Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Iraqi TV: Satan with a Pitchfork, ISIS, and The Joker

What are we to make of this?

Al-Iraqiyya TV recently aired a promo announcing a soon-to-come anti-ISIS satirical series. The series, called "The Superstitious State" - a play on the words "khilafa" ("caliphate") and "khirafa" ("superstition") – features an assortment of colorful characters, including a red-clad devil with a pitchfork, whose union with a Jewess - wearing a large Star of David - begets an "ISIS-ling" in the form of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, hatched from an egg. Other characters in the cast include Sheikha Mozah, wife of the former Emir of Qatar, a gun-toting, grog-swigging American cowboy, the Joker from Batman, Dracula, and a character presumably representing Stalin. The promo was broadcast on the Iraqi TV channel on September 9, and is being shown several times a day since. September 14, 2014.

The line between Joseph Stalin (Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin; 1878 – 1953) and Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (1937-2006) is thin in terms of appearance.


Weird Pitchfork Incident #2

There's been another encounter of the pitchfork kind, and it happened before the Ohio authorities released the information about T. J. Lane escaping from prison with a pitchfork. Lane had a pitchfork with him during his 9/11 escape, but the public did not know about it until the evening of September 15, 2014.

Oklahoma City resident Shaun D. Walsh, 41, was arrested much earlier (around 12:30 am) on Monday, September 15, 2014. He was charged with punching his ex-girlfriend and chasing her with a pitchfork - technically domestic assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious injury and destruction of property.

The events occurred in the 2800 block of SW Grand Blvd, near South May Street, on the south side of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
According to the victim, Walsh said, “F*** you, b****. You get what you deserve,” as he punched her. After he stopped punching, the victim told police Walsh went into another room of the home and grabbed a three-prong pitchfork. She said he began chasing her around the house before she could make it out the front door. Once outside Walsh demanded the victim give him the keys to her car. She refused, and that's when she said Walsh used the pitchfork to break the passenger side window to her car. He then dropped the pitchfork and left the scene on foot, according to News9.com.
Police caught up with Walsh and took him to Southwest Medical Center to be medically cleared before he was transported to the Oklahoma County Jail.

(Thanks to Todd Campbell for the news hint.)

Monday, September 15, 2014

9/11 School Shooter Escapee Had A Pitchfork!

Synchronicity, synchromysticism, and the twilight language can be downright spooky.

Needless to say, for several weeks I've been writing about all the tridents appearing in various stories.

On September 10, 2014, I wrote about "Tridents, Pitchforks, and Satan in the News."

After specifically defining the trident versus the pitchfork, I noted, "The 'pitchfork' of Satan looks remarkably like a trident. One has merged with the other."

Then on September 11, 2014, I shared the details of the breaking news that "David Icke-Inspired School Shooter T. J. Lane Escapes From Prison on 9/11."

It turned out that Lane was caught six hours after escaping, but for awhile, it was a rather dramatic 9/11 story.

The next morning, September 12, 2014, I overviewed the 9/11 incidents, including Lane's capture and the fact that "Pokémon Invades White House Lawn."

Now tonight, Monday, September 15, 2014, the news comes across the wire that – unbelievably – escaped school shooter T. J. Lane was CARRYING A PITCHFORK!


As one comment maker, Cory Panshin, nicely put it: "Color me officially freaked."

Talk about a "coincidence" that feels far from one! You can't make this stuff up.

AP reporter Andrew Welsh-Huggins wrote: "The school shooter who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday as newly released records added to the picture of an inmate frequently in trouble behind bars. T.J. Lane, convicted of killing three students at Chardon High School in the Cleveland area in 2012, did not threaten officers with the pitchfork, and it isn't known where he got it from, said patrol Lt. Craig Cvetan." Source.

And there is more:

"On Friday, the morning after the escape and while back in custody, he was found with excess property in his cell, including clothes, 15 books and Pokemon video game cards, according to prison records provided to The Associated Press through an open records request. Prison officials confiscated the items. The book titles weren't available." Source.

Pitchfork. Pokémon video game cards. I wonder what the titles of those 15 books are?

What madness is this?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Copycat Beheadings & Hangings. Plus Tridents, Clinton & Sioux City?

