obviously, if such an attack takes place, the fledgling US anti-missile system will provide very little security compared to what it might be capable of 20 years from now.
Pentagon report: Limited capability to thwart N. Korean missile
Thursday, January 20, 2005 Posted: 1546 GMT (2346 HKT)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Bush's fledgling missile defense system should provide a limited capability to thwart a North Korean missile attack, the Pentagon's top weapons tester said in a report made available Wednesday.
A system "testbed" put together by Boeing Co. "should have some limited capability to defend against a threat missile from North Korea," Thomas Christie, the Pentagon's director of operational testing, said in his annual report to Congress on top U.S. weapon programs.
"Ground testing has improved our confidence that military operators could exploit any inherent capability that may exist in the testbed, if needed in an emergency," he wrote. He said it was not possible to estimate the system's capability with "high confidence" because of a lack of flight testing of the Pentagon's costliest weapons program ...
The first eight interceptor rockets were installed in silos last year -- six at Fort Greely, Alaska, and two at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Christie's analysis preceded the December 15 test failure of what was to have been the first full flight test of the interceptor, designed to deliver a "kill vehicle" that collides with enemy warheads to pulverize them. Last week, the head of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency, Lt. Gen. Henry Obering, blamed the failure on a "very minor" software glitch that he said could be easily fixed.
The Pentagon plans to spend roughly $10 billion a year for the next six years on a restructured drive to protect against ballistic missiles carrying warheads that could be tipped with chemical, nuclear or biological warheads. Christie said tests so far had demonstrated the system's "basic functionality."
COMMENTS (1/20/05): I will continue to collect links to relevent reports on the US Missile Defense System. However, I think today's appraisal of the system as now having limited capability to thwart a North Korean nuclear missile attack is the first real admission that the system is fully operational, though hardly functioning at maximum capability, but finally in place to at least defend the United States against a small attack. I would say that the January 2004-January 2005 period has witnessed a PREDICTION FULFILLMENT. Not bad timing and certainly accurate considering the prediction was made in October 1999 when no plans to create such a system were on the table during the second Clinton administration.
NEW PREDICTION: 1/10/04 -- Whoz it gonna be? He's going to be killed in a drive-by shooting while sitting in his car. It will be revenge.
I think it will be whoever was behind the murder of Jam Master Jay back in October 2002. This rap star, whoever it is, should get his sometime in March 2004 ... just like Biggie.
West Coast Rapper Mac Dre Murdered
Rap News Direct Staff
11/1/2004 5:22:43 PM
West coast rapper Mac Dre from Vallejo, CA, died early Monday morning after the car he was riding in was attack by a gunman.
According to police in Kansas City, Mo., two men in a van were headed north on the highway around 4:30 a.m. when another vehicle pulled up and an occupant opened fire. The driver of the van crossed over into the southbound lanes of Highway 71 and went down into a deep ravine. Mac Dre was the passenger in the van.
Authorities said Mac Dre; who's real name was Andre Hick, died of gunshot wounds.
The driver escaped from the van and crawled up the ravine and walked to a convenience store at 85th Street for help.
The driver told police he did not see the shooter because he ducked when the shooting started. The case was turned over to to homicide investigators.
Mac Dre (34 yrs. old) was from Vallejo,CA. He made his rap debute in 1989 with the Young Black Brotha EP. He has released some 20 lps in his career.
COMMENTS (12/1/04): My thanks go out to one of this website's frequent visitors for bringing this to my attention. Otherwise, I would have never known about it. PREDICTION FULFILLED.
NEW PREDICTION: 3/31/03
Hello, people of earth. My name is Marshall Applewhite, but some of you may remember me as "Do." I am reporting to you from the mother ship Hale-Bopp in the "level above human." How are you? We are all fine, but rather bored as there is not much to do when you are dead.
Anyway, I volunteered to present Michael's latest prediction. It seems there are going to be many more of our brothers and sisters from various disciplines and faiths not unlike our own Heaven's Gate fellowship who will be shedding their earthly containers next year, around the time of March 2004.
