First, I sketched out a long oscillating ribbon running from the top left to the bottom right of the page: the Euphrates.
He is the author of a blog called “ From the Potomac to the Euphrates” on CFR.org.
And like civilization itself, it might all start on the banks of the Euphrates.
And then there is the ISIS video of Crawford splashing in the Euphrates as if he were a kid again.
We see the Euphrates drying up, and therefore we know that the evil spirits are abroad.
Zebulon extended from the mountains of Pharan to the Euphrates.
They were the Rothschilds in the region of the Euphrates: they acted in a sort as the national bank of Babylon.
Between the Euphrates and the trench was a narrow passage, twenty feet only in breadth.
From their summit the traveller scans a boundless plain, through which winds the Euphrates, with its dark belt of evergreen palms.
The source of the tradition must be sought in the Euphrates Valley.
Old English Eufrate, from Greek Euphrates, from Old Persian Ufratu, perhaps from Avestan huperethuua "good to cross over," from hu- "good" + peretu- "ford." But Kent says "probably a popular etymologizing in O.P. of a local non-Iranian name" ["Old Persian," p.176]. In Akkadian, purattu.