Another Decapitation

Unfortunately, ISIS/ISIL has carried out another beheading. This will be the third in a short amount of time (see here). British hostage David Cawthorne Haines was allegedly beheaded on September 13th or 14th (Iraqi time), 2014.

Strange though, looking at these two photographs of the pre-beheading, it appears that Mr. Haines has exactly the same expression in the picture. Were they doctored? Or are they quick screen captures in which Mr. Haines did not move an millimeter? (There is a slight difference in the shadowing on the orange gown, apparently.) Are the hostages drugged, as some theorize? Why no facial reactions to their coming fate? It is weird.

The name Haines has two similar meanings, depending on origin:

Haines (Old English / Germanic) A dweller near the wood, forest, thicket, grove, enclosures.

Haines (Old Nordic) From the word hegn, meaning a forest clearing or hedged enclosure.

David Haines' middle name is Cawthorne. Cawthorne is a long-established surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name either from Cawthorn, a parish north west of Pickering in the north riding of Yorkshire where traces of Roman camps remain, or from the parish and village of Cawthorne near Barnsley in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Both places were recorded as "Caltorn" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and as "Calthorn" in Yorkshire Charters, dated 1125 to 1176. They are believed to be so-called from the Olde English pre-7th Century "cald," (= cold), with reference to the "bare, exposed position of the places," plus "thorn," "thorn-bush," thus, "the bare place of the thorn-bushes." Source.

The Copycat Effect

We don't know how many hanging deaths have occurred in the wake of Robin Williams' suicide. What we do know is that calls to suicide prevention hotlines are at an all-time high after the Williams' self-death, and it follows that probable suicide attempts are up. It may be months before we know if the rate of suicide after Williams' suicide actually increased.

All we can do now is note how the media keeps posting hanging suicides.

Take 14-year-old Lizzie Lowe, who was found on Wednesday night, September 10, 2014. Lizzie, a pupil at Pars Wood High School in East Didsbury, UK was found hanged in Fletcher Moss Park in Didsbury, Manchester around 11.15pm, according to the British media.

On the same day, September 10th, the American media announced that former professional wrestler Sean Haire, who went by the stage name of Sean O’Haire, had died at the age of 43 of what is being ruled a suicide. A suicide by hanging.

I wrote about Simon Battle already, but there have been others (see here).

We will continue to hear more about hanging suicides in the near future.

Sioux City Alert for September 14th?

Okay, someone seems to be reading the synchromystic literature about Tridents - or me - and there is a new video that is intriguing. Not that I might consider any of the connections valid, but they are interesting and a great amount of work went into these links. The trident at Dealey Plaza is apparent, and this video is a good reminder of that.

What are we to make of this business about a "false flag" operation in Sioux City? I'm not sure about the false flag part, but maybe something is going to happen in Iowa today - something sinister?

The Sergeant Floyd Monument, a 100-foot obelisk, marks the final resting-place of Sergeant Charles Floyd, Jr. Photo by G.R. Lindblade, Courtesy of the Sioux City Public Museum. See details from Enki King, below, in "comments."

Ooops, what did I just read in the morning news?

Hillary Clinton will be at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa, today, September 14, 2014. Indianola is about 225 miles from Sioux City. I wonder if Clinton is flying in via Sioux City? (See here.)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mysterious Pike County Shooting Leaves One Dead

Pike County, Pennsylvania, was the scene of a mysterious shooting on Friday night, September 12, 2014. One state trooper was left dead, and another wounded by the unknown shooter.

Pike County, Pennsylvania was named after Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1778 – April 27, 1813), an American soldier, explorer, and Freemason, whose Pike expedition, often compared to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, mapped much of the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase. Pike's Peak is one of the most famous locations named after Zebulon Pike.

His father, also named Zebulon Pike, was an officer in the Continental Army under General George Washington and served in the United States Army after the end of the Revolutionary War.

One famed ancestor of Zebulon Pike is John Pike (1613-1688/1689), who was a founder of Woodbridge, New Jersey and a judge and politician of the early colony of New Jersey.

Another famous Pike is the shadowy Masonic figure Albert Pike, who was related to Zebulon, through their mutual ancestor John Pike. 

