Water Wars and the Third Horse?

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Is there a connection between the current water crisis, and the 3rd world war of the end times?

I have divided this post into 3 parts:

A. The world situation as a whole

B. The water situation in the Middle East.

C. The influence of the water crisis on end time wars

A. The World Situation as a Whole:

http://www.itt.com/waterbook/Wars.asp

Excerpt:

Wars will one day, probably soon, break out over water

The possibility that water wars will erupt derives, after all, from a few simple propositions:

· The world is not running out of water — there is plenty for everyone.  But it’s often in the wrong quantities in the wrong places at the wrong time.

· There is no less water than there used to be — there is the same amount of water on the planet as there was in prehistoric times. But there are more of us — many more of us and we are each using vastly more water.

· Very few major water systems are contained within one political entity.

· Many transborder water systems are in places where the political is already fractious, and where water resources are increasingly scarce.

Steal water from others. That’s where Water Wars comes in.

Who owns water? Who processes it? Who controls it? Who wants to steal it? Who can?

In transnational water disputes, which is the most dangerous?

When the upstream nation is more powerful than the downstream, and therefore more cavalier about taking into account downstream needs?

When the downstream nation is more powerful, in which case the upstream nation risks retaliation for any careless handling of the supply?

Or when both countries are water stressed and more or less equal in power?

The pessimists will say all three are dangerous.

Egypt, a powerful downstream riparian, has several times threatened to go to war over Nile water; only the fact that both Sudan and Ethiopia have been wracked by civil war and are too poor to develop "their" water resources has so far prevented conflict.

In the Euphrates Basin, Turkey is militarily more potent than Syria, but that hasn’t stopped the Syrians from threatening violence.

Here are the main water hot spots to watch for:

· The Jordan Litani system and the West Bank aquifers. Israel and Jordan are already using more water than they get–so where is the necessary incremental supply to be found?

· The Nile. Egypt downstream, Sudan, Ethiopia and even Uganda upstream.  And a resource already stretched very thin.

· The Tigris-Euphrates system, Turkey upstream, Iraq and Syria downstream. Wars have already been threatened in this system, and Turkey’s massive Anatolia Project ( xxx dams and reservoirs) is certain to make things worse.

· The Ganges system between India and Bangladesh, and the Indus between Pakistan and India–in a region famous for its saber-rattling, where the two countries have been at war many times, most recently over Kashmir.

· The Carvery River in southeastern India, the country’s fourth largest, has already set off pitched battles between troops and citizens from two Indian states, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

· The North African Iittoral. No major rivers to speak of, but Colonel Gaddafi’s mining of the sub-Saharan aquifer is causing alarm among his neighbors, most notably Algeria.

· Botswana and Namibia in South Africa have several times come close to war over Namibia’s threat to divert waters away from the Okavango system, home to Botswana’s major source of water and one of Africa’s last great refuges for wildlife.

B. The Water Situation in the Middle East

1. Turkey controls most of the water- water flows from there, to places like Iraq and Syria

http://www.dams.org/kbase/consultations/afrme/dam_stats_eng.htm

Dam statistics – Middle East region

the total number of large dams in the Middle East is 793;

the single busiest decade in terms of dam commissioning was the 1990s;

78% of dams in the Middle East are single purpose, of which 86% are for irrigation, with 3% built for flood control;

most dams in the region are between 10-30m in height.

Turkey has the most dams (625), followed by Iran (66), Syria (41), and Saudi Arabia (38).

The five largest dams by height in the Middle East are, according to available data:

Keban Dam, Firat River, Turkey, 210m;

Karoon-3, Karoon River, Iran, 205m;

Dez Dam, Dez River, Iran, 203m;

Shahid Abbas Poor, Karoon River, Iran, 200m;

Amir Kabir, Karaj River, Iran, 180m;

The five largest dams in the Middle East by reservoir capacity are, according to available data:

Ataturk Dam, Firat River, Turkey, 48.7 billion cubic meters;

Keban Dam, Firat River, Turkey, 31 billion cubic meters;

Razza Dyke, (offstream), Iraq, 26 billion cubic meters;

Mosul Dam, Tigris River, Iraq, 12.5 billion cubic meters;

Haditha Dam, Euphrates River, Iraq, 8.2 billion cubic meters.

