Sunday, January 23, 2005

Future News Predicted Recent News About China and Iran

Future News Predicted Recent News About China and Iran
Bill Tenuto
January 21, 2005

China and Iran have popped into the news. Recent articles in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and this week's New Yorker magazine describe specific events on the world scene which are lining up with predictions I made in "Nuclear War: A Futurist's View, the Bible Code, Mayan Prophecy and My Vision of World War III." (For the sake of brevity, when I refer to this piece again below, I will call it "Nuclear War.")

The predictions made in "Nuclear War" were about the U.S.A., China, Iran and the lead-up to World War III.

First, some background. I had originally written "Nuclear War" on October 10, 2003, and I e-mailed it on that same date to several people for the purpose of recording and documenting the date "Nuclear War" was written. At that time I had written that a nuclear war would start in the Middle East. What seemed out of place, however, was the strong feeling I had been getting that China would eventually cause that war to escalate. For many years I had felt--foreseen--that China would play a pivotal role when, eventually, this major war broke out. In October 2003, while writing "Nuclear War," I was asking myself, "Why China?" This week the answer to my question may be emerging in the latest news.

In "Nuclear War" I had predicted that at some point after World War III had started, a cease-fire would seem to bring the war to a halt before it went out of control; but, I then added, "I feel 'guided' in a very general way to conclude that suddenly and without warning World War III will start up again, expanding and escalating into a second phase when another nation enters into the conflict. For a reason or reasons as yet unknown to me, this other nation appears to be China."

"When China enters the conflict," I wrote, "the U.S.A. will by then have over-committed too many of its troops to the fighting in the Middle East."

This week's news describes a developing conflict, even a possible standoff, between the United States and China, something which would have been widely viewed as unlikely when I wrote about China in October 2003.

This week's news says the conflict between the U.S.A. and China is focused on Iran. (This is another country about which I wrote in "Nuclear War", in which I stated specifically that "Iran seems to be the wild card." I will have more to say about this below in the next section on Iran.)

What does this week's news say about the U.S.A., China, Iran and the lead-up to World War III?

According to a recent New York Times article:
"The Bush administration imposed penalties this month against some of China's largest companies for aiding Iran's efforts to improve ballistic missiles. The move is part of an effort by the White House and American intelligence to identify and slow important elements of Iran's weapons programs." ("U.S. Is Punishing 8 Chinese Firms for Aiding Iran," by David E. Sanger, The New York Times, January 18, 2005)

The article goes on to say, "American officials said the list of exports [from China] was classified, but they described them as high-performance metals and components that are banned under the Iran Non-proliferation Act of 2000 because they could aid the country's efforts to extend its missile fleet."

"Iran's efforts to develop longer-distance missiles that are capable of ever larger payloads are increasingly of concern among intelligence officers. American officials have charged that Iran is trying to develop nuclear warheads, which its leadership denies."

"'We suspect that the Iranians also have the Chinese bomb design,' a former American official said several months ago. 'What everyone is looking for is the missile that matches up with the design.'"

"A senior administration official…said that 'while they are helping us on North Korea, they have not been as helpful on Iran,' perhaps because of China's ever expanding need for oil and other energy sources."

When I predicted in October 2003 that China would enter into an upcoming World War against the United States, the prediction did not seem to fit the "reality" of the time. Economic trade had been strengthening between the two nations and conditions seemed normal. But "reality" has a way of changing. Now, fifteen months later, a conflict is brewing between the U.S.A. and China, and the conflict has come into the public view. Are we setting the stage for what Carlos Barrios and the Mayan Elders have called a "big war" in 2006 in which "we can destroy ourselves"? Conditions suddenly appear to be moving us in that direction, and 2006 looms ever closer in the not-too-distant future.

When I posted "Nuclear War" in Future News on December 2, 2004, I realized that Iran would be part of the World War III scenario, so I decided to add one more prediction to what I had already written on October 10, 2003. Here's a condensed version of the prediction I added: "Iran seems to be the wild card. …The prospects of what Iran can or might do with its real or perceived arsenal of weapons of mass destruction will become a major focal point of the world's fears and concerns during this time. …The fear will be whether Iran might be bluffing or not."

Unlike the prediction about China which is still unfolding and may or may not ultimately come true, this prediction about Iran may have come true this week. Let's see what the latest news reports say about it.

According to The New York Times, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's former president, "announced last October that Iran had successfully increased the range of its missile, Shahab-3, to 1,200 miles, putting Israel, American bases in the Persian Gulf and even parts of Europe in range." ("Iran, Calling Bush's Words 'Threats', Says It Is Not Intimidated," by Nazila Fathi, The New York Times, January 19, 2005)

Also in the same New York Times article, Iran's defense minister, Ali Shamkhani is quoted as saying, "We have developed a might that no country can attack us because they do not have accurate information about our military capabilities. We have produced equipment at a rapid pace with minimum investment that has resulted in the greatest deterrent force."

