It worries me that this could be the old 2012 thing kicking off.......though I never really believed in it !
Never occurred to me either ...
: However, why do people assume that this prediction is about some sort of Armageddon? Some Christians believe it means the Second Coming, and have a look at this piece by a man who has been closely studying such mysteries for 47 years -
"An Apocalypse (Greek: “lifting of the veil” or “revelation”) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted." — Wikipedia
"Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age... In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear." — Joseph Robert Jochmans
Whatever, there's no doubt that profound change is taking place right now in the Middle East, and where it'll end up, or what else it might trigger off, nobody knows, but I don't see it as necessarily being destructive - given a chance, Good can
triumph over Evil.