December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto, a politcal leader in Pakistan, has been assassinated

As the former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto concluded addressing a political rally in Pakistan, the leader of the opposition was shot in the neck by a gunman who then set off a bomb killing himself and a number of Bhutto supporters.

President Mushaaraf and his government have called on the Pakistani people to remain calm so that the terrorists can be defeated and order returned to the country. Bhutto had twice been the country's PM and had been campaigning ahead of the election due to be held in January. This was the second suicide attack against Ms. Bhutto in recent months and came amid a wave of bombings targeting security and government officials.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The assassination of a political leader in the only nuclear-powered Islamic state has significance geopolitically and prophetically according to Bible prophecy.

Under threat of assassination, Benazir Bhutto, former PM of Pakistan, was openly campaigning to return to power in a state that is violent due to the militant Islamic element in the country. Warned of the possibility of being killed, Bhutto went ahead in her effort to return to power and deal with the terrorists in her nation. The truth behind the assassination of Ms. Bhutto will ultimately come out but until then, chaos is the term best used to describe the situation in Pakistan. The Islamic militant element in Pakistan has been the major force behind the conflict and seems to be positioning itself in to take control of the nuclear facility of Pakistan, the only such nuclear WMD in the Islamic world.

This would empower the radical Islamic groups to facilitate the prophetic scenario that is found in Joel 2:2-3 which speaks of a mighty Moslem militia formed in the Last Days to attack Israel. The nations involved in that attack, listed in Daniel 11, Ezekiel 38 and Psalm 83, all are aligned under the Islamic banner.

Benazir Bhutto's assassination does indeed help to set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.