The Early 21st Century: 2006 (Part Two)

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Because the system I use is, thus far, only 71.6% to 92.7% accurate, and because new information may help make initial predictions more focused, the almanacs will be updated periodically as needed.

If a prediction is fulfilled you will see a news article (or news articles) that proves the event took place, along with a commentary by me, immediately beneath the prediction. If a prediction is close to being fulfilled you will be alerted by a link or links to related news articles.

All base 7 forecasts made after January 5, 1999 are designated at the start of the first paragraph as NEW PREDICTION and followed by the creation date. All projections calculated between October 5, 1997 and January 5, 1999 do not have the designation NEW PREDICTION and a creation date before the text.


MOST RECENT UPDATES:

PREDICTIONS RATED FOR ACCURACY. BASE 7 PREDICTIONS ONLY HAVE BEEN RATED, NOT BASE 7 ALERTS NOR PROPHECIES BY ACTUAL PROPHETS (SUCH AS NOSTRADAMUS). January 18, 2008.

INFORMATION OVERKILL. Unless there is a strategic development that pertains to "the War in the Levant" prediction, like the war in Lebanon spreading to other nations in the Levant (Syria, Egypt, or Turkey) or international peacekeepers actually being sent in, there shall be no more news links on this page concerning Israel's ongoing war with Hezbollah and Lebanon. We now await those further developments.

PLEASE NOTE: The "Major Wars in Balkans and Trancaucasia" prediction is an eight-point prediction. Point eight concerns a war in the LEVANT, which includes an Israeli war in Lebanon and sending of European troops to the region. This is also a Nostradamus prophecy. That is why there are so many links regarding the war in Lebanon appearing on this page.

France stunned by rioters’ savagery (this is only the tip of the iceberg, in future predictions for 2010/11 or 2013/14 depending, I will illustrate the full horror that shall descend upon this nation and several others in Europe from within) - December 2, 2007.

Riots Point to Racially Divided France - November 30, 2007.

Residents of Villiers-le-Bel throw stones at riot policeParis suburb riots called 'a lot worse' than in 2005 - November 27, 2007.

Riots rock Paris suburb for second night - November 26, 2007.

Saakashvili Accuses Russia as Protests Turn Violent - November 7, 2007.

State of Emergency in Nation of Georgia -- Russia blamed for fomenting unrest in former Soviet nation - November 7, 2007.

Georgian leader declares state of emergency - November 7, 2007.

Georgia: We fired on Russian plane - August 24, 2007.

Iranian troops cross into Iraq, attack villages -- Kurdish militia says Iran has been lobbing artillery across the border since Aug. 16, but this was the first time it crossed border - August 24, 2007.

Russia denies violating Georgian airspace August 21 - August 22, 2007.

Hurricane DeanHurricane Dean a Category 5 storm, threatens Mexico - August 20, 2007.

Texas-sized Hurricane Dean spins toward Yucatan -- Hurricane Dean is upgraded to a Category 5 storm - August 20, 2007.

Caribbean braced for monster storm - August 19, 2007.

Iran "massing troops near northern Kurdish region" - August 19, 2007

JANE'S SECURITY: Ruffling feathers - will Turkey invade northern Iraq? - August 17, 2007.

Dean strengthens to Category 3 hurricane, heads to Gulf of Mexico - August 17, 2007.

Russia accuses Georgia over attack - August 9, 2007.

Investigator inspects blast area.Georgia: 'Proof' of missile attack - August 8, 2007.

Georgia: Russia dropped bomb on village - August 7, 2007.

Georgia: Russia Dropped Bomb on Us - August 7, 2007.

Japan seeks G8 pressure on NKorea in wake of missile tests - June 7, 2007.

North Korea test-fires missiles - June 7, 2007.

US, Japan call for tough G8 line on North Korea - June 6, 2007.

Japan steps up pressure on North Korea ahead of G8 summit - June 6, 2007.

Another Middle East war erupts Wednesday as 50,000 Turkish troops launch operation against Kurdish PKK bases, several thousand crossing into N. Iraq - June 6, 2007. Another PARTIAL FULFILLMENT? See comments.

Turkey-Iraq border heats upTurkish troop movements into N. Iraq raise oil prices past $71 in London Wednesday - June 6, 2007.

Thousands of Turkish troops invade Iraq - June 6, 2007.

Reports conflict of Turkish troops in Iraq - June 6, 2007.

Scare as man leaps into popemobile - June 6, 2007.

Border tension heats up - US urges Turkey not to cross border - June 4, 2007.

Top general: Turkey ready for PKK strike in Iraq - May 31, 2007.

Turkey sends forces to Iraq border - May 30, 2007.

North Korea fires missiles into Sea of Japan - May 25, 2007.

North Korea test-fires missiles - May 25, 2007.

North Korea slams US, Japan, South Korea as greatest threats - May 24, 2007.

Turkey plans for attack on Kurds in northern Iraq - May 24, 2007.

NKorea warns southTurkey PM backs attack on Kurds - May 24, 2007.

N. Korea warns South over 'provocations' - May 21, 2007.

Pyongyang warns South Korea in sea-border dispute - May 21, 2007.

Second night of rioting in France - May 8, 2007.

French police arrest nearly 600 people in post-election violence - May 7, 2007.

Sarkozy's election victory marred by riots - May 7, 2007.

Police battle anti-Sarkozy protesters - May 7, 2007.

Estonian police say nearly 1,000 people have been arrestedRussia reportedly cuts fuel exports to Estonia amid statue row - May 3, 2007.

Putin angered as Estonia row boils - April 29, 2007.

Ninety-six hurt, 600 detained in second night of Estonian violence - April 28, 2007.

Moscow Says Russian Killed During Tallinn Riots - April 28, 2007.

Russian embassy in Tallinn can't get information on Russian detainees - April 28, 2007.

War monument removal sparks deadly riot in Estonia - April 27, 2007.

Ukraine: Protesters gather in Kiev - April 20, 2007.

Iraq Warns Turkey on Kurdish Action - April 20, 2007.

The Nevado del Huila volcano eruptsTurkey Must Secure Kirkuk - April 20, 2007.

Colombia's Dormant Volcano Erupts After 500 Years, Thousands Evacuated - April 18, 2007. PREDICTION OVERKILL. See comments.

Colombia Volcano Erupts, Thousands Flee - April 18, 2007.

Iraq Parliament speaker backs Barzani, threatens Turkey - April 14, 2007.

Volcano could burn down villages - April 12, 2007.

Turkish forces battle Kurd rebels - April 12, 2007.

Russia Establishes Strategic Partnership With Armenia -- Move Is Angle of Attack Against Security Threat From Turkey - April 12, 2007.

Turkish military begins operations against PKKTurkish forces drive into northern Iraq to destroy Kurdish PKK rebel bases in Iraqi Kurdistan - April 12, 2007.

Ukrainian President Threatens Pro-Moscow Rivals With Prosecution - April 5, 2007.

Russian vice speaker Zhirinovsky supports Yushchenko’s decision - April 3, 2007.

Ukrainians Take Into Streets as President Threatens to Dissolve Pro-Russian Parliament - April 2, 2007.

Protesters call for new Ukraine elections - April 1, 2007.

Japan deploys own ballistic missile defences - March 30, 2007.

Japan to extend sanctions against NKorea - March 30, 2007.

USS Ronald ReaganKosovo Christian monastery bombed - March 30, 2007.

Kosovo Serb center blown up - March 27, 2007.

5.9 Quake damages antiquities on Greek island - March 27, 2007.

Montserrat's Scientific Advisory Commitee issues new report on Soufriere Hills Volcano - March 25, 2007.

U.S. carrier in South Korea for drills - March 23, 2007.

NKorea Condemns U.S.-SKorea Exercises - March 22, 2007.

Explosion at a restaurant in Kosovo - March 21, 2007.

Serbs will die if no independence for Kosovo, Official - March 21, 2007.

Hungarian right-wing extremist stands on barricadeBush authorizes arming of Serbia - March 20, 2007.

Hungary police teargas extremists - March 16, 2007.

Georgian President Wants Russian Peacekeepers to Leave - March 16, 2007.

Alert because of Volcanic Activity - March 16, 2007.

Police and rioters clash after Hungary protests - March 16, 2007.

Hungarian police, extremists clash - March 15, 2007.

Russia Will Delay and Dilute Western Plan for Kosovo - March 15, 2007.

NATO deploys more troops in Kosovo - March 14, 2007.

NATO ready for war with Albanian extremists in Kosovo - March 12, 2007.

Denmark riots: Dozens more arrested - March 4, 2007.

Police said 188 people were arrested overnightProtesters Set Cars, Barricades on Fire in Copenhagen Over Evictions - March 3, 2007.

Denmark braced for more violent protests - March 3, 2007.

Kosovo Albanian warns that weekend violence is coming - March 3, 2007.

Colombian Volcano Eruption Spews Ash Skyward -- Eruption Triggers Tremors, Landslides - February 22, 2007.

Earthquake Shakes Southeastern Turkey - February 21, 2007.

Volcano erupts in Belalcazar - February 21, 2007.

Colombia orders evacuations after volcano erupts - February 19, 2007.

Albanian violence in Kosovo leaves two deadTwo die in Muslim violence in Kosovo - February 11, 2007.

Riot Police Break Up Protest in Kosovo - February 11, 2007.

Police break up Kosovo protests - February 10, 2007.

Earthquake shakes southeastern Turkey - February 10, 2007.

35 hurt in panic as earthquake strikes Turkey - February 9, 2007.

Russian Defense Minister Opposes Kosovo Independence - February 9, 2007.

5.3 earthquake shakes southeastern TurkeyMontserrat leaders to warn homeowners of volcano threat, possible evacuation - February 7, 2007.

U.S. Anti-missile Systems in Europe Threatens Ukraine Says Official - February 5, 2007.

Russia warns North Korea over nukes 'threat' - January 31, 2007.

Earthquake demolishes homes in 2 Turkish villages - January 21, 2007.

Athens violence enters third day - January 18, 2007.

Nuclear perils push Doomsday Clock ahead - January 17, 2007.

Putin Promises Kostunica to Veto Kosovo Independence - January 16, 2007.

Minions of N Korean militaryU.S. sends stealth fighter planes to South Korea - January 9, 2007.

Montserrat volcano shoots ash cloud 5 miles -- Scientist says blast was "a warning call" - January 8, 2007.

North Korea Prepping Nuclear Weapons Test -- Defense Officials Tell ABC News 'They've Put Everything in Place' - January 4, 2007.

Hundreds evacuate low-lying areas near base of Montserrat volcano - January 4, 2006.

Seoul: N. Korea a serious threat - December 29, 2006.

Quake knocks Asia back to pre-Internet days - December 27, 2006.

Quakes disrupt Asia communications - December 27, 2006.

Seismograph readings show Taiwan 7.1 and 7.0 earthquakesAsia quakes damage cables; Internet, banks affected - December 27, 2006.

Taiwan on edge after strong quake - December 27, 2006.

Taiwan starts earthquake clean-up - December 26, 2006.

Two quakes, 7.1 and 7.0, strike off Taiwan; tsunami appears unlikely - December 26, 2006. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.

One dead, three injured in Taiwan earthquakes - December 26, 2006.

Powerful quake strikes off Taiwan - December 26, 2006.

Strong quake strikes off Taiwan - December 26, 2006.

Russian Police Clash With Militants in North Caucasus Town - December 25, 2006.

Mount St. Helens Plume Seen in PortlandMount St. Helens Erupts, Spewing Steam, Ash Into Washington State Sky - December 19, 2006.

St. Helens Plume Seen in Portland - December 19, 2006.

Russia’s Lavrov Urges Georgia to Abandon Confrontation - December 19, 2006.

3 Killed, 11 Wounded in Attacks in Troubled Southern Russian Provinces - December 9, 2006.

Ukraine’s NATO Entry to Harm Relations With Russia -- Defense Minister - December 7, 2006.

Four Protesters Set Themselves on Fire in Armenia - December 7, 2006.

Fate of Serbia’s Breakaway Province of Kosovo Sparks Diplomatic War Between U.S., Russia - December 6, 2006.

Thousands Rally for Abkhazia’s Independence From Georgia - December 6, 2006.

Lebanon protester killed; fears of sectarian bloodshed rise - December 3, 2006.

Turkish anti-pope protestAl Qaeda in Iraq, Vatican trade words on pope visit - November 29, 2006.

Turkey ramps up security for pope's visit - November 27, 2006.

Pope death threats put Turkey on high alert - November 26, 2006.

20,000 Turks protest at pope visit - November 26, 2006.

Clash of faiths as pope visits Turkey - November 24, 2006.

China's Hu pushes 'united front tactics' in Asia while U.S. preoccupied in Iraq - November 24, 2006.

China confirms PLA sub with 'silencing technology' stalked U.S. aircraft carrier - November 24, 2006.

French Troops Authorised To Fire At Israeli Pilots - November 24, 2006.

North Korea accuses U.S. of staging aerial war exercises - November 23, 2006.

US Mock Attack of North Korea - November 23, 2006.

The coffin of Lebanese politician Pierre Gemayel is carried by familySunnis: Hizbullah killed Lebanese minister -- Sunni extremists in Lebanon post message accusing '5 individuals from Hizbullah' of assassinating Pierre Gemayel - November 23, 2006.

Hizbullah on the move after Gemayel assassination - November 22, 2006.

Police hold Turkey pope protesters - November 22, 2006.

Mideast Focus On Lebanon - November 22, 2006.

Lebanon Industry Minister Gemayel Is Killed in Beirut - November 21, 2006.

Serb school in Kosovo blown up - November 21, 2006.

Patriarch warns Turks against pope 'incidents' - November 19, 2006.

France searches N. Korea vessel - November 16, 2006.

Bush seeks global help on N. Korea - November 16, 2006.

Moderate earthquake strikes off Taiwan's east coast - November 15, 2006.

USS Kitty Hawk:  US fleet stalked by Chinese subChinese Sub Came Close To U.S. Ships -- Navy Commander Says Close Encounter Could Have Triggered 'Unforeseen' Incident - November 14, 2006.

Defenses on subs to be reviewed - November 14, 2006.

Saakashvili Asks EU to Protect Georgia From Russia - November 14, 2006.

Two earthquakes shake eastern and north-eastern Taiwan - November 14, 2006.

China sub stalked U.S. fleet - November 13, 2006.

Moderate Earthquake Rattles Turkish Capital - November 12, 2006.

Pro-Russian Activists, Their Opponents Clash in Kiev - November 6, 2006.

Anti-government rallies in Hungary - November 4, 2006.

N. Korea: Japan stay out of talks - November 3, 2006.

Pope Benedict XVI holds a crossShots fired in Turkey pope protest - November 2, 2006.

Quake expert warns: Time is up for Istanbul - November 1, 2006.

Taiwan commissions U.S. destroyers - November 1, 2006.

Pace on a war with North Korea: 'More brute force,' less precision - October 31, 2006.

Why Bush Is Seeking Confrontation With N Korea - October 30, 2006.

Georgian nationalism provokes Russia - October 30, 2006.

Looking Like A Civil War, Muslim Riots Continue Throughout France - October 30, 2006.

Woman fights for her life as suburbs burn - October 30, 2006.

French PM vows to act on unrest - October 30, 2006.

North Korea launched five missiles - October 30, 2006.

Turkish novelist warns of conspiracy to assassinate Pope Benedict - October 30, 2006.

2 public houses torched in Paris suburb - October 27, 2006.

Ongoing 'intifada' in France has injured 2,500 police in 2006 -- 'We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists' - October 27, 2006.

Hundreds march in French suburb one year after riots - October 27, 2006.

Youths Torch Buses Around Paris - October 26, 2006.

Bus attacks spark French crackdown - October 26, 2006.

Turkey shaken by 5.2 quake - October 25, 2006.

Quake hits Istanbul, second in days - October 24, 2006.

Hungarian parties blame each other in riot aftermath - October 24.

Dozens injured in Budapest rioti - October 24, 2006.

40 injured in Hungary violence - October 24, 2006.

Hungary foes clash over protests - October 24, 2006.

French riots: Is history repeating? - October 24, 2006.

Iran Tells Russia, Georgia to Resolve Conflict - October 24, 2006.

Hungarian police faced protesters in a Soviet-era tankHungary police tackle protesters - October 24, 2006.

Violence erupts again in French suburbs - October 24, 2006.

Youths in Paris torch bus as authorities fear civil unrest - October 24, 2006.

Muslim Rioting Again Hits France - October 23, 2006.

Hungary police fire rubber bullets at protesters - October 23, 2006.

Police fire on Hungary protesters - October 23, 2006.

France fears upswing of violence after bus attack - October 23, 2006.

MSDF set to monitor 2 sea-lanes / To check ships near Okinawa, Tsushima Strait - October 22, 2006.

