Earth, Mars, and Moon in turmoil as planet of the gods approaches
The offspring of Adam and Tiamat (Eve in Genesis) were teeming in line with the wishes of Enki, their creator. Enki purposed that the Lulus “be fruitful, multiply, and subdue the Earth”, much to the horror of Enlil, the Bible’s primary Jehovah/Yahweh. Earth, after all, was their rightful planet.
It was the Anunnaki who were aliens to the planet. Enlil, however, was alarmed and perturbed: he feared that if the Lulus proliferated, they could stage an uprising at some point in time in the foreseeable future against the dismally few Anunnaki and disrupt the vital gold extraction project. The Lulus would never come to have the technological wizardry or military might of the Anunnaki but there was strength in numbers. Besides, with sympathisers amongst the ranks of Enkites, it wasn’t a stretch that the Lulus could spring a surprise.
Meanwhile, the Anunnaki royal ranks were also increasing in number. Nannar-Sin had been the first Anunnaki to be born on Earth, to Enlil and his wife Ninlil. Now Nannar-Sin himself and his wife Ningal were blessed with the fraternal twins Utu-Shamash, a boy, and Inanna-Ishtar, a girl. There were now three generations of Anunnaki royalty on Earth.
The “divine” twins, it emerged, were born at a most portendous time. At this juncture, which was 80 shars (288,000 Earth years) after the Anunnaki’s arrival on Earth, there was geophysical turmoil on Earth, Mars, the Moon, and the Asteroid Belt. On Earth, global warming was upping, the snow caps around the Arctic and Antarctica land masses were ebbing, and thunderstorms, tsunamis, and gale force winds were raging.
As if that was not chilling enough, there were earthquakes and earth tremors, with volcanic activity in overdrive, and meteors were hurtling into the planet without let-up. “Into flaming fires in the skies they were bursting,” Enki observed of the meteors and other rocky projectiles from the cosmic neighbourhood. “In a clear day darkness they were causing … Like stone missiles the Earth they were attacking.”
At the time, Marduk, Enki’s firstborn son was in charge of the Mars outpost. He reported that “strong winds are disturbing, annoying dust storms they are raising: in the Hammered Bracelet (Asteroid Belt) turmoils are occurring.” The Anunnaki top brass were in a fine state of trepidation. Enki’s second-born son Nergal and his wife Ereshkigal were working round the clock at Cape Agulhas, the astronomical, climate and Earth-monitoring station in South Africa.
At Nibruki (Nippur) in the Edin, Enlil and his firstborn son Ninurta were busy monitoring planetary orbits in our Solar System in a special-purpose facility known as the Duranki. Shamgaza, the leader of the Igigi, the Anunnaki astronauts in orbit around Earth and Mars, was burning the midnight oil superintending over the scanning of the heavens from the international space stations of both planets.
The professorial Enki, the jack of all trades as well as master of all, had suspended his life-science experiments at Bit Shimti in East Africa to devote all his energies to help unravel the conundrum at hand. What the deuce was happening in this section of the ecliptic?
DREADED MUSHOSHOSHONO LOOMS
At long last, the Anunnaki were able to fathom the cause of the climatic and terrestrial upheavals besetting our planet. Nibiru, aka “The Lord”, was on its way back to perigee, its closest orbital position to the Sun, known as the place of the crossing and of which the name Nibiru, meaning “Planet of the Crossing”, arose. This was not the first time Nibiru’s approach had triggered such cataclysms in the ecliptic but it was the most tempestuous since the Anunnaki came to Earth. “The Earth and the Moon and Lahmu (Mars) a calamity unknown are facing,” lamented Enki.
The Sumerians, the world’s best-known civilisation of old, did not call Nibiru The Lord for the fun of it: they meant what they said. For starters, Nibiru was the abode of Anu, “Our Father Who Art In Heaven”, who was the planet’s ruler and the leader of the Anunnaki in the greater Sirian-Orion empire.
Nibiru was also referred to as The Lord or The Celestial Lord because it was the “creator” of planet Earth 4 billion years ago (from the original planet Tiamat which lay between Jupiter and Mars and of which Earth and the Asteroid Belt are remnants, a phenomenon dubbed the “Celestial Battle”) as well as the primeval propagator of its life forms.
When Nibiru loomed in Old Testament times, the prophets presaged not glory and bliss but gloom and doom for poor Earthlings. The comet-like reddish planet, which is seen only once in 3600 years – the time it takes to complete one circuit around the Sun – is said to have last appeared in 556 BC (its two appearances prior to that reportedly occurred circa 4000 BC, circa 7450 BC, and circa 11000 BC.) Two hundred years before its last appearance, the Hebrew prophets began to warn the nation of Israel about its calamitous advent. The first one was Amos, who began to prophesy in Judea (southern Palestine) around 760 BC. He was followed by Hosea in Israel (northern Palestine), whose prophecies began in 750 BC.
