If there's one thing that drives me nuts about my fellow Christians, it's how we sometimes are so certain that some prophecy is associated with some historical event. It reminds me of the Midianite soldiers who dream about barley bread and say, "Surely this can be none other than the sword of Gideon!" (My paraphrase.) In the same way, someone might see something like the number of the beast and say, "Surely this can be none other than UPC bar codes!"
On the other hand, there's a long history of Historicism in Christian hermeneutics and it would be odd to say, "We welcome Jewish, Christian, Atheist and other viewpoints (but not those that say the Pope is the Antichrist)." Just because I don't like the answers other people give, doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to give them.
Now, if a post makes no attempt to answer the question, that's one thing. We are not the place for geopolitical conspiracy speculation. But if an answer does address the question and makes an argument that some prophecy is to be identified with a current world event with sources, how should we respond?
(For the sake of argument, let's assume Jack's version of the FAQ is in effect.)