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Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city

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posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:30 AM
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Yet again another IS atrocity of ancient culture. Its a sober thought that most of the treasures were moved to museums.


(Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.

A tribal source from the nearby city of Mosul told Reuters the ultra-radical Sunni Islamists, who dismiss Iraq's pre-Islamic heritage as idolatrous, had pillaged the 3,000-year-old site on the banks of the Tigris river, once capital of the world's most powerful empire.

The assault against Nimrud came just a week after the release of a video showing Islamic State supporters smashing museum statues and carvings in Mosul, the city they seized along with much of northern Iraq last June.


uk.reuters.com...




posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:32 AM
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Okay this pissed me the f* off.

Now your messing with history and truth, and things that can NEVER be replaced from its originality.

Time to end these insane and lost monkeys. They need to die, off our Earth.

USA, CIA, stop funding and aiding these terrorists and end them before the people force you too.

This is disgusting ...
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posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:33 AM
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I don't even know what to say...If true...This just sickens me...



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: EnigmaAgent

Erm...



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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They're systematically destroying the Cradle Of Civilisation...

There is nothing that can be said about them, that hasn't been said 1000 times by billions of people.



Governments should Arm the willing of the World...
& purchase our flight tickets...

This will be over before Parliament/Congress/NATO can say "boots on the ground".



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:40 AM
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Really ISIS, your going to destroy some of your history because it doesn't follow what you believe. Could you imagine what this world would look like if everyone did this crap. Well I forget the Smithsonian does hide or destroy artifacts that are not in line with the teachings from the gospel. Like giant bones and skulls, etc.. Still though, this is ridiculous for ISIS to do that to an ancient area. WTF.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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Until I see video or photographic evidence, I'm holding on to the hope that this is just more propaganda for whatever reason...I just can't picture these clowns approaching the city with bulldozers and heavy machinery, as the article stated, and which are pretty darn slow-moving, and nobody stopping them.

Think about it. A specialized 'high-speed' bulldozer tops out at 18mph. Plus, they're open in the front. You could send as many people on bulldozers as you want towards me, and I could sit on a hill and take them out with my rifle all day long. This story had better be wrong.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Agreed. I seriously feel like ruining some ISIS dickhead's day right now...



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:46 AM
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And the world should weep for its lost history...


I don't know what else to say.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Governments should Arm the willing of the World...
& purchase our flight tickets...

I'll defend the UK anyday, but that's a new slant on proxy wars there fella, tax money sending it's country's angry blokes out to fight ISIS, free firearm and a pair of boots for each man...I wouldn't support that, sounds too contrived for me.
I suppose it could even up the numbers of UK nationals who have gone out to fight for 'Islamic State' already, few hundred of our traitors out there apparently.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Given that a large percentage do not want our troops sent out...

It's the next best alternative imo.



Wouldn't even need to be tax payed...

Take it out of EU economic income & UN charities in the name of Humanitarian Aid.



It may need to be ironed out as an overall strategy.

It's better, imo, than sitting here waiting for the day that we see the headline "ISIS NO MORE"...
Or some other glorification of the detestable.




Slightly OT: These ISIS atrocities deserve headlines...

However I saw yesterday a video that could be considered an atrocity against ISIS...

A young boy, handcuffed, in Shia territory, no older than 14, the militia battling ISIS are slapping him, asking "did you shoot at us"...

One militia stands in front of him and tells everyone to calm down...

He is told to get out of the way...


Then this 14(?) yo is slaughtered in a hail of bullets plastering his brains on the gravel.

For allegedly supporting/fighting for ISIS...



Prisoners of War and all... I guess the Geneva Convention is meaningless in sectarian issues...
Or not worth discussing if it's an ISIS member, regardless of age.
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posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: Glassbender777
Really ISIS, your going to destroy some of your history because it doesn't follow what you believe. Could you imagine what this world would look like if everyone did this crap. Well I forget the Smithsonian does hide or destroy artifacts that are not in line with the teachings from the gospel. Like giant bones and skulls, etc.. Still though, this is ridiculous for ISIS to do that to an ancient area. WTF.


Islam is anti-intellectual and intolerant to the extreme.

This should not only not surprise us but, we should be expecting the continued and expanded systematic destruction of all historical artifacts that fall into the gravity well of it.
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posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
I saw that video, it was horrible, but there are savages on both sides so I don't want a single British squaddie sent out there, leave it to the real Islamic states to fight 'Islamic State'.
How about Boko Haram? Should we get involved in Nigeria and the nasty Islamic sectarianism there as well?



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: EnigmaAgent

I just have to echo everyone elses sentiments here...utter tragedy.

What is it with this particular mindset of individual, remember when the Taliban destroyed those massive Buddhist statues?



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: greencmp

So this city has stood for two thousands years without problems surrounded by Islam...

Along come ISIS and all of a sudden it's definitely Islam's fault?




You're smarter than that, & you undoubtably know that.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Good question regarding Boko Haram...

I don't know how blown out of proportion/underestimated their capabilities are to be honest.



The microscope has been on ISIS for a while, even from our vantage point of dissecting sources and footage, their strengths and weaknesses can be categorised much easier than Boko Haram, in my opinion.


So I'd have to refrain from putting forward the same alternative for them, for now at least.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: greencmp

So this city has stood for two thousands years without problems surrounded by Islam...

Along come ISIS and all of a sudden it's definitely Islam's fault?

You're smarter than that, & you undoubtably know that.


Not a bad argument, there are possible explanations though.

Such as propaganda value, opportunity, etc.



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: EnigmaAgent

What barabrians do.

Burn what they dont understand.

They are no different than the Gauls, Visigoths, huns and Vandals,



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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ISIS is right up there with the Taliban, Khmer Rouge and the Nazis:



Islamic State is just the latest radical group to destroy ancient art
From the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia to the Taliban in Afghanistan, numerous movements have destroyed and stolen historic artifacts.

In Afghanistan, it was the Taliban.

In 2001, Taliban fighters demolished two sandstone statues of Buddha that dated back to the 6th century with dynamite in the Bamiyan Valley.

But that wasn't the first time those pieces came under attack.

The towering statues were struck eons before the Taliban obliterated them. "In the 17th century, the Moghul emperor Aurangzeb ordered an attack on the Buddhas," wrote The New York Times' Barry Bearak in 2001.



www.globalpost.com...



posted on Mar, 6 2015 @ 10:27 AM
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Every time I hear about something like this my heart goes straight to my throat and I get so angry! Those people need to be cleansed from the earth. Really, who the hell do they think they are?!
I just... I don't even have words!



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