All the prophecies were dire “beholds” regarding what was going to transpire on “The Day of Judgement”, this being the return of Nibiru to Earth’s vicinities. The return of Nibiru was described as the Day of Judgement because it was associated with every tragedy and tribulation in the book engendered by the gravitational and slingshot effects of the giant planet – floods, earthquakes, fires, meteorite plunges into Earth, volcanic activities, polar shifts, sudden climatic switches from generally warm weather to an ice age, etc. That’s why the prophet Amos would say, “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” (AMOS 5:18).
In the 6th century BC (between the years 600 BC and 500 BC), the prophets upped the tempo as Nibiru was practically around the corner. “The Day of the Lord is at hand”, the prophet Joel frantically announced. “The Day of the Lord is near”, the prophet Obadiah declared. Circa 570 BC, about twenty-five years before Nibiru finally showed up, the prophet Ezekiel was given the following urgent divine message by the god Yahweh (that is, Enlil): “Son of Man, prophesy and say: thus sayeth the Lord: Howl and bewail for the Day is near – the Day of the Lord is near!” (EZEKIEL 30:2-3).
Whereas Nibiru and the hell it entailed were not known to much of the modern world until relatively recently when the iconic Zechariah Sitchin popularised its knowledge beginning with his 1975 classic The 12th Planet, Africans were aware of the planet. The Zulus for one called it Mushoshonono.
Says the legendary Zulu shaman Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa: “I am told by the great storytellers of our tribes, that … at one time, many thousands of years ago, a terrible star, or the kind called Mu-sho-sho-no-no, the star with a very long tail, descended very close upon our skies. It came so close that the earth turned upside down and what had become the sky became down, and what was the heavens became up. The whole world was turned upside down. The sun rose in the south and set in the north.
Then came drops of burning black stuff, like molten tar, which burned every living thing on earth that could not escape. After that came a terrible deluge of water accompanied by winds so great that they blew whole mountaintops away. And after that came huge chunks of ice bigger than any mountain and the whole world was covered with ice for many generations … And we are told that this thing is going to happen again very soon. Because the great star, which is the lava of our sun, is going to return on the day of the year of the red bull …”
What the prophets foretold about Nibiru 3000 years ago and what Credo Mutwa underscores are both affirmed in the Sumerian chronicles, both in the days of Adam and in the days of Noah. The upheavals of the time Enki relates were particularly dire in that there was a rare conjunction of seven planets from Earth to Pluto. That is to say, the seven planets had aligned and as such Nibiru’s orbital path was slightly muddled.
Consequent to that, there was a huge gap in the Asteroid Belt, the “Celestial Bar”, as some asteroids were scattered by the now erratic Nibiru. One huge comet had its path deflected by Nibiru and it pitched into the Moon, causing some of those craters we see that lend to Earth’s only satellite that famous face of a man.
And since Nibiru drew so close to the inner planets, all were agitated by its mighty gravity, resulting in the apocalyptic havoc highlighted above. The planet Venus actually moved further away from the Sun than it had been to date. Enki and company were hopeless and helpless. All they could do was invoke the “Creator of All” to tame “The Lord”.
ENKI TRAVELS TO THE MOON
Of the most telling disasters Nibiru had wrought was the destruction of the gold transhipment warehouse facilities on Mars and the space station infrastructure overall. Mars was primarily a way station where gold ingots were first shipped from Earth, stockpiled, and finally taken to Nibiru by way of the mothership. It was easier to airlift vast quantities of gold at once from Mars thanks to its less potent gravity compared to Earth. Under the prevailing circumstances, there wouldn’t be much work for Marduk to do. Accordingly, he asked to be redeployed to Earth.
Meanwhile, it was decided by Enlil, Earth’s chief executive, that gold be transported to Nibiru direct from Earth. Enki objected, arguing that that represented a daunting technological challenge in light of Earth’s rather strong gravitational pull. It would gravely affect the momentum of the flow of gold to Nibiru.
Enki therefore counter-proposed that prospects for an alternative way station on the much smaller Moon be investigated. The proposition was beamed to King Anu on Nibiru and it was okayed. So to the Moon did Enki and Marduk travel, accompanied by fifty Anunnaki. Altogether they spent six Earth years on the Moon, which was equivalent to a week in Nibiru time.
Whilst Enki was fascinated by the Moon, which he regarded as a better vantage point to study the Solar System than Earth – the reason they took six years – Marduk wasn’t. Marduk hated the fact that because of the thin atmosphere and possibly perilous solar radiation levels, they had to be garbed in a space suit all the time.
