David Autman, an expert on terrorism, says that the terror attack on Mumbai should serve as a sign to decision makers and strategic planners in recognizing that terrorism has become a war and accepted approaches to terrorism are a mistake. Autman says that today a terrorist army is not meant only to sting the enemy, but that in the end, it has the ability to be victorious in addition to drawing attention to a special cause and the world is slow to prepare for this growing threat.
Terrorist experts say that the events in Mumbai must act as a warning and a turning point in the world's treatment of the local terrorist armies based in various parts of the world and that there is a threat to the world's stability as a whole.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The lack of a serious approach to the war on terrorism by world leaders is a precursor to the end time scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.
After 9-11 and the attack by 19 terrorists on the Twin Towers in New York City, world leaders, for a period of time, were conscious to the threat of terrorism and that there needed to be an all out confrontation of terrorism. George W. Bush even used the term, "a war on terrorism", and the United States President launched a campaign to combat terrorism. However, the farther away we get from 9-11 and the reality that terrorists could strike near us and not some faraway place, the less intense the war on terrorism has become. Terrorists are a military unit attacking innocent people and they must be dealt with as any other enemy in a full-fledged war according to terrorist experts.
Jesus told his disciples during His Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24 that just before He returns to the Earth, there will be wars and rumors of wars, nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom (Matthew 24:6-7). The second major judgment upon the Earth when the Tribulation Period is underway will be wars all over the Earth (Revelation 6:3-4).
The terrorist attack on Mumbai must be a reminder that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled and sooner rather than later.