Extremists will soon take control of Iraq

Wave of Bombings Across Iraqi Capital Kills At Least 57

“A wave of violence ripped across Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 57 people and injuring nearly 200 in a coordinated attack designed to wreak havoc in the Iraqi capital just days after American forces left the country.”

It will not take long for extremists to defeat the current government in Iraq and take control of the nation, with the help of Iran.

Iran and Iraq are prophesied by Scripture to go to war against the West.

[Daniel 8]
{8:1} In the third year of the reign of Belshazzar the king, a vision appeared to me. After that which I had seen in the beginning, I, Daniel,
{8:2} saw in my vision, that I was in the capital city of Susa, which is in the region of Elam, yet I saw in the vision that I was over the gate of Ulai.
{8:3} And I lifted up my eyes and saw, and behold, a single ram stood before the marsh, having two high horns, and one was higher than the other and growing higher still.
{8:4} After this, I saw the ram brandishing his horns against the West, and against the North, and against the Meridian, and all the beasts could not withstand him, nor be freed from his hand, and he did according to his own will, and he became great.

The city of Susa and the region of Elam were located in what is now Iran. The two horns are the leaders of Iran and Iraq. The ram is the Arab/Muslim nations of the Middle East and northern Africa.

{8:19} And he said to me, “I will reveal to you what the future things are in the earlier tribulation, for the time has its end.
{8:20} The ram, which you saw to have horns, is the king of the Medes and Persians.

Media (the Medes) was an ancient kingdom which included what is now Iraq, as well as a much larger territory including much of the Middle East and parts of northern Africa. Persia is Iran. Daniel is explicitly told that the two horns of the ram represent the leaders of the Medes (Iraq) and the Persians (Iran).

In my view, by early 2012, Iraq will be under the control of extremists and they will ally themselves with Iran. These two nations will lead the other Arab/Muslim nations of the Middle East and northern Africa in war against the West. This war begins with a nuclear bomb attack on New York City.

How soon will Iran have a nuclear bomb?
Iran will nuke New York City
Notes on the Apocalypse: 2012
Apocalypse Survival Guide

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and Bible translator

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