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  • Royce Holleman
    My arse ain t the important part I m worried about anyway. ... From: Roger Anderton To: ufonet@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 8:48 AM
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      My arse ain't the important part I'm worried about anyway.
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      From: Roger Anderton
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      The Bible Code predicts Atomic World War in 2006 caused by terrorists.

      Best put your head between your legs now, and kiss your arse goodbye.------

      The Bible Code War

      by Michael Drosnin

      Daily Mail Nov 1st 2003



      AT THE height of preparations for the Iraq War, and as debate over the looming conflict raged at the United Nations, I received an urgent telephone call. `Can you come

      to Washington?' asked Dr Linton Wells, director of the Pentagon's intelligence nerve centre.

      It was the morning of Sunday, February 9, 2003. Just two days earlier, the White House had put America on' a `high terror alert'. But as an author and journalist, I was extremely surprised to have by weekend interrupted by a call from a key member of my country's invisible government.

      Wells was the man who ran C3I - military shorthand for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence. I knew him since my days as an investigative reporter on The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

      `What brings you out on a Sunday?' I asked him.

      `The Deputy Secretary,' said Wells, referring to his boss, Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz, the key White House adviser on Iraq who earlier this week narrowly escaped assassination in Baghdad.

      'He just called me out of an important meeting in Colorado,' Wells continued. `He asked me to arrange for you to brief the Pentagon. It's the Bible code, right?'

      Now I really was surprised. President Bush was preparing to declare war against Saddam Hussein, and in the middle of the latest 'strategy meetings, Wolfowitz, architect of the war and the second highest official in the Pentagon, had just ordered his top deputy to arrange a briefing on a 3,000-year- old code in the Bible that was claimed to reveal the future. It was six years since I had

      first disclosed the code's existence in a book that caused a global sensation, Three months before Wells called me, in a sequel based on extensive research, I had published new evidence of its uncanny power to predict the turning points in world history.

      But despite repeated efforts to warn America's leaders of the chilling messages the code contained, until this moment I had never been asked to reveal all I knew. `Why the sudden interest?' I asked Wells.

      `I don't know,' he said. `I just follow orders. But Wolfowitz did mention the chief of Mossad.'

      I had met General Meir Dagan, the head of Israel's renowned intelligence agency, three times. Dagan took the warnings in the Bible code so seriously that he had urged Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to meet me.

      Now, apparently, the Americans wanted to know what I had told the Israelis, and what else I knew about the dangers that may lie ahead.

      `Who'll be at the meeting?' I asked Wells.

      'Admiral Jake Jacoby, Director of the Defence Intelligence Agency, and someone Prom the Operations Directorate of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,' Wells said. `Of course, I'll be there on behalf of Wolfowitz.'

      Wells had just named the entire top command of American military intelligence. As boss of the DIA, Admiral Lowell `Jake' Jacoby ran the biggest spy network in the world, far bigger than the CIA, with spy satellites and listening stations keeping covert watch around the globe. For their part, the Joint Chiefs of Staff had authority over the army, navy and air force, and their Operations Directorate handled the most sensitive missions of all.

      Wells himself orchestrated everything that came out of C3I, the heart of our entire military It was clear the Pentagon was now taking the Bible code very seriously indeed.

      `Can you be here next week?' asked Wells.

      `I'll be there,' I said.

      WHAT followed is, by any standards, an extraordinary story. Those who doubt the truth of the Bible code and believe that President Bush's White House is dangerously in the grip of fundamentalist Christians may be disturbed at the thought that his most trusted aides were poring over the code's predictions as they prepared to attack Saddam.

      Those, like me, who have come to believe there is overwhelming proof that the code

      is real, and that it reveals the clock to Armageddon is already ticking, may instead feel relief that those with the power to act on its warnings have finally woken up to its significance.

      In fact, U.S. Intelligence had not called me in because the religious right pushed it, but because the code kept coming true.

      Before I tell you what happened at the Pentagon briefing , let me remind you of the Bible code's story.

      As long as there has been a Bible, people have believed there was something hidden in it - great secrets known only to the high priests which could be found by using some esoteric formula or magical key

      Even Sir Isaac Newton, the father of modern science, believed there was a code in the Old Testament - `a cryptogram set by the Almighty' - that would reveal the future of mankind.

      It fell to my friend Dr Eliyahu Rips, a brilliant Israeli mathematician, to find the code that had eluded mankind for centuries. Using modern computer technology, he began to uncover hidden messages spelled out in the Bible's original Hebrew text. One of his

      first breakthroughs was to identify the exact day on which the 1991 Gulf War would start - three weeks before it happened. The name `Saddam Hussein' and the startlingly modern phrase `Scud missiles' were lying hidden in the ancient verses next to the precise date of Iraq's attack on Israel .

      So how did Rips crack the code? He was inspired by the work of a rabbi in Prague who had discovered that if he skipped 50 letters, and then another 50, and then another 50, the word `Torah' was spelled out at the beginning of the Book of Genesis.

      HIS is remarkable, for `Torah' is the name given by Jews to the first five books of the Old Testament. It is the original Bible - the holiest scripture of the Jewish faith, believed to have been given directly to Moses by God.

      The same 50-letter skip-sequence also spelled out `Torah' in the Book of Exodus, Book of Numbers and Book of Deuteronomy. Rips felt sure this could not be mere coincidence.

