Re: [tied] Fw: [Nostratica] Loss of Priceless World Heritage

From: Juha Savolainen
Message: 20998
Date: 2003-04-14



Hi Glen,


No, you are not the only one�To put the looting of Iraq�s cultural heritage into a context, see:



�Lost treasures of Iraq�,2763,936399,00.html



Guy Gugliotta: �Pentagon Was Told Of Risk to Museums - U.S. Urged to Save Iraq's Historic Artifacts�




Robert Fisk�s: �A civilisation torn to pieces�




�Americans defend two untouchable ministries from the hordes of looters�



Patrick Cockburn�s �Analysis: Poverty and despair behind Iraq's ethnic violence�



document the tragedy in its all sordid details.



Regards, Juha




Glen Gordon <glengordon01@...> wrote:

John quoted by Gerry:
>Everyone should hang their head in shame and should email/contact
>their political representatives immediately to object in the
>strongest possible terms and urge them to take whatever steps can be
>taken to mitigate this savagery.

Well said. If only words were a defense against senseless actions.
But look at it this way: If evidence of our past lingered around,
how on earth would history repeat itself? Oh well, at least the
Iraqis are "liberated" now, that is, the ones that survived. Has
anyone else been thoroughly disgusted with CNN's flag-waving,
war-is-like-a-video-game, let's-all-nuke-innocent-Iraqis,
flowers-and-puppy-dogs coverage or is that just me? I wouldn't
call myself a tree-hugging hippy but I no longer want to live in
the States.

- gLeN

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