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Water Wars: Ankara suspends pumping Euphrates’ water, cutting off the water supply to Syria and Iraq
StratRisks ^ | May 30, 2014 | ?

Posted on 05/30/2014 6:14:12 PM PDT by Mortrey

"The Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: euphrates; iraq; military; obama; revelation; syria; turkey; water
Don't know if I posted this appropriately, but found it interesting because I immediately thought of Revelation 16:12.
1 posted on 05/30/2014 6:14:12 PM PDT by Mortrey
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To: Mortrey

Revelation 16:12
King James Version (KJV)

12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 6:14:42 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey; neverdem; narses; SunkenCiv; MHGinTN

Without water, war will come in days. Not years.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 6:15:41 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Mortrey

Downstream beer is bad.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 6:16:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mortrey

Thanks! I just spent a goodly amount of time trying to find that verse and just when I found it, you post it!!!

LOL! I guess I should know my Bible better. My bad.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 6:18:37 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Mortrey

It doesn’t seem to be mentioned as much anymore but when I was in Junior High and High School back in the 50s and 60s, it was always stressed that the area between the Tigris and Euphrates was the birthplace of civilization.

It was always referred to as The “Fertile Crescent”.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 6:29:42 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Mortrey

Muslims cutting off water to other brother muslims. Don’t see Jews cutting off water to fellow Jews.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 6:32:05 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

Whatta bout the NBA?


8 posted on 05/30/2014 6:38:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

It’ll have to be two days then, survival without water past three days, uh, doesn’t happen. The treaties about water use and how much has to be allowed through (dams and such) were hammered out the better part of a century ago, and have been bones of contention ever since. For one thing, there are year by year fluctuations, and for another, long term fluctuations (completely natural), and for yet another thing, there are hydroelectric projects, particularly in Turkey. Thanks Robert A. Cook, PE.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 6:42:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tflabo

Syria illegally cut off a good sized chunk of Jordan’s water supply decades ago; the 1994 peace treaty with Israel requires Israel to make up that shortfall.

Clearly the proper way to do that is to bomb some dams in Syria.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

True, all true. I don’t know how much of this is just “hype” either. (Politicians other than democrats “do” exaggerate worldwide.) It is a long border between two countries - with only a few big rivers though.

But, nothing affects more people downstream faster than water.


11 posted on 05/30/2014 6:48:28 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

maybe how damascus gets nuked.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 7:04:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: doc1019

Hey, doc, I had to search, too-

I knew there was a verse-—just had to FIND it!


13 posted on 05/30/2014 7:16:31 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

Another NATO country behaving badly.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 7:19:27 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Well, seeing as how this part of Syria is run by al Qaeda- linked ISIS, what makes you think that NATO didn’t green light it?


15 posted on 05/31/2014 5:24:00 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Well, seeing as how this part of Syria is run by al Qaeda- linked ISIS, what makes you think that NATO didn’t green light it?

Millions of ordinary people rely on that water supply and infrastructure who cannot easily relocate, while ISIS is a small band of highly mobile jihadists.

As a reason for stopping the water flow, 'fighting terrorism' is a complete nonstarter.

However as a provocation to prod Syria into a military conflict, denial of water to millions of Syrians would seem quite an effective tactic.

16 posted on 05/31/2014 6:16:17 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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