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Comparing the Killings of Terrorist Leaders Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Osama bin Laden

Dateline Sunday October 27, 2019 ...This feature is being written just before the Scorpio New Moon. Uranus in Taurus is rising and the upcoming Sun-Moon conjunction in Scorpio is setting. Shortly after the New Moon, humanity and the world will experience the annual Sun-Uranus opposition. Note: If you are unfamiliar with typical Uranian themes associated with revolution, radical change, shock waves, surprises, breakthroughs in higher consciousness, lightning-like insights, advances on the cutting edge of science and technology, please visit the Astro-Business Keys section of our website for more archetypes linked to this unconventional, iconoclastic celestial body.

The killing of the most recent ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (he was not the originator of this movement) occurred overnight (October 26 - 27) in Barisha Village, Syria (near Aleppo). U.S. Special Forces — in a helicopter-raid, and as reported dramatically by President Trump in his rather self-congratulatory 50-minute press conference this morning — carried out this ultra-secret mission that had been in the works for a while. Like the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, 2011 when President Obama had authorized a mission by U.S. Navy Seals, both of these terrorists — with horrific blood on their hands — were hiding out in compounds and, fortunately for the Americans conducting the raids, there was no loss of life on our side.

Osama bin Laden was one of two individuals who created al-Qaida in 1988 and — as opposed to what President Trump lied about in his press conference this morning saying, in effect, that he tried to uniquely warn everyone of bin Laden being someone our government should watch in 1998 (!) in a book he had written — Osama bin Laden was widely recognized all around the globe in the late 1980s and throughout the entire 1990s. I and the marvelous astrologers who wrote for our pioneering astrological journal Welcome to Planet Earth (1981 – 2000) wrote about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida frequently. This is just another in the multitude of deliberate fabrications spoken by the current president of the United States to make him seem smart, wise and definitely superior to his predecessor in The White House. Meanwhile, the photograph being circulated by The White House this morning of President Trump, VP Pence, Defense Secretary Esper, and various Generals sitting “perfectly dressed” at a table has a time-stamp at least 90+ minutes after the helicopter-raid began. It is also reported that the president was playing golf when the raid started at around 3:30pm EDT on Saturday.

Eventually, the facts will come out about whether the president was or was not golfing and whether he — like Obama – was really watching the entire raid live or not. However, the entire reason of why we are in the Middle East in the first place and the imperialistic origins of that catastrophic governmental policy go way back in time — and this imperialist behavior by America is part of an even greater colonialism perpetrated primarily by the nation-states of Europe (Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Russia/Soviet Union, and the list goes on...) What I am presenting at this time are the approximate-timed charts for the killing of both men. What is important astrologically to realize is that highly-secretive missions, especially conducted by the air, often occur in the dark-of-the-moon monthly phase, also known as the Balsamic Sun-Moon Phase that precedes every New Moon. The reason is obvious — the Moon is not shining brightly in the sky, so the aircraft bringing in special-force troops can more easily and successfully complete their dangerous assignment.

In addition, both the current Scorpio New Moon about to happen and the Taurus New Moon of May 3, 2011 (right after Osama bin Laden’s death) show major cosmic lines of energy over the areas where these terrorists were living. With the raid just conducted (see my current Global Hot Spots feature on the Scorpio New Moon of October 27, 2019), the Sun-Moon union opposite Uranus is rising and setting through Syria while in early May 2011 that Taurus New Moon was overhead in the area of Pakistan-Afghanistan along with a potent Mars-Jupiter-Eris triple conjunction at 23 degrees of Aries. (Mars right now squaring Saturn in the sky, and both planets closely activating the USA natal Sun-Saturn square from our Declaration of Independence national birth chart of July 4, 1776, are also primary reasons for what just happened in the killing of the ISIS leader.)

The Russian Ministry of Defense has just reported, as I am writing this, that they did not provide our Air Force with any assistance during the raid that killed al-Baghdadi — a complete rejection of what President Trump said this morning when he thanked Russia at the beginning of his list of all the countries and groups that helped this mission. And in a slap at Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the House, and Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate, President Trump did not privately communicate any information of the ongoing military raid at all to leaders from his political opposition — something, by tradition, other presidents have done as a courtesy. With Senator Lindsey Graham coming out this morning in a rare statement at The White House, to provide additional backing to President Trump’s totally erratic, unsettling and ever-changing international brinksmanship, we know that this very welcome elimination of al-Baghdadi will become a major advertising-marketing extravaganza by Trump-Pence supporters to neutralize havoc appearing through the impeachment hearings. Unfortunately, because of President Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds due to the bad-timing astrological phone call on October 6 between Presidents Trump and Erdogan, world leaders who should be our allies are now worried about U.S. dependability. In a statement just released today, here is what the current Iraqi President Barham Salih said: “The staying power of the United States is being questioned in a very, very serious way. And allies of the United States are worried about the dependability of the United States.”

Thank you President Trump for living “down to” rather than “up to” your higher destiny of being born with a Sun-Uranus-Lunar North Node conjunction opposite the Moon at a Total Lunar Eclipse. Instead of being brilliant, dependable, responsible and honest, your obsession with reversing everything achieved by President Obama makes you look small, petty and mean-spirited rather than being a far-seeing unifier of the American people and a beleaguered planet in need of conflict resolution rather than an enlargement of the out-of-control movement toward autocratic leaders silencing the opposition, the media and freedom of the press.

Important: A future podcast will explain more about my views on American Imperialism and Colonialism as well as my writings on the subject from 50 years ago – not a typo! – when I was a columnist on the award-winning Michigan State News university newspaper from 1969 to 1971. Keep tuned to this online channel for astrological breaking news.

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