Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, attacked Kabul airport with suicide bombers, as thousands of Afghans were there trying to claim asylum and flee. One bomb exploded at the Abbey Gate, the main entrance, and the other at the Baron Hotel nearby. Some ninety Afghans and thirteen US soldiers were killed (ref. 1). Many more were injured.
It was the deadliest day in a decade for America in Afghanistan (ref. 2).
One eyewitness said he saw “doomsday” (ref. 3): “I saw bodies and body parts flying in the air like a tornado taking plastic bags into the air. I saw bodies, body parts, elderly and injured men, women and children scattered in the blast site… I saw doomsday.”
US President Joe Biden vowed to strike back: “We will not forgive, we will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay… We will not be deterred by terrorists.” (ref. 4) But for many, his words rang hollow, as America already had one foot out the exit door, having done a deal with the equally Islamic Taliban.
Interestingly, Australia’s Scott Morrison described the attack by ISIS-K as “calculated” and “inhuman” and “evil” (ref. 5). Either Australia and this prime minister now intend to resist the beast with seven heads and ten horns, or else there is confusion about who is on which side.
In the overall scheme of things, there is good and there is evil. There is God and the angels who are on his side, and then there is Satan and the angels who are in rebellion against God. There is not a third side.
Now, it is so that at first the beast shall hate Babylon the mother of harlots.
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.Revelation 17:16-18
But then through the false prophet, Babylon will make peace with the beast, and Babylon will submit to the beast. The Arabic word Islam means “submission to Allah”. Then, believe it or not, Babylon will even wage war for the beast.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.Revelation 13:12
The Bible prophesies, by peace the Antichrist shall destroy many!
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.Daniel 8:25
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.1 Thessalonians 5:3
For now, in Afghanistan, there are three kinds of jihadists. First, the Taliban. Second, a remnant of the former government in the Panjshir. And third, ISIS-K in Nangarhar province near Pakistan.
Earlier, I said that the Panjshir valley might outlast everyone else and recover Afghanistan if only they would renounce Islam. Since then, I have learnt that Ahmad Massoud describes his fighters as the “mujahideen”, which literally means “those engaged in jihad”. Furthermore, Massoud’s fighters speak a language that derives from Persian. This explains Massoud’s connection to Iran.
About Iran, at some point in these last days, Iran will also join the beast with seven heads and ten horns (ref. Daniel 8), also known as the fourth beast (ref. Daniel 7). In so doing, the Antichrist will have access to Iran’s nuclear weapons, Elam’s mighty bow (ref. Jeremiah 49:35).
So, when Islam unifies under the Antichrist, all jihadists everywhere will be together, making this empire quite different from all others throughout history.
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts before it; and it had ten horns.Daniel 7:7
This empire will be diverse from others in that it will not be contiguous. There will be enclaves and exclaves. That is to say, the beast will break the world into pieces.
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.Daniel 7:23
1. Paola Rosa-Aquino and Matt Stieb (27 August 2021), “At Least 13 U.S. Troops and 90 Afghans Killed in Attack Outside Kabul Airport”, nymag.com
2. Matthew Knott (27 August 2021), “Deadliest day in a decade a nightmare for Joe Biden and America”, smh.com.au
3. Reuters (27 August 2021), “I saw doomsday, says Kabul airport blast survivor”, reuters.com
4. IrishTimes (27 August 2021), “Joe Biden: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay”, irishtimes.com
5. Anthony Galloway, Katina Curtis and Anna Patty (27 August 2021), “PM condemns evil, calculated Kabul blast as Australia halts Afghanistan rescue mission”, smh.com.au