Although I am not at liberty to say exactly why this will happen, it may be related to the glorious starship some of you are calling Planet X or Nibiru. I realise many of you expect to see this wondrous sight this year (2003). However, I fear my friends the Zetas may have been a bit presumptuous about X arriving on May 15, 2003. Anyway, even if they are right, X will return a second time in short order according to one of your earth prophets, Mother Shipton. Sorry I can provide no details or dates, but even here at "the level above human" we are kept in the dark about a great many things.
It is Michael who insists on projecting a March 2004 vector for this great shuffling off of earthly containers, but you know how he is with his months. Half the time he is close and half the time he is way off, but he almost always gets the year right -- and that's what really counts doesn't it?
Of course, another factor could be our "sister ship" -- what your astronomers are calling Comet NEAT Q4 -- which should brighten very rapidly froom invisible to the naked eye in April 2004 and reach mag -3.8 when it swings by on May 29th. Also, in September 2004, you will all be given another rare treat: an up close view of a friendly visitor from space your men of science call asteroid Toutatis. All in all, 2004 looks to be a very opportunistic year for inter-dimensional and extra-spacial travel.
So, don't be "left behind" this time around: stock up on your favourite apple sauces and puddings and go out and buy some nice new Nike sneakers, because "Ti" and I will be swinging by your way very soon to pick up more eager space explorers before the great calamity that is to befall your planet.
NOTE (3/12/04): My co-pilot and companion, "Ti," has reminded me that, since the great starships LINEAR T7 and NEAT Q4 will become visible in late April, May, and June, and because Mike's prediction has a high probability of being related to a "comet," the projected month of fulfillment should be extended to June, thus March-June 2004.
Yours in the level above human,
February 24, 2005 - In late March 1997 the world witnessed the eerie discovery of the first mass suicide by a religious cult whose members ran a web site that persuaded viewers to join them in "shedding off their earthly containers before it was too late." For "Do" and the members of Heaven's Gate, Death = Rapture and the time to get out before Armageddon was during the passage of Comet Hale-Bopp. The web site was maintained for a number of years as a kind of bizarre memorial or tribute to the space-based cult and their innovative manipulation of the Internet.
Today, it is in the relative anonymity of the chat room where suicide pacts are formed. Usually obscure events involving a few people, since October of 2004 these oftentimes grim grey and black interfaces have produced two shocking mass suicide phenomena on both sides of the world. This time around, it seems, the "cult" is the Internet itself!
THE VALENTINE'S DAY SUICIDE PARTY: Man is accused of trying to set up a mass Valentine's Day suicide party over the Internet involving 32 women, 5 children, and himself at his Klamath Falls residence. An unknown number of others were to kill themselves at home or were exposed to his chat site.
JAPAN'S INTERNET SUICIDE CULTS: Thus far, 62 men and women who met on Internet chat rooms have died in groups of three to nine since October 2004, committing suicide together by carbon monoxide poisoning, an overdose of sleeping pills, or both, or by hanging. Three other suicides were murdered by an Internet predator.
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Police Trace Internet Records To Find Members Of Valentine's Day Suicide Pact
Plan Included Mom Who Was To Kill Kids
4:39 pm EST February 11, 2005
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- Investigators are subpoenaing records from Internet chat rooms to try to contact people who may be planning to take part in a Valentine's Day mass suicide.
The move follows Wednesday's arrest of a man in Oregon who is accused of using a chat room to try to set up the mass suicide. Sheriffs deputies in Klamath Falls, Ore., said Gerald Krein faces charges of solicitation to commit murder. They said as many as 32 people in the United States and Canada may be involved.
"These are women who are vulnerable, who are depressed. He invited them to engage in certain sexual acts with him and then they were to hang themselves naked from a beam in his house," said Sheriff Tim Evinger. He added that even if no deaths are found linked to Krein he would not be surprised if someone kills herself as a result of Krein's alleged activities ...
