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February 13, 2007

The Baghdad Prophecy

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Shivers recently ran up and down my spine, as I listened to our fate, so chillingly (and accurately) prophesied by an ancient oracle.

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» Invasion of Iraq prophesied in old Harryhausen movie - video from Boing Boing
Robyn says: An ancient magician-oracle accurately predicts and describes a future war, in the city of Bagdad (from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad). Harryhausen, the prophet?! Link Previously on Boing Boing: Ray Harryhausen tribute site with lots ... [Read More]

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Seventh Voyage of Sinbad! My favorite Harryhausen film (after The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms).

Posted by: Scott Elyard | Feb 13, 2007 11:25:10 AM

That bald man had very lovely purple robes... I want some.

Posted by: Adam Wilmer | Feb 13, 2007 11:42:19 AM

Who would have guessed that war would come to that peaceful region.

Posted by: John | Feb 13, 2007 1:06:25 PM

wow - war in bagdad. what a prediction.

My prediction: Peace in Canada.

Posted by: Jeff Foster | Feb 13, 2007 1:27:15 PM

Hmmm..for some reason for me it only plays to the 01:02 point and then stops as the bald man says he hopes he only sees good....

Posted by: Bob | Feb 13, 2007 1:31:16 PM

Wow! As soon as the cat is out of the bag regarding our current administration's plans for that region, the time traveling Rick Santorum steps up to choke the anti-God future sight voodoo right out of that magic man.

Posted by: dengoku | Feb 13, 2007 1:40:46 PM

Um - they had a few before the latest one. Which one did he mean?

Posted by: mgabrys | Feb 13, 2007 3:13:25 PM

He was probably prophesying the sacking of Baghdad by the Mongol Hulegu in 1257 that destroyed the Caliphate and brought an end to real Arab power in the Middle East. After that, the Ottoman Turks and the Safavid Persians dominated the area until colonial times; Iraqis in Baghdad compare the U.S. occupation to that of Hulegu. Some historians believe up to 90,000 people were killed in the sacking of the great city.

Posted by: Adam | Feb 13, 2007 4:44:32 PM

I just want it to be clear, that I am in no way associated with other Adams on this post, I am the first and original...

Posted by: Adam Wilmer | Feb 13, 2007 4:48:37 PM

How strange, I was just watching that on DVD this weekend (introducing my young daughter to the Harryhausen magic).

Actually the magician was pulling a fast one, hoping to trick the Caliph into backing his quest for weapons of mass destruction... uh, I mean for the genie's lamp.

Posted by: Patrick Fitzgerald | Feb 13, 2007 4:58:42 PM

There they go again always strangling the messenger!

Posted by: GOD | Feb 14, 2007 12:28:08 AM

Wow, did you see that guard bring in the brazier of hot coals with his bare hands. Now that's impressive.

Posted by: anaglyph | Feb 15, 2007 12:40:49 AM

man.. and I thought he was gonna say... 'And I see... sand... and sun... and.. more sand...'

least he wasn't holding a balloon and didn't say... 'I see dead people...'

Posted by: naquada | Feb 15, 2007 7:53:22 AM

Yeah, glyph - don't you know palace guards back then were trained to carry potentially painful objects with ease?

Posted by: indie | Feb 15, 2007 12:32:53 PM

Funny. I got the same feeling from reading "Dune." How ironic.

Posted by: Milo Freeman | Mar 18, 2007 12:28:58 PM

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