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Ex-diplomat spoke about the destruction of monuments of ancient culture by the US military in Iraq

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The American and Iraqi military destroyed archaeological sites in Iraq, former State Department official Peter van Buren said in his article for Reuters. About this with reference to RIA "News»Newspaper reports Look.

Ex-diplomat spoke about the destruction of monuments of ancient culture by the US military in Iraq


In April, the 2009 th diplomat was at the American Hammer base near Baghdad.

As Buren writes, “not far from the base on the hills were located the remains of ancient villages, where the walls of ancient houses could be seen and the skulls of people were found.” Americans loved to ride jeeps near these places, and then began to use the hills "as targets for artillery guns."

When the diplomat began to resent this fact, one of the servicemen answered him: “If these houses are old and already destroyed, why is it so important that we shoot at them?”.

Then the area was transferred to the control of the Iraqis, who also contributed to the destruction of priceless ancient monuments.

Buren told about another case. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, US Marines created a helipad on the ruins of Babylon. They reinforced sandbags with remnants of ancient buildings, beat bricks and pottery with cuneiform text. There was also a camp for prisoners.

Now the baton of destruction of monuments picked up the militants of the IG. According to media reports, they destroy "the ruins of the ancient Assyrian cities of Nimrud and Dur-Sharrukin."
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  1. Motherland Russia
    Motherland Russia 11 March 2015 12: 14
    +11
    Not surprising - they are the same looters.

    When did the invaders behave differently ?!
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 11 March 2015 12: 17
      +7
      Americans - barbarians dressed in the so-called democratic wrapper, cynicism and gangsterism in them sits in the genes.
      1. Fin
        Fin 11 March 2015 12: 39
        +3
        “If these houses are old and already destroyed, why is it so important that we shoot at them?”

        It is impossible to explain to the savage and stupid americos that this world history is impossible! Descendants of robbers, jerkers for whom the main thing is to make loot.
      2. BLACK-SHARK-64
        BLACK-SHARK-64 11 March 2015 12: 39
        +6
        ancestors of amers who ??? The immigrants are runaway criminals, slaves, pirates, generally trash fled there .. they also destroyed the indigenous population .. bandits ... I hate ...
      3. Pasus
        Pasus 11 March 2015 12: 43
        +4
        no emotions needed! Americans are pragmatists, the destruction of the history of the people (the ancient Sumerians for example) makes it possible to make a mass of people with given parameters. Find a "spiritual leader" and program everyone in a new way.
      4. 222222
        222222 11 March 2015 13: 08
        0
        The giant of thought (1) RU Today, 12:17 ↑ New
        Americans are barbarians, dressed in a so-called democratic wrapper, cynicism and gangsterism are in their genes.
        Plus .. "the US Air Force" desertion rate "is reaching record levels."
        Washington's "drone wars" in the Middle East and Africa are failing for a reason the White House does not even think about - not only in failed operations, but also in the fact that drone operators are "deserting" in record numbers, writes the Internet portal Tom Dispatch .... "It's awful to understand how easy this process is. I felt like a coward because I was practically on the other side of the world and these people (possible innocent civilian casualties - ed.) Had no idea, that I was always there. As if I was hired by the legion of death ", - one of the ex-drone operators admits to the British edition of The Guardian." ""
        http://vpk.name/news/127993_cmi_uroven_dezertirstva_iz_vvs_ssha_dostigaet_rekord
        nyih_indicators.html
      5. RUSIVAN
        RUSIVAN 11 March 2015 13: 38
        +1
        American democracy
    2. Prokop
      Prokop 11 March 2015 12: 22
      0
      It's just that both American soldiers and IS terrorists are people without a future, live and think one day, so expecting from them any noble deeds is the height of optimism!
      1. Vend
        Vend 11 March 2015 12: 26
        +3
        Another former employee, offended that he was excommunicated from the feeding trough, cuts the truth of the uterus. They would be so brave when they held positions.
      2. BLACK-SHARK-64
        BLACK-SHARK-64 11 March 2015 12: 40
        0
        they don’t think at all .. because there is nothing ... angry
      3. Gorinich
        Gorinich 11 March 2015 14: 24
        0
        Maybe the Igilovites simply cover up the robbery and looting that the Americans staged?
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    4. Aleksander
      Aleksander 11 March 2015 12: 26
      0
      Quote: Motherland Russia
      When did the invaders behave differently ?!


