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How Enki Became The Devil

Benson C Saili

THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER

 

And why Adam and Eve were expelled from the Middle East and repatriated to Africa

 

Ninmah and Ningishzidda were ushered into the presence of Enlil,  the principal Jehovah/Yahweh of the Old Testament, with the youthful Ningishzidda affecting a hang-dog expression whilst Ninmah typically put a brave face on the affair. An irate Enlil got to the point straight off.
 

“Can you two confirm that Enki did nothing else to the Lulus  other than give them the ability to reproduce, that he did not confer on them a  lifespan approximating ours?”

 

“Mm… my Lord,” Ningishzidda answered rather falteringly, “the prototypes were indeed given the ability to procreate,  but they were genetically allowed a life expectancy only a fraction ours: they can only live for 70,000 Earth years at most, which is nothing my Lord compared to the million Earth years we are capable of living.”

 

“You should understand,  my brother,” Ninmah weighed in,  “that what Enki did, what we did under his guidance, was purely in the interests of Nibiru and for the sake of the toiling Anunnaki miners. There simply was no other way to proliferate the human race.”

 

“That’s balderdash!” Enlil exploded. “I received not so much as a murmur of protestation from the Birth Mothers! They were dutifully resigned to the task!” Then again turning to the Sergeant-at-Arms, Enlil hollered,  “Get the Lulus in here.”Adam and Eve shuffled in, looking timid and woebegone. Adam was stark naked whereas Eve was clothed.

 

“Take off the lass’s clothes,” Enlil ordered the Sergeant-At-Arms. “The Lulu’s are an inferior species; they are not entitled to the dignity of clothing. How on Earth could they be equal to us when we created them?  My decree reverses completely their recognition, unilaterally, by Enki that they occupy the same station as we do in life’s pecking order.”   

 

Looking fixedly and contemptuously at the couple, Enlil said,  “Because of Enki, you guys now have become like us in that you will now be able to produce after your kind. But do you know what that entails Adam? Your wife  will experience excruciating labour pains! Child bearing could kill her! You guys have become like us because again owing to Enki, you now reason like grown humanoids.

 

You now have attained to such  intellectual maturity as  to know the difference between what is right and what is wrong, what is moral and what is amoral, meaning you are no longer the quasi-animal you used to be before Enki sophisticated you.

 

If that’s the case, then you should be capable of independent and responsible existence. I’m ordering your expulsion not only from Eridu but from the Edin as a whole: you will be taken back to the Abzu, from whence you originated,  to fend for yourselves.

 

I’m sure you will be able to provide for your wife and the children that may come along Adam through the gathering of wild fruits and the trapping of small game.  Off you go!”

 

Adam  and his wife looked imploringly at Enki before they made their exit. Then turning to his step brother, Enlil said:  “As for you Enki, you will remain under house arrest here at Eridu till I have ascertained from King Anu as to what sort of crime you should be charged for. Meanwhile, you are forbidden access to your shem so that you do not escape either to Mars or the Moon. 

 

To that effect, I’m ordering that Eridu be out of bounds and that it be tightly guarded. For I don’t want you to somehow spirit the Lulus on board and have them taken to Nibiru to acquire a lengthened lifespan. You are as slippery Enki as a snake. Now get out of here!”

 

It was Ningishzidda and Ninmah who were to travel with Adam and Eve back to the Abzu, or Africa. Before they got aboard the sky chamber, Ningishzidda provided the tear-sodden couple with coverings improvised from snake hides that hung on the walls of Enki’s mansion as decorative trophies.     

 

“GOD IS THE DEVIL AND THE DEVIL IS OUR MAKER”

 

The above account is a paraphrase of Sumerian accounts, which include titbits from The Lost Book of Enki, itself based on the same Sumerian records. In the Bible, the incident is recorded in GENESIS 3:14-24.  The  Genesis version verges on fiction.

 

In it, there is a literal serpent, when the serpent (NAHASH in the original Hebrew) was actually Enki as we have already gathered. Eve’s child-bearing travails are multiplied when at the time Eve had never experienced child birth at all. The Tree of Life is literalised when again  this stands for a spacecraft.  

