Could it be that since the airstrikes in Syria, some of the everyday people are so distressed that they are 'seeking' the truth.
Is the 'lightning strike' because people are having to see that truth?
I.e. Is there another aspect to this metaphor than bad guys getting vengeance upon them... The Church lightning could be spiritual awakening. The DOW traders not being so stupid and the Saudi thing? That does seem very 'karma'. I can't see the positive awakening there. Perhaps people becoming more aware Da'esh is not free from Western involvement.
Unlikely though in relation to the Syrian war. The anti war crew are pretty closed minded.