PREDICTIONS THAT MAY BE FULFILLED LATE OR ARE IN PROGRESS. Some of these may not be fulfilled entirely until as late as April 2020. Those that have been fulfilled appear (or will appear) in the section below this one.
China Massacres Hundreds in Hong Kong
Based on the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, twenty-eight (4 x 7) years ago. This time around: Hong Kong.
COMMENTS (8/21/19): A rather simple one-sentence prediction, but it says a lot. And now, in August 2019, two years and two months after the June 2017 target date, we see the possibility that this predicted event may be fulfilled ... or come dangerously close to doing so. Once again we see how historical correction warps the event from occurring until two years later, although the protests of June-July 2017 certainly came close to realizing the prediction. Had a deadly crackdown occurred by the Chinese government at that time, the prediction would have been uncanny in its accuracy. But worse things have developed since then:
Until an update marking the actual complete fulfillment of this prediction, all news reports should be monitored below:
Over 10,000 rounds of tear gas have been fired since the protests began in June, sparking a panic as residents worry about the effects.
What to make of November in Hong Kong? The pro-democracy protests, now six months in, may have faced their toughest moment, with demonstrators facing off against police in a two-week campus siege. Yet the movement also received significant shows of support, from overwhelming wins in local elections, to U.S.
China's President Xi Jinping warned Thursday that protests in Hong Kong threaten the "one country, two systems" principle governing the semi-autonomous city that has tipped into worsening violence with two dead in a week. Hong Kong has been ruled by a unique system guaranteeing greater
A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it intervene, or allow the chaos to persist? The Liaison Office, which represents mainland authorities in Hong Kong, said Wednesday that actions in the semi-autonomous
A 21-year-old protester was shot in the chest with a live round by a police officer in Hong Kong early Monday morning, as traffic stalled and clashes broke out across the city.
HONG KONG (AP) - Taking a page from ancient Chinese military philosophy, black-clad protesters in Hong Kong changed tactics and wreaked havoc by popping up in small groups in multiple locations across the city Sunday, pursued by but also often eluding police who made scores of muscular arrests.
HONG KONG - After a week of complete shutdowns and early closures, and following months of mounting concerns, Hong Kong's once-prized train system has become another tool of government suppression, say pro-democracy protesters. The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is the lifeblood of Hong Kong, a state-of-the-art public transit system that zips passengers from one end of the city to the other in minutes.
HONG KONG (AP) - As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, "Triads!"
For months, October 1 has loomed over the mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, as a whispered deadline for the ruling Chinese Communist Party to take action to end the unrest.
Bloomberg 9 hrs ago Bruce Einhorn and Shawna Kwan (Bloomberg) -- From Sydney to Stockholm, governments looking for help with their rail systems turn to Hong Kong's MTR Corp., renowned for its speedy, clean and reliable commuter trains. That polished image is now tarnished at home, as months of unrest frequently boils into violence and vandalism on Hong Kong's subway.
Clashes between pro-Beijing demonstrators and Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have broken out in a crowded shopping area, the most recent skirmishes in months of protests in the city. Hundreds of pro-Beijing demonstrators waved Chinese flags and chanted slogans on Saturday at Amoy Plaza in the densely packed Kowloon district.
HONG KONG - Tear gas, pepper spray and fire returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Friday, as police officers clashed with masked pro-democracy protesters in the first notable display of unrest since Hong Kong's top leader announced on Wednesday that she would withdraw a deeply unpopular extradition bill.
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong protesters besieged a police station and a subway stop Friday, prompting police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets as new violence erupted despite the government's promise to drop a proposed law that sparked months of demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.
China's army has moved a group of armored personnel carriers near the border with Hong Kong as the mainland government seeks to quell weeks of sometimes-violent protests that have swept the city.
HONG KONG - Hong Kong protesters apologized on Wednesday and appeared to engage in soul searching about their increasingly confrontational tactics, after activists attacked two men at the airport in scenes that Chinese authorities described as "close to terrorism."
Read: China's great leap backward The question is what could actually cause the United States to fight China. What if China invades and occupies Taiwan, a democratic U.S. partner and arms customer? Would America actually risk World War III? What if China forces its claim to the Senkaku Islands, which the United States considers to belong to Japan?
