Its confirmation bias. They pick out all the stuff which seems to compare to real life events, but completely overlook all the stuff which didnt happen; nukes, clock tower explosions, and the many other cards that were made in this game.
They pick out a few, excuse the inaccuracies as 'symbolic' or just ignore them, and connect the dots as they choose.
What used to be seen as mystical prophesy from someone like Nostradamus or fortune tellers, has been replaced by Illuminati and conspiracy theories.
They say these things cant just be coincidence, yet they dont really understand probabilities and how bizarre they can appear if you dont take into consideration all the variables.