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NO RIGHTS RESERVED. Any part of this FAQ may be copied in whole or in part under no restrictions. (This FAQ on Nostradamus interpretations and related material is available at ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/nanomius/) The Time of Troubles (part 4) === Prelude to the Antichrist and WWWIII a. Volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, droughts, famines, rioting b. Death of world leader and revolt coincides with comet c. Fiasco from communication breakdown between two superpowers d. Soviet/American submarine/naval confrontation e. Crazed leader launches atom bombs on Mediterranean and Europe f. Third world country leader creates strife g. Antichrist profits from radar research in Europe International political and social incidents h. Wargame simulation by Britain in Europe leads to disaster i. American electoral college voting stalemate j. Earth abuse causes agricultural devastation in U.S. and Britain k. underwater Soviet submarine base defanged by diplomacy l. Aliens shot by paranoid nation, bacteriological agents released m. Alien probe of the Watchers discovered by scientists a. Volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, droughts, famines, rioting === I p 170 (cIV-67) A very bright, previously unknown comet will appear and coincide with the time of great geological troubles, with earthquakes and volcanoes erupting and disrupting weather systems. This will cause widespread famines and droughts, and social upheavals in unexpected places. Nations that are considered prosperous and powerful, particularly western nations, will be weakened. They will be torn with civil strife and rioting as people migrate to areas that have water and can support crop-growing. The social upheaval and weakening of political structures will help the Antichrist come to power. I p 167 (cVIII-29) A great and rich power will be subject to serious natural disasters, particularly earthquakes and flooding, and rend the nation from end to end, causing enormous conflict, despair, and misery. The wealthy power will be bankrupted attempting to deal with its disasters. Three other great nations will send aid to help the citizens survive. I p172 Earth changes will take place that will help the Antichrist's drive for world conquest. In central Europe, southern Europe, and in the Near East, particularly around the eastern end of the Mediterranean, there'll be severe floods. As a result of the disruption to local governments by the natural disasters, the Antichrist will move his troops in under the disguise of helping the people restore civil order, but really use this as a device to take over countries, and to use the populations like slaves. Serious economic problems will persist along with great social unrest, contributing to the ease with which the Antichrist can seize power. The frightened and hopeful populace will be vulnerable to his demagoguery. The Antichrist will use the disasters as opportunities to overthrow governments and sneak spies into a country. Martial law will be declared in many areas to stop rioting and looting. The Middle East, the source of his power, will not be as devastated as the rest of the world. He offers assistance to other countries trying to recover but he will eventually stab them in the back. b. Death of world leader and revolt coincides with comet === I. p 121 (cII-62) The death of a world leader will coincide with the appearance of a comet. The comet will be clearly visible where the leader dies. The country is in the Middle East. The death of the leader and widespread crop failures and hunger in that year will provoke a revolt. It will start when the comet is visible but will continue for five hundred days. Also, a hundred people will contribute to the revolt in such a way that it will break forth and become open enough and wide-spread enough to capture the world's attention. c. Fiasco from communication breakdown between two superpowers === I p144 (II-48) Through a mistake by a leader an international incident will occur. The main problem will be a breakdown in communications between the two powers involved. The situation is a lot more complex than will apear ont he surface. The chief, the leader involved, will feel great regret about what happened and will want to continue his career and help correct the situation, to help make up for the adverse affects of it. But he will be hung, symbolically, by others wishing to take his position in the organization. He will be hung so far as politics and his career are concerned. It will almost be like committing suicide because in the end he will be a broken man and not be able to do anything about the situation. The entire event will be viewed as a fiasco from both sides. It will have very harmful and even cataclysmic consequences. The situation develops when an enemy or one who is against the U.S. will take advantage of the incident in an unethical way, by sending a horde of agents working for their side into this area. The world will be outraged by the action. I p 158 (cII-35) A breakdown in communications between the US and Russia will result in a misunderstanding and deep resentments between the Kremlin and the White House. Some will risk their careers to try to tame the situation but will be silenced, and "burned" such as by demotions to obscure positions. d. Soviet/American submarine/naval confrontation === I p144 (II-48) In the southwest quadrant of the Atlantic ocean, missiles will splash into the ocean near a partially submerged ship and a submarine. The submarine commander is antsy to engage fire. An American surface ship will be in danger. The Soviet commander of the sub will have secret orders the rest of the crew is not aware of, which are to antagonize and provoke. He gets carried away. The American commander has been ordered to defend the coast of the US but to avoid starting a war. In the process of defending his ship from the submarine, he strikes the submarine and feels he may have sunk it, and agonizes that the action would be interpreted as starting a war and not an act of defense. The event will lead to the time of troubles and will have large historical significance when seen in retrospect. e. Crazed leader launches atom bombs on Mediterranean and Europe === I p 181 (cII-3) During continuing unrest in the middle east, one of the leaders will be able to get ahold of an atom bomb. He will be crazy and go to the greatest lengths over the smallest thing and will not hesitate to use the weapon because his obsessions with deadly warfare. The people he is warring against retaliate with a nuclear weapon. The country has a coast on the Mediterranean. One of the bombs will land in the Mediterranean instead of the land, poisoning all the fish. The passages of trade in the region will be disrupted so that the people on the other coast of the Mediterranean will be desperate for food and will eat the fish anyway. It