Mar 27, 2008

Dubai Ports International Plans To Invest In Iraq

By Rodrigo Silva

Riyadh, Mar 26, (VOI)- Dubai Ports International, a Dubai based corporation, said it has intention to invest in Iraq and to take advantage of investment opportunities available in it.

"Iraq is listed among the developing countries, which have good investment opportunities, and we have our future plans to take advantage of these opportunities," Mohammed al-Mualem, Dubai Ports CEO, said on Tuesday.


Our Prophetic Perspective

Why is Dubai, one of the richest cities of the Middle East willing to invest in Iraq, a nation that has been torn apart by war for the past five years? The answer is very simple: Bible prophecy is on its way to fulfillment.

The book of Revelation says that Babylon (modern day Iraq) is destined to become the world's economic capital only to be utterly destroyed by God himself.

''And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: . . .The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! (Revelation 18:9-11,15-18)

The merchants (businessmen), every shipmaster, all the company in ships and as many as trade by sea will cry when they see mighty Babylon being destroyed at the end of the Great Tribulation because of the loss the money they invested to become rich with Babylon's resources. What could be Babylon's treasure that the Bible says will make the merchants of the earth and those that trade by sea with companies of ships rich? It has been reported that Iraq has the third largest oil reserves. This could be what is going to make the merchants of the earth rich with Babylon. But they will cry when they see the smoke of Babylon's burning, for in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her (Revelation 18:8).

Dubai's willingness to invest in Iraq is just a precursor to what Bible prophecy says will happen in Iraq in the last days.