The Early 21st Century: 2017 (Part Three)

Welcome to the Third Millennium.

 


 

MOST RECENT PREDICTIONS:

   

The New Malta: Alliance Treaty Between Russia and the US - Prediction posted February 17, 2017.

Hostage Crisis in South America by Domestic Terrorists or ISIS - Prediction posted August 7, 2016.

Romanian Leader Klaus Iohannis Murdered - Prediction posted August 7, 2016.

Massive Protests in Bulgaria Prompt Russian "Show Of Force" in Air Space - Prediction posted August 7, 2016.

Massive Protests in Serbia - Prediction posted August 7, 2016.

Massive Protests in the Czech Republic Crushed by Police - Prediction posted August 7, 2016.

German President Angela Merkel Ousted - Prediction posted August 7, 2016.

San Francisco Earthquake - Prediction posted August 7, 2016.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Killed in Air Crash - Prediction posted August 7, 2016.

U.S. Launches Massive Cruise Missile Strikes Against Assad in Syria and Targets in Northern and Southern Iraq - Prediction posted August 7, 2016.

North Korea Launches Invasion of South Korea: Nuclear Korean War - Prediction posted March 11, 2016.

Red or Orange Supernova Becomes Brightest Star in Heavens For Nearly a Year - Prediction posted March 28, 2015.

Serbian police clash with protesters in Belgrade

North Korean nuclear attack on South Korea

   

 

NOTE: This page has been split into three pages. Return to 2017 (Part One) for the first four months of my 2017 predictions and to 2017 (Part Two) for the second four months of my 2017 predictions. For 2018 predictions, proceed to 2018 (Part One). For 2019 predictions and beyond, proceed to 2019 Predictions or consult Index.

 

MOST RECENT UPDATES:

Mysterious faded star Betelgeuse has started to brighten again - February 26, 2020.

Oddly dimming star isn’t about to explode after all - February 26, 2020.

Betelgeuse Is Still Dimming! And We Have the Pictures to Prove It - February 16, 2020.

Very Large Telescope Captures Unprecedented Dimming of Betelgeuse - February 15, 2020.

Will Betelgeuse Explode? After ‘Unprecedented’ Dimming The Giant Star Is Now Changing Shape - February 14, 2020.

Betelgeuse explosion to display light show not seen since 17th century - February 12, 2020.

Huge red star might explode soon and next few weeks are critical - February 11, 2020.

Massive star Betelgeuse continues to act weird on an unprecedented scale - February 3, 2020.

Belgrade Sees Saturday Full Of Protests - February 2, 2020. PREDICTION FULFILLED AGAIN. See comments.

Tensions Rise in Montenegro After Protesters Clash with Police - January 28, 2020.

Will Betelgeuse blow? - January 23, 2020.

Betelgeuse Just Keeps Getting Dimmer, And We Have No Idea Why - January 23, 2020.

Mystery Gravitational Wave Sparks Debate on if Enigmatic Star Betelgeuse is Ready to Go 'Boom' - January 22, 2020.

Betelgeuse is Continuing to Dim! It’s Down to 1.506 Magnitude - January 22, 2020.

Is a gravitational wave detection near Betelgeuse a sign the star is ready to explode? - January 21, 2020.

Serbian protests (2018–present)

A Mysterious Burst of Gravitational Waves Came From a Region Near Betelgeuse. But There’s Probably No Connection - January 17, 2020.

Betelgeuse: Star's weird dimming sparks rumors that its death is imminent - January 14, 2020.

Serbian Protesters Knock On President's Door - January 12, 2020.

Serbian church protests 'suffering' of Serbs in the Balkans - January 8, 2020.

A giant star is acting strange, and astronomers are buzzing -- The red giant Betelgeuse is the dimmest seen in years, prompting some speculation that the star is about to explode. Here's what we know - December 26, 2019.

Another Mass Protest against Andrej Babiš in the Czech Republic - December 18, 2019.

Protest in Prague: Over 50,000 rally against Czech Prime Minister Babis - December 10, 2019.

Mass protests in Prague against Czech government - November 19, 2019.

30 years after the Velvet Revolution, the Czechs are back on the streets - November 16, 2019.

Prague: Anti-government protests mark Velvet Revolution anniversary - November 16, 2019. PREDICTION FULFILLED AGAIN. See comments.

Large Aftershock Possible Following Earthquake in San Francisco Bay Area - October 15, 2019.

An earthquake struck near San Francisco on Monday - October 15, 2019.

2 quakes felt in San Francisco area in a matter of hours. They're not related, expert says - October 15, 2019. PREDICTION SCARE?

Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Awakens Bay Area Californians - October 5, 2019.

Czech Republic protests: Andrej Babis urged to quit as PM - June 23, 2019.

The 'biggest protest since the fall of Communism' in Prague called for the resignation of the 'Czech Trump' - June 23, 2019.

Biggest Czech protest since 1989 calls for PM's resignation - June 4, 2019. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.

Thousands in Serbia continue to march in nationwide, anti-government protests - January 17, 2019. PREDICTION FULFILLED AGAIN. See comments.

Serbia marked the first anniversary of the assassination of Oliver Ivanovic - January 17, 2019.

Serbia erupts in nationwide protests after assassination attempts prompt fears of fascist resurgence - January 9, 2019.

Serbia protests: Thousands march against President Vucic - January 5, 2019.

Thousands protest against Serbian president - December 29, 2018. PREDICTION FULFILLED AGAIN. See comments.

What is fueling the fuel price protests in Bulgaria? - November 27, 2018.

New Wave of Streets Protests in Bulgaria - Tension Grows! - November 23, 2018.

Bulgaria: street protests against high living costs. Protesters demand a radical change of course - November 22, 2018.

Bulgarian Protests Revive Memories of 2013 Upheavals - November 13, 2018.

Thousands protest in Bulgaria against high fuel prices, car taxes - November 11, 2018. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.

Trump: US, France and UK launch strikes on Syria - April 14, 2018.

US, UK and France strike Syria - April 13, 2018. PREDICTION FULFILLED AGAIN. See comments.

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic killed in drive-by shooting - January 16, 2018.

Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic gunned down in Kosovo - January 16, 2018.

North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'an act of war' - December 25, 2017.

Donald Trump-Alexei Navalny Alliance? Thousands Rally for Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny’s Presidential Candidacy -- Though deemed ineligible to run in next year’s election, Russian opposition leader draws fierce support - December 24, 2017.

Donald Trump-Alexei Navalny Alliance? Putin critic Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russia presidency - December 24, 2017.

'Time is of the essence,' UN official says after North Korea visit - December 10, 2017.

US stealth jets arrive in South Korea as North Korean rhetoric heats up - December 4, 2017.

North Korea fires missile that shows it can hit 'everywhere in the world' - November 29, 2017.

North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier - November 22, 2017.

What next for Germany as Merkel myth implodes? - November 21, 2017.

Fresh warnings over 'The Big One' as study finds seafloor sediments off the Pacific Northwest could unleash a megaquake AND a tsunami - November 20, 2017.

North Korea: 3 US aircraft carriers creating 'worst ever' situation - November 14, 2017.

Trump warns of 'devastating' military option as North Korea moves jets - September 27, 2017.

North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister - September 22, 2017.

Trump warns U.S. will "destroy" North Korea in UN General Assembly speech - September 19, 2017.

Meteorologists baffled by bizarre isolated winds that whip San Francisco Bay Area -- The gusts knocked some communities while others areas were completely still - September 11, 2017.

North Korea launches missile over Japan - September 15, 2017.

Haley: Kim Jong Un 'begging for war' - September 5, 2017.

Mattis warns of 'massive military response' to NK nuclear threat - September 3, 2017.

South Korea conducts live-fire exercises in response to North Korea nuclear test - September 3, 2017.

South Korea holds live-fire drills hours after North Korea missile launch - August 29, 2017.

North Korea launches missile that flew over Japan - August 29, 2017.

RED ALERT: North Korea threatens strike on Guam - August 9, 2017.

RED ALERT: Trump threatens North Korea after US assesses they have miniaturized a nuclear warhead - August 8, 2017.

US military options against North Korea come at a price - August 2, 2017.

RED ALERT: South Korea Asks to Increase Its Firepower -- President Moon Jae-in requested permission from the U.S. to strengthen its missile program after North Korea’s latest launch - July 29, 2017.

After North Korea Test, South Korea Pushes to Build Up Its Own Missiles - July 29, 2017.

Trump condemns North Korean long-range missile launch - July 29, 2017.

Venezuelan opposition promises new tactics after Sunday's vote - July 29, 2017.

RED ALERT: As Venezuela Prepares to Vote, Some Fear an End to Democracy - July 29, 2017.

