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List of Fall 2008 Predictions Still to be Presented on This Page - Posted November 27, 2008 on Overview and Updates page. Posted to this page January 17, 2009.
ACCURACY RATE FOR 2008 IS 64.0%.
Shocked friends post online tributes to 'special, bright and loveable' Ollie - September 17, 2010.
Inquest told Flintshire woman left suicide note in a drawer - September 17, 2010.
Mum took life after torrid marriage - September 10, 2010.
Tributes paid as Flintshire woman, 31, found dead -- Beverley Kelly, 31, was discovered hanging in garden - September 1, 2010.
Girl, 13, hanged herself in experiment that went tragically wrong - September 1, 2010.
Blind Date contestant kills herself for being 'too ugly' - August 26, 2010.
Tragic death of Carlisle Blind Date TV show girl -- Former Blind Date contestant died after hanging herself at her Carlisle home - August 26, 2010.
'Experiment' may have led to teenager's tragic hanging death in riding stable - August 18, 2010.
Unemployment hits 25-year high -- Jobless rate hits 8.1% in February as a record-high 12.5 million people are unemployed - March 6, 2009.
Young woman's tragic hanging - March 12, 2009.
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If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is mentioned at all by Nostradamus, it may be here:
NEW PREDICTION: 2/20/06, 5/19/06, 6/19/06 -- Syria, currently accused by the US of sending insurgents into Iraq, could provoke a war with Israel at any time. It is just as possible that Israel will provoke a war with Syria. Over the years, Damascus has been stockpiling the deadly VX nerve agent and has armed its many missiles with chemical warheads.
A "grand" war of all wars in the Middle East would probably begin as an Arab-Israeli conflict. Some believe that a chemical or nuclear attack on Tel Aviv by Iran will spark it. However, it is more likely that it will begin as an Israeli-Syrian confrontation that fuses with an Iraqi-Syrian-Iranian-Turkish conflict where the US military is trapped fighting Iraqi insurgents, rebel Kurd groups, Syrian and Iranian infiltrators, and terrorists led by Abu Ayyub al-Masri. If Bashar al-Assad is still in power by this time and has not been overthrown in a June 2007 or February 2008 coup, he may become the Alus sanguinaire. Then again, Alus may be a new personality who will topple Bashar and become leader of Syria -- the one Islamic prophecy calls the Sufyaani (or, if a precursor, merely a sufyaani). Potential candidates are Abdul Halim Khaddam, Bashar's uncle, Rifaat al-Assad, and the new Egyptian leader of the al Qaeda in Iraq: Abu Ayyub al-Masri.
It is important to point out that some Islamic hadiths state that the Sufyaani will come from Egypt or be Egyptian born. Abu Ayyub al-Masri, now vying to take Iraq by force, is Egyptian-born. His first act has been to capture two Americans and hold them as media hostages. Also, "Alus" fits his name well, according to Erika Cheetham's first book on Nostradamus. She states that "Alus" might be a variation on "Malus" and that these letters could be combined. Thus, Abu Ayyab al-Masri (Almas = Alus) could be this figure.
This war will likely begin in October 2008, only a few weeks before the US presidential election. A second potential vector for this conflict is June 2009. It is also possible the war will begin in October 2008 and end in June 2009.
To view a personal vision by me that may relate to this war, open a Dream Window.
It has been a long wait, but 2006 at last sees the identities of the players in Quatrain 6.33, 2.52, and 8.70. The events of all three quatrains are still over 3 years away, although one of the wars that sets the stage for their fulfillment, the US vs Iran, may begin in June/July 2006 or no later than March-May 2007.
When the current war against the insurgency in Iraq or a soon-to-come civil war in Iraq escalates to include the nations of Syria, Turkey, and Iran, then the time for the above quatrain will have arrived. Some may argue this has already occurred, but I am suggesting something far more direct than Syria and Iran sending mercenaries across their borders to join the Iraqi insurgents and Abu Ayyub al-Masri's, an ambitious counterfeit version of Al Qaeda. What I intend in Quatrain 6.33 is nothing less than a war that is waged in Syria, Iraq, and Iran by the United States and Turkey. And, again, this is more than the American air raids that have occasionally taken place a mile inside the Syrian border to stop the flow of new insurgents into Iraq or the Turkish and Iranian incursions in the north against rebel Kurd groups such as the PKK.
In Quatrain 6.33, Nostradamus describes a very troubling scenario: what appears to be the US military in Iraq finally defeats or destroys someone identified as "Alus" or "bloody Alus" with their "last hand" (meaning a final last-ditch effort). This could be Bashar al-Assad of Syria or a monster who overthrows him with the blessing of either the EU or Russia.
Afterwards, according to the same quatrain, the US will be unable to be adequately supported by its naval forces (and air forces based on aircraft carriers). Perhaps this will be due to naval attacks by Iranian and even Russian subs. In another quatrain, Nostradamus says a "great fleet will flounder in the Arabian Gulf." This "great fleet" may be America's. The fighting during the civil war will have already been quite bad since Iraq is described in Quatrain 8.70 as "land horrible and black of feature." Without sea or air support, US ground forces in Iraq, Iran, and the oil fields of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, are finally overwhelmed. Then "the black and angry one" moves in from Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and defeats and humbles the US, taking over Iraq, annexing it into a "greater Persia."
The biblical prophet Jeremiah appears to have also foreseen the opening salvos of this apocalyptic encounter: one that will pit Arab against Arab as well as Arab against Israeli. If his prophecy and Nostradamus' War of Alus are related, it would appear that following weeks or months of fighting, Assad/Alus will be defeated by the "last hand" of the United States. Israel then enters or is yanked into the war and Damascus and other Syrian cities are then destroyed or partially incinerated by Israeli nuclear missiles. Parts of Palestine, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia will also have been attacked by the US and Iraq (Jordan and Palestine may also be under the control of Alus if he is the Sufyaani predicted in Islamic prophecy).
Thus, in Q6.33, we are introduced to "Alus" (Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Egyptian-born, Iraqi terrorist Abu Ayyub al-Masri), the defeated "he" (the US military or, more specifically, US General John Abizaid (who also happens to be an Arab), and the "black and angry one" (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad).
Terrorist leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri now leads the deadly Iraqi terrorist organisation patterned after Al Qaeda. Ayman al-Zawahri of Al Qaeda, the second-in-command after Osama bin Laden, recently distanced himself from al-Masri's predecessor, the slain terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, saying his terrorist attacks on Muslims in Iraq disgusted him and worked against the "principals" of bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Al-Zarqawi, therefore, made himself a rival of bin Laden, spreading his organisation outwards beyond Iraq, launching attacks in Egypt and Jordan and planning further attacks in Europe. Although al-Zarqawi was later praised by bin Laden, his successor Abu Ayyub al-Masri may well follow his one dark designs, rivalling Bin Laden.
Because al-Masri may become more a rival to Osama bin Laden than a confederate, it is remotely possible that he could become the figure known as the Sufyaani in Islamic prophecy. Abu Ayyub al-Masri may one day become a major enemy of bin Laden. Likewise, the Sufyaani will one day be the Mahdi's deadly enemy. Whilst making bin Laden "the Mahdi" (the Islamic Messiah) is quite a stretch in my opinion, Osama is attempting to influence such a link in the minds of many Muslims. If Ahmadinejad of Iran one day declares bin Laden is the Mahdi, then I guess the die will be cast.
The Sufyaani is a powerful and thoroughly evil figure in Islamic prophecy, thus if Abu Ayyub al-Masri is perceived as the Sufyaani, he would be the most logical candidate for both "Alus" and "Mabus" -- especially since the Sufyaani's defeat and death heralds a great destruction of human life. Therefore, watch Ahmadinejad carefully and see what he says of bin Laden in the near future. At the moment he expects "the Mahdi" not to appear for another two years. If he doesn't appear by early 2008, will Ahmadinejad decide to choose Osama to fulfill his warped dream??
When will this US war in Syria, Iraq, and Iran begin? It shall likely begin to happen one month before the US presidential elections will be held in November 2008. Thus, October 2008. A second potential vector for this war to begin is June 2009. When will it end? When the leader of the United States and "governor" of Iraq is the "whore of Babylon": sometime after the inauguration of Hillary Clinton in January 2009:
Line 3 of this quatrain made no sense at any time Saddam Hussein was leader of Iraq nor in 2003 when George W. Bush invaded Iraq and overthrew Saddam. It has also made no sense to this day during the ongoing American occupation.
However, it shall be in January 2009 when Hillary Clinton becomes President of the United States. Thus, this is one of a number of quatrains, two of which we have already discussed here that can now be seen in my Hillary Clinton prediction below, describing a female US president. This one, however, links directly to another prophecy in the Book of Revelation about the final leader of Mystery, Babylon: "the great whore" (also discussed in the prediction below).
When Hillary is made president, America will lose the war in the Middle East after one last stunning success: the destructions of Iraqi terrorist Abu Ayyub al-Masri (Mabus or/and Alus) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Alus). Iraq will then be taken over by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the "villainous, unpleasant, infamous" tyrant from Iran.
How long after Hillary's inauguration will this great Middle East War play out entirely? According to the base 7 system, sometime in June 2009. At that time, Israel and Egypt will be defeated by Iran and its allies with the aid of Russia. All of the Middle East will become part of a greater Iranian empire. Turkey will not last much longer than the Arabs and Israelis.
In August 2009, specifically August 8, 2009, the final "Mabus" shall be murdered: the "third high-ranked" Balkan leader whose death, according to Alois Irlmaier, triggers a Russian invasion of Europe.
His death will escalate the "war" to its most horrific height: the invasion of Europe by Russia and an Iranian-led Muslim military alliance. And the death and destruction that will follow his death will be in the millions and, finally, billions as Russia and the United States face off during a dreadful total thermonuclear exchange.
Raid Killed Al Qaeda Leader
SUKKARIYEH, Syria, Oct. 27, 2008
(CBS/AP) Families in this Syrian village on Monday buried relatives they said died in a U.S. helicopter attack. A U.S. counterterrorism official said American forces killed the head of a Syrian network that funneled fighters, weapons and cash into Iraq.
CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the raid targeted and killed Abu Ghadiyah, who was a senior al Qaeda in Iraq operative responsible for funneling foreign fighters and money into Iraq. A U.S. official calls his death "very significant." Syria was the only pipeline through which al Qaeda in Iraq was getting its foreign fighters.
Also Monday, a villager said U.S. forces grabbed two men and took them away by helicopter during the cross-border raid. During the funerals, residents shouted anti-American slogans and carried banners reading: "Down with Bush and the American enemy." Syria's foreign minister condemned the raid as "cowboy politics." The Syrian government said four U.S. military helicopters attacked a civilian building under construction shortly before sundown, killing eight people in Sukkariyeh - a village about five miles inside the Syrian border.
2008 Abu Kamal raid
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October 26, 2008 (2008-10-26)
The 2008 Abu Kamal raid was an attack carried out by helicopter-borne CIA paramilitary officers from Special Activities Division and United States Special Operations Command, Joint Special Operations Command inside Syrian territory on October 26, 2008. The Syrian government called the event a "criminal and terrorist" attack on its sovereignty, alleging all of the reported eight fatalities were civilians. An unnamed U.S. military source, however, alleges that the target was a network of foreign fighters who travel through Syria to join the Iraqi insurgency against the United States-led Coalition in Iraq and the Iraqi government.
US special forces launch rare attack inside Syria
Oct 26 04:54 PM US/Eastern
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - U.S. military helicopters launched an extremely rare attack Sunday on Syrian territory close to the border with Iraq, killing eight people in a strike the government in Damascus condemned as "serious aggression."
A U.S. military official said the raid by special forces targeted the foreign fighter network that travels through Syria into Iraq. The Americans have been unable to shut the network down in the area because Syria was out of the military's reach. "We are taking matters into our own hands," the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.
The attack came just days after the commander of U.S. forces in western Iraq said American troops were redoubling efforts to secure the Syrian border, which he called an "uncontrolled" gateway for fighters entering Iraq. A Syrian government statement said the helicopters attacked the Sukkariyeh Farm near the town of Abu Kamal, five miles inside the Syrian border. Four helicopters attacked a civilian building under construction shortly before sundown and fired on workers inside, the statement said.
The government said civilians were among the dead, including four children. A resident of the nearby village of Hwijeh said some of the helicopters landed and troops exited the aircraft and fired on a building. He said the aircraft flew along the Euphrates River into the area of farms and several brick factories. The witness spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.
Syria's Foreign Ministry said it summoned the charges d'affaires of the United States and Iraq to protest against the strike. "Syria condemns this aggression and holds the American forces responsible for this aggression and all its repercussions. Syria also calls on the Iraqi government to shoulder its responsibilities and launch and immediate investigation into this serious violation and prevent the use of Iraqi territory for aggression against Syria," the government statement said. The area targeted is near the Iraqi border city of Qaim, which had been a major crossing point for fighters, weapons and money coming into Iraq to fuel the Sunni insurgency. Iraqi travelers making their way home across the border reported hearing many explosions, said Farhan al-Mahalawi, mayor of Qaim.
Turkish warplanes bomb Kurd rebel bases
October 17, 2008 -- Updated 2036 GMT (0436 HKT)
(CNN) -- Turkish warplanes bombed two Kurdish rebel bases -- one in northern Iraq and one in Turkey -- on Friday, the Turkish military announced, according to CNN Turk. The warplanes bombed a Kurdistan Workers' Party base in the Qandil mountain area in northern Iraq, the military said, according to CNN Turk.They also bombed a party base about 2 miles (4 kilometers) inside Turkey from its border with Iraq, the military said. It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties from the attacks. The Turkish military said 35 rebels have been killed in fighting this week, CNN Turk reported.
An official with the Kurdish Regional Government confirmed the bombing in northern Iraq and said it occurred in the Sulaimaniya province. The operation began about 1 p.m. Friday and ended about 90 minutes later, the official said. No other details were provided. Turkey's military has increased its assaults on suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party targets in response to clashes on October 4 that killed at least 15 Turkish troops in the Turkey-Iraq border region.
Large-scale Iranian Air force exercise simulates attack on Israel
Thursday, Oct 16, 2008
DEBKAfiles military sources report that the drill beginning Thursday, Oct. 16 in northern Iran, is Tehrans rejoinder to Israels big aerial maneuver last June. Then, more than 100 Israeli fighter-bombers went through their paces over the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, roughly the same distance from Israel as Iran.
Tehrans media claim the exercise will test its air forces ability to fly to Israel and back without refueling. The exercise will also test the US-made FBX-T band anti-missile radar system delivered in September and installed at the IAF Nevatim air base in the Negev. The Iranians say they will be practicing their state-of-the-art military equipment and flight tactics, meaning an attempt to jam US and Israeli electronics and radar.
According to Iranian media, the entire range of Irans fighter fleet will take part, including US-made F-4, F-5, F-7 and F-14 fighters and domestic Saegheh fighters. Mid-air refueling will be provided by Boeing 707 aerial tankers. In mid-August, Irans Air Force chief, Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani, maintained that its antiquated fighter jet fleet had been overhauled and upgraded to fly distances of 3,000 kilometers without refueling. That would be more than double the distance between Iran and Israel. That is why Tabriz, in Azerbaijan, at the northwestern corner of Iran, was picked as the starting point of the exercise. The official communiqué said the planes would be flying from air fields in Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz and Hamadan and Dezful.
Turkey launches more strikes on Kurdish rebels in Iraq
October 12, 2008 -- Updated 2130 GMT (0530 HKT)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Turkey launched another round of airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq on Sunday, an Iraqi official said. Turkish warplanes and artillery units bombed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) positions in villages near Amadi in Iraq's Duhuk Province, a provincial security official told CNN.
The official said the Turkish military operation started at 5:30 p.m. and lasted an hour and a half. There were no reports of casualties. Turkey said it was the sixth time in the past week it attacked the PKK in response to clashes that left at least 15 Turkish troops dead in the Turkey-Iraq border region last weekend.
The central Iraqi government has labeled the PKK a terrorist organization, banning its activities and closing its offices in the country two years ago. The United States and the European Union also consider the PKK a terrorist group. It was the second round of Turkish strikes on northern Iraq this weekend. Late Friday and early Saturday, Turkish warplanes hit 31 targets in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq before returning. They "successfully completed the operation [and] safely returned to their bases," the Turkish military said.
A spokesman for the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Security Forces said Turkish warplanes and artillery units bombed the region from around 11 p.m. Friday until 1 a.m. Saturday. The spokesman, Jabbar Yawer, said there were no reports of casualties. Turkish artillery shells also hit border villages in the Zakho area, targeting PKK positions for about an hour on Saturday afternoon, Yawer said.
Israel on high alert for Syrian, Hezbollah Yom Kippur attacks
October 8, 2008
After Syria moved tank units up to the Lebanese Beqaa Valley border Tuesday, Oct. 7, Israel raised the alert level for Yom Kippur on its borders with Syria and Lebanon and placed its Air Force and emergency first aid teams on standby in the event of Syrian or coordinated Syrian-Hezbollah attacks.
