Renewed tensions in Iraq
Hashimi, a Sunni muslim, was convicted in absentia on Sunday of the murders of a lawyer and a security official, and is living in Turkey, which is a Sunni-majority nation. He had been a "vocal critic" of Iraq's Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al -Maliki, who has, according to the editorial, "shown more interest in reprisals against the Sunni minority than in encouraging inclusion..."
We are coming up on 2,090 days since the execution of Saddam Hussein, the third judgment on Babylon pronounced by Jeremiah the hebrew prophet in chapters 50 through 51 of his book in the bible. The first judgment, invasion of the land by "a great nation and many kings", was followed by its "capture", and then the "punishment of the arrogant one."
The fourth judgment is the burning of the cities. Will that occur soon?