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Issue 85, Sunday July 6, 2008
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California Burning

California is coming in for its share of the wildfires that have afflicted the southwest United States. In October, 2007 wildfires around Los Angeles, California were so intense as to be considered unstoppable by the firefighters.

Raging Calif. Wildfires Force 1M to Flee
October 23, 2007
Faced with unrelenting winds whipping wildfires into a frenzy across Southern California, firefighters all but conceded defeat Tuesday to an unstoppable force that has already chased nearly a million people away.

At that time, the Zetas warned that worse was to come, as the disasters to date had been singular, the only disaster needing attendance, and with communications and travel possible, the scenario when the ability to muster resources will be negated has not yet arrived.

ZetaTalk Prediction 10/27/2007: What would the situation have been had the satellites not been working because the Earth wobble had skewed them out of position, or if escape routes for those being evacuated had been blocked by broken roads and bridges, or if the very shelters they had taken the evacuees to were collapsing onto the heads of the aged and young children huddled there? What would have happened if the emergency management teams were stretched so thin that they could not attend to but a fraction of the cries for help? To date, disasters are singular, happening one at a time with a chance afterwards for the system to recoup. What we have predicted are multiple and continuous disasters, with no let up. This is coming, and each family, each individual, needs to anticipate saving themselves and taking themselves to safety, to safe locations, well before these times arrive.

Now, less than a year later, California is burning again, this time with over 1,400 fires in northern California. That number had been climbing, steadily, rising from an initial count of 840 in the middle of June to over 1,400 by the end of the month.

Calif. Firefighters Battle more than 1,400 Blazes
June 30, 2008
The good news in northern California is that more than a thousand wildfires aren't growing. The bad news: There's no relief in sight. Lower-than-average rainfall and record levels of parched vegetation likely mean a long, fiery summer throughout northern California, according to the Forest Service's state fire outlook released last week. The fires burning now were mostly sparked by lightning storms that were unusually intense for so early in the season. But summer storms would probably be even fiercer, according to the Forest Service. Air quality districts from Bakersfield to Redding issued health advisories through the weekend, urging residents to stay indoors to limit exposure to the smoky air. On Saturday, President Bush issued an emergency declaration for California and ordered federal agencies to assist in firefighting efforts. Federal aid now includes four Marine Corps helicopters, remote sensing of the fires by NASA, federal firefighters, and the activation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA now has two fronts to worry about - the flooding of the Mississippi River and the California wildfires. Resources from other states are now assigned to both catastrophes, as are federal resources.

Big Sur Wildfire Rages
June 27, 2008
The fire count had gone up from 800 to nearly 1,100 because smoky air had hampered efforts to track all of the blazes, said Jason Kirchner. Some 11,000 firefighters from 41 states are battling the blazes that are darkening skies over the San Francisco Bay area and Central Valley.

What will happen as the pace of disasters picks up? What would happen if the US were now to be afflicted with major quakes along the New Madrid Fault line and up into associated fault lines along the eastern seaboard? Just how many resources does FEMA have? Per the Zetas, the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans was just a preview.

ZetaTalk Comment 9/2/2005: We have described from the start of ZetaTalk a situation where the grid, electrical power and phone lines, will be almost completely disrupted, water and gas mains ruptured, with no hope of repair, the result of an assault by earthquakes, water wash during flooding, and hurricane force winds. Many sitting comfortably in their homes dismiss such a possibility, as surely the modern technology they have come to enjoy will be able to quickly repair itself, as is this not the case after an ice storm or earthquake now? Where the disruption in New Orleans is due to flooding and winds, without the addition of quake damage, the total interruption of services for those trapped in New Orleans is certainly evident - pumps down, gas line breaks, water fouled, and no electricity.

Sunspot Enigma

At a time when solar activity should be picking up, on its way to the solar maximum, the Sun is oddly quiescent. There is no sunspot activity.

The Sunspot Enigma: The Sun is "Dead"-What Does it Mean for Earth?
June 11, 2008
Dark spots, some as large as 50,000 miles in diameter, typically move across the surface of the sun, contracting and expanding as they go. These strange and powerful phenomena are known as sunspots, but now they are all gone. Not even solar physicists know why it's happening and what this odd solar silence might be indicating for our future. Although periods of inactivity are normal for the sun, this current period has gone on much longer than usual and scientists are starting to worry. The sun usually operates on an 11-year cycle with maximum activity occurring in the middle of the cycle. The last cycle reached its peak in 2001 and is believed to be just ending now. The next cycle is just beginning and is expected to reach its peak sometime around 2012. But so far nothing is happening.

Sunspot activity is tied to the 11 year solar cycle. The last solar maximum was in 2000 and the next expected in 2011. This puts the solar minimum between those dates at approximately 2005-2006.

The Sunspot Cycle
June 4, 2008
Monthly averages of the sunspot numbers show that the number of sunspots visible on the sun waxes and wanes with an approximate 11-year cycle.

The last cycle was a very active sunspot cycle, and NASA announced that they anticipated an even more active cycle leading into 2011. Sunspots cause electromagnetic static on Earth and historically are associated with weather anomalies. Per the Zetas, this solar activity was to be a cover for the Earth changes anticipated to be caused by Planet X.

ZetaTalk Warning 6/1/2002: Solar Flares, an extended or anomalous solar cycle, has been planned for decades to be used as a distraction and excuse during this time. What does all this mean? It means that any reason for the current weather, satellite failure, magnetic diffusion, or heating core along with volcanic and quake increases, are to be blamed [in part] on the Sun.

In truth, NASA had good reason to anticipate an active cycle going into 2011. Sunspots had been on the increase.

