By Joel C. RosenbergJoelRosenberg.com
The madness in London has gone from bad to worse. â€œPolice in riot gear and on horseback were clashing with hundreds of rioters, fires were raging out of control, and looters combed the area,â€ reported the AP. â€œOne video posted to the Guardian newspaperâ€™s website showed looting even carried on into the following day, with people even lining up to steal from one store just after dawn.
The devastated area smoldered Sunday â€” in Tottenham, streets were littered with bricks and lined with overturned scorched trash cans. Two police helicopters hovered over the burnt-out buildings as residents inspected the damage and firefighters doused the last of the flames. Glaziers were busy replacing the smashed windows of looted shops.â€
â€œThis is just a glimpse into the abyss,â€ former [London] Metropolitan Police Commander John Oâ€™Connor told Sky News. â€œSomeoneâ€™s pulled the clock back and you can look and see whatâ€™s beneath the surface. And what with the Olympic Games coming up, this doesnâ€™t bode very well for London.â€
The latest reports indicate protests and at times riots are spreading throughout Europe and around the world, adding to the chaos and lawlessness weâ€™ve seen in Greece, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Libya, Mexico, Somalia, and elsewhere in recent months.
One of the signs of the â€œlast days,â€ according to Matthew 24:12, will be that â€œlawlessness is increased.â€ It would certainly appear that weâ€™re seeing a rise of lawlessness at the moment. Consider the latest headlines:
â€¢Eyewitnesses tell of London lawlessness â€¢London Riots: Why the Violence Is Spreading Across Britain â€¢Economic Uncertainty Leading to Global Unrest â€¢Forced to strip naked in the street: Shocking scenes as rioters steal clothes and rifle through bags as people make their way home â€¢Cameron Deploys 10,000 More Officers to Riots â€¢Mexico townâ€™s police force quits after attack â€¢Somali militiamen sell guns, attack refugees fleeing famine into Kenya