In 2002, a long-term US devotee called Connie Shaw, had a private interview (in the rear room) on her 31st visit to see Sathya Sai Baba which she reported on-line and which is seen in full here.

Now that 2008 has long passed by and international war continues in Afghanistan while Syria is in a state of massive civil war in 2012. Outright war also occurred in 2008 with Russia's invasion of Georgia in South Ossetia. Further, an air war between NATO and Libya raged in 2011, and one may also point to several recent major civil wars, Dafur, Indonesia, the Congo area and diverse smaller warring conflicts in African states. The so-called 'war on terror' is also being actively pursued and the US Congress is to pass a law defining cyber attacks as war, giving the right to respond militarily.

As to the Golden Age
and transformation of human consciousness etc. it has been heralded for decades by Sathya Sai Baba but, when failing to occur, has repeatedly been promised for a new and later date. Sathya Sai Baba having deceased 'prematurely' in 2011 (w.r.t. his own various predictions), the Golden Age is now touted as that which the advent of Prema Sai will initiate!

Sathya Sai Baba makes predictions in private interview situations, knowing that they will spread like wildfire as uncontrollable rumours. Then, when the predictions fail, which they invariably do, his minions try to remove documentary proof that he made them, and devotees dare not confront him or what he says in any way whatever. The same applies to many of the alleged leelas and miracles, which have been most important and even crucial to the Sai Baba legend. All reports on those are mixed up with disinformation, a clever technique at which Sathya Sai Baba is adept and he uses his unwitting collaborators to propagate. Disinformation ...involves the deliberate, calculated dissemination of equivocal data, partially true, partially erroneous, in order to conceal something, to deflect attention in one or another peripheral or tangential direction. But the best lies are always embellishments or variations of the truth, not total fabrications. The most effective disinformation is always structured around a core of validity." (from The Messianic Legacy by Baigent, Leigh & Lincoln London 1968).

One example of the wishful thinking based on rumours spread by Sai Baba:- Rita and Robert Bruce stated that they were told by him about practically instant transformation of people's consciousness after his 80th anniversary. But that anniversary was celebrated in 2006! Now we have outright war between nations and still major conflicts displacing millions within nations. What kind of transformation is that? (see The Golden Age of Sai Baba)

Sathya Sai Baba has claimed he was the Director behind the scenes of all that happens on the world stage and often stated that events that are inexplicable - or seem evil - to us are all part of his 'maya' (i.e deceptive appearances) or 'his Divine sport' (i.e. leela). This level of disinformation surely surpasses anything the biggest propaganda agencies of the last century have produced. It would be amazingly inexplicable that at least 6 Indian Prime Ministers and 5 Presidents have endorsed this charlatan Godhead, were it not for the obvious fact that they have seen his influence as important for their electorate in Andhra Pradesh and subsequently in other Indian states, not least because he was the biggest foreign currency earner in India for decades. That the Sathya Sai Central Trust was granted total freedom from customs and excise duties and taxation and never had to make public any accounts of its countless transactions, or keep minutes of meetings for accountability - no doubt made it an Eldorado for money launderers and corrupt politicians, though its secrecy was so tight almost nothing could be investigated or proven! Note that the importance for the Indian economy of payments to the funds of gurus with followings outside the country is essential, and that they have been one of India's main sources of foreign earnings.

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