Albert Pike (December 29, 1809–April 2, 1891), who was an attorney, explorer, soldier, writer, and Freemason. Pike is the only Confederate military officer or figure to be honored with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C. (in Judiciary Square).

Albert Pike was elected Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite's Southern Jurisdiction in 1859. (Some have said that the Civil War was an occult battle between the northern and southern branches of Freemasonry.) He remained Sovereign Grand Commander for the remainder of his life (a total of thirty-two years), devoting a large amount of his time to developing the rituals of the order. Notably, he published a book called Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1871, of which there were several subsequent editions. Pike is still sometimes regarded in America as an eminent and influential Freemason.

Some have said that the Civil War was an occult battle between the northern and southern branches of Freemasonry. Some within the ranks of conspiracy theorist even are so bold as to say that Albert Pike "was chosen by [Italy's Giuseppe] Mazzini to head the Illuminati operations in America and moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1852."

The two troopers were ambushed outside a State of Pennsylvania police barracks at Blooming Grove, Pike County during a 10:50 p.m. Friday shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, with authorities scouring the densely wooded countryside and beyond on September 12, 2014, looking for the shooter or shooters.

The dead lawman as identified as Cpl. Bryon Dickson (above) and the other fallen officer is Trooper Alex Douglass, who was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

(Bryon has the meaning "high, noble" and is a variant of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic), meaning "strength." The name Dickson means "strong leader" or "strong ruler." Alex means "protector of men," and Douglass means "dark water.")

Law enforcement officials from Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, rushed to the Poconos to help search on foot and by helicopter for the mystery shooter or shooters. The Blooming Grove barracks is in a wooded area, surrounded by state game lands, near Interstate 84. The Blooming Grove barracks covers most of Pike County, which runs along the Delaware River and borders New Jersey and New York.

The Pocono Mountains is a geographical, geological, and cultural region located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The name Poconos comes from the Minsi or Munsee Indian word Pokawachne (pronounced Poke Ah Waak-nay), which means "Creek Between Two Hills."

The media reported:
This is the third death of a state trooper in the Poconos area in the last 35 years.
Pennsylvania State Trooper Joshua Miller was shot and killed June 7, 2009, by a father who had kidnapped his nine-year-old son. After taking the boy from his home in Nazareth, the father led police on a chase through Northampton and Monroe counties before he was cornered on Route 611 in Tobyhanna.
An eleven-year veteran of the New Jersey State Police, Trooper Philip Lamonaco was shot and killed Dec. 21, 1981, by members of a radical environmental group, known as the United Freedom Front, during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Knowlton Township.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pokémon Invades White House Lawn, Two Navy Jets Crash, And Other 9-11 News

September 11th came and went without any major events occurring, thankfully. Or maybe something did happen and it was just kept off the media's radar. Or perhaps a dangerous probable incident was discovered, and we will never hear about it.

A few items that did catch our attention that made it to the news include the following.

Pokémon come calling at the White House...

There was an intrusion into the White House lawn of a man in Pokémon gear. The trespasser was wearing a bright yellow Pikachu hat and carrying a plush doll of the Nintendo franchise's mascot.

Not a smart thing to do anytime, but on 9/11, of all days, really? Not funny, actually.

The Daily Mail noted:
Secret Service officers have apprehended a man who jumped over the White House's North Fence and appeared to be heading in the direction of the presidential residence.
President Obama was not in the White House at the time of the incident, as he and wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, were performing community service to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The incident occurred at 6.20pm local time, forcing the White House into a lockdown which ended less than an hour later.
The unidentified man, who was allegedly dressed in Pokemon merchandise, entered the grounds on the Northern side of the Presidential grounds and was immediately apprehended.
The officers with their guns drawn ordered the man to lie down.
The intruder was arrested. He has not been identified. For more, read "Moment armed secret service agents took down intruder in Pokemon mask on White House lawn on 9/11 anniversary". Or here or here. (H/T C.W.)
Two Navy jets crash, one pilot missing, one recovered...

A Navy image of a FA-18 Hornet breaking the sound barrier 
(July 7, 1999: Public Domain).

