Did Nostradamus Predict the Sept 11th Tragedy?

Written by Richard Lowe

Nostradamus was a French astrologer born in 1503. He published a collection of prophecies in 1555. Each ofrepparttar four-line verses (called quatrains) is said to foretell a world event at some time inrepparttar 125590 future.

Of course, ever since that time,repparttar 125591 works of this man have been claimed to have foretold just about everything, including wars,repparttar 125592 rise and fall of empires, assassinations and disasters, as well as just about anything else.

Anyone who has ever really read these prophecies will immediately realize that they are written in such a vague way that they could mean almost anything. Nostradamus was purposely vague in his writings, as he was constantly being harassed and watched byrepparttar 125593 church.

Naturally, there are many people who claim right away that Nostradamus predictedrepparttar 125594 September 11th disasters. In fact,repparttar 125595 following "prophecy" circulated within hours ofrepparttar 125596 attack.

Inrepparttar 125597 City of God there will be a great thunder, Two brothers torn apart by Chaos, whilerepparttar 125598 fortress endures, repparttar 125599 great leader will succumb, The third big war will begin whenrepparttar 125600 big city is burning

- Nostradamus 1654

It's interesting to note how stupid some people are - Nostradamus died in 1566. If you are going to make a hoax at least get your facts right! Byrepparttar 125601 way, this actually was created by a student at Brock University in Canada inrepparttar 125602 1990s, appearing on an essay on Nostradamus. He was trying to show how anyone could make something that looks like a prophecy.

Someone obviously mistook this for a real prophecy and added a few lines of his own.

Inrepparttar 125603 City of God there will be a great thunder, Two brothers torn apart by Chaos, whilerepparttar 125604 fortress endures, repparttar 125605 great leader will succumb, The third big war will begin whenrepparttar 125606 big city is burning

Onrepparttar 125607 11th day ofrepparttar 125608 9 month, two metal birds will crash into two tall statues inrepparttar 125609 new city, andrepparttar 125610 world will end soon after.

I received another with a slight variation. Note that Nostradamus is misspelled and that New York is atrepparttar 125611 41st degree of latitude, notrepparttar 125612 45th (the email author pointed outrepparttar 125613 45 wasrepparttar 125614 latitude of New York). Byrepparttar 125615 way, none of these lines has anything to do with anything that was written by Nostradamus, except that someone went to some trouble to mix and match a few lines here and there.

Inrepparttar 125616 year ofrepparttar 125617 new century and nine months, Fromrepparttar 125618 sky will come a great King of Terror. The sky will burn at forty-five degrees. Fire approachesrepparttar 125619 great new city

Inrepparttar 125620 city of york there will be a great collapse, 2 twin brothers torn apart by chaos whilerepparttar 125621 fortress falls;repparttar 125622 great leader will succumb; third big war will begin whenrepparttar 125623 big city is burning


and yet another variation:

Inrepparttar 125624 City of Apples there will be a great thunder, Two tall brothers torn apart by chaos, whilerepparttar 125625 fortress endures,repparttar 125626 great leader will succumb, The third big war will swiftly begin fromrepparttar 125627 city of burning (Nostradamus 1654)

September 11, 2001 - A Day of Infamy

Written by Richard Lowe

As I drove to work this morning I turned onrepparttar radio as usual, and heardrepparttar 125589 announcer talking about a major fire in one tower ofrepparttar 125590 World Trade Center in New York. They were interviewing a fireman who was informing us as to how difficult it would be to put out this kind of fire. I soon found out that an airplane had crashed intorepparttar 125591 side ofrepparttar 125592 building.

Asrepparttar 125593 man talked he was interrupted by a horrified announcer - a second plane had crashed intorepparttar 125594 second tower ofrepparttar 125595 World Trade Center. The world watched in horror as, on live television, a plane blew through one side ofrepparttar 125596 building and flames jetted out hundreds of feet. Byrepparttar 125597 time I arrived at work,repparttar 125598 first tower had collapsed.

I rushed intorepparttar 125599 office to discover this was a major terrorist attack. Three targets had been hit - both towers ofrepparttar 125600 World Trade Center and a substantial portion ofrepparttar 125601 the Pentagon had ceased to exist. There were reports of a forth attack, a crash, a car bomb and dozens of other stories of incredible violence flying aroundrepparttar 125602 news. It was terrifying, horrible and without doubt one ofrepparttar 125603 worst things that I have ever seen.

What has happened? A small army of terrorists,repparttar 125604 forces of evil, have taken their war torepparttar 125605 shores ofrepparttar 125606 United States. They have struck a blow typical of all cowards - they have convinced simple-minded, easily manipulated people ofrepparttar 125607 necessity to kill thousands or even tens of thousands of innocent human beings. They have caused mindless destruction inrepparttar 125608 name of their cause. These arerepparttar 125609 forces of chaos, and make absolutely no mistake about it - today we have seenrepparttar 125610 effects of pure, evil unmasked.

What is a terrorist? This is a special brand of scum. They are not fit to be called human beings, and I would not call them animals as that would be degrading those other beings that share our planet with us. Terrorists arerepparttar 125611 kind of scum that even drug dealers and hardened criminals would not want to be associated with.

Why didn'trepparttar 125612 United States see this coming? The people ofrepparttar 125613 United States are, forrepparttar 125614 most part, civilized, good human beings. It can be very difficult for a good begin to recognize evil inrepparttar 125615 first place, and it can be virtually impossible for any of us to understand to what this kind of scum is capable of.

We inrepparttar 125616 United States have our shortcomings. We don't always dorepparttar 125617 right thing, and sometimes we do some pretty silly things, but overall, we are a good and caring people who genuinely want to seerepparttar 125618 rest ofrepparttar 125619 planet do well.

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