Sunday, October 25, 2015

NATO War Games and the Shoot-Down of Flight MH17

Credit: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

On July 17, 2014, Flight MH17 was downed by what was a Russian made BUK missile, by parties unknown.  As a result of this, the U.S. was able to convince its European counterparts to apply financial sanctions on Russia.  Coincidentally, the downing of flight MH17 coincided with the formation of BRICS the very same day, a newly formed financial organization that competes with IMF, the International Monetary Fund that is under the control of the U.S. and its allies.

The final report of the Dutch Safety Board was concluded on October 13, 2015 excludes the possibility of an air-to-air attack on flight MH17.  However for some reason the investigation decided not to narrow down the trajectory of the Buk missile. From Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 - The DSB Final Report:
The DSB calculated the trajectory of the missile and found it was fired within a 320-square-kilometre (120 sq mi) area southeast of Torez. Narrowing down a specific launch site was outside the DSB's mandate. According to Al Jazeera, the area identified by the DSB was controlled by separitists at the time of the downing.
So while the DSB avoided the question of who launched the Buk missile, there is circumstantial evidence that this was done by the separatists in eastern Ukraine:
Immediately after the crash, a post appeared on the VKontakte social media profile attributed to Russian Colonel Igor Girkin, leader of the Donbass separatists, claiming responsibility for shooting down an AN-26, but after it became clear that a civilian aircraft had been shot down, the separatists denied any involvement, and the post was taken down. An independent analysis by Bellingcat of open-source evidence indicated that Russian-backed separatists were in control of a Buk missile launcher on 17 July and transported it from Donetsk to Snizhne, while three eyewitnesses told the BBC that such a missile launcher was operated by a crew that seemed to be Russian in the area on that date.
The Ukrainian government stated that the missile was launched by "Russian professionals and coordinated from Russia". The German Federal Intelligence Service reportedly concluded that the plane was shot down by pro-Russian separatists using a captured Ukrainian Buk system.
So, given this information, should we jump to blame the separatists and Russia for the downing of flight MH17?  The Buk missile system is a sophisticated weapon system.  From Anatomy of a killer: Russia’s BUK 9M38 missile that destroyed MH17 is old but lethal tech:
BUK (the Russian word for beech) is a mobile missile system made only by Russia. It consists of six transporter erector launchers to launch the SAMs; a target acquisition radar vehicle; a command vehicle; radar vehicles and three transporter erector launcher vehicles that carry the missiles.
So here is the problem I see with the whole narrative: the Buk system has a sophisticated radar system for acquiring targets.  Ukraine and Russia both knew there were civilian airlines flying in the area at the time.  Moreover, all civilian airlines have a transponder that clearly identify them as a civilian airline.  So I have a very basic question: how could the Buk system misidentify a civilian airliner as a Ukrainian fighter jet?  This came up when I was discussing whether it was a Buk system or a fighter jet that downed flight MH17.  And this leads us to a very disturbing set of evidence.


Here is news that has been almost completely censored in western media.  In June of 2014, a month before the downing of flight MH17, many civilian airliners suddenly disappeared from air traffic control radars in eastern Europe.  Here is a post from June 17, 2014 from Airplanewatch Blogspot:
Dozens of planes from air-traffic control screens in the heart of Europe have mysteriously disappeared for a number of days with Electronic military exercises to blame for the incident, Slovak authorities have said.
About 50 planes temporarily disappeared from radars in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia between June 5 and June 10, Austria's flight safety monitor said.
German and Czech air traffic control also reported brief disappearances.
Slovakia blamed the outages on planned military exercises.
"The disappearance of objects on radar screens was connected with a planned military exercise which took place in various parts of Europe...whose goal was the interruption of radio communication frequencies," the Slovak air traffic services said in a statement.
"This activity also caused the temporary disappearance of several targets on the radar display, while in the meantime the planes were in radio contact with air traffic controllers and continued in their flight normally.”
Right after the problem with the radars was detected, the organizing party was made aware and the exercises were stopped, Slovakia's air traffic services added.
Slovakia did not mention a military force involved in the exercises, but Austrian media pointed towards NATO.
Austrian daily Curier reported on June 7 that the first disappearance problems coincided with NATO conducting electronic warfare exercises in Hungary.
During the exercises NATO was reportedly using devices that can interfere with enemy radar, according to the Telegraph.
So one month before the downing of flight MH17, NATO apparently conducted an exercise to jam the transponders of civilian aircraft in eastern Europe.  After this story came out, NATO itself quickly denied that they were responsible for jamming radar to make civilian airliners disappear.  From a report on June 25, 2014, NATO Denies Involvement in Aircraft Radar Jamming:
A statement from NATO made public last week denies involvement in the brief disappearance of dozens of aircraft from air traffic control radars in several European countries earlier this month.Air-traffic controllers in Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic reported data on the position, direction, height and speed of aircraft disappeared temporarily from radar systems on June 5 and June 10. The outages posed no serious danger to people on the aircraft travelling at high altitude.
Again, it is reported that Slovakia stated that this was part of a planned military exercise, and Austria stated that the military organization was NATO.  The denial from NATO was reported on June 15 (see NATO denies 'jamming' exercise led to radar vanishings).  So while NATO initially stated it was not them, a subsequent statement to Reuters from NATO clarified that statement:
NATO, in response to a request for comment from Reuters, said that training involving “localized and low-power jamming” was conducted over Hungary during the June 2-6, but denied any jamming exercises on June 5.
“Our assessment is that NATO did not cause any interference with civilian air traffic control frequencies. When NATO conducts such exercises, we coordinate our activities with relevant civilian authorities and only use frequencies provided to us by the host nation,” a NATO military officer said.
So NATO admits they did a military exercise, but only over Hungary and not the other countries.  This is odd, are we to believe that another military orgnization conducted exercises around the same time without the knowledge of NATO?  If we look at a map, these radar outages occurred in countries just west of Ukraine:

