Thursday, June 19, 2014

"They feel abandoned"

A article from June 19, 2014 provides an update to the current conflict in Iraq and the possibility of US military intervention:

Regarding the militant takeover of several towns and cities in Iraq, and the lack of intervention from the US, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Martin Dempsey said on Wednesday, "There is very little that could have been done to overcome the degree to which the government of Iraq has failed its people. That is what has caused this problem."

A spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's Dawa party, Zuhair al-Nahar, speaking for his government, Sunni Arab leaders and Kurdish officials, told the BBC: "My message from all the leaders in Iraq is that they feel abandoned, that they want America, Europe, the UN, to take immediate action to rectify the military situation."


And so Jeremiah's prophecy expresses this same predicament, the abandonment of the nation by those who broke it: "Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; wail over her! Bring balm for her pain, perhaps she may be healed. '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 51:8-9). 



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