For the first time as an adult, Marduk had the opportunity to be with his dad all alone and for a lengthy time. He therefore decided to sit him down for a heart-to-heart, father-son talk. Marduk had concerns to air that stemmed from his marginalisation in Anunnaki matters when he was in fact of a very high standing in the Anunnaki cosmic pantheon. If you recall, Marduk was second in line to the Sirian-Orion throne after Enlil as per the terms of the merger between Sirius and Orion. Yet in Earthly matters, he was peripheral: he was not even among the Anunnaki’s 12-man ruling council.
Marduk had three main gripes that he brought to his father’s attention. First, he wondered why Ningishzidda seemed to be his favourite son and the only one Enki had taught practically everything he knew. Second, he wanted to know why Ninurta was given charge of Badtibira, a position of high clout since it entailed control over Nibiru-bound gold, a most strategic asset.
Third, Marduk asked why Enki had to settle for the number 2 position on Earth when it was he who established Eridu, the pioneer settlement on Earth. Why was he so meek? Why should he play second fiddle to Enlil when he was the Anunnaki Big Brain? For how long was he going to continue to offer the other cheek?
“Now to Earth we are returning; what will my task be?” Marduk sobbed before his great dad. “Am I to fame and kingship fated, or again to humiliated be?” In other words, Marduk wanted a plum position in the pantheon that was befitting of his status and potential and he wanted Enki to make that a reality come rain or shine.
Having pondered the matter over, Enki sat down to work on the zodiacal permutations. It was he who had mapped the entire celestial cycle of the zodiac 25,000 years after his arrival from Nibiru and it was he who assigned names to them. Enki now undertook to Marduk that he was going to see to it that one of these fine days he, Marduk, would be the Enlil, Earth’s Commander-in-Chief. “The supremacy I have been deprived (that is, command of the Earth) shall be yours my son. That I guarantee,” Enki rendered assurance to his dispirited firstborn son.
SHAMASH GIVEN CHARGE OF NEW SPACEPORT
Upon their return to Earth, Enki reported to Enlil that for now it was not feasible to use the Moon as a way station in that it was not sufficiently conducive to life. An underground base, a virtual subterranean world, first had to be established but that was a long-term project. Thus pending the reconstruction of warehouse facilities on Mars once Nibiru had retreated, gold should be carried directly to Nibiru from Earth.
Plans were soon afoot to establish a spaceport in the Eridu to be called Sippar. The moot point, however, was who would be in charge of the spaceport. Enlil proposed Ninurta, which was rapacious really as he already was chief administrator of Badtibira, whilst Enki rooted for Marduk, who had the requisite experience from Mars. It was a stalemate. The matter was referred to King Anu on Nibiru as happened every time opinion was divided among the Anunnaki top brass.
Although King Anu was a good man on balance, he was not without partiality. He tended to side with the Enlilites more often than not. Did that have to do with the fact that Enlil was his flesh-and-blood whereas Enki was a step son? Anu ruled that the spaceport should be commanded not by a first- or second-generation Anunnaki royal but a third-generation.
At the time, the seniormost third-generation royal Anunnaki was Utu-Shamash, Enlil’s grandson and so it was he who was entrusted responsibility. And since Marduk had refused to return to Mars, Utu-Shamash was also given command over the Igigi both on Mars and in orbit around Earth.
The construction of the Sippar spaceport began in the 81st shar and was completed in the 82nd shar. That is to say, it took 3600 Earth years. What this clearly demonstrates is that the Anunnaki followed the Nibiru timetable even whilst they were here on Earth. Had they followed Earth time, they would have been done within a year or two at most.
King Anu came down from Nibiru to commission the spaceport. On the occasion, Anu was smitten by what a staggering beauty his great granddaughter Inanna-Ishtar was. He there and then designated her as his official mistress every time he came to Earth. He christened her with the name Anunita, meaning “Anu’s Beloved”. The affair, which was legal in Anunnaki culture, was consummated on the first night. (In most cultures in Africa too, a grandfather can marry his granddaughter, but whether that extends to a great granddaughter is a contentious point.)
In his speech to a gathering of both the Anunnaki and the Igigi, King Anu gave assurance that in only a few shars, they would be back home as Nibiru’s atmosphere was on the mend. In the midst of all this though, Marduk was wroth. He refused to take any official responsibilities. Instead, he set out to globetrot the world in his flying saucer with a view to explore the planet in detail. “Over all the lands he wished to roam,” writes Enki. “In his skyship the Earth to comprehend.”
The Central Bank has by way of its Monetary Policy Statement informed us that the Botswana economy is likely to contract by 8.9 percent over the course of the year 2020.
The IMF paints an even gloomier picture – a shrinkage of the order of 9.6 percent. That translates to just under $2 billion hived off from the overall economic yield given our average GDP of roughly $18 billion a year. In Pula terms, this is about P23 billion less goods and services produced in the country and you and I have a good guess as to what such a sum can do in terms of job creation and sustainability, boosting tax revenue, succouring both recurrent and development expenditure, and on the whole keeping our teeny-weeny economy in relatively good nick.
