"In an apparent attempt to disrupt Sunday's vote, bombers in Baqubah target two police stations, then a hospital..." read the subtitle to an LA Times article by Liz Sly and Usama Redha published today. 31 people were killed in the bombings "just days before Iraqis vote in crucial national elections."
The article states that "bombings had widely been anticipated in the run-up to the election, and this attack... seemed deliberately designed to disrupt the vote."
According to the report, "the vote is pivotal because it is taking place only months before the August deadline set by the Obama administration for the withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops. U.S. officials hope that an inclusive vote will finally stabilize the country, but there are fears that a poll tainted by allegations of fraud, or a skewed result, could trigger renewed conflict and perhaps delay the pullout."
On the contrary -- the coming violence as manifested by the cities of Iraq going up in flames will actually motivate a deliberate and sudden abandonment of Iraq by all occupying forces out of frustration for the fire, as prophesied by Jeremiah 2,600 years ago:
"Declares the Lord God...:'I shall set fire to (the) cities, and it will devour all (the) environs...' Her high gates will be set on fire, so the peoples will have toiled for nothing, and the nations become exhausted (because of the) fire... 'We applied healing to Babylon, but she was not healed; forsake her and let us each go to his own country, for her judgment has reached to heaven (itself)..." (Jer 50:32, 51:58, 51:9).
Labels: Judgment 5 - Abandonment