2.9 Cuba- close erupt into open warfare

The two will not remain allied for long;
within the thirteen years they give in to barbarian power.
There will be such a loss on both sides,
that one will bless the bark (of Peter) and its leader.(V- 78)

This refers to America and Russia after World War II. Although they were allied together during World War II and immediately afterward during the occupation of Germany, «the two did not remain allied for long By five years after the war had ended these two powers were on opposite sides of the fence. 

Starting dating it from 1950, from the time that these two powers split the blanket, the «13 years» refers to the most intense time of the cold war, the time of the Cuban missile crisis where it came close to erupting into open warfare. This was a time of great unrest in both countries. Russia was trying to rebuild the damages from the war and modernize simultaneously, and this was causing a lot of social stress. Stalin was having his purges at the time, and people kept getting killed for no reason from the secret police killing imagined enemies of the state. Also at this time the United States was having great social unrest due to the paranoia about communism, as stirred up by McCarthy and others thinking along the same lines. Both countries had building paranoia.

At the time people realized they had come within a very close distance of breaking out into open conflict, but nobody on this level can realize just how close they came to getting involved in open warfare. That was a major turning point along the branches of time. A major dividing branch where they would go one way and start working out their problems and come to peace, or at least to being on speaking terms, as they are today. Or they could have broken out in warfare and in the process destroyed most of Europe from throwing weapons and bombs at each other. Since this was a major branching point along the pathways of time, it stood out very clearly and it was fairly easy for me to spot.

(Note: In January 1992 it came to light that Nostradamus was correct. The 1962 crisis was touched off by the Soviet installation of nuclear missiles with a range of 800 to 1000 miles. Kennedy saw this as a definite threat to the United States. These missiles were eventually withdrawn after days of tension, during which time Kennedy was under heavy pressure to invade Cuba.

Soviet General A.I. Gribkov announced that during the Cuban missile crisis the Soviet Union also sent short-range nuclear weapons to Cuba (with a range of about 40 miles) and authorized their use against any U.S. invading forces. He said the two super powers were drawn closer to nuclear war at that time than was previously thought. Robert McNamara, President John F. Kennedy's defense secretary, said he was unaware of the presence of the short-range missiles in Cuba at the time. But he was absolutely certain that Kennedy would have ordered nuclear retaliation on Cuba - and perhaps the Soviet Union as well -if nuclear weapons had been used against U.S.forces.
A spokesman said, «We came closer to nuclear war than anyone had ever imagined. There is absolutely no question that we were right at the brink.»)

In the French the word Barque is capitalized. The quatrain says, «they will bless the bark». A man whom one country will bring to the United States would approve of the efforts of the pope of the Catholic Church trying to make peace between the two nations, as well as trying to intervene in other armed conflicts as well.

Russia, claiming to be an atheistic country, would be suspicious of anything that the Catholic Church would do, thinking it to be a capitalistic trick. Whereas the capitalist, so-called Christian country, the United States would approve of the efforts  thinking that this is
a third party who could be somewhat objective and help them to work out their problems. The pope I am referring to is the previous pope who seems to be quite involved with politics and trying to bring about world peace. Another reason why I represented him as being
a Barque is because that is a type of boat, something that travels. And this pope did not stay cloistered up in the Vatican.

(Note: It was revealed in I992 that the previous pope had been involved in political negotiations with the United States and Communist countries in the past. It was revealed that President Reagan approved a secret program of aid to Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement a decade before after consultation with Pope John Paul II and a heated argument among administration officials.)

There are several quatrains referring to the deposal of the Shah of Iran and the rise to power of the Ayatollah Khomeni because these were forerunning events to the horrible "time of troubles". (ΙΙ-10 and Ι-70)