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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 10:29 p.m. PST

"On the night of March 21, 2017, U.S. military helicopters airlifted fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces rebel group in a daring attack on a strategic dam outside the town of Tabqa, just 20 miles west of Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS's self-declared "caliphate" in central Syria.

The initial fighting ended quickly. With U.S. Army Apache gunships flying top cover, SDF troops had seized the southern approach to the Tabqa dam, aka the Euphrates dam, within three days.

"Seizing Tabqa dam will isolate Raqqa from three sides and give the SDF the strategic advantage and launching point needed for the liberation of the city," the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition stated…"
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Andy ONeill01 Apr 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

A dam.

I was thinking plague of frogs.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 7:41 a.m. PST

More likely flies--are the French a "Biblical" weapon?

Stryderg01 Apr 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

I was thinking rocks from Heaven, probably traveling at really high speeds. But I would get doghoused (is that even a word?) for suggesting the other side try it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 10:24 a.m. PST



JMcCarroll Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

and I thought Indy gave them the ark!

Rod I Robertson Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 6:18 p.m. PST

Well, while we muse at the thousands ISIL could kill, perhaps we are overlooking the thousands being killed by the Iraqi's, Kurds, Iranians and Coalition forces. If you want a biblical plague, that's where you should find the abyss and peer into it. ISIL are mad, fundamentalist, sociopaths but their death toll is still small compared to the corpse piles attributed to other nations and states in this vile maelstrom of state and national killing. Don't look for a slaughter in sacred books. Read a newspaper, a web report or first-person testimonial on social media to see such metaphorical plagues unfold before you. War throughout the Middle East, privation and de facto apartheid in Israel and the Occupied Territories, starvation in the Horn of Africa, South Sudan and Yemen; these disasters can be laid at the feet of man, with no help from the gods.

Rod Robertson.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member02 Apr 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

Good points, Rod.

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