10 dead in series of group suicides
Tokyo | December 12, 2005 12:01:13 AM IST
(UPI) Police in Japan say 10 people were found dead after participating in group suicides. The dead include three men and a woman whose bodies were found in a van parked at a roadside rest area in Yabu, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan Today reported. The van, with three charcoal stoves inside, was sealed with duct tape.
Another group of four -- including a man and woman in their 70s and two younger men -- were found in a private house in Aichi Prefecture. One man died from being stabbed in the stomach with a kitchen knife.
Kyodo News agency reported that notes left behind in the Okazaki incident indicated a group suicide, but Sawaki said the circumstances of the deaths of the three men and one woman were still being investigated.
A man and woman were found in a car in Sapporo. The car was in the shuttered parking garage of an apartment building, and carbon monoxide penetrated from the garage into the building.
Deadly game chokes off life early - Teens risk asphyxiation thrill - November 29, 2005.
MOTHER: SHUT EVIL SITES ON SUICIDE - October 11, 2005.
Suicide sites girl 'secretly got rid of parental controls' to access internet - September 13, 2005.
My Girl Would Be Alive Without Suicide Websites - Says mother of 17-year-old Carina who hanged herself - September 9, 2005.
Mother's Web warning after suicide - September 8, 2005.
Reality star's suicide tragedy - July 28, 2005.
Four dead in apparent group suicide in Japan - December 25, 2005.
Four dead in latest Japanese suicide pact - December 13, 2005.
10 dead in series of group suicides - December 12, 2005.
Eight dead in separate suspected group suicides across Japan, police say - December 11, 2005.
JAPANESE CHARCOAL SUICIDE PACTS FORMED ON INTERNET SPREADS TO THE UK: UK'S First Death Pact On Internet - October 10, 2005.
WARNING: The in-depth features above, gathered from various news reports and television transcripts, some of which are already disappearing from the Internet, may be too disturbing, offensive, or unbalancing for some viewers. Enter either presentation, especially the one concerning the "thwarted" Valentine's Day mass suicide, at your own risk. As will be seen, it is quite possible that at least two women may have killed themselves as a result of chat room exchanges with Gerald Dean Krein. More bodies traced to the dangerous February 10-14 period are still being discovered.
NEW PREDICTION: 10/2/03 -- This will probably take place in the United States, but need not be confined to any one country. Hundreds of thousands, possibly many millions, of people will witness what may be the largest grouping of UFOs ever seen by humans. If not, it will certainly rival the best past mass sighting recorded thus far. Look for this to occur in March/April 2004 or just prior to the appearance of Comet NEAT Q4.
Mexican Air Force pilots film UFOs -- 'We are not alone! This is so weird'
Tuesday, May 11, 2004 Posted: 2255 GMT (0655 HKT)
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican Air Force pilots filmed 11 unidentified flying objects in the skies over southern Campeche state, a Defense Department spokesman confirmed Tuesday. A videotape made widely available to the news media on Tuesday shows the bright objects, some sharp points of light and others like large headlights, moving rapidly in what appears to be a late-evening sky.
The lights were filmed on March 5 by pilots using infrared equipment. They appeared to be flying at an altitude of about 3,500 meters (11,480 feet), and allegedly surrounded the Air Force jet as it conducted routine anti-drug trafficking vigilance in Campeche. Only three of the objects showed up on the plane's radar ...
The video was first aired on national television Monday night then again at a news conference Tuesday by Jaime Maussan, a Mexican investigator who has dedicated the past 10 years to studying UFOs. "This is historic news," Maussan told reporters. "Hundreds of videos (of UFOs) exist, but none had the backing of the armed forces of any country ... The armed forces don't perpetuate frauds."
Dozens of UFO sightings excite Iran -- Colorful lights over cities spark flying-saucer fever
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The latest location on planet Earth to be hit with UFO fever is Iran, as dozens of sightings have been reported in recent days in the Islamic republic. According to Reuters, state-run television today broadcast a sparkling white disc flying over the capital of Tehran, saying it was filmed last night.