Rice Secures Russian Support in Blocking North Korea - October 22, 2006.

Tensions as Hungary marks uprising - October 22, 2006.

Rice dubious over nuke test pledge - October 22, 2006.

U.S. Rice Tells Russia, Georgia to Cool Down - October 22, 2006.

Putin Says Russian Blockade of Georgia Aimed at Avoiding Bloodshed - October 21, 2006.

US tracks 'suspicious' N Korean ship - October 20, 2006.

Earthquake of 5.2 felt near Istanbul - October 20, 2006.

N.Korea ship being tracked by U.S. intelligence - October 19, 2006.

North Korean General: 'War Is Inevitable' - October 19, 2006.

Bush warns over NK nuke transfersBush: 'Grave consequence' for North Korea nuke transfer - October 18, 2006.

US calls for swift sanctions, warns North Korea against attack - October 18, 2006.

N. Korea informs China of plan to conduct 3 more nuke tests - October 18, 2006.

Rice Promises U.S. Defense of Japan - October 18, 2006.

Rice reassures Japan, discusses N. Korea worries - October 18, 2006.

North Korea calls UN sanctions a 'declaration of war' - October 17, 2006.

U.S. officials: N. Korea may be planning 2nd nuclear test - October 17, 2006.

S. Korea aware of signs N. Korea may be preparing 2nd nuke test - October 16, 2006.

Crisis heightens as China attacks use of warships to intercept cargo vessels - October 16, 2006.

Pope Turkey visit confirmed - October 16, 2006.

Australia volunteers navy for naval blockade of North Korea - October 16, 2006.

Korea bomb could be sent by sea, analyst warns - October 16, 2006.

UN declares tough sanctions on North Korea - October 16, 2006.

U.S. intelligence statement: N. Korea radioactivity detected - October 13, 2006.

Turkish army accuses Armenia, tensions rise - October 13, 2006.

US fears 'hell' of a response - October 12, 2006.

Kim Jong-Il and his troopsN.Korea Threatens Japan Over Sanctions - October 12, 2006.

Bolton urges 'swift' U.N. action on North Korea - October 12, 2006.

Military options 'on table' on N Korea - October 12, 2006.

Moderate earthquake hits Taiwan - October 12, 2006.

North Korea Threatens War Against U.S. - October 11, 2006.

Japan Is Set to Ban North Korean Ships - October 11, 2006.

US push for air strikes - October 10, 2006.

Strong earthquake strikes off Taiwan's southeastern coast - October 10, 2006.

N.Korea may conduct another nuclear test-Yonhap - October 9, 2006.

Bush urges immediate UN response to North Korea's nuclear test - October 9, 2006.

North Korea Nuke Test Fans Fears in Asia - October 9, 2006.

Sanctions proposed against North Korea - October 9, 2006.

North Korea claims successful underground nuclear testNorth Korea says conducted nuclear test - October 9, 2006.

North Korea claims nuclear test - October 9, 2006.

North Korea’s Bomb Can Kill 200,000 -- Russian Experts - October 8, 2006.

Korea tension: 60 shots fired - October 7, 2006.

N. Korea's Kim Rallies Army Commanders - October 6, 2006.

Fears N. Korea may test at weekend - October 6, 2006.

U.S. warns North Korea against nuclear test - October 5, 2006.

Turkey will send 260 to Lebanon - October 5, 2006.

NATO Has No Reason to Expand Further -- Russia’s Lavrov - October 4, 2006.

North Korea, led by Kim Jong Il, said Tuesday it will test nuclear weaponsAnti-Georgia Campaign Heats Up Across Russia - October 4, 2006.

Renewed Activity Seen at Suspected North Korea Test Sites, U.S. Intelligence Says - October 4, 2006.

World calls for N. Korea restraint - October 4, 2006.

Georgia Urges Russia to Stop Military Exercises at Its Border - October 4, 2006.

Russia’s Putin Warns Georgia Against Provoking Moscow - October 4, 2006.

Turkey: Pope safe despite hijack - October 4, 2006.

ANALYST VIEW - Dresdner sees Hungary on a knife-edge - October 3, 2006.

North Korea pledges to test nuclear bomb - October 3, 2006.

Georgian police stand outside Russian military base in TbilisiRussia rejects EU pressure on Georgia - October 3, 2006.

Zhirinovsky Says War Against Georgia Is Only Solution - October 2, 2006.

Pakistani jihad group issues fatwa: kill the Pope - October 2, 2006.

Russia’s Putin Warns Bush Against Encouraging Georgia’s Destructive Policy - October 2, 2006.

Georgia Hands Over Russian Officers to OSCE - October 2, 2006.

Russia Orders Troops in Georgia 'Shoot to Kill' if Provoked - October 1, 2006.

Putin accuses Georgia of 'state terrorism' - October 1, 2006.

Moderate quake rocks Taiwan's east coast - September 30, 2006.

Russia suspends Georgia troop withdrawal - September 30, 2006.

Georgian government at war with Abkhazian rebelsU.S. Defense Chief Rumsfeld Voices Concern over Russia-Georgia Tensions - September 29, 2006.

Tensions mount between Russia and Georgia - September 29, 2006.

Russia revising Georgia troops plan, moving troops near border - September 29, 2006.

Protesters Throw Pig’s Head at Georgia’s Embassy in Moscow - September 29, 2006.

Russian Defense Chief Accuses NATO of Selling Soviet Arms to Georgia - September 29, 2006.

Russia Urges UN Security Council to Put Pressure on Georgia - September 29, 2006.

Russian DM Holds Tense Talks With NATO Counterparts Over Georgia - September 29, 2006.

Russian Troops Make First Mideast Foray In Lebanon For Centuries - September 27, 2006.

Kosovska MitrovicaBridge in divided Kosovo town closed again after attack on Serb man - September 26, 2006.

Kosovska Mitrovica bridge remains closed due to fighting - September 26, 2006.

NKorea says nuclear weapons 'self-defense', blasts US - September 26, 2006.

Muslim Albanians attack Christians in Kosovo town - September 25, 2006.

Gyurcsany accuses centre over street protest - September 25, 2006.

Largest protest yet hits Hungary - September 23, 2006.

Far-right holds anti-government demo in Hungary - September 23, 2006.

Protesters hold a flag as they stand in front of the parliament in BudapestHuge protest planned for Budapest - September 23, 2006.

Scholar: N. Korea speeds up nuclear bomb plan - September 23, 2006.

Protesters flock to Hungary rally - September 22, 2006.

Hungary rally hit by 'terror threat' - September 22, 2006.

Far-right sparks fears in Hungary - September 22, 2006.

NATO Troops Increase Presence In Kosovo; Police Arrest 7 - September 22, 2006.

Hungary protests enter fourth day - September 22, 2006.

Peaceful protests mark third night of Hungary crisis - September 22, 2006.

Pakistani clerics, scholars want pope removed - September 21, 2006.

Putin-Gyurcsany Meeting Steers Hungary's Government On The "Third Path" - September 21, 2006.

Hungary protests go on, but main rally called off - September 21, 2006.

Hungary protesters vow to continue - September 21, 2006.

Bombings inflame tensions in Kosovo - September 21.

Crossfire War - Fourth Bomb Attack in Kosovo Targets Serbs - September 20, 2006.

Clashes continue in Hungary - September 20, 2006.

Papal assassin warns Pope Benedict his 'life is in danger' if he visits Turkey - September 20, 2006.

A police officer throws a stone back at demonstratorsBudapest Police Clash With Demonstrators -- Police in Budapest clash with bottle-hurling demonstrators demanding premier's resignation - September 20, 2006.

Riot police rush to Hungary's capital as protesters mass for 3rd straight night - September 19, 2006.

Japan imposes N Korea sanctions - September 19, 2006.

Turk workers urge pope's arrest - September 19, 2006.

Ukrainian Parliament Supports Pro-Kremlin PM’s Anti-NATO Attitude - September 19, 2006.

Explosion in Kosovo wounds four Serbs - September 19, 2006.

Explosion injures 4 Serbs in Kosovo - September 19, 2006.

PM's warning to Hungary rioters - September 19, 2006.

Anti-Government Protests In Hungary Turn Violent - September 19, 2006.

Hungarian anti-PM protests turn violent - September 19, 2006.

Hungarians riot after PM admits lying - September 19, 2006.

Hungarian protesters storm the headquarters of state broadcaster MTVHungary: Rioters attack TV station - September 18, 2006.

Frozen conflicts heat up as Russia, West face off - September 18, 2006.

Fresh Bomb Attack In Kosovo - September 18, 2006.

More bombs explode in lawless Kosovo - September 18, 2006.

Bomb damages four cars in Kosovo - September 18, 2006.

The Pope must die, says Muslim - September 18, 2006.

Iraq's al-Qaida threatens to 'destroy the cross' - September 18, 2006.

Al Qaeda threat over pope speech - September 18, 2006.

Iranian leader urges more papal protests - September 18, 2006.

Pope burned in effigy in Iraq as Mideast anger simmers - September 18, 2006.

Russian Troops to Spend 3 Months in Lebanon Restoring Bridges - September 18, 2006.

Bomb damages government official's car in Kosovo - September 17, 2006.

Italian nun slain in SomaliaItalian nun slain in Somalia, Pope link speculation - September 17, 2006.

Possible pope link to nun's death - September 17, 2006.

Somali cleric calls for pope's death - September 17, 2006.

Security around pope beefed up - September 17, 2006.

West Bank churches attacked over Pope comments - September 16, 2006.

Mujahideen's Army threatens Pope with suicide attack - September 16, 2006.

Turkey accuses Pope of ‘reviving the Crusades’ - September 16, 2006.

Pope's Islam comments condemned - September 16, 2006.

Turkish bestseller: "Who will kill the Pope in Istanbul?" - September 15, 2006.

Islamic nationalists in Turkey protest against visit of Benedict XVI - September 15, 2006.

Turkish Lawmaker Compares Pope to Hitler - September 15, 2006.

Muslim fury grows at Pope's speech - September 15, 2006.

Indian Muslims burn an effigy of Pope Benedict XVIMuslims blast pope's Islam speech - September 14, 2006.

Militant Group Claims Responsibility for Military Helicopter Crash in South Russia - September 13, 2006.

Seven Dead as Two Pro-Moscow Police Units Clash Near Chechnya - September 13, 2006.

North Korea 'determined to carry out underground test' - September 10, 2006.

UN official calls for int'l presence in Gaza - September 8, 2006.

Separatists Clash With Georgia Forces on South Ossetia Border - September 8, 2006.

Spain approves sending 1,100 troops to Lebanon - September 7, 2006.

Lebanon drafting request for German troops - September 5, 2006.

Powerful French tanks arrive to support UN force - September 5, 2006.

European Parliament Urges Russia to Leave Transdniestr, Says Referendum Is Illegal - September 5, 2006.

Georgia Fights Back by South Ossetia’s Missile - September 5, 2006.

Qatar to send troops to Lebanon - September 4, 2006.

Russia, Georgia trade barbs over helicopter attack - September 4, 2006.

Georgia Claims Russia Behind Attack on Helicopter in South Ossetia - September 4, 2006.

Italian UNIFIL peacekeepers400 Italian troops reach south Lebanon - September 2, 2006.

Italian troops arrive in Lebanon - September 2, 2006.

Russian Military Helicopter Violates Lithuanian Air Space - September 1, 2006.

Israel accepts Indonesians in UN force - September 1, 2006.

Spain pledges 1,100 troops for Lebanon - September 1, 2006.

US warship arrives in Japan on N. Korea concerns - August 30, 2006.


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Incident Triggers Short War Between US and China

 

NEW PREDICTION: 2/2/05 -- In July 2006 US naval power in the Pacific not far from the Taiwan Strait, the Korean Peninsula, and the Sea of Japan will be massively reinforced. Several aircraft carriers will be positioned close to Taiwanese waters. Perhaps during war games, in August 2006, Chinese forces will attack two small islands in the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan will complain that its territorial waters have been breached and call the attack a prelude to invasion. Conversely, it is possible that Taiwan will provoke the war by attacking Chinese gunboats.

Fighter jets overwhelm naval destroyers and carriers

A US aircraft carrier will send several planes to the region to assess the situation. The Chinese navy then launches missile strikes against the aircraft carrier along with a very large sortie of fighter jets. The carrier will be overwhelmed by the combination of many fighter jets attacking and the sea missile strike. As a result, it is partially or completely destroyed. It is possible a very small nuclear warhead will have been used on one of the sea-launched missiles.

A US aircraft carrier is partially or completely destroyed. A small tactical nuclear warhead may have been used.

Retaliation against China commences almost immediately. US jets bomb Chinese naval bases, ships, and islands, and the US president threatens a massive air attack of the mainland. China engages the US navy presence with a multitude of fighter jets, attacking more warships. The US warships respond by blowing a few Chinese destroyers out of the ocean. Again, use of small tactical nuclear weapons may be used at sea.

Both China and the US threaten to use strategic nuclear ICBMs against each other's cities as hostilities escalate. After several days of fighting, a ceasefire is nervously agreed to. Even so, naval skirmishes involving "pot shots" between ships continue sporadically for the remainder of the year. A crisis brews that will lead to more incidents and, eventually, an all-out war in February/March 2007.

For possible visions by me relating to a Sino-US war and a global plague, war with North Korea, the horrific destruction of US aircraft carriers and battleships in the Pacific, the shooting down of enemy planes, long-range nuclear missile attacks against the Western US while war rages in the Middle East, and more, open Dream Window 11. There is also a timeline of events in the Master Dream Window where this conflict can be plotted.

 

UPDATE (7/9/06): The July 2006 vector regarding US naval buildup near the Taiwan Strait, the Korean Peninsula, and the Sea of Japan is now in full swing. It is spot on as the missile crisis with North Korea threatens to trigger war in the Pacific and the United States sends warships and missile destroyers into the region.

 

China's Hu pushes 'united front tactics' in Asia while U.S. preoccupied in Iraq

EAST-ASIA-INTEL.COM

November 24, 2006

The Chinese leadership is taking advantage of America’s Iraqi quagmire and President George W. Bush’s lame-duck status after the mid-term elections to boost the quasi-superpower’s influence in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2001, Beijing has bolstered its stature in Asia thanks to Yuan diplomacy. Economic aid to poor countries within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) network, in particular Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia, has increased manifold.

Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks in India

 

China confirms PLA sub with 'silencing technology' stalked U.S. aircraft carrier

EAST-ASIA-INTEL.COM

November 24, 2006

Type 039A Song-class submarine

A China press report confirmed that a Chinese submarine did shadow the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier undetected. The PRC-owned Zhongguo Tongxun She in Hong Kong said PLA Navy Deputy Commander Ding Yiping commanded the submarine. Quoting well-informed sources, the news agency reported that Song-class submarine, identified by the Chinese as a Type 039A, is part of the 32d Detachment of the South China Sea Fleet.

 

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Russian Army Chief Arrives in China Ahead of Joint War Games - March 17, 2005.
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Taiwan: China's War bill a big provocation - March 14, 2005.
China Law Authorizes Force Against Taiwan - March 14, 2005.
Beijing warns of invasion if Taiwan dares to declare its independence - March 9, 2005.
Beijing lays down law over Taiwan -- China warns military action against Taiwan if peaceful means fail to stop move towards independence - March 8, 2005.
China warns US, Japan to keep Taiwan out of military pact - March 6, 2005.
U.S., Japan upset China on Taiwan - February 20, 2005.
CIA issues warning on China's military efforts - February 16, 2005.

 

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North Korea Launches Missile Attacks against Japan,
US Ships, Possible Opening of Second Korean War

 

Sunburn launch in the Pacific

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/13/04 -- I correctly plotted the "ball park" start of the still ongoing nuclear crisis between the US and North Korea as being in the neighbourhood of March 2003 (it actually began a bit sooner, in October 2002). Although the prediction was for a war, clearly the crisis, which has never ebbed, will likely be the cause of the war and, thus, is in itself the opening stage of the war. If war is averted (there have already been a number of skirmishes between N Korean and S Korean vessels, in the DMZ, and threats uttered against Japan coinciding with the progress of the crisis), it can still be claimed that prediction was a close one.

(NOTE: From 'Hawk Engagement: A Dangerous Turn in US Plans for North Korea' by Gregory Elich at www.globalresearch.ca, 30 Nov 2004: "President Bush came very close to actually launching an attack on North Korea in the spring of 2003. In March the U.S. moved a fleet of ships to the region, including the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson with its 75 aircraft. In preparation for the attack, 6 F-117 Stealth bombers were sent to South Korea and 25 F-15 Fighters and 24 B-1 and B-52 bombers were stationed in Guam. Plans to conduct air strikes were in place, Bush admitted to South Korean Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Pan Ki-Mun one year later. The danger of war was averted during the U.S.-South Korean summit in Washington in May 2003, when South Korean officials strenuously objected to the plan. As in 1994, the American public never knew just how close the U.S. came to war on the Korean Peninsula in 2003.")

