Osama and Obama - Comrades in Arms
another era or alternate universe, Osama Bin Laden (OBL) and Barack
Hussein Obama (BHO) could have met on the basketball court or the
soccer field. They might have come away from a game high-fiving
and drinking the local brew or smoking weed. OBL and BHO may have
become chums, rather than deadly enemies. Fighting on the world stage
of sabotage and espionage, drones and destruction, war and waste.
just didn’t work out that way. Maybe because - in my imaginings - key
leaders in the world’s great confrontations over the centuries just
keep repeating old battles. General George “Blood and Guts” Patton
consciously recalled his fighting in the days of Hannibal and the
Carthaginian Wars. How many of our great and not-so great warriors of
ancient times have come back again and again to fight more battles?
Wouldn’t it be great if they could be re-trained into other
occupations. But sadly, the military and martial fields always have
Fairly recently, it seemed like there was a family
feud - passed down from the Crusades or the like - going on between the
Husseins and the Bushs for much of two decades. Saddam tried to put a
hit out on George HW. Little George eventually went in to Iraq, “kicked
butt,” and had the old dictator hanged. This must have been some sort
of replay from past times.
Little George intended to take Osama
Bin Laden out early on. He got distracted with Saddam and had to pass
on that task to Barry Obama. After two years in office, BHO watched
like a basketball fan via satellite hookup as US Navy Seals with helmet
video cameras blew away OBL. It took ten years, but one of our
presidents got a bird’s eye view of the slaughter of Bad Boy Osama.
did the horoscopes of these two world players as the last of 40 in my
recent book on Pictorial Astrology. The progression in the book led to
Osama and Obama. I called those two chapters Fated Adversary and The
American Messiah. The final words of the chapter on OBL reads, “Osama’s
newest nemesis may or may not be a match for him. His name is Obama.”
we know. But, the story has not really ended. Just a chapter completed.
Read on for more of the story.
it is clear that Obama met the Osama challenge which GWB left
unaccomplished. Let’s consider some angles which brought the O Men
“together” at this time. They have/had many similarities.
Osama and Obama are messiah types. Astrologer Mark Lerner has called
OBL “an englamored messiah figure.” His life path, based on birth
3-10-1957 (3-1-4), is an 8. The figure 8 says a lot about both Osama
and Obama. It symbolizes a lot of things including “messiahhood.”
a trip to Africa in 2006 with BHO, a documentary videographer
reflected, “It’s like the messiah has returned.” Obama’s numbers are
8-4-8. He has Neptune at 8 degrees of Scorpio not far from his
Midheaven. Obama also has several other 8s strategically placed in his
chart. To top things off, BHO is also America’s 44th president.
Osama has a plethora of planets - hinting at his “calling” - at his
Midheaven in Aquarius and Pisces. These largely oppose Obama’s stellium
of Leo and Virgo luminaries. There are some hints in a comparison chart
to suggest how BHO was able to trump BSO - without the Donald’s help.
Back to commonalities. Both OBL and BHO are nominal (at least in name)
Muslims. Many Americans think Obama is a Muslim. There is a grain of
truth there. His father came from a Muslim background. Both father and
son have Hussein as middle names, which connects them back to Saddam
Hussein energetically if not otherwise. But then, we are all connected
in many ways.
Osama was a renegade, jihadist type of Muslim who
used his religion to support his radical ideas. With long and
widespread effect. Think how the world has changed since 911.
• My favorite way to look at Osama and Obama is through their names. Well, you say, “Everyone has thought about that.”
and maybe not. With their names, the two have similar personality
energies. Just as Obama has connection and similarity with Saddam
Hussein through name vibration.
The most fascinating thing
about names comes when comparing Osama with the USA. We do this by
using an alternate spelling of OBL’s first name USAMA.
amazing that Usama Bin Laden had his enemy “hidden in plain sight” in
his own first name. Osama, Usama or USAma. It is right in broad view -
the United States of AMericA was born inside of OBL in 1957.
Bin Laden took on the USA, he was really fighting himself. He killed
himself in his holy war - parts of himself. Until he himself was
destroyed by other parts of USAma. A whole book is written in Bin
Laden’s first name.
Usama Bin Laden tried to destroy the USAma. He succeeded. But, not quite in the way he imagined.
that Osama/Usama has left the outer scene, I believe we, the bigger
USAma, need to be careful that we don’t make the same mistakes Bin
Laden made. By becoming invested, enthralled in the fighting external
enemies - real and imagined.
Surely, we are our own worst enemy. That is the case for all us, just as it was for Usama Bin Laden.
A Final Note: Astrologically, it looks like this could be a tough
summer for the USA and President Obama especially around BHO’s
birthday. Solar return charts (2011) for the country and president are
stressful to say the least.
PS I have to wonder if, in some ways, Colonel Gaddafi may pick up the
mantle which Bin Laden left. A variation on Gaddafi’s first name is
(Charts done using Astrograph software. Great program.)