And here is the final piece of information on an inquiry by the German government analyzing these radar disappearances dated from July 14, 2014, and they determined that NATO had indeed conducted a jamming exercise in June, from LiveLeak:

Question 13: What NATO exercises in which the "electronic warfare or the Jamming transponders was practiced found knowledge of the Federal Government in Spring and summer rather than in Europe? Answer: During the NATO exercise "NEWFIP 2014" found in the first half of this year, six similar multi-day exercises held in various European regions. Question 14: What it was, to the knowledge of the Federal Government in the reported NATO Exercise in Hungary when this took place, and who took part in it? Knowledge of the Federal Government What were today's exercise plans the exercise? Answer: Methods of electronic warfare practiced with the exercise "NEWFIP". The Exercise "NEWFIP 2014" took place in the period from June 2 to June 6 2014 held in room Keeskern &. It took part in the 59th air base Szentgyörgyi Dezsö, the 12th air defense missile regiment Arrabona, the air management and management center (CRC) and the 54th regiment Radar Veszpr & n in part. About today's exercise plans exercise are the federal government has no knowledge in front. Question 15: What it was, to the knowledge of the Federal Government in the reported NATO Practice in Italy, when found this place, and. Those who took part in it? Knowledge of the Federal Government What were today's exercise plans the exercise? Answer: To the knowledge of the federal government, it was a further share of the NATO exercise "NEWFIP 2014", which until June 20, 2014 took place in Italy in the period June 9. Involved were elements of the air forces of Italy and Slovenia. About today's exercise plans exercise are the federal government has no knowledge in front. 
The LiveLeak article summarizes the transcript as follows:

NATO successful test in blocking a civilian aircraft transponder to make it look like a military aircraft.


In addition to the military exercise from June of 2014, NATO conducted another military exercise in July of 2014 at the time of the downing of flight MH17 on July 17, 2014.  From MH-17: Beware of the «Chameleon»:
The 10-day NATO exercise code named «BREEZE 2014» has ended in Black Sea. The exercise, which included the use of electronic warfare and electronic intelligence aircraft such as the Boeing EA-18G Growler and the Boeing E3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), coincided with the shootdown of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, some 40 miles from the Russian border. NATO ships and aircraft had the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under total radar and electronic surveillance.
This means NATO should have data indicating exactly where the Buk missile was launched.  And yet this information has not been released.  Perhaps there are elements of the operation that may be classified.  The article continues:
The U.S. Army has revealed that the 10-day exercise involved «commercial traffic monitoring». Because of the sophistication of the electronic warfare and intelligence used during SEA BREEZE, it can be assumed that commercial traffic monitoring included monitoring the track of MH-17.
200 U.S. Army personnel normally assigned to bases in Germany were in Ukraine during the time of the MH-17 fly-over. They were participating in NATO exercise RAPID TRIDENT II. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense led the exercise.
Strangely, announcement of this exercise came on the web page for Vice President Joe Biden:
The announcement of U.S. BREEZE and RAPID TRIDENT II military maneuvers came on May 21, 2014, and were announced on the website operated by Vice President Joe Biden’s office. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is a newly-named director of the Ukrainian natural gas and oil company Burisma Holdings, Ltd., owned by Ihor Kolomoisky, the Ukrainian-Israeli mafia oligarch, whose is known as the «Chameleon».
And then there is this strange connection with Kiev's international airport:
Kolomoisky, estimated to be the second-richest person in Ukraine, also has strong connections inside Kiev’s Borispol International Airport, where it has been reported that Ukrainian Interior Ministry troops stormed the air traffic control tower shortly before MH-17 was shot down. A Spanish air traffic controller, who possessed knowledge of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s involvement in the shootdown of MH-17, reportedly had his life threatened by people he described as «Maidan» troops, a reference to the Maidan Square uprising that toppled the Ukrainian government earlier this year. 
If we look at the record, while flight MH17 was flying over Ukraine, it was redirected by the Ukrainian air traffic control to change its course in a more northerly direction to avoid a storm, sending it straight over the region of conflict:

It should be noted that flight MH17 was not the only airline flying over the region, another airplane from Singapore airlines also flied over the region the same day.


Who benefits from the crash of flight MH17.  NATO benefits, Western interests in Ukraine benefits, and IMF benefits as Russia became part of the BRICS financial organization, the final details of which was finalized on July 17, 2017.  The shootdown of flight MH17 came at a "convenient" time.

Here is a bizarre video of a speech Christine Lagarde gave in January of 2014, in which she goes into a strange speech on the numerology of the number 7.  This video, posted on May 24, 2014, attempts to analyze it, and thinks that Christine Lagarde is giving a hidden message to the elite about a date:

She says to think about the number 2014.  Drop the 0, and one gets 14, 2 times 7.  She says that the year 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I, which occurred in 1914.  If one looks back at history, the outbreak of World War I was sparked by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914.  This led to the "July Crisis" the following month.  2014 is also the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 which gave birth to the IMF.  This conference was held from July 1 to July 22, 1944.  She then states that 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.  2014 is also the seventh anniversary of the financial market crisis of 2007.  As to what event will happen, she says:
"I certainly hope that IMF will have something to do with it."
The person who uploaded this video in May of 2014 concludes:
So we can pretty easily determine what she is really referring to is July, the seventh month of 2014.
They then go into thinking July 20, 2014, must be the date.  Which is of course 3 days after flight MH17 was shot down on July 17, 2014.  Oddly enough, flight MH17 made its first maiden voyage on July 17, 1997, thus it was in service for exactly 17 years, to the day.


