mrzurnaci said:factor in the cost of a military operation to attack, take, and defend Mosul from Iraqi government and then revenge attacks by angry Maslawi Arabs.
Compare that by factoring the cost to just build a new city and call that Ninwe. It'll be easier, more cost effective, and less likely to involve death and suffering for both sides by simply making a new town. New Ninwe could be built specifically to hold our new regional capital.
I didnt say that we should attack them, trade is the key, if we are Lucky we might get mosul to the nineveh plains, if not then forget it.