Tuesday, July 01, 2014

300 more U.S. troops headed to Iraq

CBS/AP June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday.
The new injection of manpower brings the total number of U.S. personnel sent to Iraq to deal with the recent crisis to approximately 800.
The State Department, meanwhile, announced that it was temporarily moving an unspecified "small number" of embassy staff in Baghdad to U.S. consulates in the northern city of Irbil and the southern city of Basra. This is in addition to some embassy staff who were moved out of Baghdad earlier this month.

Just when we thought we were out, we're back in, although we never really left, as the embassy staff was huge, and American contractors are still there in large numbers, continuing the work of "reconstruction."

It had seemed like the fulfillment of the Jeremiah 50-51 prophecy of doom on Babylon would be derailed with the pull out of all troops, since the fifth judgment is the announced abandonment of the nation in admitted frustration and failure -- "We applied healing to Babylon, but she could not be healed. Forsake her, each to his own country, for her judgment has reached to heaven...", but with the return of troops, there will continue to be a comprehensive U.S. presence in Iraq for the time being, making the fulfillment of that judgment possible once again here in this current situation.

But first, the cities must burn, as judgment number four. Then the nations become "exhausted" because of the fires, and the resignation that there is no hope to "heal" Babylon.

We await the fires.

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