Now it is time to plot the likely terminus of this ongoing crisis: one which I believe will result in a conflict between North Korea and Japan as well as against the United States. The vector for this terminus is August/September 2005. At that time North Korea may open the conflict with a volley of missiles at Japan, US ships, and possibly Seoul.

Of course my view is that any war involving Pyongyang will likely lead to China entering in as North Korea's ally, as was the case in 1950-53. There has also been a low-level crisis over Taiwan in progress since October 2003, on the other side of my March 2003 vector, one that at times gets very high-level and dangerous. So war in Taiwan could very well coincide with a Pacific confrontation between North Korea, Japan, the US, and South Korea.

Thus, trouble with one means trouble with the other. The two are therefore interchangeable in my predictions for either.

The coming battle will probably begin as a crisis between North Korea and Japan involving a missile test or tests. However, if things work out, the crisis may be diffused without war. In that case, rather than a terminus to the current crisis, this will be a blip. The next terminus for war with either China and North Korea (and likely both) comes in May 2006 and August 2006. After that, nothing for some time.

For possible visions by me relating to a Sino-US war and a global plague, war with North Korea, the horrific destruction of US aircraft carriers and battleships in the Pacific, the shooting down of enemy planes, long-range nuclear missile attacks against the Western US while war rages in the Middle East, and more, open Dream Window 11. There is also a time line of events in the Master Dream Window where this conflict might be plotted.

 

World Condemns North Korean Missile Tests

Jul 5, 2006 7:26 AM (ET)

US 'North Korea defense shield' in actionSEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea test-fired a seventh missile Wednesday, intensifying the furor that began when the reclusive regime defied international protests by launching a long-range missile and at least five shorter-range rockets earlier in the day.

An official at the South Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed that North Korea had tested a seventh missile that was either short- or medium-range. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity citing agency rules, had no additional details.

Japan's Kyodo News agency reported that the missile landed six minutes after launch, but did not say where. The chief of Russia's general staff said that Russian tracking systems showed that Pyongyang may have launched up to 10 missiles during the day, the Interfax news agency reported.

The missiles, all of which apparently fell harmlessly into the Sea of Japan, provoked international condemnation, the convening of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council and calls in Tokyo for economic sanctions against the impoverished communist regime.

North Korea remained defiant, with one official arguing that the country had the right to such launches. The tests and the impenitent North Korean attitude raised fears that further firings could follow ...

U.S.: World united against N. Korean missile threat -- Bush says Pyongyang making country more isolated

Protesters in Seoul burn North Korean flags and images of Kim Jong Il.Thursday, July 6, 2006 Posted: 0102 GMT (0902 HKT)

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- Japan has called for "swift, strong" U.N. action in response to North Korea's missile tests, while U.S. officials cited "unprecedented" international unity on the issue.

The chief U.S. negotiator, Christopher Hill, warned the tests would not give North Korea a better bargaining position over its nuclear program, which is the focus of stalled six-party talks involving the two Koreas, Japan, China, Russia and the United States. "They're not going to get a better deal through this; in fact what they're going to face is a six-party (negotiating) process that's more united than ever before," Reuters news agency quoted him as telling PBS Television Wednesday night.

U.S. and Australian officials warned that more missiles may soon be launched. And U.S. President George W. Bush said Wednesday afternoon that North Korea has isolated itself further with the tests.

Stock markets around the world closed lower after the tests, while oil closed in New York Wednesday at a record high above $75 a barrel ...

Meanwhile, Pyongyang said it was prepared to deal with any U.S. challenge to its security, hours after its test-firing of seven missiles ignited international concern. An announcement on Pyongyang's Korean Central Broadcasting Station said North Korea's "strong war deterrent" had kept the country at peace and that it was prepared to respond to any moves by Washington, The Associated Press reported.

The broadcast did not mention the missile tests, but said, "Now, our military and people are fully prepared to cope with any provocation and challenge by U.S. imperialists," according to the AP.

North Korea fired seven missiles Wednesday, one long-range and five shorter-range missiles beginning shortly after 3:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. Tuesday ET) and a seventh missile around 5:20 p.m. (4:20 a.m. ET) Wednesday ...

U.S. deploys missile destroyer to Japan

The warship USS Mustin heads towards N Korean watersSaturday, July 8, 2006 Posted: 1150 GMT (1950 HKT)

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- A new top-of-the-line U.S. guided missile destroyer was deployed to Japan on Saturday, amid tensions over North Korea's missile tests.

The USS Mustin sailed into the port of Yokosuka, home to the Navy's 7th Fleet, with a crew of 300 for permanent assignment to the region, 7th Fleet spokeswoman Hanako Tomizuka said.

The Mustin, commissioned in 2003, is one of the most advanced in the fleet ...


North Korea claims nuclear test

POSTED: 0958 GMT (1758 HKT), October 9, 2006

Highlights

• North Korea says it has successfully carried out underground nuclear test
• Pentagon is working to confirm the test
• Japan sets up task force to assess the situation
• South Korean stocks plunge on reports of North Korean test

Commuters in Seoul watch TV coverage of the claimed test by NorthSEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea claimed it conducted a successful underground nuclear test Monday, according to the country's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

China, a close ally of North Korea, denounced the claimed test as "brazen" and South Korea said it would respond "sternly." The United States said a test would constitute a "provocative act."

South Korea's president said Pyongyang's claimed test "broke the trust of the international community." President Roh Moo-hyun said it brought "a severe situation that threatens stability on the Korean Peninsula and in northeast Asia."

South Korea would "react sternly and calmly" with "appropriate measures" in close cooperation with the international community, he told journalists after a summit with new Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe told the same news conference his country would work "to make ways to implement action for a tough resolution."

CNN's Dan Rivers, speaking from the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, said the key question now was what China -- which effectively allowed North Korea to exist economically -- would do.

The apparent nuclear test was conducted at 10:36 a.m. (1:36 a.m. GMT) in Hwaderi near Kilju city, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing defense officials.

Reports of the claimed test triggered global condemnation.

Senior U.S. officials said the United States is consulting with allies around the world and would push for sanctions Monday at a 9:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. GMT) meeting of the U.N. Security Council in New York.

Kim on S Korean TVSouth Korea's Defense Ministry raised the military alert level. "The field of scientific research in the DPRK (North Korea's official name) successfully conducted an underground nuclear test under secure conditions on October 9 ... at a stirring time when all the people of the country are making a great leap forward in the building of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation," KCNA reported.

CNN's Matthew Chance said that Moscow said Russian equipment in the area had confirmed an underground test.

Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said that the force of the blast was five to 15 kilotons.

In Washington, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow responded to the reports in a conference call with reporters. "U.S. and South Korean intelligence detected a seismic event Sunday at a suspected nuclear test site. North Korea has claimed it conducted an underground nuclear test," Snow said.

"A North Korean nuclear test would constitute a provocative act in defiance of the will of the international community and of our call to refrain from actions that would aggravate tensions in northeast Asia," Snow added.

A senior U.S. official said China was given a 20-minute warning ahead of the test and in turn passed the information along to the United States, Japan and South Korea. A U.S. military official told CNN that "something clearly has happened," but the Pentagon was working to fully confirm the report.

Other senior U.S. officials said they also believed the test took place, citing seismic data that appears to show one. The U.S. Geological Survey Web site recorded a light 4.2-magnitude earthquake in North Korea at 10:35 a.m., about 385 kilometers (240 miles) northeast of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang ...

Sanctions proposed against North Korea

POSTED: 2203 GMT (0603 HKT), October 9, 2006

Highlights

• U.S. pushes for sanctions against North Korea at U.N. emergency meeting
• North Korea claims successful nuclear weapons test, raising arms race fears
• U.S. is trying to confirm authenticity of Pyongyang's claim
• Bush: North Korea fully accountable for consequences of transferring nukes

A South Korean protester burns a photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong IlWASHINGTON (CNN) -- Diplomats at the United Nations are discussing sanctions Monday in the aftermath of North Korea's announcement that it tested a nuclear weapon.

The United States is suggesting international inspections of any cargo going into or out of the reclusive, communist country. Washington also is proposing a U.N. embargo on any goods or materials that could be used in Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs. Those points are included in a draft resolution.

The Security Council voted unanimously for a statement opposing North Korea's reported test, but it is unclear whether the council will favor economic sanctions.

John Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said he is "strongly encouraged by the mood of the council."

"No one even came close to defending it," Bolton said.

The U.S. proposal calls for an overall arms embargo, prohibitions on any financial transactions that might support missile activities, a freeze on any assets related to North Korea's weapons programs, measures to prevent counterfeiting by North Korea and a ban on luxury goods. The proposal also calls for North Korea to cease any missile and nuclear-related activity and return to the six party talks.

The proposal would review North Korea's reaction 30 days from adoption of the U.N. resolution.

Senior U.S. officials said the United States will push for a Security Council resolution under Chapter 7 of the organization's charter that deals with "threats to the peace" and "acts of aggression."

Discussions are under way in New York among key Security Council members -- the United States and the other four veto-holding members: Britain, China, Russia and France -- as well as Japan. Later Monday, diplomats from all 15 council nations are expected to begin negotiations on specific resolution language.

Both Russia and China have voiced opposition to sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program. Ambassadors from both countries were vague on whether they also would oppose sanctions against North Korea. President Bush on Monday said North Korea's claim that it has tested a nuclear weapon is a threat to international peace and said the world "will respond."

"The transfer of nuclear weapons to states or nonstate entities would be considered a grave threat to the United States," Bush said. "And we would hold North Korea fully accountable to the consequences of such action."

Bush said the United States was trying to verify North Korea's claims that it had tested a nuclear weapon on Monday...

 

COMMENTS (7/9/06): The above presentation is intended to document the fact that at least part of this projected event has finally transpired. In other words, a PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. There appear to be no photos of the actual tests themselves, so please pardon the photo featuring a test of the US North Korean defence shield.

There is no question that "a crisis between North Korea and Japan involving a missile test or tests" has begun. North Korea has actually done worse than to "open the conflict with a volley of missiles at Japan (and) US ships" by launching one or two long-range Taepo Dong II missiles at the United States itself, one specifically at Hawaii. Kim Jong Il has also threatened the US with "nuclear war" if it attacks missile launch sites or beefs up its military presence in the region for potential pre-emptive attacks. More launches remain a possibility and the US has begun sending missile destroyers into Japanese waters.

What is more, I have not backed off my other prediction: a war with China over Taiwan. Watch to see if events begin to heat up in the Taiwan Strait this month as the two crises begin to fuse together. As I said in the China prediction above, "in July 2006 US naval power in the Pacific not far from the Taiwan Strait, the Korean Peninsula, and the Sea of Japan will be massively reinforced." We now see that this is beginning to come true where the Korean Peninsula and Sea of Japan are concerned.

It would appear, at the moment, that we have reached the terminus of the North Korean nuclear crisis that began in October 2002. We are now either entering the end game (war in the Pacific) or a new and more terrifying stage in the crisis. The July 2006 vector in the China prediction regarding US military buildup in the region is now in full swing. It is spot on. We had all better hope this is as far as either the North Korea or China predictions are ever going to get to completion as their mutual August 2006 vector approaches. The global environment at this time is terrible and any shooting war in the Pacific involving the US, Japan, and North Korea would quickly spread to South Korea, China, Taiwan, and possibly drag in Russia. If this did not result in World War III, it would result in something almost as bad.

 

Report: Iran, N. Korea collaborating on new missile sites near DMZ
by Donald Kirk

East-Asia-Intel.com

August 23, 2006

Iranian advisers are working with N. Korean engineers on sites from which short-range Scud and mid-range Rodong missiles strike Japan. Most alarming, N. Korea has set up a new missile command post just 30 miles above the DMZ ...

 

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UN declares tough sanctions on North Korea - October 16, 2006.
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Major Wars in the Balkans, Turkey, and Trans-Caucasia Will
Involve Nato and Russia
--- Possible Short War in Eastern
Europe
--- International Peacekeeping in Lebanon?

 

 

NEW PREDICTION: 3/19/05 -- According to several important prophecies I take very seriously, there are a number of events that must happen before the long-dreaded Russian/Eastern invasion of Europe can take place.

1) CONFLICTS IN THE BALKANS. There must be two Balkan wars back to back or simultaneously occurring at the same time there is a major war in progress throughout most or all of the Middle East. These wars must spread south to Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Greece; possibly west to Bosnia and Croatia; and at least threaten to spread north via Vojvodina to Hungary.

 

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Explosion in Kosovo wounds four Serbs - September 19, 2006.
Explosion injured 4 Serbs in Kosovo - September 19, 2006.
Hungary: Rioters attack TV station - September 18, 2006.
More bombs explode in lawless Kosovo - September 18, 2006.
Fresh Bomb Attack in Kosovo - September 18, 2006.
Bomb damages four cars in Kosovo - September 18, 2006.
Bomb damages government official's car in Kosovo - September 17, 2006.
Kosovo Serbians 'living in fear' - August 13, 2006.
Kosovo risks 'ethnic cleansing' again: Rights group - August 8, 2006.
Serbia on the ropes has the West a little worried - June 15, 2006.
Police move in on protesters besieging U.N. building in Kosovo - June 9, 2006.
Kosovo Police, Albanian Extremists Clash - June 9, 2006.
Bomb targets Greek minister - May 30, 2006.
Montenegro PM Slams Serbia Ahead Of Independence Vote -- "Serbia is making the same mistakes as during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia" - May 17, 2006.
Gang 'planned to kill' Bosnian Serb reformist - May 15, 2006.
Tactics for More Balkan Mischief - May 13, 2006.
Four injured in Kosovo blast, sparking fears of fresh violence - May 12, 2006.
Two Serbs wounded in Kosovo petrol pump attack - May 11, 2006.
Potential Kosovo spoliers have no chance: NATO - May 11, 2006.
Hungary, Serbia to hold joint military exercise - March 6, 2006.
Macedonia: Police Shooting in Kondovo Scrutinized, Exploited - March 3, 2006.
EU threatens Serbia over Mladic - February 27, 2006.
Kosovo issue inflaming separatism in EU neighbours - February 24, 2006.
Hungary to dispatch light infantrymen to Kosovo in January - December 28, 2005.
Vojvodina joins Kosovo pleading for independence - December 15, 2005.
Serbia: Hungarians Push For Autonomy - December 15, 2005.
Hungarians in Vojvodina Want Autonomy Negotiations - December 15, 2005.

 

RATING: + 0.65

 

2) ASSASSINATIONS. Two more Balkan leaders, or one Balkan and another Hungarian or Czecho-slovak, must be assassinated.

 

RATING: + 0

3) THE SOUTHERN FLANK. Russia must wage a proxy war (support an ally) or personally engage in limited conflicts to claim control of its southern flank: Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, and Greece. Iran, the other southern flank member, it already has a defence pact with.

 

RATING: + 0

 

NEWS:
Russia Establishes Strategic Partnership With Armenia -- Move Is Angle of Attack Against Security Threat From Turkey - April 12, 2007.
Putin orders diplomats' Iraqi killers 'destroyed' - June 28, 2006.
Group claims Russian hostages slain - June 25, 2006.
Al-Qarda-linked group claims 4 killings - June 25, 2006.
Bomb targets Greek minister - May 30, 2006.
Turkey, Iran Build Up Forces Along Iraq's Only Quiet Area - May 10, 2006.
Explosions strike Iranian city, Iraqi rebel Kurds suspected - May 8, 2006.
Iraqi Kurds flee homes as Iran, Turkey target rebels - May 6, 2006.
Iraq border spat with Iran, Turkey grows - May 6, 2006.
Thousands protest cartoons in Turkey - February 19, 2006.

 

4) BATTLES IN TRANSCAUCASIA AND EASTERN EUROPE. Russia must also reinforce its military strength in the former Soviet republics of the Trans-Caucasus and Eastern Europe. This may be done partly by alliance; but will also likely involve military action after inciting revolutions and civil wars in some of these countries through special agents known as Spetsnaz. We witnessed a failed attempt to achieve the latter in Ukraine, but agents are still at work in Ossetia and Abkhazia to destabilise Georgia. This could lead to war between Russia and neighbouring Turkey and also provide a pretext for Iran to invade Turkey as well. Moscow may even allow the Trans-Caucasus states and Turkey to be absorbed by its chief military ally, Iran.

