19 February, 2014

So what exactly is in store for us in the end times...?!

I must give good credit to the evidence Simcha Jacobovici provided for the linkage of the Book of Exodus to the Minoan eruption of Santorini. The gas leaks, the earthquakes, and all the evidence from Egypt that seems to also tell of the same catastrophes described in the Biblical accounts affecting Egypt do indeed prove that all the stuff that went on was indeed linked to the same volcanic event, of divine origin. But what about the Book of Revelation? Doesn't much of the widespread devastation mentioned there greatly resemble what went on in the Exodus? Well, not all, but most, of them do, and when you connect them together, you indeed find them to make sense.

Seal 6: Asteroid Breakup

"I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars of the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind."
—Revelation 6:12-13 NIV

That's definitely the first of three impact events mentioned in the book of Revelation... ah, and yeah, it most definitely explains the first trumpet, which should sound like déjà vu to anyone who watched Jacobovici's documentary:

Trumpet 1: Accretionary Lapilli

"The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. [...]"
—Revelation 8:7 NIV
Volcanoes aren't the only events that accretionary lapilli accompany. They're also known to accompany impact events, particularly ones that occur in oceans, and the blood (or dissolved Fe2O3) mingled with them definitely indicates that iron-rich accretionary lapilli — which can only come from asteroids — appear to be nucleated by water (and water vapor) thrown up in an impact plume (or multiple impact plumes), with the iron oxidizing and dissolving into the plume(s) of superheated water and steam in question. See, not all asteroids are iron-rich, but a very large number of them, especially those that have actually hit the ground and made craters, indeed are.

Trumpet 2: Asteroid Slams Into Arabian Sea

 "The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned to blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed."
—Revelation 8:8-9 NIV

Most asteroids, again, are known to contain unusually high concentrations of iron, which in the burning, molten form found in an oceanic impact event is certainly capable of dissolving in the ocean at the impact site, which Revelation 18:21 seems to give us: According to this map, the Arabian Sea seems to have one of the largest methane clathrate stores in the world, and "Babylon the Great", a.k.a. Iraq, would easily be wiped out by an impact-generated megatsunami there. Likewise, rapid methane clathrate breakdown can be an easy side effect of an impact event superheating a large section of ocean, releasing methane which then churns up the resulting dissolved ferric oxide. Ah, but now we come to the third trumpet, an impact event that seems to cause problems unique to the book of Revelation.

Trumpet 3: Cyanide from the Oort Cloud

"The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter."
—Revelation 8:10-11 NIV

When Comet ISON exited the Oort cloud back in 2012 and came into astronomers' view, something very unusual was detected about its composition: abnormally high levels of hydrogen cyanide gas in its tail, which happened to spike as it neared the inner Solar System, only to diminish as the comet got too close to the Sun for any frozen water or gases to remain. Hydrogen cyanide, of course, gained infamy for its use by the Nazis to conduct the Holocaust itself, but it also happens to have a lesser known quality: it's precisely what gives bitter almonds their bitter taste. When ISON got close to the Sun, however, most of that cyanide evaporated entirely due to its intense heat.

See, out in the interstellar medium — which includes the Oort cloud — HCN is indeed far more abundant than it is on Earth. Perhaps the most common conjugate base found in the interstellar medium by astrochemists is the hydrocyanonium cation, which has thus far been virtually impossible for chemists to replicate here on Earth, and let's not forget polyformonitrile (also detected by NASA scientists studying ISON), which is, according to predictions, a heat-sensitive explosive that is known to release HCN as a detonation product. HCN, therefore, has a tendency to form compounds out there — such as salts of hydrocyanonium and strong acids, i.e. hydrocyanonium nitrate, hydrocyanonium sulfate, hydrocyanonium halides  — that are only stable in those freezing out-of-Solar-System conditions. Once those alien chemical compounds — solids in the comets themselves — enter the Solar System, they're going to want to decompose, and that's precisely what happens when comets just exit the Oort cloud. So it seems, then, that while the first two impact events seem to be asteroid impacts — one in fragments, one intact — this third impact seems to be an Oort cloud comet strike. Either a fragmented strike — capable of contaminating the rivers, streams, and lakes directly — or, in the most likely scenario given the polymeric cyanide detected in ISON, an air burst over the open ocean, which would flash-evaporate large swaths of seawater, the cyanide going on to dissolve in the resulting clouds and causing large amounts of aqueous hydrocyanic acid to fall as precipitation, contaminating the water cycle.

