I do believe however, that God does not intervene in the affairs of men, even if we get to the point of near destruction, it does not mean that God does not exist.
This is a wrong idea Jimbo. Eventhough God doesn't intervene in our choices, He does in our actions.
For example, do you think anything you plan happens? why somethings don't happen? because of God's intervention.
Everything is controlled and happens only if it coincides with God's master plan.
So what is this plan? God LEADS ON the transgressors, who are blinded by money and power to commit the most hineous acts, untill they reach a point in transgression that incurs them the retribution.
Like Sodom and Gommorah, they followed the steps of Satan, from dirty jokes to adultery to homosexuality untill it became the dominant culture of the city, when that point was reached, they incured their requital instantaneously.
What about the innocent victims they abused? in God's system, nobody is harmed unjustly, which means that every Iraqi wronged deserve his fate, some as a punishment (for forgeting God) and some as a wake up call to bring them back to God.
But the bottom line is,
[4:40] GOD does not inflict an atom's weight of injustice. On the contrary, He multiplies the reward manifold for the righteous work, and grants from Him a great recompense.
God is in full control,
[10:61] You do not get into any situation, nor do you recite any Quran, nor do you do anything, without us being witnesses thereof as you do it. Not even an atom's weight is out of your Lord's control, be it in the heavens or the earth. Nor is there anything smaller than an atom, or larger, that is not recorded in a profound record.
Marla and Rachel were the victors, they are now in a much better place, as for the murderers they have incured the requital, we will all witness that very soon God willing.