will happen near the east coast of the Mediterranean in a region of dark-colored cliffs. I p 183 (cII-4) The atomic weapon being dropped by one of the Middle Eastern countries will spark off yet another war on top of that war. Eurpoean and Western nations will try to interfere to diminish the threat to oil supplies. When the Eurpoean countries try to interfere, the crazed leader who earlier dropped the atomic bomb will use the rest of his arsenal on Europe, most striking the closer southern part. The Eurpoean Mediterranean coast, particularly that of Italy and France, will be almost uninhabitable, and Italy will get the brunt. This leader is not the Antichrist but helps to set the stage for the Antichrist to rise to power with little or no opposition. The Antichrist will wield great power and authority; no one can argue with him. f. Third world country leader creates strife === I p 185 (cIII-60) A "young dark man" will arise as a leader in a Third World country; his main goal is to unite the other Third World countries to do battle with the superpowers. The area of conflict will be in eastern Europe and the Middle East, particularly around the Adriatic and the Caspian seas and the eastern Mediterranean. No definite winner will emerge but the strife will help set the stage for the Antichrist. Some prophecies in the Bible refer to events in this region (Israel will be involved). g. Antichrist profits from radar research in Europe === I p240 (cI-6) Research on a more sophisticated type of radar and sensing devices will give greater information to the operator, i.e. an airplane pilot. But the first experiments with the technology will fail in a disastrous accident, when the "sympathetic vibrations" emitted by the device cause the chassis of the plane to become weakened and dangerous due to dissolved bonds of the molecules in the metal. The scientists involved with the research will have to temporarily abandon the research because of diplomatic breakdowns, the threat of war, etc. This will take place before the Antichrist comes to full power. It will happen in Europe at the time the Antichrist is strengthing his base of power in the Middle East. The devices are currently under development but have not been tested yet. But this is another historical event that will permit the Antichrist to take over Europe. h. Wargame simulation by Britain in Europe leads to disaster === I p 164 (cII-2) In a wargame maneuver involving Great Britain and European troops a malfunctioning circuit in a computer will cause the "real-world" situation to play out instead of the simulation. The teams are labelled "white" and "blue". As a result of the error actual defenses will be activated and real bombs will be dropped on the areas of the game and cause a tragic international incident. i. American electoral college voting stalemate === I p 148 (cVII-41) The presidents of the U.S., a supposedly free country, have been abusing their power to an increasingly greater extent. During a time of social unrest even more so than the period of Viet Nam and Watergate, the electoral college will be evenly split over the election of the new president. The process will stalemate, with many people clamoring for whichever candidate they voted for, causing enormous tension in the country. Internationally it will be a sensitive situation. Because of the split, and the extremely volatile and explosive social unrest, putting either candidate in office instead of the other could start a civil war or a revolution. After a long time of impassioned speeches invoking patriotism and the founding fathers, a compromise solution of holding another election will be taken, and a candidate will be installed without disaster. j. Earth abuse causes agricultural devastation in U.S. and Britain === I p 309 (cII-95) Man will upset the balance of the earth and cause great changes in the climate and seasons, causing much hardship and famine. Major agricultural lands producing a lot of grain and food for the world today will become frozen and will be unusable. The people who live on this land and grow the food will flee like rats leaving a sinking ship. There will be dissension and fighting over the land. As a result of the panic, incompetent decisions are made by the people in power under enormous stress. Poor decisions will escalate into major disasters. The U.S. and the United Kingdom in particular will experience the dissension and destruction. k. Underwater Soviet submarine base defanged by diplomacy === I p162(cIII-21) The Soviets have built an experimental underwater submarine base and dome in the Adriatic sea. They use it for subversive submarine operations. When it is discovered, due to pressure from statesmen, diplomats, and politicians, it will be brought to the surface and the submarines will be taken away through political maneuverings. l. Aliens shot by paranoid nation, bacteriological agents released === I. p124 (cII-91) Aliens tried to contact us in the Siberia Tunguska explosion in the 1900s. Similarly they will again visit the earth. The Soviets are doing secret weapons research and have energy fields guarding northern approach corridors. Another spaceship will arrive, paralleling this incident. When the aliens' spaceship enters the atmosphere the fields will cause it to malfunction and many of the crew are killed. When they crash, soldiers will be on hand to capture or kill them. The ship will harbor microrganisms that will react in bizarre ways to the earth climate and cause plagues of unknown origin, that cannot be understood because of the alien causative organism. The country will be at war or fixing to go to war and will have a paranoid mindset. Thinking the crash is a result of enemy weapons, the soldiers will shoot anything that moves. m. Alien probe of the Watchers discovered by scientists === I p262 (cIV-28) During the time of troubles, when the sun is between the earth and Venus, i.e. from the point of view of Earth Venus is hidden by the sun, the Watchers (aliens) will be exposed through the powers of observation and communication. Scientists involved with radiotelescopy and related disciplines will observe an anomaly, and as they focus on it they come to the realization that it is a strong indication of a real UFO. The readings are caused by an instrument sent by the Watchers to observe mankind. The scientists and the populace will learn more about the probe and the Watchers. But internal dissension will be created by fundamentalists because the existence of aliens is not consistent with their worldview. This will take place in approximately 1997 or 1998. The Watchers are returning to mankind at this time because they are trying to help him through gentle prodding and increasing spiritual love. They have always kept an eye on us and have observed our growth and development. They're looking forward to the day we can join the universal community and help with their project in a way that's unique to us.