On 9/11, two U.S. Navy fighter jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean while carrying out an unidentified mission, Navy officials reported Friday. The two F/A-18 Hornets were operating on the USS Carl Vinson carrier when they crashed, the Navy said. The two jets were from Strike Fighter Squadron 94 ("Mighty Shrikes") and Strike Fighter Squadron 113 ("Stingers").

Insignia and logo for USS Carl Vinson

The insignias of the "Mighty Shrikes" and the "Stingers" are shown. 

Other events that we know about, which occurred during the Sept. 9-11, 2014 window:

9/11 - Albany International Airport bomb scare, false alarm: "About 6:30 a.m., deputies were called to the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint by the TSA bomb appraisal officer for a person with what appeared to be an IED, deputies said. Matter of fact, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said, it was just a circuit board with wires. Also, the person carrying this device was an active member of the Navy accompanied by two others from the service. The three were training at Knolls Atomic Facility in Milton, and are stationed at a Trident Training Facility [Bangor] in Silverdale, Wash." Source.

Submarine Group Nine is stationed at Silverdale, Washington State.

9/11 - New Albany, Indiana Univeristy of Indiana shooter scare, false alarm: "Students on the campus at Indiana University Southeast said it was one of the scariest hours they've ever experienced, especially after commemorating 9-11 on campus. Just before 1 p.m. Thursday after an alert went out that there was a gunman on the grounds." A student had reported a rifle sticking out of a camouflage backpack. "School surveillance cameras found the student and the umbrella that was sticking out of the backpack. He had no idea he was the target of a massive lockdown with state, county and campus police." Source.
The superimposed logo of Indiana University resembles a trident.

9/11 - School shooter escapes, then captured: Prison officials at the Allen Correctional Institution said Lane managed to scale a perimeter fence around 7:30 p.m. along with two other inmates. Those inmates were also captured. Lane was found almost six hours later near a church just north of the prison in Lima, about 200 miles west of Chardon. See more, here.

9/10 - Drudge Photo Bombs Obama: An apparent conservative photo hoax of President Obama's appearance during his ISIL speech shows him with Devil horns, and is spread by the Drudge Report. See more, here.

9/9 - Devil appears, then is removed: In Vancouver, British Columbia, a 9-ft-tall statue of the Devil made a very dramatic appearance in that city on Tuesday morning, September 9, 2014. The Devil was erected on a location that had formerly held a statue of Christopher Columbus. It was taken down the same day by city officials. See more, here. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

David Icke-Inspired School Shooter T. J. Lane Escapes From Prison on 9/11

Update: T. J. Lane was taken into custody about six hours after his prison break.

Convicted school shooter T. J. Lane -- serving life in prison for killing three fellow students at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio on February 27, 2012 -- has escaped from prison, Ohio law enforcement officials reported. Lane escaped at 7:40 p.m. on September 11, 2014, with another inmate, Clifford Opperud, from the Allen Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio. Both currently remain at large.

Lane, who was 17 at the time of the rampage, was sentenced in March 2013, to spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.

During Lane's 2013 trial, he wore a tee-shirt to court that said "Killer." When he addressed the court, he flipped his middle finger and used profanity toward those in the audience, including the victims' families.

One of the most intriguing items of media interest at the time of the shooting was that T. J. Lane had posted that he was "inspired" by David Icke (shown below). It created an uproar from Icke followers.

DavidIcke.com noted in 2012, "Twilight Language may have been one of the first sites to note that according to the Facebook profile of T. J. Lane, one of Lane's favorite books is The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy." 

Yes, I believe I was first, as I merely researched his background on his Facebook page.

For more on this part of the topic, see "'I Like Icke' Fans, T. J., and the Chardon Shootings."

Thomas Lane, aka T. J. Lane, is shown in a portrait from the 2011 Chardon High School yearbook. The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The following is my report on the shootings, with updated information, at the time, as it was happening:

Columbine copycat? A cafeteria shooting. Photos on the Internet. Name game links to the Valentine's Day NIU shooting. On February 27, 2012, there was news of a classic school shooting.

Three students eventually died and one was arrested and was identified as Thomas J. Lane.

