Mosul: Opening a Pandora’s box

22/10/2016 (Arab News – KSA by Sinem Cengiz*): As is known to all, in mythology “Pandora’s box” refers to a large jar that contained all the evils of the world and when it was opened, all the evils (hatred, pain, poverty, war and death) flew out. Once it was closed again, the last thing left in the box was “hope.” Long story short: It refers to an action that may be done with good intention, but leads to serious adverse consequences and becomes the “beginning of something.” After months of intensive preparations, the long-awaited operation in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul started last week after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi pushed the button. The aim of the operation is to clear Mosul, which is Iraq’s second largest city with a population of 1.5 million, from Daesh’s occupation…

*Sinem Cengiz is a Turkish political analyst




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