These are strong words. Maybe Shamkhani's words are true, or maybe he is bluffing". To reiterate, Future News predicted that Iran "will become a major focal point of the world's fears and concerns. …The fear will be whether Iran is bluffing or not." This Future News prediction seems to have come true, with confirmation of it reported in the New York Times.

Another reference to Iran in "Nuclear War" said, "Iran seems to be the wild card." A retired C.I.A official recently used the same phrase, "wild card," when commenting about Iran's difficulties in its weapons work. Seymour Hersh, in his article, "The Coming Wars," in this week's New Yorker magazine, writes, "A retired C.I.A. official…confirmed that Iran is known to be having major difficulties in its weapons work…. 'The big wild card for us is that you don't know who is capable of filling in the missing parts for them. North Korea? Pakistan? We don't know what parts are missing'." ("The Coming Wars," by Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, January 24 & 31, 2005, pp. 41-42).

Iran as the wild card? Iran bluffing? This Future News prediction, regrettably, appears to be confirming itself right before our eyes.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported:
"Israeli analysts have said they believe Iran could develop a bomb in two to three years. U.S. intelligence has predicted it could take longer. Israeli officials have said they might turn to military strikes as a last resort.

"But military strikes would have no value if Iran developed the ability to enrich uranium, which Israel believes is possible within a year, the officials said. At that point the Iranians would be able to disperse their equipment sufficiently to put it beyond the reach of any attacker."
("U.S. Adds Israel to the Iran Equation," by Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times, January 21, 2005)

Can We Prevent the Coming Destruction?
Conditions in the Middle East may well be in the final year of a build-up for a nightmare nuclear war.

I ask if the horror of a nuclear war is a necessity. Is a nuclear holocaust the only means available to teach us the lesson of love? We have the intelligence and the resources to incinerate our planet and ourselves. It has become a matter of survival for humanity to awaken to the love each of us is capable of giving to one another.

The death and grief caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami was unimaginable, yet in the wake of the tsunami disaster people's hearts suddenly opened. From all around the world there was an outpouring of love, the power of which was at least in equal measure to the destructive power of the tsunami.

We human beings are capable of unconditionally giving to each other. The power of a 9.0 earthquake and a devastating tsunami reminded me and many people around the world of our connection to each other. We are fragile creatures who are capable of great love.

The future I foresee and write about, the future foreseen by the Mayan Elders and other visionaries and seers, is one possible future. The future we have foreseen can be changed.

Within our reach now is the unique opportunity for humanity to take an evolutionary quantum leap. We can waste this opportunity by allowing the extinction of human life in the fire of a thermonuclear war; or we can take advantage of this opportunity by merging our combined intelligence with the openess of our hearts and evolving into what I have foreseen as the "new humanity" living on a new earth. (For more about the new humanity on a new earth, click here:

We are in this together. None of us is insulated. A global nuclear war would annihilate us all; or we could raise up our hearts and apply our minds to prevent war by changing the energy, by bringing ourselves into ecological and spiritual balance.

The Mayan Elders predict a "big war" in which "we can destroy ourselves" in 2006. There is very little time left.

Copyright 2005 by William L. Tenuto

A Trip To Guatemala

Future News--A Trip To Guatemala
Bill Tenuto
January 21, 2005

Recently, Carlos Barrios invited me, and anyone I would like to bring along, to travel to Guatemala and join in the celebration of the Mayan New Year in early February. I wish I could get away then, but my schedule won't allow it.

I phoned Carlos about a week ago and told him it would be better for me if I could visit him in late March. He said that would be fine and that he would like to take me to "where the Mayan Elders are."

I now am making the travel arrangements.

Copyright 2005 by William L. Tenuto

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Urgent Call From Mayan Elders of Guatemala

Future News--Urgent Call from Mayan Elders of Guatemala
January 12, 2005
Bill Tenuto

I just learned a short time ago that in addition to calling me (and probably several other people) on the phone on January 10th, Carlos Barrios also posted on January 10th the following message on the Saq' Be' (pronounced Sock Bay) Organization's Web site. To link to the Saq' Be' Web site, click above on the title of this article.

Here is the message Carlos posted:

Monday, January 10 2005
Contributed by: Admin
Through the ancient techniques of divination and tools of prophecy, the Mayan elders are calling forth to humanity at THIS TIME to pay closer attention to the messages being sent forth by the mother earth and to immediately take the actions they have been calling for, to unite in an effort to bring balance again upon our planet. The recent destruction that manifested in Indonesia is predicted to now occur rapidly upon five continents of the earth. This message is not meant to induce fear, to the contrary, it is a call for bravery and for action. The elders are concerned about what has been presented in their recent divinations and they call to all humanity to warn their leaders and to work very hard at a spiritual level to prevent the impending destruction. This message, verified and brought forth by various Mayan elders in Guatemala, is for all of humanity. The hurricanes in the US and the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia have been warnings and we must now pay attention or the possibilities of floods in Europe, Los Angeles, earthquakes and other efforts of the mother earth to awaken us will manifest quickly.

There is a specific call for people around the world to join in prayer, meditation or whatever method of spirituality one engages in to unite on January 18th at the time of their local sunset (approx 6:00PM). This date is B'elejeb(9) Keme according to the sacred Mayan Cholq’ij calendar and has the potential for protecting humanity from disaster.