 

Adam is condemned to tilling the land when at the time agriculture had not yet been introduced to mankind. Adam and Eve are also rendered subject to death, when death was inevitable even for the Anunnaki themselves.

 

The statement “thou art dust and to dust you shall return” exposes the ignorance of the Genesis writers regarding how mankind was fashioned by Enki.  Characterising mankind as dust was a derogative term, just like some Caucasian racial bigots characterise blacks as “apes”.

 

The Anunnaki used the term, first, to stress the fact that they were the creators of mankind and to drum into us the false notion that since they did so  by animating clay, we mankind were little more than a puff of dust. Since mankind was  so benighted at the time,   they took this claptrap as gospel truth. Tragically, even “enlightened”  mankind today propagates the same spurious message from church  pulpits! 

 

So what do we learn from the incident, which Christians describe as “The Fall”? We learn that Eden (the Edin) was the abode of several “gods”, not one. One god, Enki, wanted to uplift mankind morally and intellectually and to get them to produce after their kind.

 

Another god, Enlil, took very strong exception: he had Enki detained when he learnt of what the latter had done and had Adam and Eve expelled from the Edin. Yet another god, Ningishzidda, provided Adam with coverings after Enlil had declothed him.  

 

The transcendent God, the God of the Universe and All Dimensions  Jesus introduced to mankind, was not involved whatsoever. There was no snake at all and there were no trees and fruits of knowledge and eternal life: all these were simply metaphoric terms.

 

Perhaps the most paradoxical of lessons is that our god in a physical sense, Enki, is the one who we today call the Devil; whereas our oppressor, the one who was dead-set against the advancement of mankind, the one who literary regarded us as disposable pieces of trash,  is the one we now worship as our God – Enlil, the primary Jehovah/Yahweh of the Old Testament!  Says Earth chronicles researcher Michael Tellinger: “When I say that god is the Devil and the Devil is our maker, it should be seen in this context.”          

     How true!

ENKI IS RELEASED

 

Nibiru King Anu ordered Enlil to free Enki because he had not committed any statutory crime. At the same time, he made it clear that if Enki genetically accorded mankind the same longevity as the Anunnaki, there would be serious reprisals.  

 

Choking with exasperation, Enlil told Enki he was going to do his utmost to create a wedge between his (Enki) clan and Eve’s off spring (mankind). He was going to propagandise him to mankind as the “cosmic adversary”, what we today call “The Devil” or “The Evil One”.

 

Both Enki and his clan were going to be deliberately vilified as “evil snakes” who had to be avoided at all costs as they were cunning and deceptive and led people only to perdition.    Enlil also gave Enki to understand that  he was going to see to it that he never prospered in  whatever he set out to do. “Whatever you touch, I’ll make sure it turns to dust,” he raged. “Like a snake, you will crawl and never sprint”. We find intimations of this illwill in GENESIS 3:14-15.

 

It is important to note that at the time, the word “Devil” did not have the sinister connotation it carries today. Devil is derived from the Sumerian D’EA-BEL (Diabolos in Latin). This simply meant “The (D) Lord (BEL) of Life (Ea)”.

 

This was Enki’s title in recognition of his prestige as the Anunnaki’s past master of life sciences and his surpassing  mastery of DNA, the very essence of life (Ea, literally “House of Water”, can also denote mankind in general – Enki’s creation – since 70 percent of our bodily constitution is water. The Earth is also a House of Water in that it too is 71 percent water. 

 

Hence, D’Ea-Bel could also be rendered as “Earth Lord”, which precisely is the meaning of the name Enki).   D’Ea-Bel     turned into the slur “Evil One” after Enki cognitively uplifted Adam and Eve against the wishes of Enlil. The slur assumed heightened proportions when Enki’s firstborn son Marduk, who also was referred to as D’Ea-Bel, began to work at cross-purposes with the Enlilites’ manipulative agenda for mankind.

 

The reader should also take cognizance of the fact that of the Anunnaki contingent, Enki was the only one whose ancestors evolved from a snake species. Enki was originally from Orion whereas all the other Anunnaki were originally from Sirius. The beings of Sirius evolved from a Wolfen and Leonine (lion) creature, whereas the beings of Orion evolved from a serpentine ancestor.  

