Then the great Empire of Antichrist shall descend from the Attila and Xerxes,
come down with an innumerable number of people.
It is doubtful that when Nostradamus mentioned "the Attila" as a place, indeed part of the "Empire of Antichrist," that he intended Hungary but rather the land of the Huns, Attila's native origins.
Most scholars agree that the Huns originated in the region known today as Central Asia ... in particular, the former Soviet portion of Central Asia. They spread out over a much larger region, including parts of Europe eventually, so it is important to know where they originated as opposed to what part of the world they would eventually rule over by migration and military conquest. By origin we mean where they came from, where they migrated from, and had been settled for centuries.
That, primarily, is the land of the five "Stans": Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan.
"The Huns were a nomadic tribe prominent in the 4th and 5th century CE whose origin is unknown but, most likely, they came from "somewhere between the eastern edge of the Altai Mountains and the Caspian Sea, roughly modern Kazakhstan" (Kelly, 45). They are first mentioned in Roman sources by the historian Tacitus in 91 CE as living in the region around the Caspian Sea and, at this time, are not mentioned as any more of a threat to Rome than any other barbarian tribes."
Afghanistan, also a central Asian country, was NEVER invaded and occupied by the Huns of Attila. It is important to know this as the Third Antichrist will arise "in the Attila."
Rather, Afghanistan was settled by a different group, the Nezak Huns, who were actually the same people as the Persians of Iran and Azerbaijan. Thus, Afghanistan is likely a part of a "greater Persia" and thus associated with the other ally Nostradamus identifies as "Xerxes" (name of the ancient king of Persia who invaded Greece before the time of Alexander the Great).
So what role does Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar play if any?
One might conclude he PREFIGURES the Third Antichrist ... one who has yet to appear in one of the five "Stans" ... possibly Kazakhstan. This may not happen for another ten or fifteen years, less depending on the situation. Former Soviet Central Asia currently wants to have little to do with Afghanistan, but that may change as Chinese relations with the Afghans grow stronger and neighboring Xinjiang province grows more restive.
Still I find it interesting that I projected a 2021 appearance of the Third Antichrist in Central Asia so very long ago ... back in 1999. In a sense his position has been put in place by Baradar the Butcher as the world awaits the real personality who will lead the Empire of Antichrist.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is not even dead yet, but we already know the name and face of the man who will replace him as third supreme mullah of Iran. For now Ebrahim Raisi will be president of Iran until Khamenei dies. At that time Raisi will become grand ayatollah and another will be appointed or elected for the office of president.
Raisi will then become "the third king of Persia" by the prophet Daniel's reckoning.
If Khamenei remains in power throughout the remainder of the year, it is likely he will continue to do so until at least June 2024. In any event the world will have to contend with Ebrahim Raisi, as president and later as supreme mullah, for another 16 or 17 years. As to when the "fourth king" assumes power we are left with either 2037 or 2038 ... for his reign will be brutal but short. It is possible that HE is the "new and dreadful king" and not Raisi, but judging from Raisi's reputation being reported by the news media, it seems probable he is the one. He will, after all, prosecute a period of warfare and terror within the Middle East and also in North Africa and the Eastern Med in the years running up to the fourth king's drive through Turkey and the Balkans, and participating as a major ally in the massive invasion by "the great Empire of Antichrist" of Europe in 2037, 2038, and 2039.