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Prediction posted December 6, 2014. This will eventually have its own section on this page.
Largest Anti-Nuclear Protests in History Take Place in Europe and America - Base 7 dating: April 2016.
Predictions posted November 26, 2014. These will eventually have their own sections on this page.
Unrest and Riots Break Out in London - Base 7 dating: April 2016.
Attempted Assassination of U.S. President Barack Obama - Base 7 dating: March 2016.
Notes (11.26.14): The last serious and injurious assassination attempt on the life of a US president occurred in March 1981 when John Hinckley shot then-president Ronald Reagan, also critically wounding press secretary James Brady. The assassin of Abraham Lincoln in April 1865 was a stage actor named John Wilkes Booth. Thus, the name "John" may or may not be key. John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald (president named "John") in November 1963. That base 7 vector for November 2012 has long ago passed.
Queen Elizabeth Dies In Her Sleep, Prince Charles Becomes King - Base 7 dating: March 2016.
Famous Heiress or Socialite is Abducted and/or Murdered - Base 7 dating: March 2016.
Notes (6.29.15): Occasionally stuff starts happening before you get a chance to properly present it. Case in point, Paris Hilton was pranked on June 26 into thinking she would die in a plane mishap. Paris Hilton Falls Victim to Cruel Prank - June 29, 2015.
While this hardly qualifies as a prediction being fulfilled, it may be an event that is offering insight into what the chances are this event will actually happen by March 2016 or before. Of course, Paris Hilton need not necessarily be the socialite/heiress in actual danger, but she could be. It is a warning for somebody to watch out!
The Second of Three Vectors For Commercial Virgin Galactic Shuttle Flight Catastrophe - Base 7 dating: January-April 2016.
Notes (11.26.14): SpaceShuttleTwo exploded and crashed on Halloween 2014 during a test flight, killing the pilot, and injuring a crewman ... only three months before my projected base 7 February 2015 window of opportunity. There will likely be a commercial flight disaster still to come and possibly another test flight accident unless the program is stalled until late 2018 or else 2019.
Thousands Die During Massive Earthquake in Morocco - Base 7 dating: January 2016.
The following predictions have their own sections on this page. Links will take you there.
Unprecedented Flooding or Destruction in Northern Europe - Prediction posted November 26, 2014. Description August 28, 2015.
Huge Volcanic Eruption in Japan and Great Tokyo Earthquake Kills Thousands, Possibly Millions - Prediction posted November 26, 2014. Description August 24, 2015.
Jayne Mansfield: Her Death, What Followed, Who May Be Next - Prediction posted November 26, 2014. Description August 4, 2015.
Erdogan and Putin Warn Israel to Cease Aggressions in Gaza, Lebanon, Golan, Sinai, Iraq, and Syria - Prediction posted November 20, 2014.
Huge Chemical Attacks in Syria and Iraq; Nato Mulls Invasion - Prediction posted September 29, 2013.
Six Iranian Warships are Sunk in Persian Gulf - Prediction posted September 29, 2013.
MOST RECENT UPDATES:
Jayne Mansfield: Her Death, What Followed, Who May Be Next - Update: THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX - NEW CLUE: LEONA LEWIS - August 27, 2015.
U.S. begins manned airstrikes from Turkey - August 12, 2015. PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. See comments.
NATO ALERT: Turkey calls for rare NATO talks after attacks along Syrian border - July 26, 2015.
Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS positions in Syria for the first time - July 25, 2015. PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED.
SNEAK PREVIEW? Paris Hilton was pranked on June 26 into thinking she would die in a plane mishap - June 29, 2015.
Erdogan blasts Netanyahu for 'daring' to attend Paris rally - January 12, 2015.
Russia Condemns Alleged Israel Strike In Syria - December 8, 2014.
Russia wants Israeli explanation for 'aggressive actions' in Syria - December 8, 2014.
Syria, allies condemn Israeli airstrikes - December 8, 2014.
Israel Sends Warning to Assad, Russia and Iran With Damascus Airstrikes - December 7, 2014.
Airstrikes mark shift in coalition focus, to ISIS 'capital' - November 30, 2014.
Group: Death toll of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria tops 900 - November 23, 2014.
Sources: Obama seeks new Syria strategy review to deal with ISIS, al-Assad - November 13, 2014.
U.S. air strikes target Islamic State convoy in Iraq - November 8, 2014.
Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq - November 7, 2014.
Anti-ISIS coalition grows, but that doesn't mean victory is near -- Includes new entrants Belgium, Denmark and Britain with Russia signaling it too may join - September 27, 2014.
U.S., Arab allies try to sap ISIS by pummeling oil refineries - September 25, 2014.
U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time - September 23, 2014.
U.S. airstrike hits ISIS target near Baghdad, first in 'expanded efforts' - September 16, 2014.
With U.S. help, determined Kurds push back ISIS in fiery battle - September 16, 2014.
Watchdog: Chlorine gas was used in attacks on Syrian villages - September 10, 2014.
Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq - September 10, 2014.
U.S. airstrikes target ISIS fighters near 2nd-largest dam in Iraq - September 8, 2014.
Kurdish forces make gains on ISIS in Iraq as NATO leaders promise help - September 6, 2014.
NATO agrees on new 'spearhead' force to meet global threats - September 5, 2014.
Obama: ISIS a 'cancer,' U.S. to continue operations in Iraq - August 20, 2014.
U.S. warplanes, Kurdish forces pound ISIS targets in bid to retake Iraqi dam - August 18, 2014.
Report: US airstrikes underway as part of Iraqi effort to retake Mosul Dam - August 16, 2014.
