- Posted August 18, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Terror-state Threatens “Noah-type Flood”
- rachel8, CNN iReport producer
Attempting to replicate the biblical flood in Noah’s day, ISIS continues to threaten to blow up the fourth largest dam in the Middle East in terms of reservoir capacity. It holds back over three trillion gallons of water, which if loosed would roll unabated toward Baghdad.
US fighter jets and drones have been precision-bombing ISIS targets around the dam. On August 7, ISIS announced on its website that it had seized the structure from Kurdish fighters. It then released a second statement that contained a threat: Either the Islamic state or a flood. The writer describes how it would punish sinners by drowning them in a massive torrent of water sent downstream from the dam.
According to a study in 2009 by several professors at Mosul University, the destruction of the dam would cover half of Mosul in eighty feet of water, Baghdad in fifteen feet of water and inundate over 100 miles of land. General David Petraeus wrote that the destruction of the structure would release a flood of water 65 feet deep.
The US Army Corps of Engineers released a detailed report of the dam structure and called it the most precarious facility worldwide. A 2011 report from the group stated that the destruction of the dam could lead to as many as 500,000 civilian deaths.
History records that in 539 BC Cyrus the Great used the waters of the Euphrates to gain access to and defeat Babylon. It appears that ISIS, whose membership has had no difficulty crucifying Christians, would have no qualms about destroying the Mosul Dam in an act of desperation. Today ISIS is the most dangerous terrorist organization globally, and its ultimate vision is to destroy Israel and the United States.
The group is so brutal and ruthless that even al-Qaeda has disowned it. When ISIS captured Mosul and massacred Christians in the most heinous of ways, it created a new town charter that calls for all women, married and single, to cleanse themselves by being available for sexual use by ISIS soldiers.
At least 100 Americans and thousands more from Europe have joined with ISIS. These American traitors have passports that would allow them to reenter the US. If the terrorist organization feels that it will be defeated in Iraq, it will push back into Syria, regroup, and then attempt to overthrow King Hussein in Jordan. That move would place ISIS squarely on Israel’s border. It would attempt to recruit jihadists worldwide and attack what it calls the “Little Satan.”
Dr. Michael Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His book, Persia: The Final Jihad, is available at www.TimeWorthyBooks.com.