My husband and I went to the Dallas Holocaust Museum on Memorial day. There I learned that though deaths had occurred from 1933 to 1945, the upswing began on June 7, 1941; and that 80% of all Jews killed during WWII were killed in 1942. Searching further I found that the war became global on June 22, 1941 when the Nazis entered the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union suffered the highest casualties of WWII: 27 million, which was 13% of their population. Poland had the highest percentage of casualties at more than 18%, and Lithuania had almost 14%. The Nazis invaded Lithuania in June, 1941, and 80% of their Jewish population were killed by the end of the year.
I noted that June 7, 2011 would be 70 years since the upswing in the slaughter of Jews began. Seventy is the number of nations listed in Genesis 10. Seventy years was a prophesied punishment for the Jews to be under Babylonian control and exile (Jer. 25:11 and Daniel 9:2), which presaged Daniel's 70 sevens prophecy regarding Messiah's first coming (Daniel 9:24-27).
Isaiah 23:13-18 “Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin. Howl, you ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste. And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. Take an harp, go about the city, you harlot that have been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that you may be remembered. And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth. And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.”
Because of “wilderness” connections to Rev. 12:6 and 14, I think this passage may have something to do with the USA. After WWII, the USA became the world's super-power, but then its morals began to decay. Though evolution was taught in public schools since the early 1900's, by the early 1960's America legally cast aside Creator God (1962 removed school-sponsored prayer and 1963 removed school-sponsored Bible reading) which led to legalization of homosexuality (in 1973 it ceased being a psychological aberrant behavior) and abortion (1973 Roe v. Wade) and other sins. America has become a spiritual “harlot”, but the USA is not the “mother of harlots” (Rev. 17:1-7) which is Saudi Arabia. The presidents of the USA have built a bond with Saudi Arabia since WWII which JFK tried to sever and was assassinated for his attempt. (The Dallas Holocaust Museum is across the street from the book depository museum of JFK's assassination.)
The Islamic calendar begins with Mohammed's hajj (AH 0) in 622 AD, but because they use a lunar calendar which is 11-12 days shorter than a solar year of 365.25 days; their total years can't easily be subtracted. In early Islamic prophecy, the AH 1400th year would see the forerunners of the Mahdi, the Muslim savior. The AH 1400th year was 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini led the Iranian revolution of those seeking the Mahdi. Also, according to prophecy for that year, Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty. “Before the final hour, there will be a dusty and smoky tribulation like patches of dark light.” (Sunan Abu Dawud). Osama bin Laden, who proclaimed himself the Mahdi to his followers, planned to fulfill this prophecy in the prophetic year AH1421 = 2001 AD.
Abdullah-bin-Umar said, "I memorized a Hadith of the Messenger of Allah which I have not forgotten. I heard the Messenger of Allah say, 'The first of the Signs that will come is the rising of the sun from the place of its setting and the emergence of the Daabba to people in Duha (later portion of the morning before noon). Whichever of these two (signs) occurs before the other, then the other one will occur immediately after it." (Sahih Muslim) Dabba is a thing or a creature that “speaks” and gives a particular message, which is addressed to all of mankind.
According to the tradition, Imam Ali ibn Abi-Talib (Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law) prophesied that at the End of Times, the “Ultimate Savior”, a “tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West,” commanding “the strongest army on earth”.
Obama's emblem during his campaign, looked like the sun rising on America, the West. During his campaign in 2008, Obama made speeches outside of America to the world, and the world accepted him as their president, and some accepted him as their messiah.
Islamic prophecy for 2008 AD was that it would be the year of victory for morals and the Koran when a leader unites Islam and helps to introduce the Mahdi. On May 24, 2011, President Obama signed a guest book with the year 2008; this was a signal, not a gaff. It was a signal for the Mahdi to be introduced to the world from Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This may occur June 7th, the day Israel reclaimed Jerusalem during the 6-day war; another 'nakba' day for Muslims. It may occur later this summer so that it will be in connection to the Gaza flotilla. The leader of the Mahdi army in Iraq is Muqtada al-Sadr. On May 26, 2011, the 70,000 strong Mahdi army marched in Baghdad as two million people cheered [http://www.npr.org/2011/05/26/136671832/al-sadr-followers-rally-in-iraq-against-u-s-troops].
The signal has been given, and the stage has been set for “the final solution” (holocaust), WWIII against Israel, the war of Armageddon. Recall 80% of all Jews killed during WWII were killed in 1942; the same may happen in 2012. Unto the Sunni “beast of the sea” with seven heads and ten horns “was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations (Rev. 13:7). “And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength to the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful" (Rev. 17:12-14).