Fujairah: Sabotage or manufacturing consent?

On the 12th of May 2019 at 4:00 am, loud explosions were reportedly heard at the port of Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). All sorts of information started flying around the internet as to who would do such a thing. There were reports of American and French jets flying overhead at the time. There were reports of raging fires at the port. In Washington, the fingers were almost immediately pointed at Iran, without any evidence. For their part, the Iranians immediately called for a thorough investigation, before Washington could even make accusations. Since that time, tensions around the Persian Gulf are at a fever pitch. So, the question on everyone’s mind, then, is are we going to war with Iran, or is this a version of Iraq re-fabricated?

The chart for the event is shown below (bigger):

Before we get to the chart, let’s set the context and the scene. Ever since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and the hostage crisis, in which the US embassy staff in Tehran were held hostage for 444 days, and then released, Washington has been trying to overthrow the Iranian government. They have tried everything short of invasion and bombing Iranian infrastructure to smithereens, seeking to force some sort of color revolution or coup. The Iranians have resisted every attempt. Even the Iran-Iraq War, which was another attempt to change the ‘regime’, failed to dislodge the Mullahs. That little war cost over a million lives between both sides and over a trillion dollars. The Trump administration is now seeking again to change the government there, under the direction of John Bolton.

On May 1st this year, Trump announced that the US was seeking to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero, which would totally cripple the Iranian economy. That in itself is an act of war, even if it is economic. The immediate impact was that Europe caved with little more than a whimper (Spain, Italy and Greece). The UAE went to zero as well. India eventually caved. Of particular interest, Japan increased its imports of Iranian oil (more than doubled), while Turkey and China have vowed to ignore the sanctions and trade in currencies other than dollars, with a slight drop in sales. Iran has since secretly shipped a million barrels of crude to Syria, as a thumb to the nose at Trump and to bolster their ally. Syria is also under severe US sanctions.

The key to this strategy by the Trump administration is that the Saudis and the UAE have promised to make up for the million barrels/day shortfall from Iran. But given current relations with the Saudis, that gives them a big bargaining chip with Washington. More on that later. The European response to all this has been very weak and they have thus far failed to implement their special economic vehicle with Iran to allow for oil imports to continue. As a result, the Iranians have threatened to pull out of certain aspects of the JCPOA in response. They are within their rights and still within the JCPOA framework. The Europeans have said they won’t be bullied by Iran, but that they will still seek to implement the special vehicle. However, they will be bullied by the US, witnessed by their ceasing of imports from Iran under threat of sanctions.

On the 5th of May, in light of all the preceding, Washington sent the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier group and bomber task force to the Persian Gulf, “as a warning to Iran”. This was actually a normal rotation, and routine, not an emergency measure. John Bolton said this was done in response to “a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings”, without giving any details. This point will be key when we examine the chart. For their part, the Iranians have said that they want no part of a war with the US, but that if the US did try something, that their carrier group was within range of Iranian missiles. And then on the 12th, the event shown in the chart preceding, happened. The timing is more than a little suspicious.

To the chart, then, the immediate thing that stands out is Eris on the Ascendant in the first house, square to Pluto. The Saturn/Pluto conjunction squares the horizon. Eris was the goddess of discord and strife, but in a chart like this, she indicates a false flag, especially being square to the Saturn/Pluto, the latter in the 10th house. That conjunction was intended to convey the dire nature of the event and to provoke a ruthless response. It was clearly an event that was meant to provoke a conflict. Someone was trying either to start a war or to send a message. If the latter, it was skillfully done, because there were no deaths, no oil leaked from the ships, two of which were Saudi, and there was no major damage. Common sense would say that if one wanted to start a war, then a really major event would be needed, with very significant damage and with as many deaths as possible. If that was what was intended, then it was a really amateurish attempt.

In the immediate aftermath of the event there were attempts to connect the American and the French to the occurrence. There were reports of large fires, unconfirmed, but the images were from a fire in Hong Kong. There was speculation that the saboteurs may have come from a third country (not Iran or the UAE). One Iranian MP tried to pin the event on the Israelis. Washington, in almost a knee-jerk response, blamed the Iranians. The media parroted the story. This sounds very similar to the Skripal story in the UK, where that poisoning was “highly likely” to have been done by the Russians. That whole affair has been thoroughly debunked.