Officials: U.S. airstrikes pound ISIS militants firing at Iraq's Yazidis - August 10, 2014.
U.S. jet fighters, drones strike ISIS fighters, convoys in Iraq - August 9, 2014.
U.S. airstrikes begin on ISIS militants in Iraq - August 8, 2014.
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Huge Volcanic Eruption in Japan and Great Tokyo Earthquake Kills Thousands, Possibly Millions
NEW PREDICTION: 11/26/14 -- DESCRIPTION: 8/24/15: Base 7 dating: January 2016 or March 2018.
There are two base 7 datings for this event: January 2016 or March 2018; the 2018 dating has significantly more danger attached to it. If Edgar Cayce's vision of most of Japan going into the sea is ever going to happen due to natural earth changes events (and not due to an extraordinary cosmic agent like Planet X), it will require more than a large earthquake and tsunami to accomplish this feat.
Scientists think they now have encountered what might be the cause (although they certainly have not applied it to Cayce's prophecy, obviously). According to one of a number of articles released last fall, scientists at Kobe University believe a gigantic volcanic eruption could kill 95 per cent of Japan's 127 million people within the next 100 years ... Experts analysing the eruption patterns of volcanoes on the island nation say it is 'not an overstatement' to predict that a natural disaster could leave the country 'extinct'. Despite the "within 100 years" estimate, most of these seismologists concur that their expectation of such a horrific natural event occuring is much more fearful and immediate, even "at any moment."
The January 2016 vector is based on the Kobe Earthquake precedent from January 1995, twenty-one (3 x 7) years ago, which killed 6,400 people. The March 2018 vector, of course, is based on the March 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, what will be seven years earlier by 2018, which killed 15,891 and injured 6,152, with another 2,584 missing ... an event that was accurately predicted on this website ... even the 9.0 magnitude was correct. At that time, and for the next six weeks, there were between 20,000 and 30,000 views on this site every single day. Not since 9/11 in 2001 and the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005 had there been so much traffic, nor has there been ever since.
If there is an earthquake in January 2016, it will likely not be as large as the 2011 event, possibly a magnitude 7.0 but certainly not above an 8.0. Most likely closer to 7.0. Of course, if any of the volcanoes are set off, especially the Kyushu Volcano, this could quickly turn into an apocalyptic natural disaster .. one perhaps never before seen.
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Unprecedented Flooding or Destruction in Northern Europe
Edgar Cayce ~
A part of northern Europe will disappear in the twinkling of an eye.
NEW PREDICTION: 11/26/14 -- DESCRIPTION: 8/28/15: Base 7 dating: January 2016.
There are conflicting prophecies concerning the fate of northern Europe. Some describe a colossal flood that covers the land on both sides of the North Sea, all the way down to the Alps. Others suggest that northern Europe (specifically Scandinavia and Finland) will either sink like Atlantis or simply blink out of existence for mysterious reasons. According to Edgar Cayce, the fate of northern Europe seems linked in time to the sinking of most of Japan.
Six years ago, when the Norway Spiral appeared, I concluded that the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, which had been fired up at the same exact time as the spiral was sighted, was the cause. I continued to speculate that the power of the LHC would be sufficient to open the gateway to the dimension where the Nephilim race known as the Gibborim have been imprisoned (according to legend, since the time of Alexander the Great).
Here are some excerpts from my article, "THE BLUE LIGHT OVER NORWAY AND STRANGE CREATURES IN OUR MIDST: Is the Time of Androgyne at Hand?," which is still located at Nostradamus NOW:
"As if the LHC is not enough reason to worry, according to letters from a Norwegian politician, one whose identity was verified but kept anonymous for his own personal safety by Project Camelot, what he calls "alien technology" has been in use for a number of years by the Norwegian government in underground bases built to protect select citizens from Planet X ... He claims this strange technology is run by "some kind of blue crystal energy" which is created by "large purple-blue crystals emitting a purple-bluish light."
Once again I must ask, do these Norwegian technicians thoroughly understand the technology they are using? This mysterious blue spiral light did, after all, appear over NORWAY!
How about this brief prophecy from Edgar Cayce: "A part of northern Europe will disappear in the twinkling of an eye."
Note that Cayce says "a part" of northern Europe will disappear quite suddenly. That "part" could largely, or in the main, be the nation of Norway. One can easily imagine Norway going the way of Atlantis under the purple-blue glow of an ancient technology lighting up the night sky, destroying the entire land mass in literally minutes or seconds (the final deluge that swallowed Atlantis was said to last merely an hour) ...
Was the spiralling light in the sky a portal of some type ... a gate? There is a prophecy concerning "the North" where the last of the creatures we shall discuss manage to break through in large numbers ... and it would appear that a few of these creatures have appeared in our space and time already.
Therefore, attend this next ancient prophecy well, for it speaks about "the gates of the North" (and Norway, along with Russia, is certainly one of the best countries to associate with the North), and what will come though the northern portal. Remember, Norway is only across the North Sea from where CERN operates. Also, do not forget that the Norwegians are experimenting with an "alien technology" that was not created by humans.
Saint Methodius (4th century) ~
The "Gates of the North" will be opened and the strength of those peoples which Alexander shut up there will go forth.
The whole earth will be terrified at the sight of them; men will be afraid and flee in terror to hide themselves in
mountains and caves and graves. They will die of fright and very many will be wasted with fear.
There will be no one to bury the bodies.
The tribes which will go forth from the North will eat the flesh of men and will drink the blood of beasts like water.
