Russia and the US Combine Forces Against China Quatrain 6.21 and the Epistle to Henry II: Those of the arctic pole, the two brothers of the North do battle in the Orient.
Russia and the US Combine Forces Against Islamic Fundamentalism Quatrains 10.86 and 5.78: Russia, Europe, and the US destroy Iraq; Russia and the US overwhelmed by an Islamic super-federation.
The Barbarian Satrap Appears: Quatrain 5.78 UPDATED (9/24/05)
Daniel: The War of the Ram and Goat
Josup Terelya: The "Vladimir Prophecy"
Ezekiel: Gog, Prince of Magog
Revelation, Daniel, King Arthur, Jeane Dixon, Linda Newkirk, Dumitru Duduman: The Bear and the Dragon UPDATED (5/9/05)
For more prophecies go to Russia in News and Prophecy (Part One).
DATELINE: April 10, 2004. Bad boy Vlad Zhirinovsky is at it again. Not content with his wildly eccentric dreams to invade and reannex Finland, irradiate Germany, turn Budapest into a sea of glass, nuke the USA, bomb Nato warships in the Adriatic and Aviano air base in Italy, and post bail to get his pal Saddam out of US custody, the Russian Duma's accomplished funnyman has once again put his foot squarely in his big mouth.
This time all the flak was over the tiny Baltic republic of Latvia. Vlad insists his words were taken a tad bit out of context when he suggested that Latvia should be completely annihilated and that death-squads in Russia were prepared to wipe the country off the face of the earth and bombard the capital cities of the Baltics.
"I got a little carried away in the Duma," winked a playful Zhirinovsky. "I thought a bit of comic relief was just what the doctor ordered to the day's drab proceedings. So, I had a little vodka ... maybe four or five large glasses. The jokes started flowing, I was on a roll, and I thought, this Nato thing and the Baltics might make for some good, funny material. I didn't expect everyone to take me so seriously ..."
And whilst we are on the subject, Vladimir will be appearing live in Houston, Texas for one night only at the end of April, so better order your tickets in advance since he promises this will be one hell of a show. "I like America, especially Texas and, oh yes, Nevada. Yes, I really love those whore ranches in Nevada, especially. A man gets lonesome when he is on the road and America is a most hospitable place. It will be so sad to see it all go up in smoke one day, but, as they say, life goes on ... until it doesn't. Ha, ha. Only kiddink! You guys ..."
Tuesday April 6, 1:39 pm ET
NEW YORK, April 6 -- Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russia's controversial Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, will make a rare U.S. appearance at the 2nd Annual Russian Oil & Gas: Investment & Opportunity forum to be held April 29 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Houston, Texas.
The 57-year-old is the author of many internationally-noted politically oriented books and publications such as Nuclear War: A Means to an End and My Favourite Year: 1962, and is the founder and leader of the Liberal Democratic party, which is neither liberal nor democratic, but is still one of the largest factions in the Duma, the Russian Parliament.
A divisive figure who has suggested a "third path" between communism and democracy which he affectionately calls "facism," Zhirinovsky will discuss the current investment climate and new conquest perspectives in the Caspian region and the Russian territories.
This widely anticipated event will bring together the leaders involved in the Russian black market, exploring both the latest case studies along with the best strategies for financing terrorist groups, and much more. Attend the 2nd Annual Russian "Grab the Oil Fields" Conference and:
* Meet with top decision makers from Russia's "old guard"
* Gain understanding of the politics of deception
* Learn how to navigate the pitfalls of irradiating your neighbours
* Discover why now is still the right time to invest in Russia's nuclear arsenal
* Investigate partnerships, forge strategic alliances
Highlights include input from a vast array of Russian insiders, including:
-- Alexander Rutskoi, Lead Analyst for the Russian Federation, Sovereign Risk/Moody's
-- the late General Dmitri Yazov, Director, The Petroleum Research Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia) & Doctor of Sciences, full member of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation)
|'OK, big mouth, wait and see what I do to Prague.'||"Und 'Cheers' to you! ('London Bridge ist fallink down, fallink down, fallink down..')"||'Da, a funny think happened on the way to the nuclear silo ..'|
The Amusing Things People Are Saying About Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Moscow's Favourite Comic!
Rustam: Zhirinovsky is a clown, but then again are many Russian leaders, like Yeltsin, he was drunk all the time. Wars these days can get hot, unlike WW2 or WW1 where there were only conventional weapons. I don't think they will let him become the president. It is impossible, his opinions are always crazy, but in many ways he tries to uphold Russia's honour (eg in case of Kaliningrad visas), maybe people may favour him because of that, however he is a clown.
Ben: It's rather long ago that I last saw Zhirinovsky on the news. I also think of him as a mad man. What could he acheive? The riot of deputy lodge-keepers?? (Does it make a sense? I think only the losers of the political changes support him. Those who belong to the structurally unemployed. Unfortunately, there are many of them in Russia now.)
Chapeav: I still don't believe that any Russian would willingly go aid Iraq or Iran. The Church nor the Russian people would allow it. But if someone like Zhirinovsky ( Whom I believe to be the Anti-Christ. ) came in to office, the people would believe anyway, or so says the Bible. It's sad that the country I feel should be the greatest on earth should gain such power from the wicked ways of a crooked man.. I hope he's assassinated.
Dolly: I always look forwards to Vlad's visits here at the ranch. The guy makes me laugh, and he's good in bed when he ain't been drinkin' too much..
* NOTE: Some of the above email excerpts in the Vladimir Zhirinovsky segment are only partially quoted.
Wednesday, 26 February, 2003, 17:52 GMT
Flamboyant Russian ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, renowned for his controversial views on Iraq, has had his words turned into an anti-war rap song. The song, titled "Don't you dare go shooting at Baghdad", is being launched on the internet, according to the Russian television station TVS.
It contains extracts of alleged taped utterances during a recent visit to Baghdad, in which Mr Zhirinovsky used unprintable language to describe the United States and President George W Bush.
dare go shooting at Baghdad
They'll take everything apart
Better together *** at Tbilisi
Don't you dare go shooting at Baghdad
Better together *** at Tbilisi
They'll take everything apart
People here like their president
You're despised, you're despised
"Vladimir Zhirinovsky" rap song
The voice on the tape, which Mr Zhirinovsky has denied is his own, uses expletives to suggest making Tbilisi, the capital of the former Soviet republic of Georgia, a target instead.
The politician, who leads the oddly named Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, has had a reputation for fiery rhetoric since he appeared on the political scene as a presidential candidate in 1991. But his political fortunes have been modest since successes in parliamentary elections in 1993 and he is generally perceived as a buffoon.
