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UPDATE: Extremists In Iraq Now Control the Country's Rivers

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UPDATE 8-9-14

ISIS Seizes Mosul Dam

Saw this coming. Question is, why were they allowed to get this far? As a pretext to continue US bombing? People are suffering here and have been for weeks. Time to stop playing geopolitics with their lives.

Religious fervor and geopolitics don't mix and it is always the innocents who suffer.

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UPDATE 7-22-14:



Iraq, Syria Forced To Turn To Sea For Drinking Water

By Amotz Asa-El

The Euphrates and the Tigris, two of biblical Paradise’s four rivers, are under attack.

The civil wars in Iraq and Syria are now victimizing the rivers themselves. The consequences of the burgeoning water crisis will be an emblem of water’s economic future, regardless of its Middle Eastern travails.

With President Bashar Assad and the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) waging total war, Syria’s water infrastructure is fast cracking.

The Euphrates Dam, Syria’s largest, was taken over by ISIS, and the 85-kilometer-long Lake Assad to wh…