      To find out, he took the Torah in its most definitive format - the

      Textus Receptus text, from which Jewish scholars accept no deviations - and then removed all the spaces between the words. This turned the ancient verses into one continuous strand of 304,805 letters.

      He then wrote a computer program that could search through ;he strand at the press of a button, skipping equal numbers of letters to see what new words emerged. The computer enabled him to do ;his for an infinite number of different skip sequences, but the basic technique is easy to follow

      The example I always give is the following simple sentence: `Rips explained that each code is a case of adding every fifth or tenth or fiftieth letter to form a word.'

      Like the original text of the Bible, this sentence makes perfect sense on the surface. But there is another hidden message if you highlight every fourth letter in the sequence.

      Then it reads: `Rips ExplAineD thaT eacH codE is a Case Of adDing Every fifth or tenth or fiftieth letter to form a word:' What emerges is the message: `READ THE CODE.'

      With the help of his computer, Rips could race backwards and forwards through the entire Torah,

      from the first verse to the last, and check every possible skip-sequence.

      When he did this, related words, names, dates and places kept coming up, encoded together, revealing events that happened thousands of years after the Bible was written. And, as a mathematician, he knew that the chances of this happening by coincidence were simply too huge to be possible.

      RIPS went on to display the words of the Torah in grids - lines of letters, all the `same length, stacked on top of each other. When he did this, he found sequences appearing vertically and diagonally The words formed a sort of cross- word puzzle that showed they were linked. And it was these connected words in a book 3,000 years old that revealed accurate, often detailed, information about modern events. It was an amazing discovery Hidden under the beautiful poetry of the Old Testament was a complex network of words and phrases - a Bible beneath the Bible - that charted the course of history to the , present day and beyond. The hidden reference to the Gulf War was just one of countless examples. Rips also found the words `Moon landing' next to `spaceship' and `Apollo 11'. With `Hitler', he found `Nazi'. With `Clinton' he found `President'. With `Kennedy to die', he found `Dallas' - the city in which JFK was assassinated.

      In test after test, connections like these were consistently found only in the Bible - not in other huge , books such as Tolstoy's War And Peace, and not in ten million random strings of letters that were specially generated by computer.

      But as I explained in the Daily Mail last year, the most stunning confirmation of the code's accuracy came with the horror of September 1l, 2001.

      Until that moment, despite having spent countless hours studying the code with Eli Rips, part of me still found this whole discovery too mind-boggling to accept. I woke up every morning half wondering if it was really true.

      But then came that terrible September morning - and everything changed.

      I witnessed the destruction of the World Trade Centre from the roof of my own apartment block in New York, then raced downstairs to run Rips's computer program to see if the code had predicted what I'd just seen.

      Sure enough, it vas there in the hidden text - the words "Twin Towers' were encoded in the 3,000- year-old verses. `Airplane' appeared in exactly the same place. `It caused to fall, knocked down' intersected with `airplane' and `Twin Towers'.

      `Oh my God,' I said aloud. `It's real.'

      LATER, I discovered there were also encoded references to the `crime of bin Laden' and the `terrorist Atta', clearly identifying Mohammed Atta, the pilot of the first plane to strike.

      On the very day of the attack, Dr Rips had found the Hebrew date equivalent to September 11 intersected with the words `Twin Towers'. And in the same place, the original unencrypted words of the Bible said: `And there fell on that day about 3,000 men.'

      `All of the first newspaper accounts, all the TV reports, said that the number of dead was 6,000,' said Rips. `It wasn't until months later that we found it was really about 3,000 - but the Bible code stated the true death toll on the day of the attack.'

      But the most disturbing message in the code was something else again. For the words `towers' and `twin' also appeared in exactly the same place as the unencrypted text of the Bible referred to `The End of Days' - the period preceding the Apocalypse.

      Surely, there could no more terrifying warning than this. For if the code was right, the events of September 11 were a sign that we were approaching Armageddon.

      By the time I arrived to deliver my briefing at the Pentagon, Washington.

      F-16 fighter jets were flying overhead and armoured vehicles mounted with Stinger antiaircraft missiles were patrolling the streets.

      At 9am on Friday, February 21, 2003, I met the top ten leaders of U.S. military intelligence in a conference room in the E ring of the Pentagon, the inner circle reserved for the Office of the Secretary of Defence.

      And it was there that I briefed them about the hidden messages in the Bible that warned we had only four years to work out how to avoid World War III and a nuclear catastrophe:

      `At the request of Secretary Wolfowitz, I've come today to brief you about a code 'in the Bible that appears - to reveal events that happened thousands of years after the Bible was written,' I told the senior officials seated around a big conference table, handing each of them a memo that described how the code worked.

      `It' was discovered by a famous Israeli mathematician and confirmed by a senior code-breaker at the U S. National Security Agency' the memo stated. `I believe the code is real for a simple reason: it keeps coming' true.'

      I gave the Pentagon officials computer print-outs that made the point dramatically, showing how the events of September 11 were encoded in detail in the Bible.

      They were clearly impressed - and even more so when I told them the odds of such words appearing together were 10,000-1 against.

      I then showed them a graphic image in the Bible code of the Columbia space shuttle disaster that had killed seven astronauts just a few weeks earlier on February 1.

      Not only was `Columbia' encoded with `shuttle' and `fire will destroy', but the encoding created an actual picture of the winged spaceship.

