There was a time in my youth when the prophecies of Nostradamus fascinated me. I soon lost interest in Nostradamus when I saw that his original writing was extremely obscure poetry which was interpreted by different people in different ways. In fact, many of the interpretations sounded rather far-fetched, wrought to fit certain realities after they had taken place. However, when America bombarded Osama bin Laden I went back to Nostradamus out of curiosity.
I was surprised by what I saw at one website that interprets the prophecies of Nostradamus. “Third World War would start when Russia suddenly attacks Europe in coalition with certain Middle Eastern countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya and probably China,” said the interpretation. It also wonders why Russia would attack the West “suddenly.”
I was surprised because just before reading this interpretation I had read a report in the European Union Times that Russia might join China in defending Pakistan against further American attacks. The report says: “If China stands behind Pakistan, then Russia might be said to stand behind China. Looking forward to the upcoming June 15 meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chinese President Hu praised Sino-Russian relations as being ‘at an unprecedented high point,’ with an ‘obvious strategic ingredient.’”
The report also says: “Chinese warnings are implicitly backed up by that nation’s nuclear missiles, including an estimated 66 ICBMs, some capable of striking the United States, plus 118 intermediate-range missiles, 36 submarine-launched missiles, and numerous shorter-range systems.”
Historically we seem to be standing at a point when China, Russia and the Islamic nations will unite against America and Europe. There is every possibility of India extending its support to the West. Already the mainstream Pakistani media is rife with reports about India’s RAW [Research and Analysis Wing] is working together with Israel’s Mossad and America’s CIA to destabilise Islamic terrorists and fundamentalist movements.
I started with a reference to the prophecy of Nostradamus. Let me end with another prophecy. St Malachy is said to have prophesied that Benedict XVI would be the last Pope. According to Malachy, the 111th Pope – whom the prophet describes as ‘The Glory of the Olive’ – would be the last. The interpretation goes thus: The name Benedict can be said to belong to St Benedict, the founder of the Benedictine order and the Benedictines were/are popularly known as Olivetans. [I had already mentioned that many of the interpretations sound far-fetched.]
Will Nostradamus and Malachy or their interpreters be proved right?
It seems China, Pakistan and the Islamic nations are getting ready for that! Of course, not without provocation from America.