Hong Kong protesters are now directly challenging the Chinese government while pro-Beijing thugs have gone on a rampage, beating bystanders, journalists and protesters in public. China's state media is stirring nationalist sentiment with rhetoric that has been used in the past to pave the way for...
Trump Policy In Mexico or Central America Will Backfire
From my reply to an email dated November 18, 2016: "I think Trump's plans for Mexico, building a wall, keeping out the criminal element on the southern border and controlling migration from Latin America is going to run into some kind of trouble ... this year anyway. Something will happen regarding this that will be very unpopular and a blemish on his presidency for 2017."
I will add to this that since the recent death of Fidel Castro (who I thought was already dead), it is possible Cuba may emerge once again as a trouble spot, although I really cannot think why that should happen. If it does, Trump will blunder there as Kennedy did in 1961.
This prediction can be verified by visiting this page on my main site: 2017 (Part One).
PREDICTION FULFILLED IN VENEZUELA. TRUMP CALLS APRIL 30
US-BACKED COUP ATTEMPT FAILED.
As it turns out, the failed coup occurred on April 30, 2019. I NEVER KNEW IT HAPPENED. Looking over past news articles it appears this coup was only reported by a few news agencies at the time it was happening and yet it is already a Wikipedia article.
More news articles cover the post-coup in early May 2019.
It seems all one needs to do is take their eyes off the news for a few days and that's when the news you are waiting for happens. I'll tell you why this is happening: tune in to CNN, MSNBC, FOX, your cable provider news for that matter and what do you see all the time??? One side tearing Donald Trump apart over this and that and the other side defending Trump and if possible attacking the other side. That has become 99% of the news on any given day. My eyes glaze over at this ... I no longer watch the news a lot of the time and I only check the news in print on the Internet about once a week. This is how it has been for over TWO YEARS! It also does not help that half the news sites I visit won't let me read the news without 1) subscribing and paying or 2) with the ad blocker on (and I don't know how to turn it off). A DANGEROUS situation this is my friends. Much worse things than a coup in Venezuela is shaping up. A US war with Iran in the Persian Gulf (arising over the Yemen proxy war in reality) is just around the corner and Turkey is being armed by Russia with long range missiles as tensions grow between Israel, Syria, and Iran in that part of the Middle East. World War III may be here any day, but we won't know until the ICBMs fly and destroy a few targets with nuclear warheads. And that is too late to know.
As for the southern wall, that situation continues to grow worse and flash points of violence occur from time to time. But an admission of failure there may never come or not for a long time.
Frustrated Donald Trump "chewed out" staff for failed Venezuela coup, thought his officials "got played": Report
President Donald Trump was angry at his staff over their failure to usher in a new leader in Venezuela to replace Nicolas Maduro as the country descended into chaos, it has been reported. With the economy collapsing, Trump backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate president.
Caracas (AFP) Venezuelan authorities said Tuesday that 17 people have been charged with attempting a "coup" since a failed April 30 uprising against President Nicolas Maduro. "There are 34 people being investigated, of whom 17 have been detained and charged" for having "attempted a coup d'etat," said Attorney General Tarek William Saab.
On April 30, 1975, the United States learned an important lesson. The capture of Saigon by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN)would mark the defeat of the world's most powerful military force by anarmy of guerrilla fighters.
A US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela has failed. On Tuesday April 30th, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has simply declared himself President, gathered in front of supporters along with another leader Leopoldo Lopez, and claimed that military generals were defecting from President Nicolás Maduro.
President blames Trump imperialists and 'coup-mongering far right' as rival Juan Guaidó calls for more protests
Venezuelan authorities say they are putting down a small coup attempt after opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced he was in the "final phase" of ending President Nicolás Maduro's rule. He appeared in a video with uniformed men, saying he had military support.
Venezuela's political crisis has lurched into a potentially historic and violent new phase as an attempted military uprising erupted at the heart of its capital, Caracas, and the opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged supporters to take to the streets to force his rival Nicolás Maduro from power
Situation is getting much worse as we head towards a possible "Two years two months" collision at Southern Wall in June 2019:
Donna, Texas - Nearly three years after President Trump took office, work is finally underway on one of his key campaign promises. CBS News was able to get access to the locations where new border wall is being constructed along the 2,000-mile-long southern border.