      Looked at from the launch position, the words `fire will destroy' formed the left wing - and, sure enough, it had been a fire in the shuttle's left wing that had triggered the disaster.

      FINALLY, I handed them copies of a letter I had sent Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin more than a year before

      he was killed in November 1995 warning him that the Bible code predicted his assassination.

      The coded table could not be more . explicit: the phrase `Assassin will assassinate' intersected `Yitzhak Rabin' at the only point in which his full name was encoded in the Bible.

      By then I had the Pentagon experts' avid attention. `You warned Rabin a year in advance?' asked Admiral Jacoby. `How did the Israelis react when he was killed?'

      `That's when the Israelis began to take the Bible code very seriously,' I replied. `I met the new Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, to brief him on my findings.

      It was at this point that I faced the men before me - men who controlled all the military hardware and technical resources of the world's one remaining superpower - and revealed the knowledge that had been weighing on me for many months.

      `The main reason I've come to see you today,' I said; 'is that the code warns that we may face the ultimate danger - a nuclear war, starting in the Middle East within four years.'

      I. told. them that the words `World War' and `Atomic Holocaust' and `End of Days' were all encoded with the same year 2006 - against odds of at least 100,000 - 1.

      `That doesn't leave much time;' said Admiral Jacoby. `How clear is it - and if it's predicted, what can we do?'

      `The Israeli mathematician who discovered the code said it could not happen by chance,' I said. `It had to be intentionally encoded in the Bible.

      `I'm certain the dangers it warns of can be prevented. The Bible code just reveals probabilities and what we do determines what actually happens.'

      `What does it say about Iraq?' asked Linton Wells, focusing on the immediate danger.

      `Good news,' I said, handing him another encoded table. `It says that Saddam Hussein will fall in 2003. It's encoded in the form of a question and answer: `Who is destroyed? Hussein.' Crossing his name, against very high odds, is the year 2003.

      I showed Wells a more detailed. version of the same code table. `There's more,' I told him. `It says Saddam will flee, but it also indicates that he will die.

      `Again, it's a question and answer The words `Death. Who is destroyed? Hussein' intersect in the code table with the year 2003 and the phrase `It was confirmed, he fled' Elsewhere the same thing is encoded again. `Hussein died' is crossed with `the man who was forced to flee' and `in his hideout'.'

      `So the outcome is already determined?' asked the man from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who arrived late.

      No, I said. The Bible code is not a crystal ball. Nothing is set in stone. But it does provide

      detailed information you can check out.'

      I looked around the table. `However,' I went on, `I don't believe the real danger is Saddam Hussein - it's Osama bin Laden.

      `Of all the information we've found in the Bible code, one thing stands out as most useful - a clearly stated location where bin Laden, his Al Qaeda headquarters and all of his most dangerous weaponry might be found.' .

      THERE was a stunned silence. `That would be useful;' said Admiral Jacoby, his dry understatement breaking the silence.

      I gave the men who were running the hunt for bin Laden one code table after another that named the exact remote desert location of his hideout, with the precise co-ordinates.

      `You won't publish this; will you?' asked Wells.

      `Of course not,' I said. `This information is for you, not bin Laden. If I tell him, he won't go there.'

      The name of the terrorist base appeared in the Bible code at points intersecting both Hebrew spellings of `bin Laden' against odds of at least 10,000-1. In one instance, the full hidden text says `army headquarters in X'.

      'It might also be the location of unconventional weapons, perhaps the source of ultimate danger to the United States and the world,' I said, showing how the same obscure place in the Middle East was also encoded with `atomic weapon' and `atomic holocaust' and `smallpox'.

      Where the words `army headquarters in X' crossed `bin Laden', `missile' overlapped both in code. Moreover, the terrorist base was also encoded with three of the

      most likely targets - `Jerusalem', `Tel Aviv' and `New York'.

      `The Bible code clearly suggests New York has not yet witnessed the worst danger,' I said. `September 11 was the beginning, not the end. And it's all tied in some way to Al Qaeda and this same hideout. '

      `I don't want to sound apocalyptic, but the full scale of danger is captured only by the words of Biblical prophecy The phrase `In the End of Days' appears in the original, uncoded words of the Bible, crossed by the coded word 'terrorism' and the name of this base.

      `In fact, the code states that `terrorism' will be `co-ordinated from hiding place X' `in the End of Days'.'

      I had been worried about sounding too religious when, in fact, I was not religious at all and do not believe in God. But no one in the room raised a question.

      I realised it was likely that many, even most, of the intelligence leaders were committed Christians and, like the President himself, believed in the `End of Days'.

      Certainly, they all believed in the danger faced by the West, At the highest levels of the U.S, government, there was unanimous agreement that new terrorist attacks, on a yet greater scale, were almost inevitable.

      Everyone from the President down has said it publicly - we were in a third world war, unlike any war we had fought before because the enemy was hidden. And I guessed that one of the reasons I had been called to brief the Pentagon on the Bible' code was that; on some deep level, everyone knew we needed a miracle to avoid catastrophe.

      `There's one problem,' I said as the hour-long briefing came to an end. `I can tell you where to look for bin Laden's hideout, but not when.

      `I've never seen anything as clearly encoded as the location of this terrorist base, but the code does not state a year. I can only suggest that you look now, and again, and again - because if you succeed you will stop terrorism at its source.'

