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Catastrophic drought threatens Iraq as major dams in surrounding countries cut off water to its great rivers | The Independent

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 6, 2018

Depleted uranium munitions causing cancer, neighbors blocking water, being freed by having your country bombed into the stone age-if it’s not one thing it’s another.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iraq-water-rivers-shortage-drought-baghdad-war-isis-a8426766.html

Patrick Cockburn

Iraq after Isis: After decades of war – including the last battle against Isis – Iraq is in danger of losing the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates. In the first part of a new series, Patrick Cockburn reports that as Turkey, Syria and Iran dam its rivers, parts of the country are turning into desert…

This pattern started in the 1970s when Turkey and Syria built dams on the Euphrates for hydroelectric power and vast irrigation works. It is the latter which choke off the water supply to Iraq.

The same thing happened a little later to the Tigris, whose major tributaries are being dammed by Iran.

Iraqi protests have been ineffectual because Saddam Hussein and successor government in Baghdad were preoccupied by wars and crises that appeared more important at the time… MCViewPoint emphasis

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