With the United States troop pullout from Iraq in December 2011, this war torn nation has been ripe for a civil war with the Sunni Moslems against the Shiite Moslems, a return to the days of Saddam Hussein and the time right after Saddam's fall which was a terrible time of sectarian violence in Iraq. Iraq is made up of three elements of the body politic with the Kurds in the north, Sunnis in the middle part of the state, and the Shiites in the south with the largest of these three being the Shiites with over 60% of the population.
Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's coalition government is made up of a partnership between these three parties with al Qaeda leading the Sunni element which wants to control the entire nation of Iraq and make it a center of terrorism in the heart of this Middle Eastern region.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
A civil war in Iraq will be a precursor for the end of times scenario for Iraq that is found in Bible prophecy.
Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki, who is a Shiite Moslem, has formed a coalition government working to rebuild his war torn nation, a project that has not advanced very quickly. This coalition government is made up of the three members of the body politic of Iraq, the Kurds, the Sunnis, and the Shiites. This Maliki government is a very fragile government that is being threatened by the terrorist element in Iraq led by al Qaeda. Al Qaeda's strategy is to divide and conquer thus the very viable possibility for a civil war in Iraq. During the reign of Saddam Hussein, this infighting was held to a minimum because Saddam was a very strong leader.
This scenario now unfolding in Iraq is setting the stage for what Bible Prophecy calls for in the last days. Iraq, which is Biblical Babylon, will come to power in the last three and a half years of the Tribulation Period and be led by the antichrist; that's Revelation 18 and also Revelation 13:15-17.
This revived world city will be the headquarters for a one-world political governmental economic power base that controls the known world at that time. The leadership of this world power will be, as mentioned, the antichrist, who will rule with an iron fist. Only when Jesus comes back to destroy this last days Babylon, will the world be free; that's Revelation16:17-20. Chaos and civil war in modern day Iraq ~ Biblical Babylon ~ is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.