      At this point, the most senior figure there, Admiral Jacoby, spoke up. He was not addressing me, but all the other military men in the room.

      `If you looked at Normandy, one day it was just a beach,' said Jacoby. `If you looked the next, it was D-Day.'

      With those words, I knew he had given U.S. military intelligence its marching orders - target our satellites on the location the Bible code named as bin Laden's hideout and don't stop looking until you find him,

      My Pentagon briefing had reached its close. Not one of the VIPs there had left even for a moment to take a phone call or update on the international crisis brewing all around us, The only people in the world with the military resources to make use of the information in the code had taken it totally seriously.

      AS I walked down the Pentagon steps, the enormity of the moment, of who I'd just met, of what I'd told them, of what was happening in the world, made me think of the words I had said out loud when I saw with my own eyes the attack on New York on September 11 - `Oh my God, it's real.'

      I had just been at the centre of the inner sanctum of America's invisible government. I had met its leaders. I had told them that we faced a danger so great it was captured only by the words of Biblical prophecy- `Armageddon', the `End of Days', the 'Apocalypse'.

      And they had believed me.

      Indeed, they had taken this warning so seriously that the full resources of the Pentagon would now be committed to preventing the horror.

      `The data has been input,' Dr Linton Wells told me when he called from C3I a few days later. `The co-ordinates are in our computer system.

      `Your meeting went very well. All the intelligence people are taking this very seriously. I briefed Wolfowitz We're already looking for bin Laden.'

      TO SOME extent, I was reassured. But I knew the war in Iraq could soon divert the U S. from its search for the fugitive terrorist leader, and I feared that although we might forget about him, he would not forget about us.

      There was still more work to do, I flew to Israel and met its top intelligence analyst, General Yossi Kuperwasser, at Israel's military headquarters, the Kirya in Tel Aviv

      I had met Kuperwasser before, and like most officials at the highest level of Israeli intelligence, he listened to the Bible code warnings because they kept coming true.

      The code also agreed with Mossad's own best estimate of the year in which the threat of atomic attack by terrorists would peak 2006.

      Now I showed him a new code table. 'In Jerusalem' was encoded with `mega-terror' and `war', crossed by `bin Laden'.

      'The odds against it happening by chance are three million to one,' I told Kuperwasser. 'Bin Laden is going to strike Israel if you don't find him first.'

      I had already given the Israelis the same information I had given the Pentagon, including the name of bin Laden's hideout. `We already looked,' said General Kuperwasser. `We'll look again. We'll keep looking.'

      I knew they would. The Israelis had a very clear sense that their survival was at stake They did not have America's technical resources -just a very strong will to survive.

      According to all reports, however, the United States remains as vulnerable to terrorist attack today as it was on September 1l .

      `A year after 9/11, America remains dangerously unprepared to prevent and respond to a catastrophic attack on U.S. soil ' said a report by New York's Council on Foreign Relations last October `In all likelihood, the next attack will result in even greater casualties.'

      And on duly 24 this year, a bi-partisan Congressional report made a scathing indictment of the American intelligence community for failing to prevent 9/11, warning that we were still not ready to prevent another terrorist onslaught.

      ON that same day, I sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz. It stated: `I believe the next major terrorist attack is not far off, and that this time we may lose an entire city and not just two tall buildings. There is a warning of a new attack on New York, perhaps as early as 2004.'

      The facts behind my letter were chilling. Searching the code for warnings of catastrophic attacks, I had found two years encoded with the words `New York' - 2001 (the year of September 1l ) and 2004. And intersecting with 2004 were the ominous words `from the fire of a missile'.

      This is how closely the danger might be upon us. I asked my friend Eli Rips to calculate the odds against all the elements of this warning - the city, the two years, the specific identification of the danger - appearing together in the Bible by chance. `It is at least 10,000-1,' he told me.

      Moreover, the same warning from the fire of a missile' also app eared against very high odds with five related dangers in the Bible code. It was linked to `war of terrorism', `chemical attack' and `atomic weapon'.

      `Terror, 5764' - the Hebrew equivalent to 2004 - was also encoded with the missile warning. More disturbingly still, so were the words `the war started'.

      Dr Rips calculated the odds again and said that the probably against all these warnings being linked by chance was many millions to one.

      The Bible code was clearly spelling out a missile as the weapon, terrorism as the enemy, and New York as the target perhaps as early as next year

      But the grim fact is .that every year in the near future is encoded in the Bible with great danger, both in New York and on a global scale, peaking in 2006.

      At the end of July this year, just before President Bush left the White House for an August vacation at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, I sent him a letter.

      It warned: `The Bible code states the final danger in modern terms `atomic holocaust' and `world war' are both encoded in the Bible. And both are encoded with the same year - 2006.'

      For years, I had been warning world leaders that an ancient prophecy was about to come true - that the Apocalypse long foretold by all the West's three major religions was encoded in the Bible, with a warning that it was about to engulf us.

      On September 11, I had seen it been to unfold just down the block from my home in New York. Now, I told George Bush, the full horror might be unleashed almost immediately.

      'September 11 was not the end of the danger,' I warned him, `but the beginning.'

      EXTRACTED from The Bible Code II by Michael Drosnin, to be published by Phoenix on November 6 at £7.99. ©2003, Michael Drosnin. To order a copy (p&p free), call 0870 161 0870. .