 

As such, by calling Enki a snake, Enlil was simply saying, “You act just like the creature you arose from”. But Enki was far from offended because he was indeed of snake heritage. In fact, at this very juncture, Enki decided he was at some point in the future going to form a “secret society”  to confide in some ranks of mankind their true origins and to  impart to them certain  spiritual, bio-chemical, and metaphysical secrets.

 

Enki thus was the founder of secret societies. The pioneer secret society he called The Brotherhood of the Snake. Tragically, this well-meaning clandestine fraternity was over time infiltrated and adulterated by Enlilites so that it came to be vilified as a Luciferian cabal whose aim was to promoted and perpetuate evil. This Earth, My Brother …

 

THE LULUS DUTIFULLY SERVE THE KINDLY ENKI

 

Back in East Africa at Bit Shiimti, Enki built a cottage house for Adam and Eve in the surrounding grove. There, he taught them daily and cared for them like a parent would do his own children.   Meanwhile, Ningishzidda kept a close watch on Eve. He was ecstatic when he saw that she had developed a bump: the Shurrupak operation had borne fruit! Nine months later, Ninmah midwived Eve’s first offspring – a set of fraternal twins.

Since the Adamites were fruitful as per Enki’s blessings, they multiplied by geometrical progression. Within about a years’ time, East Africa was teeming with them. Relates Enki in The Lost Book of Enki: “By the time Adamu and Tiamat had other sons and daughters, the first ones were by themselves procreating! Before one shar of Nibiru had passed, the Earthlings were proliferating. With understanding were the Primitive Workers endowed, of commandments they were comprehending.”

 

Initially, the Earthlings were not deployed to work in the underground gold mines. They served in Enki’s palaces and gardens in Zimbabwe and East Africa as cooks, cleaners, launders, and gardeners. Enki, who was the most considerate of the Anunnaki, did not abuse them: they worked according to a set time table and were well-looked after.

 

Since they were well treated, they were so devoted to duty and showed no disaffection of any kind however backbreaking the travails were. “To be with the Anunnaki they were eager, for food rations they toiled well, of heat and dust they did not complain, of backbreaking they did not grumble.”

 

JEHOVAH RAIDS THE ABZU

 

When Enlil got wind of the news that the Lulus were doing a swell of a job in the Abzu sprucing up Enki’s estates, he too pegged his claim. He sent word to Enki that some of the Lulus should be shipped to the Edin forthwith to serve him too.  Enki told him point-blank that he should go get stuffed.

 

Wasn’t it he, Enlil, who had unceremoniously expelled Adam and Eve from the same Edin? If he wanted Lulus to work for him, then he should go ahead and fashion his own as Enki’s Lulus were strictly helpers in the tasks of the Abzu only. Enki’s intransigence also stemmed from his fear that Enlil, a naturally austere being, was certain to treat the Lulus not as helpers but as slaves.

 

Enlil, however, was not one to take Enki’s rebuff lying down. He sat down with his eldest son Ninurta and plotted to jet down to the Abzu and grab the Lulus by force. In the event, Enlil, who was an aeronautic engineer by training, assembled aircraft for this purpose he called the ALANI (“Highward Vehicle”), which he mounted with a detachable  “Earth Spliter”, a huge power drill capable of pulverising anything however hard.  

 

This was reinforced by Ninurta’s IMDUGUD, a combat aerial vehicle that doubled as conscription machine. The Imdugud was also known as the GIRSU, the “Great Black Machine”, which explains why Ninurta’s other title was NINGIRSU, meaning “Prince of the Great Black Machine”.

 

The huge craft had a wing span of about 75 feet. In Sumerian drawings, it is depicted as a mechanically constructed "bird," with two wing surfaces supported by cross beams and  an undercarriage pierced with  a series of round openings that must have served as air intakes for the abductees. It was  actually the inspiration for Ninurta’s emblem, which was  a heroic lion-headed bird resting on two lions or sometimes on two bulls.

 

When Enki’s personal intelligence network tipped him as to what Enlil was up to, he decided to take precautionary steps. He fashioned  a bunker from a nearby mountain and stowed the Lulus in there (at the time, they did not number more than a few dozens).   But it seemed the Lulus  misconceived Enki.