The story gets rather clearer when we look at the 3rd house of the chart. Mercury rules that house (Gemini on the cusp) and Mars is in that house. Mercury is in the 1st  house, with Aries on the Ascendant, and with its ruler in the 3rd. This event was meant to send a message. And it was meant to be deceptive. The latter is shown by the midpoint MC=Mercury/Neptune. And if we take this as being meant as a false flag, then we cannot go past the Vertex, because the Vertex shows other realities.

The Vertex forms midpoints with the death axis (Mars/Saturn), Mars/Pluto (proceeding in a brutal manner), Venus/Neptune (seduction and illusion), and Jupiter/Pluto (participation in uprisings), Mars/Node (quarrels or shared objectives). Add to all that Neptune being in the 12th house (subversive activities and secret enemies, and Neptune ruling that house, and the meaning is clear enough. It was an event that was hoped to start a larger conflict, but which failed. In fact, ‘sabotage’, as it was reported to be, probably never happened. The fact that it failed is partly indicated by the UAE promptly covering it up and only acknowledging certain things after the fact. The ships showed little damage, and none of it looked like explosions. Instead, it looked as though the ship had backed into something (see featured photo) or had been rammed by a smaller vessel. It was a weak attempt, as shown by the midpoint Asc=Sun/Neptune. As a false flag, if it was that, the perpetrators could certainly have done better.

But what if it was only meant to send a little message or reminder? That is a possibility, too. The event sent a little shock wave through the world. There was an immediate little jump in oil prices in the days immediately after. It is now hovering around $75 USD/barrel. This is not what Trump would like to see. Washington would like to see the price markedly lower. High prices help nations like Russia and the Saudis. And this is where the Saudi bargaining chip comes in. They have leverage over Trump if the price stays high. He can tweet all he likes about how bad it is and how the Saudis owe the US big time, but that is not likely to move them. Instead, they will get their weapons shipped to them on time.

The big question on everyone’s mind – are we going to war with Iran – is probably best answered by a little common sense. Firstly, the Iranians need to ship oil to survive. If there is a war the Strait of Hormuz would close. The world economy would go into spasms and Trump would lose his bets, and the 2020 election. The Iranians want to avoid events like this one, as do cooler heads in Washington and in the Pentagon. Reports of 120,000 troops being sent to the region are false, and meant to heighten tensions.

Secondly, who wants a war with Iran? Certainly not the Europeans. Not the Russians. Not any East Asian nation. Shinzo Abe recently stated that Iran was a cause for stability in the region, for instance, in direct contradiction to the rhetoric out of Washington. The only people who openly call for war with Iran at present are John Bolton, the Saudis and the Israelis. If there is a culprit, then one of those three would probably fit the bill for a false flag. More likely, the whole event is simply a misinformation campaign aimed at manufacturing consent for a war with Iran. There is no real evidence of sabotage.

But there is another possibility. There are factions in the Middle East who would like to foment a war on a regional scale, because it would mean that Israel and the Saudis would come under attack. The Houthis in Yemen have recently demonstrated their abilities to strike at the Saudis, having hit some of their pumping stations in recent days with armed drones. That completely caught the Saudis off guard. That would also send a shock through world oil prices, because those pumping stations connect the oil fields in the Saudi east with the Red Sea and the Suez Canal by extension.

We may never know what really happened with the four tankers at Fujairah. But there is one thing for certain – it sent a clear message to anyone foolish enough to contemplate a war with Iran or a wider conflict in the region. To do so will severely disrupt the world oil supply and throw the world economy into chaos. If Trump wants to win reelection in 2020, he needs to fire John Bolton, or at the very least rein him in and keep him on a short leash, or he may just get the very sort of war he campaigned against. But from what I see in the astrology through these next months, I don’t see large war. There is little support for it in the wider world, and the US would have to go it alone. In the current political climate in the US, that is a long shot at best. It may yet happen, but don’t look for war with Iran, or Hezbollah this summer.

Featured pic from MarineLog

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