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ISIL takes control of Iraq’s
largest hydroelectric dam:
‘It’s a horrendous prospect’

Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/5/2014 2:56:54 PM

Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claim to have taken control of Iraq’s largest hydroelectric dam. The Mosul Dam, which sits on the Tigris River, could cause damage as far as 280 miles away if ISIL decides to use it as a weapon, experts say. “It’s a horrendous prospect,” Daniel Pipes, the president of the Middle East Forum, told CNN. “If you control the Mosul Dam, you can threaten just about everybody.” Another fear is that the dam could break simply due to ISIL’s ignorance of the structure. Business Insider reported Tuesday that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers believes the dam is “inherently unstable,”

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Who´s minding the store to pay attention to this development at the Pentagon?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/5/2014 3:02:50 PM     (No. 9954266)

If ISIS taking control of the dam is a problem, then go take it back.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/5/2014 3:40:38 PM     (No. 9954300)

This is what comparative strength gets you:

Obama: We have increased our comparative strength in the world.

Iraq: Great, help us take the dam back.

Obama: Sorry, we are strong but budget limited.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: mamafrog, 8/5/2014 4:44:47 PM     (No. 9954354)

A giant flood in the Middle East - I think I remember that story.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/5/2014 11:30:18 PM     (No. 9954636)

If ISIS blows open or simply opens the dam discharge gates a massive flood would occur for hundreds of miles down stream. Some media clown said Baghdad would see a wall of water 15 feet high go through that city. Then only Allah would be able to sort that Islamic region out.

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