Planet of the Old Testament gods now visible in sky as Google lifts the lid on perhaps the world’s best-kept secrets. Are we about to meet Lord Enki?
Every time talk of a tenth planet (or ninth if you discount the now downgraded Pluto) has been adduced before NASA by astronomers and star gazers, this has been vehemently denied and dismissed as little more than the conspiracy theorists’ flights of fancy. It turns out we, the so-called conspiracy theorists, have been right all along and NASA and its ilk must now cower in shame and ignominy.
Just over a week ago, there was a momentous development that oddly enough was totally ignored by the mainstream print and electronic media when it should have enjoyed front-page and “Breaking News” coverage throughout the globe. On the Internet and in peripheral online publications, the development trended virally.
In August 2007, Google, the lead Internet search engine, created Google Sky, a web mapping site which allows users to view cosmic images from NASA satellites, the Hubble Telescope, and the like. Right from day one, a patch of heavenly space was blacked out with a rectangular screen without any explanation. This prompted star gazers and even some “name” astronomers to speculate that Google was censoring an object the powers that be were eager that the ordinary global citizenry did not see. The almost unanimous view was that this object was Nibiru, also known as Planet X. It now emerges the hypothesis was spot-on.
On Wednesday June 24 2015, Google all of a sudden unveiled the portion of the sky that it had blanked out for nearly 8 years and lo and behold, the planet Nibiru was seen in all its glory! Nibiru, reckoned to be 4-8 times the size of Earth, appeared exactly as the Sumerians, the world’s first known civilisation that thrived in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) 6,000 years ago, described and portrayed it in their cuneiform clay tablets and cylinder seals – a reddish planet with a wing-like glow. If you go to Google Sky right now, you will see the planet at these coordinates: HYPERLINK "https://www.google.com/sky/" l "latitude=22.61407353592708&longitude=-94.41178321838379&zoom=13&Spitzer=0.00&ChandraXO=0.00&Galex=0.00&IRAS=0.00&WMAP=0.00&Cassini=0.00&slide=1&mI=-1&oI=-1" t "_blank" 5 h 42m 21.0s 22° 36′ 45.7
Google did not offer any explanation as to its unheralded action. Maybe they just didn’t have the courage to own up to the fact that you cannot keep a lie forever as sooner or later it will come a cropper. Indeed, it seems it’s “conspiracy theorists” who have had the last laugh. Never, ever take us lightly again folks.
A 3600-YEAR ORBIT To those of you who have followed my writings in this paper over the last five years, planet Nibiru is a familiar theme. It was first mentioned in Sumerian records as the “planet of the gods”, the gods being mostly Enlil (the Bible’s Jehovah who was Earth’s Chief Executive Officer), Enki (Jehovah’s step-brother who was Earth’s Chief Operating Officer as well as the lead scientist who presided over a team that genetically engineered Adam and Eve into existence), and their clan. The Sumerians referred to the “gods” – flesh-and-blood beings who were gigantic, chalky-white, blue-eyed, and blonde-haired – as the Anunnaki, which simply means “Aliens”. In the Hebrew version of the Old Testament, the Anunnaki pantheon is referred to as the Elohim (from where we get the Setswana term ma loe, or wizards in English because their scientific feats seemed magical to primitive mankind).
Arguably the most outstanding illuminator on planet Nibiru and the saga of the Anunnaki is my departed friend Zechariah Sitchin (1920-2010). Sitchin wrote 15 books on the Anunnaki. His very first, published in 1976, was titled The 12th Planet. The title referred to Nibiru, which the Sumerians regarded as the 12th main celestial body of the Solar System (from the point of view of Earth) after the sun, the moon, and the familiar nine planets. As a planet, however, it was the tenth.
According to Sumerian records, Nibiru is the Anunnaki’s planet of origin. The planet was not always part of the Solar System. It was caught up in our region of space by the mighty gravity of the planet Neptune when about 4.5 billion years ago it drew nigh after drifting about in the vast expanse of the Milky Way Galaxy for eons. The Sumerians do not state the star from which Nibiru detached though we now know it is Sirius B. Nibiru has since been part of the Solar System but is not very well known in that it has a very long, elongated orbit (like that of a comet) and takes about 3600 Earth years to complete one revolution around the sun. Because of its rather lengthy circuit, it spends much of its peregrinations yonder in outer space, that is, well beyond Pluto. When it returns to the Solar System quarters, it courses through for only 60 years and is seen by Earthlings for 6 years. Its path arcs between Jupiter and Mars.
