Ich habe schon Pferde vor der Apotheke kotzen sehen.
“You can lead a horse to water, but it is probably crowded with all those people you taught to fish.”
ISIS Bulldozing of Ancient Nimrud Site in Iraq Stirs Outrage
By RICK GLADSTONE and SOMINI SENGUPTA
MARCH 6, 2015
A relief of a lamassu, a mythological creature with the body of a lion, wings and a bearded human head, in the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud, Iraq.
Credit DeAgostini/Getty Image
News that Islamic State fighters had Bulldozed and vandalized the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq provoked outrage on Friday, as archaeologists despaired that the militant group was Systematically Destroying priceless antiquities in a Birthplace of Civilization.
Islamic religious scholars joined common cause with governments, museums and other international preservationists to denounce what they described as an odious affront.
Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s leading authority, based in Cairo, called the destruction “a major crime against the entire world.”
The top cultural official at the United Nations called the destruction a war crime that should be taken up by the International Criminal Court, and she vowed to do “whatever is needed” to stop the plundering by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.
“This is yet another attack against the Iraqi people, reminding us that nothing is safe from the cultural cleansing underway in the country,” said the official, Irina Bokova, who is director general of Unesco, the United Nations organization for education, science and culture.
Last edited by mbig; 03-06-15 at 07:05 PM.
I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
Bumping up your thread Mbig. They struck again.
Iraqi officials in the northern city of Mosul said Saturday that militants with the Islamic State group have begun demolishing the ancient archaeological site of Hatra in northern Iraq in a push to rid its territory of symbols it says promote idolatry.
Hatra, located 110 kilometers (68 miles) southwest of the city of Mosul, was a large fortified city during the Parthian Empire and capital of the first Arab kingdom. The ancient city, a UNESCO world heritage site, is said to have withstood invasions by the Romans in A.D. 116 and 198 thanks to its high, thick walls reinforced by towers.....snip~
IS destroying another ancient archaeological site in Iraq
We need to send ground troops into Iraq NOW and put a stop to this **** before ISIS completely destroys Iraq's historical legacy.
If only President "They're a JV Team" Obama had taken the ISIS threat seriously before it got too much out of hand, this wouldn't have happened.
Good job, President Blunder!