There will be many major ceremonies in the Mayan communities for this purpose. An open invitation is extended to humanity that wish to join the Mayan people for the Waxa’qib B’atz’ ceremonies on February 12th in Guatemala.
Again, this is a strong message, not meant to drive us to react in fear, for this will only negatively impact the level of destruction and our own circumstance. This is the opportunity for humanity to rise to the occasion and come together along the strong lines that unite us and overcome the obstacles that divide us. Please distribute this message widely.

Message issued by Mayan elders in Guatemala and delivered via:
Carlos Barrios, Mayan Ajq’ij, Antigua, Guatemala
Adam Rubel, Co-Director, Saq’ Be’: Organization for Mayan and Indigenous Spiritual Studies

Tsunami Will Be Caused By Earthquake in Pacific

Future News--Tsunami Will Be Caused By Earthquake in Pacific
January 11, 2005
Bill Tenuto

Two days ago, on January 9th, I sent an e-mail to Carlos Barrios in Guatemala. My feelings about the worldwide response to the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster were surfacing, and I wanted to communicate what I felt to Carlos. I told him, "The tsunami was very powerful. I feel that this was a strong warning which has opened many hearts throughout the world."

I wanted to tell Carlos that the human death, loss and grief caused by this powerful disaster had produced an outpouring of love from all around the world. I wanted him to know that in the wake of this tsunami came the hope that we human beings could open our hearts to each other. I felt within me that Carlos would understand all of this without my having to say it all to him.

In my e-mail, I also asked Carlos, "Was this one of the 'inundations' which the Mayan Elders had predicted?" (For a brief reference to the Mayan predictions about "inundations" and other natural disasters, please see the section: Carlos Barrios, a Priest of the Mayan People, in the Future News article below this one, "Nuclear War: A Futurist's View, the Bible Code, Mayan Prophecy and My Vision of World War III.")

I wrote my e-mail to Carlos quickly and without effort. It took about two minutes. After I sent it, I had expected that Carlos would read it and e-mail me back when he had the time. After all, that's the way it usually works. He surprised me when, the next day, January 10th, Carlos called me.

When I answered the phone, he said, "Hello. This is Carlos Barrios. I read your e-mail and I think you are right. I will send you the prophecies from the Elders about these same kinds of things that will be happening to five of the continents on the earth."

When he said this a picture of the earth appeared in my mind's eye. I could see continents in the Southern Hemisphere. South America looked fat, like it had acquired more landmass and was bulging out at the middle. Australia gave the appearance of somehow moving in the direction of South America, and the waters of the Pacific were being squeezed between the two continents.

"Okay", I said, feeling more that a little bit stunned. "Will you e-mail the prophecies to me?"

"Yes." He answered, "I will e-mail them. On February 10th is the Mayan New Year. You are invited to come. Bring along anyone you want. They are invited too."

"February 10th?", I asked, making sure I understood him, while trying to organize in my mind everything else he had just said to me. It occurred to me I was not at all prepared for him to respond to my e-mail with a phone call.

"Yes", he said, "and here is my phone number in Guatemala. Do you have something to write it down?"

"Yes, go ahead", I answered as I reached for the note pad near my phone.

He gave me his phone number, we said goodbye, and that is where he and I have left it for now.

The prophecies of the Mayan Elders about "five of the continents on the earth" will appear in Future News when Carlos Barrios e-mails them to me.

Meanwhile, what about South America, Australia and the Pacific Ocean? The picture I saw while on the phone with Carlos showed more land rising up in South America. I feel now as I write this that this uplifting of land probably will be caused by a massive earthquake and/or volcanic eruption. It appears to me now, as I "look", that the epicenter of this earthquake and/or volcanic eruption will be located off the western coast of South America under the Pacific Ocean and near the part of South America that, according to the picture I saw in my mind's eye, "looked fat". To get more specific, the World Atlas I recently purchased shows that there is a part of South American that does in fact look "fat". It's a section of South America that bulges out to the west. Two countries are located on that bulge--Ecuador and Peru. The picture I saw in my mind's eye also gave the appearance that Australia was moving towards South America, and the waters of the Pacific appeared to be squeezed between the two continents. I think this picture is symbolic of a mass of water, a tsunami, appearing to move away from South America and towards Australia (and towards the islands of the South Pacific near Australia). Also, because a tsunami's waves tend to move out 360 degrees in all directions from the tsunami's point of origin, these waves would hit portions of the South American coast as well as hitting other coastlines around a circle from where the tsunami originates.

To summarize, here is my interpretation of what I saw in my mind's eye while on January 10th:

As a result of a massive earthquake and/or volcanic eruption under the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Peru and Ecuador, a powerful tsunami will travel across the Pacific Ocean in the direction of Australia and the neighboring island nations of the South Pacific. The waves of this tsunami will also hit portions of the South American coast as well as other coastlines along the tsunami's path.

Copyright 2005 by William L. Tenuto