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Cold Icelandic Ash and Ahmadinejad’s Hot Ash

The Icelandic-European ash crisis is not coming to an end. The press and the visual media produces pictures like the ash map  (below) and literary phrases like  “…the towering fountain of ash from an Icelandic volcano…” a citation from the New York Time, see ” Air Travel Crisis Deepens as Europe Fears Wider Impact..”

From the New York Times

The biblical reminiscence from the above NYT press citation “… towering fountain of ash…”  lead us from the ash to ..”for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Genesis 3:19).

Post Headlines  like Lebbeous Woods’s ‘Ascending Darkness‘ addressing the ash crisis and alluding to the SF series Babylon, fit well into more biblical keywords:  earth, fire and ground and wind, redefined into  the perpetual  volcanic convulsions of mother earth and their unpredictable brutal  attack staging the real horror movie:  “… darkness was over the surface of the deep….”Genesis 1:2

The brutal impersonal eruption of the Icelandic volcano (Eyjafjallajökull) shows us once more that our own human volcanic eruptions are risible gestures in contrast to the autonomous incomprehensible life of mother nature.

Even  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech, showing his destructive obsession about Israeli , I quote:

“This is the will of the regional nations that after 60 odd years, the root of this corrupt microbe and the main reason for insecurity in the region be pulled out.”.. see “Uproot corrupt microbe Israel“,…

will not deter the inexorable course of the secret movement of Earth’s underground armies stationed  in the Middle East. The common denominator of their impersonal Sodom and Gomorrah scenario  does not taking into consideration who is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and where is Iran. In this context the same can be said on Israel . And we don’t forget Europe’s flight crisis..

Anyway Ahmadinejad’s  rogue words instill  an new  Islamic ‘social order ‘ map: a man made gathering of hot ash  hanging over our heads like Damocles sword.

Ash in the sky

BTW, the name of the Icelandic volcano: Eyjafjallajoekull means “My fingers are on the wrong keys on the keyboard” in Icelandic, see here on “Greg Laden’s Blog‘.

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