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  • #46
    Originally posted by dramama View Post
    I love it when the plan comes together!

    Don't ya though.


    • #47
      Churches decry bishop’s murder

      Until the US-led military action in 2003, Christians accounted for roughly 3 per cent of Iraq’s mainly Muslim population, or about 700 000 people. Approximately 70 per cent of them belong to the Chaldean church, which follows the ancient Chaldean rite but is in union with the Roman Catholic Church.

      Chaldean is a form of Aramaic, spoken at the time of Jesus. The Chaldeans converted to Christianity in the first century A.D., and the Chaldean branch of Christianity has been in Iraq since then.

      More . . .

      Isa 13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
      Isa 13:20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

      Jer 50:24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD.
      Jer 50:25 The LORD hath opened his armory, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.


      • #48
        Pentagon Backs $5 Billion Green Zone Development Plan

        Pentagon Backs $5 Billion Green Zone Development Plan

        Forget the rocket attacks, concrete blast walls and lack of a sewer system. Now try to imagine luxury hotels, a shopping center and even condos in the heart of Baghdad.

        That's all part of a five-year development "dream list" — or what some dub an improbable fantasy — to transform the U.S.-protected Green Zone from a walled fortress into a centerpiece for Baghdad's future.

        But the $5 billion plan has the backing of the Pentagon and apparently the interest of some deep pockets in the world of international hotels and development, the lead military liaison for the project told The Associated Press.

        For Washington, the driving motivation is to create a "zone of influence" around the new $700 million U.S. Embassy to serve as a kind of high-end buffer for the compound, whose total price tag will reach about $1 billion after all the workers and offices are relocated over the next year.

        More . . .


        • #49
          Originally posted by FaithContender View Post
          Have you ever been to Babylon, NY? I don't think the AC would touch it with a ten foot pole

          I went to college near there!!!


          • #50
            There really is a Babylon NY???
            Last edited by Bobby Person; May 6th, 2008, 08:39 PM. Reason: spelling


            • #51
              Iraq's Babylon bears scars of US-led invasion

              Leading archaeologists fearing for the physical safety of Babylon's remaining archaeological treasures, have launched efforts to protect the site from further damage and resume archaeological research.

              They are pushing for Babylon to be included on a list of protected World Heritage sites. This would mean excavations could be relaunched and archaeologists from around the world would once more have a chance to probe Babylon's rich history.

              "The Iraqi authorities must complete an enormous amount of work to achieve this objective and we must prepare a plan to accomplish it," Qataa said.


              • #52
                Iraqis hooked on 'mazgouf' dream of fish farm bonanza

                Iraqis are very fond of 'mazgouf', fish split open and cooked over a wood fire.

                But years of conflict and environmental woes have cut the supply of much-prized river fish, the preferred ingredient to make the dish.

                The U.S. government is footing the bill for millions of three-month-old carp that will be sent out from Iraq's largest hatchery to about 1,000 fish farms in Babil province, a traditional fish farming area south of Baghdad. There, they will grow to full size before being sold.

                The Euphrates Fish Farm began life as one of Saddam's showpiece projects in 1979, within sight of the imposing palace Saddam built on the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon.

                Years of war, sanctions and strife reduced it to a shadow of its former self. Production of baby fish, known as fingerlings, dropped to fewer than 2 million last year, down from 12 million in the early 1990s.

                This year, output is back up to 12 million again, thanks to $3.6 million in U.S. aid. Fully grown, those fish could be worth about $180 million in Iraqi markets.


                • #53
                  North Babil USACE projects register significant gains

                  Two key projects in Iraq 's North Babil province--the rehabilitation of a vocational-technical school and the construction of a maternity hospital--are registering significant gains.