Israeli embassies and Jewish institutions worldwide were also placed on high terror alert. Hezbollahs leader Hassan Nasrallah said recently that his promised retaliation for the death of Imad Mughniyeh is coming. There is no backing off from this decision or from carrying out the big surprise against the enemy, he said.
Damascus and the Lebanese Hezbollah are closely aligned.
DEBKAfilesmilitary sources report that the Syrian tank concentration on the Lebanese border Tuesday was Damascus' second military movement against its neighbor; three weeks ago, Syrian commando units took up positions on the North Lebanese border. In the first deployment, their tanks and armored vehicles were kept some 3-10 km to the rear of frontline commando forces. In the second, much closer to the Israeli border, armor and tanks have been deployed at the front.
These military movements sent Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak on an unannounced trip north Tuesday to check the state of readiness of the IDFs disposition on the Syrian and Lebanese borders. He cautioned the outpost commanders to exercise maximum vigilance in the coming days. The border seems quiet, he said, but commanders must take care never to permit a repeat of the Yom Kippur War exactly 35 years ago when Israel was caught napping by a Syrian invasion.
Our sources report that Washington, Jerusalem and Beirut are taking into account the possibility of Damascus seizing the moment of the total shutdown in Israel for 25 hours from Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, to Thursday night, Oct. 9, for Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) to launch its military forces against northern Lebanon or the Golan. The West Bank was sealed off and Israels border terminals with Jordan and Egypt closed from early Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Fear in Lebanon as Syrian forces mass on border
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
NICOSIA The Syrian Army has expanded its presence along the border with Lebanon.
Lebanese sources said the Syrian Army has deployed more than 10,000 soldiers along several points of the Lebanese border. The sources said Syrian troop concentrations were seen in northern and eastern Lebanon, including the Bekaa Valley. "More troops are flowing and more heavy weapons are accompanying them," a Lebanese security source said. "It's clearly a source of concern."
The government of Prime Minister Fuad Siniora has played down the Syrian military buildup, Middle East Newsline reported. Lebanese government spokesmen said Damascus has assured Beirut that the Syrian troop presence was meant merely to bolster border security.
But Lebanese government sources said they were concerned that Syrian troops could invade northern Lebanon imminently. The sources said the regime of President Bashar Assad has discussed such a military operation with both France and the United States.
"If they invade our territory, this will have immediate repercussions on our internal situation," a Lebanese source said. "It could turn us into an Iraq." The sources said the Syrian Army, which began the buildup on Sept. 21, has deployed scores of T-72 main battle tanks and artillery along the Lebanese border in the area of the Bekaa Valley. They said at this point the Syrian Army has not crossed the border. The Syrian Army has indicated its intention to remain along the border for several months, the sources said. They said the army has constructed barracks and other installations.
Turkish troops bomb northern Iraq after PKK clashes
October 5, 2008 -- Updated 0043 GMT (0843 HKT)
(CNN) -- The Turkish military bombed PKK rebel targets Saturday in northern Iraq in response to clashes that left at least 15 Turkish troops dead, the PKK and the military said Sunday. Members of Turkey's honor guard carry flag-draped coffins of two soldiers killed in clashes with the PKK. The PKK, or Kurdistan Workers' Party, said it sustained no casualties in the operation. The Turkish military said the air operation was conducted on the PKK's "hiding positions" in the Avasin-Basyan area of northern Iraq near the border with Turkey. During the operation, steps were taken to avoid civilian casualties, the Turkish military said.
The military said the operation was carried out Saturday. The PKK's military wing said the military operation began after Friday's clash and lasted for two days. At least 15 Turkish soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in the clashes, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Saturday. Two others were missing, and the Turkish military said Sunday they were feared dead. The military said 23 PKK members were also killed in the attacks, launched from northern Iraq. In its statement on Sunday, however, the PKK said more than 60 Turkish troops were killed and at least 30 injured. Nine PKK members were killed, the organization said. Turkey's state-run Anatolia news agency said the clashes occurred in Semdinli, a town in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari.
Two months later, Israel began its one-month Gaza War of 2008-09. I began covering this on the Second Home page on January 4, 2009 as shown below:
Beginning of World War III
in the Middle East?
|Many Palestinians have been killed and wounded by heavy Israeli tank fire and air strikes in Gaza, some allegedly by banned white phosphorous shells. The allegations come as Israel vows to escalate its war in Gaza after more deadly air strikes and battles despite growing calls for a ceasefire.|
January 4, 2009 (6:16 AM EST), UPDATED January 11, 2009 (11:57 PM EST): It is difficult to believe that this conflict will end anytime soon, although a short ceasefire is possible. Even if Israel announces that the operation is concluded, their objectives met, and cease further hostilities, the hatred and outrage being felt by Palestinians, not only in Gaza but the West Bank, as well as by Hezbollah in Lebanon and other militant groups in the region will likely boil over and Israel will suffer more attacks ... attacks they will feel obliged to retaliate against. This white phosphorous allegation, if proven true, will almost assure that Israel will experience a wave of revenge suicide bombings if not nightly barrages of rocket launches from inside Lebanon or even Syria.
|Israeli troops in the occupied Golan Heights have come under small arms fire from Syria, Israeli military officials have said.|
At best my guess is a ceasefire at this time will only hold until sometime in March. "Some militant group," if not Hezbollah, already has launched missiles into northern Israel ... another such attack and the conflict in Gaza no longer remains an internal matter. That is almost exactly how the worst Israeli war in Lebanon since 1982 began in June 2006. It began as a one-week, all-out war in Gaza, a war that hardly comes close to the catastrophic level of military might being used by Israel in Gaza now, before moving northward into a confrontation against Hezbollah and a massive air bombing of Beirut and nearly every other city in Lebanon. It was a war that at one point came perilously close to drawing in Syria. Many experts interviewed on major news networks like CNN at that time feared the summer 2006 war was the start of World War III.
As you can see, the above prediction for a major Arab-Israeli war breaking out in the Middle East in October 2008 and spreading throughout the region is right above my successful prediction of a major Stock Market Crash in October 2008 followed by a great depression, a banking crisis, loss of savings and pensions, cessation of all transactions, panic, rioting, and lawlessness as a total global economic collapse ensues. The great war would merge the US conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with another involving Israel, the Palestinians, Lebanon, and Syria, finally drawing in Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia:
A "grand" war of all wars in the Middle East would probably begin as an Arab-Israeli conflict. Some believe that a chemical or nuclear attack on Tel Aviv by Iran will spark it. However, it is more likely that it will begin as an Israeli-Syrian confrontation that fuses with an Iraqi-Syrian-Iranian-Turkish conflict where the US military is trapped fighting Iraqi insurgents, rebel Kurd groups, Syrian and Iranian infiltrators, and terrorists led by (Iraqi al-Qaeda leader) Abu Ayyub al-Masri. If (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad is still in power by this time and has not been overthrown in a June 2007 or February 2008 coup, he may become the Alus sanguinaire.
Need I point out that the current Israeli war in Gaza began eighteen days ago, on December 26, 2008 (EST), which is only two months off from the projected October 2008 vector. Even if this war does burn itself out, which now seems very unlikely, the region will remain dangerous and open for major conflict through June 2009 (the other vector given). The great danger if this war is not stopped is that it will become "World War III in the Middle East" which is soon accompanied by horrendous naval encounters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and elsewhere, turmoil in the Balkans, and a joint Russian and Iranian-led Muslim invasion of Europe, total thermonuclear war between Russia and the USA, and nuclear and chem-bio attacks on various European cities and capitals ("World War III in Europe" or just simply "World War III").
A third world war involving Russia, Europe, and the United States is projected by the base 7 system as beginning on August 8, 2009 ... unless there is a ceasefire.
Augmenting my base 7 projection for a major war in the Middle East are several troubling quatrains by Nostradamus, one which I have nicknamed "The War of Alus" quatrain, and, far more ominous, the six-chapter prophecy by the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah (chapters 46 through 51 inclusive).
Nostradamus' prophesied War of Alus (and some related quatrains) can end with a ceasefire: but not the Middle East war foretold of by the prophet Jeremiah. You will know that Jeremiah's prophecy of "World War III in the Middle East" is truly in progress if the Syrian capital city of Damascus is utterly destroyed by an Israeli nuclear attack. Once Jeremiah's war has begun there is no turning back. No ceasefire, UN-brokered or otherwise, will be possible should that Rubicon ever be crossed. World War III will have begun and we will crash and burn on "the jagged path" warned of by the Hopi Indians as quickly as we have set foot upon it. Two-thirds of the planet will become a vast cemetery by the end of 2009 and the other third will witness an even worse horror during the war's so-called "aftermath" between 2010 and 2016. If we enter into the realm of the non-prophetic, which I sincerely hope we will not, the human race may be made extinct during what we will come to regard as the defence of our planet from an alien attack, but it will be something entirely different ...
I urge you now to pray that whatever conflict you see happening in the Middle East, especially any involving Israel, however small it may seem to be, ends quickly and does not internationalise. Between now and June 2009 is the most dangerous period we have ever faced for such a conflict to become what was once merely an abstraction: that which we have come to call "World War III" and that which Nostradamus called "The First Holocaust."
Shots fired at Israeli patrol on Jordan border
By MATTI FRIEDMAN January 13, 2009
JERUSALEM (AP) The Israeli military says one or more gunmen have opened fire on an army patrol along the Israel-Jordan border.
The military says there were no casualties in the incident, which took place along the desert frontier between the two countries in southern Israel.
The details remain unclear. But tensions are high in the region because of Israel's devastating offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
U.N. compound ablaze in Gaza fighting, Israel says shelling of U.N. complex 'a grave mistake ... U.N.'s Ban Ki Moon condemns aid complex shelling ... Rockets from Lebanon threaten 2nd front for Israel ... Ahmadinejad Accuses Arab States of Complicity in 'Genocide' ...
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack on a U.N. relief agency's compound in Gaza City, which he and other U.N. officials say was committed by Israeli forces. Fighting around the U.N. relief agency's headquarters in Gaza City set part of the compound ablaze with no way to rein in the fire, the agency's local director has said. The compound was hit by shrapnel and artillery fire during clashes between Israeli troops and Hamas gunmen.
Meantime, NORTHERN Israel was under renewed attack from Lebanese-based militants last night with three Katyusha rockets striking the area surrounding the Sea of Galilee, again raising fears of the war in Gaza spreading across the region.
Guerrillas in Lebanon rocketed northern Israel on Wednesday for the second time in a week, drawing Israeli artillery fire and threatening to drag the Jewish state into a second front as it battled Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces returned fire immediately, with four artillery shells striking the southern Lebanon village of Al-Hibarieh. The violence defied a new call from the U.N. chief to immediately end fighting in Gaza.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday accused some Arab states of complicity in "genocide" being carried out against Palestinians in Gaza. "Unfortunately, some states in the Arab and Islamic region tolerate or support this rare genocide with silence or a smile of satisfaction," Ahmadinejad said in a letter to Saudi King Abdullah, referring to the Israeli aggression against Gaza.
Four days ago many Palestinians were killed and wounded by Israeli airstrikes using banned white phosphorous shells. Despite the allegations of illegal phosphorous use, the Zionist state vowed to escalate its war in Gaza despite growing calls for a ceasefire. Meantime, the US Navy is keeping all eyes on an Iranian aid ship heading towards the coast of Gaza.
Israeli military says one or more gunmen have opened fire on an army patrol along the Israel-Jordan border. The military says there were no casualties in the incident, which took place along the desert frontier between the two countries in southern Israel. The details remain unclear. But tensions are high in the region because of Israel's devastating offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. One week ago it was reported by IDF officials that Israeli troops in the occupied Golan Heights came under small arms fire from Syria.
UPDATED January 15, 2009 (12:12 PM EST): Israel is now attracting the animosity of other nations, and in so doing theatening to turn this conflict not only into a regional war spreading throughout the Middle East, but far beyond. The consequences of today's events and three weeks of the Israeli military's slaughter of innocent Palestinians is risking the very real possibility of a global coalition approved of by the United Nations marching against the Zionist state ala "Operation Desert Storm" ... only this time headed by Russia. Hezbollah in Lebanon, or someone from that country, has fired Katushya rockets into the northern part of the country twice. Syrians and Jordanians have exchanged small arms fire with Israelis as well. Now Israel has bombed the United Nations compound in Gaza. If Israel was not already earning the world's wrath for the ruthless and barbaric slaughter it has already caused, it certainly is in risk of doing so now ...
COMMENTS (1/25/11): For some reason I was almost totally oblivious to the events that actually occurred in October 2008. In many respects the 2008 Abu Kamal Raid, and peripheral events in the region that also occurred that same month, was actually a weak version of what I predicted. Israel was not at war, but it was on a high state of alert believing the massing of Syrian troops on its borders with Lebanon, and threats by Hezbollah to avenge the death of one of its leaders, would result in a Syrian invasion of Lebanon and Gaza while Hezbollah attacked Israeli cities. Lebanon too voiced worry about Syria's movements and the United States even believed the first major Arab-Israeli war since 1973 (not including Israeli wars in Lebanon) was about to commence. Ratcheting up the fear factor, Iran held war games designed for an attack and invasion of Israel. The outcome of Syrian-Hezbollah coaxing of Israel was Hamas getting into the act in November, leading to the Gaza War of 2008-09 in December 2008.
Meantime, in Iraq, the US continued its war of occupation against Syrian insurgents. Turkey was also involved in its largest bombing campaign against PKK Kurds in northern Iraq since Operation Sun early that same year. Ultimately, the US launched an ambitious yet desperate offensive inside of Syria, the 2008 Abu Kamal Raid, killing eight Syrian civilians in the town of Sukkariyeh in the process. The raid targeted and succeeded in killing a senior al Qaeda leader operating out of Iraq and Syria, Abu Ghadiyah.
This was obviously not the "war of Alus" ... Ghadiyah was small potatoes compared to the Alus leader prophesied by Nostradamus to be targeted and killed in a final battle involving Iraq, Syria, and either Israel or the United States. However, these events may well be a precedent to a future war in the region that succeeds in decapitating Syria's leader, Bashar al-Assad.
Thus, this archetype of the "war of the Alus" ... the 2008 Abu Kamal Raid and the Gaza War of 2008-09 ... did not lead to the speculated outcome: the final battle of the United States in the region and "World War III in the Middle East." Still, the events together were a close precedent to such a conflict, covering many of the fine points, including the killing of an Alus-like figure (Abu Ghadiyah).
If a major war in the Middle East was to have begun in October 2008, leading to World War III by August/September 2009, the Gaza War of 2008-09 would have been the trigger. Had it not ended as it did in January 2009, it is highly probable that Lebanon would have been next for Israel, as it was during the 2006 Lebanon War that took place during July-August 2006. In that event, I do believe that by April 2009, Israel and Syria would have become combatants, triggering a huge war in the Middle East by June 2009 and the beginning of global war by August/September 2009.
Both 2008 and 2009 were linked using the base 7 system to the last two truly dangerous Arab-Israeli wars: the Yom Kippur War of October 1973, thirty-five (5 x 7) years before the October 2008 vector, and the Six Day War of June 1967, forty-two (6 x 7) years before the June 2009 vector for escalation. As can be seen, the Gaza war that began in December 2008 was only off the October 2008 vector by two months.
For some reason it was decided by TPTB to postpone the global war planned for 2009 (70 years after Hitler invaded Poland and began World War II). The 2008 South Ossetia war (also called the Russo-Georgian War) of August 2008 (accurately predicted on this page) was practise and preparation for the greater war of 2009 planned for August which was called off and, likely, postponed until 2012 or 2013. Thus, Israel was obviously coerced into stopping the conflict in Gaza ... in Gaza ... in January 2009. Likewise, both Israel and United States have been restrained from attacking nuclear sites in Iran.
I believe it is the other vector for world war that TPTB have their sites trained on: July/August 2012 (98 years after the June 1914 assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Ferdinand and his wife and the start of World War I on 28 July 1914). Indeed, in many ways the geopolitical scene strategically is quite similar to the few years leading up to WW1.
The combined effect of the 2008 Abu Kamal Raid and the Gaza War of 2008-09 gives us a PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. This was not the last US battle in the Middle East, and it did not begin a great Arab-Israeli conflict leading to grand Middle East war prophesied by Jeremiah ... a war that would be followed immediately by World War III. Even so, on a smaller scale, the events of October 2008 through January 2009 make this prediction a partial success.
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NEW PREDICTION: 5/23/06 -- The war in the Middle East, continuous rising oil prices, the sudden cut-off of oil by Iran at the Strait of Hormuz and at the Caspian Sea-Turkey pipeline, oil cut off from Venezuela, Iraq, and the Saudi peninsula, along with even more dangerous developments involving war between the US, Israel, Iran, Iraq, and Syria will cause the US stock market to crash in October 2008. A global depression will result as markets plummet and collapse throughout the entire world.