 

They thought his aim was to kind of imprison them so that they were totally shut out from the  liberty of the world. By the time Enlil and Ninurta arrived to seek them out, they desperately wanted out. Thus when Enlil set the Splitter Weapon on the mountain bunker and bored a hole through it, the Lulus made a dash for this providential exit and hailed Enlil as their saviour.

 

But their glee was short-lived as almost instantly, Ninurta’s men, fifty in all, began to herd them into the bottom fuselage of the Imdugud. It occurred to the Lulus that they had jumped from the frying pan into the fire but it was too late.  Before long, the Imdugud was air-borne and the Lulus were headed for the Edin not to work for Enlil but to slave for him. A livid Enki cursed under his breath.   

   

NEXT WEEK: HOW THE ANUNNAKI KILLED OUR FOREFATHERS “ALIVE!”

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THE KEY TO HAPPINESS

10th February 2023

Speaking at a mental health breakfast seminar last week I emphasised to the HR managerial audience that you cannot yoga your way out of a toxic work culture. What I meant by that was that as HR practitioners we must avoid tending to look at the soft options to address mental health issues, distractions such as yoga and meditation. That’s like looking for your lost bunch of keys, then opening the front door with the spare under the mat.  You’ve solved the immediate problem, but all the other keys are still missing.   Don’t get me wrong; mindfulness practices, yoga exercise and taking time to smell the roses all have their place in mental wellness but it’s a bit like hacking away at the blight-ridden leaves of the tree instead of getting to the root cause of the problem.

Another point I stressed was that mental health at work shouldn’t be looked at from the individual lens – yet that’s what we do. We have counselling of employees, wellness webinars or talks but if you really want to sort out the mental health crisis that we face in our organisations you HAVE to view this more systemically and that means looking at the system and that starts with the leaders and managers.

Now. shining a light on management may not be welcomed by many. But leaders control the flow of work and set the goals and expectations that others need to live up to. Unrealistic expectations, excessive workloads and tight deadlines increase stress and force people to work longer hours … some of the things which contribute to poor mental health. Actually, we know from research exactly what contributes to a poor working environment – discrimination and inequality, excessive workloads, low job control and job insecurity – all of which pose a risk to mental health. The list goes on and is pretty exhaustive but here are the major ones: under-use of skills or being under-skilled for work; excessive workloads or work pace, understaffing; long, unsocial or inflexible hours; lack of control over job design or workload; organizational culture that enables negative behaviours; limited support from colleagues or authoritarian supervision; discrimination and exclusion; unclear job role; under- or over-promotion; job insecurity.

And to my point no amount of yoga is going to change that.

We can use the word ‘toxic’ to describe dysfunctional work environments and if our workplaces are toxic we have to look at the people who set the tone. Harder et al. (2014) define a toxic work environment as an environment that negatively impacts the viability of an organization. They specify: “It is reasonable to conclude that an organization can be considered toxic if it is ineffective as well as destructive to its employees”.

Micromanagement and/or failure to reward or recognize performance are the most obvious signs of toxic managers. These managers can be controlling, inflexible, rigid,  close-minded, and lacking in self-awareness. And let’s face it managers like those I have just described are plentiful. Generally, however there is often a failure by higher management to address toxic leaders when they are considered to be high performing. This kind of situation can be one of the leading causes of unhappiness in teams. I have coached countless employees who talk about managers with bullying ways which everyone knows about, yet action is never taken. It’s problematic when we overlook unhealthy dynamics and behaviours  because of high productivity or talent as it sends a clear message that the behaviour is acceptable and that others on the team will not be supported by leadership.

And how is the HR Manager viewed when they raise the unacceptable behaviour with the CEO – they are accused of not being a team player, looking for problems or failing to understand business dynamics and the need to get things done.  Toxic management is a systemic problem caused when companies create cultures around high-performance and metrics vs. long-term, sustainable, healthy growth. In such instances the day-to-day dysfunction is often ignored for the sake of speed and output. While short-term gains are rewarded, executives fail to see the long-term impact of protecting a toxic, but high-performing, team or employee. Beyond this, managers promote unhealthy workplace behaviour when they recognize and reward high performers for going above and beyond, even when that means rewarding the road to burnout by praising a lack of professional boundaries (like working during their vacation and after hours).

