This news was published on Javier Solanas birthday July 14, 2009
by Assyrian News Agency: (Posted GMT 7-14-2009 6:29:22):
"Iraq Suffers As the Euphrates River Dwindles"
"...Maaku mai!" they shout, holding up their rusty sickles. "There is no water!"
The Euphrates is drying up. Strangled by the water policies of Iraq's neighbors, Turkey and Syria; a two-year drought; and years of misuse by Iraq and its farmers, the river is significantly smaller than it was just a few years ago. Some officials worry that it could soon be half of what it is now.
The shrinking of the Euphrates, a river so crucial to the birth of civilization that the Book of Revelation prophesied its drying up as a sign of the end times, has decimated farms along its banks, has left fishermen impoverished and has depleted riverside towns as farmers flee to the cities looking for work...."
the newspaper text was by Campbell Robertson, New York Times.
Amir A. al-Obeidi, Mohammed Hussein and Abeer Mohammed contributed reporting.
see also here, same day, with pictures:
"The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East." The Bible, Revelation 12,12
stay tuned! farmer