People were reported rushing out into the streets in eight towns last night to watch a bright "extraterrestrial light dipping in and out of the clouds." The Islamic Republic News Agency also reports colorful objects seen beaming out green, red, blue and purple rays over the northern cities of Tabriz and Ardebil and in the Caspian Sea province of Golestan ...
UFO blasts sky like 50,000 spotlights - 'I've seen a few satellites ... but I'd never seen anything as big as that one'
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"Suddenly there was this flash, it's the only way I can describe it it was so bright it was a white flash and it lit everything up. It was like somebody had turned on 50,000 spotlights." That's how Elsa Nelms described the bright light in the Australian outback around 7 p.m. local time last night, as a huge fireball reportedly crashed to Earth somewhere in the state of Queensland.
"We all looked up in the sky and there was a white smoke trail coming from the Northeast like a firecracker smoke trail but it was too high to even be an aircraft," the Winton resident told the Australian Associated Press.
Some citizens thought they might be under attack ...
COMMENTS (5/12/04): I now consider this a PREDICTION FULFILLED and a PREDICTION IN PROGRESS with mass sightings in Iran and official photographs released by the Mexican government to CNN! Millions of people are seeing this. What do you think?
NEW PREDICTION: 2/16/04 -- This may well be one of the most important finds of the 21st Century. The vector is promising for the discovery of a fabled city such as Troy, the palace or home of an important historical or legendary figure, or even undisputable evidence of the existence of the lost continent of Atlantis. The vector is well suited for an Atlantis-related, Egyptian, or Greek discovery. It is also possible that this discovery will be revealed by a flood elsewhere along Mediterranean Europe, such as France or Italy. We should know sometime between March and July 2004.
Satellite images 'show Atlantis'
Sunday, 6 June, 2004, 14:25 GMT 15:25 UK
A scientist says he may have found remains of the lost city of Atlantis. Satellite photos of southern Spain reveal features on the ground appearing to match descriptions made by Greek scholar Plato of the fabled utopia. Dr Rainer Kuehne thinks the "island" of Atlantis simply referred to a region of the southern Spanish coast destroyed by a flood between 800 BC and 500 BC. The research has been reported as an ongoing project in the online edition of the journal Antiquity.
Satellite photos of a salt marsh region known as Marisma de Hinojos near the city of Cadiz show two rectangular structures in the mud and parts of concentric rings that may once have surrounded them. "Plato wrote of an island of five stades (925m) diameter that was surrounded by several circular structures - concentric rings - some consisting of Earth and the others of water. We have in the photos concentric rings just as Plato described," Dr Kuehne told BBC News Online.
Dr Kuehne, of the University of Wuppertal in Germany, believes the rectangular features could be the remains of a "silver" temple devoted to the sea god Poseidon and a "golden" temple devoted to Cleito and Poseidon - all described in Plato's dialogue Critias.
Temples of the sea god
The sizes of the "island" and its rings in the satellite image are slightly larger than those described by Plato. There are two possible explanations for this, says Dr Kuehne. First, Plato may have underplayed the size of Atlantis. Secondly, the ancient unit of measurement used by Plato - the stade - may have been 20% larger than traditionally assumed. If the latter is true, one of the rectangular features on the "island" matches almost exactly the dimensions given by Plato for the temple of Poseidon.
The features were originally spotted by Werner Wickboldt, a lecturer and Atlantis enthusiast who studied photographs from across the Mediterranean for signs of the city described by Plato. "This is the only place that seems to fit [Plato's] description," he told BBC News Online. Mr Wickboldt added that the Greeks might have confused an Egyptian word referring to a coastline with one meaning "island" during transmission of the Atlantis story.
Commenting on the satellite image showing the two "temples", Tony Wilkinson, an expert in the use of remote sensing in archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, UK, told BBC News Online: "A lot of the problems come with interpretations. I can see something there and I could imagine that one could interpret it in various ways. But you've got several leaps of faith here.