This is a follow up post to A Prophetic Dream of Flight MH17: Another False Flag?  What triggered this investigation is that months before, someone I know had a prophetic dream of a deliberate shoot down of an aircraft.  Beneath the aircraft there was a sphere like pearl object, containing gold.  In the dream, I threw a rock at the plane, and directly hit the pearl sphere, causing the gold to scatter about all around me.  When the shoot down of flight MH17 occurred, from the dream I knew that it was a deliberate act, and it was done for financial gain.  Most of the victims were Dutch, from the Netherlands, and I myself am half Dutch.  Once the issue of the transponder signal of civilian aircraft came up in my discussions on this, I then realized that the pearl like sphere could be representing a false transponder signal.

The lesson here is: don't always accept what the media tells you. Research the facts, and ignore the propaganda.  The purpose of propaganda is to control behavior, to elicit a desired response to meet a hidden goal.  Here is an interesting clip entitled "9/11 Predicted on the Lone Gunman", an episode that aired on March 4, 2001:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Secret Meaning of the Auguries of Innocence

A Dream in the Appenine, by Samuel Palmer

The poet William Blake was familiar with the visions of Emanuel Swedenborg, and was perhaps attracted to him as he had visions of angels as a child.  This is described in the biography of William Blake:
From early childhood, Blake spoke of having visions—at four he saw God “put his head to the window”; around age nine, while walking through the countryside, he saw a tree filled with angels. Although his parents tried to discourage him from “lying," they did observe that he was different from his peers and did not force him to attend conventional school.
Later he trained his younger brother Robert in drawing and painting, but fell ill in the winter of 1787 and died.
As Robert died, Blake saw his brother’s spirit rise up through the ceiling, “clapping its hands for joy.” He believed that Robert’s spirit continued to visit him and later claimed that in a dream Robert taught him the printing method that he used in Songs of Innocence and other “illuminated” works.
The latter part of William Blake's life was spent in poverty, but met a group of young artists who known as "The Ancients" who started to support him and promote his works.  He also influenced their own works.  One of them was the painter and writer Samuel Palmer, but many of his works met an unfortunate fate:
Samuel Palmer was largely forgotten after his death. In 1909, many of his Shoreham works were destroyed by his surviving son Alfred Herbert Palmer, who burnt "a great quantity of father's handiwork ... Knowing that no one would be able to make head or tail of what I burnt; I wished to save it from a more humiliating fate". The destruction included "sketchbooks, notebooks, and original works, and lasted for days".
Here is a painting by Palmer called The Harvest Moon:

This pastoral scene, with the Moon, the mountain, and the harvest, repeats in one of Palmer's paintings is Cornfield by Moonlight with Evening Star, the Evening Star being Venus:

The theme repeats again in Coming From Evening Church:

The mountain is replaced with the steeple of a church.  The evening star Venus, the cross-like star in Cornfield by Moonlight with Evening Star is replaced by a cross on the top of the steeple.  Note that in Cornfield by Moonlight with Evening Star there are three triangular shadows; these are replaced with three triangular rooftops in the immediate foreground from the steeple.  This again repeats in another painting by Palmer, A Hilly Scene:

The moon becomes a crescent, the corn field is back, and hidden among the trees is the evening star Venus.  In the foreground, a singular steeple now looking like a pyramid, with a cross on the top.  Perhaps Palmer found inspiration from one of Blake's poems, To the Evening Star:
HOU fair-hair'd angel of the evening,
Now, whilst the sun rests on the mountains, light
Thy bright torch of love; thy radiant crown
Put on, and smile upon our evening bed!
Smile on our loves, and while thou drawest the
Blue curtains of the sky, scatter thy silver dew
On every flower that shuts its sweet eyes
In timely sleep. Let thy west wind sleep on
The lake; speak silence with thy glimmering eyes,
And wash the dusk with silver. Soon, full soon,
Dost thou withdraw; then the wolf rages wide,
And then the lion glares through the dun forest:
The fleeces of our flocks are cover'd with
Thy sacred dew: protect them with thine influence!
As the sun falls asleep in the evening, resting on the mountains, the evening star becomes visible in the night sky.  The setting sun can also be seen in A Dream in the Appenine, up above, and flocks of sheep under the moon appear in other paintings by Samuel Palmer.  These paintings of Palmer may have been influenced by one of William Blake's most famous paintings, The Ancient of Days:

At first it looks like the man in the sphere is putting his hand on top of a pyramid, but in reality he is holding a compass.  The painting is said to have been influenced from Proverbs 8:27:
When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth
One interesting fact: the Great Pyramid of Egypt is placed as if someone used a compass to measure the Nile Delta, and it is also placed at the center of the land mass of the entire earth:
This is expressed in a different way in this image of the continent of Africa, from the web site, The Great Design:


One of my favorite poems is Auguries of Innocence, by William Blake.  It begins as follows:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour

A major theme in Blake's words is transcendental vision, to see beyond what we perceive with our senses.  For what we see in front of us can often blind us, unless we look at the clues.  To see a world in a grain of sand is to recognize the image of the universe in the smallest of things; that every part reflects the larger whole, ad infinitum.