They will eat unclean serpents, scorpions, and every kind of filthy and abominable beast and reptile which
crawls upon the earth. They will consume the dead bodies of beasts of burden and even womens
abortions. They will slay the young and take them from their mothers and eat them. They will
corrupt the earth and contaminate it. No one will be able to stand against them.
I don't know about you, but these invaders who infiltrate the north gate or portal and cause great fear and terror, consuming the flesh of men, women and children, as well as eating abortions, do not sound at all like human beings. Indeed, they sound more like creatures known collectively as the gibborim [spelling from article is corrected here].
I will now propose the following: every time the HLC has been turned on, something not of our world or our space-time has slipped through. Even if the rift was invisible to human eyes and not as spectacular as the Norway event, it appears things that do not belong here have come though and have been seen and interacted with."
And from the same page, from my article "Two Major Prophecies by Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce Have Been Fulfilled: Is It Now Time to Worry?," the following excerpt (which I think ties the fates of northern Europe and Japan together):
Edgar Cayce, from reading 3976-15 ~
The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea ..."
This is exactly what Edgar Cayce said about Japan. It is not a lot, but it can mean more than one thing.
I draw everyone's attention to the word "must." Why must a large portion of Japan go into the sea? Is this by divine authority? Or does it mean something else?
Also, "The greater portion of Japan..."
Note that Cayce does not say all of Japan goes under the sea, but only a portion of it. What does he mean by "go into the sea?"
We get images of something like the sinking of Atlantis when we read this. Unless more earthquakes and tsunamis are to follow ... so that the "GREATER portion of Japan" is affected.
Tokyo really felt this one, a 7.4 magnitude [aftershock], and there are casualties being reported, although small at this time (three dead, 140 injured). One can see the skyscrapers swaying and a strange blue flash of light on the horizon. It makes me think of the legend of how Atlantis was destroyed in stages, by storm and deluge, but also by their own technology. Tales of strange blue and purple lightning flashes are part of the Atlantean destruction legend. In addition to the huge tsunami that followed the initial March earthquake, the explosions at the four nuclear power plants, their partial meltdowns, radiation leakages, and poisoning of food and water, rolling blackouts, and more terrifying quakes all contribute to a truly apocalyptic picture of an island nation going to its destruction in stages like Atlantis.
Natural disaster, technological Atlantean catastrophe, or supernatural beings invading through an interdimensional rift? Or all three? The base 7 system suggests that a part of northern Europe (or possibly only Norway?) and the greater part of Japan both may cease to exist in the very near future. The first pending window of opportunity can be as early as January 2016 with a second one (for Japan) as late as March 2018. Of course if the fates of Japan and Norway are linked, then March 2018 may be applicable to northern Europe as well.
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Erdogan and Putin Warn Israel to Cease Aggressions in Gaza, Lebanon, Golan, Sinai, Iraq, and Syria
NEW PREDICTION: 11/20/14 -- It is conceivably possible that at this point, there is simply just another Israeli-Gaza War and perhaps even another in Lebanon due to attacks from Hezbollah. But I suspect Bashar al-Assad or Islamic State (or both) will be creating problems for Israel as well: terrorism from ISIL and missile and rocket attacks against cities like Tel Aviv from Syria. There may even be a large armed incursion of the Golan Heights by Syria's military ... and an attempt to reclaim the territory. Whatever territories are being bombarded by Israel, whether in Lebanon, Gaza, Golan, inside the Syrian border, in the Syriac-Iraqi region now claimed by Islamic State, or the Sinai, will be condemned by many nations for the large loss of life and destruction of property. Imagine the Gaza conflict of a few months ago occurring in all these regions.
In January 2016, Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a joint conference, publically comdemning Israel for these massive air strikes, warning that they may face possible combined military attacks from both Turkey and Russia. Iran and Azerbaijan may also pledge to assist the Turks and Russians. Israel will respond negatively to these threats, reminding Erdogan and Putin about their ability to carry out the dreaded "Samson Option." Not deterred, Putin and Erdogan remind Israel that time is not on their side, and to cease hostilities immediately, making bleak assessments for possible all-out war by spring.
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Huge Chemical Attacks in Syria and Iraq; Nato Mulls Invasion
NEW PREDICTION: 9/29/13 -- Base 7 dating: March 2016.
Now finally the US and Nato will find a reason to intervene in Syria's civil war: chemical weapons attacks will spread into Iraq from Syria, killing many thousands. But it will probably take something in addition to that to provoke a US or Nato action, like the nuking of NYC.
ISIS bombing in Turkey provokes US-Turkish air strikes and NATO talks
manned airstrikes from Turkey
By Jason Hanna, Greg Botelho and Nick Paton Walsh, CNN
Updated 1618 GMT (2318 HKT) August 13, 2015
(CNN)For the first time, the United States launched manned airstrikes from a base in Turkey against ISIS forces in Syria, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attacks from Incirlik Air Base are part of an agreement reached last month between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.
The United States has long wanted to use Turkish bases for manned airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and parts of Iraq. Such access should shorten flight times for U.S. (and presumably allied) fighter jets -- especially into Syria, where the group calling itself the Islamic State has its de facto capital, Raqqa -- compared with taking off from bases in Iraq or aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf.
Washington has made going after ISIS one of its national security priorities. While it has helped train moderate Syrian rebels as well as Iraqi forces, the U.S. military hasn't put any of its troops in combat roles -- though Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army's outgoing chief of staff, said such a move should be an option if more progress isn't made against ISIS.
So far, the air campaign has been America's biggest tool in its fight. Turkey's cooperation in this regard, paved by a July deal between President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan allowing for the expanded access, should be a big help.