Long lines of migrants, mostly Central Americans, line up daily outside the Tapachula offices ofthe refugee agencies of Mexico and the United Nations. Meanwhile, a polyglot throng including people from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean regularly gathers at the local headquarters of the National Institute of Immigration, Mexico's agency for migrant affairs.
The opening battle began Wednesday in what is likely to be a lengthy legislative war over the use of military funds for construction of the southern border wall that President Donald Trump has made a pivotal issue in the immigration debate. Rep.
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico) (AFP) - Authorities blocked a new caravan of Central American migrants Wednesday after they entered Mexico bound for the United States, as the government scrambled to dodge President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs over undocumented immigration. Soldiers and police
Border Patrol officers encountered more than 144,000 undocumented immigrants at the southwest border in May, the largest monthly total in 13 years, officials said Wednesday. More than 132,000 were stopped while crossing the border illegally; the rest presented themselves at legal ports of entry, Customs and Border Protection officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S.
Border patrol officials warn of crisis as 40,000 migrant parents and children are detained in February
EL PASO - More than 40,000 parents and children - mostly from Guatemala - were detained at the southwest U.S. border in February, straining U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ability to care for immigrant families even as migrants are being apprehended in the highest numbers in more than a decade.
And so it went this week, just as a cold front moved on in the early days of March, ushering in bright sunshine and new challenges for Romero and fellow agents. Romero said "these coordinated" efforts to send migrants across are used by smugglers as distracting tactics to also smuggle across "something more nefarious, like drugs, or some big criminal leader.
The April 2017 event (based on The Bay Of Pigs, April 1961) began to shape up instead in October 2018, 18 months later. But more and more it appears the full impact in such lags does not occur until the end of two years and two months. Thus, in this case, the target date looks right now to be June 2019.
In addition to migrant caravan clashes in Tijuana and US agents using tear gas against them in November 2018, President Trump has stated he may declare a National Emergency over the border wall even as thousands of migrants now move towards the Texas border. Also, Venezuela is demonstrating it may become Trump's version of Cuba after Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó declared himself President and the danger of a military coup rises every day Nicolás Maduro stays in office. Plenty of time for a late spring or early summer catastrophe in June of this year.
Technically the southern wall fiasco has already been PARTIALLY FULFILLED.
It would be reasonable to expect the worst for Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela's embattled president. Two weeks after Maduro's re-inauguration, opposition leader Juan Gauidó has declared himself the country's rightful president. The power struggle follows a failed military mutiny against Maduro, whose easy re-election in May 2018 during an economic, political and humanitarian crisis has lead many to say Venezuela is a dictatorship.
The crisis in Venezuela appears to be shaping up like a Cold War-style confrontation: The Kremlin is throwing its support behind embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, while Washington backs Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president.
The move would allow Trump to fund his wall without Congress. He told reporters to tune into his Feb. 5 State of the Union for more news.
Thousands of Central American migrants left a Mexico City shelter Thursday to resume their journey Northward toward the U.S. border. The 2,400-strong group is among a much larger group of asylum seekers heading to America for better economic opportunities.
October 25 at 10:46 PM Fixated on the migrant caravan moving north through Mexico, President Trump is weighing a plan to shut the U.S. border to Central Americans and deny them the opportunity to seek asylum, asserting similar emergency powers used during the early 2017 "travel ban," according to administration officials and people familiar with the proposal.
(CBSNEWS) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is preparing an order that would send approximately 800 U.S. troops to the border, CBS News' David Martin has confirmed, as President Trump's frustration builds over the caravan of migrants approaching the U.S.
Yes, and here's a good example of what I mean: The 2017 Las Vegas shooting by gunman Stephen Paddock on October 1, 2017 was compared many times in the media to the University of Texas tower shooting by Charles Whitman on August 1, 1966. I had used the Whitman case as the precedent for a similar event happening again in August 2015 of a high altitude marksman shooting an even larger number of people on the ground than in Texas. I also said that the event would bring Charles Whitman's crime into remembrance.