"We use the imagery to recognise certain types of imprint on the ground and then do [in the field] verification on them. Based on what we see on the ground we make an interpretation. "What we need here is a date range. Otherwise, you're just dealing with morphology. But the [features] are interesting."
The fabled utopia of Atlantis has captured the imagination of scholars for centuries. The earliest known records of this mythical land appear in Plato's dialogues Critias and Timaios. His depiction of a land of fabulous wealth, advanced civilisation and natural beauty has spurred many adventurers to seek out its location. One recent theory equates Atlantis with Spartel Island, a mud shoal in the straits of Gibraltar that sank into the sea 11,000 years ago.
Plato described Atlantis as having a "plain". Dr Kuehne said this might be the plain that extends today from Spain's southern coast up to the city of Seville. The high mountains described by the Greek scholar could be the Sierra Morena and Sierra Nevada. "Plato also wrote that Atlantis is rich in copper and other metals. Copper is found in abundance in the mines of the Sierra Morena," Dr Kuehne explained.
Dr Kuehne noticed that the war between Atlantis and the eastern Mediterranean described in Plato's writings closely resembled attacks on Egypt, Cyprus and the Levant during the 12th Century BC by mysterious raiders known as the Sea People. As a result, he proposes that the Atlanteans and the Sea People were in fact one and the same. This dating would equate the city and society of Atlantis with either the Iron Age Tartessos culture of southern Spain or another, unknown, Bronze Age culture. A link between Atlantis and Tartessos was first proposed in the early 20th Century.
Dr Kuehne said he hoped to attract interest from archaeologists to excavate the site. But this may be tricky. The features in the satellite photo are located within Spain's Donana national park.
COMMENTS (6/7/04): I was pretty specific about this prediction likely being the discovery of Atlantis. Despite some controversy over whether it is or not, the timing is very close (March or July 2004, July 2004 in this case) and this discovery is making a pretty big splash. I consider this a PREDICTION FULFILLED with a possibility of "prediction overkill" yet to come.
NEW PREDICTION: 7/31/03 -- Rioting will break out in Belarus as people demand the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko in April 2004. Clashes with police will escalate to widespread civil disorder and a possible civil war. The situation may spread to other adjacent Soviet republics like Ukraine and Moldova. Moscow may also be in danger of a new revolution. But these other conditions will only happen if the chaos in Belarus is not contained. Nato, which will have its hands full in the Balkans, may even be called upon to bring order to the border between the CIS and the former Warsaw Bloc countries.
Belarussian Opposition Protests Against Lukashenkos Third Term Referendum
Created: 18.10.2004 20:38 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 20:38 MSK
Belarussian opposition held an unauthorized rally on Monday in the capital of Minsk protesting against the results of the Sunday referendum allowing the president, Alexander Lukashenko, to run for president for the third time.
Several hundreds of representatives of various opposition movements gathered in the center of Minsk, ITAR-TASS news agency reported. They blocked the main square, some of them attempted to burst through police cordons and approach to Lukashenkos residence. The police started to detain the protesters.
According to the official information, 77.3 percent of registered voters had backed Lukashenkos proposal to remove a constitutional provision limiting him to two terms. The vote will enable him to run again in 2006.
Russian liberal party Union of the Right Forces called its country on Monday not to admit the referendums results saying they were falsified and calling Lukashenko the last dictator of Europe, Interfax news agency reported.
On Sunday, with exit polls still incomplete, the president, confident of victory, promised to serve his people better if they voted yes and told the West to keep criticism of his rule to itself.
Russian Journalists Beaten up by Belarus Police in Anti-Lukashenko Protest
Created: 20.10.2004 12:41 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 12:58 MSK
Several Russian journalists were beaten up in Minsk following a demonstration, which local authorities say was unsanctioned, to protest Sundays Belarussian referendum.