Turkey has long endured the buildup of ISIS on its porous border with Syria, but until July was reluctant to permit the United States to use its bases to strike the radical militant group. Ankara has been under pressure from allies to move more directly against ISIS, and that pressure grew inside Turkey after a series of attacks blamed on the group.
On July 20, a suicide blast that authorities blame on ISIS killed 32 people in Suruc, Turkey. Also that month, Turkey said ISIS militants attacked Turkish troops at the Turkey-Syria border, killing a soldier.
In addition to letting the United States use its bases for strikes, Turkey began launching its own against ISIS last month.
By Gul Tuysuz, CNN | Updated 0807 GMT (1507 HKT) July 24, 2015
Istanbul (CNN)Turkish warplanes bombed ISIS positions in Syria for the first time early Friday, escalating the conflict in the region a day after members of the terrorist group killed a Turkish soldier in a border clash. Three F-16s took off from an air base in southeastern Turkey and struck three ISIS targets just inside Syria, Turkish authorities said.
Turkey's decision to attack ISIS positions was taken during a national security meeting Thursday headed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. It followed the firefight earlier Thursday in which at least five ISIS militants in northern Syria approached the border and fired on a Turkish border unit, killing one of the soldiers and wounding two others, according to the Turkish military. Turkey initially responded to the clash by firing artillery into Syria.
The Turkish military has targeted positions in Syria before but only as a response to incoming fire from the Syrian side of the border. This is the first time Turkey has used its warplanes to attack ISIS positions.
The airstrikes Friday hit two ISIS bases and a gathering point, the Turkish Prime Minister's office said in a statement. The targets were chosen based on intelligence reports suggesting a buildup of weapons and explosives in the area, a Turkish official told CNN on condition of anonymity.
The fighter jets have completed their mission for now, but the Turkish official didn't rule out the possibility of further airstrikes. "We are committed to eliminating the national security threat," the official said. There is a longstanding resolution that has been passed by the Turkish parliament permitting military action against Syria.
The intensified violence comes after one of the deadliest terror attacks to happen in Turkey in years -- a suicide bombing that killed at least 31 people Monday in Suruc, a Turkish town that borders Syria. The blast struck a gathering of mostly Kurdish activists calling for more help to rebuild Kobani, the Syrian city that was the scene of intense fighting last fall between ISIS and predominantly Kurdish forces. Davutoglu told reporters Tuesday that early indications pointed to involvement by ISIS in the Suruc bombing, though an investigation hadn't been completed.
COMMENTS (8/23/15): Make that two NATO countries now: The United States and Turkey. PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED.
Could this also be the beginning of the Islam prophecy concerning the "war in the Byzantine Empire"?
This is from 2003 - The Coming of AL MAHDI (Allah's endless Rahmah be upon him) subtitled "Mahdi 'Alayhis Salaam, Allah's Khalifah" by Sheikh Moulana Sayyid Muhammed Bidre-Aalimra and translated, edited and published by Mufti Abdullah ibn Abdurahmaan. The focus for our purposes here is during the time of the Sufyaani, a great Arab leader whose appearance and reign will precede the Mahdi. It would not be much of a stretch today to conclude that this Sufyaani may well be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his Islamic State (referred to by media as ISIS):
War in the Byzantine Empire
During the days of the Sufyaani, the Byzantine ruler will be at war with one Christian faction and will make peace with the other (Christian faction). Thus the warring Christian faction will run over Qustuntuniyyah (Istanbul), and will occupy it. The Byzantine ruler will flee and go to Shaam. The Muslim army with the aid of the friendly Christian party will wage war against the enemy Christian party, and will be victorious.
A person from the friendly Christian party will thus announce that "because of the cross, victory was gained", and in the name of the cross we won. On hearing this, a person from the Muslim army will assault this Christian person and will say no "Islaam was victorious and because of Islaam victory was gained".
As a result of this incident, war will break out between the Muslims and the friendly Christian party. The Muslim leader will be martyred and the Christians will take over Shaam. Thereafter, the two Christian parties will make peace, and the remaining muslims will migrate to Madinah. The Christian rule will extend almost up to khaiber, which is to the north of Madinah. Now the muslims will begin their search for Allah's khalifah - the Mahdi.
New ISIS plan by U.S. to include Assad's removal; air strikes kill 900
Labott reports the White House is reviewing new strategies
to defeat ISIS, including Bashar al-Assad's removal.
By Jim Sciutto,
Mariano Castillo and Holly Yan,
(CNN) -- The airstrikes Tuesday took place in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, a U.S. official told CNN. It's the first strikes against the terror group inside the country since President Barack Obama's announcement this month that he was prepared to expand the American efforts beyond targets in Iraq.
All foreign partners participating in the strikes with the United States are Arab countries, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. Those nations include Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.
Diplomatic sources told CNN that Qatar was also involved, though it was not clear whether Qatar actually conducted airstrikes itself.
The U.S. and "partner nation forces" began striking ISIS targets using fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said, though he didn't specify a geographic location.
Citing the ongoing operations, Kirby said the Pentagon would not provide additional details immediately. But a U.S. military official said the strikes are meant to target the ability of ISIS to command and control, resupply and train.
Until now, ISIS has been able to take over cities and operate in Syria with near impunity. Now, it's coming under attack.
With the airstrikes, the United States enters a new level of engagement in the ongoing Syrian civil war. Obama had resisted U.S. military action in Syria, but as the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq made sweeping advances in both Middle Eastern neighbors, calls for such a step grew. "I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are," Obama said in a September 10 speech. "That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven."
The message of the speech was clear -- it was a matter of when, not if -- the United States would carry out airstrikes inside Syria.