 

Another Middle East war erupts Wednesday as 50,000 Turkish troops launch operation against Kurdish PKK bases, several thousand crossing into N. Iraq

DEBKAfile

June 6, 2007, 9:25 PM (GMT+02:00)

Turkey-Iraq border heats upThe official Turkish news agency Cihan reports the force, backed by armored vehicles and combat aircraft, is targeting rebel strongholds in 11 provinces in southeastern Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan Wednesday, June 6.

White House officials speaking from the G8 summit in Germany said there was “no new activity” from Turkish troops in northern Iraq. Military HQ in Ankara declined to confirm or deny that Turkish troops had entered Iraq.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that this is only the first wave of Turkish invaders, with more to come. A Turkish force of 90,000 troops has been massed at the sourthern town of Sirank opposite the meeting point of the Turkish, Iraqi and Syrian borders, drawing a warning to Ankara from US defense secretary Robert Gates to stay out of Iraq.

June 2, DEBKAfile reported that the US had removed troops from northern Iraq and passed responsibility for the region’s security to the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga.

Two days ago, Kurdish PKK rebels killed at least 8 soldiers, wounding 6, in a suicide attack on an E. Turkish checkpoint at Tunceli.

After the attack, Turkish foreign minister Abdullah Gulf defended his country’s right to drive into neighboring Iraq to destroy rebel bases.

Turkish tanks cross Iraqi borderUp to 3,500 separatists are believed based in northern Iraq poised for hit-and-run terrorist attacks in Turkey. The Turkish news agency reports three F-16 Falcon fighter bombers have carried out bombing raids on positions of the PKK Kurdistan Workers Party in northern Iraq. Artillery deployed at the border with Iraq has fired at pinpointed targets.”

DEBKAfile’s Iraq sources reported last week that Iraqi Kurdistan’s president, Massoud Barzani, had sent a personal emissary, Safin Dizai, to Ankara with an urgent warning. Turkish tanks would not be allowed to cross into northern Iraq, he said. The Kurdish peshmerga would repel them. “The people of Kurdistan,“ said the messenger, “would not stand by as spectators if Turkish tanks and panzers entered Kirkuk.”

Turkish troop movements into N. Iraq raise oil prices past $71 in London Wednesday

DEBKAfile

June 6, 2007, 8:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Analysts are concerned that Iraqi Kurdish resistance could spark a larger Turkish cross-border operation and further destabilize oil production in northern Iraq.

The US Navy reported Iran is increasing its fleet of small attack boats capable of striking at warships and disrupting oil traffic in the Gulf oil export chokepoint in the Strait of Hormuz.

 

COMMENTS (6/7/07): It may be a bit early yet to say for certain, but it is beginning to appear that point four of this prediction has the makings of another PARTIAL FULFILLMENT. We will have to wait to see how this plays out.

 

NEWS:
Georgia calls state of emergencySaakashvili Accuses Russia as Protests Turn Violent - November 7, 2007.
State of Emergency in Nation of Georgia -- Russia blamed for fomenting unrest in former Soviet nation - November 7, 2007.
Georgian leader declares state of emergency - November 7, 2007.
Georgia: We fired on Russian plane - August 24, 2007.
Iranian troops cross into Iraq, attack villages -- Kurdish militia says Iran has been lobbing artillery across the border since Aug. 16, but this was the first time it crossed border - August 24, 2007.
Russia denies violating Georgian airspace August 21 - August 22, 2007.
Iran "massing troops near northern Kurdish region" - August 19, 2007.
JANE'S SECURITY: Ruffling feathers - will Turkey invade northern Iraq? - August 17, 2007.
Russia accuses Georgia over attack - August 9, 2007.
Georgia: 'Proof' of missile attack - August 8, 2007.
Georgia: Russia dropped bomb on village - August 7, 2007.
Georgia: Russia Dropped Bomb on Us - August 7, 2007.
Thousands of Turkish troops invade Iraq - June 6, 2007.
Reports conflict of Turkish troops in Iraq - June 6, 2007.
Border tension heats up -- US urges Turkey not to cross border - June 4, 2007
Top general: Turkey ready for PKK strike in Iraq - May 31, 2007.
Turkey sends forces to Iraq border - May 30, 2007.
Turkey plans for attack on Kurds in northern Iraq - May 24, 2007.
Turkey PM backs attack on Kurds
- May 24, 2007.
Iraq Warns Turkey on Kurdish Action - April 20, 2007.
Turkey Must Secure Kirkuk - April 20, 2007.
Iraq Parliament speaker backs Barzani, threatens Turkey - April 14, 2007.
Turkish forces battle Kurd rebels - April 12, 2007.
Russia Establishes Strategic Partnership With Armenia -- Move Is Angle of Attack Against Security Threat From Turkey - April 12, 2007.
Turkish forces drive into northern Iraq to destroy Kurdish PKK rebel bases in Iraqi Kurdistan - April 12, 2007.
Georgian President Wants Russian Peacekeepers to Leave - March 16, 2007.
Russia's Lavrov Urges Georgia to Abandon Confrontation - December 19, 2006.
3 Killed, 11 Wounded in Attacks in Troubled Southern Russian Provinces - December 9, 2006.
Four Protesters Set Themselves on Fire in Armenia - December 7, 2006.
Thousands Rally for Abkhazia's Independence From Georgia - December 6, 2006.
Saakashvili Asks EU to Protect Georgia From Russia - November 14, 2006.
Georgian nationalism provokes Russia - October 30, 2006.
Iran Tells Russia, Georgia to Resolve Conflict - October 24, 2006.
U.S. Rice Tells Russia, Georgia to Cool Down - October 22, 2006.
Putin Says Russian Blockade of Georgia Aimed at Avoiding Bloodshed - October 21, 2006.
Turkish army accuses Armenia, tensions rise - October 13, 2006.
Anti-Georgia Campaign Heats Up Across Russia - October 4, 2006.
Georgia Urges Russia to Stop Military Exercises at Its Border - October 4, 2006.
Russia's Putin Warns Georgia Against Provoking Moscow - October 4, 2006.
Russia rejects EU pressure on Georgia - October 3, 2006.
Zhirinovsky Says War Against Georgia Is Only Solution - October 2, 2006.
Russia's Putin Warns Bush Against Encouraging Georgia's Destructive Policy - October 2, 2006.
Georgia Hands Over Russian Officers to OSCE - October 2, 2006.
Russia Orders Troops in Georgia 'Shoot to Kill' if Provoked - October 1, 2006.
Putin accuses Georgia of 'state terrorism' - October 1, 2006.
Russia suspends Georgia troop withdrawal - September 30, 2006.
U.S. Defense Chief Rumsfeld Voices Concern over Russia-Georgia Tensions - September 29, 2006.
Tensions mount between Russia and Georgia - September 29, 2006.
Russia revising Georgia troops plan, moving troops near border - September 29, 2006.
Protesters Throw Pig's Head at Georgia's Embassy in Moscow - September 29, 2006.
Russian Defense Chief Accuses NATO of Selling Soviet Arms to Georgia - September 29, 2006.
Russia Urges UN Security Council to Put Pressure on Georgia - September 29, 2006.
Russian DM Holds Tense Talks With NATO Cpunterparts Over Georgia - September 29, 2006.
Frozen conflicts heat up as Russia, West face off - September 18, 2006.
Militant Group Claims Responsibility for Military Helicopter Crash in South Russia - September 13, 2006.
Seven Dead as Two Pro-Moscow Police Units Clash Near Chechnya - September 13, 2006.
Separatists Clash With Georgia Forces on South Oseetia Border - September 8, 2006.
Georgia Fights Back by South Ossetia's Missile - September 5, 2006.
Russia, Georgia trade barbs over helicopter attack - September 4, 2006.
Georgia Claims Russia Behind Attack on Helicopter in South Ossetia - September 4, 2006.
2 Russian Peacekeepers Killed in Armed Attack in Georgia's Breakaway Province - August 3, 2006.
Georgia rebels threaten to use force - July 28, 2006.
Russia worried about possible Georgian offensive vs. Abkhazia - July 28, 2006.
Russia Warns Georgia Against Using Force in Breakaway Abkhazia - July 28, 2006.
Separatists Threaten Georgian Government-In-Exile - July 28, 2006.
Armenia Deepens Ties With Embattled Iran - July 28, 2006.
Georgia Reports Ongoing Clashes in Kodori Gorge - July 27, 2006.
Two people hurt in explosion in North Ossetia - July 25, 2006.
Georgian Militia Chief Vows to Oppose Tbilisi Authorities - July 24, 2006.
EU Voices Deep Concern Over Russia-Georgia Tensions - July 21, 2006.
Military support of Azerbaijan by Turkey Not Ruled out Theoretically - July 21, 2006.
Ahmadinejad to visit Azeri-populated regions - July 13, 2006.
Russia Warned of Georgia's Planned Offensive in Breakaway South Ossetia Region - July 13, 2006.
Ukraine Braced For New Rallies Amid Government Crisis - July 13, 2006.
Sirens as Ukraine govt in chaos - July 11, 2006.
Russia Closes Only Border Pass With Georgia - July 8, 2006.
6 Killed, Security Officers Wounded in Southern Russia Attacks - July 8, 2006.
Russia Threats Democracy, Tries to Undermine Georgian Government -- Saakashvili - July 7, 2006.
8 Killed in City Bus Explosion in Trans-Dniester - July 6, 2006.
Bus blast kills 8 in Moldova - July 6, 2006.
Kidnappers set Chechnya ultimatum - June 19, 2006.
Police Chief, His 3 Children Shot Dead in Russia's Ingushetia - June 9, 2006.
Georgian Minister Says Russia Tries to Provoke Violence in His Country - June 3, 2006.
Seven Killed in Clashes Between Police and Rebels in South Russia - May 31, 2006.
Georgia Outlaws Russian Peacekeepers in Breakaway Region - May 31, 2006.
Russian Troops to Stay in Breakaway Moldovan Region - Russian MD - May 31, 2006.
Blast kills police chief, six others near Chechnya -- Rising violence in region - May 17, 2006.
7 Killed in Ingushetia Blast - May 17, 2006.
Russian Security Forces Clash With Gunmen in Dagestan, Injuries Reported - May 16, 2006.
Ossetian-Ingush Tinderbox - May 16, 2006.
Turkey, Iran Build Up Forces Along Iraq's Only Quiet Area - May 10, 2006.
Explosions strike Iranian city, Iraqi rebel Kurds suspected - May 8, 2006.
Iraqi Kurds flee homes as Iran, Turkey target rebels - May 6, 2006.
Iraq border spat with Iran, Turkey grows - May 6, 2006.
Most Georgians Perceive Russia as Hostile - March 29, 2006.
Georgians Consider Russia, Belarus And Armenia Their Enemies - March 29, 2006.
Activists Go on Hunger Strike in Belarus - March 28, 2006.
Belarus Opposition Activist Attacked in Capital Minsk - March 23, 2006.
Belarus Opposition Leaders Quarrel Over End of Protest - March 22, 2006.
Belarus protests enter fourth day - March 22, 2006.
Thousands Rally in Belarus Capital Against Rigged Elections - March 19, 2006.
Belarus KGB chief warns protesters -- Opposition accused of 'plotting coup' against President Lukashenko - March 17, 2006.
4 Civilians Shot Dead in Georgia's Breakaway Region - March 8, 2006.
Azerbaijan an ally in Iran nuke crisis - February 11, 2006.
19 Killed in Clashes With Militants Near Russia's Chechnya - February 11, 2006.
Georgia strikes gas deal with Iran -- Freezing weather worsens Georgia energy crisis - January 30, 2006.
Fresh gunfire in Russia siege town - October 18, 2005.
Two Killed in South Russian Sweeps, Terror Suspects Detained - October 18, 2005.
Russia: 85 dead in rebel attacks - October 14, 2005.
Police battle militants in Russia - October 13, 2005.
50 Rebels Killed in Nalchik, Most Wanted Terrorist Not Among Them - October 13, 2005.
President Putin Orders Blockade of Nalchik - October 13, 2005.
Twelve Civilians, 12 Police Killed in Caucasus Town - October 13, 2005.
Abkhazia Mobilizes Troops After Georgian Shelling Kills 1 in South Ossetia - September 21, 2005.
Diplomatic Row Escalates Over Lithuania's Treatment of Russian Fighter Pilot - September 21, 2005.
Ousted Ukarainian PM Tymoshenko Ready to Form New Government - September 21, 2005.
2 Powerful Blasts Hit Russia's Ingushetia Overnight - September 16, 2005.
Fears over violence in N Caucasus - September 16, 2005.
Dismissed Ukraine PM Tymoshenko to Run for Presidency - September 13, 2005.
Police, Troops Clash in South Russia, 1 Killed - September 13, 2005.
Sacked Ukrainian PM Tymoshenko Goes on Air to Blast Yushchenko - September 10, 2005.
Ukrainian ex-PM slams dismissal - September 9, 2005.
Yushchenko's popularity sliding - September 7, 2005.
Ukrainian President and PM Hold Crisis Talks on Corruption Accusations - September 6, 2005.
Kremlin Losing War for North Caucasus - September 5, 2005.
Assassination Plot Against PM Tymoshenko Uncovered in Ukraine - July 29, 2005.
Georgian Minister Says Russian Intelligence Service Behind Gori Blast - July 25, 2005.
Zhvania's Brother Says Late Georgian PM was Killed - July 24, 2005.
Abkhazia Threatens to Drown Any Intruding Georgian Ship - July 24, 2005.
Deadly train explosion in Russia -- One death reported from incident in Dagestan region - July 24, 2005.
Explosion Hits Police Post in Troubled Dagestan, 2 Killed - July 5, 2005.
10 Russian troops killed in blast - July 1, 2005.

 

RATING: + 0.65

 

5) CIVIL WAR, REVOLUTION IN ITALY AND GERMANY. Finally, civil war or revolution must break out at least in Italy and Germany.

 

RATING: + 0

 

NEWS:
The violence started after squatters were evicted from a buildingDenmark riots: Dozens more arrested - March 4, 2007.
Protesters Set Cars, Barricades on Fire in Copenhagen Over Evictions - March 3, 2007.
Denmark braced for more violent protests - March 3, 2007.
Rioters torch Italian consulate, Libyan officials say -- 11 reported dead or wounded - February 17, 2006.
Iranians hurl petrol bombs at Austrian embassy - February 6, 2006.
Denmark issues warning on travel to 14 nations - February 6, 2006.
Nordic states fear spread of Mid East attacks - February 5, 2006.
Violence Spreads Over Muhammad Caricatures - February 5, 2006.
Embassies torched in cartoon fury -- Danish, Norwegian embassies in Syria attacked by Muslims - February 5, 2006.
Germany, Belgium, Portugal hit by arson attacks - November 10, 2005.
Berlin Car Fires May Be Inspired by French Rioters, Police Say - November 7, 2005.
Officials Cautious on Violence in Germany and Belgium - November 7, 2005.
Fears riots spreading in Europe -- Copycat violence reported in Brussels and Berlin - November 7, 2005.

 

6) IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND? We are told by prophets Alois Irlmaier and Erna Stieglitz that France will also see civil war or revolution, but it appears to be post-war (after Russia's armies retreat from Europe). Still, the language in the works of one prophet, Josef Kugelbeer (1922), indicates that France will experience major civil unrest prior to World War III in Europe. He also sees the same possibility for England.

