The First Seal: The Blood Moon of Conquest (April 15, 2014)
Thus, one, or both, of these figures (Putin and/or al-Baghadi) are symbolized by the first horseman on the white horse commanded to go forth and conquer. This was the first blood moon. Time will tell if it is both or only Vladimir Putin. I say Putin because he is better positioned than al-Baghdadi to lead a military war of conquest against the nations of Europe and a punishing nuclear attack on the United States. Putin has the power to destroy half the world's population, maybe more than that. However, al-Baghdadi is demonstrating that he is well-positioned to conquer the northern Middle East and then, eventually, the southern Middle East. He may even become so bold as to war with Afghanistan, which is technically Central Asia and not the Middle East, Turkey, and the Transcaucasus and Balkans beyond. Consider that there are Chechens, Azerbaijanis, and Albanians who have joined his Islamic State army. Do not think that al-Baghdadi's reach will not one day include Turkey, Transcaucasia, and at least part of the Balkans region.
The first seal (horseman) is often referred to as "Conquest" although there are many who instead believe the one riding the horse is the first beast who appears in Revelation 13 or else Jesus. It may well be that he signifies an antichrist figure, without actually being the final Antichrist normally referred to as TWO prophetic figures: "the beast" and "the false prophet." If so, the personage then may represent both Vladimir Putin and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Putin had not yet demonstrated characteristics that would make him an Antichrist, but al-Baghdadi has had thousands of Christians and other ethnic and religious groups put to CRUCIFIXION and BEHEADING. His militant followers DELIGHT in beheading Christian men, women, and children. He has also placed Pope Francis on an assassination list and has boasted that he will conquer Rome itself and murder as many clergymen and Italian civilians as he can find. Italy, in other words, is marked for conquest, occupation, and mass death.
The Second Seal: The Blood Moon of War (October 8, 2014)
So prepare for a possible unprecedented escalation in military conflicts worldwide between now and the rising of the third blood moon.
The prophet Alois Irlmaier establishes that during the beginning of World War III "a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostility in the Mediterranean - the situation is strained."
We can see that things have not yet reached the point where great, opposing powers are engaged in naval battles in the Mediterranean Sea. But they will be. The great Middle East war he foresaw had its beginning in the Syrian Civil War which has periodically spilled over into Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan. The US-ISIL war (Nostradamus' war of the bloody Alus) is an escalation of that conflict, and has now spread from Syria to Iraq, with Turkey soon to enter. Saudi Arabia and Qatar are also involved.
Yet, even this is NOT the great conflict in the Middle East that would cause a "strained" global situation and great naval battles by the major powers. Clearly Israel will be pulled into the conflict at some point, and possibly Iran as well. That would be enough for one to say the entire Middle East is involved in a great war ... a war that will merge with another one begun in the Balkans causing Russia to attack Europe: World War III.
Personally, I believe it is quite possible that the US-ISIL war will be extended to 1) other rebel groups in Syria and 2) the government of Bashar al-Assad. I may be wrong and it is remotely possible that al-Assad will be supported, but I doubt it very much. Thus Nostradamus use of "Alus" is a triple entendre. It can mean ISIL, which is emphatically pronounced by U.S. President Barack Obama as "ISUL." Thus, ISUL = ILUS. Change one letter and it becomes ALUS. AL-ASSAD can also mean ALAS (drop the "sad"). ALAS = ALUS. Then there is the U.S. itself al-U.S. becomes ALUS. For that matter AL-US could even be a future jihadi born in the U.S. British IS members are given new names and the last name reflects the country they are from, thus al-Britani mean "son of Britain." I have not seen it yet in the media, but "son of U.S." could conceivably be rendered as al-US (ALUS).
If an IS member from the US becomes powerful and trusted enough by al-Baghdadi, he could be the following Nostradamus figure, a US "captive" who is "freed" to destroy New York City or Washington D.C.:
Nostradamus, Quatrain 9.92
The King will want to enter the new city.
By enemies who will come to subdue it,
A captive will be falsely liberated to speak and act.
The King to be outside, he will stay far from the enemy.
According to the Seer of Waldviertel, most of New York City is destroyed by two nuclear devices unleashed by terrorists. The destruction of Manhattan is clearly seen by him as occurring just before World War III. The reason for the attack on New York will be something America does in Iraq and Syria that will in itself be quite awful. But the Waldvierteler overhears those in Austria reacting to the news of the nuking of NYC saying that despite what the United States did, it was not so bad that the entire population of a city such as New York should be destroyed. Whatever it is that the US will do will not approach the terrible revenge that will be exacted against it.
The Third Seal: The Blood Moon of Famine; Economic Collapse (April 4, 2015)
UPDATE (11/23/14): The Book of Revelation has various "mercies" by God strewn about in it. One of these regards the phrase "see thou hurt not the oil and the wine."
What this likely means is that, while food prices will become dear and out of sight, other things will become more abundant, of better quality, and even cheaper. We see this happening right now with oil prices going down to record lows:
Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move - November 4, 2014.
Gas now cheaper than milk - November 4, 2014.
Also, despite a major drought in parts of the United States, the result has been a better and bountiful harvest of wine grapes. 2014 may go down as an important vintage wine year:
The drought could actually help improve wine this year making 2014 a 'prized vintage' - October 14, 2014.
No word yet as to whether liquor prices will go down like oil, but some in the business are optimistic that they will ... maybe after the third blood moon?
The Fourth Seal: The Blood Moon of Mass Death by Persecution, War, Starvation, Plague, and Wild Beasts (September 28, 2015)
The Plague is already being prepared in west Africa and Spain. Either Ebola will go global like Swine Flu did in 1918 by the fourth blood moon, or it will already have run its course, with other horrific plagues being added and unleashed .. so many diverse plagues that 1/3 of mankind will perish. World War III will escalate even further. Soldiers
thrive, the civilians die in the millions. Nuclear war. Biological war. Chemical war. In the United States entire neighborhoods and suburbs with mostly empty houses, expensive and new houses, that no one can afford to keep and no one can afford to buy. Many owners are also dead from plague, rotting corpses lying in the rooms of the houses. No lighting in such neighborhoods at night. The few who still can afford to live in them do so in fear, guns at the ready. Gangs of aimless survivors, criminals, drug addicts and the diseased roam the darkened streets, to rob, to murder, to eat. Hunger. Thirst. Anarchy and Murder. Cannibalism. Insanity.
The fifth seal is also noteworthy as it concerns dead Christians who had been martyred since the time of Nero crying out for justice and vengeance. They are told to rest a while longer until the final martyrs of Christ are killed as they were. We see this happening in the world already even before all of the first four seals have played out. But according to the fifth seal this martyrdom will become much more horrible and widespread than it is currently.
And yet the sixth seal has to be opened: PLANET X, finally, ultimately.