Water as a War Crime


Syria’s two main waste-water treatment plants, for Aleppo and Damascus, are virtually destroyed, according to the ICRC which helps disinfect nearly 80 percent of the country’s water.”

Attacking the water supplies and infrastructure is a War Crime against the civilian populations of these war ravaged regions as they get hotter and our carbon crisis gets worse, clean water and electricity for keeping food fresh and aircon when we approach our wet bulb temperature are imperative.

Denying either of these to the civilian population including those in hospitals, the very young and the elderly and infirm is nothing short of a War Crime under the much ignored Geneva Conventions.

Well discussed here:  ‘Fighters target vital water plants across Middle East: Red Cross‘.

I'm an anti-imperialist, environmental activist and blue ocean sailor, who is passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour. Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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6 comments on “Water as a War Crime
  1. Kevin Hester says:

    More on this subject from Lizzie Phelan at RT


  2. Kevin Hester says:

    “India faces serious systemic challenges in governing and managing the delivery of its natural resources, especially water. Although India’s constitution calls for water supply to fall under state jurisdiction, the federal government is also mandated to resolve interstate water disputes and plan for water allocation. At the state level there are separate boards that govern drinking water, major and minor irrigation, and hydropower. This degree of fragmentation makes it difficult to impose comprehensive policies that make water governance more efficient.”


  3. Kevin Hester says:

    “Located in one of the poorest and historical neighbourhoods of Damascus, Kawthar’s house was severely impacted by rainfall during the winter season. And to make things worse, the main sewage system, which is old and poorly maintained, started clogging up with dirt and debris.
    One morning, Kawthar and her family found themselves surrounded by raw sewage. A sewer system located at the entrance of Kawthar’s house had flooded, and toxic sewage was everywhere. It destroyed the flooring, drywall, furniture and anything that it came in contact with.
    “The whole house was in a state of chaos. Sewer roaches, rats, ants, cockroaches invaded our house,” Kawthar recalls with outrage. “I used to disinfect the whole house, and I even brought some cats, but it was not enough to protect us from the invading pests.”
    Like most people across the Syrian Arab Republic, Kawthar and her family are struggling to make ends meet, and the sewer flooding overstretched their already meagre household income. “We lost thousands of Syrian Pounds as a result of the sewer floods,” she says.
    For Mohammad, the entrance of the house used to be his main play area. Like most mothers in the country, Kawthar did not allow Mohammad to play outside the house and risk being injured or killed by the constant shelling.”


  4. sealintheselkirks says:

    As I’m watching the draining/drying up of the Columbia River watershed, I thought posting this insanity to share something that exactly shows the incredible myopia of this country.

    Sort of like the farmers who are growing cotton south of Phoenix in the Northern Sonora Desert, golf courses are TICKS sucking at the planet’s blood (it isn’t oil as only water is life!).

    *Some interviews on this vid were from 2020. It is SO much worse now!

    The Town Trying to Pump Billions of Gallons of Water to Their Desert Community

    I just LOVE the comment at 1:12 when one says “it suggests we’ve almost conquered nature” and the other ones says “yeah, yeah, I mean, exactly.” WTF dude? Are you stupid…but of course that answer is patently obvious when you put 200,000 people in a burning desert within a pre-planned ‘community’ with 7 freaking golf golf courses! Not only short-sighted and greedy but foolishly stupid because anybody with a lick of sense could predict what will happen in the near future.

    But stuffed-full bank accounts can be transferred anywhere one needs to go when the water runs out. And the electricity that runs this community no longer flow from Glenn Canyon Dam…

    These wealthy people (I’m betting that most are Mormon, republican, and Trump voters being as I’ve lived in Utah) moved there to hide from the society they made their living off of but the reality of the consequences of their support for the status quo is catching up. Oops.


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Kevin Hester

Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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