In the Hebrew version of the Old Testament, Nibiru is called Olam, translated in the misleading English versions as “from everlasting to everlasting”. It is also referred to as the Star of Jacob. The ancients called it Heaven or “The Lord” because that was where their gods, the Anunnaki, came from. All mankind therefore longed to go to Nibiru either corporeally or after death. In order to demonstrate to mankind that Nibiru was real, some Earthlings were taken there at intervals. Adapa (Adam), Enoch, Elijah, and Jacob did visit Nibiru. Only Elijah didn’t return. Enoch went there twice and when he did so for the second time, it seems he went for good. Sitchin says Nibiru was last seen by Earthlings in 550 BC. If that was indeed the case, then we don’t expect to see it up close (with the naked eye) here on Earth till about the year 3050. It seems, however, that the Sitchin permutations were out by a long shot. With Nibiru now plainly within sniffing distance, we could be seeing it live within the next 20-60 years.
SECRET THAT NEVER HELD Although Nibiru was in recent times detected as early as 1982, NASA has consistently parried suggestions to that effect. A Washington Post article dated December 30 1983 said: “A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this Solar System has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite (IRAS)”. In a follow-up interview, Dr. Gerry Neugebauer, IRAS chief scientist for California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Institute of Technology, said with tongue in cheek that, “All I can tell you is that we don’t know what it is”. The following day, the story was hastily retracted: there was no such sighting, NASA said. The announcement had seemingly rubbed the powers that be the wrong way. Meanwhile, Dr Robert Harrington, the supervising astronomer of the US Naval Observatory, had been tracing the course of the planet since 1978. On August 30 1990, he invited Zechariah Sitchin to his office and confirmed to Sitchin that Nibiru did exist and was being tracked as it made its way toward the Solar System. At the time, Nibiru was 11.2 billion km from the sun. Sitchin and Harrington forged a collegial partnership in the tracking of Nibiru but it didnt last: Harrington soon died of oesophageal cancer which struck him all of a sudden. This was no natural death. It was an elimination for revealing what he was not supposed to. You can watch Sitchin and Harrington discussing Nibiru here: HYPERLINK "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4zaMJk6FPk" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4zaMJk6FPk
ENKI MAY NOT SHOW UP When Nibiru has appeared in the ecliptic (our region of the Solar System) in the past, mankind has experienced mixed fortunes. Either there has been a spectacular leap in his quality of life thanks to radically new technology brought by the “gods” or a series of global cataclysms in the form of tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and conflagrations have struck horrendously. Circa 11,000 BC, for instance, Nibiru occasioned the Great Flood, the deluge of Noah’s day. In the same close shave, the planet Mars was stripped of much of its atmosphere, forcing its inhabitants to relocate underground, where they continue to dwell in a sophisticated, high-tech domain.
Because of Nibiru’s unpredictability, Old Testament prophets such as Isaiah, Joel, and Zechariah began to prophesy about the “Terrible Day of the Lord” at least 200 years before it showed up. The prophet Amos, for instance, warned, “Woe unto you that desire the Day of the Lord; To what end is it for you? For the Day of the Lord is darkness and no light … Turneth morning unto death's shadow, Maketh the day dark as night; Calleth forth the waters of the sea and poureth them upon the face of the Earth.”
The Anunnaki have also not always disembarked to visit Earth when Nibiru has drawn close. In fact, the last time Nibiru was seen, the Anunnaki began to leave Earth en mass to return to their planet. Of the ruling pantheon, only Marduk, Enki’s son, and Utu-Shamash, Enlil’s grandson, remained seemingly. It is these two who continue to tussle for the control of the planet to date from their subterranean redoubts.
So for those of us who are looking forward to seeing Enki, the benevolent fashioner of mankind and who was resultantly the most pro-mankind of the Anunnaki pantheon that may remain a pipe dream for a long time to come. In any case, Enki may not even be based on planet Nibiru but in the Orion and Sirius star systems, where the Anunnaki originate.
Whatever the case, long live Lord Enki and welcome Nibiru!