                  The second phase of a three-pronged effort at the Iskandariyah Vo-Tech was just completed and an important third phase, to include refurbishing dormitories, will start soon, said Lt. Col. Gregory McMahan, head of the Forat Area Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

                  The Vo-Tech project is a top priority of Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the Third Infantry Division, who views the project as critical because it provides job skills and expands options for young people in the area. The project is being funded with 3rd ID CERP (Commander's Emergency Response Program) funds and is being managed by USACE.

                  Also hitting its stride after a start slowed by a now-resolved land dispute is construction of a maternity and pediatrics hospital in Mussayyib. The contract for the job is nearly $5 million. Winbourne ("Mac") Drake, serving as a construction representative with GRS, voiced confidence that the job will continue to progress satisfactorily due to the close cooperation between the contractor and his local office.

                  This project will provide a 50-bed hospital, including a surgery wing, outpatient care, a premature infant nursery, and other maternity and pediatric care. The new hospital will replace a deteriorating hospital in the same city. McMahan said the work is of high quality, with special care being taken to provide an immaculate, attractive complex.

                  Construction is now about 40 percent completed. The hospital is projected to be finished is early October 2008.


                  • #54
                    Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force

                    Investing in Iraq’s Industrial Sectors

                    The Government of Iraq, led by the Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Minerals (MIM) is currently in the process of evaluating investor proposals to enter into joint venture partnerships between many of Iraq’s lucrative State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and international companies. These partnerships will permit investors to acquire production output from Iraq’s productive factories in exchange for investment of expertise and capital to improve and rehabilitate these assets. This initiative is part of a larger process to transition and modernize key industries through 2012. Minister of Industry and Minerals Fawzi Hariri has publicly confirmed that companies taking up these early ventures will have the right of first refusal on eventual privatization. The government has also established an investment board to oversee foreign direct investment in Iraq and the development of SOEs.

                    From April 19-20, 2008 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai, UAE, Iraq’s Ministry of Industry and Minerals convened to meet with foreign investors to discuss these deals. The two day summit, was attended by over 150 company executives from every corner of the globe who were met by an Iraqi delegation of 85 individuals, including senior officials from the Iraqi Ministry of Industry & Minerals and director generals from over 45 SOEs-the largest delegation seen at any commercial event on Iraq, according to event organizers.


                    • #55
                      China's Iraq goal worries Turk firms

                      Iraq, which drew foreign investment worth $41 billion last year, aims to reach a volume of $50 billion in investment this year, said Iraqi Minister of Commerce Abdulfalah Hasan El Sudani. Construction investments, which totaled $7 billion in 2005, are expected to reach $17-20 billion, he added.


                      • #56

                        You've laid out some awesome articles and can you sum it up and do some editorial writing? Your thoughts on all this? Thanks in advance if you are willing....


                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Bobby Person View Post
                          There really is a Babylon NY???
                          Yes, on the south shore of Long Island.


                          • #58
                            nahhh itll just get burned up.....hahah
                            Originally posted by yellowbo View Post
                            But what does this matter? From what I read on another thread the other day, the babylon of the end times is babylon New York, right here in the US!!

                            Ok, Obviousley, I do not believe that Babylon is in the US. I was being Snarky. Bad Anna!

                            Non the less, this stuff is fascinating. Clealry, Babylon is being rebuilt. We are getting closer and closer.

                            I think I am going to start a scrapbook, with bible prophecy on one side, and the fullfilment of it with news articals on the other page. Ya know, like side by side comparrison.


                            • #59
                              Sweden's Scania to co-establish new firm in Iraq

                              Iraq's Ministry of Industry and Minerals recently inked a signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Swedish motor manufacturer, Scania, Iraq Directory reported.

                              According to the memorandum, Scania will develop the General Company for Motor Manufacturing in the Babylon province. The agreement was signed on the sidelines on the minister's participation in the 2nd International Compact with Iraq (ICI).


                              • #60
                                Not really a "Babylon News Bite", but it does show how fast a city can grow and prosper.

                                Dubai 1991

                                Dubai 2005