Irrigation needs of some middle east countries below – more water required. Notice that Iran has the greatest irrigation needs.

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2. Iraq

Graphs below show a 75% decrease over the past 2 years in the Euphrates River water supply (4 billion cubic meters a year decrease). How, or will, this be fixed?

Data from:

Snakes preparing the way for demons?

Click here for more.

 

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C. Relationship of water deficient/ stressed countries to invasion Israel at Armageddon.

Armageddon – attack first from the east, and then an attack by the entire world. They come to one place:

Rev 16:12 the kings east of the Euphrates come.

Rev 16: 14 the kings of the earth and the “whole world” come

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The table below represents the estimated availability of water per capita in the middle east countries.

Notice the countries in red are those who will experience the greatest drop in availability. These countries are predicted to attack Israel in the end times.

Arguments over politics, religion, and land have been going on for centuries, but will famine drive them into action?

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Water stress may result in more water deficits, which is an immediate, life threatening emergency.

At the current rate, specific areas, especially those in and east of Iraq, will be experiencing famine in the near future, unless they correct this water deficit.

Since Turkey controls the dam that supplies the water to others, it might (I am not saying that it will do this) hold back water for itself, putting extra stress on Syria, who would then attack.

Then others might join in. All over water.

People cannot live without water

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See also:

Is Famine next? Click here for more

 

References:

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~mariposa/waterwars.htm

http://www.truthout.org/article/worlds-water-resources-face-mounting-pressure


26 Responses to “Water Wars and the Third Horse?”

  1. […] there a connection between the current water crisis, and the 3rd world war of the end times? Click here for […]

  2. Excel lent !!!
    And then Pestilent!

    Water is most important for survival!
    More precious than gold.

  3. Beautiful done. 🙂

  4. Found this article on the water supply. Interesting piece.

    In the beginning of 1990, Turkey began to fill the giant Ataturk dam in the southeastern part of the country. The
    dam sits on the Euphrates river that also supplies Syria and Iraq
    with a large part of its water supply. There has been dispute
    between Turkey and its neighbors regarding water supply and such
    disputes can be expected to become more common as water becomes a
    more valuable asset in the Middle East. When Iraq objected to the
    Turkish dams, the Turkish government stated that water was a
    natural resource. Turkey doesn’t tell Iraq what do to with its oil and Iraq should not tell Turkey what to do with its water.

    The Ataturk dam, the world’s fifth largest, is part of the Southeastern Anatolia Project, or GAP. GAP is designed to bring electricity to the area and to provide irrigation to almost 30,000 square miles.
    The area is larger than the area of the
    Benelux countries combined and will supposedly allow Turkey to grow much of the food for the Middle East.

    The venture is projected to irrigate 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres) of land that will
    produce an estimated $6 billion food surplus.(2) The irrigation
    would enable Turkish farmers to raise cotton, sugarbeets, tobacco,
    soy beans and other cash crops instead of the grain they now raise.
    Because of the controversy over water rights, the World Bank
    refused to fund the building of the dams. Turkey built Ataturk dam anyway. Anticipating its neighbors complaints, the Turks increased water flow 50% from the Euphrates river for six weeks before cutting the flow to a trickle in order to fill the reservoir.

    Iraq has actually threatened a regional war if its water needs are
    not met. Turkey claims that its water policy is not political, but
    has been very critical of Kurds in Iraq that have been conducting
    cross-border raids into Turkey. Turkey has also conducted talks
    with Israel, as well as other neighbors, about a possible joint
    water project that would use a pipeline to carry water. These
    talks stalled mostly because Turkey wanted the oil producing
    countries to devise a similar pipeline to bring oil to Turkey.

    Things to consider:

    Turkey’s expected water surplus could potentially supply other
    countries with electricity, food and water. Since Turkey is not
    self-sufficient in oil, there may be some sort of agreement in the
    future that trades oil for water.

    2. As the population of the area increases and available water
    resources are depleted, the problem of water will become very
    severe. Cholera outbreaks in this 1980s during years when water
    was scarce give us an indication of how quickly disease can spread
    without adequate potable water supplies. Food also becomes a
    problem as nations have to depend on others to feed their own
    people.