Brazil Deploys 8,500 Armed Forces in Rio de Janeiro -- Officials say the Armed Forces will be used across Rio in an effort to stem escalating violence and crime which has plagued the city - July 29, 2017.

RED ALERT: South Korea's Moon orders talks with U.S. to deploy more THAAD units after North Korea ICBM test - July 28, 2017.

RED ALERT: North Korea promises nuclear strike on US if regime is threatened - July 25, 2017.

RED ALERT: Haley: North Korea launch a 'clear and sharp military escalation' - July 5, 2017.

RED ALERT: U.S. Tells North Korea It Is Prepared to Go to War - July 5, 2017.

RED ALERT: US: North Korea launched new kind of missile - July 5, 2017.

RED ALERT: Blood splattered on walls and MPs injured as rioters storm parliament leaving Venezuela on the brink of civil war - July 5, 2017.

RED ALERT: Venezuela govt backers attack lawmakers in congress - July 5, 2017.

RED ALERT: North Korea successfully tests intercontinental missile, state media says - July 4, 2017.

Trump, Putin and the meeting that could shape the world - July 3, 2017.

Venezuela's Maduro: Helicopter attacked Supreme Court - June 28, 2017.

North Korea tests missile, raises new fears in Pacific - May 14, 2017.

Armored military vehicle runs over Venezuelan protester - May 5, 2017.

Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea - May 1, 2017.

Trump doesn't write off chance of 'major, major' conflict with North Korea - April 28, 2017.

Wikipedia: 2017 Serbian protests

Thousands protest against Serb government and flagship project - April 25, 2017. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.

US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on 'high alert' - April 21, 2017.

Venezuela: Hundreds again march in anti-government protests - April 20, 2017.

GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant - April 20, 2017.

Serbia protests: Anger, eggs and chanting at 'anti-dictatorship' rallies - April 10, 2017.

Violent clashes in Venezuela as thousands protest socialist government - April 9, 2017.

Trump launches military strike against Syria - April 7, 2017. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.

Survivors of Syrian attack describe chemical bombs falling from sky - April 6, 2017.

Trump’s View of Syria and Assad Altered After ‘Unacceptable’ Chemical Attack - April 5, 2017.

Trump says chemical attack in Syria crossed many lines - April 5, 2017.

Trump is erasing the red line in Syria and drawing a hard line on North Korea - April 5, 2017.

Trump is erasing the red line in Syria and drawing a hard line on North Korea - April 5, 2017.

Suspected gas attack in Syria reportedly kills dozens - April 5, 2017.

Missile defense system that China opposes arrives in South Korea - March 7, 2017.

Thousands Of Romanians Keep Up Anticorruption Protests In Bucharest - March 6, 2017. PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. See comments.

Missile tests add pressure on Trump over North Korea - March 6, 2017.

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan - March 6, 2017.

Top source: Trump believes North Korea is greatest threat - February 28, 2017.

North Korea calls ballistic missile test-fire a success - February 12, 2017.

Should U.S. be preparing for a North Korean nuclear strike on the West Coast? - February 9, 2017.

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting nuclear attack - February 3, 2017.

Romanians protest new corruption law - February 2, 2017.

North Korea places long-range missiles on mobile launchers, Yonhap says - January 19, 2017.

North Korea sends message to Trump amid threat to fire missile 'at any time' - January 9, 2017.

Kim Jong Un says North Korea close to testing ICBM - January 1, 2017.

US sends message to adversaries with nuclear sub visit, drills - November 1, 2016.

South Korea, US to simulate attack on nuclear facility - September 21, 2016.

US B-1 bombers fly over South Korea in show of force - September 13, 2016.

North Korea claims successful test of nuclear warhead - September 9, 2016.

North Korea test fires ballistic missile from sub - August 24, 2016.

North Korea threatens nuclear strike amid US-South Korea drill - August 22, 2016.

US: North Korea shrinks warning time for nuclear attack on America - August 18, 2016.

North Korea fires ballistic missile - August 3, 2016.

WAR GAMES North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in latest series of tests -- The rockets were airborne for at least 300 miles - July 18, 2016.

North Korea Warns of Strike on Seoul's Presidential Palace - March 26, 2016.

Betelgeuse goes supernova

Betelgeuse goes supernova

Czech Republic massive protests 2019

San Francisco, Pleasant Hill quake October 2019

Riot police officers block a street during the protest rally in Podgorica

Cruise missile strikes on Damascus

N Korean nuclear strikes on four targets will kill 493,000 US citizens

US-NKorea nuclear war in Pacific

US and South Korean militaries conduct live-fire exercise

South Korea's Moon wants US to deploy more THAAD units

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan

Demonstrators fight with national police officers in Caracas

US launches cruise missiles against Assad's forces in Syria

Dead children, victims of Assad's chemical attacks

Pyongyang accuses US of plotting preemptive nuclear strikes

North Korea sends ICBM threat to Trump

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests this month

 


Caveat and Disclaimer


The Early 21st Century Email Forum

 

Comments? Questions? Suggestions? Share Your Opinions and/or View Those of Others! Enter here.


 

PLEASE DONATE

 

 

Please send whatever you wish. $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 ... any amount will be appreciated!

Thank you.

 


U.S. Launches Massive Cruise Missile Strikes Against Assad in Syria and Targets in Northern and Southern Iraq

 

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS CowpensCruise missile attack on Syria

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/7/16 -- Base 7 dating: September 2017.

This is something the US should have been doing three years ago, not to mention enforcing a no-fly zone, after the first reports that Assad was using chemical weapons against his own people. That is what I predicted would happen in 2013 and that is what should have happened. Now with Russia in Syria, this seems unlikely to happen very soon. Looks to me like when this finally will take place it will be a case of "too much, too little, too late."

 

Trump: US, France and UK launch strikes on Syria

By Kevin Liptak and Zachary Cohen, CNN

Updated 0206 GMT (1006 HKT) April 14, 2018

Washington (CNN) — President Donald Trump announced on Friday he ordered strikes on the Syrian regime in response to a chemical weapons attack last weekend.

"I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator of Bashar al-Assad," Trump said from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room.

Witnesses told CNN that they heard explosions in the capital city of Damascus and that they began while Trump was making his address.

US aircraft including B-1 bombers and ships were used in the attack, according to multiple US defense officials.

Trump said that he decided to take action because last weekend's action by Bashar Al-Assad "was a significant attack against his own people," and "not the actions of a man, they are crimes of a monster instead."

Trump said the strikes were in coordination with France and the United Kingdom, adding that the purpose of the campaign is to "establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons."

"The combined American, British and French response to these atrocities will integrate all instruments of our national power: military, economic and diplomatic," Trump said.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement that she "authorized British armed forces to conduct co-ordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian Regime's chemical weapons capability and deter their use."

Trump indicated the strikes would continue until the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons ends.

"We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents," Trump said.

Two US officials said attacks could continue beyond tonight, with a senior administration official saying "this isn't over."

The senior administration official said, "What you've seen tonight is not the end of the US response. They have built a lot of flexibility into the plan to allow for further strikes based on what they've hit tonight."

A US official says a big concern is how much more sophisticated Russia's capabilities are now compared to last year. The source says they are 'significantly enhanced' in terms of anti-strike and anti-aircraft capabilities.

Part of the calculation this week has also been gaming out how Russia will respond. "We are watching what Russians do in the next 24 hours," the official said, adding that there will be intelligence collection to see what Russians are up to in the wake of the strikes, such as turning on their systems or talking about retaliating.

The President also insisted that the US would not remain engaged in Syria forever under any circumstances. He has previously told his national security team he wants US troops to exit Syria within six months.

"America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria," Trump said from the White House. "As other nations step up their contributions we look forward to the day we can bring our warriors home."

Trump told the nation in his address the US "cannot purge the world of evil or act everywhere there is tyranny."

And he described the Middle East as a "troubled place."

"We will try to make it better but it is a troubled place," Trump said. "The US will be a partner and a friend. But the fate of the region lies in the hands of its own people."

He criticized Russia's support of the Syrian regime saying "Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path."

Trump also called out Russia's promise in 2013 that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons.

US, UK and France strike Syria

By Veronica Rocha, Amanda Wills and Brian Ries, CNN

10:15 p.m. ET, April 13, 2018

US military action is now underway in Syria. President Trump says this is part of a sustained military response in coordination with France and the UK.

10 p.m. ET: Pentagon holds a briefing about Syria action.

How we got here: A chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria, last Saturday. The World Health Organization says about 500 people may have been affected.

These were the 3 targets in the strikes

Air Vice Marshall Gavin Parker said the strikes launched at 9 p.m. ET tonight struck targets associated with the Syrian regime's chemical weapons program.