The challenge for HR Managers is getting managers to be honest with themselves and their teams about the current work environment. Honesty is difficult, I’m afraid, especially with leaders who are overly sensitive, emotional, or cannot set healthy boundaries. But here’s the rub – no growth or change can occur if denial and defensiveness are used to protect egos.  Being honest about these issues helps garner trust among employees, who already know the truth about what day-to-day dynamics are like at work. They will likely be grateful that cultural issues will finally be addressed. Conversely, if they aren’t addressed, retention failure is the cost of protecting egos of those in management.

Toxic workplace culture comes at a huge price: even before the Great Resignation, turnover related to toxic workplaces cost US employers almost $50 billion yearly! I wonder what it’s costing us here.

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We can use the word ‘toxic’ to describe dysfunctional work environments and if our workplaces are toxic we have to look at the people who set the tone. Harder et al. (2014) define a toxic work environment as an environment that negatively impacts the viability of an organization. They specify: “It is reasonable to conclude that an organization can be considered toxic if it is ineffective as well as destructive to its employees”.

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Heartache for Kelly Fisher

9th February 2023
T

o date, Princess Diana, General Atiku, had destroyed one marriage, come close to ruining another one in the offing, and now was poised to wreck yet another marriage that was already in the making. This was between Dodi Fayed and the American model Kelly Fisher.

If there was one common denominator about Diana and Dodi besides their having been born with a silver spoon in their mouths, General, it was that both were divorcees. Dodi’s matrimonial saga, however, was less problematic and acrimonious and lasted an infinitesimal 8 months. This was with yet another American model and film actress going by the name Susanne Gregard.

Dodi met Susanne in 1986, when she was only 26 years old. Like most glamourous women, she proved not to be that easy a catch and to readily incline her towards positively and expeditiously responding to his rather gallant advances, Dodi booked her as a model for the Fayed’s London  mega store Harrods, where he had her travel every weekend by Concorde.  They married at a rather private ceremony at Dodi’s Colorado residence in 1987 on New Year’s Day, without the blessings, bizarrely, of his all-powerful  father.  By September the same year, the marriage was, for reasons that were not publicised but likely due to the fact that his father had not sanctioned it,  kaput.

It would take ten more years for Dodi to propose marriage to another woman, who happened to be Kelly Fisher this time around.

 

DODI HITCHES KELLY FISHER

 

Kelly and Dodi, General, met in Paris in July 1996, when Kelly was only 29 years old. In a sort of whirlwind romance, the duo fell in love, becoming a concretised item in December and formally getting  engaged in February 1997.

Of course the relationship was not only about mutual love: the material element was a significant, if not vital, factor.  Kelly was to give up her modelling  job just  so she could spend a lot more time with  the new man in her life and for that she was to be handed out a compensatory reward amounting to   $500,000. The engagement ring for one, which was a diamond and sapphire affair, set back Dodi in the order of    $230,000. Once they had wedded, on August 9 that very year as per plan, they were to live in a $7 million 5-acre  Malibu Beach mansion in California, which Dodi’s father had bought him for that and an entrepreneurial purpose.  They were already even talking about embarking on making a family from the get-go: according to Kelly, Dodi wanted two boys at the very least.

Kelly naturally had the unambiguous blessings of her father-in-law as there was utterly nothing Dodi could do without the green light from the old man. When Mohamed Al Fayed was contemplating buying the Jonikal, the luxurious yacht, he invited Dodi and Kelly to inspect it too and hear their take  on it.

If there was a tell-tale red flag about Dodi ab initio, General, it had to do with a $200,000 cheque he issued to Kelly as part payment of the pledged $500,000 and which was dishonoured by the bank. Throughout their 13-month-long romance, Dodi made good on only $60,000 of the promised sum.  But love, as they say, General, is blind and Kelly did not care a jot about her beau’s financial indiscretions. It was enough that he was potentially a very wealthy man anyway being heir to his father’s humongous fortune.

