Iraq & the King of the South

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There was an interesting item in the news later today:

Iraq plans EU-style Middle East union
EUobserver – Dec 10, 2008

Iraq has unveiled plans for the creation of a regional economic and security union for the Middle East explicitly modelled on the European Union.

Official government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh announced the proposal on Tuesday (9 December) in Washington at the Institute of Peace, a US government-linked think-tank, saying that talks on the plan with the country’s neighbours were already underway.

Mr al-Dabbagh said there was “great interest” in the project, according to AFP.

Informal discussions on “Regional Economic Partnership” have reportedly been launched with Kuwait, Syria and Turkey, though not yet Iran. The aim would also to be to bring on board Jordan and Saudi Arabia and – in a subsequent phase – the Gulf states of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, but not Israel.

The proposed bloc would look to lower trade barriers and develop joint economic projects, as well as sharing water resources and electricity. Resolving border disputes and common perspectives on combating militant extremism would also be on the agenda.

Iraq’s plan, a”vision” of Mr al-Dabbagh’s government, would also aim to improve oil and gas transit and construct roads between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean.

“The new Iraq could convert the region into the EU model,” the UK’s Daily Telegraph quotes the Iraqi official as saying at the meeting. “Iraq is going to play a major stabilising factor,” he added.

Iraq sees a “necessity for regional security and economic co-operation,” Mr al-Dabbagh said.

There are a couple of different frameworks in place that could lead to the prophesied King of the South (see Islam Claims Judas, Not Jesus Was Crucified and Deal Leading to Psalm 83?).  But an EU-like organization which may also, for a while, be a subset of the Union for the Mediterranean States certainly could fit that role fairly nicely.

The nations specifically discussed are consistent with those in Psalm 83 (Deal Leading to Psalm 83?) as well as those that we in the Living Church of God have suspected would support the final King of the South.

Those interested in learning more related to prophecy, may wish to study the following articles:

Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Are there biblical and non-biblical prophecies about Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist?  Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”, based up an early 20th century writing.
Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy? There is actually a 17th century Shiite prophecy that some believe that Barack Obama will fulfill that will lead to a rising up of Islam.

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