reply to post by Stop-loss!
I'd heard stories of special operations styled teams penetrating into (and stealing from) the Iraq Museum of Antiquities during the first days of the
2003 invasion. These "mercenaries" left priceless (or highly valuable) jewels and artifacts alone, while removing rare stone tablets and specific
artifacts. The impression given was that they were not US Special Ops, but perhaps former/retired special ops guys under the employ of someone who
could afford them.
This lead many to the conclusion that TPTB (The Powers That Be) and/or uber-wealthy world elitists wanted specific items from the museum. Perhaps
they tried negotiation and perhaps Saddam (or whoever was in charge of the muesum) said, "No." Well, if you are powerful enough, you could feasilby
set a few pieces into motion in order to get the artifacts you desired, even if it meant plunging the US into war. These elitists are so far removed
from our global civilization that they would not feel the impact of war directly. They're too rich to care.
Fast forward a few years to the present. Imagine these same elitists have a thirst for Egyptian artifacts, all under the control of Zawi Hawass.
Zawi would not only say, "No" to any such proposition, ---he's the kind of guy who might say, "Hell no, now leave me alone or I will cut you into
little pieces and mummify them." And smile. Well, the elitists would find it more difficult to get Egypt and the US at war. But, they could begin
subtle, clandestine (and highly effective) psychological operations, perhaps informational operations, into play that would hopefully lead to the
destabilization of the country, creating enough mass chaos in order to allow ANOTHER special operations styled team to enter the Cairo (or Egyptian)
Museum of Antiquities.
Sure enough, in the first few days of the civil uprising, Zawi Hawass was at his precious museum with enough people to form a human chain around it.
Still, a special operations styled team of "mercenaries" apparently SOMEHOW MANAGED to gain access to the museum and make off with specific
artifacts, yet leaving behind precious jewels and gold. The museum reported the crowds of people destroyed mummies and looted, and such. Apparently
they are too embarrassed to reveal which pieces/artifacts were stolen by the special ops styled team.
I think it's awful coincidental that when a country that has mass chaos (war, civil uprising, disaster), that special operations styled
teams/mercenaries conduct "acquisition operations" (aka theft) in museums that house ancient artifacts. To what end? The simple greed of
collectors? Or are they (the elite, TPTB) trying to piece together an ancient mystery that may have direct impact (no pun intended) upon our world