He is famous for acknowledging that he dreams of a day "when Russian soldiers can wash their boots in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean", and his rhetoric has frequently targeted non-Russian peoples of the Caucasus.
Saddam Hussein figures high among his friends in the international community - members of his youth movement went to Baghdad to show solidarity during the 1991 Gulf War.
He has also threatened a confrontation with the US in the Persian Gulf.
The rap song dubs the words said to be Mr Zhirinovsky's utterances over a dance beat. It remains to be seen whether it will imitate the success of Russian teenage pop duo Tatu, who have spent the past four weeks at number one in the UK charts.
This may be applicable to the following: The Vladimir Prophecy and Gog and Magog.
SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
The United States has warned Russia of new sanctions if it continues with plans to provide new advanced weapons systems to Iran.
The warning came as Russia resumed negotiations with Iran for the sale of weapons platforms. Russian officials said they want to complete a new weapons deal within months, Middle East Newsline reported.
U.S. officials said Iran has intensified contacts with Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union in an effort to complete its nuclear weapons programs. Last year, Washington reported two Iranian nuclear facilities that have not been inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
One of the former Soviet republics helping Iran is Georgia. Officials said that country has acknowledged that its scientists are helping Iran's missile and weapons of mass destruction programs.
Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze said he told the United States that engineers and scientists from state-owned facilities have resettled in Teheran to work on private military contracts for the Iranian government. He said the engineers came from the Sukhumi Institute for Physics and Technology and the Tbilisi aircraft plant.
Shevardnadze said personnel from Sukhumi are working on Iranian nuclear projects while those from Tbilisi are helping upgrade SU-25 ground-attack aircraft procured from Georgia in the early 1990s. In 1993, up to two kilograms of weapons-grade uranium was stolen from Sukhumi after the facility was seized by Abkhazian separatist forces.
Georgia had used Sukhumi to develop centrifuge faciliti U.S. officials said the Bush administration is monitoring Iranian-Russian contacts. They said Washington's concern is that Moscow plans to expand its nuclear programs in Iran.
"Our concerns about nuclear cooperation with Iran, as well as the sale of advanced weaponry to Iran," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said on Friday. "We believe Iran uses Bushehr as a cover and a pretext for obtaining sensitive technologies to advance its nuclear weapons program," Boucher said.
This may be applicable to the following: The War of the Ram and Goat.
January 17, 2003
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq on Friday moved to repair diplomatic relations with Russia, damaged by the cancellation in December of a key oilfield contract, by signing a new oil development deal and starting negotiations on more.
Iraq's oil ministry said it had awarded a firm contract to Russia's Stroitransgaz, an oil and gas construction company, to develop block four in Iraq's Western Desert.
It also initialed two more and started negotiations with Zarubezhneft, Russia's umbrella company for state holdings abroad, on the giant Bin Umar field.
That news will come as a shock to French oil major Totalfinaelf which has long been earmarked for the $3.4 billion Bin Umar development, alongside another big prospect, Majnoon.
The initialed contracts were with Soyuzneftegaz for the 100,000-barrel-a-day Rafidain field in southern Iraq and with Tatneft for block nine in the Western Desert.
The deals, signed by Russia's deputy energy minister Ivan Matlashov and Iraq's oil ministry undersecretary Hussein al- Hadithi, provide a boost to political relations as Baghdad seeks to prevent a military assault by the United States.
Moscow is Baghdad's closest ally on the United Nations Security Council and analysts said the deals were an attempt by Baghdad to mend fences.
"I would interpret these deals as Iraq desperately trying not to lose what little support they may still have left after their recent hardline attitude toward LUKOIL," said Paul Collison, energy analyst at Brunswick UBS Warburg in Moscow.
NEW LUKOIL HOPE
The deals come after the cancellation by Iraq of the prized contract for its biggest prospect, West Qurna.
Rights to the $3.7 billion development were held by LUKOIL until mid-December when Baghdad pulled the plug, saying the Russian company had failed to meet the terms of the deal by not starting development work.
Matlashov said there was now new hope the field could be restored to LUKOIL.
"The door is still open for LUKOIL," he told reporters after Friday's signing ceremony. "We don't want Iraq to give the contract to another company."
Hadithi said: "Iraq has postponed giving the contract to another company whether from Russia or any other country. But Russian firms have priority in signing contracts with Iraq."
After the West Qurna cancellation there was speculation that the Iraqi authorities had taken offence at contact between LUKOIL chief Vagit Alekperov and Iraqi opposition leaders.
The opposition hopes to take charge in Baghdad if the United States forces Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from office with a military assault that could be just weeks away.
Since the cancellation, long-standing Iraqi Oil minister Amir al-Rasheed has been replaced by Samir al-Najm, an old hand from the presidential office.
Iraqi oil reserves, second only in size to those of Saudi Arabia, are at the center of a tug-of-war between countries keen to get their hands on Baghdad's oil wealth if Saddam is overthrown.
Apart from Russia, companies from China, France, Turkey, Britain, Vietnam, South Korea, Italy, Spain and Malaysia and Canada have held talks with Baghdad.
But it is the U.S. oil majors that are expected to play the major role in any post-Saddam development, a prospect that has angered Russian companies.
United Nations sanctions forbid any investment in Iraq until the lifting of Gulf War sanctions.
Hadithi said he was confident that Stroitransgaz would start work during the embargo. But Matlashov said implementation depended "on current conditions we are passing through," a clear reference to sanctions.
This may be applicable to the following: Holocaust Prophecies: Iraq and Russia.
January 16, 2003
(AFP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to restore close diplomatic ties with Moscow's Soviet-era ally Syria at a meeting with Syrian Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam.
Putin and Khaddam promised to defend each other's interests as military confrontation loomed over Iraq, and to work together to help calm Israeli-Palestinian violence.
"Russian-Syrian relations are very important. We must hold dialogue and hold to a line that answers our interests," Putin said.
His remarks came in an introductory speech to Khaddam that was broadcast on Russian television. The meeting, which is also aimed at preparing a visit to Moscow by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, then went into closed session.
Both Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and Syria, which is currently a non-permanent member, are opposed to any US military strikes on Iraq.
Putin said Moscow and Damascus had to draft joint policies, both on the looming confrontation over Iraq and on ways to solve Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Russia and Syria were "united by long-standing close ties," he said.
"I expect that your visit will serve as a good impetus for our relations to develop on all fronts," he told Khaddam.
Syria was a close ally of Moscow's during the Soviet era, receiving military backing at a time when Russia supported the Arab world in its confrontation with Israel.