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    • Roger Anderton
      The Bible Code predicts Atomic World War in 2006 caused by terrorists. Best put your head between your legs now, and kiss your arse goodbye.------ The Bible
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        The Bible Code predicts Atomic World War in 2006 caused by terrorists.

        Best put your head between your legs now, and kiss your arse goodbye.------

        The Bible Code War

        by Michael Drosnin

        Daily Mail Nov 1st 2003



        AT THE height of preparations for the Iraq War, and as debate over the looming conflict raged at the United Nations, I received an urgent telephone call. `Can you come

        to Washington?' asked Dr Linton Wells, director of the Pentagon's intelligence nerve centre.

        It was the morning of Sunday, February 9, 2003. Just two days earlier, the White House had put America on' a `high terror alert'. But as an author and journalist, I was extremely surprised to have by weekend interrupted by a call from a key member of my country's invisible government.

        Wells was the man who ran C3I - military shorthand for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence. I knew him since my days as an investigative reporter on The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

        `What brings you out on a Sunday?' I asked him.

        `The Deputy Secretary,' said Wells, referring to his boss, Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz, the key White House adviser on Iraq who earlier this week narrowly escaped assassination in Baghdad.

        'He just called me out of an important meeting in Colorado,' Wells continued. `He asked me to arrange for you to brief the Pentagon. It's the Bible code, right?'

        Now I really was surprised. President Bush was preparing to declare war against Saddam Hussein, and in the middle of the latest 'strategy meetings, Wolfowitz, architect of the war and the second highest official in the Pentagon, had just ordered his top deputy to arrange a briefing on a 3,000-year- old code in the Bible that was claimed to reveal the future. It was six years since I had

        first disclosed the code's existence in a book that caused a global sensation, Three months before Wells called me, in a sequel based on extensive research, I had published new evidence of its uncanny power to predict the turning points in world history.

        But despite repeated efforts to warn America's leaders of the chilling messages the code contained, until this moment I had never been asked to reveal all I knew. `Why the sudden interest?' I asked Wells.

        `I don't know,' he said. `I just follow orders. But Wolfowitz did mention the chief of Mossad.'

        I had met General Meir Dagan, the head of Israel's renowned intelligence agency, three times. Dagan took the warnings in the Bible code so seriously that he had urged Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to meet me.

        Now, apparently, the Americans wanted to know what I had told the Israelis, and what else I knew about the dangers that may lie ahead.

        `Who'll be at the meeting?' I asked Wells.

        'Admiral Jake Jacoby, Director of the Defence Intelligence Agency, and someone Prom the Operations Directorate of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,' Wells said. `Of course, I'll be there on behalf of Wolfowitz.'

        Wells had just named the entire top command of American military intelligence. As boss of the DIA, Admiral Lowell `Jake' Jacoby ran the biggest spy network in the world, far bigger than the CIA, with spy satellites and listening stations keeping covert watch around the globe. For their part, the Joint Chiefs of Staff had authority over the army, navy and air force, and their Operations Directorate handled the most sensitive missions of all.

        Wells himself orchestrated everything that came out of C3I, the heart of our entire military It was clear the Pentagon was now taking the Bible code very seriously indeed.

        `Can you be here next week?' asked Wells.

        `I'll be there,' I said.

        WHAT followed is, by any standards, an extraordinary story. Those who doubt the truth of the Bible code and believe that President Bush's White House is dangerously in the grip of fundamentalist Christians may be disturbed at the thought that his most trusted aides were poring over the code's predictions as they prepared to attack Saddam.

        Those, like me, who have come to believe there is overwhelming proof that the code

        is real, and that it reveals the clock to Armageddon is already ticking, may instead feel relief that those with the power to act on its warnings have finally woken up to its significance.

        In fact, U.S. Intelligence had not called me in because the religious right pushed it, but because the code kept coming true.

        Before I tell you what happened at the Pentagon briefing , let me remind you of the Bible code's story.

        As long as there has been a Bible, people have believed there was something hidden in it - great secrets known only to the high priests which could be found by using some esoteric formula or magical key

        Even Sir Isaac Newton, the father of modern science, believed there was a code in the Old Testament - `a cryptogram set by the Almighty' - that would reveal the future of mankind.

        It fell to my friend Dr Eliyahu Rips, a brilliant Israeli mathematician, to find the code that had eluded mankind for centuries. Using modern computer technology, he began to uncover hidden messages spelled out in the Bible's original Hebrew text. One of his

        first breakthroughs was to identify the exact day on which the 1991 Gulf War would start - three weeks before it happened. The name `Saddam Hussein' and the startlingly modern phrase `Scud missiles' were lying hidden in the ancient verses next to the precise date of Iraq's attack on Israel .

        So how did Rips crack the code? He was inspired by the work of a rabbi in Prague who had discovered that if he skipped 50 letters, and then another 50, and then another 50, the word `Torah' was spelled out at the beginning of the Book of Genesis.

        HIS is remarkable, for `Torah' is the name given by Jews to the first five books of the Old Testament. It is the original Bible - the holiest scripture of the Jewish faith, believed to have been given directly to Moses by God.

        The same 50-letter skip-sequence also spelled out `Torah' in the Book of Exodus, Book of Numbers and Book of Deuteronomy. Rips felt sure this could not be mere coincidence.

