New developments in Libya show that the country is on the verge of another crisis. The most recent round of fighting erupted after Islamist parties lost the elections last month. After the loss, they raised up a group of militias that calls itself “Operation Dawn.” Over the past several weeks, this militia has taken over parts of Libya, including sections of the capital and the international airport. Yet, despite the violent turn of events in Libya, this isn’t the biggest part of the story.
In the past eight days, two airstrikes targeted at Islamist militias were carried out. The bombings took place around the capital city of Tripoli, killing 20 people and destroying a weapons depot as well as other Islamist assets. The strikes were long-range operations that required coordination between multiple countries and even aerial refueling in order to reach the intended targets. Today’s episode explains the real significance behind these seemingly small airstrikes.
Today’s world scene is comparable to what was occurring just before the Second World War. Just before the war, nations argued over land, countries armed themselves and strong leaders appeared on the scene. Many people even recognized that these events would lead to war, but the world—particularly the Western world—kept procrastinating, choosing rather to maintain the status quo than to deal with the problems at hand.
America has “rarely been stronger,” President Barack Obama said on May 28. He believes critics who challenge that assessment are either misreading history or are partisan ideologues. “Our economy remains the most dynamic on Earth, our businesses the most innovative,” he said. “The United States is and remains the one indispensable nation. That has been true for the century past, and it will be true for the century to come” (emphasis added throughout).
The many disadvantages of growing up in a fatherless home are beyond dispute. Fatherless families produce far more teenage delinquents, dropouts, drug addicts, profligates, brutes, criminals and suicides than homes in which the father is present.
Its not making headlines like it did a few weeks ago, but Israel’s war against Hamas continues. Hamas’s bombardment of Israel with rockets shows that despite the retaliatory attacks by Israel, the terrorist group refuses to admit defeat. A recent report from Israel’s internal security agency, Shin Bet, revealed that while Hamas was fighting Israel from the Gaza Strip, it was simultaneously planning an elaborate and destructive takeover of the West Bank. Hamas wants control over the West Bank, and it will use any deceptive and destructive means to get it. The Trumpet has been watching for Hamas to make such moves in the West Bank for years. View today’s episode to learn what these shocking discoveries mean for Israel’s future.
The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, recently said, “The world is descending into chaos.” This statement was the focus of the latest Key of David program. On the Trumpet Daily, we have been closely following these many chaotic crises as they emerge in the world today.
In Part 7 of this Revelation series, we went back in time to the Middle Ages and the Thyatira era. The major labor for God’s people during that time was focused on spreading physical copies of the Bible. First they translated it, copied it over by hand, and then distributed it to as many people as possible. They were diligent and faithful in doing this work, but they were severely limited by technology and continual persecution. This meant that God’s truth remained virtually unknown to the broad masses during the Middle Ages.
In recent programs, we’ve looked at the consequences of the immigration crisis in America (here, here and here). The United States is at risk, as it has sustained a massive and accelerating influx of illegal immigrants across its southern border. But immigration is also an issue beyond America’s porous borders—specifically in Britain today.