But post-Soviet Russia shifted its focus towards Israel, losing much influence among former Middle Eastern allies as a result.
Trade volume between Russia and Syria collapsed from around one billion dollars (euros) in 1992 to just 163 million dollars last year, Russian officials said.
Putin said Wednesday that trade relations had recently "stabilized" and were headed toward growth in the near future.
But Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said after the talks that the two sides had avoided discussion of a mooted sale to Syria of Russian portable Igla surface-to-air missiles, which Syria could use to shoot down Israeli warplanes.
Russia made military sales "based on its own assessment of the situation, not under pressure" ITAR-TASS quoted the Russian foreign minister as saying.
Syria is on the US State Department's list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism because of its support for Lebanon's Hezbollah militia and radical Palestinian groups.
Khaddam, one of Syria's two vice presidents, is also due to meet Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov and the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Gennady Seleznyov, during his three-day visit to Russia.
Khaddam told Putin he hoped Moscow and Damascus could "calm the international situation," ITAR-TASS reported.
This may be applicable to the following: The Vladimir Prophecy and Gog and Magog.
December 22, 2002
Russia stood up firmly for Iraq by declaring that a military campaign there ran counter to Moscow's national interests and urging Washington to strictly abide by UN resolutions on the conflict.
"The most important thing is making sure that Iraq has no weapons of mass destruction," Foreign Minister Ivanov said in an interview with Channel One, broadcast first in Russia's far eastern regions, and picked up by news agencies.
"All other goals run counter to our interests," Ivanov said in reference to the military campaign.
Ivanov called on Washington to abide by the rules of UN Security Council resolution 1441 -- which sets strict conditions for Iraqi compliance with weapons inspection -- that he stressed was the best method for assuring that Saddam Hussein's regime disarmed.
"Russia and the United States have developed a joint groundwork -- the most important goal is that Iraq complies with the UN resolution," Ivanov said.
He added that Russia would take no part in any campaign if it went ahead.
Edging still closer to Saddam, Ivanov further brushed aside a recent conflict between Russia and Iraq over Baghdad's decision to rip a lucrative oil contract held in Iraq by Russia's state-run oil company LUKoil.
Reports said that Saddam's regime nullified the deal after learning that LUKoil executives had contacted the Iraqi opposition and US officials in a bid to make sure that the contract would still be valid should the current Iraqi regime fall.
The problems between LUKoil and Iraq "arose two or three years ago, and are not directly linked to the current situation," Ivanov said in his first public comments on the dispute.
His comments are the firmest to date in support of the pace of Iraq's cooperation with weapons inspections.
Russia had previously offered only a vague response to the 12,000-page weapons report delivered to the United Nations by Iraq this month.
Although as a Security Council permanent member it is in possession of the full Iraqi declaration, it has refused to comment on the text directly, saying that UN inspectors' report delivered to the United Nations on Thursday did not prove that Baghdad was at fault.
Analysts had suggested that Moscow's cautious approach betrayed an implicit support for a joint US-British campaign to topple Saddam's regime -- as long as such a strike was first apprroved by the United Nations, where Moscow wields veto power.
"If the United States respects UN rules then Russia could not use its veto" against such a campaign, said Sergei Markov, a political analyst with close ties to the Kremlin administration.
In a wide-ranging interview summing up Russian foreign policy achievements over the past year, Ivanov also spoke critically -- but with a hint of irony -- of US plans to develop a limited missile defense shield by 2004.
However a top military official who appeared jointly with Ivanov in the television interview said the US shield was too under-developed to pose a military threat to Russia.
"After September 11, the United States no longer feels itself secure and has decided to unfurl a missile shield -- perhaps to demonstrate its technological superiority over other countries, or to confirm the quality of its military program," Ivanov remarked.
"But the most important question is: why is the United States doing this," Russia's top diplomat said.
"There are threats from terrorism, organized crime, illegal drugs trafficking, which can only be combated jointly" by Russia and the United States, Ivanov said.
He suggested such cooperation would be doomed should the US shield threaten Russia's security interests.
In any case, the US missile defense is already proving faulty, said the first deputy chief of general staff, Yury Baluyevsky.
"The US decision to build a missile shield poses no danger to Russia," he remarked.
"There is no system that can give a 100-percent guarantee of intercepting weapons," he said, noting that the latest US test of an interceptor rocket had failed.
This may be applicable to the following: Holocaust Prophecies: Iraq and Russia.
Foreign Affairs Correspondent
11 November 02
Iran has been supplied by Russia with powerful new technology and parts for long-range missiles that will put Israel and the whole of the Middle East - including British and US forces in the region - within its reach, The Telegraph has learned.
The missiles' range of up to 1,300 miles would also allow Iran to strike parts of North Africa and of south-eastern Europe.
Successful test-firings were conducted this summer with the help of Russian and North Korean scientists at a desert range in central Iran, according to the opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and American intelligence.
Teheran has been pressing ahead with its plans to become an international missile power in tandem with its efforts to develop compatible chemical warheads.
The revelations about Moscow's new role in building the military strength of a state named as part of the "axis of evil" by President Bush follow American anger earlier this year when it emerged that Russia was building a new Iranian light-water nuclear power reactor. The plant is seen as a front for gaining nuclear weapons expertise.
The NCRI has been told by its contacts within the regime that Teheran twice successfully test-fired the new Shahab 4 missiles this summer in front of the country's military leaders. Although Iran is widely believed to be working secretly on the Shahab 4 project, the Pentagon believes that the recent tests involved an upgraded version of the Shahab 3 missile. Ali Shamkhani, the Iranian defence minister, insisted that the recent tests featured the existing version of Shahab 3, which can strike targets about 800 miles away. Shahab 4 would have a range of about 1,300 miles, while it is not known how far the upgraded Shahab 3 could reach.
Western and Israeli intelligence and the Iranian opposition have received fresh details of the crucial contribution of Russian, North Korean and Chinese scientists and companies in Teheran's missile programme, though Iran routinely denies receiving foreign assistance.
The Shahab 3, based on the North Korean Nodong missile, suffered two failed test launches out of three in 1998 and 2000. US intelligence believes that the Russians have provided Iran with a powerful new motor to replace at least one of the Nodong engines, making the upgraded Shahab 3 a Russian-North Korean hybrid.
The new Shahab 4 is based on the old Soviet SS-4 missile and uses entirely Russian technology. The Russians have also provided high-grade steel and special alloys for the Shahab 4 missile casing and for foil shielding around guidance systems.