 

RATING: + 1.0

 

NEWS:
Over 350 cars were set on fire after Sarkozy's victory
France stunned by rioters' savagery (this is only the tip of the iceberg, in future predictions for 2010/11 or 2013/14 depending, I will illustrate the full horror that shall descend upon this nation and several others in Europe from within) - December 2, 2007.
Riots Point to Radically Divided France - November 30, 2007.
Paris suburb riots called 'a lot worse' than in 2005 - November 27, 2007.
Riots rock Paris suburb for second night - November 26, 2007.
Second night of rioting in France - May 8, 2007.
French police arrest nearly 600 people in post-election violence - May 7, 2007.
Sarkozy's election victory marred by riots - May 7, 2007.
Police battle anti-Sarkozy protesters - May 7, 2007.
Looking Like A Civil War, Muslim Riots Continue Throughout France - October 30, 2006.
Woman fights for her life as suburbs burn - October 30, 2006.
French PM vows to act on unrest - October 30, 2006.
2 public houses torched in Paris suburb - October 27, 2006.
Ongoing 'intifada' in France has injured 2,500 police in 2006 -- 'We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists' - October 27, 2006.
Hundreds march in French suburb one year after riots - October 27, 2006.
Youths Torch Buses Around Paris - October 26, 2006.
Bus attacks spark French crackdown - October 26, 2006.
French riots: Is history repeating? - October 24, 2006.
Violence erupts again in French suburbs - October 24, 2006.
Youths in Paris torch bus as authorities fear civil unrest - October 24, 2006.
Muslim Rioting Again Hits France - October 23, 2006.
France fears upswing of violence after bus attack - October 23, 2006.
Arrest prompts more violence in Paris - May 30, 2006.
Police, Jobs Law Protesters Clash in Paris - April 4, 2006.
French police, protesters clash -- More than 1 million protest French jobs law - April 4, 2006.
Massive protests at French job law -- Strike disrupts train, plane and subway traffic nationwide - March 28, 2006.
French Student Protests Turn Violent - March 23, 2006.
Paris job law rally turns violent - March 23, 2006.
5,000 in new French labor protest - March 22, 2006.
Violent French protests: 300 held - March 17, 2006.
100,000 Muslims to vent anger in London at cartoon protest - February 9, 2006.
Cartoon protests turn deadly - February 6, 2006.
London protest: Calls for arrests -- Signs calling for death denounced as 'disgraceful' - February 6, 2006.
France Set to Extend State of Emergency - November 14, 2005.
Social unrest spreads to Belgium - November 13, 2005.
Fourth night of fires in Belgium - November 10, 2005.
French riot police 'beat youths' - November 10, 2005.
Unrest flares amid the curfews -- Petrol bomb shuts down Lyon subway system - November 9, 2005.
Leaders fiddle as France burns - November 8, 2005.
11th night of holy hell in France -- 30 policemen hurt, gunfire reported, firebomb factory found - November 7, 2005.
France PM: Curfews to stem riots - November 7, 2005.
Chirac vows to punish rioters -- Riots, arson take new turn, spreads across country - November 6, 2005.
French urban violence worsens: 1,300 cars torched, 300 arrests - November 6, 2005.
French riots rage a 10th angry night -- Arson reports in Toulouse; schools afire in Grigny - November 5, 2005.
French rioting spreads to new cities - November 5, 2005.
Rioting Spreads Beyond Paris Suburbs - November 4, 2005.
Rioters shoot at police in France - November 4, 2005.
More unrest hits Paris streets -- Ministers under growing pressure to stem the violence - November 4, 2005.
Paris riots spread, shaking French government - November 3, 2005.
Paris-Area Riots Spread to 20 Towns - November 3, 2005.
Rioting in French suburbs 'well organized' - November 3, 2005.

 

I do not believe all of these things are possible before the August 2006 vector I originally plotted. Indeed, I suspect the proxy and/or limited conflicts between Russia and the United States in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf region will last for at least two years -- three if they begin in 2005.

So what will happen in Europe by August 2006 if not a Russian/Eastern invasion?

Probably one or both Balkans wars will be in progress with Nato and the US dividing their militaries between the Middle East and the Balkans (and, for the US, the Pacific region too). Nato action may begin as early as March 2006.

We should see the the Balkans crisis, whatever form it will take, begin clarifying itself by June 2005!

Why do I say that?

Because the March 2006 vector is based, in part, on the Kosovo model from 1999. March favours a major Nato military initiative of some kind to resolve a major conflict in the Balkans. This war will probably break out small, over the deaths of a few people, like Kosovo did in late February 1998 and as it almost did again in March 2004. This war will therefore either break out as close to February/March 2005 as possible, probably in Kosovo or Macedonia, or, like the Slovenia and Croatia conflicts of 1991 fourteen (2 x 7) years ago, it will begin around June 2005. It may even begin as late as April 2006 on the fourteenth anniversary of the war in Bosnia.

However, unlike the April 1992-February 1994 period, Nato will not drag its feet as it did with Bosnia.

The August 2006 vector is based largely on the Chechnya model from 1999. August favours a Russian invasion of Trans-Caucasia, especially Georgia and Armenia, and possibly even Turkey.

 

7) FIRST NATO-RUSSIAN CONFRONTATION? There could even be a short but intense war between Nato and Russia over the future of one or two former Soviet republics in Eastern Europe. At the moment this looks like it may be Ukraine and Moldova (over Trans-Dneister); however, Lithuania is slated to become a major problem (I forget why) to Russians in summer 2005 and Duma Chief Speaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky is reportedly preparing for this.

Yes, there is one old European prophecy about a war between Europe and Russia where Russia feigns defeat, only to attack Europe when its guard is down at a later time:

 

Farmer Eilert (Jasper) (1764-1833) --

In the evening one will say: Peace, peace. But there is no peace, and in the morning the enemies already stand before the doors. But it does not last long ... From the east this war will break out ... At first our soldiers will go to the borders, soon thereafter returning home calmly. But hardly they are at home when the enemy is there in such strength it's as if they grew like mushrooms out of the ground ...

 

When dealing with such prophecy, it is almost impossible to know how much time will pass between such a "phony war" and the "real big bad war." "Hardly they are at home" (like "a little while" or "a short time") can easily be two months ... or two years!

This "phony war" may also be the same confrontation predicted below by Nostradamus:

Quatrain 2.90

Through life and death the rule in Hungary will change,
The law will become more bitter than servitude:
Their great city calls out with pleas and howls,
Castor and Pollux (US and Russia) are enemies in the field.

Bombing of Budapest

There always remains a possibility that the two twins, Castor and Pollux, might represent Russia and Belarus: "Big Russia" and "Little Russia." Thus, Castor and Pollux being "enemies in the field" may indicate that Russia and Belarus, rather than Russia and the US, will engage each other in combat at the same time that Yugoslavia and Hungary fall into turmoil. Either that or Russia and Belarus will together become enemies of Nato in this first "phony war."

It is also possible we will begin to see the seeds of civil unrest and terrorism rocking Italy and elsewhere sometime in 2006. There will doubtlessly be a major refugee problem with thousands of Albanians trying to escape the coming major conflict in the Balkans by fleeing to northern and eastern Italy.

So, to summarise the European conflict(s), I believe we will see, at least, a major Balkans war requiring Nato intervention in March 2006 and Russian military offensives in Trans-Caucasia by August 2006.

A possible short war between Nato and Russia in Eastern Europe may occur in 2006 or else not until 2008.

Likewise, civil unrest or civil war in Italy and Germany (France and England less likely, but possible), possibly incited by terrorism, for 2006 or else not until 2007-08.

The total sum of evidence I now have leads me to believe that the ultimate clash between East and West will not take place until August 2009.

 

RATING: + 0.20

 

NEWS:
Estonian police say nearly 1,000 people have been arrested
Russia reportedly cuts fuel exports to Estonia amid statue row - May 3, 2007.
Putin angered as Estonia row boils - April 29, 2007.
Ninety-six hurt, 600 detained in second night of Estonian violence - April 28, 2007.
Moscow Says Russian Killed During Tallinn Riots - April 28, 2007.
Russian embassy in Tallinn can't get information on Russian detainees - April 28, 2007.
War monument removal sparks deadly riot in Estonia - April 27, 2007.
Ukraine: Protesters gather in Kiev - April 20, 2007.
Ukrainian President Threatens Pro-Moscow Rivals With Prosecution - April 5, 2007.
Russian vice speaker Zhirinovsky supports Yushchenko's decision - April 3, 2007.
Ukrainians Take Into Streets as President Threatens to Dissolve Pro-Russian Parliament - April 2, 2007.
Protesters call for new Ukraine elections - April 1, 2007.
Hungary police teargas extremists - March 16, 2007.
Police and rioters clash after Hungary protests - March 16, 2007.
Hungarian police, extremists clash - March 15, 2007.
U.S. Anti-missile Systems in Europe Threatens Ukraine Says Official - February 5, 2007.
Russian Police Clash With Militants in North Caucasus Town - December 25, 2006.
Ukraine's NATO Entry to Harm Relations With Russia -- Defense Minister - December 7, 2006.
Fate of Serbia's Breakaway Province of Kosovo Sparks Diplomatic War Between U.S., Russia - December 6, 2006.
Pro-Russian Activists, Their Opponents Clash in Kiev - November 6, 2006.
Anti-government rallies in Hungary - November 4, 2006.
Hungarian parties blame each other in riot aftermath - October 24, 2006.
Dozens injured in Budapest riot - October 24, 2006.
40 injured in Hungary violence - October 24, 2006.
Hungary foes clash over protests - October 24, 2006.
Hungary police tackle protesters - October 24, 2006.
Hungary police fire rubber bullets at protesters - October 23, 2006.
Police fire on Hungary protesters - October 23, 2006.
Tensions as Hungary marks uprising - October 22, 2006.
NATO Has No Reason to Expand Further -- Russia's Lavrov - October 4, 2006.
ANALYST VIEW - Dresdner sees Hungary on a knife-edge - October 3, 2006.
Gyurcsany accuses centre over street protest - September 25, 2006.
Largest protest yet hits Hungary - September 23, 2006.
Far-right holds anti-government demo in Hungary - September 23, 2006.
Huge protest planned for Budapest - September 23, 2006.
Protesters flock to Hungary rally - September 22, 2006.
Hungary rally hit by 'terror threat' - September 22, 2006.
Far-right sparks fears in Hungary - September 22, 2006.
Hungary protests enter fourth day - September 22, 2006.
Peaceful protests mark third night of Hungary crisis - September 22, 2006.
Putin-Gyurcsany Meeting Steers Hungary's Government On The "Third Path" - September 21, 2006.
Hungary protestst go on, but main rally called off - September 21, 2006.
Hungary protesters vow to continue - September 21, 2006.
Clashes continue in Hungary - September 20, 2006.
Budapest Police Clash With Demonstrators -- Police in Budapest clash with bottle-hurling demonstrators demanding premier's resignation - September 20, 2006.
Riot police rush to Hungary's capital as protesters mass for 3rd straight night - September 19, 2006.
Ukrainian Parliament Sports Pro-Kremlin PM's Anti-NATO Attitude - September 19, 2006.
PM's warning to Hungary rioters - September 19, 2006.
Anti-Government Protests In Hungary Turn Violent - September 19, 2006.
Hungarian anti-PM protests turn violent - September 19, 2006.
Hungarians riot after PM admits lying - September 19, 2006.
Hungary: Rioters attack TV station - September 18, 2006.
Frozen conflicts heat up as Russia, West face off - September 18, 2006.
European Parliament Urges Russia to Leave Transdniestr, Says Referendum Is Illegal - September 5, 2006.
Russian Military Helicopter Violates Lithuanian Air Space - September 1, 2006.
Ukraine's President to Make Choice Between Russia and West - August 2, 2006.
U.S. Will Not Recognize Belarus-Russia Union State
- June 18, 2006.
"Yankee go home!": US war games in doubt amid Ukraine turmoil - June 12, 2006.
Ukraine Expels Russian Journalist for Covering Anti-NATO Protests - June 9, 2006.
Russia Warns Against NATO Taking in Former Soviet Ukraine and Georgia - June 8, 2006.
Moldova's Restive Province Urges Putin to Send More Russian Peacekeepers - May 12, 2006.
Ukraine, Georgia threaten to withdraw from CIS - May 10, 2006.
Georgians Consider Russia, Belarus And Armenia Their Enemies - March 29, 2006.
Activists Go on Hunger Strike in Belarus - March 28, 2006.
Europe and U.S. Consider Sanctions Against Officials in Belarus - March 28, 2006.
Police club demonstrators in Belarus - March 26, 2006.
Vote could push Kiev towards Moscow - March 26, 2006.
Russia: OSCE stirs Belarus tension - March 24, 2006.
Belarus Opposition Activist Attacked in Capital Minsk - March 23, 2006.
Belarus Opposition Leaders Quarrel Over End of Protest - March 22, 2006.
Belarus protests enter fourth day - March 22, 2006.
U.S. calls for new Belarus vote - March 20, 2006.
U.S. Warns Belarus of Sanctions in Case of Unfair Elections - March 14, 2006.
Tbilisi Denies Rumors of U.S. Using Georgia bases to attack Iran - February 26, 2006.
NATO Expresses Support for Ukraine's Entry Efforts - February 16, 2006.
EU Warns Belarus Sanctions Could Follow Presidential Elections - January 31, 2006.
Russian Military Policy In 2006 -- Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan May Become Nato-Russian and US-Russian Battlefields - January 27, 2006.
NATO Seeking to Weaken CIS by Expansion - December 1, 2005.
Thousands Gather on Kiev Main Square to Protest NATO Entry - December 1, 2005.
Eccentric Russian Politician Zhirinovsky Accuses U.S. of Supporting Terrorism in Caucasus - July 29, 2005.
Poland Asks for Russia's Assistance in Row With Belarus - July 29, 2005.
Russia Opposes NATO Naval Exercises in Black Sea - July 7, 2005.
Russia 'targets terrorists abroad' - June 25, 2005.
Georgia is a bridgehead for U.S. offensive against the Russian Caucasus - June 4, 2005.
Russia, U.S. Clash Over Belarus 'Dictator' - April 21, 2005.
Rice: Belarus is 'dictatorship' - April 20, 2005.

 

8) WAR IN THE LEVANT. One other thing concerns me when I think of a Balkans-style war: The current troubles in Lebanon could end up becoming an international "peacekeeping" sideshow like it was in 1982-84, distracting the momentum towards a wider Middle East war whilst the Iraq quagmire continues. There are several quatrains where Nostradamus describes European and US forces rushing to Hungary, Italy, the Balkans and the Levant (the Mediteranean coast of Egypt, Israel, LEBANON, Syria, and Turkey). This may be yet another feature of 2006:

 

Quatrain 8.9

Pending [deployment of] the eagle [US] and the cock [France] to Savona [NW Italy],
They will be united at the Levantian Sea and Hungary,
The army to Naples, Palermo, the Marches of Ancona
Rome, Venice, from the Barbarian a horrible cry.

 

Yes, folks, it will be quite a mess when Q.8.9 comes to pass.

 

Hizbollah says seizes Israeli soldiers in border raid

Israeli artillery unit fires across border into southern LebanonWed Jul 12, 2006 8:49 AM BST

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers in attacks from Lebanon on Israeli border posts on Wednesday, Hizbollah television said.

It said the Islamic Resistance, the military arm of Hizbollah, announced the capture in a statement.

Lebanese security sources said Israeli aircraft retaliated by bombing a key bridge in southern Lebanon.

The Syrian-backed Hizbollah earlier fired dozens of Katyusha rockets and mortar bombs at Israeli border posts and a town, wounding four Israeli civilians, according to Israeli and Lebanese security sources.

Israeli gunners retaliated, firing salvoes of artillery shells into the outskirts of four Lebanese border villages while Israeli soldiers exchanged gunfire with guerrillas in the area.

The fighting apparently began when at least two rockets fired from south Lebanon exploded near Shlomi, an Israeli frontier town about 15 km (9 miles) east of the Mediterranean coast.

Hizbollah guerrillas also attacked Israeli posts in the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms area to the east, the Lebanese security sources said.

The Hizbollah attack coincided with a major Israeli military incursion in the Gaza Strip, ordered partly in retaliation for the abduction by Palestinian guerrillas earlier this month of an Israeli soldier from a border post.

Israeli jets hit Beirut airportSmoke rises Wednesday after an Israeli airstrike on a bridge in southern Lebanon.

Thursday, July 13, 2006 Posted: 0519 GMT (1319 HKT)

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israeli aircraft bombed Beirut International Airport Thursday, sending plumes of smoke into the morning sky, the Israel Defense Forces said. The IDF said it targeted the airport because it served as a central hub for the transfer for weapons and supplies to Hezbollah.

The strikes at the airport came hours after Israel's Cabinet authorized a "severe and harsh" response to the abduction of two soldiers by Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas and declared Lebanon's government responsible for their safe release.

Journalist Anthony Mills reported hearing fighter jets, explosions and anti-aircraft fire in the area of the airport. Mills said Lebanese media was reporting that two of the airport's runways had been hit and that officials had closed the airport.

In northern Israel, CNN's John Vause reported numerous Katyusha rocket strikes in Nahariya near the hotel he was staying in. He said buildings have been damaged and people injured.

Hezbollah fighters fired mortars and rockets at Israeli towns and army posts, while Israel said its air force carried out more than 100 raids on what it said were Hezbollah bases, bombing roads and bridges guerrillas could have used to move two abducted Israeli soldiers out of the area.

Israeli artillery and airstrikes have been pounding Hezbollah installations in southern Lebanon after a cross-border raid Wednesday that left three Israeli soldiers dead in addition to the two captives. Four more Israelis died in an attack on their tank during the clashes, and another died as soldiers went to their aid, the Israeli military said. The new fighting on Israel's northern border comes amid a two-week-old Israeli campaign in Gaza in search of a soldier kidnapped by Palestinian militants there.

Hezbollah, an Islamic militia backed by Syria and Iran, demanded "direct negotiations" for a prisoner exchange to resolve the crisis. Israel has rejected that call, arguing it would lead to more attacks. "We expect them to be returned to us alive and safely, immediately without any precondition -- no negotiation," government spokesman Gideon Meir told CNN ...

