Has Iraq Fallen to Iran?
The United States and Iraq have started talks on ending the U.S. military presence in the country, according to Reuters on January 24.
According to Reuters’ sources, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Alina Romanowski had informed Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein that the U.S. intends to withdraw without the precondition that Iran-backed militias cease their attacks on American troops. So far no timetable for a withdrawal has been released.
Since October, the Popular Mobilization Forces (pmf), an umbrella organization for Shiite militias, has been skirmishing with U.S. troops and calling for them to leave Iraq entirely. As the pmf’s primary backer, this is a part of Iran’s strategy to push America out of the Middle East.
As early as December 1994, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry predicted Iraq would fall to Iran. Back then, ironfisted dictator Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq as a regional power. Mr. Flurry made the same prediction in 2003, when the U.S. ousted Hussein.
Iraq’s recent news shows Mr. Flurry’s prediction to have been correct 30 years on. That the pmf can pressure the world’s biggest superpower to pack up shop shows that Iraq has fallen to Iran.
How could Mr. Flurry have predicted this so far in advance? An article from our latest Trumpet issue, “He Was Right About Iraq,” gives the answer.