Teheran has signed a $7 million (£4.6 million) contract with a Russian company for the transfer of SS-4 missile parts to Teheran, according to documents seen by the NCRI.
The deal demolishes Iranian claims that they are not working on the Shahab 4. Mr Shamkhani had boasted that Iran was working on Shahab 4 in 2000, but then retracted his remarks after condemnation by America and the EU.
Since then, Teheran has insisted that there is no Shahab 4. The White House is urging Russia to reduce its co-operation with Iran. Moscow publicly denies supplying the Iranians with missile technology.
When presented with evidence of the deals, Russian officials insisted that individual companies were acting without authorisation.
This may be applicable to the following: The War of the Ram and Goat.
Despite the Cold War -like chill that currently exists, there remains some hope that the US-Russian relationship still has some extra mileage left. While I have no doubt that at some point the two nations will become adversaries, the prophecies of Nostradamus indicate that something else must also happen, before or after a war between the two nuclear giants.
According to a number of quatrains and one Epistle to Henry II prose prophesy, Russia and the United States will join forces in an attempt to police the world and to battle mutual adversaries.
Whilst it is true that the United States and Russia have demonstrated heated disagreement over issues such as Nato expansion, a US missile defence system, Kosovo, and Iraq, there are mutual issues over which they do commiserate. Both concur that the bellicose China-Taiwan relationship and the dangerous escalation of terrorist networks by Islamic fundamentalists threatens not only regional stability but also their own national securities.
Despite the "pact" made recently between Moscow and Beijing, there is and always has been a sense in the Kremlin that one day this neighbouring nuclear nation will turn against it after it has established a more advanced nuclear arsenal. Indeed, in 1969, China and Russia went to the brink of nuclear war after months of Chinese incursions and skirmishes along the east Soviet border. The conventional wisdom among Russian military experts is that China cannot actually be trusted and will once again pose a similar threat. Meanwhile, Washington already knows what Beijing's designs are for the United States in the event it should go to war with Taiwan.
In the event of a surprise attack on Taiwan, China's military leadership has already warned that a nuclear attack against US warships and US cities would immediately follow or be launched concurrently. Once this happens, US nuclear forces will be used to retaliate and the entire US nuclear arsenal will be placed on a high state of alert for further attacks.
There are those who believe Russia will take advantage of a Chinese attack to launch a surprise, large-scale nuclear attack on America. However, such a move would be suicidal since, as I have already mentioned, US nuclear forces would be on the highest state of alert during a retaliatory wave against China. Washington would be watching Moscow very closely. Russia could ill afford to ally with Beijing or even to risk neutrality in such a situation. Its logical move would be to side with the United States against China, setting back the PRC's ability to move against Russia by 20 or 30 years.
Nostradamus certainly appears to indicate a joint US-Russian war against China:
Whilst it is true that Quatrain 6.21 might have been applicable to certain events that occurred in 2000 -- line one to the Kursk rescue mission in the Barents Sea, line two to the violence between Israelis and Palestinians, and line three the US election crisis -- the dynamics of this quatrain certainlyy allows for a deeper alliance between Russia and the US and a war against China in the Pacific. However, if fighting spreads westward to the Balkans, as indicated in line four, it is difficult to believe that the two military behemoths will remain united for very long.
The above Epistle extract I believe ultimately concerns events in the far future. However, like many of Nostradamus' quatrains, I also believe it is repetitive. History does repeat itself often and I feel Nostradamus was aware of this fact. Therefore, the Epistle prophecy will have a precedent -- and that precedent may very well be a US-Russian alliance against China.
In recent years and recent months Russia has also spoken out against the rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism and the establishing of terrorist networks. It has used Chechnya to illustrate this point, claiming that Chechen rebels are terrorists supported by Middle Eastern terrorist cells. In this respect, both Washington and Moscow are in agreement. Again, Nostradamus paints a schizophrenic portrait of a Russia allied with rogue Moslem states in the Balkans on the one hand, and a Russia allied with the West in a war against an Islamic super-federation led by Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan on the other.
Are we witnessing two different wars or will Russia change sides during the heat of a third World War? (The following excerpt is from my new book, Nostradamus and the Final Age. Consider it a rather brief sneak preview.)
May 2006 or February 2053 -- This quatrain does not necessarily have to be linked with World War III. However, according to the Epistle to Henry II, the nation of Iraq cannot prevail longer than 73 years and 7 months from either its independence from British mandate in October 1932 (which brings us to May 2006), the establishment of the modern Iraqi state of Saddam Hussein in July 1979 (which brings us to February 2053), or from the calculated end of World War IV in 2052 (which brings us to 2115 or 2116). It is intriguing to note how consistent the first two dates are to the projected ending of both World Wars III and IV. Ergo, this quatrain is likely describing the final military offensive against Iraq -- one which will result in the nation's total destruction -- during either World War III or World War IV. Which case it will be is largely dependent upon the actions of our governments.
Allied forces under the leader of the European Union, along with Russian and American forces, sweep toward Iraq to war with Saddam Hussein or some other future leader of Iraq. If applicable to World War III, the "king of Europe" will be Chiren -- a possible anagram for French President Jacques Chirac. The allies will take up positions in southern Turkey and Syria, countries they will be in the process of liberating from their Iranian masters.
The griffin, a monster from Greek mythology which was part eagle and part lion, symbolically represents the United States and Great Britain, and, in this rare instance, the fierce and ruthless might of the ancient Roman Empire. The Greek griffin was adopted by classical Rome and appears on many Roman friezes as does the lion. If applicable to World War III, this is the best evidence in the quatrains that Russia and the United States, indeed Russia and Western Europe, will eventually resolve their disputes and cease to be enemies and instead will become military allies. This will probably not take place until the closing stages of World War III.
Line 3 indicates that both communists (reds) and democrats (whites) will participate in the assault of Iraq, implying not only that communism will once again emerge as a major political force in both Europe and Russia, but that both communism and democracy will be held in equal favor by the unified European government.
Text © 2000-2006 by Michael McClellan
The end of the thirteen-year US-Russian relationship is marked by a terrible war that will overwhelm the two great powers. This war will result in a massive nuclear attack on both countries by a Moslem axis led by "the Barbarian Satrap": a leader operating out of either Iran or Afghanistan. The relationship likely began with the collapse of the Soviet Union and ascension of Boris Yeltsin as leader of the Russian Federation. Thus, the period is December 1991 to December 2004. The 2004 dating is quite close to the September-October 2004 base 7 vector I calculated for a nuclear war involving Russia and the United States. Another potential vector, one that is a bit later, is August-October 2006 -- twenty months beyond "the thirteen years."