Trumpet 4: Impact-Induced Global Dimming

The impact events mentioned previously also would throw up debris plumes (and in the case of a cometary air burst, kick up charcoal dust storms), which certainly explains the fourth trumpet, where a third of the day and night are darkened: the debris plumes and charcoal dust would simply block out the sunlight and moonlight, then proceed to circle the globe, blocking out the sun and moon wherever they go.

Trumpet 5: Mutant Locusts

In the early history of Earth, comet and asteroid strikes are also known to have genetically modified species native to Earth with alien DNA, and that's precisely what the fifth trumpet states: locusts suddenly obtaining scorpion-like stingers and evolving into monsters ready to inflict pain on the Antichrist's worshippers, for months at a time. Directly following comet and asteroid strikes in the past, such rapid genetic modification by impact events containing alien genetic material has indeed happened to other species of small size (including rat-sized mammals 65 million years ago), which would make insects of today no different. The sixth and seventh, of course, are of pure divine origin and therefore cannot possibly be explained scientifically, though I, as a believer, certainly am someone who sees them as possible.

Bowl 1: Toxic Gas Burns

Now, for the bowls. The first bowl seems to be a series of subterranean carbon dioxide releases similar to what Jacobovici mentions as a viable explanation for the Exodus Plague #6, as the "ugly, festering sores" are definitely something that carbon dioxide is capable of causing due to poor skin circulation. Out of the ground directly, I suppose, because if it leaked through water it would cause it to become blood-red (more on THAT later), and oh yeah, any series of sizable impact events like the ones in the trumpet judgments should place tremendous pressure on several of Earth's tectonic plates, similar to the pressure that the Ice Age glaciers placed on some of them back in the day. When some plates are pushed down by the impacts, they're going to dislodge some of the gases trapped in Earth's mantle AND deep under the crust, causing those gas pockets to rupture into Earth's rivers and streams.

Bowl 2: Clathrate Gun Fires

Meanwhile, the second bowl is of the remaining two thirds of the ocean -- that which isn't turned red by the asteroid impact in Trumpet Sound #2 -- suddenly turning blood-red. Well, guess what? In the Arabian Sea impact, a good chunk of Arabian Sea methane clathrates would have been released into the atmosphere, causing very rapid, unprecedented global warming. Remember, methane clathrates are normally frozen, deep under the ocean, and can only form at cold, deep temperatures. When those clathrates are disturbed by heat, they're going to break down and release methane. The global warming caused by the Arabian Sea methane sets off positive feedback which then goes on to release even more methane clathrates, this time on a global scale.

Bowl 3: Blood-Red Drinking Water

In Bowl 3, the same thing happens to the lakes, rivers, streams, and springs: they too turn blood-red. This can only happen due to the gas leak that also caused the sores in Bowl 1, and let's be clear: large amounts of foreign iron and iridium (which also forms red oxides) have been introduced in previous impact events, and likewise, will indeed be introduced again, thrown up in the plumes, and land in the lakes and rivers. Oh, yeah, and let's not forget the iron- and silicon-rich gaseous magma this impact-induced tectonic fury manages to throw up. It can easily leach into the groundwater (and, by extension, rivers, lakes, and streams) as well, which can in turn result in even more Fe2O3 polluting the waters.

Bowl 4: The Degassed Clathrates Go Boom

The extra carbon dioxide coming from land and methane from the oceans also come together to explain Bowl #4 in a nutshell: Methane is an incredibly potent greenhouse gas. A molecule of methane can trap 109 times the heat that a molecule of carbon dioxide can trap, meaning, of course, that the amount of methane needed to heat Earth's atmosphere to the temperature of Venus's would be 109 times less than the carbon dioxide concentrations (at near 100%) that Venus has, which amounts to approximately 0.9%. The sudden release of these potent greenhouse gases would easily push the climate to extraordinarily high temperatures, and are easily capable (especially in the high concentrations an abrupt clathrate degassing can place into the atmosphere ― far beyond the 0.9% needed to raise Earth's temperature to 900+ degrees F for brief periods) of trapping enough heat to push the unleashed methane beyond its autoignition temperature, causing all that methane to then suddenly ignite. The result? The entire atmosphere of the Earth literally detonates, not to mention squeezes Earth's entire crust, along with all the tectonic plates that make it up (more on THAT later), and for anyone who's not in some sort of air-conditioned underground bunker and/or bomb shelter during this mega-firestorm, the chances of survival would be almost nil.

