III 70

1555 Lyon Bonhomme

La grand Bretaigne comprinse d’Angleterre
Viendra par eaux si haut à inunder
La ligue neufue d’Ausonne fera guerre,
Que contre eux mesmes il se viendront bander.

Great Britain embracing England
Will come to be inundated by waters so high
The rebuilt league of Ausones will make war,
It/he/she will bind up against them.

Ausonne may be the ancient placename Ausonia. Three major populations first inhabited ancient Southern Italy including the Ausones who held Campania, part of Lazio, along the Sele river, the Aeolian Islands and Sicily. The name Ausonia was used sometimes for all geographical Italy.

Ausone (Decimus Magnus Ausonius) was a rhetorician at Bourdeaux, Fourth Century AD, who became noticed by the Emperor Galatian (Line 1 contains the jumbled letters of ‘Galatian Imperatore’, Line 4 contains ‘Consul Romain’) who then made him a Consul at Rome. Consul is a tricky term as it was also in use in Italy and even England for persons outside the Roman definition of Consul, a representative elected under the Roman Republic or by appointment under the Empire, and in that sense is like Line 4, ‘Vicaire’ which had both ecclesiatical and secular meanings akin to consul.

So, this is a league of ancient tribes/Italian states, or a league of rhetoricians, or a league of technical experts made into political appointees, secret consuls, or else a probable league of Rome or improbably a league of Bourdeaux.

Current candidates would include the European Union (elected and appointed representatives, Treaty of Rome) the League of Nations now the United Nations or otherwise a chain of placemen in positions of power such as that new and strange concept of unelected technocratic Presidents of democracies (which inevitably suggests that an elite overseer group holds the grandest occulted power, rendering these their Imperial Consuls).

The present position in Europe is best illustrated by this list of names each with a c.v. display of golden award, one mile long and just as broad:

Peter Sutherland (Chair of Goldman Sachs International, Apostolic Special Advisor, CER, and ‘le pere de mondialisation’ which appears as scrambled letters in both this quatrain III 70 and Nostradamus Quatrain III 67, as in both of these quatrains simultaneously do ‘Peter Sutherland’ and ‘Centre pour européen réforme’ and the name of CER founder ‘Charles Grant’ who is a ‘chevalier’ of the ‘l’ordre du merité’ and ‘économiste éditeur ancien’. Also the ‘Conseil sur les relations étrangères’ or CFR. See the Article ‘WATCH OUT WORLD Pt. 3’ for the approach to the ARI and straight on for the SNC. Some coincidence?)

Mario Draghi (President of the ECB, formerly Treasury Director and Governor of the Bank of Italy and MD at Goldman Sachs International 2002-5)

Mario Monti (International Adviser, Goldman Sachs, now unelected replacement PM of Italy)

Lucas Papadermos (the replacement PM of sub-bankrupt Greece, previously ran the Greek Central Bank when debatably diabolical derivatives deals were made with Goldman Sachs)

Petros Christodoulou (ex-Goldman Sachs employee, runs the Greece Debt Management Agency)

At one time or another, Antonio Borges was vice chair of Goldman Sachs International and the Head of the IMF; Otmar Issing, father of the euro, was Bundesbank/ECB and Adviser to Goldman Sachs; Karel van Miert was International Adviser to Goldman Sachs and the EU Competition Commissioner: William C. Dudley was Golman Sachs and then chair of the Federeal Reserve Bank of NYC.

Coming up are leading candidates for the boss of the British Central Bank, the Bank of England (which at nationalization retained its old owners in voting powers proportionate to their shareholdings) Mark J. Carney, ex-employee in London of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and governor of the Central Bank of Canada and James O’Neill chair of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

The Telegraph 27th July 2012 (today as I write) speaks of ‘Jim’ as being unfortunately biased against by peers because, it seems, he supports Manchester United F.C. (together with most of the football-watching World as it happens). Look it up. As you can see the journalist then stresses very hard that any ill-favour has absolutely nothing to do with Goldman Sachs from whom the sunlight ever shines. (Especially in Greece, we should add for tourism’s sake).

Here’s a broader chain of links http://littlesis.org/org/20/Goldman_Sachs

Line 1, OF ‘comprinse’ here will substitute correctly for ‘embrasse’, embrace.

Line 3, OF ‘neufue’* means either a rookie or a thing remade to look new or renovated, but in Modern Fr. it is a ‘new trick’ whilst the common assumption that ‘neu = new’ is more German than French which has ‘nouveau’ for new and ‘neuf’ for commissioned but unused. 

Charles A. Ward saw this quatrain as England becoming Great Britain at the accession of James I in1603.According to Ward the renewed league was the Holy League, a long-lived title for several different alliances of 1495, 1538, 1571, 1684 and 1717. But he mentions 1526 which seems neither recorded nor to be mistaken for the French Catholic League, an armed political party started by Henri de Guise in 1576. I think Ward might be in error here but he does helpfully point out that Great Britain was a term used long before it had full political weight.