Here are the three sites he listed:

A scientific research center located in Damascus.
A chemical weapons storage facility, which is located west of Homs, Syria.
The third target, which was in the vicinity of the second target, contained a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and an important command post

Air-launched cruise missiles were among the munitions used in the strikes against Syria, according to two US defense officials.

Air launch cruise missiles are fired from aircraft in flight and can be done from outside the range of Syrian airspace.

CNN reported earlier that US B-1 bombers were used in the strikes. B-1 bombers are capable of firing air launched cruise missiles.

US official: "This wave of airstrikes is over"

General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters tonight that this particular round of airstrikes are over.

"This wave of air strikes is over and that is why we're out here speaking to you now," he said.

However, defense officials made clear tonight in the Pentagon briefing that this is a sustained campaign, and strikes will officially end when the Syrian regime ceases its chemical weapons use.

Tonight's strikes meant as "a clear message" to Assad

US Defense Secretary James Mattis is speaking at the Pentagon an hour after President Trump announced the start of precision strikes on Syria.

He said that President Trump directed the US military to conduct the operations with the goal of destroying the Syrian regime chemical weapons research and development and production capability.

He added: "Clearly the Assad regime did not get the message last year. This time our allies and we have struck harder. Together we have sent a clear message to Assad and his murderous lieutenants that they should not perpetrate another chemical weapons attack for which they will be held accountable."

Syrian state TV reports attack on research center in Damascus, 13 missiles downed

From CNN's Roba Alhenawhi

Syrian state-run TV says there are reports of aggression targeting the research center in the Barzeh area of the city of Damascus

Syrian air defenses have also hit 13 missiles in Al Kiswah in the suburbs of Damascus, the state TV also reports.

Trump launches military strike against Syria

By Barbara Starr and Jeremy Diamond, CNN

Updated 0414 GMT (1214 HKT) April 7, 2017

(CNN) — The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in response to their chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.

On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase where the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks were based, US officials said.

The strike is the first direct military action the US has taken against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's six-year civil war and represent a substantial escalation of the US' military campaign in the region, which could be interpreted by the Syrian government as an act of war.

"Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched," Trump said during short remarks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, where he ordered the strike just hours earlier. "It is in this vital national security of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical
weapons."

He added: "There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the UN Security Council. Years of previous attempts at changing Assad's behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically."

Shift in policy

Trump's decision marked a dramatic shift in his position on whether the US should take military action against the Syrian President's regime -- which Trump opposed during his campaign for president -- and came after the President was visibly and publicly moved by the images of this week's chemical weapons attack.

The strike took place at 8:40 p.m. ET (3:40 a.m. local time), when there would be minimal activity at the base, and targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and "the things that make the airfield operate," Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters. The missiles were launched from warships in the Eastern Mediterranean.

"Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian Government's ability to deliver chemical weapons," the Pentagon said in a statement.

Briefing reporters late Thursday night, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the strike did not represent a "change in our policy or our posture in Syria," even though the Thursday night strike marked the first time the US had decided to take military action against the Syrian government.

"There has been no change in that status," he said. "It does demonstrate that President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line ... and cross the line in the most heinous of ways."

Tillerson said the administration felt the strike was "proportional because it was targeted at the facility that delivered this most recent chemical attack."

The US military also showed reporters Thursday night an image of the radar track of a Syrian airplane leaving the airfield and flying to the chemical strike area Tuesday. A second image of bomb damage craters at the airbase was also shown to reporters at the Pentagon.

Tillerson said the US has a "very high level of confidence" that the Syrian regime carried out at least three attacks in recent weeks -- including on Tuesday -- using Sarin and nerve gas.

The strikes represented not only an escalation of the US role in Syria, but could have a ripple effect on the US' relations with the Syrian regime's powerful backer, Russia.

Russians were present at the base the US struck Thursday night, a US defense official said, though the role of those Russians was not immediately known.

Tillerson confirmed that the US military contacted their Russian counterparts about the attack ahead of time, in accordance with deconfliction policies between the US and Russia over military activities in Syria.

Congressional reaction

Lawmakers generally supported Trump's decision to strike back against Assad Thursday night, but cautioned the President against unilaterally starting a war without first consulting Congress.

A pair of defense hawks -- Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham -- who have frequently been critical of Trump, roundly praised his decision Thursday night.

"Acting on the orders of their commander-in-chief, they have sent an important message the United States will no longer stand idly by as Assad, aided and abetted by Putin's Russia, slaughters innocent Syrians with chemical weapons and barrel bombs," McCain and Graham said in a joint statement.

But Sen. Rand Paul called on Trump to consult on Congress.

"While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked," Paul said. "The President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution, and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate."

The US began launching airstrikes in Syria in September 2014 under President Barack Obama as part of its coalition campaign against ISIS, but has only targeted the terrorist group and not Syrian government forces.

The order

Trump met with his national security team before his dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago Thursday, where he made the decision to pull the trigger on the biggest military action of his presidency, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said.

He sat through dinner with Xi as the action was under way.

The decision came two days after he was "immediately notified" of the chemical attack in Syria and asked his team to determine who was responsible. After it became clear Assad was responsible, Trump asked his team to develop options -- and settled on one Thursday after "a meeting of considerable length and far-reaching discussion," McMaster told reporters.

Defense Secretary James Mattis has been updating Trump about the missile strikes in Syria following his dinner with Xi, according to a US official. Mattis, Tillerson and McMaster were with Trump at Mar-a-Lago at the time. Vice President Mike Pence remained in Washington, where he returned to the White House after dinner.

Trump's order to strike the Syrian government targets came a day after he said the chemical attacks -- whose grisly effects were broadcast worldwide where videos captured in the immediate aftermath -- "crossed a lot of lines for me" and said he felt a "responsibility" to respond.

"I will tell you it's already happened that my attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much," Trump said.

"When you kill innocent children -- innocent babies -- babies -- little babies with a chemical gas that is so lethal, people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines. Beyond a red line, many, many lines," Trump said.

'Red line'

Trump's decision to launch the strikes, the most significant military action of his young presidency, came nearly four years after the US first concluded that Syrian forces had used chemical weapons in Syria.

The Obama administration concluded that Syria had violated the "red line" Obama had set a year earlier in discussing the use of chemical weapons, but ultimately decided against military action against Syria in favor of a Russian-brokered deal to extricate the country's chemical weapons stockpile.

Trump at the time said the US should "stay the hell out of Syria" and urged Obama on Twitter to "not attack Syria" in the wake of the 2013 chemical attack. "There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your 'powder' for another (and more important) day," he tweeted in September 2013.

Trump repeatedly criticized Obama during his presidential campaign for not acting on his "red line" threat, but the real estate mogul also argued against deepening the US' military involvement in Syria, particularly as it related to Assad.

Trump argued last May in a TV interview that he would "go after ISIS big league," but said he did not support targeting Assad's regime, arguing the US has "bigger problems than Assad."

Syria's six-year civil war has claimed the lives of at least 400,000, according to a United Nations estimate released a year ago. More than 5 million Syrians have fled the country and more than 6 million more have been displaced internally, according to UN agencies.

2016 rhetoric

But guided by his "America First" ideology and rejection of the US' propensity for "nation-building," Trump did not argue in favor of stepped-up US intervention during his campaign for president.

Instead, he signaled the opposite: He argued that the US should remain laser-focused on defeating ISIS and vowed to try and partner with Russia, which has heartily backed Assad's regime, in order to defeat ISIS and bring the conflict to an end.



Cruise missile strikes on three Syrian targets

Cruise missile strikes on Damascus

Damascus skies erupt with anti-aircraft fire

US launches cruise missiles against Assad's forces in Syria

Dead children, victims of Assad's chemical attacks

Those views appeared steeped in his longstanding criticism of the Iraq War, which he called a "stupid" decision, lamenting the billions of dollars funneled toward that war effort instead of on domestic programs, like infrastructure spending.

While Trump rejected the isolationist label some placed on him during the campaign, he made clear that his preference was for limiting the US footprint around the world and refocusing US foreign policy around core national security interests.

 

COMMENTS (4/7/17): For what it's worth, it has been reported that Hillary Clinton would have launched this same attack had she been president instead of Donald Trump, and is advising that Assad be removed by force. Continued and relentless military action in other words. I see a lot of arguing on the internet about Trump's decision to launch strikes ... as though voting for him was a mistake. That's a laugh since Hillary would have done the same thing anyway ... read, people, read! The bloody AL-ASSAD (ALUS sanguinaire) WENT TOO FAR AND NOW HE MUST PAY! And if Russia wants to be America's enemy because of this ... so be it! The time for Russia to dictate US foreign policy is now OVER.