Panic and speculation will result in billions of dollars being withdrawn from banking institutions. The White House will "be forced" to close the banks and thus initiate a festering banking crisis. Mobs of angry US citizens will form to try to remove their savings by force. Electronic banking will not function. All transactions will be stopped by the government online and offline out of fear. Panic and lawlessness will spread as an economic collapse in the US and Europe becomes global, leading to civil wars in some countries.
The world will enter into the worst global depression in recorded history.
September 15, 2008 (9:33 AM EDT) - Global markets are reeling after a convulsive day on Wall Street that saw leading U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers file for bankruptcy and others scramble for merger as the continued fallout from the credit crunch claims new victims.
Asian and European stock markets are down sharply amid growing alarm over the world's financial system after a seismic shake-up on Wall Street, with Lehman Brothers saying it will file bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch being sold to Bank of America.
"This crisis is clearly deeper than anybody had imagined only a short time ago," Peter Stein, an associate editor at The Wall Street Journal in Asia, told CNN.
investors, already anticipating panic, are beginning to say the
dreaded phrase not heard for nearly eighty years:
September 16, 2008 (9:19 AM EDT): Wall Street Is Crumbling. Yesterday the Dow suffered its worst day since the 9/11 terror attacks.
Today stocks in Asia and Europe continue to tumble following Wall Street's worst day since markets reopened seven years ago after the 9/11 terror attacks. Tokyo's Nikkei fell 4.95 percent while the Hong Kong Hang Seng shed 5.9 percent as the effects of Lehman Brothers' collapse reverberated around the world.
Wall Street's overnight free fall sent Asian stock markets tumbling sharply this morning, as investors were gripped with fears of a global financial crisis.
Wall Street dropped precipitously with the Dow Jones down more than 504 points to 10917, the sixth-largest point drop ever and their worst showing since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
The question being asked now is whether the global market is in a crash, a crisis, or a gradual yet utter collapse.
September 16, 2008 (11:11 PM EDT): It appears that, for now, the tumbling market has rebounded somewhat and another major financial institution, AIG, is being saved by the Federal Reserve Board at a tune of $85 billion. Nevertherless, even though the word "crash" has not been a part of the lexicon of business world regarding September 15, the term Black Monday has been on everyone's lips. I titled the above alert "Black Monday" early in the morning of the 15th, having a good sense what the day would bring. Since I cannot claim a stock market crash occurred (not officially anyway), I can still claim Black Monday 2008 did happen. This makes my prediction a PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. I have little doubt we shall see the rest of it fulfilled soon, barring a miracle that is.
|U.S. President George W. Bush used a prime-time TV address to make the case for his plan to let the Treasury Department buy as much as $700 billion in troubled assets from financial institutions.||"We are in the midst of a serious financial crisis," Bush said. Failure to act quickly on the bailout plan could result in a "long and painful recession," Bush warned. The president also said action is needed to avoid possible mass panic.|
COMMENTS (9/25/08): It is possible the term "stock market crash" may never be used. However, clearly the market will have crashed at some point even if there is an avoidance to say it has. It is beginning to appear that every other descriptive term imaginable is being used to to illustrate the existing global and US economies and where they are heading. If it becomes clear the state of the economy is in collapse, I am simply not going to wait for those magic words "stock market crash" to declare this prediction as being fulfilled. Things have not reached that point yet, but clearly this is the most dangerous period in economic history the world, let alone the United States, has faced in 80 years. Since Black Monday occurred (that is what many called it despite the fact that a crash had not actually happened) this prediction has already been well into the partial fulfillment range. Things simply can only go so much farther and we will either pull back from the brink or go over the edge into the abyss.
|BLACK MONDAY II|
September 29, 2008 (9:14 PM EDT) - (CNN) U.S. lawmakers have rejected the biggest proposed government intervention in the U.S. economy since the Great Depression of 1929. The Dow Jones closed more than 700 points down as the markets reacted to the $700 billion bailout plan's defeat.
(AP) Wall Street's worst fears came to pass Monday, when the government's financial rescue plan failed in Congress and stocks plunged precipitously -- hurtling the Dow Jones industrials downnn nearly 7 percent. The almost 780-point decline was the largest one-day point drop ever for the index.
The last Black Monday on September 15, 2008 was compared to the economic tailspin that followed 911 in September 2001.
Today's Black Monday is being compared with the Black Monday Stock Market Crash of 1987.
investors and financial analysts, fearful of mass panic on Wall
Street tomorrow, are beginning to say two dreaded phrases not
heard since 1929:
BLACK TUESDAY & GREAT DEPRESSION
Without question this has become a PREDICTION-IN-PROGRESS.
CRASH OF 2008
October 6, 2008 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Stocks plunged at the Monday open after a deepening financial crisis in Europe heightened worries about a global economic slowdown.
The S&P, Dow and Nasdaq were sharply lower, following a broad sell-off around the world. The Dow dropped 280 points immediately at the open, approaching the 10,000-point benchmark.
(MarketOracle.com) - European Government's Panic Triggers Stooock Market Crash -- Black Monday ended with European stock markets down by between 7% and 9%, wiping out more than $2 trillion from global market capitalisation as markets collapsed in response to the disunified panic moves by individual european governments to guarantee all deposits at 100% which is contrary to the outcome of the weekend crisis meeting of European leaders that's only significant result was for a £12billion package of loans for small businesses.
(Telegraph.co.uk) - /font>Germany takes hot seat as Europe falls into the abyss -- 'We face extreme danger. Unless there is immediate intervention on every front by all the major powers acting in concert, we risk a disintegration of global finance within days. Nobody will be spared, unless they own gold bars.'
PREDICTION FULFILLED AND STILL IN PROGRESS
One thing all of us can agree upon: the events since September 2008 qualify as the worst financial crisis in history in the United States and Europe since the Crash of 1929. Never have things been this bad since the infamous Black Tuesday Crash. This week's third Black Monday on Wall Street in a row (Black Monday III), in turn, precipated a Black Tuesday in Europe. In official and unofficial circles alike it has been conceded that the Stock Market has either crashed or is crashing slowly. Global recession has been acknowledged; Great Depression is anticipated. More banking institutions are collapsing each day around the world as inflation, unemployment, and suicide steadily rise ...
October 7, October 8 Headlines:
Fear gripping Wall
Impending Economic Collapse in the US and Death of Democracy
Obama: US in worst crisis since Depression
US, European leaders discuss world economic crisis
Mayhem on Wall Street
World Financial Crisis: No End In Sight
America's Financial Apocalypse
Stock Market Crash Causes
Bankers and politicians are stuck in 1929
Sinking Rapidly Into Depression
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NEW PREDICTION: 1/21/08 -- Hi, it's me again .. Do! Your guide to the "level beyond human" ... reporting from that great vast emptiness some of you call "Death," but we know all too well as Spaceship Hale-Bopp! Hey, people here are so far out.. they even have wings! *LOL* Anyways, thought I'd drop by to let you know more travelers are preparing to shed their earthly containers in October 2008 ... that's right! The word is it shall be somewhere in Europe, this time around.
Anyways, how are you?? We are dead, as usual! Yes! And still wearing our Nikes too! *LOL* Looks like the Japanese have shown us up where mass cult suicide is concerned. Who'd ever think it .. mass death courtesy of Internet chat rooms! And that Gerald Krein, what an ambitious and enterprising young man, almost matched our count of 39 bodies ... all of them lovely naked females hanging from a beam near his mobile home! Too bad that fat, nosy sow from Portland University had to rat him out... keep your ass covered Gerald! I hear that general population is a bitch...
And Waco revisited, in all places ... Islamabad, Pakistan! Guess there was a little David Koresh in that Abdul Rashid Ghazi, after all. Just paint my mosque red if I ever decide to convert! *LOL* Sorry I couldn't present that one, but Ti needed my help in the freezer room... speaking of which, I should be getting back to my decomposition... it is set in D minor!
Well, maybe I just have a thing for solar energy, but I have a feeling some people are going to have a hot time of it this autumn. 50 may sound like a conservative estimate, but it only took 39 of us to make headlines! My guess is that waiting for Planet X is just going to be too much for some you. But, never fear ... if you can't hide ... you can always ride! We at Heaven's Gate were all once living proof of that maxim, weren't we? *LOL* ... in any case, bye for now! Do signing off indefinitely....
Web cult blamed for seven suicides -- 17-year-old girl is seventh person to kill themselves in Welsh town of Bridgend
LONDON, England (CNN) -- The death of a teenage girl in a Welsh village in an apparent copycat suicide has raised fears she may have been part of an Internet death cult already blamed for the deaths of six young men. Natasha Randall, 17, who was found hanged in her bedroom in Blaengarw, near Bridgend, south Wales, on Thursday, was the seventh person believed to have killed themselves in the local area in the past 12 months, the UK's Press Association reported.
Police are examining Randall's computer after the teenager posted messages on a social networking site, Bebo, prior to her death dedicated to 20-year-old Liam Clarke, who was found hanged in a Bridgend park last month. The message read: "RIP Clarky boy!! gonna miss ya! always remember the gd times! love ya x. Me too!"
Messages have also been posted on Randall's page since her death, PA said. "RIP tash - can't believe you done it!" one said.
Another read: "Heyaa Babe. Just Poppin In To Say I Let My Balloon Off With A Message On It, Hope You Got It Ok And It Made You Laugh Up There."
Five more men aged between 17 and 27 have been found hanged in the area since January 2007.
Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper, Liam Clarke's father, Kevin Clarke, said the seven who had killed themselves appeared to have known each other.
"We don't know if it is some weird cult or copycat suicides or if they have had some bizarre pact to kill themselves," Clarke said.
Superintendent Tim Jones, divisional commander of Bridgend Police, said the investigation into Randall's death would include examining her online contacts.
"There is a growing trend for young people to communicate through telephone text messaging and also over the Internet, whether it's e-mail or within chatroom forums. This is all part of conducting a thorough investigation," Jones said.
A spokesperson for Bebo told CNN that it was committed to working closely with the authorities to provide any assistance which would help them with their inquiries into the suicides.
"The loss of any young life is always distressing. We have close relationships with our member community, law enforcement agencies, and public safety partners -- including Samaritans -- to provide support and advice for our users. We are committed to providing our members with the safest possible environment online."
Anthony Langan, a spokesman for the Samaritans support service, told CNN that links with Bebo had enabled it to reach young people via the Internet. "Teenagers are one of the most 'at risk' groups and increasingly use the internet to access advice from support services which they may be less inclined to seek through other routes," Langan said.
"Suicide is an issue for society as a whole; the internet provides a window into the issues young people are dealing with."
Girl found hanging after suicides
Wednesday January 23, 2008 2:03 PM
A teenager tried hanging herself the day after another girl became the latest young person to die in the same South Wales community, her mother said.
Leah Phillips, 15, is recovering after being cut down from the stairs of her home in Pontycymmer, Bridgend. The incident follows a string of suicides in the area.
Natasha Randall, 17, who went to primary school with Leah, was found hanged in her bedroom at her home in Blaengarw, Bridgend, at about 6pm on Thursday. Six young men have hanged themselves in the same county borough in the past year. Some of the young people who died were known to be friends.
South Wales Police have been examining a computer used by Natasha, who was a member of social networking site Bebo and posted a farewell message to her friend Liam Clarke on it following his death last month.
Leah's mother Tina Phillips said she felt lucky her daughter survived after being found by husband David John Phillips and his eight-year-old nephew on Friday. She told the South Wales Echo: "We don't know how long she had been there. My husband lifted her up and then our neighbour ran in and cut her down. "Leah says she doesn't know why she did it. She honestly can't remember much about it. It's hard for me to take it all in, but I know I'm the lucky one really. I've still got my daughter."
She said her daughter, who is now out of hospital, knew Natasha but was not close to her. She added that Leah is now waiting to see a psychiatrist. A task force including police, schools and health workers has been set up to investigate the suicides.
Clarke and Natasha Randall, both members of a Satanic cult, are
shown here flashing
the satanic salute. Both Satanists hanged themselves.
'OFFICIAL' DEATH TOLL IN BRIDGEND (28):
Dale Crole, 18; David Dilling, 19; Thomas Davies, 20; Zachery Barnes, 17; Gareth Morgan, 27; Anthony Martin, 19; James Knight, 26; Jason Williams, 21; Andrew Ob Neill, 19; Leigh Jenkins, 22; Liam Clarke, 20; Allyn Price, 21; Natasha Randall, 17; Angie Fuller, 18; Kelly Stephenson, 20; Nathaniel Pritchard, 15; Jenna Parry, 16; Michelle Sheldon, 23; Sean Rees, 19; Christopher Jones, 23; Neil Owen, 26; Carwyn Jones, 28; Rhys Davies, 23; Lisa Dalton, 25; Rob Jones, 17; Stephanie Parker, 22, actress; Dean Stephenson, 40; James Forbes, 23; Lana Williams, 22.
'UNOFFICIAL' TOLL MUCH HIGHER:
Aspiring teen model and hanging victim, Chelsea Smith, 17, also visited Bebo death website. So did Gemma Shallis, 18.
Headless Horseman of Swansea
A WEALTHY businessman decapitated himself to spite his wife for their marriage split, an inquest heard yesterday. Gerald Mellin, 54, tied a rope to a tree, wrapped the other end around his neck and got into his open-top Aston Martin DB7.
Gruesome death ... Gerald Mellin !
He then accelerated away into a main road at midnight -- as motorists watched in horror. Police found his headless body on the driving seat with his head in the back. And witness Alison Anniah, who saw the vehicle go past, said: 'It got my attention because it was going so slowly. As the car passed us I saw the body had no head.'
The Daily Mail
08:45am on 9th May 2008
A girl of 13 killed herself after becoming obsessed with a fashion which links death with glamour, an inquest heard. Hannah Bond hanged herself from her bunk bed with a tie after becoming an "Emo".
Emo fans wear dark clothes, practise self-harm and listen to "suicide cult" rock bands.
Two weeks before her death, she started following U.S. band My Chemical Romance.
One of their songs contains the lyrics: "Although you're dead and gone, believe me your memory will go on."
Hannah, described as a model pupil, had started cutting her wrists but told her father it was part of an initiation into the Emo fashion. Hannah hanged herself not long after showing her father the cuts.
Ray and Heather Bond told the court their daughter had told them emo was "just a fashion." Coroner Roger Sykes said yesterday that Hannah's death was "not glamorous, just simply a tragic loss of a young life". Hannah's mother Heather told the inquest she had researched the trend since her daughter's death.
"There are websites that show pink teddies hanging themselves," she said. "She called Emo a fashion and I thought it was normal." She added: "Hannah was a normal girl. She had loads of friends. She could be a bit moody but I thought it was just because she was a teenager."
Hannah's father Ray, a karate teacher, said: "Two weeks before, I saw the cuts. I asked her about them and she said it was an Emo initiation. "She promised me she would never do it again."
Hannah gave her name as Living Disaster on her page on social networking website Bebo. The page is decorated with a picture of an Emo girl with bloody wrists after slashing herself. Another picture shows a child's exercise book scrawled with the words: "Dear Diary, today I give up. . ."
The inquest in Maidstone, Kent, heard Hannah had been with her boyfriend at a friend's house on the evening of September 22 last year. She had been angry when she was told she was not allowed to sleep over and when she got home in East Peckham she went straight to her room, saying: "I want to kill myself." The inquest was told Hannah had not used drugs or alcohol before her death but Vanessa Everett, her head teacher at Mascalls School, said self-harm had become commonplace among other Emo fans.
Recording a verdict of suicide, Mr Sykes said: "The Emo overtones concerning death and associating it with glamour I find very disturbing."
The Emo phenomenon began in the U.S. in the 1980s. It is a largely teenage trend and is characterised by depression, self-injury and suicide. Followers wear tight jeans with studded belts and wristbands. Their hair is dyed black and worn in long fringes to obscure their faces.
Emo - from the word emotional - is a reference to the angst-filled lyrics and melancholy themes of the rock music central to the culture.
One of the foremost of these "suicide cult" bands is My Chemical Romance, from New Jersey. Their first single, Welcome to the Black Parade, from the album The Black Parade, was released in 2006 and became a huge hit, going to number one in Britain.
The concept album follows the story of a character called The Patient, who dies of cancer.
The Black Parade is a nickname for the place where Emo fans believe they will go when they die.
By Andy Bloxham
5:01PM BST 18/06/2008
A 12-year-old girl hanged herself in her bedroom after visiting 'emo' websites to discuss suicide, an inquest has heard.
Rachel Jarvis was a fan of the 'emo' music of bands like My Chemical Romance and Evanescence, which is particularly popular among teenagers and often talks of suicide and describes dead fans as 'The Black Parade'.
Rachel's mother Maggie Jarvis, 35, told the inquest how she found her daughter on an American website called EmoStudent.com in November last year. Just two months later, in January, Mrs Jarvis found her daughter hanged in her bedroom, with her favourite music playing.
