Aug 23, 2008

The US Military Will Quit Iraq By 2012

By Jimmy DeYoung

US and Iraqi negotiators have reached an agreement on a proposal calling for a complete US military withdrawal from Iraq by 2012 - a deal that must be approved by both sides and it's a deal that was reached during the recent trip to Baghdad by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The Iraqi government wants the option of keeping the American forces in cities and towns if in 2011 Iraq sees a need for US forces to remain in order to firm up the security situation on the ground.

Secretary Rice and Prime Minister Maliki said that their ultimate goal is to have Iraqi forces responsible for the security of Iraq and this agreement will lay the foundation that is needed for making certain that the work is completed that so many have sacrificed so much to accomplish.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The United States - Iraq agreement for the American troops to withdraw from Iraq sets the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

On the campaign trail, both US presidential candidates have offered their plan for a resolution of the United States involvement in the Iraqi war. Both sides want to see the United States military leave Iraq and return home - and their advisers have different ideas as to how this may be accomplished. The plan that seems to be coming together between the United States and Iraq may be the answer to a very tough situation. Whatever may happen in the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and when it actually does happen will come about eventually.

However, there is something that we can know for sure about the story in Iraq, when the troops withdraw the story will not be complete. Bible prophecy describes a world headquarters for a one world, political, economic, governmental system that will be headed up by a powerful world leader known in Biblical terms as the Antichrist. That is found in Revelation 18. Today's Iraq is Biblical Babylon and the end time scenario for Babylon is first to come to power in the last 3 1/2 years of the 7 year Tribulation period and then to be completely destroyed. That is found in Isaiah 13 - 14, Jeremiah 50 - 51, and Revelation 16 and 18.

The withdrawal of American troops from Iraq will indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.