History of Study into Solar Variations
Statistical studies that correlate weather and climate with solar activity have been popular for centuries, dating back at least to 1801, when William Herschel noted an apparent connection between wheat prices and sunspot records. They now often involve high-density global datasets compiled from surface networks and weather satellite observations and/or the forcing of climate models with synthetic or observed solar variability to investigate the detailed processes by which the effects of solar variations propagate through the Earth's climate system

Thus, merrily anticipating an active sunspot cycle, NASA was no doubt preparing to point to the Sun as a reason for weather anomalies, satellite problems, and problems with the grid such as surges or outages. Now this villain has been taken from them. Per the Zetas, the reason for the low sunspot activity has to do with the magnetic poles of Planet X. But NASA is not prepared to admit to the presence of Planet X just yet. In this cover-up dance, they are dancing without a partner.

ZetaTalk Explanation 6/21/2008: During the last solar cycle, it was noted that solar activity was unusually high, and predicted by man that this cycle would be extreme. At the time, Planet X was passing the Sun and had its prolific magnetic N Pole pointed toward the Sun, nosed into the Sun's magnetic S Pole. We stated that such solar activity due to the presence of Planet X was merely a ruffled surface, and nothing more significant than that. Now the magnetic N Pole of Planet X is pointed outward, as Planet X has risen to the Ecliptic and is into its first 270 roll. Thus, it is pointing its magnetic S Pole toward the Sun, which absorbs magnetic particles and thus has a quieting effect. All the predictions that man made about this solar cycle being horrific, worse than the last cycle, have been forgotten.

Iraqi Oil

The Zetas have long stated that the invasion of Iraq was for oil, part of a larger plan for the Bush crowd to dominate the oil fields of the world.

ZetaTalk Overview 2/25/2006: We have often stated that the war in Iraq was part of a larger plan to commandeer the oil fields of the Middle East, to expand into Saudi Arabia and Iran, and thence up into the oil field of Russia via Pakistan. The stage for the current military action was set in the past, with the friendship of the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, who were considered allies by George Bush Sr. By allowing Saddam to remain in power at the end of the first Gulf War, the stage was set for George Bush Jr. to insist on finishing his father's work. Of course, seeing the junior Bush into the Presidency at this time, when the pole shift was anticipated, was in the plan. Thus we had Dubya inserted into the White House by Supreme Court fiat in 2000, and by voter fraud in 2004.

Now that the Bush crowd is losing their grip on control of the US military, and withdrawal from Iraq almost certain under an almost certain Obama administration, what to do? Force Iraq to allow US oil companies to dominate the Iraqi oil fields, or so went the plan.

Deals With Iraq Are Set to Bring Oil Giants Back
June 19, 2008
Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total and BP - the original partners in the Iraq Petroleum Company - along with Chevron and a number of smaller oil companies, are in talks with Iraq's Oil Ministry for no-bid contracts to service Iraq's largest fields, according to ministry officials, oil company officials and an American diplomat. The deals, expected to be announced on June 30, will lay the foundation for the first commercial work for the major companies in Iraq since the American invasion, and open a new and potentially lucrative country for their operations. The no-bid contracts are unusual for the industry, and the offers prevailed over others by more than 40 companies, including companies in Russia, China and India. The contracts, which would run for one to two years and are relatively small by industry standards, would nonetheless give the companies an advantage in bidding on future contracts. The Iraqi Oil Ministry, through a spokesman, said the no-bid contracts were a stop-gap measure to bring modern skills into the fields while the oil law was pending in Parliament.

The New York Times article certainly implies that the no-bid contracts for US companies is a done deal, but on June 30 Iraqi officials, in a firm display of their independence from US domination, had a different announcement. There will be no no-bid contracts, and the US is on the same playing field level as all other countries.

Iraq Names 35 Companies "Qualified" To Bid For Oil Contracts
June 30, 2008
The potential participation of big Western companies like BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total SA in Iraq's oil industry has been criticized in recent weeks following published reports that several were close to signing no-bid contracts with the Iraqi government. Western participation in Iraq's oil industry, especially by American companies, has been a contentious issue ever since U.S.-led forces toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein. Many Arabs believe the U.S. went to war to seize Iraq's oil. That has been repeatedly denied by Washington. Those concerns were reignited two weeks ago after a report in the New York Times said Royal Dutch Shell PLC, BP PLC, Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and French energy giant Total SA were close to signing short-term oil service contracts with Iraq on a no-bid basis. The deals, which were expected to be announced Monday, were reportedly designed as an interim way to boost Iraq's oil output until the country could agree on a new national oil law stalled by political squabbles between the central government and the Kurds. On Monday the Times also reported that a small U.S. State Department team helped draw up contracts between the Oil Ministry and the five major oil companies. The newspaper quoted a senior State Department official as saying the team provided technical support to an understaffed Iraqi ministry. Iraqi government spokesman denied the country had ever considered a no-bid process.

Why the turnaround? The State Department was apparently confident of a no-bid arrangement for US oil companies, which anticipated being allowed to control the flow of oil. Iraq is now saying no such contracts would be allowed/approved and any short term employment would be contractural only, to repair the oil field equipment. This is a big difference in view. What's going on?

ZetaTalk Explanation 7/5/2008: The Bush administration made assumptions about their ability to bully the new Iraqi government, and until they were faced with reality, those assumptions ruled in their minds. There are, of course, certain low level officials in the Iraqi government who are more maleable than those in charge, and on occasion a nodding head from those officials could be taken as aquiescence. The Iraqis consider the US involvement in Iraq to be very short term, and anticipate the US will exit, without an agreement to maintain bases, soon. They have allowed those crowing braggards in the Bush administration and their oil cronies to make assumptions, because it placated them. There are more disappointments pending for this Bush crowd than the loss of control over the oil fields. But this despised crowd will not be forewarned, as then they are not forearmed. That is the Iraqi strategy.

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