Rachel was taken to hospital but died two days later after suffering severe brain damage.
Police investigating the death later found long-sleeved shirts with bloodstains at the wrists and Rachel's diary containing poetry and entries describing eight previous suicide attempts.
The inquest, at Hull Coroners' Court, heard Rachel had told a male friend who introduced her to the website that she was cutting herself with a razor and had thought about killing herself.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said in a statement read to the inquest: "In the first week that we were friends, she said that she was going to go and cut herself.
"Other people used to say 'don't hang around with her because she's weird and you will get depressed if you are around her' but I didn't listen to them."
Mrs Jarvis, a former housing advisor with four children, told the inquest that she had begun to argue with her daughter more often as she approached her teenage years.
On January 13, she said she was about to bathe and put her two young sons to bed when she noticed Rachel's music playing loudly and went upstairs to ask her to turn it down.
Mrs Jarvis, of Hull, East Yorkshire, said: "I went upstairs to ask her to turn it down otherwise they wouldn't get to sleep. That's when I found her."
Rachel was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary but died on January 15.
Recording a narrative verdict, East Yorkshire coroner Geoffrey Saul said it was not clear if Rachel had intended to kill herself. He said: "The evidence shows that she had talked to friends of hers about self harm but it doesn't seem that they were strong statements of immediate intention. There is no clear note although thoughts of death are mentioned. "The suspension was at her own hand but the question of intent remains unclear."
In May this year, 'emo' culture was blamed by a coroner for the death of 13-year-old Hannah Bond, of East Peckham, Kent, who hanged herself.
Emo is generally understood to stand for 'emotional hardcore' and developed from roots in punk music. Fans often paint their nails black and wear black eyeliner.
Casualty Actress Is Found Hanged -- Walker discovers star's body in fields near her home
A young actress who appeared in TV's Casualty and The Bill has been found hanged at a beauty spot. Stephanie Parker, 22, was discovered dead two days after a long-running show she starred in was screened for the last time.
Stephanie, who was 15 when she landed a role in awardwinning BBC Wales drama Belonging, was found in fields near her home in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, by a walker at 6am on Saturday.
Police, who are not treating her death as suspicious, are trying to establish why she may have killed herself.
Stephanie's agent Mark Jermin said: "We are really shocked."
BBC Wales head of English programmes Claire Hudson added: "We are extremely saddened at the news of her tragic death.
Stephanie was an immensely talented actress who played a major part in making Belonging the success it was and I'm sure fans will be shocked by this untimely news.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time." in the show, Stephanie played feisty full-time mum Stacey Weaver.
She was a close friend of actress Eve Miles, who also made her name in Belonging before starring in the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood alongside John Barrowman.
Belonging began in 1999 but ended in June 2008. A one-off 10 year anniversary special aired on Thursday last week.
BBC actress Stephanie Parker found hanged -- The 22-year-old star of Belonging appears to be the latest in a long line of suicides in South Wales
APRIL 20, 2009
An "immensely talented" 22-year-old television actress appears to have become the latest young person to commit suicide in south Wales, after she was found hanged just days after the long-running series in which she starred was cancelled.
Stephanie Parker, a regular cast member in the BBC Wales series Belonging, was found hanged in fields near her home in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, 10 miles from Bridgend, the struggling mining town which has seen a spate of teenage suicides. Her body was found by a walker on Saturday morning, two days after the final episode of Belonging was broadcast. Police are not treating her death as suspicious.
Parker had played the role of Stacey Weaver since she was 15. The programme's official website describes her character as a feisty young full-time mother who is "eager to get on with real life". She had also appeared on the BBC's Casualty and The Bill as well as in drama productions for Radio 4.
There are no figures available for the past year, but between January 2007 and February 2008, 17 people under the age of 27 took their own lives in the area. The previous year, the South Wales Valley coroner Philip Walters said that in an 11-month period during 2006 he was seeing one case of suicide a week.
As for Stephanie, police in Pontypridd are now trying to establish why the talented young actress would want to end her life. A report has been passed to the coroner.
"Stephanie's talent played a major part in making /Belonging/ the success it was and I'm sure that the programme's fans will be shocked by this untimely news," said Clare Hudson, BBC Wales Head of Programmes, English Language. "Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time."
Town stunned at death of BBC actress
20 Apr 2009
A community is in shock at the death of a TV soap actress who was found hanged after the show in which she starred was scrapped.
The body of Stephanie Parker, 22, was found two days after the broadcast of the final episode of Welsh BBC drama "Belonging".
Pretty Stephanie had played the roll of Stacey Weaver in the award-winning programme since the age of 15, and had also been in episodes of Casualty and The Bill.
A member of the public found her corpse on open lead near Pontypridd, South Wales, early on Saturday morning.
She had kept her home in the tight-knit town in which she was born and raised. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
Belonging was axed after nine series to make way for a new BBC Wales flagship drama.
Clare Hudson, BBC Wales' head of English language programmes, said: 'Everyone at BBC Wales - especially all those who worked on Belonging - is extremely saddened at the news of Stephanie's tragic death. 'Stephanie's talent played a major part in making Belonging the success it was and I'm sure that the programme's fans will be shocked by this untimely news.'
She added: 'Stephanie also worked with BBC Wales radio drama department on productions for Radio Four. 'Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.'
Police are interviewing Stephanie's family, friends and colleagues but it is thought that she was depressed at the end of the show. Her agent Mark Jermin said: 'She was a great talent - we are really shocked.'
Belonging won the award for best drama at the Welsh BAFTAs three times, telling the tale of life in the valleys of South Wales.
COMMENTS (4/21/09): This is a startling development in the ongoing hanging suicides of young people in and around the town of Bridgend. Indeed, an unknown, pernicious influence seems to be at work in Bridgend, branching outwards throughout both South Wales and North Wales.
Higher than normal rates of suicide have occurred in all age groups throughout the country since early 2008 and it seems hanging has become the nearly sole preference for both men and women. Obviously the Bridgend Hangings themselves resemble what happens when members of a cult decide to collectively end their lives, with Bebo being the social networking cement that has linked together many of the deaths in South Wales at least. Thus, the grim events that have taken place in Bridgend and throughout Wales do indeed seem much like a mass suicide in slow motion.
Now the influence has taken the life of a fairly well-known Welsh actress. At 22, Stephanie Parker was in that particularly vulnerable age group which has produced so many dangling dead bodies found by family, friends, neighbours, and strangers alike, days, sometimes only minutes, too late. She lived quite close to Bridgend too. Like all the others, her suicide is a mystery. One wonders if she perhaps also networked on Bebo.
This marks a definite escalation in whatever influence it is that drives men and women in Wales, especially those near or in Bridgend, but certainly not limited to South Wales, to hang themselves.
Police say William Melchert-Dinkel posed as a female nurse online in suicide chat rooms offering "expert knowledge" on the most effective way to commit suicide. An undated file photo of suicide victim Nadia Kajouji provided by her mother. A family photo taken May 1, 2005 of suicide victim Mark Drybrough at his home in Coventry, England. AP Source: AP. (Supplied by Toronto Globe and Mail).
Nadia Kajouji, of Canada, is believed to have fallen victim to a 'suicide voyeur'
Phoebe Prince Hanged Herself: Prince Mongo's Brother - Mongo's Planet News
Celebrities Take Action to Stop Suicide Before It Happens
Demi Moore and Nia Vardalos, the star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding,
to save the life of a suicidal teenager after he threatened on Twitter to hang himself.
Woman, 24, hanged herself to death in front of an online audience
RATING: + 1.0
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NEW PREDICTION: 9/17/08 -- A destructive 7.3 to 8.0 magnitude quake will rock Algeria, leaving nearly 3000 dead and 10,000 injured, with thoussands more reported missing. 75% of Algiers will be destroyed. There will also be a strong aftershock an hour afterwards and many aftershocks will follow for about a year. Potential for tsunami exists, although this is not certain. Base 7 dating: October 2008.
Northern Algeria Quake Injures Four
February 8, 2008
An earthquake registering a magnitude of 5.2 briefly sparked panic in northern Alteria early on Friday, Feb 1, and also caused some minor injuries.
The Algerian Research Center in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics said the tremor struck at 8:33 a.m. local time about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Boumerde, a quake-prone region just east of Algiers.
Witnesses said shaking from the main quake sparked panic in Boumerde, where more than 2,300 people were killed and over 11,000 injured by a strong earthquake in May 2003.
The civil protection agency said four people were slightly injured as a result of Fridays quake, mainly from throwing themselves out of windows in panic.
June 6, 2008 -- Updated 0326 GMT (1126 HKT)
(CNN) -- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook northern Algeria on Friday, knocking houses to the ground and injuring 15 people.
Oran, the largest city in the region, received most of the impact of the quake, which had an epicenter about 30 km (18.6 miles) north in the Mediterranean Sea. The quake hit at about 9 p.m. (4 p.m. ET).
Several old homes in the downtown neighborhood of Gambeta were destroyed and 15 people were injured, according to a local government spokesman.
Residents fled their homes and mingled in the streets -- although many simply went about their business because of the moderate strength of the quake, the spokesman said.
PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/30/06 -- It is unclear whether this is an invasion coordinated to aid an Iranian attack of Turkey from the southeast or whether this is a Russian military incursion for reasons we can only guess at this time. It is certain that Turkey is part of the "southern flank" that Erna Stieglitz predicts Russia will seek to reinforce before they go to war in Europe.
Russia will dispatch warships, attacking the Turkish fleet in the Black Sea in October/November 2008, making it possible for Moscow to land and supply her forces on the Turkish shores. An air and ground attack may be held in conjunction or just prior to the naval attack, probably in the north and northeast not far from Trabzon.
October/November 2008 - Russia invades Turkey
Attention (11/27/08): Further research of history using the base 7 system has brought to my attention the fact that the vector for a Russian invasion of Turkey should be October/November 2008 and not November 2007. Sorry for the error.
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Something spectacular will occur regarding the planet Saturn (hit by comet?? atmosphere ignites??)
The above prediction title was posted in orange, as it appears below, along with a projected vector of November 2008, on the Overview and Updates Page on Novdember 27, 2008. No other text, nor any image, appeared with the prediction other than the descriptive title and the dating. It was then posted to the List of Predictions Still to be Presented on This Page on January 17, 2009. No other text, nor any image, appeared with the prediction other than the descriptive title and the dating. It is now a PREDICTION FULFILLED.
glowing aurora over Saturn confounds scientists
13th November 2008
A stunning light display over Saturn has stumped scientists who say it behaves unlike any other planetary aurora known in our solar system. The blueish-green glow was found over the ringed planet's north polar region just like Earth's northern lights. It was discovered by the infrared instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
'We've never seen an aurora like this elsewhere,' said Tom Stallard, a scientist working with Cassini data at the University of Leicester. 'This aurora covers an enormous area across the pole. Our current ideas on what forms Saturn's aurora predict that this region should be empty, so finding such a bright aurora here is a fantastic surprise.'
Auroras are caused by charged particles streaming along the magnetic field lines of a planet into its atmosphere. Particles from the sun cause Earth's auroras. Many, but not all, of the auroras at Jupiter and Saturn are caused by particles trapped within the magnetic environments of those planets.
Earth, Jupiter and Saturn all have dazzling auroras. Jupiter's main auroral ring is caused by interactions in Jupiter's magnetic environment and remains constant in size. Saturn's main aurora is caused by the solar wind, and changes size dramatically as the wind varies.
However, the newly observed aurora at Saturn doesn't fit into either category.
The new infrared aurora appears in a region hidden from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Cassini observed it when the spacecraft flew near Saturn's polar region.
In infrared light, the aurora sometimes fills the region from around 82 degrees north all the way over the pole. This new aurora is also constantly changing, even disappearing within a 45 minute-period. 'There is something special and unforeseen about this planet's magnetosphere and the way it interacts with the solar wind and the planet's atmosphere,' Cassini scientist Nick Achilleos from the University College London said.
COMMENTS: This one apperently happened before I posted it on the Overview and Updates page, although it was listed on a text file on my computer waiting to be posted most of the year. I did not know about this event until after posting the prediction, in any event. PREDICTION FULFILLED.
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NEW PREDICTION: 10/10/06 -- It will be a very dark day, but a very bright marriage! At nearly the same time the Church of Diana is officially established as a major state religion, Prince William and longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton will marry to the cheers of millions in an internationally broadcast wedding in November 2008. However, there are some indications that the event may have to be postponed until July 2009 ... a very sunny day indeed.
Britain's Prince William (left) smiles as he walks with his girlfriend Kate Middleton at RAF Cranwell, central England April 11, 2008. Photograph by: Michael Dunlea, Reuters
|Prince William to marry
April 29 at Westminster
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:18pm EST
(Reuters) - Prince William is to marry his fiancée Kate Middleton on Friday April 29 next year at London's Westminster Abbey, the 1,000-year-old church where the funeral was held for his mother Princess Diana.
William, son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Diana, announced his engagement to long-term girlfriend Middleton last week after a courtship lasting nearly a decade. "We know that the world will be watching on April 29 and the couple are very, very keen indeed that the spectacle should be a classic example of what Britain does best," Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, William's private secretary told reporters.
Britain is facing sharp cuts in public spending and Lowther-Pinkerton said that the royal family and the Middletons would pay for the service, reception and honeymoon. He described the couple, both 28, as "over the moon" about their forthcoming marriage.
Westminster Abbey has been the site of coronations since William the Conqueror was crowned there in 1066 after the Norman invasion. The current monarch, Queen Elizabeth, was married there in 1947 and a teenaged William attended his mother Diana's 1997 funeral at the Abbey after she died in a Paris car crash. "The couple were moved to choose the venue because of its staggering beauty, its 1,000-year royal history and in spite of its overall size, its relative intimacy," Lowther-Pinkerton said. "The venue has long associations with the royal family -- it's in many ways the royal family's church -- and of course with Prince William personally."
Retail researchers have estimated that the wedding could give a $1 billion boost to the British economy through the sale of mementoes and increased tourism. Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that April 29 would be a public holiday, meaning Britons will enjoy a four-day break over the May Day weekend.
However, the couple want to combine pageantry with prudence for their wedding day. "Prince William and Miss Middleton want to ensure that a balance is struck between an enjoyable day and the current economic situation," Lowther-Pinkerton said. "To that end, the royal family and the Middleton family will pay for the wedding." A royal aide said the couple had always wanted a spring wedding and for it to be held on a Friday.
The wedding will come less than a week before the likely date of a referendum on moves to change the voting system for Britain's parliament and some commentators have said it risked disrupting campaigning. However, a royal aide said Cameron was very content with the date.
Prince William engaged to Kate Middleton
November 16, 2010
London, England (CNN) -- Britain's Prince William is engaged to Kate Middleton, the British royal family announced Tuesday.
The prince and Middleton, both 28, have been dating since 2003. Rumors have been rife for years that they have been close to marriage.
The wedding will take place in London in the spring or summer of 2011, said a statement from Clarence House, William's home near Buckingham Palace. It said further details would be announced "in due course."
"Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya," the statement said. "Prince William has informed the queen and other close members of his family. Prince William has also sought the permission of Miss Middleton's father.
PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED.
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NEW PREDICTION: 12/6/06 -- This prediction actually goes back a number of years to 1998, as does the one for the apparition at Althorp, but only this summer was I able to collate all the elements together for a presentation. It is slightly complex, but not too much so.
First of all, women priests will attempt to fuse the Anglican and Diana churches. Diana shall become the first Anglican/Protestant saint in history. In time Catholicism will accept her, and both Anglican and Catholic shall become one faith. Additionally, the ancient pantheon goddess Diana, also known as Artemis, will be resurrected and identified with Princess Diana (there will be a good reason for this, so follow along). This should begin to come to pass in November 2008.
Where shall the churches or temples be?
At first, anywhere considered "sacred." Some are obvious: at Althorp where Diana lies buried, at the Paris tunnel where was the scene of Diana's death, at Harrod's where Mohammad al-Fayed has a shrine to Diana and Dodi, at the chateau where both were to go later that night, but never arrived (which is kept exactly as it was on the night of their deaths), Westminster Abbey where Diana's funeral was held, and Kensington Palace where she resided.
However, many informal "temples" will be made almost anywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Some will be simple gatherings of people in parks, empty lots, even national and historical landmarks (like Stonehenge).
Eventually, because of the identification between Princess Diana and the ancient goddess Diana, the great Temple of Ephesus will be rebuilt in Turkey. Likewise, other temples will also be renovated, if possible, nearby a cathedral or church since this religion will actually be a part of Christianity.
Due to the darkness from the volcanic ash spread by the super-eruption of Yellowstone back in May, the first outdoor ceremonies will have to happen by candlelight and torchlight.
Initially the full moon rites (the moon associated with Diana) will be "blood moon" rites since the moon will be turned red by the ash.
Yet all shall know that this will be a burning a way for the inevitable spring of Planet X in April 2009, a time of great destiny and hope for some, great doom and dread for others. It is a time that will usher in the great age of heroes, men and women of great renown that in later years will come to be regarded as gods, yet mostly false gods they shall be.
