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Chicken5516
July 25th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Babel grants 3 investment projects
4-27-09
http://en.aswataliraq.info/?p=112246

Babel’s investment commission granted three investment permits to Iraqi businessmen for a total of $35.2 million, the commission’s director general said on Monday.

“One of the permits is for a new compound to produce construction materials, the second for a compound to produce Oxygen and Nitrogen gases, and the third for a factory to produce mineral water,” Engineer Alaa Harba told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

“The commission is currently studying other potential investment permits,” he said.

Thank you for all of your updates on this!! :hug

ATYCLB
July 25th, 2009, 09:55 PM
Thank you for all of your updates on this!! :hug

:hat

ATYCLB
July 25th, 2009, 09:56 PM
http://www.prophecytube.com/images/babylon.jpg

The Mystery of Babylon
http://www.prophecytube.com/articles/babylon.html

Let's take a look at Babylon . . . it's origin, its rise to world empire status, its strong influence on every culture . . . to this present day, and its eventual and ultimate destruction.

It might surprise you to find out that not only has Babylon never really left us, but also that the Bible dedicates six entire chapters to it's final judgment and destruction in such specific detail as to tell us that this destruction is, at least in part, yet future.

The literal place called Babylon is located in modern day Iraq. In Biblical times this area was also referred to as the Land of Shinar.

The vicinity of this ancient city is often referred to as the "cradle of civilization" and with good reason. It is where we get: The Garden of Eden . . . The 1st people (Adam & Eve) . . . Satan’s 1st appearance . . . Nineveh . . . the Abraham & Lot story . . . and one of it’s most notorious claims to fame - the Tower of Babel.

Babylon is mentioned approximately 300 times in Scripture. The only city that is mentioned more is Jerusalem.

Some have said that the Bible can be viewed as a tale of two cities: Jerusalem and Babylon. The city of God, and the city of Satan. You will find this is even more true than the quaint expression implies.

So let's take a close look at this complex and extremely controversial, highly contested topic of both history and prophecy and see if see if we can unravel the Mystery of Babylon.

More . . . (http://www.prophecytube.com/articles/babylon.html)

ATYCLB
July 26th, 2009, 04:52 AM
IRAQ: US $1 billion to rebuild higher education‏
7-26-09
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20090724102929257

Iraq has launched a five-year, $1 billion higher education plan to boost the nation's science and technology workforce while promoting knowledge-based sustainable development. The plan was announced on Saturday by Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki who is in the US to sign an implementation agreement and establish an American Universities Iraq Consortium.

The agreement to manage the plan was signed by al-Maliki, on behalf of the Iraqi government's committee for education development, and Stephen Moseley, President of the Washington-based Academy for Educational Development.

The plan will be implemented in two phases: the first with a scholarship initiative to send up to 10,000 Iraqi students abroad each year over the next five years. The students will undertake two-year technical degrees as well as bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees at universities in Australia, Canada, Britain and the US.

Under a $54 million pilot programme, 500 students will go to the US for the 2009-2010 academic year. The degrees include engineering, health, science and technology as well as education.

The second phase of the plan involves an overhaul of the entire Iraq education system from K-12 to higher education. The focus will be on rebuilding university infrastructure, including new laboratories and establishing internet connections.

Sattar Sadkhan Almaliky, head of scientific affairs and public relations at Babylon University in Iraq and director of the Iraqi Academic Committee, said building infrastructure had to be given top priority as most universities in the war-torn nation were not fully operational.

Raising Babylon (http://raisingbabylon.blogspot.com/)

GodwithUS
July 26th, 2009, 06:15 AM
It is interesting how Scripture talks about Babylon being one of two places that are uninhabitable during the Millennium. I guess its relegated to the demonic realm.

ATYCLB
July 28th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Iraqis sad about ancient Babylon relics ravaged by war
7-28-09
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/28/content_11788706.htm

The visit of the delegation was aimed at studying the possibility for the WTO to contribute to bringing the ancient city back to its normal position as one of the world's main historical sites.

The delegation and some Iraqi media workers who were allowed to join the trip entered the ruins from the ancient Ishtar Gate and walked through the Procession Avenue which is close to the palace of the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC).

