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Submitted by Michael Sbigshoe@spiretech.com (United States), Sep 13, 2018 at 18:08

"Sep. 6, 2018 update: A combination of Iraqi incompetence and Turkish/Iranian dam-building leaves southern Iraq"on the brink of catastrophe," writes Jacques Neriah. The country has less than half the water it used to have. Imagine the consequences."

It doesn't require much imagination. Southeast Iraq has been i turmoil lately. One target of the people's frustration has been the Iranian consulate in Basra. These troubles might spread to Khuzetstan, Iran. Turkey's dominant position astride the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, meanwhile (both rivers originate in Turkish Kurdistan).

At the moment, the Russian-Iranian-Turkish alliance, joined by the Russian puppet regime in Syria, has been joined by China, which has committed ships, aircraft and troops to campaign against Turkish ex-allies in Idlib. I expect them all to continue into the Kurdish regions in Syria and Iraq, then to Israel.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Precisely so about Basra.

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