Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Retaking of dam prevented a "calamity"

In an NBC News article at nbcnews.com this morning, August 19, 2014, Bill Neely writes that Kurdish soldiers who drove ISIS fighters from "Iraq's most important dam" thanked the U.S. for helping dislodge jihadist fighters. U.S. warplanes bombarded ISIS positions on Tuesday, allowing the Kurds to retake the dam that supplies power and water to millions.

Kurdish intelligence chief Masrour Barzani described the dam as a "nuclear weapon," and said retaking it had prevented a calamity.  In the video report at the NBC News website, Bill Neely showed improvised explosive devices the Islamic jihadists had planted around the dam.

"If that dam had breached, it could have proved catastrophic," said U.S. President Barack Obama. "There was a fear they might have blown it up, sending a tsunami down on Baghdad and the cities of Iraq," reported Neely.


Jeremiah's prophecy describes the cities of Babylon being overwhelmed by "tumultuous waves" -- a river "tsunami" -- as one of nine judgments that strike the land. This NBC report, reporter Bill Neely, the Kurdish government and the president of the United States all concur that if the Mosul dam were to breach, just such a calamitous flood event could be a very real possibility.

Could the Euphrates' Ataturk dam in Turkey also pose such a danger? The damage from its breaching would be even more catastrophic.

Invasion, capture, execution, burning, abandonment, war, plunder, flood, drought -- utter desolation and horror. These are the nine judgments of doom decreed by Jeremiah the hebrew prophet upon the land of the Chaldeans, as a vengeance for Zion by the God of Israel.

Invasion, capture and execution have occurred.  Burning and abandonment are up next. War, plunder, flood and drought will complete the desolation.

Will all these judgments occur in our time? Are we seeing the fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecy today?



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