Most prophetic evidence concurs with a 1991-2004 period and a world war in progress as early as this year, 2004, or no later than 2006.
Line 4 indicates that neither power will be completely destroyed, however, since the leader of Russia will afterwards "bless" the pope and embrace the Christian faith.
UPDATE (9/24/05): The United States and Russia are now, from all appearances, no longer allies. The issue of Iran's nuclear weapons and the defence of Iran by Russia's military has now come to the foreground. The "Barbarian satrap" was elected a few months ago -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is unquestionably destined to be the "fourth king of Persia" warned of in Daniel's prophecy of World War III in Daniel Chapter 11 and is likely the black-bearded Persian conqueror prophesied by Nostradamus in several of his quatrains.
How long it will take for the two nuclear giants to become "overwhelmed" by the current situation and go to war is unknown, but probably the beginning of such adversarial confrontation may be seen by late 2005 or else by March/April 2006, reaching a dreadful climax in August 2008.
In the above presentation we saw one instance in prophecy -- that of Nostradamus -- where Russia, along with Europe and America, was pitted against Babylon (Iraq). The Biblical prophet Jeremiah also describes the destruction of Babylon by many nations, including a major northern country (Russia). However, it is quite clear from recent events, especially since 1997, that before Moscow moves against Iraq, it will first be an important ally of Saddam Hussein and his Baath regime.
The mystery is what will be the consequences of this close alliance. Prophecy only hints, yet the result could be quite calamitous for the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.
As troubles continue to escalate to new and dangerous levels in the Middle East, South Asia, and the former Soviet Union, the danger posed by Saddam Hussein has grown immensely, especially since the terrorist attacks on September 11. It now seems inevitable that the second major battle in the war on terror, the first being Afghanistan, will be Iraq. However, this will prove to be a much tougher nut for the US to crack than were the Taliban and Al Qaeda forces hiding out in the mountainous and desolate terrain of a technologically backwards country with a primitive military and infrastructure.
Since December 1998, Iraq is a nation that has been bombarded time and again by provoking US and British fighter jets patrolling the northern and southern no-fly zones. What has been happening in the meantime during this protracted game of cat-and-mouse? No longer under a UN monitoring regime, it is believed that Saddam has not only rebuilt his weapons of mass destruction but has developed newer, more deadly strains of biological and chemical agents. Saddam has also cemented a trade and military alliance with Russian President Vladimir Putin and remains a close friend of the other "Vladimir" still lurking in the woodwork: Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
In March and April 2002, a naked-eye comet, Ikeya-Zhang, became an evening spectacle above the western horizon for those who had dark skies in the northern hemisphere. I anticipate yet another comet, more brilliant and much easier to see, by March 2003 if not sooner and unexpectedly this summer or autumn. When this occurs, unless Ikeya-Zhang has already been the comet of prophecy, events described in the following quatrain may trigger a defining moment in the year 2002 or 2003. It is an event that may have broad and dire consequences not only for the Middle East, but for Russia, the US, and the Nato member countries.
Some modern Hebrew scholars believe that the Zohar reveals that the nightmare of a global nuclear war will be triggered by an Iraqi nuclear or chemical strike on Tel Aviv. When one is aware of this fact, it appears increasingly more likely that the figure Mabus is indeed Saddam Hussein as is popularly believed.
What exactly is Quatrain 2.62 saying? It is clear from the prediction that an individual named Mabus will either be assassinated or else killed during a major military assault (Iraq and the Middle East is the popular location for most interpreters). We are advised to keep an eye out for the spectacular comet I mentioned above which will either precede or run concurrently with this event. Aside from those points, the specific scenarios suggested by the other lines are far too numerous. Generally speaking, it appears that retaliation will follow in the wake of Mabus's death. The "great destruction of people and animals" may indicate that chemical or biological weapons will be used, turning a large part of the Middle East into a graveyard. Lines 3 and 4 further suggest that an even greater holocaust, possibly a nuclear war, will follow.
Should an attack catastrophic enough to result in Saddam's death ever be launched against Baghdad, what sort of outcome would we be faced with? Does Saddam have a "dead hand" that could be played out if he is killed?
The following speculative scenario, which appeared in a 1998 manuscript of my current book, Nostradamus and the Final Age, was written by me on November 24, 1997 -- two months before an assault that was intended to be launched on February 26, 1998. The campaign, Operation Desert Thunder, thankfully was aborted. As many as 800,000 Iraqis would have been killed on that single day. An unknown amount of biological and chemical agents would have also been targeted by US and British "smart bombs" and released into the atmosphere upon detonation. One day, perhaps in the summer or autumn of 2002, we may again be confronted with a dangerously similar situation:
The US-Russian relationship, which has been sorely tested since the crisis began, continues to be with Russia still opposed to any unilateral military force against Iraq by the United States. Less than a week ago, Russian ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky urged Saddam Hussein to strike the United States first by bombing the US aircraft carrier Nimitz in the Persian Gulf.
If Russia becomes our adversary by becoming Iraq's protector, either during this crisis or a future one, we could eventually find ourselves fighting them not only in the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia, but also wherever else NATO and US forces happen to be stationed. Currently that is in Bosnia, Hungary, Macedonia, Italy, and the Adriatic Sea.
Line 4 of Quatrain 2.62 suggests that "a hundred hands" will trigger the catastrophic "vengeance" which is suddenly "revealed" in line 3. This could take the form of one hundred nuclear-tipped ICBMs. Of course, the hundred hands could just as easily belong to 100 Iraqi terrorists or 100 Russian operatives with 100 suitcases containing 100 nuclear devices spread throughout 100 US and US-allied cities. We cannot afford to forget Alexander Lebed's warning in October 1997 concerning one hundred missing Russian suitcase-sized nuclear weapons.
The killing of a major terrorist leader may not be worth the trouble of depopulating parts of the Middle East and incinerating one hundred US and allied cities, but the death of Saddam Hussein might. For Russian hard-liners like Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Gennady Zyuganov, or Lebed himself, the chaos and carnage following Saddam's death would provide an excellent opportunity to nuke America without running the risk of retaliation. They could always assure the survivors that "Islamic extremists operating on behalf of the Iraqi government" were responsible.
Bear in mind that this is, by all means, a nightmarish interpretation of the "Mabus scenario." In Nostradamus' time a "great destruction of people and animals" could have been measured in thousands or tens of thousands rather than millions. As for the time when this prophecy will play out, however it does so, all we know for certain is that the events will occur sometime after a major comet has passed the earth or is still visible in the sky.
