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Nostradamus & The War x 20 - Part V

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Yes, dear reader, the saga continues.  Mr. Hogue sent the following item just after Saddam Hussein was hanged.  And, of course, the Iraq war continues as well, with no end in sight.

(29 December 2006)



Will the Death of the Iraqi Dictator
fulfill the Third Antichrist Prophecies of Nostradamus

The flame of an evil soul has been snuffed out. Saddam Hussein was hung by the neck for crimes against humanity at dawn on the first day of Eid al-Adha, the festival of forgiveness and victory in faith marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage made by millions of Muslim pilgrims to Mecca each year—the place where the Islamic religion was born. It is celebrated by Muslims worldwide as a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael—not Issac as it is written in the Judeo-Christian Bible.

The trap door triggered, gravity meeting the immovable grasp of the noose gave up the ghost of the Iraqi dictator to pass through death’s shadow on another pilgrimage.

Saddam Hussein in one of his final written statements would like to believe his soul will face Allah accepted and purified as a true believer—a Muslim martyr of an illegal US invasion of his country, that p! ropped up a puppet government and judicial system that aimed to execute the legal president of Iraq.

Many in Iraq might hope Allah will hear the spirit cries of other martyrs, hundreds of thousands of them, rising from the graves of Kurds gassed at (Name) by Saddam’s chemical weapons or thousands of captured Kurds buried alive by bulldozers shouting down the ghost of Saddam Hussein. The spirit cries of Marsh Arabs might mingle with hot winds across the desert Saddam made out of their once luscious river delta of reeds by diverting the water. Allah might hear their minion-haunted echoes of distress rise from the empty torture chambers across the Iraqi gulag. The ghosts of untold thousands of Saddam’s martyrs: Shias, Kurds and even members of his own religious sect, the Sunnis, might roar indignant protests against Saddam’s “purification” before God.

Let the dead bury the afterlife myth of the dead dictator. Our interest tod! ay is what “myth” of martyrdom might survive and f! ulfill t wo notorious prophecies penned by Nostradamus in the 16th century.

The first is Century 2 Quatrain 62:

Mabus will soon die, then will come,
A horrible undoing of people and animals,
At once one will see vengeance,
One-hundred powers (Nations), thirst, famine, when the comet will pass.

Century 8 Quatrain 77 continues the theme:

The Third Antichrist very soon annihilated,
Twenty-seven years his bloody war will last.
The heretics are dead, captives exiled,
Blood-soaked human bodies, and a reddened, icy hail covering the earth.

A detailed examination of my interpretation of these can be found by exploring the HogueProphecy Archives (http://www.hogueprophecy.com/archive.htm).

As briefly as I can, let me take you through the implications of each of the eight lines in these two quatrains:

Mabus will soon die…

Line one of both prophecies link them as one vision in two parts. The figure code named Mabus “soon” dies, just like the Third Antichrist is “soon” annihilated.

…then will come, a horrible undoing of people and animals…

The death of this figure either is the cause of a terrible war or an event marking the beginning of one. Nostradamus including people and animals both together undone (read: destroyed) is a phrase never before used in his 36,000 words of prophecy.  It is significant. Given the elaboration below in part two of the prophecy, weapons of mass destruction will be used. A description of chemical and biological weapons—even nuclear weapons—is implied below.

Many of you have written me asking if the “terrible undoing” has already happened with the US a day or so away from losing 3,000 dead in the occupation of Iraq, as many as 650,000 Iraqi’s dead as collateral damage. Also, Saddam Hussein is notorious for using chemical weapons already. Was that implied in this prophecy, many of you ask.

In my opinion, the death of Mabus is just the beginning. For Nostradamus to use such a dire phrase only once implies a vast loss of l! ife not yet experienced in war. It is about the future.

…At once one will see vengeance…

The horrible undoing could be a future terrorist event that ignites vengeance. Does this entail vengeances between Islam versus the Judeo-Christian West or vengeance between Shia and Sunni Muslims first in Iraq and then spreading across the Middle East as a regional wide religious civil war?

…One-hundred powers (Nations), thirst, famine, when the comet will pass.

The use of the French “main” (hand) implies in Nostradamus the hand of power of a leader, of a nation. We are talking about 100 nations at war. It is a world war, dated in the future, during times of global famine, to come a few days, months or years after a great comet transits the skies.

There are two possible interpretations for “comet.” If it is a celestial object then it must be large enough to be seen clearly with the naked eye, even over the sodium red lit blight of our light polluted modern cities. There have been in recent memory only two comets that large: Hyakutake (1996) and especially Hale-Bopp (1997). Given Nostradamus’ emphasis in another prophecy for the year 1999 as a milestone date for the next world conflict, the celestial interpretation points to Hale-Bopp.

Now, the word “comet” might be describing a future portent, or significant sign in the sky that appears like a flaming comet mark! ing an important event. The US Space Shuttle Columbia fell like a flaming comet across the skies of Texas a few days before the US invaded Iraq. When the comet passed over the home state of the US President and former governor of Texas, G.W. Bush took the United States (also symbolized by “Columbus”—Columbia) to war with Iraq. This led to the current quagmire, civil war, the arrest, trial and execution of Saddam Hussein, who it could be now said, “soon died” in a few short years after the comet did pass.

Now to the next four lines—part two: 

The Third Antichrist very soon annihilated…

It is open to interpretation whether Mabus is the Third Antichrist or a victim of same. In either case, the death of these two figures launches long and bloody conflict. Hence, the death of any major leader who is a top candidate for Mabus, like Saddam Hussein, either as the Third Antichrist or his victim, marks in Nostradamus’ prescient vision a milestone.

…Twenty-seven years his bloody war will last…

It is a milestone event that dates the war of the Antichrist beginning—not ending.