      Their leaders forgot to explain to them that they are "LIBERATORS from the West" and not ordinary invaders. So it turned out to be the usual atrocity ... negative
    5. milann
      milann 11 March 2015 12: 37
      0
      The main culture for the American is maize (corn) and chewing gum. Everything else is not a hamburger. fool
    6. beefrost
      beefrost 11 March 2015 12: 38
      +1
      This is a classic of the genre, if beastmen come with war. It is very important to deprive the enemy of history. It is an admixture of ideological war (weapon of the highest order) with a war of "hot" (weapon of the lowest order)
    7. Pasus
      Pasus 11 March 2015 12: 39
      +1
      The point is different, how can a whole nation be deprived of historical memory? - make mankurts! destroy the history of the people! - the recipe is as old as the world. and from mankurts you can blind anyone.
      ps: the destruction of ancient cities and monuments, especially the Sumerian civilization is a pistol of special strength, no words!
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    9. gaura
      gaura 11 March 2015 13: 10
      0
      The British behaved exactly the same in their colonies. This was especially evident in rich India. And Napoleon shot off the nose of the Sphinx. All the same "Europeans" and their descendants
      1. epsilon571
        epsilon571 11 March 2015 14: 03
        +2
        gaura RU Today, 13:10 ↑ New
        And Napoleon shot off the nose of the Sphinx. All the same "Europeans" and their descendants


        It all started much earlier in 332 BC, when the city of Alexandria was built. Alexandria was built on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, near the Nile Delta, and was originally surrounded by a wall six kilometers long and two kilometers wide. The city’s glory was based on the famous Alexandria Library, which is part of the Museyon (the “Temple of the Muses”), from which the modern word “museum” later came from.
        The library of Alexandria with its fame overshadowed even the glory of the famous Faros lighthouse, which was one of the "seven wonders of the world" of antiquity. Already during the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus, the Alexandria Library numbered 400 manuscript books, and after two hundred years their number increased to 000 books. The library burned down in 700 BC, during the so-called Alexandrian war, and historians consider Julius Caesar and his teacher Aristotle to be involved in its death. According to historians, the great loss was the burned book of the Aryans "Avesta". Today, only the Vedas are preserved. Both of these books told about our descendants, their Great Civilization, the centers of which were two states of Atlantis and Hyperborea, the main city of which was the famous "Arktida". That's where it all started!
        1. hrych
          hrych 11 March 2015 16: 06
          +2
          The Avesta, drawn on 12 thousand cowhides in gold ink, was ritually burned by Alexander the Great. The fact that we have Zend-Avesta, that we tried to recreate the Arshakids, where the main thing is missing - the past and the future, remained scattered hymns, prayers and other minor crap.
          1. epsilon571
            epsilon571 11 March 2015 16: 50
            +1
            grunt (5) RU Today, 16:06 ↑
            The Avesta, drawn on 12 thousand cowhides in gold ink, was ritually burned by Alexander the Great.