Riot police suppressed a massive demonstration Tuesday as the Belarus opposition protested the results of Sundays referendum, which leader Alexander Lukashenko won by a landslide, establishing his right to run for a third term in office in 2006. Western monitors have cited instances of vote rigging in the referendum and parliamentary elections.
As many as 46 demonstrators, including United Civil Party leader Anatoly Lebedko, were arrested during the protests, the Russian Information Agency Novosti reported. As Lebedko was fleeing police, he ran into a restaurant in central Minsk. Riot police found him there and forced everyone in the building including several Russian journalists onto the floor.
As a result, a reporter from Russias NTV was left with a bruised face, and his camera was broken. A cameraman from Russias Ren-TV was also injured, the Interfax news agency reported.
Lebedko, meanwhile, was beaten up and later hospitalized Tuesday night, as he himself confirmed to Interfax. A party press secretary told Novosti he had suffered a cerebral injury, and bruised ribs. She confirmed that he received the injuries during his detention by Belarussian riot police.
Belarus Interior Minister Vladimir Naumov was unable to answer a journalists question as to why such measures were used to detain demonstrators. At this point I cannot answer that question with certainty, the Interfax news agency quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, a court hearing for Pavel Sheremet, a Russian reporter for Channel One who was beaten up by unknown assailants and then himself detained by Belarussian police on assault charges, has been rescheduled.
Belarus, whose leader Lukashenko was accused by the West of being a tyrant, forged close economic ties with Russia after the breakup of the Soviet Union, and, despite tensions over Belarus dependence on Russian gas, the two countries have the closest relations among all the CIS states.
Some Russian reactionaries, meanwhile, have called for Russia to model itself on Belarus political system, going so far as to suggest President Vladimir Putin could also call a referendum to run for a third term, which is currently forbidden by the Russian Constitution.
COMMENTS (11/17/04): This prediction was FULFILLED last month, and no one even let me know about it. To think, if I hadn't caught this by accident, I would have rated this prediction a zero. I guess many of you must want to see my system fail or at least appear to fail.
NEW PREDICTION: 12/12/03 -- As usual, identifying where this attack will come is difficult.
First likely possibility is in Iraq, but unlike past bombings, this one will result in between 60 and 100 US and American allies dead and several hundred more wounded. It will dwarf all past attacks in Iraq.
A second possible scenario is a US Embassy or military facility in a strategic allied nation like Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, or Great Britain. Likewise, the casualties may be similar to those cited above for an Iraq scenario.
Thirdly, I must add that since Al Qaeda has not launched an attack on US soil since September 11, 2001, it remains possible that this will be the vector for the next major attack against the United States itself. In that event, there could be thousands of casualties.
The timing for this attack is April 2004.
Rocket attack on U.S. base kills more than 20 and wounds another 57-- Strike could be deadliest on U.S. forces since invasion
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Posted: 0316 GMT (1116 HKT)
MOSUL, Iraq (CNN) -- A midday rocket attack on a U.S. military base in northern Iraq killed more than 20 people and wounded another 57, U.S. military and civilian officials said Tuesday. The exact death toll remained unclear late Tuesday. In Washington, the Pentagon said 22 people, including 19 U.S. troops, were killed in the attack. Details on the other three dead were not immediately known.
Meanwhile, military contractor Halliburton Co. reported seven deaths -- four employees with its subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root -- and three subcontractors. It's unclear whether the three other deaths cited by military officials include any of the Halliburton workers.
Pentagon officials blamed the blast at Camp Marez in Mosul on a rocket attack. One rocket hit the dining hall. Another landed on the ground of the base but did not cause any casualties. Two other rockets landed outside the base, which the U.S. Army shares with the Iraqi national guard, Pentagon officials said. The attack occurred while soldiers were sitting down to lunch in the mess tent.
"It's a sad day in Mosul," said Brig. Gen. Carter Ham, the commander of the Army's Task Force Olympia, which includes about 8,500 U.S. troops in the Mosul area.
