November 20, 2006

Henry Kissinger says a military victory in Iraq is impossible

The former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, said during a television interview in London recently that a military victory is no longer possible in Iraq and the US government must enter into dialog with Iraq's regional neighbors including Iran, if progress is to be made in the region.

Kissinger said that if you define military victory as that which brings the civil war under control and sectarian violence under control in a time period that the political processes of the democracies will support, that is impossible. A dramatic collapse of Iraq would have disastrous consequences for which we would pay for many years, and which would bring US troops back one way or another into the region.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The recent statement by Henry Kissinger that a military victory in Iraq is impossible may be true in the short term, but not in the long term that is according to Bible prophecy.

The recent US elections had a significant impact on the military strategy of the US in Iraq in the short term with recommendations coming into focus from all parties with many approaches for the future. Middle Eastern leaders of terrorist sponsoring states, and in fact those terror organizations themselves, have been rejoicing over the supposed repudiation of the Bush Middle East policy as it relates to Iraq. Now, with the pronouncement by Henry Kissinger, a close adviser to President Bush, that a military victory in Iraq is impossible, the future direction of Bush administration Middle East policy is somewhat in question. However, the final scenario militarily in Iraq is very clear in the pages of Bible prophecy.

Iraq, which is biblical Babylon, has a destiny already decided and is described in Bible prophecy. Isaiah and Jeremiah, ancient Jewish prophets, wrote over 2,500 years ago that Babylon, modern-day Iraq, will be destroyed when it is at its pinnacle of power in the last 3 1/2 years of the future 7 year period of judgment called the Tribulation, that's Isaiah 13-14 and Jeremiah 50-51.

In the short term maybe no military victory, but war-torn Iraq must be rebuilt and become the seed of world power.