            Yes, the invaluable work on the creation of the Universe, on the life and technical achievements of antiquity, was irretrievably lost. Thank you for the amendment, and we can only hope that someday a copy of the genuine Avesta will be discovered.
            1. hrych
              hrych 11 March 2015 17: 12
              +2
              Perhaps a copy is in the Library of Grozny, which Paleolog could bring from the New Rome, plundered by the papists, and the Romans could bring it there by capturing in Alexandria during the time of the famous Cleopatra. Well, of course, she could get to Alexandria from Persepolis and Babylon. The fact that Grozny hid everything in the most reliable way can only say that either he knew the future (again, it is possible from it) and the fall of the Rurikovich (although he didn’t foresee anything with it), the invasion of the Papists, Romanov-Nikonian reforms, when burned books and naturally revolution. The name of the Avesta itself says that the book of prophecies is the Aryan root of the word News. The gospel is also a book of prophecies and is translated as good news. All religions are based on prophecies and written by the prophets, incl. and Satanists who want to prevent these prophecies. You can make fun of it, of course, but the ancient prophecies for some reason come true.
          2. hrych
            hrych 11 March 2015 16: 53
            +2
            Again, knowledge of astrology and magic was encrypted in this book. After her death, even then there was no magic or astrology left in the world, and power in the world was seized by the naked-ass Greeks and Egyptians, who, apart from human sacrifices and bespant rituals, could do nothing. Christ was revealed to the world by the Avestan Magi, and the Zionos-Satanists killed him. Let's just say that, in fact, the first Christians were Zoroastrians. For a thousand years, Zarathustra predicted the appearance of Christ, the wise men showed him to the world (although the Greek-Egyptian priests - the sorcerers did not come up with anything how to kill all the babies), Christ himself, besides miracles, acted according to the Avestan traditions, namely, he collected 12 (zodiac) apostles, fought against bloody sacrifices, etc. Heron, Archimedes, Galen, Hypatia, made their works and so-called discoveries translating Zoroastrian manuscripts and it was in the centers where the manuscripts were kept. But their works were also destroyed, and DaVinci's genius was in the translation and deciphering of their works, and not at all because of his personal qualities. In general, the knowledge on which the scientific and technical breakthrough of the 20th century took place, comes from the Avesta, though with a delay of almost 2,5 thousand years and with the periodic destruction of the rudiments of reviving knowledge. Those. 1. the destruction of the Avesta by the "genius" Alexander, 2. the destruction of the Alexandrian library by the "genius" Caesar, 3. the destruction of New Rome (Constantinople) by the papists, 5. the Islamists and inquisitors finished off. But the vimaanas have not yet been built.
  2. volot-voin
    volot-voin 11 March 2015 12: 15
    +6
    Surely out of the blue, the most valuable monuments by world swindlers from the United States managed to be bought and taken out. Well, everything can be attributed to evil fanatics.
    Woe to the vanquished!
    1. Genych
      Genych 11 March 2015 12: 20
      +3
      Now the baton of the destruction of monuments was picked up by militants of the IG.

      America and the IG are brothers forever. winked
      1. BLACK-SHARK-64
        BLACK-SHARK-64 11 March 2015 12: 41
        0
        not forever ... I think three years is enough ... angry
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  4. Decathlon
    Decathlon 11 March 2015 12: 16
    +1
    Now, find the difference between the U.S. Army and ISIS, with regard to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the planet! Yes, no, and here and there dumb-headed marginal!
    1. avvg
      avvg 11 March 2015 12: 25
      0
      The only difference is that they did not have time to destroy the US army, now they are destroying the brainchild of the CIA and the US State Department - ISIS. American barbarians and the main culprits for the destruction of monuments of ancient culture, there is no doubt.
  5. sever.56
    sever.56 11 March 2015 12: 16
    +3
    And how many priceless historical relics have been stolen and taken to the states! Since the destruction and robbery of the Indians, nothing has changed. As they were bandits and thieves, they stayed !!!
    1. volot-voin
      volot-voin 11 March 2015 12: 19
      +2
      Quote: sever.56
      And how many priceless historical relics have been stolen and taken to the states!