Most definitely this is a PREDICTION FULFILLED ... albeit five months early.

What will Russia do? On the previous page, 2017 (Part Two), we get an idea what may happen if Russia turns adversary, and it is not good: a Russian invasion of the Baltics (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia) in June, followed by a destructive blitz of The Czech Republic and the nuclear destruction of Prague in August. War with Poland, predicted for late last year, will obviously come into play in June, July or August. Also, a possible massive nuclear attack OR EMP attack on the United States in August 2017 (see 2017 (Part Two)), especially the East Coast cities. At this time (see prediction below) there will also be a Second Korean War in progress. Bear in mind that although I try to present these events in chronological sequence, they often happen willy-nilly, but still within a 12-month to 18-month time frame.

 

COMMENTS (4/16/18):

Not much to say ... it's a year later and now a more severe blow to Assad has been dealt by the US and Trump in concert with allies Great Britain and France. Assad's abominable use of chemical weapons must stop or else he may well be destroyed along with his stronghold "the burden of Damascus." It need not be Israel that brings about the prophecy of the destruction of Damascus; it can just as easily be NATO or some other US-led coalition ... or the US unilaterally. It also need not be nuclear destruction either. One could say the prophecy is being fulfilled as Pope Francis would say it, "by pie" (like the pieces of a pie). Perhaps it will take years for the prophecy to be entirely fulfilled. Meantime Russia's relationship with the US becomes increasingly volatile. World War III could even start this year in the manner it almost did in 1962 ... as a nuclear war between Russia and the United States over Syria and perhaps one other country. One Nostradamus prophecy says it will happen over two "vassal" countries. Syria could be one; what might be the other?

 

NEWS:
Survivors of Syrian attack describe chemical bombs falling from sky - April 6, 2017.
Trump’s View of Syria and Assad Altered After ‘Unacceptable’ Chemical Attack - April 5, 2017.
Trump says chemical attack in Syria crossed many lines - April 5, 2017.
Trump is erasing the red line in Syria and drawing a hard line on North Korea - April 5, 2017.
Suspected gas attack in Syria reportedly kills dozens - April 5, 2017.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
Killed in Air Crash

 

Ban Ki-Moon killed in plane crashIll-fated flight of UN Secretary General Ban

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/7/16 -- Base 7 dating: September 2017.

Base 7 precedent: Dag Hammarskjöld, second secretary-general of the United Nations, who died in a plane crash on September 18, 1961. Long time ago, 56 years (7 x 8). Still, it could happen again.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


German President Angela Merkel Ousted

 

Merkel ousted, leaves Germany

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/7/16 -- Base 7 dating: October 2017.

Base 7 precedent: East German President Erich Honecker was forced to step down due to ill health and inability to deal with anti-government protests on October 18, 1989, twenty-eight (4 x 7) years ago.

NOTE (10-22-16): I have just found out that Germany holds elections in 2017, do not know what month. She will probably lose the election.

 

NEWS:
What next for Germany as Merkel myth implodes? - November 21, 2017.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


San Francisco Earthquake

 

Loma Prieta Earthquake - San Francisco, October 1989

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/7/16 -- Base 7 dating: October 2017.

A powerful earthquake rocks San Francisco killing 300 people and injuring over 3,000 more. The quake may measure at around 7.0 on the Richter scale, and will be triggered by the San Andreas fault.

 

Large Aftershock Possible Following Earthquake in San Francisco Bay Area

Officials are warning about the possibility of large aftershocks in the San Francisco Bay area after a magnitude 4.5 earthquake was felt across the region Monday night. The earthquake, which occurred at 10:33 p.m. local time, was centered in the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill areas of California, according to the U.S.

An earthquake struck near San Francisco on Monday

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked California's Bay Area on Monday.

2 quakes felt in San Francisco area in a matter of hours. They're not related, expert says

SALINAS, Calif. - A magnitude 4.7 earthquake shook the ground in Salinas around 12:42 p.m. local time Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It came hours after a magnitude 4.5 quake hit the San Francisco Bay Area. The latest quake was downgraded from a magnitude of 5.0 and was centered in Tres Pinos.

Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Awakens Bay Area Californians

The earthquake hit at 8:41 a.m. PCT. There have been no reported injuries.

 

Precursor shock to October 15 quakes?

 

I guess we can call this a SCARE.

 

NEWS:
Fresh warnings over 'The Big One' as study finds seafloor sediments off the Pacific Northwest could unleash a megaquake AND a tsunami - November 20, 2017.
Meteorologists baffled by bizarre isolated winds that whip San Francisco Bay Area -- The gusts knocked some communities while others areas were completely still - September 11, 2017.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


Red or Orange Supernova Becomes Brightest Star in Heavens For
Nearly a Year

 

Red supernova SN 2017 ... Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse, a red super giant star in the constellation Orion, is somewhere between 430 and 640 light years from earth, which is relatively close for an event this catastrophic. If Betelgeuse should be the star to explode as a supernova it will be unimaginably brighter than Kepler's Supernova of 1604 ... brighter than our moon and possibly as luminous as a small sun. Kepler's Supernova, which is discussed below, was 20,000 light years from Earth. Another potential supernova is much closer to us than Betelgeuse. IK Pegasi A is a binary white dwarf with a red giant star companion only 150 light years from our solar system. If it accretes enough of the red giant's material, as was the case with the exploding star that created Kepler's Supernova, it could undergo a massive explosion, with potentially deadly consequences for at least some forms of life on earth and also on earth's climate. If either Betelegeuse or IK Pegasi A becomes SN 2017 it could turn night into a day of fiendish red and orange light, emitting heat and, in the case of IK Pegasi A, deadly radiation on our planet. Filaments from either a Betelgeuse or IK Pegasi A explosion would also be visible in the heavens, causing a terrifying daily and nightly spectacle (see above image).

 

NEW PREDICTION: 3/28/15 -- The precedent for such an event is from a rather long time ago: 413 (7 x 59) years earlier than 2017 to be exact. SN 1604, also known as Kepler's Supernova was viewable as the brightest star in the heavens at magnitude -2.5 in the northern hemisphere and could be seen in daylight for a period of three weeks in October 1604. Initially, the supernova was discovered by several astronomers and a now unknown physician in Cosenza, Verona, Padua, and Rome on October 9, 1604 as a star as bright as Mars and, according to the Italian physician, the same exact color as Mars. Also, according to Italian astronomer I. Altobelli it was noted as being "like half of a bright orange." October 10 it was again recorded by Padua astronomer Capra-Marius that the color of the star was like that of Mars. Upon being seen as a bright star like Mars only somewhat brighter on October 10 in Prague by astronomer J. Brunowski, German astronomer Johannes Kepler was notified and thereafter an extensive study of the star was made by him until 1606. By October 15, after it had brightened to the luminosity of Venus, it was compared to the color of Jupiter or white by the Italian physician and by astronomer David Fabricus. However, all other surviving observations insist the color did not change but remained orange. Eastern astronomers, including those of Korea, also maintained the supernova was red or orange throughout its entire duration as a naked eye object, only turning to yellow when it weakened significantly in magnitude towards the end. It remained viewable to the naked eye for about a year, although some authorities claim it did not fade away until March 1606. It has been determined recently that a young white dwarf star had accreted too much material from a companion Red Giant star causing it to explode.

If history repeats itself in October 2017, humanity in the northern hemisphere will witness yet another extremely bright red or orange supernova. One could extrapolate further that this could instead be Planet X which was compared to a red star rising in the east by some of the ancients in Chinese prophecy. Then again it could be the biblical Wormwood which appears in the Book of Revelation. However, before going that far astray into prophecy, we should at this time anticipate nothing more than a very bright red or orange supernova ... or nothing at all. This is, after all, a window of opportunity presented by an event that by October 2017 will be 413 years in the past. The only reason it may have a chance of happening again in this decade is because the times we are currently living in are so apparently apocalyptic in nature. If the current trend towards global economic collapse, global war, global terrorism, and increasingly extreme weather and geological events subsides, then one might expect nothing like this to occur in 2017 at all.