    3. What one country does with
    water upstream has a significant impact on downstream countries.
    There are now legal reasons why a country has to allow water to
    flow downstream, but not to do so could lead war. Pollution, from
    agricultural runoff and sewage, also has an impact on areas
    downstream. There is growing population in the region. Syria’s
    population is growing at an annual rate of 3.8% a year and this can
    be expected to make the water issue even more critical in the
    future.

    • Hi Rev Williams

      Good analysis. This keeps making me think that the future Antichrist personality may be from Turkey, which I discussed on other posts.

      From there already, he could control the resources and life in the Middle East.

      Imagine what would happen if Turkey and Israel had a water for oil agreement, how the other countries would react.

  5. More Documantary and Educational programs are needed to educate people about the *fresh water*, especially in highly industralized and developed countries.

    Use less water for each of you , not for fun and stuffs …that will save ya’ll lol

    -Ven
    OTA

  6. Here is an alarming story.

    Mumbai faces acute water shortages
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8138273.stm

  7. well analysed and put together BUT as usual the world we shall politik about it and only when it starts biting shall we see the so called rich nations convening meeting in futility. In africa this is real and already communities are at arms over the scarce resource. Sad but as a professional in g/water i hope and pray i will be of use to this world before my time is over

    • Hi humphrey

      I do not think politics will help us. Politicians rarely put the needs of the people first. We can only help ourselves, each other, and rely on God.

  8. While I don’t believe that water will factor into the end time wars I agree it will be a factor in the tribulation disasters, natural or otherwise.

  9. Good post ! thank you , Water is our must preciose element.
    LOVE and GRATITUDE
    ÁGUA

  10. Your topic is a very urgent want ı believe. You are giving many sources to look at the water issue from different ways and reports. I guess we are in the same point in regard of chosen topic. I ve also written an article about the water issue and possible threat of it. Check it out please and make comment please;

    http://buharadan.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/hereafter-water-is-not-only-a-life-source-it-is-now-a-core-matter-of-political-science/

    • dear newyorkertibet

      I read your article. It seems to be a good view of the water crisis, which has already started.

      The stronger country that has the water source will be in the best position, but it must also remember that the weaker country will kill for water, if it is able to do this.

      I think each country that does not have the source of the water, but only receives it from another region, should spend important time drilling for its own water, to find water under its own land.

      Another thing countries can do is plan to barter (trade) for what they want. One country may have water, but the other country may have oil, or another important resource that the water country will need.

      The bible predicts that the Euphrates will dry up, and an army will cross it for the purpose of war. There are times now when the river is close to that situation, because of lack of rain.

      So pray for rain.

      And pray that you will not be harmed by any conflict in the future.

      • Thanks for you kindly comment. And you are right, this matter is very essential. Particularly as a person who lives in the Middle East, I have concerns about water scarcity. We, Turkey, had a bad experience actually. Since we built damn on the rivers, Syria, Esad Regime, supported Kurdish Terrorists, PKK. I mean we should not think that strongest will win all the time. Whatever happens that affects everyone. We should follow the same way Europeans followed. We need to sit and talk for common benefit.

        LEt s see what will happen. and sorry if there are some grammar mistakes in the article.

        • The bible predicts a great war, or series of wars, of global size that has not happened yet.

          The God of heaven is a God of peace and love, and this will be against his will.

          I really pray that people turn to God for their water, and other needs, instead of harming others to get it.

          Those that will kill others will suffer the wrath of God on them, because they kill for what they want, instead of having faith in God to provide for them.

          Turkey has my prayers.

          • We Muslims also pray for the same thing. We dont want war, we dont wanna cause a fight or conflict. But you know international relations are profit based. Anyway, hope there wont be a war ..

  11. drought monitor

    global

    http://drought.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/drought.html?map=%2Fwww%2Fdrought%2Fweb_pages%2Fdrought.map&program=%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmapserv&root=%2Fwww%2Fdrought2%2F&map_web_imagepath=%2Ftmp%2F&map_web_imageurl=%2Ftmp%2F&map_web_template=%2Fdrought.html

  12. At this point, approximately 40 percent of the entire population of the planet has little or no access to clean water, and it is being projected that by 2025 two-thirds of humanity will live in “water-stressed” areas.

    the most important underground water source in America, the Ogallala Aquifer, is rapidly running dry. The most important lake in the western United States, Lake Mead, is rapidly running dry. The most important river in the western United States, the Colorado River, is rapidly running dry.

