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A New Caliphate Declared in the Middle East

Posted: July 1, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 1, 2014 2:00 a.m.
 

The State of Islam has been declared by ISIS or ISIL. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of ISIS.

ISIS advocates a return to a medieval-style Sunni caliphate for the Arab world. It called Sunday for all factions worldwide to pledge allegiance to the self-declared “caliphate,” a move some observers saw as a direct challenge to former allies al Qaeda.

ISIS and al Qaeda severed ties last February; al Qaeda called ISIS too radical and too violent. Combatants captured by ISIS are summarily executed.

Nostrodamus prophesied that an Arab leader would rise in the Middle East and start World War III.

Nostrodamus said radioactive fallout will have adverse effects on people, animals, and weather; erupting volcanoes will turn the water of that part of the ocean a muddy red color. Because of this, bodies will appear to float in blood.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, has expressed fears regarding Arab tribes gaining access to nuclear weapons. Iran is controlled by an Islamic sect that continues to export terrorism to its neighbors and the world. Iran has nuclear weapons.

I believe that Nostrodamus had “the sight” and he could see future events. His method for presenting the information in quatrains makes it confusing. But history has proved him correct for many predictions.

Perhaps Nostrodamus was trying to warn mankind of things that could happen. Knowing of a possible catastrophe may give mankind the chance to avoid it.

 

Comments

ricketzz: Posted: July 1, 2014 7:16 a.m.

My objective observation is that insanity has gone mainstream.

We created ISIS. We created the Taliban. We created Al Qaeda. Osama Bin Ladin was a CIA asset. They studied us. They learned how to make us use our corruption against ourselves. They pick us off one at a time for sport. They are chess masters. We are a corporation who outsourced our strategic thinking.

We need to decouple from the Persian Gulf. We need to quit oil. Step 1 is admitting we have a problem. Is ISIS enough proof? I bet they leave us alone if we get out. When American corporate interests are at odds with American security interests; who should defer to whom?


chico: Posted: July 1, 2014 7:20 a.m.

Does this mean it was bad to have left Iraq?

Did somebody tell Bush about the Caliphate there? Did Obama know?

Did the media know - and not report this was coming years ago?

Fortunately this can all be averted - Obama just needs to bone up on Nostradamus.....but maybe he already has........


17trillion: Posted: July 1, 2014 8:27 a.m.

Well, if there is WW3, I like our chances!


tech: Posted: July 1, 2014 9:08 a.m.

"Nostradamus"? Really?

Let's stick to history and geopolitical facts/intelligence.


tech: Posted: July 1, 2014 9:12 a.m.

"I bet they leave us alone if we get out." - ricketzz

Risibly ignorant and fact free. Thanks for reliably delivering the terrorist talking points, ricketzz.


AlwaysRight: Posted: July 1, 2014 9:39 a.m.

Nostradamus. My Ouija board says he was a doofus.


chefgirl358: Posted: July 1, 2014 9:58 a.m.

Nostradamus made all sorts of whacky predictions, the vast majority of which have never come true. That's along the same lines as saying you called Miss Cleo from the tv commercial for advice.

I can't believe someone actually sent in a letter talking about Nostradamus' predictions.


dnstern2: Posted: July 1, 2014 12:28 p.m.

Before you put down Nostradamus you need to read what he has written. Nostradamus is world renown for his predictions. I believe he had "the sight." Knowing something can happen doesn't always mean it will. Perhaps strife in the Middle East will end. Odds are it won't. Hold on we're all in for a bumpy ride.


dnstern2: Posted: July 1, 2014 12:31 p.m.

If World War III starts there will be no winners. Mankind may not survive! Or at the least mankind will be starting all over again in the stone age.


tech: Posted: July 1, 2014 1:34 p.m.

"Perhaps strife in the Middle East will end. Odds are it won't."

Given the historical record of that region, that statement is hardly prescient.


therightstuff: Posted: July 1, 2014 1:55 p.m.

I have nothing to add about Nostradamus but I wanted to pre-empt Indy to say that Fox News is baaaaaad.


AlwaysRight: Posted: July 1, 2014 2:28 p.m.

Didnt Nostradamus say;

C + O2 -> CO2

Is that where Indy got it?


chefgirl358: Posted: July 1, 2014 3:03 p.m.

A lot of those predictions are pretty generic. As in, I predict you will be thirsty later today and drink water. Many of them never came close to coming true.