But here is the secret and why Diana shall be worshipped both as ancient and modern: It will be said that when last the karmic wheel or "great year" was at its current place was the time the ancient goddess Diana was created, but that she was based on the life of an actual human woman. Understand you then: The creation of Diana, goddess, formerly the Princess of Wales is an event that has happened over and over again with each complete turn of the karmic wheel. The present is the long-ago past. History is a record of past events that, if we could go back far enough, would take us back to where we are today.
The future is already written because it has already happened!
|Diana or Artemis, ancient goddess||Apparition of Diana looks heavenward|
In addition to the figures of Diana past (goddess), Diana present (saint), will be the expectation of Diana future. This is the mysterious woman of Revelation 12 who will give birth to a messianic king or novus dux who, after completing his reign, shall be raptured up to God's throne.
When Diana's time as a spirit has finished, she will reincarnate into this woman, whoever she shall be. We know it will be a while from now, since pyramid prophecy scholar Max Toth gives us an actual date of October 21, 2039 as the probable date of the birth of this future "annointed Cyrus." Some Bible scholars give the date as November 17, 2041 which is close. It is also possible that it could be an earlier Toth date of December 25, 2034. Clearly this woman is not yet born and may be as young as Diana was when she had her first child, William.
She shall give birth to the child in Egypt, thus, she will either travel there from another country, possibly England or France, or she shall be Egyptian by birth. She will be as young as 20, but no older than 27, which means she will likely be born sometime between 2014 and 2021. 2016 is an especially favourable year.
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Personal Assessment: If Al Gore runs for US president in 2008, I believe he will beat Hillary Clinton, as well as all and any Republican candidates, and win the White House. There will be no "Whore of Babylon" running the US, at least not for the foreseeable future. Irregardless of William Branham's prophecy of a final, femme fatale president leading America to a nuclear ash heap and Nostradamus' Quatrain 8.15 and Presage 8 likewise reinforcing such a scenario, I will remove the "Hillary as Whore of Babylon" presentation (below) if Al Gore declares his candidancy. However, I will not remove it if Hillary should instead choose to become Gore's running mate.
Otherwise, if such a persona as the Whore of Babylon truly does exist in our time, she will likely be global entertainment icon and Kabbalah high priestess Madonna. Posted December 7, 2006.
Originally Posted: 5/31/07 on Second Home page, Posted on this page: 12/2/07 -- I thought I would pass along some impressions I have concerning Al Gore becoming president and an historical danger facing Hillary Clinton.
As many of you know, I believe Gore is the only potential candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton ... if he chooses to run.
Of course he may not have to defeat Hillary, if you note my most recent remark concerning her on the 21st Century Email Forum page: "... politician blonde Hillary Clinton has become the biggest thing since Bobby Kennedy, who was also Senator of New York State (and we all know what happened to Bobby Kennedy in June 1968)."
I have dropped this idea before in the recent past, not to mention as a prediction for June 2003 or August 2004 if Hillary had chosen to run for president in 2004 (which she didn't).
I do not make the comparison between Hillary and Bobby Kennedy lightly.
However, from a base 7 perspective, Hillary would appear immune to an RFK-style assassination since the vector does not turn up until June 2010 ... almost two years after the 2008 election.
Unfortunately there is another vector which *could* affect Hillary Clinton: for May 2007 (the very month we are now in).
On May 15, 1972, thirty-five years (5 x 7) years ago, George Wallace, the governor of Alabama, and a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1972 presidential election, was gunned down by Arthur Herman Bremer whilst Wallace was delivering a campaign speech to a crowd assembled near the Laurel Shopping Centre in Laurel, Maryland. Wallace was not killed, taking four bullets in the abdomen and chest, but was left permanently paralysed and confined to a wheelchair. Wallace's hospitalisation was lengthy, as was his ensuing therapy, destroying the only bid for the presidency he would ever make.
This month a man was arrested for making a serious threat that he planned to bomb a gathering Hillary Clinton would be appearing at, making sure the bomb would be close enough to kill her. Now we have Hillary's strange and sudden health problem during a speech in New Orleans.
I believe the May 1972 assassination attempt is having an influence this year, and this month, May 2007. I also believe it is close enough to the adjacent year of 2008 to wreak havoc at anytime between now and November 2008, especially around May/June 2008. This means Hillary need not necessarily die, but could be caused not to run for president from either an attempt on her life that leaves her unable to run or due to unexpected medical problems.
So, perhaps the reason Al Gore might really win is because he will not have to run against Hillary (just as Nixon did not have to run againt RFK). Still, having said that, I do believe Mr Gore has what it takes to defeat Hillary Clinton, whether she is in danger or not.
Now I will pass along my impression of what might happen if Al Gore becomes president.
The United States will be looked upon favourably once again by the world community. All the damage done by the Bush administration will be undone. The failing US-Russian relationship will be revitalised. Even the enemies of the US, such as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Osama bin Laden, may take pause and reconsider America no longer with hostility.
In short, the current trend toward World War III will END. A new period of prosperity will be opened up on a global scale and the real struggle will be against the damage mankind has done to this planet.
There still may be limited conflicts/military operations such as we have seen in diverse places in the 1980s and 1990s such as the Falklands, Lebanon, Grenada, the Persian Gulf waters during the Iran-Iraq war, Panama, Iraq following the invasion of Kuwait, Bosnia, and Kosovo; and I must warn that something such as a very bloody, deadly Second Korean War or war with China over Taiwan could still happen (Pacific War I ?); but there will be no World War III for another 30 years.
As I mention often, Planet X and World War III are intimately linked. One cannot occur without the other. It is possible to determine various dates for World War III, but not for Planet X. If there is no World War III, then where is Planet X? Still hurtling towards us from the outer solar system apparently. In a previous email exchange I demonstrated, based on its last possible appearance during the Exodus, that Planet X has a 100-year window during which it should pass near earth on its inbound journey: 2005 - 2105.
Nostradamus provides two quatrains that link Planet X with a terrible global war (but whether that war is WW3 or WW4 we do not know): one is dated November 2044; the other is dated December 2044.
In any event, in an open climate of dialogue and discussion, I believe the Gore administration will address both issues, global warming and Planet X, and help humanity redress the one problem whilst preparing for the other.
However, if Gore does not run, and Hillary becomes the next president, World War III will either begin in Europe in August 2009 or, if a ceasefire is declared around that time, the ceasefire will be broken in the Middle East in August 2011 and World War III will come to Europe in June-August 2012. Should either scenario occur, Planet X will make its inbound passage near earth to correspond with World War III in Europe in either 2009 or 2012.
IS HILLARY CLINTON IN DANGER OF ASSASSINATION OR DEATH?
In May 1999, I accurately predicted on this website that Hillary Clinton would seek to run for Senator of New York State and would be elected in November 2000.
I also made immediate comparisons between Hillary Clinton and the late Robert F. Kennedy. I said that if Hillary decided to run for the White House in 2004, she would be assassinated in June 2003 or August 2004. She chose not to run.
Next year a presidential campaign very similar to the one that happened in 1968 will take place. In terms of the base 7 system, however, this could only really happen in 2010, as 2008 will be aligned with 1966 and not 1968. Nevertheless, the analogous elements from 1968 will be there.
Still, if Hillary Clinton is a psychological candidate to fulfill the Robert F. Kennedy scenario, the vector of danger does not come about until June 2010 ... not June 2008.
I have stated that if Al Gore runs for office, he will win. I have therefore seemingly suggested that he can defeat Hillary Clinton. However, that may not be the way it happens. In 1968, Richard Nixon, who nearly won the presidency in 1960 in a close election with John F. Kennedy, was finally elected president. Yet, the favourite candidate, Robert F. Kennedy, would almost surely have won had he not been shot dead in June 1968. Had Kennedy not been assassinated, it is unlikely Nixon would have won in November.
The same thing may apply here: the only way Gore might win is if Hillary is "out of the way."
THIS WAS AN ASSESSMENT AND NOT AN ACTUAL PREDICTION.
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NEW PREDICTION: 2/2/06, POSTED 2/15/06 -- Indeed. The president-elect of 2008 shall be a woman, the final chief executive of the United States, and prophecy tells us all about her.
She will be beautiful, yet cruel. She will lead America and all of Europe in a war against the most dreadful foe on earth: the vast military machine and nuclear might of the Russian Federation. Then, in one hour, she will see her great nation transformed into a cauldron of fire and smoke:
I've a strong feeling Hillary will become the next and possibly last US president. She has moved from the left to the right and is just as ready to go to war with Iran as Bush. She says he was inept in running the Iraq war, but despite this she says it must continue until it is won and she has her sights on Iran. So does John McCain. Clearly, if she wins in 2008, she will escalate the war on terror, like Nixon did in Vietnam.
Three of four prophecies have a female leader at war with Russia. One specifically says she will be the US president, and another says one of the regions of her home country is Florida. So, it looks like it will happen.
As to whether or not she is really "the whore of Babylon" ... I don't know. But if America burns during her administration, she may as well be. Or, perhaps, she is what I call an "archetype" of such a person, with the real "whore" someone else and the real "Mystery, Babylon" not America but some other nation farther down the road. Even so, even if America is not "Mystery, Babylon", it can still be destroyed by fire.
Personally, I always thought Madonna was a better personification choice since she is now High Priestess of Kabbalah which she would like to make a worldwide religion, and Kabbalah is a mystery cult ... but she is in the UK, and no longer associates with the US. Then, maybe London is to be the future great city of Revelation and not NYC (still, NYC will burn) ...
Additional comments (2/14/06): As you may have guessed, my purpose above in "... A Female President?" and the forum posting has been to introduce the viewer and forum members to a prediction I have yet to formally post on this website under the year 2008: that Hillary Clinton will be elected president in November 2008, but that the consequences will be dire for America.
My view over the last few years has shifted from World War III breaking out in Europe in August 2006, resulting in nuclear war between Russia and the USA by October 2006, to a breakout of WW3 in Europe on either August 9, 2008, September 8, 2008, or August 8, 2009 and nuclear war occurring by no later than October of the year in question. This, in part, is due to my belief that Alois Irlmaier's "two eights and a nine" is a dating. Also, base 7 evidence supports either the 2008 or 2009 vectors.
More recently, however, I have been having dreams of at least two waves of Russian incursions by sea, each resulting in tremendous anxiety worldwide via television news media reporting. The first crisis abates after a few months, then war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran take center stage again, off and on (just as Iraq and Afghanistan have been doing since October 2001), and then we return to a second confounding crisis with Russia again. Several naval ships are ablaze, and this is part of the second crisis that causes people to fear World War III. Yet even this goes away until we are brought back to yet a third wave of crisis in the region.
I could never figure out where this was taking place, and only recently found out via email by "Luke" who was having similar dreams ... someone much closer to the scene than I. The place of incursions appear to be the island Ahvenanmaa (or Aland) and coastal areas around Helsinki in the Baltic Sea near Finland. The email exchange where this is discussed appears on Early 21st Century Email Forum.
I also have had the feeling in my dreams that this is drawn out over a period of three or four years, to either 2009 or 2010. I saw another election and another US president in office when things get really bad. And that means at least 2009, because the next election is November 2008 and whoever wins will not take office until January 2009.
This series of dreams favours the last of the three Irlmaier vectors as being the actual date for the invasion of Europe by Russia allied with an Iranian-led Muslim axis: August 8, 2009.
Thus, President Hillary Clinton will send US troops to engage Russian forces in Hungary and the former Yugoslavia, but Russia will win the battles there. This may occur as early as April or May 2009. It will mark the beginning of the end of a series of military and near-military crises the US and Europe will have with Russia starting as early as 2006, especially in the Baltic Sea.
The Russian leader (Vladimir Zhirinovsky? Gennady Zyuganov?) and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran will declare war on the EU and Nato on August 8, 2009. By this time the US wars in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan will have fused with an Israeli-Syrian conflict, resulting in war throughout the Middle East, and victory for Iran and Russia over the US and Nato forces in the region. Hillary will then launch limited nuclear strikes at Russian forces as they penetrate Germany and Italy in late August 2009. A limited exchange between Russia and the US will follow, ending in total thermonuclear war by October 2009 or no later than March 2010.
Hillary's first term, as can be deduced from the above, will not last longer than 14 months, and perhaps only as little as nine months. The Reagan 1981 assassination vector indicates Hillary may be assassinated as early as August 2009 and as late as March 2010, just prior to the nuclear destruction of America. The United States will burn during a total Russian nuclear attack only hours or days later. It will be the same scenario that Lyndon Johnson feared would happen immediately after John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963 when he told close aides he feared the president's assassination might have been a prelude to an imminent Soviet nuclear attack on the United States. It didn't happen, of course, but next time, when it is Hillary's turn, it will.
I successfully predicted in May 1999 that Hillary Clinton would announce her intention to run for New York State Senator and subsequently be elected in 2000. This was well before she announced that she would run. I also said that if she made a bid for the presidency in 2004, she would be assassinated. She did not run, thus avoiding the danger that would have been presented her in June 2003 or August 2004. Since that time, I have also held the belief that if New York State Senator Hillary Clinton was not assassinated in 2003 or 2004 (much like New York State Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968), that she would live on to become the next US president after the end of the Bush administration (whose run for president and election in 2000 I also successfully predicted in June 1998).
The prophecy by William Branham (1933) and the additional Nostradamus verse, Presage 8, has further confirmed this view, as has my reconsideration of the Whore of Mystery, Babylon prophecy in Revelation. I believe this "whore," although certainly a metaphor for a decadent culture and its decadent religion, may also function as a personification. After all, the beast and false prophet are taken to be not only metaphors for a one world government and a one world religion, but as real "future historical" figures. Why not also the great harlot?
Those of you who know of my views regarding archetypes also know that, just as Hitler was an archetype for the beast who is yet to come, it is also possible one of several famous females today may function as an archetype for a future whore of Babylon. Unless the end is very near, an archetype is all this female can be since Nostradamus places Armageddon at either 2242 or 2243 AD. However, if Nostradamus is wrong, this female of today could be the great harlot. Logically, archetype or biblical personification, this currently best applies to Hillary Clinton, Condaleeza Rice, or Kabbalah high priestess Madonna.
Perhaps Hillary will represent the political aspect of Mystery, Babylon and Madonna the religious and cultural aspect.
They may, on the other hand, be archetypes of two aspects of a single, future "whore of Babylon" in the 2200s. And America's near-destruction may presage the future total destruction of Mystery, Babylon (wherever that will be two hundred years from now).
As for the base 7 support for Hillary Clinton's election, I used two Western female political icons and one male: Eva "Evita" Perón, who "took power" as co-leader of Argentina in 1946, Isabel Martínez de Perón who became the first female president of Argentina in 1974, and Ronald Reagan, who was elected US president in 1980. 1946 and 1974 are on the same timeline as 2009 (9 x 7 years before 2009 and 5 x 7 years before 2009), the year Hillary will be inaugurated if elected, and 1980 is on the same timeline as 2008 (4 x 7 years before 2008), the year Hillary may be elected.
Eva "Evita" Perón
Isabel de Perón
The Perón influences are quite obvious, especially that of the glamourous Evita. However, it is Ronald Reagan's influence that seals the base 7 evidence. Reagan was a "first": the first Hollywood actor to become president. Hillary will be another "first": the first woman to become president. It is this link that is actually the most important one of all.
I have been asked what will happen after the nuclear attack on America. That again depends on whether the United States is actually "Mystery, Babylon, that great city" or a predecessor. If an archetype only, I believe that parts of the US will survive the attack, but which parts I do not know. The East Coast will certainly not escape, just as the West Coast will not escape destruction by natural catastrophes (caused by Planet X). But whatever does survive will forge a new union with Canada and Mexico. I do not know what this US-Canadian-Mexican coalition will be called. Later, after yet another and longer world war ends in 2052, this North American coalition will forge yet another union with Great Britain which will become great, lasting until the biblical end.
There will rise a land bridge in the Atlantic Ocean that will connect North America with Scotland, and many people will cross back and forth via this land bridge (which will also be settled). This I have witnessed in dream visions. However, this land bridge should not to be confused with the resurfacing of Atlantis, farther south in the Atlantic.
|Jenna Jameson: "I love Hillary. I think that in some ways she's pretty conservative for a Democrat, but I would love to have a woman in office. I think that it would be a step in the right direction for our country, and there would be less focus on war and more focus on bettering society."|
|Jenna Jameson: "The Clinton administration was the best years for the adult industry and I wish that Clinton would run again. I would love to have him back in office. I would love to have Al Gore in office. When Republicans are in office, the problem is, a lot of times they try to put their crosshairs on the adult industry, to make a point. It's sad, when there are so many different things that are going on in the world: war, and people are dying of genocide..."|
|Jenna Jameson: "I look forward to another Democrat being in office. It just makes the climate so much better for us, and I know that once all our troops come home, things are going to be better and I think that getting Bush out of office is the most important thing right now."|
The following article excerpt more or less says it all: Deborah Jeane Palfrey was to be John McCain's running mate ... in other words she might have been the next vice president of the United States ... and now she is dead, hanged, under very suspicious circumstances.