A U.S. intelligence official said that while law enforcement is aware the airstrikes against ISIS in Syria could incite a response, there is no evidence to suggest any terrorist strike is in the works against the United States.
Last week, U.S. officials told CNN that the military had everything in place it needed to strike ISIS inside Syria and was awaiting Obama's go-ahead to do so.
For weeks, intelligence and military targeting specialists have been working around the clock on a list of targets, the officials said. It is unlikely that the President reviewed all the targets individuall, but was presented broad guidance with analysis about the risks of bombing inside Syria, as well as the rewards in terms of attacking ISIS.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told the House Armed Services Committee last week that he and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey signed off on plans to strike ISIS in Syria.
"CENTCOM's plan includes targeted actions against ISIL safe havens in Syria -- including its command and control, logistics capabilities, and infrastructure," Hagel said last week. "Our actions will not be restrained by a border that exists in name only."
By Tom Cohen and Ben Brumfield, CNN
August 8, 2014 -- Updated 1444 GMT (2244 HKT)
Washington (CNN) -- Two U.S. F/A-18 jet fighters bombed artillery of Sunni Islamic extremists in Iraq on Friday, escalating America's military involvement more than two years after President Barack Obama brought home forces from the country. Obama authorized "targeted airstrikes" if needed to protect U.S. personnel from fighters with the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The U.S. military also could use airstrikes to prevent what officials warn could be a genocide of minority groups by the Islamic State fighters. U.S. warplanes patrolling the skies over northern Iraq have a "green light" to go after perceived ISIS threats to the Kurdish capital, Irbil, or to minority populations, said deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.
The first strike involved 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a "mobile artillery piece" used by ISIS at about 6:45 a.m. ET Friday, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said. It came in response to an Islamic State advance this week on what officials call U.S. interests in Iraq's Kurdish region in the north. The militants took towns from the Kurdish fighting force known as the Peshmerga. Before the onslaught, the region had been the most stable in Iraq and a cooperative ally of the United States. U.S. military advisers and consular personnel are stationed in Irbil. The mobile artillery battery hit Friday was based outside Irbil, Kirby said.
In announcing his decision Thursday night, Obama said the militants would get hit "should they move towards the city." Kurdish leaders have been pleading for the United States or NATO to buttress their forces against the Islamic State from the air. The President seems to have heard their appeal. "We do whatever is necessary to protect our people," Obama said, adding, "We support our allies when they're in danger."
Obama: Potential 'genocide'
U.S. airstrikes also could hit the Islamic State if militants continue to endanger the lives of thousands of ethnic Yazidis stranded in mountains by the militants' siege. Obama and other administration officials are using the term "genocide" when referring to the threat to the internal refugees.
Last weekend, ISIS militants raided the Yazidi town of Sinjar in northern Iraq. Yazidis, one of Iraq's smallest minorities, are of Kurdish descent and their religion is considered a pre-Islamic sect that draws from Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism. The Islamic State has executed people who don't share their fanatical interpretation of Sunni Islam and posted videos of their killings to the Internet. "Convert to Islam or die" is the militants' ultimatum to those captured. They also have beheaded victims and placed their heads on spikes to strike terror in the population, a senior administration official said.
Before Obama spoke Thursday night, two U.S. military cargo planes airdropped 5,300 gallons of water and 8,000 meals onto Mount Sinjar, where some Yazidi children had died from dehydration.
The British government said Friday it would support the U.S. humanitarian effort and planned airdrops of its own.
Meanwhile, the United Nations in Iraq was "urgently preparing a humanitarian corridor to allow those in need to flee the areas under threat," said Nickolay Mladenov, the special representative to the U.N. secretary-general. He welcomed the "cooperation between the Government of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government and the international community to help prevent genocide and fight terrorism," according to a U.N. statement.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday repeated the administration's concerns about genocide. The Islamic State's "campaign of terror against the innocent, including the Yazidi and Christian minorities, and its grotesque targeted acts of violence show all the warning signs of genocide," Kerry said Friday during a televised press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. "The stakes for Iraq's future could not be more clear," and "for anyone who (needs) a wake-up call, this is it."
Concern over U.S. ground troops returning
While he authorized the airstrikes in response to specific threats, Obama made clear he had no intention of sending in ground forces. "As commander in chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq," the President said. The administration has put the onus on the Iraqi government, which it has pushed to reform. It wants Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shiite-dominated regime replaced by an ethnically more inclusive government. Already, the Obama administration is rapidly funneling weapons to Iraqi forces. Factories in the United States are operating seven days a week to produce them, a senior administration official said.
But two Republican senators said in a statement that the President's actions do not go far enough. And the United States should not wait on Iraq to pull together before Washington takes action. Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina want to see U.S. forces take the fight to the Islamic State. "It should include U.S. airstrikes against ISIS leaders, forces, and positions both in Iraq and Syria," their statement read.
Iraqi forces fight back
The Iraqi air force bombed a number of Islamic State targets on Thursday night, said Qubad Talabani, deputy prime minister of the Kurdish regional government. He told CNN the strikes killed at least two of the group's emirs.
At this point, the United States has 245 military personnel in Iraq, 90 of them advisers sent in recent weeks to coordinate with Iraqi and Kurdish military officials in response to the ISIS rampage. The USS George H.W. Bush and other Navy ships also are in the region, and the FA/18s in Friday's initial strike came from the aircraft carrier.
The Islamic State fighters have captured armored vehicles and other military hardware from Iraqi forces in a lightning sweep through the north earlier this year. The militant group's name, Islamic State, reflects its goal to establish a Sunni caliphate stretching from Syria to Baghdad. After establishing the religious state, the group envisions expanding it throughout the world, and analysts warn of Americans and Europeans with the Islamic State returning home at some point to bring the battle.
