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ISIS Jihadists Destroy 3,000-Year-Old Statues in musuems.

ISIS burns Mosul library: Why terrorists target books.
In northern Iraq, Islamic State militants burned the Mosul public library, which housed more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts.

According to reports, ISIS militants rigged the entire building with explosives and carried out multiple detonations to raze the historical landmark and its contents. Among its lost collections, according to the Fiscal Times, were manuscripts from the 18th century, Syriac books printed in Iraq's first printing house in the 19th century, books from the Ottoman era, Iraqi newspapers from the early 20th century, and treasured antiques like an astrolabe and sand glass used by ancient Arabs.


The Exorcist shot on location in North Iraq in the 1970s at the Hatra Complex; the area is in territory claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq. It's not clear if the temples and statuary were destroyed.







Clip from The Exorcist:




NBC Nightly News report on the destruction.
The desecration is "an affront to any civilized person anywhere," Peter Herdrich, co-founder of The Antiquities Coalition, told NBC News by email. "These objects are part of humanity's shared cultural heritage and help to tell the story of all of us. Since they are irreplaceable, it's impossible to put a value on them, so it is safe to say they are priceless." In New York, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N.'s cultural agency, UNESCO, is examining the video. "The destruction of cultural heritage is reprehensible and criminal," Dujarric said, adding that it robs current and future generations of their past.
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http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=7318712

OK, I know this is not a cartoon, but this bugged me so much, I had to share. At first, I thought, "Great! Let's hear from the troops to see which candidate they support," but then - since they provided no summary statistics - I realized they probably just cherry-picked the clips that would support the notion that the troops want a democrat because they want out of the war.

Now, I am in no way a right-wing-don't-trust-the-mainstream-media kind of person, but it's really hard to defend this.

P.S. I hope this embed works...  

P.P.S. Embed did not work. Sorry. Hopefully this link will work. I'd welcome any HTML jock to embed the video on the comments below. Thanks for the assist.
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This cartoon is about a month old, but it's still relevant.:


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Click for the complete page and story links

You know me: I can't resist a reasonably topical Steve Bell cartoon.
[identity profile] sleightgirl.livejournal.com
Not really a cartoon, so if it's not allowed...sorry.

Remember back in Desert Storm when we decided not to invade Iraq?

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I can't decide if I want to laugh or cry...

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