Skip to comments.Water Wars: Ankara suspends pumping Euphrates’ water, cutting off the water supply to Syria and Iraq
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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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.
Without water, war will come in days. Not years.
Downstream beer is bad.
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.
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”.
Muslims cutting off water to other brother muslims. Don’t see Jews cutting off water to fellow Jews.
Whatta bout the NBA?
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.
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.
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.
maybe how damascus gets nuked.
Hey, doc, I had to search, too-
I knew there was a verse-—just had to FIND it!
Another NATO country behaving badly.
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.
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