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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Global Warming

This quatrain was interpreted on April 2004

Century V, Quatrain 86
Divided by the two heads and three arms, the great city will be troubled by water. Some of the great men among them, wandering in exile; Byzantium is hard pressed by the leader of Persia.

Interpretation with Explanatory Remarks
The reference to two heads relates to the geographic location of modern Turkey straddling two continents, Asia and Europe.

The expression “three arms”, most likely, refers to the following:

First, Turkey’s citizens are Muslims but they are not Arabs. This is the first distinction[1];

Second, since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the early 1900s, Turkey’s official religion has been secular whereas the other Muslim countries have been more fundamentalist; and,

Third, in the last few years Muslim fundamentalism has gained ground and created a social and religious divide. Nostradamus is telling us that these three ethnic/religious distinctions will pull Turkey in different directions.

The remaining portion of the quatrain is somewhat self-explanatory, but it will be elaborated below.

General Comment: The quatrain highlights three points:

First, it tells us that Byzantium, which symbolizes Istanbul/Turkey, is being affected by rising sea level;

Second, the impact of global warming is taking place at a time when some of the wealthy and professional people have already left the country, presumably, due to the nuclear devastation in the area. Note the term he uses. “Exile” symbolizes involuntary migration, and he has used this word in other quatrains; and

Third, while all these things are happening, the Iranian Ayatollahs will be exerting political (and religious) pressure to entice Turkey into a pan-Islamic jihad against the infidel (see century I, quatrain 70, and century V, quatrain 27).

Nostradamus may be also implying that global warming and rising sea level may occur sooner than currently expected. In addition, he may be using this quatrain to alert us that there will be large-scale migrations and displacement, not only from Istanbul, but from many countries due to the “desolated” conditions in the northern hemisphere and rising sea levels. (See century VIII, quatrain 81).

[1] The Byzantine Empire was invaded by the Seljuk Turks. Subsequently, the Turks invaded several other Arab countries. Historically, there has been a lot of animosity between the Arabs and the Turks. The only common link is the Muslim religion.