 

                                              KELLY CONSIGNED TO “BOAT CAGE”                 

 

In that summer of the year 1997, General, Dodi and Kelly were to while away quality time  on the French Rivierra as well as the Jonikal after Paris. Then Dodi’s dad weighed in and put a damper on this prospect in a telephone call to Dodi on July 14. “Dodi said he was going to London and he’d be back and then we were going to San Tropez,” Kelly told the interviewer in a later TV programme.  “That evening he didn’t call me and I finally got him on his portable phone. I said, ‘Dodi where are you?’ and he said he was in London. I said, ‘Ok, I’ll call you right back at your apartment’. He said, ‘No, no, don’t call me back’. So I said, ‘Dodi where are you?’ and he admitted he was in the south of France. His father had asked him to come down and not bring me, I know now.”

Since Dodi could no longer hide from Kelly and she on her part just could not desist from badgering him, he had no option but to dispatch a private Fayed  jet to pick her up so that she join him forthwith in St. Tropez.  This was on July 16.

Arriving in St. Tropez, Kelly, General, did not lodge at the Fayed’s seaside villa as was her expectation but was somewhat stashed in the Fayed’s maritime fleet, first in the Sakara, and later in the Cujo, which was moored only yards from the Fayed villa. It was in the Cujo Kelly  spent the next two nights with Dodi.  “She (Kelly) felt there was something strange going on as Dodi spent large parts of the day at the family’s villa, Castel St. Helene, but asked her to stay on the boat,” writes Martyn Gregory in The Diana Conspiracy Exposed. “Dodi was sleeping with Kelly at night and was courting Diana by day. His deception was assisted by Kelly Fisher’s modelling assignment on 18-20 July in Nice. The Fayed’s were happy to lend her the Cujo and its crew for three days to take her there.”

Dodi’s behaviour clearly was curious, General. “Dodi would say, ‘I’m going to the house and I’ll be back in half an hour’,” Kelly told Gregory. “And he’d come back three or four hours later. I was furious. I’m sitting on the boat, stuck. And he was having lunch with everyone. So he had me in my little boat cage, and I now know he was seducing Diana. So he had me, and then he would go and try and seduce her, and then he’d come back the next day and it would happen again. I was livid by this point, and I just didn’t understand what was going on. When he was with me, he was so wonderful. He said he loved me, and we talked to my mother, and we were talking about moving into the house in California.”

But as is typical of the rather romantically gullible  tenderer sex, General, Kelly rationalised her man’s stratagems. “I just thought they maybe didn’t want a commoner around the Princess … Dodi kept leaving me behind with the excuse that the Princess didn’t like to meet new people.” During one of those nights, General, Dodi even had unprotected sexual relations with Kelly whilst cooing in her ear that, “I love you so  much and I want you to have my baby.”

 

KELLY USHERED ONTO THE JONIKAL AT LONG LAST

 

On July 20, General, Diana returned to England and it was only then that Dodi allowed Kelly to come aboard the Jonikal.  According to Debbie Gribble, who was the Jonikal’s chief  stewardess, Kelly was kind of grumpy. “I had no idea at the time who she was,  but I felt she acted very spoiled,” she says in Trevor Rees-Jones’ The Bodyguard’s Story. “I remember vividly that she snapped, ‘I want to eat right now. I don’t want a drink, I just want to eat now’. It was quite obvious that she was upset, angry or annoyed about something.”

Kelly’s irascible manner of course was understandable, General,  given the games Dodi had been playing with her since she pitched up in St. Tropez. Granted, what happened to Kelly was very much antithetical to Dodi’s typically well-mannered nature, but the fact of the matter was that she simply was peripheral to the larger agenda, of which Dodi’s father was the one calling the shots.

On July 23, Dodi and Kelly flew to Paris, where they parted as Kelly had some engagements lined up in Los Angeles. Dodi promised to join her there on August 4 to celebrate with her her parents’ marriage anniversary.  Dodi, however, General, did not make good on his promise: though he did candidly own up to the fact that he was at that point in time again with Diana, he also fibbed that he was not alone with her but was partying with her along with Elton John and George Michael. But in a August 6 phone call, he did undertake to Kelly that he would be joining her    in LA in a few days’ time. In the event, anyway, General, Kelly continued to ready herself for her big day, which was slated for August 9 – until she saw “The Kiss”.

