Matt Case - June 17th, 2024 - 7:05am PDT 

    Indian Astrologer Predicts Imminent Start of World War III

    NEW DELHI, India  — An Indian astrologer has made a bold prediction, claiming that World War III is set to begin within days.

    Kushal Kumar, who has been referred to as the 'New Nostradamus,' has forecasted that World War III could commence on June 18, 2024. In an interview with The Daily Star, Kumar stated, "Tuesday, June 18, 2024, has the strongest planetary alignment to trigger WW3." He highlighted various ongoing international conflicts as indicators of the approaching global war.

    Kumar expressed concern, emphasizing the need for vigilance. "It may be observed here that a predictive alert for better care and appropriate strategy involves careful and serious interpretation of planetary impacts while unintended human error or slip cannot be ruled out entirely," he cautioned. "So, watch the developing war scenario in hotspots across the globe as days pass by," he added.

    Initially, Kumar made this prediction in May and is reiterating his claim despite having previously forecasted an incorrect start date. He originally predicted that the war would begin on June 10, which did not come to pass, casting doubt on the accuracy of his predictions.

    Despite the earlier error, Kumar remains convinced that June 18 holds significant potential for the outbreak of conflict. He also mentioned June 29 as another possible date. Kumar pointed to recent geopolitical developments, including Russia's deployment of warships, among them a nuclear submarine, to Havana—an act reminiscent of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also noted China’s military exercises near Taiwan, which have heightened concerns among U.S. officials.

    Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov enters Havana’s bay, Cuba, June 12, 2024. Reuters

    Kumar has often been compared to the 16th-century French astrologer Nostradamus, renowned for his book "Les Propheties," a compilation of 942 poetic quatrains believed to predict future events. Like Nostradamus, Kumar's prophecies are open to interpretation and have sparked considerable debate.