Bowl 5: More Global Dimming

The charcoal dust kicked up by the greenhouse-effect-induced methane explosion (which would scorch any vegetation it chews through, and cause enough sudden air expansion to also kick up topsoil and blow it around) then results in pitch darkness, which Bowl #5 describes, and the other combustion product of both methane and vegetation -- more carbon dioxide -- would trigger yet another warming trend, which explains Bowl #6.

Bowl 6: Glaciers That Feed Rivers Cease to Exist

See, the Tigris and Euphrates aren't fed by subterranean springs. They're fed by Caucasus glaciers. Those glaciers are likely to melt -- perhaps vaporize -- very rapidly as a result of the methane explosion and, thanks to the resulting carbon dioxide, not reform very easily either. Sure, there may be some groundwater and glacial lakes left over to sustain the rivers for a short while, but not for long. So, the rivers dry up, just as the Biblical accounts describe.

Bowl 7: Explosion-Squeezed Crust Rebounds

After this, the tectonic stress that the methane explosion in Bowl 4 places reaches a critical point. The multiple impact events, gas releases, clathrate breakdowns, and global firestorms place tremendous stress on Earth's crust in the form of detonation pressure that literally causes the entire crust to shrink by as much as 200 meters. When all that pressure is released, elastic rebound sets in, causing literally all the earthquake faults in the world to rupture in their entirety, not to mention volcanoes to erupt, which cause dirty thunderstorms besides, resulting in the very depiction of thunder, lightning, and a worldwide earthquake all happening simultaneously. The volcanoes -- several erupting at once -- then release sulfur oxides, which block out sunlight, cooling the upper layers first of an atmosphere loaded with steamy water vapor by the Bowl 4 methane explosion -- resulting in the "talent-weight" hail described there -- and then subsequently a cooling phase prepping the way for the final battle.

Final Battle: Blood-Red Dead Sea Deluge

When the above is all set and done, of course the waters are going to remain blood-red after the volcanoes in Bowl 7 continue to cause gas leaks in the ocean... ah, but when all that water vapor -- billions of tons of it -- is released as hail, thunder, and lightning, all of a sudden that sea level, drastically lowered by the mass-evaporation caused by the methane explosion, rises right back up, to perhaps hundreds, if not thousands, of feet higher than it is today. Let's not forget, what the Bible calls "Armageddon" is actually a Hellenized version of a real place: the Hebrew being Hellenized here is "Har-Megiddo", which is a place where many battles have taken place throughout history. Ah, but being in the Jezreel Valley, which is part of the same rift system that also contains the Sea of Galilee (below sea level), Jordan River valley (below sea level), and Dead Sea (whose shores mark the lowest point in the world that's not covered by water), it's also below sea level (and most definitely would be should all that water get released into the atmosphere — and, by extension, the red-tinted oceans — at once).

Dead Sea mega-flood: Direction of seawater flow. Note how the Jezreel Valley, where the battle is supposed to take place, is basically ground zero for the Mediterranean side of this explosive deluge...
Now hold it right there: The Bible mentions it would suddenly become a massive lake of blood during the final battle, right? Well, if Earth's oceans, turned blood-red by all the previous chaos, suddenly reach a critical point, the Jezreel Valley, precisely where this battle is taking place, could easily become the next Bosporus Dam. The waters of the Mediterranean, turned blood red by all that iron contaminating the oceans and seas, proceed to blast their way across the battlefield as what would appear to be a literal tsunami of blood to the apostle John having been given this prophetic vision 2000 years ago. Anyone standing below the high ground (or the air) that us Christians — and the returning Jesus — would be standing on (or floating in) during this battle would end up getting swamped by this beastly deluge, and yeah, you might as well say the battle just ended right there, an instant victory in Jesus' favor. From there, the surge continues across the Sea of Galilee, down the Jordan River Valley, and finally ends up at the Dead Sea, where it sloshes against the Gulf of Aqaba and erodes it, allowing those blood-red waters to meet the ones that came in, completely cutting off Israel and Sinai from the rest of the Middle East, while at the same time, the Gulf of Suez also ends up completely underwater due to the rising sea level, and thus becomes not a Gulf but a Strait of Suez, while, being very low-lying, the Nile Delta also ends up underwater... yeah, and by that time, the Israel-Sinai complex ends up being, well, its own island. A spot where the millennial Christian kingdom has all the freedom in the world to thrive.