Joseph’s and Judah’s family lines conjoin to produce lineal seed
Just to recap, General Atiku, the Israelites were not headed for uncharted territory. The Promised Land teemed with Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These nations were not simply going to cut and run when they saw columns of battle-ready Israelites approach: they were going to fight to the death.
Parliament has begun debates on three related Private Members Bills on the conditions of service of members of the Security Sector.
The Bills are Prisons (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Police (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Botswana Defence Force (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bills seek to amend the three statutes so that officers are placed on full salaries when on interdictions or suspensions whilst facing disciplinary boards or courts of law.
In terms of the Public Service Act, 2008 which took effect in 2010, civil servants who are indicted are paid full salary and not a portion of their emolument. Section 35(3) of the Act specifically provides that “An employee’s salary shall not be withheld during the period of his or her suspension”.
However, when parliament reformed the public service law to allow civil servants to unionize, among other things, and extended the said protection of their salaries, the process was not completed. When the House conferred the benefit on civil servants, members of the disciplined forces were left out by not accordingly amending the laws regulating their employment.
The Bills stated above seeks to ask Parliament to also include members of the forces on the said benefit. It is unfair not to include soldiers or military officers, police officers and prison waders in the benefit. Paying an officer who is facing either external or internal charges full pay is in line with the notion of ei incumbit probation qui dicit, non qui negat or the presumption of innocence; that the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.
The officers facing charges, either internal disciplinary or criminal charges before the courts, must be presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Paying them a portion of their salary is penalty and therefore arbitrary. Punishment by way of loss of income or anything should come as a result of a finding on the guilt by a competent court of law, tribunal or disciplinary board.
What was the rationale behind this reform in 2008 when the Public Service Act was adopted? First it was the presumption of innocence until proven otherwise.
The presumption of innocence is the legal principle that one is considered “innocent until proven guilty”. In terms of the constitution and other laws of Botswana, the presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in a criminal trial, and it is an international human right under the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11.
Withholding a civil servant’s salary because they are accused of an internal disciplinary offense or a criminal offense in the courts of law, was seen as punishment before a decision by a tribunal, disciplinary board or a court of law actually finds someone culpable. Parliament in its wisdom decided that no one deserves this premature punishment.
Secondly, it was considered that people’s lives got destroyed by withholding of financial benefits during internal or judicial trials. Protection of wages is very important for any worker. Workers commit their salaries, they pay mortgages, car loans, insurances, schools fees for children and other things. When public servants were experiencing salary cuts because of interdictions, they lost their homes, cars and their children’s future.
They plummeted into instant destitution. People lost their livelihoods. Families crumbled. What was disheartening was that in many cases, these workers are ultimately exonerated by the courts or disciplinary tribunals. When they are cleared, the harm suffered is usually irreparable. Even if one is reimbursed all their dues, it is difficult to almost impossible to get one’s life back to normal.
There is a reasoning that members of the security sector should be held to very high standards of discipline and moral compass. This is true. However, other more senior public servants such as judges, permanent secretary to the President and ministers have faced suspensions, interdictions and or criminal charges in the courts but were placed on full salaries.
The yardstick against which security sector officers are held cannot be higher than the aforementioned public officials. It just wouldn’t make sense. They are in charge of the security and operate in a very sensitive area, but cannot in anyway be held to higher standards that prosecutors, magistrates, judges, ministers and even senior officials such as permanent secretaries.
Moreover, jail guards, police officers and soldiers, have unique harsh punishments which deter many of them from committing misdemeanors and serious crimes. So, the argument that if the suspension or interdiction with full pay is introduced it would open floodgates of lawlessness is illogical.
Security Sector members work in very difficult conditions. Sometimes this drives them into depression and other emotional conditions. The truth is that many seldom receive proper and adequate counseling or such related therapies. They see horrifying scenes whilst on duty. Jail guards double as hangmen/women.
Detectives attend to autopsies on cases they are dealing with. Traffic police officers are usually the first at accident scenes. Soldiers fight and kill poachers. In all these cases, their minds are troubled. They are human. These conditions also play a part in their behaviors. They are actually more deserving to be paid full salaries when they’re facing allegations of misconduct.
To withhold up to 50 percent of the police, prison workers and the military officers’ salaries during their interdiction or suspensions from work is punitive, insensitive and prejudicial as we do not do the same for other employees employed by the government.
The rest enjoy their full salaries when they are at home and it is for a good reason as no one should be made to suffer before being found blameworthy. The ruling party seems to have taken a position to negate the Bills and the collective opposition argue in the affirmative. The debate have just began and will continue next week Thursday, a day designated for Private Bills.