Here is another portion from Auguries of Innocence:

Kill not the Moth nor Butterfly 
For the Last Judgment draweth nigh 
He who shall train the Horse to War
Shall never pass the Polar Bar

So what in the world is the "Polar Bar"?  To some, it means "ultimate goal" or "great heights."  To others it may mean "the bar exam for polar lawyers" (seriously, see the forum at William Blake Question).  One would wonder what these polar lawyers do.  However that is not the meaning - here is an interesting discussion from Kerie Davies at ‘He who shall train the Horse to War’: anti-war sentiment in Auguries of Innocence:
Most writers follow Foster Damon in reading "pass the Polar Bar" as meaning to escape to the spiritual world. They draw attention to a similar expression in The Book of Thel:  
The eternal gates’ terrific porter lifted the northern bar: Thel entered in and saw the secrets of the land unknown, 
and suggest that this passage draws on The Odyssey, Book xiii, where Homer describes the two entries to the Cave of Phorcys, one for the gods, the other (the northern entry) for human beings. The Homeric myth was given a symbolic reading by the Neoplatonist Porphyry, interpreting it as referring to the descent of the soul into the body. Even if we accept Neo-Platonism as relevant to discussion of Thel, its application to this distich from Auguries involves a kind of critical sleight-of-hand. 
A recent critic has seen the term "polar bar" as referring to the contemporary search for a North-West Passage, linking exploration with militarisation. If Damon and his followers have given us an excessively metaphorical and decontextualised reading, this writer’s interpretation, to my mind, seems over-literal. 
So it refers to a secret world, spiritual or perhaps physical.  The Neoplatonist philosopher Porphyry went the allegorical route, giving a metaphysical interpretation.  He pointed out there was no such physical location for the cave in Ithaca Greece.  The passage he tries to interpret from the Odyssey is from book 13 and runs as follows:
High at the head a branching olive growsAnd crowns the pointed cliffs with shady boughs.A cavern pleasant, though involved in night,Beneath it lies, the Naiades delight:Where bowls and urns of workmanship divineAnd massy beams in native marble shine;On which the Nymphs amazing webs display,Of purple hue and exquisite array,The busy bees within the urns secure Honey delicious, and like nectar pure. Perpetual waters through the grotto glide,  A lofty gate unfolds on either side; That to the north is pervious to mankind: The sacred south t'immortals is consign'd.
Porphyry points out that a cave of the earth in ancient times was a metaphor for the soul becoming immersed in the material world. From ON THE CAVE OF THE NYMPHS IN THE THIRTEENTH BOOK OF THE ODYSSEY:
The ancients, indeed, very properly consecrated a cave to the world, whether assumed collectively, according to the whole of itself, or separately, according to its parts. Hence they considered earth as a symbol of that matter of which the world consists; on which account some thought that matter and earth are the same; through the cave indicating the world, which was generated from matter.
The interesting point here is that this symbolism is present in the spiritual sense of scripture: Swedenborg was shown that the "earth" in scripture does not refer to our physical earth, but rather to our material bodies.  "Heaven" is not the sky above, but the spiritual realm, in which our soul resides.  However we are presently trapped in the material world, blind to the spiritual world, and this blindness is indeed represented by a cave. In scripture, to be in a "pit" represents being imprisoned by falsity, for falsehoods limit the thinking of the mind.  Indeed, this is the motto chosen by Blake for the book of Thel:

Does the Eagle know what is in the pit?
Or wilt thou go ask the Mole:
Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod?
Or Love in a golden bowl?

