Almost 19 years after British and American war planes destroyed Saddam Hussein's last two nuclear reactors, the Iraqi government has started working for approval to become a nuclear player in the Middle East and has approached the French nuclear industry about building at least one of the reactors that was bombed at the start of the first Gulf War.
Iraq's renewed interest in the nuclear industry comes at a time when its near neighbor, Iran, is accused of diverting its growing nuclear capacity to develop a nuclear weapons program.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
Iraq's renewed interest in developing a nuclear program has great significance for the Middle East region today, but also for the future as well according to Bible prophecy.
Back in the 1980's, the Israeli government sent war planes into Iraq to take out a nuclear reactor that kept Saddam Hussein's government from becoming a major nuclear power at that time. British and American war planes in the 1990's finished off the last two nuclear reactors that the Iraqi's had for developing nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMD).
Now, the Iraqi's want to restart its nuclear program and once again become a nuclear player in the Middle East. With its neighbor Iran developing a nuclear WMD, Iraq believes that it has to stay on an equal footing in order to maintain its security which is actually logical thinking. However, this scenario also is a precursor to a prophetic scenario for the end times found in Bible prophecy.
The ancient Jewish prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah both wrote of a day when Iraq, biblical Babylon, would be a major player not only in the Middle East but the entire world, Isaiah 13-14 and Jeremiah 50-51. John the Apostle who wrote the book of Revelation, revealed that Iraq, biblical Babylon, would be the center of world power in the last 3 1/2 years of the seven year Tribulation Period, a period just prior to the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, Revelation 18.
A nuclear powered Iraq today would be the path to Bible prophecy for tomorrow being fulfilled.