You Know Iraq's Bad When...

Tyler Durden's picture

While Malaysian Airlines may have still been flying over warzones, it appears things have become so unstable and dangerous in Iraq that none other than Emirates Airlines has chosen to "re-route' around the troubled nation:


The re-routing is expected to take a few days according to an emailed statement as Emirates joins numerous other airlines in avoiding playing 'missile launcher roulette' with their passenger's lives to save a few bucks on gas.

Of course, with the world increasingly at war, airspace (and energy) needs may soon be at a premium once again.


As The BBC reports,

Emirates' president Sir Tim Clark told The Times MH17 "changed everything" and it was "very nearly in European airspace".


The airline told the BBC it was taking "precautionary measures" and "working on alternative routing plans for flights using Iraqi airspace


"We are closely monitoring the situation along with international agencies, and will never compromise the safety of our customers and crew," said Emirates.


Sir Tim said he thought other airlines would follow.


Emirates' president told The Times greater intelligence from the government about the safety of airspace would be welcome.

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Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

Given that ISIS appears to be shifting its focus to Syria as of this week, consolodating its territorial gains and absorbing other rebel groups fighting against the Assad regime, that country is likely to be included in this list in the near future.

Latina Lover's picture

ISIS is another CIA front organization created to attack Syria.  The USSA needed plausible deniability to transfer heavy weapons to so called Syrians/Al Queda scum, who were getting their asses kicked by Assad. 


In reaction, the USSA state department and CIA created this fraud called ISIS and then the Iraqi government soldiers were told to stand down and allow them to seize weapons and banks.

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

The biggest worry about ISIS is that it can ignite a civil war between Sunnis and Shi'ites. That would essentially redraw the borders across the Middle East. Not to mention set in motion a conflict between Muslims that would likely be measured in generations rather than years.

Escrava Isaura's picture

new Eirik Magnus Larssen,

I am sorry to say, but your statement contradicts itself.

And our current situation.

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

Well, ISIS has publically stated that when it reaches the city of Samarra, they will destroy the tomb of one of Shia Islam's most prominent saints, which is housed there. Likewise, their declaration of an Islamic Caliphate has all but erased the border between Iraq and Syria.

Escrava Isaura's picture


Your First Post: The biggest worry about ISIS is that it can ignite a civil war between Sunnis and Shi'ites. (Their biggest worry would be if they had to compromise).

Again, you: That would essentially redraw the borders across the Middle East. (These boarders were of British creation to divide them).

Then, you said: Not to mention set in motion a conflict between Muslims that would likely be measured in generations rather than years. (Go back to your first paragraph. And Middle East history).

In a Nutshell

Eirik, wars are a byproduct of lack of enough resources and debt that cannot be collected.

As long as people can compromise, wars will be avoided.

That’s the problem US, and very soon, Israel will be facing.

Noam Chomsky: “US and Israel have always wanted a diplomatic solution in the Middle East but under their terms.”


Wahooo's picture

Wars are also the result of zealot mutherfuckers a trying to kill other zealot mutherfuckers. Nothing to do with energy or debt, those are western secular reasons for war.

Millivanilli's picture

It is surreal to watch the cunts in Washington and London handwring over Putin's legitimate concerns on his doorstep as the Iraq Libya nightmares intensify.   What is even stranger is how the sanctioned press skip around the truth like marionettes.



OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

Ukrainian fighter jets were hiding behind commercial air traffic, darting out to bomb separatists, then running back to hide under/behind. Lots of eyewitnesses surfacing for this. They knew if the separatists shot a missile it would be a huge coup for them. Voila.

The cynical game the world powers are playing in unravelling. They said "oh, good, we can have all of these little wars going and we can make lots of money from them". But those little ones are suddenly becoming not-so-little ones. Something big is coming.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Naw, Protocols of Zion state One World Order at all costs which means world war. Profits my ass, they want the entire earth a police state.

QQQBall's picture

Iraq, Libya, Syria, Israel, Gaza and of course - The Caliphate

Tee it UP!

Cattender's picture

Mission Accomplished...

Escrava Isaura's picture


meaningless cliché. You have to do better than that.

Catullus's picture

Meaning commercial airliners are realizing air forces are using them as cover to make bombing raids?

Still waiting on the US state department to release their AWACS evidence of what happened with MH17. As if anyone believes that you don't know exactly how this went down. " but but but, the missile was fired by pro-Russian separatists!!!"

QQQBall's picture

A few days to reroute flights to Iraq? You're kidding, right?

syntaxterror's picture

What next? Re-routing to avoid Fukushima?

RiderOnTheStorm's picture

In a similar instance I would like to point out that my neighbor has a dog.  As a result, I always have an "alternate routing plan" around their yard, if you know what I mean.

Bossman1967's picture

Why are we funding these caliphate seeking people that when done there will turn thier focus on us. How do they say it, the big devil.I saw pics today of them be heading Christians and putting thier heads on fences. A pic that will b in my head for a very long time thanks to glenn beck at the blaze but in fairness he warned of explicite pictures.OUCH. Pleas dont grade my finger typing on this I phone

Tulpa's picture

Last time there were no-fly zones over Iraq, the US economy was booming.  So maybe this will bring it back?

kill switch's picture



The way things are going around the fucking world we should ground all flights....... My bones will not be on any air vehicle.........................And TSA derangement...