        To find out, he took the Torah in its most definitive format - the

        Textus Receptus text, from which Jewish scholars accept no deviations - and then removed all the spaces between the words. This turned the ancient verses into one continuous strand of 304,805 letters.

        He then wrote a computer program that could search through ;he strand at the press of a button, skipping equal numbers of letters to see what new words emerged. The computer enabled him to do ;his for an infinite number of different skip sequences, but the basic technique is easy to follow

        The example I always give is the following simple sentence: `Rips explained that each code is a case of adding every fifth or tenth or fiftieth letter to form a word.'

        Like the original text of the Bible, this sentence makes perfect sense on the surface. But there is another hidden message if you highlight every fourth letter in the sequence.

        Then it reads: `Rips ExplAineD thaT eacH codE is a Case Of adDing Every fifth or tenth or fiftieth letter to form a word:' What emerges is the message: `READ THE CODE.'

        With the help of his computer, Rips could race backwards and forwards through the entire Torah,

        from the first verse to the last, and check every possible skip-sequence.

        When he did this, related words, names, dates and places kept coming up, encoded together, revealing events that happened thousands of years after the Bible was written. And, as a mathematician, he knew that the chances of this happening by coincidence were simply too huge to be possible.

        RIPS went on to display the words of the Torah in grids - lines of letters, all the `same length, stacked on top of each other. When he did this, he found sequences appearing vertically and diagonally The words formed a sort of cross- word puzzle that showed they were linked. And it was these connected words in a book 3,000 years old that revealed accurate, often detailed, information about modern events. It was an amazing discovery Hidden under the beautiful poetry of the Old Testament was a complex network of words and phrases - a Bible beneath the Bible - that charted the course of history to the , present day and beyond. The hidden reference to the Gulf War was just one of countless examples. Rips also found the words `Moon landing' next to `spaceship' and `Apollo 11'. With `Hitler', he found `Nazi'. With `Clinton' he found `President'. With `Kennedy to die', he found `Dallas' - the city in which JFK was assassinated.

        In test after test, connections like these were consistently found only in the Bible - not in other huge , books such as Tolstoy's War And Peace, and not in ten million random strings of letters that were specially generated by computer.

        But as I explained in the Daily Mail last year, the most stunning confirmation of the code's accuracy came with the horror of September 1l, 2001.

        Until that moment, despite having spent countless hours studying the code with Eli Rips, part of me still found this whole discovery too mind-boggling to accept. I woke up every morning half wondering if it was really true.

        But then came that terrible September morning - and everything changed.

        I witnessed the destruction of the World Trade Centre from the roof of my own apartment block in New York, then raced downstairs to run Rips's computer program to see if the code had predicted what I'd just seen.

        Sure enough, it vas there in the hidden text - the words "Twin Towers' were encoded in the 3,000- year-old verses. `Airplane' appeared in exactly the same place. `It caused to fall, knocked down' intersected with `airplane' and `Twin Towers'.

        `Oh my God,' I said aloud. `It's real.'

        LATER, I discovered there were also encoded references to the `crime of bin Laden' and the `terrorist Atta', clearly identifying Mohammed Atta, the pilot of the first plane to strike.

        On the very day of the attack, Dr Rips had found the Hebrew date equivalent to September 11 intersected with the words `Twin Towers'. And in the same place, the original unencrypted words of the Bible said: `And there fell on that day about 3,000 men.'

        `All of the first newspaper accounts, all the TV reports, said that the number of dead was 6,000,' said Rips. `It wasn't until months later that we found it was really about 3,000 - but the Bible code stated the true death toll on the day of the attack.'

        But the most disturbing message in the code was something else again. For the words `towers' and `twin' also appeared in exactly the same place as the unencrypted text of the Bible referred to `The End of Days' - the period preceding the Apocalypse.

        Surely, there could no more terrifying warning than this. For if the code was right, the events of September 11 were a sign that we were approaching Armageddon.

        By the time I arrived to deliver my briefing at the Pentagon, Washington.

        F-16 fighter jets were flying overhead and armoured vehicles mounted with Stinger antiaircraft missiles were patrolling the streets.

        At 9am on Friday, February 21, 2003, I met the top ten leaders of U.S. military intelligence in a conference room in the E ring of the Pentagon, the inner circle reserved for the Office of the Secretary of Defence.

        And it was there that I briefed them about the hidden messages in the Bible that warned we had only four years to work out how to avoid World War III and a nuclear catastrophe:

        `At the request of Secretary Wolfowitz, I've come today to brief you about a code 'in the Bible that appears - to reveal events that happened thousands of years after the Bible was written,' I told the senior officials seated around a big conference table, handing each of them a memo that described how the code worked.

        `It' was discovered by a famous Israeli mathematician and confirmed by a senior code-breaker at the U S. National Security Agency' the memo stated. `I believe the code is real for a simple reason: it keeps coming' true.'

        I gave the Pentagon officials computer print-outs that made the point dramatically, showing how the events of September 11 were encoded in detail in the Bible.

        They were clearly impressed - and even more so when I told them the odds of such words appearing together were 10,000-1 against.

        I then showed them a graphic image in the Bible code of the Columbia space shuttle disaster that had killed seven astronauts just a few weeks earlier on February 1.

        Not only was `Columbia' encoded with `shuttle' and `fire will destroy', but the encoding created an actual picture of the winged spaceship.

