Nostradamus Quatrain :  

Century :  

 1   2   3 
 4   5   6 
 7   8   9 
10 11 12

  1
11
21
31
41
51
61
71
81
91
  2
12
22
32
42
52
62
72
82
92
  3
13
23
33
43
53
63
73
83
93
  4
14
24
34
44
54
64
74
84
94
  5
15
25
35
45
55
65
75
85
95
  6
16
26
36
46
56
66
76
86
96
  7
17
27
37
47
57
67
77
87
97
  8
18
28
38
48
58
68
78
88
98
  9
19
29
39
49
59
69
79
89
99
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100


Mabus will then soon die and there will come
a dreadful destruction of people and animals.
Suddenly vengeance revealed, a hundred hands,
thirst and hunger, when the comet will pass.
Mabus puis tost alors mourra, viendra,
De gens & bestes une horrible defaite:
Puis tout coup la vengeance on verra,
Cent, main, soif, faim, quand courra la comete.

Century 2 - Quatrain 62

SUDAM AND THE GULF WAR.
ALSO REFERS TO THE SECOND WAR AND POSSIBLE DEATH OF SUDAM.

He asked for the spelling of Mabus, and then corrected my pronunciation. He pronounced it: May-bus.
    B : He says that the death of a world leader, perhaps a religious leader, will coincide with the coming of a major comet. I think perhaps he's meaning Halley's Comet. He says the comet will be clearly visible in the country where this world leader died. The country involved is in the Middle East. The dying of the world leader in this middle eastern country and the passing of the comet will provoke a revolt. Part of the reason why the revolt is provoked so easily is that there will also be major crop failures that year. Many people will be hungry.
    D: Will this all happen in the year that the comet will be visible?
    B: It will start in the year the comet is visible, but it will continue for 500 days, a hundred hands. He's using that symbolism to indicate how long it will last, as well as indicating that there are a hundred people who will contribute toward the revolt in such a way that it will break forth and become open enough and wide-spread enough to capture the world's attention.

An interesting idea that a hundred hands could mean 500 days. The five fingers on a hand multiplied by one hundred. Also, even today we use the word "hand" to refer to a person, such as a "hired hand." Thus, a double meaning. I considered that this quatrain might possibly refer to the downfall of President Marcos of the Philippines because of the similarity of his name to Mabus, and the timing would be correct. But Marcos did not die, he was deposed from power. Since Halley's Comet passed in 1986 and did not create the expected dramatic display, and since nothing happened in that year that would fit this quatrain, it would appear that it was inaccurate. But Brenda was the one who assumed it was Halley's.

    Update: When the Persian Gulf War began to materialize in August 1990. I received letters and calls from readers of this book. They had noticed that the anagram Mabus became Sudam when read backwards in mirror image. This was quite remarkable and fit in perfectly with Nostradamus' thinking. If Sudam Hussein was the Middle Eastern leader referred to in this quatrain, then it meant that he would die. Throughout the war President Bush suggested that his own people should arise and assassinate him. This did not happen, but the quatrain also contained the number of 500 days. How does that relate? It was also suggested that the comet passing could have referred to the missiles that were used during the war. They certainly resembled comets as they soared through the night sky.
If Sudam is now dead in 2003, then his death sets in motion a series of events leading to WWIII. Will it last 500 days? Or is this just the beginning?