In January 2011 astronomers began circulating reports to the news media that the red supergiant star Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion was nearing the end of it life cycle and might explode into a supernova at any time. Since then, "at any time" seems to have changed to "tomorrow or a million years from now." There is an important Swiss prophecy that foretells of a time when Betelgeuse will become one of our planet's sources of light when a future "nebula of the Greater Bear" causes great darkness on Earth:

Johann Friede, Austrian monk (1204-1257) ~

"When the great time will come, in which mankind will face its last, hard trial, it will be foreshadowed by striking changes in nature; the alteration between cold and heat will become more intensive, storms will have more catastrophic effects, earthquakes will destroy greater regions and the seas will overflow many lowlands. Not all of it will be the result of natural causes, but man will penetrate into the bowels of the earth and will reach into the clouds, gambling with its own existence. Before the powers of destruction will succeed in their design, the universe will be thrown into disorder, and the age of iron will plunge into nothingness. When the nights will be filled with more intensive cold and the day with heat, a new life will begin in nature. The heat means radiation from the earth, the cold the waning light of the sun. Only a few more years and you will become aware that sunlight has become perceptibly weaker. When even your artificial light will cease to give service, the great event of the firmament will be near.

"The nebula of the Greater Bear will arrive in the vicinity of earth... and will fill the space of five hundred suns at the horizon. It will more and more cover up the light of the sun until the days will be like nights at full moon. The illumination will not come from the moon, but from Orion, which constellation, by the light of Jupiter, will send forth its rays on the Greater Bear and will dissolve its nebula with the force of light.

"By this time mankind will be stricken with terror. Birds will be like reptiles and will not use their wings. Animals of the ground, in fear and alarm, will raise such a clamor that it will make human hearts tremble. Men will flee their abodes in order not to see the weird occurrence. Finally, complete darkness will set in and last for three days and three nights.

"During this time, men, deprived of the power of light, will fall into a slumber-like sleep from which many will not awaken, especially those who have no spark of spiritual life. When the sun will again rise and emerge, earth will be covered with a blanket of ashes like snow in winter, except that the ashes will have the color of sulfur. Damp fog will ascend from the ground, illuminated by igneous gases.

"Of mankind there will be more dead than there have been casualties in all wars. In the abodes of the children of light, the Book of Revelations will be read, and in the palaces of the Church they will await the arrival of the great comet. On the seventh day after the return of light, earth will have absorbed the ashes and formed such a fertility as has not been experienced ever before. But Orion will cast its ray on the earth and show a path toward the last resting place of the greatest and most eminent man who had ever lived on the earth. The survivors will proclaim his ancient doctrine in peace and will institute the millennium, announced by the Messiah in the light of true brotherly and sisterly love for the glory of the Creator and for the blessedness of all mankind."

I have doted extensively about the color of SN 2017, if it happens, being red or orange. I would remind everyone that the Hopi Indian prophecy of the Blue Star Kachina has never been satisfactorily fulfilled.

The only other bright naked-eye supernova since SN 1604 was SN 1987A which first appeared as a faint object in February 1987 but became viewable at magnitude +2.9 in May 1987, but only in the southern hemisphere. It was blue in color, giving rise to some speculation that it may have been the "Blue Star Kachina" prophesied by the Hopi Indians. This is doubtful, however, as the prophecy was likely intended for North America and, thus, the northern hemisphere which includes Central America and the Caribbean (the Hopi live and lived in the region currently comprising the US states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado). Also, it was not as bright as Kepler's supernova and to be such a subject of an apocalyptic prophetic vision one would think that it would have to at least approach the magnitude of SN 1604 if not exceed it. The base 7 anniversary for SN 1987A is this year (May 2015). Nothing has occurred in the heavens to match or exceed it as of yet, if anything does.

If there is a bright blue supernova this year, the Hopi Blue Star, then it is much more likely that a red one will occur in 2017. Then again, if there is no blue supernova this year, then 2017 may be the year for it to appear: a blue supernova rather than a red or orange one.

If Johann Friede is correct, the blue supernova will occur in the contellation Ursa Majoris ("the Great Bear") and will create a nebula that will drift through space and encircle the Earth, blocking out sunlight and moonlight, but not the light of the planet Jupiter and the constellation Orion. It is possible Orion will supply the much-needed light due to its red star Betelgeuse exploding into a supernova. There are also theories about the possibility of the atmosphere of Jupiter being ignited to create a temporary second sun. That could be accomplished by scientists.

Of course if IK Pegasi A, discussed in the caption under the large image above, turns out to be the exploding star ... at a mere 150 light years from earth ... one can throw Friede's prophecy out the window for the time being because all hell would break loose.

In closing, there have been two very weak naked eye novas or supernovas in August 1885 (SN 1885A, northern hemisphere) and December 2013 (Nova Cen 2013, southern hemisphere), but at magnitude +6 and +5.5 respectively neither would have been easy to see without binoculars save in the darkest possible sky. August 1885 rolls around again as a base 7 anniversary in August 2018, and 2013 in December 2020. But it is unlikely that either of these dim naked eye objects will be precedents for anything other in the future than more weak, barely seen exploding stars.

 

COMMENTS (1/18/20): The fading of the star is the most protracted one in centuries and there has also been a "gravitational wave burst" near the star, which may be indicating a possible rift that would precede a massive explosion. If it does go supernova we will be embarking on a very strange year to say the least.

 

Mysterious faded star Betelgeuse has started to brighten again

After a mysterious four-month fading streak, the star known as Betelgeuse could be on its way to regaining its shine. Easily recognizable as the right 'shoulder' in the constellation Orion, Betelgeuse is normally one of the ten brightest stars in the night sky.

Oddly dimming star isn't about to explode after all

Rumors of Betelgeuse's impending death have been greatly exaggerated. The red supergiant star appears to be in no danger of imminently exploding, even though a recent, dramatic dip in brightness hinted that it could be on its last legs. The latest observations reveal instead that the star is starting to regain its former light.

 

 

Betelgeuse Is Still Dimming! And We Have the Pictures to Prove It - Universe Today

Near the end of 2019, astronomers watching the red giant Betelgeuse noted how much the star had dimmed, continuing to steadily fade for months. It's a variable star, and it's known to get dimmer and brighter, but the big surprise is that it's still continuing to dim, recently passing magnitude 1.56 and still getting dimmer.

Very Large Telescope Captures Unprecedented Dimming of Betelgeuse

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. The stunning new images of the star's surface show not only the fading red supergiant but also how its apparent shape is changing. Betelg

Will Betelgeuse Explode? After 'Unprecedented' Dimming The Giant Star Is Now Changing Shape

Spectacular new images taken using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Cerro Paranal in Chile, published today, reveal that red supergiant star Betelgeuse isn't just dimming, but could also be changing shape. The star in the constellation of Orion has been visibly dimming since late 2019, and now stands at just 36% of its normal brightness.

Betelgeuse explosion to display light show not seen since 17th century

Astronomers around the world have their eyes fixed on one supergiant star at the moment, Betelgeuse. This star is acting really strange and could very well explode into a glorious supernova. It wasn't too long ago that I reported on Betelgeuse , and how astronomers are witnessing the supergiant star pulsating and dimming.

Massive star Betelgeuse continues to act weird on an unprecedented scale, suggesting it might blow

Betelgeuse is a gigantic red supergiant star that was the 10th brightest star in the sky as recently as 2019. But over the past few months it has dimmed so dramatically it's now ranked 24th, and it has astronomers wondering if it might be ready to burst in a spectacular supernova explosion.

Giant star Betelgeuse might explode soon, and the next few weeks are critical

Supergiant star Betelgeuse has been getting dimmer at an unprecedented pace over the past few months, leading some astronomers to wonder if it might be in the process of the collapse that precedes a supernova explosion. But there are other possible explanations, and we should have a better idea of what's happening to the massive star by the end of the month.

Betelgeuse Just Keeps Getting Dimmer, And We Have No Idea Why

Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end of its life, but that's not projected to happen for tens of thousands of years or so. So what's causing the dimming?

Will Betelgeuse blow?

With Orion's famous star Betelgeuse still looking weirdly dim, much is being made of the possibility that it could explode into a supernova. What would that look like? What would it do to us? Let's review supernovae that have actually happened in our Milky Way galaxy. It's a very exciting subject.

Betelgeuse is Continuing to Dim! It's Down to 1.506 Magnitude - Universe Today

Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end of its life, but that's not projected to happen for tens of thousands of years or so. So what's causing the dimming? Villanova University astronomers Edward Guinan and Richard Wasatonic were the first to report Betelgeuse's recent dimming.

Mystery Gravitational Wave Sparks Debate on if Enigmatic Star Betelgeuse is Ready to Go 'Boom'

A star named Betelgeuse has been making headlines of late, as the normally bright celestial object has dimmed considerably for reasons still unknown to astronomers. The US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has detected a gravitational wave coming from the direction of one of the largest stars visible in the night sky to the naked eye, Betelgeuse, adding another intriguing detail to the mystery currently engulfing this red supergiant located in the constellation of Orion.

A Mysterious Burst of Gravitational Waves Came From a Region Near Betelgeuse. But There's Probably No Connection - Universe Today

Gravitational waves are caused by calamitous events in the Universe. Neutron stars that finally merge after circling each other for a long time can create them, and so can two black holes that collide with each other. But sometimes there's a burst of gravitational waves that doesn't have a clear cause.