        Looked at from the launch position, the words `fire will destroy' formed the left wing - and, sure enough, it had been a fire in the shuttle's left wing that had triggered the disaster.

        FINALLY, I handed them copies of a letter I had sent Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin more than a year before

        he was killed in November 1995 warning him that the Bible code predicted his assassination.

        The coded table could not be more . explicit: the phrase `Assassin will assassinate' intersected `Yitzhak Rabin' at the only point in which his full name was encoded in the Bible.

        By then I had the Pentagon experts' avid attention. `You warned Rabin a year in advance?' asked Admiral Jacoby. `How did the Israelis react when he was killed?'

        `That's when the Israelis began to take the Bible code very seriously,' I replied. `I met the new Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, to brief him on my findings.

        It was at this point that I faced the men before me - men who controlled all the military hardware and technical resources of the world's one remaining superpower - and revealed the knowledge that had been weighing on me for many months.

        `The main reason I've come to see you today,' I said; 'is that the code warns that we may face the ultimate danger - a nuclear war, starting in the Middle East within four years.'

        I. told. them that the words `World War' and `Atomic Holocaust' and `End of Days' were all encoded with the same year 2006 - against odds of at least 100,000 - 1.

        `That doesn't leave much time;' said Admiral Jacoby. `How clear is it - and if it's predicted, what can we do?'

        `The Israeli mathematician who discovered the code said it could not happen by chance,' I said. `It had to be intentionally encoded in the Bible.

        `I'm certain the dangers it warns of can be prevented. The Bible code just reveals probabilities and what we do determines what actually happens.'

        `What does it say about Iraq?' asked Linton Wells, focusing on the immediate danger.

        `Good news,' I said, handing him another encoded table. `It says that Saddam Hussein will fall in 2003. It's encoded in the form of a question and answer: `Who is destroyed? Hussein.' Crossing his name, against very high odds, is the year 2003.

        I showed Wells a more detailed. version of the same code table. `There's more,' I told him. `It says Saddam will flee, but it also indicates that he will die.

        `Again, it's a question and answer The words `Death. Who is destroyed? Hussein' intersect in the code table with the year 2003 and the phrase `It was confirmed, he fled' Elsewhere the same thing is encoded again. `Hussein died' is crossed with `the man who was forced to flee' and `in his hideout'.'

        `So the outcome is already determined?' asked the man from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who arrived late.

        No, I said. The Bible code is not a crystal ball. Nothing is set in stone. But it does provide

        detailed information you can check out.'

        I looked around the table. `However,' I went on, `I don't believe the real danger is Saddam Hussein - it's Osama bin Laden.

        `Of all the information we've found in the Bible code, one thing stands out as most useful - a clearly stated location where bin Laden, his Al Qaeda headquarters and all of his most dangerous weaponry might be found.' .

        THERE was a stunned silence. `That would be useful;' said Admiral Jacoby, his dry understatement breaking the silence.

        I gave the men who were running the hunt for bin Laden one code table after another that named the exact remote desert location of his hideout, with the precise co-ordinates.

        `You won't publish this; will you?' asked Wells.

        `Of course not,' I said. `This information is for you, not bin Laden. If I tell him, he won't go there.'

        The name of the terrorist base appeared in the Bible code at points intersecting both Hebrew spellings of `bin Laden' against odds of at least 10,000-1. In one instance, the full hidden text says `army headquarters in X'.

        'It might also be the location of unconventional weapons, perhaps the source of ultimate danger to the United States and the world,' I said, showing how the same obscure place in the Middle East was also encoded with `atomic weapon' and `atomic holocaust' and `smallpox'.

        Where the words `army headquarters in X' crossed `bin Laden', `missile' overlapped both in code. Moreover, the terrorist base was also encoded with three of the

        most likely targets - `Jerusalem', `Tel Aviv' and `New York'.

        `The Bible code clearly suggests New York has not yet witnessed the worst danger,' I said. `September 11 was the beginning, not the end. And it's all tied in some way to Al Qaeda and this same hideout. '

        `I don't want to sound apocalyptic, but the full scale of danger is captured only by the words of Biblical prophecy The phrase `In the End of Days' appears in the original, uncoded words of the Bible, crossed by the coded word 'terrorism' and the name of this base.

        `In fact, the code states that `terrorism' will be `co-ordinated from hiding place X' `in the End of Days'.'

        I had been worried about sounding too religious when, in fact, I was not religious at all and do not believe in God. But no one in the room raised a question.

        I realised it was likely that many, even most, of the intelligence leaders were committed Christians and, like the President himself, believed in the `End of Days'.

        Certainly, they all believed in the danger faced by the West, At the highest levels of the U.S, government, there was unanimous agreement that new terrorist attacks, on a yet greater scale, were almost inevitable.

        Everyone from the President down has said it publicly - we were in a third world war, unlike any war we had fought before because the enemy was hidden. And I guessed that one of the reasons I had been called to brief the Pentagon on the Bible' code was that; on some deep level, everyone knew we needed a miracle to avoid catastrophe.

        `There's one problem,' I said as the hour-long briefing came to an end. `I can tell you where to look for bin Laden's hideout, but not when.

        `I've never seen anything as clearly encoded as the location of this terrorist base, but the code does not state a year. I can only suggest that you look now, and again, and again - because if you succeed you will stop terrorism at its source.'