      They destroy to justify the American cynical theft.
  6. ded100
    ded100 11 March 2015 12: 17
    +1
    Pupils will still surpass their teachers!
  7. Velizariy
    Velizariy 11 March 2015 12: 18
    0
    Ordinary barbarians ... robbery and profit, the most uncomplicated instincts)
    1. Decathlon
      Decathlon 11 March 2015 12: 23
      +1
      There is less demand from the Americans. They have a textbook on the history of the country can be published on a cigarette pack! But Asians ?! Descendants of the Sumerians and Assyrians am
  8. Fitter65
    Fitter65 11 March 2015 12: 18
    0
    After all, these are SUMERS, ASSIRIANS. The first civilizations of mankind that are confirmed in writing !!!!
  9. SIMALEX
    SIMALEX 11 March 2015 12: 19
    +1
    Children carry chewing gum, democracy, peace, love for cultural heritage. Cowboy would ... lo!
  10. Bombardier
    Bombardier 11 March 2015 12: 19
    0
    Not surprised!
  11. Viktor Kudinov
    Viktor Kudinov 11 March 2015 12: 19
    +1
    Unfortunately, people who are educated to kill and destroy often do not understand the value of what they destroy. request And what about the fact that the Americans seem to be a civilized people! Among them are many for whom the history of mankind is an empty phrase. fool
  12. SIMALEX
    SIMALEX 11 March 2015 12: 24
    +2
    They guarded and defended McDonalds with fury!
    And these are some kind of ruins. The culture is rushing with the Yankees.
    1. Prokop
      Prokop 11 March 2015 12: 30
      0
      People imprisoned under the robbery, selflessly guarding nothing, not even their shrine "McDonald's".
  13. 1536
    1536 11 March 2015 12: 26
    0
    In my opinion, all the historical monuments have been taken out or are being taken out to this day in someone's private collections in the USA and Western Europe, and the dummies are being destroyed. As the hero of the comedy film said: "Everything has already been stolen ...". I would not be surprised if one day Senator McCain is photographed against the background of some ancient statue from Iraq in his country residence.
  14. takeoff
    takeoff 11 March 2015 12: 29
    +1
    I look at these ex-diplomats: as they leave the service, they try to expose themselves as white and fluffy. This same Buren, mentioned in the article, was only indignant, expressing his opinion, but he did not raise this question further, although he had the possibility of his status. All of them simply expressed the position of the state: to destroy everyone and everything.
  15. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 11 March 2015 12: 30
    +4
    The American nation consists of marauders, thieves, killers and robbers from all over the old world. Lovers of easy money came together and turned out to be YANKI. That's where the Americans came from. You can’t argue with the facts. soldier
  16. KIL
    KIL 11 March 2015 12: 32
    +1
    And if you recall how many soldiers and officers who came back to the United States became millionaires and bought everything in cash. Drunk with a golden weapon. angry
  17. k1995
    k1995 11 March 2015 12: 33
    +1
    Descendants of the Vandals
  18. bubla5
    bubla5 11 March 2015 12: 33
    +2
    Well, what else to expect from the Amers - they don’t have their own history, we know the Indians and everything and then nothing but hamburgers and * the great depression *
  19. Playerman
    Playerman 11 March 2015 12: 34
    +1
    These are civilized people! M ..... yes! Well, in principle, it is not surprising that the most wild and uneducated society since the so-called formation of this pseudo-state
  20. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 11 March 2015 12: 35
    0
    What are we talking about, why are we surprised if up to a third of the Amers' Armed Forces are those who were offered at the trial: "either a guy in prison for a couple of years or welcome to the US Army." It is normal judicial practice to send criminals convicted of "minor crimes" to the army. By the way, this contingent is mainly a handful of ground forces.
    And the attitude of the army administration towards veterans / retirees also speaks for itself - they were thrown into the trash heap with no means of subsistence. So plowing provides itself with preferences for the future, so to speak, pulls everything that can be stolen into his pocket, and destroys the rest with artillery or something else, so that later, when asked, he shrugs his shoulders in surprise, like "what have we got to do with it?"
  21. Prager
    Prager 11 March 2015 12: 35
    0
    barbarians and - the most suitable for the characteristic of mattresses.
  22. Nitarius
    Nitarius 11 March 2015 12: 36
    +2
    The United States as formed from thieves and geeks gathered from Europe, and England, and such are to this day!
    USA - a country of stolen capital as well as LONDON!
  23. barclay
    barclay 11 March 2015 12: 37
    +1
    Exceptional barbarism from an exclusive nation.
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  25. Ek.Sektor
    Ek.Sektor 11 March 2015 12: 48
    0
    It’s quite American, to destroy the ancient history of people, then to rewrite it in their own way, we can observe the result on the Ukrainians and their glorious ancestors protoukras who dug up the Black Sea. The Americans do not have their own history, so they also destroy a stranger, along with their lizards igil and the Taliban
  26. RuslanNN
    RuslanNN 11 March 2015 12: 53
    0
    That's who the igil takes an example from. The genes are alone.
  27. eternalmotor
    eternalmotor 11 March 2015 12: 56
    0
    Democracy, etit.
  28. ivan bogomolov
    ivan bogomolov 11 March 2015 12: 56
    0
    It is impossible to respect the history of those who do not have it.
  29. vanavatny
    vanavatny 11 March 2015 12: 57
    0
    in addition to these scum, only thugs from igilas, the Afghan Taliban, the Kosovo Albanian are engaged in this
  30. Pomah
    Pomah 11 March 2015 13: 20
    0
    You will know them by their deeds ...
  31. zol1
    zol1 11 March 2015 13: 40
    0
    "Worthy" students of the same teachers! And in one word the HUMAN KIND!


  32. pvv113
    pvv113 11 March 2015 20: 38
    0
    Americans loved to ride jeeps near these places, and then began to use the hills "as targets for artillery guns."

    A country that does not have its own history neglects the heritage of others