Jeremy Redmon, a reporter for the Times-Dispatch newspaper of Richmond, Virginia, who is embedded with troops at the base, told CNN the attack "knocked soldiers off their feet and out of their seats." "It really was just a sea of wounded and dead, and people crying, folks that were numb," Redmon said.
At least two of the dead were soldiers from the Maine National Guard, according to U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe's office. "My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the two brave Maine soldiers," the Republican said in a statement.
The Iraqi militant group Jaish Ansar Al-Sunna claimed responsibility for the attack in a posting on Islamist Web sites. The group, which has also claimed responsibility for previous attacks, said it shot video of the attack that will be released later. CNN could not confirm the authenticity of the group's claim.
In Washington, President Bush expressed his "heartfelt condolences" to the families of those killed, adding that U.S. troops in Iraq are engaged in a "vital mission."
The attack on Camp Marez
could be the deadliest single attack against U.S. troops
in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March
'A level of vulnerability'
CNN personnel who have visited the base said the dining area is a tent-like facility with no hardened protection -- and that soldiers had specifically raised concerns that they could be targeted by insurgents at meal time.
One had told CNN it was only a matter of time before there was an attack on the mess hall. "There is a level of vulnerability when you go in there, and you don't feel like there's a hard roof over your head," said Lt. Col. Paul Hastings, an officer at Camp Marez. Overall the base has good protection, Hastings said, and a new dining facility is being built.
Bill Nemitz, a reporter with the Press-Herald newspaper of Portland, Maine, who was embedded at the base, said the new facility is made of concrete and was originally set to be completed by Christmas, but construction had slowed and the building is not near completion. Nemitz said the base's chief medical officer in April expressed concern about the mess hall being targeted and was charged with drawing up a "mass casualty" plan.
Mosul has been a site of repeated attacks in recent weeks. When the U.S. military launched a major offensive in Falluja in November, there was concern some insurgents had fled to Mosul and would launch attacks from there. The military recently conducted an offensive against insurgents in Mosul, but the violence has continued.
More than 1,300 U.S. troops have died in Iraq since the 2003 invasion -- most of them during the guerrilla campaign that has raged since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's government in April 2003.
With about 1.7 million people, Mosul is Iraq's third-largest city. It is located near the country's northern oil fields.
Tuesday's attack came shortly after British Prime Minister Tony Blair made an unscheduled visit to Baghdad. During a news conference with Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, Blair called the insurgency "a battle between democracy and terror," in advance of Iraqi elections set for January 30.
U.S. and Iraqi officials have said violence would likely spike as the elections approach. Tuesday's attack prompted new questions about the security of the voting, in which Iraqis will select a transitional assembly to draft a new constitution.
But in Washington, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said 15 out of 18 Iraqi provinces now have peace and security. "There are other areas that we must continue to address some of the ongoing security challenges," McClellan said. "It's important that we continue to help the Iraqi people move forward on the political process as well."
Suicide bomber suspected in mess hall attack -- 22 killed; wounded arrive at hospital in Germany
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Posted: 2255 GMT (0655 HKT)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A suicide bomber is believed to be behind Tuesday's attack that killed 22 people at a U.S. mess hall in Iraq, Gen. Richard Myers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday in Washington.
Investigators are close to concluding their look into the exact cause of the blast, Myers said. "At this point, it looks like it was an improvised explosive device worn by an attacker," Myers said ... http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/12/22/iraq.main/index.html
COMMENTS (12/22/04): Well, there is no question that this is the PREDICTION FULFILLED, and fairly close to expectations. March and April did see a lot of Iraqi civilians killed in horrendous bombings and, of course, Madrid experienced its shocking 3/11. But hardly any US casualties occurred at the time as specified in the prediction.
So, eight months later it happens ... and it is as horrible as the title describes: "Major Terrorist Bombing Results in Massive US Casualties." It also happens in the first choice of location: Iraq. Also "it will dwarf all past attacks in Iraq" was correct. The numbers are still being figured out. This is not as bad as the Marines Barracks Bombing in Beirut of October 1983, but about on par with the US Embassy Bombing in Beirut of April 1983 -- both 21 (3 x 7) years ago.
