A quatrainial explanation

I wasn’t trying to be mysterious and most of them were pretty obvious, but since a few of them apparently escaped people, I suppose I might as well explain them here. The wording is Nostradamus’s, I merely switched a few words around to suit my meanings.

Where the litters are overturned by the whirlwind
and fingers are stained in porphyry
the olde republic will be troubled by its people.
At this time the elephant will rule wrongly.

Post-electoral Iraq. There will be no problems that the Bush administration can’t make worse. Opposition to the Afghani-Iraqi occupations and the entire Middle East adventure will crescendo when the notion of hitting Iran is openly bruited about, until the next event turns things around.

Soldiers drawn away for a far distant fight.
The borderlands will be most grievously troubled.
South and west will know a greater struggle.
The men of the moment will have their hearts tried.

The open southern border of the US will lead to trouble, most likely in California.

The jaws of the Lion will be forsaken,
when the waters no more suffice
Charlemagne’s sons will have made a constitution
in Nice and Maastricht, a revenant time cannot kill

France and Germany continue to lead the U.K. by the nose into an ever-closer and increasingly fatal embrace by the European Union. The twice-rejected EU constitution will be put in place, voters be damned.

Arrived too late, the act has been done.
The wind was against them, letters intercepted on their way.
The conspirators were nine of a party.
By Caesar the Younger shall these enterprises be undertaken.

Echelon and the Bush administration’s spying on Americans will be defended by the Supreme Court, should it ever get that far. Most likely, they’ll do so by refusing to hear a challenge against it.

Through anger and internal hatreds, the greedy
will hatch a great plot against the empty throne.
Secretly they will place enemies as a threat,
and will find sedition against his old adherents

Loyalty to the old, kingless republic – the Constitution – will be seen as treason by those who support Georgicus Rex because, after all, We Are At War.

From the enslaved populace, songs, chants and demands,
while Hawks and Eagles are alike captive in prisons.
These will in the future by headless idiots
be received as divine prayers.

Jailed jihadists (desert hawks) will eventually be joined in prison by patriots loyal to the aforementioned empty throne. The sheep will bleat and the stinking shepherds who sit where they should not will think themselves well-loved gods. Nothing new under the sun….

Because of French discord and negligence
an opening shall be given to the Mohammedans.
The land of proud De Gaulle will be soaked in blood,
and the faces of the fair covered with shame and veils.

And so ends the French experiment with equalitarianism, no better than the French experiment with egalitarianism.

In the third month, at sunrise,
the Boar and the Leopard meet on the battlefield.
The fatigued Leopard looks up to heaven
and sees an Eagle flying too high near the sun.

The next UN-ordered war will be Iran. Boar = bore = UN. Leopard = Iran. This will only add to the increasingly risky American imperial overstretch.

The great Orso which I sense approaching
will often turn (in various areas) then become worldwide.
It will grow so vast and terrible that it will tear
roots from the trees and children from the breast.

Not a good year for stocks.

The nearest son of the sterling will attain
A return to glory in the realm of the privileged:
Everyone will fear his fierce glory,
But he will burn out like a star breathing its last.

The dollar bounce continues this year, peaks and heads south again.