CastaicClay: Posted: July 1, 2014 4:00 p.m.

It would all be Obama's fault if the GleeOP club could figure out how to pin it on him.


tech: Posted: July 1, 2014 4:02 p.m.

It's actually the inverse, AR. See below.

"Interestingly, they [Nostradamus] start off using my basic equation . . . ." - Indy


tech: Posted: July 1, 2014 4:10 p.m.

Where would we be without your expert, in-depth analysis, CastaicClay? It's all so clear now. Thank you!


AlwaysRight: Posted: July 1, 2014 4:43 p.m.

Ah. I stand corrected. Glad Indy could lend some guidance to the old fellow....


therightstuff: Posted: July 1, 2014 6:53 p.m.

Yes, thank you Castica Clay for your expert, in-depth anAlySiS.


ricketzz: Posted: July 2, 2014 7:05 a.m.

I would rather fight them here than over there. Shorter supply lines. Friendly locals.


dnstern2: Posted: July 2, 2014 9:40 a.m.

It seems that lots of comments are off the cuff or shooting from the hip. For more information on Nostradamus see http://www.sciencechannel.com/strange-science/10-nostradamus-predictions.htm

Instead of playing games, texting, and watching tv try reading and listening. You may find its quite surprising to come to your own conclusions based on fact.

Dana L. Stern Sr. or https://www.facebook.com/dana.stern?ref=tn_tnmn


dnstern2: Posted: July 2, 2014 9:51 a.m.

Response for Ricketzz JUly 2, 2014 7:05 pm
You have only to look at countries in the middle east to see what America would look like if a war was fought here. Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq all lack basic sanitation services, electricity, modern roads, security for their people. Not a pretty picture. War is the poorest example of what mankind can does.

Dana L. Stern Sr.


chefgirl358: Posted: July 2, 2014 10:39 a.m.

Miss Cleo says that the middle east will be in a long war.


EgbertSouse4U: Posted: July 2, 2014 11:58 a.m.

But the important question not yet brought up..... Does Dionne Warwick have a prediction?


AlwaysRight: Posted: July 2, 2014 1:18 p.m.

Anyone notice that while Mr. Stern berates the posters for "playing games, texting, and watching tv try reading and listening", he references a TV show as proof? LOL


Lotus8: Posted: July 2, 2014 1:38 p.m.

Dionne Warwick, Miss Cleo...You all are killing me! Great afternoon giggles!

Mr. Stern, Nostradamus was an astute observer of human behavior. He wrote a bunch of poetry using the voice of his time in history about this subject and you are correct, many were good observations. He lived in the 1500's, and at that point in time he astutely observed that many human actions echo down through history for centuries. For instance, he assumed that there would be future heck to pay for the crusades. He also educated himself as to the cultures of Europe and made some predictions that lined up nicely with what went down during the 1900's there. I don't believe that he had some kind of super power. I just think he was a really savvy observer of our pathetic human tendencies towards revenge, jealousy and hatred.

We in America have yet to understand that this whole thing goes back to the crusades. Just look at the map put out by this new group seeking a caliphate. It includes Spain. The Islamic tribes have been warring like the Hatfields and McCoys for more than a thousand years. Western powers including the UK, Russia and the US have bumbled into different parts of their ongoing battle, causing the latent hatred of the west that arose due to the crusades to rekindle anew. Splitting Pakistan from India, aligning with Israel, installing the Shah in Iran, invading Iraq, funding Bin Laden against Russia and then changing our minds...these are just some of the examples of the west stepping into Arab territory and causing further strife.

Much like the Chinese, the Arab world has a very long memory. Americans move from news cycle to news cycle, are very ethnically and religiously diverse, and are a nation of folks who have come here to make a new life through moving beyond the past. Many other countries have memories going back a thousand or more years that still impact their decisions and outlook today. Sometimes you can't get in the middle of two people who are going to fight or you will just end up getting punched in the mouth. You can't "save" people who don't want to be "saved."


dnstern2: Posted: July 2, 2014 3:13 p.m.

Response Lotus8 July 2, 2014 1:38 PM
Here's Nostradamus's top ten prophesies:
1. Nine Eleven
2. Death of Princess Diana
3. Death of Kennedy Brothers
4. Atomic Bombings
5. Second World War
6. Adolph Hitler
7. Louis Pasteur
8. Rise of Napoleon
9. French Revolution
10. The Great Fire of London

For futher details see http://www.smashinglists.com/top-10-nostradamus-predictions-that-have-come-true/

Something to think about...

