Tuesday, October 30, 2007

BBC Alerts Terrorists of Potential Target

It is tough to say what exactly the BBC is thinking when they report for worldwide attention something that, according to the BBC's own Jim Muir:

has gone on largely behind the scenes so as not to cause public panic or attract the interest of insurgents.
What we cannot divine by this is whether the BBC offers this news bit as just one more thread in the tapestry of Iraqi failures it is spinning in order to promote a coalition retreat in the area, or if it is simply pointing out to al Qaeda that there is an additional soft target available that perhaps they have been overlooking.
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.

In May, the US told Iraqi authorities to make Mosul Dam a national priority, as a catastrophic failure would result in a "significant loss of life"
Thank you BBC.

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