This league of technocrats may be with us now and in the future. It may have happened before without public exposure, such as during the lead-in to World War II when strong occulted links had formed between figures in the US, Britain and Continental Europe.

England suffered what was probably a major tsunami on 30th January 1607, striking Wales and the whole of the West Country with a great depth of water holding itself high for days before receding. There has been talk more recently of the Northern tip of Scotland lifting up and Southern England sinking en masse. Whatever, if deluge has happened before it can happen again. I wonder what action will the league of secret consuls be ordered to take?

A place called Ausone, unkown today, appears at the end of Nostradamus Quatrain VII 22

1557 Lyon Du Rosne

Les citoyens de Mesopotamie,
Yrés encontre amis de Tarraconne:
Geux, ritz, banquetz, tout gent endormie,
Vicaire au rosne, prins cité, ceux d’Ausone.

The citizens of the Roman Republic,
Very angry with their friends from Taurianova-Ricciconi in Calabria;
Games, rites, banquets, every person asleep,
A Roman Consul, the city taken, they of Ausonia.

As the Ausones did ally with the ancient Romans against Ocsan-speaking Samnites (Samnium was a specific territory and a name for Southern Italy) this is probably an unrecorded and special insight into Italian history of that period. Livy’s ‘Ab urbe condita libri’, which had many books now lost, mentions the Samnite Wars including the eventual destruction of the city of Ausona. Samnium had the Romans of the Republic to its West and Messapians-Apulians to its East.

Line 1, ‘Mesopotamie’ seems as much a mystery here as it is in the Epistle to the King. Curiously the Epistle talks of Latitude 45 degrees North, which covers Lyons, Milan, Turin and Venice but not Mesopotamia. Montreal in Quebec might also be a candidate if this were some far-flung antique name for it. But the most likely verbal equivalent is to be found further South in Italy, for instance the ancient Messapian-Apulian territory on the Adriatic reaching down to the heel of Italy. It happens that ‘mesopsammon’ are organisms living in or on sand (meso = middle and psammos = sand) and these are readily found on the ‘coste pugliese’, the Apulian coast.

As ‘meso’ is mid and ‘po’ could be the river Po crossing Rome (the other river being the Tiber) Mesopotamie might just be a woefully convoluted way of saying the Roman coastal heartland, around Latitude 41°N, and Rome between two rivers which is its crowning glory.

Line 2, ‘Yrés’ seems to be ‘Ire’ as in ‘Ire gainst’ or an error for ‘Trés’ as in ‘Very against’. (It could also be the wrath of God or the sorrow of one moved by another’s suffering or even Ypres though I don’t feel that this last one fits.) If we should divide ‘Y’ from ‘rés’ it would mean ‘there’ or ‘Italy’ and ‘rés’ was another word for a ‘niveau’, the Medieval equivalent of a spirit level. I think I’ll go for ‘Very angry with’ and have done with it. ‘Tarraconne’ is much more important to understanding this quatrain. It could be Roman Turiaso/Tarazona near Aragon in Spain or else the Catalonian city of Tarragona. These are rather near the border of France. Were they part of the Medieval Islamization of Spain? Every retroactive quatrain by Nostredame includes some information previously unrecorded, proving his visionary powers I think. However, the  Ausone people of ancient Italy were close with the Calabrese and may have merged with them. Taurianova is a town bordering on Ricciconi in the Reggio Calabria. Taurianova-Ricciconi = Tauria-coni = Tarraconne?

Line 4, ‘Vicaire’ is primarily a server of a Bishop, a Vicar, but also a feudal lord’s representative, a kind of consul. OF ‘rosne’ is another Nostredame word that could break several ways: the literal OF meaning is a gale or a gripe. ‘Consul with a gripe’. Elsewhere it is used by Michel to mean the Rhône lands. ‘Consul at the Rhône’. Finally, it could be construed as Rome, the ‘Vicar of Rome’ being the Pope as Consul of God. (This original meaning has been superceded by Church upgradings to the Pope’s status, doubtless bruising papal modesty.) Or it must mean any Consul of old Rome.

It comes down to a report of Rome being angry with the Calabrese who were friendly with the Ausonians, misplaced allies of Rome during the Social Wars – an Orwellian enough name for the domination of all the Republic’s neighbouring territories. A Roman Consul led the attack while the softened-up pleasure-seekers slept. Whether these included partying Ausonians or whether it was allied Ausonian soldiers who actually forced the attack is not clear, so quite possibly it had both contingencies. Here is a warning for the fighting allies of a dominant power who take-out others on their behalf. When it gets this close to home, your tribe or your nation’s turn will come very soon.

                                                              Nigel Raymond Offord © 2012