Is a gravitational wave detection near Betelgeuse a sign the star is ready to explode? | CBC News

First it was the strange dimming of Betelgeuse. Now it's a gravitational wave that once again has astronomers scratching their heads over this enigmatic star found in the constellation Orion. Betelgeuse has been grabbing a few headlines lately, as the normally bright star dimmed to its lowest point ever recorded - and astronomers don't exactly know why.

It's probably nothing: Gravitational wave burst detected near Betelgeuse | EarthSky.org

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ( LIGO) and Virgo detectors recorded a "burst" of gravitational waves this week, from an area of sky near the red supergiant Betelgeuse. This unanticipated burst has been dubbed, for now, S200114f.

Betelgeuse: Star's weird dimming sparks rumors that its death is imminent

January 14, 2020 by Daniel Brown, The Conversation Every season has its characteristic star constellations in the night sky. Orion-one of the most recognizable-is distinctly visible on crisp, clear winter nights in the northern hemisphere. The constellation is easy to spot even in light-polluted cities, with its bright stars representing the shape of a person.

A giant star is acting strange, and astronomers are buzzing

The constellation Orion is one of the most recognizable patterns in the night sky, visible around the world. But if you've looked at Orion recently and thought something seemed off, you're not wrong: The giant red star Betelgeuse, which marks the hunter's right shoulder, is the dimmest it's been in almost a century.

 

 

Continue or return to previous position.


North Korea Launches Invasion of South Korea: Nuclear Korean War

 

Nostradamus, Quatrain 3.1 ~

After combat and naval battle, the great Neptune at his highest belfry: The Red adversary
will become pale with fear, placing the great Ocean into terror.

 

North Korean nuclear attack on South Korea

 

NEW PREDICTION: 3/11/16 -- This was posted on my blog yesterday. Essentially we may see a repeat of the November 2010 North Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island in November 2017. We may see this happen even sooner. Only this time around, the attack could be much more devastating and widespread, and may involve the use of nuclear weapons by the North. Such an event could easily trigger a Third World War in the Pacific. Nostradamus predicts that the "great Ocean" will be placed "into terror" by an enemy associated with the color red ("communism"). If the great Ocean is the Pacific Ocean, then the enemy will come from North Korea or China or both. Ultimately, even Russia will get involved and then a nuclear World War III may result ... with the United States totally annihilated.

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS:'
North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'an act of war' - December 25, 2017.
Time is of the essence,' UN official says after North Korea visit - December 10, 2017.
US stealth jets arrive in South Korea as North Korean rhetoric heats up - December 4, 2017.
North Korea fires missile that shows it can hit 'everywhere in the world' - November 29, 2017.
North Korea accused of violating armistice by pursuing defecting soldier - November 22, 2017.
North Korea: 3 US aircraft carriers creating 'worst ever' situation - November 14, 2017.
Trump warns of 'devastating' military option as North Korea moves jets - September 27, 2017.
North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister - September 22, 2017.
Trump warns U.S. will "destroy" North Korea in UN General Assembly speech - September 19, 2017.
North Korea launches missile over Japan - September 15, 2017.
Haley: Kim Jong Un 'begging for war' - September 5, 2017.
Mattis warns of 'massive military response' to NK nuclear threat - September 3, 2017.
South Korea conducts live-fire exercises in response to North Korea nuclear test - September 3, 2017.
South Korea holds live-fire drills hours after North Korea missile launch - August 29, 2017.
North Korea launches missile that flew over Japan - August 29, 2017.
North Korea threatens strike on Guam - August 9, 2017.
Trump threatens North Korea after US assesses they have miniaturized a nuclear warhead - August 8, 2017.
US military options against North Korea come at a price - August 2, 2017.
South Korea Asks to Increase Its Firepower -- President Moon Jae-in requested permission from the U.S. to strengthen its missile program after North Korea’s latest launch - July 29, 2017.
After North Korea Test, South Korea Pushes to Build Up Its Own Missiles - July 29, 2017.
Trump condemns North Korean long-range missile launch - July 29, 2017.
South Korea's Moon orders talks with U.S. to deploy more THAAD units after North Korea ICBM test - July 28, 2017.
North Korea promises nuclear strike on US if regime is threatened - July 25, 2017.
Haley: North Korea launch a 'clear and sharp military escalation' - July 5, 2017.
U.S. Tells North Korea It Is Prepared to Go to War - July 5, 2017.
US: North Korea launched new kind of missile - July 5, 2017.
North Korea successfully tests intercontinental missile, state media says - July 4, 2017.
North Korea tests missile, raises new fears in Pacific - May 14, 2017.
Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea - May 1, 2017.
Trump doesn't write off chance of 'major, major' conflict with North Korea - April 28, 2017.
US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on 'high alert' - April 21, 2017.
Trump is erasing the red line in Syria and drawing a hard line on North Korea - April 5, 2017.
Missile defense system that China opposes arrives in South Korea - March 7, 2017.
Missile tests add pressure on Trump over North Korea - March 6, 2017.
North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan - March 6, 2017.
Top source: Trump believes North Korea is greatest threat - February 28, 2017.
North Korea calls ballistic missile test-fire a success - February 12, 2017.
Should U.S. be preparing for a North Korean nuclear strike on the West Coast? - February 9, 2017.
North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting nuclear attack - February 3, 2017.
North Korea places long-range missiles on mobile launchers, Yonhap says - January 19, 2017.
North Korea sends message to Trump amid threat to fire missile 'at any time' - January 9, 2017.
Kim Jong Un says North Korea close to testing ICBM - January 1, 2017.
US sends message to adversaries with nuclear sub visit, drills - November 1, 2016.
South Korea, US to simulate attack on nuclear facility - September 21, 2016.
US B-1 bombers fly over South Korea in show of force - September 13, 2016.
North Korea claims successful test of nuclear warhead - September 9, 2016.
North Korea test fires ballistic missile from sub - August 24, 2016.
North Korea threatens nuclear strike amid US-South Korea drill - August 22, 2016.
US: North Korea shrinks warning time for nuclear attack on America - August 18, 2016.
North Korea fires ballistic missile - August 3, 2016.
WAR GAMES North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in latest series of tests -- The rockets were airborne for at least 300 miles - July 18, 2016.
North Korea Warns of Strike on Seoul's Presidential Palace - March 26, 2016.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


Massive Protests in the Czech Republic Crushed by Police

 

Strikes in Czech RepublicCzech-Slovak riots

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/7/16 -- Base 7 dating: November 2017.

The vectors for Prague's destruction during a Russian invasion of Europe and this event could be mixed up. Prague's destruction could be a full year later than the August 2017 dating given (August 2018 instead). Thus, the trouble in this case could be caused by foreign instigators inciting rebellion on behalf of Russia or even ISIS.

Can we ignore this prediction if Prague is destroyed and the worst of World War III has come and gone? No. Hard to say how quickly or slowly the citizens will rebound from destruction and try to rebuild order. Some countries in Europe like France and Italy will know nothing but chaos and ISIS-style horror for two years after the "worst" of the war is over (25 months according to one prophecy); others will concentrate on rebuilding, terrorism absent from their land. Of course these will likely have strict, authoritarian governments ... which could be the cause of protests that will only succeed in being crushed.

 

Another Mass Protest against Andrej Babiš in the Czech Republic - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

www.pixabay.com About 15,000 people, according to police, have again protested against the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in central Prague. A week ago, 50,000 people participated in another demonstration, BTA quoted global agencies as saying. The protest movement is being organized by the Million Moments for Democracy civic group, which is seeking the resignation of the prime minister.

Protest in Prague: Over 50,000 rally against Czech Prime Minister Babis | DW | 10.12.2019

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Prague on Tuesday evening in the latest protests calling for Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to leave his post. Protesters gathered in Wenceslas Square in the Czech capital, carrying signs reading: "Babis is evil" and "Resign."

Mass protests in Prague against Czech government

By Markus Salzmann 19 November 2019 On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution, hundreds of thousands demonstrated in the Czech capital of Prague on Saturday against the corrupt right-wing government led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis. According to the police and the protest organisers, some 250,000 people participated.

30 years after the Velvet Revolution, the Czechs are back on the streets

For many Czechs, Sunday's anniversary of the Velvet Revolution will be a bittersweet moment. Three decades after the collapse of the Communist regime, people will mark a dramatic moment in history amid allegations, confirmed by a court decision, that their prime minister collaborated with the StB, the Communist-era secret police.

