Newyorker report on the status of Mosul Dam:
If the dam ruptured, it would likely cause a catastrophe of Biblical proportions, loosing a wave as high as a hundred feet that would roll down the Tigris, swallowing everything in its path for more than a hundred miles. Large parts of Mosul would be submerged in less than three hours. Along the riverbanks, towns and cities containing the heart of Iraq’s population would be flooded; in four days, a wave as high as sixteen feet would crash into Baghdad, a city of six million people. “If there is a breach in the dam, there will be no warning,” Alwash said. “It’s a nuclear bomb with an unpredictable fuse.”
Terrifying account about the dam which Iraqi people depend on. A good short history about the Mosul Dam showing me yet again that there are a lot of things that is there for me to learn.
This post tries very hard to convince us how the Americans understand the issue and Iraqis are primitive people who don’t heed the warnings. Its like that throughout the post. People reading this column will come away with the belief that Americans are trying to do some good good while the Iraqis are just dumb people who think only of politics, power and not people safety. I suppose this is what passive propaganda looks like. Good Job, NewYorker. Throughout the post, the Americans are constantly surprised that the Iraqi’s don’t trust them. That is what happens when you wage an illegal war on false pretenses, destroying an entire civilization in the process.