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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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Al Qaeda Front Group Claims Baghdad Blasts

Dec. 27, 2011 - Immediately after the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq a deadly wave of bombings has terrorized Baghdad.
An Al Qaeda front group in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the wave of attacks that ripped through markets, cafes and government buildings in Baghdad on a single day last week, killing 69 people and raising new worries about the country's path.
The terrorists took credit on the Internet. The issue is is the sectarian struggle between Shite and Sunni Muslims that caused their civil war years ago. The attackers are unhappy with the country's Shiite-dominated leadership that has been allowed to come to power as a result of the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Source: Fox

Prophetic Significance of America's War

At least 69 die in bombings in Iraq; more violence feared with U.S. troops gone

Dec. 23, 2011 - At least 69 people were killed and some 200 were injured in a wave of bombings in Baghdad.
The attacks appeared to be a well-coordinated assault by Sunni militants linked to al-Qaida, and they targeted markets, grocery stores, cafés and government buildings in a dozen neighborhoods.
It also appears that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is a Shi'ite may be trying to eliminate the influence of rival Sunnis in the government.
Source: Detroit Free Press

Iraq in political turmoil hours after last US troops depart

Dec. 20, 2011 -
The completion of the US withdrawal on Sunday ended nearly nine years of war, but left many Iraqis fearful that a shaky peace between majority Shi'ites and Sunnis might collapse and reignite sectarian violence.
As soon as U.S. troops departed from Iraq, serious political fighting has begun, starting with distrust between the country's top leaders. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is a Shi'ite, asked parliament for a no-confidence vote against Saleh al-Mutlaq, a Sunni who is deputy prime minister, on the grounds that he lacked faith in the political process.

Meanwhile a 5-judge panel has banned Sunni Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi from leaving the country while they investigate charges that he is a terrorist.

Source: Telegraph - UK

Panetta Formally Ends U.S. Military Mission in Iraq

Dec. 15, 2011 - Defense Secretary Leon Paneta led a simple ceremony at the Baghdad airport to officially end the Iraq war.
The ceremony in Baghdad marked the completion of nearly nine years of war. Nearly 4,500 U.S. lives were lost. More than 30,000 U.S. troops were wounded. The death toll for Iraqis reached 100,000.
The U.S. spent nearly one trillion dollars on the fighting and rebuilding of the nation. At the high point, 170,000 U.S. troops were there at one time at some 500 bases. The last two bases will soon close and the final 4,000 troops will leave.
Source: Fox
McCain: Obama Deserves 'Scorn and Disdain' for Iraq Pullout - Newsmax
Update Dec. 18, 2011 - Political turmoil flares in Iraq as U.S. pulls out - CNN

Afghan officials: Fire from Pakistan led to attack

Nov. 27, 2011 - Anonymous Afghan officials challenged the view that NATO's attack on the Pakistan/ Afghanistan border was unprovoked.
Afghan troops and coalition forces came under fire from the direction of two Pakistan army border posts, prompting them to call in NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, Afghan officials said Sunday.
If the report is true, insurgents near the border crossing started the conflict by firing on NATO forces. It is known that Pakistani soldiers allow the insurgents to stay in the area.
Source: MSNBC

Pakistan Tells U.S. to 'Vacate' Air Base as Border Strike Inflames Tensions

Nov. 27, 2011 - NATO forces accidentally struck a military checkpoint at a crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing 24 Pakistani soldiers. The immediate response by angry Pakistani leadership was to close both roads into Afghanistan, cutting off NATO supply lines and leaving convoys of supplies stranded inside Pakistan. They also ordered the U.S. to "vacate" an air base used for suspected drone attacks.
The government issued the air base demand, and pledged a "complete review" of its relationship with the U.S. and NATO, following an emergency military meeting chaired by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Source: Fox

Soldiers, Pundits Debate Whether Iraq War Was Worth It

Oct. 26, 2011 - Last Friday President Obama announced that all U.S. troops will be pulled out of Iraq before the end of the year.