At noon on February 27, 2012, Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna announced in a news conference that one of the victims had died. The first deceased student was identified as Daniel Parmertor, a 16-year-old high school junior, by a spokeswoman for Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center. His family issued a statement requesting that their privacy be respected. When Lane opened fire, Parmertor was in the cafeteria waiting for a bus to the Auburn Career Center vocational school in nearby Concord Township, where he studied computer science.

At 12:42 a.m. the next day, a second student, Russell King, Jr., 17, was pronounced brain dead at MetroHealth Medical Center. King, a junior, studied alternative energy technologies. He was enrolled at both Chardon High School and at the Auburn Career Center. King's family released a statement thanking the public for support and offering sympathy to the families of the other victims. They also said that his organs would be donated as he had wished. A witness, Nate Mueller, said that King had recently started dating Lane's former girlfriend. Other student witnesses said that it appeared as if Lane was specifically aiming for King, indicating that he was the first to be shot. The students stated that King had previously threatened to beat Lane up. They told reporters that Lane had taken up weightlifting with the intention of fighting King.

On February 28, it was reported that Demetrius Hewlin, the third student who was transferred to MetroHealth, had died. His family also expressed their sorrow for their loss in a statement to the press. Friends of Hewlin said that he liked to work out and wanted to be on the football team. Hewlin's mother, Phyllis Ferguson, in an interview with ABC News said of her son, "He wasn't a morning person and he was late for school. But that one day he wasn't late. We were running a little late, but we weren't late enough. But it's okay. It's in God's hands. Let His will be done." When questioned about what she would say to the assailant, she said that she would forgive him, because most school shooters did not know what they were doing. She explained that her son's organs would be donated and that one of the recipients was a child who was within days of death without a transplant.

How about names? Looking a bit closer, you will find that the "name game" dwells here too. If you translate the monikers of the tragically deceased victims, you will discover literally, the fact that "three kings" (The Holy Trinity?) were killed in Ohio in Chardon, supposedly randomly. 

The three young men (shown above) who were killed in the Ohio school shooting of February 27th, were named Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr., and Daniel Parmertor.

So, what we find is this:
Demetrius = King of Macedonia 294–288 BCE
King = King
Parmertor = Of Irish origin, from an Old Celtic word meaning "high" or "noble."

The first Chardon victim was identified as Daniel Parmenter, (as well as Daniel Parmentour in one earlier confused report). Others use the spelling Daniel Parmentor and Daniel Parmertor. In a strange coincidence, the victims of the February 14, 2008, Northern Illinois University shooting were students Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and 20-year-old Daniel Parmenter.

Late on the day of the shooting, The Guardian in London wrote the name as "Daniel Parmertor, 16." Intriguingly, some of the Guardian's wording also reflects material here, including this sentence: "In an odd twist, another similarly named student, Daniel Parmenter, 20, was killed four years ago this month in a shooting in Northern Illinois University." Furthermore, also during the evening, Reuters was using the spelling "Parmentor."

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, officially, the names of the victims were announced: "The students who died from their injuries have been identified as Daniel Parmertor, 16, and Russell King Jr., 17."

What of February 27th? It is also a date of some significance in Nazi history. February 27, 1933, was the date of the Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire. (BTW, the cornerstone of the Reichstag was laid on June 29, 1884, by Kaiser Wilhelm I, who was the patron of the three Berlin Grand Lodges. Wilhelm I died in 1888, Dreikaiserjahr, the Year of Three Kaisers.)

The Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933, is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany. It is the one incident leading directly to the increased power for Hitler and his party.

According to the Facebook profile of T. J. Lane, one of Lane's favorite books is listed as The David Icke Guide, and a person that inspired Lane is noted as "David Icke."

The father of suspected Ohio school shooter TJ Lane has been busted several times for violence against women, including TJ's mom, according to court records. He had been warned to stay away from the boy and his mother, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Dad Thomas Lane Jr. and TJ's mom were each charged with domestic violence against each other, and Lane served time in prison after trying to suffocate another women he later married. It's not clear what kind of relationship the father eventually maintained with his son. Friends said TJ was being raised by his grandparents, according to the newspaper.

As the news was breaking...

A school shooting has been reported at Chardon High School near Cleveland, Ohio, local law enforcement officer says (Monday morning, February 26, 2012).