Vehicles clog the Masnaa border between Lebanon and Syria on the outskirts of Lebanon's Bekaa ValleyIsrael hits Beirut airport depot

Vehicles clog the Masnaa border between Lebanon and Syria on the outskirts of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

Israeli fighter jets have bombed Beirut International Airport, expanding its campaign against Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas holding two Israeli soldiers captive. All three of the airport's runways were rendered unusable in the air strikes and as a result the airport was closed, a senior Lebanese aviation official said.

Israel strikes back after Haifa attacked -- Hezbollah rockets sent deeper into northern Israel from Lebanon

Monday, July 17, 2006 Posted: 0203 GMT (1003 HKT)

Israeli artillery fires at a target in southern LebanonBEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- The Israeli military and Hezbollah traded deadly attacks for a fifth straight day on Sunday, with the Lebanon-based militants striking Haifa and other towns deeper inside Israel. World powers meeting in Russia Sunday appealed for an end to the violence, even as Israel warned of fierce retaliation for the Haifa attack, which killed eight Israelis.

Hours after the Haifa attack, Israeli airstrikes pounded the southern suburbs of Beirut on Sunday. Twenty people were killed and 50 were wounded Sunday south of Beirut in an Israeli airstrike on the Lebanese port city of Tyre, according to Lebanese television.

Later Sunday, Hezbollah rockets hit three northern Israeli towns more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the Lebanese border, the farthest south of any rocket attacks to date, the Israeli military said.

Minor injuries were reported when the missiles hit the towns of Nazareth, Afula and Givat E'la near Israel's border with the West Bank, Israeli officials said. Those reports came shortly after the airport was struck in south Beirut, sending a fuel storage depot up in flames.

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the attack on Haifa, saying it was responding to overnight Israeli airstrikes inside Lebanon. One of the Hezbollah rockets hit a railway depot, killing at least eight and wounding 17 others -- six of them seriously -- Israeli medical services said ...

Lebanese officials said Sunday that 104 people have been killed and 286 wounded in the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants that began Wednesday ...

A spokesman for the Italian government said Lebanon has been given a list of Israeli conditions for a cease-fire that includes the release of two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah, the withdrawal of the group from south Lebanon and an end to rocket attacks on Israel.

The conditions were relayed to Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora in a phone call by Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, according to spokesman Silvio Sircana.

In Beirut's Parliament building, Siniora met during the afternoon with European Union Foreign Affairs and Security Chief Javier Solana. "The gates of hell have been opened on Lebanon," Siniora told CNN. He called Israel's actions "disproportionate," and predicted they would encourage extremists ...

Overnight attacks hit Israel, Lebanon -- Blasts shake south Beirut; Hezbollah rockets wound 5 in Israel

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 Posted: 0402 GMT (1202 HKT)

Smoke drifts across Beirut after an Israeli airstrikeBEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- Loud explosions echoed across the southern suburbs of Beirut early Tuesday, indicating another Israeli airstrike a short time after a volley of Hezbollah rockets rained across northern Israel.

The Beirut explosions could be felt more than two miles away and lit up the sky over the south side of the city, where Hezbollah is headquartered. There was no immediate report of injuries from the blasts.

The Lebanese Army confirmed that a military base near Beirut had been attacked. The latest round of Hezbollah rockets wounded at least five Israelis and shattering the windows of a hospital in Safed, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The IDF said Hezbollah rockets fell from as far west as the kibbutz Rosh Hanikra to Kiryat Shmona in the east, striking at least nine towns and villages in between. The five wounded came from the Safed rocket, which the IDF said landed near the hospital but did not strike it. Israel's prime minister said Monday that Israel will continue fighting in Lebanon until the release of two Israeli soldiers abducted last week ...

Israeli troops enter southern Lebanon

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Posted: 0400 GMT (1200 HKT)Explosions light the southern suburbs of Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- Israeli ground troops have entered southern Lebanon on a mission to destroy outposts of the militant group Hezbollah, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman told CNN early Wednesday. The spokesman said the troops are "close to the border." No further details were immediately available.

Hours earlier, Israeli airstrikes pounded the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital near the airport, lighting up the night with explosions. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the latest airstrikes, but at least a dozen people were killed in Israel and Lebanon on Tuesday.

Eleven Lebanese soldiers died in an Israeli airstrike on an army barracks, and one Israeli was killed by Hezbollah rockets fired into northern Israel, sources said.

Israel launched an extensive bombing campaign against the militant Islamist group after it abducted two Israeli soldiers and killed three others in a raid into northern Israel last Wednesday. Since Thursday, Hezbollah has fired 750 rockets into Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Also Wednesday, Israeli tanks were rolling into a refugee camp in central Gaza, the IDF said. Israeli forces have been operating in parts of Gaza since one of its soldiers was captured June 25 by three militant groups. There was no immediate word on casualties in the Gaza operation.

The death toll in northern Israel stands at 25, including 13 civilians. Lebanese internal security forces said 183 people have been killed and 456 wounded in the country since the start of hostilities. There was no breakdown between civilians and military personnel ...

Smoke rises over Beirut's southern suburbs

August 14, 2006: Just hours before a U.N.-sponsored cease-fire is due to go into effect at 5 a.m. GMT, Israel and Hezbollah pound targets with heavy missile barrages. Israel reports 250 Hezbollah rockets hit its territory, while Israeli jets strike Beirut.

 

COMMENTS (7/17/06): To avoid any confusion, "the current troubles in Lebanon" reference above (in point 8 of prediction, "War In The Levant") was concerning the terrorist bombings, assassinations, and drift towards possible civil conflict provoked by Syria that occurred last year and 2004, not to the war that is now ongoing. This eight-point prediction was posted on March 19, 2005. Nevertheless, point eight certainly has anticipated the current Israeli conflict in that part of the Levant which is Israel herself, Gaza, and, thus far, Lebanon. It also appears that peacekeepers may be sent to the region, or it is at least being considered. This part of the eight-point prediction has been remarkably accurate thus far. Indeed, I would say this point has been PARTIALLY FULFILLED. As to whether the Nostradamus quatrain will pan out as well remains to be seen.

 

France commits 2,000 to Lebanon

French President Jacques Chirac announces he will commit 2,000 French troops to LebanonThursday, August 24, 2006 Posted: 2158 GMT (0558 HKT)

PARIS, France (CNN) -- French President Jacques Chirac has announced he will commit a total of 2,000 French troops to the United Nations' international force that is to help Lebanon's army secure that country's borders.

Previously, France had promised only 200 troops for the U.N. deployment, which is part of a cease-fire deal that ended hostilities between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters in southern Lebanon on August 14. Chirac said he hoped other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council also would commit troops, and called on the international community as a whole to participate in the operation.

In a statement issued from the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, U.S. President George W. Bush said he was pleased with Chirac's decision. "This is an important step towards finalizing preparations to deploy the United Nations Interim Force of Lebanon," he said. "I applaud the decision of France, as well as the significant pledges from Italy and our other important allies. I encourage other nations to make contributions as well."

The 15,000 new troops will augment a small U.N. force already on the ground and Lebanese troops that are already being sent into southern Lebanon, a longtime Hezbollah stronghold.

Italy announced on Tuesday that it was willing to lead the contingent and could contribute as many as 3,000 troops.

But Chirac said Thursday that France would be ready to continue its command of UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) if the United Nations wished it to do so. Currently, French Maj. Gen. Alain Pellegrini is in command of UNIFIL.

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi's office said both the Lebanese and Israeli governments contacted Rome about taking a leadership role in the U.N. force.

Powerful French tanks arrive to support UN force

Associated Press, THE JERUSALEM POST Sep. 5, 2006

For all those who moaned about toothless, ineffectual UN peacekeeping forces over the years, France is quietly sending a new message in Lebanon: We're getting tougher.

French troops have rolled out Leclerc tanks - some of the mightiest vehicles ever used under the UN flag - and sophisticated radar systems to pinpoint artillery launch sites.

Paris faced criticism last month for allegedly being slow to offer more peacekeepers in Lebanon, after French diplomats led a push to strengthen the mandate of the UNIFIL force there and France took on temporary leadership.

Amid the pressure, President Jacques Chirac announced Aug. 24 that France would increase its contribution to UNIFIL to 2,000 - up from 400 -backed by sophisticated equipment and firepower.

 

COMMENTS (8/25/06): Now come the international peacekeepers, just as I predicted in the title: "International Peacekeeping in Lebanon?" as well as in the prediction itself. Thus far, the French and Italians are on board, as are the Russians and possibly the Turks. When all the troops are actually deployed, then my base 7 prediction will be entirely FULFILLED.

As for Nostradamus' Quatrain 8.9, it looks as though it is beginning to be fulfilled too. That is one reason for the post above concerning Chirac's decision to send 2,000 French troops to Lebanon ("the Levant"). Of course, it also highlights my prediction of peacekeepers being sent by Europe. Italy (represented by Savona) is also fulfilling Quatrain 8.9, but we must wait to see if the "eagle" is Germany or the US, for one of them also send troops. We must also wait to see if trouble in Hungary and Italy arises that forces "the cock" (France) and "the eagle" (Germany or the US?) to deploy troops there too.

 

RATING: + 1.0

 

NEWS:
Italian UNIFIL peacekeepers
Lebanon protester killed; fears of sectarian bloodshed rise - December 3, 2006.
French Troops Authorised To Fire At Israeli Pilots - November 24, 2006.
Sunnis: Hizbullah killed Lebanese minister -- Sunni extremists in Lebanon post message accusing '5 individuals from Hizbullah' of assassinating Pierre Gemayel - November 23, 2006.
Hizbullah on the move after Gemayel assassination - November 22, 2006.
Mideast Focus On Lebanon - November 22, 2006.
Lebanon Industry Minister Gemayel Is Killed in Beirut - November 21, 2006.
Turkey will send 260 to Lebanon - October 5, 2006.
Russian Troops Make First Mideast Foray In Lebanon For Centuries - September 27, 2006.
Russian Troops to Spend 3 Months in Lebanon Restoring BridgesSeptember 18, 2006.
- UN official calls for int'l presence in Gaza - September 8, 2006.
Spain approves sending 1,100 troops to Lebanon - September 7, 2006.
Lebanon drafting request for German troops - September 5, 2006.
Qatar to send troops to Lebanon - September 4, 2006.
400 Italian troops reach south Lebanon - September 2, 2006.
Italian troops arrive in Lebanon - September 2, 2006.
Israel accepts Indonesians in UN force - September 1, 2006.
Spain pledges 1,100 troops for Lebanon - September 1, 2006.
Annan: EU living up to Lebanon promise -- Troop commitments add up to 7,000 to UNIFIL force - August 26, 2006.
Europe pledges 7,000 peacekeepers - August 25, 2006.
Putin Says Russia Considering Sending Troops to Lebanon - August 23, 2006.
Annan plans Mideast trip to push Lebanon cease-fire - August 23, 2006.
Italy steps in with Lebanon offer - August 22, 2006.
Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in effect -- Israeli leaflets tell Beirut residents: Blame Hezbollah - August 14, 2006.
Cease-fire countdown intensifies fighting -- Sticking point over disarming Hezbollah in S. Lebanon - August 14, 2006.
Security Council passes proposal to end Mideast conflict -- Plan includes Israeli withdrawal, up to 15,000 peacekeepers - August 12, 2006.
Lebanon and Kosovo: an instructive comparison - August 7, 2006.
Bombs pound Beirut for second night -- Hezbollah threatens to attack Tel Aviv as payback for airstrikes - August 3, 2006.
Nasrallah: We'll bomb Tel Aviv if Beirut attacked - August 3, 2006.
Israel resumes airstrikes on Beirut - August 3, 2006.
Israeli commandos land near Syria -- Fierce fighting in Hezbollah stronghold of Baalbek after helicopter insertion - August 1, 2006.
Israeli Intensifies Hezbollah Attacks Deeper Into Lebanon - August 1, 2006.
Up to 7,000 Israeli Troops Push Into Lebanon - August 1, 2006.
PM to Blair: Cease-fire possible once int'l force is deployed - August 1, 2006.
Israel halts airstrikes for 48 hours -- Attack killing dozens of civilians in Lebanon called a 'mistake' - July 31,2006.
Annan Calls Emergency Meting on Mideast - July 30, 2006.
Hundreds go wild in streets of Beirut - July 30, 2006.
Lebanese crowd breaks into U.N. HQ in Beirut - July 30, 2006.
Hezbollah leader: Israel suffered 'major defeat' -- Sheik threatens more attacks on central cities if Israeli offensive persists - July 29, 2006.
UN official fears Israel will raze Tyre - July 29, 2006.
Over 90 rockets hit Israel on Saturday - July 29, 2006.
Bush, Blair Urge Multinational Force - July 28, 2006.
Five Iranian-made missiles hit Afula - July 28, 2006.
Hizbollah fires new long-range rocket into Israel - July 28, 2006.
Israel Would Prefer NATO-Led Coalition - July 25, 2006.
Hizbullah: War on Israel to widen -- Organization's envoy to Iran says his group intends on firing long-range rockets into Israel in order to make Israel not safe for Israelis - July 24, 2006.
Israeli Forces Push Deeper Into Lebanon - July 24, 2006.
Hizbullah missiles impact near strategic facilities in Haifa - July 24, 2006.
Israel punches into Lebanon as civilians flee - July 23, 2006.
Israeli, Hezbollah launch more cross-border strikes -- TV, phone service across Lebanon affected as transmission towers hit - July 22, 2006.
Annan: Lebanon en route to 'humanitarian disaster' -- U.S. rejects calls for a cease-fire, calling it a 'false promise' - July 22, 2006.
Israeli troops mass on Lebanon border -- Lebanese president says his army will fight Israelis if they invade - July 22, 2006.
Annan Calls for Halt to Mideast Fighting - July 20, 2006.
Katyusha rockets rain down on towns across northern Israel - July 20, 2006.
Pace of U.S. evacuations quickens -- U.S. Marines back in Lebanon for first time since 1984 - July 20, 2006.
Israel: Hezbollah's military power halved -- Hezbollah leader denies claim: 'They are unable to harm us' - July 20, 2006.
Ma'an: Nasrallah Will Give Tel Aviv Residents One Hour to Flee - July 19, 2006.
Hizb'allah plans to hit Tel Aviv -- Nasrallah preparing major escalation, say sources - July 19, 2006.
Huge explosions rock Beirut - July 18, 2006.
Westerners flee Lebanon any way they can - July 18, 2006.
Israel: International force would hinder future IDF operations - July 18, 2006.
Overnight attacks hit Israel, Lebanon -- Blasts shake south Beirut; Hezbollah rockets wound 5 in Israel - July 17, 2006.
G-8 Leaders Consider Mideast Peacekeepers - July 17, 2006.
EU considers deployment of peacekeepers to Lebanon - July 17, 2006.
Russia to Consider Mideast Peacekeepers - July 17, 2006.
Thousands of Foreigners Evacuate Lebanon - July 17, 2006.
Israel strikes back after Haifa attacked -- Hezbollah rockets sent deeper into northern Israel from Lebanon - July 17, 2006.
Two British Navy ships bound for Lebanon - July 16, 2006.
Hizbollah rockets Haifa and Israel bombs Beirut - July 16, 2006.
Tel Aviv told to be on rocket alert - July 16, 2006.
Israel Steps Up Raids After Haifa Attack - July 16, 2006.
European citizens to be evacuated from Lebanon - July 15, 2006.
Hezbollah ready for 'war on every level' -- Israeli warship hit, burning off coast of Lebanon - July 14, 2006.
Israel Says Hezbollah Drone Damages Warship - July 14, 2006.
Israel bombs Beirut airport again -- Lebanese prime minister appeals for help - July 14, 2006.
Israel attacks airports, major highway after Hezbollah lobs rockets - July 14, 2006.
French FM blasts Israel's 'act of war' - July 13, 2006.
EU calls on all sides to halt renewed violence - July 13, 2006.
Israeli Jets Bomb Main Road Between Beirut and Damascus - July 13, 2006.
Israel attacks Beirut airport a second time after rockets hit Haifa - July 13, 2006.
Navy gunboats shell Beirut airport - July 13, 2006.
Northern Israel under attack; missile fired at Haifa - July 13, 2006.
Israel Blocks Sea and Air Access to Lebanon - July 13, 2006.
Israel enforces blockade on Lebanon - July 13, 2006.
Israeli jets hit Beirut airport - July 13, 2006.
Israel authorizes 'severe' response to kidnappings - July 13, 2006.
IAF calls up reserves for Lebanon strike - July 12, 2006.
Israeli troops enter Lebanon amid kidnap reports - July 12, 2006.
Heavy fighting on Israel-Lebanon border - report - July 12, 2006.
Hizbollah says seizes Israeli soldiers in border raid - July 12, 2006.
Rockets, gunfire from Lebanon hit N.Israel-source - July 12, 2006.
Lebanon Launches Build-Up Along Syria - October 3, 2005.
Beirut explosion kills at least one -- Possible car bomb latest in attacks that began with assassination - September 16, 2005.