Unfortunately the decision was forced by Iraq's Shi'a Muslim leader Muqtada al-Sadr's warning that the U.S. soldiers must leave or face “resistance.” Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked for withdrawal of the approximately 41,000 troops by New Year’s Day, 2012. Observers will be wondering...

...whether the invasion of Iraq and ensuing conflict were worth their $800 billion price tag, the loss of more than 4,400 U.S. troops and the deaths of as many as 112,000 Iraqis.
Source: Voice of America

U.S.-Born Terror Boss Anwar al-Awlaki Killed
Sept. 30, 2011 - American-born senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki was killed this morning in Yemen. His convoy was attacked by an air strike that was presumably conducted by America.
The strike hit a vehicle with three or four suspected Al Qaeda members inside, in addition to al-Awlaki. The strike comes after a heavy presence of U.S. drones was spotted in the skies over the region.
Source: Fox

September 11 - Tenth Anniversary

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Feds: Zawahiri Launched Al Qaeda Terror Plot for 9/11 Anniversary
Sept. 8, 2011 - Officials in New York and Washington DC are on alert for a possible vehicle-borne attack sometime this weekend. It is known that Osama bin Laden's notes had proposed new terrorism on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Some "specific and credible" information has been developed by the CIA indicating that at least three individuals entered the U.S. in August by air with the intent to launch such an attack.

Officials say the alleged terror plot was initiated by new al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's successor, who had pledged to avenge bin Laden's death earlier this year in a U.S. raid.
Officials told ABC News that at least one of the individuals is a U.S. citizen.

A 10th anniversary memorial is scheduled for Sunday on the site of the World Trade Center. President Obama and former President George W Bush are scheduled to attend the ceremony.

Source: ABC
9/11: US warns of 'credible' anniversary threat - BBC

Looking Back...

Prophecy Central in the September 11 Archives!
Sept. 9, 2011 -
Prophecy Central had already been on the Internet for nearly four years when the September 11 attacks took place. We were among the first to report the story as it gradually unfolded on that terrible day.

We didn’t know it at the time, but soon after the attacks, our site was being tracked and archived by a massive project that would eventually be released as the September 11 Digital Archive. This historical collection is available online, and is physically housed in the Library of Congress.

We recommend that you browse this incredible project, the largest of its kind in the world, and be sure to check out Prophecy Central’s contributions. In their abstract of our site, they wrote:

Prophecy Central, a Web Site produced by Ron Graff, is part of the Library of Congress September 11 Web Archive and preserves the web expressions of individuals, groups, the press and institutions in the United States and from around the world in the aftermath of the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.

You may also read the actual posts directly from the Prophecy Central site, starting with the very day that the drama began. We have kept all our news summaries online ever since 9/11/11. You can trace the mood of the country, the eventual war in Afghanistan, and even Osama bin Laden’s death recently. Of course, many of the links to external sources on these old pages no longer work, but we have kept our brief summaries of the news stories so you can still see what was happening.

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Supporters of Syrian President Assad attack US embassy

July 11, 2011 - Diplomats at the US embassy in Damascus say that supporters of President Bashar al-Assad have attacked their compound.
The protests come days after the US and French ambassadors visited the central city of Hama, where a massive anti-government rally was held on Friday.
Source: BBC

Critics: Afghanistan unprepared for U.S. drawdown
Jun. 24, 2011 - President Obama has announced plans to begin troop withdrawals in Afghanistan.
Analysts are warning that ...the consequences of withdrawing too many too soon include undermining the ability of local Afghan forces to take over the nation's security.
Source: WorldNetDaily
The President's speech - WorldNetDaily