        At this point, the most senior figure there, Admiral Jacoby, spoke up. He was not addressing me, but all the other military men in the room.

        `If you looked at Normandy, one day it was just a beach,' said Jacoby. `If you looked the next, it was D-Day.'

        With those words, I knew he had given U.S. military intelligence its marching orders - target our satellites on the location the Bible code named as bin Laden's hideout and don't stop looking until you find him,

        My Pentagon briefing had reached its close. Not one of the VIPs there had left even for a moment to take a phone call or update on the international crisis brewing all around us, The only people in the world with the military resources to make use of the information in the code had taken it totally seriously.

        AS I walked down the Pentagon steps, the enormity of the moment, of who I'd just met, of what I'd told them, of what was happening in the world, made me think of the words I had said out loud when I saw with my own eyes the attack on New York on September 11 - `Oh my God, it's real.'

        I had just been at the centre of the inner sanctum of America's invisible government. I had met its leaders. I had told them that we faced a danger so great it was captured only by the words of Biblical prophecy- `Armageddon', the `End of Days', the 'Apocalypse'.

        And they had believed me.

        Indeed, they had taken this warning so seriously that the full resources of the Pentagon would now be committed to preventing the horror.

        `The data has been input,' Dr Linton Wells told me when he called from C3I a few days later. `The co-ordinates are in our computer system.

        `Your meeting went very well. All the intelligence people are taking this very seriously. I briefed Wolfowitz We're already looking for bin Laden.'

        TO SOME extent, I was reassured. But I knew the war in Iraq could soon divert the U S. from its search for the fugitive terrorist leader, and I feared that although we might forget about him, he would not forget about us.

        There was still more work to do, I flew to Israel and met its top intelligence analyst, General Yossi Kuperwasser, at Israel's military headquarters, the Kirya in Tel Aviv

        I had met Kuperwasser before, and like most officials at the highest level of Israeli intelligence, he listened to the Bible code warnings because they kept coming true.

        The code also agreed with Mossad's own best estimate of the year in which the threat of atomic attack by terrorists would peak 2006.

        Now I showed him a new code table. 'In Jerusalem' was encoded with `mega-terror' and `war', crossed by `bin Laden'.

        'The odds against it happening by chance are three million to one,' I told Kuperwasser. 'Bin Laden is going to strike Israel if you don't find him first.'

        I had already given the Israelis the same information I had given the Pentagon, including the name of bin Laden's hideout. `We already looked,' said General Kuperwasser. `We'll look again. We'll keep looking.'

        I knew they would. The Israelis had a very clear sense that their survival was at stake They did not have America's technical resources -just a very strong will to survive.

        According to all reports, however, the United States remains as vulnerable to terrorist attack today as it was on September 1l .

        `A year after 9/11, America remains dangerously unprepared to prevent and respond to a catastrophic attack on U.S. soil ' said a report by New York's Council on Foreign Relations last October `In all likelihood, the next attack will result in even greater casualties.'

        And on duly 24 this year, a bi-partisan Congressional report made a scathing indictment of the American intelligence community for failing to prevent 9/11, warning that we were still not ready to prevent another terrorist onslaught.

        ON that same day, I sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz. It stated: `I believe the next major terrorist attack is not far off, and that this time we may lose an entire city and not just two tall buildings. There is a warning of a new attack on New York, perhaps as early as 2004.'

        The facts behind my letter were chilling. Searching the code for warnings of catastrophic attacks, I had found two years encoded with the words `New York' - 2001 (the year of September 1l ) and 2004. And intersecting with 2004 were the ominous words `from the fire of a missile'.

        This is how closely the danger might be upon us. I asked my friend Eli Rips to calculate the odds against all the elements of this warning - the city, the two years, the specific identification of the danger - appearing together in the Bible by chance. `It is at least 10,000-1,' he told me.

        Moreover, the same warning from the fire of a missile' also app eared against very high odds with five related dangers in the Bible code. It was linked to `war of terrorism', `chemical attack' and `atomic weapon'.

        `Terror, 5764' - the Hebrew equivalent to 2004 - was also encoded with the missile warning. More disturbingly still, so were the words `the war started'.

        Dr Rips calculated the odds again and said that the probably against all these warnings being linked by chance was many millions to one.

        The Bible code was clearly spelling out a missile as the weapon, terrorism as the enemy, and New York as the target perhaps as early as next year

        But the grim fact is .that every year in the near future is encoded in the Bible with great danger, both in New York and on a global scale, peaking in 2006.

        At the end of July this year, just before President Bush left the White House for an August vacation at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, I sent him a letter.

        It warned: `The Bible code states the final danger in modern terms `atomic holocaust' and `world war' are both encoded in the Bible. And both are encoded with the same year - 2006.'

        For years, I had been warning world leaders that an ancient prophecy was about to come true - that the Apocalypse long foretold by all the West's three major religions was encoded in the Bible, with a warning that it was about to engulf us.

        On September 11, I had seen it been to unfold just down the block from my home in New York. Now, I told George Bush, the full horror might be unleashed almost immediately.

        'September 11 was not the end of the danger,' I warned him, `but the beginning.'

        EXTRACTED from The Bible Code II by Michael Drosnin, to be published by Phoenix on November 6 at £7.99. ©2003, Michael Drosnin. To order a copy (p&p free), call 0870 161 0870. .



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