But that event seemingly failed to happen ... until October 1, 2017. Total elapsed time after the August 2015 vector was exactly two years and two months. Note also that both events occurred on 1st of the month.
There have been other cases similar to this in recent years, especially since 2011.
This event, trouble brewing along the US-Mexico border, was based on the disastrous Kennedy "Bay Of Pigs" of April 1961 (thus April 2017). As you can see it has taken 18 months for a potential "repeat" of a somewhat different kind of invasion happening on the US border with Mexico rather than a botched invasion of Cuba by US-supported former Cuban nationals. This time the support of what will likely be a badly botched invasion via Mexico is not that of the President but from radical leftist elements in the US. But no doubt Trump will be made to take the blame when all out war breaks out on the southern border.
It need not get that bad. We are still at what I would call a crisis stage, but not yet the kind that could get very bloody. The situation can still be changed.
Angelina Jolie Divorces Husband Brad Pitt
Hollywood icon Angelina Jolie divorces her husband, actor Brad Pitt, after little more than two years of marriage. The grounds of divorce will be listed as "incompatibility."
One of Hollywood's highest profile marriages is over.
Jolie's attorney says 'decision was made for the health of the family' after two years of marriage amid reports Jolie has asked for custody of their six children
Update, 4:32 p.m. A source familiar with the situation, tells Vanity Fair, "Brad fulfills his commitments." The original story continues below. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been getting divorced for an eternity. They announced their decision to end their marriage in September 2016, just before the election, an entirely different epoch.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie on Tuesday sought to move forward with her long and sometimes bitter divorce from Brad Pitt, which has yet to be finalized after almost two years. Jolie's attorney filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court saying the actress wanted a judgment "returning the parties to single status during calendar year 2018."
In any event, this prediction is not completely fulfilled until the divorce is finalized. For other information regarding the danger to Angelina Jolie go to 2018 (Part One) or else to 2018 Predictions at my new site at Weebly.
It's Mr. and Mrs. Miffed. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are so sick and tired of being husband and wife that they're asking a court to make them legally single again, even before the other details of their divorce are ironed out.
The Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce is inching forward at a glacial pace, but the former Hollywood power couple might finally be able to sever ties before sorting out the rest of their legal drama.
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More than two and a half years after Angelina Jolie first filed for divorce, she and Brad Pitt are about to be single again. A judge ruled that the stars can go back to being legally single before they finalize their divorce settlement - a legal move known as bifurcation that Jolie, 43, and Pitt, 55, requested, according to court documents filed Friday.
As late as November 2019? Or later? There may be fatal consequences for another if much later ...
It has been over three years since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, but the former couple is still figuring out the details of their complicated settlement. The rather messy saga has included a custody battle and various court orders, and at one point Jolie alleged her ex wasn't paying enough child support.
Apparently Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Haven't Finalized Their Divorce Because They Can't Decide What to Do With Their Castle
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't divorced yet because they can't figure out what to do with their castle and winery in France. Angelina and Brad separated after Brad and their son Maddox Jolie-Pitt allegedly got into an altercation while on a private plane. Brad reportedly considers his and Maddox's strained relationship a "tremendous loss."
FULFILLED PREDICTIONS. These were all fulfilled in 2017-2019.
Former French President Jacques Chirac Dies
Former French President Jacques Chirac, known for a carefully crafted "everyman" image but whose later years were dogged by allegations of corruption, has died at the age of 86.
Former French President Jacques Chirac, a gregarious and yet imperious political warhorse who during four decades in government became a senior European statesman and led opposition to the Iraq war, died Thursday. He was 86. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told the Associated Press that Chirac died "peacefully, among his loved ones."
Why was the date of his death off by two years and eight months? It could have just been the way the cards fell. But I still suspect it was what has lately been a two years and two months phenomenon of historical events repeating themselves tardily rather than in accordance to the base 7 system. Once again we may have seen in this case how historical correction has warped an event from occurring until well over two years later. Indeed, the only incident so far that has been six months beyond the two years and two months lag. Because it does fall not far from being within the two years and two months period, I consider this a PREDICTION FULFILLED.
This prediction can be verified by visiting this page on my main site: 2017 (Part One).