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Looters Had Keys to Iraq Museum

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posted on Apr, 18 2003 @ 01:44 PM
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I'm sure this comes as no big surprise to anyone here. It was obvious that only people with knowledge and access could have looted the museum and Hussein's palaces. Now... how they expect to actually get those ancient statues weighing tons and other treasures out of Iraq to sell on the antiquities black market, will be interesting to see.

Art Experts Say Iraq Museum Looting Was Planned Theft, Looters Had Keys to Antiquity Vaults. Experts say that what seemed like random looting in Baghdad the pillaging of treasures dating back 5,000 years in human history may have been in part a carefully planned theft, and the stolen artifacts could already be on their way to collectors in Europe.

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posted on Apr, 19 2003 @ 12:41 PM
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If they had keys then its a inside Job



posted on Apr, 20 2003 @ 05:55 AM
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Christian Monitor Report:

Jordanian customs authorities have seized 42 paintings believed to have been looted from Iraq's National Museum, government officials said Saturday.
Border officials seized the paintings earlier this week from unidentified people entering Jordan from Iraq's western desert, officials familiar with the matter said, confirming a newspaper report. It wasn't clear what action had been taken against the alleged smugglers.

The artwork was sent to Jordan's main Customs Department in Amman, where it was being verified for authenticity, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Preliminary checks indicated it had been looted from Iraq, they said.


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posted on Apr, 20 2003 @ 06:01 AM
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I've also heard rumors that a majority of the looters are foreigners who were basically payed off by Saddam to cause destruction.



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