Earlier in the month, experts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that the U.S. troops and contractors inflicted considerable damage on the historic Iraqi site of Babylon, driving heavy machinery over sacred paths, bulldozing hilltops and digging trenches through one of the world' most important archaeological sites.

"We have also authenticated the damages in the ruins site which were made by the foreign troops and sent them to the UNESCO," said Mariam al-Omran, head of Antiquities Department in Babel Province.

A U.S. embassy statement said that the U.S. authorities contributed 700,000 dollars to save the ancient ruins of Babylon.

The sum was considered too little for help. "The contribution will not remove the negative impacts on the ruins by making the historical site a military base," Qadouri said commenting on the U.S. embassy statement.

Al-Omran said that the ruins need to be rehabilitated as quickly as possible, considering the U.S. embassy statement of helping to protect the ruins was "helpful but not enough."

"There is a need for the excavation teams to come back soon," she added.

Larry Morgan, an official in the WTO delegation said that his organization is endeavored to help the ancient ruins of Babylon to become once again a site that attracts international tourists as one the world's most important heritages.

Raising Babylon (http://raisingbabylon.blogspot.com)

ATYCLB
August 12th, 2009, 10:57 PM
UNESCO Report on Babylon
8-12-09
http://www.unobserver.com/layout5.php?id=6394&blz=1

UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, has issued a report outlining the extensive damage caused by US occupation forces in Iraq to the archeological site of ancient Babylon, about 100 Km (60 miles) south of Baghdad.

The report was based on examinations of the site by prominent specialists, including John Curtis, John Russell and Elizabeth Stone.

It charges American and Polish forces with carrying out “a grave encroachment on this internationally known archaeological site.”

The report continues, “During their presence in Babylon, the MNF-I [Multi-National Forces] and contractors employed by them, mainly KBR, directly caused major damage to the city by digging, cutting, scraping, and leveling. Key structures that were damaged include the Ishtar Gate and the Processional Way.”

ATYCLB
August 12th, 2009, 11:01 PM
UNESCO Report on Babylon:
US occupation caused “major damage” to historic site in Iraq
8-11-09
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/aug2009/baby-a11.shtml

The UNESCO report makes a number of recommendations, including an investigation of the long-term implications of the damage to the site. It also calls for making the archaeological area of Babylon a World Heritage Site, the most prestigious and best-funded status that the organization can grant to a historic site.

While necessary, these suggestions take no account of the criminal nature of the destruction of the site that took place under the auspices of the American occupation.

In spite of repeated warnings by archaeologists before and during the war, the American-led occupation forces acted with deliberate disregard for the cultural heritage not only of the Iraq people, but indeed, of the entire planet.

The Bush administration and the American political establishment, including the Democratic Party, which facilitated the invasion of Iraq, are responsible for the lootings and burnings of libraries, archives and museums all over Iraq after April 2003—and the continued looting of archaeological sites to feed the illegal market in antiquities.

The UNESCO report, by the very nature of the organization issuing it, cannot draw the logical conclusion that flows from its findings: that the damage to Babylon is part of a larger war crime, for which those responsible should be criminally investigated and tried.

More . . . (http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/aug2009/baby-a11.shtml)

ATYCLB
August 12th, 2009, 11:04 PM
UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, has issued a report outlining the extensive damage caused by US occupation forces in Iraq to the archeological site of ancient Babylon, about 100 Km (60 miles) south of Baghdad.



The UNESCO report, by the very nature of the organization issuing it, cannot draw the logical conclusion that flows from its findings: that the damage to Babylon is part of a larger war crime, for which those responsible should be criminally investigated and tried.


This, I think, will be the catalyst.

ATYCLB
August 16th, 2009, 01:26 AM
Got these zooming in on Babylon.

I wonder what that huge thing is across from Babylon?
It's only a couple of miles away.
Some type of water treatment facility?
The Euphrates Fish Farm (http://www.rr-bb.com/showthread.php?p=562471#post562471) that was in the news a while back?



http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/3/14/1814874/babil.jpg


Further out:


http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/3/14/1814874/babil2.jpg