…The heretics are dead, captives exiled…

The heretics could stand for religious extremists on all sides of the coming war, because the Third World War does appear to be, in Nostradamus’ mind, a world war of religion. After a generation of warfare these heretics for Armageddon, be they Islamists, Zionists, or even Christian Evangelists, are eventually consumed in their own combat. Already, many captives of al-Qaeda have been “exiled” by the hundreds from their homelands to a distant US military prison—some say concentration camp—in US-held Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

…Blood-soaked human bodies, and a reddened, icy hail covering the earth.

Add to this final line other references elsewhere in Nostradamus to human manufactured global plagues caused by a future war, and perhaps this description from the famous plague doctor may be trying to convey with a 16th century mindset the result of chemical and biological WMD. Video records of Saddam Hussein’s own use of chemical weapons on Iranians during the Iran-Iraq War (1980—1988) and against the Kurds depict victims lying in heaps stained red and powdered with icy-like white rain stains from chemical clouds. The red rain could also be a reference to rain passing through nuclear fallout stained red on the battlefields of the Middle East “after” Mabus, the Third Antichrist or Mabus “and” the Third Antichrist are soon killed or annihilated.


The paths to escalating conflict are paved by insensitive and outright stupid acts. I cannot fathom the thinking of the Shia majority government and judicial system of Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki. Saddam Hussein is tried in a farce of a trial and convicted solely on a crime committed on Shia Iraqis. It smacks of sectarian vengeance. It looks like the crimes Saddam committed on the Kurds and his own tribal people, the Sunnis, are marginalized. Next the US-trained Shia judges and Shia Iraqi police rush to execute a “Sunni” dictator in the US controlled Green Zone, after morning prayers at the beginning of Eid--a Muslim holy festival during which executions are frowned on. An act of at least religiously bad taste. The first announcement of the execution accomplished came from US supported Iraqi TV, not official Iraqi state television. It was confirmed that Shias danced and chanted around Saddam’s corpse.

In a region where perception &ldquo! ;is” truth, the trial and execution looks like a slap in the face of Sunnis by the Shias, who are viewed as only in power by the graces of US crusader guns. He is executed on the opening moments of an Islamic festival commemorating Ibrahim offering his son Ismail to God as sacrifice in a test of faith. Evil and cruel as he was, many Arab Iraqis feel that a president of their country is like a father figure, a symbolic first born of the nation. What passions will be stirred with this sacrifice of President Saddam on the sunrise of Eid al-Adha? It comes at a time when both Shia and Sunni communities are ramping up for a full-scale sectarian civil war. Watch Shias dancing in the streets celebrating Saddam’s demise, taunting Sunni insurgents to do something that will at last push the country into a full scale civil war in the coming new year.

Leaders of Saddam Hussein’s Baathist party have used the internet to warn the US government that they will b! ring to bear any means to strike back at the United States and! its ass ets if their leader is executed.

Today, whether by intent or by circumstance, the death of Saddam Hussein may indeed mark a milestone before the world plunges into the next 27 years of world war. Upon the death of Saddam Hussein, it could begin with a civil war in Iraq drawing Shi’ite Iran on one side, and Sunni dominated Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia on the other, spreading beyond Iraq into a regional religious war. The destabilization of the Middle East disrupts the fuel that runs our civilization. The breakdown of oil exports will draw the rest of the world into this war. The United States is not leaving Iraq. I believe the next president will have even “more” troops trapped in the region, for the sake of sustaining the American way of life by securing at least the Sunni oil states. At any time during this rapid escalation, the US and Israel will attack Iran. 

Saddam Hussein is dead. The US backed, incompetent Iraqi ! rush to justice, has given Saddam his final death wish: a myth of Arab martyrdom embraced by the Sunni mean streets of Islam. To what extent this will make him the dead Mabus giving birth to the next world war remains to be seen.  

We will soon know if Mabus is someone who is killed by the Third Antichrist rather than “is” the Third Antichrist killed. If Saddam as Mabus is killed by the Third Antichrist then mark his chief adversary, President Bush, as that man. In this future scenario then, they both “soon die.” If this is what Nostradamus intended then the days of the US president are also numbered. The fact that President Bush had to take cover from the threat of tornadoes in an armored personnel carrier at his Ranch in Crawford, Texas, on the day of Saddam’s execution is at least an interesting coincidence if not an omen.

Your emails are already flooding my inbox asking me if the late Saddam Hussein is Mabus! , the Third Antichrist. My answer remains the same all these y! ears. An yone who is a candidate today, such as Saddam Hussein, G.W. Bush, Usama bin Laden, or even Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, their death must fulfill what are, in my mind, three clear historical results:

1.) Whoever Mabus is, he is one of the first to fall in the war he launches, be it a war on America or a war on Islamic terrorism.

2.) His death will be a war cry for revenge and there will be a devastating counterattack.

3.) The reaction to his martyrdom and the counterattack will set in motion vision in a number of Nostradamus’ prophecies. The 27-year war sees terrorism only as its first stage. Eventually it escalates. The theater of conflict widens to include an exchange of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons between numbers of nations beyond the Middle East. The worst-case scenario is a religious conflict evolving, by the 2020s, into a three-way war fought between the United States, Russia and China over oil, food and other dwindling reso! urces caused by uncontrolled climate change. The final battle under warming skies of a hothouse earth.

The year 2006 saw the death of two chief candidates for Mabus (Saddam and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi). Usama bin Laden is dying from complications of some water born disease he caught while hiding in the caves of Afghanistan. I believe his death will be announced in 2007. With the potential of three out of four chief candidates dead or near death (President Bush surviving so far), the path to solving the mystery of just “who” Nostradamus meant to be Mabus becomes ever more a labyrinth of augury.