US warns of ‘tsunami wave’ across Iraq if the Mosul Dam collapses

Iraq’s Mosul Dam faces “unprecedented” risk of a “catastrophic failure” that would unleash a wave of water which could flatten cities and kill hundreds of thousands within hours, the US has said.

The American government issued an unusually stark warning of the horrors that face Iraq if the dam gives way, describing a “tsunami-like wave” that would crush nearly a third of the country.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is not our problem.
    This is a problem created and perpetuated by the Iraqis.

    • Given it has near Biblical overtones we should not be messin with God’s plan.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Get the popcorn ready…

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I prefer beef jerky and bourbon.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I’m a cream cheese, bagels & lox kinda guy, along with a nice full-bodied red…

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I have found over the years that I am allergic to red wine.
          Must be a northern thing.
          Grapes fuck me up big time.

  • Xavier


    • lolwut?

      Putin laughs at the puny MOAB

      • Israel obviously needs to buy or make some of these mega non-nuclear bombs to discourage or preempt attacks. The reason being that it cannot use nuclear bombs in its immediate neighborhood without endangering its own population for long periods of time.

  • DD_Austin

    Where some people see a problem
    some people see a solution

  • G

    It’s your dam. Take care of your own shit.

  • Shebel

    More ‘Shock and Awe’ from the Americans.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      You got anything better?
      Yeah, I didn’t think so.

      • Shebel

        Actually—I do.
        Simple idea.
        First— We ID our Friends.
        Second– We ID our Enemies.

        Third— That is up to …………….. I dunno.

  • Martin B

    Flooding the whole thing and starting over looks like the best option for Iraq these days.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Most of it is built with shit-bricks anyway.

  • lolwut?
  • Editor

    No worries. I’m sure all the different factions will be able to put their differences aside and work together for the greater good. HA!

  • Malcolm Y

    And the downside is?

  • marty_p

    Rumor has it that a veiled Israeli threat to Egypt back in the late 1970’s that the Aswan Dam would be considered a legitimate military target should another Israeli/Arab war break out with Egyptian involvement – was one of the things that motivated Sadat to sign the peace treaty.