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The United States Secretary of Defense, Panetta, has warned Iran that it should
not interfere with the rebuilding of war torn Iraq in light of the
withdrawal of US troops and he said that the United States will maintain a
significant military presence in the Middle East.
The Secretary of Defense said that the United States mission in Iraq has always been to
develop an Iraq that could govern and secure itself and the United States will
maintain a long term relationship with Iraq. No one, most particularly,
Iran, should miscalculate US intentions to the continuing commitment to
Iraq's going forward into the future.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective
The withdrawal of US soldiers from Iraq may send mixed signals, however, it sets the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
many years of debate over the United States military being in Iraq and the deaths
of thousands US soldiers, the United States decided to pull all of the US personnel
out of Iraq. The stated mission for a US presence in Iraq has always
been to help rebuild this war torn nation. Even as the United States troops pulled
out, the Iraqi government is very unstable with an ever increasing
tension between the three parties of the Iraqi body politic; the Kurds
in the North, the Shiites in the South, and the Sunnis, the former
This situation in Iraq, however, is in
reality setting the stage for the end times scenario that can be found
in Bible prophecy. Though Iran has a key role prophetically, that role
does not necessarily include Iraq, according to Ezekiel 38:5. Iran will
be off the scene by the time Iraq, Biblical Babylon, comes to power.
Revelation 18 is the prophetic passage that speaks of the Iraqi factor
in Bible prophecy and it reveals that it will be the economic center of the world.
will rule in the affairs of all of humankind on earth. From Babylon,
the Antichrist will cause all who want to buy or sell any and all
necessities of life to take an identification mark in order to do so,
Iran aside, Iraq does play a role in the future.