 

Well before this time the US should have begun its war with Iran. However, although the opening US air salvos against Teheran and its military and nuclear installations might appear spectacular when they are launched, expect the hostilities to trickle down to a "tanker war" quagmire in the Persian Gulf.

Meanwhile, the US will have an additional headache in Iraq: along with continued insurgent attacks and terrorism, Iran will be at war with US forces in Iraq and at war with the Iraqi government.

Nevertheless, I must warn: We may have entered a final conditional period where it can all hit the fan as early as next year in August 2006 or drag out until as late as August 2009. So I do not suggest dispensing with 2006 altogether; only to be mindful of the much greater potential presented by the 2009 date (as will be demonstrated on the 2009 (Part Two) page).

 

AVERAGE: +0.44

 

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Tampa, Miami, Most of Florida Destroyed and Flooded by
Super Hurricane or Asteroid Impact in Gulf of Mexico

 

Asteroid impact 40 to 90 miles off coast of Florida Leading edge of hurricane destruction signal giant tidal waves approaching

 

NEW PREDICTION: 1/25/05 -- The cause of this destruction will largely be by both flooding and ferocious winds. It should happen either in August/September 2005 or August/September 2006.

The question is will this be a natural hurricane or will it be an asteroid-spawned disaster (or even a collapsing volcano)?? On April 28, 2001, I dreamt of a small asteroid impacting 50 to 90 miles off the coast of Florida and then witnessed the massive flooding of a major city in Florida from what seemed a helicopter view looking straight down. Indeed, the flooding of New York City sequence in the 2004 blockbuster film, The Day After Tomorrow, as seen straight down from a high altitude, so much resembles my dream of the Florida city it is frightening. Just before awakening, I was shown a map where all of this was happening. I could distinctly see the Florida peninsula and understood that what happened to the city would happen to most of the state.

Here is a Dream Window where you can read my dream vision (if that is what it really was) and those of four other individuals (two new dreams by David Orlovic and Andrew posted May 28, 2005).

 

RATING: + 0

 

NEWS:
Hurricane Dean a Category 5 storm, threatens Mexico - August 20, 2007.
Texas-sized Huricane Dean spins towards Yucatan -- Hurricane Dean is upgraded to a Category 5 storm - August 20, 2007.
Caribbean braced for monster storm - August 19, 2007.
Dean strengthens to Category 3 hurricane, heads to Gulf og Mexico - August 17, 2007.

 

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Massive Earthquakes Rattle Turkey and Greece

 

"Great Turkey" or "Great Greece" Earthquake

 

NEW PREDICTION: 1/8/06 -- I anticipate a very busy year for extremely large earthquakes throughout the world (above 6.0). Both Turkey and Greece will experience their worst quakes in at least seven years if not in over twenty years. Southern Greece has already been struck by a deep quake registering 6.7 today; however, I do not think it is the one that will strike later this year. The vectors for both countries are very close, so I will simply say August/September 2006 for both. It is quite probable that one or both temblors will be considered "great" earthquakes.

 

RATING: + 0

 

NEWS:
5.3 earthquake shakes southeastern Turkey
5.9 Quake damages antiquities on Greek island - March 27, 2007.
Earthquake sakes southeastern Turkey - February 21, 2007.
Earthquake shakes southeastern Turkey - February 10, 2007.
35 hurt in panic as earthquake strikes Turkey - February 9, 2007.
Earthquake demolishes homes in 2 Turkish villages - January 21, 2007.
Moderate Earthquake Rattles Turkish Capital - November 12, 2006.
Quake expert warns: Time is up for Istanbul - November 1, 2006.
Turkey shaken by 5.2 quake - October 25, 2006.
Quake hits Istanbul, second in days - October 24, 2006.
Earthquake of 5.2 felt near Istanbul - October 20, 2006.
Earthquake shakes Greece's western islands - August 29, 2006.
Another earthquake rattles Greek Ionian islands - April 19, 2006.
Greek island hit by strong earthquake - April 16, 2006.
Western Greek quakes ring scientists' alarm bells - April 13, 2006.
Seismic activity continues to rattle Ionian isles - April 13, 2006.
Four tremors hit Zakynthos - April 12, 2006.
Four strong earthquakes rattle western Greek Ionian islands - April 11, 2006.
Quake jolts western Greece, no damage or injuries - April 11, 2006.
Strong 5.7R quake again jolts Zakynthos - April 11, 2006.
Strong earthquake rattles western Greek Ionian islands - April 11, 2006.

 

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Danger of Death for Pope Benedict XVI

 

German cardinal elected new pope --- Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to be known as Benedict XVI

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Posted: 2234 GMT (0634 HKT)

VATICAN CITY (CNN) -- Wearing traditional papal robes and a large smile, Joseph Ratzinger of Germany appeared Tuesday on a Vatican balcony as the 265th pontiff, Benedict XVI, as tens of thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square to cheer him.

Pope Benedict XVI gestures to the crowd"Dear brothers and sisters, after our great pope, John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me, a simple, humble worker in God's vineyard," according to a translation of remarks he made in Italian. "I am consoled by the fact that the Lord knows how to work and how to act, even with insufficient tools, and I especially trust in your prayers. In the joy of the resurrected Lord, trustful of his permanent help, we go ahead, sure that God will help. And Mary, his most beloved mother, stands on our side."

He then delivered his first "Urbi at Orbi" ("for the city and for the world") papal blessing, after which the crowd in St. Peter's Square chanted, "Viva il papa," or "Long live the pope."

In Ratzinger's hometown of Traunstein, Germany, seminary students happily reacted to the news, according to The Associated Press.

The crowd reacts to the ringing of the bells and white smoke.But not everyone was enthralled with the selection. "It seems that he is too conservative. Hopefully the Holy Spirit can help him change," Jurandir Arauj of the National Conference of Bishops Afro-Brazilian Section told Reuters.

Once the archbishop of Munich, Germany, and for many years prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Ratzinger has been one of the most powerful men in the Vatican and is widely acknowledged as a leading theologian. Ratzinger, who turned 78 on Saturday, was John Paul II's chief theological adviser for 20 years.

As a young priest he was on the progressive side of theological debates but shifted to the right after the student revolutions of 1968.

In the Vatican, he has been the driving force behind crackdowns on liberation theology, religious pluralism, challenges to traditional moral teachings on issues such as homosexuality, and dissent on such issues as women's ordination.

The dean of the College of Cardinals since November 2002, he was elevated to cardinal by Pope Paul VI in June 1977.

On Tuesday, Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez announced Benedict XVI's election in the traditional Latin, but he prefaced it by saying the words "brothers and sisters" in several languages, an introduction that is likely a bow to the universality of the Roman Catholic Church and its 1.1 billion members.

 

NEW PREDICTION: 4/23/05 -- Some things are hidden from us, however perfect God's number 7 may be. There are some events we are meant to be confused about, and that we cannot be allowed to tamper with .. for better or for worse. Yet, it is surprising the many things we are allowed to know about in advance ... and to change or at least postpone. Evidence of the number 7, and multiples thereof, working through diverse historical patterns and trends is more plentiful than one man alone can possibly predict. Often I discover, after it is too late, that yet another "base 7" historical repetition has played out.

Still, some things are intended to be hidden. All of these projections of past events repeating again in some fashion in the future and the dating "vectors" for them are merely "windows of opportunity." That is all they are: opportunities for an event to happen again in some way. Yet, by anticipating the future through the study of past events and repetitive trends, these projections can fulfill the same function as prophecy.

Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France

I believe Pope Benedict XVI could succumb to natural causes as early as August-October 2006 -- an important base 7 numerological anniversary (4 x 7) of the deaths of Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, and Pope John Paul II's ascension to the Holy See in 1978. Yet another vector, albeit a weak one, appears in October 2007 on the forty-ninth anniversary of the death of Pius XII when the pontiff might die of natural causes. If not, he may prevail until May 2009 and die at Avignon during a Moslem attack on southern France, having fled Rome some time prior.

Mark the 2009 dating well, because if Pope Benedict XVI should die of natural causes in 2006 or 2007, then it will be his successor, Petrus Romanus or one of the intervening popes not foreseen by St Malachy, who is killed at Avignon in May 2009.

But here is an additional problem (and warning): If world events spin out of control sooner than anticipated, this death of a pope by military hands near Avignon could happen sooner: during the said August-October 2006 vector.

What is more, it is possible the this pope and the next two popes may be assassinated elsewhere or killed during a terrifying military attack on Avignon. According to Nostradamus a Sabine pope (the sabines were a pre-Roman tribe from NW Italy that eventually settled Rome) will die near Rome when Italy and Spain are under attack by Albanians and a plague is rampant in Europe. Another pope is assassinated approaching a city watered by two rivers. This could be Avignon, between the Durance and Rhone rivers, but it could just as easily be another city in another place, possibly in Iraq.

In either case, 2006 or 2008-2009, the current pope or his successor will be forced to leave the Vatican and take up residence in Avignon, France. If this happens, he will die there during a Muslim nuclear or Fuel Air Explosive attack on southern France and there will probably not be time or opportunity for a funeral:

Quatrain 8.46

Paul the celibate will die three leagues from the Rhone
The two nearest flee the Tarascon monster:
When Mars (God of War) will make a most horrible throne,
The cock and the eagle, France, the three brothers.

We were able to rule out an August 27, 2003 dating for the above quatrain when global war failed to occur at the time Mars achieved its closest opposition to earth in 60,000 years. Therefore, Nostradamus could only be writing of Mars in its usual role of the God of War. Dating the quatrain astronomically is not possible and it could take place any time in the future.

For more information on various dangerous prophecies for the papacy, including those of Nostradamus, the Third Secret of Fatima, and St Malachy, visit POPE BENEDICT XVI AND THE ROSE PROPHECY.

I also find the October 2007 death vector to be of great interest. Apparently, there could be a major comet at exactly that same time. The 2007 celestial visitor should be perfectly aligned with the 1965 appearance of Comet Ikeya-Seki -- perhaps the most spectacular comet of the 20th Century before Comet Hale-Bopp, aside from the Great Daylight Comet of 1910 (confused by many with the less sensational Halley's Comet which also appeared in 1910).

Perhaps the 2007 comet will go Hale-Bopp and the 1910 comets one better and be a spectacle unrivalled for many generations. Perhaps it will even be another Lexell's Comet. The next such comet to grace the skies will portend a great destruction of humanity and great tribulation for all of Christendom.

 

RATING: + 0.5

 

NEWS:
Pope Benedict XVI comes under a hail of criticism from the Islamic world
Scare as man leaps into popemobile - June 6, 2007.
Al Qaeda in Iraq, Vatican trade words on pope visit - November 29, 2006.
Turkey ramps up security for pope's visit - November 27, 2006.
Pope death threats put Turkey on high alert - November 26, 2006.
20,000 Turks protest at pope visit - November 26, 2006.
Clash of faiths as pope visits Turkey - November 24, 2006.
Police hold Turkey pope protesters - November 22, 2006.Patriarch warns Turks against pope 'incidents' - November 19, 2006.
Shots fired in Turkey pope protest - November 2, 2006.
Turkish novelist warns of conspiracy to assassinate Pope Benedict - October 30, 2006.
Pope Turkey visit confirmed - October 16, 2006.
Turkey: Pope safe despite hihack - October 4, 2006.
Pakistani jihad group issues fatwa: kill the Pope - October 2, 2006.
Pakistani clerics, scholars want pope removed - September 21, 2006.
Papal assassin warns Pope Benedict his 'life is in danger' if he visits Turkey - September 20, 2006.
Turk workers urge pope's arrest - September 19, 2006.
The Pope must die, says Muslim - September 18, 2006.
Iraq's al-Qaida threatens to 'destroy the cross' - September 18, 2006.
Al Qaeda threat over pope speech - September 18, 2006.
Iranian leader urges more papal protests - September 18, 2006.
Pope burned in effigy in Iraq as Mideast anger simmers - September 18, 2006.
Italian nun slain in Somalia, Pope link speculation - September 17, 2006.
Possible pope link to nun's death - September 17, 2006.
Somali cleric calls for pope's death - September 17, 2006.
Security around pope beefed up - September 17, 2006.
West Bank churches attacked over Pope comments - September 16, 2006.
Mujahideen's Army threatens Pope with suicide attack - September 16, 2006.
Turkey accuses Pope of 'reviving the Crusades' - September 16, 2006.
Pope's Islam comments condemned - September 16, 2006.
Turkish bestseller: "Who will kill the Pope in Istanbul?" - September 15, 2006.
Islamic nationalists in Turkey protest against visit of Benedict XVI - September 15, 2006.
Turkish Lawmaker Compares Pope to Hitler - September 15, 2006.
Muslim fury grows at Pope's speech - September 15, 2006.
Muslims blast pope's Islam speech - September 14, 2006.
Pope hopes to visit a peaceful Holy Land -- Visit to Turkey scheduled for November - August 19, 2006.
Man who shot pope in 1981 to be freed -- Turk serving prison time for journalist's murder, robberies - January 9, 2006.
Patriarch: Pope to visit Istanbul - January 6, 2006.
Pope Benedict Reaches Out to Muslims - April 25, 2005.
Benedict prayed 'not to be pope' - April 25, 2005.
Pope Predicted a Short Reign to Cardinals - April 20, 2005.
German cardinal elected new pope -- Ratzinger to be known as Benedict XVI - April 19, 2005.

 

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Supervolcanic Eruption Occurs on US West Coast,
in South America, or the Caribbean

 

Supervolcano in the United States in 2006?

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/30/03 -- It appears a major, possibly super-volcanic, eruption will occur in August-October 2006, bringing great horror and death. Hundreds of thousands, indeed, millions may die from this event.

If the volcano erupts on the West Coast, will it be the supervolcano at Yellowstone? Possibly. However, indications point to California. The Caribbean is second most likely, with a more remote chance of the eruption happening in South America, possibly in Colombia.

 

Tungurahua Volcano Eruption in Ecuador Kills 1, 60 Missing, Dozens of Villages Destroyed -- "This is an indescribable catastrophe"

Full assessment of casualties and destruction not yet known -- Ash cloud reaches Pacific

By DOLORES OCHOA
The Associated Press
Tungurahua volcano erupts Thursday 17 August 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006; 9:03 PM

BANOS, Ecuador -- A volcanic eruption in Ecuador's Andes mountains showered incandescent rock and lava on nearby villages, smothering houses and burning residents as thousands tried to flee to safety. At least one person was killed and 60 were missing.

The Tungurahua volcano exploded overnight, raining ash for miles and sending molten rock flowing down its slopes for hours. The fiery mountain was still unleashing a blast of gas and ash Thursday that reached 5 miles into the sky.

At least a dozen villages on the volcano's western slopes were seriously damaged or destroyed -- televised images showed just the tops of electricity poles jutting out from the smoldering pyroclastic flow that smothered 107 homes in the village of Juibe Grande, on the volcano's northwest slope. Authorities said that village's 600 residents escaped in time.

They were less sure about the many holdouts who refused to answer evacuation orders Wednesday in three hamlets high on the slopes of the 16,575-foot volcano, which is some 85 miles south of the capital of Quito. "This is an indescribable catastrophe. The houses have collapsed. The rocks that fell caused injuries and burns," said Juan Salazar, mayor of Penipe, one of the villages.

In the village of Palitagua, roofs were pocked and perforated by flaming rocks, and there was heavy damage to the villages of Bilbao and Penipe. Chilibu, Choglontuz and Palitagua "no longer exist -- everything is wiped out," Salazar said.

Rescuers recovered one body in Penipe and four others were believed trapped under the rubble. "There are 60 other people who are on the high flanks of the volcano whom we could not get to this morning," he said.

The pyroclastic flow -- superheated material that shoots down the sides of volcanos like a fiery avalanche at up to 190 mph -- damaged access roads and blocked three rivers, the Patate, Puela and Chambo. That forced the shutdown of the nearby Agoyan hydroelectric plant, denying power to all or part of four jungle provinces, said Alejandro Ribadeneira, president of Ecuador's National Electrification Council. The electricity loss is particularly troublesome since Ecuador is suffering a serious energy crunch due to prolonged drought.

The ash cloud reached almost all the way from the Andes to the Pacific, forcing flights from Quito to Ecuador's largest city of Guayaquil to be suspended due to poor visibility, said Quito's airport chief, Rene Estrella.

Authorities had ordered the evacuation of a dozen hamlets on the volcano's slopes, and Ecuador's Civil Defense said about 4,500 people were able to escape the rivers of fire -- a horrific sight to villagers in the middle of the frigid Andean night.

