Smoke fills the air after a car bomb was detonated in the parking lot of an Iraqi police station outside the gate of the Green Zone near the Al-Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 4, 2004.

The number of serious international terrorist incidents more than tripled last year, with 655 significant attacks in 2004, up from a record 175 in 2003.
Washington Post

Biblical Prophecy:
"Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world." Luke 21:26 NIV