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The Tigris, Euphrates and Jordan rivers are pretty much the only fresh water sources, aside from ground water, in 'the mid-east', and Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Israel and Jordan all have non-trivial military capabilities, especially Turkey, which could be a nuclear power if it wished. On the Arabian peninsula who is there to fight for water? Yemen, perhaps? Scarcely enough to make it worth while.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 15th, 2012 at 08:08:49 PM EST
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