Well if anything, this is secular confirmation that the Trib is right around the corner. Glenn Beck is positive the world is going to change. Most folks are on edge about WW3. It looks likely to start very soon. I don't think anything can stop it at this point.
Nations are backpedaling, trying to find some diplomatic solution, but rioters don't want diplomacy. Fanatics don't want talk. Rebels want revolution.
And that's what we have. The Middle East is trying to stage a revolution over the West. Perhaps to usher in their Mahdi? Which again, is likely the AC and the beginning of the Trib.
The world is waiting for the other shoe to drop -- Christians are waiting for Jesus. If He doesn't come on RH, we can rest assured, brethren. He IS coming. It's obvious now. We're no longer in the "well, this *could* be a sign of Matthew 24..." stage. No, we're in the "when these things begin to happen, look up" stage.
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ~~Psalm 73:25-26 (ESV)