Prague: Anti-government protests mark Velvet Revolution anniversary | DW | 16.11.2019

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in the Czech capital on Saturday as part of major anti-government protests. This comes one day ahead of the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Velvet Revolution, a series of nonviolent mass protests that led to the overthrow of communism in what was then Czechoslovakia.

Demonstrators rally against PM in Czech Republic

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Prague demanding that PM Andrej Babis resign. Mr Babis is facing a criminal investigation over alleged fraud, and is also the subject of an EU conflict-of-interest investigation. He denies the allegations. Organisers say about 250,000 people attended the rally.

The 'biggest protest since the fall of Communism' in Prague

Tens of thousands of Czechs took to the streets of Prague on Sunday, taking part in what its organizers described as "the biggest protest since the fall of Communism."

Biggest Czech protest since 1989 calls for PM's resignation

The Czech Republic witnessed its biggest political protest since the fall of communism after an estimated 120,000 people gathered in Prague to demand the resignation of the prime minister, Andrej Babiš. Waving Czech and EU flags, demonstrators filled Wenceslas Square, the scene of euphoric rallies 30 years ago that ushered in the velvet revolution and ended communist rule in the former Czechoslovakia.

 

PREDICTION FULFILLED ... obviously. Why was I not alerted? I guess a lot of people have a vested interest in proving how often I "fail" even when I do quite the opposite.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


Massive Protests in Serbia

 

Violent protests in SerbiaSerbian police clash with protesters in Belgrade

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/7/16 -- Base 7 dating: November 2017.

If 2017 is not the year World War III in Europe begins, then it may be in 2018. The protests in Serbia would then be part of the "troubles in the Balkans" that Alois Irlmaier warns will precede the assassination of a Balkans leader and a Russian invasion of Europe. These troubles could build and simmer for a number of months.

 

THIS PREDICTION WAS NOT ONLY FULFILLED IN 2017, BUT REMAINS ONGOING INTO 2020 ... IT NEVER ENDED! AND IT INCLUDED THE ASSASSINATION OF A SERBIAN LEADER AND ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF ANOTHER. THIS YEAR (2020) THE VIOLENCE HAS SPREAD TO NEIGHBORING MONTENEGRO.

 

 

Belgrade Sees Saturday Full Of Protests

A range of anti-government protests took place in Serbia's capital, Belgrade, on February 1. A gathering of the Alliance for Serbia opposition coalition -- which supports anti-government marches held in Belgrade every Saturday -- announced a boycott of the upcoming general elections.

Tensions Rise in Montenegro After Protesters Clash with Police | Balkan Insight

Riot police officers block a street during the protest rally in Podgorica, Montenegro, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/BORIS PEJOVIC The rector of the Cetinje school of theology, Gojko Perovic, called for calm on Monday after a series of incidents between police officers and opponents of the new law on religious freedom, who believe the legislation is intended to undermine the role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the country.

Serbian Protesters Knock On President's Door

Anti-government protesters marched to the presidential palace in Belgrade and symbolically knocked on its door on January 11, calling Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic "a thief." It was the 58th Saturday march in a row since December 2018, when protesters took to the streets in condemnation of an assault on an opposition leader.

Serbian church protests 'suffering' of Serbs in the Balkans

BELGRADE, Serbia - Thousands of people protested in Serbia's capital Wednesday against the alleged suppression of religious and other rights of Serb minorities in neighboring countries, answering a call to action by the Serbian Orthodox Church. Orthodox priests led a procession through downtown Belgrade to the landmark St.

Thousands in Serbia continue to march in nationwide, anti-government protests

Thousands took to the streets of Belgrade and other Serbian cities on Jan. 13 for the sixth straight Saturday in a collective uprising against the government, low quality of life and lack of media freedom. The protests kicked off on Dec. 8 after separate attacks on a prominent political opposition leader and a journalist.

Serbia marked the first anniversary of the assassination of Oliver Ivanovic

The first anniversary of the assassination of Oliver Ivanovic, a Kosovo Serb politician, was marked in Belgrade on Wednesday evening. According to estimations, tens of thousands of people took part in the protest march demanding the perpetrators and those who have ordered the murder to be found.

Serbia erupts in nationwide protests after assassination attempts prompt fears of fascist resurgence

Mass protests have wracked Serbia after critics of nationalist strongman president Aleksandar Vucic were attacked in a series of failed assassination attempts, compounding Vucic's own human rights abuses and indifference to popular will. Among those who were attacked are Serbian Left president Borko Stefanovic and two Serbian Left party activists, who was beaten with iron...

Thousands march against Serbian leader

Thousands of demonstrators in Serbia have rallied for the fifth week against President Aleksandar Vucic. Protesters say the president has seized control of the media and launched attacks on the opposition and journalists. An attack on opposition politician Borko Stefanovic by unknown assailants in November triggered the marches.

Thousands protest against Serbian president

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbians protested against President Aleksandar Vucic and his ruling Serbian Progressive Party in downtown Belgrade on Saturday. Thousands of people chanted "Vucic thief" as they marched peacefully through the city center in the fourth such protest in as many weeks. They demanded media freedoms, an end to attacks on journalists and opposition politicians.

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic killed in drive-by shooting

The Social Democratic Party politician was considered a moderate in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. Last year he was elected a deputy on the municipal council of northern Mitrovica.

Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic gunned down in Kosovo | DW | 16.01.2018

The 64-year-old Ivanovic was shot in the Serbian area of Kosovska Mitrovica, the city divided between Albanians and Serbs, on Tuesday morning. According to Ivanovic's lawyer, Nebojsa Vlajic, the attacker used a pistol and shot Ivanovic five times in front of his office. Other sources reported the attacker opened fire from a moving vehicle.

Thousands protest against Serb government and flagship project

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Thousands protested in central Belgrade on Tuesday against Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's government and demanded a probe into a multi-billion euro riverside building project in the Serbian capital.

Serbian protests (2018-present)

Serbian protests, 2018-present One of the symbols of the 2018-19 protest depicting hashtag One of Five million Date 30 November 2018 - present Location Caused by Goals Methods Demonstrations, civil disobedience, civil resistance, riot, occupation of administrative buildings, internet activism Status Ongoing Opposition signs Agreement with people, starting a boycott

2017 Serbian protests

The 2017 Serbian protests against perceived dictatorship were ongoing mass protests organized across Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš and other cities and towns in Serbia, against Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, as a result of the presidential election. The election was marred by accusations of voter intimidation and a near total domination of Serbia's media by Vucic and his populist conservative Serbian Progressive Party.

Serbia's daily 'anti-dictator' protests

Every evening at 18:00, rolling roadblocks seal off streets in Belgrade's city centre. Police Fiat Puntos zip around the capital, closing then opening roads to traffic, as a phalanx of whistling, chanting, drum-beating protesters make their regular calls: the National Assembly, Republic Square, the headquarters of state broadcaster RTS.

 

COMMENTS (2/5/20): Amazing ... and potentially dangerous! No one ever told me this was going on. It should be a major news story. Protests that began in 2017 now in their fourth year in 2020. Note that the prediction was posted on August 7, 2016 ... eight months before the April 2017 protests that came first, followed by more massive protests later in the year and ever since 2018. These included anger and violence over the assassination of Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic ... another event I did not know about. There was also a failed attempt on yet another Serb leader Borko Stefanovic. Remember that Alois Irlmaier warned that World War III would follow the murder of a Balkans leader ... Ivanovic apparently was NOT that leader. But who can say will be next and when??? Meantime, the violence in Serbia has spilled over into neighboring Montenegro. PREDICTION FULFILLED without a doubt .. and then some.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


Massive Protests in Bulgaria Prompt Russian "Show Of Force" in Air Space

 

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/7/16 -- Base 7 dating: November 2017.

If 2017 is not the year World War III in Europe begins, then it may be in 2018. The protests in Bulgaria would then be part of the "troubles in the Balkans" that Alois Irlmaier warns will precede the assassination of a Balkans leader and a Russian invasion of Europe. These troubles could build and simmer for a number of months. In this case, however, Russia may demonstrate air power superiority over Bulgaria during the daily and nightly mass protests.

 

What is fueling the fuel price protests in Bulgaria?

The price of fuel has become the focal point of anti-austerity protests and not only in France.

New Wave of Streets Protests in Bulgaria - Tension Grows!

Bulgarians from over 30 towns and cities took to the streets and blocked roads to protest over rising fuel prices and changes to vehicle transport legislation. These changes will result in higher environmental taxes on older cars and increased automobile insurance prices, voted in by parliament in the past week.

Bulgaria: street protests against high living costs. Protesters demand a radical change of course | AgenSIR

Over the last period every Sunday the centre of Sofia has been blocked by street protests. Several groups demonstrate in front of the Parliament, each holding the Bulgarian flag. Most of them have decided to take to the streets against the high living costs caused by the rise in fuel prices and car taxes, but above all for the widespread feeling that government leaders are doing nothing to improve the situation.