The meaning is explained from The Book of Thel:
Since Thel’s Motto is clearly an afterthought to the Book, one can connect the final plate, plate 6, and Thel’s Motto. The connection between the mole’s pit and the subterranean area that Thel enters in plate 6 suggests the disparate knowledge between beings in separate domains. The eagle knows only the sky and must ask the mole to gain knowledge about the pit; likewise, Thel knows only innocence and eternity and must be endowed mortality if she wants to learn about the ways of the mortal beings on Earth.
Returning back to Porphyry, he discusses the rites of the ancients, in which things were used from the material world to represent spiritual ideas.  According to Swedenborg these ancient rites which preceded Judaism were originally pure and monotheistic, but in the process of time degenerated into idolatry:
Thus also the Persians, mystically signifying the descent of the soul into the sublunary regions, and its regression from it, initiate the mystic (or him who is admitted to the arcane sacred rites) in a place which they denominate a cavern. For, as Eubulus says, Zoroaster was the first who consecrated in the neighbouring mountains of Persia, a spontaneously produced cave, florid, and having fountains, in honour of Mithra, the maker and father of all things; a cave, according to Zoroaster, bearing a resemblance of the world, which was fabricated by Mithra. But the things contained in the cavern being arranged according to commensurate intervals, were symbols of the mundane elements and climates.
After this Zoroaster likewise, it was usual with others to perform the rites pertaining to the mysteries in caverns and dens, whether spontaneously produced, or made by the hands. For as they established temples, groves, and altars to the celestial Gods, but to the terrestrial Gods, and to heroes, altars alone, and to the subterranean divinities pits and cells; so to the world they dedicated caves and dens; as likewise to Nymphs (note 4), on account of the water which trickles, or is diffused in caverns, over which the Naiades, as we shall shortly observe, preside. Not only, however, did the ancients make a cavern,as we have.said, to be a symbol of the world, or of a generated and sensible nature: but they also assumed it as a symbol of all invisible powers; because as caverns are obscure and dark, so the essence of these powers is occult. Hence Saturn fabricated a cavern in the ocean itself and concealed in it his children. Thus, too, Ceres educated Proserpine with her Nymphs in a cave; and many other particulars of this kind may be found in the writings of theologists. But that the ancients dedicated caverns to Nymphs and especially to Naiades, who dwell, near fountains, and who are called Naiades from the streams over which they preside, is manifest from the hymn to Apollo, in which it is said: " The Nymphs residing in caves shall deduce fountains of intellectual waters to thee (according to the divine voice of the Muses), which are the progeny of a terrene spirit. Hence waters, bursting through every river, shall exhibit to mankind perpetual effusions of sweet streams". From hence, as it appears to me. the Pythagoreans. and after them Plato, showed that the world is a cavern and a den.
That ancient Greek myths do contain ancient wisdom, hidden from the public, was shown also to Swedenborg.  It was known among the ancients that a horse was a symbol of the power of understanding:
"From the Ancient Church the signification of the horse, as the power of understanding, was extended to the wise round about, even into Greece. From this it came to pass that when they described the sun, by which love was signified (n. 2441, 2495), they placed in it the god of their wisdom and intelligence, and attributed to him a chariot and four horses of fire; and that when they described the sea, because by the sea were signified knowledges in general (n. 28, 2120), they also gave horses to it; and that when they described the rise of knowledges from the understanding, they represented a flying horse which with his hoof broke open a fountain, whence sprang the virgin goddesses of knowledge; and by the Trojan horse nothing else was signified than a contrivance of their understanding, for destroying city walls. Even at this day the intellect is often described, according to the custom received from those ancient people, under the figure of a flying horse, or Pegasus, and learning is described as a fountain; but scarce any one knows that a horse, in the mystic sense, signifies the understanding, and a fountain truth; still less that those significatives were handed down to the Gentiles from the Ancient Church." (Heavenly Arcana, n. 2762.4)
Poryphyry continues to discuss the spiritual symbolism of this passage in Odyssey.  So what does the Odyssey mean, where it says the entrance to the underworld for mortals is in the north, but the entrance to the underworld for the gods is in the south?  He comments:
With respect, however, to the Ithacensian cave, Homer was not satisfied with saying that it had two gates, but adds that one of the gates was turned towards the north, but the other which was more divine, to the south. He also says that the northern gate was pervious to descent, but does not indicate whether this was also the case with the southern gate. For of this, he only says, "It is inaccessible to men, but it is the path of the immortals."
So are the two entrances related to the north and south pole?  It is tempting to think that, but Porphyry does not relate the entrance of the immortals to the south pole.  Instead he states the northern entrance is the Tropic of Cancer and the southern entrance is the Tropic of Capricorn:
Since, however, a cavern is an image and symbol of the world, as Numenius and his familiar Cronius assert, there are two extremities in the heavens, viz., the winter tropic, than which nothing is more southern, and the summer tropic, than which nothing is more northern. But the summer tropic is in Cancer, and the winter tropic in Capricorn. And since Cancer is nearest to us, it is very properly attributed to the Moon, which is the nearest of all the heavenly bodies to the earth. But as the southern pole by its great distance is invisible to us, hence Capricorn is attributed to Saturn, the highest and most remote of all the planets.
This symbolic association of the tropics with the nearest and furthest planets is perhaps the original rationale for assigning different planets to each sign of the zodiac, but in modern times this rationale has been completely lost.  The Tropic of Cancer is the most northerly latitude at which the Sun appears directly overhead at its culmination which occurs once per year on the summer solstice.  Here is a map showing the present latitude of the Tropic of Cancer:

The Tropic of Capricorn is the opposite, it is the most southern latitude at which the Sun appears directly overhead at its culmination during the winter solstice:

Thus in classical times the entrance to the underworld for the immortals was South Africa.  This is surprising - perhaps they mapped the world at that time, and knew of South Africa?  There is evidence for this in Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, by Charles Hapgood - which strangely shows a map of the land mass of Antarctica, before it was covered by its southern ice cap.  This map is the Piri Reis map, dating from the 16th century:

Charles Hapgood concluded:
‘the surprising proposition that Antarctica was visited and perhaps settled by men when it was largely if not entirely non-glacial. It goes without saying that this implies a very great antiquity ... [Indeed] the Oronteus Finaeus Map takes the civilization of the original map-makers back to a time contemporary with the end of the last Ice Age in the northern hemisphere.’
And this goes against everything that is taught concerning our history.  Our historical records are rather sparse, much knowledge has been lost from ancient times.

This was unknown to Poryphry, who continues with his allegory concerning the northern and southern entrances to the underworld, but relates it to astronomy and the rites of the ancient world:
"Theologists therefore assert, that_these two gates are Cancer and Capricorn; but Plato calls them entrances. And of these, theologists say, that Cancer is the gate through which souls descend; but Capricorn that through which they ascend. Cancer is indeed northern, and adapted to descent; but Capricorn is southern, and adapted to ascent. The northern parts, likewise, pertain to souls descending into generation. And the gates of the cavern which are turned to the north are rightly said to be pervious to the descent of men; but the southern gates are not the avenues of the Gods, but of souls ascending to the Gods. On this account, the poet does not say that they are the avenues of the Gods, but of immortals; this appellation being also common to our souls, which are per se, or essentially, immortal. It is said that Parmenides mentions these two gates in his treatise "On the Nature of Things", as likewise that they are not unknown to the Romans and Egyptians. For the Romans celebrate their Saturnalia when the Sun is in Capricorn, and during this festivity, slaves wear the shoes of those that are free, and all things are distributed among them in common; the legislator obscurely signifying by this ceremony that through this gate of the heavens, those who are now born slaves will be liberated through the Saturnian festival, and the house attributed to Saturn, i.e., Capricorn, when they live again and return to the fountain of life. Since, however, the path from Capricorn is adapted to ascent, hence the Romans denominate that month in which the Sun, turning from Capricorn to the east, directs his course to the north, Januanus, or January, from janua, a gate. But with the Egyptians, the beginning of the year is not Aquarius, as with the Romans, but Cancer. For the star Sothis, which the Greeks call the Dog, is near to Cancer. And the rising of Sothis is the new moon with them, this being the principle of generation to the world. On this account, the gates of the Homeric cavern are not dedicated to the east and west, nor to the equinoctial signs, Aries and Libra, but to the north and south, and to those celestial signs which towards the south are most southerly, and, towards the north are most northerly; because this cave was sacred to souis and aquatic nymphs. But these places are adapted to souls descending into generation, and afterwards separating themselves from it. Hence, a place near to the equinoctial circle was assigned to Mithra as an appropriate seat. And on this account he bears the sword of Aries, which is a martial sign. He is likewise carried in the Bull, which is the sign of Venus."
Whether or not all of this was known to William Blake in his poem Auguries of Innocence is unknown.  But a later line of his poem does mention South Africa:

The Soldier armd with Sword & Gun 
Palsied strikes the Summers Sun
The poor Mans Farthing is worth more
Than all the Gold on Africs Shore

A farthing is one fourth of a penny.  The "Summer's Sun" is perhaps a hidden reference to the Tropic of Cancer in the north, which marks where the Sun is overhead on the Summer Solstice. On the Winter Solstice, the Sun is overhead in South Africa.

Some may question what all of this means, to which Blake answers:

The Questioner who sits so sly 
Shall never know how to Reply 
He who replies to words of Doubt
Doth put the Light of Knowledge out

And this:

He who Doubts from what he sees
Will neer Believe do what you Please 
If the Sun & Moon should Doubt 
Theyd immediately Go out 

And this portion of the poem is interesting as well:

We are led to Believe a Lie
When we see not Thro the Eye
Which was Born in a Night to perish in a Night 
When the Soul Slept in Beams of Light 
God Appears & God is Light
To those poor Souls who dwell in Night 
But does a Human Form Display
To those who Dwell in Realms of day

Poryphry concludes:
"But as the south is attributed to the Gods, hence, when the Sun is at its meridian, the curtains in temples are drawn before the statues of the Gods; in consequence of observing the Homeric precept: "That it is not lawful for men to enter temples when the Sun is inclined to the south, for this is the path of the immortals. Hence, when the God is at his meridian altitude, the ancients placed a symbol of midday and of the south in the gates of the temples, and on this account, in other gates also, it was not lawful to speak at all times, because gates were considered as sacred. Hence, too, the Pythagoreans, and the wise men among the Egyptians, forbade speaking while passing through doors or gates; for then they venerated in silence that God who is the principle of wholes (and, therefore, of all things)."

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Nostradamus Prophecy of the Japanese Tsunami and the War in Syria

The civil war in Syria is just never ending, and in the last few days I realized that there is a prophecy of Nostradamus predicting this event.  Most of the prophecies of Nostradamus are written in an obscure style, and as most do not include a date the recognition of the fulfillment of the prophecy takes place after the event (however there are exceptions, see Nostradamus and the Year 1999 for a prediction of America as the king of terror).  Obscure names are mentioned throughout the quatrains, but after the event takes place the name makes perfect sense - often referring to a key personal name, or key geographic place name that is just beyond coincidence.  I covered many of these, beginning with the religious wars of the 16th century up until the French Revolution in my book, The Decoded Prophecies of Nostradamus.  The prophecies always cover key events or turning points, and as the civil war in Syria has escalated I thought I would get this particular prophecy out now in public view, because the media is full of propaganda and does not tell the public what is really happening in front of our eyes.

I should point out here, that from my biographical research into Nostradamus, he did not always personally know of the future.  This becomes readily apparent to anyone who examines his yearly almanacs.  Many assume he used astrology to make his predictions but that is not the case - he would enter a trance like state, and out came these strange writings from his visions which did not always make sense to him, as they are highly symbolic.  The quatrain I wish to discuss is I-87 - below is the original French, followed by the English translation:

Ennosigée feu du centre de terre
Fera trembler au tour de cité neufve:
Deux grands rochiers long temps feront la guerre
Puis Arethusa rougira nouveau fleuve.

Earth-shaking fire from the center of the earth
Will cause the tower of the new city to tremble:
Two great rocks will make war for a long time
Then Arethusa will redden a new river.

The word "earth shaking" is from Latin Ennosigaeus, which is actually an epithet of Neptune, god of the sea.  Nostradamus always uses Neptune to symbolically represent a sea power.  This particular quatrain was misinterpreted as referring to the attack of September 11, where "center of the earth" was taken to mean the World Trade Center.  While it is tempting to apply it to the attack of September 11, objectively the quatrain is referring to a deep sea earthquake followed by the eruption of a volcano.  Before 2011 I had written, "This will be fulfilled in a future cataclysm involving an earthquake and the eruption of a volcano."

I recently realized that Neptune is not only the god of earthquakes, but also of tsunamis which are often triggered by an earthquake.  Neptune was closely associated with Poseidon, the same god who causes the sinking of Atlantis into the sea by an earthquake.  Both Poseidon and Neptune used a trident as a weapon (from the Wikipedia entry on Trident):
Poseidon, as well as being god of the sea, was also known as the "Earth Shaker" because when he struck the earth in anger he caused mighty earthquakes and he used his trident to stir up tidal waves, tsunamis and sea storms.
Nostradamus writes on the first line "Earth shaking fire from the center of the earth,"  Here is a map showing the location of the underwater earthquake of Mar. 11, 2011 which created a tsunami which hit Japan:

Was there a volcano associated with the earthquake and tsunami?  I looked it up and found this news article from Mar. 14, 2011: As if an earthquake, tsunami and potential nuclear meltdown weren't enough... now disaster-ravaged Japan suffers a volcanic eruption:
A volcano has erupted in Japan, compounding the problems in the disaster-ravaged country.Following Friday's megaquake and resulting tsunami which took the lives of thousands along the east coast, the Shinmoedake volcano in south-western Japan erupted yesterday, sending ash and rock over two miles into the air. The explosion shattered windows as far as four miles away, adding to the terror the country has suffered over the past few days.