Of course, there is no guarantee that "the Mabus scenario" has anything whatsoever to do with Saddam or Iraq -- but the danger that it may should cause us all to contemplate the repercussions of the planned invasion of Iraq in 2002 or 2003 by George W. Bush and his military planners.
The following excerpt from a prophecy by Erna Steiglitz demonstrates that Iraq will be an important ally of Russia's southern flank:
Also, the Seer of Waldviertel prophesies of US and Russian military involvement in Saudi Arabia, ostensibly a likely extension of a major conflict with Iraq:
The ties that bind Russia and Iraq are strong indeed, yet have somehow failed to materialise in a grand way prophetically-speaking. It is perhaps that we may find this link in the more mysterious predictions of the past, such as Nostradamus' Mabus quatrain. However, until something more concrete can be deciphred, these predictions will do for the time being.
Then I lifted up mine eyes and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram, which had two horns (Persia, which is now modern Iran, and Media * ), and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other and the higher came last. I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts (nations) might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.
(The angel Gabriel) said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision. And he said, behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media * and Persia.
On the previous page we discussed the WW3 predictions of Alois Irlmaier and the uncanny resemblance certain aspects of them have to the above vision by the Old Testament prophet Daniel.
Many Bible scholars attribute Daniel's vision concerning an invasion of "Grecia" by "the ram" and its leader, the "fourth king of Persia," to what amounted to be a rather puny incursion by Persia against a Greek colony that resulted in the subjugation of much of Asia by Alexander the Great. However, Daniel 8:4 describes what can only be interpreted as a massive invasion of pro-Western Arab states, Asia Minor, and the Balkans by Iran and its allies.
These allies, according to Daniel, will be countries that made up the ancient kingdom of Media. These include north-western Iran, northern Iraq, north-eastern Syria, eastern Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and the southern Russian Caucasus states of Chechnya and Dagestan.
This suggests one of two things:
1) Iran will ally with a federation of the countries and regions mentioned above, most of which are Islamic or, like Georgia, have a large Islamic population. Armenia is the exception, suggesting it will be taken by force.
2) Russia will reclaim the former Soviet republics of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, thus becoming the governing power of the majority of "Media."
Therefore, Daniel is either describing an Islamic axis, led by Iran, invading and conquering lands opposed to it in the Middle East and in Europe or
If the latter case proves to be correct, Russia will be a key adversary in the Middle East, fighting alongside Iran, Iraq, and Syria against Israel, pro-Western Arab states, the United States, Nato ally Turkey, and all European nations pledging to back the US and Israel.
It also means that Russia and Iran will take Georgia and Armenia by force. Azerbaijan will likely ally with Iran willingly, since many southern Azerbaijanis have long sought to merge their country with north-western Iran where many of their brethren live.
It also makes Iran and her Islamic allies the "third spearhead" or "third wedge" that invades Eastern and Central Europe from the south as prophesied by Alois Irlmaier.
What is more, there may be astrological significance to Daniel's use of the ram and goat: the Ram is the symbol of the constellation Aries, and the Goat is the symbol of Capricorn. Note also that Daniel's "he-goat" does not touch the land, suggesting air and naval power. Capricorn is a goat with the tail of a fish.
Could it be that Aries, the Ram, a possible Russian-Iranian alliance, will invade the Balkans sometime between March 21 and April 20 of a year yet to be determined (2005? 2006?) and that Capricorn, the Goat, the United States and Western Europe, will defeat the Ram sometime between December 23 and January 20 of the same year or one to follow?
Watch the developing relationship between Moscow and Teheran closely, as well as any new elections in Iran that may be held as a result of recent political and religious instability. Watch also Osama bin Laden, who I believe is still alive and perhaps still living in neighbouring Afghanistan or is hiding out in Pakistan, Iraq, or within Iran itself. When the "fourth king of Persia" makes himself known and begins issuing his threats, then the coming global war will be at hand.
A second installment of a popular documentary series, Ancient Prophecies, narrated by David McCallum, aired in 1995. One of the segments focused on a Ukrainian man who was imprisoned in Siberia by the Soviet government for being a Catholic. His name was Josup Terelya who now lives in Toronto, Canada. He was purportedly thrown into a cell where the temperature was well below zero by guards expecting him to freeze to death.
He saw a light bulb hanging on the ceiling. He moved his hands near the bulb in a futile attempt to warm them. Suddenly the room glowed with light, he fell back upon his cot, and before him appeared the Virgin Mary. Miraculously, through her intercession, he survived. Dumbfounded guards, expecting to find him dead, found him alive and well and led him out of the cell. It would be another twenty years before he would be given his freedom.
While in the cell, the Virgin Mary showed him visions of the future.
This is the prophecy as best as I can remember it, very loosely paraphrased (I used to have this on videotape, but the tape was ruined several years ago):
"The Soviet Union will cease to be. Russia will be free of communism. But the day will come when it will fall under a dictatorship. The people will rally around one man. 'Vladimir' will be his name."
At this point in the presentation, people are seen holding up placards bearing the image of Vladimir Zhirinovsky. However, the Ukrainian prisoner never mentions Vladimir's last name.
The prophecy continues:
"There will be a great flame, a fire, in southern Russia, and Vladimir will stir up the people of Russia to go to war against Israel."
Could this "great flame" that erupts in southern Russia be Chechnya ... or is it the southern Caucasus, the former Soviet republic of Georgia and perhaps Armenia?
He then describes a map he is shown of Russia and all of the former Soviet Union and China.
Apparently a future nuclear war between Russia and China or Russia, China, and the United States. How long after the advent of "Vladimir" is not clear.
What is clear is that there are two Vladimirs in Russia today. One, Vladimir Putin, is the president and still relatively popular among Russians (although this may one day change). He has appealed to their sense of patriotism by waging a brutal war against a small people, murdering their children and women, detaining all men age 10 to 60, nearly obliterating the million-strong Chechen nation from the map. He may have revealed himself to be the "great King of terror" that Nostradamus prophesied would come in 1999 and seven months (Julian reckoning) by launching a terrible air war "from the sky."
He is already a dictator. Unchallenged, he will become more so because war and espionage is all he knows.
However, what if he does not hold for much longer? -- what if Putin becomes unpopular and people look once again toward their ruined economy?
If there is a popular revolt against Putin, Gennady Zyuganov will likely be at the helm. Putin will be overthrown. Zyugonov will rule by decree.
At that time, the fierce ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky will become the second most popular man in Russia. And if the people regret their return to communism -- what then? It is unlikely that people will stand very long for having their freedoms stripped away. Russia will be ripe for yet another revolution.