COMMENTS (10/23/14): Use of chemical weapons in Syria in March 2013 and August 2013 has been confirmed and documented. But the widespread use of chemical weapons resulting in the deaths of "many thousands" has not. Also, chemical weapons attacks have not yet occurred in Iraq.
Nevertheless, the invasions and warfare conducted by Islamic State engaged in both Syria and Iraq, along with a recent attack on northern Iraq by Assad's government forces on civilian and IS targets, does give us a glimpse of how this predicted scenario might eventually lead to large scale chemical attacks in both countries.
Also, the NATO alliance itself has yet to actually take full and official military action against either the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq or against the Assad regime in Damascus. Such action has been "mulled" over, but no commitment of any kind as of yet. However, the US coalition against IS in Iraq does include the active participation of six NATO allies: Canada, the UK, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Germany was planning to join the coalition, then backed out. Turkey likewise is resisting involvement. NATO members Italy and Spain have only, thus far, sent military advisors and are not actively involved in the air campaign at this time.
As for Syria, only the United States is conducting an air war against the IS in that country, with the military air support of five Arab states.
Thus, technically, what is occurring at best is a very partial, unofficial NATO military action in Iraq, and a unilateral US air war in Syria.
Once again to summarize: This prediction anticipates 1) catastrophic use of chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria resulting in thousands of deaths and 2) calls for full NATO military action in both Iraq and Syria. At best this prediction is only very partially fulfilled.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/26/14 -- DESCRIPTION: 8/4/15: Base 7 dating: March 2016.
There are two base 7 system lines of tragedy that have a high potential to repeat every seven years. The two sexiest women of the 20th Century, ranked in the January 1999 issue of Playboy Magazine, were both blondes and both died tragically. This line of tragedy begins with the #2 female on the Playboy list: actress Jayne Mansfield.
Jayne Mansfield, whose career went into tailspin following the 1962 death of Marilyn Monroe and the subsequent decision by film studios to go for a new "look" and stop featuring blonde bombshell actresses, died in an horrific automobile crash on June 29, 1967. Rumors were that she was decapitated, but facts indicate severe head trauma and a crushed skull. The "head" seen in photographs on the hood near the windshield was actually her blonde wig along with some of her real hair, and possibly also pieces of her scalp.
I don't remember Jayne Mansfield's death. I was 13 at the time and do recall some bad taste joke that was making the rounds about that time which my cousin told my father ... something about how her "air padding" or "water wings" or whatever should have saved her. He might have gotten it off Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show for all I know.
Despite her "dumb blonde" persona in film, Jayne was a highly intelligent woman from what I have read, had a genious IQ score, could speak five languages, and was an accomplished classical pianist and violinist.
Jayne's daughter, actress Mariska Hargitay, is a dead ringer for her mother, at least that is what some people say. Jayne Mansfield was 34 when she died in June 1967; Mariska Hargitay is 50. Her differing age may protect her. But then again, these days "50 is the new 30."
Fourteen (2 x 7) years later, on November 29, 1981, the very famous actress Natalie Wood was found dead in the waters off Santa Catalina island, reportedly an accidental drowning although suspicions of foul play still haunt the case to this day.
This case I remember like it was last week. I had just turned 28 the month before it happened. It was very shocking ... and Natalie Wood was a superstar as actresses go, I will tell you.
Watching Natalie Wood in Brainstorm when the film was finally released to cable television in 1984 (it's theatrical release was in 1983) was a very eerie experience. The subject of death and what happens afterwards turned out to be a major theme in the movie. Oddly, it was actress Louise Fletcher who played the tragic heroine. Natalie goes on to live happily ever after with Christopher Walken's character. That always left me with a strange feeling: the living mourned as dead, and the dead living happily ever after. I suppose, in the end, that is part of the movie's charm and allure.
No one really knows what happened to Natalie. I don't suppose we ever will know. Sometimes I think it is better that way ... there is something unhealthy about conspiracy theories I have come to feel after being exposed to them for nearly two decades. Yet, like the occult, like the Illuminati, they have come to be part of the new normal of Internet existence. Life would just be too boring for most people without the mystery, the wonder, the dread, and the awe that surrounds such topics.
When Princess Diana died her death hit me like a ton of bricks. At that time my biggest fear wasn't that she would end up becoming the subject of a conspiracy theory ... my biggest fear was that Princess Diana would be forgotten, perhaps sooner rather than later, fading forever into the long dark tunnel of history.
So maybe it is the mysteries and conspiracy theories that keep our deceased icons from the past alive: Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Princess Diana ... and in this timeline currently under discussion, Jayne Mansfield and Natalie Wood.
Fourteen (2 x 7) years after the drowning death of Natalie Wood, on March 31, 1995, a promising young singer/songwriter and actress named Selena (Selena Quintanilla-Pérez) was murdered by her fan club manager Yolanda Saldívar. Selena, who was headed for superstardom, was shot in the back. Selena was often called the Mexican Madonna or the Tejano version of Madonna.
Back in 2001, on my original Madonna Prophecy pages, I indicated that if Selena had not been murdered, it is likely it would have been Madonna herself who would have been slain. Events suggest that may have been what was originally destined to occur. Later the same year, on May 29, 1995, a stalker named Robert Dewey Hoskins scaled the wall at the mansion of pop music icon Madonna with the intention of "slitting her throat from ear to ear" ... attempting to make good on a threat he sent her by letter. He was shot in the leg by a security guard, arrested, and tried in January 1996 ... then sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Seven years later, on April 25, 2002, singer and dancer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was killed in a car crash. Footage of her final days, which includes that from a live cam running in her car at the time of the fatal accident, was turned into a documentary and aired on VH1 in 2007. Three days earlier, on April 22, 2002, former porn icon Linda Lovelace died from injuries suffered in a separate car crash. Both women, therefore, died in the same manner as Jayne Mansfield.
