According to reports from Iraqi officials, the United States military did major damage to the Biblical site of Babylon including the area of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon which was converted into Camp Alpha the site of a multinational military operation. Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world, was damaged when the United States soldiers and their contractors caused major damage to the Ishtar Gate and the Processional Way by digging, cutting, and leveling the areas to meet military standards.
The United States Defense Department has agreed to pay $800,000 to help restore the Babylon site, a gesture that Iraqi officials say will help them repair the Biblical site to become a major tourist attraction for Iraq.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The fact that the United States military did harm to the ancient Biblical site of Babylon and will now pay to fix the damage is evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.
During the days of the late Saddam Hussein the ruler of modern day Iraq spent over 500 million dollars to refurbish the ancient city of Babylon located on the Euphrates River some 58 miles out of downtown Baghdad. In fact, Saddam thought that he himself was the reincarnation of Nebuchadnezzar who was the leader of the Babylonian Empire and the one who made the city of Babylon one of the Wonders of the Ancient World at that time in history. The fact that the United States military damaged this archaeological site is evidence that the prophecy of Jeremiah about Babylon has never been fulfilled.
Jeremiah, the ancient Jewish prophet in chapters 50 and 51 says seven times that Babylon will be completely destroyed and never lived in or visited ever again. Bible prophecy reveals that the literal city of Babylon will come back to power and will be the headquarters for a one world economic political governmental system to be headed up by the Antichrist (Revelation 18). The lead up to this happening will be the institution of a global economic structure (Revelation 13:16-17).
Before Babylon is completely destroyed, Jesus Christ will call Christians up to be with Him at the Rapture of the Church which could happen even today. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.