Then Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the man in the shadows like Hitler was in the shadows of Germany biding his time for ten years: He becomes dictator.
Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Which shall it be? Does it even matter?
Third World War. Nuclear holocaust. Watch these men -- both of them.
GOG AND MAGOG IN ENGLISH LORE:
These nine-foot tall statues of Gog (left) and Magog (right) stand at the Guildhall in London. First erected in the 1400's, they were restored in 1708 following the Great Fire, then again after the end of World War II in 1953. In the Middle Ages it was believed that Gog and Magog were nations that had been confined behind mountains by Alexander the Great, who had used 6,000 bronze-and iron-workers to build a gate to hold them back. In Arthurian lore, King Arthur battled the giant captains of the nations Gog and Magog and with the help of Gargantua overcame and killed them both. Afterward they built a great wall to contain the monstrous legions until the end of the world.
|One element of Terelya's vision
bears an uncanny resemblance to a prophecy made over
2,200 years ago by the Old Testament writer Ezekiel. It
concerns an invasion of Israel from "out of the
north part" -- presumably Russia -- by a leader he
calls "Gog." If Terelya's vision does
correspond to that of Ezekiel's, then "Gog"
will be one of the two Vladimirs: Putin or Zhirinovsky.
Most scholars of biblical prophecy believe that "Gog" is to be associated with Russia. A smaller number believe he will originate in Turkey or Syria. However, based on predictions made by Nostradamus, I have strong reason to suspect Ezekiel's prophecy does not concern a Russian invasion of Israel, but one instead originating from China or Mongolia many years from now.
Nevertheless, I am prepared to accept the possibility that I may be wrong. Should a major attack on Israel be led by Russia at any time during the next six years, it is likely that it will lead to a fulfillment of Ezekiel's prophecy.
A side note of interest: There is also some debate concerning Ezekiel's Gog, the leader of the land of Magog, and the two nations of Gog and Magog that appear near the end of the Book of Revelation. Some scholars maintain there is linkage between the two; others believe two different events are being prophesied.
Ezekiel 38:1-9 --
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of Man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meschech and Tubal [now in modern-day Turkey], and prophesy against him. And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia [Iran], Ethiopia [all East Africa south of Egypt], and Libya with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer [Turkey], and all his bands; the house of Togarmah [Turkmenistan] of the north quarters, and all his bands; and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have always been waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm; thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee ...
As can be seen, even before the invasion, "Gog" will have already conquered Turkey and become its "prince." This may tie in with predictions made by Nostradamus concerning a coming war between Persia (Iran) and Turkey that will commence near Trabzond "not far from the Black Sea." "Byzantium" (Istanbul) is ultimately defeated in another quatrain by a leader from the Black Sea (Iran or Russia) and from "great Tartary" (Eastern Siberia, China or Mongolia) who will first conquer "Alania" (Chechnya, Dagestan, and Georgia) and Armenia, then invade Turkey, governing it with "a bloody sceptre."
Ezekiel also identifies Persia as being one of Gog's allies. Perhaps at some point Moscow will aid Teheran with the conquest of Asia Minor and the Russian dictator will incorporate the country into a greater Russian empire.
Russia's "Vladimir" may also be involved in a major regional war in the Middle East and Transcaucasia at this time; but will choose to "turn back" his forces -- to withdraw. But reluctantly his nation will be dragged back into the conflict with "hooks" in its "jaws." Perhaps Israel will do something to provoke the United Nations Security Council, such as using nuclear weapons against Syria (as predicted by the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah). Russia will "be forced" to launch a military attack against the new "rogue state" of Israel.
Two of Russia's allies it has supported in the past and continues to support are listed by Ezekiel: Iran and Libya. Turkey will be a part of Gog's empire. Ethiopia and the rest of East Africa may unite with Russia because of a future alliance with Libya. Turkmenistan is one of the five Central Asian republics that once belonged to the old Soviet Union. Its inclusion in the list of Gog's allies suggests that the rest of Central Asia may once again be under the Russian fold.
Ezekiel 38:13, 15-16 --
Sheba [Yemen], and Dedan [Western Saudi Arabia], and the merchants of Tarshish [Spain], with all the young lions thereof [England?], shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? ... And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north part, thou, and many people with thee ... a great company, and a mighty army: And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land ...
The entire Arabian peninsula will also become a battlefield during this war. One can also gather that the tiny Gulf States will also be caught up in fighting with Iran. The inclusion of Spain and Britain (the lions appear in Scotch, English, and British heraldry), however, indicates that Southern and Western Europe will also be in defence mode. This is consistent with Nostradamus' predictions for what appears to be a joint Russian-Moslem invasion of the Balkans, Italy, France, and Spain.
Ezekiel 38:18-22, 39:1-2,6 --
At the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel ... there shall be a great shaking in the land ... and all the men who are upon the face of the earth shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: and I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel ... And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles.
We need only look at two of the hottest rumours on the Internet to see how this can play out. Many people still believe that Comet 76P impacted in some way with the planet Mars around June 4, 2000. If correct, there may be a field of Martian and cometary debris headed in the direction of earth. Certain "psychics" are also predicting that the Martian moon Phobos will take a side-swipe at earth or sheer its upper atmosphere, claiming that since Phobos means "terror" (it actually translates as "fear") and was a "king" in mythology, that it will be the "great King of terror" predicted in Quatrain 10.72. Yet another controversy concerns a brown dwarf star that some experts believe is the ancient "Planet X", "Marduk" and "Nibiru" of ancient Sumerian, Biblical, and other mythology. It is anticipated that this fiery giant will near earth in May 2003, causing the deaths of over 5 billion people.
Whether or not there is any truth to the rumours, it is likely that something like the scenarios above will occur one day -- leading to Ezekiel's vision of a rain of "great hailstones, fire, and brimstone" destroying five-sixth's of Gog's army and the armies of his allies. However, the fire sent to the land of "Magog" (Russia? China?) is likely to be nuclear. Those "who dwell carelessly in the isles" could mean the islands of the Pacific, the Mediterranean, the British Isles, or, as some Bible scholars insist, the Americas. It may very much depend on whether Magog is actually Russia or not.
The following quatrain suggests that Magog may be Russia and that "the isles" may be the United States:
These are the two great world powers, Russia and the United States, both facing nuclear attack at the hands of the "Barbarian Satrap" -- the leader of Persia. Iran by this timee will have a large nuclear arsenal, as will China. Beijing already is sharing its technology with Teheran which has also received nuclear materials on the black market in Russia and the former Soviet republics. One of the two countries will suffer greater devastation than the other. If Josup Terelya's vision is any indication, it shall be Russia.