Al Qaeda Confirms Bin Laden's Death on Islamist Websites

May 6, 2011 - An announcement appeared on Islamic websites where Al-Qaeda normally puts its messages that bin Laden was indeed killed. It also warned of retaliation.
"We stress that the blood of the holy warrior sheik, Usama bin Laden, God bless him, is precious to us and to all Muslims and will no go in vain."
It is thought that Ayman al-Zawahri is now the most likely contender to take bin Laden's place.
Source: Fox

Terror Expert Scheuer: Jihad Revenge is Certain

May 3, 2011 - According to author and former CIA bin Laden-expert Michael Scheuer, Al-Qaeda is bigger and stronger than it was on 9/11, and it will undoubtedly retaliate for Bin Laden's death.
Scheuer predicted that bin Laden will have “an enduring resonance among Muslims for hundreds of years,” because he hurt the United States and survived for a decade afterward.
He also warned that talk about democratic revolutions in the Middle East is wishful thinking because the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups, including Al-Qaeda, are moving to exploit the turmoil in Egypt, Libya, Syria and other countries.
Source: NewsMax
Cleric: Jihad coming to 'heart of America - WorldNetDaily

Pakistan admits Bin Laden intelligence failure

May 3, 2011 - On official of Pakistan's main intelligence agency, the ISI, said that Pakistan is embarrassed by its failure to know that Osama Bin Laden was living in the Abbottabad compound. He said that the property was raided in 2003 thinking that an al-Qaeda operative, Abu Faraj al-Libi, was there, but after that time the compound "was not on our radar."
He added: "This one failure should not make us look totally incompetent. Look at our track record. For the last 10 years, we have captured Taliban and al-Qaeda in their hundreds."
Source: BBC
With an Ally Like This, Who Needs Enemies? - Hal Lindsey
World leaders react to news of bin Laden's death - CNN
Is God Glad bin Laden is Dead? - John Piper - Crosswalk
The Death of bin Laden and the Limits of Justice - Albert Mohler - Crosswalk

Details and Reaction to Bin Laden's Death

May 2, 2011 - By any standard, this is an historic day! After nearly 10 years of evading justice, Osama bin Laden was finally put to death for his horrific crimes against innocent people. The following headlines give a glimpse into the range of issues and emotions that is felt around the world.
Obituary: Osama Bin Laden - BBC
How Osama bin Laden Was Located and Killed - N.Y. Times
Al Qaeda No.2 Zawahri most likely to succeed bin Laden - Reuters
DNA confirms bin Laden death - MSNBC
Not everyone believes bin Laden really is dead - AP
US Muslim Group Lauds Death of Osama bin Laden - - Warren Throckmorton - Crosswalk
WikiLeaks: Capturing bin Laden 'would unleash nuclear hell' - NineMSM
Gaza Hamas leader condemns US killing of bin Laden - Yahoo - AP
Bin Laden’s burial at sea questioned by Islamic scholars - Sun Times
Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler both declared dead on May 1 - NY Daily News

Usama Bin Laden Killed in Firefight With U.S. Special Ops Team in Pakistan

May 2, 2011 - Usama bin Laden, the mastermind of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. Officials said bin Laden’s body, which was in U.S. custody, was given a sea burial. President Obama said that he authorized the operation to bring bin Laden to justice last week.
The president made the stunning announcement within hours of informing congressional leaders. He said bin Laden was killed Sunday, the culmination of years of intelligence gathering.
Source: Fox
Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan - Al Jazeera

King Draws Fire for Hearings on Radicalization of Muslims in U.S., But Most Americans Support Discussion

Mar. 10, 2011 - Rep. Peter King opened hearings on Islamic radicalization this morning, encouraging the committee not to live in denial about the problem. The hearings have drawn fire from religious and civil rights groups.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the hearing "must go forward, and they will." He said backing down would amount to a "craven surrender to political correctness."
A new Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans (52%)support King's plans.

Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, was the first witness at Thursday's hearing. He agreed with King that the majority of Muslims want to fix the problem. He said we need to discover why the situation is getting worse lately. He said some misguided imams are conditioning Muslims to distrust the U.S. government.

Source: Fox
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