Deborah Jeane Palfrey: 'Alleged' D.C. Madam No More
Last year, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called "D.C. Madam," was suggested as a possible running mate for John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
But thanks to a development from April 15, 2008, that probably won't be happening:
(AP) A federal jury has convicted a woman of running a high-end prostitution ring that catered to members of Washington's political elite.
The verdict against Deborah Jeane Palfrey was announced in a courtroom Tuesday afternoon.
Palfrey has repeatedly denied the escort service engaged in prostitution, and that any sex acts happened without her knowledge.
Palfrey caused a sensation last year when she announced that she would sell her phone records to news outlets to pay for her defense.
But the trial didn't reveal many new details about the service or the identities of its clientele. Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana was linked to the case but didn't testify.
And the show's not over just yet. Palfrey has made a spectacle of herself from the start of this case, and we still have a sentencing and possible appeal to look forward to.
Not likely now that Palfrey has been found hanged to death in a tool shed, either as a result of a dubious suicide or, more likely, a well-orchestrated ritual murder. Much in the same manner as one of her top employees, call girl Brandy Britton, was mysteriously found hanged earlier this year. Imagine ... this woman could have ran against Hillary Clinton ...
Hillary Clinton to accept Obama's offer of secretary of state
guardian.co.uk, Monday November 17 2008 21.48 GMT
August 8, 2008
Hillary Clinton will be Barack Obama's secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton plans to accept the job of secretary of state offered by Barack Obama, who is reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration, the Guardian has learned. Obama's advisers have begun looking into Bill Clinton's foundation, which distributes millions of dollars to Africa to help with development, to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. But Democrats do not believe that the vetting is likely to be a problem.
Clinton would be well placed to become the country's dominant voice in foreign affairs, replacing Condoleezza Rice.
Since being elected senator for New York, she has specialised in foreign affairs and defence. Although she supported the war in Iraq, she and Obama basically agree on a withdrawal of American troops.
Clinton, who still harbours hopes of a future presidential run, had to weigh up whether she would be better placed by staying in the Senate, which offers a platform for life, or making the more uncertain career move to the secretary of state job.
COMMENTS (11/17/08): The significance of this move should be obvious. Hillary Clinton has been handed what, in her case, will be the second the most powerful position in the world. It may be argued that, at times, because of the great amount of latitude Obama intends to give Clinton to execute her high office, her position will be more powerful even than that of the president.
The power plays in every administration are different. In the Bush Jr administration, Dick Cheney demonstrated that the office of Vice President could be the most powerful position whilst at the same time being the least visible to the public. Cheney effectively controlled the Presidency from behind the scenes.
This power play ensures Obama can enjoy his role of being the first charismatic world leader produced by the United States since John F. Kennedy and not have to look nervously over his shoulder at a cunning and calculating Vice President Hillary Clinton. In return, as Obama busies himself building Camelot II, she gets the most other prestigious position she could ever covet, without being able to succeed Obama if he died in office. As Secretary of State, Hillary will become more powerful than she ever has been or could be as Senator of New York, and have a real chance to win the White House in 2012, 2016, or 2020 (depending on what the circumstances are, of course: ie, Obama dies in office, Biden succeeds him and proves to be a dangerous blowhard).
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton can easily come to represent the United States, her image as emblematic as that of Lady Liberty's. She can become the "aggressive female" and "proud female" prophesied by Nostradamus who will face off against Russia. She can have the kind of responsibility that William Branham prophesied a woman would one day have over the US ("a most beautiful but cruel woman ... holding the people in her complete power ... rising in great power in America") and, if misused, the outcome of her power could be to turn the country into "nothing but debris, craters, and smoke." For a personality like Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State is powerful enough an office to make her the personification of the "queen" of "great Babylon" in Revelation 18.
Aside from her ability to fulfill the prophecies of the three established prophets discussed above, she has come close to fulfilling my own prediction concerning her running for and winning the office of president. My prediction was already partially fulfilled when Hillary Clinton became one of two leading candidates running for the position of president during the election campaign of 2008. Although Hillary's appointment to office of Secretary of State is not the same as her winning the presidency, it is an important and major enough a development for me to consider my prediction to be a CLOSE CALL or PARTIALLY FULFILLED in a rather big way!
RATING: + 0.75
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Luxury cruise ship catches fire in Indian Ocean or Pacific, terrorism suspected
The above prediction title was posted in orange, as it appears below, along with a projected vector of November 2008, on the Overview and Updates Page on Novdember 27, 2008. No other text, nor any image, appeared with the prediction other than the descriptive title and the dating. It was then posted to the List of Predictions Still to be Presented on This Page on January 17, 2009. No other text, nor any image, appeared with the prediction other than the descriptive title and the dating. It is now a CLOSE PREDICTION.
attack cruise ship off Somali coast
7:08PM GMT 01 Dec 2008
A luxury cruise ship carrying dozens of British passengers has been attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Somalia, en route to Oman. The Oceania Nautica was fired at during its 32-day voyage from Rome to Singapore.
The ship carrying 690 passengers and 386 crew was approached yesterday by two small skiffs which fired several shots.
No one on board was hurt and Nautica's captain Jurica Brajcic was able to take evasive action and outrun the two boats.
"One of the skiffs did manage to close the range to 300 yards and fired eight rifle shots in the direction of the vessel before trailing off," said a statement by Oceania. "No one aboard Nautica was harmed and no damage was sustained."
29 Britons are on board the cruise ship, which is due to arrive in Oman today. Passengers paid an average of £15,000 for the cruise.
Last week's capture of the 330-metre Sirius Star, containing two million barrels of oil, was the largest of nearly 100 vessels to be attacked off the coast of Somalia this year.
However, the interception of a cruise ship is far less common.
The Gulf of Aden is regularly crossed by cruise ships and the waters are patrolled by anti-piracy forces.
COMMENTS: When the prediction was made a year or two ago, piracy was not a factor in my projections. Any kind of violent or criminal assault happening at sea in these times I would have thought was the act of terrorists (such as the attack on the USS Cole in October 2000).
Enter a very new phenomenon, actually a very old one not seen in a few hundred years: piracy.
Today's pirates, however, are not organised bands of European criminals living in exile on Mediterannean islands or from the Barbary region of Afrique (Algeria, Morocco, etc). They are broddes from the east African nation of Somalia.
Even so, mark 2008 well. If Nostradamus is right about us having another 234 years remaining, we will be seeing acts of piracy increase right up until the very end of time itself and more and more pirates coming from different lands, eventually from the same areas the last pirates came from.
Pirates as they used to appear 250 years ago. ..PREDICTION CAME CLOSE TO BEING FULFILLED.
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 4:23 AM
Subject: Re: India and Pakistan
I'd like you to know that the ship catching fire could also be the ship that was overtaken by the Pirates and was blown up by the Indian Navy - happened in early November I think ...
With regards to "July 2009 - Dome of the Rock is destroyed; work begins on building of new Temple in Jerusalem" - I don't know if it could trefer to the dome of the Taj Mahal Hotel which is made of stone (rock) - the dome got destroyed in the terrorist attack.
(Full letter will be posted on 21st Century Email Forum - MM).
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Most of Venice
is submerged underwater, a record
flood from which the city will never recover
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warned to stay away as Venice suffers worst flooding for
December 2, 2008
Sirens sounded across Venice yesterday as flooding submerged 95 per cent of the city and left tourists in St Marks Square thigh-deep in water. The highest water levels in more than 20 years paralysed services.
Elderly residents were carried to high ground and some people took to the piazzas in inflatable dinghies.
As the water retreated it left a layer of sludge and debris. There were fears of more flooding, with another surge into the city from the Adriatic predicted today as high tides coincide with bad weather.
Temperatures in the past few days have barely risen above freezing.
Venice is completely paralysed, one official said. We are submerged. Massimo Cacciari, the Mayor of Venice, advised residents and tourists to avoid moving around unless it was unavoidable. Anyone thinking of coming should think again, he said. These are exceptionally high waters. Dont venture out unless it is necessary.
Driven by strong winds and heavy rain, the water rose to just over 5ft above sea level, the highest acqua alta since the 5ft 2in (1.6m) of 1986.
The tide monitoring centre gave warning that the levels could yet reach a 30-year high. The water reached 6ft 4in above sea level in 1966, causing devastation to homes, shops and historic monuments and artworks.
Officials said that the red alert put out yesterday at dawn remained in force ...
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NEW PREDICTION: 12/20/05 -- First of all, let me say that I don't believe it likely that Sir Paul McCartney is really dead. However, I do believe he had a rather nasty accident involving his motorbike (depending on what source you believe) on November 9, 1966 or December 26, 1965. The latter date seems to be correct due to the following report after mention of a car accident suffered by Paul Jones of Manfred Mann:
|"Less severely hurt in a recent road
crash was Paul McCartney. The Beatle was
visiting his father and step-mother at their Cheshire
home, just South of Liverpool.
"He was out riding around the Cheshire countryside on one of his two Moped motorized bicycles when the machine skidded on an icy road and threw him to the ground. Paul collected a deep cut to the side of his mouth and five stiches had to be put into the wound.
"Now it's healing nicely and Paul feels fine again. The injury is not leaving a scar and Paul says it hasn't turned him against his fave pastime of Moped cycle riding." (Tony Barrow, KRLA Beat, 12 February 1966, p.1.).
I can find no confirmation in the form of newspaper clippings or such that an accident occurred on November 9, 1966, despite claims by some of having read an account of it in brief in The Daily Mirror. It is possible that this may have been a second car or motorbike mishap. Coupled with this event, apparently, was an angry row between Paul and the other Beatles that led to Paul "quitting" the group. Whether a car or motorbike crash occurred on this same day or not, the argument may have indeed occurred and may be the real reason the date of November 9, 1966 was later agreed upon by the Beatles once death rumours began to circulate locally in 1967.
Complicating Paul's actual accident(s), whether 1965 or 1966, was yet another incident which occurred on January 7, 1967. According to author Jim Yoakum of Gadfly magazine:
In the February 1967 (#43) issue of The Beatles Monthly Book, the Beatles' official fan club magazine, the following blurb appeared in the "Beatle News" section, entitled "FALSE RUMOUR":
"Stories about the Beatles are always flying around Fleet Street. The 7th of January was very icy, with dangerous conditions on the M1 motorway, linking London with the Midlands, and towards the end of the day, a rumor swept London that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash on the M1. But, of course, there was absolutely no truth in it at all. As the Beatles' Press Officer found out, when he telephoned Paul's St. John's Wood home and was answered by Paul himself, that he had been at home all day with his black Mini Cooper safely locked up in the garage."
Yoakum writes that a terrible crash involving Paul McCartney's Mini Cooper did indeed occur ... but that it was an acquaintence of Paul's who drove the car: Mohammed Chtaibi, "a young Moroccan student, and ward of Mark Gilbey, the multimillionaire heir to the Gilbey liquor fortune." The account of what happened was acquired from Chtaibi himself during a 2000 interview. A too-stoned-to-drive Paul was riding passenger in Mick Jagger's Mini Cooper with Mick at the wheel en route to a weekend party and Chtaibi, also invited, was driving Paul's car so that Paul could drive back home afterwards. Reckless driving between both cars resulted in Chtaibi losing control and ramming the Mini Cooper into a large metal streetlight.
Although the car was sheared in two, he suffered only minor injuries. From a distance, the slight, dark-haired man looked like Paul. Witnesses believed they were actually seeing Paul McCartney, bleeding from head and face lacerations, being whisked away in an ambulance. Thus is born, perhaps, "the one and only Billy Shears" ("Billy" "shears" the Mini Cooper in two).
Because of the official denial that such an accident ever took place, fans assumed something was amiss, a cover-up. Then there were the seemingly contradicatory memories of actual reports of earlier motorbike accidents involving Paul in 1965 and 1966. Add to the confusion a late 1966 motorcycle crash that nearly killed Bob Dylan and an earlier 1966 crash that paralysed Jan Berry of Jan and Dean. Rumours of Paul's death began to fly.
Seeing no hope in putting them to rest, the Beatles decided to join in the "fun" and began inserting bizarre and macabre scenarios into their lyrics and album covers, some of which alluded to car crashes. Thus was born the Paul Is Dead conspiracy which was later exploited to its maximum effect by Detroit disc jockey Russ Gibb of WKNR-FM on October 12, 1969.
So, although Paul McCartney is alive and well, the "death hoax" has taken on a life of its own. For this reason, it can be considered a base 7 influence which, as we shall discover, caused the deaths of two ex-Beatles, one famous kindred spirit of John Lennon, and a famous pianist and showman who, I believe, may be a potential bridge to singer and songwriter Elton John. We shall also discover that a major conspiracy involving a celebrity death and another very famous hoax both precede the Paul Is Dead hoax, yet are also on the same base 7 timeline.
For purposes of the base 7 system, January 7, 1967 is not that terribly far away from November 9, 1966, so the 1966 dating continues to resonate. It is the Beatles' agreed date for Paul's tragic "death" and, so strong has the Paul Is Dead hoax been, that this date will continue to be cited for generations of conspiracy theorists to come.
What I find strange, and more than a little creepy, is how this plays out on a base 7 timeline. Fourteen years (2 x 7) years later, John Lennon was murdered by a deranged fan in New York City on December 8, 1980. Twenty-one (3 x 7) years after Lennon's death, George Harrison died of brain cancer on November 29, 2001. There's that November date again: November 9 for Paul and November 29 for George. Also, Lennon's murder misses Paul's "death" by 29 days (December 8 is 29 days after November 9).
And, of course, that is not all to the timeline.
Seven years after the "death" of Paul McCartney, John Lennon experienced a foreshadowing of what would finally happen to him in December 1980. In October 1973, Lennon talked to producer Phil Spector about working on an album of rock n' roll "oldies."
John spent three weeks trying to convince Spector he would be given complete control of the album. Work on the album finally commenced in November 1973. John sang and played rhythm guitar while Spector dictated orders from the control room. However, despite the majority of the album being finished by December 1973, the album would not be completed and released until 1975, due, in part, to two auto accidents in 1974 that would temporarily disable Phil Spector.
During November 1973, rumours began spreading about the wild goings-on at the Spector sessions. John later told BBC that he heard gunfire coming from the men's room of the Record Plant. Later, Lennon recounted that Spector "fired a shot into the ceiling" to get the musicians back on track. Lennon jumped and held his ears. "Phil," he said, "if you're gonna kill me, kill me. But don't fuck with me ears. I need 'em."
Harry Nilsson also recounted how Spector had John tied to a chair during one session and then left him in the studio at the end of the night. Fortunately, John managed to free himself and called a friend to come get him out of the building.
Phil Spector is currently on trial for the February 2003 murder of B-movie actress, Lana Clarkson.
He is accused of shooting her in the head at his Hollywood mansion. Spector maintains that Clarkson took his gun and playfully began to have "oral sex" with it, pulling the trigger in a sudden and compulsive act of suicide. Given Spector's history with firearms, his account is most doubtful.
Three important fatalities that did occur in 1973 were those of Byrds founder Gram Parsons, apparently of a drugs overdose at Joshua Tree on September 19, folk singer Jim Croce in a September 20 plane crash, and singer Bobby Darin during surgery to repair a faulty heart valve on December 20.
Seven years after the panic-ridden sessions with Phil Spector, John Lennon was shot dead by deranged fan Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980.
Thus, from 1966 to 1980 there is no break in the momentum. Lennon has several "close calls" with a gun-toting lunatic producer in 1973 and then ultimately is shot to death by a fan in 1980.
Seven years later in 1987 comes the closest thing to a "break" in the entire timeline. The one major figure who dies that year is pianist and showman Liberace. He is the only gay performer on the timeline, yet this fact may still be potentially dangerous for a major rock star in 2008. Liberace dies of AIDS on February 4, 1987, with no apparent connection to the Paul McCartney death curse. The significance of his death will be discussed later.
Another seven years passed, and fourteen (2 x 7) years after the death of John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nirvana, shoots himself dead on April 5, 1994. Critics often compared Cobain to John Lennon. Indeed, one of Cobain's earliest and most important musical influences was The Beatles and Cobain expressed a particular fondness for John Lennon, whom he called his "idol" in his journals. Although it is determined that he committed suicide on April 5, his body is not found until April 8. Lennon was shot by Mark David Chapman on December 8. Both men have died from a gun shot.
Seven years later, another former Beatle dies. George Harrison has already fought off throat cancer he is diagnosed having in 1998, then is stabbed by an assailant who breaks into his home on December 30, 1999. It seems that his tribulations are finally over, but on November 29, 2001, twenty-one (3 x 7) years after the death of John Lennon, he expires from brain cancer.