Civil deputy Erin Knife with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office says the shooting was reported at Chardon High School. Gunfire at a high school outside Cleveland injured a number of students Monday morning, and at least one suspect has been taken into custody, officials said.

FBI agent Scott Wilson said that there was one suspected shooter, who is in custody. He said four students were wounded in the shooting and one died.

CBS This Morning correspondent John Miller reports that at least one of the students was critically injured.

The shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. at the 1,100-student Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland, said Civil Deputy Erin Knife of the Geauga County Sheriff's Office. CBS affiliate WOIO-TV in Cleveland reports the shootings happened in the cafeteria before classes started for the day.

Television news footage showed anxious parents escorting children away from a school building, and ambulances could be seen outside. WOIO-TV reports the high school was evacuated and students were taken to an elementary school to be picked up by their parents. Students on school buses were dropped off back at their homes.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland's MetroHealth System said a medical helicopter was dispatched to the high school. Schools in the area were locked down.

Bob Herp, a Chardon trauma nurse, was at a command scene at a local Wal-Mart store where he said helicopters were on the ground.

+++++Name Game+++++

Chardon is a city, about 30 miles east of Cleveland, of about 5,100 residents.

The name "Chardon" has two meanings of note. As a French word, it means "thistle." As a Sioux word, it means "sand bar."

The town of Chardon was named after one of the wealthiest men in America, Peter Chardon Brooks, who gave the land to Ohio. Peter Chardon Brooks was the son of Rev. Edward Brooks and Abigail (Brown) Brooks. Rev. Brooks was one of the "high Sons of Liberty," the elite of the Masterminds of the Boston Tea Party, who assembled at the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. Reverend Brooks was at "Lexington on the 19th of April, 1775, with his gun on his shoulder, in his full-bottomed wig." Peter Chardon Brooks established his first insurance business at the corner of King Street (today's State Street) and Kilby Street, at the Bunch-of-Grapes Tavern , the site of the first grand lodge of Masons in America.

After the Siege of Boston ended in March 1776, "General Washington was handsomely entertained" at the Bunch-of-Grapes Tavern, as was Marquis de Lafayette (see also, the Fayette Factor), and General John Stark (who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, a site denoted today by a Masonic obelisk, seen above).

For more on the covert Masonic and other secret landscape, as well as the King-Kill/33 symbolism, see Adam Parfrey's and Craig Heimbichner's Ritual America.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tridents, Pitchforks, and Satan in the News

"We will follow them to the gates of Hell until they are brought to justice. Because Hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside," Vice President Joseph Biden speaking about ISIS on September 3, 2014, at the Portsmouth Naval Yard, New Hampshire. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is one of four remaining naval shipyards in the nation, and is capable of docking all active classes of submarines including the Los Angeles, Trident and Virginia classes.

When is a trident really a pitchfork?

A trident is a three-pronged spear, used for spear fishing and historically as a polearm. The trident is the weapon of Poseidon, or Neptune, the god of the sea in classical mythology. In Hindu mythology it is the weapon of Shiva, known as trishula (Sanskrit for "triple-spear"). Parallel to its fishing origins, the trident is associated with Poseidon, the god of the sea in Greek mythology, the Roman god Neptune, and Shiva, a Hindu God who holds a trident in his hand. In Hindu legends and stories, Shiva uses this sacred weapon to fight off negativity in the form of evil villains. The trident represents the deity in his three aspects of creator, preserver and destroyer.

A pitchfork is an agricultural tool with a long handle and long, thick, widely separated pointed tines (also called prongs) used to lift and pitch (throw) loose material, such as hay, straw or leaves. Pitchforks typically have only two, three or four tines. The three-pronged pitchfork has grown to be associated with the Devil or Satan. The pitchfork is often used in satire of Christian demonology in popular media, especially in early humorous cartoons where a popular joke was a caricature of an angel and a pitchfork-wielding devil sitting on the opposite shoulders of the conflicted protagonist. The "pitchfork" of Satan looks remarkably like a trident. One has merged with the other.

Author Chris Woodyard's research on Herman Menz and his carved stone Devil of
Detroit (see above) has revealed a trident on the monument, although it was called the "big ugly fork" in the original news story. Woodyard has a new look at this Devil and others here.

