reply to post by LiteraryOneTwo
Page 57, Nostradamus
France and Common Market, Libyan Revolution, 1969
Line 1 may refer to France during the end of de Gaulle's presidency, when she was under pressure from her five Common Market partners. This agrees
in time with the trouble in North Africa, the 1969 Revolution in Libya which deposed King Idris. The reference to Persia is interesting. In
Nostradamus's day Persia was part of the Ottoman Empire, an area which is now part of the U.S.S.R, and so, by implication, the Soviets are involvedin
the Middle Eastern troubles. The last two lines are unclear.
73. France shall be accused of neglect by her five partners. Tunis, Algiers stirred up by the Persians. Leon, Seville, and Barcelona having failed,
they will not have the fleet because of the Venetians.
Frankly, anyone can take this same quatrain and turn it into a more modern interpretation, especially regarding the Persians.
Century 4, quatrain 4
The powerless Prince is angered, complaints & quarrels, rape and pillage, by the cock and by the Libyans. It is great on land, at sea innumerable
sails; Italy alone will be driving out the Celts.
The cock is the French symbol and the Libyans are the Algerian corsairs who allied with them. The Prince is therefore probably a Hapsburg, possibly
Duke Cosimo, who was in charge of the defence of Elba and the surrounding lands. These territories were ravished in 1555. The last line is
confusing suggesting that the French will be defeated by the Italians but successful everywhere else. Exactly the reverse occurred. The French held
their own in Italy but were defeated in the North.
Now that was an interpretation that could be totally altogether wrong as it could stand for the present time with the Prince being Qadaffi which
apparently Fontbrun's publishers are trying to claim, and the Italians have just voted that the Muslim religion is not a religion in Italy since it
has aspects of it that won't satisfy the Italians, so that instead of reading that the Italians alone drove out the Celts, it could be that the
Italians alone drove out the Muslims.
In other words, any of these quatrains can be interpeted to meet whatever you want to make it unless it is so specific that there is no doubt what it
I can see that this could apply to Qadaffi as he is very curlyhaired and is definitely angered. I can see that France has been negligent against the
cause of Muslims since they have caused so much trouble in riots and problems of unemployment while taking up roots in France. There is little doubt
that there is going to be conflicts, and this quatrain could pertain to present day problems. It is up to the reader to decide.