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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:37 PM

 

Those crazy ISIS guys !!.... Islamic State 'destroys ancient Iraq statues in Mosul'

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq.

Statues are smashed using sledgehammers and drills in what seems to be a museum in the city of Mosul.

Statues are also shown being destroyed at an archaeological site known as the Nergal Gate.

World heritage body Unesco has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss how to protect Iraq's cultural heritage.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31647484


Actually very sickening...WARNING

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Reply Those crazy ISIS guys !!.... Islamic State 'destroys ancient Iraq statues in Mosul' (Original post)
Rhinodawg Feb 2015 OP
VanillaRhapsody Feb 2015 #1
randys1 Feb 2015 #2
Township75 Feb 2015 #10
GummyBearz Feb 2015 #12
leftynyc Feb 2015 #22
hifiguy Feb 2015 #3
Brigid Feb 2015 #7
arcane1 Feb 2015 #4
GuntherGebelWilliams Feb 2015 #5
AngryAmish Feb 2015 #6
PeteSelman Feb 2015 #8
Rhinodawg Feb 2015 #9
hifiguy Feb 2015 #11
CJCRANE Feb 2015 #15
Rhinodawg Feb 2015 #13
RandiFan1290 Feb 2015 #14
Katashi_itto Feb 2015 #23
CJCRANE Feb 2015 #16
Rhinodawg Feb 2015 #17
CJCRANE Feb 2015 #18
Rhinodawg Feb 2015 #19
CJCRANE Feb 2015 #20
Fumesucker Feb 2015 #21

Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:41 PM

1. simply disgusting....

 

but if they get Armageddon like they want....all of those things would be destroyed too...its appalling.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:41 PM

2. The people they are terrorizing need weapons and need to wipe these guys out

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Response to randys1 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:22 PM

10. Sounds like tea party nra talk

Guns have no place in society


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Response to Township75 (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 10:04 PM

12. How about poison?

 

I think that could get rid of them too. Besides, I wouldn't call their territory a society. At least not a civilized one

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Response to Township75 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:30 AM

22. How do you suggest we deal

 

with these vermin?

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:42 PM

3. When you can truthfully say "Not even the Nazis, Stalin

 

or the Khmer Rouge committed a cultural atrocity like this" you know that you are off the map entirely.

The Khmer Rouge left Angkor Wat unmolested. Stalin did not demolish the Peterhof or St. Basil's. As for the Germans, the Allied Air Force was responsible for most of the destruction in Germany.

There is no appropriate punishment for these sub-human assholes.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:08 PM

7. The Nazis even helped the Americans . . . .

Protect the famed Lipizzaner horses from the Russians during the war. Even the freakin' Nazis had more respect.

http://www.historynet.com/patton-rescues-the-lipizzaner-stallions.htm


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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:50 PM

4. "Freedom means being free to commit crimes" is what Rumsfeld said last time this happened.

 

Paraphrasing, but I captured the gist of it.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:51 PM

5. Small wonder after what we did to Saddam's statue

 




Fuck Bush, Cheney and all who voted to support that war.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:53 PM

6. If they only had jobs....

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:12 PM

8. All part of the Bush junta's legacy.

ALL of this comes back on them.

Makes me wish there really was a place of eternal torture for those fucking pigs.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:20 PM

9. Why on earth is everyone so shocked ?

 

These people kill women.
They kill gay people.
They kill Christians .
They kill Jews.
They kill other Muslims.
They kill all "non believers"

Why is anyone shocked they destroy statues ?

They tell us why in plain English.

It's what their religious texts told them to do.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:25 PM

11. Eeyup.

 

If they were motivated by money they would have stolen all these priceless and irreplaceable treasures of history and sold them on the black market. They destroyed them instead. That tells you all you need to know.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:39 AM

15. Yet those monuments and statues survived for thousands of years.

If we really want to stop this let's move to cut the funding of this group.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:32 AM

13. Lets not engage in Islamophobia.

 

Like one poster famously said...


"Blah blah scary Muslims are coming to get you"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141020617#post12

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:35 AM

14. When do you head over to fight?

Why are you still here whining?

You want someone else to do it for you?

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:37 AM

23. Obviously you have tickets to go already. Will you be sending up updates?

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:42 AM

16. There is some speculation that they are plaster copies.

It'll be interesting if we ever find out what is behind this phenomenon and its relentless publicity machine.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:46 AM

17. Link ?

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:49 AM

18. Financial Times:

"But some experts questioned whether the statues destroyed were originals. Eleanor Robson, a professor of ancient Near Eastern history at University College London, said in a Twitter post that many of the items seemed to be plaster casts."

Isis video shows militants destroying artefacts in Iraq
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c4abc7d0-bdd5-11e4-9d09-00144feab7de.html#axzz3SwfEL18e

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:55 AM

19. wow

 

I hope youre right.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:13 AM

20. If true, it suggests the originals are either in storage somewhere

or on their way to a black market antiquities dealer.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:20 AM

21. Yep, these people are crazy and despicable but they aren't stupid

Thanks for posting that link to the Financial Times...

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