God’s punishment apparently
The followers of a Israeli Kabbalist rabbi are claiming their man predicted a rare tsunami struck southern Iran a week and a half ago.
An eight year old boy and a car load of Iranian tourists were swept away in the rare tsunami which was believed to have been created by warming ocean currents.
Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, a Kabbalist with a significant following in Israel, had predicted the event one week before it happened.
Apparently he claimed it was divine retribution against Israel’s enemy in the city of Bandar in southern Iran. The wave killed two and injured dozens in the Bushehr Province.
“The times will continue to be difficult and the judgements will continue to grow stronger: floods, volcanic eruptions, fires and heat, evil spirits, storms and earthquakes,” Rabbi Ben Artzi said in his weekly sermon on March 3.
Of course that is a pretty good bet as there is usually some bit of nastiness happening somewhere in the world and he failed to mention anything about a tsunami. One would expect that a big fuck-off wave would have attracted some of your inner Kabbalist sight.
Artzi also failed to mention that Iran would be hit. But that is not stopping his followers claiming a prophetic hit.
“Skeptics may point to the generic and all encompassing nature of the rabbi’s prediction, but this does not detract from the accuracy of his words. His warning about floods can certainly be understood to include the tsunami that sent a wave of water pouring through the streets of Bandar,” wrote one site .
Rabbi Ben Artzi has made similar predictions in the past that have come true, they claim. Our particular favorite was that black magic would make a comeback in the world, focusing on world leaders like US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Less than two weeks later, opponents of President Trump calling themselves “witches” gathered outside Trump Tower in New York City in an attempt to curse the president and his supporters.
The witches sent out a call on social media for others to join in, with detailed instructions on how to perform the black magic,” the followers claim.
So that is all true then!
Artzi’s Kabbalist followers claim that the wave was a divine judgement for Iranian fast attack boats have been confronting the US Navy in the international waters of the Straits of Hormuz, south of Iran.
We would have thought that it would have been a little more productive for God to swat the attack boats rather than kill a kid. After all divine wrath against a junior school kid seems a bit unfair when the kid could not have stopped the Iranian guard buzzing US ships even if he wanted to.