This story is a bit much, butthe press is running with it and what would have been a series of naturalevents is getting celebrity treatment. It is winter, folks. In fact formost it is the worst part of winter until we get a break in the weather. Wild populations are also already stressedbecause it has already been around a long time and it has been nasty.
Where were those red wingedblack birds feeding?
Exhausted birds flying into asudden cold front would put paid to a lot of critters. And conditions have been that nasty thisyear.
The same is true for fishwhich can be suddenly overwhelmed for a sudden change in temperature in normalcurrents.
We have always known that aseriously colder winter was going to severely cull the wild populations thathave expanded nicely over the past decade or two.
This is a seriously colderwinter.
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, January 5, 2010
The mass bird and fish die-offs that haveaffected parts of the U.S. over the last week have now gone global, withSweden, Brazil and New Zealand becoming the latest countries to experience aphenomena that has sparked both scientific intrigue and apocalyptic panic inequal measure.
Following the sudden deaths of thousands of birds that fell over Beebe Arkansas on New Year’s Eve,in addition to 100,000 dead fish found along a 20-mile stretch between theOzark Dam and Highway 109 Bridge in Franklin County, 500 dead blackbirds andstarlings weresubsequently discovered in PointeCoupee Parish, Louisiana.
Large numbers of dead birds were also found in
around Christmas and more were found in the following days.Earlier this week, tens of thousands of small fish were foundwashed up in the Chesapeake Bay area. Despite their deaths beingblamed on a cold snap, experts are bewildered that the fish didn’t swim towarmer waters as would be their normal response. Kentucky
In a separate report emailed to us by an AlexJones Show listener, more dead birds were seen near
. St. Louis, Missouri
“I just wanted to let Alex now that Iencountered over a hundred blackbirds killed on Christmas Day. This was about30 miles south of
near highway 55. Theintersection was covered with them,” states the email. St. Louis, MO
The phenomenon has now gone global, with deadjackdaw birds falling to their deaths across central Sweden shortlybefore midnight on Tuesday.
, hundreds of deadsnapper have washed up on Coromandel beaches. The fish looked fat and healthy,ruling out the weather or starvation as a cause of death. New Zealand
“People at Little Bay and Waikawau Bay, on thenorth-east of the peninsula, were stunned when children came out of the seawith armfuls of the fish and within minutes the shore was littered with them,” reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
Meanwhile, in Brazil, 100 tons of fish (sardine,croaker and catfish) have turned up dead off the coast of
over the course of the last week. Parana
“Apart from Paranagua, (Edmir Manoel) Ferreirasaid the dead fish are starting to appear in other coastal towns,” reports
Online. “The dead fishare going to Antonina, and Guaraqueçaba. We need an urgent solution to this,”he warned. Parana
The number of different cases of dead birdsand fish around the
and globally has been matched by the myriad of different explanations as to thecause of their demise. While some theories are rooted in scientific verbiage,others have taken on an altogether more spiritual and apocalyptic context. U.S.
The more mundane causes are cited asfireworks, localized hail, power lines, or other temporary phenomena thatcaused the birds to panic and fly into one another. However, this doesn’texplain why similar events are occurring in different areas of the country orindeed the world and it doesn’t address the issue of mass fish deaths.
As we have documented, the primary suspectsshould always be governments given the fact that they have routinely engaged in secret testing of biological andelectromagnetic weapons that have detrimentally impacted bothhumans and animals many times in the past.
Others point to the New Madrid fault zone coming to lifeagain as a result of being disturbed by the BP oil spilland threatening the onset of a series of mega-earthquakes which will hitIllinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Whythis would be preceded by mass bird deaths is not properly explained.
An example of one of the more esoterictheories behind the die-offs wasexplained by controversial Pastor James David Manning, wholabeled the phenomena a “Global Katrina 2,” and an act of “biological warfare,”voicing his belief that the strange sequence of die-offs was a harbinger oftribulation and the biblical end times.
Web searches for bible prophecies and end timescenarios have exploded as some Christians fear that the mass die-offs mark thebeginning of a series of catastrophes.
“Internet keyword searches continue toregister off the charts. Queries like “dead fish Bible,” dead birds and fishRevelation,” dead birds and fish die End Times.” were being entered by themillion Tuesday,” writes Jim Hagerty, with forum moderatorskept busy answering questions about the opening of the Seventh Seal and whetheror not a great pestilence will follow soon.
It seems unavoidable that the closer we get to2012 and the onset of the widely prophesied end times theory, where a series ofcataclysmic or transformative events will coincide with the end-date of a5,125-year-long cycle in the Mayan Long Count calendar, which will subsequentlyherald the end of the world or the beginning of a new spiritual age, that everybizarre event will be cited as evidence of this coming transformation.
The mass deaths of birds in particular strikea resonant chord within the human psyche for a number of sociological andcultural reasons, not least of which is the fact that they are often seen as anearly warning system for harm that could later come to human beings, which ofcourse is where the term “canary in the coal mine” originates.
Although mass die-offs of birds and fish areby no means unprecedented, any increase in their regularity will combine easilywith 2012 fever to whip up more frenzy and wide-eyed speculation. This in turnwill distract millions of Americans from both real environmental crises thatcould be connected to the bird deaths, as well as very real politicalconspiracies and financial plots that continue to spell doomsday for the veryexistence of the American republic, with no reliance on idle speculation aboutMayan calendars or 2012 end times prophecies.
PaulJoseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com.He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for TheAlex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radioshows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM,
’s most listened to latenight talk show. America