Obama Nostradamus Hoax

Nostradamus: Original portrait by his son Cesar


Last month I reported that an article by the Daily Squib that stated that someone at the Smithsonian Institute who claimed to have found new Quatrains from the famed French Catholic seer known as Nostradamus seemed to be a satirical hoax (see Nostradamus’ Predictions of Obama: A Hoax?).

Twice last month, I wrote the Daily Squib to ask if they would stand behind their story (which is popular on the internet).

Here is some of what I wrote:

Dear Daily Squib:

Last week I sent you an email (copied below my name) asking if you would stand behind an article by Andrew Olsen, titled Nostradamus Obama Prophecies Revealed (The Daily Squib. April 10, 2008).

Could you please tell me if you will stand behind the facts in that article?  Or if there even is a writer for you that is really named Andrew Olsen?

If not, I intend to report to my readers that you will not stand behind it, and thus that the article basically must be a hoax.


Dear Daily Squib:

While I recognize that there is a certain amount of satire in your website (e.g. “096,459,537,267,843″ visits “IN PAST HOUR” according to your home page), I would like to ask a question.

There are sources on the internet that suggest that an article by Andrew Olsen, titled Nostradamus Obama Prophecies Revealed (The Daily Squib. April 10, 2008) is not possibly valid as there apparently was no one at the Smithsonian named Professor Eugene Randell (who was claimed to be the Deputy Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives in the article).  No other source seems to have reported this announcement allegedly made by the Smithsonian–somewhat odd considering the fame of Nostradamus.  Also, since there seem to few (if any) other articles by Andrew Olsen, is it proper to conclude that the article was simply intended as satire?

Do you have someone named Andrew Olsen who writes for you?  Do you stand by the statements in the article that a Professor Eugene Randell, Deputy Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, made the claims about a new release of prophecies from Nostradamus?

Or shall I presume that the article was not intended to be taken seriously?

Sadly, the Daily Squib did not respond to either email.  Since its article is quite popular, I felt that I should address it here.

While there are biblical and other reasons  to believe that US President Barack Obama will be instrumental in the fulfilling of certain prophecies (even some of the legitimate older writings of Nostradamus might, see Prophecies of Barack Obama?), articles that seem to make things up tend to make people discount real reasons that Barack Obama is in a sense prophetic.

The timing of his election is close to the end of the 6,000 years that God gave humanity to rule itself is about over (see Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?), the USA is attempting accumulate more debt which seems to fulfill the prophecies of Habakkuk 2 (see Anglo – America in Prophecy), soon the King of the North will rise up, soon the King of the South will rise up, relatively soon the Great Tribulation will begin (Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2009, 2010, or 2011?).

As the President of the United States this late in the 6,000 years (see Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?), Barack Obama will directly or indirectly have a part in many of those events.

But by putting out a story that it will not stand by, a story that seems to not have any basis in fact, the Daily Squib seems to be interfering with those looking for reliable prophetic news that may involve the new USA president.

Several articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Are there biblical and non-biblical prophecies about Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist?  Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as his timing and at least one Shiite prophecy suggests?  This is the longest and most detailed of the articles here at COGwriter related to prophecy and Barack Obama.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled since he is to be the USA president?
Kenya Rejoices as Obama Wins This is a follow-up to the Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States news item and contains additional information about him, prophecies, and his background.  And when the United States and its Anglo-allies may be destroyed.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Barack Obama Carries Hindu Monkey God Although there are some strange and false stories about Barack Obama, this one seems to be true.
Barack Obama is Not the Antichrist Some have suggested that he may be, but he cannot be.  Find out why.
Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 This article explains how the LCG views this, and compares this to Ellen White.  Neither John McCain nor Barack Obama are 666.
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans (the Hindus may have some predictions for the next decade as well). Do these Mayan/Hindu/Hopi prophecies have any value? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2009, 2010, or 2011? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?

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