Here is how one Permanent Secretary encapsulates the clear tension between democracy and bureaucracy in Botswana: “President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s Government is behaving like a state surrounded with armed forces in order to capture it or force its surrender. The situation has turned so volatile, for tomorrow is not guaranteed for us top civil servants.
These are the painful results of a personalized civil service in our view as permanent secretaries”. Although his deduction of the situation may be summed as sour grapes because he is one of the ‘victims’ of the reshuffle, he is convinced this is a perfect description of the rationale behind frequent changes and transfers characterising the current civil service.
The result of it all, he said, is that “there is too much instability at managerial and strategic levels of the civil service leading to a noticeable directionless civil service.” He continued: “Changes and transfers are inevitable in the civil service, but to a permissible scale and frequency. Think of soccer team coach who changes and transfers his entire squad every month; you know the consequences?”
The Tsunami has hit hard at critical departments and Ministries leaving a strong wave of uncertainty, many demoralised and some jobless. In traditional approaches to public administration, democracy gives the goals; and bureaucracy delivers the technical efficiency required for implementation. But the recent moves in the civil service are indicative of conflicting imperatives – the notion of separation between politicians and administrators is becoming blurred by the day.
“Look at what happened to Prisons and BDF where second in command were overlooked for outsiders, and these are the people who had sacrificially served for donkey’s years hoping for a seat at the ladder’s end. The frequency of the changes, at times affecting the same Ministry or individual also demonstrates some level of ineptitude, clumsiness and lack of foresight from those in charge,” remarked the PS who added that their view is that the transfers are not related to anything but “settling scores, creating corruption opportunities and pushing out perceived dissident and former president, Ian Khama’s alleged loyalists and most of these transfers are said to be products of intelligence detection.”
Partly blaming Khama for the mess and his unwillingness to let go, the PS dismissed Masisi for falling to the trap and failing to outgrow the destructive tiff. “Khama is here to stay and the sooner Masisi comes to terms with the fact that he (Masisi) is the state President, the better. For a President to still be making these changes and transfers signals signs of a confused man who has not yet started rolling his roadmap, if at all it was ever there. I am saying this because any roadmap comes with key players and policies,” he concluded.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness seems to be the most hard-hit by the transfers, having experienced three Permanent Secretaries changes within a year and a half. Insiders say the changes have everything to do with the Ministry being the centre of COVID-19 tenders and economic opportunities. “The buck stops with the PS and no right-thinking PS can just allow glaring corruption under his watch as an accounting officer. Technocrats are generally law abiding, the pressure comes with politically appointed leaders racing against political terms to loot,” revealed a director in the Ministry preferring anonymity.
The latest transfer of Kabelo Ebineng she says was also motivated by his firm attitude against the President’s blue-eyed Task Team boys. “The Task Team wants to own the COVID-19 pandemic and government interventions and always cry foul when the Ministry reasserts itself as mandated by law,” said the director who added that Masisi who was always caught between the crossfire decided on sacrificing Ebineng to the joy of his team as they (Task Team) were in the habit of threatening to resign citing Ebineng as the problem.
Ebineng joins the Office of the President as a deputy Coordinator (government implementation and coordination office).The incoming PS is the soft-spoken Grace Muzila, known and described by her close associates as a conformist albeit knowledgeable.
One of the losers in the grand scheme is Thato Raphaka who many had seen as the next PSP because of his experience and calm demeanour following a declaration of interest in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretary post by the current PSP, Elias Magosi.
But hardly ten months into his post, Raphaka has been transferred out to the National Strategy Office in what many see as a demotion of some sort. Other notable changes coming into OP are Pearl Ramokoka formerly with the Employment, Labour and Productivity Ministry coming in as a Permanent Secretary and Kgomotso Abi as director of Public Service Reforms.
One of the ousted senior officers in the Office of the President warned that there are no signs that the changes and transfers will stop anytime soon: “If you are observant you would have long noticed that the changes don’t only affect senior officers but government decisions as well. A decision is made today and the government backtracks on it within a week. Not only that, the President says this today, and his deputy denies it the following day in Parliament,” he warned.