But a doctor said about 50 people from Penipe were treated for burns caused by "lava flows and incandescent rocks that burned them as they tried to flee."

A boy cleans the roof of his house that is full of ashes from Tungurahua Volcano"They were also burned by vapor and the elevated heat in the zone. It was a scene of chaos, a Dantesque situation," Dr. Hernan Ayala told Ecuador's Channel 4 from a medical center in Riobamba, where many of the victims were taken. "There are six whom we consider the most grave, one of them with burns over 85 percent of the body."

President Alfredo Palacio said the government had released $2 million to help people displaced by the eruption. Col. Robert Rodriguez, deputy director of Ecuador's Civil Defense, said more than half the residents of Banos -- a popular tourist city of 18,000 at the northeast foot of the volcano -- had evacuated, many fleeing before dawn as the ash rained down.

By daylight, Banos was covered in a thick brown soup, its houses, cars and roads smothered, its trees ripped bare.

After remaining dormant for eight decades, Tungurahua rumbled back to life in 1999 and has been active ever since, registering booming explosions in May that shattered windows in outlying communities. About 3,700 people living on the volcano's slopes were ordered to evacuate in July after a sharp spike in the eruptive force, but many later returned.

Geophysics Institute Director Hugo Yepes said this eruption ended sometime between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. local time. He said the volcano is now in a "state of total calm," but couldn't rule out more destructive eruptions.

MORE NEWS:
Residents defy volcano warnings - August 20, 2006.
Experts fear another Ecudor volcano eruption - August 18, 2006.

 

COMMENTS (8/18/06): This appears to be a PREDICTION FULFILLED. Other North, Central, and South American volcanoes have been flirting with major eruptions since last year, especially Mount St Helens, but none have quite attained the catastrophically explosive force of Tungurahua. This was still not a "supervolcanic" eruption, but it didn't have to be. In the prediction I said that "it appears a major, possibly super-volcanic, eruption will occur." It was not a certainty that it would be "super-volcanic," but it would surely be "major." I was also correct about the timing: August-October 2006. The eruption occurred August 17, 2006. The only way "hundreds of thousands, indeed, millions" would have died is if this had been a supervolcanic eruption. As it is, the casualties from this major eruption appear to have been extraordinarily light. However, not all of the information is yet in, so it is too early to say. Thus far, it appears 61 are dead since it is assumed the missing 60, all living high up on the volcano's slopes, were killed by the pyroclastic flow. 4500 more might have perished if not for a last minute evacuation.

I still believe Yellowstone may still erupt in the near future (or at least Mount St Helens). Such an event would likely occur the same year that NYC is destroyed by nuclear devices. According to base 7, a much stronger vector for a Yellowstone type event is May 2008. This will be posted on the 2008 pages soon. Still, I would not urge complacency; we must continue to watch the other American volcanoes for the remainder of this year, especially in September and October, as well as the South China/Indonesian region (that is a seperate prediction that was made for 2005, partially fulfilled by the eruption of Mt Merapi).

 

Colombia's Dormant Volcano Erupts After 500 Years, Thousands Evacuated

April 18, 2007 6:17 p.m. EST

The Nevado del Huila volcano eruptsShaveta Bansal - All Headline News Staff Writer

Neiva, Colombia (AHN) - Nevado del Huila, a large ice-capped volcanic complex in Colombia erupted twice, late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, causing landslides and floods in adjoining villages. Thousands of people were evacuated but there have been no reports of injuries so far.

According to local news media, various roads, houses and bridges were washed away by when the Paez River flooded. "The eruptions caused the Paez River to rise, but an emergency plan took effect immediately and those zones affected were evacuated," said Luz Amanda Pulido, director of the office of prevention and attention to disasters. The low-lying towns of Belalcazar, La Plata, Nataga and Paicol were the most affected.

Nevado del Huila is the highest volcano in Colombia. After being dormant for 500 years, the volcano showed heavy signs of activity starting early 2007.

The eruption comes nearly two decades after another volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupted and completely covered the town of Armero with debris, killing approximately 70 percent of the town's population. The incident was the second-deadliest volcanic disaster in the 20th century, after the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelee in Caribbean.

Colombia Volcano Erupts, Thousands Flee

Apr 18, 4:15 PM (ET)

By FERNANDO VERGARA

The Nevado del Huila volcano - Feb 22 07NEIVA, Colombia (AP) - Thousands of people were evacuated after a long-dormant volcano erupted late Tuesday and again early Wednesday, provoking avalanches and floods that swept away houses and bridges. The Nevado del Huila volcano's eruptions were its first on record since Colombia was colonized by the Spanish 500 years ago.

There are about 10,000 people living in the area around the volcano, and about 3,500 had been evacuated, Luz Amanda Pulido, director of the national disaster office, told The Associated Press after flying over the volcano in southwest Colombia. There were no reports of deaths or injuries.

The eruption sent an avalanche of rocks down the volcano's sides and into the Paez and Simbola rivers, causing them to flood. "The bridges were swept away, the highway used by the indigenous in the zone was destroyed for various kilometers (miles) and the problem we have now is the lack of a route to deliver goods and medicines to the population," Police Gen. Orlando Paez said.

Experts were not ruling out more eruptions. "The seismic activity remains light but permanent, and we can't rule out another bigger event in the next hours or days," said Mario Ballesteros, director of the government's Institute for Geology and Mining.

The Nevado del Huila, which is topped with a crown of ice, is Colombia's third-highest peak at 18,484 feet. Located 170 miles southwest of Bogota, it became active again in March with a series of internal rumblings.

In 1985, the town of Armero was wiped from the map and 25,000 people were killed when another volcano, the Nevado del Ruiz, exploded and set off a series of mudslides. It was Colombia's worst natural disaster.

 

COMMENTS (4/19/07): Worst eruption in the region in 500 years ... hmmmmmm.... guess this record-breaker is the second time this prediction has been fulfilled. PREDICTION OVERKILL.

 

RATING: + 2.0

 

NEWS:
Nevado del Huila volcano
Volcano could burn down villages - April 12, 2007.
Montserrat's Scientific Advisory Commitee issues new report on Soufriere Hills Volcano - March 25, 2007.
Alert because of Volcanic Activity - March 16, 2007.
Colombian Volcano Eruption Spews Ash Skyward -- Eruption Triggers Tremors, Landslides - February 22, 2007.
Volcano erupts in Belalcazar - February 21, 2007.
Colombia orders evacuations after volcano erupts - February 19, 2007.
Montserrat leaders to warn homeowners of volcano threat, possible evacuation - February 7, 2007.
Montserrat volcano shoots ash cloud 5 miles -- Scientist says blast was "a warning call" - January 8, 2007.
Hundreds evacuate low-lying areas near base of Monserrat volcano - January 4, 2007.
Mount St. Helens Erupts, Spewing Steam, Ash Into Washington State Sky - December 19, 2006.
St. Helens Plume Seen in Portland - December 19, 2006.
Jolts pierce St. Helen's steady rumble - August 1, 2006.
Ecuador Volcano Buries Farms In Ash And Ready To Boil Over - July 17, 2006.
Villagers flee volcano's rumbling - July 16, 2006.
Villagers flee Ecuador's 'Throat of Fire' - July 16, 2006.
Climate change could cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, scientists say - July 3, 2006.
Peru Villagers Flee From Ubinas Volcano - June 11, 2006.
Peru volcano activity has authorities preparing evacuation - June 5, 2006.
Mount St. Helens shoots steam into air - May 30, 2006.
Montserrat's volcano threatens the region with tsunamis - May 22, 2006.
Ecuador volcano spews gas and ash - May 18, 2006.
Ecuador on alert as activity increases at volcano - May 15, 2006.
Ecuador Volcano Shows Signs Of Activity - May 15, 2006.
Volcano prompts state of emergency -- Farmers abandon homes and sell cattle as they flee - April 23, 2006.
Belching Peru volcano sparks alarm -- Volcanic ash killing livestock - April 21, 2006.
Three volcanoes blow their tops - April 20, 2006.
Magma On The Move Beneath Yellowstone - March 2, 2006.
Giant Volcano Under Yellowstone Park Stirring to Life - March 1, 2006.
Alaska volcano continues to belch ash - January 30, 2006.
Volcano's 'energetic' eruption - January 18, 2006.
Volcano sends ash plume 8 1/2 miles high - January 18, 2006.
Alaska volcano keeps erupting -- Airlines, hospitals keep close eye on ash danger - January 14, 2006.
Pilots warned of Alaskan volcano eruption - January 12, 2006.
Augustine Volcano erupts, life goes on - January 11, 2006.
Mount St. Helens releasing lava at astonishing pace - December 31, 2005.
Volcano rains debris on villages - December 29, 2005.
Volcano spews ash and fire, authorities investigate activity - December 29, 2005.
Volcano of fire continues - December 29, 2005.
Guatemalan volcano spews lava, ash - December 28, 2005.
Mexican volcano spews glowing rock - December 26, 2005.
Alaskan volcano showing signs of erupting - December 15, 2005.
Volcano erupts in Colombia, sending ash aloft - November 24, 2005.
Colombian volcano spews fire - November 24, 2005.
Dust plume rises over Mount St. Helens -- Cloud caused by falling rocks - November 23, 2005.
Alaska volcanoes show signs of unrest - October 12, 2005.
Growing land bulge found in Oregon - September 13, 2005.
Scientists find growing land bulge in Oregon - September 9, 2005.
Earthquakes At Mount St. Helens Collapse Dome - August 2, 2005.
Mount St. Helens Still Shaking - July 22, 2005.
Earthquake Jolts Mount St. Helens Volcano - July 15, 2005.
Yellowstone geologist discusses supervolcano threat - July 5, 2005.
Top of lava dome falls into St. Helens crater - July 3, 2005.
Mexican volcano's eruptions largest on record - June 8, 2005.
Mexico eruption prompts evacuations - June 7, 2005.
Mexico's Colima volcano stages strong eruption - June 5, 2005.
Many underwater volcanoes erupting simultaneously
all over the world -- tectonic disturbance steadily rising -- are we
headed for a major catastrophe? - March 14, 2005.

Scientists seek source of Mount St. Helens blast - March 9, 2005.
Experts weigh super-volcano risks - March 9, 2005.
Mount St. Helens coughs up ash - March 8, 2005.
Mount St. Helens bubbling and boiling - February 23, 2005.
Volcano in US to Kill 1 Billion - December 2, 2004.
Earthquake shakes Mount St. Helens - November 28, 2004.
New Mount St. Helens lava dome grows -- Formation's hot rocks
cast red glow visible at night - November 7, 2004.

Lava building up rock at Mount St. Helens - October 15, 2004.
Volcano forms new lava dome - October 13, 2004.
Lava Gives Mount St. Helens Eerie Glow - October 13, 2004.
Mount St. Helens lets off more steam - October 11, 2004.
Mount St. Helens Quake Activity Increases - October 9, 2004.
Mount St. Helens' Crater Floor Rising - October 7, 2004.
Explosion Shoots Steam From Mount St. Helens -- Burst Feeds
Fears Of Larger Volcanic Eruption - October 4, 2004.

Mount St. Helens has '50 percent chance' of erupting again with greater force
-- Observatory 3 miles from volcano's base evacuated - October 2, 2004.
Mount St. Helens Erupts After 18 Years - October 1, 2004.
Scientists warn of Mount St. Helens eruption - September 29, 2004.
Costa Rica on alert after volcanic eruption - July 7, 2004.
Volcano sends ash 20,000 feet in the air - March 4, 2004.

 

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Superquake Rattles Taiwan

 

Great Taiwan quake

 

NEW PREDICTION: 1/16/06 -- Not an ordinary earthquake like we often see in this region. This one will be a killer, many lives lost. Everything in Taipei flattened, unnatural, smoke and fires break out in different places. Magnitude will be above 7.0. Should happen around September 2006.

 

Powerful 7.1 and 7.0 quakes strike off Taiwan

POSTED: 1704 GMT (0104 HKT), December 26, 2006

Seismograph readings show Taiwan 7.1 and 7.0 earthquakesTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A powerful earthquake struck off southwestern Taiwan on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning on the second anniversary of the waves that killed more than 200,000 in southern Asia. Two hours later, seismologists lifted the warning, saying the threat of destructive waves had passed.

Taiwanese media reported one person was killed and three injured in the southern city of Pingtung when their four-story home collapsed. Three other members of the family were trapped in the rubble and firefighters were working to free them, the reports said. One member of the family -- an 89-year old man -- escaped from the building unharmed. Initial reports said all the people in the collapsed building had been freed, but these turned out to be unfounded.

Elsewhere in Pingtung, 20 other people were injured, media reports said. They added that many streets in the city were cracked and a major bridge was damaged. Several fires broke out in the area, apparently caused by downed electric power cables.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, which hit at 8:26 p.m. (1226 GMT), registered magnitude 7.1, while Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau measured it at 6.7. It was followed eight minutes later by an aftershock registering 7.0, the USGS said.

Japan's Meteorological Bureau said a one-meter (3.3-foot) tsunami might be headed toward the eastern coast of the Philippines, but later lifted the warning. "The expected waves did not materialize ... the danger has passed," said Hiroshi Koide of the agency's earthquake section. "We predicted a tsunami based on the depth and magnitude of the earthquake. But ultimately, it appears no large tsunami was triggered."

Philippine police said coastal areas had been alerted.

The warning underscored the higher level of caution about tsunami waves in the region since a massive earthquake off Indonesia exactly two years earlier triggered a powerful tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

Tuesday's quake was felt throughout Taiwan. It swayed buildings and knocked objects off the shelves in the capital, Taipei, in the northern part of the island.

Phone lines were cut in the southern cities of Kaohsiung and Pingtung, possibly hindering reports of damage by residents, the CTI Cable News reported. Several high-rise hotels swayed violently in Kaohsiung, it said.

Liao Ching-ling, a manager at Kaohsiung's Ambassador Hotel, said the quake was the strongest she had ever felt. "The building swayed so badly that many guests panicked and ran out of their rooms and into the streets," she said.

The tremor was centered at sea about 23 kilometers (13 miles) southwest of Hengchun on the southern tip of Taiwan, the bureau said. Hengchun is about 450 kilometers (260 miles) south of Taipei.

Quakes strike off Taiwan; tsunami appears unlikely

POSTED: 1802 GMT (0202 HKT), December 26, 2006

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (CNN) -- Two earthquakes struck off the southwest coast of Taiwan on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster that left more than 200,000 dead.

Tuesday's first temblor registered a magnitude 7.1, and the second one, which followed eight minutes later, was a magnitude 7.0 ...

Video footage showed collapsed, low-rise buildings as men tried to move chunks of concrete, possibly looking for victims ...

The quakes occurred about 500 miles (825 kilometers) from the Philippines. In Xiamen, China -- which lies opposite Taiwan -- buildings also shook, Reuters quoted residents as saying. "I felt a very strong shudder and didn't realize it was an earthquake until I saw people running from the building," teacher Luo Yuanling told Reuters.

 

COMMENTS (12/26/06): This event, if not an omen of something worse yet to come, is likely a PREDICTION FULFILLED. There were two quakes, one a 7.1 followed by a 7.0. As can be seen in the prediction, these magnitudes conform exactly to what was projected. The timing is off only by three months. The quake caused fires to break out in various places, something that was also projected to occur. Taipei was not flattened, but high rise buildings and skyscrapers swayed throughout the capital and some architectural damage was incurred. The quake was a killer, causing two deaths at last count, and forty-two injuries.

 

RATING: + 1.0

 

NEWS:
Quake knocks Asia back to pre-Internet days - December 27, 2006.
Quakes disrupt Asia communications - December 27, 2006.
Asia quakes damage cables; Internet, banks affected - December 27, 2006.
Taiwan on edge after strong quake - December 27, 2006.
Taiwan starts earthquake cleanup - December 26, 2006.
Two quakes, 7.1 and 7.0, strike off Taiwan; tsunami appears unlikely - December 26, 2006.
One dead, three injured in Taiwan earthquake - December 26, 2006.
Powerful quake strikes off Taiwan - December 26, 2006.
Strong quake strikes off Taiwan - December 26, 2006.
Moderate earthquake strikes off Taiwan's east coast - November 15, 2006.
Two earthquakes shake eastern and north-eastern Taiwan - November 14, 2006.
Moderate earthquake hits Taiwan - October 12, 2006.
Strong earthquake strikes off Taiwan's southeastern coast - October 10, 2006.
Moderate quake rocks Taiwan's east coast - August 30, 2006.
6.1 quake strikes off Taiwan coast - August 27, 2006.
5.7 earthquake strikes off Taiwan's east coast - August 12, 2006.
5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Taiwan - May 10, 2006.
Strong quake hits Taiwan, causes minor damage - April 1, 2006.

 

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