    http://www.pakalertpress.com/2013/03/06/30-facts-about-the-coming-water-crisis-that-will-change-the-lives-of-every-person-on-the-planet/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pakalert+%28Pak+Alert+Press%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

  13. A new Turkish aggression against Syria: Ankara suspends pumping Euphrates’ water

    http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/new-turkish-aggression-against-syria-ankara-suspends-pumping-euphrates%E2%80%99-water

  14. Some are saying we have loads of water underneath the eath’s surface. (And it isn’t the known aquifers.) Oh, here’s another reason to justify off shore drilling – – – (I wonder how they think they discovered these):

    “Huge Freshwater Aquifers Found Under Ocean Floor
    Vast reservoirs of fresh water found beneath the ocean floors could potentially be tapped to provide drinking water to parts of the world that face shortages, according to researchers in Australia. They think the reservoirs, which have been located off Australia, China, North America and South Africa, could hold up to half a million cubic kilometers of “low-salinity” water. ‘The volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we’ve extracted from the Earth’s subsurface in the past century since 1900,’ says lead author Dr. Vincent Post of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) and the School of the Environment at Flinders University. They say the amounts could sustain some regions of the world for decades and stave off, at least temporarily, a global water crisis.”

    http://www.voanews.com/content/huge-freshwater-aquifers-found-under-ocean-floor/1805397.html

    “SCIENTISTS have discovered vast reserves of fresh water located deep beneath the ocean that could prevent a global water crisis. A new study published this month reveals that an estimated half a million cubic kilometres of low-salinity water are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world. The water is located off the coast of Australia, North America, China and South Africa, reports Science Daily.”

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/scientists-discover-huge-freshwater-reserves-beneath-the-ocean/story-fnjww010-1226778644615

    OK – Space technology? And, apparently recording waves generated from earthquakes. Do we have this much fresh water below the earth’s surface? Below the oceans as well as dry land?”

    “Scientists probing the Earth’s interior have found a large reservoir of water equal to the volume of the Arctic Ocean beneath eastern Asia. The left figure is a slice through the Earth, taken from the figure on the right, showing the attenuation anomalies within the mantle at a depth of roughly 620 miles. In both images, red shows unusually soft and weak rock believed to be saturated with water, and the blue shows unusually stiff rock (yellow and white show near-average values).”

    http://www.livescience.com/1312-huge-ocean-discovered-earth.html

    Denise

    • Oh, and it just gets better. Could this really be for real? Or is this some other fluff distraction for people to ponder. Today on Huffington Post:

      Hidden ‘Ocean’ Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth’s Core
      The Huffington Post | By Sara Gates

      Posted: 06/13/2014 1:27 pm EDT

      “We may have another ‘ocean’ to add to the world map — only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet’s surface. A new study suggests that a hidden “ocean” is nestled in the Earth’s mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue crystalline mineral called ringwoodite, may hold three times as much water that exists in all the world’s surface oceans. This discovery may help explain where Earth’s water supply came from, and how subterranean water affects the shifting of rock in the Earth’s outer crust — a phenomenon scientists call plate tectonics.

      “‘Geological processes on the Earth’s surface, such as earthquakes or erupting volcanoes, are an expression of what is going on inside the Earth, out of our sight,” geophysicist Dr. Steven Jacobsen, an associate professor at Northwestern University, said in a written statement. “I think we are finally seeing evidence for a whole-Earth water cycle, which may help explain the vast amount of liquid water on the surface of our habitable planet. Scientists have been looking for this missing deep water for decades.'”

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/13/hidden-ocean-earth-core-underground-video_n_5491692.html?1402680512&ncid=webmail6

      • “Job 38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? 24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? 25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? 28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? 29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? 30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.”

        Hmmmmmm, “The waters are hid as with stone, …” … and this “hidden” ocean of water is encapsulated inside of a blue-colored mineral called ringwoodite. ??? Well, now. The plot thickens.

        Denise

      • I saw that….very interesting. God always seems to have spare water around when man ruins what he has too

  15. Why Big Banks May Be Trying to Buy up Your Public Water System 😦
    http://www.alternet.org/story/105083/why_big_banks_may_be_trying_to_buy_up_your_public_water_system
    .
    Global Elite Rush to Control Water Worldwide 😦
    http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=241387

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