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War In America

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE: The War Against Terrorism that began with the 9/11 attacks in 2001 has become a world-wide battle, involving many nations. However, the primary focus of the U.S. retaliation was the Taliban in Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. After an original occupation by U.S. forces there, and the establishment of a democratic Afghan government, the Iraq war and other anti-terrorist activities drew down U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Since then the Taliban has regained some areas of the country, prompting a new "surge" by US forces to restore order in the country.

There are no clear references to a country like America in the line-up of End Times nations, prompting many teachers to suggest that our country will have lost much of the strength and prestige that it once enjoyed.

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Iraqi President Still Alive as Succession Rumors Brew

Dec. 24, 2012 - Leaders of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), are trying to determinw who would succeed him if he does not recover from his recent stroke.
Source: Al-Akhbar (English)

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Baghdad moving allegiance from Washington to Moscow

Oct. 22, 2012 - Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, recently concluded a $4.2 billion dollar arms deal with Moscow that includes some 30 Mi-28 attack helicopters and 42 Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile systems. It country may also acquire MiG-29 fighter jets and armored vehicles from Russia. Al Maliki, a Shiite, is backed by Iran as well. He claims that the deal will not have an adverse effect on relations with the West, but analysts see this as a lack of loyalty to the U.S.
Source: WND
General Jack Keane on Obama's Iraq Policy: 'Absolute Disaster' - Weekly Standard



US military death toll in Afghanistan reaches 2,000

Sept. 30, 2012 -Two more Americans were killed by suspected "insider attacks," bringing the total of US casualties in Afghanistan to 2000.
Source: BBC

As U.S. troop 'surge' ends, setbacks pile up

Sept. 18, 2012 - After nearly two years in Afghanistan, the "surge" troops sent in by President Obama are completing their term and returning to the U.S. However, the plan to leave Afghans fully in charge by next year is being threatened by developments there.
The setbacks are piling up: a spasm of deadly attacks on U.S. and NATO forces by Afghan soldiers and police, including three attacks in the last three days.
Source: USA Today

Nation set to remember 9/11 attacks

Sept. 11, 2012 - Many memorial events will be held in New York and around the country today - the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, says, "It is extremely important that people never forget what happened on Sept. 11."
An official commemoration will begin in New York Tuesday morning at 8:39 a.m. ET at the National September 11 Memorial plaza, an area that once held the twin towers but now hosts two memorial pools dedicated to the attack victims.
Source: USA Today
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Wave of attacks in Iraq kill at least 44

Sept 9, 2012 - Insurgents in Iraq perpetrated attacks against security forces in some 11 cities, killing at least 44 people and wounding approximately 240 others.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but security forces are a frequent target of Al Qaeda's Iraq branch, which has vowed to reassert itself and take back areas it was forced from before U.S. troops withdrew from the country last year.
Source: Fox X

Afghanistan Al Qaeda leader killed in NATO airstrike

May 29, 2012 - Sakhr al-Taifi, Al Qaeda's second-highest leader in Afghanistan, was killed in an airstrike conducted by the U.S.-led NATO force.
The airstrike that killed al-Taifi and another Al Qaeda militant took place Sunday in Kunar's Watahpur district, the coalition said.
Source: Fox

World Trade Center nears landmark height, reaches 100 floors

April 5, 2012 - After years of planning and delays, the rebuilding of the World Trade Center is proceeding. The construction has reached the 100th floor, and will be completed sometime next year or in 2014. When the work is finished the building will be the tallest structure in the nation.
Source: CNN
Book Review: 'The Harbinger' by Jonathan Cahn - Dr. Gary E. Gilley -Bible Prophecy Blog

Karzai lashes out at U.S. over shooting probe

Mar. 16, 2012 - Afghan President Hamid Karzai complained that he is at the "the end of the rope" because the U.S. is not cooperating with Afghanistan on their probe of a killing spree allegedly carried out by an American soldier. 16 Afghan civilians were killed Sunday in southern Afghanistan, and some of their relatives think there must have been more than one shooter involved.
Officials within the Afghan government told CBS News that the Afghan army chief of staff, Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, who accompanied Karzai to meet with the families, said he was denied access to the accused soldier because American officials said he's in special forces.
Source: CBS
Karzai demands NATO troops withdraw from villages - Foreign Policy
Afghan Taliban suspends peace talks with US, Karzai pushes for early troop pullback - NY Post

Taliban vows revenge after US soldier allegedly kills 16 Afghan civilians

Mar. 12, 2012 - An American soldier went on a rampage in Afghanistan, going door to door and killing 16 Afghan civilians yesterday. The name of the solider has not been released yet but he is being interrogated by military police.

The Taliban, who claimed responsibility for killing six U.S. troops last month in retaliation for the burning of Korans, vowed to "take revenge from the invaders and the savage murderers for every single martyr."

Source: Fox

Gingrich, Palin Blast Obama Quran Burning Apology

Feb/ 24. 2012 - Qurans that had been used to pass messages between war criminals in Afghanistan were inadvertently burned on a military base there. An Afghan soldier shot and killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded others in retaliation for the burning. Now there is wide-spread rioting against the U.S. on the streets of Afghanistan. President Obama issued an apology for the action Thursday morning.

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says Afghan President Hamid Karzi should be the one apologizing to the U.S., and that the Afghans "do not deserve the apology of the United States."

He was joined by Sarah Palin, who blasted the decision on her Facebook page: "Obama apologizes for the inadvertent Quran burning this week; now the U.S. trained and protected Afghan Army can apologize for killing two of our soldiers yesterday."
Source: NewsMax
Obama apology doesn't halt Afghan violence - CNN
7 U.S. soldiers wounded in Afghanistan - WND
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