Stranger still, and a reminder that new death hoaxes are always possible, during the same year on June 13, 2001, Dallas "shock jocks" Kramer and Twitch tell listeners to their KEGL-FM evening show that pop singer Britney Spears and her boyfriend Justin Timberlake have been involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. The hoax sparks panic among fans, who call police and fire departments in their hundreds. The story is then turned into a spoof version of a BBC News Online web page, and the link is sent around the world. Soon afterwards, the two DJs are sacked.
By the time of George Harrison's death in November 2001, the Paul McCartney death hoax curse has spanned exactly 35 (5 x 7) years. It has brought close brushes with death, actual death always of a controversial nature, additional conspiracy theories, and another death hoax. And the question that will present itself in 2008 will be if it will have an influence yet again.
Yet even before Paul's "death" in 1966 we have another strange occurrence on the base 7 timeline -- one that has driven a continuing conspiracy of its own. Seven years beforehand to be precise. What follows is from elsewhere on my website:
In June 1959, fans of the television series The Adventures of Superman were literally shocked by a shot heard around the world. "Faster than a speeding bullet" would no longer be a legend associated with the name George Reeves, the actor who portrayed mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent and his never-to-be-forgotten alter ego: Superman.
The official coroner's report stated that the star was killed by a single gunshot to the head in the early morning hours of June 16, 1959 -- ruling the death a suicide.
To those who knew George Reeves well, including other members of the Superman cast, this ruling simply did not wash. Reeves was on top in his career and the producers of The Adventures of Superman had decided to film another season's worth of shows in 1960. He was scheduled to shoot a film in Spain, and was set to be married to his fiancee Lenore Lemmon on June 19, 1959 -- just three days after his supposed suicide. With so much to live for, why would he kill himself?
Note the McCartney-like expression on George's face at left.
In the late 1980s, the case of George Reeves' death was re-opened (much like Marilyn Monroe's was in the early 1980s). For purposes of this presentation it is not necessary to engage in all the facts surrounding the case. What is known is that on the night of his death there was a private party celebrating Reeves' pending marriage to Lenore Lemmon.
Lemmon, Reeves, and two guests were drinking and partying at the actor's Beverly Hills home at Benedict Canyon Drive. Indeed, it was reported that the blood alcohol in Reeves' blood was well above the level of intoxication.
At 1:15 AM, June 16, George Reeves went upstairs to bed. A shot rang out upstairs moments later, and the actor was found dead, sprawled out on his bed, naked with a bullet hole in his right temple. Although ruled as a suicide, experts today agree that the forensic evidence points in a different direction: murder.
Lenore Lemmon was a jealous woman who had had many rows with George over other women, in particular Toni Mannix, wife of mobster Eddie Mannix. Reeves had had an affair with Mannix which he broke off in 1958. Since that time he had been plagued by harrassing phone calls from Mannix.
The short version of this mystery is that it is believed that Reeves was murdered by an enraged Lenore Lemmon during an argument in the bedroom. A second story has it that a man entered the Benedict Canyon home, walked upstairs, and shot Reeves -- a man who was hired by either Toni Mannix or husband Eddie. Whatever happened, Lemmon and the other two guests covered up the real cause of the tragedy and convinced the LAPD that Reeves must have taken his own life.
George Reeves, legendary television superhero of the 1950s, was murdered -- shot to death on June 16, 1959. And there is a name that echoes through time ... Lemmon ... Lemmon ...Lemmon ... Lennon ... John Lennon! John Lennon would die twenty-one years (3 x 7) later.
And then there is Reeves' first name, George ... George Harrison! I used this reasoning to arrive at the conclusion that either Elton John or George Harrision would die in 2001 on The Elton John Prophecy page. Harrison, sadly, died of cancer on November 29, 2001. In addition, I listed the possibility that actor Jack Lemmon would also die in 2001, due to the Lennon-Lemmon sound, which he did on June 28.
One may be tempted to ask if there is a wellspring from which has flowed the likes of the George Reeves murder or suicide conspiracy, the Paul McCartney death hoax, the John Lennon FBI/CIA conspiracy, even a Liberace FBI/CIA conspiracy, and of course the conspiracy about whether Kurt Cobain, like George Reeves, was actually murdered rather than having killed himself. Did something bigger and badder than any of these occur on the same timeline and perhaps go down in history as one of the greatest hoaxes of all time?
I would add that along the way backwards we nearly make a base 7 connection with 1945 with the mysterious disappearance of big band leader Glenn Miller, believed to have been accidentally shot down by friendly fire on a flight over the English Channel on December 15, 1944 during dense fog. His body has never been found. The subject of yet another conspiracy theory, his disappearance misses the timeline by only 17 days, so perhaps it belongs with the others.
But finally, seven years earlier, we reach the year in question: 1938. Twenty-one (3 x 7) years before the shooting death of George Reeves; twenty-eight (4 x 7) years before the origin of the Paul McCartney death hoax.
On October 30, 1938 CBS Radio was broadcasting the music of Ramon Raquello and his orchestra live from the Meridian Room at the Park Plaza in New York City. Suddenly a reporter from Intercontinental Radio News interrupted the broadcast to deliver an important announcement. Astronomers had just detected enormous blue flames shooting up from the surface of Mars ...
Before a Mercury Theatre radio broadcast adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds by future film director Orson Welles was over, Mars had "invaded" New Jersey and, in the minds of millions of listeners, the entire world. Some loaded up on supplies and fled for safety, others gathered guns preparing to do battle with the Martian war machines, more hid inside basements to escape the deadly gas, most, however, sat and listened spellbound. Although a tribute to Halloween was what was in the mind of Orson Welles, people were caught off guard since Halloween wasn't until the following day.
The Martian Invasion Hoax, without question, was the most sensational hoax of the 20th Century. The peculiar and ultimately deadly vibes it would create on the 1938-2001 base 7 timeline could never have been anticipated. Only the Paul McCartney Death Scare itself rivals in comparison.
One would think that with all this information, we would now know what personality is in danger in November 2008. But we don't.
All I can say is that it is likely that a famous rock star will die from a gun shot wound to the head (suicide, accident, or murder), a car or motorcycle crash, or from a disease like AIDS or cancer. Death by gun shot is a higher possibility than in 2001.
However, a fatal road accident should appear at some time on this line, returning us back to the origin of the Paul McCartney Death Hoax. This has yet to happen, and given the strong links from 1959 and 1980 to Harrison's death in 2001, it may be time for 1966 and 1987 to play some sort of role.
Who will it be? Obviously, Paul McCartney himself or Ringo Starr must head the list of candidates due to the strong Beatles link. Yet, this would be the first time an ex-Beatle would die only seven years after the death of another ex-Beatle. The periods between have been much longer (14 years after a "close call" with Paul and then 21 years after John Lennon).
There remains the possibility that 2008 will be a year like 1987, the other year on the timeline, where the only major star to die was someone not seemingly connected with Reeves, McCartney, Lennon, Kobain, and Harrison: Liberace.
Then again, Liberace was a homosexual and a pianist. This, along with the name "John," would once again point us in the direction of Elton John.
Jozy Pollock, a former groupie who once traveled on private jets with Elton John and other celebrities said in a recent article, recalling the years 1972-75. "Elton John is an amazing talent. The similarities between Elton and Liberace are unbelievable. They were both total showmen, both very generous to a fault, and both loved to shop."
Also, like Kurt Cobain, U2 frontman Bono has often been compared to John Lennon. Bono has said that Lennon was his source of inspiration. Likewise, Ozzy Osbourne, who seems to have already had a run of bad luck during the last few years, has named the Beatles as a major inspiration, despite his eventual creation of one of the more darker early heavy metal groups, Black Sabbath. Osbourne has paid tribute to Lennon in some of his more recent songs.
Thus, these are the candidates who come immediately to mind: Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Bono, and Ozzie Osbourne.
Perhaps the base 7 influence will skip over 2008, but it is highly unlikely.
One other thing may also happen in 2008, similar to the Britney-Justin death scare. Perhaps a major rock star will become the focus of a death hoax equal or greater than the one concerning Paul McCartney. Although there was a three-year lag between McCartney's "death" and the worldwide release of the hoax in 1969, rumours were already circulating in Great Britain, no thanks to the official police denial of the January 1967 crash everyone witnessed. And both the Martian Invasion hoax and the Britney-Justin death hoax prove that the next "death hoax" whenever it occurs, will likely take off immediately rather than a few years later.
Well, here it is: the worst death hoax since the Britney-Justin fatal car crash scare of 2001:
June 11, 2007
Excerpt from phony "CNN" web page at http://www.mycoalproductions.com/cnn.html:
Paris Hilton Stabbed Multiple Times
Disgruntled inmate said to have stabbed the Heiress out of anger.
"LOS ANGELES, CA Paris Hilton who not more than four hours earlier was physically removed from a courtroom, has been stabbed multiple times.
Unnamed sources from within the Lynwood medical ward tell CNN that Paris received two wounds to the chest, one to the back, one to the throat and three to the abdomen. Although her condition has been stabilized, surgeons are pessimistic about a full recovery. Their main concern being that the puncture to her back may have severely damaged her spinal cord.
This all comes only hours after Paris was dragged back to a Lynwood jail to serve out the remainder of her sentence. The woman in custody for the stabbing claims that she was being verbally assaulted by the heiress. The weapon used in the stabbing was a shank made from grinded down metal ruler.
"She probably had it coming. A guard said under the conditions of anonymity, The moment she was checked back in she was yelling at everyone. She called me a country bumpkin and I was born and raised in [ Los Angeles ]. I don't know what her deal is.
While some speculate as to how an inmate was permitted to obtain such a close proximity to Paris, others wonder if this will effect her singing career.
COMMENTS (6/13/07): No question about it: this Paris Hilton Death Hoax has occurred a year early, and almost exactly six years after the Britney-Justin Death Scare of June 13, 2001. However, we should keep in mind that the first "report" of McCartney being killed in an accident was on December 26, 1965 ... and this event may have been the basis for the November 9, 1966 dating. Thus, there has always been a potential psychological base 7 vector for December 2007 (which then makes this particular death hoax six months premature). Also, there is a chance the McCartney death hoax was based on the January 7, 1967 incident described above. In any case, the hoax was not set up for the public at large until autumn 1969 although rumours had been circulating since 1966.
However, one would not expect to wait until autumn 2011 for news of a major hoax in this day and age of the Internet and live cable news. A hoax hits hard and fast ... overnight ... and is already history in 24 hours. In any event, I consider this an early FULFILLMENT of the prediction for a death hoax, although I would certainly not write off the other aspect of the prediction: an actual death of a major rock star by November of next year, especially one of those mentioned above like Elton John, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bono, Ozzy, etc. Madonna, as always, has to be kept in mind as well since she is such a big mega-star icon diva (Britney too if she is still alive and has a career).
The details of Paris Hilton's "death" are eerily similar to my own projection for her to end up being violently murdered like blonde actress Sharon Tate was in August 1969 in 2004 or 2005. I have always noted a physical similarity between Hilton and Tate. It would seem that, fictionally, that is exactly what has "happened." Very strange indeed.
Miley Cyrus Death Hoax: Cruel Report Claims Hannah Montana Star Dead
Sep 6, 2008
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Miley Cyrus Death hoax - First and foremost, Miley Cyrus has not died, she has not been killed. It was reported by "Yahoo News" that the thunder they call Hannah Montana died in a major car accident Friday morning in Los Angeles, California.
Contrary to the quick-spreading internet rumors, 15-year-old Miley Cyrus, pop singer and star of the Disney Channel's Hannah Montana TV series, did not die in a car crash on Friday, September 5.
This report is a hoax planted by cruel pranksters on Digg.com and the ever reliable Wikipedia.com. Miley Cyrus is very much alive. As per the report, Miley Cyrus died in a fatal car crash on the way to the set of Hannah Montana. The report goes on to state that the young starlet was on her way to the filming of the upcoming "Hannah Montana" Series when her vehicle was reportedly hit by a large truck, according to internet reports.
As of Saturday morning, no such accident has been reported by any credible news agency. The story is a complete fabrication that has numerous spelling errors, ad About points out. One version, attributed to "Rueters" [spelled incorrectly], reads as follows:
You know, Miley Cyrus may be a lot of things, but dead is simply not one of them.
COMMENTS (9/7/08): Just out of curiosity, I wonder how many other death hoaxs occurred in 1966 or 1967 when the Paul McCartney ones began to surface in the UK. This is the second major hoax in 15 months, the last one being Paris Hilton allegedly being stabbed numerous times while serving her mercifully short prison sentence away from "general population." Of course it wasn't enough for the hoaxters that Paris get shanked once or twice, but had to endure multiple stab wounds in the abdomen and chest (and one in the throat for good measure) by a very large, grinded down metal ruler.
Of course it is the "pop tarts" who are being targeted (which really shows some imagination! *grin*). In June 2001, seven years ago (there's that magic number again), Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the subjects of a similar death hoax as this one: both of them killed in a car crash. I might have liked this one a little more if the authors of the hoax had said Miley's car crashed into a large mosquito-spraying truck. That would have brought back memories of Jayne Mansfield's death in 1967 ... there could have even been a shot of a blonde or brunette wig on the hood and the caption: "Miley's head found on hood of car."
In any event, this does make for a PREDICTION OVERKILL situation, since this is two incidents.
But who knows? Maybe early next year there will be another Miley hoax at the same time there is a real car crash involving some average citizen, but witnesses to the event will all swear they saw Miley being hurtled off in an ambulance to the nearest hospital. Rumours will then begin to surface that Miley actually did die in the 2008 crash reported above and that a Miley look-alike has taken her place, through the miraculous technological magic of Disney studios and a most capable plastic surgeon. But I think we all have heard that one before ...
On a different and more serious note, to Paul and Ringo, the remaining members of The Beatles: please be careful! We all know what happened to George in November 2001 only five months after the Britney-Justin death hoax. I would have to say that now that this Miley hoax has occurred, and so close to the November 2008 vector, this elevates the risk to Paul or Ringo over any of the other candidates under consideration.
COMMENTS (9/20/08): Sir Paul must, by all means, heed the threat by Islamic terrorists to set off explosives at his pending concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on 25 September 08. He is now in extreme and positive danger of death as we approach the 28th anniversary (4 x 7 years) of John Lennon's murder. Harrison's death by natural causes works as an additive element of identification. Sir Paul has now had the advantage of being warned not once, but three times: once by the terrorists, once by the precursing death hoax of Miley Cyrus (similar to the Britney and Justin death hoax that prefigured George Harrison's death in 2001), and now an actual prophetic portent: a toppled statue of the only living king of the former Beatles (Lennon, now long dead, being the other half of the famous Lennon/McCartney songwriting team). The Seer Von Rensberg, the South African prophet, saw a toppled statue of a king and knew it portended the death of Nelson Mandela, which may also happen by next year.
Sir Paul can save himself: he need only give the concert in Israel up. Otherwise, I dread what will likely happen. This fallen statue will likely be his final warning. According to the report, McCartney's face was smashed in, which is what the Paul McCartney death hoax stipulated had happened to Paul in a car crash back in November 1966 and, again, in January 1967. Thus, a gruesome head injury is quite likely.
Michael Jackson, pop music legend, dead at 50
June 25, 2009
(CNN) -- Michael Jackson, the show-stopping singer whose best-selling albums -- including "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" -- and electrifying stage presence made him one of the most popular artists of all time, died Thursday, CNN has confirmed. Michael Jackson was one of the biggest pop stars in history. He was 50.
He collapsed at his residence in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, California, about noon Pacific time, suffering cardiac arrest, according to brother Randy Jackson. He died at UCLA Medical Center.
Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said an autopsy would probably be done on the singer Friday, with results expected that afternoon.
"Michael Jackson made culture accept a person of color," the Rev. Al Sharpton said. "To say an 'icon' would only give these young people in Harlem a fraction of what he was. He was a historic figure that people will measure music and the industry by."
Jackson's blazing rise to stardom -- and later fall from grace -- is among the most startling of show business tales.
The son of a steelworker, he rose to fame as the lead singer of the Jackson 5, a band he formed with his brothers in the late 1960s. By the late '70s, as a solo artist, he was topping the charts with cuts from "Off the Wall," including "Rock With You" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."
In 1982, he released "Thriller," an album that eventually produced seven hit singles. An appearance the next year on a Motown Records 25th-anniversary special cemented his status as the biggest star in the country.
For the rest of the 1980s, they came no bigger. "Thriller's" follow-up, 1987's "Bad," sold almost as many copies. A new Jackson album -- a new Jackson appearance -- was a pop culture event.
The pop music landscape was changing, however, opening up for rap, hip-hop and what came to be called "alternative" -- and Jackson was seen as out of step. His next release, 1991's "Dangerous," debuted at No. 1 but "only" produced one top-ranking single -- "Black or White" -- and that song earned criticism for its inexplicably violent ending, in which Jackson was seen smashing car windows and clutching his crotch. And then "Dangerous" was knocked out of its No. 1 spot on the album charts by Nirvana's "Nevermind," an occurrence noted for its symbolism by rock critics.