 

THE KISS THAT NEVER WAS

 

“The Kiss”, General, first featured in London’s Sunday Mirror on August 10 under that very headline. In truth, General, it was not a definitive, point-blank kiss: it was a fuzzy image of Diana and Dodi embracing on the Jonikal. A friend of Kelly faxed her the newspaper pictures in the middle of the night and Kelly was at once  stunned and convulsed with rage.

But although Kelly was shocked, General, she was not exactly surprised as two or three days prior, British tabloids had already begun rhapsodising on a brewing love affair between Dodi and Diana. That day, Kelly had picked up a phone to demand an immediate explanation from her fiancé. “I started calling him in London because at this time I was expecting his arrival in a day. I called his private line, but there was no answer. So then I called the secretary and asked to speak to him she wouldn’t put me on. So Mohamed got on and in so many horrible words told me to never call back again. I said, ‘He’s my fiancé, what are you talking about?’ He hung up on me and I called back and the secretary said don’t ever call here again, your calls are no longer to be put through. It was so horrible.”

Kelly did at long last manage to reach Dodi but he was quick to protest that, “I can’t talk to you on the phone. I will talk to you in LA.” Perhaps Dodi, General, just at that stage was unable to  muster sufficient  Dutch courage to thrash out the matter with Kelly but a more credible reason he would not talk had to do with his father’s obsessive bugging of every communication device Dodi used and every inch of every property he owned.  The following is what David Icke has to say on the subject in his iconic book The Biggest Secret:

“Ironically, Diana used to have Kensington Palace swept for listening devices and now she was in the clutches of a man for whom bugging was an obsession. The Al Fayed villa in San Tropez was bugged, as were all Fayed properties. Everything Diana said could be heard. Bob Loftus, the former Head of Security at Harrods, said that the bugging there was ‘a very extensive operation’ and was also always under the direction of Al Fayed. Henry Porter, the London Editor of the magazine Vanity Fair, had spent two years investigating Al Fayed and he said they came across his almost obsessive use of eavesdropping devices to tape telephone calls, bug rooms, and film people.”

Through mutual friends, General, Porter warned Diana about Al Fayed’s background and activities ‘because we thought this was quite dangerous for her for obvious reasons’ but Diana apparently felt she could handle it and although she knew Al Fayed could ‘sometimes be a rogue’, he was no threat to her, she thought. “He is rather more than a rogue and rather more often than ‘sometimes,” she apparently told friends. “I know he’s naughty, but that’s all.” The TV programme  Dispatches said they had written evidence that Al Fayed bugged the Ritz Hotel and given his background and the deals that are hatched at the Ritz, it would be uncharacteristic if he did not. Kelly Fisher said that the whole time she was on Fayed property, she just assumed everything was bugged. It was known, she said, and Dodi had told her the bugging was so pervasive.

 

KELLY SUES, ALBEIT VAINLY SO

 

To his credit, General, Dodi was sufficiently concerned about what had transpired in St. Tropez to fly to LA and do his utmost to appease Kelly but Kelly simply was not interested as to her it was obvious enough that Diana was the new woman in his life.

On August 14, Kelly held a press conference in LA, where she announced that she was taking legal action against Dodi for breach of matrimonial contract. Her asking compensation price was £340,000. Of course the suit, General, lapsed automatically with the demise of Dodi in that Paris underpass on August 31, 1997.

Although Kelly did produce evidence of her engagement to Dodi in the form of a pricey and spectacular engagement ring, General, Mohamed Al Fayed was adamant that she never was engaged to his son and that she was no more than a gold digger.

But it is all water under the bridge now, General: Kelly is happily married to a pilot and the couple has a daughter. Her hubby  may not be half as rich as Dodi potentially was but she is fully fulfilled anyway. Happiness, General, comes in all shades and does not necessarily stem from a colossal bank balance or other such trappings of affluence.

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THE SHORT-LIVED TRIANGLE: For about a month or so, Dodi Al Fayed juggled Princess Diana and American model Kelly Fisher, who sported Dodi’s engagement ring.  Of course one of the two had to give and naturally it could not be Diana, who entered the lists in the eleventh hour but was the more precious by virtue of her royal pedigree and surpassing international stature.