Some observers have blamed the turmoil in the civil service partly to lack of accountable presidential advisers or kitchen cabinet properly schooled on matters of statecraft. They point out that politicians or those peripheral to them should refrain from hampering the technical and organizational activities of public managers – or else the party (reshuffling) won’t stop.
In the view expressed by some Permanent Secretaries, Elias Magosi, has not really been himself since joining the civil service; and has cut a picture of indifference in most critical engagements; the most notable been a permanent secretaries platform which he chairs. As things stand there is need to reconcile the imperatives of democracy and democracy in Botswana. Peace will rein only when public value should stand astride the fault that runs between politicians and public managers.
Former Permanent Secretary to the President, Carter Morupisi, is fighting for survival in a matter in which the State has charged him and his wife, Pinnie Morupisi, with corruption and money laundering.
Morupisi has joined a list of prominent figures that served in the previous administration and who have been accused of corruption during their tenure in office. While others have been emerging victorious, Morupisi is yet to find that luck. The High Court recently dismissed his no case to answer application.
United States President, Joe Biden, is faced with a decision to make relating to the Covid-19 vaccine intellectual property after 175 former world leaders and Nobel laurates joined the campaign urging the US to take “urgent action” to suspend intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines to help boost global inoculation rates.
According to the world leaders, doing so would allow developing countries to make their own copies of the vaccines that have been developed by pharmaceutical companies without fear of being sued for intellectual property infringements.
“A WTO waiver is a vital and necessary step to bringing an end to this pandemic. It must be combined with ensuring vaccine know-how and technology is shared openly,” the signatories, comprising more than 100 Nobel prize-winners and over 70 former world leaders, wrote in a letter to US President Joe Biden, according to Financial Times.
A measure to allow countries to temporarily override patent rights for Covid related medical products was proposed at the World Trade Organization by India and South Africa in October, and has since been backed by nearly 60 countries.
Former leaders who signed the letter included Gordon Brown, former UK Prime Minister; François Hollande, former French President; Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the USSR; and Yves Leterme, former Belgian Prime Minister.
In their official communication, South Africa and India said: “As new diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines for Covid-19 are developed, there are significant concerns [about] how these will be made available promptly, in sufficient quantities and at affordable prices to meet global demand.”
While developed countries have been able to secure enough vaccine to inoculate their citizens, developing countries such as Botswana are struggling to source enough to swiftly vaccine their citizens, something which world leaders believe it would work against global recovery therefore proving counter-productive.
Since the availability of vaccines, Botswana has been able to secure only 60 000 doses of vaccines, 30 000 as donation as from the Indian government, while the other 30 000 was sourced through COVAX facility. Canada, has pre-ordered vaccines in surplus and it will be able to vaccinate each of its citizens six times over. In the UK and US, it is four vaccines per person; and two each in the EU and Australia.
For vaccines produced in Europe, developing countries are forced to pay double what European countries are paying, making it more expensive for already financially struggling economies. European countries however justify the price of vaccines and that they deserve to buy them cheap since they contributed in their development.
It is evident that vaccines cannot be made available immediately to all countries worldwide with wealthy economies being the only success story in that regard, something that has been referred to as a “catastrophic moral failure”, head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The challenge facing developing countries is not only the price, but also the capacity of vaccine manufactures to be able to do so to meet global demand within a short time. The proposal for a patent waiver by India and South Africa has been rejected by developed countries, known for hosting the world leading pharmaceutical companies such US, European Union, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
According to the Financial Times, US business groups including pharmaceutical industry representatives, have urged Biden to resist supporting a waiver to IP rules at the WTO, arguing that the proposal led by India and South Africa was too “vague” and “broad”.
The individuals who signed the letter, including Nobel laureates in economics as well as from across the arts and sciences, warned that inequitable vaccine access would impact the global economy and prevent it from recovering.
“The world saw unprecedented development of safe and effective vaccines, in major part thanks to US public investment,” the group wrote. “We all welcome that vaccination rollout in the US and many wealthier countries is bringing hope to their citizens.”
“Yet for the majority of the world that same hope is yet to be seen. New waves of suffering are now rising across the globe. Our global economy cannot rebuild if it remains vulnerable to this virus.” The group warned that fully enforcing IP was “self-defeating for the US” as it hindered global vaccination efforts. “Given artificial global supply shortages, the US economy already risks losing $1.3tn in gross domestic product this year.”