Friday, June 22, 2012

June bombings kill more than 130

by Kareem RaheemBaghdad | Fri Jun 22, 2012
(Reuters) -- At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 wounded on Friday when two roadside bombs exploded in quick succession in a crowded Baghdad market, Iraqi police and hospital sources said, in the latest attack targeting Shi'ite Muslims this month.
A wave of bombings in June against mainly Shi'ite pilgrims and shrines has killed more than 130 people and fuelled fears that Iraq could slip back into sectarian bloodletting of the kind that has receded since its peak in 2006-07.
Tensions have run high after U.S. troops left in December as Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish political factions vie for power.


Could this 'sectarian violence' ignite into the "burning of the cities" prophesied by Jeremiah, the next judgment in his nine judgment curse upon the "land of the Chaldeans"?  -- "I shall set fire to his cities, and it will devour all his environs" (Jer 50:32); "Her high gates [i.e., city centers] will be set on fire; so the peoples will toil for nothing, and the nations become exhausted (because of the) fire" (Jer 51:58).



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