Thursday, February 23, 2012

Terrorists attack 12 cities across Iraq

by news services
February 23, 2012 Updated at 7:13am ET:  BAGHDAD -- A rapid series of attacks across a wide swath of Iraq killed at least 60 people Thursday, targeting mostly security forces in what appeared to be another strike by al-Qaida militants bent on destablizing the country.
The apparently coordinated bombings and shootings unfolded over four hours in the capital Baghdad -- where most of the deaths were -- and 11 other cities...

Jeremiah's prophecy of doom on the land of the Chaldeans includes a conflagration of the cities: "I shall set fire to his cities, and it will devour all his environs... (Jer 50:32), "And her high gates [i.e., city centers] will be set on fire; so the peoples [i.e., nations] will toil for nothing, and the nations become exhausted (because of the) fire" (Jer 51:58).
 And so the nations will abandon their reconstruction efforts, leaving Babylon to the rest of her coming judgment: "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 and towers up to the very skies" (Jer 51:9).
The waste of reconstruction efforts is exemplified by this ABC News story from Aug 2, 2010 -- "$9 Billion in Iraq Reconstruction Funds Missing." The article describes that $8.7 billion in reconstruction aid to Iraq is unaccounted for by the Department of Defense, stating, "the vanished money has become a symbol of the dysfunctional American-led rebuilding effort."

"We applied healing to Babylon, but she was not healed..."

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