Last time around on this timeline occurred again seven years later. On March 18, 2009, actress Natasha Richardson died after sustaining a brain injury during a skiing accident in Quebec. At first after falling she got up and said she felt alright, but later in the hotel complained about feeling ill. She was taken to the hospital where she soon after slipped into a coma and was declared brain dead. At that time she was then flown to a New York City hospital where she was removed from life support and died the next day. Like Natalie Wood, she was a major film star and was also from the highly prestigious Redgrave acting family. Natalie Wood was 43 when she died; Natasha Richardson was 45.
Notice how the interval of time changed from every 14 years (1967 to 1981 to 1995) to every 7 years (1995 to 2002 to 2009). 2002 was like 1967 and 2009 somewhat like 1981. If this continues on to 2016, it will bring us back to the kind of events that marked 1995: homicide and attempted homicide.
There are events that have occurred this year (2015) that may indicate that this is what will happen next year.
First, there is Pamela Anderson, a major blonde star who is most reminiscent of Jayne Mansfield, and ranked #8 on Playboy's list in 1999. She has not been without her problems this year. In March 2015 she won a restraining order against estranged husband Rick Salomon following a kinky sex session gone wrong. She claimed that on the night of January 15, 2015 he tried to smother her with a pillow and strangle her.
The documents allege that the celebutant attempted to strangle the actress and pushed a pillow over her face during mid-intercourse. To quote The Improper: "Whether Anderson willingly agreed to be strangled for sexual pleasure and Salomon got a little to aggressive, or he tried to kill her is unknown at the moment."
Next, there is the lone survivor on this timeline, one who was endangered but is still alive ... pop icon Madonna.
Madonna, who has aped Jayne Mansfield, Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, and many other blonde actresses during her long career, had a most spectacular "accident" on February 25, 2015: she was left with whiplash following her on-stage tumble at the Brit Awards and said that she will not be wearing any more long flowing capes tied tightly around her neck at future shows.
"So here I am marching in like the Queen and I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled my silky string and it did not come undone," she said. "My two lovely Japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had a choice - I could either be strangled or fall with the cape, and I fell."
Fortunately for Madonna, this event was not fatal. It could have easily been as she was tempting fate by repeating the very mishap that claimed the life of another major dancer and choreographer of the last century ... Isadora Duncan. Duncan was killed on September 14, 1927, when the long scarf she was wearing got caught in the spoke of a tire of the open car she was a passenger in. "(News) sources described her death as resulting from strangulation, noting that she was almost decapitated by the sudden tightening of the scarf around her neck".
However, the base 7 timing was wrong for her to have died in this manner. September 2018 (Isadora Duncan, September 1927) would have been the right dating for an event such as this to have happened ... with fatal consequences.
I've said it before, but I'll say it again in another manner. Madonna's NECK REGION has been the focal point of numerous, potentially deadly mishaps in her life. The first time around it is was all fantasy when she played Louise Oriel in her February 22, 1993 music video "Bad Girl." She lies dead in her bed at the beginning and near the end of the video, strangled by a sex killer with her pantyhose. We also briefly see the deadly attack near the end as well. The scenes are quite graphic. As already discussed in text and video above, on May 29, 1995, stalker Robert Dewey Hoskins scaled the fence to her home with the intention of "slitting her throat from ear to ear." On August 16, 2005, Madonna fell from a horse, cracking her ribs and breaking her collarbone. This created a new vector of danger for the singer that was repeated in 2012 and will occur again in 2019. On February 3, 2012, stalker Hoskins escaped from a maximum security mental hospital with the intention, once again, to slice Madonna's throat with a knife, and also the throat of actress Halle Berry. He was captured a week later and returned to the hospital. Now, on February 25, 2015, Madonna has suffered whiplash and near strangulation.
If the trend continues, then she will die from strangulation ... by accident, homicide, or even suicide.
If she is the "blonde elevated" ... a "supreme one" ... who appears in Nostradamus' Quatrain 1.39, then she will likely be found strangled or hanged in her bedroom, either as a victim of someone with murderous intent or else by her own hand. Either is possible since murder is not specifically indicated in the quatrain. The timing would likely be 2016, 2018, 2019 or, if this year's mishap has set yet another new precedent, then in 2022. Pretty soon Madonna is going to run out of years, and will be in danger of strangling to death or by snapping her neck every single year, 24/7.
The car singer and actress Courtney Love was traveling in was attacked by protesters during violent Uber demonstrations in Paris, Lyon, and Marseilles. She tweeted: "They've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad . . . François Hollande where are the f*****g police??? is it legal for your people to attack visitors?"
She later escaped a rock hurling lynch mob with the aid of motorcyclists.
That very same day a man was beheaded at a gas factory in Lyon ... by a suspected ISIS terrorist. At first it was linked to the riots by the news; then to terrorism. Wherever there is discord and rioting, violence, looting, mayhem and arson, there is also ISIS fanning the flames. It could just as easily have been Courtney's head.
If Courtney's plight was not enough, it was reported that famed blonde socialite Paris Hilton was pranked on June 26, 2015 into thinking she would die in a plane mishap. While this hardly qualifies as a prediction being fulfilled, it may be an event that is offering insight into what the chances are this event will actually happen by March 2016 or before. In addition, there is another outstanding prediction for 2016 regarding an heiress/socialite being abducted and possibly murdered.