It states that it is not known if the volcanic eruption was associated with the earthquake.  However there could be another interpretation: the "earth shaking fire from the center of the earth" could refer to the melt-down of the Fukushima nuclear reactor itself.  Three of the four cores suffered a complete meltdown, and in fact melted down somewhere beneath the earth.  As to exactly where they are, no one knows.  From Was Fukushima a China Syndrome?
The China Syndrome refers to a scenario in which a molten nuclear reactor core could could fission its way through its containment vessel, melt through the basement of the power plant and down into the earth. While a molten reactor core wouldn’t burn “all the way through to China” it could enter the soil and water table and cause huge contamination in the crops and drinking water around the power plant. It’s a nightmare scenario, the stuff of movies. And it might just have happened at Fukushima.
This is an example how a short four line quatrain compresses a lot of information through symbolism, containing multiple levels of meaning.  The next line states that the earthquake would cause "the tower of the new city to tremble."  And indeed, the earthquake was so strong it caused the towers in Japan to sway, here is a video of it:

Next the quatrain states that two great rocks will make war for a long time.  This could refer to the earthquake itself, where two plates collide causing the earthquake, which would be unusual because in the day of Nostradamus nothing was known of plate tectonics.  It could also refer to a war between two continents.

The last line then concludes, "Then Arethusa will redden a new river."  Arethusa was a nymph and daughter of Nereus, and thus one of the Nereids who accompanied Poseidon.  She was chased by the river god Alpheus, and was changed by Artemis into a stream which ran under the sea until its waters rose again in the island of Ortygia, near Syracuse.  However, according to the classical writer Apollodorus Arethusa was one of the nymphs called the Atlantides or Hesperides, who guarded the golden apples.  The blessed isles of Hesperides were located by some to the West beyond the Atlas mountains.  Hesperides is a term used by Nostradamus throughout the quatrains to refer to America.  This, in combination with the reference to Neptune or Poseidon, and the inference to Atlantis, shows that this is definitely referring to the U.S. as a major sea power. 

So this definition of Arethusa is well known.  What is not so well known is that Arethusa happens to be the name of an ancient Roman city.  The modern name of this city is Al-Rastan, in the Homs governate of Syria.  Here is a photograph of Al-Rastan in the background, behind the Orontes river:

Here is where things get interesting.  In 1960, this location became the site of the Al-Rastan Dam.  The Orontes river runs right through the middle of Syria:

So, why is the city of Al Rastan in Syria so significant?  Right after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, in April a popular uprising arose in Syria, which Assad suppressed blaming foreign elements, and unfortunately reacted with deadly force leading to many civilian deaths.  Later a coalition of anti-government groups formed.  Fighting continued, until everything culminated in a major battle at Al-Rastan (from Syrian Civil War):
By September 2011, organized units of Syrian rebels were engaged in an active insurgency campaign in many different parts of Syria. A major confrontation between the FSA and the Syrian armed forces occurred in Rastan. From 27 September to 1 October, Syrian government forces, backed by tanks and helicopters, led a major offensive on the town of Al-Rastan in Homs Governorate, in order to drive out army defectors. The 2011 battle of Rastan between the government forces and the FSA was the longest and most intense action up until that time. After a week of fighting, the FSA was forced to retreat from Rastan. To avoid government forces, the leader of the FSA, Colonel Riad Asaad, retreated to Turkey. Many of the rebels fled to the nearby city of Homs.
And so begin's Turkey's support for the rebellion against Assad in Syria.  And Russia has concentrated on bombing the Homs Governorate.  But where is America in all of this?  The U.S. is right in the middle of this war, and is directly responsible for allowing it to continue this long rather than seeking a diplomatic settlement.