Dana L. Stern Sr.


EgbertSouse4U: Posted: July 2, 2014 4:22 p.m.

But who could have predicted "Hee Haw" lasting 22 friggin' seasons?!! Now that's scary.


dnstern2: Posted: July 2, 2014 4:42 p.m.

Response EgbertSouse4U July 2, 2014 4:22 PM
I quite agree. However, It was entertaining as you know.

Dana L. Stern Sr.


AlwaysRight: Posted: July 2, 2014 4:52 p.m.

I predict that Indy will write a very long post.


stevehw: Posted: July 3, 2014 9:00 p.m.

See what happens when you don't understand science? LOL!

Nostradamus? Seriously??? Oh, man...


ricketzz: Posted: July 3, 2014 8:00 a.m.

How is Nostradamus different from The Bible?

The trouble with religion is that it opens the door to believing in nonsense. If you believe any of it you must believe all of it. That is why atheists are sometimes seen as smug; they live in a much simpler, verifiable world and that makes us smile inside.


stevehw: Posted: July 3, 2014 9:45 a.m.

"How is Nostradamus different from The Bible? "

Answer: it's not. :) Glad I'm not the only one who sees that.


Indy: Posted: July 3, 2014 6:34 p.m.

Ricketzz wrote: How is Nostradamus different from The Bible?

The trouble with religion is that it opens the door to believing in nonsense. If you believe any of it you must believe all of it. That is why atheists are sometimes seen as smug; they live in a much simpler, verifiable world and that makes us smile inside.

Indy: The greatest challenge facing mankind is abandoning ancient beliefs that no longer work in the modern world.

Whether we do this in time remains to be seen . . .


Indy: Posted: July 3, 2014 6:37 p.m.

AlwaysRight wrote: Didnt Nostradamus say;

C + O2 -> CO2

Is that where Indy got it?

Indy: Nope, got it here:


But follow this link and you find: http://telstar.ote.cmu.edu/environ/m3/s3/09fossil.shtml

Science Notes: Chemistry of Fossil Fuels
Combustion and Energy Release

The chemistry principles previously described can be used to describe the burning of methane (CH4, marsh or natural gas), or of carbon in coal. Combustion involves combinations of the fuel with oxygen.

Thus,

C + O2 CO2

CH4 + 2O2 CO2 + 2H2O

We can show that these reactions release energy. The basic reaction of the burning of C is the basis of our largest energy source -- fossil fuels of various types, including coal, natural gas, and oil. Recall the energy in these bonds came originally form the solar energy captured by plants and then "processed" for millions of year (transformed over millions of years) under the pressure in the Earth.


ricketzz: Posted: July 4, 2014 7:58 a.m.

Fracked gas wells leak real badly. The new satellite NASA just launched up the road will show everyone where the carbon pollution is coming from and how much there really is. Hopefully it will shock people out of their media induced stupor.


therightstuff: Posted: July 5, 2014 8:09 p.m.

Steve: """How is Nostradamus different from The Bible? " Answer: it's not. :) Glad I'm not the only one who sees that."""

How is Steve different from any other bitter atheist who thinks his shallow ideology is the absolute truth?

Glad I'm not the only one who sees that.


therightstuff: Posted: July 6, 2014 7:06 a.m.

ricketzz: """How is Nostradamus different from The Bible? The trouble with religion is that it opens the door to believing in nonsense. If you believe any of it you must believe all of it. That is why atheists are sometimes seen as smug; they live in a much simpler, verifiable world and that makes us smile inside."""

How is the children's fable, "The Frog and the Prince" different from the theory of evolution?

When you insist that everything in the world can be verified and that faith is not required, you open the door to believing nonsense. You clearly live in a simpler world, ricketzz.


therightstuff: Posted: July 6, 2014 7:09 a.m.

Indy: """The greatest challenge facing mankind is abandoning ancient beliefs that no longer work in the modern world."""

That apparently is how your president feels about the U.S. Constitution.


ricketzz: Posted: July 9, 2014 7:11 a.m.

The Constitution is the first non "ancient" belief. It says no God nor King can over-rule the Will of the People. It empowers the collective strength of the people united to kill the aristocracy and to put the tyrannies of the church, bankers, generals, etc., in their place. We didn't overthrow one aristocracy to start a new one. Inherited wealth is Unamerican.



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