Why eight months later than April? I don't know, but if this is any indication, the next attack will be truly horrible -- possibly so horrible that most Americans will demand President Bush withdraw all troops from Iraq. And this could happen by February.
Just because eight months have passed since April does not mean that the next 9/11, or at least something as bad as the Marines Barracks Bombing in 1983, projected for October 2004, will take eight months. That would take us to June 2005, but I would watch out now. The second attack could come anytime, this month or next, thus it may well be that two major attacks against Americans will happen back to back in fairly short order.
short time before a monarch is slaughtered (Mabus? Bush?)
NEW PREDICTION: 12/4/03 -- There is strong base 7 evidence indicating some sort of civil problems in Italy starting about April/May 2004. This may take the form of terrorism, war refugees, political instability and civil disorder, or even all of the above. Whatever it is that happens, it may cause northern and eastern Italy to become prohibited to travel, placing these regions under interdict. That is what the above quatrain indicates will eventually happen in the fourth line; the question is whether this will be the time. Will the civil problems I mentioned be serious enough to warrant this? We shall see.
There will be a "bearded star" observable to the naked eye at this time: Comet NEAT Q4, which will reach its brightest point -- a possible magnitude -2 or -3 -- about May 15, 2004 (ironically the same date the Planet X conspiracists said "Nibiru" would reach earth in 2003).
I maintain that "Castor and Pollux" are the US and Russia, the two greatest powers in the world, especially the two greatest nuclear powers. Whether the "brotherhood" relationship that has existed since the days of Reagan and Gorbachev will still be in effect is difficult to say. This period, April/May 2004, may witness the true start of the unraveling relationship. Something serious enough for both the US and Russia to engage in a massive naval buildup will occur, requiring mobilisation in the Adriatic, the Persian Gulf, and possibly the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. A massive war effort apparently will be underway ("public treasure emptied on land and sea").
This naval mobilisation can be viewed in several ways. If the US and Russia are still friends, it could mean an alliance against the military threat posed by North Korea and China (although Russia has been courting China in recent years, a base 7 evaluation of 2004 indicates serious problems will emerge between Moscow and Beijing for that one year only). Or the great Middle East War will have begun and Russia will side with Iran, Syria, and other rogues at war with the US and possibly Israel as well. Otherwise, if the mobilisation is related to what is occurring in the above quatrain, the troubles in northern and eastern Italy suggests that a new Balkans conflict may lead to Russian attacks on Nato bases in Italy and US naval forces in the Adriatic.
In a future context, who then is the monarch who will be slaughtered a short time after the events of lines 2, 3, and 4 of Quatrain 2.15? That depends on how Nostradamus defines "a short time" and "monarch." I would not be too surprised if the murdered leader turns out to be the one Nostradamus names "Mabus" in Quatrain 2.62.
If he is speaking of a head-of-state, this could refer to the assassination of US President George W Bush due to the Tecumseh Curse. The next base 7 projection for a presidential assassination is November 2005, however no president elected in a zero year who has died in office has ever survived beyond April of the fifth year following the zero year election (Lincoln, elected 1860, d. April 1865; Roosevelt, elected 1940, d. April 1945). Thus the target vector for assassination may actually be April 2005. However, Nostradamus could be speaking of the same leader Alois Irlamier and other Central European prophets have warned will be murdered in the Balkans, particularly in the former Yugoslavia, or in Eastern Europe in Hungary or the former Czechoslovakia.
NEW PREDICTION: 1/10/04 -- Either April 2004 or May 2004 may be a singularly deadly month for male and female celebrities only in their late 40s or early 50s, with a few very famous stars around the age of 60. Causes of death will be quite varied, ranging from suicide and drug overdose to cancer, blood poisoning, hit and run, and heart attack. But the main thing linking them all is that these will all be premature deaths. Seven celebrities in all; two women and five men (roughly).
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