"Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur - a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostility in the Mediterranean - the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkans: I see a "large one" falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him - then impact is on impact. ..."
"The 'total war' with American participation will take place first in Saudi Arabia when the Americans become involved in a great Middle East conflict; however they will do poorly. Russia will defeat America."
"In summer-like weather, the tidal waves in the Mediterranean Sea region, through use of nuclear weapons, will reach a very great height over the Adriatic originating from the North. The explosions are clearly noticeable here."
"In summer, probably in the month of July if the oil regions are already in rather firm Russian hands, will occur the invasion by Russia upon the south and north flanks: against Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Scandinavia ... After the quick occupation of all military bases in Scandinavia, a second attack against Turkey follows. There and in Iran a great tank battle takes place. The Russian then strives to advance as quickly as possible through the Balkan Peninsula to the Adriatic Sea ..."
The concept of a war that encompasses almost the entire Middle East and adjacent regions can easily be found scattered about in the quatrains of Nostradamus, but can also be found in conflicts covered in the prophetic Old Testament Books of Daniel, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel and as a necessary prelude to World War III in the works of several important European prophets of the 20th Century (shown above).
For Austrian prophets Alois Irlmaier and The Seer of Waldviertel, "the great war in the Middle East" breaks out suddenly and is ongoing at a time when horrific battles are fought in the Mediterranean Sea and Adriatic Sea using weapons so powerful that great tidal waves and floods result. The Seer specifically identifies Saudi Arabia as being a combatant in the future war and Arabia as one of the battlefields. Both the Middle East War and the naval battles prefigure a Russian-led invasion of Central Europe and Germany and a quickly resulting World War III. Irlmaier indicates rather murkily that the great war in the Middle East is not itself World War III yet is still a conflict which either 1) helps trigger it, 2) merges with it, or 3) is simply the last war before it happens. The Seer, on the other hand, includes the Middle East War as being part of the terrible "total war" ... a war that can only be World War III. Erna Stieglitz ironically supplies us with three of the other combatants in the war: Russia, Iran and Turkey. All three have been and remain deeply engaged in The Syrian conflict and Iran is also fighting a proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen. As to what war the naval conflicts belong is not entirely clear: The Middle East, World War III, or another preliminary conflict, perhaps one involving Greece against Turkey over Cyprus or one involving Italy and the Balkans. Whatever the naval battles are being fought over, the Seer identifies one of the navies using nuclear weapons as belonging to "the North": Russia.
The Syrian Civil War thus far is the largest war in the Middle East fought in modern times, covering Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, and at times briefly the Jordanian border and Israel. Armies from Iran and Saudi Arabia have fought there as well. However, the war itself never spread to Iran and Saudi Arabia nor did it spread to Kuwait, Egypt, Yemen, Qatar, Oman, or the UAE. Even so, a proxy conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia in Yemen has been ongoing during the Syrian war since 2015 and remains in progress. Two different wars technically. Nor did the war spread very deep into Turkey, mostly attacks were launched by air into towns in the southern portion. Likewise, some air attacks in northern Israel, and as noted air attacks and some military activity along and just inside the Jordanian border. Southern Iraq was also not a battleground. The spreading of the war into northern and part of central Iraq and Jordan's border was largely due to the involvement of ISIS in the conflict.
As I mentioned, we can already see the seeds of the next conflict, if there is a next conflict, already being planted. As long as Iranian troops remain active in the region, this alone could lead to a more devastating war.
1) Israel enters into a broader Syrian conflict because of continued air attacks on its northern soil or deeper by Iranian forces and other threats posed to it by Iran.
2) Israel enters into a broader Syrian conflict because of more intermittent rocket and missile attacks in the Golan and its north by Syria, regardless of whether they are accidental strikes or by design.
3) Israel is provoked into a positive and prolonged military engagement in Syria due to actions by Russia. A good example of a provocation that came close to this happening was the recent deployment by Moscow of S-300 anti-missile systems in Syria.
4) A proxy war in Yemen between Saudi Arabia and Iran leads to 1) an actual Saudi-Iranian War and 2) fighting between Saudi troops and Iranian forces moving into the territories of Iraq and Syria. As a result, the war in Syria merges with the Saudi-Iranian conflict, leading to a possible war in Turkey as well (Turko-Syrian-Iranian War).
Needless to say, a major Arab-Israeli war being fought in Syria at the same time as a Saudi-Iranian war and a Turko-Syrian-Iranian war also become inclusive to the region, and what would evolve would spread throughout the entire Middle East and far beyond.
The Role of Dreams
If one dream comes true it is possibly a coincidence. If two or more related dreams come true it is probably a glimpse of future events.
Beginning in 1994, I started having dreams that the United States would become embroiled in a conflict in Afghanistan that would stretch out for many, many years. I never saw the end of it.
Why? Who knows why? In 1994 and 1995 there was no reason imaginable under the sun why the US would go to war in Afghanistan.
Yet, on October 7, 2001, following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, US forces were at war with Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The US remains at war in that country to this very day with no end in sight. Indeed, President Trump recently announced plans to mobilize additional American military forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Major battles involving US forces are intermittent, while operations continue on a daily basis. The last major battle involving US troops was in August 2018.
Were the dreams I had beginning in 1994 with Afghanistan being the first of a series of chronic US conflicts in and around the Middle East a coincidence?
Unlikely. Unlikely because the next series of dreams I had starting in 1995 was that the United States would go to war in Iraq and remain there even as war in Afghanistan continued.