NEXT WEEK: FURTHER BONDING BETWEEN DIANA AND DODI

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EXTRAVAGANCE One of The Scourges in Society.

9th February 2023

Extravagance in recent times has moved from being the practice of some rich and wealthy people of society in general and has regrettably, filtered to all levels of the society. Some of those who have the means are reckless and flaunt their wealth, and consequently, those of us who do not, borrow money to squander it in order to meet their families’ wants of luxuries and unnecessary items. Unfortunately this is a characteristic of human nature.

Adding to those feelings of inadequacy we have countless commercials to whet the consumer’s appetite/desire to buy whatever is advertised, and make him believe that if he does not have those products he will be unhappy, ineffective, worthless and out of tune with the fashion and trend of the times. This practice has reached a stage where many a bread winner resorts to taking loans (from cash loans or banks) with high rates of interest, putting himself in unnecessary debt to buy among other things, furniture, means of transport, dress, food and fancy accommodation, – just to win peoples’ admiration.

Islam and most religions discourage their followers towards wanton consumption. They encourage them to live a life of moderation and to dispense with luxury items so they will not be enslaved by them. Many people today blindly and irresponsibly abandon themselves to excesses and the squandering of wealth in order to ‘keep up with the Joneses’.

The Qur’aan makes it clear that allowing free rein to extravagance and exceeding the limits of moderation is an inherent characteristic in man. Allah says, “If Allah were to enlarge the provision for his servants, they would indeed transgress beyond all bounds.” [Holy Qur’aan 42:  27]

 

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “Observe the middle course whereby you will attain your objective (that is paradise).” –  Moderation is the opposite of extravagance.

Every individual is meant to earn in a dignified manner and then spend in a very wise and careful manner. One should never try to impress upon others by living beyond one’s means. Extravagance is forbidden in Islam, Allah says, “Do not be extravagant; surely He does not love those who are extravagant!” [Holy Qur’aan 7: 31]

The Qur’aan regards wasteful buying of food, extravagant eating that sometimes leads to throwing away of leftovers as absolutely forbidden. Allah says, “Eat of the fruits in their season, but render the dues that are proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. And waste not by excess, for Allah loves not the wasters.” [Holy Qur’aan 6:  141]

Demonstrating wastefulness in dress, means of transport, furniture and any other thing is also forbidden. Allah says, “O children of Adam! Wear your apparel of adornment at every time and place of worship, and eat and drink but do not be extravagant; surely He does not love those who are extravagant!” [Holy Qur’aan 7:  31]

Yet extravagance and the squandering of wealth continue to grow in society, while there are many helpless and deprived peoples who have no food or shelter. Just look around you here in Botswana.

Have you noticed how people squander their wealth on ‘must have’ things like designer label clothes, fancy brand whiskey, fancy top of the range cars, fancy society parties or even costly weddings, just to make a statement? How can we prevent the squandering of such wealth?

How can one go on spending in a reckless manner possibly even on things that have been made forbidden while witnessing the suffering of fellow humans whereby thousands of people starve to death each year. Islam has not forbidden a person to acquire wealth, make it grow and make use of it. In fact Islam encourages one to do so. It is resorting to forbidden ways to acquiring and of squandering that wealth that Islam has clearly declared forbidden. On the Day of Judgment every individual will be asked about his wealth, where he obtained it and how he spent it.

In fact, those who do not have any conscience about their wasteful habits may one day be subjected to Allah’s punishment that may deprive them of such wealth overnight and impoverish them. Many a family has been brought to the brink of poverty after leading a life of affluence. Similarly, many nations have lived a life  of extravagance and their people indulged in such excesses only to be later inflicted by trials and tribulations to such a point that they wished they would only have a little of what they used to possess!

With the festive season and the new year holidays having passed us, for many of us meant ‘one’ thing – spend, spend, spend. With the festivities and the celebrations over only then will the reality set in for many of us that we have overspent, deep in debt with nothing to show for it and that the following months are going to be challenging ones.

Therefore, we should not exceed the bounds when Almighty bestows His bounties upon us. Rather we should show gratefulness to Him by using His bestowments and favours in ways that prove our total obedience to Him and by observing moderation in spending. For this will be better for us in this life and the hereafter.

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