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Mosul Iraq Historical Photos Match Today's Headlines
Israel's History - a picture a day ^ | June 13, 2014

Posted on 06/13/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT by wtd

Mosul Iraq -- Match Historical Pictures to Today's Headlines

Jihadi forces overran Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, this week. Analysts explain Mosul's significance as the center of Iraq's oil-rich areas, the gateway for the Sunni radicals to attack Baghdad, and a debacle for the U.S.-supported Iraqi army.

But Mosul also has an ancient history. It was the Biblical city of Nineveh, so large that the Book of Jonah describes it as a "great city of three days journey in breadth."

The Assyrian King Sennacherib built a massive palace there on the banks of the Tigris River.

We present pictures of Mosul 80 years ago and of Jews of Mosul approximately 100 years ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at israeldailypicture.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: mosulnineveh
Read here a 2007 account of a Jewish chaplain from the US Army's 101st Airborne who discovered the remnants of Mosul's Jewish community.
1 posted on 06/13/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT by wtd
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I've always said that the underlying reason we went into Iraq was to prevent the Taliban and/or alqueda from setting up shop in that country.

Of course it was thinking outside the box because folks said Saddam and Osama would never deal.

The chem specialist and the delivery specialist would love to deal if they could destroy the USA. And they were down to not just killing...but to create a USA economic disaster.

Osama and Saddam are gone. The new generation of terrorists are here to stay.

And the 5 in Qatar are smiling and dealing.

2 posted on 06/13/2014 4:51:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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I've always said that the underlying reason we went into Iraq was to prevent the Taliban and/or alqueda from setting up shop in that country.

Saddam effectively kept Al-Qaeda out. The Taliban were an Afghanistan problem.

The Bush administration went into Iraq because it was politically convenient (nobody liked Saddam) and it cleaved in half the Islamic strip (that runs from north Africa to Indonesia). It provided a staging area in the midst of terror sponsoring states. It allowed the US to set up and to go after Syria and Iran (never realized).

3 posted on 06/13/2014 7:59:37 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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