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Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Have there been any incidences of individuals or groups that have purposely triggered events, self fulfilling prophecy if you will, as a result of their belief that Moshiach has arrived? For example, I am aware that the Lubavitcher Rebbe took certain actions, mostly good in my opinion, to hasten the arrival of Messiah ben David. Shabbatai Tzvi did the same with a negative outcome. Other than those above has there been, or is there currently others who actively engage in a Messiah campaign. In this day and age I am concerned that someone or some group could, for example, trigger a war (Gog v'Mgog) under the false belief that it would usher in the Messianic Age. Thank you for your response.