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ISIS CUTTING OFF WATER SUPPLY TO CHRISTIANS, KURDS IN REGIONS THEY DO NOT CONTROL
Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014, 10:22 AM PDT | by FRANCES MARTEL

Posted on 07/22/2014 11:49:18 AM PDT by Resettozero

The Islamic State-- formerly Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)-- has previously used water as a destructive tool to destroy crops and dams in Shi'ite territory. Now, ISIS is attempting to deprive major Christian strongholds of water through their control of pipe systems.

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the city most affected by ISIS's new campaign to deny water to as many Christians and Shi'ites in Iraq as possible is the city of Qaraqosh, currently under control of Kurdish Peshmerga forces and, thus, impenetrable to the terrorist jihadist group. Their only current connection to Qaraqosh is a water pipeline from the Tigris River, and ISIS has worked diligently to exploit this one tie by cutting off the water supply from the historic river.

As Bloomberg's Jason Motlagh explains, the tactic has worked, as it is forcing Kurdish administrators in the town to import the water at extremely high prices and begin to dig wells to help better distribute the water. The wells require weeks and months of work to complete, however, and water has to travel 15 miles from other Kurdish controlled areas to reach Qaraqosh. Residents are now paying $10 a day for emergency water tanks, a fortune to many who live with limited means in the city. Iraq's water supply comes mainly from two rivers-- the Tigris and Euphrates, between which the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia arose.

With ISIS controlling the Tigris water supply, any influence on water from the Euphrates could be pivotal to eradicating Christians and Shi'ites from Iraq. Shi'ites in southern Iraq are in particular danger as, without water from either river being irrigated down, they have no other source of water immediately available.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; iraqichristians; kurdistan; muslimworld; syria; water

1 posted on 07/22/2014 11:49:18 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Bomb them into oblivion.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 11:53:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Resettozero

Tac nukes.

Unfortunately, with The One ruling over us, this will never come to pass.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 11:54:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Resettozero

Nuke the bastards.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 11:54:30 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Resettozero

Whoa - they control Detroit?


5 posted on 07/22/2014 11:54:50 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Resettozero

Wonder if UN will start screaming human rights....like they are in Detroit


6 posted on 07/22/2014 11:54:51 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: SoFloFreeper
Bomb them into oblivion.

Who first? The Christians or the Kurds.
7 posted on 07/22/2014 11:55:41 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who is going to do it? The Iraqis have no air forece to speak of and Obama is on ISIS’s side.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 11:55:48 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Resettozero

A form of control that was well known by the City of Chicago years ago, as they used the power of the metro supply of water to control the political behavior of surrounding communities, and played no small part in the expansion of the city to its present boundaries.

Of course, the City of Chicago was perhaps a LITTLE more benign than the Islamic Caliphate - after all, they did not want to change anybody’s religion.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 11:56:03 AM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: Resettozero

10 posted on 07/22/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: svcw

Or in Chicago.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 11:56:11 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Resettozero

After a Presser, Obama usually tries to get as far away from his family as possible by playing Golf, shooting Pool, drinking beer with “the folks,” or spending more time at his REAL day job: bilking money from Democrat Oligarchs, with all expenses paid for with US Taxpayer Dollars, of course.


12 posted on 07/22/2014 11:57:36 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Resettozero

I don’t think ISIS want’s to mess around with the Kurds.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 12:06:25 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

bump


14 posted on 07/22/2014 12:09:24 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Resettozero
There is no way that this story can be true.
I have been told that they are a peace loving people.
15 posted on 07/22/2014 12:11:07 PM PDT by LivingNet
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To: Resettozero

Bad precedent....... think Gaza.

No juice + no water = wailing and knashing of teeth an desicated kiddies


16 posted on 07/22/2014 12:16:15 PM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: svcw

It would lend some credibility to that awful body of idiots.
But of course, we will hear no such condemnation.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 12:16:16 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Resettozero

See the death and destruction brought on by ISIS, Obama’s own terrorist organization that his CIA helped train in Jordan over the last 3 years? The Anti-Christ President is going after who? Israel the root of Jacob, and Christians, the grafted into the root of Jacob. This fight is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, a spiritual battle that has now shattered through the supernatural into the temporal. Satan in all his anger is going after the Christians and the Jews, and he is using every power on earth to accomplish it. But the real fact is, in the end, Satan, and his minions, lose. Heaven awaits those of us who are faithful until the end


18 posted on 07/22/2014 12:27:41 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: realcleanguy
This fight is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, a spiritual battle that has now shattered through the supernatural into the temporal.

Ipso facto, this will not end with whoever has the most bombs, or planes, or ships, or infantry, or money. Something else will have to intervene at the source...spiritually.

Gird yourselves, just in case we don't get air-lifted outta here before it all starts in earnest.
19 posted on 07/22/2014 12:36:34 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

But in the end, God in the King of Kings WILL WIN.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 12:50:41 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
But in the end, God in the King of Kings WILL WIN.

Already has won, and the devil and his minions know it. They're just not telling their human lackeys.
21 posted on 07/22/2014 1:15:31 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

In the end, they kill each other. Wonderful prophecy.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 3:25:40 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Resettozero

I’m a post-tribber. My life is in His hands.

Revelation 13:10
7 It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.

Doesn’t sound like we should be waiting for the airlift.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 3:34:10 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Yep and yep


24 posted on 07/22/2014 4:37:23 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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