Speaking of Detroit, the site of "Devil's Night" every October 30th, it is directly in the news in conjunction with Satan's followers coming to that city.

The Satanic Temple, a New-York-based religious group, announced on September 7, 2014, it wants to build its first chapter house in Detroit, Michigan, where it will perform services such as marriages and funerals. It noted the sacrificing of babies, humans and animals will not take place.

This is the same group that caused a stir when it said it wanted to erect a seven-foot tall statue of Satan near the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol.  The proposed image (see above) of the statue suggested that the Temple wanted to depict Satan as a goat-headed Baphoment figure with a long beard, horns, and wings, with a pentagram design placed overhead. Two smiling children would be placed on both sides of the statue. Early reports of a Black Mass in Oklahoma also circulated. The plans for the Black Mass appear to be on a fast track.

However, the group’s leaders say they do not worship Satan. “We believe in a metaphorical, literary construct of Satan,” a Temple leader said. “He’s a symbol for rebellion, a symbol of human nature, the thirst for knowledge.”

Meanwhile, across the continent, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Devil made a very dramatic appearance in that city on Tuesday morning, September 9, 2014. The Devil was placed on a location that had formerly held a statue of Christopher Columbus.

The 9-foot-tall statue - please note, was left on 9/9 - thus 666 (upside down) - was a representation of Satan, Lucifer or the Devil, complete with red skin, a pointed tail and horns atop his head. The statue also holds one hand up in a devil-horn salute familiar to heavy metal fans the world over. It also sported an enormous erect penis.

The last detail caused headline writers to have a field day, from "Naked devil statue erected near SkyTrain line" to "NSFW Satan statue erected (and taken down) in East Vancouver" to "City crews remove satan statue erected alongside busy Vancouver roadway."

"I'm going to have nightmares tonight," said one city worker who removed it around 3:15 p.m. PT.

All of this news of Satan exist closely in time with the bizarre death of Sarah Bean, who was killed when a gargoyle was beheaded by a piece of metal and then the gargoyle's head hit her directly on her head. She died in front of Chicago's Second Presbyterian Church, on September 4, 2014.

And speaking of a beheading...

Back to ISIS/ISIL, for a moment, as "Satan" is part of their justification for their campaign of terror and beheadings. And I mean more than the old "Americans are Satan" line. Members of the Yazidi religion, one of Iraq’s oldest minorities, are in the midst of a genocide by ISIS. Gruesome images of brutally slain people have emerged in recent weeks, as local officials say that at least 500 Yazidis, including 40 children, have been killed in northern Iraqi.

What is ISIS's reasoning for targeting the Yazidis?

As the Guardian reported in August 2014,
At the core of the Yazidis’ marginalization is their worship of a fallen angel, Melek Tawwus, or Peacock Angel, one of the seven angels that take primacy in their beliefs. Unlike the fall from grace of Satan, in the Judeo-Christian tradition, Melek Tawwus was forgiven and returned to heaven by God. The importance of Melek Tawwus to the Yazidis has given them an undeserved reputation for being devil-worshippers – a notoriety that, in the climate of extremism gripping Iraq, has turned life-threatening.

Representations, such as this one above, of the Kurdistan Yazidis’ Melek Tawwus or Melek Taus can have a trident-like appearance. It is a familiar image from The Exorcist movies, an overlap with the same region's Assyrian demon Pazuzu. To the Yazidis, Melek Taus is an angel; to ISIS, Melek Taus is Satan. It is the difference between life and death in modern day Iraq.

UPDATE: Conservative blogger Matt Drudge took an image from President Obama's 9/10 speech about confronting ISIL.

"We cannot erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm. That was the case before 9/11, and that remains true today." - President Obama, 9/10/2014

Drudge posted the 9/10 image to his blog on 9/11 with the caption "Photos Capture Obama's Head of Horns."

Needless to say, I have to point out it looks like a trident.

Of course, the real question is why would anyone wish to photoshop the real image - there are no drapes that low behind the president (see here) to make President Obama look like the Devil?

Below is the actual background for the speech of 9/10.

See also "Synchromystic Symposium: The Meaning of Tridents."