U.S. policy has been to repeat the mantra "Assad must go."  But there is no viable candidate to take his place.  Look at what happened in Iraq and Libya, how destabilized they became after their dictator was overthrown.  U.S. policy is the same for Syria.  From U.S. Caught Faking it in Syria:
The US strategic goal in Syria is not as your faithful mainstream media servants... might have you believe  to  save the Syrian people from the ravages of the long-standing Assad dictatorship, but rather to heighten the level of internecine conflict in that country to the point where it will not be able to serve as a bulwark against Israeli regional hegemony for at least another generation.
This policy actually originated from a 1982 military plan from Israel.  From “Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East, it is known as the "Yinon Plan":
The Atlantic, in 2008, and the U.S. military’s Armed Forces Journal, in 2006, both published widely circulated maps that closely followed the outline of the Yinon Plan. Aside from a divided Iraq, which the Biden Plan also calls for, the Yinon Plan calls for a divided Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria. The partitioning of Iran, Turkey, Somalia, and Pakistan also all fall into line with these views. The Yinon Plan also calls for dissolution in North Africa and forecasts it as starting from Egypt and then spilling over into Sudan, Libya, and the rest of the region.
To quote directly from Yinon, in an article published in the 1980s:
The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unqiue areas such as in Lebanon, is Israel’s primary target on the Eastern front in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target. Syria will fall apart, in accordance with its ethnic and religious structure, into several states such as in present day Lebanon, so that there will be a Shi’ite Alawi state along its coast, a Sunni state in the Aleppo area, another Sunni state in Damascus hostile to its northern neighbor, and the Druzes who will set up a state, maybe even in our Golan, and certainly in the Hauran and in northern Jordan.
Moreover, the Yinon plan calls for the dissolution of Iraq into three primary states: the Shiites in the south, the Sunnis in the west, and Kurds to the north:
Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. An Iraqi-Iranian war will tear Iraq apart and cause its downfall at home even before it is able to organize a struggle on a wide front against us. Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon. In Iraq, a division into provinces along ethnic/religious lines as in Syria during Ottoman times is possible. So, three (or more) states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, and Shi’ite areas in the south will separate from the Sunni and Kurdish north.
More recently, diplomatic cables from 2006 leaked by wikileaks revealed the U.S. plans for Syria.  Ffrom OVERTHROW OF SYRIA PLANNED BEFORE ARAB SPRING, Assange writes:
That plan was to use a number of different factors to create paranoia within the Syrian government; to push it to overreact, to make it fear there’s a coup… so in theory it says “We have a problem with Islamic extremists crossing over the border with Iraq, and we’re taking actions against them to take this information and make the Syrian government look weak, the fact that it is dealing with Islamic extremists at all.”
The media makes it look like the Arab Spring was "spontaneous."  The fact of the matter is that U.S. Groups helped fund and encouraged these uprisings.  From the New York Times,  U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings:
Even as the United States poured billions of dollars into foreign military programs and anti-terrorism campaigns, a small core of American government-financed organizations were promoting democracy in authoritarian Arab states. American officials and others look back at the uprisings of the Arab Spring, they are seeing that the United States’ democracy-building campaigns played a bigger role in fomenting protests than was previously known, with key leaders of the movements having been trained by the Americans in campaigning, organizing through new media tools and monitoring elections.
After the uprising in Libya, on September 11, 2012 there was an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in Libya, which led to a lot of accusations going back and forth as to who knew what.  But what the media did not tell the public at that time is the reason it was attacked: CIA operatives were at Benghazi, arranging for the transfer and shipment of arms from Libya to Syria.  From Benghazi Is a HUGE Scandal … But Not For the Reason You Think:
A highly classified annex to the report, not made public, described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdoğan administrations. It pertained to the rat line. By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria.
So the civil war rages on, and with Russian involvement the U.S. and its proxy allies are shipping ever more weapons to the rebels, some of whom have ties with terrorist organizations associated with Al-Qaeda.  And this, of course, goes against all international laws.  Casualty estimates range between 140,000 to 330,000, with millions of refugees displaced from their homes.


There is this rather unusual bit of news about the Japanese tsunami and Fukushima - before the disaster, Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake:
Today, Dimitar Ouzounov at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland and a few buddies present the data from the Great Tohoku earthquake which devastated Japan on 11 March. Their results, although preliminary, are eye-opening.
They say that before the M9 earthquake, the total electron content of the ionosphere increased dramatically over the epicentre, reaching a maximum three days before the quake struck.
At the same time, satellite observations showed a big increase in infrared emissions from above the epicentre, which peaked in the hours before the quake. In other words, the atmosphere was heating up.

These kinds of observations are consistent with an idea called the Lithosphere-Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling mechanism. The thinking is that in the days before an earthquake, the great stresses in a fault as it is about to give cause the releases large amounts of radon.
So while they theorize it was radon released from the fault stress, this is not proven.  And one would have to ask how could this happen considering the fault was underwater.  Here are images showing the images of the atmosphere heating up:
This piece of unusual data on the heating up of the ionosphere has caused some to speculate that a weapon such as HAARP was used to excite the earthquake.  From HAARP: Secret Weapon Used For Weather Modification, Electromagnetic Warfare:
Major aspects of the program are kept secret for alleged reasons of “national security.” Yet there is no doubt that HAARP and electromagnetic weapons capable of being used in warfare do exist. According to the official HAARP website, “HAARP is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes.”...
The HAARP website acknowledges that experiments are conducted which use electromagnetic frequencies to fire pulsed, directed energy beams in order to “temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere.” Some scientists state that purposefully disturbing this sensitive layer could have major and even disastrous consequences. Concerned HAARP researchers like Dr. Michel Chossudovsky of the University of Ottawa and Alaska’s Dr. Nick Begich (son of a US Congressman) present evidence suggesting that these disturbances can even cause tsunamis and earthquakes.
So why target Japan?  To take out its nuclear reactors?  From LNG-Dependent Japan Tries To Gain Leverage Over Pricing:
Japan’s record purchases of liquefied natural gas (LNG) show no sign of slowing as the country continues to try and fill the energy shortfall created when it took its nuclear plants offline three years ago.
With its lack of substantial domestic sources of fossil fuel, Japan is cripplingly dependent on imported oil, coal, and natural gas. Before the 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan was the third largest nuclear generator in the world, behind the United States and France, with 54 reactors.   
Those reactors were critical to cutting Japan’s fuel import bills, and accounted for 20 percent of the country’s electricity generation. But post-Fukushima, the sum total of Japan’s nuclear power plants were shuttered and imports of fossil fuels, particularly LNG, have skyrocketed.
Interesting indeed.  Reminds me of these scenes concerning Helm's Deep in Lord of the Rings (see also The Hidden Prophecy of the Lord of the Rings):


Just discovered this: Why the US Used HAARP to Create the 9.0 Magnitude Japan Earthquake.  They produced this chart of HAARP activity at the time of the quake:

And would be the motive?  The author concludes this:
Why would the US attack Japan using HAARP?
Japan is producing vehicles that don’t use any gasoline – not a drop.  No gasoline means zero emissions and zero oil revenue.  The US attacked Iraq and Libya for one reason only – OIL!
Why spend $trillions on wars of terror to seize control of the oil in the Middle East if the demand would drop drastically with the introduction of vehicles that uses zero gasoline?
The US used HAARP in an attack against Japan to protect its financial interests in the Middle East. The Japan Earthquake was created to kill the production of Japan’s all-electric and hydrogen fueled cars.