Libya Escalates, EU Trying to Prevent Massive Libyan Immigration

Muammar al-Gaddafi


Libya is having problems that are concerning the EU:

EU Coordinating Possible Evacuation of Citizens From Libya

Voice of America – ‎21 Feb 2011
Photo: AP Spain’s foreign minister says the European Union is coordinating the possible evacuation of its citizens from Libya as a deadly uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi spreads to the capital, Tripoli.

Dozens killed in Libyan capital as Arab leaders struggle to calm unrest

Washington Post – Sudarsan Raghavan – ‎21 Feb 2011

Motivated by recent shows of political strength by neighbors in Egypt, demonstrators are taking to the streets of many capital cities to rally for change…Tribal leaders railed against Gaddafi while reports swirled of soldiers defecting from their units to the opposition. There were also reports of senior Libyan officials resigning from their posts, outraged by the killings carried out by security forces.

At least 61 people had been killed in the protests overnight in Tripoli, al-Jazeera television reported, quoting medical sources.

In Libya, Gaddafi’s Future in Question as Protests Target Tripoli

Politically Illustrated – S.K. Neff – ‎21 February 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Politically Illustrated) – Protests in Libya spread to the capital Tripoli on Monday after a dozen were killed in neighboring Benghazi, as people continue to take the streets demanding freedom and reform from Muammar al-Gaddafi…The heir-apparent son to Mr. al-Gaddafi, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, warned in a disjointed television interview on Monday that protests could lead to civil war.

“Libya is made up of tribes and clans and loyalties,” he said. “There will be civil war.”

Clashes, fires reported in Libya’s capital

Los Angeles Times – ‎21 Feb 2011
The government building known as People’s Hall is one site reported ablaze. The violence comes hours after Kadafi’s son airs a statement that security forces will fight ‘to the last bullet’ to put down the protesters.

Qaddafi’s Grip on Power Seems to Ebb as Forces Retreat

New York Times – David D. Kirkpatrick, Mona El-Naggar – ‎21 Feb 2011

Alaguri/AP By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MONA EL-NAGGAR CAIRO – The 40-year-rule of Libyan strongman Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi appeared to teeter Monday as his security forces retreated to a few buildings in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, where fires burned unchecked and senior government officials and diplomats announced defections. The country’s second-largest city remained under the control of rebels.

21 February 2011

Libya protests: EU prepares for influx…

The government of Col Muammar Gaddafi warned the EU last week that it would stop co-operating on illegal migration if the EU backed anti-government protesters in Libya…Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini voiced alarm at Libya’s turmoil on Monday, warning of the threat of an “Islamic Arab Emirate at the borders of Europe”.He was speaking amid reports that anti-government protesters had taken control of the second city, Benghazi…In recent years, Italy and Libya have co-operated to intercept boatloads of illegal migrants in the Mediterranean. Italy has sent many of them back to Libyan detention centres…

EU beefs up patrols Experts from EU member states will be deployed along with aerial and naval support to assist the Italian authorities in Lampedusa, the European Commission says.

Malta’s Foreign Minister Tonio Borg said he was concerned about “the implications the instability [in North Africa] could have on migratory flows, and ultimately not only in Malta and Italy, but all over Europe”.

The alignment of world events and end time prophecy continues to be fulfilled.  The Europeans are determined to not become an Islamic state and continue to take steps to stop that from happening.  The EU is working to protect its citizens and try to get them out of Libya, while also trying to stop and influx of Libyans from getting to its shores.  This may create tension between the EU and many in North Africa.

The Bible indicates, ultimately, that a European leader (a prince who would become the final King of the North) will help create some type of peace deal (Daniel 9:26-27) which apparently will include an Islamic power–but it also show that the deal will be broken  about 3 1/2 years after it is confirmed by a European “prince”.

The stage for such a deal is being set.  Peace deals tend to come after civil unrest and wars (and reports out of Yemen, Iran, and elsewhere suggest the situation throughout the Middle East is still volatile).  The EU would like a peace deal involving Israel and others in the Middle East by September 2011, but the EU also seems to believe that is optimistic to have one that soon (EU Wants Middle East Peace Deal by September).

And while Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, in the past, has indicated that he wanted to lead Islam and Africa (see Qaddafi Hailed as “King of Kings”), I never really felt he would be the final King of the South.  But in the current Middle East turmoil, the seeds seem to be being set for the rise of that leader.

Watch (cf. Mark 13:33-37).

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?

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