Note, too, that Gog and Magog sound like twins. In Arthurian legend they are. Could Castor and Pollux be Nostradamus' version of the biblical Gog and Magog?
One may also ask the question: will Russia and China unite against Western Europe and the United States? Could Russia and China be "Gog and Magog?" The following article appears quite ominous on the surface:
RUSSIA AND CHINA UNITE AGAINST U.S. AND THE WEST
July 19, 2000 (The London Telegraph) -- The Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Jiang Zemin yesterday denounced American plans for ballistic missile defence systems. They vowed to forge a close strategic alliance to curb Washington's dominance of world affairs.
The two leaders signed a strongly worded joint statement accusing America of planning to use the proposed National Missile Defence system to seek unilateral military and security advantages. This would pose the most grave adverse consequences not only to the national security of Russia, China and other countries, but also to the security and international strategic stability of the United States.
The statement also described as unacceptable the incorporation of Taiwan into any lower-level US missile defence systems deployed in the Asia-Pacific region. This was a reference to Theatre Missile Defence, a ship-based missile shield being researched by Japan and America. Beijing is convinced that it is intended to neutralize Chinese missiles aimed at Taiwan, the democratic, capitalist island which China is determined to unite with the mainland
Both nations have faced international criticism for their brutal suppression of separatism, whether in Chechnya or the western Chinese regions of Xinjiang and Tibet. They share a horror of Western attempts to elevate human rights above sovereignty.
Yesterday's statement expressed mutual understanding and support for the two countries' respective campaigns to safeguard national unification. The declaration also pledged to defend the leading role of the UN Security Council, of which China and Russia are permanent members.
The Book of Revelation warns that at a time shortly before the battle of Armageddon, perhaps early in a global war to which Armageddon is the conclusion, an army from the East comprised of 200 million soldiers will be sent to war against Israel, any Arab allies of Israel, and the nations of the West. Such an army China now boasts it has today. Meanwhile, the Old Testament prophet Daniel warns that Russia, as the King of the North, will attack the beast who will rule over a united Europe, and this will happen, again, shortly before Armageddon. One might conclude from those two prophecies that China and Russia will be allied against Europe and against Israel and her allies.
The question is whether this is World War III or a much later war. One must admit that a lot of prophecy that is in Revelation and Daniel has to happen yet -- nearly all of it has to, in fact. And these include at least two other world wars that will precede the one called Armageddon. So we may be talking about some distance in the future.
Then again, there are modern prophecies of a Russian alliance with China: one that will utterly destroy the United States with their nuclear arsenals. And the war over which this shall happen will be in North Korea:
Linda Newkirk "North Korea Barks War" --
Even as you look at North Koreas threats against the USA, Child, do not think that North Korea is threatening to blow up the USA alone. It has the backing of China, Russia and other countries; and they have been planning this trap for a long time. Step into this trap and it is curtains for the USA.
And yet again, such a terrifying and horrendous holocaust for America at the hands of Russia and China over North Korea is repeated in the following:
Dumitru Duduman "China and Russia Strike", April 22, 1996 --
I saw the president of RUSSIA, a short, chubby man, who said he was the president of CHINA, and two others. The last two also said where they were from, but I did not understand. However, I gathered they were part of Russian controlled territory. The men stepped out of the cloud. The Russian president began to speak to the Chinese one. "I will give you the land with all the people, but you must free TAIWAN of the Americans. Do not fear, we will attack them from behind.
A voice said to me, "Watch where the RUSSIANS penetrate America." I saw these words being written: ALASKA; MINNESOTA; FLORIDA. Then, the man spoke again, "When America goes to war with China, the Russians will strike without warning."
The other two presidents spoke, "We, too, will fight for you." Each had a place already planned as a point of attack. All of them shook hands and hugged. Then they all signed a contract. One of them said, "We're sure that KOREA and CUBA will be on our side, too. Without a doubt, together, we can destroy America.
The president of Russia began to speak insistently, "Why let ourselves be led by the Americans? Why not rule the world ourselves? They have to be kicked out of Europe, too! Then I could do as I please with Europe!
The man standing beside me asked, "This is what you saw: they act as friends, and say they respect the treaties made together. But everything I've shown you is how it will REALLY happen. You must tell them what is being planned against AMERICA. Then, when it comes to pass, the people will remember the words the Lord has spoken."
"Who are you?" I asked. "I am the protector of America. AMERICA'S sin has reached God. He will allow this destruction, for He can no longer stand such wickedness. God however, still has people that worship Him with a clean heart as they do His work. He has prepared a heavenly army to save these people." As I looked, a great army, well armed and dressed in white, appeared before me.
In the meantime, Russia and China have many outstanding differences as well as common interests. There also exists, and has long existed, a mutual feeling of distrust. In 1969, China and the Soviet Union went to war briefly -- a war that came very close to turning nuclear. According to the final portion of Josyp Terelya's vision, China and Russia will one day wage a nuclear war against each other.
I find it interesting that Arthurian legend also has a prophecy for us where this issue is concerned, just as it does with Gog and Magog. One night, it is said, King Arthur had a dream that perplexed him greatly. When he awoke, he summoned Merlin to interpret the dream:
As the king slumbered he beheld a vision, and, lo, a bear flying high in the air towards the east. Right huge and hideous of body was the bear, and marvelously horrible to see. Also the king saw a dragon flying over against him towards the west. The brightness of his eyes was such that the whole land and sea were filled with the radiance of his glory. When these two beasts came together, the dragon fell upon the bear, and the bear defended himself valiantly against his adversary. But the dragon put his enemy beneath him and, tumbling him to the earth, crushed him utterly in the dust.
Merlin could not tell Arthur that this was a battle between Russia and China because China was unknown to Rome, let alone the land of the Britons and Celts, at this time. However, he did suggest that the beasts were symbols for two great warring nations.
Today, we know that the dragon symbolises China and the bear symbolises Russia. Furthermore, in 1969, the late Jeane Dixon predicted that China and Russia would go to war against each other, that the conflict would last from 2025 to 2037, Russia would lose the war, Finland and Scandinavia would also fall, and that one whom she believed to be the beast of Revelation would deceive America and Western Europe into going to war with China and her allies and occupied lands a short time after 2037.
War between China and Russia is no guarantee that the two will not first turn against the United States, but there certainly appears to be sufficient prophecy to support a Sino-Russian war excluding the United States.
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