Bulgarian Protests Revive Memories of 2013 Upheavals | Balkan Insight

Although they did not attract more than a few hundred people each, latest protests over the fuel prices drew alarmed reactions from the governing coalition on Monday. Bulgarians from over 30 towns and cities took to the streets and blocked roads on Sunday to protest over rising fuel prices and changes to vehicle transport legislation.

Thousands protest in Bulgaria against high fuel prices, car taxes

SOFIA (Reuters) - Thousands of Bulgarians blocked major highways and roads in the Balkan country on Sunday in protest at higher fuel prices, tax increases for older, more polluting cars and an expected increase in car insurance premiums. Over 2,000 people waving national flags marched in central Sofia chanting "Mafia" and "Rubbish", frustrated with the rising costs of living in the European Union's poorest country.

 

 

PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED ... Russia didn't fly any jets overhead.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


Romanian Leader Klaus Iohannis Murdered

 

Romanian leader Klaus Iohannis

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/7/16 -- Base 7 dating: December 2017.

If 2017 is not the year World War III in Europe begins, then it may be in 2018. Protests in Romania might then become part of the "troubles in the Balkans" that Alois Irlmaier warns will precede the assassination of a Balkans leader and a Russian invasion of Europe. These troubles could build and simmer for a number of months.

The timing for three Balkans leaders to be assassinated prior to World War III may begin (or end) in Romania.

 

Thousands Of Romanians Keep Up Anticorruption Protests In Bucharest

Thousands of Romanians took to the streets again in the capital, Bucharest, to protest against the government and show support for the country's anticorruption authorities. Demonstrators on March 5 gathered in Victory Square near government buildings and waved Romanian and U.S. flags. The demonstrators marched toward the parliament, with many chanting, "Romania, wake up!"

Romanians protest new corruption law

Protesters filled Bucharest's Victory Square on Wednesday night after the Romanian government adopted an emergency law that decriminalizes corruption.

 

COMMENTS (3/7/17): There are actually two predictions in one here: mass protests in Romania and the assassination of the Romanian president. We should extend that warning to the Prime Minister as well. Whether or not an assassination occurs, the long-running protests, now once again getting a lot of attention in the media the last few days and today, make this a PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


The New Malta: Alliance Treaty Between Russia and the US

 

The US-Russian alliance may begin under Trump and Putin.

 

NEW PREDICTION: 2/17/17 -- US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin declare the New Cold War over during a summit in December 2017. Both nations embark on a thirteen-year plan to cement ties though sharing of high and new technologies, mutual economic stimulus programs not only designed to improve trade relations, but to restructure the labor markets of both countries for maximum growth and opportunities, coordinated diplomacy and military action in mutual trouble areas, and further reductions in nuclear arsenals. Nuclear reduction talks must also include China, India, Pakistan and other reasonable nuclear powers. Good relations with these three nations is essential.

Prospects: NOT GOOD. Prior to Malta in 1989, President Ronald Reagan and President Mikhail Gorbachev had been engaged on increasingly friendly terms since October 1986. Such a scenario is totally absent from Putin-Obama relations and have yet to materialize between Putin and Trump. The hour is late and three years of past diplomacy have not occurred.

Yet, this is the ONLY remaining window of opportunity in peace time. The opportunity can overlap into the following year, 2018, or occur earlier in 2017.

The other vector, unfortunately, takes us back to the Second World War where the main aggressor was Nazi Germany. By the time of the US-Soviet Alliance of September 1941, most of Europe and parts of Africa had already fallen to Hitler. Thus, if a sufficiently powerful Islamic antagonist were to threaten Europe, Africa, parts of the former Soviet Union, including southern Russia, and most of Middle East militarily, say the nation of IRAN, then a similar wartime alliance between Russia and the US might then occur in September 2018.

Opportunities for alliance then dwindle and recede with a potential for building trust not returning again until October 2021 and likely not establishing anything as concrete as an alliance until December 2022.

Unfortunately, well before these dates emerge, a US-Russian thermonuclear exchange destroying the United States and a large part of the Russian Federation and parts of the former Soviet Union becomes likely in October 2018 or November 2019.

Therefore, it is a very serious matter that steps to achieve a US-Russian alliance be taken very soon.

 

Donald Trump-Alexei Navalny Alliance?

 

Donald Trump-Alexei Navalny?

 

December 25, 2017: Donald Trump-Alexei Navalny? Perhaps a US-Russian alliance by December 2017 was a bit premature ... perhaps it will not occur until Putin is removed by Navalny in March 2018? If so, I am not off in my projections by too much time.

 

 

NEWS:
Thousands Rally for Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny’s Presidential Candidacy -- Though deemed ineligible to run in next year’s election, Russian opposition leader draws fierce support - December 24, 2017.
Putin critic Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russia presidency - December 24, 2017.
Trump, Putin and the meeting that could shape the world - July 3, 2017.

 

Continue or return to previous position.


Hostage Crisis in South America by Domestic Terrorists or ISIS

 

Peru hostage dramaHostage crisis in Latin America; hostage held at gunpoint

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/7/16 -- Base 7 dating: December 2017.

 

 

Dozens of pro-government activists stormed Venezuela's National AssemblyTension is high in Venezuela after three months of anti-government protests

 

Demonstrators fight with national police officers in CaracasArmored vehicle plows into crowd in Venezuela

 

NEWS:
Venezuelan opposition promises new tactics after Sunday's vote - July 29, 2017.
As Venezuela Prepares to Vote, Some Fear an End to Democracy - July 29, 2017.
Brazil Deploys 8,500 Armed Forces in Rio de Janeiro -- Officials say the Armed Forces will be used across Rio in an effort to stem escalating violence and crime which has plagued the city - July 29, 2017.
Blood splattered on walls and MPs injured as rioters storm parliament leaving Venezuela on the brink of civil war - July 5, 2017.
Venezuela govt backers attack lawmakers in congress - July 5, 2017.
Venezuela's Maduro: Helicopter attacked Supreme Court - June 28, 2017.
Armored military vehicle runs over Venezuelan protester - May 5, 2017.
Venezuela: Hundreds again march in anti-government protests - April 20, 2017.
GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant - April 20, 2017.
Violent clashes in Venezuela as thousands protest socialist government - April 9, 2017.

 

Continue or return to previous position.

 


 

All text © 1993-2020 Nostradamus and the Final Age Michael McClellan
and © 1998-2020 Nostradamus and the New Prophecy Almanacs Michael McClellan

 


 

The 20th Century

 

THE LATE NINETIES AND END OF CENTURY

     
The Diana Prophecy

1962 Revisited in Persian Gulf

The "Failed" Clinton Prophecy

1998 (Part One)

1998 (Part Two)

1999

The Limitations of Numerology

2000 (Part One)

2000 (Part Two)

Fire Tragedy

The Jean and Gia Scenarios

     

 

The 21st Century

 

THE ZEROS

     

2001 (Part One)

2001 (Part Two)

2002 (Part One)

2002 (Part Two)

2002 (Part Three)

2003 (Part One)

2003 (Part Two)

2003 (Part Three)

2003 (Part Four)

2004 (Part One)

2004 (Part Two)

2004 (Part Three)

2005 (Part One)

2005 (Part Two)

2005 (Part Three)

2006 (Part One)

2006 (Part Two)

2006 (Part Three)

2007 (Part One)

2007 (Part Two)

2008 (Part One)

2008 (Part Two)

2008 (Part Three)

2009 (Part One)

2009 (Part Two) Alternative Timeline

2009 (Part Three) Alternative Timeline

2009 (Part Four)

2009 (Part Five)

     

 

THE TEENS AND TWENTIES

     

2010 (Part One) Alternative Timeline

2010 (Part Two) Alternative Timeline

2010 (Part Three)

2010 (Part Four)

2011 (Part One) Alternative Timeline

2011 (Part Two)

2011 (Part Three)

2011 (Part Four)

2012 (Part One)

2012 (Part Two)

2012 (Part Three)

2013 (Part One)

2013 (Part Two)

2014 (Part One)

2014 (Part Two)

2015 (Part One)

2015 (Part Two)

2015 (Part Three)

2016 (Part One)

2016 (Part Two)

2016 (Part Three)

2017 (Part One)

2017 (Part Two)

2017 (Part Three)

2018 (Part One)

2019 Predictions

2020 Predictions

2021 Predictions

2022 Predictions

2023 Predictions

2025 Predictions

2029 Predictions

Beyond 2018

     

 

GETTING BACK TO START

 

Home Page

Overview and Updates Page

The Archives Page