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Originally posted by solidshot
The largest dam in Iraq is at risk of an imminent collapse that could unleash a 20m (65ft) wave of water on Mosul, a city of 1.7m people, the US has warned
d00d that is so cool. Well not for the Iraqi's but it sure as hell might help stop those insurgents for a while in that city, lol. It might just stop anyone in that city for a while. Well. Depopulation has to start somewhere. lol.
Im sorry i sound so mean and inconsiderate. I'm sure to be devasted though if it does actually happen. But when it does, at least it'll sure as hell be a huge news story...
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Im more interested in why we've publically admitting this structure is so vulnerable and or weak?
The dam has been a problem for Iraqi engineers since it was constructed in 1984.
It was built on water-soluble gypsum, which caused seepage within months of its completion and led investigators to describe the site as "fundamentally flawed".
Originally posted by bodrul
wow i didnt know there were people on this forum
with such a fudged up mind thinking the pottential death of half a million people is so cool, you people are just as bad as the fantics that call for death to america and the west.
Originally posted by johnlear
""Depopulation has to start somewhere?" It does? Do you mind if we start with you? What can you be thinking about?"
Originally posted by Sad Lil Alex
"and think about it... No matter who it is... Iraqi American Canadian European Russian Austrailian or any other countrian i forgot.... they don't deserve to have Thousands (?) of people DIE due to a faulty danmn.. "
d00d, its 1.7 million potential iraqi's first off. Not half a million but 1.7 million. Secondly when i heard about the tsanami that ripped through indonesia and the pacific region, i didn't shed a tear. I've lost my empathy for people half way around the world that i dont even know. I was brought up watching tv containing wars, murders, corruption, suicide bombers etc on the news as many people have. But to be quite honest with you, I wont shed a tear for people when they die, but i go on laughing and just say to myself, well, thats the end of them. Either thats it, they are gone forever, or they are off in some spiritual world doing whatever, or getting reincarnated or something. Life moves on or it dont. People gotta die some day. Lifes cruel.
Originally posted by AllSeeingI
Report: Iraq dam could collapse, kill 500,000
The USA removed Saddam and his infrastructure. Doesnt the USA have an obligation to replace the infrastructure that they removed? Not just the hardware such as roads etc., but the people, procedures, and inspections to make sure disaster's like this can be avoided.
If this happens while the USA is in control and 500,000 die, it will be a PR disaster, not to mention the humanitarian one. We couldnt handle Katrina recovery and evacuations, I think there is little to no hope that we can appropriately prepare for this dam breaking.