As we well know, President George W. Bush ordered a US military invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003. After the fall of Baghdad a war of occupation ensued until December 18, 2011. Although President Barack Obama withdrew US forces over the course of 2011, completing it by December, 20,000 troops remained in the country. By 2013, less than two years later, the US resumed flying surveillance aircraft in order to collect intelligence about insurgent Islamist fighters targeting the Iraqi government. On June 14, 2014, Obama ordered a large bulk of US forces to return to Iraq in response to offensives conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Air strikes began in August. Ground forces were engaged in Anbar province in December. For the most part the war has been conducted by air or coordinated on the ground with the Kurds. One such ground battle by US-Kurdish forces occurred in October 2015 in Kirkuk. More raids and air strikes followed in 2016. In summer 2016 the US deployed additional troops to Iraq. By this time the US was part of an international coalition arrayed against ISIL. A major battle and air campaign came to Mosul in December 2016. In March 2017, a US-led coalition airstrike in Mosul killed more than 200 civilians. More troops were deployed to Iraq. American forces came under attack several times in 2017, ISIL using terrorist tactics. Although ISIL has steadily lost ground and is fighting for its very survival, operations continue. On October 5, 2018, US-led Coalition planes bombed an ISIL position in the village of Kushaf near the Tigris river.
Fifteen years and eight months ago, George W. Bush announced the beginning of the Iraq war. Two U.S. presidents, thousands of lives lost, a withdrawal and a reengagement later, American troops are still on the ground—and dying—in Iraq. There are no plans for withdrawal, even though the most recent foe there—ISIS—has been almost entirely defeated.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have killed over 500,000 people thus far with both conflicts continuing.
The next chronic conflict to make its debut in my dreams, starting in 1995, was IRAN ... to begin and continue even while US wars continued to be waged in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This is where we have a problem, but then again not when one considers the fourth war dreamed about in the late 90's: Syria.
Syria was to follow Iran and it was to be a bigger and more deadly conflict than Afghanistan, Iraq, or Iran (all three ongoing at the time of the war in Syria). It would also bring in not only the US but also RUSSIA.
There is no question that war #4, Syria, with Russian involvement, has happened instead as war #3. The US became militarily involved in Syria in August 2014 and remains there to this day.
But what happened to Iran?? Is it possible that the order somehow got switched? Syria first, then Iran?
If so, Iran is the next big war to come and it will also last a long time. Or it represents the fly in the ointment: that prophecy is possible, but not without some margin of error. This could explain why there are so many quatrains penned by Nostradamus with three lines fulfilled but a fourth line never fulfilled or only partly fulfilled.
But the course of war with Iran was never entirely clear in my dreams. There were always a lot twists and turns on the part of Iran, incursions not involving the US, and close encounters at sea with the US before the first naval battles even began. Iranian involvement in the Syrian Civil War began in June 2013 ... one year before President Obama ordered US forces to return to Iraq to fight ISIL, and at a time when US aircraft began surveillance flights. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia has more than once threatened to pull in the US since 2015. A new war between Israel and Iran this year or in 2019 could also do the same.
The rhetoric of war with America has heated up from Iran worse than ever in the past during the last few months. In any event, the US is committed to remaining in Syria as long as Iranian troops are there.
Every seven years 1956 comes into remembrance for a possible repetition. A repetition of the autumn of 1956 in 2019 would likely be catastrophic. In October 1956, the Suez War (Second Arab-Israeli War) broke out. It was the only such war fought exclusively to Israel's south or, put another way, the only major Arab-Israeli war fought in the southern part of the Middle East. Egypt is not a belligerent at this time or likely to be soon. But the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran continues unabated. Is it possible that within a year's time the proxy war will become a full-blown Saudi-Iranian war with American and Russian participation?
The influence of 1956 becomes even more dangerous when we reach late October and early November. While war raged over Suez, a new crisis emerged in Hungary: The Hungarian Revolution. Like Ukraine in 2014, the revolution brought in Russian forces to stop the country from plunging into a full-fledged civil war. However, in Ukraine, the revolution mobilized pro-Russian civilians to wage a war of independence in eastern Ukraine, particularly in the Donbas region. That war continues to this day, although at a low level.
As the war in Ukraine drags into its fifth year, there is still no end in sight. Large swathes of the Donbas region remain under the control of separatists. A 500-km “contact line”, bristling with landmines, cuts through it. More than 10,000 people have been killed there since 2014. Casualties continue to pile up, although at a slower rate than in the past.
Ukraine demonstrates what can happen in the region that was worse than what happened in Hungary 1956. The next time Hungary's influence comes around it could well trigger World War III as the prophet Alois Irlmaier warned it would so often. Three assassinations in fairly quick succession, and two limited conflicts triggered by revolutions, the second or third (not clear) revolution/conflict triggering a Russian invasion of central and western Europe. World War III.
If the three prophets above mentioned are correct, the Middle East War and Balkans War will not occur or reach peak velocity in the autumn but rather in the summer, Stieglitz specifically indicating July and August. The Kosovar war vector from 1998, however, suggests trouble may begin by late February 2019, although if that is true there is no reason not to suspect it could begin at any time soon.
Again, where they are discussed, read my remarks concerning an increasing number of projected events occurring as much as two years and two months late. I believe this indicates we are in a period of historical correction (or base 7 correction).
Thus, this new war could begin as late as the April-December 2021 window. Nevertheless, it will appear under the 2019 Predictions.