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The flags of American forces in Iraq have been taken down in Baghdad and the formal end of the Iraqi war concluded nearly nine years of military operation by the US in this Middle Eastern nation that sparked political controversy in not only the US but in Europe and throughout the entire Middle East.
The prospects for stability in this war torn country are not good with a number of different elements in the body politic of Iraq who are competing to set in place their own agenda to rule this historic land which has a significant future yet to be fulfilled.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
A flag ceremony by the US forces in Iraq marking the end of war was also the beginning of the end for Iraq according to Bible prophecy.
The US Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, addressed a crowd of military personnel and politicos in Baghdad, Iraq as the US flag ceremony marked the end of almost nine years of war in a Middle East nation that has been too familiar with bloodshed down through the centuries. The rebuilding of this war torn nation has an uphill battle that will be hampered by Islamic radicals who want to take control of this oil rich nation to help forward their own agenda. This fight for control of Iraq will be played out on a stage that has been the base for many events in biblical history.
Forty-five hundred years ago, Nimrod built the only city of the world at that time in history, the city of Babel. Twenty-five hundred years ago, Nebuchadnezzar came to power as the ruler of the Babylonian Empire. This history only helps us to have a better understanding of the future of this unique piece of real estate in the Middle East. Revelation 18 foretells of the revival of the city of Babylon which will be the economic capital of the world under the leadership of a world dictator known as the Antichrist. The city of Babylon, 58 miles out of downtown Baghdad, has never been destroyed as called for in Isaiah 13-14, Jeremiah 50-51, and Revelation 16. In the last 3 1/2 years of the 7 year Tribulation Period, all the economies of the world will answer to Babylon, modern day Iraq.
US troops withdrawing from Iraq without a stable Iraqi government in place does indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.