After that, more attention was paid to Jackson's private life than his music career, which faltered.
A 1995 two-CD greatest hits, "HIStory," sold relatively poorly, given the huge expense of Jackson's recording contract: about 7 million copies, according to Recording Industry of America certifications. A 2001 album of new material, "Invincible," did even worse.
In 2005, he went to trial on child-molestation charges. He was acquitted. In July 2008, after three years away from the spotlight, Jackson announced a series of concerts at London's O2 Arena as his "curtain call." Some of the shows, initially scheduled to begin in July, were eventually postponed until 2010.
Rise to stardom
Michael Jackson was born August 29, 1958, to Joe Jackson, a Gary, Indiana, steelworker, and his wife, Katherine. By the time he was 6, he had joined his brothers in a musical group organized by his father, and by the time he was 10, the group -- the Jackson 5 -- had been signed to Motown. He made his first television appearance at age 11.
Jackson, a natural performer, soon became the group's front man. Music critic Langdon Winner, reviewing the group's first album, "Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5," for Rolling Stone, praised Michael's versatile singing and added, "Who is this 'Diana Ross,' anyway?"
The group's first four singles -- "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There" -- went to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart, the first time any group had pulled off that feat. There was even a Jackson 5 cartoon series on ABC. In 1972, he hit No. 1 as a solo artist with the song "Ben."
The group's popularity waned as the '70s continued, and Michael eventually went solo full time.
He played the Scarecrow in the 1978 movie version of "The Wiz," and released the album "Off the Wall" in 1979. Its success paved the way for "Thriller," which eventually became the best-selling album in history, with 50 million copies sold worldwide.
At that point, Michael Jackson became ubiquitous.
Seven of "Thriller's" nine cuts were released as singles; all made the Top Ten. The then-new cable channel MTV, criticized for its almost exclusively white playlist, finally started playing Jackson's videos. They aired incessantly, including a 14-minute minimovie of the title cut. ("Weird Al" Yankovic cemented his own stardom by lampooning Jackson's song "Beat It" with a letter-perfect parody video.)
On the Motown Records' 25th-anniversary special -- a May 1983 TV extravaganza with notable turns by the Temptations, the Four Tops and Smokey Robinson -- it was Michael Jackson who stopped the show. Already he was the most popular musician in America, riding high with "Thriller." But something about his electrifying performance of "Billie Jean," complete with the patented backward dance moves, boosted his stardom to a new level.
People copied his Jheri-curled hair and single-gloved, zippered-jacket look. Showbiz veterans such as Fred Astaire praised his chops. He posed for photos with Ronald and Nancy Reagan at the White House. Paul McCartney teamed with him on three duets, two of which -- "The Girl Is Mine" and "Say Say Say" -- became top five hits. Jackson became a Pepsi spokesman, and when his hair caught fire while making a commercial, it was worldwide news.
happened very fast -- within a couple years of the Motown
special. But even at the time of the "Motown 25"
moonwalk, fame was old hat to Michael Jackson. He hadn't
even turned 25 himself, but he'd been a star for more
than half his life. He was given the nickname the "King
of Pop" -- a spin on Elvis Presley's status as
"the King of Rock 'n' Roll" -- and few
But, as the showbiz saying has it, when you're on top of the world, there's nowhere to go but down.
The relentless attention given Jackson started focusing as much on his eccentricities -- some real, some rumored -- as his music. As the Web site Allmusic.com notes, he was rumored to sleep in a hyperbaric chamber and to have purchased the bones of John Merrick, the "Elephant Man." (Neither was true.)
He did have a pet chimpanzee, Bubbles; underwent a series of increasingly drastic plastic surgeries; established an estate, Neverland, filled with zoo animals and amusement park rides; and managed to purchase the Beatles catalog from under Paul McCartney's nose, which displeased the ex-Beatle immensely.
In 1990s and 2000s, Jackson found himself pasted across the media for his short-lived marriages, the first to Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie; his 2002 claim that then Sony Records head Tommy Mottola was racist; his behavior and statements during a 2003 interview with British journalist Martin Bashir done for a documentary called "Living With Michael Jackson;" his changing physical appearance; and, above all, the accusations that he sexually molested young boys at Neverland.
The first such accusation, in 1993, resulted in a settlement to the 13-year-old accuser (rumored to be as high as $20 million), though no criminal charges were filed, Allmusic.com notes. He also fell deeply in debt and was forced to sell some of his assets. Neverland was one of many holdings that went on the block.
However, an auction of material from Neverland, scheduled for April, was called off and all items returned to Jackson.
Interest in Jackson never faded, however, even if some of it was prurient. In 2008, when he announced 10 comeback shows in London, beginning in July 2009, the story made worldwide news. The number of concerts was later increased to 50. Seventy-five thousand tickets sold in four hours when they went on sale in March.
However, when the shows were postponed until 2010, rumors swept the Internet that Jackson was not physically prepared and possibly suffering from skin cancer. At the time, the president and CEO of AEG Live, Randy Phillips, said, "He's as healthy as can be -- no health problems whatsover."Jackson held open auditions for dancers in April in Los Angeles.
He is survived by his three children, Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II.
COMMENTS (6/27/09): The stature of Michael Jackson in the field of rock or pop music is unquestioned. He was the "King of Pop." It is very fitting indeed that he be the great male musical icon who ends up dying on the same timeline as John Lennon and George Harrison, even though Elvis Presley's timeline coming up in 2012 would seem even more fitting. He far outshadows Kurt Cobain in fame and endurance. I suppose we can make some sort of Liberace link if we wish, even though he did not play piano. His long-lasting influence on pop music was as major as was Glenn Miller's in his day. There are few others, indeed, who would deserve to be associated on the same timeline as two former Beatles, especially John Lennon, in any case. Also, like Lennon, Harrison, and McCartney, Jackson wrote his own material.
And there is the controversy surrounding Jackson's sudden and unexpected demise ... including rumours that he faked his own death. This could stir up a hoax conspiracy, for all we know, that will rival the Paul McCartney death scare. This could take until 2011 before it is clear such a conspiracy theory will arise that may hold any weight.
Yes, and I say this with regret ... the death of Michael Jackson does makes this a PREDICTION FULFILLED, albeit seven months late (or five months late if we go with the January 1967-January 2009 vector also mentioned above).
Nevertheless, I must also say that it is sad that Farrah Fawcett's passing has been eclipsed by the 24/7 media coverage of Michael Jackson's. Both loom large on the American landscape; both died on the same day. The tragedy of their demise should be shared evenly and would, I think, make for a much more interesting kind of coverage. Yes, I realise what is happening in Iran and North Korea is far more important ... I would be one of the first to declare that ... and should be updated hourly for 15 minutes, giving the other 45 minutes over to Farrah every other hour and Michael every other hour. It is highly unusual, and I can say this having been around as long as I have been, for two major icons to die on the same day ... so it is only natural that they get the lion's share of the news for a little while. Sadly, the media has not only blacked out Iran and North Korea, but Farrah Fawcett as well. 24/7 reporting on Michael Jackson at the expense of Farrah's noble death and serious overseas developments is insane, at least at this time.
Still, it is very sad to see the final chapter play out in the life and career of "the King of Pop" ... Michael Jackson's music played an important role in the songs that I played in the days (actually nights) when worked as a nightclub disc jockey. I can be counted among the many who grew up listening to and purchasing his music ... as the late Jerry Garcia (d. 1995) once said, "what a long, strange trip it has been."
DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON
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NEW PREDICTION: 3/22/08 -- This is actually a slightly late post, intended to be posted here last year, but better late than not in time. If this event is ever going to happen before the year 2012, it must happen in December 2008: exactly fourteen (2 x 7) years after the start of Russia's first war in Chechnya (December 1994). The only other vector would be based on the August 1999 invasion during the second war in Chechnya; however, that would bring us to a vector I personally regard as too late: August 2013. The reasons for the conflict are unknown at this time, yet prophecy says this move by the Russians is entirely necessary.
Fighting with Russia spreads to cities across Georgia
August 8, 2008
TBLISI, Georgia (CNN) -- Bombs rocked Tbilisi early Saturday morning as the fight between Georgia and Russia over a breakaway region intensified and moved into the Georgian capital. Government buildings, including the Parliament, were evacuated when the bombs fell. Heavy casualties have reported on both sides since Russian forces moved Friday into South Ossetia, a pro-Russian autonomous region of Georgia.
Russian bombers were targeting Georgia's economic infrastructure, National Security Council secretary Alexander Lomaia said, including the country's largest Black Sea port, Poti, and the main road connecting the southern part of Georgia with the east and the airport. Georgian television reported that the port had been destroyed.
Georgia, a former Soviet state, sent troops into South Ossetia on Thursday, aiming to crack down on the separatists, who want independence or unification with North Ossetia, which is in Russia. Russia responded Friday, sending troops into the Georgian province where it had peacekeepers stationed.
"I saw bodies lying on the streets, around ruined buildings, in cars," Lyudmila Ostayeva, a resident of the South Ossetia capital, Tskhinvali, told The Associated Press on Friday. "It's impossible to count them now. There is hardly a single building left undamaged," she said after fleeing to a village near the Russian border, AP reported.
"They are killing civilians, women and children, with heavy artillery and rockets," Sarmat Laliyev, 28, told AP.
One U.S. State Department official called the conflict a "very dangerous situation" and said diplomatic moves are afoot around the globe to stop it.Georgia -- on the Black Sea coast between Russia and Turkey -- appealed for diplomatic intervention.
Georgia asked the United States for planes to bring back its 2,000 troops serving as part of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, a U.S. official said. "All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting [the] civilian population, and we have scores of wounded and dead among [the] civilian population all around the country," Georgia's president, Mikhail Saakashvili, said Friday. "This is the worst nightmare one can encounter."
Russia's ambassador to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, put the blame on the Tblisi government. "What is going on is a massive bombardment of residential quarters in Tshkinvali and other towns, too," Churkin said.
Eduard Kokoity, head of the rebel government in South Ossetia, said that 1,400 people were killed in the province, according to Russia's Interfax news agency. Hundreds of people, possibly thousands, are fleeing South Ossetia to the Russian region of North Ossetia-Alania, the United Nations reported Friday, citing Russian officials. About 150 Russian armored vehicles have entered South Ossetia, Saakashvili said, and Georgian forces had shot down two Russian aircraft.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, quoted by Interfax, said Russians had died because of Georgian military operations in South Ossetia. Russia "will not allow the deaths of our compatriots to go unpunished," and "those guilty will receive due punishment," he said. "My duty as Russian president is to safeguard the lives and dignity of Russian citizens, wherever they are. This is what is behind the logic of the steps we are undertaking now."
South Ossetia, with a population of about 70,000, declared independence from Georgia in the early 1990s, but it was not internationally recognized. Many ethnic Ossetians feel close to Russia and have Russian passports and use its currency.
Interfax quoted the Georgian Foreign Ministry as saying that strikes by Russian aircraft killed and wounded personnel at a Georgian air base and that Russian planes have been bombing Georgian territory throughout the day. Georgian officials also report four Russian aircraft shot down.
The U.S., NATO and the European Union have all called for an end to the fighting. President Bush and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict Friday, the White House confirmed.
By early evening Friday, a Georgian Cabinet minister said the country's forces have taken control of Tskhinvali, Interfax reported. The Novosti news agency, citing the South Ossetian government, said Georgian tanks and infantry attacked Tskhinvali, and "a large part of the city has been destroyed. Over 15 civilians have been killed, several buildings are on fire in the city center, and the local parliament building has burned down."
But Russian and South Ossetian officials said Russia was making inroads in fighting Georgian forces. "Street fighting in Tskhinvali has lasted for many hours. Ossetian home guards are using grenade-launchers to destroy Georgian tanks.
Eyewitnesses say tanks are burning throughout the city. The turning point is approaching in the battle for the capital city," said the Web site of the South Ossetian Information and Press Committee. The committee also said Russian armored vehicles have entered the northern suburb of the city.
Violence has been mounting in the region in recent days, with sporadic clashes between Georgian forces and South Ossetian separatists. Georgian troops launched attacks in South Ossetia late Thursday after a top government official said a unilateral cease-fire offer was met with separatist artillery fire.
Lomaia said Georgian troops responded proportionately to separatist mortar and artillery attacks on two villages, attacks he said followed the cease-fire and Saakashvili's call for negotiations.
Russian peacekeepers are in South Ossetia under a 1992 agreement by Russian, Georgian and South Ossetian authorities to maintain what has been a fragile peace. The mixed peacekeeping force also includes Georgian and South Ossetian troops.
COMMENTS (8/9/08 - Ninth of Av): Actually little comment is required. PREDICTION FULFILLED. The beginning of World War III? Maybe. Obviously, this is hardly the end, although there may be a ceasefire at some point and a temporary lull. Russia needs control of the entire Transcaucasia region, so do not be surprised to see Russia attack Armenia and Azerabiajn or else manipulate the two to resume their war over Nagorno-Karabach, then step in as "liberators" and "peacekeepers." Russia needs to strengthen its southern flank, as prophesied by Erna Stieglitz, so eventually see Russia aid the Taliban and drive the US and Nato out of Afghanistan, then allow the Taliban to rule the country as Russian puppets, meantime bulding military and supply bases there; allow Iran to war with Turkey, weakening it so that Russia can move in with its tanks and overwhelm her, having complete control of the Black Sea in the process; aid the Iraqi Shi'a to drive out the US and overcome the Sunnis and Kurds, making Iraq a puppet ally of Iran (Iran is already a military ally of Russia); incite revolution and violence in Serbia and other former Yugoslav republics, creating a similar pretext to intervene in Hungary and Greece, then march into the two northern Balkan regions with their tanks during the melee, allowing Iran to do most of the dirty work in Greece. Meantime Russia will grab Scandinavia and Finland in a matter of days or weeks. They are softening up that region even as I write. Then comes the great war.
4.26.10: Below is a portion of what appeared on Overview and Updates Page as this event began commanding headlines and media attention (some links have been updated):
Georgia declares state of war with Russia ... Cities across Georgia being bombed ... Russian forces move into the breakaway Georgia region of South Ossetia ... Georgia sends troops into South Ossetia to clamp down on separatists ...
|AT THE SAME
MOMENT THE SUMMER OLYMPICS AT BEIJING BEGAN.
As Georgian troops launched a major military offensive Friday to regain control over the breakaway province of South Ossetia, the former Soviet republic's president accused Russia of bombing its territory and violating its airspace. Georgia's president declared, "A full-scale aggression has been launched."
Meantime, Georgia has launched a military offensive to regain control of South Ossetia. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned that Moscow will cause an unspecified retaliatory action.
is far from finished. The southern flank is now being established.
From Afghanistan to Greece,
Russia will occupy the Transcaucasus, Iran, Asia Minor, Serbia and the former Yugoslavia,
Transdniester, and the key northern Arab states of Iraq and Syria.
This could take anywhere from 11 months to 43 months.
always will its eyes be on its former colonies in the West, such
as Ukraine and Lithuania,
and its former Warsaw Pact allies, such as Hungary.
next major conflict may well be against Nato
in the Black Sea.
Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.15 ~
short time before a monarch is slaughtered, Castor and Pollux in
the ship, a bearded star, public treasure
emptied on land and sea, Pisa, Asti, Ferrara, Turin (northern and eastern Italy), in forbidden land.
Castor and Pollux never appear in the consellation Argos. Castor and Pollux, the twins, the two brothers, are the two nuclear giants and former friends: Russia and the United States. Where are Russia's and America's navies TODAY? There is little doubt that both Russia's and America's wealth are being squandered for current and future war efforts.
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Dallas at Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. The U.S. military ship on Wednesday docked at the Georgian port carrying humanitarian aid. The Dallas, had originally been slated to dock at the Black Sea port of Poti, which is still controlled by Russian forces. But instead it arrived in Batumi, a port well south of the zone of fighting in this month's war between Russia and Georgia. ( AP Photos/Sergei Grits)
War tension rises as Putin talks of Black Sea confrontation -
UK begin war games in Persian Gulf - August 27.
Ukraine's Crimea the Next Flash Point With Russia? -- Ukraine fears that
Moscow may try to use
its military power to reclaim the strategic peninsula - August 26.
naval controntation on tap in Black Sea - August 26.
likely to demand new arrangement for Turkish Straits - August 26.
cruiser to test weapons in crowded Black Sea - August 25.
The forbidden territories in line 4 are all in northern and eastern Italy. In these locations and nearby are Nato air and sea bases. One of the most famous of these is located at Aviano, Italy, on the eastern coast, near the Adriatic Sea. It was used during both the Bosnian and Kosovar conflicts to attack the Serbs. In the event of a Russia-Nato conflict, the bases in Italy would most certainly be activated for duty again.
What other reason might large portions of Italy become forbidden territory?
See my prediction, Revolution in Italy Begins on http://www.newprophecy.net/2010part4.htm.
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