Of course, Paris Hilton need not necessarily be the socialite/heiress in actual danger, but she could be. It is a warning for somebody to watch out!
The overall trend thus far this year, moving towards an actual event next year, suggests a violent death by accident or homicide, even mob violence or an "execution" by terrorists. Thus, decapitation or slitting of the throat by a group such as ISIS is a very real possibility. Murder or accident by strangulation is also suggested. Also, so far, the women who have had potentially deadly mishaps this year have all been blondes, with no exceptions.
The thing that should be additionally worrying is the doubling that occurred in 2002: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Linda Lovelace. Both died exactly the same way and in the same month.
Thus, there could be two victims in 2016. One possible candidate is Britney Spears, who, on February 11, 2016, will be the exact same age Jayne Mansfield was when she died ... age 34. Spears turns 34 on December 2, 2015.
It may only be a coincidence, but the last female celebrity to die on this timeline, in 2009, was actress Brittany Murphy, on December 20, 2009. Very similar first name: Brittany and Britney.
This takes us back to 2002 with the two names Lisa and Linda. But in this case, one similar name would leave off at the end of the last year on the line (2009) and the other similar name would begin the coming year on the line (2016). Goodbye Brittany, hello and goodbye Britney.
Of course, Murphy's death has been ruled as due to pneumonia, although some claim she was poisoned. The persistent declaration of "natural causes" has kept me from actually listing her as a second victim on this timeline for the year 2009. If it turned out she was murdered, then there was yet another doubling that occurred in 2009: Natasha Richardson and Brittany Murphy.
Therefore, it is only speculation that Britney Spears might be one of two possible victims in 2016. Coincidence can play a role in these things, but it certainly need not. No one would have suspected, in advance, that Lisa Lopes and Linda Lovelace would be the victims of 2002 nor would have anyone suspected Natasha Richardson and Brittany Murphy would be in 2009. Then again, Latino names could have linked Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in 1995 to Lisa Lopes in 2002. If 2009 were to play out the same way in 2016, it would be more likely that a British actress would be next, and not an American one. But an American actress or singer (or one who is both) would be the second. UNLESS, the two are switched this time ... with an American female celebrity first early in the year and a British actress near or at the end.
Britney Spears bookended by Brittany Murphy into a tragic death on February 11, 2016 (or thereabouts) a bit of a stretch?
Bear in mind that all the other principal blondes I have been going on about since the early 2000s have all suffered serious mishaps this year: Pamela Anderson, Madonna, Courtney Love, and Paris Hilton. The only one missing from the list, so far, is Britney Spears. Each month she gets closer to her 34th birthday (Jayne Mansfield's age at death) and closer to the target year of 2016.
Thinking more outside the box for the British "Natasha" actress might be British actress and singer/musician Natalia Tena, age 30, of Spanish descent, linking us back not only to Natasha Richardson and Natalie Wood, but also to Spanish Selena and Lisa Lopes.
Also one to consider, due to a potential link to the supernatural or occult dimension, is Ukrainian-born actress Natasha Blasick who has claimed having had sex with a ghost twice in 2014. Blasick starred in Paranormal Activity 2.
The most famous Natasha is Canadian actress and model Natasha Henstridge, age 40, with a slight sound of Richards from Richardson contained in the "stridge" of Henstridge. Although closer in age to 45-year-old Natasha Richardson, Henstridge is a blonde, while Natalia Tena and Natasha Blasick have the darker hair and eyes shared by Richardson and Natalie Wood. Both strike me as being more likely to be in danger next year, but from what cause is difficult to say. Like Natalie Wood, it may well be something quite mysterious.
Perhaps more linked clues and "coincidences" will make themselves known in time.
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NEW CLUE: LEONA LEWIS
|UPDATE (8/27/15): This may mean nothing and may be taking a left turn down a wrong-way street. But after reviewing the Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps page for 2009 (there will be seven years between 2009 and 2016), I discovered that on October 14, 2009, British pop singer Leona Lewis was attacked by a crazed man during a signing of her book "Dreams" in London. This is not the only issue. Leona's name has two initials: L.L. Going back seven years earlier to April 2002, we have the car crash mentioned above which took the life of singer Lisa Lopes (L.L. again). Lisa Lopes and Leona Lewis may not sound alike, but there is still something in the cadence that is distressing. I find from time to time that many celebrities who die tragically suffer some sort of mishap in their history prior to their deaths, and often it is seven or fourteen years earlier (or very close to these numbers). Often these mishaps are relatively minor ones, blips on the radar screen. But when the victim of the mishap is found to have some sort of similarity or similarities with someone else on their timeline who has died, the odds increase that seven years or 14 years later that person may have a fatal or near-fatal event. This can also occur in the half-seven interval (which translates into 3 1/2 years, but if not, is rounded up to 4 years or rounded down to 3 years). Such was the case with Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. She was found nearly drowned in a tub February 1, 2015 ... almost exactly 3 years after her mother died in a tub from drowning and drugs overdose on February 11, 2012. Bobbi Kristina died on July 27 ... almost 3 1/2 years, a half-seven, after her mother (three years, five months, and 16 days). If a half-seven trend from 2013 repeats in 2016, there may be multiple suicides and suicide attempts (Paris Jackson attempted suicide that year, and fatalities from suicide were Mindy McCready, Gia Allemand, and Jiah Khan).|
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NEW PREDICTION: 9/29/13 -- Base 7 dating: April 2016.
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